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Swimming in Generosity, Local Clubs' Food Drive Collects Carloads of Groceries for Summit Food Pantry

July 23, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Members of the Town & Country Swim League teams -- on the final day of their dual-meet season -- joined together for a food drive benefiting St. Teresa of Avila Church's Loaves & Fishes food pantry. The tradition of collecting groceries is organized by coaches from Clearwater Swim Club in New Providence.

Loaves & Fishes serves the less ...

Summit BOE Holds Final Meeting Before Summer Break; Dolan Latest to Leave for Livingston Job

July 16, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - In the final Board of Education Meeting prior to the 2019-20 school year, personnel matters -- including another key administrative departure -- were a significant part of the evening, as it was noted on the agenda that Lorena Dolan, who was named Assistant Principal at Summit High School in February of 2016, has resigned.

Dolan confirmed to TAPinto Summit that she expects to ...

Hilltopper Girls Soccer Camp Takes to New Turf Aug. 19-21; Registration Due by Aug. 1

July 19, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - It will be pitch perfect. Literally.

Hilltopper Girls Varsity Head Coach Gary Healey and his Summit High School Girls Soccer Team captains will host a soccer camp for girls on August 19-21, with all proceeds benefiting the school's girls soccer program.

Open to rising third through eighth grade girls, the camp -- held on the soon-to-be-completed, ...

Well-Played: Summit Soccer Club Presents 2018-19 Sportsmanship Awards

SUMMIT, NJ - A key tenet of the Summit Soccer Club's (SSC) mission is to teach its players good sportsmanship towards teammates, opposing players, coaches, and officials. An outstanding individual is recognized on each team to receive the club’s Sportsmanship Award.

After a spring season that saw approximately 500 youth participted on the Club's travel program ...

Al Fresco Flix: 'Screen On The Green' Creates Outdoor Movie Theatre in Summit

July 22, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The stars come out under the stars.

Several spectacular family-favorite films again comprise Summit's 'Screen on the Green' summer movie series, shown outdoors on the Village Green Big Screen Thursday nights in July and into August.

The line-up includes:

July 25 - Mulan

August 1 - Coco

August 8 - Mary Poppins Returns

Family dance parties begin at 7:15 ...

Keep Your Cool: Summit Residents Reminded of Safety Tips to Help Beat The Heat

SUMMIT, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Union County area and another heat wave is set to steamroll into New Jersey and last through the weekend, Summit residents are reminded that extreme weather conditions can be dangerous -- and even fatal -- and to remember key tips that can help them and their neighbors stay safe during this and future ...

Eight is Enough: Alliance Rep Brews Up Octet of Short Gems in 'Comedy Café' July 19-21

July 11, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Alliance Repertory Theatre in Summit will stage eight, short comedy plays for three nights only in what's being billed as the 'Comedy Café'. Performances are July 19 and 20 at 8 p.m., and July 21 at 5 p.m.

Plays to be performed include:

Jason & Madea with the Marriage Counselor

by Alan Minieri
Directed by Betsy True
Medea - Beth Painter
Jason ...

FLASH with a Pan

July 23, 2019

Rainbow Soda Cupcakes -- using soda in place of oil -- were the gastronomic goal as Florence Chapman and Nathalia Misiewicz whip up a batch of tasty colorful awesomeness in the Summit Public Schools' FLASH cooking class at Summit High School.

Courtney Kaczynski and MaryClare Poole are the advisors of the culinary class, one of the many FLASH offerings ...

A River Runs Through It

A torrent of water makes its way down Blackburn Road and across Division Avenue, flooding the intersection and turning back traffic in the process.

The Mother Nature-induced detour was one of several during an intense storm that brought as much as three-plus inches of rain to area towns -- along with gusty winds and some professional grade thunder and lightning.

No major damage or injuries ...

Swimming in Generosity, Local Clubs' Food Drive Collects Carloads of Groceries for Summit Food Pantry

July 23, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Members of the Town & Country Swim League teams -- on the final day of their dual-meet season -- joined together for a food drive benefiting St. Teresa of Avila Church's Loaves & Fishes food pantry. The tradition of collecting groceries is organized by coaches from Clearwater Swim Club in New Providence.

Loaves & Fishes serves the less ...

A Toast to Housing: Bridges Celebrates Finding Homes for Ten Clients July 17

SUMMIT, NJ - Four months ago, Summit-based Bridges Outreach announced a goal to connect 10 of its clients with housing.

