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Atlantic Medical Group to Participate in Nationwide 'Oncology Care Model' Initiative; Innovative Program Designed to Improve Care for Chemotherapy Patients

July 23, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has selected Atlantic Medical Group -- parent of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- and Atlantic Health System’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Centers as one of nearly 200 physician group practices and 17 health insurance companies to participate in a ...

Summit Superintendent of Schools Praises District Progress in Meeting Board Goals

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit’s public schools generally have made progress in meeting Board of Education goals set for the 2015-16, according to a report by Superintendent of Schools June Chang at the Board’s July meeting.

The first goal was to increase the number / percentage of students taking SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and / or ACT (American College Test) year-over-year from ...

Quintet of Student EMS Volunteers Earn Scholarship Awards

SUMMIT, NJ - Five Junior Members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad -- Margaret Burd, Emily Donohue, Brendan Kaelin, Catherine Mennig, Margaret Burd, and Alexandra Pohl -- are recipients if this year’s Alice Nichols Memorial Scholarship.

Donohue, Kaelin and Mennig graduated from Summit High School, while Burd and Pohl both graduated from Oak ...

Summit Superintendent of Schools Praises District Progress in Meeting Board Goals

July 23, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit’s public schools generally have made progress in meeting Board of Education goals set for the 2015-16, according to a report by Superintendent of Schools June Chang at the Board’s July meeting.

The first goal was to increase the number / percentage of students taking SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and / or ACT (American College Test) year-over-year from ...

Three Summit H.S. Seniors Selected to Receive Fortnightly Club Scholarship Awards

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School seniors Emani Miles, Karen Arias and Stephanie Chaves have been named recipients of The Fortnightly Club Scholarship Awards for 2016; The Fortnightly Club of Summit is a women's group dedicated to volunteerism, fundraising, community service and outreach. 

 

Miles was awarded The Sherry Rawson Scholarship, presented in memory of Sherry Rawson -- ...

Dynamic Class of 2016 Celebrated at Summit H.S. Graduation

SUMMIT, NJ - They had more National Merit Scholar Finalists than any class in Summit High School history. They won myriad performing arts accolades, took home a slew of Speech and Debate hardware, and their sports teams filled the trophy cabinet outside the campus' Main Gym.

 

They are the Summit High School Class of 2016, and they have now officially set foot on the next stage of ...

SJBB's Tigers Can't Be Tamed, Take Regular Season, Playoff Titles

July 22, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The 'Auburn Tigers' team has claimed the Summit Junior Baseball (SJBB) League championship, winning the title game 7-1.

 

The squad, comprised of 7th and 8th graders, also won the regular season trophy after finishing the Suburban League season 10-2, a full three games ahead of the second place team.

 

During the regular season, they scored 114 runs ...

After Decade-Plus of Heavy Use, Summit High School's Stadium Field Receiving New Turf Playing Surface

SUMMIT, NJ - Investors Bank Field is getting a makeover.

The City is three-weeks into a six-week project to install new artificial turf on the main / lower stadium field at Tatlock Park, replacing the old surface which was 12 years old.

“The life expectancy for turf is about 10 years. Our particular turf was older than that, and used extensively,” said Director of Community ...

Summit High School's Andrew Chase, Corey McManus Named US Lacrosse All-Americans

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team midfielder Andrew Chase and junior attack Corey McManus have been named 2016 US Lacrosse All-Americans.

Senior captain Chase, who is headed to Lafayette College and will play for the the Leopards, scored 36 goals and added 19 assists to total 55 points. He scored four goals in a game twice for the Hilltoppers during the 2016 ...

Happy Feet: The Connection Celebrates National Dance Day July 30

July 22, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection for Women and Families is is offering a day of dance for all ages July 30 to celebrate "National Dance Day," launched in 2010 by So You Think You Can Dance co-creator -- and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president -- Nigel Lythgoe.

"National Dance Day" is an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July, and is the ...

OKS Teacher Cardell's Work Featured at Summit Gallery Beginning July 21

SUMMIT, NJ - The artwork of Will Cardell, Oak Knoll School's creative arts director, will be displayed at Summit's Talis Gallery beginning with an opening reception July 21, from 5-7 p.m., and continuing through Labor Day.

Cardell, of Summit, who teaches arts courses at the all-girls middle and high school, will have five landscape works featured in the ...

