Miles of Smiles: Summit Receives New Senior Programs Van from Union County; Vehicle Named After Iconic Summit Resident MacMahon

March 22, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - A new 15-passenger van, presented to Summit through the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholder's 'Seniors in Motion' initiative, is now home in the Hilltop City. Summit Mayor Nora Radest accepted the van for the city in a brief ceremony held at the Union County Public Works facility.

The city will be responsible for vehicle maintenance and insurance, and for ...

Registration for Summer FLASH Program Ongoing; Info Session at Summit Middle School Set for Mar. 30

March 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Registration for FLASH, the Summit Public Schools' popular summer youth program is currently underway, with preferred fees -- for those who register and pay -- in effect through May 1. A program information session, enabling attendees to learn more about the program, ask questions, and register, will be held March 30, from 6 - 7 p.m. at Lawton C. Johnson ...

Summit Schools, Transfer Station to Close as Storm Approaches; Curbside Trash Pickup Suspended, Mar. 15 Single-Session School Day Contingency Plans Detailed

SUMMIT, NJ - As a significant, and potentially major, winter weather event moves toward Summit, the Summit Public Schools have announced that they will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, with a single session day planned for the following day, March 15 also subject to the effects of 'Mother Nature'.

Further, the City of Summit has announced that the collection of household ...

​Hilltoppers Claus, Goldberg, Hersch and Ingerman Among Nineteen YMCA Summit Seals Athletes Qualifying for Nationals

March 22, 2017

LANCASTER, PA - Nineteen YMCA swimmers, all members of the 'Summit Seals' -- including nine seniors and 10 underclassmen -- qualified for the YMCA Nationals and will compete in 40 individual and eight relay events.

Qualifiers included:


Mark Berger – First=time short course national athlete and two-time long course national athlete.

Abby Claus ...

Summit High's Liam Dougherty Named to NJ Football Coaches Association's 'Super 100' Team

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School Varsity Football Team senior linebacker Liam Dougherty, captain and three-year starter, has been named to the New Jersey 'Super 100' team as sponsored by the New Jersey Football Coaches Association.

Dougherty, who will continue his football career at Bowdoin College in the fall, led the Hilltoppers in tackles each the past two season, his total of ...

Strings Attached: NJSO Quartet Performs at Summit Library Fundraiser Apr. 2

March 22, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - A performance by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, which will feature popular works by major classical composers, highlights a fundraising event for -- and at -- the The Summit Free Public Library April, beginning at 3 p.m.

The musical interlude will be followed by a reception with hors 'd'oeuvres. Tickets, priced at $100 for reserved ...

Registration Open for Dreamcatcher's Summer Program for Young, Budding Thespians

SUMMIT, NJ - Dreamcatcher will hold its summer theatre program for students ages 10 - 17, entitled 'Dreamcatcher Junior', beginning July 10 through July 28.

Registration for the three-week theatre experience -- which combines training that see students build skills and study with theatre professionals in a variety of subjects --  is now open, with the students ...

Hitting the High Notes, Stony Hill Players Stage 'Lend Me A Tenor' Starting Mar. 31

March 20, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Cleveland Grand Opera Company's calamitous and comical search to find a replacement for accidentally-drugged, world-famous tenor Tito Merelli forms the hilarious storyline of Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me A Tenor," which Summit's Stony Hill Players will bring to the Oakes Center stage beginning March 31.

Merelli, is invited to perform Otello by ...

GRAMMY Award-Winner Raphael Cruz Brings Latin Jazz Rhythms to Hilltop City Performance Apr. 1

SUMMIT, NJ - Percussionist Raphael Cruz, winner of the 2004 GRAMMY Award for 'Best Latin Jazz Recording', will bring his quintet to Summit for a concert April 1 at MONDO. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Born in the Dominican Republic, Cruz's formative years included exposure to countless strong music influences. Known by his fellow musicians as a gifted percussionist ...

Gridiron Group

March 17, 2017

Trustees of the Summit Football Alumni Association, Summit High School Head Football Coach Kevin Kostibos and his staff, Summit Youth Football Director Kevin Fagan and the program's coaches recently gathered to talk all things pigskin in preparation for the 2017 season.


The highly successful program, which has consistently produced New Jersey Suburban Youth Football League ...

Speedy Demons

Seven Summit boys -- Aidan Cass, Jack Geoghegan, Kyle Graham, Luke McManus, Tripp Robinson, Hunter Schluter and  Matt Vigliotta -- are members of the New Jersey Devils Bantam 03 Futures hockey team that is advancing to the Atlantic District Championships.

The USA Hockey Atlantic District Championships will be held in Aston, PA, March 25-26.

Summit Snaps ...

Celgene Exec Nadim Ahmed Elected to Family Promise National Board of Directors

March 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Nadim Ahmed, currently President, Worldwide Markets for Celgene Corporation, has been elected to the National Board of Directors of Family Promise which, like Celgene, is headquartered in Summit.

