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Summit H.S. Baseball Comes From Behind, Beats Barringer 5-4 in 'States Opener

May 23, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The 11th-seeded Summit High School Varsity Baseball Team rallied from two runs down by scoring three runs in the fifth inning, and junior hurler Alex Boburka went the distance as the Maroon and White defeated number-six seed Barringer, 5-4, to open play in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 Tournament,

Junior Trevor Mutolo's plated both the tying- and ...

Summit Primary Centers' Janice Tierney Selected as New Franklin Elementary Principal

May 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Beginning in the fall of 2018, Summit's Franklin Elementary School will have its fourth principal in six years as Superintendent of Schools June Chang is recommending that Janice Tierney -- Principal of the Summit Primary Centers for the past four years -- be reassigned to lead Franklin.

Pending Board of Education approval Tierney will, effective July ...

No New Facilities Needed to Accommodate Summit FDK, District Says; Two New Board of Education Members Sworn In, Franklin Elementary Principal to Exit

SUMMIT, NJ - Full-day kindergarten and the Culinary Arts renovation project at Summit High School were the hot topics at a 'marathon' May Board of Education meeting, a session in which two new Board members were sworn in, the latest Summit Educational Fund (SEF) grants were detailed, outgoing President Rick Hanley gave his farewell speech, and questions were asked about ...

Summit H.S. Baseball Comes From Behind, Beats Barringer 5-4 in 'States Opener

May 23, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The 11th-seeded Summit High School Varsity Baseball Team rallied from two runs down by scoring three runs in the fifth inning, and junior hurler Alex Boburka went the distance as the Maroon and White defeated number-six seed Barringer, 5-4, to open play in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 Tournament,

Junior Trevor Mutolo's plated both the tying- and ...

Summit H.S. Softball Smacks Par Hills 6-2, Next Faces Chatham in 'States Second-Rounder

SUMMIT, NJ - A River Road Rivalry, softball-style, is on tap as the Summit High School Girls Varsity Softball Team will face Chatham in the second round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 Tournament after the Maroon and White beat Parsippany Hills 6-2 at Memorial Field.

Freshman Ava Calabrese went 2-3 -- with both hits of the three-bagger variety -- and drove in ...

'Tot Trot' Set to Run Again June 3; Lois Schneider Realtor Lead Sponsor for 40th Consecutive Year

May 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - In 1978, the Summit Junior Fortnightly Club (SJFC) was looking for a new event to benefit local children’s charities. The Summit-based women's club, formed in 1932 and dedicated to volunteerism and community service, subsequently organized a 'Tot Trot', a mini-carnival followed by a fun run for kids ages 2-8 held at Memorial ...

Formal Unveiling of 'Hometown Heroes', Annual Parade Highlight Summit Memorial Day Festivities

SUMMIT, NJ - The official onset of Summit's "Hometown Heroes" program and the annual parade through downtown are among the featured elements of The City of Summit's May 28 Memorial Day celebration. Starting at 10 a.m., the parade will begin at 25 DeForest Avenue and proceed to the Village Green, a procession that honors those men and women who -- ...

Pair of Youth Symphony Spring Concerts Set for May 20 at Summit Middle School

May 10, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) will present two spring concerts May 20 -- at both 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. -- at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. The event will feature musical performances by Flute Choir, Junior Strings, Prep Strings, and Sinfonia in the afternoon and Flute Forum, Junior Wind Ensemble, and Philharmonia in the ...

Pining for Speed

May 20, 2018

Pack 301 Webelos and Lincoln-Hubbard Fourth Grader Anderson Lee proudly shows off the first-place trophy -- complete with flames -- and his his winning racer, a faster-than-fast vehicle that earned him a trip to the 'Pinewood Derby World Championships' June 30 in in New York City.

Despite a difficult day 'in the pits' that saw his speedster have to be ...

Elite Eight

Summit High School seniors -- Megan Abate, Maddie Gaeta, Helen Louise Johnson, Anna Turk, Stephen Sajer, Cole Schneider, Will Vitton and Greg Vlass -- have been named recipients of the Howard S. Anderson Scholarship Award, as presented by the Summit Boosters Association. Each receives $1,000 to use toward their education.

The Summit Boosters Association ...

