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Union County Recognizes LGBTQ History Month, Screens ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Oct. 23

October 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - 'Battle of the Sexes', the 2017 Billie Jean King biographical film that dramatizes the events leading up to the September 1973 tennis match between King and Bobby Riggs, will be shown as part of Union County's inaugural 'LGBTQ History Month‘ on October 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Hamilton Stage in Rahway.

The film, which stars Emma Stone as ...

Plan to Implement Pre-Labor Day 2019 Summit Schools Start Date Scrapped

October 10, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City residents with students in the Summit Public Schools can go ahead and book their late-August 2019 vacations, as it now appears that a proposed plan to open the Summit schools for instruction prior to Labor Day in 2019 has been scrapped.

That development, as articulated by Superintendent of Schools June Chang -- along with the promise of a ...

Summit H.S. Gymnastics Takes Fourth at Union County Tournament

October 21, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Riding a four medal-winning performance from sophomore Catherine Singow, the Summit High School Gymnastics Team finished in fourth place in the Union County Tournament at Cranford High School. The host school, for the fourth year in a row, took top spot, followed by Westfield, and Scotch Plains-Fanwood.

Singow was fourth in the All-Around (35.725), tied for fifth in ...

Jackson Tyler, 'O Line' Named Salerno Duane Summit H.S. Football Players of the Game

SUMMIT, NJ - A senior captain that ran the ball with passion and purpose and the boys up front who opened the holes for him have been named the Salerno Duane Summit Football Players of the Game for the Hilltoppers' signature win of the 2018 season to date -- a 46-20 victory over St. Joseph of Metuchen.

West Point-bound Jackson Tyler carried the ball 14 times for 142 yards and two ...

Planned Village Green Monument Will Commemorate Summit's Medal of Honor Recipients

October 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Battle of San Quentin Canal was fierce.

The Americans were the first to go 'over the top', able to advance 5,000 yards against the most heavily defended area of the German line.The 107th Regiment suffered the most casualties sustained in a single day by any U.S. regiment during the war.  

When the first-day’s assault failed, Sergeant Alan ...

Summit Arboretum's Fall Festival Set for Oct. 21

SUMMIT, NJ - The now-approaching legendary status 'green goats', games and crafts, face painting, a spooky trail, apple cidering, seasonal cooking demonstrations and food trucks will all be part of Reeves-Reed Arboretum's annual fall festival -- entitled 'Celebrate Fall' -- which will take place on Sunday, October 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

But, wait -- ...

Pebble Players Open '18 Season with 'Heathers: The Musical High School Edition' Nov. 9

October 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Entertaining audiences with refined Off-Broadway-quality performances for nearly a decade, Summit's Pebble Players will open 2018 Season opens with 'Heathers, The Musical High School Edition' beginning November 9 at The Oakes Center.

​Directed by Jayne Myers and choreographed by Jaimie Woodruff, 'Heathers, The Musical High School Edition' is ...

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

October 19, 2018

Father Kevin Valle of St. Teresa of Avila Parish presents a donation to the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad President John Buscaino and Squad Recording Secretary Katherine Ganger.

St. Teresa of Avila is encouraging all Summit residents to consider a donation to the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, which is comprised of volunteers who give of their time and knowledge ...

Having a Hoot on Their Birthday

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Angel G. Estrada joined Union County College President Dr. Margaret McMenamin, New Jersey’s Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Zakiya Smith Ellis, State Senator Nicholas Scutari, Chairman of the Union County College Board of Trustees Victor Richel, Union County Manager Ed Oatman, alumni and students at the Union County College ...

Summit Area YMCA’s 'Laugh Out Loud' Charity Auction & Comedy Event Set for Nov. 2

October 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Time for some big yucks to raise some important bucks.

The Summit Area YMCA is set to host its Seventh Annual Laugh Out Loud (LOL) Charity Auction & Comedy Night, a fundraising event headlined by New York City-based comedian Adam Sank -- who hails from Summit -- on November 2, from 8 - 11 p.m., at the Hilton Short Hills.

In addition to sank, ...

Total Blowout: Summit Salon to Donate Proceeds to Overlook's Carol G. Simon Cancer Center Oct. 29

SUMMIT, NJ - A Hilltop City salon is joining forces with Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center to help support women in their fight against breast cancer. Ateliers 113 will donate all proceeds from haircuts and blowouts provided on October 29, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. to The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical Center.

