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Residents Alerted to New Phone, Online Scams

August 18, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - County and Federal officials / agencies are alerting residents to a pair of phone scams that are circulating throughout the country, one involving fraud executed over the phone, with the other occurring online.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued a warning about a caller who poses as an employee in order to extract social security numbers and ...

Ready, S.E.T., Go: Summit Schools Host Three-Day Program for New Teachers, Staff

August 16, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - More than 30 new certified Summit Public Schools staff, including teachers, child study team members and guidance counselors staff members attended Summit Educator Training (S.E.T.)  at the Summit Public Schools. Organized by the Districts' head of human resources, Dr. Matt Block, along with Karen Cotter and Michelle Hawley, S.E.T. is ...

Super Troopers: Area Little Leaguers Become Mid-Atlantic Baseball Champs

August 16, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elmora Youth Little League Troopers made team history Friday when they became Mid-Atlantic Regional champions, but fell short in gaining the top tournament title.

The team’s wins come after an outpouring of financial and moral support which helped get them to the 9-10 Little League Eastern Regional Baseball Tournament in Rhode Island. A GoFundMe campaign raised ...

Girls, Boys Summit High School Soccer Programs Each Host August Camps for Youth in Grades 3-8

SUMMIT, NJ - The opportunity to train alongside Summit High School Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer Team players -- and under the tutelage of Head Coaches Gary Healey and Ashley Sularz -- is available for girls and boys in grades 3 - 8 as both teams host Hilltopper Soccer Camps the third week in August. In both cases, camp proceeds benefit the respective soccer ...

Run to 'Make a Difference': Overlook-Sponsored Summit 5K Sept. 9 Honors Detective Tarentino, Benefits His Family

August 17, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The opportunity to run through the streets of the Hilltop City -- and 'make a difference' in the process -- is just around the corner as, in slightly more than three weeks time, the Summit Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) will host the inaugural "Making a Difference 5K," which, this year, will be honor Summit Police Detective Matthew Tarentino and ...

Next Junior League of Summit Prospective New Member Mixer Set for Sept. 12

SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit, a non-profit, volunteer organization focusing on the areas of Summit, Chatham, Madison, New Providence and Berkeley Heights., will host a prospective new member cocktail event September 12 at 7 p.m., which will provide women potentially interested in membership with information regarding the League.

The Junior League of Summit ...

Performance by 'Well Strung' Ties a Bow on Summit Arboretum's Summer Concert Series Aug. 9

August 7, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The unique sounds of 'Well Strung', a singing string quartet will a modern twist, will bring Reeves-Reed Arboretum's (RRA) 'Sounds of a Summer Night' music series to a close August 9, with the quartet fusing what The New York Times noted as "pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven."

'Well Strung' features Edmund Bagnell (first ...

Police Academy, Two

August 11, 2017

Fifty-eight cadets, ages 11-14, in two separate classes recently graduated from the Summit Police Department's Youth Academy, a program designed to provide area youth with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of the police officer.

 

Cadets experience the same types of drills and physical training that men and women receive in today’s police ...

Knights to Remember

The Springfield Knights of Columbus Council 5560 present lifelong Summit resident Billy MacAdam with a check for $6,000 -- representing funds raised during the Knights of Columbus June charity golf outing -- to benefit the Billy's Good Samaritan Fund, which was established by Summit's Other Fellow First Foundation.

A 16-year member of the Summit Auxiliary ...

Summit's Family Promise Joins NJ Housing Advocates on 'The Hill'

August 17, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders from several Family Promise New Jersey Affiliates recently joined more than 450 affordable housing advocates in Washington, DC on for NJ Hill Day, imploring congress to take a stand against looming housing cuts. Directors Geleen Donovan (Union County), Kate Duggan (Bergen County), and Colleen Duerr (Hunterdon County) represented Family Promise in advocating for ...

Investors Foundation Grant Will Assist Summit Arboretum in Offering 'Signature Programs'

SUMMIT, NJ -  Investors Bank, through its Investors Foundation -- the mission of which is "to assist organizations in New Jersey, New York City and Long Island that invigorate their local communities with civic-minded initiatives focused on the arts, education, health and human services, and youth programs" -- has awarded a $7,500 grant to Summit's Reeves-Reed ...

