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'RAD Kids' Program Continues to Grow; Fundraiser Set for Feb. 24 in Summit

February 20, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Begun two years ago by just a few families whose parents were seeking a safe space for their children to play and, according to group organizers, "meet other kids like them," 'RAD Kids' -- as the group is now known -- has become a safe space for gender-fluid children in North Jersey. 

“We’re now serving ...

Summit School District's 2018-19 Draft Budget Shows 2.6 Percent Increase; School Security, HIB Report and Summer Math Also Detailed at February Meeting

February 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A District draft budget update, the Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying presentation, and summer mathematics were all part of the agenda as the Summit Board of Education held its February meeting.

At the meeting, Summit Superintendent of Schools June Chang commented on security measures in place at the Hilltop City's schools, information that has ...

Alliance Latino Youth Leadership Conference Set for Feb. 23

MADISON, NJ - More than 100 students -- from Summit, Madison, Long Hill, New Providence and other neighboring communities, are already set to attend the Fourth Annual Alliance Latino Youth Leadership conference, which will be held February 23, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison.

The conference is open to all high school students of Latino heritage and ...

Leaky Ceiling Halts Summit H.S. Boys Basketball's Game at Hillside; Hilltopper Girls Drubbed by Roselle Catholic

February 20, 2018

HILLSIDE, NJ - First junior captain Malcolm Sidebottom rained down eight three's on Hillside, then the 'precipitation' actually started falling -- via a leaky ceiling in the Comets' gym.

The result was a game ended just 30 seconds into the third quarter with the Summit High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team leading 44-22. Or was the game suspended? Some ...

Slip and Slide By: Yorio's Late OT Three-Ball Seals Summit H. S. Girls Basketball's Wild Win Over GL, 59-56

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In a basketball game that offered up more twists and turns than the Olympic Sliding Center -- home to the bobsled, luge and skeleton competitions in PyeongChang -- the Summit High School Girls Basketball Team came from behind in regulation to tie Governor Livingston, then performed the same feat in Overtime to defeat the Highlanders, 59-56.

Freshman Annabella ...

'RAD Kids' Program Continues to Grow; Fundraiser Set for Feb. 24 in Summit

February 20, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Begun two years ago by just a few families whose parents were seeking a safe space for their children to play and, according to group organizers, "meet other kids like them," 'RAD Kids' -- as the group is now known -- has become a safe space for gender-fluid children in North Jersey. 

“We’re now serving ...

Saint Teresa's St. Patrick's Day Party Set for Mar. 2

SUMMIT, NJ - Other parties might just be green with envy.

Great music, food and fun will be enjoyed and had by all when Saint Teresa of Avila Church in Summit hosts its St. Patrick's Day celebration March 2, from 7 - 11 p.m., at The Grand Summit Hotel.

Set to perform is the McLean Avenue Band, presented courtesy of support from Investors Savings Bank, which masterfully ...

Bulldog Balladeers: Yale University's 'Spizzwinks(?)' Set to Perform in Summit Mar. 4

February 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Spizzwinks(?), a renown a capella group from Yale University, will headline the next installment of the St. John’s Summit Concert Series’ (SJSCS) fourth season on March 4, beginning at 3 p.m.

The Spizzwinks(?) follow in the footsteps of their contemporaries at Yale, the Baker’s Dozen, who performed in the Hilltop City as part of the ...

Lighting The Way

February 19, 2018

Rebecca Shamim, Margaret Strong, Linda Massengill, Beth Tulloch, Roberta Samuels, Barry Kirschner, Valerie Garcia, Mark Ozoroski, Barbara Romano, John Christmann, Karen Schneider, Pam Kuhn, Angela Sullivan, Francie Cho, Dave Bomgaars -- all part o The Annual Summit Luminary Fund Project -- gather to celebrate the more than $77,000 raised for local charities this year.

The ...

Touching All The Bases

Major League Baseball umpire Phil Cuzzi was the featured guest at Summit Junior Baseball hosted its first junior umpire training session.

Youth and their parents were treated to more than their fair share of knowledge on the art of umpiring and were also treated to a number of colorful MLB stories.

The Newark native and current Garden State resident has umpired in both the American and ...

