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Jefferson Gems

December 3, 2016

Tom DeMuro, a 34-year veteran of the Summit Public School District -- who performed a variety of roles, including teacher, counselor and mentor -- recently had a plaque honoring his service placed at Jefferson Elementary in the school's Peace Garden.

The retired guidance counselor was joined at the ceremony by two others who have been so honored, Diane Gleason, school ...

Two-Thirds of Summit Middle School Senior Leadership Team Set to Depart; Search on for Two Assistant Principals

December 3, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Carly Johnson and Nicholas Grimshaw, Assistant Principals at Summit's Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS), will both soon be departing for positions in other school districts.

Johnson, effective at the end of January of 2017, is leaving to join the Nutley Public Schools as grade K-12 Science Supervisor. She is the second key member of the Summit Public School ...

Outgoing Kent Place Head of School Susan Bosland Honored by School's Board of Trustees

SUMMIT, NJ - Susan C. Bosland, who is set to leave Kent Place School at the conclusion of the 2016-17 term after 18 years as its Head of School, was honored by the KPS Board of Trustees at its Annual Fund Leadership Council dinner at Baltustrol Golf Club. In October, the school announced that Jennifer C. Galambos, currently Assistant Head of School at The Bryn Mawr School ...

Summit High's Hannah Russo, Chris Heckelman Head Host of Hilltopper Harriers Earning Post-Season Honors

November 28, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Chris Heckelman, whose Union County title-winning race has fast become the stuff of legend, has been selected as Union County Conference Boys "Cross Country Runner of the Year" in a vote of the Conference's coaches.

Heckelman was also named First Team, All-Conference on the boys side, with Summit's Hannah Russo earning identical honors on the ...

No 'Speed' Limits: Summit U15 Girls Soccer Team Caps Juggernaut Journey with Championship Win

SUMMIT, NJ - In the fall of 2011, 'Summit Speed' was born.

Since that time, some players have come and gone, but the core of the team and coaches have stayed the same. The team includes hockey, lacrosse, and field hockey players, swimmers, cross country runners, gymnasts and dancers however, when they come together, they were nearly unbeatable at soccer, accumulating a career ...

Auditions for Summit Playhouse Production of 'Defiance' Set for Dec. 6-7

December 1, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Playhouse will stage John Patrick Shanley's 'Defiance' beginning in late February of 2017, and is set to host auditions for the production on December 6 - 7, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening, at the Summit Playhouse located at 10 New England Avenue. Callbacks will be held December 12. Sides will be provided for all actors ...

Ho, Ho, Ho in The Hilltop: Santa Arrives Dec. 3 to Join Mayor in Lighting Town Tree, Meet Summit Children

SUMMIT, NJ -Big Man in Red Suit -- check. Big Red Truck as 'Sled' -- check. Town Tree plunger ready - check. Hot chocolate as a winter warmer - check.

It appears Summit has made a list, and checked it twice, so for those who've been nice or even perhaps a bit naughty, the word is out -- Santa Claus is coming to town.

Organized by the Summit Area YMCA, the event is ...

Jazzed Up: Arboretum's Latest 'Pub' Night Dec. 10 to Feature Chanteuse Cyrille Aimee

November 28, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ – Vodka, latkes, and the jazz vocal of Cyrille Aimee. A triple-header of treats await guest to a special holiday version of Reeves-Reed Arboretum's 'Put the 'Pub' in Public Garden Series, which is set for December 10 at 7 p.m.

Crispy fried potato latkes and chilled vodka will warm up guests' palates, and Aimee will heat up the entertainment ...

The Spirit Rejoices: Concord Singers Winter Concert Set for Dec. 10

SUMMIT, NJ - The Concord Singers, a community women's chorus based in Summit, will present a concert of Holiday sacred and secular music entitled "The Spirit Rejoices''. Works by Bach and Elgar will be featured, as well as the Porpora Magnificat, accompanied by strings and continuo.  Arrangements of well-known spirituals, carols and Jewish songs will round out the ...

Jefferson Gems

December 3, 2016

Tom DeMuro, a 34-year veteran of the Summit Public School District -- who performed a variety of roles, including teacher, counselor and mentor -- recently had a plaque honoring his service placed at Jefferson Elementary in the school's Peace Garden.

