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Summit's Zimmerman Elected to NJ Council of County Colleges Executive Committee

December 12, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - Summit resident Mary M. Zimmermann, former Chair of the Union County College Foundation Board and member of the College’s Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, was elected to the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges.

The members of the Executive Committee represent the New Jersey Council of County Colleges in meetings with the ...

Summit's Zimmerman Elected to NJ Council of County Colleges Executive Committee

December 12, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - Summit resident Mary M. Zimmermann, former Chair of the Union County College Foundation Board and member of the College’s Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, was elected to the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges.

The members of the Executive Committee represent the New Jersey Council of County Colleges in meetings with the ...

Panel Discussion Centers on School Consolidation Costs and Complexities

SPARTA, NJ – A large crowd filled the Sparta High School media center recently to hear a panel discussion about school consolidation. More than 150 people attended the event sponsored by New Jersey School Boards’ Association (NJSBA), according to Ray Pinney, Director of Member Engagement.

The through discussion of topic hit both sides of the issue. “Some say it ...

In a League of Their Own: Summit H.S. Girls Hockey Eyes Title in Division's Inaugural Season

December 11, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Owing to the rise in stature of the sport at the prep level and the continuing maturation of the Summit High School program, the Hilltopper Girls Ice Hockey Team enters the 2017-18 season -- its 10th Anniversary campaign -- as a founding member of a newly-formed division: the Morris Union Somerset County Hockey League (MUSCHL).

Joining Kent Place, Oak Knoll, and Westfield, ...

Jennifer Collins and Wilson Lees Named Summit High School Athletes of The Week

SUMMIT, NJ - Swim Team member Jennifer Collins and Ice Hockey's Wilson Lees have been honored as Summit High School Athletes of the Week, presented by TAPinto Summit, for the week ending December 10.

Each week throughout the school athletic year, an athlete or athletes will be honored for distinguishing themselves in the arena of competition, in the classroom, and for demonstrating ...

Enough to Drive One Buggy: Free Horse & Carriage Rides Offered in Downtown Summit December 16, 23

December 12, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The golden-age tradition of horse-drawn carriage rides, complete with a 'clippety-clop' soundtrack accompanying scenes of light snow falling on a bustling main street, are being recreated in the Hilltop City's downtown, as Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) continues its tradition of horse and carriage rides during the holiday season via the ...

Interfaith Candlelight Vigil in Summit Dec. 13 to Remember Lives Lost, Call for Greater Gun Violence Prevention

SUMMIT, NJ - On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, congregations in the Summit community will partner to hold a candlelight vigil calling for gun violence prevention. The public event will be held December 13, beginning at 6 p.m., at Congregation Ohr Shalom in Summit.

The vigil commemorates the lives lost on December 14, 2012, when a gunman ...

Summit's Renaissance Church Hosts 'Light of Christmas' Shows Dec. 15-17

December 10, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Renaissance Church of Summit will stage their annual Christmas show, entitled "The Light of Christmas: A Night of Music," December 15 - 17, with performances at 7:30 p.m. on December 15 and 16 and 3:30 p.m. December 16 and 17.

"The Light of Christmas" includes performances by the rock and pop band of Renaissance Church, all local and New York ...

Early Gift: Summit High School Holiday Concert Set for Dec. 13

SUMMIT, NJ - Combining its Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Treble Chorus, Concert Choir, and Orchestra, the Summit High School Holiday Concert will musically ring in the holiday season December 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the high school's Auditorium.

Led by directors Alex Bocchino, Dan King, Steve Rapp and Barbara Vierschilling, the event will include music from The ...

Musique, s'il vous plaît

December 6, 2017

French language students at both Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School and Summit High School enjoyed a melodious lesson courtesy of middle school teacher Brigid Le Minez, who was responsible for bringing "Bagad New York" -- a Breton musical group -- to both schools for a concert.

Musicians and presenters included Mike MacNintch, John Loiacono, Vincent ...

He's Gonna Find Out...

Even though there is a mailbox with a direct pipeline to the North Pole right in downtown Summit, the Big Man in the Red Suit made his annual pre-Christmas Eve trip to the Hilltop City December 2 to get a first-hand confirmation of just what's at the top of kids' wish lists this holiday season.

Santa's arrival on a City of Summit Fire Department rig was met by an eager throng, ...

Summit YMCA Holiday Angel Tree Enables Gift of Giving

December 12, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City residents can give a family joy and hope this holiday season by participating in the Summit YMCA's Holiday Angel Tree program.

Simply visit the Summit YMCA lounge, pick a 'present tag' off the tree, then purchase the gift noted on the tag and return it unwrapped to the Member Services desk no later than December 20.

