Union County superintendents react to school closures in New Jersey

Union County superintendents react to school closures in New Jersey

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced May 4 that all New Jersey schools will remain closed throughout the remainder of the school year in an effort to stamp out the coronavirus outbreak and further flatten the curve. As a result, LocalSource spoke with several superintendents in Union County, who provided some insight on […]

Area farmers markets reopen, institute new rules

Area farmers markets reopen, institute new rules

SUMMIT / WESTFIELD, NJ — Spring has sprung, and residents are ready to purchase their favorite crops, but COVID-19 restrictions have hindered farmers markets. The good news is that the markets are beginning to pick up steam in Summit and Westfield. With coronavirus-related safety measures in place, residents now have corn, strawberries, organic hot peppers […]

Summit police officer recovering after accident

Summit police officer recovering after accident

SUMMIT, NJ — Good news for Summit Police Officer Anthony Pyzik. According to Summit Police Capt. Andrew Bartolotti, the officer is now recovering from April 21 surgery at Morristown Medical Center following a motor vehicle accident, which occurred at 12:16 a.m. the same day at the intersections of Morris Avenue and Lower Overlook Road in […]

Learn about music via Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird’

Learn about music via Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird’

SUMMIT, NJ — Long before social distancing guidelines were put into effect, when people could still leave their homes to go to a concert, George Marriner Maull directed Summit’s Discovery Orchestra in “Discover ‘The Firebird,’” one of the orchestra’s interactive performances. The concert, which took place in September, was filmed; it will air on NJTV […]

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in UC

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in UC

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The statewide lockdown continues, all in the effort of flattening the curve of COVID-19. While statistics are showing progress on this front, the number of cases is still continuing to rise nationally, statewide and in Union County. As of April 21, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has 92,387 […]

As pandemic shuts down places of worship, faith communities build new connections

As pandemic shuts down places of worship, faith communities build new connections

UNION COUNTY, NJ — On March 13, as New Jersey confirmed 50 cases of coronavirus and universities canceled their in-person classes, Masjid Darul Islam, a mosque in Elizabeth, kept its doors open for the weekly Friday prayer. Roughly 700 congregants attended. A week later, on March 20 — after the state’s confirmed cases had risen […]

Number of COVID cases in Union County continues to rise

Number of COVID cases in Union County continues to rise

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As New Jersey continues its statewide lockdown to stem the tide of the novel coronavirus, the state continues to see more and more confirmed COVID-19 cases and COVID-related deaths. As of April 14, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has had 68,824 confirmed cases and 2,805 deaths. All in […]

Summit candidates to face off for council seat in Nov.

Summit candidates to face off for council seat in Nov.

SUMMIT — Summit is looking to have a real ballot battle on its hands. Vying for the Ward 1 seat are Democratic candidate Susan Hairston and Republican candidate Eileen Kelly. Both women were asked a series of questions regarding their candidacy and each gave LocalSource some insight as to why she should be selected as […]

Remote learning becomes new normal for Union County students

County teachers adapt to ensure school continues

Remote learning becomes new normal for Union County students

UNION COUNTY — With COVID-19 cases in New Jersey continuing to rise and the effects of the coronavirus sweeping the nation, the pandemic has altered all lives in recent weeks. To prevent the spread of disease, schools across the nation have closed their doors until further notice, forcing students of all ages, as well as […]