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City of Summit Invites Community to 'A Night in the Tropics' Aug. 23

August 14, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A performance by Orquesta La Caribeña is the centerpiece of 'A Night in the Tropics', a free public concert and dance event August 23, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., on Summit's Village Green.

Orquesta La Caribeña is an 11-piece orchestra playing global Latin music. Dance demonstrations will be performed by Las Hijas Del Sol ...

Mary Patricia Colicchio, Longtime Summit High School Teacher, Passes Away at Age 56

August 6, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Mary Patricia Colicchio, who taught history and film studies at Summit High School since 2003, passed away August 4 at the age of 56. She had been battling pancreatic cancer since being diagnosed in August of 2017.

Since her diagnosis, Colicchio had offered an honest and courageous, first-person account of her fight at ...

Summit Public Schools to Bank State Funding Surplus Until 2019-20; Additional Aid Will Be Used to Mitigate Tax Burden

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Public School found itself with a good 'problem' on its hands -- specifically, having to meet off-schedule and in mid-summer to figure out what to do with an unexpected $300,000-plus windfall from the state government. In a special Board of Education meeting called specifically to address the development, the Board has opted to ...

Gaining Fame: Summit Junior Baseball's Leather and Lumber Rock Cooperstown

August 4, 2018

COOPERSTOWN, NJ - It is a summer tradition for Summit Junior Baseball and Softball (SJBS) to send a team to Cooperstown -- a town that is all about tradition -- to play in the All-Star Village Baseball Tournament.

This year, it was the 12U Summit Hilltoppers baseball team's turn to represent the Hilltop City and, the boys did not disappoint, going further in the tournament than ...

Double-Dip: Clearwater Club's Dolphins End Season with Splash of Victories, League and Dual Meet Titles

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The 150-racer strong 2018 Clearwater Swim Team completed another triumphant season July 29, winning both the dual meet trophy -- by defeating all five of its league opponents in weekly dual meets -- and then scoring a commanding victory in the All-Team league Championship.

The final rankings at the All-Team Meet had Clearwater nearly 100 ...

Summit YMCA Offers Kaleidoscope of Fall Programs for Teens

August 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Teens seeking fun and enriching afterschool experiences will find them right in their own backyard, as the Summit Area YMCA is set to offer engaging and educational programs, special events, workshops and trips to help teens discover and explore their interests and talents outside the classroom.

The Y has a stated commitment to keep teens involved in ...

Channel Your Inner Yo-Yo Ma: Summit YMCA Hosts String Instrument Classes Starting Sept. 20

SUMMIT, NJ - Always wanted to learn how to play an instrument?

The opportunity to take up a string instrument is at hand, as  Warren Cohen, conductor of New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra, will teach this beginner string class at the Summit YMCA on Thursdays, from 1:15 - 2:30 p.m., beginning September 20 through November 145.

Students will learn proper techniques for ...

City of Summit Invites Community to 'A Night in the Tropics' Aug. 23

August 14, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - A performance by Orquesta La Caribeña is the centerpiece of 'A Night in the Tropics', a free public concert and dance event August 23, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., on Summit's Village Green.

Orquesta La Caribeña is an 11-piece orchestra playing global Latin music. Dance demonstrations will be performed by Las Hijas Del Sol ...

Outstanding Performance by an Actress

August 12, 2018

Actress Mia Sinclair Jenness recently visited SAGE Eldercare to deliver Meals on Wheels with her mom, Emily.

Currently starring in the Second Stage Theater production of "Mary Page Marlowe" at the Tony Kiser Theater in New York City, the 12-year-old she made her professional debut at the age of six in the National Tour of "Les Miserables" and ...

On a Roll

The people -- now that they have finished eating -- have spoken.

And, the Summit Downtown, Inc. 2018 Restaurant Week photo contest 'Peoples' Choice Award' goes to Catherine Goncalves for her photo of a Lobster Roll made with chunky lobster salad, lettuce and avocado on a New England roll, served with coleslaw and French fries at ...

FirstEnergy Foundation’s 'Christmas in July' Campaign Donates $10,000 to The Seeing Eye

August 11, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The FirstEnergy Foundation delivered a special $10,000 grant to The Seeing Eye as part of its 'Christmas in July' campaign, a giving initiative that supports deserving community organizations with unexpected gifts.

The Seeing Eye provides seeing eye dogs for the blind. Founded in 1929, the organization is expanding and FirstEnergy subsidiary Jersey ...

'Rotary for Community' Initiative Makes Inaugural Stop at SAGE Eldercare

SUMMIT, NJ - The Rotary Club of Summit - New Providence-- whose motto is “Service Above Self” -- has been involved with projects in both the communities they serve and represent since 1922. Along with community service, the Rotary has been awarding financial scholarships to college bound seniors for 92 years., including six that were awarded this year.

As part of the ...

Elm St. Parking Lot in Summit Shuttered Through Aug. 17

August 12, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Elm Street parking lot has been closed for re-paving. The project will keep the lot shuttered through August 17, subject to weather permitting the work to be completed.

The City of Summit Parking Services Agency is is directing overnight and daily permit holders to park in the Broad Street garage or in the Sampson lot -- located at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle ...

Summit Library Receives Union County Grant Award

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library (SFPL) is among 20 public, municipal libraries selected to receive a 2018 Union County Library award. The SFPL will receive $3,750 that will enable its youth services department to support several programs for children including the enhancement of the 'Book Buddies' program, a series of empowerment workshops for teens, a concert ...

