Questions swirl about new Hillside BA

HILLSIDE, NJ — Although new Hillside Business Administrator Dwayne Warren has begun his position without incident, many Hillside residents are wondering what’s going on just over the Union County border. When asked about Warren, Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson told LocalSource in an email that Warren is not the first mayor who has also served as business […]

Garretson asks judge to reconsider decision

HILLSIDE, NJ — Although current Hillside acting Chief of Police Louis Panarese was recently reinstated to his former position by order of Judge Karen Cassidy in superior court, Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson has written a letter to Cassidy asking her to reconsider her decision. Garretson told LocalSource that she believes that her lawsuit against the Hillside […]

Dwayne Warren is Hillside’s new B.A.

HILLSIDE, NJ — Dwayne Warren has accepted the position as Hillside’s acting Business Administrator. He has been named provisionally for 90 days, after which time the council will vote on his appointment. Warren, who is currently the mayor of Orange, received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his law degree […]

Hillside’s business administrator leaves position

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Business Administrator Stephanie Bush-Baskette heads off to Bridgeton, where she will serve as that town’s new business administrator. An administrator with an illustrious career and top-notch credentials, including a Ph.D. in criminal justice, Bush-Baskette served in the New Jersey state Legislature, as well as serving in the gubernatorial cabinet and as […]

Hillside welcomes new superintendent

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside has welcomed Antoine L. Gayles as the new superintendent of Hillside Public Schools. Gayles takes over for former Acting Superintendent Zende Clark, who ended her interim position on July 1. Gayles, a Washington, D.C. native, first got involved in education while he was still working in finance on Wall Street. As part […]

Garretson slams council, Panarese with lawsuit

HILLSIDE, NJ — In the latest chapter out of the continuing Hillside saga, Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson has hit the Hillside town council and former Chief of Police Louis Panarese with a lawsuit. The suit, dated June 24, names Hillside council members Donald DeAugustine, Andrea Hyatt, Gerald Freedman, Dianne Murray, Sip Whitaker and Christopher Mobley as […]

Hillside waits and watches as council defies mayor

HILLSIDE, NJ — Just about everyone in Hillside seems to be waiting for the proverbial other shoe to drop. After Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson handed down a 10-day, unpaid suspension to former Hillside Chief of Police Louis Panarese on alleged charges of insubordination, followed by a reinstatement of Panarese by the town council against the orders […]

Council reinstates Panarese just days after suspension

HILLSIDE, NJ — In an ironic twist of events, former Hillside Chief of Police Louis Panarese has been reinstated by the town council at their June 14 meeting — just days after Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson handed down a 10-day, unpaid suspension to Panarese for alleged insubordination. Panarese — whom Garretson demoted several months ago […]

Hillside’s seniors treated to a night of glitz and glamour

Hillside’s seniors treated to a night of glitz and glamour

HILLSIDE, NJ — Glamorous ladies and their handsome escorts filled the Hillside High School cafeteria Friday May 27, as Hillside’s senior citizens gathered to enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing at the first Senior Citizen’s Prom. Going along with its doo-wop theme, the room was decorated with a large, hand-painted jukebox banner and balloons, and […]

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