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Close to Home: SAPF Grant Enables New Family Promise Program Designed to Help Families Move Forward

January 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City-based national nonprofit Family Promise's Union County program (FPUC) has received a $30,000 grant from the Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) which will support a new program aimed at sustainable prevention and rehousing.

The SAPF is a community foundation focused on identifying local needs and offering donors opportunities to make a difference ...

Summit Board of Education Details Pending Budget Process, Issues Draft Focus Areas

January 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit School Superintendent June Chang and Assistant Superintendent for Business Lou Pepe presented a budget overview, which sets the stage for budget presentations to follow in the coming months, as the Summit Board of Education held its first Board of Education meeting of the calendar year.

In doing so, Chang and Pepe drew a correlation between the ...

Allen Selected as Summit Schools' Supervisor of Special Education

SUMMIT, NJ - Nicole Allen who, since 2013, has worked as a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant within the Summit Public School District, has been named Supervisor of Special Education for the District. The appointment of Allen is expected to be formally approved by the Summit Board of Education January 18.

She will replace Mary Beth Reardon, who retired from the District and the ...

Summit H.S. Boys Hockey Yields Two Third-Period Goals, Falls to Westfield in Union County Cup Final, 3-2

January 21, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - As talented as they are individually and collectively, the Summit High School Boys Varsity Hockey Team has been defined, this season, as much by its work ethic and ability to make the simple plays as they have their high-end abilities.

The team has pretty much limited their mistakes in sum, avoided the big faux pas, and -- for the most part -- avoided the ...

Hilltopper Christina Richson Scales 1,000-Point Mountain as Summit H.S. Girls Basketball is Edged by Bernards, 50-48

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The sign the Hilltoppers were holding as they gathered around their milestone-making teammate told the story both succinctly and creatively: 10 to the Third Power... as in 1,000.

That's 1,000 as in 1,000 points, a career mark that Summit High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team captain Christina Richson reached in the second quarter of the game against ...

Morrissey Biopic 'England is Mine' Screens in Summit Jan. 26

January 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - "England is Mine" the biopic of Steven Patrick Morrissey -- who went on to become the lead singer of The Smiths and known to the world simply as 'Morrissey' -- will receive its New Jersey premiere in Summit January 26, beginning at at 8 p.m.

Hosted by The Film Society of Summit, the screening will be followed by a discussion led by Lori ...

Summit Family Aquatic Center 2018 Memberships Now Available

SUMMIT, NJ - Registration is now open for the Summit Family Aquatic Center's (SFAC) 2018 season, which is set to begin May 26 at 11 a.m.

The SFAC does not offer day passes with those wishing to enter needing to be a current member or a guest of a current member. Resident rates are limited to Summit residents and taxpayers, Summit business owners and lessees, City of ...

Summit High School Big Band Dance Slated for Feb. 2

January 9, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Talk about a winter warmer.

One of the hottest nights of the year arrives in one of Mother Nature's coolest months, as the Summit High School Big is set to take center stage at the 46th Annual "Big Band Dance." which will be held Friday, February 2, at The Grand Summit Hotel.

Beginning at 7 p.m. with cash bar cocktails, the evening also includes a ...

Terrific Tandems

January 19, 2018

A record number -- 35 in total -- of Summit High School seniors gathered along with a teacher of their choosing celebrate the students' designation as National Merit Scholars.

As is tradition, each member of the Class of 2018 presented their respective teacher with a special book and personalized inscription as a thank you for the inspiration and influence the respective educator ...

Brothers in Blue

If big number 81 looks a bit familiar, that's because he is Summit's own Ryan O'Malley, who was signed to the New York Football Giants' practice squad in mid-December and activated for the G-Men's final regular season game of the year December 31 versus the Washington Redskins.

O'Malley wasn't the only iconic Summit presence at MetLife Stadium, as the ...

Close to Home: SAPF Grant Enables New Family Promise Program Designed to Help Families Move Forward

January 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City-based national nonprofit Family Promise's Union County program (FPUC) has received a $30,000 grant from the Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) which will support a new program aimed at sustainable prevention and rehousing.

The SAPF is a community foundation focused on identifying local needs and offering donors opportunities to make a difference ...

