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Summit's Renaissance Church Hosts Kids 'Summer Jam' Aug. 20-24

July 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Renaissance Church in Summit will host 'Ren Kids Summer Jam 2018' beginning August 20 and continuing through August 24, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. daily. The program will see kids from three-years-old through Fifth Graders participate in games and activities that reinforce the idea that "they were made to live fully alive."

Early registrants will receive the lowest ...

Summit Board of Education Reviews 2017-18 School Year, Details High School Class of '18 Performance and College Plans

July 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - It may be summer break, but the Summit Board of Education continues to work through the season, hearing four presentations at their July 12 meeting. The Board also made a second reference to future school calendars with a pre-Labor Day first day of school.

The Class of 2018--What’s Next?

The Summit High School Guidance Department gave a detailed report ...

Barrezueta Named Union County College Dean of Social Sciences/Business/History

CRANFORD, NJ - Dr. Carlos Barrezueta has been hired as the new Union County College Dean of Social Sciences/Business/History. Barrezueta joined Union in the spring of 2013, originally serving as the College’s Ombudsman and Affirmative Action Officer. In the summer of 2015, he was named the Assistant Dean for Social Sciences/Business/History Division.

As the Dean of ...

Here's The Kicker: Hilltopper Girls Soccer Camp Aug. 21-23 Features Summit H.S. Coaches, Team Members

July 14, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltopper Girls Varsity Head Coach Gary Healey and his Summit High School Girls Soccer Team will host a soccer camp for girls August 21-23, with all proceeds benefiting the school's girls soccer program.

Open to rising third through eighth grade girls, the camp -- held on the Summit High School Upper Turf Field from 5 - 7 p.m. daily -- will afford ...

Summit Area YMCA Swim Team Tryouts Set for July 24

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area YMCA will hold tryouts for its 2018-19 Swim Team July 24 at the Summit YMCA pool. The tryouts are open to children of all ages, from Summit and the surrounding towns of New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Millburn, Short Hills, Watchung, Long Hill, Mountainside and Springfield.

The fee to tryout is $25 per swimmer. Pre-registration is available and ...

Dog Adoption Event in Summit Set for July 14

July 13, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A dog adoption event will be held July 14 at Wonder Dog Studio in Summit from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will include dogs from the Rescue Haven Foundation and Garden State German Shepherd Rescue.

The mission of the Caldwell-based Rescue Haven Foundation is "to save dogs and give them a chance at a new life. We do this by providing foster homes that will nurture their ...

'Christmas in July' Sale Begins at SAGE Resale Shop July 27

SUMMIT, NJ – Given the recent heat wave, some may actually be longing for a frosty night in front of the crackling fire during the holidays. While holding that thought, SAGE Eldercare is offering up the best of both worlds July 27 as it will still be the heart of the summer and their annual 'Christmas in July' event will get underway at the SAGE Resale shop.

Snowmen and ...

'A Year With Frog and Toad' Leaps Onto Summit Playhouse Stage July 13-15

July 12, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Playhouse will present the children's musical "A Year With Frog and Toad" July 13-15. Performances will be staged on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 at 2 p.m.  ​

Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, and a Broadway hit with three Tony Award nominations, ...

Blueberry Ribbon Winner

July 12, 2018

Twenty-three muffineers tossed their blueberry-centric creations into the ring at the Summit Farmers Markets' first 'Sunday Funday' of the year, with each entry scored by judges Jeanny Race, Carol Nurmi, and Hilltop City Mayor Nora Radest on its flavor, texture, and appearance.

Scott Noonan’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake Blueberry Muffins were awarded first place, with ...

Rocket's Red Glare

The pyrotechnical pops were bursting in the air above the Hilltop City's as the fireworks spectacular, the main event of the 71st Summit Fourth of July Celebration, unfolded over Memorial Field.

Music, merriment, rides, tasty food and treats, the Decorated Bicycle Parade and more were all part of the traditional trappings featured over the course of ...

Summit's Erika Melchiorre Named President as Junior League's 2018-19 Board Unveiled

July 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit 2018-19 Board of Directors will be led by Hilltop City resident Erika Melchiorre -- who will serve as President -- and include Danielle Valliere, Administrative VP; Kelsey Espinosa, Treasurer; Andrea Caserta, Community VP; Stephanie Wilson, Membership VP; Tara Gulla & Tracey Tango, Sustainer VPs; Stephanie Giblin, Thrift Shop Committee ...

