Former Summit Housing Authority Executive Vito Gallo Presents Affordable Housing Talk Nov. 10

October 24, 2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Former Summit Housing Authority Executive Director Vito Gallo will present a program entitled "Hitting the Restart Button on Affordable Housing," at a meeting of The League of Women Voters of Summit, Berkeley Heights, and New Providence November 10 at 7:30 p.m. A March 2015 decision of the NJ Supreme Court has hundreds of municipalities amending ...

Year-Two PARCC Scores Show Summit Students Far Exceeding State and Consortium Peers; Donna Schneider Leaves Assistant Business Administrator Post

October 21, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ—Summit students once again are excelling over many of their peers in New Jersey and those in at least 11 states who are members of the consortium that sponsors the Partnership For Assessment Of Readiness For College And Careers (PARCC). 

The standardized testing tool is administered to students in the third through 11th grades across the Garden State and in other ...

UCC Board Member, Summit Resident Mary Zimmermann Named to ACCT Diversity Committee

CRANFORD, NJ - Mary M. Zimmermann, Summit resident, former Chair of the Union County College Foundation and member of the College’s Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, has been elected to the Association of Community College Trustees’ Diversity Committee.

The Diversity Committee ensures the leadership of ACCT of the involvement of historically underrepresented diverse ...

Miracle on Route 22: Last-Minute Touchdown Caps 21-Point Fourth Quarter Comeback as Summit H.S. Football Stuns North Plainfield, 46-42

October 22, 2016

"I Don't Believe... What I Just Saw!"

Hall of Fame Announcer Jack Buck, calling Kirk Gibson's two-out, pinch-hit, game-winning two-run home run off of Dennis Eckersley in Game One of the 1988 World Series

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Sophomore quarterback Skyler Schluter's 19-yard touchdown pass to junior wideout Stephen Sajer with 34.2 seconds left in the game ...

Summit H.S. Girls Volleyball Flying After Second Consecutive Win, Two-Game Sweep of Roselle Catholic

SUMMIT, NJ - Coming off a heart-stopping three-game victory against Oak Knoll -- the program's first in six seasons versus their Hilltop City neighbors -- that saw them grab the deciding game 28-26, the Summit High School Girls Varsity Volleyball team delivered their second powerful statement win in a row, this time a two-game sweep of Roselle Catholic, 25-12, 25-18 at the Main Gym.

The ...

Here's The Trick: Family-Friendly Treats Await as Summit Hosts Slate of Halloween Activities

October 24, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City is set to host a series of 'scary good' Halloween events leading up to -- and including --  everyone's favorite costume-centric day of the year.

Halloween-related events in Summit include:

'Scream on the Green Movie Night" - October 28

The Village Green will be the site of the 'Scream On The Green" movie night October 28, ...

All That Glitters: RRA Tour of Vanderbilt Mansion Oct. 20 Showcases Gilded Glory of Yesteryear

SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum will host a trip to the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Rhinebeck, NY, on October 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The tour's first stop is Hyde Park, home of one of the Hudson River Valley's oldest and most venerable estates, the Vanderbilt Mansion. A guided, walking tour of the mansion will offer a window into the philosophy of the ...

Virtuoso Pianist Wei Luo Performs at St. John’s Summit Concert Series Nov. 5

October 23, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Wei Luo, a 17-year old award-winning pianist, will be the next talented musician to grace the St. John’s Summit Concert Series (SJSCS) stage when she performs November 5, at 7 p.m.

Born in China, she began piano lessons at age five and gave her debut recital in Hong Kong at age six. In 2010, the then 11 year-old made her orchestral debut, ...

Beethoven Redux: Hassert Returns in 'Ludwig Live' Oct. 22

SUMMIT, NJ - Gillian Hassert, a lifelong resident of Summit and a 2008 graduate of Summit High School, will once again star in the Off-Broadway production of "Ludwig Live," a raucous musical featuring Beethoven performing his first cabaret act, with two performances at MONDO October 22 at 7 and 9 p.m.

The show's premise is that Ludwig Van Beethoven is ready to perform a ...

