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January 19, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - As the Hilltop City prepares for the imminent arrival of 'Winter Storm Harper', the City of Summit is updating residents regarding the weather system's expected impact, and emphasizing saftey precautions community members should be taking to ensure the safety of all. Ahead of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Coinciding with the anniversary of Martin Luther King's birthday, the Summit Common Council meeting on January 15 began with Council President David Naidu – himself celebrating a birthday – beginning his President’s Message with a quote attributed to King. “Our lives begin to end the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - After months of roadwork at the intersection, a new traffic signal has been installed at River Road and Passaic Avenue in Summit. Current plans call for the signal to operate in 'flash mode' until January 21. On January 22, the signal will be fully activated. The Ciy of Summit is ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The 'Hometown Heroes' program, a privately funded initiative that recognizes and honors participating local veterans by placing their names, images and dates of service on banners displayed along select City of Summit streets from Memorial Day through July 4, is expanding to include an ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County is launching a 'I Voted Sticker Design Art Contest' for public, private and home schooled-students in grades 5-12, designed to get youth involved and learn more about elections voting. Participants' artwork must be an original idea, submitted with a brief description ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - David Naidu, recently reelected in Ward 1, was unanimously reeleced to serve as President of the Summit Common Council at the governing body began the new year with its annual reorganization meeting on January 3. Greg Vartan, who won his Ward 2 race in November, was sworn-in as the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Each year, as the Summit Common Council annually reorganizes, Summit's mayor delivers a 'State of The City' address. In keeping with this tradition, Nora Radest -- the Hilltop City's top elected official -- delivered her remarks at the January 3 Common Council reorganization ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council held its final meeting of the year, saying farewell to both 2018 and outgoing Ward 2 Council Member Mary Ogden. Before the proper goodbyes could be said, Council got down to business on issues that are forefront in the Hilltop City, including traffic safety ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has detailed the schedule for City services and operations during and through the remainder of the 2018. City offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25, and on Tuesday, January 1. These days are also parking holidays in Summit with no fees ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - While the result of the 'public' part of the Summit Common Council’s December 12 public workshop meeting on the preliminary 2019 capital budget was big-time debatable -- there were but two persons in attendance who were not required to actually be there for the meeting -- the fact that ...

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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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