A Message from the Honorable Mayor Dahlia O. Vertreese,

Welcome to the Township of Hillside website. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve this great community nestled just 12 miles away from New York City. Hillside’s proximity to Newark International Airport, Port Elizabeth, and Port Newark, and a number of major roadways (Garden State Parkway, Routes 1, 22, and 78) make it an ideal location for residential, employment, and business opportunities.

Incorporated in 1913, Hillside has a long history of servicing a strong diverse population of residents. Hillside takes tremendous pride in our ability to maintain a quiet setting, an important characteristic of a suburban community, while conveniently located next to major urban municipalities. Thereby making it a wonderful place to live and work.

As we embark upon the daily journey to improve the quality of life for all who live, work and play here, we eagerly welcome and look forward to your participation and feedback. “Many People/ One Hillside!!”

Regards,

Dahlia O. Vertreese

Hillside has been the home of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lionel Trains were manufactured from 1929 to 1974 at a factory located in Hillside that employed as many as 2000 employees.

Hillside Quick Fact

About Hillside

Hillside is a township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 21,404, reflecting a decline of 343 (-1.6%) from the 21,747 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 703 (+3.3%) from the 21,044 counted in the 1990 Census.

Hillside was incorporated as a township on April 3, 1913, from portions of Union Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 29, 1913. The township was named for the surrounding hills.

The 2010 United States Census counted 21,404 people, 7,112 households, and 5,533 families residing in the township. The population density was 7,784.0 per square mile (3,005.4/km2). The township contained 7,536 housing units at an average density of 2,740.6 per square mile (1,058.2/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 34.75% (7,438) White, 53.19% (11,384) Black or African American, 0.22% (47) Native American, 2.73% (585) Asian, 0.03% (7) Pacific Islander, 6.22% (1,332) from other races, and 2.85% (611) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 17.63% (3,774) of the population.[
Hillside is governed by the Faulkner Act (formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law), under Mayor-Council form of New Jersey municipal government (plan 4), as implemented as of July 1, 1997. The township is governed by a mayor and a seven-member Township Council. Four council members come from wards and three are elected at large, all elected to four-year terms in office on a staggered basis in non-partisan elections. The ward seats all come up for election together and the mayoral and at-large seats come up for vote together two years later. The council voted in August 2010 to shift municipal elections from May to November, to be held in conjunction with the general election.

As of 2016, the Mayor of Hillside is Angela R. Garretson, whose term of office ends December 31, 2017. Members of the Township Council are Council President Don DeAugustine (Ward 3, 2019), Council Vice President Andrea L. Hyatt (Ward 1, 2019), George “Tony” Alston Jr. (At-large, 2017), Gerald Pateesh Freedman (Ward 4, 2015), Christopher D. Mobley (Ward 2, 2019), Diane L. Murray (At-large, 2017; elected to serve an unexpired term) and Sip T. Whitaker (At-large, 2017).

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Stronger Neighborhoods

Improve access to town services and programs that empower residents and businesses with opportunities to improve and unite their community

Tech Town - Swift 911, Mechanic On Board, Muidex

Promote safety, health, and security through effective communication and service delivery. Provide opportunities to be better prepared for emergencies.

Healthier Hillside - Senior Produce Distribution

Pursue nurtitional and other dietary improvements that improve the health and quality of life for our senior residents.

Immigrants and Workers Rights

Build labor and civil connections with ALL communities that reflect the breadth and richness of the diversity in our town.

 

Township Mission Statement

The Township of Hillside, in partnership and communication with the townspeople, nonprofits, businesses, and schools is dedicated to:

  • Providing a safe, healthy, welcoming atmosphere where people choose to live
  • Promoting economic vitality and strategically positioning Hillside for the future
  • Supporting planned growth and influencing decisions that impact the town

  • Building an inclusive informed town with opportunities for all
  • Meeting service demands through high quality customer service, innovation, a positive work environment, and a commitment to excellence

Public Information & Quick Links

UNION COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS & FACILITIES PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
UNION COUNTY COLLEGE
1033 SPRINGFIELD A VENUE
CRANFORD
COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY
Call (908)654-9889 or visit www.ucnj.org/recycle
RAIN OR SHINE! No-pre-registration required

AND

Computer & Electronics Recycling
Saturday, June 30, 2018
9:00 AM - 1 :00 PM
UNION COUNTY VO-TECH
1776 RARITAN ROAD
SCOTCH PLAINS
COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY
Call (908) 654-9889 or visit www.ucnj.org/recycle
RAIN OR SHINE! No pre-registration required

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE

Public Notice
Pool information hours
will be changed from May 17, 2018 to May 24, 2018 from 4:30pm
to 5:30pm.
Thank you.
Ashley Wyatt, Pool Secretary

SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING

RECYCLING

STORM CENTER

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POLLING CENTER

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For General Assistance

Drop us a line anytime at (973) 926-3002