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TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android; Now Available to Download

January 16, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - TAPinto.net has launched a free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application. With the App's debut, TAPinto becomes one of a very select number of local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features authentic local news and events ...

Superintendent Chang Headlines Speak Up Summit Meeting Jan. 21

January 16, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Superintendent of Schools June Chang will be the featured guest at a special Speak Up Summit meeting January 21 at Twin Maples. Speak Up Summit is an advocacy group focused on public education in the Hilltop City. The event -- free and open to the public -- is also scheduled to include Summit Public Schools District officials, Board of Education members, as ...

Minds Versus Financial Matters: Budget Overview Illustrates Tension Between Summit Public Schools Educational Goals, Property Taxes, and State Aid

SUMMIT, NJ—The Summit Board of Education, at its first workshop meeting of 2017, was given a rundown of the budget process by Superintendent of Schools, June Chang, and Lou Pepe, Assistant Superintendent for Business.

As stated by Pepe, the major objective of the District is to “deliver a quality educational program with measurable results while keeping property taxes stable ...

Five in a Row for Summit High Girls Ice Hockey After Dominating Wins Over Newark East Side, Immaculate Heart

January 16, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Cecily Stabler is en fuego, and so is the Summit High School Girls Ice Hockey Team.

The winning streak for The Maroon & White has hit five games and counting after they slammed Newark East Side and Immaculate Heart by a combined score of 21-2 in back-to-back wins.

The Hilltoppers dismantled Newark East Side 13-1 on January 13, with senior Stabler netting her ...

Feasting on Home Cooking, Summit High Boys Basketball Beats Warren Hills 45-35 for Fourth Straight Win

SUMMIT, NJ - Heading into a five-game homestand, even the always-optimistic Summit Varsity Basketball Head Coach Dan Healy was wondering whether the stretch of games would be a positive for his young team.

The coach had observed that his squad had played better on the road early in the season, his thoughts crystallizing even a bit more after Summit dropped the first game of ...

TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android; Now Available to Download

January 16, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - TAPinto.net has launched a free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application. With the App's debut, TAPinto becomes one of a very select number of local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features authentic local news and events ...

On, Baby: Summit Library Offers Special Programs for Young Ones and Their Parents

SUMMIT, NJ - 'Summit Reads to Babies', a program designed to promote the importance of reading to babies and young children -- and sponsored by the Summit Free Public Library, the Mom’s Club of Summit, and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders -- is now available for parents of children from birth thru Kindergarten.

The program encourages parents to bring their young ...

Let's Keep Talking: Dreamcatcher's Interactive Evening of Theater to Explore Relationship Between Civic Discourse and The Arts

January 14, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Just months removed from a bitter and divisive U.S. Presidential Election, and coming in what will be just weeks after the Inauguration of President-Elect Trump in Washington, D.C.., Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, will present “Continuing the Conversation: An Evening of Short Plays in Response to the Election," February 2 a 7:30 pm. The event ...

Grammy-Nominated Jazz Pianist Fred Hersch Performs Jan. 29 at Unitarian Church

SUMMIT, NJ - Prize-winning jazz pianist Fred Hersch will present a solo performance on the 'Afternoon Music Concert Series' stage January 29, at The Unitarian Church. The audience is invited to meet the artist at a reception after the performance, which begins at 4 p.m..

Hersch, who is on the jazz piano faculty at Rutgers, received two major honors in 2016 -- selected as ...

Extended Family

January 16, 2017

John and Alex Reid, the husband and daughter of the late Adrienne Reid, spend some time with the Summit High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team prior to the Hilltoppers taking the hardwood at their annual 'Hoops For Hope' game.

The tenth edition of the charity roundball fundraiser once again saw the event -- which featured every Summit High School boys and girls basketball team ...

Summit Residents, Former Public Servants Bomgaars, Cotter Join SAGE Board of Trustees

January 12, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Two Summit residents, David Bomgaars and Christopher Cotter -- who served the City of Summit in elected and non-elected capacities, respectively -- have joined the Board of Trustees of Summit-based SAGE Eldercare, a non-profit organization which serves older adults and their caregivers in New Jersey, 

The additions were part of announced changes to the SAGE trustee board ...

Volunteer, Serve and Change: Summit's Pursuit of 'The Dream' Continues with 19th Annual 'Day of Service' Jan. 16

SUMMIT, NJ -  The ideals and personal character of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- grounded in the goal to ensure that all people are treated equally regardless of race, ethnicity, faith, socio-economic circumstance, gender and age -- will, for the 19th consecutive year, serve as the catalyst as Summit holds its 'Annual Day of Service' January 16.

The ...

City Points to Numbers in Touting Success of Summit 'Street Smart' Program

January 10, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The 'Street Smart' program, a traffic and pedestrian calming and safety initiative, conducted by the Summit Police Department with New Jersey non-profit transportation group TransOptions, has resulted in increased pedestrian safety awareness according to the City of Summit based on a post-program report just issued.

The education and enforcement program, the main ...

Bergen Again Named Chairman as Union County Freeholders Hold Annual Reorganization Meeting; County to Partner with Overlook on Project Search Initiative

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Bruce H. Bergen has, for the second consecutive year, been selected as Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Chairman of the Board as the governing body held it annual reorganization meeting.

Freeholders Linda Carter, Bette Jane Kowalski and Sergio Granados, were sworn in to new terms, with Granados appointed as Freeholder Vice Chairman for the second year in a row. The ...

