Mismanagement plagues Hillside’s first responders

HILLSIDE, NJ — There’s more trouble brewing in Hillside, as both the police department and fire department say that residents are at risk due to depleted manpower, missing, outdated or shoddy equipment, and questions about where funds allegedly allotted for this much-needed equipment has disappeared to. According to sources inside both departments, measures need to be […]

Vendors and bills go unpaid in Hillside

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside seems to be teetering on a slippery slope, as the township is racking up a laundry list that includes unpaid bills, disgruntled vendors, financial problems and badly-needed municipal services and repairs. The myriad issues plaguing the town include overdue bills in need of payment and roads in need of repairs. In addition, […]

Hillside residents, officials discuss rat problem

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside residents are speaking out about what many call a rat and mouse infestation in Hillside. According to some residents, rats and mice seem to be proliferating at an alarming rate in several township neighborhoods, and sightings of the creepy critters are, to the dismay of many, becoming part of their daily lives. […]

HPD participates in fundraisers

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Police Department is a whirlwind of activity these days as they prepare for a busy season filled with charitable initiatives and community outreach events. Hillside acting Chief of Police Louis Panarese is conducting a fundraiser within the agency to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October. Panarese has purchased […]

‘God Not Guns’ event spreads message of peace

‘God Not Guns’ event spreads message of peace

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Nia Fellowship Baptist Church in West Orange celebrated their ‘God Not Guns’ Sabbath at its Youth Day Service on Sunday, Sept. 25. Newly appointed Hillside Superintendent of Schools Antoine Gayles was the guest speaker at the service. Also in attendance were Elaine Lane, founder of David’s Shoes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to […]

Hillside HS to pay tribute to its football history

HILLSIDE, NJ — It’s been 31 years since the Hillside High School Comets won the state’s football championship, but that great accomplishment has not been forgotten. In fact, Hillside is about to celebrate these homegrown football heroes and their momentous win at a celebration that will highlight that unique and talented team of 1985. The dinner, […]

For the Hillside PD, it’s all about community

For the Hillside PD, it’s all about community

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Hillside Police Department is a busy place, but it still manages to find time to give back to the community it serves. This summer, the HPD collected backpacks and school supplies for the YWCA of Union County and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, to assist children in need for the upcoming […]

Hillside schools go digital

HILLSIDE, NJ — With the national emphasis on science and technology, Hillside Public Schools will be issuing each student in grades six to 12 a new Chromebook this coming school year. Previously, classrooms were allotted a certain number of Chromebooks to be shared by students, but now each student will be using their own personal Chromebooks […]

Work Ready Hillside has successful summer

HILLSIDE, NJ — Work Ready Hillside, a six-week summer internship program, has just concluded another successful run. In its third year, the program’s mission is to prepare today’s students for success in both higher education and their future careers. The program, started by Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson and coordinated by Sam Roberson, assigned students, ages 15 […]

Hillside Police Department is still in disarray

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Police Department members, along with members of the Hillside community and town council, are responding to Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson’s alleged claims regarding improvements made at the department. According to some members in the department, civil service issues, reduced manpower, shoddy police vehicles and low morale continue to plague the HPD. According […]

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