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Cardinal Joseph Tobin Speaks at B’nai Jeshurun May 2

April 24, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the current head of the Archdiocese of Newark, will appear at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in a free event open to the public held May 2 at 7 p.m. Cardinal Tobin will speak about how Pope Francis is "forging a culture of encounter by renewing the dialogue between Christians and Jews."

In the Pope’s ...

Teacher Discontent with Insurance Provider, Possibility of August School Start, Adoption of Focus Areas Highlight Summit BOE Meeting

April 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The centerpiece of the April 19 Summit Board of Education meeting was intended to be the approval of new 'Focus Areas' for the Summit Public Schools and, while that agenda highlight was indeed addressed, the meeting also included several unexpected developments, including an emotional plea from a parent and the attendance of dozens of District teachers who came to express ...

Healy Tabbed as Summit H.S. Athletic Director as Search for New Hoops Coach Begins

SUMMIT, NJ - Dan Healy, Summit High School Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach since 2014, has been selected as the next Summit High School Director of Athletics effective July 1. Healy will succeed Harvey Cohen, who was named interim Director in December of 2017 upon the resignation of then-AD Patrick 'PJ' Scarpello.

Superintendent of Schools June Chang will be formally recommending ...

Carnevale Hat Trick Helps Summit H.S. Girls Lacrosse Beat 'Lakes, 8-5

April 24, 2018

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ - Junior Katia Carnevale scored three goals -- the Hat Trick lifting her season tally-haul to 40 -- as the Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team won at Mountain Lakes, 8-5.

The victory, coming less than 48 hours after they dropped a 10-5 decision to nationally Top 20-ranked Garden City, NY, improves the Hilltoppers' season record to ...

Jessica Natunen and Thomas Shung Honored as Summit High School Athletes of The Week

SUMMIT, NJ - Softball Team member Jessica Natunen and the Boys Tennis Team's Thomas Shung have been selected as Summit High School Athletes of the Week, presented by TAPinto Summit, for the week ending April 22.

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 ...

Gear for Good: Third Annual Summit Sports Equipment Drive Set for May 5

April 24, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Begun in 2016 by Summit resident Kevin O'Malley, the third annual sports equipment drive benefiting nonprofit Leveling the Playing Field will be held May 5, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Memorial Field. Leveling the Playing Field is a Rockville, MD- based organization that that collects and then redistributes the goods to disadvantaged communities and agencies.

The ...

Summit College Club Hosts Annual Book Sale Apr. 24-29

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit College Club Book Sale will be held from April 24 - 29, at the American Legion located at 357 Elkwood Avenue in New Providence. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund college scholarships for deserving young women in local high schools.

The sale will feature an expected thousands of books collected by Summit College Club members. Times and ...

Marimba Master Makoto Nakura in Concert Apr. 29

April 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Marimba virtuoso Makoto Nakura, joined by guest artist Mitchell Vines, will perform in an Afternoon Music concert April 29 at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit. The concert, with Vines on piano, will begin at 4 p.m. and includes work by Bach, Philip Lasser, Saint-Saëns and Leonard Bernstein in the Suite from "West Side ...

Bold Mettle

April 24, 2018

Jennie Silecchia, a 15-year veteran volunteer and this year’s Individual Honoree, is celebrated at Susan G. Komen North Jersey's 'Pink Tie Party'. With a self-acknowledged 'BOLD GOAL' to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by the year 2026, the event saw Summit-based Komen North Jersey take an equally ...

Mass Amount of Love and Remembrance

Serving both as a tribute to the memory of Summit Police Detective Matthew Tarentino -- a Somerville resident who was killed in a traffic accident on Route 78 nearly one year ago -- and to honor the men and women of law enforcement, The Immaculate Conception School hosted a “Blue Mass” at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church.

Tarentino had been a longtime ...

