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 ...

Local Government Matters

September 15, 2021

After watching the League of Women Voters’ Candidate Debate for Common Council last week I wanted to address a comment made by Republican candidate Steven Spurr that illustrates a major difference between the two parties when it comes to governing. Spurr, in response to a question about what each candidate would do “to improve the environment for the businesses in Summit” as we ...

Weck's Summit Past Will Lead Summit Forward

Six months ago, I had the pleasure of sharing dinner with my very good friend, Bob Weck. He was anxious to inform me that he was seriously considering a run for Summit’s Common Council and asked my opinion. Without hesitation, I emphatically responded, “You have to run!” I write this letter to offer my unwavering support of Bob’s candidacy for Summit’s Ward 1 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

WATCH: Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze Weighs In on Market's September Slowdown

September 16, 2021

Peapack Private Wealth Management's David Dietze joined FOX Business’ Charles Payne live. Topic? As many strategists get more cautious, how should you handle your portfolio?

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

Kids Flaunt Art and Essay Contest launches for 2021

National Kids Flaunt 2021 Contest: 

Students Celebrate Their Unique Qualities and Build Empathy Skills  through Writing and Art Curriculum 

Bayonne, New  Jersey - September 13, 2021.  Don’t Hide it, Flaunt It (DHIFI), a New Jersey-based nonprofit organization, announces the kickoff of its national Kids Flaunt Contest ...

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 ...

How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...