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Area Township Committee Introduces Ordinance to Ban Marijuana Cultivation, Retail Stores in 4-1 Vote

February 23, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - At the urging of Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter, the township committee voted, 4-1, to introduce a "use" ordinance that would ban the sale and cultivation of marijuana at its regular meeting on Thursday.

Committee member Michael Kelly cast the no vote, stating that the ordinance "seems cumbersome and unnecessary" at this time, noting that the state is ...

Food Recall Affects Chicken Patty Product Served in Summit School District

February 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Pomptonian, the Summit Public Schools' food service management company, has notified the District that a United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) food recall affects the ready-to-eat breaded chicken patties it receives through the USDA Commodity Program and subsequently serves to Summit students.

As a result of the USDA recall, which ...

Summit School District's 2018-19 Draft Budget Shows 2.6 Percent Increase; School Security, HIB Report and Summer Math Also Detailed at February Meeting

SUMMIT, NJ - A District draft budget update, the Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying presentation, and summer mathematics were all part of the agenda as the Summit Board of Education held its February meeting.

At the meeting, Summit Superintendent of Schools June Chang commented on security measures in place at the Hilltop City's schools, information that has ...

Despite Career Highs from Sidebottom and Lusardi, Summit High School Boys Basketball Falls to Rahway in 2OT, 67-63

February 22, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - In a 40-minutes-of-hoops, real-time illustration of just how thin the margin of error is on the upper rungs of New Jersey prep basketball, the Summit High School Varsity Basketball team got career-high point totals from not one, but two players, part of a group effort that led Head Coach Dan Healy to say his squad "all played like heroes."

And they still ...

Summit H.S. Boys Hockey Opens 'States with 4-2 Win Over Cranford

ROSELLE, NJ - Like the game's ice conditions -- which were driven by temperatures that peaked at near 80 degrees during the day -- the Summit High School Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Team was, compared  to the Hilltoppers' aspirational level, relatively sub-par in their NJSIAA Public C State Tournament opener versus Cranford at the Warinanco Skating Center.

In fact, mirroring the ...

Summit's Mark Weinberg Authors 'Movie Nights with The Reagans'; Book Release Event Set for Feb. 27

February 23, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Mark Weinberg, Hilltop City resident and former spokesman, advisor, and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan, is set to have his book -- "Movie Nights with The Reagans -- A Memoir," (Simon & Schuster) -- published on February 27, and will  be participating in an 'Author Event' that same day, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Barnes & Noble ...

'RAD Kids' Program Continues to Grow; Fundraiser Set for Feb. 24 in Summit

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Begun two years ago by just a few families whose parents were seeking a safe space for their children to play and, according to group organizers, "meet other kids like them," 'RAD Kids' -- as the group is now known -- has become a safe space for gender-fluid children in North Jersey. 

“We’re now serving ...

Bulldog Balladeers: Yale University's 'Spizzwinks(?)' Set to Perform in Summit Mar. 4

February 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Spizzwinks(?), a renown a capella group from Yale University, will headline the next installment of the St. John’s Summit Concert Series’ (SJSCS) fourth season on March 4, beginning at 3 p.m.

The Spizzwinks(?) follow in the footsteps of their contemporaries at Yale, the Baker’s Dozen, who performed in the Hilltop City as part of the ...

Getting Hot in Here

February 22, 2018

They lit up the runway last year, so members of the City of Summit Fire Department will reprise their popular appearance from the 2017 Family and Children's Services Annual Gala, being joined at the 2018 Gala by their counterparts from the Millburn Fire Department.

Family and Children's Services' 125th anniversary Red Carpet Party Fundraiser will ...

Knights to the Rescue

Springfield Council 5560 of the Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Chris Tarashuk and Deputy Grand Knight Albert Hoesly present checks for $1.000 each to President John Buscaino and Vice President Bob Flanagan of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad and President Liz Fritzen of the Springfield Volunteer First Aid Squad.

According to Tarashuk, the Knights of Columbus' ...

