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Summit H.S. Boys Volleyball Defeats Plainfield in Three Games

April 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Boys Varsity Volleyball Team beat Plainfield in three games to improve their season slate to 7-3. The Hilltoppers emerged victorious with a 25-18, 26-28, 25-19 triumph at the Main Gym.

Junior Cole Model ran the show with four aces and 16 assists, with classmates Dante Ardolino (4), David Axtell (5) and Harry Walsh (5), along with senior Josh Baier ...

Teacher Discontent with Insurance Provider, Possibility of August School Start, Adoption of Focus Areas Highlight Summit BOE Meeting

April 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The centerpiece of the April 19 Summit Board of Education meeting was intended to be the approval of new 'Focus Areas' for the Summit Public Schools and, while that agenda highlight was indeed addressed, the meeting also included several unexpected developments, including an emotional plea from a parent and the attendance of dozens of District teachers who came to express ...

Healy Tabbed as Summit H.S. Athletic Director as Search for New Hoops Coach Begins

SUMMIT, NJ - Dan Healy, Summit High School Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach since 2014, has been selected as the next Summit High School Director of Athletics effective July 1. Healy will succeed Harvey Cohen, who was named interim Director in December of 2017 upon the resignation of then-AD Patrick 'PJ' Scarpello.

Superintendent of Schools June Chang will be formally recommending ...

Summit H.S. Boys Volleyball Defeats Plainfield in Three Games

April 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Boys Varsity Volleyball Team beat Plainfield in three games to improve their season slate to 7-3. The Hilltoppers emerged victorious with a 25-18, 26-28, 25-19 triumph at the Main Gym.

Junior Cole Model ran the show with four aces and 16 assists, with classmates Dante Ardolino (4), David Axtell (5) and Harry Walsh (5), along with senior Josh Baier ...

Katia Carnevale and Will Hellings Named Summit H.S. Athletes of The Week

SUMMIT, NJ - The Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team's Katia Carnevale and Baseball's Will Hellings have been selected as Summit High School Athletes of the Week, presented by TAPinto Summit, for the week ending April 15.

Each week throughout the school athletic year, an athlete or athletes will be honored for distinguishing themselves in the arena of competition, in the classroom, ...

Summit Blood Drive Honors Memory of Max Gottstein May 2

April 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Tragically, in August of 2017, Summit's Max Gottstein lost his years-long battle with treatment-induced acute myeloid leukemia after years of fighting a rare eye cancer called retinoblastoma. A month prior to his passing, more tha 80 units of blood were collected at an inaugural blood drive held in his name and which honored his fight. Max’s ...

Salute: Tuscan Vino, Mighty Meatballs and Tasty Tiramisu All Part of Arboretum's Next 'Pub' Event Apr. 27

SUMMIT, NJ - Now that's Italian.

Tuscan wines, meatballs and tiramisu will all be on the menu when Reeves-Reed Arboretum hosts its next 'Put the 'PUB' in Public Garden' event April 27, from 7 - 9:30 p.m.

The evening will feature select vintages from Tenuta Torciano Winery, located in San Gimignano, Italy and founded in 1720, along with traditional Italian recipes ...

Marimba Master Makoto Nakura in Concert Apr. 29

April 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Marimba virtuoso Makoto Nakura, joined by guest artist Mitchell Vines, will perform in an Afternoon Music concert April 29 at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit. The concert, with Vines on piano, will begin at 4 p.m. and includes work by Bach, Philip Lasser, Saint-Saëns and Leonard Bernstein in the Suite from "West Side ...

Totally Pointless

April 13, 2018

It is billed as "the coolest, most unusual party ever" and it is now available in the Hilltop City.

'It' is 'Extreme Foot Dart' at the Summit YMCA, 45-minutes of professionally-managed mayhem that sees kids having a blast running around the gym and kicking balls to hit a ginormous inflatable target.

Time slots for the game are available on ...

Making A Stand

Summit Mayor Nora Radest, second from left, joined Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholders Bruce Bergen and Linda Carter, Cranford Mayor Tom Hannen, Winfield Mayor Gary J. Genz, Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau, Roselle Park Mayor Carl Hokanson, Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas, Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle and Rahway Mayor Raymond ...

