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Tickets to Paradise: Summit Teen's Wish Granted by Make-A-Wish NJ

August 19, 2018

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Fifteen-year-old Sylvie from Summit has always had a profound interest in marine biology, and dreamed of one day traveling around the world to explore the culture of Bora Bora and swim with exotic marine life. But a dream vacation like this was something she thought would remain simply that – a dream.

Over the past year, Sylvie has had to endure difficult ...

NSF's $1.5 Million STEM Grant Benefits Union County College as Hispanic-Serving Institution

August 18, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ - Union County College has been awarded a $1.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, part of the NSF's first program to support STEM research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The initiative, 'Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program)', awarded funding to 31 new projects nationwide that aim to increase ...

Mary Patricia Colicchio, Longtime Summit High School Teacher, Passes Away at Age 56

MILLBURN, NJ - Mary Patricia Colicchio, who taught history and film studies at Summit High School since 2003, passed away August 4 at the age of 56. She had been battling pancreatic cancer since being diagnosed in August of 2017.

Since her diagnosis, Colicchio had offered an honest and courageous, first-person account of her fight at ...

Bowmans, Tom Garvey and Gary Singleterry to be Honored with Scouts' Distinguished Citizen Award

August 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Boy Scouts of America will honoring four local citizens -- Karen and Steve Bowman, Tom Garvey, and Gary Singleterry -- for their community service and embodiment of the values of the Scout Oath in their personal and professional lives , when it hosts its 2018 Distinguished Citizen Awards Dinner on September 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m.,  at The Canoe Brook ...

Summit YMCA Offers Kaleidoscope of Fall Programs for Teens

SUMMIT, NJ - Teens seeking fun and enriching afterschool experiences will find them right in their own backyard, as the Summit Area YMCA is set to offer engaging and educational programs, special events, workshops and trips to help teens discover and explore their interests and talents outside the classroom.

The Y has a stated commitment to keep teens involved in ...

City of Summit Invites Community to 'A Night in the Tropics' Aug. 23

August 14, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A performance by Orquesta La Caribeña is the centerpiece of 'A Night in the Tropics', a free public concert and dance event August 23, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., on Summit's Village Green.

Orquesta La Caribeña is an 11-piece orchestra playing global Latin music. Dance demonstrations will be performed by Las Hijas Del Sol ...

Outstanding Performance by an Actress

August 12, 2018

Actress Mia Sinclair Jenness recently visited SAGE Eldercare to deliver Meals on Wheels with her mom, Emily.

Currently starring in the Second Stage Theater production of "Mary Page Marlowe" at the Tony Kiser Theater in New York City, the 12-year-old she made her professional debut at the age of six in the National Tour of "Les Miserables" and ...

On a Roll

The people -- now that they have finished eating -- have spoken.

And, the Summit Downtown, Inc. 2018 Restaurant Week photo contest 'Peoples' Choice Award' goes to Catherine Goncalves for her photo of a Lobster Roll made with chunky lobster salad, lettuce and avocado on a New England roll, served with coleslaw and French fries at ...

Tickets to Paradise: Summit Teen's Wish Granted by Make-A-Wish NJ

August 19, 2018

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Fifteen-year-old Sylvie from Summit has always had a profound interest in marine biology, and dreamed of one day traveling around the world to explore the culture of Bora Bora and swim with exotic marine life. But a dream vacation like this was something she thought would remain simply that – a dream.

Over the past year, Sylvie has had to endure difficult ...

FirstEnergy Foundation’s 'Christmas in July' Campaign Donates $10,000 to The Seeing Eye

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The FirstEnergy Foundation delivered a special $10,000 grant to The Seeing Eye as part of its 'Christmas in July' campaign, a giving initiative that supports deserving community organizations with unexpected gifts.

The Seeing Eye provides seeing eye dogs for the blind. Founded in 1929, the organization is expanding and FirstEnergy subsidiary Jersey ...

App Now Includes Free, Fifteen-Minute Summit Parking Option

August 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Changes have been made by the City of Summit Parking Services Agency to the Parkmobile App, with the App now including the option for free, 15-minute parking in all 90-minute parking zones.

Modifications include an option to select 15 minutes of free parking immediately following selection of a ParkMobile 90-minute zone. The app sends users a text ...

Elm St. Parking Lot in Summit Shuttered Through Aug. 17

SUMMIT, NJ - The Elm Street parking lot has been closed for re-paving. The project will keep the lot shuttered through August 17, subject to weather permitting the work to be completed.

The City of Summit Parking Services Agency is is directing overnight and daily permit holders to park in the Broad Street garage or in the Sampson lot -- located at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle ...

Leading with Innovation, KPS' Ethics Institute Hosts Entrepreneurship Program

August 7, 2018

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nineteen high school students from New Jersey and New York spent five days engaged in learning the process for ethical innovation as part of the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School’s Ethical Leadership and Entrepreneurship program, held at -- and in partnership with -- the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University.

The ...

Avelino & Hartlaub Open Tribeca Office

August 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A. Jude Avelino, Managing Partner of Avelino and Hartlaub, LLP, announced that the firm, as of August 10, has relocated its New York Headquarters to Tribeca. The new address -- 11 Park Place, Suite 1715, New York, NY 10007 -- became their new Manhattan home on August 10.

“The decision to relocate our offices to Tribeca was an easy one,” ...

New 24-Hour Emergency Hotline for the Homeless Now Operational

August 8, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents in need of emergency shelter and other services can utilize Union County's new 24-Hour Homeless Emergency Response Hotline number at 908-249-4815. The new Hotline number took effect as of Tuesday, August 7. It is staffed and operated by Gateway Family YMCA as a program of the Union County Department of Human Services.

