First Aid Squad Month in Summit Celebrates 'Essential Service by Committed Volunteers'

September 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Acknowledging the vital importance of its mission and the deep commitment needed by volunteers to fulfill it, Summit Mayor Nora Radest -- at the September 19 Common Council Meeting -- designated the month of September as Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) month, heralding the Squad's more than 55-year history of dedicated service to the Hilltop ...

Not Quite In the Bag: Reversing Course, Summit Council Introduces Ordinance to Return Summit Ave. Meters to Original Use

SUMMIT, NJ—Following a number of resident complaints at the last Summit Common Council meeting -- and comments from a Summit Avenue businessmen at the second meeting of September -- the Hilltop City’s governing body introduced an ordinance to rollback the employee parking designation of eight meters located on Summit Avenue to five-hour meters while the ...

Acting County Prosecutor Park to Depart for PSEG Deputy GC Position; Isenhour to Assume Role

ELIZABETH, NJ -  Grace H. Park is leaving her role as Acting Union County Prosecutor, a job she has performed for more years, and will return to the private sector, accepting a position as Deputy General Counsel and Chief Litigation Counsel for the energy company Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc. (PSEG). Park’s last day as Prosecutor will be September ...

Summit Residents Protest Reservation of Summit Ave. On-Street Spaces for Employee-Only Parking

SUMMIT, NJ—Residents of an apartment building at 145-147 Summit Avenue appeared at the first Summit Common Council meeting of September to protest conversion of five-hour parking meters in front of their building to employee-only parking on weekdays.

One of the residents, Karen Blumenfeld of 147 Summit Avenue, said residents believe their section of the street was “carved ...

Major Stretch of Passaic Ave. in Summit to See Nighttime Closures Starting Aug. 29

SUMMIT, NJ - A significant section of Passaic Avenue, from River Road to Constantine Place, will be under construction -- and closed completely at night for an estimated nine nights -- beginning August 29. The thoroughfare will be the site of various road improvements, such as milling, paving, and striping of the road.

According to Union County, ...

Summit Community Center Officially Closes for Construction Sept. 5

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Community Center at 100 Morris Avenue will close its doors September 5 in preparation for the onset of a 12 - 14 months-long renovation and expansion project which will include an 11,600 square foot addition with an full-size gymnasium, expanded senior lounge, additional restrooms, enhanced meeting spaces, an area for teens, kitchen space, improved ...

Bagged Meter Expansion, Pay Station Installation, Fee Change All Part of City Parking Infrastructure Changes

SUMMIT, NJ - An expanded employee parking landscape, which will see the bagging of meters on Summit Avenue between Parmley Place and Whittredge Road, and the installation of pay kiosks at five locations highlight structural changes to the Hilltop City's parking plan made by the City of Summit Parking Services Agency.

Effective August 18, green bags will cover the meter locations ...

New Free Parking Meter Program Available to Select Veterans

ELIZABETH, NJ  - Disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients in Union County can obtain documents to participate in a new statewide program that exempts them from paying at parking meters. Free veterans' identification cards and copies of DD-214 honorable discharge forms can be obtained for free at the County Clerk's office, located in the Union County Courthouse at 2 Broad ...

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Free Area Cultural Advocacy Workshop Held Sept. 25

September 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - A  free workshop on cultural advocacy will take place September 25, from 7 -  8:30 p.m.,  at the Liberty Hall Wagon Shed Building. Designed for arts, cultural and history organizations, the workshop will impart how advocacy can support an organization, the community and cultural life in general.

Adam Perle, the President and CEO of ArtPride ...