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Stop and Shoppe

April 24, 2019

Located in the newly constructed wing at The Rosary Shrine in Summit, 'The Cloister Shoppe' is now open and staffed by more than 60 volunteer women -- including Eileen King and Ginny Mascitelli -- from nearby towns who handle shifts at the store.

Proceeds from the Shoppe benefit The Dominican Nuns, who reside at The Shrine and who produced the handmade soaps and ...

Next Summit Schools 'Coffee & Conversation' Event Set for Apr. 25

April 20, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Decaf may be in order as the Summit Public Schools Board of Education President Debra McCann and Superintendent of Schools June Chang will host an evening editioin of the District's 'Coffee & Conversation' event on April 25, from 7 - 8 p.m., at Franklin Elementary School.

All are welcome to attend and no RSVP is ...

Anti-Defamation League Expresses 'Deep Concern' Over Repeated Hate Symbol Incidents in Summit Schools

NEW YORK, NY - Responding to media reports -- including a April 15 report in TAPinto Summit -- which detailed the discovery of another hate symbol in a Summit Public School, the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) New York regional office has expressed its "deep concern today after learning of yet another swastika incident at a middle school in Summit, New Jersey, ...

Inspired Performance Comes Up Short as Summit H.S. Boys Lacrosse Drops 8-5 Decision to Seton Hall Prep

April 24, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Like most sports, prep lacrosse is -- from a team results standpoint --  a binary business. The yield is either a win or a loss. And, when asking a true competitor, they will undoubtedly say that -- no matter the quality of the performance -- winning is the name of the game and a loss is a loss.

Neutral observers however, those who don't have a horse in the ...

Summit H.S. Girls Lacrosse Looks to Pack Stands, Local Food Pantries Apr. 27

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team is inviting Hilltopper Nation to 'Pack the Stands' when the Maroon and White take on IMG Academy on April 27, beginning at 10 a.m., on the Upper Turf Field.

Fans attending can also join The 'Top to 'Pack The Pantries' by bringing food items to the game, with all collected supplies being donated by the team to ...

Summit Farmers Market Set to Kick-Off New Season, Goes More Green for '19

April 24, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The acclaimed and popular Summit Farmers Market will begin its 2019 season April 28, with a host of returning vendors, several new brands offering their creations, and an enhanced commitment to be even greener than ever.

The Market, open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday through November 24, will again be located in Park & Shop Lot #2, at the corner of DeForest ...

Two Decades Running: Our House Run/Walk in Summit Set for May 11

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Our House Foundation will host its 20th Annual Our House 4 Mile Run and 2 Mile Walk in Summit on May 11, beginning at 10 a.m.. The event, headquartered on the Village Green, welcomes elite athletes, the casual runner, and anyone looking to make a difference by supporting adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

CBS 2's John ...

'Friends' Jewelry Sale, Stan Edwards Set Highlight Shiny Weekend at Summit Library, Apr. 27-28

SUMMIT, NJ - The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library Giant Jewelry Sale will be held April 27 and 28 at the Summit Free Public Library. Shoppers will be greeted by a huge selection of both fine and costume jewelry. with all proceeds benefiting the Friends, an organization which provides funding supporting myriad Library programs and activities for adults, children and teens alike.

Sale ...

Stop and Shoppe

April 24, 2019

Located in the newly constructed wing at The Rosary Shrine in Summit, 'The Cloister Shoppe' is now open and staffed by more than 60 volunteer women -- including Eileen King and Ginny Mascitelli -- from nearby towns who handle shifts at the store.

Proceeds from the Shoppe benefit The Dominican Nuns, who reside at The Shrine and who produced the handmade soaps and ...

Congregating at Notre Dame

Daniel Farberov of Summit and his US Club Soccer id2 National Selection International Tour teammates posed for a photo outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, a picture that was taken one week before the fire which massively damaged the iconic structure.

The team's European Tour featured stops in Antwerp, Belgium, and Paris, where they held their own on the pitch and, in ...

Nomination Process Open for Bridges' Founders' Award

April 24, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Nominations are now being accepted for the Bridges Founders' Award -- granted each spring to one or more high school juniors or seniors who have faithfully supported the work of Bridges and who have proven to be a friend to individuals experiencing homelessness -- with the process open through May 9. Winners will be notified by May 16.

Nominees should ...

Summit Resident Lisa Betz Sworn In as Foster Youth Advocate

ELIZABETH, NJ - Summit resident Lisa Betz was among the 15 newest court appointed special advocates -- representing 13 Union County municipalities -- who have chosen to serve as extra eyes and ears for family law judges on the cases of Union County youth removed from their home due to abuse, neglect or abandonment and placed in foster homes or residential ...

Water Company Serving Summit to Resume Using Chloramines Apr. 22

April 16, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ - After ceasing to use the disinfectants as part of its annual maintenance program, New Jersey American Water will, beginning April 22, again begin using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants.

The plants serve New Jersey American Water customers in Union, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset counties.

In ...