“I am very honored to be joining the Family Promise Board, an organization that has taken on the challenge of homelessness on behalf of the most vulnerable ...

Summit Community Rallies in Support of Billy MacAdam

"Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you? You are at your very best when things are worst."

- Jeff Bridges, as the character of the 1984 film of the same name, 'Starman'

SUMMIT, NJ - Less than two weeks after the establishment of a GoFundMe page, which coincided with a TAPinto Summit article that chronicled the immense challenges faced by Billy ...

Miles of Smiles: Summit Receives New Senior Programs Van from Union County; Vehicle Named After Iconic Summit Resident MacMahon

March 22, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - A new 15-passenger van, presented to Summit through the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholder's 'Seniors in Motion' initiative, is now home in the Hilltop City. Summit Mayor Nora Radest accepted the van for the city in a brief ceremony held at the Union County Public Works facility.

The city will be responsible for vehicle maintenance and insurance, and for ...

Full Plate: Recognition Technology Implemented in Myriad Summit Lots, Garages Starting Mar. 20

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Parking Services Agency, which implemented the same system on Railroad Avenue in November of 2016, is set to activate license plate recognition technology in multiple municipal parking lots and garages beginning March 20 through the end of April.  

Payment stations with automated license plate recognition technology will be installed on specified ...

Speech Crown, Record Number of National Qualifiers Highlight Hilltopper Speech and Debate Team Performance as Summit High School Hosts NJ District Tournament

March 19, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Speech and Debate Team, serving as the host institution for the New Jersey District Tournament, captured the Speech Sweepstakes title and the Leading Chapter Award while qualifying a record number of entries to the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament.

The National Speech and Debate Tournament is the largest academic tournament in the ...

Five Summit High Seniors Named National Merit Scholar Finalists

SUMMIT, NJ - Five Summit High School members of the Class of 2017 ---  Katherine Scheer, Sean Crotty, Ethan Kantor, Matthew Colon, and Christopher Kelser -- have been named as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

During the 2015-16 school year, Summit High School juniors took the PSAT exam, with 34 now seniors recognized in the fall of 2016 by the Program as either ...

Nothin' But .Net: TAPinto CEO Shapiro Goes 'One on One' with Steve Adubato

March 19, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - Founder, CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato, answering questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of ...

Appearance by Celebrity Chef Rossella Rago to Highlight 30th Annual 'Taste of Summit' March 26; Event Benefits Summit Historical Society

March 9, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Celebrity Chef Rossella Rago, from YouTube's ''Cooking with Nonna' fame, will make a special appearance as the Summit Historical Society's tasty fundraiser, "The Taste of Summit," is held at The Grand Summit Hotel on March 26.

Rago will sign copies of her just-published debut cookbook Cooking with Nonna, which features easy-to-follow, ...

Celgene Donation Helps Summit F.D. Launch Special Ops Unit Trained to Engage Hazardous Materials, Situations

March 13, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department has formed a special operations division encompassing the specialty disciplines of hazardous materials response and technical rescue.

The unit is trained to deal with chemical spills, gas leaks and other situations involving hazardous materials. It conducts confined space, trench or high-angle rescues that involve the use of ropes and ...

Overlook Makes Helipad Project Donation to Summit F.D.; Funds Help Department 'Optimize' Citizen Services

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System, the parent company of Overlook Medical Center, presented a $47,800 donation to the Summit Fire Department to fund firefighting and rescue equipment, as well as specialized training for members of the Department at the March 7 meeting of the Summit City Council.

The donation was planned as part of Atlantic Health System’s project to build a ...

League of Women Voters Present Environment New Jersey Director O'Malley Apr. 6

March 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Summit, Berkeley Heights and New Providence, in a programs designed to coincide with April being 'Environmental Awareness Month', will present Environment New Jersey director Doug O'Malley, who will speak on local environments issues specific to the area April 6 at The DeCorso Community Center in New ...

Khurram Dara Speaks on Islamic Law at Congregation Beth Hatkivah Mar. 25

March 20, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Khurram Dara, author of Contracting Fear: Islamic Law in the Middle East and Middle America, will address the topic of Sharia law, what it calls for and what threat, if any, it poses to the U.S. in a talk at Congregation Beth Hatikvah on March 25 beginning at 9:45 a.m.

Dara, an attorney whose views are often sought out by the Op-Ed pages of major newspapers as well as ...

Dr. Betty Livingston Adams Wins Prestigious Wilbur Award

SHORT HILLS, NJ -  Interweave Board and faculty member Dr. Betty Livingston Adams is a winner of the prestigious Wilbur Award for 2017. This award, presented by the Religion Communicators Council, honors excellence by individuals in secular media – print and online journalism, book publishing, broadcasting, and motion pictures – in communicating religious issues, values ...