Market Dynamics

October 23, 2016

Summit Mayor Nora Radest stopped by the Transfer Station, visiting the Summit Free Market and offering her thanks to the Summit High School student volunteers who run the seasonal event.

The popular initiative sees residents bring reusable, yard-sale quality items to share, and take whatever they may want or need at no charge.

Summit Snaps captures images in, around, and ...

Brave Hearts

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and team captain Catherine Hassert's mom, Carol Hassert, the Summit High School Field Hockey Team has been fundraising to benefit the Avon Foundation for Breast Cancer research.

Avon's Breast Cancer Crusade supports awareness and education, screening and diagnosis, access to care, support services, and scientific research.

The ...

Trio of Performing Arts Icons to Receive Prestigious Honold Award at HTTV Gala Dec. 8

October 23, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit-based HomeTowne Television (HTTV) will honor three individuals -- Mark S. Hobee, Bonnie J. Monte, and Todd Schmidt -- each of whom has made it their life's work to develop a thriving performing arts industry in New Jersey, while also giving back to their communities at large. The trio will be feted at HTTV's Annual Gala, which will be ...

Family Promise Week Off and Running in Summit as Students 'Share the Promise'

SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based non-profit agency founded in 1988 to address homelessness in Union County, and which has grown into a national organization with 202 Affiliates in 42 states, kicked off their Fourth Annual Family Promise Week in the Hilltop City with 'Pursue the Promise', an innovative event to raise awareness and funds for the organization ...

Former Summit Housing Authority Executive Vito Gallo Presents Affordable Housing Talk Nov. 10

October 24, 2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Former Summit Housing Authority Executive Director Vito Gallo will present a program entitled "Hitting the Restart Button on Affordable Housing," at a meeting of The League of Women Voters of Summit, Berkeley Heights, and New Providence November 10 at 7:30 p.m. A March 2015 decision of the NJ Supreme Court has hundreds of municipalities amending ...

City of Summit News Briefs: Construction to Affect Lot 1, Flu Shots Offered, Drought Watch Brings Call for Water Conservation

SUMMIT, NJ - Construction at the entrance of Park and Shop Lot 1 on Deforest Avenue between Maple Street and Woodland Avenue will take place October 24 and 25 from 8 a.m to 8 p.m. Access to the entrance and exit of the lot may be impacted, but the lot will remaining open during construction with the Summit Police on site to assist with vehicle ingress and egress.

Pooling The City's Talents, Summit Family Aquatic Center Wins International Marketing Award

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit’s Family Aquatic Center has once again been recognized by the World Waterpark Association with their 'Wave Review Award for Excellence in Promotion'. This year’s award, presented to a facility with fewer than 100,000 visitors, was for the City’s promotional work on the "World’s Largest Swim Lesson."

This ...

Served On a Platter: Collection Exhibited at The HAT Tavern Celebrates the Vinyl Record

October 20, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - 'Vinyl Collection', a series of signed, limited-edition photographic prints from UK-based artists Natasha Heidler and Richard Heeps are currently on display at The HAT Tavern.

The Grand Summit Hotel and Reeves-Reed Arboretum collaborate annually on three curated exhibitions that are displayed at The HAT Tavern. 'Vinyl Collection' will be on exhibit through the ...

Abstract Works of Artist Adelsberger Displayed at KPS Gallery Beginning Oct. 18

SUMMIT, NJ - The Kent Place Gallery will present an exhibition of art by Seth Adelsberger, beginning October 18 and running through November 18. There will be a reception for the artist from 6 - 8 p.m. on October 21. 

Adelsberger’s abstract paintings in “Compression Artifacts” present intense, impacted and colorful surfaces, their visual richness ...

Jennifer Galambos Named New Kent Place Head of School, Begins Tenure Next Summer

October 24, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The Kent Place School Board of Trustees has appointed Jennifer C. Galambos to serve as its eleventh Head of School, effective July 1, 2017. Galambos will succeed Susan C. Bosland, who will leave Kent Place after 18 years of service.

