January 2022 Update

January 23, 2022

Dear Neighbors, 

This is the 36th month I have been serving on Summit’s Common Council. My first term is complete, and it is an incredible honor to have been re-elected and recently sworn-in for a second term. I promised to continue sharing my Vartan’s Views videos after every Council meeting and supplementing those brief updates with these longer ones on a bi-annual ...

Time to Do Something About Crime in Summit

I think everyone should be extremely concerned about the steady stream of attempted, and actual, car thefts occurring in Summit. It seems as if the criminals are trawling through Summit 24/7, as the incidents are being reported with regularity and at all times of the day/night: very early morning, mid-morning, late afternoon, early evening, late evening, middle of the night. The perpetrators ...

Summit Police Blotter

January 5, 2022

12/03/2021 — At 0845 hours a report was taken for an unlawful entry to a vehicle parked at a Rotary Lane residence. The victim discovered their unlocked gray 2019 Infiniti QX60 was entered and rummaged through at some point during evening hours. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.  

12/03/2021 — At 1948 hours a report was taken for a shoplifting in progress. The ...

Summit EMS Report - December, 2021

Summit’s EMS Volunteers closed out a very busy 2021 by answering 179 emergency calls in December. These included 100 medical emergencies: 10 falls; 20 motor vehicle accidents, including one on a highway, one into a tree and two overturned vehicle accidents; 16 traumatic injuries, including one assault; four cases of overdose or poisoning; four allergic reactions; five responses to a ...

WATCH: Given Market's Volatility, Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze Shares 'Investing Checklist'

January 23, 2022

Peapack Private Wealth's David Dietze spoke live with FOX Business’ Charles Payne. Topic?  2022’s market has started out with great volatility – where do we go from here

 https://video.foxbusiness.com/v/6291314335001

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack Private provides comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice to ...

Lantern Hill Celebrates Five Years of Fun and Friendship

Residents and staff at Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living community in New Providence, N.J., always have a lot to celebrate. But on Sept. 20, 2021, the thriving campus was even more festive than usual, as everyone enthusiastically honored the community’s five-year anniversary with a champagne toast. The occasion marked an opportunity to reflect on how Lantern Hill has grown over the ...

Summit Real Estate Report - December, 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 December 2021.

Active ...

Outlook 2022: Stay the Course!

2021 has seen it all: Rising COVID cases, rising consumer prices, rising geopolitical tensions, rising commodity prices, and indeed rising stock prices.  Despite the uncertainty from two major COVID variants, the fastest increase in prices for decades, geopolitical stress over the Ukraine, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, investors who stayed the course have much to show for ...

Are You A Codependent Person?

As an addiction specialist, I am frequently asked the question, “Why do I need to be in therapy, it’s my (fill in the blank) who is the alcoholic/ addict”. Other times, I am asked by someone, “Am I a Codependent?”, or “What is Codependency?”.   January 2022, National Co-dependency Awareness Month, presents a timely opportunity to talk about ...

Mount St. Mary Academy's Director of School & College Counseling Presents at Winter Institutes of NYSACAC

Elizabeth Roper, Director of College & School Counseling at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, participated and presented at the Winter Institutes of NYSACAC (New York State Association of College Admission Counseling) on January 7 and 14. The events were hosted by Cornell University and Syracuse University, respectively, in a virtual format.

Ms. Roper presented with committee members ...

Home of the Week: 28 Stanford Place, Montclair NJ

You’ll find 28 Stanford Place in the desirable town of Montclair, a charming colonial on a corner lot. The first floor has a lot of character, featuring a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a den with a lot of natural light, a formal dining room, and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The second floor has three bedrooms including a master bedroom, ensuite. And it ...