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Pursuit of Fun: Junior League of Summit Trivia Night '18 Details Announced; Tickets on Sale Jan. 10

December 14, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Like a student-friendly instructor announcing a test date well in advance -- which enables more than ample studying and prep time -- the Junior League of Summit (JLS) is giving community members a healthy heads-up that their Annual Trivia Night extravaganza is on the horizon.

The 2018 event, celebrating the joy of knowing factoids more obscure than obvious, will be held ...

Former Chatham H.S. AD Cohen Tabbed to Helm Summit Athletics During Search Process

December 13, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Harvey Cohen, the Athletics Director at Chatham High School for 18 years until his retirement in 2012, will be recommended by Superintendent June Chang -- at the December 14 Summit Board of Education meeting -- to serve as Interim Athletics Director for the Summit Public Schools.

During the near totality of his tenure in Chatham, Cohen was also the head ...

Summit's Zimmerman Elected to NJ Council of County Colleges Executive Committee

CRANFORD, NJ - Summit resident Mary M. Zimmermann, former Chair of the Union County College Foundation Board and member of the College’s Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, was elected to the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges.

The members of the Executive Committee represent the New Jersey Council of County Colleges in meetings with the ...

Summit's Madeleine Gramigna Named Captain of Yale Women's Lacrosse Team

December 14, 2017

NEW HAVEN, CT - Summit High School Alum Madeleine Gramigna, Hilltopper Class of '14, has been elected captain of the Yale University Women's Lacrosse Team for the 2018 season by a vote of her teammates.

The senior is coming off a breakout junior season for the Bulldogs, with her 28 goals in 2017 amounting to 19 more than her previous two seasons combined. Her 42 draw controls were ...

Feeling Blue: Summit's O'Malley Added to Giants Practice Squad

SUMMIT, NJ - After signing with the Buffalo Bills on October 10, Summit's Ryan O'Malley spent just three weeks in Orchard Park, NY, before being released November 1.

The challenge of staying in optimal shape and relocating to different parts of the country can prove challenging for athletes trying to hang onto -- and climb -- the professional sports ladder, but O'Malley can now ...

No Strings Attached: HAT Tavern Hosts 'Meet The Puppets' Event Dec. 14

December 13, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Further animating the creative, colorful and imaginative Reeves-Reed Arboretum-curated exhibition. "Flexibition by Flexitoon," hosted there -- and now extended through February 4 -- Flexitoon puppet artists and creators Olga Felgemacher and Craig Marin will present a “meet the puppets” evening December ...

Enough to Drive One Buggy: Free Horse & Carriage Rides Offered in Downtown Summit December 16, 23

SUMMIT, NJ - The golden-age tradition of horse-drawn carriage rides, complete with a 'clippety-clop' soundtrack accompanying scenes of light snow falling on a bustling main street, are being recreated in the Hilltop City's downtown, as Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) continues its tradition of horse and carriage rides during the holiday season via the ...

Silver Bells: Continuo Arts Produces 'Christmas Time in The City' Holiday Concert Dec. 16

December 13, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Continuo Arts Foundation will produce and present the ninth annual “Christmas Time in the City” Holiday concert December 16, at 7:30 p.m., at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. The performance will feature more than 200 singers, seven choirs from Union, Morris and Essex Counties, soloists, the Continuo Arts Chamber Orchestra, the Walsh ...

Summit's Renaissance Church Hosts 'Light of Christmas' Shows Dec. 15-17

SUMMIT, NJ - The Renaissance Church of Summit will stage their annual Christmas show, entitled "The Light of Christmas: A Night of Music," December 15 - 17, with performances at 7:30 p.m. on December 15 and 16 and 3:30 p.m. December 16 and 17.

"The Light of Christmas" includes performances by the rock and pop band of Renaissance Church, all local and New York ...

Musique, s'il vous plaît

December 6, 2017

French language students at both Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School and Summit High School enjoyed a melodious lesson courtesy of middle school teacher Brigid Le Minez, who was responsible for bringing "Bagad New York" -- a Breton musical group -- to both schools for a concert.

Musicians and presenters included Mike MacNintch, John Loiacono, Vincent ...

He's Gonna Find Out...

Even though there is a mailbox with a direct pipeline to the North Pole right in downtown Summit, the Big Man in the Red Suit made his annual pre-Christmas Eve trip to the Hilltop City December 2 to get a first-hand confirmation of just what's at the top of kids' wish lists this holiday season.

Santa's arrival on a City of Summit Fire Department rig was met by an eager throng, ...