New Free Parking Meter Program Available to Select Veterans

August 13, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ  - Disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients in Union County can obtain documents to participate in a new statewide program that exempts them from paying at parking meters. Free veterans' identification cards and copies of DD-214 honorable discharge forms can be obtained for free at the County Clerk's office, located in the Union County Courthouse at 2 Broad ...

Area Resident Questions Land Lease for 'Mind and Body Complex'

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Roselle resident says that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have guaranteed $59 million in bonds for a project that may not have a proper land lease.

Anthony Esposito, who formerly served on the Roselle Board of Education, has retained a lawyer who is preparing to challenge what he says are financial issues in the land lease for the Roselle "Mind and ...

Summit Library, Art Center Partner to Present Escobar Drawings Exhibit

August 5, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey have collaborated to present “Daze: Drawings by Eric Escobar,” in 'The Gallery' at the Library through September 30. The exhibition includes a selection of pen and ink drawings that depict women in moments of solitude or introspective reflection, hinting at scenarios ...

Three Oak Knoll Students From Summit Part of School Group That Constructs Guatemalan Classrooms

August 6, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Five students from Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, three of whom are Summit residents, spent part of their summer building classrooms and a playground for children in Guatemala. For two of the students, the trip was an opportunity to build on their own foundation. 

Rising seniors Isabelle Kenny ’18 and Christina (Nina) ...

'High-Performing' Overlook Medical Center Rises in US News and World Reports 'Best Hospitals' Rankings

August 14, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit has been recognized as a high-performing hospital in Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Diabetes and Endocrinology in US News and World Reports' 2017-18 "Best Hospitals" Rankings. Overlook’s rankings made a jump in New Jersey, breaking the top 10 to occupy the eighth spot -- up from 13th last year -- and regionally, ...

Second Annual 'Out of the Darkness Walk' Scheduled for Sept. 23

CHATHAM, NJ -The Second Annual "Out of the Darkness Community Walk," which last year attracted more than 500 walkers and raised in excess of $75,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), will take place September 23 at Cougar Field in Chatham Township.

Participants can register as an individual, or as a team, by ...

'Out-of-Staters' Encouraged to Apply for Vote-by-Mail Ballots Now

August 14, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - College students and others who plan to be out of state are encouraged to apply now for a vote-by-mail ballot. Vote-by-mail ballots are available to any registered voter in the state for any reason -- not just for students going out of state. Voters who apply for a vote-by-mail ballot now are estimated to receive it by late September, after their application is ...

Local Libations: Office Tavern Grill, Piattino Celebrate The Waning Days of Summer in Summit

August 11, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Summer. It is Mother Nature's ultimate 'limited time offer', presenting hot days, warm nights, and myriad opportunities for outdoor fun and frolic.

Two of Summit's most lauded gastronomic destinations -- The Office Tavern Grill and Piattino: A Neighborhood Bistro -- are taking advantage of the dwindling days of summer and ramping up a slew of ...

Public's Assistance Sought in Locating Area Child Sex Assault Suspect

August 11, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Investigators are requesting assistance from the public in locating a man wanted for the aggravated sexual assault of a child, Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced this week.

Walter Sosa, 33, a registered sex offender in neighboring Somerset County, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, and second-degree ...

It's A Girl!: Victoria Tarentino, Widow of Fallen Summit Detective, Gives Birth to Baby Girl

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Victoria Tarentino, the widow of Summit Police Detective Matthew Tarentino, has given birth to a baby girl. Anastasia Catherine was born to the Somerville couple at Overlook Medical Center in Summit Thursday, according to the Summit Police Department's official Facebook page.

Detective Tarentino passed away in a three-car accident on Route 78 in the early morning ...

Branching Out: Application Process Open for 'Master Tree Stewards' Program

August 10, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - According to the famous 'lyric poem', circa 1913, by American Joyce Kilmer, "only God can make a tree." Unstated in the legendary sonnet, of course, is that mere mortals are the ones to tend to these celestial creations.

Trees abound in Union County, and the "Master Tree Stewards" program informs and instructs residents about ...

