Van-Tastic Tribute

June 23, 2017

Daniel MacMahon and Summit Mayor Nora Radest stand next to the fittingly adorned 'Miles MacMahon Senior Van', the inscription memorializing the tribute to Daniel's Dad Miles, a longtime Summit resident and tireless advocate for all things pertaining to Hilltop City seniors.


In November 2016, the vehicle was dedicated in the memory of the outstanding octogenarian ...

Hill, Topped: SRO Crowd Sees Summit High Class of 2017 Reach Graduation Milestone

June 23, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Pomp was there. The Circumstance was definitely there. And, judging from the size of the crowd, everyone who holds the Summit High School Class of 2017 near and dear to their hearts was there as well.

In the span of 90 minutes, the four-year trek through the Kent Place Boulevard campus reached its summit for 331 seniors on a warm, muggy evening, with the combination of the ...

Eleven Summit Residents Part of Kent Place School Class of 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Eleven young ladies all residents of Summit -- Carly Moskowitz, Ella DeBode, Sophie Mastrangelo, Annie Schiffer, Eliza Hobbs, Sydney Miller, Nicki Eichenholtz, Zoe Wright, Isabel Sottile, Sophie Zhang and Katie Miller -- were among the 71 members of the Kent Place School Class of 2017 celebrated at the ...

Crowning Achievement: Summit High Girls 800m Sprint Medley Team Delivers Career Best Time, Takes Fifth at Nationals to Cap Weekend Full of Record-Setting Hilltopper Performances

June 18, 2017

GREENSBORO, NC - Literally saving "their best for last" in the final race as a team in their Summit High School Track and Field careers, the Hilltopper Girls 800m Sprint Medley Relay Team of Jackie Kohaut, Emma Osborne, Claudia Piron and Icisys Sadler set a school record and came across the finish line in fifth place at the New Balance Nationals on the campus of North Carolina ...

Gain of Five: Summit High Football Seniors Prepare to Take Education, Gridiron Careers to Next Level

SUMMIT, NJ - Five members of the Summit High School Football Team are preparing to take the next step in both their academic and football careers as they head off to colleges and universities.

The student-athletes and their next-level destinations include:

Jake Froschauer - Colgate University
Two-year starter at quarterback; two-year All Mid-State 38 selection; 2016 Team Captain.

Liam ...

Revolutionary War Battle Re-Enacted at Area Park June 24-25

June 23, 2017

CLARK, NJ - Hundreds of uniformed men, women and children will stage a re-enactment to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the 1777 Battle of Short Hills June 24 - 25 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark. The two-day event covers everything from dramatic clashes with British regulars to the everyday challenges – and occasional pleasures -- of camp life for a war weary army on the ...

Into the Mix, Smoothie King Opens in Summit 'With a Purpose'

SUMMIT, NJ - Heidi Law spent more than two decades in the corporate sector, focusing on data analytics. But, less than 24 hours from opening the doors as owner of Smoothie King in Summit, she is going bananas.

Not bananas in the frenetic sense, but in a literal mode, as in she is looking for her delivery of bananas. Everything else in her gleaming new enterprise, including the proprietor ...

Jazz Drummer de Souza and The Bossa Brasil Quartet in Summit Concert June 24

June 16, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Brazilian jazz drummer Maurício de Souza and his Bossa Brasil Quartet will perform a special CD release tour concert as part of the Latin Jazz @ MONDO music series June 24 beginning at 8 p.m. de Souza will be joined for by Anton Denner on alto sax, Jerry Weir on vibraphone, and Gary Mazzaroppi on bass as they celebrate the music on the ...

Minuetto Music Festival Presents 'The Merry Widow' Beginning June 26

SUMMIT, NJ - The sixth annual Minuetto Music Festival, a production of The Continuo Arts Foundation, will take place the week of June 26-July 1..The Young Artist Red Carpet Showcase , by invitation only, will take place June 29 at the Grand Summit Hotel, with the legendary lodge located at 570 Springfield Avenue serving as the event's title sponsor of the Festival. The Finale ...

Van-Tastic Tribute

June 23, 2017

Daniel MacMahon and Summit Mayor Nora Radest stand next to the fittingly adorned 'Miles MacMahon Senior Van', the inscription memorializing the tribute to Daniel's Dad Miles, a longtime Summit resident and tireless advocate for all things pertaining to Hilltop City seniors.


In November 2016, the vehicle was dedicated in the memory of the outstanding octogenarian ...

Climbing The Ladder

Mario Noriega of the Summit Fire Department is congratulated by Union County Freeholder Alexander Mirabella and Summit Deputy Fire Chief Donald Nelson upon Noriega's graduation from the Union County Fire Training Academy.


Summit's newest firefighter also holds the Chief Anthony Schepis Award for Excellence in Firefighter 1 and the Ben Laganga Leadership Award, both of which ...