Coordinated by ...

City News Briefs: Parking and Disposal Permit Renewals Due by Oct.. 31, Curbside Leaf Collection Program in Progress

October 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit is reminding residents of a fast-approaching deadline to renew parking and municipal disposal permits and notifying the community that curbside leaf collection is ongoing,

Vehicle Permits

The last day to sign-up for a parking and municipal disposal permit is October 31. Each permit -- available online -- costs $10 per vehicle or $5 if ...

Monumental Decision: Summit Council Approves Medal of Honor Memorial

SUMMIT, NJ - A monument honoring two Summit residents who were each awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for their heroism and bravery in World War I was approved by the Summit Common Council at its October 16 meeting, which also saw the swearing in of a new Summit Police officer and the introduction of a number of resolutions from the Buildings and Grounds Committee.

Ward 2 ...

SHIP at SAGE Eldercare's Medicare '19 Overview Program Set for Oct. 16. 31

October 8, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) at SAGE will host a free program to discuss Medicare 2019 changes, plans, options, and answer questions at SAGE Eldercare on both October 16 and October 31. The session will occur both days from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

SAGE Eldercare serves as the SHIP representative for Union County, its staff and volunteers available for free, ...

Summit H.S. to Stage 'Peter and the Starcatcher' Nov. 15-17

October 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Theatre Department will present 'Peter and the Starcatcher', a swashbuckling adventure that upends the age-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be Peter Pan -- the boy would not grow up. The play, adapted for the stage by Rick Elice based on the book 'Peter and the Starcatchers' by authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, will be ...

'College Night' at Summit High School Set for Oct. 24

SUMMIT, NJ -  More than 150 colleges / universities, the Armed Forces, gap years, and technical schools will be in attendance when the Summit High School Counseling Department hosts its annual 'College Night' October 24, beginning at 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Representatives from the post-secondary institutions will be on hand to provide admissions information to ...

Overlook, Summit Library Partner to Host Community Health Fair Oct. 20

October 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ Overlook Medical Center is teaming up with the Summit Free Public Library to hosting a Community Health Fair October 20, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., at the Library.

Focusing on wellness, the fair will include ctivities for all ages, including children and teens. Health care professionals from Overlook Medical Center will be providing free blood pressure and glucose ...

Busy Rush-Hour for Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Includes Three-Car Pileup, Roof Fall

October 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Friday rush hours can be hectic, and that certainly was the case for the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) on October 12, with all three Squad ambulances staffed and responding to multiple calls.

The first call for help came just before 5 p.m. for a three-car accident on Route 24.  Two ambulance crews from Summit and another from Millburn-Short ...

Summit F.D. Battles Nighttime Blaze at Baltusrol Road Residence

SUMMIT, NJ - Reports of smoke emanating from a two and-a-half story residence at 126 Baltusrol Road resulted in the Summit Fire Department (SFD) battling a fire -- during the nighttime hours of October 11 -- which covered the both the structure's first and second floors as well as its attic 

The fire, reported at 9:08 p.m., had apparently reached the ...

Quartet Vying for Summit Council to Face-Off in Candidates' Forum Oct. 27

October 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Summit. Berkeley Heights and New Providence will host the 2018 Summit Candidates’ Forum October 27, beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the Media Center at Summit High School.

The event will feature four candidates, a pair each of Republicans and Democrats, who are running for two available Summit Common ...

City Reminds Residents of Important Voter Registration Deadlines, Information

SUMMIT, NJ - The General Election is now less than one month away, and the City of Summit is reminding Hilltop City residents of important, fast-approaching deadline dates and other information relative to voting on November 6.

Eligibility requirements to vote in the General Election include:

U.S. citizenship at the time of registration.
County and City residence of at least 30 days ...

Summit's Office Tavern Grill Debuts New Gridiron-Inspired Gastronomy to Make Happy Hour Even Happier

October 14, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Like a ballcarrier who is "at the 20, the ten, the five, touchdown," The Office Tavern Grill in Summit has just hit paydirt this football season, unveiling a new, revamped happy hour -- available every weekday from 4 - 7 p.m. and now extended for football season during all NFL games -- In addition to $5 select craft beers, handpicked by ...