'Positive Action': SAPF Awards $10,000 Grant to County Boys & Girls Clubs

April 18, 2018

UNION, NJ - The Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) has presented a $10,000 grant award to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County in support of its 'Positive Action Program', which will impact 75 members at all grade levels in three Clubs: Union, Elizabeth and Plainfield. The financial support from the Summit Area Public Foundation will enable the program to ...

Summit's Reid Phillips Earns 'Daughters of Ireland' Scholarship Award

CRANFORD, NJ - Hilltop City resident and Summit High School senior Reid Phillips was chosen as the inaugural scholarship award recipient as the 'Union County Daughters of Ireland' hosted their first annual Irish Heritage dinner. The organization, now more than 60 paid members strong, was established in 2017 by Kaitlin Mooney of Clark and Lori Connolly ...

Lance Hosts Town Hall Meeting Apr. 27; Constituents, Questions Invited

April 24, 2018

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ -- New Jersey Representative Leonard Lance (R-7) will host an in-person Town Hall meeting April 27 at Phillipsburg High School April 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will be Lance's 47th Town Hall during his time in office.

During the meeting, Lance will take questions on the important issues facing Congress and the American people. Lance will ...

County Details Ways to Report Potholes on County Thoroughfares

ELIZABETH, NJ - They are loathed and seemingly impossible to completely avoid.

'They' are potholes and, with winter weather finally making its way out of the Hilltop City, potholes are a frequent issue for drivers.

To report a pothole or any other issue with a Union County road, residents are instructed to use an online form available through the Union County ...

Students Visit SAGE Spend-A-Day Clients

April 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ – SAGE Eldercare's Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center provides seniors with structured social, physical and cognitive activities, meals planned by a registered dietician, and support for participants and families from a geriatric social worker.

Spend-A-Day is licensed by the Department of Health and Senior Services as an adult day medical program and is staffed ...

New Medicare Cards Feature Anti-Fraud, Identity Theft Prevention Mechanism

ELIZABETH, NJ - In recognition of May as Older Americans Month, Union County’s senior adults are reminded that they will receive new Medicare cards from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this summer.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is the federal agency that runs the Medicare program. It is a branch of the US Department of Health and Human ...

'All-Star'-Studded Franklin Fair Set for Apr. 28

April 23, 2018

"Hey now you're an All Star, get your game on, go play"

All Star - Smash Mouth, 1999

SUMMIT, NJ - Featuring the theme of 'All-Stars', the 2018 edition of the Franklin Elementary School Fair will take place Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. All proceeds from the event benefit the Franklin Elementary School PTO.

The Fair will feature raffle ...

For Fourth Consecutive Year, Oak Knoll Students Let Off Some S.T.E.A.M. at K-6 Expo

SUMMIT, NJ - Encouraging learning and experimentation for students in grades K-6, Oak Knoll School hosted its fourth annual Super Science Saturday S.T.E.A.M. Expos, where inquisitive minds learned about weights and measures, buoyancy, propulsion and other subjects on the S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math) spectrum.

Facilitated by Oak Knoll’s Lower ...

Overlook Named 'Employer of the Year' by NJ APSE

April 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization with an exclusive ...

Party Kicks Off 20th Anniversary of The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

April 20, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Strains of “Happy Birthday” filled the atrium recently at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center. The occasion was the kick-off party to a month’s long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the center.

Even before the song rang out, music filled the atrium, as it has for the past 17 years from 9 a.m. to ...

Summit Blood Drive Honors Memory of Max Gottstein May 2

SUMMIT, NJ - Tragically, in August of 2017, Summit's Max Gottstein lost his years-long battle with treatment-induced acute myeloid leukemia after years of fighting a rare eye cancer called retinoblastoma. A month prior to his passing, more tha 80 units of blood were collected at an inaugural blood drive held in his name and which honored his fight. Max’s ...

Mollo Named 'Telecommunicator of Year' as MVECC Honors Dispatch Center First Liners

April 22, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Communications Officer Michael Mollo is the 2018 recipient of the Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center's 'Telecommunicator of the Year' honor, as the Shared Dispatch Center Management Board and its Emergency Communications Executive Director Scott W. Ruf recognized several staff for their hard work and dedication.

