Trapped green heron saved in Lenape Park

WESTFIELD, NJ — A green heron was saved from a painful end in Lenape Park on April 15, when Union County volunteers and personnel came to the rescue and freed the bird from an errant fishing line. “Thanks to the quick thinking of our citizens and county employees, this graceful bird can continue to enrich […]

Union County College Board agrees to look at Oak Ridge Park as possible site for new athletic field

Editor’s note: The following story is an update to a previously posted story concerning Union County College’s plans to build a new athletic field. The original story can be found at the end of this story. A more in-depth and updated story will appear in the July 3 issue of Union County LocalSource. CRANFORD – […]

‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ a delight for all audiences

By Daniel Jackovino, Staff Writer WESTFIELD — Children of a certain age appear to be such natural actors. Clear evidence of this can be witnessed in Westfield this Friday and Saturday where a Hedgehog and Feather Theatre Co. adaptation of “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” based on the 1968 Roald Dahl children’s book of the same name, will […]

Northfield Bank Foundation donates $10,000 to Union County College Foundation for scholarships

CRANFORD – In support of scholarships for students, the Union County College Foundation was awarded $10,000 recently from the Northfield Bank Foundation to establish the Northfield Bank Annual Scholarship. The funds will be used to award five $2,000 scholarships in the 2013-2014 academic year to full-time students who reside in the Northfield Bank service area. Those communities are […]

Remains of Cranford homicide victim found in Newark

UNION – A woman’s dismembered body found in Newark Sunday, Oct 27, was officially identified by police authorities as the slain body of homicide victim April Wyckoff, 43, from Cranford. “Human remains recovered in Newark on Sunday have been identified as belonging to the Cranford woman who was the victim of a homicide in Union Township […]

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 […]

First Baptist Church of Westfield dedicates new elevator

WESTFIELD — Over 100 people recently gathered at the First Baptist Church of Westfield, located at 170 Elm St., to dedicate their newly installed elevator. “The vision of our congregation to make our church building more accessible to all has been realized with the installation of our new elevator” stated the current Senior Minister the Reverend […]