The Hotline is ...

Seven Summit Nonprofit Entities Among Union County HEART Grant Award Recipients

August 15, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Seven Summit nonprofit organizations -- SAGE Eldercare, the Overlook Foundation, Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Stony Hill Players, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, the Continuo Arts Foundation and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey -- are among the 63 artists, historians and local nonprofit organizations designated to receive funding through the 2018 Union ...

Summit P.D. to Leverage Statewide Crackdown on Impaired Driving

August 9, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over', a New Jersey state program that encourages law enforcement agencies to raise public awareness about the dangers of alcohol-impaired driving, will be implemented locally by the Summit Police Department from August 16 - September 4.

The initiative combines highly-visible enforcement backed up by targeted media ...

Drugs Seizure on Route 22 Nets Two Kilos of Heroin

ELIZABETH, NJ - A narcotics investigation led to a vehicle search that resulted in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Monday.

Noel Ramiro Hernandez of Indianapolis, Indiana is charged with first-degree possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and third-degree heroin possession.

Members of the ...

Board of Elections Seeks Bilingual Poll Workers

August 5, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual poll workers interested in helping eligible voters in the community exercise their right to vote. Poll workers must be 18 years of age, must be registered to vote in Union County, and must be a resident of Union County. Poll workers are also required to attend a training seminar.

Poll workers are paid $200 ...

Summit's Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Turns Ninety-Five, Hosts Plaque Dedication Aug. 19

August 6, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - June 29 marked the 95th anniversary of the founding of Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Summit. To celebrate, the Church will host a "grand and glorious celebration" August 19, beginning at 11 a.m. Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Pastor Reverend Dr. Denison D. Harrield, Jr. invites all members of the community to attend.

The event will ...

Humming Along: Girl Scout Project, Volunteer Efforts Yield New 'Pollinators Meadow' in Watchung Reservation

August 13, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A new 'pollinator meadow' -- providing bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators a new home in Union County’s Watchung Reservation -- has been created when an open field was recently replanted with native wildflowers and transformed into a flourishing habitat.

The pollinator meadow is located along a paved access road that runs between the western ...

Green Summit Brews Up Household Item Restoration Event Set for Sept. 22

SUMMIT, NJ - Operating with a motto of "Toss It, No Way," the Repair Café concept, begun in the Netherlands nearly a decade ago by Amsterdam-bases journalist / publicist Martine Postma, which sees volunteers gather to repair furniture, electronics and other household items for free as part of an effort to keep those items out of the ...

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Taking a Stand for Quality Health Care Coverage

August 14, 2018

Washington’s heated rhetoric and constant attempts to sabotage health care coverage is causing uncertainty these days for far too many families. It’s not right, so here in New Jersey we are fighting back and taking a stand for quality health care coverage.

Under Governor Phil Murphy’s leadership, New Jersey is fighting back against President Trump’s effort to undo ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, August 19, 8:00 AM

Summit Summer Farmers Market, Summit

Summit Farmers Market

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17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Monday Morning Yoga

Health & Wellness

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Renaissance Church, Summit

RenKids 'Summer Jam'

Education Religions And Spirituality

Summit Fire Department Blotter

June 11, 2018 1:12 am    FD responded to WALLACE ROAD for a report of wires burning in the area of Rose Lane and Canoe Brook Parkway. FD found a service wire burning in a tree behind at a Wallace Rd residence. FD notified Power Company for a response and stood by until their arrival. Investigation found that a protective sleeve that was on the wire to protect it from rubbing a tree ...

Summit Police Blotter

July 26, 2018

7/5 - At 1328 hours a report was taken for a theft of a wallet. The victim reported to have picked up a client while working for a car service on 7/1 at approximately 1600 hours. Shortly after dropping the client at their destination, the victim noticed the wallet was missing from the vehicle. The wallet was described as an orange Aldo wallet that contained multiple personal documents. The victim ...

Video: Point View's Petrides on Tech's Dow Drag

August 19, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on BNN Bloomberg discussing how Tech stocks could drag down the market:

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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 ...

New Season of Adult Enrichment Classes Begins at Summit Area YMCA

A Body in motion, stays in motion. Engaging in an active lifestyle for both the mind and body is important, especially as we age.

The Summit Area YMCA offers a wide selection of engaging activities, programs and trips designed for active older adults. Our classes, from Duplicate Bridge to Self Defense, are geared to improve physical and cognitive wellbeing while being enjoyable and social! At ...

Picking up the Pieces – The Benefits of Account Consolidation

Over a lifetime of investing we often have numerous accounts located at different financial firms.  Rarely are these accounts managed with a grand plan that takes into account all the individual pieces.   Account proliferation can be detrimental to your investment performance, increase your risk profile, and lighten your pocketbook.  

Account consolidation offers the ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 19

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find some can’t-miss back to school tips for parents and students, learn about a new treatment for brain injury, see which Atlantic Health System medical center is the only one in New Jersey to make a new, national list, find out how to avoid “avocado hand,” and much more!

 

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Kid

I am an artist.  It says so on my T-shirt.

My colorful shirt, which significantly inflates my position in life, confers great status.  For one, it announces that I am a musical performer at the up and coming Montclair Jazz Festival.  This separates me from the thousands of other festival goers who only get to enjoy a great day of music, not play it.  

More importantly, ...

Summit’s Rich History Lives on at the Summit Free Public Library

Whether you are new to Summit or a long-time resident, knowing the history of your community and its landmarks ties you more closely to your home town. You can start your journey into Summit’s history right on the library website. Did you know that Summit was originally called Dutchman’s Gap and its hills served as a lookout during the Revolutionary War? Colonial soldiers stationed at ...