PEP Program Celebrates Graduating, College-Bound Summit High School Seniors

June 23, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ -  Five graduating Summit High Schools seniors -- Nkozi Abdur-Rahman, Saniya Jones, Steve Molina, Daniel Campos, and Icisys Sadler -- each of whom participated in the Pride in Educational Pursuits (PEP) Program were celebrated at a dinner attended by students, parents, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi along with PEP staff and Board Members.

The ...

Six Join Summit Educational Foundation 2018-19 Board of Trustees

June 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Six Summit individuals -- A. Jude Avelino, Amy C. Burke, MaryBeth Driscoll, Kim Fox, Kiera Mathey and Pete Pardo - have joined the Summit Educational Foundation (SEF) Board of Trustees replacing Amy D’Andrea, Jeff Giroux, Julie Kimmel, Irene Murdock, Christine Murray and Beth Sharpe, all of whom are leaving the Board after many years ...

Retirees Saluted, 'Teachers of the Year' Honored at Summit Board of Education Meeting

SUMMIT, NJ - The June 2018 Board of Education meeting marked both endings and beginnings, as retirees were honored, two key District administrators were approved, and new Board President Deb McCann presided for the first time.

Retirees and Commendations

Each June, the Board of Education honors long-term District employees who are retiring. Those in attendance were Mary ...

Records Fall as Summit H.S. Track and Field Members Bring Home 13 Medals from 'Nationals

June 17, 2018

GREENSBORO, NC - Twenty Summit High School Track and Field Team members capped a stellar 2018 season by smashing three school records and earning 13 medals at the New Balance Nationals held on the campus of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

The best of the best in high school track and field competed during the three-day competition, which ...

Pigskin Prep: Summit Maroon and White Football Camp Kicks-Off June 18

SUMMIT, NJ - Led by Summit High School Head Football Coach Kevin Kostibos -- and featuring Summit High School Football staff, collegiate athletes and guest coaches -- the annual Maroon and White Football Camp is set to take the Investors Bank Field June 18-19, from 4 - 7 p.m. daily.

Open to players in grades 5-12, the two-day program is designed to create an atmosphere that ...

Summit Area YMCA's First PRIDE Celebration Sees Strong Community Support

June 22, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The huge archway of rainbow-colored balloons by the Columbia Park gazebo was hard to miss, and served as a welcoming gateway as people of all ages and localities -- including high school and middle school students, senior couples to families with young children -- who came to celebrate pride, acceptance, tolerance and love as the Summit Area YMCA hosted ...

St. John's Church in Summit Hosts Blood Drive June 24

SUMMIT, NJ - St. John’s Lutheran Church in Summit will host a blood drive June 24, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The summer months, with schools closing and vacations scheduled, see less people donating blood but transfusions are still needed for local patients. Type O negative donors, considered “universal” as their blood type can be transfused to any ...

County’s Free Summer Concert Series Launches June 22 with NJ Symphony Performance

June 20, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - When the first two concerts of the outdoor series feature The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) and a Led Zeppelin tribute band, concertgoers know that they are in for an eclectic summer of live music.

Indeed, the NJSO will lead off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts with an evening of Broadway ...

First Things First

June 19, 2018

Winning their first-ever tournament title in style, the Boys 7th/8th Grade Summit Futures Lacrosse Team commemorates the moment after capturing the Future Legends Championship in Boonton Township.

The Hilltop Cty contingent went 5-1 on their way to crown, getting to the Final via a dramatic 4-3, come-from-behind semifinal victory over Mountain Lakes -- a ...

A Century of Kindness

Inspired by Ellen DeGeneres' "One Million Acts of Good" challenge, students in The Connection’s AfterSchool program at Jefferson Elementary School celebrate their 100th act of kindness.

The students learned what kindness looks like, how it feels, and how a small act can change things for the better. To reach their goal of 100 acts of ...

