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Chunky, Funky, Hot or Mild: Summit Salsa Champ Crowned at Market Sept. 30

September 23, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Sweet, spicy or both?

Salsa lovers will be salivating as the Summit Farmers Market is set to host its Annual Salsa Contest on Sunday, September 30. Amateur cooks are invited to bring their best salsa to the Summit Farmers Market by 10:45 a.m., with judging beginning at 11 a.m. For those wishing to enter the competition, pre-registration is encouraged, ...

Great Calendar Debate Continues as Summit Board of Education Gets Community Feedback, Weighs Decision

September 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Full-day kindergarten, the proposed 2019-20 school calendar, Board goals, and a new internship program for seniors were topics of discussion at the first meeting of the 2018-19 school year for the Summit Board of Education.  Additionally, teachers who served in the District and newly-tenured teachers were honored.

The Summit High School Media Center was packed with ...

Java, No Script: Full House Discusses Wide Range of Topics as Summit Superintendent, BOE President Engage Community

SUMMIT, NJ - Attendance at informal 'Coffee and Conversation' meetings -- held as opportunities for the public to chat with Summit Public Schools Superintendent June Chang and Board of Education President Debra McCann away from the microphones and cameras of a regular Board meeting -- typically average a handful of people. Wednesday ...

Let's Get Physical: Summit High School Football Grinds Out Victory Over North Hunterdon, 22-9

September 22, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Varsity Football Team had won its first two games by a combined total of 97-8, using a mix of consistent ground and pound with a skosh of flash and dash to overwhelm its opponents.

While, as the saying goes, looks can be deceiving, one glance at North Hunterdon -- Summit's most recent foe -- and it was clear that their match-up ...

Summit High School Sports Wrap: Boys Soccer, Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball All Win, Tennis Defeated

SUMMIT, NJ - It was a fabulous Friday for Summit High School sports, with wins posted by the Boys Varsity Soccer, Varsity Field Hockey and Girls Varsity Volleyball.

Boys Soccer Unbeaten in Three Matches After Downing Plainfield

Junior defender Theo Hodges got the Maroon and White off to a dream start, scoring off a free kick in the second minute, and the Summit Boys Varsity Soccer Team ...

Chunky, Funky, Hot or Mild: Summit Salsa Champ Crowned at Market Sept. 30

September 23, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Sweet, spicy or both?

Salsa lovers will be salivating as the Summit Farmers Market is set to host its Annual Salsa Contest on Sunday, September 30. Amateur cooks are invited to bring their best salsa to the Summit Farmers Market by 10:45 a.m., with judging beginning at 11 a.m. For those wishing to enter the competition, pre-registration is encouraged, ...

Make It Up Dates: Registration Now Open for Dreamcatcher's Improv Class

SUMMIT, NJ - Enrollment for Dreamcatcher's Adult and Teen Fall Improv Class is underway, with the Repertory Theatre Company hosting a six-week program beginning October 6 and continuing through November 10. The Open-Level class -- available to both beginners and student who have taken the Level 1 Class --- will be led by Improv expert Dave Maulbeck and ...

Five-Time Emmy Award Percussionist Emedin Rivera's 'Tropical Turbulence Quintet' in Concert Sept. 22

September 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Emedin Rivera’s 'Tropical Turbulence Quintet' will perform a special Latin Jazz & World Music fusion CD release concert in Summit September 22, beginning at 8:p.m.. A five-time Emmy Award winning percussionist, Rivera has a unique and creative ability to incorporate and blend his Latin, Caribbean and African influences into a vast array of ...

Bus Stop

September 17, 2018

The United Way of Greater Union County's annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign -- which gifts donated backpacks and school supplies to Union County kids so that they can start their school year ready to learn -- culminated at The Connection in Summit with an event serving children in The Connection’s after school programs. 

A total of 500 children ...

Mural, Mural on the Wall

There is hosting an Art Show and then there is putting on an Art Show. Summit Downtown, Inc. (SD) is going to do both on September 16.

The Hilltop City is set to join other New Jersey towns in mural mania through installation of a large mural which will reproduce a historic photo of Union Place on the side of the building located at 7 Union Place. Beginning at 10 a.m.

Summit YMCA 'Diaper Drive' Benefiting Area Baby Center Now Underway

September 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - In recognition of 'National Diaper Need Awareness Week', the Summit Area YMCA is -- beginning today and running through September 30 -- hosting a diaper drive wherein ommunity members can drop off packages of diapers and baby wipes at the bin located in the Summit YMCA lobby. Collected supplies will then be distributed to eligible families by the Area ...

