The Summit Record of January 3, 1903 reported that the new Common Council took office and voted on the appointment of several positions: City Solicitor, City Treasurer, City Physician, and City Hall Janitor.
The Lackawanna Railroad began filling in the ground alongside a new section of track in Summit from the freight yard to the coal yard. Mr. Frederick Bladelt alleged that the filling trespassed on 160 feet of his property. He said that the railroad had not responded to his complaints, and threatened to sue.
A front-page article offered tips on raising poultry. It recommended linseed meal as feed, and providing a box of fine, dry earth to allow the hens to take dust baths.
The Short Hills Hockey Club defeated Morristown 9-5 on the rink at Short Hills. In indoor sports, Summit's Hill Crest bowling team lost to Chatham, 1-2.
The Willing Workers of the Fountain Baptist Church announced an upcoming entertainment to raise money to purchase a place of worship. The performance would consist of tableaux and plantation melodies. Admission 75¢, reserved seats $1.00.
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