Union County encourages Hurricane Sandy preparedness

With Hurricane Sandy still on track to hit the Union County area by Monday, Oct. 26, the Freeholder Board is urging residents to take steps to prepare this weekend. The freeholder board is reminding County residents that basic steps can be taken to be prepared for the storm,  including stocking up on a few days’ […]

Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control approves inter-local agreement

On Oct. 24 at a special meeting at the Millburn Municipal Building, the seven Mayors representing their communities signed an historic inter-local agreement for the development of the South Mountain Regional Detention Basin, a storage project to reduce water elevations during peak storms in the Rahway River Watershed. The mayors of Millburn, Union, Springfield, Cranford, […]

Free Seminar on Drug Abuse and Heroin Addiction, Nov. 14

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomes residents to attend “Prescription 101: Prescription Medication and Heroin Abuse and Addiction,” the last installment in the free Fall Speakers Series funded by the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse through the Municipal Alliance. The series has been coordinated by the Union County Department of Human […]

Upcoming candidate forums in Union County

There is a shortage of candidate forums in around Union County this election year, but following is a list of those that are still available for residents. Springfield Residents will give residents two opportunities, in comfortable non partisan settings, to meet and speak with the four candidates running for two open seats on the local […]

Contested municipal elections in Union County

Asterisks(*) denote incumbents. Only contested election in Union County LocalSource’s coverage area are represented. Union County Freeholders Three 3-year terms Alexander Mirabella-D* Diane Barabas-R Mohamed Jalloh-D* Stephen Kozlovich-R Bruce Bergen-D Krzysztof Chris Nowak-R Clark Mayor — 4-year term Richard Kazanowski-D Salvatore Bonaccorso-R* Councilman-at-large — Three 4-year terms Michael Altmann-D Angel Albanese-R* Michelle Novak-D Alvin Barr-R* […]

Contested board of education elections in Union County

The following is a list of contested board of education elections in Union County LocalSource’s coverage area. This newspaper encourages residents to learn about their candidates prior to voting and to make an informed decision when exercising their right to vote. Some towns are holding candidates nights and forums, which give residents the opportunity to […]

Cranford police investigating possible child luring incident

CRANFORD — The Cranford Police Department is currently investigating a possible child luring incident that occurred on today, Thursday, Oct. 18. An 11-year-old juvenile was approached while walking to school at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to police.  The juvenile was  walking on Brookside Place near the intersection of Waverly Place when the incident occurred. The […]

County has ‘100 percent’ increase in West Nile virus

At least 111 out of 300 pools test positive, but no cases have been reported in Union County’s human population

By Paul Greulich, Staff Writer A higher-than-normal presence ofWest Nilevirus kept county and local health officials busy this summer, and residents are not quite out of mosquito country yet. While no confirmed cases of the virus in humans or birds have been identified inUnionCounty, there were a record number of pools that were found to contain […]

Moments in the life of an employee at Kean

Moments in the life of an employee at Kean

Former employee: They are not going to keep me quiet By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer Mary Roman believes silence means acceptance and there is no way she is keeping quiet about howKeanUniversityofficials treat their employees. Especially when the employee knows too much. Roman began her career at Kean in 2001 as a secretary in the University […]

Board submits ‘last stand’ report

Board of trustees hands over report to Middle States Commission By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer With its monitoring report now in the hands of the agency that will determine whether Kean University is worthy of keeping the accreditation it held since 1960, university officials await a critical visit next week that could play heavily into the […]