Government

October 18, 2018

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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SUMMIT, NJ - Nicole Sarna has joined the City of Summit staff as its new Deputy City Clerk. Sarna replaces Maria Coppinger, who left Summit in mid-July to accept the position of City Clerk in Mendham. For the past decade, Sarna served as Assistant to the City Administrator, City Clerk and Tax ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council has approved the second year of the 'Hometown Heroes' program, which honors local active miliary and veterans by placing their names, dates of service and images on street banners along select City streets. An individual is eligible to take part in the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Annual digital parking permits for employees working in downtown Summit must be renewed on or before September 1. Parking Services staff is available during summer business hours at City Hall -- Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The upcoming creation of a four-way stop at the intersection of Maple Street and Oakland Place -- recently approved by the Summit Common Council and scheduled for completion the week of July 16 -- will mark the fourth such traffic designation in the Hilltop City. The Lawton C.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has filed a four-year infrastructure plan with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) aimed at "enhancing the reliability and resiliency of its distribution system against severe weather and reducing the frequency and duration of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - It goes down the drain, gets flushed, and cycles through the dishwasher, but most people don’t spend much time thinking about what happens to wastewater. Unless, of course, there is a problem. Local government, on the other hand, does spend a lot of time considering it and making sure ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Mayor Nora Radest, Common Council President David Naidu, and Council members Stephen Bowman and Beth Little will host a listening session July 11 at the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Building, beginning at 7 p.m. The event is the second in what is planned to be a series of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Four-way stops are now required at Whittredge Road and Hobart Avenue and Essex Road and Whittredge Road intersections. The addition of these four-way stops now brings the number of such intersections to three, with the other four-way stop in Summit at the intersection of Blackburn Road ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Broad Street Garage will be closed Friday, July 6 -- beginning at 10 p.m. -- through Sunday, July 8 at 7 p.m. for phase one of a two-phase power washing project. The Garage will also be shuttered from 10 p.m. on Friday, July 13 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 15 to complete the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - After a nearly three-year long shutdown, the Morris Ave Bridge has reopened to cars, bikes, and pedestrians.  With fanfare and excitement, the first cars made their way across the span after a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 29 at 5:30 pm.   Elected city and state officials, City ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Qualified developers and development teams have been invited by the City of Summit to submit qualifications for the redevelopment of the Broad Street West Redevelopment Area. Access to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is available by visiting cityofsummit.org. Proposals must be ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The nearly three-year wait is almost over. While the exact day and time is still being determined, the City of Summit plans to reopen the Morris Avenue Bridge on the early evening of June 29 or the morning of June 30, according to a City spokesperson. The bridge replacement ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The current and future landscape of the Hilltop City took center stage at the second Common Council meeting in June as Council received a first look at a proposal for a new firehouse and a were briefed on a second initiative -- one that would see additional trees, replacing those lost ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed inspections and projects across its 13-county service area to enhance customer reliability in preparation for the summer season. The work included upgrading transmission and substation equipment, upgrading circuits and ...

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