“Jennifer is uniquely qualified to serve as the next leader of Kent Place,” said James H. McGraw IV, chair of the Board of Trustees.

Take The Pledge: Summit H.S. Music Students to Traverse Hilltop City in Annual Fundraising Effort Nov. 6

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School music students will soon be canvassing the community during their annual 'Pledge Day', raising funds vital to the school's music program.

Students will be out and about November 6, from 4 - 6 p.m., soliciting and collecting monies used by the music program to replace instruments, equipment, fund scholarships and workshops and subsidize trips to ...

Transportation Trust Fund Legislation Positively Impacts New Jersey Retirees Says Local Financial Expert

October 18, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation October 14 that will replenish the state's Transportation Trust Fund, with the focal point being a 23 cents per gallon gas tax taking effect November 1.

While the new legislation will bring some consumer financial pain at the pump, it also eliminates the estate tax and drastically increases the state income tax exemption ...

Overlook Medical Center and Exhale Summit Team Up to Present 'Fall Into Health Fair' Oct. 24

October 20, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, Exhale Spa in Summit and the Diabetes Foundation, Inc. (DFI) have joined forces to present “Fall Into Health,” a health fair dedicated to diabetes and wellness October 24, from 1 - 4 p.m.

Hospital medical professionals and dietitians, yoga instructors, and DFI representatives will showcase free services available to children and adults ...

Meet The Candidates - Steve Bowman, Summit Common Council, Ward II

October 24, 2016

This is the second in a series of three profiles that TAPinto Summit will be running focusing on candidates vying for local office in the upcoming November 8 Election.


The candidate each were sent, and responded to, identical questions and their answers are being published verbatim.


Steve Bowman, Republican Candidate - Summit Common Council, Ward ...

Meet The Candidates - Mike McTernan, Summit Common Council, Ward I

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of three profiles that TAPinto Summit will be publishing on candidates vying for local office in the upcoming November 8 Election.


The candidates each were sent, and responded to, identical questions and their answers are being published verbatim.


Mike McTernan - Summit Common Council, Ward I - running ...

Man Reported of 'Having a Gun' at Summit 7-Eleven Store Parking Lot Arrested by Chatham Borough Police

October 19, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Police Department arrested a Chatham man for possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) in the early morning hours of October 18 following up reports of a "suspicious male" in the 7-Eleven parking lot by the Summit Police.

At approximately 4:30 a.m. on October 18, Summit Police put out a broadcast of ...

Summit Firefighters Quickly Contain Canoe Brook Pkwy. House Fire

SUMMIT, NJ - Arriving on scene to find heavy smoke and fire coming the garage area, the Summit Fire Department battled a structure fire at a residence located at 150 Canoe Brook Parkway in Summit. The report of smoke emanating from the garage was received at 2:50 p.m., and Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the attached garage and remove a classic vehicle from the space to prevent ...

Right Reverend J. Neil Alexander to Speak at Calvary Church Oct. 30

October 22, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The Right Reverend J. Neil Alexander will join Calvary Church October 30, preaching at all morning services, and speaking on his Call to the Episcopacy and Teaching at the adult forum at 9:30 a.m.

Alexander is currently Dean of the School of Theology at Sewanee, The University of the South. He is also professor of liturgy and the Charles Todd ...

Sukkah at Overlook A Symbol of Medical Center's Commitment to Support Diversity

SUMMIT, NJ - Tucked away in a secluded courtyard, under the open sky, between two Medical Arts Center buildings at Overlook Medical Center is a sukkah.

To some it may look like a square tent with an odd roof and a picnic table inside, but it is much more. The sukkah is a visible symbol of the importance the medical center and its staff place on honoring the diversity of all who come to the ...

Summit Resident, Longtime Brayton Elementary School Principal Wilbur N. Nelson Passes Away

October 18, 2016

Wilbur N. Nelson, 91, of Summit passed away in his sleep at home on October 14, 2016. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Christ Church, 561 Springfield Avenue in Summit on Friday, October 21 at 11 a.m. Friends are invited to visit at Bradley, Brough & Dangler, 299 Morris Avenue in Summit on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. For further information or to send ...

