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November 30, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A supervisor accused of sexual harassment in 2018 remains employed in Union County’s social services division three years after the County paid out $395,000 to settle a social worker’s claims against him. Arvind Arneja’s accuser, former County social worker Cynthia Pisino, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A special budget workshop meeting of the City of Summit Common Council will be held on Wednesday, December 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Whitman Community Room. City Administrator Michael Rogers will make a presentation on the 2023 Capital Budget. The meeting is open to the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit is providing residents an update relative to two, ongoing infrastructure projects happening in the Hilltop City. PSE&G Gas Pipe Replacement Project Work on the PSE&G project to replace gas pipes throughout Summit is expected to be complete by early ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit is advising residents of the following City schedule changes and closures on, around and due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  City Offices City offices will be closed on Thursday 11/24 and Friday 11/25.  Parking Holidays  November 24 - 26 are parking ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Summit has received $50,500 in combined grants via the Union County Kid's Recreation Trust Fund and Greening Union County grant programs. The awards are among grants totaling more than $1.1 million presented to 19 municipalities for improvements to recreation resources ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council met on November 14, the gathering held on a Monday to accommodate Members’ planned attendance at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities 107th Annual Conference in Atlantic City, which began on Tuesday. The audience was uncharacteristically sparse, with ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A new law which bans the carrying of concealed guns on County property hit home in a profound way for Commissioner Angela Garretson, who was recently disturbed by reports of a gunman in walking distance from her home in Hillside. “It was very frightening to be aware that there ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — In four months, the County has spent at least $12,231.45 and authorized up to $45,000 to defend itself against an investigation from a state agency that routes out fraud, waste and abuse, records obtained by TAPinto show. Heavily-redacted legal invoices provided through a request ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Monday, November 14 at 7:30 PM in Council Chamber at City Hall.  Council will hear an affordable housing presentation by Matthew DiLauri, Assistant Director, Operations & Planning, Department of Community Services, and Nancy Holm, Esq, the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The New Jersey American Water valve replacement project at the intersection of Passaic Avenue and West End Avenue scheduled to begin November 11 and continue through November 13, has been postponed due to weather. Revised dates for the project will be provided once they have been ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Valve replacement work being performed by New Jersey American Water will result in Passaic Avenue -- between Kent Place Boulevard and Springfield Avenue -- being closed November 11-13. Work will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 11 and continue until November 13 at 5 a.m.  City ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - PSE&G crews will be working on the following streets in Summit over the next two weeks as part of the ongoing project to replace gas pipes throughout the Hilltop City. The project work is expected to continue through December 2022. Affected streets include: Hillcrest ...

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NEWARK/TRENTON, NJ — The FBI says it has found the person responsible for making a "broad threat" against New Jersey synagogues and that person "no longer poses a danger to the community." On Twitter, the FBI's Newark Office released a statement, saying "Upon receipt of threat information ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Even with the Broad Street West project on pause while new proposals are being crafted, Summit residents had plenty to say at the November 1 Common Council meeting. The hot topic was the prospect of the permanent closure of Maple Street. In the packed chambers, 22 people spoke in a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The contractor for the New Jersey American Water project to install new water mains on Morris Avenue has informed the City of Summit that the completion date for the ongoing water main project has been pushed to November 18. In June, before it began, the project was estimated to be ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The FBI's Newark office is investigating a "broad threat" to synagogues in New Jersey and is asking people to be alert. New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin says law enforcement will be increasing patrols, both marked and unmarked, in "sensitive areas." “The FBI has received ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:30PM in the Council Chamber at City Hall.  Council will hold a public hearing and vote on an ordinance to fund an emergency appropriation of $2M to provide for Summit’s share of the unfunded portion of the Phase I flood ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The PSE&G project to replace gas pipes throughout Summit is continuing, with work is expected to continue through December. PSE&G crews will be working on the following streets in Summit over the next week: - Bellevue Avenue between Hillcrest Avenue and Summit Avenue - ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Work has begun on the City of Summit Department of Community Services' Beacon Road Improvement Project. Weather permitting, work is expected to be completed in December. In addition to repairing to curbs and sewers, there will be upgrades to drainage structures prior to the street ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Residents of Summit are encouraged to volunteer to serve on a City of Summit Board or Commission. Each November, the Mayor and Common Council begin the annual process of reviewing volunteer applications and appointing new members. Terms vary from one to five years of service with an ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — County officials have not clarified why the commissioner board approved up to $45,000 for the services of a law firm that represents entities in “government enforcement actions” among its other services, after being asked by a resident at the last week’s meeting and receiving a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Human Relations Commission is seeking nominations for the 2023 Unity Achievement Awards, which each year honor ordinary people who do extraordinary things on behalf of others. Award nominees must live, work, and/or go to school in Union County. The Award ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The dais was full at the October 18 Summit Common Council meeting for perhaps the first time since in-person meetings resumed post-COVID. City Administrator Michael Rogers was back from medical leave, and the newest member of the governing body, Council Member-at-Large Jaime Levine, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A section of Morris Avenue in Summit will be closed on October 22, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. The shutdown, which will be between Glenside Avenue and Ashwood Avenue, is due to the installation of the Park Line bridge across Morris Avenue. Detours will be posted, and City of Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The deadline for Summit residents to renew their annual parking permits is October 31. A permit is required for residents to park in municipal parking lots and garages and to use the Municipal Transfer Station.  Residents should renew their permits online by visiting ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30PM in Council Chamber at City Hall.  At this meeting, Fire Chief Eric Evers will provide an update on the Fire Headquarters project. The project has made substantial progress since the last update and Chief Evers will ...

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UNION COUNTY — The County contains the second-highest percentage of the state’s unhoused population, according to a report that helps determine federal funding to programs for people experiencing homelessness. Union County's social services director anticipates more resources will be provided to ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — To address the chronic under-reporting of hate crimes and provide refuge to victims while police are called, county law enforcement officials launched a “Safe Place” initiative on Thursday.  Bias incidents in Union County increased by 40% between 2020 and 2021, according to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The October 6 Summit Common Council meeting was like a 'spot the differences' puzzle. For one, in deference to Yom Kippur, it held on a Thursday. The gavel was being wielded by Ward 2 Council Member Greg Vartan, serving as president pro tem for the traveling Marjorie Fox. There were ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Dr. Jaime Levine has been sworn in as Summit Common Council Member-At-Large,  filling the vacancy created by the September retirement of former Council Member Beth Little. Levine's appointment was confirmed at the October 6 Common Council meeting, and she will serve for the remainder ...

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