Hillside put on notice by Dept. of Community Affairs

HILLSIDE, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has put Hillside on notice regarding an audit report listing a laundry list of fiscal issues stemming from 2015 which, according to the DCA, must be addressed immediately. In December, a letter was sent by the DCA to former Hillside Business Administrator, Dwayne Warren, regarding a […]

HILLSIDE, NJ — If you are feeling a sense of deja vu, you may be in Hillside. The township of Hillside celebrated Martin Luther King Day not once, but twice, and it has many people either scratching their heads or downright furious. On Monday, Jan. 16 — the official day of the federal holiday marking the […]

Hillside council reorganization brings new leaders

HILLSIDE, NJ — At the Hillside Township Council’s reorganization meeting Jan. 9, Andrea Hyatt was chosen as council president, replacing former council President Donald DeAugustine. Hillside Councilman Gerald “Pateesh” Freedman will now serve as vice president, taking Hyatt’s former council position. Hyatt, who has lived in Hillside since 1999 and is starting her second year on […]

Hillside PD saves lives from an ocean away

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Police Department was recently honored with a certificate of appreciation from a town in the Philippines after a large and ongoing donation of much-needed radio equipment. Marfo Manibay, who has lived in Hillside since 1979 but is originally from the town of Buhi, located in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines, […]

Hillside welcomes new business administrator

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside has a new business administrator, and several township officials are hopeful that this one might be a keeper. Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson has appointed attorney Raymond Hamlin, of the law offices of Hunt, Hamlin, & Ridley, as Hillside’s seventh B.A., all serving under Garretson’s administration. Hamlin succeeds city of Orange Mayor Dwayne […]

Hillside PD responds to mayor’s claim of discrimination

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Police Department is responding to a claim made by Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson regarding her allegations of disparate hiring practices within the department. Hillside Police Capt. Nick Lamonte addressed Garretson’s allegations of discriminatory hiring practices at the police department at the Dec. 20 meeting of the Hillside Township council, telling council […]

Something borrowed, something blue

Hillside council questions mayor about DPW truck used to put up decorations

Something borrowed, something blue

HILLSIDE, NJ — Although Hillside residents have been asking for several weeks just where the township holiday decorations have been and when they would be put up, it wasn’t the large and festive Christmas wreaths that caught their attention last Saturday. It was the DPW cherry-picker truck that caught people’s eye — or rather, the large […]


 WHAT IS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRYING TO HIDE? For over 100 years, governments and businesses in the U.S. have been required to inform the public about vital matters like government contract bids, variance applications, sub-division variance applications, foreclosures, sales of government property, government contract bids, and municipal tax sales. But this week, Gov. Chris Christie and […]

Hillside’s rodent issue now on state’s radar

HILLSIDE, NJ — Those nasty rodents keep popping up in Hillside — but now the state may be on the case. Someone in Hillside is telling tales out of school, it seems. The state’s Department of Health’s Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Program sent a letter last week to Hillside, stating that a complaint was […]