Summit Area Public Foundation Awards $30,000 Grant to Family Promise

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area Public Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant to Family Promise in support of its homelessness prevention and sustainable housing initiatives in Union County.

When it comes to helping low-income and homeless families achieve sustainable independence, a security deposit can be the difference between a family remaining in shelter and empowering them to ...

Engineering Department Report Signals Summit Traffic Light Network Inventory, Maintenance Plan's Completion

September 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - While lacking perhaps the hype of a National Football League game held weekly on the same night, the Summit Common Council met on a Monday night, the unusual scheduling tweak a mere diversion to a meeting that featured reports on Summit's traffic signal network and water flow / disposal, a timely topic given the heavy amount of rain that has fallen in and on the ...

Area Government Complex Dedicated in Name of Late Assemblyman Gerald B. Green

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The former Park Madison government complex has been officially dedicated as the Assemblyman Gerald B. Green Plaza in a ceremony attended by Green's widow and family members, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Federal, State and local officials, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Improvement Authority.

Green, who passed ...

SAGE, Atlantic Health Partner to Host Fall Prevention Forum in Summit Sept. 26

September 14, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - SAGE Eldercare will again team with Atlantic Healthcare System to offer its annual Fall Prevention Forum on Wednesday, September 26, beginning at 10 a.m. The free program will focus on balance and fall prevention in and outside of the home.

Included in the two-hour session will be pedestrian safety, walking supports, rehabilitation information, the ...

Network Anchor, Summit Resident Martha MacCallum Speaks to Oak Knoll Students, Parents

September 22, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Encouraging students to keep an open mind and let their passions drive their paths relative to their futures, FOX News anchor Martha MacCallum spoke to Oak Knoll students and their parents in two presentations at the school.

Presented as part of the school's Parents Association Speaker Series, MacCallum, a resident of Summit and parent of the a 2014 ...

Summit H.S. Speech and Debate Team Delivers Bulldog Effort at Yale Tourney

NEW HAVEN, CT - A 40-student strong contingent -- including several freshman -- competed against counterparts representing more than 200 schools from throughout the country at te Yale Invitational Tournament.

Hilltoppers advancing to the elimination rounds included:

Junior Varsity Public Forum Debate

Brandon Shaw & Anthony Yu - Octafinals

Original Oratory

Juliette ...

Grab 'n Go: Summit Library, Overlook Join to Offer 'Healthy Totes' Program

September 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A Health Literacy Tote Bag initiative, a partnership between the Summit Free Public Library, Overlook Medical Center and the Libraries of Union County Consortium that offers books, CDs and-or DVDs and other informaton focusing on a specific health topic all packaged in an easy-to-check-out satchel, is now underway at the Library.

Health Literacy Tote Bags -- ...

'Weight of Being' Author Kara Richardson Whitely Visits the Summit YMCA Sept. 21

SUMMIT, NJ - Kara Richardson Whitely will be the featured guest at a free, public event celebrating the release of her new memoir 'The Weight of Being: How I Satisfied My Hunger for Happiness' on September 21, from 7:30 - 9 p.m., at the Summit YMCA. Richardson Whitely is an author, motivational speaker, and Summit YMCA member, and 'Weigh of Being' chronicles ...

'Art from the HEART' Works Now on Display at Freeholders Gallery

September 18, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Works from 'Art from the HEART', a program which provides a way for seniors to express themselves creatively and share their unique views of the world with the public at large, are currently on display at the Freeholders Gallery in Elizabeth through September 28.

The 'Art from the HEART' exhibition is a partnership between Summit's SAGE Eldercare ...

Section of Summit's West End Ave. Closed During Daytime Sept. 22

September 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Demonstrating what Summit Police Department Chief Robert Weck describes as "out of the box thinking" to help limit use of the roadway and direct motorists to an adjacent, signal-controlled intersection at Passaic Avenue and Kent Place Boulevard, a section of West End Avenue in Summit will be shuttered during the daytime on September 22.

The thoroughfare will ...

Summit F.D. Alerts Business Community to Carbon Monoxide Detection Code Changes

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department is reminding area businesses that Carbon Monoxide detectors are required in all businesses and commercial buildings in accordance with recently modified Uniform Construction Code (UCC) and Uniform Fire Code (UFC).

“Carbon monoxide is primarily a concern in buildings with fuel-burning appliance,” said Summit Fire Chief ...