'Hot Summer Night Concert' July 26 Welcomes Non-Profits to Summit's Village Green

SUMMIT, NJ - The "Hot Summer Nights Concert Series" will host its annual 'Community Night' welcoming myriad non-profit organizations to the Village Green on July 26, with the  organizations sharing share their missions with members of the Summit community.

The event begins at 7 p.m., with Total Soul on the main stage.

“Community night is a great ...

St. John’s Summit Concert Series Presents Its Third Season of Music

July 10, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The St. John's Summit Concert Series (SJSCS) has announced the lineup of performances for the 2016-17 season, the third for the concert series, which will include four shows beginning in October, 2016.

Series organizers will continue SJSCS’ tradition of bringing award-winning musicians to a community-based venue, designed to give patrons an ...

Junior League of Summit Partners with Central Church to Host 'No Kid Hungry' Food Drive July 26

July 18, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - As part of the upcoming "Community Night"' on July 26, the Junior League of Summit (JLS) -- in conjunction with Central Presbyterian Church -- will be hold a food drive to benefit 'No Kid Hungry in 07901,' a collaborative initiative among Summit's social service organizations and houses of worship to provide groceries and advocacy for the Hilltop ...

Summit's Greg Lewis Named to Imagine Board of Trustees

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit resident Greg Lewis has joined the Board of Trustees of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss. Prior to joining Imagine, Lewis sat on the Board of Trustees for Family Lives On, a national non-profit that supports grieving children and families.

“After the passing of my father, who had a very short illness, I was encouraged to volunteer ...

Summit Area Public Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $265,500

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) recently awarded grants totaling in excess of $265,000 to 18 local nonprofit service providers. The grants will help pay for projects and purchases benefiting people with special needs, civic and community projects, education and the arts, and the elderly.

SAPF is supported entirely by private donations and bequests. In turn, the ...

Quintet of Student EMS Volunteers Earn Scholarship Awards

July 22, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Five Junior Members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad -- Margaret Burd, Emily Donohue, Brendan Kaelin, Catherine Mennig, Margaret Burd, and Alexandra Pohl -- are recipients if this year’s Alice Nichols Memorial Scholarship.

Donohue, Kaelin and Mennig graduated from Summit High School, while Burd and Pohl both graduated from Oak ...

Clarke Joins Visual Arts Center of NJ as Studio School Director

July 20, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Libby Clarke, former Assistant Professor at The New York College of Technology in Brooklyn, has joined the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey as Director of the Studio School.

Clarke is an accomplished artist, whose work is exhibited in collections nationwide in notable institutions such as Yale University and the Library of Congress. She holds a B.A. in French and a B.F.A. in ...

Blurring Fiction and Reality, Kerwick's 'Lipstick and Other Stories' Exhibited at Art Center July 22

SUMMIT, NJ - The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will open its newest exhibition, Jill Kerwick: Lipstick and Other Stories, July 22. Kerwick’s ingenius digital collages resemble film stills -- part fantasy, part science fiction, and part fairy tale -- and feature strangely serene female characters and giant animals in bucolic landscapes or domestic spaces.

The artist herself describes ...

Three Mainstage Productions Highlight Dreamcatcher's 2016-17 Season Lineup

SUMMIT, NJ - Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has announced its 2016-17 season, with the professional company bringing three productions, including two New Jersey premieres, to the stage in addition to improvisational comedy, new play readings, a holiday variety show and many programs for seniors and students.

Dreamcatcher’s fall mainstage production is "The How and the Why," ...

City Issues Summit Commuter Alert, Transportation Information for Upcoming PGA Championship

July 22, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - A commuter alert for the week July 25 - 31 has been issued by the City in connection with the upcoming PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club.

Railroad Avenue -- on the Broad Street side of the Summit Train Station between Summit Avenue and Maple Street -- will be closed to all traffic.

The Railroad Avenue taxi stand will be temporarily relocated to Union Place near Maple ...

City Asks Citizens to Participate in Master Plan-Related Retail and Entertainment Survey

SUMMIT, NJ -  The City, as part of it re:Vision Master Plan re-examination, has launched an online survey centering on retail and entertainment options in Summit.

 

The survey, currently live online, will remain open until August 12. All citizens are invited and encouraged to participate in taking the survey at courbanize.com.

“The purpose of the survey is to ...

