Summit's First Four-Way Stop Intersection Installed

February 23, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Following the completion of an engineering study on ways to implement safety changes to Summit roadways and intersections, a four-way stop intersection -- the first of its kind in Summit -- has been placed where Blackburn Road and Pine Grove Avenue meet.

According to, traffic rules state that, at a four-way stop, if two vehicles reach the intersection simultaneously, ...

Boys Scouts Offer Summer STEM Program Beginning July 10

February 22, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Created in 2015 after the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America was charged with leading the first pilot program. the 'Summer STEM Institute' has been expanded to welcome grades 1 - 6. The program is run under the Learning for Life division of the Boy Scouts of America.

Designed for children who love to play with their hands, build structures, ...

Summit School Board Unanimously Passes ‘Straw Vote’ on $68.7 Million Budget; Mid-Year District Academic Goals Presentation Shows City Students Exceed State Peers in Most Areas

SUMMIT, NJ—The Summit Board of Education, at its regular meeting for February, gave unanimous approval to a $68,662,941 spending plan for the 2017-18 school year.

The budget, which awaits state aid figures to gain official status, was approved by the City school board via what board officials called a “straw vote.”

The spending plan includes a $64,028,215 property tax ...

Summit High Boys Basketball Drops 49-32 Decision to Rahway

February 22, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - When a team's second-leading scorer has three points, one knows it may be a long evening of basketball for their favorite squad.

Such was the case when the Summit Boys Basketball Team traveled to Rahway, an impressive team that boasted a 17-3 record entering the contest.

Senior captain had Will Schaffer had 14 points, and nine other members of The Maroon & White ...

Sixty-Shot Performance Powers Summit High Boys Hockey Past Hopewell Valley 7-0 in State Tourney Opener

SUMMIT, NJ -- The Summit High School Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Team fired 60 shots on goal, scoring seven times, and overwhelming Hopewell Valley in their NJSIAA Public B State Tournament opener at Warinanco Skating Center.

The eighth-seeded Hilltoppers' 7-0 shutout win over the 25th-seeded Bulldogs was The Maroon & White's fifth in the past six games. Summit, now 15-7-2 and winners ...

Share The Knowledge: DCP's Free Tutoring Returns for Grade Schoolers

February 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Department of Community Programs (DCP), known throughout the Hilltop City for 'Sharing The Fun', is now allowing student volunteers to share their knowledge through a free tutoring program available to students in grades 3 - 8.

Available now through the end of the school year as part of the DCP’s 'Share the Fun Club', the program meets daily from 3 ...

'The Loudest Generation': Documentary Detailing 1960s Women And The Trails They Blazed Screens Feb. 24

SUMMIT, NJ - 'Women of '69, Unboxed', an award-winning documentary exploring how women made history in the 1960s, will be shown February 24 at MONDO beginning at 8 p.m.

Hosted by The Film Society of Summit. the film details how these change agents blazed their own paths and fought for change. Following the screening. a discussion will be held with the documentary's producer Liz ...

Not So Random and Very Kind

February 22, 2017

The Connection Preschoolers and AfterSchool children helped spread the love on February 17 -- designated as National Random Acts of Kindness Day -- a day where individuals, groups and organizations nationwide encourage acts of kindness.

In celebration of the occasion, The Connection kids drew and wrote thank you letters for members of The United States ...

The Power of The Pen

Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School eighth graders Thomas Henry, Gia Kalvo, and Hadley Wimsatt were awarded prizes for their essay submissions in the annual VFW Patriot Pen youth essay competition. 

The Patriot Pen is conducted nationwide, and gives students an opportunity to express their views on an annual patriotic theme, which this year was "The America I ...

Moms Helping Moms Third Annual Snow Ball Celebrates Foundation's Efforts, Impact

February 16, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Moms Helping Moms Foundation held its Third Annual 'Snow Ball' Gala at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains on January 28, an event which the Foundation's officials said was equal part fundraiser and celebration.

