Dispute emerges out of Hillside’s local youth organization

HILLSIDE, NJ — A dispute has emerged between Hillside’s Democratic Municipal Chairman, Anthony Salters, and Hillside Pop Warner president, Rayba Watson. The issue stems from funds that were raised by Salters and given to Pop Warner — a nonprofit youth organization that offers football, cheer and dance programs — for the purchase of football uniforms. In […]

Hillside council votes to pay off former employee

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Township Committee has passed a resolution approving a payment of $60,000 to a former employee in exchange for him dropping a lawsuit against the township. Tharien Arnold, a former employee of the township hired in 2015 as acting director of the Department of Public Works, filed the lawsuit in 2016. In […]

Hillside’s Urban Wolf Symphony to release 2 more albums

Hillside’s Urban Wolf Symphony to release 2 more albums

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Urban Wolf Symphony may be Hillside’s best kept secret. An eclectic jazz collective located in Hillside since 1995, Urban Wolf Symphony is a cutting edge, jazz-fusion collaboration headed up by 25- year industry veteran Greg Hines. The musical ensemble is also produced under Hines’ record label, Mindless Sound Records LLC. Urban Wolf […]

Questions continue about Hillside’s municipal website

HILLSIDE, NJ — The controversy regarding the township of Hillside’s municipal website continues, as several council members, along with some residents, want to know why many roads — or links — on the site either lead to nowhere, or to the top of the site’s homepage, which features a greeting from, and a photo of, Hillside […]

Hillside to honor resident at Black History Month event

Hillside to honor resident at Black History Month event

HILLSIDE, NJ — One of Hillside’s finest will be honored at a Black History Month event in the township. The Feb. 18 program, presented by the Hillside Fraternal Order of Police and the Hillside Police Benevolent Association, will be held at Hillside Public Library and will honor retired Hillside Police Detective Calvin Johnson, the very first […]

Hillside put on notice by Dept. of Community Affairs

HILLSIDE, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has put Hillside on notice regarding an audit report listing a laundry list of fiscal issues stemming from 2015 which, according to the DCA, must be addressed immediately. In December, a letter was sent by the DCA to former Hillside Business Administrator, Dwayne Warren, regarding a […]

HILLSIDE, NJ — If you are feeling a sense of deja vu, you may be in Hillside. The township of Hillside celebrated Martin Luther King Day not once, but twice, and it has many people either scratching their heads or downright furious. On Monday, Jan. 16 — the official day of the federal holiday marking the […]

Hillside council reorganization brings new leaders

HILLSIDE, NJ — At the Hillside Township Council’s reorganization meeting Jan. 9, Andrea Hyatt was chosen as council president, replacing former council President Donald DeAugustine. Hillside Councilman Gerald “Pateesh” Freedman will now serve as vice president, taking Hyatt’s former council position. Hyatt, who has lived in Hillside since 1999 and is starting her second year on […]

Hillside PD saves lives from an ocean away

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Police Department was recently honored with a certificate of appreciation from a town in the Philippines after a large and ongoing donation of much-needed radio equipment. Marfo Manibay, who has lived in Hillside since 1979 but is originally from the town of Buhi, located in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines, […]

Hillside welcomes new business administrator

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside has a new business administrator, and several township officials are hopeful that this one might be a keeper. Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson has appointed attorney Raymond Hamlin, of the law offices of Hunt, Hamlin, & Ridley, as Hillside’s seventh B.A., all serving under Garretson’s administration. Hamlin succeeds city of Orange Mayor Dwayne […]