Summit taxpayers to see small increase in budget

SUMMIT — Tuesday the common council will hold a final reading and public hearing for the 2013 $42.4 million budget, which called for a $9.25 increase on the average home assessed at $410,000. The municipal portion of a taxpayer’s bill is just one part of a three part bill which also includes school and county […]

Hail to the Chief

LINDEN — On Wed, March 27, Cadet/Petty Officer Cristian Checo was promoted to the prestigious rank of Cadet/Chief Petty Officer of the Linden High School NJROTC. Naval Science Instructor Chief Petty Officer Mark Velez, USN (Ret.), pins the CPO collar device on the unit’s newest Chief.

Mine sweepers

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Boy Scout Troop 73 recently spent a weekend at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg for a troop outing. While the weather was somewhat cold, the boys were prepared and were able to camp, prepare and have meals outdoors, and also were given extensive tours of the mine grounds and museum. […]

A Sensitive Side

SUMMIT — From left: Tyler Mayes and Mason Guida of Summit participated in a sensitivity training program at SAGE Eldercare on March 20. Both boys are fifth grade students at Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School. This is the fourth year that the organization and school have partnered together for the intergenerational program.

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. […]

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 […]

ACLU admits to providing incorrect information

UNION COUNTY — Information released by the American Civil Liberties Union a few weeks ago raised the ire of several top cops in Union County, and for good reason. Some of the data provided to LocalSource was incorrect. Two local top cops took exception to a report that did not show them in the most favorable […]

Activist, blogger, journalist, whatever …

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

Activist, blogger, journalist, whatever …

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 […]

St. Pat’s Parade ready to go

UNION COUNTY — Seventeen years after the first Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off on Morris Avenue the tradition continues on Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m. sharp with thousands of marchers and spectators gathering to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. This year’s Grand Marshal, Jim Tansey, will lead the march of […]

Just the tip of the iceberg

RAHWAY — Students in Mrs. Rubino’s 3rd grade Gifted and Talented class at Roosevelt School in Rahway recently completed a mini unit on the Titanic. The tragic sinking of the Titanic in April 1912 has created an enduring fascination and interest in the ship and the fate of the people aboard. After researching about the ship, […]

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