Municipal pool issues create waves in Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ — Issues surrounding the opening of the Hillside Municipal Pool have those involved in the latest controversy trying to stay afloat. The pool, which is located on Central Avenue and slated to open around Memorial Day, is at the center of the latest feud between the township’s Pool Commission members and some members of […]

Rank and file show support for embattled police chief

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Police Department last week held a vote of confidence in Hillside’s acting police Chief Louis Panarese. The vote of confidence comes in the midst of ongoing strife within the department after Panarese was demoted by Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson last month; the mayor replaced Panarese with Lt. Vincent Ricciardi, who […]

‘Lantern’ lit for Project Graduation

‘Lantern’ lit  for Project Graduation

UNION, NJ  — On Saturday, May 6, Union residents were invited to “light up the night” at the township’s first annual Lantern Run 5K and Food Truck Festival. The family-friendly event featured a nighttime 5K, for which residents dressed up in costume, decorated themselves with glow-sticks and flashlights, and ran a certified course. The run […]

In Hillside, quest continues to videotape council meetings

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside has not caught up with its neighbors, at least when it comes to recording its town council meetings. Although council members have been asking for years to have meetings videotaped, this has yet to happen. Furthermore, a resolution passed by the council to employ a video company to film the meetings, beginning […]

Area residents protest Kean’s new dormitory

UNION, NJ — Residents of Union’s Green Lane neighborhood are up in arms about the latest construction project under way on the campus of neighboring Kean University. The neighborhood, which lies between Kean University and the Union Train Station, has been the site of ongoing development of businesses and multi-dwelling units for a number of years. […]

Linden primary brings issues into spotlight

LINDEN, NJ — Controversy over repairs to the Linden Train Station has brought other issues to light as the June primary elections draw near. The station, which is located in the city’s downtown area on South Wood Avenue, was built around 1950 and is in need of both infrastructure and cosmetic repairs, according to officials. Linden […]

Rutgers helps create rain garden in Tremley Point

Rutgers helps create rain garden in Tremley Point

LINDEN, NJ — Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery, Rutgers University and the city of Linden have teamed up to install a rain garden to help mitigate flooding in Linden’s Tremley Point area. The Linden refinery has donated $60,000 to create the rain garden, which is designed to act as a natural water filter, restoring wetlands and improving […]

Hillside lieutenant files appeal to replace chief

HILLSIDE, NJ — The game of musical police chiefs continues in Hillside as police Lt. Vincent Ricciardi is now claiming that he should be the new chief of the Hillside Police Department. Ricciardi was appointed as acting chief after the demotion of Louis Panarese on April 11 by Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson. Panarese filed a complaint […]

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