City Volunteer Honor Debuts as Newly-Seated Summit Council Gets Down to Business

January 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The debut of a special award recognizing volunteerism in the Hilltop Community kicked off the Summit Common Council's first meeting of 2018 after re-organizing earlier this month. Summit resident Tom O’Rourke is the first recipient of an award established by the Council and Mayor Nora Radest honoring a standout volunteer in the community, aptly ...

Union County Establishes the First County LGBTQ Office in All of NJ

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County has launched the new Office of LGBTQ Services, the first County government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey.

Operating under the new Division of Outreach and Advocacy in the Department of Human Services, Union County's Office of LGBTQ Services will provide a platform for leadership and collaboration to support equality, and serve as a ...

Naidu Elected Council President, Fox, Gould and Little Sworn In as Summit Municipal Governing Body Reorganizes

SUMMIT, NJ - A new Council President and new President Pro Tem along with -- for the first time in its history -- a Democratic majority all highlighted a 'changing of the guard'-themed first Summit Common Council meeting of the year. Originally scheduled for January 4 and postponed due to weather, the meeting served as the annual organizational meeting, which ...

Summit Mayor Radest: 2017 Was 'Year of Achievement' That 'Made a Strong City Even Stronger'

SUMMIT, NJ - At the City of Summit Common Council reorganized for 2018 -- which included the installation of recently-elected Council Members Majrorie Fox, Matthew Gould, and Beth Little -- Summit Mayor Nora G. Radest delivered her 'State of the City Address'.

The following is the Address in its entirety:

"Good evening my fellow residents, members of ...

City of Summit Online Building and Construction Permitting Process Debuts Jan. 2

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit's online application process for building and construction permits wil launch January 2, with the new system enabling residents to track permit applications through the approval process, fulfill Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requests, and perform routine property records searches online.

The cloud-based application portal is hosted by SDL Enterprise ...

County's Deer Management Program Begins in Summit, Other Area Locations Jan. 8

UNION COUNTY, NJ--The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation's annual Deer Management Program will begin January 8 in six County parks and one municipal park. The program will operate in the Summit portion of Passaic River Park, Watchung Reservation, Ash Brook Reservation, Lenape Park, Nomahegan Park, Oak Ridge Park and the Hawk Rise Sanctuary.

Browsing ...

Union County Freeholders Back Away From Area Mind and Body Complex Project

ELIZABETH, NJ – It’s back to the drawing board for the controversial Roselle Mind and Body Complex as the Union County freeholders this week pulled a plan to fund a big piece of the project.

In their final meeting of the year, the freeholders removed from consideration the second reading of an ordinance that would have guaranteed the Roselle Board of Education’s portion of ...

Summit Library, City Offices Closures Part of Holiday-Related Scheduling Changes

SUMMIT, NJ - City of Summit services and operations -- and that of the Summit Free Public Library -- are affected by the upcoming holiday period, with alterations to note including:

City offices will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1, 2018.
Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1, 2018 are parking holidays in Summit with no fees required in lots, garages, or at ...

Firefighters Promoted, Judge Appointed as Summit Common Council Bids Adieu to Three Members, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The pending 'changing of the guard' of the Summit Common Council -- along with the promotion of two Summit Fire Department members, the appointment of a Municipal Court Judge, and an update on the developing Park Line Project -- took center stage as the Summit Common Council held their final meeting of 2017.

Councilman Mike McTernan, who has served as ...

County Freeholders Amend Rail Designation to Facilitate Summit Park Line

SUMMIT, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Transportation, have passed a resolution authorizing 'rail trail use' of the Rahway Valley Railroad (RVRR), amending a previous agreement from June 2000. The resolution is another step in the development of the Summit Park Line, which uses the abandoned rail line ...

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