My Endorsement of Andy Minegar for Common Council

September 27, 2021

I‘ve lived in Summit for 30 years and have been a building contractor here for 20 years. I am what you might refer to as an Independent. I have voted for Republicans and Democrats, and at the local level, I consider the individual running for office, not their party affiliation. What is most important in a local race is a person’s motivation for running, ...

Bob Weck Has Done and Will Continue to Do What's Best for Summit

Bob Weck should be elected as a member of Summit’s Common Council. Regardless of your political party affiliation or what you think about national politics, Bob Weck is the hands-down best candidate for Ward 1. He has a tremendous track record in Summit as a leader of people, as a manager of resources and as a problem solver. We know he is dedicated to our community. We know he is an ...

Minegar, Vartan, and Little: What you can expect from us

September 24, 2021

We’re a little over 6 weeks away from Election Day, November 2. Vote-by-mail ballots are likely to be in mailboxes soon, we have the opportunity for early voting this year, and we’re entering what is sometimes referred to as “silly season” when you get bombarded with communication from candidates up and down the ballot. 

We want to put those communications in ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, September 27

Delicious Heights Restaurant, Berkeley Heights, Berkeley Heights

Delicious Heights Restaurant, Berkeley Heights, ...

Food & Drink Giving Back


Tue, September 28, 11:00 AM

Gerald B. Green Plaza, Plainfield

Emergency Food Distribution Event

Food & Drink


Thu, September 30

Kendra Scott at The Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills

Kendra Scott Jewelry Happy Hour & Shopping Event ...

Giving Back

Summit Fire Department Blotter - July, 2021

In the month of July the Summit Fire Department responded to 233 calls for service, including: 

7/4/21 9:59PM: Automatic aid response for a reported structure fire in Springfield, NJ. Summit units  assisted on scene with overhaul. A modified signal 11 of off duty personnel was transmitted for station coverage while units operated out of town. 

7/6/21 11:59PM: Responded ...

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 ...

Lantern Hill Celebrates 5th Anniversary 

September 27, 2021

On September 20, Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living community in New Providence, New Jersey, celebrated its 5th anniversary with a champagne toast. At the festive event, residents and executive team members raised their glasses to Lantern Hill's five years of excellence in senior living. Other events during the month included themes days, concerts by talented residents, ...

WATCH: Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze Says Fed Has 'Not Been Knocked Off Its Course'

Peapack Private Wealth Mamangement's David Dietze appeared live with Amanda Lang of BNN Bloomberg, sharing real time analysis of the latest decision by the Federal Reserve and what it means for your portfolio:

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

Summit Real Estate Report - August, 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 August 2021.

Active Listings: ...

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 ...

Community Conversations: Back to School

Children have headed back into the classroom, so be sure to check out this Community Conversation with pediatrician Walter Rosenfeld, MD, chair of Pediatrics at Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, who shares what parents need to know as their kids return to in-person learning, how we’re helping make schools safer and the ...

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 ...

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If you notice Spotted Lanternfly eggs, it is important to remove the eggs or call your local Department of Agriculture to report your findings. To remove Spotted Lanternfly eggs yourself, complete the form on this page, and we will mail you a FREE Spotted Lanternfly Egg remover. Read below for a few tips for DIY egg removal:

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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 ...

Adding Text Marketing to Your Marketing Plans

This article is from SCORE Metro NJ. SCORE mentors are retired and active business professionals. We provide free and confidential business counseling and a variety of low-cost workshops to boost your business success. For more information visit

SMS Marketing for Small Businesses

Have you incorporated text marketing into your overall marketing ...

How To Work More Efficiently: 11 Tips From Entrepreneurs

What is your best tip to work more efficiently?

To help working professionals achieve better efficiency, we asked entrepreneurs and business professionals for their best insights. From working on things early to organizing by difficulty, there are several strategies that may help you work more efficiently for years to come. 

Here are 11 ways to work more efficiently:

Invest in ...

5 Proven Tips To Use Email For Marketing Your Holiday Promotions

You have created a killer holiday promotion -- now it’s time to let people know about it! Email for marketing is the perfect vehicle for your message, but, like all vehicles, you have to know how to drive it.

Sending an email is easy, right? You’ve probably sent or received one within the last 10 minutes. But sending out a promotional message along with millions of other companies ...

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 ...

I Am What I Am

I like to think I am comfortable to be around. But not too long ago my daughter asked me to take a personality test.

She clarified that she was interested to know my type. Apparently “well-adjusted” is not a clinically accepted category.

I am not a big fan of personality tests. These are the tests that categorize who you are through a series of statements about yourself to which ...