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Mayor Provides Lawsuit Update; Litigation Cost, Strategy Questioned

October 19, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The lawsuit against the borough by several Police Department employees continues to rock the council meetings. Mayor Paul Mirabelli gave an update in the form of a written statement regarding the ongoing lawsuit at the Tuesday, Oct. 16 council meeting. Meanwhile, the cost of the litigation as well as the borough’s strategy for dealing with the lawsuit was questioned ...

Lot 7: Downtown Westfield’s Top 98 Free Parking Spots, For Now

WESTFIELD, NJ – Visitors to the downtown have 98 free parking spaces accessible to them, at least for now.

The long-awaited reconstruction of a Parking Lot 7, at the intersection of Central and Lenox avenues, is nearly complete and the lot is open, the municipality announced Wednesday.

The work expands the parking lot’s capacity by 12 spaces, bringing it from 86 to 98 spaces, ...

Borough Council Recognizes 8U Mountainside Youth Baseball Champions

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Borough Council celebrated the Mountainside Youth Baseball 8U team which captured the District, Regional and State Championship titles this season. Mayor Paul Mirabelli read a proclamation in the team’s honor at the Tuesday, Oct. 16 council meeting.

The Mountainside Baseball Association (MBA) sponsors youth baseball programs and provides boys with the ...

Berkeley Heights Police, School District Receive COPS Grant to Increase School Security

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) personally delivered a $297,673 grant from the Department of Justice Congressman office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to Berkeley Heights on Thursday afternoon.The grant will fund training of staff and students on security measures and add security enhancements to the district’s schools.

Attending the ...

Eventful Weekend Planned for Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Mayor Paul Mirabelli announced a busy mid-October weekend with multiple community events taking place on Oct. 12-13 at the Tuesday, Oct. 2 Borough Council work session.

The fall Pickleball tournament is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12 at the Mountainside tennis courts. The optional learn to play clinic will take place at 5:00-5:45 pm. The tournament featuring multiple ...

Council Names a New Hearing Officer; Police Department Debacle Continues to Rattle the Town

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Borough Council substituted David Paris for Robert Verry as the Hearing Officer for disciplinary charges of certain members of the Mountainside Police Department at its Tuesday, Sep. 18 meeting.

The council had appointed retired Police Chief Robert Verry as hearing officer to conduct a disciplinary hearing regarding Lt. Thomas Murphy at the Sep. 4 council work ...

Mountainside Council Appoints Rachel Pater to Serve Wendy Fech-Caccamo’s Term

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed Rachel Pater to serve Councilwoman Wendy Fech-Caccamo’s remaining term at its Tuesday, Sep. 18 meeting. Pater also stepped in to run for Fech-Caccamo’s council seat in the upcoming elections.

Fech-Caccamo resigned from the council due to health reasons. She had earlier withdrawn her candidacy from the upcoming council ...

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Reminder: Turn In Unwanted Guns at Union County Gun Buyback Event

October 19, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that they can anonymously turn in unwanted guns in their possession at either of two locations on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The two locations are the Macedonia Baptist Church at 1251 Fairmount Avenue in Elizabeth and the Visions of God Family Worship Church at 350 Leland Avenue in Plainfield.

Residents ...