Summit's Cohard-Radice Among Three Individuals Joining Bridges Outreach Board of Trustees

June 20, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach has appointed three new Trustees, including Summit's Marielle Cohard-Radice, and a Board Co-Chair for its new fiscal year, which began June 1.

Joining Cohard-Radice as Trustees are Moses Oliva of Newark and Ross Silver of Short Hills. In addition,Pam Gumport of Summit -- who served as Board Chair last year -- will Co-Chair ...

Three Summit Residents Part of Latest CASA Volunteer Class

ELIZABETH, NJ - Three Summit residents --   Johanna Aguilera, Naveen Nagarajan and Ruth Tolles -- were among the 13 volunteers who took an oath, administered by Union County Superior Court Judge James Hely, to serve as extra eyes and ears for family law judges hearing cases involving Union County’s abused, neglected or abandoned children in foster care.

Court Appointed Special ...

Summit Council Unanimously Rejects DCP Plan for Corporate Memberships at Aquatic Center, Approves New Fire HQ Feasibility Study

June 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City community raised it voice, and the Summit Common Council listened.

Responding to significant feedback from residents opposing a proposal which would have changed the regulations of the Summit Aquatic Center to allow for corporate memberships -- similar to those in effect at the municipal golf course -- the Council unanimously voted down the ...

City Hosts Affordable Housing Info-Session June 26

SUMMIT, NJ - An informational meeting, open to the public, focusing on affordable housing in the Hilltop City will be held June 26, from  6:30 - 8 p.m., in the Whitman Conference Room at City Hall.

At the session, City staff and the planner for affordable housing, Joseph Burgis, will be available to answer questions on the recently-adopted  Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, ...

One-Person Show 'Every Brilliant Thing' to Raise Curtain on Dreamcatcher's 2017-18 Season

June 20, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The New Jersey premiere of 'Every Brilliant Thing', a solo show that is performed in the round, will occupy the lead-off position in Dreamcatcher's 2017-18 season line-up at the Oakes Center. This professional company will bring three productions, including the New Jersey premiere and two world premieres, to the stage in addition to improvisational comedy, ...

Summit's Sweeney, Nassani Part of Wharton Performing Arts Institute's 2017 Graduating Class

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Summit's Jordan Sweeney and Annalise Nassani are among the 63 graduating seniors that comprise the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) class of 2017. Performing Arts School graduating senior and saxophonist Sweeney will attend the University of Colorado at Boulder, while New Jersey Youth Symphony member Nassani will attend ...

Summit High PTO Awards Scholarships to Four Graduating Seniors

June 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) has awarded $11,500 in college merit-based scholarships to four graduating seniors -- Jean Carlos Carvajal, Valerie Guzman, Keurin Giron, and Emma Osborne -- that are planning further study and, through their involvement in the Summit High School community, have demonstrated a positive ...

Showing 'Verve' Summit High Periodical and its Student Purveyors Honored with Awards

SUMMIT, NJ - Verve, the Summit High School’s student-run newspaper and several members of its staff have been honored with a series of press association awards.

The publication itself, which recently released its final issue of the 2016-17 school year, was recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) in September, and awarded with a silver medal ...

The Power of Two: Summit Partnership Creates Hybrid Firm Offering Dynamic Mix of Legal Minds, Services

June 19, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Merging two law firms with impressive resumes and an equally stout slate of accomplishments has resulted in the formation of Summit- and New York City-based Avelino & Hartlaub, LLP. The partnership is the result of the coming together of Hartlaub & Dotten and Avelino Law.

The prospect of a new partnership arose when Jeff Hartlaub and Jude Avelino found themselves on ...

'This Place is Pretty Chill' - Revivify Customers Sing Praises of Whole-Body Cryotherapy

June 20, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Whole body and local cryotherapy stimulates the body to regenerate itself naturally, helping to reduce chronic pain and fatigue, speed recovery from injuries, and improve sports performance.

Popular among doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists and most professional athletes, Revivify's whole body cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen converted into a gas form in ...

She Wrote, He Wrote: Dietze Campaign Issues Statement Relative to Near-Identical Post-Primary Facebook Post

June 11, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Republican candidate for Summit Common Council David Dietze, who is seeking the At-Large seat, has issued a statement relating to allegations that he copied -- virtually verbatim -- the post-primary Facebook post of Shelley Brindle, the Democratic candidate running for mayor of Westfield.


Brindle's message was posted to her campaign's Facebook page June 6 at ...

Summit Mayor Radest Pens Letter of Thanks to Somerville for Borough's Help, Compassion Following Passing of Detective Matthew Tarentino

June 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Summit Mayor Nora Radest has sent a hand-written letter to Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher thanking the Borough, its police force and residents for helping the Hilltop City work its way through the emotional roller coaster that accompanied the unexpected death of Summit Detective Matthew Tarentino, who grew up and lived in Somerville.