Pursuit of Fun: Junior League of Summit Trivia Night '18 Details Announced; Tickets on Sale Jan. 10

December 14, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Like a student-friendly instructor announcing a test date well in advance -- which enables more than ample studying and prep time -- the Junior League of Summit (JLS) is giving community members a healthy heads-up that their Annual Trivia Night extravaganza is on the horizon.

The 2018 event, celebrating the joy of knowing factoids more obscure than obvious, will be held ...

Summit YMCA Holiday Angel Tree Enables Gift of Giving

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City residents can give a family joy and hope this holiday season by participating in the Summit YMCA's Holiday Angel Tree program.

Simply visit the Summit YMCA lounge, pick a 'present tag' off the tree, then purchase the gift noted on the tag and return it unwrapped to the Member Services desk no later than December 20.

For ...

Hilltop City Council, SDI Spar on Holiday Parking Contribution; Summit Municipal Court Adjourns to Neighboring Community in Shared Services Deal

December 7, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Parking, parks and shared services dominated the agenda at the Summit Common Council’s first December meeting.

Summit Mayor Nora Radest detailed holiday parking incentives -- in partnership with Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) -- wherein drivers can take advantage of $4 valet service in the Springfield Avenue garage Tuesdays through Fridays until ...

End of An Era: Civic Affairs Beat Reporter Bob Faszczewski Calls Time on Storied Freelance Career

SUMMIT,, NJ - Bob Faszczewski, longtime reporter and editor for many community newspapers in Union and Essex Counties -- and TAPinto Summit Civic Affairs beat reporter since the site's inception -- has covered his last City of Summit Common Council and Board of Education meetings, having decided to retire as a freelance reporter, effective December 1.

In a Letter to the ...

Hilltop City 'Cracker: Eighteen Summit Youth in Upcoming Production of Beloved Holiday Classic

December 4, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Eighteen students from Summit -- Annelise Claus, Farrah Claus, Sutton Girr, Donald Grennon, Talia Kooch, Grace Leoni, Ben Levkov, Eden Levkov, Gabriella Meza, Allison Miller, Kelly Wang Nie, Kate Petrella, Valerie Rios, Jenna Shulman, Alina Slotwinski, Julia Speer, Charlotte Wesson, and Charlotte Zann -- will join a group of acclaimed professional guest ...

Have a Seat: Commemorative Plaques Available in Summit Middle School Auditorium

December 8, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Seat plaques in the elegantly-restored Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) Auditorium are being marketed through an ongoing, fundraising effort coordinated by the Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC), the private, nonprofit group that serves to support the performing arts and forensics programs in the Summit Public Schools.

Anyone purchasing a ...

Earning Their Stripes, Summit H.S. Speech and Debate Team Emerges Tops at Princeton Tourney

PRINCETON, NJ - The Hilltopper Speech and Debate Team, competing in the Princeton University Tournament which featured a field comprised of 101 schools from 18 states and four countries, brought the First Place Sweepstakes trophy back to Summit.

Students who advanced to elimination rounds include:

Public Forum Debate

230 teams competed, with all five Summit High ...

Suburban Chamber Installs 2018 Officers and Board

December 11, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce, which serves businesses in Summit, Berkeley Heights and New Providence. has installed its 2018 Board of Directors and Officers.

Newly elected Board members, who will each serve a three-year term, include:

Summit - Joe Steiner and Rick Wolffe, TSP Capital Management Group
Berkeley Heights - Jim DiMaio, ...

Overlook Medical Center Parent Atlantic Health System Earns Dual 'Best Workplaces' Honors

December 5, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system and parent of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, has been named to both the "2017 Best Workplaces for Parents" and "2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity" lists by Great Place to Work and Fortune.

This is the second year in a row that the organization work environments have earned a ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center

SUMMIT, NJ - It takes a village…not just to raise a child, but to treat patients with brain tumors. The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center in Overlook Medical Center is the medical version of a village and, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the official ribbon cutting ceremony marked its grand opening.

Members of the Glasser Foundation, two of the three co-directors of the Glasser Brain Tumor ...

Summit F.D. Offers Tips for Safe Holiday Home Decoration

December 9, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department has issued a list of safety steps -- as detailed by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) -- residents should take when decorating their home for the holidays.

The safety tips include:


Read the manufacturer’s instructions for the ...

Summit F.D. Back in Action, Makes Quick Work of Two-Story North Street Structure Fire

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department (SFD) quickly extinguished a fire in a multi-family residence at 13 North Street in Summit Sunday night December 3.

Responding to a report of fire in the residence at 8:42 p.m., upon their arrival the SFD found fire in a room on the third floor of the structure that had extended down to the second floor. Firefighters were ...