'Positive Action': SAPF Awards $10,000 Grant to County Boys & Girls Clubs

April 18, 2018

UNION, NJ - The Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) has presented a $10,000 grant award to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County in support of its 'Positive Action Program', which will impact 75 members at all grade levels in three Clubs: Union, Elizabeth and Plainfield. The financial support from the Summit Area Public Foundation will enable the program to ...

Summit's Reid Phillips Earns 'Daughters of Ireland' Scholarship Award

CRANFORD, NJ - Hilltop City resident and Summit High School senior Reid Phillips was chosen as the inaugural scholarship award recipient as the 'Union County Daughters of Ireland' hosted their first annual Irish Heritage dinner. The organization, now more than 60 paid members strong, was established in 2017 by Kaitlin Mooney of Clark and Lori Connolly ...

Science and Art: Downtown Parking Meter Fees and Lot Term Limits, Public Beautification Debated and Detailed at Summit Council Meeting

April 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The science of addressing parking in the Hilltop City -- specifically the adoption* of an ordinance creating a rate increase for downtown's 90-minute parking meters -- created heated public comments and sparked a lively debate at the Summit Common Council's second meeting of April.

Ordinance #18-3136, introduced by Council member at-large Beth Little, ...

Area Township Committee Unanimously Adopts Ordinance to Ban Marijuana Retail Sales; Cannabis Advocates Disagree

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter began the new year by pledging to oppose Gov. Phil Murphy's plan to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and Thursday night he followed through by voting to adopt an ordinance that prohibits "marijuana cultivation, production testing, manufacturing facilities and retail stores' in the township.

The Chatham Township Committee ...

Students Visit SAGE Spend-A-Day Clients

April 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ – SAGE Eldercare's Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center provides seniors with structured social, physical and cognitive activities, meals planned by a registered dietician, and support for participants and families from a geriatric social worker.

Spend-A-Day is licensed by the Department of Health and Senior Services as an adult day medical program and is staffed ...

New Medicare Cards Feature Anti-Fraud, Identity Theft Prevention Mechanism

ELIZABETH, NJ - In recognition of May as Older Americans Month, Union County’s senior adults are reminded that they will receive new Medicare cards from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this summer.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is the federal agency that runs the Medicare program. It is a branch of the US Department of Health and Human ...

KPS 'Tag Sale' Benefits Summit's Family Promise, March of Dimes Apr. 28

April 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A multi-family 'tag sale' fundraiser, featuring clothing, books and many other household items, will be hosted by the Kent Place Middle School on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the school’s Dining Hall.

 

This year the sale will benefit Summit-based national nonprofit Family Promise and the March of ...

Summit H.S. Earns Ten 'Monty' Nominations For 'Love's Labour Lost'

MONTCLAIR, NJ- The Summit High School Performing Arts Department's fall play, "Love's Labour Lost," has received 10 final nominations from the Montclair Theatre Night Awards. The Hilltopper production was one of five to be nominated for 'Best Overall Play', placing it already in elite company given that more than 80 school plays were submitted for ...

Overlook Named 'Employer of the Year' by NJ APSE

April 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization with an exclusive ...

Party Kicks Off 20th Anniversary of The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

April 20, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Strains of “Happy Birthday” filled the atrium recently at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center. The occasion was the kick-off party to a month’s long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the center.

Even before the song rang out, music filled the atrium, as it has for the past 17 years from 9 a.m. to ...

Summit Blood Drive Honors Memory of Max Gottstein May 2

SUMMIT, NJ - Tragically, in August of 2017, Summit's Max Gottstein lost his years-long battle with treatment-induced acute myeloid leukemia after years of fighting a rare eye cancer called retinoblastoma. A month prior to his passing, more tha 80 units of blood were collected at an inaugural blood drive held in his name and which honored his fight. Max’s ...

