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September 23, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit took the next step towards a new fire station as the Common Council awarded a $15,017,650 construction bid to Wayne-based Brahma Construction Corp. during a lightly-attended meeting September 21. Susan Hairston, Ward One Council Member, moved the Safety & ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - City of Summit Mayor Nora Radest and Common Council members -- in an effort to provide citizens remote access to elected officials so they may participate in a conversation on municipal matters that are important to them -- will host a remote listening session on September 27, from ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:30 PM. Members of the public will be able to attend the meeting in person. Masks are required in City Hall and in Council Chamber. Extra seating will be available in the lobby to allow for social distancing.  Council will ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Mechanical issues at the City of Summit Transfer Station have resulted in residents being asked to postpone, if possible, all non-essential trips to the facility until September 21, the City announced. According to the announcement, "the Division of Public Works is working ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Work has begun on the Edgar Street improvement project, a comprehensive initiative that includes repairs to damaged sidewalks and driveway aprons, granite block curbing and sewer inlets. In addition, the project will see the milling and paving of the entire street. City of Summit ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Union County was added Friday to a disaster declaration that enables the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide individual assistance* to people impacted by Tropical Storm Ida. PREVIOUSLY: Westfield Businesses, Homeowners Wait on Feds for Ida Aid Though across ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - On September 6, President Biden approved Governor Murphy’s disaster declaration and approved federal funding to be used in Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, and Somerset counties. Noticeably, many counties that suffered from Tropical Storm Ida, including Union ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An additional City of Summit 'Dial-a-Truck' date has been added, with September 9 pick-ups dedicated to collect materials that were damaged as a result of flooding from Tropical Storm Ida. The 'Dial-A-Truck' program, which collects bulk waste at residents' curbside, is an ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - When James Taylor sang, “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain,” he could have been describing the September 1 Summit Common Council meeting, the group’s first after the August hiatus. As the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida deluged the Hilltop City with more than six inches of rain, Council ...

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NEW JERSEY -- President Biden has approved New Jersey's Emergency Declaration and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the conditions resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.    According to a White House press release, this action authorizes the ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 1 at 7:30 PM at City Hall. Masks are required in Council Chamber. Extra seating will be available in the lobby to allow for social distancing.  Council will no longer accept public comments virtually by Zoom. Members of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - West End Avenue will be fully closed, and Passaic Avenue will be partially closed -- beginning August 29 through September 2 -- due to a New Jersey American Water (NJAM) project. During the project period, weather permitting, NJAM will replace several water main valves near the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In the wake of the entrance and exit gates being removed from the Deforest Avenue Park & Shop lots, the Summit Parking Services Agency is informing residents of changes relative to the parking payment process at the automated kiosks in each lot. Payment is now required when ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department is notifying the community that Glenside Avenue -- between Route 78 and Stiles Road -- is currently closed. A downed tree and electrical wires are lying across the roadway near Fountain Baptist Church. All are advised to avoid the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County grew by 6.8% in the past decade, adding 38,846 people for a total population of 575,345, recently released data from the 2020 census shows. The State of New Jersey saw its population grow by 5.7% over the past decade, adding 497,110 people for a total of 9,288,994 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The paving of Butler Parkway will begin August 16 at 8 a.m., weather permitting, with the project expected to be completed by 5 p.m. If necessary, remaining areas will be completed on August 17. Residents are asked to move vehicles to side streets by 7 a.m. August 16 as access to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The train ride to New York City should be getting shorter and safer with the anticipated approval of federal funding for an additional Hudson River crossing, officials said Monday. The underground tunnel, called Gateway, is one major project in a series of regional transportation ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Division of Public Works will begin the milling and paving of Manor Hill Road on August 11, a project that will continue through August 16. The milling of the road will be completed by August 13, weather permitting. When paving begins on August 16, access to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Department of Community Services' annual roads micro-paving program will commence August 4 and continue the following day, weather permitting. During the micro-paving process, access to driveways will be prohibited until the asphalt application is completely dry.

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SUMMIT, NJ - In its last meeting until September, the City of Summit Common Council worked its way through a fairly concise agenda with minimal public comment. The meeting saw the governing body hear the City of Summit Police Department's semi-annual Uniform Crime Report, introduce an ordinance to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Common Council, during its July 27 meeting, approved the construction of a temporary dog park at the Summit Transfer Station. The dog park, open three days each week for three weeks beginning August 19, will be located in an area behind the Summit Free Market ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit intends to remove the gates in the Deforest Avenue parking lots on Tuesday, August 3, weather permitting. Parking kiosks will be installed, and are expected to be in operation by Monday, August 16. The transition is occurring earlier than originally ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 27 at 7:30 PM. Members of the public will be able to attend the meeting in person. Masks are required in City Hall and in Council Chamber. Extra seating will be available in the lobby to allow for social distancing.  Council will no ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A state court judge this week ordered progress on a $145 million government complex planned for Elizabeth be stopped amid a Wayne-based construction company’s lawsuit claiming the County skirted New Jersey’s public bidding laws. While an attorney for the Wayne company Dobco Inc.

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of Commissioners is not planning to hold in-person public meetings any time soon. While many local governments in Union County have returned holding their public meetings in-person, the County Commissioners are sticking with Zoom meetings, which they also ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Landlords will be able to apply for federal funds to pay for up to 12 months of their tenants’ unpaid back rent and utilities starting Monday, the county announced. It comes amid pending legislation in the statehouse that if approved would end New Jersey’s moratorium on ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - As the deadline approaches for New Jersey municipalities to decide whether to allow businesses that cultivate, distribute or sell marijuana within their borders, seven towns in the county have banned marijuana businesses, and two are considering or have drafted bans. If towns ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The 'walls' preventing the passage of the City of Summit's 2021 municipal budget have finally come down, and soon the gates on the Deforest Avenue parking lots will as well. The municipal budget, along with the Sewer and Parking Utilities budgets, was approved by the Common Council ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County residents are being notified of four emergency food distribution events in July to aid those affected by COVID-19. These events are: Tuesday, July 13 at 10 a.m. -- Our Lady of Fatima Church in Elizabeth Walk-up Coordinated by the County of Union with ...

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