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Highland Park Borough Council Discusses New Family Connect Program, Snow Removal, and Health Benefits Plan Termination

Overview: The Highland Park Borough Council’s recent meeting was highlighted by the introduction of the Family Connect program to support families with newborns, updates on snow removal efforts, and discussions regarding the termination of participation in the state health benefits plan. The meeting also included the swearing-in of Officer Trey Wilson and the promotion of Officers Sean McGrath and Alberto Pacho to Sergeant, as well as updates on community services, local events, and various commission meetings.

Overview: The Highland Park Borough Council recently convened to address a range of issues, including the rise of anti-Semitism, community center services, and infrastructure improvements. The council also acknowledged local achievements and discussed cultural celebrations in connection with Black History Month and the Lunar New Year.

Overview: In a recent Highland Park City Council meeting, topics of discussion and decision-making included the allocation of payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) money to local schools, the issuance of a retail cannabis shop license, and the formation of a supermarket advisory committee. The council addressed concerns raised by residents regarding the number of marijuana dispensaries in the town and the process of issuing cannabis licenses. The meeting also covered the Mayor’s report on community policing and the impact of food insecurity on poverty and crime, as well as updates on various community services and events.

Overview: In a recent gathering of the Highland Park Borough Council, Mayor Elsie Foster, alongside councilpersons Matthew Hersh and Jason Postelnik, were sworn into office, marking the commencement of their terms. The ceremony, officiated by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, set the stage for the year ahead. Mayor Foster used this platform to deliver the State of the Borough address, articulating an ambitious vision for 2024, including the support of new businesses like the Super Fresh supermarket, the completion of library renovations, and a strong emphasis on downtown redevelopment.

Overview: The Highland Park Borough Council, in a recent meeting, addressed a variety of community issues including the anticipation of a new supermarket, the negotiation of conditional developer agreements, and the organization of upcoming Hanukkah celebrations. The council aimed to facilitate clarity and transparency amidst concerns on potential conflicts with other events and a perceived lack of transparency in development procedures.

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