Leading with Innovation, KPS' Ethics Institute Hosts Entrepreneurship Program

August 7, 2018

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nineteen high school students from New Jersey and New York spent five days engaged in learning the process for ethical innovation as part of the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School’s Ethical Leadership and Entrepreneurship program, held at -- and in partnership with -- the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University.

The ...

New 24-Hour Emergency Hotline for the Homeless Now Operational

August 8, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents in need of emergency shelter and other services can utilize Union County's new 24-Hour Homeless Emergency Response Hotline number at 908-249-4815. The new Hotline number took effect as of Tuesday, August 7. It is staffed and operated by Gateway Family YMCA as a program of the Union County Department of Human Services.

The Hotline is ...

Summit P.D. to Leverage Statewide Crackdown on Impaired Driving

August 9, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over', a New Jersey state program that encourages law enforcement agencies to raise public awareness about the dangers of alcohol-impaired driving, will be implemented locally by the Summit Police Department from August 16 - September 4.

The initiative combines highly-visible enforcement backed up by targeted media ...

Drugs Seizure on Route 22 Nets Two Kilos of Heroin

ELIZABETH, NJ - A narcotics investigation led to a vehicle search that resulted in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Monday.

Noel Ramiro Hernandez of Indianapolis, Indiana is charged with first-degree possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and third-degree heroin possession.

Members of the ...

Board of Elections Seeks Bilingual Poll Workers

August 5, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual poll workers interested in helping eligible voters in the community exercise their right to vote. Poll workers must be 18 years of age, must be registered to vote in Union County, and must be a resident of Union County. Poll workers are also required to attend a training seminar.

Poll workers are paid $200 ...

Summit's Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Turns Ninety-Five, Hosts Plaque Dedication Aug. 19

August 6, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - June 29 marked the 95th anniversary of the founding of Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Summit. To celebrate, the Church will host a "grand and glorious celebration" August 19, beginning at 11 a.m. Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Pastor Reverend Dr. Denison D. Harrield, Jr. invites all members of the community to attend.

The event will ...

Humming Along: Girl Scout Project, Volunteer Efforts Yield New 'Pollinators Meadow' in Watchung Reservation

August 13, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A new 'pollinator meadow' -- providing bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators a new home in Union County’s Watchung Reservation -- has been created when an open field was recently replanted with native wildflowers and transformed into a flourishing habitat.

The pollinator meadow is located along a paved access road that runs between the western ...

Green Summit Brews Up Household Item Restoration Event Set for Sept. 22

SUMMIT, NJ - Operating with a motto of "Toss It, No Way," the Repair Café concept, begun in the Netherlands nearly a decade ago by Amsterdam-bases journalist / publicist Martine Postma, which sees volunteers gather to repair furniture, electronics and other household items for free as part of an effort to keep those items out of the ...

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Taking a Stand for Quality Health Care Coverage

August 14, 2018

Washington’s heated rhetoric and constant attempts to sabotage health care coverage is causing uncertainty these days for far too many families. It’s not right, so here in New Jersey we are fighting back and taking a stand for quality health care coverage.

Under Governor Phil Murphy’s leadership, New Jersey is fighting back against President Trump’s effort to undo ...

Summit Fire Department Blotter

June 11, 2018 1:12 am    FD responded to WALLACE ROAD for a report of wires burning in the area of Rose Lane and Canoe Brook Parkway. FD found a service wire burning in a tree behind at a Wallace Rd residence. FD notified Power Company for a response and stood by until their arrival. Investigation found that a protective sleeve that was on the wire to protect it from rubbing a tree ...

Summit Police Blotter

July 26, 2018

7/5 - At 1328 hours a report was taken for a theft of a wallet. The victim reported to have picked up a client while working for a car service on 7/1 at approximately 1600 hours. Shortly after dropping the client at their destination, the victim noticed the wallet was missing from the vehicle. The wallet was described as an orange Aldo wallet that contained multiple personal documents. The victim ...

Plug and Play?: Point View's Petrides Talks Tesla on Bloomberg Radio

August 13, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Bloomberg Radio discussing the collapse of the Turkish Lira, interest rates and Tesla

ptview.com/medias/tv-radio

Note - segment begins at at 27:09 mark

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

Summit Area YMCA Receives Resolution Of Recognition from Summit Board of Education

The Summit Area YMCA recently received a Resolution of Recognition from The Summit Board of Education in recognition for its work in providing special needs students with customized education plans to transition into their home communities.

The Summit Area YMCA works with the Summit School district job coach and Special Needs Teachers in providing certain students with skills ...

Property Matters

Trade Wars: The Saga Continues!

The latest Star Wars movie was a flop relative to expectations, but the epic drama of Global Trade Wars lives on.  Tariffs are terrible for you and me. If a tariff is placed on goods and services within a certain industry, companies will try to pass on the cost to the consumer by increasing prices. If unsuccessful, profit margins will be squeezed. A government’s attempt to be ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 19

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find some can’t-miss back to school tips for parents and students, learn about a new treatment for brain injury, see which Atlantic Health System medical center is the only one in New Jersey to make a new, national list, find out how to avoid “avocado hand,” and much more!

 

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Kid

I am an artist.  It says so on my T-shirt.

My colorful shirt, which significantly inflates my position in life, confers great status.  For one, it announces that I am a musical performer at the up and coming Montclair Jazz Festival.  This separates me from the thousands of other festival goers who only get to enjoy a great day of music, not play it.  

More importantly, ...