City of Summit Offices, Transfer Station Closed Apr. 19; Library Closed Easter Sunday

SUMMIT, NJ - City of Summit offices will be closed for Good Friday, April 19, and the day has been designated as 'parking holiday in Summit with no fees required for on-street parking or in municipal lots and garages.

The City of Summit Transfer Station will also be closed April 19 and will reopen April 20, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

The Summit Free Public Library will ...

SAGE Hosts Veteran's Benefit Assistance Program May 1

April 21, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - SAGE Eldercare will host 'Understanding Veterans Benefits' a program for veterans which will include information about healthcare and the Veteran’s Home care VetAssist Program.

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 1, from 1 - 2 p.m., at SAGE Eldercare in Summit. To register or for more information, please call 908-598-5548 ...

'Medicare 101' Presented at SAGE Eldercare Beginning May 9

SUMMIT, NJ - SAGE Eldercare will host a State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) to discuss Medicare plans and options on four Thursdays starting in early May. The 'Medicare 101' program will take place  May 9, June 13, July 11 and August 8 -- from 1 - 2 p.m. each day.

SAGE Eldercare serves as the SHIP representative for Union County. 

For more information or to ...

Kent Place Ethics Institute Hosts Inaugural NJ 'Middle School Ethics Bowl' Apr. 30

April 24, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The first annual New Jersey 'Middle School Ethics Bowl', hosted by the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School, is set for April 30 on the campus of Kent Place School. Modeled after the National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB), the goal of the 'NJ Middle School Ethics Bowl' is "to teach students how to think through ethical issues together, as fellow ...

Summit High School, LCJSMS Garner a Dozen Montclair Theatre Award Nominations

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Summit High School and Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School theatre programs received final nominations from the Montclair Theatre Night Awards for 'Peter and the Star Catcher' and 'Our Town', respectively. The Awards, the winners of which will be announced in a ceremony May 20 at Montclair State University, recognize excellence in fall ...

Summit's Cooper, Josephs Lauded as Suburban Chamber Presents Service Awards

April 19, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ – The Ninth Annual Suburban Chamber of Commerce Service Awards Dinner celebrated the accomplishments of three individuals, a family-owned business, and two organizations at its recent dinner.  The award-winners came from Summit, Berkeley Heights and New Providence – the three communities represented by the Suburban Chamber of Commerce (SCC).

The names of the award ...

Come to Your Senses: Connection Hosts Stress-Beating 'Spring Rejuvenation Workshop' Apr. 27

April 19, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Holistic Health Coach, Payal Arora, will teach a 'Spring Rejuvenation Workshop: Using Your 5 Senses to Beat Stress' at The Connection on Saturday, April 27, from 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Specific techniques for sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch will help participants identify sources of stress and where they feel them in their bodies, as well as how to overcome ...

Overlook's CNO MaryPat Sullivan Honored by NJ Nurses Association

PRINCETON, NJ - MaryPat Sullivan, RN, MSN, CNS, chief nursing officer (CNO) and chief experience officer at Overlook Medical Center, has received a 2019 Divas of Nursing Award from the Institute for Nursing and the Foundation of the NJ State Nurses Association at the annual 'Divas and Dons in Nursing' celebration.

The event honored Sullivan and 12 other New Jersey ...

Overlook Foundation Joins Organizations Supporting Summit Volunteer EMS Squad's Radio Upgrade Initiative

April 22, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The Overlook Foundation, whose mission is to develop, manage, and distribute resources to advance the delivery of high-quality health care by Overlook Medical Center, has given the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad a $10,000 grant toward the purchase of digital radios that will be compatible with other communications systems used by first responders in Summit and surrounding ...

Single-Car Accident at Summit CVS Pharmacy Claims Life of New Providence Man

SUMMIT, NJ - A single-car accident in the CVS Pharmacy parking lot on the morning of April 11 has claimed the life of a 73-year-old New Providence resident. The deceased male, identified as Robert M. Davis, was the driver -- and the lone occupant -- in the vehicle.

According to the Summit Police Department, at approximately 10:22 a.m., a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was exiting the DeForest ...

Congratulations to The Millers: Summit's Office Tavern Grill Again Hosts 'Beers Eat Free' Day Apr. 7

April 5, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - It's going to be a 'heady' experience when The Office Tavern Grill -- with locations in Summit, Morristown and Ridgewood -- once again will celebrate 'National Beer Day' on April 7 by giving -- for one day only -- any guest who has any variation of the name 'Beer', or shares the same name as one of their favorite brands of ...

Summit Baptist and Jewish Congregations Partner to Share History, Ritual

April 23, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Beth Hatikvah and Fountain Baptist Church recently came together for the fourth iteration of the 'Liberation Seder', which featured two Seder plates: the traditional Jewish one with symbols of the Exodus of the Israelite slaves from Egypt, and another displaying symbols of the African-American experience of enslavement, emancipation and ...

Central Presbyterian Rummage Sale Apr. 27 Benefits Church's Upcoming Youth Mission Trip

SUMMIT, NJ - Central Presbyterian Church in Summit will hold a Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m., to benefit its Youth Mission Trip. The Church's youth  will travel to Leeds, ME, in June o build relationships and repair homes of those in need.