Area Relay for Life Kick-Off Event Set for Mar. 1

February 22, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Featuring a theme of 'Back to GL - We Envision a Future that is Cancer-Free', the 2018 Relay for Life of Summit, Berkeley Heights, Mountainside and New Providence will host a 'kick-off' event March 1, at 7 p.m., at the Governor Livingston High School (GL) Cafeteria. The 2018 Relay for Life wil be held June 2, also at ...

Pfaltz Praise: Summit Couple to be Honored at Greater Newark Conservancy Gala

NEWARK, NJ - Marilyn and Hugo Pfaltz of Summit will receive the Founder’s Award at Greater Newark Conservancy’s “Making Our City Bloom Gala” on May 10. Marilyn Pfaltz is retiring in 2018 after a 30-year volunteer commitment as a member of the Conservancy’s Board of Directors.

Marilyn Pfaltz joined the Conservancy Board in 1998 and has served as Co-Chair of ...

Summit Council Authorizes $434,000 Upper Tatlock Turf Replacement Project

February 23, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ — An uncharacteristically balmy winter evening found the Summit Common Council members speaking over the hum of a pair of portable air conditioning units at the February 21 meeting.

Council President David Naidu opened the meeting with a moment of silence for the victims of the February 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida.

Referring to that event, ...

City Hosts Broad St. West Redevelopment Community Workshop Mar. 7

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit will host a community workshop meeting centering on Broad Street West redevelopment on March 7, beginning at 7 p.m., at St. Teresa of Avila Church's Memorial Hall. Broad Street West -- the area between Broad Street and Morris Avenue, and Maple Street -- has been designated by the City of Summit Planning Board as “an area in need of ...

Summit Students Display Artistic Treasures at Sixth Annual Overlook Exhibition

February 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Families packed Overlook Medical Center’s Bouras Auditorium to admire Summit Public Schools students’ contributions to the annual Summit School District Fine Art Exhibition.

The show, now in its sixth year at Overlook, runs through March 9 and features the artwork of Grades K - 12 Summit Public Schools Fine, Performing & Practical Arts ...

Tasty Pudding: Summit H.S. Speech and Debate Team Excels at Harvard

February 22, 2018

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Ffifteen Hilltoppers advanced to elimination rounds as the Summit High School Speech and Debate Team enjoyed a successful weekend at the Harvard Tournament, an event that featured more than 5,000 student competitors from 40 states and four countries.​

​Summit student competitor highlights included:

Kimberly Lee - Finalist - Third Place. Dramatic ...

Summit's Christina Maurizi Among Oak Knoll Students Honored with Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

SUMMIT, NJ - Christina Maurizi, Class of 2018, is among a group of 11 Oak Knoll School student artists that took home honors in the 2018 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Competition. Maurizi claimed two 'Gold Key' Awards for her photos “Basketball Boy” and “Balloon Boy.” She also won three 'Silver Keys' in ...

Summit's Radest Joins Neighboring Town Mayors at Annual Chamber Event

February 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A Suburban Chamber of Commerce's annual 'Meet The Mayors' event featured a roundtable that included Summit Mayor Nora Radest, New Providence Mayor Al Morgan and Berkeley Heights Mayor Robert Woodruff. Each shared their review of the state of their towns to attendees.

Radest echoed many of the themes she touched on in her recent ...

Connection Offers Red Cross Certification Classes Beginning Feb. 25

February 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection will host a series of American Red Cross classes for community members, current lifeguards, and those aspiring to be one, with all courses offered blended to combine online learning with on-site skill sessions.

Participants should plan to complete the initial online lessons of their training at least two days prior to their first on-site skills ...

Overlook Medical Center Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a program which recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.

Established in 2015, Perinatal Care Certification is awarded for a two-year period to Joint ...

Summit's Bob Hugin, Former Celgene CEO, Announces GOP Candidacy for U.S. Senate

February 14, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Joined by a crowd of approximately 100 largely enthusiastic Republican party insiders, Bob Hugin -- Summit resident and the former CEO and Chairman of Celgene -- announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Robert Menendez.

Hugin, who resigned from the Celgene on February 5 as executive chairman, was joined on ...