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Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC—2017 Edition

March 18, 2017

Hi. My name is Jen Grana – I live in Sparta township and have 3 boys – 2 of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a Kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2 year old who will be there before I know it I am sure. We spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about public education in our house because we will be knee-deep in it for the next 20 years ...

Uniquely Qualified To Serve As Summit’s Next At Large Council Member

March 22, 2017

My name is David Dietze, and I seek your support to become the next At Large Common Council member.  

Many ask why I am running. As the current President of Summit’s Board of Education, a small business owner, husband, and father, I may have one of the hardest jobs in Summit.   However, it is an honor to serve the City that I love.  I am uniquely qualified.

A NJ ...

I'll Always Do What's Best for Summit

Dear Neighbor,

My name is Mike Wattick and I’m running for the Summit Common Council seat in Ward II. For the last seventeen years, my wife Pamela and I have been fortunate to call Summit home. I’m excited about the opportunity to add a fresh voice to local government. I am a Republican, but as Fiorello LaGuardia said, “There’s no Democratic or Republican way ...

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The Connection, Summit


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Summit Fire Department Blotter

2/1/2017 at 1041 hrs. - FD responded a MORRIS AVENUE apartment complex on a report of an activated commercial fire alarm. On arrival the building was being evacuated with nothing showing. FD investigated and found the cause for the fire alarm was due to unattended cooking in the microwave oven.

2/1/2017 at 1623 hrs. - FD responded to a HOBART AVENUE residence  on a report ...

Summit Police Blotter

March 22, 2017

03/10 - Nicholas J. DiFrancesco, 19, of South Plainfield was arrested for possession of a false document as proof of identification. Mr. DiFrancesco was released with a pending court date.

03/13 - Ingrid Correal-Pineros, 28, of Summit was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Ms. Correal-Pineros was released with a pending court date.

03/13 - Leroy E.

Point View's Dietze Headline's BNN's 'Market Call', Says Investors Need to Exercise Caution

March 22, 2017

Point View's Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on the Business News Network relaying how to make money in stocks in 2017:

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to develop and ...

Atlantic Health System Unites with the American Cancer Society in the Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining ‘80% by 2018’ - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women. In ...

Buying or Selling? -- Here's What You Need to Know

With 2016 in our rear view mirror, we can now see that the fall market leading up to the 2016 presidential election was a relatively quiet time for Summit real estate. Buyers were out kicking the tires but they were cautious to proceed with purchases.

In 2016, Summit had 311 residential sales as compared to 282 for 2015. The average days on market for listings that sold for 2016 was ...

Buy Bonds Now?

Investors have turned fearful of bonds and bond funds. The Federal Reserve is poised to raise rates this week for the third time in 15 months. The Fed itself and investors generally forecast least two more hikes this year. Why buy bonds now?

Bonds are the ultimate hedge on a stock portfolio. Given that stock valuations are stretched and optimism high, this is not the time to exit fixed income, ...

Ain't That Grand?

The Joint's Hoppin': Easter Celebration Springs to Life at Landmark Hotel

On the heels of the 'blizzard of 2017', we turn our attention to the flowers and tree buds that will begin to pop as the first day of spring approaches. With the shift in climate from warm winters to cool springs over the past couple of years, the Easter holiday takes center stage as one of the first signs of one of our nation’s favorite seasons.

It is also the first time since ...

The Floor Plan

There's an App for That - Cove's Digital 'Stainfighter'

Clean-Up on Aisle...!

We have all been there, spills happen and are a fact of life.

Don't distress ... You don't need a 'bat phone', signal for The Green Hornet, or check the cloak closet to see if Clark Kent is changing into his tights and cape as he morphs into his alter-ego.

When a 'Stain Emergency' occurs, the Cove Carpet One Floor ...

Jump, Jump, Jumprope for Heart, Do Your Part and Save a Heart!!!

Every February, Franklin Elementary School raises money for the Jump Rope For Heart Association! The Jump Rope For Heart program encourages kids to keep their hearts healthy and donate money to kids with heart defects.

Last year, Franklin School reached their goal of earning more than $10,000! One year later, they were rewarded with an entertaining assembly. Students came all the way from ...

Tip #3 - Instagram Updates

Instagram Story Updates: You are now able to add a location, temperature, or time to your story, as well as custom Instagram stickers and Emojis, accessed in the new sticker section in the top right corner of the story screen. In the newest update, the size of text and thickness of marker/draw tool are all adjustable via the first icon listed before the text color option. There is also ...

In Your Community

Atlantic Health System Joins American Cancer Society in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.

Snow Blows

There is nothing quite so blissful as a snow day.  


The quiet beauty of gently falling flakes swiftly accumulating on the trees and lawns and roadways preventing any sort of travel to work.   Those two magic words:  School Closure.  Knowing that all there is to do is look out the window from your warm house and watch the clean cold blanket of winter stop all ...