Pair of Summit Elementary School-Age Actors Feature in 'Children of Eden' Musical Jan. 20-22

January 11, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City elementary schoolers Sadie Edgar and Riley Steinel are part of the cast that will appear in the Front and Center for Performing Arts production of "Children of Eden" January 20 - 22 at The Woodland Theater in Maplewood.

Ten year-old Edgar is a student at Brayton Elementary School, while 9 year-old Steinel attends Washington ...

Hooked & Sewn: Textile Art Centerpiece of First RRA Exhibit of 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The first art exhibition of 2017 at Summit's Reeves-Reed Arboretum will feature the hooked & sewn art textiles of artists Alice Rudell, Tracy Jamar, Liz Alpert Fay, and Marilyn Bottjer.

'Hooked on Nature' hooked & sewn art opens at the Wisner House Gallery on February 12, with an artist reception from 2 - 4 pm, and will run through May 7. All displayed works ...

Glory Days: Summit H.S. Speech and Debate Team Takes Top Spot in Freehold

January 16, 2017

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Summit High School Speech and Debate Team continued its stellar run of results, capturing the First Place Sweepstake Award at the Freehold Township Tournament.

The Hilltopper contingent advanced 29 teams to the event-final rounds, which included placing all Summit students in all six finalist spots in the Duo Interpretation category.

Individual finalists ...

Nancy Adams Hired as New Executive Director of Summit Downtown, Inc.

January 9, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - After a protracted search process that was originally slated to conclude approximately three months ago, Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) has hired Nancy Adams as its executive director, effective January 16.

Adams will succeed Marin Mixon, who has been at the helm of SDI for more than a decade. Mixon announced in late June of 2016 that she was retiring.

Suspect in Custody After Report of Shots Fired in Chatham Township Near Susan Drive

January 15, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - After receiving a report of shots fired, Chatham Township police took a suspect into custody in the area of Susan Drive on Sunday morning, according to a report by Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly and the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.

Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County prosecutor, and Hennelly announced that law enforcement authorities are currently ...

D'Ecclessis Reelected President as Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Installs 2017 Officers and Trustees

SUMMIT, NJ - President Mike D’Ecclessis, Vice President John Buscaino, Recording Secretary Chris Raymond and Chief Kari Phair were all reelected by the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad’s (SVFAS) Board of Trustees, with Hilltop City Mayor Nora Radest paying a visit to Squad headquarter to administer the oath of office to the entire compliment of SVFAS 2017 ...

'Strange Fruit' Documentary Jan. 16 Caps MLK Weekend Events

January 14, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Many powerful songs came out of the Civil Rights movement, one of the most unforgettable of which is “Strange Fruit.” A documentary of the same name, will be the centerpiece of a free public screening January 16, beginning at 4 p.m., at Congregation Beth Hatikvah (CBH) in Summit.

The film tells the moving story ...

Original Drama Highlights Joint Unitarian Church-Pilgrim Baptist Church MLK Day Service in Summit Jan. 16

SUMMIT, NJ - An original drama featuring an imaginary conversation between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King will be a highlight of the annual Martin Luther King Day service on January 16, sponsored jointly by Pilgrim Baptist Church and The Unitarian Church in Summit.

The public is warmly invited to attend the 10 a.m. service, which will be held this year at the ...

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Summit Fire Department Blotter

Dec. 1, 2016 0233 - Units responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries and an overturned vehicle with possible extrication. Incident located at mm 10 Route 24, West.  Springfield and Millburn FD also on scene.  Summit provided a safety block, and for scene safety and assisted with securing vehicles.  

Dec. 5, 2016 at 12:25 - Units dispatched to a PARK AVE apartment for a ...

Summit Police Blotter

January 9, 2017

12/24 - Nelson Collazo-Moreno, 25, of Summit was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Mr. Moreno was released with a pending court date.

01/01 - At 1323 hours a report was taken for a theft from a Springfield Avenue apartment complex. The maroon colored “Exit” sign had been removed sometime between 1800 hours on 12/31/16 and 1300 hours on 01/01/17. The approximate value of ...

Audio: Point View's Petrides Tells Bloomberg Says Content Move Makes Sense for Apple

January 16, 2017

Point View's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, spoke live on Bloomberg Radio (Interview starts at 1:35) discussing Apple's potential move into making original video content:

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

Video: Petrides Says Big Picture Variables Have Put Market in Wait and See Mode

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, appeared live on CNBC discussing macro factors that could push the market higher -- or lead to a sell off: 

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

Today’s Bond Market - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

2016’s final days left bond investors unsettled.

Just a few months ago, with the backdrop of the surprise July Brexit vote, U.S. Treasury yields hit record lows. Donald Trump’s election as president has increased concerns of a new round of tax cuts and greater government spending, which could stimulate inflation. The Federal Reserve has finally raised interest rates and is ...

Now We're Cooking: Culinary Creations Cater to On-Site Business Needs

The emergence of small and mid-size companies moving into the Summit has been impressive. Along with a number of townhome developments that have sprung up in the heart of the downtown in this and other surrounding affluent towns, have come satellite offices of some of Manhattan’s most influential firms.

Mixed in with these offices are a number of smaller companies that have taken flight ...

Man vs. Waze

A lot of strange cars are traveling through my quiet neighborhood these days.  They are not driven by my neighbors.  Some mornings I even have trouble getting out of my driveway.  

Waze.

Ever since bridge repair closed a major thoroughfare near my house, the traffic on my sleepy street has increased dramatically.  And it is not by accident that commuters have figured out ...