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Congressman Lance Speaks at American Legion Jersey Boys State

June 18, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) returned to the place where he started his political career Sunday, the podium at American Legion Jersey Boys State.

The 1969 delegate of the nationwide government-in-action program spoke to the nearly 1,000 rising senior boys at Rider University, professing his love for the program that launched his government ...

Super Volcanoes to Shakespeare, Union County 4-H Students Demonstrate Wide Range of Knowledge

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Students the Union County 4-H program traveled to New Brunswick last Saturday to participate in the annual statewide 4-H Public Speaking Contest at Rutgers University.

Each student spoke at length on a topic of their choice and were recognized with “Very Good,” “Excellent” and “Best in Room” awards.

Pictured from (left-right): James ...

Riders Deliver Hope for DIPG Research at Bikers for Brooke

FIGHT -- For Kids Battling Now, For Kids Who Survived, For Kids Who Will Battle, and Kids Taken Too Soon

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Sunday marked the fifth annual Bikers for Brooke fundraising event, hosted by the Brooke Healey Foundation, in Berkeley Heights, for the purpose of bringing awareness to Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). DIPG are rare and aggressive brain tumors, ...

Family Searching for Lost Parakeet Believed to be Adopted by Someone Else at Pet Store

On May 31 our beloved adopted parakeet Pablo slipped out of our garage door. Our friends and family have searched all over for him.

 He has a partner, Sunny, who is devastated he's gone — along with five young babies  — not to mention a 9-year-old girl who adores and cries for him every night. 

Amazingly, we found out that he was ...

NJ Attorney General Honors Fallen Police Officer from Somerville with Community Grant Program

TRENTON, NJ – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino has announced creation of the “Detective Matthew L. Tarentino Community Policing Grant Program,” to provide grants to police departments for innovative programs aimed at fostering strong police-community relations.

The program is named in honor of Tarentino, a Somerville resident and Summit police officer who epitomized ...

Gofundme Campaign Seeks to Raise Money for Guidetti Family

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Victor Guidetti III, of Berkeley Heights, was killed Sunday, June 11, while riding his motorcycle. A memorial has been set up near the scene of the accident on Valley Road in Gillette. Mr. Guidetti was married to Stephanie and they had two sons, Victor IV, 17, and Wyatt, 9.

A family member has created a gofundme campaign to “help Stefanie raise her young ...

Transformative Teens

Philanthropy took on new meaning for teens from the Overlook community as they learned how a nonprofit board functions, worked through the grant process, and raised funds for their chosen cause. Student representatives from 13 area high schools served as members of the Overlook Foundation Junior Board for the 2016-17 school year, which culminated in their awarding of a $40,000 ...

Summit / New Providence Rotary Club Awards Scholarships to Two New Providence High School Seniors

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Two students from New Providence High School  received scholarships from the Summit / New Providence Rotary Club.

Sara Costa and Arnina Zeng were among seven seniors at New Providence and Summit High schools awarded a total of $20,000 in scholarships from the Rotary Club at its June 5 meeting.

This is the 81st year that the Summit / New Providence club ...

Summit's Family Promise Launches Home Ownership Pilot Program for Homeless Families in Three, Out-of-State Markets

SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based national non-profit with a mission to help homeless families achieve sustainable independence, has launched announces the 'Partners in Housing' program, designed as an innovative solution to assist families experiencing homelessness the opportunity to transition quickly to owning homes of their ...

Bikers for Brooke to Raise Awareness and Funds to Fight Pediatric Brain Cancer

June 11 Motorcycle Run & Family Fun event to benefit The Brooke Healey Foundation

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 5th annual Bikers for Brooke Motorcycle Run & Family Fun day will be held on June 11, 2017. The event benefits The Brooke Healey Foundation, which exists in honor of 5-year-old Brooke Healey of New Providence, who, in 2013, lost an 8-month battle with Diffuse Intrinsic ...

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Summit Area YMCA Launches New Mobile App

June 22, 2017

When it comes to accessing the Summit Area YMCA’s programs and services, it is important that we provide the most efficient, user-friendly experience for our members and community.  We listened to your feedback and have enhanced the customer experience to better suit your needs. With this in mind, the Summit Area YMCA is  launching its new mobile app for Apple and Android which ...