Mr. Spurr's Belated Candidacy

June 18, 2021

I can imagine that there are other Summit residents like me who are confused about the belated candidacy of Mr. Steve Spurr.   

A few months ago Mr. Spurr campaigned for a State Assembly nomination to serve alongside Jon Bramnick and Nancy Munoz in Trenton. His effort apparently came up short when the state Republicans nominated someone else.

Now, just as Summit’s ...

Let’s break the Mold Summit, Get back on Track and Focus on Real Priorities

How did a self-inflicted gas leaf blower ban become the most discussed topic in recent history? And what is happening at Council Meetings?  I encourage people to watch and engage. WE CAN DO BETTER!

Summit City Council enacted a 90-day pilot gas leaf blower ban on June 1st 2021 to little fanfare and transparency, and residents and businesses alike have spoken out against the ban ...

Spurr Runs With a Plan to Keep Summit on Top

June 16, 2021

Eleven years ago, I bought my first home in Summit. Not long thereafter, my wife, Melissa, and I celebrated our engagement at Fiorino's and were married in the Mayor's office at City Hall. We have since welcomed two daughters to our family and are now bracing for September when our older daughter starts kindergarten. We love this town and because Summit is home, we are committed to doing ...

Skills, Experience, and the Future of Summit

Dear Neighbors,

My name is Andy Minegar and I'm running for a Ward 1 seat on Summit Council. My wife, Sarah, and I have called Summit home for the past nine years. Like you, I love Summit and want our community to thrive. In the coming months, we will see exciting opportunities and new challenges that will define the future of our city, and I believe I have the unique experience and skills ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, June 18, 9:00 PM

Village Green -SUMMIT, Summit

Illumination Night by Summit Public Art

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back Green


Sat, June 19, 9:15 AM

Richard J. Codey Arena, West Orange

Girls Try Hockey Free

Health & Wellness Sports


Wed, June 23, 7:00 PM

The Newark Museum of Art, Newark

Arts in the Garden: Price & Mendelssohn

Arts & Entertainment Health & Wellness

Summit Fire Department Blotter - April, 2021

Summit Fire Department responded to a total of 135 incidents in the month of April 2021, including: 

04/03/21 at 9:48 PM. FD responded to a Beechwood Road address for an odor of burning indoors. On arrival a check of the interior was conducted by FD. FD confirmed a burning odor coming from the basement. An exterior check of the home discovered a mulch fire adjacent to the front porch of ...

Summit Police Blotter

June 2, 2021

5/3/2021— Peter Hedley, 42, of Summit was arrested and charged with simple assault. Mr. Hedley was processed and released with a pending court date.  

5/8/2021— Erika Gonzalez, 31, of Summit was arrested and charged with simple assault. Ms. Gonzalez was processed and released with a pending court date. 

5/11/2021— Warris Adenuga, 25, of Newark was ...

Summit EMS Report - May, 2021

Summit’s EMS Volunteers answered 161 emergency calls in May.  These included 96 medical emergencies: 24 falls; 10 motor vehicle accidents, including two cars into a pole or tree, and one into a building; 15 traumatic injuries; two cases of overdose or poisoning; nine responses to a medical alarm, and one response to an animal bite. Squad Volunteers also provided two 'lift ...

Local Students Receive Scholarships from Lantern Hill

June 17, 2021

Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living community in New Providence, New Jersey, honored its first class of Student Scholars at an Awards Ceremony on June 14. Kelly Anne Donfield and Sarah Hagen, members of the Dining Services Department, were awarded $4,000 scholarships from the community to support their pursuit of higher education.

Donfield, who is graduating from Governor Livingston High ...

LISTEN: Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze Whether Rising Inflation is Transitory or More Permanent

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

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

Summit Real Estate Report - April, 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 April 2021.

Active ...

Bitcoin: Digital Tulips or Financial Innovation?

In the fall of 2017, not many people had heard of Bitcoin. Months later, after an historic boom and bust, most every investor was aware of this new “cryptocurrency,” but many were still unsure what it was – and even more viewed it as uninvestable. Fast forward three years, and we’ve seen the resurgence of this digital currency, its extremely speculative ...

Sadness in Dads: It’s a Bigger Problem Than You Think

Did you know that approximately 1 in 7 mothers suffers from a postpartum mental illness, such as postpartum depression (PPD)?

Did you know that approximately 1 in 10 dads suffers the same thing?

And did you know that, if mom is suffering from PPD, 50% of their partners likely will as well?

The Monday after Father’s Day has, for the last few years, been christened International ...

How to Create the Perfect Relationship with Your Designer

How do you build a rewarding relationship with your interior designer? CWI.DESIGN principal designer Rachel Kapner knows all about it. "Making a happy client is really what I feed off of," she shares."If I have a new client, I'll know if it's a client for life: whether it's one house, moving to another house, a second home, third home, wherever. I'll feel confident ...

Home Wreckers

I woke the other morning in predawn light to a startling, ratatatat outside my bedroom window. It was a woodpecker wantonly jackhammering holes into the side of my house.

The house that we had just finished painting. The stoic house that after too many years of neglect, we had finally got around to repairing.

As with many families, the pandemic afforded us the opportunity and energy to ...