Tarentino, 29, was killed ...

Summit F.D. Rolls to Celgene West, Extinguishes Electrical Fire

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Fire Department responded to a commercial fire alarm at the Celgene West campus, located at 556 Morris Avenue, June 20 at 9:20 p.m.

Upon their arrival, firefighters found a smoke condition in a detached building. Their investigation revealed that the source of the smoke condition was a fire in electrical equipment on the second floor of the structure.

The fire was ...

Area Man Charged In Microcap 'Pump and Dump' Stock Manipulation Scheme

June 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced that the owner of a purported business consulting firm was arrested today for operating a $1.1 million scheme that artificially inflated the stock price of a publicly traded company he controlled.

According to the announcement, Springfield resident, James Farinella, 46, is charged with one count of securities fraud.  ...

The United Methodist Church of Summit Celebrates 150th Anniversary

June 18, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The United Methodist Church of Summit, located on 'the point' of Kent Place Boulevard and DeForest Avenue is celebrating its 150th Anniversary in 2017.

September 11, 2017 will mark the formal anniversary of the Methodist congregation "sharing God’s love" in Summit. Throughout its 150 years, the congregation has "shared God’s ...

Summit's United Methodist Church Hosts Outdoor Worship at Briant Park June 25

SUMMIT, NJ - Nature's beauty will serve as a natural cathedral when the United Methodist Church of Summit host 'Praying Psalms in Nature' June 25 at Summit's Briant Park.

Beginning at 112:30 p.m., the family-friendly and multi-generational event will see groups of various paces formed and stroll the park, reflecting on nature-inspired Psalms. Those wishing to participate ...

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Status Report #3

June 22, 2017

I have now been on Council for one and half years and this is my third status report. In this update, I would like to focus upon taxes. We are all keenly aware that New Jersey residents pay the highest property taxes in the nation, and each year they goes up. In the early 1990s, approximately 75% of property taxes in Summit were paid by residential property owners—today the proportion is ...

Lifelong Public Servant Committed to Summit’s Continued Success

June 23, 2017

Hello! My name is John Dougherty and I am running as a Ward One candidate for Summit Common Council. My wife Patti and I have lived in Summit our entire lives, and have raised our four sons here. We love Summit, and have a vested interest in keeping our city strong.

I am fortunate to have worked in Summit as a police officer for 28 years, retiring as Captain in 2012. I am currently the ...

Say No to Negative Campaigning in Summit

As a candidate for Common Council At Large, I pledge to not engage in negative campaigning. I’ve asked the same of my running mates and extend that challenge to our opponents as well. We should further disavow the negative efforts of others, acting directly or indirectly, on our behalf.  

Summit is a special place. I love this City, my family’s home for the last 22 years, plus ...

Summit Police Blotter

June 14, 2017

05/23 - Israel D. Allen, 30, of Newark was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and a contempt of court warrant out of Newark. Mr. Allen was transported to the Newark Police Department and custody was turned over to their officers.

05/23 - At 1322 hours a theft report was taken for a piece of artwork from the intersection of Elm Street/Mountain Avenue. The piece of ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Says Don't Make FedEx a Priority

June 23, 2017

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on CNBC discussing how investors should approach FedEx now?

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 ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Indicates Investors Should Look to 'Buy on The Dips'

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, appeared live on BNN discussing how best to plan your portfolio for a possible stock market correction:

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

Why You Don’t Want to Outperform This Market!

The market’s off to a great start for 2017, with the S&P 500 up 7.9%. Not too many investors are trumpeting their outperformance. That may be a good thing for those underperformers.

What?  It’s not good to be beating the market? When a market is this narrow and concentrated, outperformance may be inconsistent with every important investing tenet.

Nearly 60% of the ...

Ain't That Grand?

New Role, Familiar Face: Thornton Promoted to Assistant General Manager of Historic Hotel


In most chain-hotels the concept is virtually extinct. In fact, many national brands -- as a practice -- intentionally rotate their senior management and managers from property to property which, while it may have its benefits, it is certainly far from prototypical for customers who have to adjust to new contacts, faces, personalities and styles.

However, and as now must be ...

The Floor Plan

Coming Home to Margaritaville: Island, Travel Themes as Easy as a Cool Ocean Breeze

How many times have you returned from an annual family retreat to your 'happy place" -- the Shore, Island, Lake or Mountains -- and wished you could bring back the relaxing environmental vibe you experienced, one which seemed to ooze from the surroundings?

Well, it is tough to move a body of water, beach or mountain peak, but the themes, tones and materials that help make that ...

Blast From The Past

Do you wish you could travel back in time to see our world hundreds of years ago  just one special time? Now, the Franklin students can experience the games, foods, and crafts the colonial children did! From the sweet smell of perfectly baked cookies to tea and a  dance, fourth grade students join together for an “olden days” celebration that will bring out the past ...