Boys & Girls Clubs brings back Monte Carlo Night due to popular demand

UNION – On Friday, October 25, 2013, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Gran Centurions in Clark, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County will honor Mayor J. Christian Bollwage – City of Elizabeth, Timothy Williams – Elizabethtown Gas, and Altria Group. Presentation of these prestigious awards will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. prior […]

‘It’s just not right’

Mayor disapproves of BOE actions

ROSELLE — Mayor Jamel Holley is fuming over the Roselle Board of Education making a $7.5 million health insurance deal with the company associated with former mayor Garrett Smith, who has an indictment hanging over his head for insurance fraud. “Amazingly, Smith is currently under indictment and facing a prison time for insurance fraud, and […]

Roselle property sale to recover ‘untapped’ revenue

ROSELLE — Mayor Jamel Holley is planning a sale of buildable, borough-owned properties to generate revenue for the municipality’s coffers. When Holley came into office last year at the top of his list of priorities was a review of all borough-owned vacant properties that possibly could generate money for the municipality. He kept his word […]

In Roselle, Buono unloads on guns

ROSELLE — Last week, on the steps of borough hall, the Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Gov. Chris Christie unveiled her plan to reduce gun violence, hammering her Republican opponent for being too soft on the issue. Middlesex County Democrat State Sen. Barbara Buono — the current front runner expected to win the party’s nomination […]

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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 […]

Dedicated team helps to put ‘Roselle First’

ROSELLE — When Mayor Jamel Holley was elected more than a year ago, one of his first initiatives was to jump start a program that would provide opportunity, training, jobs and success to residents in need of these services. He not only realized that goal with Roselle First, but managed to help more than 200 […]

Roselle mayor defends salary increase for town council

ROSELLE — The mayor and council unanimously approved a hefty salary increase for themselves last week, but it came after more than a decade of keeping the status quo. Mayor Jamel Holley last week defended the 66 percent increase in salary council approved for themselves, saying it has been ten years since anyone saw a […]

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 […]