Expanded Child Tax Credit Only First Step Toward Economic Justice

July 30, 2021

Over the past two weeks, roughly 90 percent of U.S. households with children have received $15 billion to help cover basic expenses, thanks to changes to the Child Tax Credit under the American Relief Plan Act. These monthly payments of up to $300 per child, are projected to cut child poverty by as much as half. 

As an American and a taxpayer, I am proud that those most in need will ...

Reelect Greg Vartan, Compassionate Fighter for Summit

I write to offer the strongest support for an accomplished incumbent, Summit Councilman Greg Vartan, running for re-election in Ward 2.   

As Greg’s remarks last week on ongoing power outages attest, Greg is an indefatigable fighter for all of our concerns, his advocacy tethered to full engagement in our community dialog. On the literal hot topic this summer: When Summit has ...

How to Choose Technology for Summit

July 20, 2021

I’ve been in an information systems role for over a decade. In that time, I’ve been fortunate to work with some truly talented people, experts in their fields. One thing the experts have in common: when solving a problem, they follow a well-informed process that results in the best solution for the money. At Seton Hall University, I have participated in this process numerous times ...

Power Struggle

I grew up in Summit. Power outages are common. In the years since Superstorm Sandy they seem as much a part of our summers as the Fourth of July fireworks or trips to Magic Fountain. Power outages are not just inconvenient or a nuisance, but for many of our neighbors they’re much more than that. Losing power means lost revenue for business. It means dropping everything to re-plan a ...

Summit Fire Department Blotter - June, 2021

In the month of June 2021, the Summit Fire Department responded to a total of 230 incidents.

Following are highlights of department activity: 

06/08/21 8:08PM: Units responded as automatic aid for a confirmed structure fire at an Ocean Street residence in Millburn. On arrival, personnel were assigned tasks for command, extinguishment, search, salvage and overhaul. The structure was a ...

Summit EMS Report - June, 2021

June was the busiest month thus far this year for Summit’s EMS Volunteers who answered 211 emergency calls. These included 129 medical emergencies: 19 falls, including one from a height of over 10 feet; 17 motor vehicle accidents, including one on a highway and another with an overturned vehicle; one pedestrian struck by an automobile; 14 traumatic injuries; six cases of overdose ...

LISTEN: Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze Offers Value Picks on Bloomberg Radio

July 31, 2021

Peapack Private Wealth Management's David Dietze discussed the markets and investing with Carol Massar live on Bloomberg Radio, including sharing some top stocks.

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With Trust and Integrity, Peapack Private provides comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice to individuals, families, privately-held businesses, family offices, and ...

Rental Assistance Available for Tenants in Union County Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tenants can apply for assistance beginning August 2; their landlords must also register.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners has launched a new grant program to provide financial relief for Union County residents unable to meet their rental obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the new Emergency Rental Assistance Program, eligible tenants can receive up to 12 months of ...

Summit Real Estate Report - June, 2021

Prominent Property Sotheby's International Realty's regional Summit office provides an inside look at the Summit real estate market, utilizing Garden State Multiple Listing Service statistics illustrating the numbers and trends that tell the story.

This edition of the Summit Real Estate Report details information from June 2021.

Active Listings: 41 ...

To Roll Over or Not Roll Over Your 401k

Investors have options when deciding what to do with an employer sponsored 401k after leaving the company.  One option is to simply leave it in place with the old employer and continuing to have the same institution manage the existing funds even though no new monies will be invested.  Another choice is to roll the funds into an existing or new individual rollover IRA, or to roll it ...

5 Cool Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Illness

You’re finishing up your afternoon walk on a scorching 90-degree day when you feel a little dizzy. You check your pulse. It’s faster than normal. You’re sweating, and you feel a cramp in your left leg. Should you head indoors?

Yes, says Alexander Sarenac, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Atlantic AdvancED Urgent Care. “These are all signs of a health condition ...

Are You Ready For Your Child to Go to College?

If your son or daughter is turning 18, here are a few things you need to know:

If you have an UGMA/UTMA savings account for your child, did you know those assets are his/her legal property and once that instrument matures (most often 21 years old or 18, if you designated that at time of account creation), those assets are at your child’s disposal with no restrictions or ...

Four Predictions about Future Design that Will Surprise You

CWI.DESIGN president and principal designer Rachel Kapner has an uncanny knack for making predictions about the future of design. She even has a crystal ball. "It's sort of a joke around my office," she says, "so I did get one for my birthday." So, when she gazes into it, what does Rachel see about the future of design?

Custom Furniture Will Be More ...

Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Results May Vary

I took some time off recently to work on my beach body.

I was shamed into taking this drastic action after learning that a dead whale had washed ashore just north of San Francisco. The maritime behemoth, a 40-foot, 8-ton gray whale, died of blunt force trauma after being struck by a ship.

I don’t know, this seems to me a bit like wandering into your backyard and being run over by a ...