Summit F.D. Puts Down Brush Fire Threatening Multiple Homes

April 13, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - An approximately quarter-mile long brush fire, which began along the railroad tracks and climbed the adjacent hillside and threatened numerous Summit residences, was extinguished by the Summit Fire Department (SFD) Friday afternoon, preventing damage to the nearby homes.

At 1:53 p.m., the SFD was dispatched to the blaze next to the tracks along Park Avenue.

Perfect Pour: Wine Tasting Fundraiser Benefits Boy Scouts of America May 29

April 16, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ - The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will host a Riedel Wine Tasting fundraiser May 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Masker's Barn located in the Watchung Reservation. The proceeds of this event provide the necessary funds to send underprivileged youth to four BSA camps in New Jersey and New York State. More than 3,000 youth are served in ...

Lunch & Learn: 'Israel at 70: Its Meaning and Value in Jewish Identity' with Professor Kenneth W. Stein Apr. 22

April 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - For four decades, Kenneth W. Stein has taught Middle Eastern History and Political Science at Emory University. His scholarship focuses on the politics of the modern Arab world, American foreign policy toward the Middle East, modern Israel, and the Arab-Israeli negotiating process. Stein earned awards at Emory for excellence in teaching and life-long mentorship of ...

Marjorie Callahan Joins Lois Schneider Realtor as Sales Associate

April 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Marjorie Callahan has joined Lois Schneider Realtor's (LSR) team of sales professionals, coming to LSR from Weichert Realtors in Summit. During her three years at Weichert, Callahan was a member of the company’s Director’s Club and was named “Agent of the Month.”

"Currently a Hoboken resident who specializes in young buyers who are ...

Blair Sheehan Joins Lois Schneider Realtor as Sales Associate

SUMMIT, NJ - Blair G. Sheehan, previously a New York City real estate broker who worked in Manhattan’s high-end real estate market since 2010, has joined Lois Schneider Realtor's top producing sales team.

“Blair’s background and her client-focused approach align perfectly with LSR’s mission of uncompromising personal service,” says Karen ...

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Self-Care Event

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Summit Fire Department Blotter

02/01/2018, 7:26 am - FD dispatched to Route 78 East Bound mile marker 47.2 for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment and injuries. On arrival both the Springfield and Summit Fire Departments set up for extrication. The vehicle was chocked to stabilize the vehicle. EMS performed patient care. A hose line was stretched for possible fire suppression by the Berkeley Heights FD.

Summit Police Blotter

April 11, 2018

3/13 - Jayhee Cho, 32, of Summit was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. Mr. Cho was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/13 - Aseyefigh K. Papanye, 30, of Brooklyn, New York was arrested and charged with theft of credit cards, fraudulent use of credit cards, theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, obstruction of the administration of the law, and possession of ...

Audio: Point View's Petrides Says Despite Company Growth, Netflix Stock Valuation Just Too High

April 18, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Bloomberg Radio discussing what to do with Netflix stock post the strong quarterly results:

ptview.com/medias/tv-radio

Note -  interview starts at 2:00-minute mark.

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

Team Veronica Holds "Be the Match" Drive Apr. 23

Team Veronica is coming to a town near you!

Veronica is a seven-year-old who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Be The Match is a national registry for finding a match(es) for a bone marrow transplant. It is a simple swab test of the inside of your mouth. 

On Mon., April 23, Be The Match will be at the Bayonne Fire House from 3 - 7 p.m.

Veronica of West ...

Fear of Rising Rates? Remember The Reason You Own Bonds

If the current interest environment has you concerned about your bond portfolio, remember why you are investing in bonds.  The role bonds, or fixed income, play in a portfolio is not solely based on performance.  Bonds are used to offer stability, particularly when stock market volatility is rising. Rate hikes can dampen bond performance, but keep perspective on how rising rates impact ...

Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.

 

Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...

Practice for the PARCC @ Your Library

Students in Grades 3 and up who live in Summit can practice the Math and Language Arts skills that they learned in school and prepare for the upcoming PARCC exam using the Summit Free Public Library’s FREE subscriptions to Lumos Step Up and Learning Express.  

To access Lumos Step Up and Learning Express, visit the library’s website:  www.summitlibrary.org.

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