Summit's Lynn and Jeffrey Altschuler Honored by JVS for Philanthropic Contributions

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Lynn and Jeffrey Altschuler have been recognized for their "leadership and generosity" by the Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) at its 'Taste & Toast' gala. The event is held annually to recognize local community leaders who provide vital support that enables the Livingston and East Orange-based nonprofit ...

Summit Downtown Employee Digital Parking Permit Renewal Deadline Set for Sept. 1

July 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Annual digital parking permits for employees working in downtown Summit must be renewed on or before September 1. Parking Services staff is available during summer business hours at City Hall -- Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- to provide assistance or can be reached ...

Four by Four: Maple Street / Oakland Place Latest Summit Four-Way Stop Intersection

SUMMIT, NJ - The upcoming creation of a four-way stop at the intersection of Maple Street and Oakland Place -- recently approved by the Summit Common Council and scheduled for completion the week of July 16 -- will mark the fourth such traffic designation in the Hilltop City.

The Lawton C. Johnson Middle School-adjacent intersection joins four-way stops installed at Whittredge Road ...

Speak Up: Public Meeting July 24 Enables Summit Residents to Help Plan for Future Senior Services

July 10, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Summit residents are invited to join other Union County residents age 60 and older at a public meeting to discuss their concerns and needs. The meeting will be hosted by staff of the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection on July 24, from 9:30 - 11 a.m., at the Buckle Center in Winfield Park.

Information from the meeting will ...

Registration Open for Kent Place's 'Girls Day 5K'

July 7, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Kent Place School’s second annual Girls Day 5K: run, walk, and learn event  -- open to the public and held on the school's campus and surrounding Summit streets -- will take place on Saturday, October 13.

Registration is now open for the event, which features a timed 5K run hosted by Kent Place School and followed by a student-led educational ...

Partnership for Drug-Free NJ Again Hosts Online Fishing Photo Contest

July 16, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) will host its fourth annual 'Don't Get Hooked on Drugs Online NJ Family Fishing Tournament', an online photo contest which asks families to spend some quality time fishing and then submit their photos for a chance to win a share of $600 in cash prizes.

The competition -- which will be held ...

State Expands Hepatitis C Treatments for Medicaid Enrollees

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Human Services has announced expanded hepatitis C treatments for all Medicaid enrollees in the state, a policy facilitated by increased funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget. The improvement comes amid ongoing concern about increased infections due to the opioid epidemic and a growing focus on identifying and treating hepatitis C infection among Baby ...

Four Artists' Works Featured at Summit 'Curators Show' on Display Through September

July 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Works comprising paintings, sculpture, photographs and prints are al part of a 'Curators Show' featuing creations from Peter Allen, Agnes Deja, John Power and Linda Streicher on view through September at MONDO  

An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, July 20, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

For more information about the artists ...

'Santa Fe' Photo Essay on Display in Summit Beginning July 11

SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum is presenting 'Santa Fe: through the lens of Marilyn Pfaltz', an exhibit of images that capture the location's eternally blue skies, beautiful multi-tone landscape palette, and colorful culture. 'Santa Fe' will be on display at The HAT Tavern in Summit July 11 through October.

The images in the exhibit reflect the ...

Walk This Way: Summit Resident Pedestrians Reminded Not to Walk Distracted

July 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Walking is an inherently healthy activity, encouraged by medical and fitness experts alike for myriad benefits to one's wellness. What's more, Summit is an ideal walking town, with residential dwellings closely adjacent to the major commuter transport hub and the downtown central business corridor.

Given that, its no surprise that Hilltop City residents take full ...

Errant Drive: Van Crashes into Summit 'Muni' Creek

SUMMIT, NJ - A cargo van crashed on the Summit Municipal Golf Course grounds today, winding up dangling over a drainage stream, resulting in the driver being transported to Morristown Medical Center.

The incident occurred shortly before 11 a.m., and the Summit Fire Department, Summit Police Department, and the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad all responded to the scene. Upon ...

