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 […]

Hillside schools go digital

HILLSIDE, NJ — With the national emphasis on science and technology, Hillside Public Schools will be issuing each student in grades six to 12 a new Chromebook this coming school year. Previously, classrooms were allotted a certain number of Chromebooks to be shared by students, but now each student will be using their own personal Chromebooks […]

Work Ready Hillside has successful summer

HILLSIDE, NJ — Work Ready Hillside, a six-week summer internship program, has just concluded another successful run. In its third year, the program’s mission is to prepare today’s students for success in both higher education and their future careers. The program, started by Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson and coordinated by Sam Roberson, assigned students, ages 15 […]

Hillside Police Department is still in disarray

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Police Department members, along with members of the Hillside community and town council, are responding to Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson’s alleged claims regarding improvements made at the department. According to some members in the department, civil service issues, reduced manpower, shoddy police vehicles and low morale continue to plague the HPD. According […]

Controversy over Hillside’s HOME Festival gets ugly

HILLSIDE, NJ — Although Hillside held its H.O.M.E. Festival — the Hillside Outdoor Music Event — more than a week ago, controversy surrounding the event lingers. It started when the Hillside town council passed a resolution on Aug. 6, when, according to council members, they found out that Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson had included them on […]

Construction company cited by OSHA

HILLSIDE, NJ — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations to a Hillside company for serious crane and chemical hazards RCS Construction LLC, who manufactures concrete reinforcing bars for construction purposes and is located on Pennsylvania Ave., in Hillside, has been cited by OSHA inspectors for more than two dozen safety […]