Hearing The Call, Again: Military Vet’s Flag Flies at Summit Speech School

February 19, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summit Speech School was started in 1967 by May Gold and the Summit Junior League on the grounds of Overlook Hospital following the national outbreak of Rubella that caused deafness in 20,000 infants. The only non-public program in New Jersey dedicated to teaching deaf and hard of hearing children from birth through high school to listen and speak, the ...

Summit Junior League's Third Annual Trivia Night an Unquestioned Success

SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit's (JLS) third annual Trivia Night, which this featured an Olympic theme and attracted more than 200 participants, has raised nearly $15,000, with proceeds directly benefiting the local communities via through grants, scholarships, and projects, including JLS signature program GRACE, which helps to alleviate food ...

City-Hosted Open House Event Mar. 1 to Showcase Cornog Fieldhouse Renovations, Provide Update on Community Center Project

February 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Community members are invited to an open house at Cornog Fieldhouse at Memorial Field on March 1, from 7 - 9 p.m., an event that will enable residents to view renovations to the historic structure and also provide an update on the Summit Community Center expansion project.

Cornog Fieldhouse recently underwent a renovation that included a new ...

Summit Council Green Lights 'Hometown Heroes' Program

SUMMIT, NJ - The "Summit Hometown Heroes" program, which recognize and honor select local veterans by placing their names, images and dates of service of participants on banners displayed that will line City streets from Memorial Day through July 4, was approved by the Summit Common Council and wil be implemented in 2018.

The concept, which is already in place in neighboring New ...

Summit Students Display Artistic Treasures at Sixth Annual Overlook Exhibition

February 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Families packed Overlook Medical Center’s Bouras Auditorium to admire Summit Public Schools students’ contributions to the annual Summit School District Fine Art Exhibition.

The show, now in its sixth year at Overlook, runs through March 9 and features the artwork of Grades K - 12 Summit Public Schools Fine, Performing & Practical Arts ...

Summit's Christina Maurizi Among Oak Knoll Students Honored with Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

February 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Christina Maurizi, Class of 2018, is among a group of 11 Oak Knoll School student artists that took home honors in the 2018 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Competition. Maurizi claimed two 'Gold Key' Awards for her photos “Basketball Boy” and “Balloon Boy.” She also won three 'Silver Keys' in ...

Summit H.S. Two-Sport Standout Anna Turk Honored at NJ Girls & Women in Sports Day

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltopper soccer and lacrosse standout Anna Turk was selected to represent Summit High School at "Fair Play, Play IX," the celebration of the 32nd anniversary of National Girls & Women in Sports Day.

The event, sponsored by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), annually salutes the state’s ...

Summit's Radest Joins Neighboring Town Mayors at Annual Chamber Event

February 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A Suburban Chamber of Commerce's annual 'Meet The Mayors' event featured a roundtable that included Summit Mayor Nora Radest, New Providence Mayor Al Morgan and Berkeley Heights Mayor Robert Woodruff. Each shared their review of the state of their towns to attendees.

Radest echoed many of the themes she touched on in her recent ...

Connection Offers Red Cross Certification Classes Beginning Feb. 25

February 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection will host a series of American Red Cross classes for community members, current lifeguards, and those aspiring to be one, with all courses offered blended to combine online learning with on-site skill sessions.

Participants should plan to complete the initial online lessons of their training at least two days prior to their first on-site skills ...

Overlook Medical Center Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a program which recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.

Established in 2015, Perinatal Care Certification is awarded for a two-year period to Joint ...

Summit's Bob Hugin, Former Celgene CEO, Announces GOP Candidacy for U.S. Senate

February 14, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Joined by a crowd of approximately 100 largely enthusiastic Republican party insiders, Bob Hugin -- Summit resident and the former CEO and Chairman of Celgene -- announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Robert Menendez.

Hugin, who resigned from the Celgene on February 5 as executive chairman, was joined on ...

'HoleTop City'?: Bagel Steps Forward on Its Own Day, Joins Burger at Summit's Office Tavern Grill Feb. 9

February 8, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - In honor of "National Bagel Day" on February 9, The Office Tavern Grill in Summit -- along with Office Tavern Grill locations in Morristown and Ridgewood --  will be offering a one-day twist on its famed Crusty Garlic Bread Burger, with every Crusty Garlic Bread Burger at The Office Tavern Grill having the option to be served on a toasted ...