Bridge the Gap: City Asks Residents to Contact Governor, Other State Elected Officials

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit is asking residents to call or e-mail Governor Chris Christie and other state elected officials by July 15, expressing their support for putting the Morris Avenue Bridge replacement project on a list of essential projects that will be completed with remaining Transportation Trust Fund funds.

“It is imperative that our elected officials hear that ...

A Giving Group

July 23, 2016

Meals on Wheels staff member Rob Pullan and former Summit mayor Jordan Glatt were in attendance at SAGE Eldercare’s annual luncheon held at The Grand Summit Hotel.

Honoring 50 years of Meals on Wheels at SAGE, the event was dedicated to Joan Hoffmann, a 47-year SAGE Eldercare volunteer, who passed away in early 2016. She was the longest serving Meals on Wheels volunteer in United ...

Dogged Determination

Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan congratulates Mansfield Township Police Officer Gregory Zytko and K-9 Jax, New Jersey Park Police Officer Rolando Rodriguez and K-9 Cabo, Union County Sheriff’s Officer Ashley Current and K-9 Sam, New Jersey Park Police Officer Karl Mott and K-9 Kelly, and New Jersey Park Police Officer Kenneth Kriete and K-9 Zico on graduating the Union County’s ...

Scouts with Honor

Summit Boy Scout Troop 67 and Troop Master Karl Hersch participated in the Fourth of July flag raising at Soldier's Memorial Field to kick-off Summit's July Fourth celebrations.

 

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Regal Bank Receives NJ Bankers Silver Award for Community Service

July 16, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Regal Bank, a full-service community bank headquartered in Livingston with branch offices in Summit, Livingston, Roseland, Florham Park, Millburn, West Orange, Somerset, and Springfield, has been selected to receive a Silver Award in the New Jersey Bankers Association (NJBankers) Community Service Award Program.

 

Regal Bank received the Silver Award based on its many ...

Everybody's Got a Hungry Heart: Office Tavern Grill Comes Home with Garden State Road Trip Menu

June 28, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The Office Tavern Grill in Summit is going back to its Jersey roots, launching the Garden State edition of the Road Trip USA menu.

 

Since the reinvented relaunch of this iconic New Jersey restaurant brand, The Office Tavern Grill’s Road Trip USA menu has been traveling diners all across the U.S. by showcasing traditional, state-specific dishes and drinks on this ...

Atlantic Medical Group to Participate in Nationwide 'Oncology Care Model' Initiative; Innovative Program Designed to Improve Care for Chemotherapy Patients

July 23, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has selected Atlantic Medical Group -- parent of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- and Atlantic Health System’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Centers as one of nearly 200 physician group practices and 17 health insurance companies to participate in a ...

Man Charged with First-Degree Murder in Double Homicide Stabbing in Springfield

June 28, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A man has been charged with fatally stabbing his mother and grandfather in a Springfield home they shared, according to details released Tuesday by acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Springfield Police Chief John Cook.

James Brown, 27, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and three related weapons offenses in connection with the ...

Quintet of Student EMS Volunteers Earn Scholarship Awards

July 22, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Five Junior Members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad -- Margaret Burd, Emily Donohue, Brendan Kaelin, Catherine Mennig, Margaret Burd, and Alexandra Pohl -- are recipients if this year’s Alice Nichols Memorial Scholarship.

Donohue, Kaelin and Mennig graduated from Summit High School, while Burd and Pohl both graduated from Oak ...

Ninety-One Years Young, Former Chief Formichella Pays Visit to Summit P.D. Headquarters

SUMMIT, NJ - Two generations of Summit Police Chiefs connected when former Chief Frank Formichella, who served as the Department's executive officer from 1978 - 1986, connected with current Chief Robert Weck.

 

Formichella, the City’s tenth Chief of Police, returned for a tour of Headquarters and a meeting with Weck while in the area to visit his ...

Second Annual Summit P.D., PBA Local 55 'CommUnity Cares' Food Drive Doubles Year One Collection Totals

SUMMIT, NJ - The second annual “Summit CommUnity Cares” food drive has resulted in more than 700 pounds of food collected for food insecure families in Union County.  Summit Police Chief Robert Weck and members of the Summit Police Department, along with Summit Policeman's Benevolent Association Local #55 and members of the Summit Police Department joined ...

