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February 8, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A once-stalled study of the Rahway River and other flood mitigation projects will soon be in the works thanks to a portion of the $966 million in federal funding New Jersey has received to support U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects across the state. The funding to address ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Common Council met on February 1, powering through a fairly tight agenda and hearing a presentation detailing the inspirational story around 'Four Chaplains Day' in a gathering that lasted 78 minutes. February 3 marked the anniversary of the 1943 sinking of the ...

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County officials expect many people may enter the homeless service system following the end of New Jersey’s moratorium on evictions. UNION COUNTY, NJ — At the end of a month -- when a winter storm dropped as much as 8 inches of snow in some parts of the area -- Union County Commissioners and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Due to forecasted inclement weather that is expected to make travel conditions treacherous, the City of Summit will be closing its municipal offices early today, February 4. City Hall and all City office locations will be closing at 12 p.m. on February 4. The announcement joins ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An expansive project to make gas delivery to local homes in Summit safer and cleaner began on January 18, according to PSE&G officials. The project, expected to continue into the end of 2022, is part of the second phase of PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program (GSMP II) ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 1 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.  There will be a brief presentation on Four Chaplains Day by Henry Bassman, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Transfer Station will be closed today. The City announced that the facility will be shuttered, "Due to worsening roads conditions and the continuing snowfall." To accommodate residents, Transfer Station will be open January 31, from 7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Community members are Invited to a public presentation on the City of Summit's Broad Street West Redevelopment Project. The community meeting will be held February 9, from 7 - 9 p.m., at the Summit Community Center. During the public presentation: An update will be provided on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council’s first business meeting of 2022 on January 18 brought out some 30 residents eager to express their concerns about rising motor vehicle thefts in the City. Ward Two Council Member Greg Vartan and Council Member at Large Beth Little participated via ...

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The first Common Council business meeting of 2022 will be held on Tuesday, January 18 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 Mayor and Common Council will recognize the Summit Free ...

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TRENTON, NJ — State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Linden, won the Senate Presidency at Tuesday’s reorganization session, despite a challenge from Sen. Nia Gill, D-Montclair. Former Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick, of Westfield, was among the newly-elected members sworn in on Tuesday as state ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The reorganization meeting of the Summit Common Council was supposed to return to its traditional format -- including a pre-meeting reception for citizens, government officials, and visiting dignitaries -- but “what Man proposes, COVID disposes.” The surging omicron variant put the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Mayor Nora Radest, per tradition, delivered the 'State of the City' address at the Summit Common Council's annual organization meeting, held January 4. The following is the complete, unedited text of the speech: "Good evening. Welcome to the 2022 Organization Meeting of Summit ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of County Commissioners elected Rebecca Williams to her first term as commissioner chair and Christopher Hudak as vice chair at its reorganization meeting on Thursday. Commissioners voted 7-0 to elect the leaders. Commissioner Angela Garretson was not ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will begin scheduled tree trimming maintenance on power lines in Summit on January 3. Customers on the following, affected streets will be notified of work by JCP&L: Ashland Road, Ashwood Ave, Baltusrol Place, Baltusrol ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - City offices will be closed December 31 due ot the New Year's holiday. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are designated as 'parking holidays' in Summit, with no fees required for on-street parking, or parking in municipal lots and garages.  Citywide curbside recycling  and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County has recently received a credit rating of Aaa from Moody’s. A rating of Aaa is the highest a county government can achieve. In its report, Moody’s took particular note of the County’s governance, awarding Union County its highest level in this category, a score of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council offered its fond farewell to Ward 1 Council Member David Naidu and City of Summit Chief of Police Andrew Bartolotti at its last meeting of the year on December 14. Naidu is stepping down after six years on council, while Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti is ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a corrections officer against her supervisor in 2019. The settlement is for $400,000. Union County will pay $157,395 of the settlement with Chubb Insurance ...

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Rebecca Williams, the commissioners' vice chairwoman, is slated for the board's top spot. ELIZABETH, NJ -  Alexander Mirabella ran the last meeting of his two-year tenure as the Chair of the Union County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday night. Board Vice Chair Rebecca Williams, of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Layoffs and other departures at the Union County Improvement Authority earlier this year came amid an ongoing legal challenge to a $145 million government complex construction project, which under the County Commissioner Board’s approval this month could rack up as much as $200,000 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Due to scheduled departmental holiday events, select City of Summit offices will experience afternoon closures on either December 16 or 17. The closures include: City of Summit Parking Services Agency Will close at 12 p.m. on Thursday, December 16, and will reopen at 8:30 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - City of Summit department heads had the opportunity to present their preliminary 2022 capital budget requests to elected officials and the public at an early evening workshop at City Hall on December 8. Several residents attended, with all Council Members present in-person or ...

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The last Common Council meeting of 2021 will be held on Tuesday, December 14 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.   Council will hear two Administrative Policy resolutions to: (1) amend ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In order to avoid having its second December meeting fall into Christmas week, the City of Summit Common Council met on Wednesday, December 1. Although the gathering clocked in a brisk 51 minutes, Council dealt with three ordinances and no less than 17 resolutions. Ordinances The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Common Council will conduct a special budget workshop meeting on December 8. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitman Community Room in City Hall. The fucus of the meeting will be 2022 City of Summit Capital Budget. Face masks ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The milling and paving of West End Avenue and Dunnder Drive will begin on December 6 and continue until the end of the week, if necessary. The schedule is as follows: Milling Monday and Tuesday, December 6 and 7 Paving Wednesday - Friday (if needed), December 8 - ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — County social service workers and concerned residents filled the County Board of Commissioners' first in-person meeting in over a year Thursday night to protest pay raises for top administrators, which they said are being given in a struggling economy and without fair consideration ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Gary Lewis, who for nearly 30 years has been a fixture in the City of Summit Department of Community Services, will retire, effectiver January 28, 2022. Lewis joined the department in 1992 and has overseen more than $3 billion in construction projects. “Summit has undergone ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 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.  Members of the public may comment by email to cityclerk@cityofsummit.org.

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