Hillside church visits businesses

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hundreds of Hillside residents cleaned out the inventory at a local floral shop, presented some of the bouquets they bought to store owners up and down Maple Avenue, and bolstered local businesses using their hearts — along with their credit cards — on Valentine’s Day. It was the second monthly “love mob,” put […]

Hillside’s BA says she is in it for ‘long run’

Stephanie Bush-Baskette is now the fifth BA under Garretson

HILLSIDE, NJ — The fifth time just might be the charm in Hillside, where the township’s latest business administrator, longtime public servant Stephanie Bush-Baskette, has been doing her part to give “a small town with a lot great people” cause to be optimistic. Since being appointed by Mayor Angela Garretson in early January, Bush-Baskette’s top […]

Hillside church gives back

HILLSIDE, NJ — A congregation is shining light on Hillside’s struggling businesses by organizing monthly “love mobs,” in which more than 200 members of The First Baptist Church of Hillside are investing — financially and spiritually — in the welfare of local stores. Led by Rev. Christopher Michael Jones, the church’s head pastor, Hillside residents […]

Hillside holds last meeting of year

Saxton, Hobbs offer kind words, optimism while adressing audience

HILLSIDE, NJ  — In Hillside’s final public meeting of the year on Tuesday, Dec. 15, two outgoing members of the township’s council — including 2nd Ward councilwoman and council president Salonia Saxton — left with words of encouragement for their colleagues in office, saying there’s a lot left to be accomplished in order to move […]

Charity offers ‘Loving Arms’

HILLSIDE, NJ — The generosity of strangers has, time after time, stunned Hillside resident Tina Thomas in the fourteen months since she founded The Loving Arms Foundation, a Newark-based nonprofit which helps homeless people in the form of food, quarterly health fairs and more. Before the dawn of the foundation, said Thomas, she’d seen a […]

Hillside resident will perform in ‘The Nutcracker’ in Montclair

HILLSIDE, NJ — Christopher Odoms, 18, of Hillside, will join professional guest artists when he performs the soloist role of Cavalier in this year’s full-length production of New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker” at the Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave. in Montclair on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1 […]

Hillside Public Library has upcoming events planned

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Public Library presents a number of free upcoming programs. For more information, call the library at 973-923-4413, ext. 403, or visit during regular library hours at 1409 Liberty Ave., Hillside. The library will be closed Nov. 28. • Toddler Storytime: Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. for children ages 2 […]

Union County board of education results

* – Indicates election winners All information according to the Union County clerk’s office   BERKELEY HEIGHTS, VOTE FOR TWO Robert Cianciulli – 867 (27.51%) *Christine Reilly – 1,376 (43.65%) *Doug Reinstein – 899 (28.52%) Write-in – 54 (.18%)   CLARK, VOTE FOR THREE *Scott Bohm – 991 (25.12%) *Robert Smorol, Jr. – 983 (24.92%) […]

Hillside council candidates face off during debate

HILLSIDE, NJ — Nine candidates for the Hillside Town Council debated about ways to improve the state of the township at a public, hours-long forum held at Hillside Town Hall on Thursday, Oct. 24, with each individual making a case to residents for why they should be elected into one of the four open seats. […]

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