Area Residents Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

December 2, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

Festival of 180 Lights: Congregation Beth Hatikvah Hosts 'HanukkahPalooza' Dec. 15-16

December 5, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Beth Hatikvah is inviting the community to attend 'HanukkahPalooza', its free family Hanukkah celebration, on December 15 and 16.

'HanukkahPalooza' kicks off December 15, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.,with a community dinner and Menorah Lighting Challenge, with a goal to have at least 180 candles burning.

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Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Spanish Storytime

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Decorate a Tree for Wildlife

Education

Summit Fire Department Blotter

October 18, 2017 at 3:22 pm FD units dispatched to a Morris Avenue business for an alarm activation.  On arrival investigation found that a malfunctioning temporary light fixture had arced and activated a detector on the first floor.  FD removed the fixture and reset the alarm

October 20, 2017 at 22:42 FD dispatched to Summit Train Station for a report of a trash can smoking. On ...

Summit Police Blotter

December 11, 2017

1/28 - At 0546 hours a report was taken for a burglary to a Beechwood Road business. The incident occurred at approximately 0440 hours where the suspect removed a cash register and ten (10) packs of Kool Cigarettes. The suspect was described as a white male, with a chin-strap beard, wearing a beanie cap, a light hooded sweatshirt, and black shoes. Total value of the stolen items was approximately ...

Audio: Point View's Dietze Tells Bloomberg Three Key Issues to Watch Now and in '18

December 13, 2017

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on Bloomberg Radio discussing the potential for a market meltup!

Click below to listen:

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For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in ...

Dr. K. Advises 'See Your Doctor in Sickness and in Health'

About 3 years ago, around the time healthcare was saying its last goodbyes to solo practitioners, I decided to plunge into the world of private practice and one morning announced to my family, “I am starting a new primary care solo practice.”

I am an Internist of Asian Indian origin and I graduated from residency about twenty years ago. To say that my family was bewildered is an ...

Favor Value Over Growth for 2018

Pricey growth stocks have been all the rage in 2017, running circles around cheaper value plays. We believe that one of the most powerful forces in investing, reversion to the mean, may cause value stocks to outperform in 2018.  Position your portfolio accordingly.

Understand the Difference Between Value and Growth

Growth stocks are typically more expensive than value stocks.

Ain't That Grand?

Hometown Gal Comes Back to Hilltop City, Brings a Bit of 'Southern Hospitality' to Summit's Most Hospitable Address

Maybe you can go home again, after all.

Katie Ogden is a shining example that proves that twist on an age-old adage.

After seven years in Memphis, Ogden is home in the Hilltop City and she has found a new work home as well, recently becoming the front desk manager at the Grand Summit Hotel.

And, if there's a smidgen of a 'twang' seeping into the welcomes, can I help ...

The Floor Plan

For Luxury and Durability, Make LVP Your MVP

Combine durable vinyl with the realistic look of wood in a plank format and you have a surface that offers the best of all worlds, one that is the perfect flooring solution for any room in your home.

Luxury Vinyl Plank -- or 'LVP' flooring is:

Water Resistant
Durable
Soft Underfoot
Easy Care
Budget Friendly

Unlike natural woods, LVP can be used in areas where ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

Investors Bank October 2017 Fed Normalization Process

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates twice this year and could do so again in December.  But the economy is hardly booming along and inflation remains tame.  Are the central bankers crazy?  No!  They simply are trying to add some monetary policy arrows to their largely empty quiver.

The near collapse of the world financial system in 2008, forced the Fed to take ...

Don't Let 'Old Man Winter' Drive You Crazy: Follow This Handy Seasonal Car Care Checklist

As if driving during nasty, cold conditions is not enough of a challenge, having 'car trouble' in the wintertime can be about as much fun as the farcical examples used in a satellite television provider commercial that pokes fun at the cable companies... you know, like getting paper cuts on your tongue, getting your arm caught in a vending  machine, spilling hot coffee ...

Family Health

When a Stroke is Possible, Experience Makes the Difference

When it comes to accurately diagnosing whether someone has suffered a stroke, “one can never be too smart,” says Dr. Gary Belt.

Belt, a stroke neurologist at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Overlook Medical Center, has more than three decades of experience in making those tricky diagnoses. He knows that superficial signs that seem to indicate a stroke can’t always be ...

The Thought that Counts

The other day I was talking to our cat . . .  

Hmmm.  It says here that dogs are smarter than cats.

What are you reading, Mad Magazine?

No seriously, this article in the Times claims that a scientific study conducted at Vanderbilt University recently discovered that dogs have twice as many neurons as cats in the analytic part of their brains.

Yeah, but they only use a ...