“Our goal was to put together not just another fundraiser but rather a fun-filled celebration of all we have achieved to ...

Bridges Outreach's Eighth Annual 'Teens Tackle Homelessness' Conference Held March 4

SUMMIT, NJ - An event that is created by and for high school students, Bridges Outreach will hold its 8th Annual 'Teen Tackle Homelessness' Conference on March 4 at Kent Place School.

Speakers will include teens from Covenant House and the Emergency Residency Program at the Newark YMCA who have experienced homelessness. In addition, interactive workshops will illustrate what ...

Summit's First Four-Way Stop Intersection Installed

February 23, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Following the completion of an engineering study on ways to implement safety changes to Summit roadways and intersections, a four-way stop intersection -- the first of its kind in Summit -- has been placed where Blackburn Road and Pine Grove Avenue meet.

According to, traffic rules state that, at a four-way stop, if two vehicles reach the intersection simultaneously, ...

Union County Departmental 2017 Budget Hearing Dates Begin Feb. 28

ELIZABETH, NJ -The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will host open public hearing dates in February and March for the review of the soon-to-be released 2017 Executive Budget. The hearings all begin at 5 p.m. on the following dates:

February 28 -- Engineering, Public Works and Facilities; Human Services; Parks and Recreation; Corrections; at Galloping Hill ...

Registration Open for Art Center Kids and Teens Summer Camp Program; Early Sign-Up Discount Offered Through Mar. 31

February 11, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Registration is now open for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey’s award-winning Summer Art Camp, which begins July 10 and runs through August 31. The Camp is open to children and teens ages five and up, and staffed by professional art educators and student counselors.

Those that register prior to March 31 will receive a $25 'Early Bird Discount'.

Camp is offered ...

C-H-A-M-P: Summit's Keilah Torrillo Captures Top Spot at District Spelling Bee

February 20, 2017

UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ — It took 11 rounds, but Summit's Keilah Torrillo, a fifth grader at Jefferson Elementary School in Summit, emerged victorious in the Liberty District Spelling Bee, securing a spot in next month's state spelling bee.

Torriollo took the crown by correctly spelling the word 'milling'. Emily Gao, a fifth grader at Washington Elementary ...

Performing Good Work: Summit High Theatre Department Hosts Clothing Drive to Help Women, Men Succeed

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Theatre Department and the school's Educational Outreach Committee will continue of their tradition of 'doing good' while simultaneously staging great performances when they host a clothing drive to benefit Dress for Success and Career Gear.

Conducted as part of the upcoming production of "How to Succeed in Business without Really ...

Overlook Medical Center in Summit Named Among 'America's 100 Best Hospitals' by Healthgrades

February 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ -- Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized as one of ‘America’s 100 Best Hospitals’ for clinical excellence by consumer rankings group Healthgrades. The designation places Overlook in the top 2 percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance.

“As health care becomes ever more focused on value, the national ...

Summit Man Charged After Warrant Found

February 18, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On February 13, 2017, Patrolman TJ Hoppe arrested Sebastian Recio, age 22 of Summit, on an active warrant from the Municipal Court of Secaucus and for Possession of drug paraphernalia, following a motor vehicle stop.  

A check of Mr. Recio’s driving credentials revealed that his license was suspended and the outstanding ...

Summit Fire Department Responds to Early-Morning Fire at Broad Street Commercial Building

SUMMIT, NJ - Reports of smoke coming from a commercial building at 308 Broad St. resulted in the Summit Fire Department (SFD) responding to an early-morning fire at Star Physical Therapy, with firefighters arriving on the scene at just after 5:30 a.m.

Upon arrival, the SFD found heavy smoke coming from the building and, after units entered the building, firefighters encountered heavy ...