Student/Partner Alliance Celebrates the New Year with Students, Partners and Mentors

BAYONNE, NJ - More than 200 people, including students from seven Student / Partner Alliance (S/PA) schools -- in many cases accompanied by their parents and siblings -- spent special time with their S/PA mentors from Summit and surrounding areas as the Summit-based nonprofit held its annual Holiday Party at Marist High School in ...

City Volunteer Honor Debuts as Newly-Seated Summit Council Gets Down to Business

January 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The debut of a special award recognizing volunteerism in the Hilltop Community kicked off the Summit Common Council's first meeting of 2018 after re-organizing earlier this month. Summit resident Tom O’Rourke is the first recipient of an award established by the Council and Mayor Nora Radest honoring a standout volunteer in the community, aptly ...

Union County Establishes the First County LGBTQ Office in All of NJ

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County has launched the new Office of LGBTQ Services, the first County government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey.

Operating under the new Division of Outreach and Advocacy in the Department of Human Services, Union County's Office of LGBTQ Services will provide a platform for leadership and collaboration to support equality, and serve as a ...

Exploring a New Dimension, Works of Eleanna Anagnos Exhibited at KPS Gallery

January 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Hovering being two and three dimensions, the striking works of artist Eleanna Anagnos are currently on display at Kent Place Gallery through February 2. Anagnos' creations hang like paintings, but their colored and textured hydrocal-plaster surfaces undulate in space like relief sculptures.

 “I think some of the greatest art creates a shift; a ...

Arboretum to Debut 'Cosmic Garden' as First Art Exhibit of 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - "Cosmic Garden Series," featuring pen and ink drawing by nationally-known artist Lynne Friedman, will serve as Reeves-Reed Arboretum's debut art exhibition of the 2018 season.

Opening at the Wisner House Gallery February 11 with an artist reception from 2 - 4 p.m. -- and continuing through May 13 -- the "Cosmic ...

Thunder Road Trip: Summit H.S. Speech and Debate Scores Big at Freehold Tourney

January 15, 2018

FREEHOLD, NJ - The Summit High School Speech and Debate Team made the journey down Highway 9 and brought home the Second Place Sweepstakes trophy and more than 20 individual awards from the Freehold Speech and Debate Tournament.

Individual winners included:

Varsity Public Forum Debate

Yulia Kuzniar and Jade Gala - First Place

Junior Varsity Public Forum Debate

Eray ...

Oak Knoll Hosts #GirlsInSportsDay Jan. 21, Celebrates Female Athletic Achievement

SUMMIT, NJ - Coinciding with the 32nd Anniversary of National Girls & Women in Sports Day, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child will host #GirlsInSportsDay January 21, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in the Tisdall Hall Gymnasium.

The event, free and open to the public, aims to celebrate the achievements of female athletes, with a particular focus on health and ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; Move Affects How Readers Can Access Their Local News

January 18, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Summit's Renaissance Church Hosts Teen, Adult Suicide Prevention Seminars

January 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Renaissance Church has partnered with Caring Contact to hold two free, open-to-the-public seminars on suicide prevention January 28. Each will focus on ways to help others and include discussions on risk factors, warning signs, intervention skills, and more. 

“Let’s Talk” will be held 3 - 5 p.m. in the Summit Opera House Auditorium, located at ...

Overlook Medical Center One of Four Sites in Nation Hosting Brain Cancer Study

SUMMIT, NJ - A phase III study of novel drug VAL-083, which has already shown promise in Glioblastoma and other cancers, is being led by Kurt Jaeckle, MD, at Overlook Medical Center, one of just four locations in the U.S. selected for the study. Jaeckle is the co-director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center, and medical director of ...

Ditch Day: Summit's Office Tavern Grill Offers Up Free Cookie Dessert for 'Resolution Breakers'

January 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Merriam-Webster notes that 'resolve' is defined as a "fixity of purpose... marked by firm determination."

Two and a-half weeks into the New Year -- a time in which many resolve to make one of more additions or subtractions in their lives designed to enhance the quality thereof -- 'National Ditch Your New Year's Resolution Day' comes along to ...