County Offers Grant Program to Help Stimulate Growth of Community Gardens

February 16, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - As part of the 'Plant a Seed' grants initiative, the Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program is now accepting applications for awards designed to start a community garden -- or to expand or improve an existing community garden.

The Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program is funded by the Freeholder Board with the goal of ...

Summit's Beacon UU Hosts 'Blessing of the Animals' Service Feb. 18

February 14, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Community members and their household pets are invited to Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) for a 'Blessing of the Animals' service on February 18, beginning at 11:15 a.m.

“All beloved creatures are welcome—from the pet snail to the family dog,” said Reverend Robin Tanner, minister of worship and outreach.

Summit's Temple Sinai Debuts 'Lunch & Learn' Events Beginning Mar. 4

SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai in Summit will host a series of 'Lunch and Learn' events beginning March 4. The informative and interactive events include:

Is Forgiveness Really Necessary? - Sunday, March 4, from 1:45 - 3 p.m.

An animated clip called “Landlord” from Hanan Harchol’s “Jewish Food for Thought” series will inspire a discussion on ...

Avelino & Hartlaub Attorney Offers Important Info for Real Estate Buyers, Sellers as Spring Market Approaches

February 13, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - As the active spring real estate market is rapidly approaching, there are important elements for both buyers and sellers alike to keep in mind, so says Matt Coppolecchia, Esq., specialist in Residential and Commercial Real Estate transactions at Summit-based Avelino & Hartlaub, LLP, a full-service law firm.

According to Coppolecchia, buyers need to remember the ...

Cavazini Dangler Team, Lear Bray Team Honored as Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty 2017 'Top Producers'

SUMMIT, NJ - Winifred “Winnie” Cavazini, Rosemary “Roey” Dangler, Becky Morano, Hallee Dangler and Karen Hendrie of the Cavazini Dangler Team, and Suzanne Lear and Jill Bray of the Lear Bray Team have been recognized by Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (PPSIR) by virtue of their ranking within the top ...

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Summit Fire Department Blotter

12/16/17 7:42 am     FD dispatched to DE FOREST AVENUE and MAPLE STREET for a strong odor of natural gas in area. On arrival found an outside odor of natural gas. PSEG was requested and responded to the scene. Readings of 7% natural gas were found in the manholes in the center of the intersection. CVS was checked and zero readings for natural gas were found. Summit FD was released ...

Summit Police Blotter

February 12, 2018

2/1 - At 0955 hours a report was taken for a theft of a street sign. The unlawful incident occurred between an unknown time frame on Pine Grove Avenue. Value of the street sign was not immediately available at the time of the report.

2/5 - Roberto C. Noel-Berman, 23, of Summit was arrested and charged with possession of CDS. Mr. Noel-Berman was released with a pending court date.

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Point View's Dietze, Petrides Tell LA Times How to Make Sense of Market's Volatility

February 20, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, along with the firm's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, comment in the Los Angeles Times on mistakes investors should avoid when the market heads south:

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The duo's advice is part of a piece ...

Assistance Programs Available for JCP&L Customers to Help with Winter Heating Bills

As the cold weather continues, financial assistance programs are available for Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers who need help with winter heating bills.

Assistance to qualifying JCP&L customers is available through the Lifeline, Universal Service Fund (USF), Weatherization, Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) and New Jersey SHARES programs.

Lifeline ...

Is FAANG Long in the Tooth?

Investors love to rally around a stock story. Today it’s all about the FAANG stocks. Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOG) are a major reason why the S&P 500 rallied so much in 2017. Mr. Market is convinced the FAANGs are impervious to a sell-off. “Its different this time” is ringing loud and clear, but will the outcome really be that ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  

 

The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...

Movies! Movies! Movies! - Three Ways to Enjoy Movies

Most people who use the Summit Free Public Library are familiar with our video collection: thousands of DVDs and nearly 800 BluRays -- and growing!

In addition to recent box-office hits and Hollywood classics, we have foreign films, anime, and musical performances from Aida to ZZ Top. Binge-watch a must-see TV series, discover a new one, or introduce your kids to your childhood ...