Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

Giannuzzi to become chief of Mountainside PD

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The borough appears set to change Lt. Joseph Giannuzzi’s title to “police chief” from “officer in charge” more than a year after he was given command of the department amid a sexual harassment suit and scandal that saw the resignation or suspension of three officers. Council President and Police Committee Chairman Keith […]

County launches opioid addiction hotline program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Officials have launched a new program — Helping Hands 365 — that features a 24/7 hotline connecting addicts with peers who have achieved sobriety in an effort to reduce opioid-related overdoses in the county. More than 130 county residents died of such overdoses in 2018. Prevention Links, a local nonprofit organization […]

Prosecutor rebuffs claim against former police chief

Prosecutor rebuffs claim against former police chief

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has found no proof that the borough’s former police chief pointed a gun at other officers — a claim contained in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the municipality in May. According to the letter dated Nov. 1 and signed by Acting Prosecutor Michael Monahan, the UCPO […]

Mountainside police chief, senior officer to retire

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Police Chief Allan Attanasio and Detective Sgt. Andrew Huber are retiring, borough officials have announced, two and a half months after they were identified in a lawsuit against the municipality accusing them of harassment. The two were removed from the borough’s payroll July 20, according to a statement read by Mayor Paul […]

Residents grill Mountainside council over police case

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Several residents have told the mayor and Borough Council they are concerned that a recent lawsuit filed against the borough by five male police officers and a female clerical employee could raise taxes and decrease property values. At the June 19 council meeting, a $200,000 emergency appropriation was approved to help pay […]