Harvest Festival celebrates early American life

Harvest Festival celebrates early American life

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The 35th annual Harvest Festival was held Sunday, Sept. 25 at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. The event featured music, crafts, games, demonstrations and displays celebrating Early American life. This popular event attracts more than 3,500 people each year. Demonstrators and vendors of hand-crafted goods receive exposure and have the opportunity […]

Linden police officers feel the love at School No. 5

Linden police officers feel the love at School No. 5

LINDEN, NJ — The city of Linden was shaken to its core two weeks ago with the dramatic capture of the NY/NJ bomber after a shootout with Linden police on the rain-swept streets of Linden. And Linden’s School No. 5 wanted to thank their local heroes for saving the day by creating get-well cards and sending […]

Residents bring their dogs for a swim at SFAC

Residents bring their dogs for a swim at SFAC

SUMMIT, NJ — Summit’s Department of Community Programs held the second Doggy Dip at Summit Family Aquatic Center on Saturday, Sept. 17. The first session began at 9:45 a.m. for small dogs and was followed by two additional 45-minute sessions for medium and large dogs. Residents and nonresidents alike were welcome to attend with a donation […]

Union residents remembered at 9/11 ceremony

Union residents remembered at 9/11 ceremony

UNION, NJ — This past Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the worst terrorist attack to be carried out on U.S. soil. Close to 3,000 people were killed and more than 6,000 injured on that fateful day. Nine Union residents died that day, and on Friday evening, Sept. 9, Union residents gathered at the steps […]

For the Hillside PD, it’s all about community

For the Hillside PD, it’s all about community

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Police Department is a busy place, but it still manages to find time to give back to the community it serves. This summer, the HPD collected backpacks and school supplies for the YWCA of Union County and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, to assist children in need for the upcoming […]

Progress for Summit’s IBF turf upgrade project

Progress for Summit’s IBF turf upgrade project

SUMMIT, NJ — On Friday, Aug. 26, there was new artificial turf for local recreation and high school football teams to scrimmage and play on at Investors Bank Field in Summit. The Department of Community Programs reopened the track and playing field to the public and announced the completion of several renovations. “Kudos to Director of […]

Linden Police Chief will retire after 39 years

Linden Police Chief will retire after 39 years

LINDEN, NJ — After 39 years with the Linden Police Department, Linden Chief of Police James Schulhafer is bidding farewell to his beloved police force. Schulhafer spent his entire career in law enforcement with LPD. Hired in 1977 along with 15 other recruits, Schulhafer made rank quickly and was promoted to sergeant in 1981, lieutenant in […]

Union’s National Night Out

Union’s National Night Out

UNION, NJ — Hundreds of Union residents came out last week to celebrate Union’s National Night Out. The event, held at Police Headquarters on Caldwell Avenue, included a community picnic, tours of police headquarters, games, music, family activities, demonstrations and more. Officers manned the grills, cooking hot dogs as kids enjoyed a bounce house, along with […]

Union County holds 14th annual Peace Fair

Union County holds 14th annual Peace Fair

CRANFORD, NJ — On Sunday, Aug. 7, Union County hosted its 14th annual Peace Fair in Cranford from 1 to 7 p.m. This year’s theme was to promote the abolition of nuclear weapons. The Union County Peace Council works to raise awareness and promote education on various issues affecting our planet. “The Union County Peace Council […]

Bias and harassment allegations at Kean U. P.D.

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Former Kean University police officer Randy Diakunczak is suing Kean University and the Kean University Police Department for what he states was his wrongful discharge from his job after he filed complaints of racism, bigotry and harassment against other officers in the department. According to Diakunczak in an interview with LocalSource for […]

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