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May 17, 2021

The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:30 PM. Members of Common Council, Mayor Radest, and City staff will be participating electronically in this meeting. For this meeting, members of the public will be able to comment by video or audio conference. Comments will also ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County residents can help conserve resources and reduce waste by taking advantage of free recycling events in June, with separate events scheduled for scrap metal, mobile paper shredding, and household hazardous waste. All residents from any municipality in Union County can ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Tickets go on sale May 21 for the Summit High School Performing Arts production of 'Newsies, The Broadway Musical', with five performances scheduled for June 2 - 6 in the high school's Performing Arts Garden. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, May 21 at ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team has earned the number-one seed in the 2021 Union County Tournament (UCT) and will enter the field at the semifinal stage on May 20. Undefeated at 8-0, the Maroon and White will play the winner of May 18 quarterfinal pitting fifth ...

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UNION TWNSHP, NJ - The unique blend of Salsa music and Latin rhythms of Tito Puente, Jr. and his 10-piece band are coming to Kean University in Union Township on May 22, beginning at 6 p.m. Six-piece Latin and Salsa group The Mike Ramirez Band will feature as the opening act. The free drive-in ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Nearly eight million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Garden State, with 3.66 million in-state residents fully vaccinated. More than 357,000 doses have been administered to New Jersey residents out-of-state with 165,000-plus of those New Jerseyans fully ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Even though they fell behind to Ridge 2-0 on the Upper Turf Field, all but perhaps the most ardent members of Red Devil Nation knew the goals would start flying in for the Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team. And, like a busy air show runway, the 'flying in' part arrived as ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - A two-year-old boy is safe and has been reunited with his family after being briefly kidnapped in a vehicle that was stolen outside a Roselle home Thursday night, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes jointly announced Friday. “The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Freshman Lindsay Thomas (5), sophomore Lily Spinner (4) and Freshman Lauren Riley (4) combined to score 13 goals as the Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team trounced Mountain Lakes 17-3 at the Upper Turf Field. The victory is the Maroon and White's sixth on the trot and lifts ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The hotly-contested Primrose School childcare center project, proposed for 480-490 Morris Avenue, was defeated at a Summit Planning Board "Special Meeting' on May 12. The Zoom meeting, which started at 7:33 p.m., ran into the first few minutes of the following day. The Application ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reported seven new cases of COVID-19 in Summit as confirmed by The Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) from May 7 to May 12, 2021. There have been 19 cases confirmed in Summit this month and, since the pandemic began, Summit has seen 1,766 total cases and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Marie Avagliano, Amanda Parrish Block, Katie Darcy and Antonietta LaVecchia -- all of Summit -- are among the 55 women recognized as recipients of the 2021 'Union County SHero Award', administered by the Union County Office on Women and created to help raise awareness about the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - It wasn't always pretty, and it was never easy, but the Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team fought off a stern test from Delbarton and beat the Green Wave 7-5 at Tatlock Field. The victory -- the first time the Maroon and White has beaten Delbarton since 2016 -- was not ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A man incarcerated at the Union County Jail is suing the County with claims that the staff there denied him medication for a severely painful condition and then beat him mercilessly. While in court papers the County denies the allegations, Michael David Ivancich claims in the ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -  A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally.  In the Hilltop City, according to ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Union County gardeners are invited to a 'Native Plant Swap and Shop', an event where they can trade an invasive plant from their yard for a colorful native plant. The free event will take place at the Union County Scout Camping Area in the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Struggling due to coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Going to extraordinary lengths in an effort to ensure that as many Union County residents are vaccinated as possible, the County will -- beginning at the end of this month -- launch a door-to-door campaign to reach the unvaccinated. The announcement is part of a comprehensive ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Planning Board will hold a "Special Meeting," on May 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in review of the Application by Atlanta, GA-based Primrose School Franchising Company for a proposed development at 480-490 Morris Avenue, where Primrose seeks to locate a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania. The driver, described as a white male with a beard, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The musical talents of Rhonda Denet will take center stage in an outdoor performance entitled 'Mostly Motown', which is set to take place on Summit's Village Green May 16, beginning at 2 p.m. Founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., Motown Records -- and the legendary music its artists produced ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together and 'Light The Fight' on June 1, from 5:30 - 10 p.m., at The Grove @ Connell Park. While the Relay for Life will look different this year due to the pandemic, the ...

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GREENWICH, CT - Sophomore Lily Spinner netted four goals and junior Kit Zanelli notched a Hat Trick as the Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team made the most of a lengthy road trip by winning at Sacred Heart Greenwich, 13-9. The 'Summit firm' of Riley & Thomas -- freshman Lauren ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy at his May 10 press briefing said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Voters will have a choice to vote-by-mail or in-person in the June 8 Primary Election, but drop boxes are here to stay, County officials said. Whichever way voters decide to cast their votes, the registration deadline is May 18. Since Gov. Phil Murphy announced the Primary ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City resident Andrew Walker has developed what he and many others think is a win-win situation: align underserved students of color with the large number of nonprofits operating in local and neighboring communities through a paid internship program funded through Eleven+, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Auxiliary is launching 'Art for Gratitude', the next iteration of its successful 'Hope & Gratitude' initiative. Funds raised through 'Art for Gratitude' will benefit the construction of the new state-of-the-art Hersh Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center, which will ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - It took two goals inside the game's final 10 minutes and a big save inside the contest's final seconds, but the Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team was able to hang on and edge Westfield 6-5 at Kehler Stadium. Freshman Lauren Riley scored off an assist by senior ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The next free Union County mobile paper shredding event will be held on May 15 at Nokia in New Providence. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine. The event will close prior to 1 p.m., if trucks reach capacity. All Union County residents are eligible to use the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Damp. Drizzly. Defensive. The Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team's contest at Chatham was all-of-the-above, and the Maroon and White -- although not firing on all cylinders offensively -- relied on their vaunted zone defense and solid goalie play before eventually ...

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