NAACP forms a branch in Hillside

NAACP forms a branch in Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ — A new branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has been formed in Hillside. The township of Hillside has never previously had an NAACP branch. Nicole Graves-Watson is the founder and president of the Hillside branch of the NAACP. “Black people in this country continue to be systematically […]

Hillside students receive conditional acceptance and scholarships to Kean University

Hillside students receive conditional acceptance and scholarships to Kean University

HILLSIDE / UNION, NJ — When the Hillside Public Schools and Hillside Innovation Academy student and staff members visited Kean University for a tour of the campus on Friday, Oct. 29, Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet made a surprise announcement that would reduce some of the pressures on the seventh- and eighth-grade students: On […]

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

NJDOT announces $161 million in municipal aid grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced $161.25 million in fiscal year 2022 municipal aid grants, with 541 cities and towns across the state receiving funds to advance road, bridge, safety and quality-of-life improvements, according to an Oct. 26 press release. The competitive municipal aid […]

Union County announces 2021 children’s recreation grant awards for municipalities

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners announced that grants have been awarded to 20 municipalities for improvements to recreation resources for children, through the Kids Recreation Trust Fund. In addition, 19 municipalities were awarded matching grants for planting new trees through the Greening Union County program. Both grant programs are […]

Gov. Murphy welcomed to school’s ribbon-cutting ceremony in Hillside

Gov. Murphy welcomed to school’s ribbon-cutting ceremony in Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ — Many dignitaries attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new Hillside Innovation Academy on Thursday, Sept. 23, starting with Gov. Phil Murphy, who was the honored guest. Murphy was joined by state Assemblyman Jamel Holley, Kean University President Lamont Repollet, state Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari and state Sen. Joseph Cryan, among others. […]

Hillside student gives farewell address to first class of graduates in the Girls Prep Division at St. Benedict’s Prep

Hillside student gives farewell address to first class of graduates in the Girls Prep Division at St. Benedict’s Prep

NEWARK, NJ — Agnes Aghanwa, senior group leader of the Girls Prep Division at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, gave the farewell address to the first class of Benedict’s women on Saturday, June 5. A resident of Hillside, Aghanwa is the first to lead the Girls Prep Division, an all-female division she and several […]

Mondella to challenge Vertreese to become mayor of Hillside

Mondella to challenge Vertreese to become mayor of Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ — Councilwoman at large Nancy Mondella announced her candidacy for mayor on Thursday, June 10. Mondella, who previously served on the Hillside Board of Education, said the current executive branch isn’t putting residents first, something she promised to do. “We need to set goals and achieve results for Hillside. Effort is no longer […]

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