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City Volunteer Honor Debuts as Newly-Seated Summit Council Gets Down to Business

January 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The debut of a special award recognizing volunteerism in the Hilltop Community kicked off the Summit Common Council's first meeting of 2018 after re-organizing earlier this month. Summit resident Tom O’Rourke is the first recipient of an award established by the Council and Mayor Nora Radest honoring a standout volunteer in the community, aptly ...

Allen Selected as Summit Schools' Supervisor of Special Education

January 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Nicole Allen who, since 2013, has worked as a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant within the Summit Public School District, has been named Supervisor of Special Education for the District. The appointment of Allen is expected to be formally approved by the Summit Board of Education January 18.

She will replace Mary Beth Reardon, who retired from the District and the ...

Summit School District, Food Service Vendor Provide Nutritional Information Online

SUMMIT, NJ- The Summit Public Schools, in conjunction with their food service partner Pomptonian, is now detailing nutritional information for student food selections online at schoolnutritionandfitness.com.  

The new, interactive menus are designed to make access to daily nutritional information quick and easy for parents, school nurses, and students themselves. The ...

Strong Late Stretch Run Sees Summit H.S. Boys Basketball Pull Away from Roselle, 71-60

January 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A trio of runs -- two which helped neutralize their opponent's red-hot shooting and the latter which ended up winning the day -- lifted the Summit High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team to its eighth consecutive victory, a 71-60 triumph over Roselle at the Main Gym.

Junior captain Malcolm Sidebottom had 20 points to lead the Hilltoppers, the near-totality of his ...

First-Half Surge Lifts Summit H.S. Girls Basketball Past ALJ, 51-35

CLARK, NJ - For the third straight game, the Summit High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team got off to a 'still tied to the dock start', trailing 8-0 early to AL Johnson. However, like their previous contest against New Providence, the Hilltoppers were able to right the ship.

In fact, against the Crusaders, they turned the boat around and cruised.

Down 8-zip, Summit ...

Summit Family Aquatic Center 2018 Memberships Now Available

January 13, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Registration is now open for the Summit Family Aquatic Center's (SFAC) 2018 season, which is set to begin May 26 at 11 a.m.

The SFAC does not offer day passes with those wishing to enter needing to be a current member or a guest of a current member. Resident rates are limited to Summit residents and taxpayers, Summit business owners and lessees, City of ...

League of Women Voters, Summit College Club Partner to Present 'The Underground Railroad' Documentary Film Jan. 21

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In honor of Black History Month, the League of Women Voters and the Summit College Club (AAUW) are co-hosting the documentary film "The Underground Railroad" on Sunday, January 21, at 2 p.m. The event will be held at the New Providence Memorial Library, located at 377 Elkwood Avenue, in the Conti Reading Room. A discussion will follow the screening.

The ...

Summit High School Big Band Dance Slated for Feb. 2

January 9, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Talk about a winter warmer.

One of the hottest nights of the year arrives in one of Mother Nature's coolest months, as the Summit High School Big is set to take center stage at the 46th Annual "Big Band Dance." which will be held Friday, February 2, at The Grand Summit Hotel.

Beginning at 7 p.m. with cash bar cocktails, the evening also includes a ...

Brothers in Blue

January 11, 2018

If big number 81 looks a bit familiar, that's because he is Summit's own Ryan O'Malley, who was signed to the New York Football Giants' practice squad in mid-December and activated for the G-Men's final regular season game of the year December 31 versus the Washington Redskins.

O'Malley wasn't the only iconic Summit presence at MetLife Stadium, as the ...

To The Max

World War II veteran Robert Max of Summit receives a Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders resolution recognizing the 94-year-old for publishing a book about his remarkable story of survival and escaping Nazi slave labor.

The presentation was made at a speaking engagement at Union High School where Max spoke to students. Max and Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen are joined by ...

Time to 'Flaunt It': Summit-Based Nonprofit Hosts Event to Celebrate Its Mission Jan. 20

January 14, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Non-profit 'Don’t Hide it, Flaunt It!' (DHIFI) will host a private event to showcase and celebrate the 501(c)(3) organization's mission to advance acceptance, understanding, tolerance and mutual respect for a person's blatant or invisible difference.

Founded by its president, Summit resident Meg Zucker, 'Don't Hide It, Flaunt It', ...

