TOP LOCAL NEWS

Area Jewelry Store Robbed: 'They put a gun to my head'

July 28, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Three armed black males robbed Crescent Jewelers at gunpoint on Main Street in Chatham just before noon on Thursday, making an escape in a gray or silver Jeep Cherokee, according to Chatham Borough Police.

"They put a gun to my head, duct-taped me and robbed," Jillian Prisco, one of the proprietors, said. "I was the only person there. I was only open ...

Visual Arts Center of NJ Adds Additional Week of Kids Art Camp Aug. 29 - Sept. 2

SUMMIT, NJ - The Art Center has opened up an extra week of Art Camp -- "Creative Exploration Intensive" -- for kids 5-15 focused on individualized creative exploration. The innovative week will focus on the creative cycle, emphasizing how each child can do creative, investigative work at home and school. 

Children and teens of all skill levels will explore, create and ...

Atlantic Health System Appoints Lawrence Harrison, MD Chief of Atlantic Surgical Oncology

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System has named Lawrence Harrison, MD to the Atlantic Medical Group staff of the Carol G. Simon Cancer Centers at both Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center in Summit. Dr. Harrison is a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist who will serve as chief of a new Atlantic Medical Group specialty practice, Atlantic Surgical Oncology.

He joins ...

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 and / or ACT (American College Test) year-over-year from 2014-15 to 2015-16, ...

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 -- ...

Inaugural Hilltopper Girls Soccer Camp a Success

July 26, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The first Hilltopper Girls Soccer Camp, led by Summit High School Girls Varsity Soccer Head Coach Gary Healey met all its objectives, according to the Maroon & White's man at the helm.

According to Healey the camp, that featured a staff which included new varsity assistant Matt Carder and varsity players Leila Esposito, Mary Nelson, Carly Space and Anna ...

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

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 ...

Residents, Non-Profits Come Out En Masse as Summit's 'Community Night' Showcases Best of Hilltop City

July 28, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Children in firefighter hats sprinted past the concert stage. Volunteers at information booths danced to a rendition of Uptown Funk. Spirited young boys faced off against a member of the local wrestling club.

These Summit residents joined an estimated 1,500 others at the Village Green July 26 to celebrate “Community Night” as part of the town’s ...

Summit's 'National Night Out Against Crime' Set for Aug. 2

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit's "National Night Out Against Crime (NNO)," part of a nationwide program that was introduced in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch in an effort to heighten awareness and strengthen participation in local anti-crime efforts, will take place August 2 on the Village Green beginning at  6 p.m.

Summit will join thousands of communities across the ...

Here Comes the Sun: Kids Ages 7-12 Invited to Solar STEAM Workshop at The Connection

SUMMIT, NJ - For three sun-soaked summer mornings -- on August 22 - 24 from 9 a.m. -12  p.m.,  children ages 7-12 will delve into the sizzling-hot Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematical (STEAM) applications of solar heat at The Connection for Women and Families.

Participants will channel the August sun into hours of fun and wonder, participating in ...

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 ...

Former Mayor Long Inspiration for PGA Championship Game Fundraiser; Deadline to Register is Midnight on July 27

July 26, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The Allgood Network, a platform that allows for anyone to raise money through the power of games surrounding pop culture and sporting events, is hosting a special fundraiser in the name of former Hilltop City Mayor Walter Long.

The PGA Championship-themed game, in which players select one player from each of the six "flights" or groups, will see its proceeds benefit the ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Visual Arts Center of NJ Adds Additional Week of Kids Art Camp Aug. 29 - Sept. 2

July 28, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The Art Center has opened up an extra week of Art Camp -- "Creative Exploration Intensive" -- for kids 5-15 focused on individualized creative exploration. The innovative week will focus on the creative cycle, emphasizing how each child can do creative, investigative work at home and school. 

Children and teens of all skill levels will explore, create and ...

Clarke Joins Visual Arts Center of NJ as Studio School Director

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 ...

Summit Council Approves Park Line Agreement with State; Mayor Radest, Naidu Question Timing of Approval, Details of Pact

July 27, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ—The Summit Common Council, at its second July meeting, approved an agreement with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) granting a license to the city for a 1.2-mile stretch of land along a former railroad right-of-way to be used for the Summit Park Line greenway.

According to First Ward Councilman Robert Rubino, who has spearheaded the project on the ...

