Government

December 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A bridge is closing near Summit High School, but Summit residents can take solace that in the fact that pending shuttering will only last three days and that the bridge in question is on High Street and not Morris Avenue. High Street -- between Kent Place Boulevard and Beekman Road ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Speaking at the Summit Common Council's first meeting of December, Council President David Naidu read a statement -- on behalf of the entire Council and Mayor Nora Radest -- passionately condemning the acts of hatred which saw swastikas appear at both Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has expanded its Lyft ridesharing program for residential commuters and downtown employees by 20 percnet -- from 250 to 300 participants. The program, the first of its kind in New Jersey, was implemented in October 2016 o alleviate parking congestion in municipal ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The seemingly omnipresent issue of parking was again the subject of lengthy discussion at the Summit Common Council's second meeting of November, the latest verbal iteration focusing on the issue of free parking downtown duing the holidays. Also on the agenda was the City's response ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit is inviting Hilltop City residents to a public meeting focusing on the Summit Park Line Project. The meeting will be held December 6, starting at 7 p.m., at the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad headquarters located at 1000 Summit Avenue. The purpose of the meeting ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit is reporting that, due to an issue at the substation, more than one-third of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCPL) customers are without power, including the train station and the Central Business District. According to firstenergycorp.com 3,560 of 9,274 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The milling portion of the River Road works project has again changed. Milling will now not take place on November 12, but rather will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13-14, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.. No milling work will take place on Monday ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Entering the season of giving, the Summit Common Council -- at its first meeting of November -- was not in the mood to provide Summit Downtown, Inc. the free holiday parking program it has requesting, instead opting to offer up two resolutions that would yield alternative benefits to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Sections of River Road in Summit will be closed for milling work from November 8-9 and November 12, from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. The original schedule for the project had called for closures for eight nights beginning October 25, subject to weather ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a media event held in the courtyard of City Hall -- organized by the Summit Department of Community Services, Recycling Advisory Committee, Environmental Commission and Green Summit -- Mayor Nora Radest and members from participating businesses unveiled a City-wide community ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two, new recycling collection programs -- focusing on 'soft plastics' and used tennis balls -- are being implemented by the City of Summit and the Recycling Advisory Committee in an effort to help reduce items from entering the waste stream and utilize recycling and reuse ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is preparing for the impact of severe weather that is forecast to impact parts of the East Coast beginning Friday, including heavy rain and wind gusts of more than 50 mph across the company’s service areas in northern and central New ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A construction project will result in the shuttering of River Road -- from JFK Parkway to Passaic Avenue -- for eight nights beginning October 25, weather permitting. The road will be closed overnight, each night, from approximately 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit is reminding residents of a fast-approaching deadline to renew parking and municipal disposal permits and notifying the community that curbside leaf collection is ongoing, Vehicle Permits The last day to sign-up for a parking and municipal disposal permit is ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A monument honoring two Summit residents who were each awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for their heroism and bravery in World War I was approved by the Summit Common Council at its October 16 meeting, which also saw the swearing in of a new Summit Police officer and the ...

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SUMMIT,, NJ - Residents of the Hilltop City are being sought -- and encouraged to apply - for volunteer roles serving on several of City of Summit committees and commissions. Each November, the Mayor and Common Council begin the annual volunteer application review process and appoint new ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will host a series of mobile meetings in several municipalities, including a visit to Summit on October 25. Other towns to host meetings include Plainfield and Westfield. Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados had announced that the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — George Jetson’s world may have self-driving cars, but don’t expect them filling Summit’s streets anytime soon. At least not according to Parking Services Manager Rita McNany’s presentation at the Summit Common Council’s October 2 meeting. McNany attended the International Parking ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Beginning October 14, NJ Transit will temporarily discontinue some trains and modify the times and origin / destination points of others -- several of which will directly affect Summit commuters -- to accommodate the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) hardware on additional ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A fallen tree on Franklin Place -- near Ruthven Place -- has left 665 Jersey Central Power & Light (JCPL) customers in the Hilltop City without power, with affected areas including Bank Street, Beechwood Road, Deforest Avenue, Euclid Avenue, Franklin Place, Glenwood Avenue, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - While lacking perhaps the hype of a National Football League game held weekly on the same night, the Summit Common Council met on a Monday night, the unusual scheduling tweak a mere diversion to a meeting that featured reports on Summit's traffic signal network and water flow ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The former Park Madison government complex has been officially dedicated as the Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza in a ceremony attended by Green's widow and family members, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Federal, State and local officials, the Union County Board of Chosen ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In an effort to move away from what its president termed as “ad hoc decision-making” to date by the Summit Common Common Council regarding the project, the Hilltop City governing body unanimously approved a resolution authorizing an execution of understanding between the City of Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Speed humps, a traffic calming mechanism designed to help lower vehicle speeds on roadways with significant vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic, have been Installed by the City of Summit Community Services' engineering division on Ashland Road and Woodland Avenue. The speed ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A roads micro-paving project -- affect 15 different Hilltop City thoroughfares and two public schools over a span of four days beginning on August 28 -- will begin on August 28, concluding August 31, weather permitting. During the micro-surfacing process, access to driveways will be ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Changes have been made by the City of Summit Parking Services Agency to the Parkmobile App, with the App now including the option for free, 15-minute parking in all 90-minute parking zones. Modifications include an option to select 15 minutes of free parking immediately following ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Elm Street parking lot has been closed for re-paving. The project will keep the lot shuttered through August 17, subject to weather permitting the work to be completed. The City of Summit Parking Services Agency is is directing overnight and daily permit holders to park in the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library (SFPL) is among 20 public, municipal libraries selected to receive a 2018 Union County Library award. The SFPL will receive $3,750 that will enable its youth services department to support several programs for children including the enhancement of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Parking Services Agency has installed new 90-minute and five-hour parking payment kiosks in multiple city center locations. The parking payment kiosks, operational beginning Thursday, August 9, are located at: 90 Minute Parking Kiosks Bank Street Beechwood ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Everything was streamlined at the Summit Common Council’s July 31 meeting, the last before the August break. With no presentations or ordinances on the agenda the Council, under the gavel of President pro tem Matthew Gould, focused on a list of resolutions. City Administrator ...

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