Every ...

Summit F.D. Puts Down Brush Fire Threatening Multiple Homes

SUMMIT, NJ - An approximately quarter-mile long brush fire, which began along the railroad tracks and climbed the adjacent hillside and threatened numerous Summit residences, was extinguished by the Summit Fire Department (SFD) Friday afternoon, preventing damage to the nearby homes.

At 1:53 p.m., the SFD was dispatched to the blaze next to the tracks along Park Avenue.

Perfect Pour: Wine Tasting Fundraiser Benefits Boy Scouts of America May 29

April 16, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ - The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will host a Riedel Wine Tasting fundraiser May 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Masker's Barn located in the Watchung Reservation. The proceeds of this event provide the necessary funds to send underprivileged youth to four BSA camps in New Jersey and New York State. More than 3,000 youth are served in ...

Cardinal Joseph Tobin Speaks at B’nai Jeshurun May 2

April 24, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the current head of the Archdiocese of Newark, will appear at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in a free event open to the public held May 2 at 7 p.m. Cardinal Tobin will speak about how Pope Francis is "forging a culture of encounter by renewing the dialogue between Christians and Jews."

In the Pope’s ...

Lunch & Learn: 'Israel at 70: Its Meaning and Value in Jewish Identity' with Professor Kenneth W. Stein Apr. 22

SUMMIT, NJ - For four decades, Kenneth W. Stein has taught Middle Eastern History and Political Science at Emory University. His scholarship focuses on the politics of the modern Arab world, American foreign policy toward the Middle East, modern Israel, and the Arab-Israeli negotiating process. Stein earned awards at Emory for excellence in teaching and life-long mentorship of ...

Former NJ Governor Whitman, Summit Council President Naidu to Join Arboretum's Climate Change Panel Discussion May 10

April 23, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman and current Summit Common Council President David Naidu will both be be part of a panel discussion on climate change hosted by -- and held at -- Reeves-Reed Arboretum May 10, beginning at 7 p.m.

The event is part of the Arboretum's three-part series on climate change and sustainability entitled 'Local Action / Global ...

Marjorie Callahan Joins Lois Schneider Realtor as Sales Associate

April 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Marjorie Callahan has joined Lois Schneider Realtor's (LSR) team of sales professionals, coming to LSR from Weichert Realtors in Summit. During her three years at Weichert, Callahan was a member of the company’s Director’s Club and was named “Agent of the Month.”

"Currently a Hoboken resident who specializes in young buyers who are ...

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Summit Fire Department Blotter

02/01/2018, 7:26 am - FD dispatched to Route 78 East Bound mile marker 47.2 for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment and injuries. On arrival both the Springfield and Summit Fire Departments set up for extrication. The vehicle was chocked to stabilize the vehicle. EMS performed patient care. A hose line was stretched for possible fire suppression by the Berkeley Heights FD.

Summit Police Blotter

April 11, 2018

3/13 - Jayhee Cho, 32, of Summit was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. Mr. Cho was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/13 - Aseyefigh K. Papanye, 30, of Brooklyn, New York was arrested and charged with theft of credit cards, fraudulent use of credit cards, theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, obstruction of the administration of the law, and possession of ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Says Oil Price Hysteria Unwarranted, Talks Tech

April 23, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on BNN Bloomberg discussing stocks with oil near $70 per barrel and major Tech earnings this week:

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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 ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Talks AMEX, GE and Amazon Earnings, Stock Outlook

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on FOX Business AM discussing several upcoming pivotal earnings and possible market reactions:

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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 ...

Fear of Rising Rates? Remember The Reason You Own Bonds

If the current interest environment has you concerned about your bond portfolio, remember why you are investing in bonds.  The role bonds, or fixed income, play in a portfolio is not solely based on performance.  Bonds are used to offer stability, particularly when stock market volatility is rising. Rate hikes can dampen bond performance, but keep perspective on how rising rates impact ...

Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.

 

Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...