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Lance Hosts Town Hall Meeting Apr. 27; Constituents, Questions Invited

April 24, 2018

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ -- New Jersey Representative Leonard Lance (R-7) will host an in-person Town Hall meeting April 27 at Phillipsburg High School April 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will be Lance's 47th Town Hall during his time in office.

During the meeting, Lance will take questions on the important issues facing Congress and the American people. Lance will ...

County Details Ways to Report Potholes on County Thoroughfares

ELIZABETH, NJ - They are loathed and seemingly impossible to completely avoid.

'They' are potholes and, with winter weather finally making its way out of the Hilltop City, potholes are a frequent issue for drivers.

To report a pothole or any other issue with a Union County road, residents are instructed to use an online form available through the Union County ...

Science and Art: Downtown Parking Meter Fees and Lot Term Limits, Public Beautification Debated and Detailed at Summit Council Meeting

SUMMIT, NJ - The science of addressing parking in the Hilltop City -- specifically the adoption* of an ordinance creating a rate increase for downtown's 90-minute parking meters -- created heated public comments and sparked a lively debate at the Summit Common Council's second meeting of April.

Ordinance #18-3136, introduced by Council member at-large Beth Little, ...

Area Township Committee Unanimously Adopts Ordinance to Ban Marijuana Retail Sales; Cannabis Advocates Disagree

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter began the new year by pledging to oppose Gov. Phil Murphy's plan to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and Thursday night he followed through by voting to adopt an ordinance that prohibits "marijuana cultivation, production testing, manufacturing facilities and retail stores' in the township.

The Chatham Township Committee ...

City Details State Construction Code Amendments, Effect on Permit Requirements

SUMMIT, NJ - Although the State of New Jersey Construction Code has been amended -- effective March 5 -- and now designates re-roofing and re-siding as "ordinary home repairs" not requiring a construction permit, the City of Summit Construction Office is "strongly" recommending that homeowners require contractors to obtain a permit for these ...

Summit Council Authorizes Agreement That Will Direct $100,000 Towards Permanent 'Free Market' Building at Transfer Station

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council, at its April 3 meeting, approved a resolution authorizing the City to enter into an agreement with the Summit Conservancy that will see the City fund -- through cash and in-kind services -- one-fourth of the estimated $400,000 cost to construct a permanent home for the 'Summit Free Market' at the Hilltop City's Transfer ...

Summit's Radest 'Proudly Joining' Ten Other Union County Municipal Leaders to Sign 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns Statement of Principles' Apr. 11

RAHWAY, NJ - Summit Mayor Nora Radest will join 10 other mayors from Union County municipalities in signing the 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns Statement of Principles'. The 11 mayors will officially commit to the Statement of Principles and make brief remarks on April 11, from 7 - 9 p.m., at Hamilton Stage, Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.

The ...

Flocking to 'Falcon Cam', Bird Watchers Revel as County’s Peregrine Falcons Welcome Two New Eggs

ELIZABETH, NJ - A pair of Peregrine Falcons, perched on the roof of the Union County Courthouse's tower, have started their family as two eggs have been spotted in the nest that sits 17 stories above the bustling streets below.

The nest, visible on the County's 'Falcon Cam', has been home to the birds every year since 2005. The 'proud ...

Summer Lifeguard Positions Available for Teens 16+ at County Pool

ELIZABETH, NJ - Summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool -- the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool -- at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

Union County residents age 16 and up who are interested in applying are instructed to call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4900 for details about hours, salary, certification and ...

City Offers Curbside Leaf Collection Apr. 9-27

SUMMIT, NJ - Curbside leaf collection of leaves only will be offered by the Summit Department of Community Services from April 9 - 27, with the Division of Public Works collecting bagged leaves on regularly scheduled garbage pickup days.

Leaves must be placed in biodegradable brown bags and placed at the curb and-or residents may also bring leaves to the Summit Transfer Station ...

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Long-time Writer-Editor Offers Wide-Ranging Freelance Services

April 11, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Bob Faszczewski, a journalist with four decades of experience in writing and reporting on public affairs and government, particularly in Suburbia, is offering his services as a freelance writer and editor to government entities, businesses, non-profit organizations and budding authors.

Faszczewski spent nearly 40 years as a writer, editor and reporter for community print ...

Lessons Learned From Summit

April 13, 2018

Over twenty years ago a terrible thing happened in Summit.

The then-mayor prevailed on the police chief to stand before the municipal judge to obtain a warrant to search the files of the chemical counselor of the Summit Junior High School. These files, by statute, were confidential. Nobody knows what the Mayor hoped to learn from this raid. The case wound its way up to the Superior Court, ...