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  • First round of grants distributed to small businesses in Summit
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sun, May 24th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    SUMMIT, NJ — The outbreak of COVID-19 has crippled some businesses and residents in the tristate area and across the nation, with many small businesses wondering where the money will come from to get them back on their feet. Summit has already taken the first step toward helping local small businesses: Summit Downtown Inc. recently

  • Hillside works to feed its residents during quarantine
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sat, May 23rd, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    HILLSIDE, NJ — Acts of service mean more during these unpredictable times, as families across the state are struggling because of the harsh effects of the coronavirus. Throughout this crisis, the township of Hillside has been distributing food to its residents, aiding in the fight against hunger in any capacity it can. Mayor Dahlia Vertreese,

  • Repollet named new president of Kean University
    by editor on Fri, May 22nd, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    UNION, NJ — Lamont Repollet, the New Jersey commissioner of education and a Kean alumnus, will become the 18th leader of Kean University. The school’s board of trustees announced the appointment May 11, following a unanimous vote in support of Repollet. “Dr. Repollet will step into the presidency with confidence and experience, and with the

  • Area schools, thespians nominated for Foxy Awards
    by editor on Mon, May 18th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    UNION COUNTY, NJ — Each year Montclair State University hosts the Theatre Night Awards ceremony to promote and advance the commitment to high-quality straight play production in New Jersey’s secondary schools. The awards honor the accomplishments of individual achievement of both students and educators in the areas of performance, direction, design and technical theater, as

  • Lawn signs brighten Cranford during coronavirus quarantine
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Sun, May 17th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    CRANFORD, NJ — Drawings of colorful unicorns and optimistic flowers together with cheerful butterflies and bright rainbows have turned into lawn signs and are grabbing the attention of Cranford residents. Designed to be a silver lining of the current crisis stemming from the outbreak of the coronavirus, these lawn signs are planted around town to

  • Linden High School seniors honored as outstanding scholar-athletes
    by editor on Sat, May 16th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    LINDEN, NJ — Two Linden High School senior athletes are being honored for their excellence on the field and in the classroom. Chisom Uzor, a standout high-jumper and sprinter on the girls track and field team who is ranked No. 3 in the Class of 2020, has been chosen as a scholar-athlete of the year

  • Adolf “Pat” Paterson
    by Obituaries Editor on Fri, May 15th, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Adolf “Pat” Paterson, 99, of Leisure Knolls, passed away peacefully on May 14th at The Chelsea of Toms River. He had resided in Manchester, NJ since 1988. Born in Elizabeth, NJ on December 18, 1920, he spent most of his life in Union County, NJ. The 3rd child of Charles and Ingeborg Paterson, he grew

  • Union County superintendents react to school closures in New Jersey
    by EmilyAnn Jackman on Fri, May 15th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    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

  • Robert M. Gray
    by Obituaries Editor on Mon, May 11th, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Robert M. Gray, 69, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Cornell Hall Care & Rehab Center in Union, N.J. Born in Newark, Mr. Gray lived most of his life in Elizabeth. He was retired from Schering Plough in Kenilworth after 26 years. He was the son of the late Lester and Ida

  • UHS seniors are recognized as scholar-athletes
    by Yael Katzwer on Mon, May 11th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    UNION, NJ — Though high school athletics are canceled for the rest of the season, three Union High School athletes have been honored for their prowess on the field, as well as for their excellence in academics. UHS senior Brian Kwarteng has been selected to receive a 2020 New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Scholar