Little, Minegar and Vartan: Leadership that Does Good

September 19, 2021

In many ways, running for office is like applying for a job.  Just as an employer looks at prospective employees’ experience and skills, voters look at those qualities in candidates for office.  But, evaluating candidates for elected office also raises other questions -- such as, do they have specific ideas for how to improve the community and do they have the initiative and ...

The Truth About Transparency

Like many people in Summit, I often get information from social media. Unfortunately, it seems that half the time that information is wrong, incomplete, or misleading. Recently, there’s been talk in local social media groups about the idea that Council is somehow “operating under cover of darkness” when it comes to their work on our behalf. 

I’d like to set the ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 11, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

Spurr, Weck, Fosgate & Allen: Committed to Do What’s Best for Summit

September 8, 2021

In less than 60 days Summit voters will elect 4 Common Council members to represent their interests in our local government. This is an important choice as City Hall’s responsibilities are wide-ranging and include for example adopting a City budget, maintaining our roads, keeping our parks beautiful, and policing our streets. We love this community and because Summit is home, we are ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, September 21, 7:30 PM

Summit

Summit Common Council

Government

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Sat, September 25, 9:00 AM

New Providence Presbyterian Church parking lot, New Providence

Diaper Drive Collection Event

Giving Back

Summit Police Blotter

September 8, 2021

8/3/2021— at 1842 hours a report was taken for a theft of a package located at a Park Avenue residence. The victim reported the incident occurred on 8/2/2021. The stolen package was valued at  $160.00 at the time of the theft.  

8/3/2021— at 1120 hours a report was taken for a theft of an unsecured vehicle from a Glendale Road  residence. The victim reported the ...

Peapack Private Wealth Webinar to Discuss the Market's 2021 Stretch Run, Sept. 23

September 21, 2021

Join us for a live webinar on Thursday, September 23, at 11 a.m. ET.

2021: The Home Stretch! What Lies Ahead for the Markets? - Peapack Private Wealth Management's David Dietze and Donna St.Amant will discuss the outlook for the markets for the balance of the year, analyzing how COVID, the Federal Reserve, the infrastructure package and corporate earnings may all impact stocks and ...

'First Swing' Free Golf Clinic for People with Physical Disabilities and Veterans Set for Sept. 25

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites persons with physical disabilities and veterans to participate in the “First Swing” golf clinic on Saturday, September 25, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Learning Center located at Union County’s Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth.

Admission is free but pre-registration is required at ...

Summit Real Estate Report - July, 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 July 2021.

Active ...

Raising Investment Savvy Teenagers

Parents confront many challenges during the tween and early teen years.  As a result, educating our children about investing often falls through the cracks.  While our children have watched us interact with money throughout their young lives, the examples have been more transactional.  They have learned how to pay for groceries, distinguish different dollar bill denominations, and ...

Morristown Medical Center Surgeons 1st in U.S. to Use Minimally Invasive Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) With Advanced Imaging for Flexible Scoliosis Correction

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center fellowship-trained scoliosis surgeon Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, leads the only surgical team in New Jersey to use a new, FDA-approved tethering system for minimally invasive scoliosis surgery that provides for flexible spinal deformity correction and faster healing. The team is also the first in the nation to use a new type of portable CT ...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Alcohol Abuse & Recovery

In April 2020, the United States and the rest of the world shut down to stay safe from COVID-19.  Shelter at home orders were instituted and allowed residents only to conduct essential activities.  States relaxed alcohol laws to support businesses and restaurants.  Adults were able to order alcohol for curbside pick up and home delivery.  Liquor stores in some states were ...

This Is How Family Became One Designer's Secret to Success

In many ways, preeminent NJ design group CWI.DESIGN is a family business—passed down from mother to daughter, run by wife and husband. But Rachel Kapner's path to becoming its president and principal designer took some unexpected turns along the way. And it required loved ones to trust her ability to get the job done.

Changing Course from Fashion to Interior Design

"I ...

Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

Are You Ready for the Great New Jersey Bag Ban?

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight.

It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for ...

Finding the Sweeter Side of Unprecedented Times

In March of 2020, life decided to hand lemons to students across the country and beyond, leaving millions of us in a scramble; we searched far and wide for ingredients needed to make lemonade out of an unforeseen scenario. For most of us, whether we were in the second grade, secondary school, or beyond, the remedy to our anxieties was simple: distraction. Perhaps the first few weeks of quarantine ...

Transitioning A Side Hustle Into A Successful Business: A Detailed Guide

Currently, over 70 million Americans have a side hustle. That's approximately 45% of the working population. 

Starting a side hustle has many benefits, as you can earn extra income, develop new skills, become a small business owner and quit your day job. 

But how do you transition your side hustle into a full business? This article will cover eight steps you need to follow to ...

The Art of (Interrupting) Conversation

A person with bad manners is one who tries to interrupt when you’re talking or talk when you are interrupting.
- Cartoon in Esquire Magazine

I recently received a random text message from an acquaintance of mine. I was in the middle of an important conversation with my wife when my phone started buzzing in my pocket, disrupting my train of thought which, if I could remember any of it, ...