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Singow Shines in Summit H.S. Gymnastic Sweep of Tri-Meet

October 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Taking top spot in the Vault, Bars, Floor and winning the All-Around, Hilltopper sophomore Catherine Singow had a night to remember as she led the Summit High School Varsity Gymnastics Team to a win against double-opposition at The Connection.

Summit defeated Jonathan Dayton, 106 -102.025, and Union Catholic, 106 - 90.225, to earn a pair of victories in the ...

Plan to Implement Pre-Labor Day 2019 Summit Schools Start Date Scrapped

October 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City residents with students in the Summit Public Schools can go ahead and book their late-August 2019 vacations, as it now appears that a proposed plan to open the Summit schools for instruction prior to Labor Day in 2019 has been scrapped.

That development, as articulated by Superintendent of Schools June Chang -- along with the promise of a ...

More Coffee?: Summit School District's Next Informal Talk with Superintendent Set for Oct. 9

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Public Schools Board of Education President Debra McCann and Superintendent of Schools June Chang will host a 'Coffee & Conversation' event October 9, from 7 - 8 p.m., at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School.

All are welcome to attend and no RSVP is necessary.

The last such gathering on September 12 featured a wide-ranging discussion, with ...

Singow Shines in Summit H.S. Gymnastic Sweep of Tri-Meet

October 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Taking top spot in the Vault, Bars, Floor and winning the All-Around, Hilltopper sophomore Catherine Singow had a night to remember as she led the Summit High School Varsity Gymnastics Team to a win against double-opposition at The Connection.

Summit defeated Jonathan Dayton, 106 -102.025, and Union Catholic, 106 - 90.225, to earn a pair of victories in the ...

Mayer's Goal a Wonderland in Summit H.S. Girls Soccer's 1-0 Triumph Over OKS

SUMMIT, NJ - Captain Keegan Mayer has a knack for scoring big goals, and her first-half strike proved to be the match's only tally as the Summit High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Oak Knoll 1-nil on the Upper Turf Field.

The victory, which came on 'Pack The Stands Night', was the Maroon and White's third in-a-row and fourth in five matches, lifting their 2018 record ...

'Café Q': Summit's CBH Debuts Meeting Place for LGBTQ Teens October 21

October 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Described by the person who conceptualized the space as a place "where kids can be who they are or who they want to be." Congregation Beth Hatikvah in Summit will open 'Café Q', a non-denominational meeting place for LGBTQ teens, on Sunday, October 21.

LGBTQ teens from Summit and surrounding towns are invited to drop in to meet, listen to music, enjoy ...

Swarm of B's: Beer, Bourbon and Bacon Highlight Arboretum's Next Pub Event Oct. 19

SUMMIT, NJ - In what promises to be a Stout evening, Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit will host a mega-flavor merger when beer, bourbon and bacon come together in the latest 'Put the 'PUB' in Public Garden' event October 19, from 7 - 9:30 p.m.

Beers from Petaluma, CA-based Lagunitas Brewing Company, spirits from Jersey Spirits Distilling Company, and a bacon-infused ...

Pebble Players Open '18 Season with 'Heathers: The Musical High School Edition' Nov. 9

October 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Entertaining audiences with refined Off-Broadway-quality performances for nearly a decade, Summit's Pebble Players will open 2018 Season opens with 'Heathers, The Musical High School Edition' beginning November 9 at The Oakes Center.

​Directed by Jayne Myers and choreographed by Jaimie Woodruff, 'Heathers, The Musical High School Edition' is ...

Growth Opportunity

October 16, 2018

Summit's Wilson Primary Center this month opened its first school garden with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included the entire staff and student body in attendance.

The garden was made possible through contributions and grants from Atlantic Health System, the Summit Educational Foundation, and Sustainable New Jersey.

According to WPC teachers Anne Paris and Susan ...

Fire Place

Summit Deputy Fire Chief Donald Nelson, Mayor Nora Radest, Common Council Members Matthew Gould and Beth Little, Member Gould, Firefighters Iannella and Mammone, along with members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad greeted the public at an Open House held at the SFD's Headquarters on Broad Street.

The event focused on the 2018 Fire Prevention Week ...

Making a Move: Sotheby's Summit, Short Hills Offices Host Fall Food Drive Through December 15

October 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - For the sixth consecutive year, all 12 Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (PPSIR) locations in Northern New Jersey -- including the Summit and Short Hills offices -- are once again partnering with 'Move For Hunger' to host a fall food drive through December 15.

'Move For Hunger' is a national non-profit organization ...

Temporary Tattoo 'Pop-Up Shop' Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Benefits Pathways Oct. 17

SUMMIT, NJ - Anastasia Dekantios, co-owner of temporary tattoo website jewelflashtattoos.com, will be hosting a special 'pop-up shop' in remembrance of her mother and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at The Connection in Summit October 17, from 3 - 6 p.m.