Visiting Scholar Leads 'Face to Face - with God and Humanity' Leaning Session at COS-SJCC Feb. 18

February 14, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Professor Rabbi Elie Holzer will conduct two learning sessions related to the Torah Portion on what it means to be “Face to Face -- with God and with Humanity” during Shabbat services at Congregation Ohr Shalom- Summit Jewish Community Center (COS-SJCC) on February 18.

In a world that is increasingly “virtual” and can become faceless, Holzer will discuss ...

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Summit Fire Department Blotter

01/15/2017 at 02:12 hrs. -  FD dispatched To ROUTE 78 WESTBOUND for car fire.  On arrival found a fully involved motor vehicle fire on the shoulder of the highway.  Fire personnel extinguished the fire with fire apparatus and overhauled the vehicle and checked for extension.  A Signal 10 of off-duty personnel transmitted to provide station coverage while units operated on the ...

Summit Police Blotter

February 21, 2017

02/08- Sean R. Ousterman, 25, of Cranford was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking. Mr. Ousterman was released with a pending court date.

02/10- Andrew S. Medina, 26, of Hackettstown was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Mr. Medina was released with a pending court date.

02/13 - Vephkhvia Saakashvili, 30, of Westfield was arrested for ...

Point View's David Dietze Says 'Earnings Hold The Key'

February 21, 2017

Point View's Wealth Management's Founder, President, Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, pens on the market outlook amid record highs!

To read the article, click here.

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to develop and achieve their ...

Y Summer Camp Early Bird Registration Ends February 28

Time to get your CAMP on! With the weather getting warmer, we can’t help but look forward to sunny, warm days filled with fun and laughter at Summer Camp! Registration for Y Camp at the Summit Area YMCA is now open, and with over 40 different unique camps, there’s something for every kid (ages 3-17)!

Get hands on with art, cooking, building, science and more! From month long camps ...

Property Matters

Introductions Are in Order

Hello Summit!

We are about to make 'the Hilltop City' our next home and, like any good future neighbor would do, we thought we would introduce ourselves, our team, our company, and our mission.

As owners of Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty, we operate 12 -- and soon to be 13 --  Sotheby's offices with more than 600 real estate ...

The IRS Isn’t Calling

Receiving mail with the IRS listed in the envelope’s upper left corner induces fear in most people. Receiving a phone call with the IRS listed on caller ID is even scarier. Fear can cause you to act before you think—many people fall for criminal scams out of fear. Don’t be one of them.

Bottom line: The IRS does not phone taxpayers or communicate via email. The IRS does not ...

Ain't That Grand?

Small-Town Ambience, Big-Time Rewards Program

Classic destinations like The Grand Summit Hotel have always worked tirelessly to set themselves apart from the 'cookie cutter' approach taken by the fast to market chain hotels that seem to spring up overnight.

Independent hotels pride themselves on being able to get closer to the customer instead of relying on data points, and that a personal touch will remain important to their ...

Top 5 Flowers to Present on Valentine's Day

The history of presenting the flowers to your loved one on Valentine’s Day comes from the old-fashioned tradition of sending floral bouquets to pass on non-verbal messages. Introduced in the 18th century by Charles II of Sweden, each flower had a specific meaning attached to it, making it possible to have an entire conversation using only flowers. Today, people continue to send flowers on ...

Tip #2 - Snapchat

In their latest update, Snapchat seems to have followed Instagram's example by releasing updated features one-by-one rather than all at once.

Group Chat

Snapchat now allows you to send snaps and text chats with groups that include up to sixteen friends and even name these groups. Just like a snap on your story, the snaps sent to your groups will be automatically deleted after 24 hours.

A Heartbreak Kid

It hurts.


She was sobbing pretty hard when she said it, so it came out more as a halting stutter.  It hu . . . hu . . . hu . . . rts. 


My arms were wrapped around her and her head was buried in my shoulder as she cried.  She was just a little girl the last time I comforted her like this.  Now she is a young woman.  


With a broken ...