Burkholder Retires, Two New Members Join as SAPF Details Board of Trustee Changes

June 22, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Longtime Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) Board member Reagan Burkholder has retired, and two new individuals -- Ann Machin Oliva and Dr. Charles 'Chuck' Gelber -- have joined the nonprofit's Board of Trustees.

Burkholder served on the SAPF board since 2008, and is a 45-year veteran employee of City government having most recently ...

Summit's Lori Leiter Sworn In as Court-Appointed Child Advocate

ELIZABETH, NJ - Summit's Lori Leiter was one of nine individuals sworn in by Superior Court Judge James Hely to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County. Leiter was joined by residents of Cranford, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Linden, Roselle, Union, Westfield and Winfield in the latest class of community volunteers to complete child advocacy training and take ...

Summit Council Gets First Look at Proposed New Firehouse Project

June 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The current and future landscape of the Hilltop City took center stage at the second Common Council meeting in June as Council received a first look at a proposal for a new firehouse and a were briefed on a second initiative -- one that would see additional trees, replacing those lost in recent years due to storms -- put forth by representatives of the Summit Shade Tree ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections, Projects Prior to Summer Season; Work Aims to Enhance Customer Service Reliability

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed inspections and projects across its 13-county service area to enhance customer reliability in preparation for the summer season. The work included upgrading transmission and substation equipment, upgrading circuits and trimming trees along power lines. 

Helicopter patrols are completing inspections on ...

Nursing Students Perform Community Service Project at SAGE

June 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Interacting with clients from SAGE Eldercare’s Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center, a group of student nurses from Seton Hall University spent the morning doing physical assessments including checking vital signs and weight.

This is the fourth year of a community project partnership between Summit-based SAGE and the University.

“This program ...

SAGE Hosts Memory Loss Prevention Program June 18

SUMMIT, NJ - A program dealing with the prevention of memory loss -- featuring Dr. Michelle Papka, the Founder and Director and Founder of the Cognitive and Research Center of New Jersey (CRCNJ) -- will take place at SAGE Eldercare June 18, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The free, open-to-all memory loss intervention session will explore what memory loss is and how ...

PEP Program Celebrates Graduating, College-Bound Summit High School Seniors

June 23, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ -  Five graduating Summit High Schools seniors -- Nkozi Abdur-Rahman, Saniya Jones, Steve Molina, Daniel Campos, and Icisys Sadler -- each of whom participated in the Pride in Educational Pursuits (PEP) Program were celebrated at a dinner attended by students, parents, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi along with PEP staff and Board Members.

The ...

Topping Off Their Hilltopper Careers, Summit H.S. Class of 2018 Graduates in Style

SUMMIT, NJ - In addition to their own feeling of self-accomplishment, the plaudits and congratulatory wishes bestowed on them by their families, friends, teachers and administrators, and the support they received from the community via myriad scholarship opportunities, the Summit High School Class of 2018 -- a group that has achieved much in the classroom, when taking the stage, ...

Columbine Survivor Austin Eubanks Keynotes Mental Health Association in NJ's 'Evening of Excellence' June 19

June 11, 2018

KENILWORTH, NJ - Austin Eubanks, nationally-recognized speaker in the field of addiction treatment -- and survivor of the Columbine school shooting -- will deliver the keynote address at The Mental Health Association in New Jersey's (MHANJ) 19th annual 'Evening of Excellence', which will be hald on June 19, beginning at 6 p.m. at Galloping Hill Golf ...

Enright Foundation Board President Nelson Honored with 'Jefferson Award' for Public Service

SUMMIT, NJ - Enright Melanoma Foundation Board President Dr. Richard Nelson has been named a recipient of a New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award for public service. The New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson Awards highlight the spirit of civic engagement among New Jersey's 1.5 million volunteers and provide Jefferson Awards medals in 22 ...