The event will benefit Pathways, a program of The Connection that provides support, education and wellness ...

Civic Commitment: City Seeks Individuals for Volunteer Roles

October 14, 2018

SUMMIT,, NJ - Residents of the Hilltop City are being sought -- and encouraged to apply - for volunteer roles serving on several of City of Summit committees and commissions.

Each November, the Mayor and Common Council begin the annual volunteer application review process and appoint new members. Terms range from one to five years of service with an opportunity for ...

Have Freeholders, Will Travel: County's Governing Body to Meet in Summit Oct. 25

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will host a series of mobile meetings in several municipalities, including a visit to Summit on October 25. Other towns to host meetings include Plainfield and Westfield.

Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados had announced that the County would be holding mobile meetings as part of his “Moving Union County Forward” ...

SHIP at SAGE Eldercare's Medicare '19 Overview Program Set for Oct. 16. 31

October 8, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) at SAGE will host a free program to discuss Medicare 2019 changes, plans, options, and answer questions at SAGE Eldercare on both October 16 and October 31. The session will occur both days from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

SAGE Eldercare serves as the SHIP representative for Union County, its staff and volunteers available for free, ...

Summit H.S. to Stage 'Peter and the Starcatcher' Nov. 15-17

October 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Theatre Department will present 'Peter and the Starcatcher', a swashbuckling adventure that upends the age-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be Peter Pan -- the boy would not grow up. The play, adapted for the stage by Rick Elice based on the book 'Peter and the Starcatchers' by authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, will be ...

'College Night' at Summit High School Set for Oct. 24

SUMMIT, NJ -  More than 150 colleges / universities, the Armed Forces, gap years, and technical schools will be in attendance when the Summit High School Counseling Department hosts its annual 'College Night' October 24, beginning at 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Representatives from the post-secondary institutions will be on hand to provide admissions information to ...

Overlook, Summit Library Partner to Host Community Health Fair Oct. 20

October 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ Overlook Medical Center is teaming up with the Summit Free Public Library to hosting a Community Health Fair October 20, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., at the Library.

Focusing on wellness, the fair will include ctivities for all ages, including children and teens. Health care professionals from Overlook Medical Center will be providing free blood pressure and glucose ...

Summit Residents Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccination

SUMMIT, NJ - Influenza season has arrived, and the City of Summit and the Westfield Regional Health Department are partnering to remind residents of the importance of getting the flu vaccination. Everyone from six months of age and older to is encouraged to get vaccinated, particularly those folks who are at high risk of serious complications from the flu.

Residents who may be ...

Busy Rush-Hour for Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Includes Three-Car Pileup, Roof Fall

October 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Friday rush hours can be hectic, and that certainly was the case for the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) on October 12, with all three Squad ambulances staffed and responding to multiple calls.

The first call for help came just before 5 p.m. for a three-car accident on Route 24.  Two ambulance crews from Summit and another from Millburn-Short ...

Summit F.D. Battles Nighttime Blaze at Baltusrol Road Residence

SUMMIT, NJ - Reports of smoke emanating from a two and-a-half story residence at 126 Baltusrol Road resulted in the Summit Fire Department (SFD) battling a fire -- during the nighttime hours of October 11 -- which covered the both the structure's first and second floors as well as its attic 

The fire, reported at 9:08 p.m., had apparently reached the ...

Quartet Vying for Summit Council to Face-Off in Candidates' Forum Oct. 27

October 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Summit. Berkeley Heights and New Providence will host the 2018 Summit Candidates’ Forum October 27, beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the Media Center at Summit High School.

The event will feature four candidates, a pair each of Republicans and Democrats, who are running for two available Summit Common ...

City Reminds Residents of Important Voter Registration Deadlines, Information

SUMMIT, NJ - The General Election is now less than one month away, and the City of Summit is reminding Hilltop City residents of important, fast-approaching deadline dates and other information relative to voting on November 6.

Eligibility requirements to vote in the General Election include:

U.S. citizenship at the time of registration.
County and City residence of at least 30 days ...

Summit's Office Tavern Grill Debuts New Gridiron-Inspired Gastronomy to Make Happy Hour Even Happier

October 14, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Like a ballcarrier who is "at the 20, the ten, the five, touchdown," The Office Tavern Grill in Summit has just hit paydirt this football season, unveiling a new, revamped happy hour -- available every weekday from 4 - 7 p.m. and now extended for football season during all NFL games -- In addition to $5 select craft beers, handpicked by ...

Summit's Temple Sinai Dedicates the Temple Emanu-El Holocaust Remembrance Center Nov. 4

October 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Coinciding nearly eighty years to the day of of Kristallnacht, 'The Night of Broken Glass', Temple Sinai in Summit will dedicate the Temple Emanu-El Holocaust Remembrance Center at the synagogue November 4, beginning at 4 p.m. The Dedication of the Center will also mark the first opportunity to explore its opening exhibit, 'Life and Loss in Germany: The ...