That goal is now accomplished.

The 10 Bridges clients -- who formerly lived on the streets of Newark -- are approved to be housed, with five of them already in place.

Bridges is celebrating this achievement with an event on July 17, beginning at ...

Summit Council Seeks to Bridge Perceived Information Gap on Park Line Project

July 14, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Even with the draw of a first outdoor summer concert of the season nearby and extra chairs set out in Council Chambers, the July 9 Summit Common Council meeting was a standing-room-only affair. The reason for the big turn-out? The Park Line Foundation was presenting its vision for phases two and three of the project. In the crowd were Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, former Mayor Jordan ...

Last Day to Collect Summit High School Lost & Found July 19

July 9, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - "Mom, have you seen that pair of shorts that I used to wear to gym class?"

Summit High School has accumulated a good number of Clothing items during the second half of the school year that have all made its way to the Kent Place Boulevard campus' Lost and Found. Also, gym lockers have been cleaned out and there have been clothing and items 'recovered' through ...

JESPY House Services Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

July 15, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – JESPY House has grown since it started in 1978 from an organization that served four local residents to a nonprofit that now services 250 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. JESPY gives them life skills to live independently, obtain gainful employment, and helps clients successfully age in place.

When it comes to finding a job, JESPY House has its ...

Clinical Trial at Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center Giving Stage 4 Melanoma Cancer Patient a ‘Second Shot at Life’

MORRISTOWN, NJ – John Snyder, 57, is among the estimated one million people living with melanoma, continuing his valiant fight against skin cancer that has already spanned more than five years.

Despite enduring a seemingly endless string of treatments -- ranging from chemotherapy and radiotherapy to surgical procedures and experimental treatments -- little headway had been ...

Arts Organizations 'Collide' in Summit July 27

July 8, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - A collective of arts organizations and artists in the Summit area, dubbed 'Creative Summit', will present 'Collide' -- its first event -- on July 27, from 5 - 7 p.m. 'Collide' is a one-night-only arts experience that combines the work of multiple Hilltop City arts organizations. The evening will include samples of several genres as the ...

By the Numbers: Summit First Responders Answer Flood of Calls During Summer Deluge

July 18, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center (MVECC), the Summit Fire Department and the Summit Police Department all were fully-engaged during the torrential storm that dumped as much three inches or more of rain on the Hilltop City and area communities last night.

The MVECC -- which serves Summit, New Providence and Millburn and was fully-staffed -- handled more ...

Summit P.D. Self-Defense Class Teaches Women to 'Fight Back' August 8

SUMMIT, NJ - Providing lessons on how to assess risk from acquaintances, overcome emotional barriers in acknowledging danger, and engage in effective verbal and physical self-defense when necessary, the Summit Police Department will offer a 'Fight Back' self-defense class for women in grades nine and older on August 8, from 6 -  8:30 p.m., at Lawton ...

Bilingual Poll Workers Sought for November General Election

July 21, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Elections is seeking bilingual poll workers for the Tuesday, November 5 General Election, with individuals who perform the duty receiving a $200 stipend along with the knowledge that they have performed a valuable civic service, one which helps to ensure that every eligible voter can exercise their right to vote.

“Bilingual ...

Summit Voters Get Five Local Opportunities to Test Drive New ExpressVote XL Voting Machines Starting July 16

SUMMIT, NJ - The Union County Board of Elections has scheduled five local opportunities for Hilltop City voters to check out the new voting machines that will be used in Summit beginning with the November 5 general election. 

Along with Summit, The ExpressVote XL machines will debut for the first time in the following municipalities: Clark, Cranford, Hillside, ...

Secrets of Growing a Healthy, Pest-Free Garden Unlocked in Pair of Upcoming Events

July 22, 2019

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Gung-ho green thumbers who aspire to grow a healthy, pest-free garden can learn the secrets of doing just that through a pair of free events at Trailside Nature and Science Center on July 31 and August 15.

The July 31 session will provide guidance on keeping harmful pests out of the garden, and the August 15 session will help gardeners learn about harvesting and food safety.

It Takes a Village: Lois Schneider Realtor Celebrates Opening of Townhome Complex in Summit

July 10, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Featuring high-end finishes, fine architectural details and elevators -- among the many amenities -- The Village Courtyard is now officially open in Summit. The upscale community of townhomes and condominiums includes an inviting outdoor space, and a 'commuters' dream' location near the corner of Summit Avenue and Franklin Place just one block ...