Piattino Summit's Latest Special Dinner Event Features Iconic Wines of Italy Sept. 26

September 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Piattino: A Neighborhood Bistro is Summit will host a unique a wine dinner -- featuring various iconic Italian wines -- on Wednesday, September 26, beginning at 7 p.m. The dinner will highlight a variety of Italian winemakers from several regions throughout Italy, including the guest wine producers from TenuteAmbrogioe Giovanni Folonari winery from ...

Summit Area GreenFaith Circle Presents 'Solutions to Plastic Pollution' at Lunch and Learn Event Sept. 16

September 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area GreenFaith Circle, a consortium of local faith communities who have joined forces to educate and advocate for Environmental Stewardship. will host 'Solutions to Plastic Pollution' a free, open-to-the-public lunch and learn event to be held at Summit's Christ Church September 16, from 12 - 2 p.m. The event will also serve as ...

Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty Adds Three Groups, Agent to Summit Team

September 12, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Top agents Smitha and Rahul Ramchandani of The Ramchandani Group, Mary and Thomas Menard of The Menard Group, Deborah Herridge and Janet R. Ellis of The Herridge Group, and Catherine Lutz have all joined the Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty Summit office.

The Ramchandani Group

With their multi-cultural background, more than 35 ...

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Looking Forward - Moving Forward - Progress: That’s Why I’m Supporting Greg Vartan

September 20, 2018

“Para atras ni para coger impulso!” (Loosely translated to “don’t go backwards not even to gain momentum”).  These are words I heard over and over again in my home. Life is about moving forward, about learning and making decisions based on new information while rooted in values and integrity.  

As I look at my life in our beloved city of Summit, I have ...

Vote for a Problem Solver for Congress

A victory by Tom Malinowski would send a bad message: no good deed by Leonard Lance goes unpunished by the voters. Don’t send that message.

Incumbent Congress Member, Leonard Lance, a moderate Republican, is known for reaching across the aisle to solve problems. In fact, Leonard is a key member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, a bi-partisan coalition of approximately 48 members consisting ...

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Summit Fire Department Blotter

Aug 2, 2018 1:30 PM -- FD responded to ROUTE 78 EAST, EXIT 45 on a reported motor vehicle crash, dump truck vs. car.   Upon FD arrival found as reported (truck vs. car). Vehicles secured by FD, no extrication needed and awaited tow.  Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad on scene tended to minor injuries.

August 3, 2018 2:31 PM -- FD responded for a report of a tree down ...

Audio: Point View's Dietze Says Cannabis Stocks are 2018's Bitcoin

September 21, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's President, Founder, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on Bloomberg on investing in cannabis stocks, FAANGs, and beer!:

Note - segment begins at 27:50 mark

For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized ...

Summit's Kevin Cummings One of Two New St. Benedict's Board of Trustee Members

St. Benedict’s Headmaster Fr. Edwin Leahy and Board Chairman William H. Connolly Jr. recently welcomed two new members to St. Benedict's Board of Trustees – Kevin Cummings of Summit and Eduardo Lara of Westfield.

Cummings is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank; Lara is Vice President of Marketing and Product ...

Nonportfolio Assets and Your Asset Allocation Plan?

Classifying stock and bond investments to develop an asset allocation is pretty straightforward, the stocks are classified as equity and the bonds, for the most part, are classified as fixed income. How should investors account for other less tangible assets like their home, social security or a pension?  For many investors these assets represent half or more of their total wealth, yet are ...

Are You Ready for Your Child to Turn 18?

If your son or daughter is turning 18, here are a few things you need to know:

If you have an UGMA/UTMA savings account for your child, did you know those assets are his/her legal property and once that instrument matures (most often 21 years old or 18, if you designated that at time of account creation), those assets are at your child’s disposal with no restrictions or ...

7 Warning Signs of Thyroid Cancer

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and James J.S. Chen, M.D., FACHE, director of Atlantic Medical Group’s Thyroid Center at Summit and endocrinologist at Overlook Medical Center, believes it is critical that everyone know the warning signs of thyroid cancer.

“The most common form of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, has a very high cure rate if detected early,” ...

In the Drink

On a recent trip to California I ordered a glass of lemonade with lunch.  My ice cold drink came without a straw.  


I can’t drink lemonade without a straw.  Margaritas either.  For me, drinking from a glass without a straw is kind of like eating eating soup without a spoon.  Sooner or later liquid ends up all over my shirt.


Besides, it ...