Two KW Summit Teams Earn Spots on Prestigious REAL Trends' 'The Thousand' Rankings

July 3, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Two Keller Williams Premier Properties of Summit / Short Hills Teams -- The Sue Adler Group and The Elaine Pruzon Team -- have been ranked in the elite REAL Trends "The Thousand" Realtor Rankings. Published in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, the 11th annual "The Thousand" list of America’s top 1,000 real estate sales professionals and ...

Reverend Noelle Kirchner Joins Central Presbyterian Church as Parish Associate

July 2, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Reverend Noelle Kirchner has joined Central Presbyterian Church in Summit as Parish Associate. Kirchner comes to Central Church after serving as Associate Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell and, most recently, as Parish Associate at the Presbyterian Church at New Providence.

Kirchner's interests include worship leadership and family ministry, and she ...

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Summit Downtown Inc. Contributions

July 14, 2016

Let me be Clear about the Downtown Improvement Project that will be starting soon. I have been Involved with this Entire Project from Day one as Chairman Of SDI. City Officials and SDI meet Monthly to Address ALL Issues Concerning the Downtown and the Current Project Ahead.

 

City Planners came up with the Plan for the D/T Project beginning with the Up - Grade to all the Crosswalks, ...

I Want to Bring Fresh Ideas and Positive Solutions to Summit

July 22, 2016

Hello Summit,

I am Steve Bowman and I am excited to share with you that I am running for Common Council for Ward 2. I love the City of Summit and feel we can do so much more. I am concerned about the issues facing Summit and want to address them as a Council Member. Having recently sold my small business brokerage firm, I am ready for my next challenge and I feel a call to civic service.

Upcoming Events

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Blue Water Art Exhibit at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

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Summit Police Blotter

July 21, 2016

7/1 - At 1321 hours a theft report was taken for a business on DeForest Avenue. The manager reports that the incident occurred on 6/30 where a female wearing a pink flowered dress and a sweater, entered the business and removed 56 bottles of nail polish. The total value of the items stolen was approximately $504.00.

7/8 - Roy Palmer, Jr., 49, of Chicago, Illinois was arrested on a contempt of ...

Press Releases

Audio: Point View's Dietze Tells The Journal 'Don't Game Your Portfolio' Based on Election

July 23, 2016

Point View Wealth Management Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, speaks live to the Wall Street Journal on how the political campaigns may affect the markets:

 

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Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to ...

STRYXE Wows Customers with New Summer Menu

MADISON, NJ - STRYXE in Madison continues to surprise guests with culinary inspirations typical of a top New York restaurant, featured within a boutique style entertainment venue located at 300 Main Street with Chef Rolf's new summer menu.

"Customers are starting to understand what and who we are. Great bowling and state of the art entertainment for sure, with ...

When Smart Women Watch Stupid Television

“Hey honey, what time...” began my husband.

“Sssh, not now.” I replied.  “My show is on!” He glanced at the TV to see what I was watching, shook his head, and left the room muttering something sarcastic that sounded like, "Wow, I really hope she says yes to the dress."

It was true.  I had a stupid TV obsession.  I like ...

Healthcare Stocks Under Pressure: Opportunity Knocking?

Healthcare care stocks had been one of the best performing sectors for years, but that performance came to a halt last year as concerns in the sector have moved into the spotlight. The issues pressuring the stocks are not new, yet the worries have been further ignited by increased attention from the media and from politicians on the campaign trail.  

Controls over drug pricing are ...

The Floor Plan

If You CAN Stand the Heat...

That's right - get in the kitchen... what many people widely acknowledge is the most important room in their house.

 

It's where their day begins. It is the center of their day-to-day living.

 

From a design perspective, kitchens were traditionally darker spaces with heavy cabinetry, but that has now morphed to a trend which sees lighter, more airy spaces ...

Ain't That Grand?

Long-Term Employees are Framework of Our Small Town Vibe

The ownership group and management team at The Grand Summit Hotel in prestigious Summit take great pride in the loyalty employees have shown to the grand ole hotel for many years.

 

At a time in business when people change companies every two or three years, many of the hotels managers and employees exceed a decade years of service. This loyalty alone -- for any company -- would be ...

Pokémon Politics Go!

As a rule I stay away from popular fads.  Politics included.

 

I find my views on the latest crazy trends that are sweeping the nation are usually wrong and completely out of touch with reality.  

 

For example, for years I have been predicting the imminent demise of cell phones and the internet.

 

Which is why it seems only appropriate that I expound on ...