Government

May 7, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council met virtually on May 4 via Zoom, but technology gremlins prevented those watching on YouTube and cable TV from viewing the meeting until nearly a half-hour into the proceedings. The full recorded meeting was finally posted on the City’s YouTube site on May ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit will host a community meeting and presentation regarding proposed concepts for the Broad Street West redevelopment area on May 20, beginning at 7 p.m. The Summit Planning Board has designed the area between Broad Street and Morris Avenue, and Maple Street as “an area ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - As a method to communicate with landscapers on business licensing requirements, regulatory updates and amendments to ordinances, the City of Summit has created a new, voluntary registry for licensed landscaping companies operating in Summit. Registration is voluntary and no fee is ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30 PM. Members of Common Council, Mayor Radest, and city staff will be participating electronically in this meeting. For this and all future electronic meetings, members of the public will be able to comment by video or audio ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Summit has been awarded $75,000, one of 21 municipalities receiving $1.5 million in matching grant funds, as part of the seventh annual Union County Infrastructure Grant program, The initiative assists municipalities in accomplishing tasks undertaken in calendar year ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Department of Community Services (DCS), which is responsible for public works, planning and zoning, environmental initiatives, and other community affairs, has posted three new, full-time job openings. The positions include: Engineering Assistant Civil engineer ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The County will be borrowing up to $120 million for the planning, design and building of a new County government complex in Elizabeth. Officials have said the new complex at 61-99 West Grand St. will save money on rent the County pays for existing office space, but legal ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark. The county is entering into ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council’s agenda for its virtual April 20 meeting looked fairly concise. But three big concerns -- public safety, COVID, and the municipal budget and, correspondingly, a citizenry engaged by several of those issues -- pushed the meeting to more than ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy signed bill A5405, which will direct $10 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. This funding will be distributed to seven New ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 PM. Members of Common Council, Mayor Radest, and city staff will be participating electronically in this meeting. For this and all future electronic meetings, members of the public will be able to comment by video or audio ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - City of Summit Dog and cat license renewals are due by Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 4:15 p.m. State law requires the licensing of every dog that has either reached seven months of age or has a set of permanent teeth. By local ordinance, cats are licensed at seven months as well.   All ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Commissioners will provide $16.75 million to the Union County Improvement Authority to plan and design a new County government complex in Elizabeth. The County remains in negotiations to select a developer for the project. Two buildings are planned ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly sixty years ago, Bob Dylan wrote and sang that, "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind" but, in Summit, for at least three months this summer, that answer -- or anything else for that matter -- won't be propelled by gas-powered leaf blowers. That's because the Summit ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 6 at 7:30 PM. Members of Common Council, Mayor Radest, and City staff will be participating electronically in this meeting. For this and all future electronic meetings, members of the public will be able to comment by video or ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) circuit upgrade project -- intended to improve infrastructure resiliency -- will result in parking on Summit Avenue, between Euclid Avenue and Springfield Avenue, being intermittently prohibited beginning April 5 and continuing for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit's spring curbside leaf collection program will get underway April 5 and continue through April 23. Leaves, collected on household trash collection bags, must be placed in paper, biodegradable bags at the curb. Twigs, branches, and other yard debris should not be ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - County manager Edward Oatman did not directly answer questions about the potential closure of the Union County Jail in Elizabeth March 25, despite pressure from community leaders who spoke on behalf of inmates, employees and their families. Commissioner Chairman Alexander ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Law enforcement officials need to listen to the voices of young people to effectively respond to and prevent hate crimes and incidents of bias among youth, community leaders said at a roundtable with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office earlier this month. The Honorable Leland ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Again meeting virtually, the City of Summit Common Council -- at its second meeting in March -- introduced three ordinances, each of which will be heard at the Council's next gathering on April 6. While all the ordinances will be heard, certain landscaping apparatus -- in the near ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Former City of Summit Ward 2 Council Member Michael Vernotico has passed away. The City of Summit announced that Vernotico passed away March 20 due to complications from a fall he suffered earlier in the week. A member of the Summit High School Class of 1964, Vernotico served on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Bridge repair work performed by NJ Transit will cause Passaic Avenue -- between Beekman Road and Constantine Place -- to close during the daytime, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning March 22. According to the City of Summit, the project is expected to take approximately seven to eight ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Winter-- by the calendar's definition -- is coming to an end, which means those pesky potholes can't be far behind. To report a pothole or any other issue with a Union County road, residents can use the online form available through the Union County Department of Public Works and ...

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The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 16 at 7:30 PM. Members of Common Council, Mayor Radest, and city staff will be participating electronically in this meeting. For this  and all future electronic meetings, members of the public will be able to comment by video or ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council held a short special meeting via Zoom on Monday evening, March 8, at 5 p.m. to approve elements that will help facilitate a second outdoor dining season in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, Council had approved the closure of Maple Street ...

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Common Council will be holding a special meeting by video conference this coming Monday, March 8 at 5PM to approve 14 measures to allow for expanded outdoor dining to assist Summit restaurants for a second outdoor dining season. Among the resolutions are measures to approve expansion of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A contractor’s lawsuit claiming Union County violated state bidding laws is not stopping plans for a new government complex on the site of the County’s motor vehicle services division in Elizabeth from moving forward. After a hearing on Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Thomas J.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - It has been almost a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and the Union County Board of Commissioners, at its March 4 meeting, discussed the timeline for the County getting the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine. The County expects ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Department of Community Services will, effective March 8, be open Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., for all essential in-person business. Essential in-person business includes construction permits, land use and certificate of occupancy applications, and all ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The March 2 Summit Common Council meeting began with something uplifting: the (virtual) presentation of the third annual Summit Volunteer of the Year Award. Mayor Nora Radest bestowed the honor on Reverend Dr. Denison D. Harrield, who she called “the conscience of our ...

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