For ...

Local Relay for Life Event Returning to GL Site in '18

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2018 Relay for Life (Relay) of Summit, Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, and New Providence will be back at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights June 2-3. Relay, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is ...

Hilltop City Council, SDI Spar on Holiday Parking Contribution; Summit Municipal Court Adjourns to Neighboring Community in Shared Services Deal

December 7, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Parking, parks and shared services dominated the agenda at the Summit Common Council’s first December meeting.

Summit Mayor Nora Radest detailed holiday parking incentives -- in partnership with Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) -- wherein drivers can take advantage of $4 valet service in the Springfield Avenue garage Tuesdays through Fridays until ...

End of An Era: Civic Affairs Beat Reporter Bob Faszczewski Calls Time on Storied Freelance Career

SUMMIT,, NJ - Bob Faszczewski, longtime reporter and editor for many community newspapers in Union and Essex Counties -- and TAPinto Summit Civic Affairs beat reporter since the site's inception -- has covered his last City of Summit Common Council and Board of Education meetings, having decided to retire as a freelance reporter, effective December 1.

In a Letter to the ...

Hilltop City 'Cracker: Eighteen Summit Youth in Upcoming Production of Beloved Holiday Classic

December 4, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Eighteen students from Summit -- Annelise Claus, Farrah Claus, Sutton Girr, Donald Grennon, Talia Kooch, Grace Leoni, Ben Levkov, Eden Levkov, Gabriella Meza, Allison Miller, Kelly Wang Nie, Kate Petrella, Valerie Rios, Jenna Shulman, Alina Slotwinski, Julia Speer, Charlotte Wesson, and Charlotte Zann -- will join a group of acclaimed professional guest ...

World of Comics, Graphic Novels Explored via Interactive Event at Art Center Dec. 2

SUMMIT, NJ - Once dismissed as a genre for children, graphic novels and comic books have become a medium that has truly become an art form worthy of recognition and attention. The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is doing its part by hosting “Getting Graphic: Novels, Memoirs & Comics," December 2, from 12 - 5 p.m.

Conceived in conjunction with the ...

Have a Seat: Commemorative Plaques Available in Summit Middle School Auditorium

December 8, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Seat plaques in the elegantly-restored Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) Auditorium are being marketed through an ongoing, fundraising effort coordinated by the Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC), the private, nonprofit group that serves to support the performing arts and forensics programs in the Summit Public Schools.

Anyone purchasing a ...

Earning Their Stripes, Summit H.S. Speech and Debate Team Emerges Tops at Princeton Tourney

PRINCETON, NJ - The Hilltopper Speech and Debate Team, competing in the Princeton University Tournament which featured a field comprised of 101 schools from 18 states and four countries, brought the First Place Sweepstakes trophy back to Summit.

Students who advanced to elimination rounds include:

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230 teams competed, with all five Summit High ...

Suburban Chamber Installs 2018 Officers and Board

December 11, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce, which serves businesses in Summit, Berkeley Heights and New Providence. has installed its 2018 Board of Directors and Officers.

Newly elected Board members, who will each serve a three-year term, include:

Summit - Joe Steiner and Rick Wolffe, TSP Capital Management Group
Berkeley Heights - Jim DiMaio, ...

Overlook Medical Center Parent Atlantic Health System Earns Dual 'Best Workplaces' Honors

December 5, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system and parent of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, has been named to both the "2017 Best Workplaces for Parents" and "2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity" lists by Great Place to Work and Fortune.

This is the second year in a row that the organization work environments have earned a ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center

SUMMIT, NJ - It takes a village…not just to raise a child, but to treat patients with brain tumors. The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center in Overlook Medical Center is the medical version of a village and, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the official ribbon cutting ceremony marked its grand opening.

Members of the Glasser Foundation, two of the three co-directors of the Glasser Brain Tumor ...

Summit F.D. Offers Tips for Safe Holiday Home Decoration

December 9, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department has issued a list of safety steps -- as detailed by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) -- residents should take when decorating their home for the holidays.

The safety tips include:


Read the manufacturer’s instructions for the ...

Summit F.D. Back in Action, Makes Quick Work of Two-Story North Street Structure Fire

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department (SFD) quickly extinguished a fire in a multi-family residence at 13 North Street in Summit Sunday night December 3.

Responding to a report of fire in the residence at 8:42 p.m., upon their arrival the SFD found fire in a room on the third floor of the structure that had extended down to the second floor. Firefighters were ...

