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May 2, 2022

The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30PM in Council Chamber at City Hall.  Council will hold two budget hearings: The first hearing is on the 2022 municipal, parking utility, and sewer utility budgets. The 2022 municipal budget is a 1.98% increase over last ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County commissioners defended the qualifications of Vice Commissioner Chair Christopher Hudak in his race for County Surrogate after a resident speaking at Thursday’s Board meeting demanded Hudak withdraw his candidacy. County Surrogates administer the legal process which ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Days after Union County installed a new traffic signal there -- and just 24 hours before it becomes fully operational -- River Road in Summit will again be the site of an improvement project. The thoroughfare will be closed from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. on May 2 and May 3, between Butler ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A new traffic light -- at the intersection of River and Chatham Roads in Summit -- has been installed by Union County. Speaking at the April 19 Summit Common Council meeting, Summit Mayor Nora Radest said that the "much needed" stoplight has been something the City has requested the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - While the agenda was relatively light for the Summit Common Council’s April 19 meeting, about 15 residents were there to address an item not on that agenda – the Broad Street West redevelopment project. A group calling itself 'Residents for Summit' had sent the Council a petition ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 PM in Council Chamber at City Hall. Masks are now optional in City Hall.  There will be two presentations. The first presentation to recognize the Summit Police Department accreditation will be given by Harry Delgado, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says adults at least 21 years old will be able to purchase recreational marijuana and marijuana products without a medical card in New Jersey starting on April 21, 2022. "This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry," Murphy said on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library will be closed April 17 for Easter Sunday. The Library's drive-up Book drops are open 24/7 for the return of all materials, including magazines, videos and compact discs. No overdue fines are charged for days when the Library is closed.  The Library ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Following recent PSE&G work on Ruthven Place and Hobart Avenue, the milling and paving of the streets will begin on April 15. Ruthven Place will be paved curb-to-curb, and Hobart Avenue will be paved from the middle of the street to the curb on the north side of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The centerpiece of the April 5 Summit Common Council meeting was the presentation of the 2022 municipal operating budget by City Administrator Michael Rogers. Adding some lightness to a serious topic, he noted it was great to be doing so in person at City Hall, as two years ago he made ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Antonio Manata, a whistleblower who recorded the mayor of Clark Township making racist and sexist remarks, filed a federal lawsuit against the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Thursday claiming the office is retaliating against him for bringing the comments to light. While ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 PM in Council Chamber at City Hall. Masks are now optional in City Hall.  City Administrator Michael Rogers will present the 2022 Municipal Operating Budget. Council will hold public hearings and will vote on two ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Board of County Commissioners on Friday joined the chorus of officials calling for the resignation of Clark Township’s mayor and top ranking police brass following the release of recordings on which the mayor is heard going on a racist tirade — something an NJ Advance Media ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A former sergeant at the Union County Sheriff’s Office claims the agency violated a state whistleblower law when it terminated her after she reported discriminatory behavior by other officers, including differential treatment toward an African American transgender woman. Beverly ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Work continues on the PSE&G gas pipe upgrade project currently underway in Summit. The project is expected to continue through December 2022. PSE&G crews will be working on the following streets in Summit over the next week: Hobart Avenue Fremont Road Hickory Road, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A resident speaking at Thursday’s Union County Board of Commissioners meeting prompted a strong response from the Board over the spending of federal COVID-19 relief dollars. The Garwood resident asked about $749,552.94 in CARES Act funds, which records show the County paid out to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - High school students who reside in New Jersey's were 7th Congressional District can now enter the 2022 'Congressional Art Competition', Representative Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) announced. The Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City Hall mask mandate lifted, just a smattering of face coverings could be seen in the packed audience and on the dais at the March 15 Summit Common Council meeting. The crowd was there mainly for two topics, the Broad Street West Redevelopment traffic report and a request for a ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 PM in Council Chamber at City Hall. Masks are now optional in City Hall.  Mayor Nora Radest will present an award for Volunteer of the Year to Annette Dwyer. Fire Chief Eric Evers will provide an update on the new Fire ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Commissioners approved four contracts Thursday totaling $97,859 to advertise the county’s emergency rental assistance program now that the state’s moratorium on evictions has expired. The program’s portal reopened March 7, for eligible residents ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - As reported in TAPinto Summit's exclusive coverage of the March 1 Summit Common Council meeting, the City of Summit Common Council has announced that, in 2022, it will not pursue a permanent amendment to the municipal noise ordinance banning the use of gas-powered blowers in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In another longish gathering lasting nearly three hours, the Summit Common Council took a step towards normalcy at its March 1 meeting with Council President Marjorie Fox announcing that speakers would be permitted to remove their masks while talking. The change of protocol was met ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 PM in Council Chamber at City Hall. Masks are required, and extra seating will be available in the lobby to allow for social distancing.  Mayor Nora Radest will present an award for Volunteer of the Year to Annette ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The use of out-of-county hotels and motels to shelter unhoused people in the county, questioned at the Thursday Union County Board of Commissioners meeting, hints at the growing number of those experiencing homelessness. Commissioners questioned Human Services Director ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Enrollment applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Summit 'Hometown Heroes' program. Now entering its fifth year, the program displays banners with the names, images, and dates of service of active military and veterans along City of Summit downtown streets from mid-May ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The February 15 Summit Common Council meeting felt like a continuation of the Broad Street West (BSW) redevelopment public presentation held less than a week before it. With Ward One Council Member Danny O’Sullivan set to introduce a Capital Projects & Community Services resolution ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The County attorney said Thursday that the New Jersey Supreme Court has taken up an appeal to an appellate court ruling that stopped work on Union County’s government complex in Elizabeth earlier this week. The state appeals court ruling on Tuesday halted work on the $145 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A state appeals court ruling on Tuesday affirmed a lower court judge’s decision to stop work on Union County’s government complex planned for the site of its defunct motor vehicle services division in Elizabeth. The approximately $145 million project at 61-99 West Grand St.

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SUMMIT, NJ - Approximately a hundred residents showed up at the Summit Community Center February 9 to hear about plans for Subdistrict 3 of the Broad Street West redevelopment project. The session was also livestreamed on HTTV and the City’s YouTube channel, where it can be viewed in its ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 15 at 7:30PM in Council Chamber at City Hall. Masks are required, and extra seating will be available in the lobby to allow for social distancing.  The Summit High School Black Student Union will be making a presentation for Black ...

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