Hillside

Justice’s last parade

UNION COUNTY — The county’s mounted police horse, Justice, will be retired after his last parade Monday, May 26, when Officer Frank Catena trailers him through Clark to honor fallen warriors on Memorial Day. Justice, who began his 14 year…

Independent spending filtering down to the municipal level

by Jeff Brindle First nationally, next in the states, and now municipal. That’s the trend. Outside group independent spending became noticeable during the Clinton administration, accelerated following McCain/Feingold, and climaxed after Citizens United. During the 2012 presidential primary and general…

Democrat asking if City Hall is out of touch

RAHWAY — Four shootings in four months and a political speech that concentrated on plans to borrow $3 million for parks improvements has at least one Democrat questioning whether City Hall politicians are out of touch with the serious problems…

POLITICS AS USUAL: Hillside Mayor Hires Rahway Mayor

UNION COUNTY — Hillside Township Mayor Angela Garretson appointed interim Rahway Mayor Samson Steinman as her municipality’s business administrator on a temporary basis. Sources say Steinman is negotiating a compensation package well above the $25,000 annual salary set for the…

Third shooting in four months leaves Rahway teen paralyzed

RAHWAY — The city’s third shooting in four months left one city teenager paralyzed and another facing decades in prison, but police have not recovered the weapon used in any of three separate crimes. A dispute between two 16-year-old boys…

Homeland Security Secretary speaking at Menendez’s Black History Celebration

NEWARK — Montclair resident and federal Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will be the keynote speaker on Sunday, Feb. 9, for U.S. Senator Robert Menendez’s fourth annual “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” Black History Month Celebration at…

Hillside Police Arrest 5 On Drug Charges

HILLSIDE — On Wednesday, Jan. 29, Hillside police arrested four men as a result of an ongoing drug distribution investigation that began in July 2013. The suspects, whose names were not released by police, are a 25-year-old from Hillside, a…