Summit Garden Club Hosts Floral Design Sale at Arboretum Oct. 17

October 6, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Renowned flower arranger Marty VanAllenis simplifying, and Hilltop City residents can take advantage of a special sale hosted by the Summit Garden Club on October 17, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

One-of-a-kind containers, armatures, mechanics of all sorts, line elements, as well as flower arranging and horticulture books will all be ...

Making a Move: Sotheby's Summit, Short Hills Offices Host Fall Food Drive Through December 15

October 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - For the sixth consecutive year, all 12 Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (PPSIR) locations in Northern New Jersey -- including the Summit and Short Hills offices -- are once again partnering with 'Move For Hunger' to host a fall food drive through December 15.

'Move For Hunger' is a national non-profit organization ...

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Naidu is Strong Advocate for Council Responsiveness, Transparency

October 16, 2018

I am pleased to write in support of Council President David Naidu’s bid for reelection. I have known David since we served on the Environmental Commission together 10 years ago. Additionally, I have had the privilege to serve with and learn from David as a member of the Common Council for the past nine months.  

In his time on Council, David has always been a strong advocate for ...

Naidu Takes Community's Concerns to Heart

I have never written a letter to endorse a candidate before, but I am doing so now in support of our current Council President David Naidu as he seeks re-election.

I first met David when he knocked on my door in 2015. He was running for Council, and I had just moved into a new home in the Washington Elementary neighborhood. I can truly say, “he had me at hello.” David was clearly ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, October 18, 10:00 AM

The Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Cuento Espanol (Spanish Storytime)

Community Calendar Education

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Fri, October 19, 9:00 AM

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Feria de Salud Gratis

Health & Wellness

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Fri, October 19, 9:00 AM

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Free Community Health Fair

Health & Wellness

Summit Fire Department Blotter

8/17/2018 11:25 am - FD dispatched to a DEBARY ROAD multi -family on a verbal report of a wire arcing in a tree behind the house  On arrival FD found rear service cables were missing spacers between 2 poles and the wires were touching. FD did not see any arcing or sparks. JCP&L was notified to respond and correct the problem.

8/18/2018 3:45 pm - FD dispatched to MOUNTAINSIDE ...

Summit Police Blotter

October 10, 2018

9/21 - Denzel J. Norris, 22, of Summit was arrested on a contempt of court warrant out of Springfield. Mr. Norris was processed and released with a pending court date.

9/21 - Matthew A. Fonseca, 21, of Summit was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession/use of CDS. Mr. Fonseca was processed and released with a pending court date.


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Audio: Point View's Dietze Talks Investing in Wake of Mr Dow's Wild Ride

October 17, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on Bloomberg on investing following the Dow's wildest week since March:

bloomberg.com/news/audio

Note: segment begins at 21:40 mark

Click here to contact David Dietze, John Petrides, Claire Toth, Donna ...

AddamsFest, Celebrates The Addams Family's Roots

Something for everyone at weekend-long festivities; offerings include family activities, art exhibit, films, beer garden, trunk-or-treat, masquerade ball and more.

Mark your calendars … if you dare. On Oct. 26-28, Westfield, NJ will be transformed by a uniquely exciting and all-together enlightening experience: AddamsFest. This town-wide celebration, honoring Westfield native ...

Point View Q4 Newsletter Available Now

Point View Wealth Management's latest newsletter is here! Our Q4 page-turner includes:

Five Annuity Pitfalls
How to Pay for Long Term Care-And How Not to
The Long View: Stocks for the Next 20 Years
Retirement Income Strategies
ESG Investing

To access it now, click ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!

 

Are You Ready to Review Your Will?

Last Will and Testaments are a critical component to ensure your assets are protected and pass to the people/organizations you intended. However, some simple Wills have limitations and they are important to point out:


Last Will and Testaments serve to protect your family and your hard-earned wealth. A well written Will minimizes estate and inheritance taxes, appoints a guardian for your ...

Heads Up!

I was so excited to receive an important alert on my phone.  It made me feel, I don’t know, special.

 

Presidential Alert

THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System.  No action is needed

 

Even though I am president of nothing, it was gratifying to know that someone actually wanted to alert me to something.  

 

I ...

The ABCs of Fostering the Joy of Reading in Your Child: What’s a Leveled Reader?

Is your child’s classroom teacher asking students to read books on a specific level? If so, do you know your child’s current reading level? The best way to answer these questions is to ask your child’s teacher. Okay, you’ve checked with your child’s classroom teacher and he or she has shared your child’s reading level, but now you’re wondering how to ...