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 ...

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 ...

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

February 17, 2018

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 ...

Summit H.S. Boys Swimming Beats SP-F 103-67, Claims State Sectional Crown

PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Emphatically reversing the result from a year ago, the Summit High School Boys Swim Team defeated Scotch Plains-Fanwood 103-67 to win the NJSIAA North 2, Group B Sectional Championship at the Raritan Bay YMCA.

Despite Summit having several top performers recovering from the flu, Hilltopper Head Coach Luke Piede juggled the line-up and saw his ...

Act Fast: Annual Summit H.S. Track & Field, XC Fundraiser Set for Mar. 2

February 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Friends Advancing Summit Schools’ Track and Cross Country Teams (FASTACT) will host its second annual fundraising event March 2, from 7 - 11 p.m., at the Summit Elks Club.

Dinner from Village Trattoria, beer, wine and cocktails, along with an appearance from international champion magician Will Fern will highlight the evening. Admission is $75 per per person, with ...

Story of Social Change 'Bar Bahar' Screens Feb. 23

SUMMIT, NJ - The area premiere of "Bar Bahar" ('In Between') a taboo-breaking film by first-time director Maysaloun Hamoud centering on three Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv, will be held February 23, beginning at 8 p.m. The film is in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.

Hosted by the Film Society of Summit, “Bar ...

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 ...

Overlook Medical Center Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

February 18, 2018

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 ...

Atlantic Health, Five Additional NJ Hospital Systems Partner to Form 'Healthcare Transformation Consortium'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Recently, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase announced they were joining forces to reduce healthcare costs. Now six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System -- parent corporation of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- have been working on the same goal, and have formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand ...

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 ...

Suspect in Newark Homicide Apparently Shoots Self After Vehicle Chase Ends in Summit

February 6, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A suspect in a shooting that claimed the life of a Newark woman apparently shot himself after a police pursuit ended in the vicinity of Overlook Medical Center in Summit.

According to abc7ny,com, the woman -- 28-year-old Tiffany Wilson -- was discovered deceased in a vehicle in Newark, and a dark-colored Sport Utility Vehicle was seen speeding away from the scene.

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

February 16, 2018

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 ...

Video: Point View's Deitze Tell CNBC Fed is 'On Track' for March Rate Hike

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on CNBC on how to position your portfolio despite more volatility:

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive ...

Doing Well While Doing Good

The new tax law is predicted to reduce significantly the number of taxpayers who itemize deductions.  That has some concerned about charitable giving. There are ways for taxpayers who do not itemize deductions to give to charity and still receive some tax benefits.

Give from your IRA. Those aged 70-1/2 or older, who must take required minimum distributions from retirement accounts, can ...


AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

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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 ...