Connecting Culture with Community, 'Creative Summit' Seeks to Strengthen Bond Between Summit's Arts and its Citizenry

June 14, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City residents and artists, along with community and business leaders, recently gathered for a 'Creative Summit' at the United Methodist Church in Summit, the event designed to enable the constituencies to further support each other and to establish a place where all creative ideas, all artists, and all people are welcome to create, ...

County Recycling Enhancement Grant Means 'Big Bellys' Destined for Summit's Glenside Fields

June 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City will receive $10,000 -- part of $134,600 distributed to 15 municipalities across Union County -- from the Recycling Enhancement Grant program, an initiative administered by Union County which aims to improve local recycling rates.

Funded by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the program sees applicants submit ...

Summit Arboretum Hosts 'Style & Sustainability' Fashion Show June 14

SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum will host the second event of Local Action / Global Impact initiative entitled 'Style & Sustainability', a sustainable fashion show June 14 in the Arboretum's garden. The program will feature guest designers from major labels as well as emerging designers, all presenting wearable fashion using sustainably sourced virgin materials, ...

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Status Report #5

June 20, 2018

As summer fast approaches, this will be my fifth semi-annual status report on what I have been up to on Council.  In a change from the prior two years, this year I have been serving as Council president. As such, I have had greater involvement across a multitude of different issues.  However, I want to focus on three themes that have so far permeated this Council: economic growth and ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, June 24, 8:00 AM

Summit Summer Farmers Market, Summit

Summit Farmers Market

Community Calendar Food & Drink Green Health & Wellness


Sun, June 24, 11:00 AM


MakerFest 2018


Sun, June 24, 1:30 PM

Summit Greek Grill, Summit

Meet the Mayor

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Summit Police Blotter

June 19, 2018

5/29 - Mark L. Howard, 21, of Nutley was arrested and charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking and credit card fraud. Mr. Howard was processed and released with a pending court date.

5/29 - At 1143 hours a report was taken for a theft of stolen license plate from a River Road business. The victim reported the last time the license plate was seen on the property was within the ...

What is HIIT and Why All the Buzz?

June 23, 2018

HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. Many people, especially those with busy schedules, love HITT because they can get maximum benefits in a short period of time! According to Shape Magazine, “Research shows you can achieve more progress in a mere 15 minutes of interval training (done three times a week) than the girl jogging on the treadmill for an hour. And according to ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-19, Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Nonprofits

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019

and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018  – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, with an increase in total program funding at 15% ...

Maximizing Your Portfolio’s Returns -- Beware the Taxman

The old adage in the investment world is that it is not what you make, but what you keep that counts.  Investors often overlook the ultimate deflator of portfolio returns – the taxman. An astute global asset allocation should be the number one priority for investors.  However, there are preferred ways to distribute this asset allocation over the spectrum of taxable and ...


AtlantiCast Episode 17

On this week’s AtlantiCast, it’s National Men’s Health Month, so check out important health tips for you or the men in your life, learn about groundbreaking research into breast cancer treatment that could mean an end to chemotherapy for some patients, meet a local sports hero who’s living his baseball dreams thanks to Goryeb Children’s Hospital and much ...

Video: In The Zone with Christa Anderson

A must watch for anyone considering renovations, here is a recent interview that I conducted -- on my HomeTowne TV Show called “Are You Ready for Life?” -- with Christa Anderson, City of Summit Zoning Officer, to discuss the nuances within the variance process.

I asked Christa to shed some insight into the approval process, explain why it’s necessary, and ...

Hello, Neighbors

Hi, Summit families!

My name is Betsy Stoeber and I’ve been the owner and director at the specialized learning center Brain Balance of Summit since 2011. I first encountered Brain Balance the year before we opened as a parent. My own son participated in our innovative program at the center in Norwalk, CT, to address a number of learning challenges.

Traveling there three times per week ...

My So-Called Graduation

The last of my children graduated from high school.  


My son and daughter threw their caps high into the air and cheered their liberation from one symbolic institution before contemplating their matriculation into other, much larger institutions significantly further away.  


Or at least far enough away that they won’t be needing rides home from ...