Seeking to Light the Way to a Better Tomorrow, Summit Unites in Vigil for Charlottesville

August 14, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Bringing a small, but powerful, light to combat the darkness of the previous 72 hours that descended on the Virginia city, the Summit Interfaith Council held 'Lights of Love for Charlottesville', a candlelight vigil which attracted a large crowd to the lawn fronting The Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Charlottesville was the site of a August 12 "Unite the ...

Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty Brokers, Sales Associates Earn Four Spots on 'Best Agents' Rankings

August 10, 2017

CASTLE ROCK, CO - Three Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty (PPSIR) teams along with an individual broker / sales associate from PPSIR's Short Hills- and soon-to-be-opened Summit offices have been named to the ranking of the Best Real Estate Agents in America - New Jersey, as produced by REAL Trends. In total, seven PPSIR teams and six individual ...

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An Exceptional Candidate for Summit Council, Fox Has Natural Ability to Inspire Partnership

August 16, 2017

Marjorie Fox is an exceptional candidate for the Summit Council. She is smart, hard-working and kind. She will apply all of her considerable energy and abilities for the betterment of the Summit community. And, she will do her best to represent ALL the citizens of Summit.

I have been acquainted with Marjorie for fifteen years and was aware of her work with the Summit Environmental Commission; ...

Honored to Be Endorsed By an Organization That Supports Women and Their Choices

August 10, 2017

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I am honored to announce that today, in Trenton, Planned Parenthood of New Jersey endorsed my candidacy for State Legislature. Before a pink-clad crowd, I proudly stood alongside Democratic candidate for Governor Phil Murphy; Assemblywoman Liz Muoio and Assemblyman Troy Singleton as Christine Sadovy, Legislative and Political Director Planned Parenthood ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, August 20, 6:00 PM

Mondo, Summit

Musical Time Travel

Arts & Entertainment

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Mon, August 21, 9:00 AM

Renaissance Church, Summit

RenKids Summer Jam 2017

Religions And Spirituality

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Tue, August 22, 9:00 AM

Renaissance Church, Summit

RenKids Summer Jam 2017

Religions And Spirituality

Summit Fire Department Blotter

On 04/16/2017 at 13:10 hrs. FD dispatched 135 BELLEVUE AVENUE residence for a reported brush with extension to a back yard fence.  The homeowner had extinguished the fire using a garden hose prior to FD arrival.  Fire personnel provided overhaul and wet down the affected area.  The homeowner had reported using an outdoor fire pit the night before and discarded the ashes in the back ...

Summit Police Blotter

August 14, 2017

07/27 - At 1152 hours a report was taken for a theft of jewelry while at Overlook Hospital. The victim reported to have been taken by ambulance to seek medical attention. In the process of receiving treatment an 18k gold necklace with a cross needed to be removed. The necklace was not recovered and has since gone missing/stolen. Total value of the necklace was approximately $3,000.00.

07/28 - ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Says Current Market Risks are No Fairy Tale

August 16, 2017

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, appeared live on Fox Business discussing the "Three Bears" that could derail the "Goldilocks" environment for stocks:

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

YMCA Offers Fall Session of Livestrong® Cancer Recovery Program

The Berkeley Heights YMCA will be offering a new fall session of LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program, a free, 12-week small group recovery program for adult cancer survivors.  The Summit Area YMCA works to support individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to be their best self.  This is especially true for cancer survivors.  Cancer is a life-changing disease that ...

College Parents’ Packing List

You and your new college freshman are almost there — you’ve packed the bags, helped choose the first year courses, and made sure your student has communicated with her new roommate. There’s one more item to check off your “to do” list: the legal documents.

Once your child turns 18, she’s legally an adult. Without her written consent, you have no access to or ...

So Happy to be Here

Hi Summit -

We are excited to have this forum to build a conversation with our new neighbors! 'Blending In' will -- fittingly -- be a mix of cool stuff about Smoothie King Summit and a bit about everything else.

We will feature smoothies of the month, special offers, and talk about some of the events and initiatives we will be involved in.

Our first month-plus in 'the Hilltop ...

Staring at the Sun

Sometime during the morning of August 21st, millions of Americans will crowd toe to toe on a narrow ribbon of land stretching across the continental United States for the opportunity to stand in the moon’s full shadow for two minutes.

 

I am not sure, but I think this is the celestial equivalent of traveling to Disneyland and waiting in line 90 minutes for a 30 second thrill ride ...