Body Camera, Demographic Collection Initiatives Part of Summit P.D. Efforts to Further Enhance Accuracy, Accountability and Transparency

January 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Two new Summit Police Department (SPD) initiatives, the addition of body worn cameras (BWC) by patrol officers and the collection of demographic information during motor vehicle traffic stops, will begin in early 2018 as part of what the Department says is a continuing effort to better serve the community and to increase transparency into police interactions.

“I am ...

Vehicle Theft in Summit Results in Guns Drawn on Summit P.D. Detectives in Irvington

SUMMIT, NJ - An overnight vehicle theft in the Hilltop City has led to Summit Police Department detectives having guns drawn on them at a tow-recovery yard in Irvington. The detectives were at the facility to process and recover the vehicle after it had been brought there from another address, also in Irvington. While there. two unidentified suspects, in possession of the vehicle's ...

Five for Five: Lois Schneider Agents Named to Elite Client-Service List

January 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Five Lois Schneider Realtor sales associates -- Cynthia Baker, Martha McDonnell, Allison Lees, Nancy Burrows and Stephanie Kramer -- have been named to the final list of 2018 Five Star Real Estate Agents. The Five Star Real Estate Agent Program identifies and showcases real estate professionals in a local market with the highest scores in overall ...

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Tax Reform a Positive for Summit

January 15, 2018

The recently enacted Tax Reform, the  biggest since 1986, will have a positive effect on Summit’s economy. Tax cuts stimulate economic activity as taxpayers have more to spend, and at this point there is no corresponding cut in government expenditures.  

The biggest winners are our corporations, whose tax rates have declined about 40%, from a marginal rate of 35% to ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, January 21, 2:00 PM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

LWV, AAUW Co-host 'The Underground Railroad' ...

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Fri, January 26, 8:00 PM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Open Mic Night

Arts & Entertainment

Summit Fire Department Blotter

12/1/2017 at 3:56 pm - FD dispatched to MORRIS AVENUE and RIVER AVENUE on report of a two-car motor vehicle accident with injuries. Units arrived on scene. FD personnel requested by the Summit First Aid Squad (EMS) to remove the driver's side door to safely remove the patient.  A signal 10 was transmitted to provide manpower for station coverage. FD personnel stabilized the vehicle using ...

Summit Police Blotter

January 18, 2018

1/6 - Christopher Jimenez, 36, of Summit was arrested on a contempt of court warrant out of Union Township. Mr. Jimenez was released with a pending court date.

1/8 - Galvaster Leonard, 43, of Plainfield turned himself in on a warrant out of Summit. Mr. Leonard was arrested, processed and subsequently transported to the Union County Jail where he was turned over to the intake unit.

1/8 - ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Weighs In on How Apple Will Deploy Its Cash

January 19, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on CNBC discussing what will Apple do with its $250 billion cash hoard:

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

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

Point View's Q1 2018 Newsletter Available Now

Point View Wealth Management's First Quarter of 2018 edition of Outlook has published, featuring articles offering a wide range of topics for investors as we enter the New Year, such as:

Potential risks to your investments in 2018;
Wrapping your head around Bitcoin;
Debating the FAANG stocks;
Be cautious on Robo-Advisors; and finally,
Explore and understand ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 010

On this week’s AtlantiCast, we take you to the groundbreaking for an expansion to Morristown Medical Center, introduce you to the newest babies of 2018 at Atlantic Health System and share some must-see winter weather tips!

 

Are You Ready for 2018?

As we embark on the New Year, here are your Top 5 Legal Resolutions for 2018:

1. Your Estate plan: Create One or Review Yours

Estate tax laws have never been more favorable for New Jersey residents. The Federal Estate Tax and Exemption is now $10.98 million (per spouse) and, currently, there is no estate tax in the State of New Jersey. If you are a high net-worth individual or married ...

Follow the Money

In 2013 a man in the UK cleaned out his junk drawer and absently tossed an old hard drive dismantled from a Dell Computer into the trash.  The hard drive, rusting in landfill somewhere in Wales, contains 7500 bitcoins. 

  

At the time, his staggering loss was about $4 million.  But if he had wisely invested his failing hard drive in a bank safe deposit box his ...