Summit Celebrates Mission, Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Day of 'Justice, Equality and Service to Others'

SUMMIT, NJ - For two decades, the Summit community has made Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- a federal holiday since 1986 -- a 'Day ON and not a Day OFF' through numerous opportunities to participate in activities created and enacted to demonstrate the "interconnectivity of justice, equality and service to others."

Beginning at 7 a.m.

City Volunteer Honor Debuts as Newly-Seated Summit Council Gets Down to Business

January 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The debut of a special award recognizing volunteerism in the Hilltop Community kicked off the Summit Common Council's first meeting of 2018 after re-organizing earlier this month. Summit resident Tom O’Rourke is the first recipient of an award established by the Council and Mayor Nora Radest honoring a standout volunteer in the community, aptly ...

Union County Establishes the First County LGBTQ Office in All of NJ

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County has launched the new Office of LGBTQ Services, the first County government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey.

Operating under the new Division of Outreach and Advocacy in the Department of Human Services, Union County's Office of LGBTQ Services will provide a platform for leadership and collaboration to support equality, and serve as a ...

Exploring a New Dimension, Works of Eleanna Anagnos Exhibited at KPS Gallery

January 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Hovering being two and three dimensions, the striking works of artist Eleanna Anagnos are currently on display at Kent Place Gallery through February 2. Anagnos' creations hang like paintings, but their colored and textured hydrocal-plaster surfaces undulate in space like relief sculptures.

 “I think some of the greatest art creates a shift; a ...

Arboretum to Debut 'Cosmic Garden' as First Art Exhibit of 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - "Cosmic Garden Series," featuring pen and ink drawing by nationally-known artist Lynne Friedman, will serve as Reeves-Reed Arboretum's debut art exhibition of the 2018 season.

Opening at the Wisner House Gallery February 11 with an artist reception from 2 - 4 p.m. -- and continuing through May 13 -- the "Cosmic ...

Thunder Road Trip: Summit H.S. Speech and Debate Scores Big at Freehold Tourney

January 15, 2018

FREEHOLD, NJ - The Summit High School Speech and Debate Team made the journey down Highway 9 and brought home the Second Place Sweepstakes trophy and more than 20 individual awards from the Freehold Speech and Debate Tournament.

Individual winners included:

Varsity Public Forum Debate

Yulia Kuzniar and Jade Gala - First Place

Junior Varsity Public Forum Debate

Eray ...

Oak Knoll Hosts #GirlsInSportsDay Jan. 21, Celebrates Female Athletic Achievement

SUMMIT, NJ - Coinciding with the 32nd Anniversary of National Girls & Women in Sports Day, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child will host #GirlsInSportsDay January 21, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in the Tisdall Hall Gymnasium.

The event, free and open to the public, aims to celebrate the achievements of female athletes, with a particular focus on health and ...

TAPinto Franchised Local News Network Breaks 7M Readers, 23.7M Pageviews

January 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto.net, a network of more than 70 online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey and New York, broke 7 million readers and 23.7 million pageviews during the last year. 

From Jan. 8, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018, TAPinto registered 7,025,372 readers and 23,792,903 pageviews, up from 5,352,395 readers and 18,496,885 pageviews during the same period a year ago.  During the ...

Summit's Renaissance Church Hosts Teen, Adult Suicide Prevention Seminars

January 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Renaissance Church has partnered with Caring Contact to hold two free, open-to-the-public seminars on suicide prevention January 28. Each will focus on ways to help others and include discussions on risk factors, warning signs, intervention skills, and more. 

“Let’s Talk” will be held 3 - 5 p.m. in the Summit Opera House Auditorium, located at ...

Overlook Medical Center One of Four Sites in Nation Hosting Brain Cancer Study

SUMMIT, NJ - A phase III study of novel drug VAL-083, which has already shown promise in Glioblastoma and other cancers, is being led by Kurt Jaeckle, MD, at Overlook Medical Center, one of just four locations in the U.S. selected for the study. Jaeckle is the co-director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center, and medical director of ...

Ditch Day: Summit's Office Tavern Grill Offers Up Free Cookie Dessert for 'Resolution Breakers'

January 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Merriam-Webster notes that 'resolve' is defined as a "fixity of purpose... marked by firm determination."

Two and a-half weeks into the New Year -- a time in which many resolve to make one of more additions or subtractions in their lives designed to enhance the quality thereof -- 'National Ditch Your New Year's Resolution Day' comes along to ...