Bon Appétit: Summit Restaurant Week Set for July 19-29

July 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Featuring more than 30 participating Hilltop City restaurants and shops, Summit’s 10th Annual Restaurant Week will be plated beginning Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 29. Eateries and food emporiums will offer prix fixe menus or specials with an frequently-updated list of participating establishments available by ...

Summit's Renaissance Church Hosts Kids 'Summer Jam' Aug. 20-24

July 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Renaissance Church in Summit will host 'Ren Kids Summer Jam 2018' beginning August 20 and continuing through August 24, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. daily. The program will see kids from three-years-old through Fifth Graders participate in games and activities that reinforce the idea that "they were made to live fully alive."

Early registrants will receive the lowest ...

Summit's St. Teresa Church Welcomes Father Kevin Valle Diaz

SUMMIT, NJ - Originally from El Salvador, Father Kevin Valle Diaz has been assigned as Associate Pastor to St. Teresa of Avila Church in Summit, effective August 1.

Raised in Central America, Father Kevin and his family moved to the United States when he was 15, residing in the Garden State.

He studied Philosophical Theology as a College Seminarian at Seton Hall University until he was ...

Deserted But Adopted: Volunteers Help 'Spruce Up' Watchung Reservation Village

July 11, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, MJ - Student volunteers from the Mitzvah Mania youth community service program recently visited the Deserted Village of Feltville, not to search for ghosts but rather to plant spruce trees and pine trees as part of a Union County Adopt-a-Park project.

Mitzvah Mania is a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West NJ. It  provides students from age 12 to 16 ...

Summit Man Among Three 'Grape Street Crips' Gang Members Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy

July 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Three members of the New Jersey set of the violent street gang “Grape Street Crips” – including its long-time leader – were convicted by a federal jury today of racketeering conspiracy and a host of murders, shootings, and drug trafficking crimes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, FBI Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie and DEA Special Agent in Charge ...

Lois Schneider Realtor Sales Associate Cynthia Baker Named to 2018 REAL Trends 'America’s Best Real Estate Professionals' List

July 13, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Cynthia Baker of Lois Schneider Realtor has been named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of the REAL Trends 'America’s Best Real Estate Professionals' -- the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Adwerx.

Baker is a member of the “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals for ...

Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty's Charlie Oppler Elected 2019 First Vice President of the National Association of Realtors

SUMMIT, NJ - Charlie Oppler, COO and Co-Owner of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (PPSIR), has been elected as the 2019 First Vice President of the National Association of Realtors by the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) at the mid-year legislative meetings in Washington, D.C.

More than 8,000 Realtors from around the ...

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To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

Summit Police Blotter

July 9, 2018

6/19 - Peter Ferguson, 31, of New York, New York was arrested on a contempt of court warrant out of Point Pleasant Beach. Mr. Ferguson posted bail and was provided a new court date.

6/22 - At 1552 hours a report was taken for a theft of one thousand (1,000) mops from Overlook Hospital. The reporting individual indicated the theft occurred between 6/10 and 6/21. Taken from a storage area ...

Challenge Your Children with the Summit YMCA's Fun-Size Development Program!

July 16, 2018

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today” - Malcolm X

The Summit Area YMCA recognizes the potential in every child. We strive to provide the environment and resources for all youth to learn, grow, and thrive. With nurturing and supportive staff, enriching curriculum and programs, and a strong built-in value system, children are able to not only reach ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Talks Netflix's Cash Burn as Company Reports Earnings

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Cheddar.com discussing Netflix's earnings report and why the streaming service should dilute shareholders to plug its cash burn.

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​​​​​​For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been ...

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 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

Are You Ready for Your Child to Turn 18?

If your son or daughter is turning 18, here are a few things you need to know:

If you have an UGMA/UTMA savings account for your child, did you know those assets are his/her legal property and once that instrument matures (most often 21 years old or 18, if you designated that at time of account creation), those assets are at your child’s disposal with no restrictions or ...

Extra Time

It was close to 70 minutes into the match and I had to go to the bathroom.  Badly.

As fans watching the World Cup know too well, bathroom breaks are a serious dilemma, especially for those who don’t have a TV in the loo.  This biological necessity is exasperated by beer, which during World Cup matches also fuels a strong propensity to throw chairs and instigate riots.