Murder suspect remains in custody as police search for body of Cranford victim

UNION – Suspect Matthew Ballister III remained in the county jail this morning on $2 million bail but has refused to tell police where he dumped the slain body of his Cranford girlfriend, April Wyckoff. According to police sources, more than 100 law enforcement officers along with the Hudson County K-9 Unit, U.S. Park Police […]

Business finally shut down following violations

ROSELLE PARK — Early last week the borough shut down a fitness business that has been operating since November in direct violation of zoning laws. After residents complained for more than ten months about the owner of Easy Fitness with Jeannie on West Clay Avenue operating a business that directly violated the law and the […]

Roselle Park residents still question lack of zoning enforcement

ROSELLE PARK — Residents living in the West Clay Avenue area are fed up with town officials having allowed a fitness business to continue to operate since November despite receiving multiple summonses for being in violation of zoning laws since November. When LocalSource last reported on this situation in early April, residents were waiting for […]

Landing zone

ROSELLE PARK— At the Roselle Park Summer Camp, young residents were treated with a visit from State Troopers who arrived in style by landing a helicopter on the field in town. Campers were able to learn about State Troopers and tour the helicopter.

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Watchdog takes the stand, tries to hide behind Shied law, as prosecutor hammers away

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After two grueling days on the stand, the decision of whether activist and blogger Tina Renna legally deserves protection under the New Jersey Shield Law for newspersons is in the hands of Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy. The two-day hearing took place after Renna refused multiple times to provide the Union County Prosecutor’s Office with […]

Healthy, wealthy and wise in Union County

Individual health departments are becoming a rarity as communities look for shared savings

There was a time when towns in Union County had their own local health departments, but those days are coming to an end. Now municipalities are looking at whether the health needs of their community can be handled just as well by a regional health department. Increasing state-mandated services, reduced state aid, and the high […]

Letters to Santa show lasting effects of Sandy, economy

Santa Claus gets lots of letters, especially from kids in Union County. And there were countless letters this year that Santa’s elves shared with LocalSource, with many mentioning superstorm Sandy. Although taking this major storm in stride, most kids expressed concern that next time a hurricane hits, they would like their families to be better […]

‘Power struggle’ in Union County

Four municipal employees may face penalties for using public generators for personal needs

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is looking into exactly how many county employees helped themselves to generators immediately following superstorm Sandy. County sources with knowledge of how this unfolded confirmed Monday that there were four public works employees in addition to “at least” one person in the public safety department that took home generators for […]