A Dwayne of all trades: Warren is back in Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ — He’s back. Dwayne Warren, former Hillside business administrator who was hired by Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson and voted out in October after 90 days by the Hillside Town Council, is back — and he’s got a brand new title. Warren, who was hired back in August as Hillside’s sixth B.A., was voted out […]

A tale of five tickets: Garretson’s attorney gets phone records

HILLSIDE, NJ — A judge ruled last week that the Hillside police officer who issued five traffic summonses to Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson must turn over emails and cell phone information subpoenaed by the mayor. Garretson was issued five traffic tickets in July by Hillside police Officer Matt Casterline, former police union president. Garretson is charged […]

Hillside ladies celebrate 80 years of friendship

Hillside ladies celebrate 80 years of friendship

HILLSIDE, NJ — It is a story of enduring friendship. The Cheerful Sub-Juniors club, now known as the “Pauline Levin Memorial Club,” gathered last week to celebrate 80 years of friendship and memories. The members, together since they were just 7 years old, celebrated at a special luncheon at a restaurant in South Orange, where they […]

Mismanagement plagues Hillside’s first responders

HILLSIDE, NJ — There’s more trouble brewing in Hillside, as both the police department and fire department say that residents are at risk due to depleted manpower, missing, outdated or shoddy equipment, and questions about where funds allegedly allotted for this much-needed equipment has disappeared to. According to sources inside both departments, measures need to be […]

Vendors and bills go unpaid in Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside seems to be teetering on a slippery slope, as the township is racking up a laundry list that includes unpaid bills, disgruntled vendors, financial problems and badly-needed municipal services and repairs. The myriad issues plaguing the town include overdue bills in need of payment and roads in need of repairs. In addition, […]

Hillside residents, officials discuss rat problem

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside residents are speaking out about what many call a rat and mouse infestation in Hillside. According to some residents, rats and mice seem to be proliferating at an alarming rate in several township neighborhoods, and sightings of the creepy critters are, to the dismay of many, becoming part of their daily lives. […]

HPD participates in fundraisers

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Police Department is a whirlwind of activity these days as they prepare for a busy season filled with charitable initiatives and community outreach events. Hillside acting Chief of Police Louis Panarese is conducting a fundraiser within the agency to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October. Panarese has purchased […]

‘God Not Guns’ event spreads message of peace

‘God Not Guns’ event spreads message of peace

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Nia Fellowship Baptist Church in West Orange celebrated their ‘God Not Guns’ Sabbath at its Youth Day Service on Sunday, Sept. 25. Newly appointed Hillside Superintendent of Schools Antoine Gayles was the guest speaker at the service. Also in attendance were Elaine Lane, founder of David’s Shoes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to […]

Hillside HS to pay tribute to its football history

HILLSIDE, NJ — It’s been 31 years since the Hillside High School Comets won the state’s football championship, but that great accomplishment has not been forgotten. In fact, Hillside is about to celebrate these homegrown football heroes and their momentous win at a celebration that will highlight that unique and talented team of 1985. The dinner, […]

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 […]