Pedestrian Struck by Van While in Broad Street Crosswalk; Victim Resides in Summit's Gallo Senior Housing Building

January 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A pedestrian was struck while crossing Broad Street -- at the intersection of Broad and Chestnut Streets -- resulting in the victim being transported by Summit EMS to Morristown Medical Center.

Eileen Cunningham, 65 years of age and a resident of the Summit senior housing complex, was in the marked crosswalk at approximately 7:06 p.m. January 11 when she ...

Summit F.D. Quickly Extinguishes Prospect Hill Ave. Residential Kitchen Fire

SUMMIT, NJ - In less than 30 minutes, the City of Summit Fire Department snuffed out a kitchen-related fire in Summit home located at 50 Prospect Hill Avenue.

Firefighters responded to a report of fire at 12:40 a.m. January 8 and, upon their arrival, crews found flames in the kitchen of the structure. They were able to effectively knock down the fire and contain it to the room ...

Five for Five: Lois Schneider Agents Named to Elite Client-Service List

January 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Five Lois Schneider Realtor sales associates -- Cynthia Baker, Martha McDonnell, Allison Lees, Nancy Burrows and Stephanie Kramer -- have been named to the final list of 2018 Five Star Real Estate Agents. The Five Star Real Estate Agent Program identifies and showcases real estate professionals in a local market with the highest scores in overall ...

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Tax Reform a Positive for Summit

January 15, 2018

The recently enacted Tax Reform, the  biggest since 1986, will have a positive effect on Summit’s economy. Tax cuts stimulate economic activity as taxpayers have more to spend, and at this point there is no corresponding cut in government expenditures.  

The biggest winners are our corporations, whose tax rates have declined about 40%, from a marginal rate of 35% to ...

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Sat, January 20, 9:30 AM

Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Auditorium, Summit

Summit Junior Fortnightly Club's 4th & 5th Grade ...

Education Giving Back

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Sat, January 20, 10:00 AM

Batavia Cafe, Summit

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Summit Fire Department Blotter

12/1/2017 at 3:56 pm - FD dispatched to MORRIS AVENUE and RIVER AVENUE on report of a two-car motor vehicle accident with injuries. Units arrived on scene. FD personnel requested by the Summit First Aid Squad (EMS) to remove the driver's side door to safely remove the patient.  A signal 10 was transmitted to provide manpower for station coverage. FD personnel stabilized the vehicle using ...

Summit Police Blotter

January 7, 2018

12/10 - At 0659 hours a report was taken for a theft of a wallet from a parked motor vehicle on Orchard Street. The victim reported the incident occurred between 0625 hours and 0659 hours while the victim was shoveling snow in the driveway. Taken from the vehicle was one (1) black wallet containing numerous personal items (driver’s license, credit cards, firearms ID card, New Jersey State ...

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

January 16, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Believes China's Treasury Holdings Strategy 'More Bark Than Bite', Won't Derail Bull Market

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on CNBC  on how higher interest rates may affect the bull market:

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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 ...

Point View's Q1 2018 Newsletter Available Now

Point View Wealth Management's First Quarter of 2018 edition of Outlook has published, featuring articles offering a wide range of topics for investors as we enter the New Year, such as:

Potential risks to your investments in 2018;
Wrapping your head around Bitcoin;
Debating the FAANG stocks;
Be cautious on Robo-Advisors; and finally,
Explore and understand ...

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AtlantiCast Medical Minute – Winter Weather Edition

On this episode of AtlantiCast Medical Minute, learn how to take the fight to Old Man Winter, while staying safe! Learn some winter health tips with Anthony Brutico, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Newton Medical Center.

 

Are You Ready for 2018?

As we embark on the New Year, here are your Top 5 Legal Resolutions for 2018:

1. Your Estate plan: Create One or Review Yours

Estate tax laws have never been more favorable for New Jersey residents. The Federal Estate Tax and Exemption is now $10.98 million (per spouse) and, currently, there is no estate tax in the State of New Jersey. If you are a high net-worth individual or married ...

Follow the Money

In 2013 a man in the UK cleaned out his junk drawer and absently tossed an old hard drive dismantled from a Dell Computer into the trash.  The hard drive, rusting in landfill somewhere in Wales, contains 7500 bitcoins. 

  

At the time, his staggering loss was about $4 million.  But if he had wisely invested his failing hard drive in a bank safe deposit box his ...