The retired guidance counselor was joined at the ceremony by two others who have been so honored, Diane Gleason, school ...

Sage Advisors

Summit-based Point View Wealth Management's Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Claire Toth, and the firm's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, flank SAGE Eldercare's Executive Director, Angela Sullivan, as more than 200 supporters saluted five decades of SAGE's Meals on Wheels program.

At the celebration, which was held at Canoe Brook ...

In the Spirit of Giving, Summit's Student / Partner Alliance 'Family' Gives Back

December 1, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit-based Student / Partner Alliance (S/PA), which supports inner city high school students in New Jersey with private school tuition assistance and mentoring to increase their chances for college admission and scholarships, hosted their annual fall community service event at the Community FoodBank of NJ.

“This is a perfect time of year for the students to ...

League of Women Voters Honors Trio of Women, Including Local Resident Susan Lederman, at Gala Dec. 11

SUMMIT, NJ - The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Summit, Berkeley Heights, and New Providence will honor a trio of women -- local resident and past LMV U.S. President Susan Lederman, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, and New Providence teacher New Providence teacher Stephanie Hornstein -- with the League of Women Voters “Making Democracy Work” ...

Night Light: Summit Resident Takes Dim View of City's Nocturnal Illumination

December 2, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - What would you do if your second floor kitchen was lit up all night? By the City of Summit.

Hilltop City resident Tom Sulcer's Irving Place residence is next door to City-owned property and, according to Sulcer, in September the City installed new outdoor lights at the adjacent Housing Authority-controlled building. Problem is, the lights shine -- ...

Drivers Wanted: Summit Ridesharing Program Spurs Recruitment Event Dec. 1

SUMMIT, NJ - An event to recruit new Uber drivers will be held on December 1, from 6 - 8 p.m., in Summit Common Council Chambers at City Hall. Additional drivers are needed to work in the Summit area and provide service for residential commuters participating in the City’s new ridesharing pilot program.

Representatives from Uber will be available during the event to provide information, ...

Director, Cast Members to Attend Screening of 'The Hanji Box' Dec. 9

November 29, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Director Nora Jacobson and members of the cast and crew will attend the first area screening of "The Hanji Box," the story of a woman’s journey to understand her adopted Korean daughter’s birth culture and her encounter with a Korean artist who helps her on her way.

The program, hosted by The Film Society of Summit, will take place December 9 at MONDO ...

'Spirits' Lifted: Sculptor Hammond's Creations Highlight New Summit Public Art Installations

SUMMIT, NJ - Phyllis Baker Hammond's 'Streaming Spirits II', a large, multicolored piece that now graces lawn of the Summit Free Public Library, is one of several new installations this fall from The Mayor’s Partnership for Public Art, better known as Summit Public Art.

The group has recently installed several other visually exciting sculptures around Summit, found in ...

Oak Knoll Field Hockey Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Research

December 1, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Oak Knoll School’s Field Hockey team pooled their dedication, creativity and energies to raise $500 to benefit breast cancer research.

Throughout October, players wore pink laces to show their support and sold custom-designed field hockey baseball caps, with all proceeds benefiting the Breast Center at the St. Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care ...

Summit's Ethan Zucker Among 39 Reporters Chosen Worldwide for Scholastic Publications 'News Kids Press Corps'

SUMMIT, NJ - Fourteen-year-old Ethan Zucker, a Summit High School freshman who says he is "interested in the characteristics of leaders and how they form their agendas,” has been selected as one of 39 worldwide members of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.

The youth, ages 10 to 14, include U.S. journalists from 19 states and the District of Columbia, will report on current ...

Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park Speaks to Chamber Networking Breakfast Dec. 2

November 28, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park, sworn in as the County's chief law enforcement officer in June of 2013, will be the featured speaker at the Suburban Chamber of Commerce's December 2 Networking Breakfast.

Park oversees an office of 250 employees and an approximately $20 million annual budget, coordinating the law enforcement efforts of approximately ...