County Offers Grant Program to Help Stimulate Growth of Community Gardens

February 16, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - As part of the 'Plant a Seed' grants initiative, the Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program is now accepting applications for awards designed to start a community garden -- or to expand or improve an existing community garden.

The Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program is funded by the Freeholder Board with the goal of ...

Big Bird is The Word: Summit's Congregation Beth Hatikvah Hosts 'It's a Muppet Purim' Mar. 3

February 23, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - 'The Muppets' travel to Persia in Congregation Beth Hatikvah’s zaniest version yet of the Purim story, to be staged Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m. The original book by Steve Kaflowitz of New Providence features parodies of familiar Sesame Street tunes and pop favorites paired with plenty of slapstick and general silliness. 

The show is appropriate ...

Summit's Beacon UU Hosts 'Blessing of the Animals' Service Feb. 18

SUMMIT, NJ - Community members and their household pets are invited to Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) for a 'Blessing of the Animals' service on February 18, beginning at 11:15 a.m.

“All beloved creatures are welcome—from the pet snail to the family dog,” said Reverend Robin Tanner, minister of worship and outreach.

Chinese Royalty Once Occupied Locust Drive Home in Summit Currently Listed by Lois Schneider Realtor

February 23, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - More than a century ago, Ching-ling Soong and Mei-ling Soong -- two young sisters -- were brought by their aunt and uncle from China to attend and board at the Miss Clara Barton Potwin School, located at 34 Locust Drive in Summit..

Unbeknownst to many, the Ching-ling Soong later became Madame Sun Yat-sen when she married her husband, the founder of the Chinese Republic ...

Avelino & Hartlaub Attorney Offers Important Info for Real Estate Buyers, Sellers as Spring Market Approaches

SUMMIT, NJ - As the active spring real estate market is rapidly approaching, there are important elements for both buyers and sellers alike to keep in mind, so says Matt Coppolecchia, Esq., specialist in Residential and Commercial Real Estate transactions at Summit-based Avelino & Hartlaub, LLP, a full-service law firm.

According to Coppolecchia, buyers need to remember the ...

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Summit Fire Department Blotter

12/16/17 7:42 am     FD dispatched to DE FOREST AVENUE and MAPLE STREET for a strong odor of natural gas in area. On arrival found an outside odor of natural gas. PSEG was requested and responded to the scene. Readings of 7% natural gas were found in the manholes in the center of the intersection. CVS was checked and zero readings for natural gas were found. Summit FD was released ...

Summit Police Blotter

February 12, 2018

2/1 - At 0955 hours a report was taken for a theft of a street sign. The unlawful incident occurred between an unknown time frame on Pine Grove Avenue. Value of the street sign was not immediately available at the time of the report.

2/5 - Roberto C. Noel-Berman, 23, of Summit was arrested and charged with possession of CDS. Mr. Noel-Berman was released with a pending court date.

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Lightbridge Academy in Millburn Hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers

February 23, 2018

If you are passionate about educating and nurturing young minds, you may fit right in with our family! Lightbridge Academy is currently hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers to join our team and grow with us!

If you would like to learn more about the positions offered, you can reach us at 973-218-1800.

Video: Point View's Petrides Says Market Healthy, Strong Despite Sell-Offs

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on FOX Business News discussing the market sell-off post the release of the Fed Minutes:

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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 ...

Is FAANG Long in the Tooth?

Investors love to rally around a stock story. Today it’s all about the FAANG stocks. Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOG) are a major reason why the S&P 500 rallied so much in 2017. Mr. Market is convinced the FAANGs are impervious to a sell-off. “Its different this time” is ringing loud and clear, but will the outcome really be that ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  

 

The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...

Movies! Movies! Movies! - Three Ways to Enjoy Movies

Most people who use the Summit Free Public Library are familiar with our video collection: thousands of DVDs and nearly 800 BluRays -- and growing!

In addition to recent box-office hits and Hollywood classics, we have foreign films, anime, and musical performances from Aida to ZZ Top. Binge-watch a must-see TV series, discover a new one, or introduce your kids to your childhood ...