Central Church organizes a youth mission trip each summer, to teach its teenagers about ...

Summit Farmers Market Set to Kick-Off New Season, Goes More Green for '19

April 24, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The acclaimed and popular Summit Farmers Market will begin its 2019 season April 28, with a host of returning vendors, several new brands offering their creations, and an enhanced commitment to be even greener than ever.

The Market, open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday through November 24, will again be located in Park & Shop Lot #2, at the corner of DeForest ...

The Fix Was In: Volunteers Put Together Another Successful Summit Repair Café

SUMMIT, NJ - Green Summit, the all-volunteer group dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable living in the Hilltop City, partnered with the Summit Area GreenFaith Circle to host the second Repair Café at Summit's Christ Church, an event that saw fix-it volunteers deliver a 70% repair rate on a variety of household items.

The purpose of the event was to ...

Rexy Bianco Joins Lois Schneider Realtor as Sales Associate

April 21, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Rexy Bianco has joined Lois Schneider Realtor as Sales Associate. Bianco, a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer with a degree in Civil Engineering, began her career with Vollmer Associates LLC, in New York City, holding positions including design engineer, project engineer and project manager involving bridge and transportation-related structures.

After ...

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It's Time for Parking in Downtown Summit to Take Center Stage

April 24, 2019

Dear Mayor Radest and Members of Common Council:

Concerning the discussion relating to the possible relocation of the Summit Fire Headquarters and the subsequent Broad Street West Redevelopment Project the effect of these two major projects on parking in downtown Summit must take center stage.

The number one concern of the downtown businesses is parking for their customers and employees. It ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, April 25, 10:00 AM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Tiempo de Cuentos en Español-Spanish Storytime

Community Calendar Education

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Thu, April 25, 8:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

String Around My Finger

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, April 27, 9:00 AM

Central Presbyterian Church, Summit

Central Church Rummage Sale for Youth Mission Trip

Home & Garden

Summit Police Blotter

April 15, 2019

3/19 - Anthony Smith, 54, of Newark was arrested with the assistance of Springfield Police Department and charged with theft by unlawful taking and theft of credit cards. Mr. Smith was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/27 - At 1802 hours a report was taken for a theft from an unsecured motor vehicle parked on Aubrey Street. The victim reported the incident occurred between ...

Summit EMS Response Report - March, 2019

Members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad responded to 160  9-1-1 emergency calls during the month of March. These included 75 medical emergencies; 14 motor vehicle accidents, 13 traumatic injuries; 3 pedestrians struck by a vehicle; 18 falls; 4 reports of poisoning; 3 allergic reactions; 4 medical alarm activations; 1 animal bite; and an injury resulting from a vehicle fire.

GLAZE Salon Back in Existing Location with Brand-New Look

April 23, 2019

GLAZE Salon is back in our existing location with a brand new look!

Cindi Galiher worked in the cosmetics industry for more than 20 years with highly recognized companies such as Laura Mercier, Revlon, and Borghese as well as with legendary makeup artist Linda Cantello. Cindi recently decided to partner with expert hairstylist Kathy Korab to open a new salon that brings top hairstyling, ...

Morristown Medical Center Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Finds Obtaining Vitamin D Levels in Children with Fractures Improves Compliance

Study Recently Published in Prestigious Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics

A new study by Dr. Barbara Minkowitz, a pediatric orthopedist at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Centerpublished in the prestigious Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics found that lower vitamin D levels in children are associated with more severe (requiring surgery) fractures and that ...

What Parents Fear Most: Losing a Child at a University

The murder of Samantha Josephson by a man she trusted to be an Uber driver, is yet another tragic reminder that when we send our kids off to college these days, the elation of watching them ascend into adult life is tempered by fear for their safety.

Claudia Patterson dropped her son Kenny off at a Rutgers freshman dorm two years ago filled with optimism. He was a smart, popular athlete.

Sotheby's Summit Real Estate Report - March, 2019

Every month, Prominent Property Sotheby's International Realty's regional Summit office will be providing 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 edition - March, 2019

March (compared to March, 2018)

Active Listings: 108 compared to 81 in ...

Deferred Gratification for High Earners

“Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan” is a mouthful—NDC Plan is easier.  In simple English, it’s a supplemental retirement plan for corporate executives and other high earners.  If you become eligible for one of these plans, congratulations. Be sure you understand what it means for your retirement, your cash flow, and your taxes.

It may be easiest to ...

Are you Ready to Get Organized: Tax Season is Over, Now What?

Inertia is one of the hardest things to overcome. As Newton said, “an object at rest, stays at rest…”. You have just completed compiling paperwork for your income tax returns. I suggest using that organizational momentum to review your estate plan. Many times during the course of a conversation regarding Will planning someone says, “I took care of that 10 years ...

Playing With Fire

Recently a coordinated series of telescopes aimed at the heavens captured the first known image of a black hole. This is peculiar because a black hole by definition can’t be seen.

A black hole is kind of like Las Vegas. What happens there stays there.

The image shows a thick fiery ring which, depending on your imagination, looks to be either the entrance to Mordor or a Dunkin Donut.