Hale and Hearty Soups Recalls Ready-to-Eat Chicken Chili Soup Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

November 25, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC - Brooklyn, NY-based Hale and Hearty Soups, LLC, . has recalled approximately 455 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken chili soup product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The ready-to-eat chicken chili soup product was produced and packaged on Nov. 9, 2016. The ...

Atlantic Health's #AskHer Campaign Sparks First-Ever Mammograms

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System has launched the #AskHer Campaign to encourage women to have a mammogram and has established a dedicated phone number and website in conjunction with a campaign to remind women to make breast health a priority.

Atlantic Health System established a dedicated phone number, 1-844-343-3540 and web site atlantichealth.org/askher, and added 1,200 ...

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Summit’s Unfortunate Message to Its Kindergarten Students

November 30, 2016

When we drop off our five-year old daughter at the public school where she currently attends kindergarten in Summit, New Jersey, she and her friends all appear quite similar. I see the same smiles, the same backpacks and the same level of excitement about learning. However, there is one difference among the students. Some of the children attend a full-day kindergarten program, while others, a ...

Summit Police Blotter

November 15, 2016

10/25 - Kali G. Villar, 36, of Bayonne was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Mr. Villar was released with a pending court date.

10/25 - At 1621 hours a report was taken for a theft. The incident occurred 10/22 between 1900-2300 hours at a business on Springfield Avenue. Taken from a custom “party planner box” were numerous envelopes that contained ...

Local Trade Union Leadership Offers Collective Support for Jersey Central Power & Light Reliability Project

December 3, 2016

Labor leaders from six International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) trade union chapters, who represent 11,000 members across New Jersey, including 1,000 from Monmouth County, today announced their support of Jersey Central Power & Light’s (JCP&L) Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP).  

“The MCRP represents a significant investment in critical ...

Observer PolitickerNJ Holds Forum on Obama's NJ Impact Dec. 9

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The first installment in the Top Minds Series presented by Observer PolitickerNJ and partially sponsored by TAPinto.net will feature  academics from all over New Jersey and their assessment of  “The Legacy of President Barack Obama in New Jersey.”  

How have Obama's two terms impacted the Garden State? The event slated ...

My Epic Beauty Fails

One day as I was looking around a high-end cosmetics store for a new lipstick, a “beauty expert” approached me and said that I was so stunning I should forget the lipstick, and get a lip plumper instead. At first I wondered why I needed a lip plumper if I was already so stunning. But then I thought, “Now here is someone wearing a badge that says, ‘beauty expert,’ so ...

Retirement Planning in the Gig Economy

Self-employed? Add one more responsibility to your to do list: managing your own retirement plan. Whether you work for yourself on the side, outside of your “real” job, or you are solely self-employed, you have options. As is the case with employer-provided plans, almost all of them allow you to deduct contributions now, avoid current tax on earnings, and take taxable distributions ...

Ain't That Grand?

'Tis The Season to Enjoy 'Off Peak' Pricing for Weddings and Special Events at Legendary Destination

The Grand Summit Hotel in prestigious Summit has been synonymous with high-end social events for more than 145 years. Long considered to be among the most prolific food and beverage programs in North Jersey, the culinary program strives to stay ahead of the latest trends under the direction of Executive Chef Charles Burke.

It has been an industry secret for years, that the best deals can be ...

Hair Matters

Dry Scalp?... RELAX

As we approach the time of year that can become hectic and sometimes stressful, finding time to relax and take care of "you" can become a bit of a challenge.  Also this time of year, many of us start  to experience a dry scalp. Did you know that in less than a half an hour a nice, soothing scalp massage can ease you through the stress of the season and ...

Getting a Handle on Thanksgiving

This year, on our National Day of Thanks, I would like to express my gratitude for having hands.

We typically don’t thank our body parts because they seldom leave us.  Most of us have not experienced unfortunate accidents or suffered the horrible consequences of war; tragic events  which might cause us to lose a limb.  

Most of us take our fingers and hands and elbows ...

JCP&L Conducting Thermovision Inspections to Help Enhance Customer Service Reliability

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is conducting thermovision inspections on 355 distribution circuits across northern and central New Jersey.  

JCP&L employees use thermographic cameras to detect potential problems on wires and other electrical equipment that cannot be observed during regular visual inspections.  The high-tech cameras are used to capture infrared ...