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 […]

Hillside PD responds to mayor’s claim of discrimination

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Police Department is responding to a claim made by Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson regarding her allegations of disparate hiring practices within the department. Hillside Police Capt. Nick Lamonte addressed Garretson’s allegations of discriminatory hiring practices at the police department at the Dec. 20 meeting of the Hillside Township council, telling council […]

Something borrowed, something blue

Hillside council questions mayor about DPW truck used to put up decorations

Something borrowed, something blue

HILLSIDE, NJ — Although Hillside residents have been asking for several weeks just where the township holiday decorations have been and when they would be put up, it wasn’t the large and festive Christmas wreaths that caught their attention last Saturday. It was the DPW cherry-picker truck that caught people’s eye — or rather, the large […]


 WHAT IS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRYING TO HIDE? For over 100 years, governments and businesses in the U.S. have been required to inform the public about vital matters like government contract bids, variance applications, sub-division variance applications, foreclosures, sales of government property, government contract bids, and municipal tax sales. But this week, Gov. Chris Christie and […]

Hillside’s rodent issue now on state’s radar

HILLSIDE, NJ — Those nasty rodents keep popping up in Hillside — but now the state may be on the case. Someone in Hillside is telling tales out of school, it seems. The state’s Department of Health’s Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Program sent a letter last week to Hillside, stating that a complaint was […]

Hillside council urges mayor to take action

HILLSIDE, NJ — After months of drastically reduced manpower, shoddy equipment and low morale at both the Hillside police and fire departments, the Hillside town council has decided to take matters into its own hands. At the Nov. 22 meeting of the town council, council members unanimously passed resolutions directing Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson to hire […]

A Dwayne of all trades: Warren is back in Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ — He’s back. Dwayne Warren, former Hillside business administrator who was hired by Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson and voted out in October after 90 days by the Hillside Town Council, is back — and he’s got a brand new title. Warren, who was hired back in August as Hillside’s sixth B.A., was voted out […]

A tale of five tickets: Garretson’s attorney gets phone records

HILLSIDE, NJ — A judge ruled last week that the Hillside police officer who issued five traffic summonses to Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson must turn over emails and cell phone information subpoenaed by the mayor. Garretson was issued five traffic tickets in July by Hillside police Officer Matt Casterline, former police union president. Garretson is charged […]

Hillside ladies celebrate 80 years of friendship

Hillside ladies celebrate 80 years of friendship

HILLSIDE, NJ — It is a story of enduring friendship. The Cheerful Sub-Juniors club, now known as the “Pauline Levin Memorial Club,” gathered last week to celebrate 80 years of friendship and memories. The members, together since they were just 7 years old, celebrated at a special luncheon at a restaurant in South Orange, where they […]

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