Drought Watch Issued for Northern NJ

TRENTON, NJ - As a result of continued dry weather, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a water supply drought watch for most of northern New Jersey.

The DEP is urging residents in the affected areas to voluntarily conserve water and for the rest of the state to practice wise water use due to continued dry weather that is impacting levels in reservoirs, lakes, ...

Anti-Fraud Toolkit to Protect Seniors Now Available

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents, especially seniors, now have a new weapon against fraud and scams with the Anti-Fraud Toolkit, an online information hub created by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

The Toolkit includes an email alert network for sharing up-to-date news about the latest fraud incidents in New Jersey, especially those affecting seniors. It includes ...

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 ...

Ace of a Burger Offer, Opportunity to Join 'The Army' Highlight Office Tavern Grill in Summit's PGA-Themed Promotions

July 25, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - While thousands of golf fans will pack the galleries, lining the lush fairways of Baltusrol Golf Club during the PGA Championship, many others will follow the best players in the world at a local watering hole or from the comfort of their own couch.

Wherever links aficionados will be stationed during the final round of golf's final major -- ...

Atlantic Health System Appoints Lawrence Harrison, MD Chief of Atlantic Surgical Oncology

July 28, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System has named Lawrence Harrison, MD to the Atlantic Medical Group staff of the Carol G. Simon Cancer Centers at both Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center in Summit. Dr. Harrison is a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist who will serve as chief of a new Atlantic Medical Group specialty practice, Atlantic Surgical Oncology.

He joins ...

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 ...

Summit's 'National Night Out Against Crime' Set for Aug. 2

July 26, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit's "National Night Out Against Crime (NNO)," part of a nationwide program that was introduced in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch in an effort to heighten awareness and strengthen participation in local anti-crime efforts, will take place August 2 on the Village Green beginning at  6 p.m.

Summit will join thousands of communities across the ...

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad's Dave Schempp Receives Overlook EMS Excellence Award

SUMMIT, NJ - David Schempp, a 15-year member of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS), has been honored with Overlook Medical Center's 2016 EMS Excellence Award.

Schempp was among the many who witnessed the Squad in action on September 11, 2001 and stepped forward to offer help. He initially thought that gardening or mowing the lawn would be his ...

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 ...

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

Fri, July 29, 10:00 AM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Blue Water Art Exhibit at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, July 30, 9:00 AM

The Connection, Summit

National Dance Day Celebration

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, July 30, 9:00 AM

The Connection, Summit

National Dance Day Celebration

Arts & Entertainment

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

Video: Point View's Petrides on Facebook's 'Home Run Quarter'

July 28, 2016

Point View Wealth Management’s Managing Director, John Petrides, live on FOX Business discussing Facebook’s earnings results:

 

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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 develop and achieve their financial ...

New List of Non-Profits Being Compiled by Suburban Chamber

The Suburban Chamber of Commerce is producing the 2016 list of non-profits, which will be published on line and in The Collection magazine in late August. It will feature contact information of Summit, New Providence and Berkeley organizations and non-profit agencies. Many local organizations have already updated their information.

However, if your organization has not already been ...

Burial at Sea

As I plugged my phone into the outlet next to a shelf in the hotel bathroom, I had a fleeting thought that it was sort of an odd place for an outlet.  That was actually the last thought I had before my phone slipped out of my hands and fell directly below the shelf…

Into the toilet.

The good news was, the water in the toilet was clean.

The bad news was, it was still water.

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 ...

Hot Wings & Cold Beer

Come into Tito's Burritos & Wings in Summit and yell "Fore!" at any time during the PGA Championship Thurs-Sunday, July 28-31, and receive 20% off of your order, plus:

Get your cold beer delivered directly to your table for free from The Wine List of Summit when you call between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Here's how to tee up your perfect ...

Hair Matters

Brushing It Up

We believe that most of us have a drawer or two full of brushes from who knows when.  Knowing which brushes are designed to achieve the style you want may help you clean out those drawers and downsize to a few brushes that can get the job done right!

Lets start with the basics.  A PADDLE brush is great for detangling and blow drying large sections of hair at a ...

Ain't That Grand?

A Warm, Familiar Welcome

It has always been a hallmark of independent hotels to retain long-term staff and The Grand Summit Hotel in Summit is at the forefront of that history.

A repeat guest looks for the warmth and comfort that comes from a familiar face when they enter a hotel’s doors to put them at ease knowing they may be away from their family for an extended period of time.

No employee ...

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 ...