Union High School ‘Marching’ band

The Union High School Marching Band was one of many to coast through Union Center for the county’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. Despite the cold, wet weather, many local residents turned out for the fun and festivities, which included delicious foods, many games, and even some rides for the kids. […]

Republicans aim for District 20 assembly seats with fresh face

UNION COUNTY — Two Union Republicans have thrown their hats in the ring for New Jersey State Assembly seats this year, challenging two incumbent Democrats who carry significant political weight in Union County. Earlier this month the Union County Republicans held a convention in Garwood where, for the first time in years, the committee voted for […]

ACLU amends data given to LocalSource

Editor’s Note: This story is a follow up to “ACLU admits to providing incorrect information” which appeared in LocalSource last week, on March 7. UNION COUNTY — Information released by the American Civil Liberties Union in February made police departments in Union County appear to not be on the ball about police officer complaints from the […]

Hillside mayor has the power

HILLSIDE — Mayor Joe Menza won a major court battle last week, one that should let council members know who has the final word when it comes to layoffs, hiring and firing. The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division made two important findings, including that the mayor can initiate layoffs without the council’s approval, […]

YMCA announces SPLASH week

FANWOOD-SCOTCH PLAINS — The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA announces SPLASH week, running from April 1 through 4, at their facility located at 1340 Martine Ave. in Scotch Plains. Y SPLASH is a free program that promotes water safety in the community through basic swim instruction and review of water safety skills. By placing an emphasis on water […]

YMCA and PTA Council ‘unite’ to raise money for cancer programs

FANWOOD-SCOTCH PLAINS — The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council are joining to host a second “5K Run” and “Family 1 Miler” on Saturday, April 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event will start and end at the Y, located at 1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains. The goal of the event is to celebrate and […]

YMCA plans events to keep you healthy this spring

FANWOOD-SCOTCH PLAINS — The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA located at 1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains, is ready to help the community stay fit and active this spring by offering healthy programs and special events for members. The following are just some of the upcoming programs and events offered: Overlook Hospital Health Screenings are offered from 9 to […]

Weiner Lesniak law firm ousted from RVSA

RAHWAY — For years Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority paid their general legal counsel, Weiner Lesniak LLP, millions for their services. But that all changed this year when one board member led a campaign for an alternative option. After spending two years representing Springfield on the Rahway Valley Sewerage Board, Stephen Eisenberg not only saw a lot […]

Getting WILD at Trailside with new workshop program

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will offer an “Aquatic WILD” teacher-training workshop for teachers of grades K-12, at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Thursday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trailside is offering this new workshop, which is part of the Project WILD curriculum, for teachers in K-12 […]