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How Secure Is 'Vote by Mail' in NJ?

July 19, 2019

Over the past few months, New Jersey voters have sadly enjoyed a front row seat to voter fraud. No international intrigue or dazzling cybercrimes to report here, just the usual well-intentioned government tripped up to the benefit of self-serving political insiders.  

In Bergen County’s Elmwood Park, incumbent mayor Frank Caramagna was accused of filling in ballots of other ...

Park Line Financials Clarified

At the July 9 meeting of Common Council many questions about the Park Line were answered, but one important comment needs correction. The consultant’s statement that the Park Line is 2.5 miles long was incorrect. As a result his cost estimate was incorrect. Here are the facts: 

The Park Line is 1.2 miles long. The total estimated cost is $1.0 to $1.5 million, of which $400,000 has ...

Upcoming Events


Tue, July 23, 10:00 AM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Mother Goose Morning

Community Calendar Education


Tue, July 23, 10:00 AM


Restaurant Week

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink


Tue, July 23, 6:00 PM

Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

Summit Police Blotter

July 18, 2019

6/13 - At 0739 hours a report was taken for a theft from a Union Place business. The victim reported the incident occurred at approximately 1400 hours on 6/12 when a black male individual, who was known to the victim, entered the business. The suspect removed a 32oz. plastic cup and filled it with Mountain Berry Blast Powerade. The total value of the stolen beverage was $2.50. 

6/20 - At ...

Point View's Dietze Presents to Summit - NP Rotary

July 23, 2019

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist David Dietze proudly presented to a gathering of the Summit - New Providence Rotary Club on Monday, July 22, detailing best strategies for investors today.

For a complete set of the slides used, please contact us at

For over 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, ...

Weather Shifts 'Night Out at Wheeler Spray Park' Event to Aug. 5

Pre-registration for all attendees required for August 5 event.

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders advises residents that the free “Night Out at Wheeler Spray Park” event for children with special needs has been rescheduled to Monday, August 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

All special needs children age 12 and under are welcome.

Each child ...

50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Remains Our Greatest Achievement

The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 commemorates the single greatest achievement in the history of mankind.

In our world of rankings, I don’t think anyone can argue the point.

A man walked on the moon.

A member of species earthbound for thousands upon thousands of years, left footprints on that mysterious silver globe in the sky that inspired wonder and fear since man’s ...

Sotheby's Summit Real Estate Report - April / May, 2019

Prominent Property Sotheby's International Realty's regional Summit office provides a inside look into the Summit real estate market, utilizing Garden State Multiple Listing Service statistics illustrating the numbers and trends that tell the story.

This is a 'super-sized' edition of the Summit Real Estate Report, detailing information from both April and May of ...

Four Key Issues to Determine Markets’ 2019 Second Half

2018 was dismal, with the S&P 500 index down 6.2%.  It was the first losing year in the stock market since 2008’s financial meltdown.  Indeed, the bottom fell out of the stock market in 2018’s Fourth Quarter; large stocks lost 13.5%, but small companies declined an eye-popping 20%.

Investors who held their ground were richly rewarded in the First Quarter of ...

Atlantic Health System’s Kevin Lenahan Named “CFO to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review

Atlantic Health System Senior Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Kevin Lenahan has again been lauded by industry heavyweight Becker’s Healthcare for his financial leadership of the 17,000-employee health system.

Becker’s Hospital Review named Lenahan one of 106 hospital and health system “CFOs to Know” in its 2019 annual list of top ...

A Call to Arms

I am one of those guys who is inspired to action watching dramatic sporting events.

For example, every four years, after watching the summer Olympics, I sign up for a gym membership.

Just a couple of months ago I played a round of miniature golf after being moved by Tiger Wood’s thrilling victory at the Masters.

There is something about overcoming adversity and performing at high ...

Hakuna Matata

Simba potty trained my daughter.

When Simba was a baby, so was my oldest.

The Lion King was the first movie-theatre movie she attended.  She was so young; my husband and I probably enjoyed it more than she did.  “Hakuna Matata” soon became our mantra, singing it part of our bedtime ritual.  

When she was potty training, we rewarded her with a quarter for ...