Willis Fund of Summit's Central Church Supports Homefirst's Family Support Programs with $10,000 Donation

May 22, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Lena Willis Mission Endowment Fund of Central Presbyterian Church in Summit has donated $10,000 to Homefirst Interfaith Housing & Family Services, Inc. (Homefirst) which will be used to support Homefirst’s mission to deliver comprehensive solutions to homelessness by providing transitional, supportive and permanent housing, homeless prevention ...

Uniacke Named Bridges Outreach Executive Director as Bhatt, Tulloch Announce Retirement

SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach, Inc. Executive Director Lois Bhatt and Deputy Executive Director Bethany Tulloch have announced their retirement and, effective May 29, Richard J. Uniacke will begin his tenure as the Summit-based nonprofit's new Executive Director.

Uniacke, who will become just the organization's third executive director in three decades, was ...

City Switches to Summer Hours Office Schedule Effective May 29

May 22, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Beginning Tuesday, May 29, all City of Summit offices will operate on a summer hours schedule, opening for business at 8 am. and closing at 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. Friday hours are 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The summer hours schedule will be in effect through August 31, 2018.

Four Citizens Named as New Summit Economic Development Advisory Committee Begins to Take Shape

SUMMIT, NJ - Four Summit residents -- Jonathan Betz, Paul Formichelli, Julia Keenan, and Jeffrey Wagenbach as citizens-at-large - have been appointment to the Summit Economic Development Advisory Committee at the Summit Common Council's second meeting in May.

The Council, at its April 3 meeting, had approved -- in a 4-3 vote along party lines -- Council Member ...

Veterans Benefits, Home Care Programs Detailed at SAGE Eldercare May 23

May 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Frank Quadrino, Manager of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System, and Evan Kaltman, Managing Owner Veterans Home Care NYJ, LLC will discuss veterans benefits and home care programs at SAGE Eldercare May 23, beginning at 5 p.m.

Among the topics discussed will be the VA pension and The Veterans Home Care ...

Brilliant Life, Smart Phone: SAGE Teen Volunteer Teaches 99-Year-Old WWII Veteran How to Use Latest Technology

SUMMIT, NJ –  Hayward Wheaton will celebrate his 100th birthday on October 30, another milestone in an amazing life of the World War II veteran and Scotch Plains resident. Visiting Wheaton at his home is like taking a step back -- and through -- history, with the Jersey City-native remembering when he made $60 a month working as an elevator operator,, when the ...

Fabulous Forensics: Hiltopper Speech and Debate Team Members Host Info Sessions May 23, 29

May 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Students interested in learning more about Summit High School Forensics, including the trophy tsunami that is The Summit High School Speech and Debate Team, can attend one of two information workshops hosted by current team members on May 23 and 29.

In the casual sessions, hosted in the Summit High School Drama Room, #228, students can rotate among the nine  main ...

'Inside, We Are All the Same': Holocaust Survivor Urges OKS Students to Embrace Compassion, Respect

SUMMIT, NJ - Hidden and separated from her sisters for years in an effort to survive the Holocaust, Maud Dahme -- one of countless 'hidden children' rescued -- implored fifth- and sixth-grade students at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child to be respectful of one another.

“It shouldn’t matter whether you speak with an accent or if you come from a different ...

Overlook Medical Center Among Three Atlantic Health Hospitals Earning an 'A' Safety Grade from Blue-Ribbon Panel

May 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit is one of three Atlantic Health System hospitals that have earned the highest possible safety rating of "A" by The Leapfrog Group in its spring 2018 hospital safety grades.

Also earning an "A" grade were Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center’s ‘A’ rating ...

DAWN of a New Day: New Treatment Insights Shared at Atlantic Health's 18th Annual 'Stroke Symposium'

May 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose symptoms aren’t treated until later in time after last being seen as ...

Living Strong: Thousand-Plus Take Part in 17th Annual Summit Area YMCA Run/Walk

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - More than 1,000 participants came to Memorial Field to celebrate and honor those impacted by cancer and to raise funds for a special cause as the Summit Area YMCA hosted its 17th Annual Mother’s Day 5K Run / Walk. The family-friendly event also featured a fun magic show, invigorating Zumba dancing, a tot trot, face painting and music.