Area Residents Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

December 2, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

Festival of 180 Lights: Congregation Beth Hatikvah Hosts 'HanukkahPalooza' Dec. 15-16

December 5, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Beth Hatikvah is inviting the community to attend 'HanukkahPalooza', its free family Hanukkah celebration, on December 15 and 16.

'HanukkahPalooza' kicks off December 15, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.,with a community dinner and Menorah Lighting Challenge, with a goal to have at least 180 candles burning.

Summit's Beacon UU, Fountain Baptist Church to Commemorate Banner Raising Dec. 3

SUMMIT, NJ - In September of 2016, two Summit houses of worship -- Fountain Baptist Church and Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) -- raised Black Lives Matter banners, and jointly participated in a march through the Hilltop City that drew more than 500 people from the community and neighboring towns.

To commemorate the one-year anniversary, the two congregations will unite ...

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Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Mother Goose Storytime

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Summit Fire Department Blotter

October 18, 2017 at 3:22 pm FD units dispatched to a Morris Avenue business for an alarm activation.  On arrival investigation found that a malfunctioning temporary light fixture had arced and activated a detector on the first floor.  FD removed the fixture and reset the alarm

October 20, 2017 at 22:42 FD dispatched to Summit Train Station for a report of a trash can smoking. On ...

Summit Police Blotter

December 11, 2017

1/28 - At 0546 hours a report was taken for a burglary to a Beechwood Road business. The incident occurred at approximately 0440 hours where the suspect removed a cash register and ten (10) packs of Kool Cigarettes. The suspect was described as a white male, with a chin-strap beard, wearing a beanie cap, a light hooded sweatshirt, and black shoes. Total value of the stolen items was approximately ...

Video: Point View's Tells BNN Tax Reform Remains a 'Show Me' Issue

December 10, 2017

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on BNN discussing recent moves in the market because of tax reform expectations:

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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 financial ...

Atlantic Health System's Dr. Mohamad Cherry Leads Meeting Session of Multiple Studies at Top International Blood Cancer Conference

Mohamad Cherry, MD, will lead a major session on new discoveries about the most common type of acute adult leukemia and help present results of four major blood cancer studies at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 59th Annual Meeting, December 9-12 in Atlanta, GA.  The meeting is the world’s pre-eminent gathering of clinicians and researchers focused on blood diseases, who travel ...

Favor Value Over Growth for 2018

Pricey growth stocks have been all the rage in 2017, running circles around cheaper value plays. We believe that one of the most powerful forces in investing, reversion to the mean, may cause value stocks to outperform in 2018.  Position your portfolio accordingly.

Understand the Difference Between Value and Growth

Growth stocks are typically more expensive than value stocks.

Ain't That Grand?

Hometown Gal Comes Back to Hilltop City, Brings a Bit of 'Southern Hospitality' to Summit's Most Hospitable Address

Maybe you can go home again, after all.

Katie Ogden is a shining example that proves that twist on an age-old adage.

After seven years in Memphis, Ogden is home in the Hilltop City and she has found a new work home as well, recently becoming the front desk manager at the Grand Summit Hotel.

And, if there's a smidgen of a 'twang' seeping into the welcomes, can I help ...

The Floor Plan

For Luxury and Durability, Make LVP Your MVP

Combine durable vinyl with the realistic look of wood in a plank format and you have a surface that offers the best of all worlds, one that is the perfect flooring solution for any room in your home.

Luxury Vinyl Plank -- or 'LVP' flooring is:

Water Resistant
Durable
Soft Underfoot
Easy Care
Budget Friendly

Unlike natural woods, LVP can be used in areas where ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

Investors Bank October 2017 Fed Normalization Process

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates twice this year and could do so again in December.  But the economy is hardly booming along and inflation remains tame.  Are the central bankers crazy?  No!  They simply are trying to add some monetary policy arrows to their largely empty quiver.

The near collapse of the world financial system in 2008, forced the Fed to take ...

Don't Let 'Old Man Winter' Drive You Crazy: Follow This Handy Seasonal Car Care Checklist

As if driving during nasty, cold conditions is not enough of a challenge, having 'car trouble' in the wintertime can be about as much fun as the farcical examples used in a satellite television provider commercial that pokes fun at the cable companies... you know, like getting paper cuts on your tongue, getting your arm caught in a vending  machine, spilling hot coffee ...

The Thought that Counts

The other day I was talking to our cat . . .  

Hmmm.  It says here that dogs are smarter than cats.

What are you reading, Mad Magazine?

No seriously, this article in the Times claims that a scientific study conducted at Vanderbilt University recently discovered that dogs have twice as many neurons as cats in the analytic part of their brains.

Yeah, but they only use a ...