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Vartan is The Best Choice for Summit Today

October 24, 2016

Last year, I had the opportunity to attend the League of Women Voters’ Candidate Forum as a candidate and participant. Recently I attended as a member of the audience and current Councilmember. In these intervening twelve months, I have dedicated a great deal of time and thought on the ways we can continue to keep Summit a great place to live and the types of experiences that are most ...

Proud of What We've Accomplished

October 18, 2016

At the League of Women Voters debate this past Saturday, I was permitted to make an opening statement but not to answer questions directly as I am running unopposed. I wanted to share my remarks with the larger community:

I’m proud of what I’ve helped council accomplish these last three years.  Some examples include:

Achieving an average tax increase of under ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, October 25, 10:00 AM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Blue Water Art Exhibit at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, October 25, 11:00 AM

DeCorso Community Center, New Providence

Maintaining & Improving Senior Health - Disease & ...

Education Health & Wellness


Tue, October 25, 11:30 AM

SAGE Eldercare, Summit

Tai Chi at SAGE Eldercare

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Summit Police Blotter

October 3, 2016

09/04 - Mario U. Murillo, 28, of Hagerstown, Maryland was stopped in his vehicle after a motor vehicle infraction had been observed. Mr. Murillo was subsequently arrested and charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended/revoked license and receiving stolen property. Mr. Murillo was released with a pending court date.

09/15 - At 1000 hours a report was taken for a burglary to a motor ...

Nutcracker Storytime at Summit Free Public Library Dec. 1

October 24, 2016

New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, a pre-professional training and performing company for young dancers based in downtown Summit, will host a free community story time of “The Nutcracker” at the Summit Free Public Library December 1 at 4 p.m.

Open to all children in the community ages 4-10, this free special event will feature the telling of the classic Nutcracker tale by E.T.A.

Dartmouth Club of Suburban NJ Hears From Summit Common Council President

The Dartmouth Club of Suburban New Jersey, at its fall meeting, heard from Mike McTernan -- Dartmouth Class of '86 allum -- on his experiences as the current President of the Summit Common Council.

Pass me a Flagel with Cream Cheese, Please

“Ummm, this is good,” said my husband with a mouthful of food. “What is it?”

I looked up from the kitchen sink where I was doing dishes.  “It’s a cronut.”

“A what?”

“A cronut.  It’s part croissant part doughnut.”

He looked at me like I had two heads.

“I was actually going to get some duffins, ...

Trust Assets – What’s the Plan?

Clients have numerous options when it comes to using trusts as part of their financial plan and investing those assets properly is key. Trusts are most commonly part of an estate plan and are used to reduce taxes, protect assets and provide for a desired distribution among family members and other interested parties.

Points to consider when outlining an investment plan are: Does the trust need ...

Ain't That Grand?

Crafting Winter Warmers an Art at Cozy Lobby Bar, HAT Tavern

As the holidays approach, our thoughts turn to how best to see all our friends and loved ones during this magical time of year. While dining out formally with all who are near and dear just isn’t feasible from a time or financial standpoint, grabbing a drink or cup of coffee is a perfect solution.

With the addition of the hotel’s Arts and Crafts Lobby Bar in the hotel’s cozy ...

Why Worry?

The President of the United States and a designated Military Aide with top level security clearance are riding on Air Force One.


President: Reluctantly, I have decided to drop the bomb.


Aide: Yes, sir.  You will need this.  It’s the Nuclear Football.


President: It looks like a black briefcase with an antenna.


Aide: It is, ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy and EPRI Sponsor Power Quality Workshops

Advances in power quality technology and research for commercial and industrial customers will be among the topics presented and discussed at free workshops sponsored by Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on October 19 and 20 at JCP&L facilities in Red Bank and Morristown.

The October 19th event will ...

In Your Community

Community Discussion on "Being Mortal"

Together, Kent Place School and Overlook Medical Center invite the community to a free film screening of the PBS Frontline film, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” on Tuesday, October 25 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  The screening will be followed by a discussion with Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, a professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public ...