Proceeds ...

Has a Ring to It: Summit's Office Tavern Grill Offers Buffalo Chicken Creation on 'National Donut Day' June 1

May 22, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - For Summit's Office Tavern Grill, which serves up modern twists on traditional American comfort classics, offering up a glazed twist or chocolate frosted with sprinkles to celebrate 'National Donut Day' was not going to make the imagination grade.

No, instead the Hilltop City's curators of culinary creativity will -- on June 1 ...

Jewish Transgender Activist Abby Stein Speaks at Summit's Congregation Beth Hatikvah June 10

May 22, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Beth Hatikvah (CBH) will celebrate 'LGBTQ Pride Month' with a visit from Abby Stein, who will share her unusual and inspirational story of transition from Hasidic rabbi to transgender activist during a wine and cheese reception held June 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Stein, a direct descendant of the Baal Shem Tov -- founder of the Hasidic movement ...

Summit's ACHIEVE Community Garden Among 27 Recipients of 'Union County Means Green' Grant Awards

May 10, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Summit ACHIEVE Community Garden has received $500 for materials and supplies as part of 27 garden projects within nine municipalities awarded grants through the "Union County Means Green Community Garden" program.

Opened in late June of 2013, the ACHIEVE garden sits on a parcel of land on Beauvoir Avenue donated for use by Overlook Medical Center, and ...

It's in The Bag: SDI, Summit Green Team Partner to Offer Eco-Friendly Shopping Tote

May 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A reusable shopping bag, developed and produced through a partnership between Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) and the Summit Green Team, will be available for purchase at the Summit Farmers Market starting May 20.

Bright red and eco-friendly, the commemorative tote bags feature the tomato illustration from the Farmers Market poster, are 13 inches wide by 10 ...

Just Shred It: County’s Mobile Document-Shredding Program Makes Area Stop May 19

ELIZABETH, NJ - A free mobile paper-shredding event, hosted by Union County, for personal documents will be held May 19, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m., at the Nokia campus in New Providence. The events will be held rain or shine and may end before the set completiion time in the event the shredding trucks reach capacity.

All Union County residents are eligible to use the paper-shredding ...

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Wed, May 23, 10:00 AM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Ages 1 yr.-K: Storytime Squad

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Wed, May 23, 10:00 AM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Storytime Squad

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Wed, May 23, 12:00 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Age 1 yr.-K: Storytime Squad

Arts & Entertainment Education

Summit Police Blotter

May 17, 2018

4/24 - At 0728 hours a report was taken for a theft of two (2) sandwiches from a business on Morris Avenue. The manager reported that at approximately 0330 hours a male entered the business and removed two sandwiches from a refrigerated case. After doing so, he exited the store without paying for them. The male suspect was described as Hispanic, approximately 6’0”wearing a blue/gray ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Talks Current Events That Could Be Market Movers

May 22, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on CNBC discussing events that could move the market this week:

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

Dietze Attends Dartmouth Alumni Council Meeting

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, recently took part in the 216th meeting of Dartmouth's Alumni Council in Hanover, NH.

The Dartmouth Alumni Council's mission is to connect Dartmouth alumni to the College and each other.

Stocks Can Rise in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

Investors remain concerned about the potential impact of higher interest rates on stocks. In their most recently released minutes, the Federal Reserve Open Markets Committee indicated the US economy is on solid footing and the economic conditions warrant continued gradual increasing of interest rates. This set off a sale in the stock and bond markets as investors began pricing in a fourth ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

Managing the Ups and Downs of First-Time Homebuying

They accepted our offer, now what?

At times both equally exhilarating and terrifying, the purchase of a home can be a total roller coaster ride -- especially when it is your first time going through the process. Between suddenly being expected to understand the intricacies of contracts and the inner workings of a home, you are also expected to start writing checks for amounts you may ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

A Royal Pain

I went to a big wedding over the weekend.  It was in England.

I like to think I was invited, but according to the Royal Guards and the Thames Valley Police I was not.  But more about that later.

You see, not too long ago I received an evite addressed to me from H&M@royalwedbot.co.uk.  Curiously, it was in my spam folder with a warning message. For an evite it was pretty ...