Mountainside Gets $25K Grant for Inclusive Playground Equipment for Children with Disabilities

March 17, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Mountainside is getting a $25,470 “Level the Playing Field” grant from Union County, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Thursday.

The new grant program was designed to help every Union County municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children with disabilities as part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union County ...

PSE&G Crews Working in Mountainside in Deer Path and Forest Hill Way Area; Downed Tree and Wire List Updated

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - While the updated list of roads with trees, poles and wires down remains similar to previously posted by the borough, there are signs of hope with PSE&G crews in town working in the Deer Path and Forest Hill Way area, according to Mountainside Police Department.

Notifications are continually being made to repair crews for clean up and restoration of services. The ...

JCPL: 110,000 Without Power

SUMMIT, NJ – Two big storms in a week caused about 460,000 JCP&L customers to lose power.  The company restored power to about 320,000 that lost power during the first storm with 17,000 customers still waiting to have their power restored when this most recent second storm hit Wednesday.  The combination of the two storms has left the company with about 110,000 customers ...

Mountainside Council Prepares for March 20 Regular Meeting

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – During the March 6 working session the Borough Council went over a couple of agenda items that will be discussed at the upcoming March 20 regular meeting. Borough resident Jill Zimmermann attended the meeting to tell the council about her Girl Scout Gold Award project.

The council will amend an ordinance revising the scope of a project. The funds totaling ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Senior Lounge in Mountainside Municipal Building

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- There were smiles all around on Wednesday at the Mountainside Municipal Building as a group of officials, seniors, township employees and friends gathered in the second floor Community Room to celebrate the official opening of the new Senior Lounge.

Attending the festivities were Union County Freeholder Alexander Mirabella, Mountainside Mayor Paul Mirabelli, Councilman ...

Union County Weather Advisory for Tomorrow through Saturday

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch beginning tomorrow morning and into Saturday morning and a wind advisory throughout the day----the storm is expected to intensify later in the day, with wind gusts reaching up to 55 miles an hour, and a sustained wind of 20-30 mph.

Overall 2-3 inches of rain are expected, which could cause some ...

Mountainside Celebrates New Senior Lounge with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Feb. 28

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside Mayor Paul Mirabelli and the Borough Council invite you to join them in welcoming … the NEW Senior Lounge located on the 2nd floor Community Room at Borough Hall.

There will be an official Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 12 noon with Mayor Mirabelli, Councilwoman Deanna Andre and Councilman Bob ...

Chatham Township Committee Introduces Ordinance to Ban Marijuana Cultivation, Retail Stores in 4-1 Vote

CHATHAM, NJ - At the urging of Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter, the township committee voted, 4-1, to introduce a "use" ordinance that would ban the sale and cultivation of marijuana at its regular meeting on Thursday.

Committee member Michael Kelly cast the no vote, stating that the ordinance "seems cumbersome and unnecessary" at this time, noting that the state is ...

Mountainside Council Recognizes Court Appointed Special Advocates; Youth Art Month

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Borough Council proclaimed Feb. 20 as Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Union County Day as well as recognized March as Youth Art Month at the Tuesday, Feb. 20 meeting.

CASA advocates of Union County recruit, train, support and supervise community volunteers “as advocates for children who have been removed from their home due to neglect or ...

Mountainside Council Approves Parking Limit on Mohawk Drive; Commuter Parking Availability Discussed

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Borough Council approved a resolution to limit parking on Mohawk Drive at its Tuesday, Feb. 20 meeting. The ordinance sets a four hour parking limit on Mohawk Drive from the intersection with Bridle Path to the intersection with Hickory Lane. The limit is in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mayor Paul Mirabelli explained that ...

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Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

March 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...