Summit's Central Presbyterian Church Hosts Golden Celebration of Its Nursery School Oct. 21

October 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - In the fall of 1968, the vision -- which began a year earlier -- for a Christian-oriented nursery school in the Summit community came to life when the Central Presbyterian Church Weekday Nursery School opened its doors.

Today, the school is named the CPC Weekday Nursery School and Kindergarten, and has grown to 160 students, with a full-day kindergarten and programs for ...

Summit's Temple Sinai Dedicates the Temple Emanu-El Holocaust Remembrance Center Nov. 4

SUMMIT, NJ - Coinciding nearly eighty years to the day of of Kristallnacht, 'The Night of Broken Glass', Temple Sinai in Summit will dedicate the Temple Emanu-El Holocaust Remembrance Center at the synagogue November 4, beginning at 4 p.m. The Dedication of the Center will also mark the first opportunity to explore its opening exhibit, 'Life and Loss in Germany: The ...

Free Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Held Oct. 27

October 20, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other special waste by bringing these items to a free 'Household Hazardous Waste Recycling' event on Saturday, October 27, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Nokia campus in New Providence.

Accepted items include oil-based paint and varnish, antifreeze, aerosol cans, pool ...

Making a Move: Sotheby's Summit, Short Hills Offices Host Fall Food Drive Through December 15

October 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - For the sixth consecutive year, all 12 Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (PPSIR) locations in Northern New Jersey -- including the Summit and Short Hills offices -- are once again partnering with 'Move For Hunger' to host a fall food drive through December 15.

'Move For Hunger' is a national non-profit organization ...

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Reelect David Naidu for Summit City Council

October 20, 2018

I have worked with David Naidu on the Planning Board for over six years. During those years, I have observed David during the Master Plan re-examination process, zoning changes, and complex and sometimes contentious variance applications. During our work together David has consistently shown that he is:

Always willing to do his homework
Never afraid to ask the tough ...

Hardworking, Selfless and Thoughtful, Vartan Will Continue Council's Progress

I encourage you to vote for Greg Vartan for Summit Council, Ward 2 this November.

As a first-year Council Member in Summit, I have had a deep look into how our city runs in 2018. We need someone like Greg to join us on Council to continue the progress we’ve made. Greg embodies all of the qualities I seek out in a candidate - he’s hard working, selfless, and thoughtful.

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Summit Fire Department Blotter

8/17/2018 11:25 am - FD dispatched to a DEBARY ROAD multi -family on a verbal report of a wire arcing in a tree behind the house  On arrival FD found rear service cables were missing spacers between 2 poles and the wires were touching. FD did not see any arcing or sparks. JCP&L was notified to respond and correct the problem.

8/18/2018 3:45 pm - FD dispatched to MOUNTAINSIDE ...

Summit Police Blotter

October 20, 2018

• 10/10 - At 1445 hours a report was taken for a theft of cash from a business on Hobart Avenue. The victim reported the incident occurred sometime between 1130 and 1200 hours on this date. Taken from a purse was approximately $250.00-$500.00 in cash.

• 10/10 - At 1500 hours a report was taken for a theft of a cell phone from a business on Hobart Avenue. The victim reported the ...

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Preparing Your Portfolio for Bull Market's End Top of Next Point View Webinar Oct. 24

October 20, 2018

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Vice President of Costa Rica Hosts Celebration at Union County College

ELIZABETH – The Costa Rican Consulate held a celebration of Costa Rica’s 197 years of independence at Union County College’s Elizabeth Campus on Sun., Sept. 23. The Vice President of Costa Rica, Epsy Campbell Barr, gave the keynote address. Elected earlier this year, Vice President Campbell Barr has the distinction of being the first woman of African descent to serve as Costa ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!


Are You Ready to Review Your Will?

Last Will and Testaments are a critical component to ensure your assets are protected and pass to the people/organizations you intended. However, some simple Wills have limitations and they are important to point out:

Last Will and Testaments serve to protect your family and your hard-earned wealth. A well written Will minimizes estate and inheritance taxes, appoints a guardian for your ...

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The ABCs of Fostering the Joy of Reading in Your Child: What’s a Leveled Reader?

Is your child’s classroom teacher asking students to read books on a specific level? If so, do you know your child’s current reading level? The best way to answer these questions is to ask your child’s teacher. Okay, you’ve checked with your child’s classroom teacher and he or she has shared your child’s reading level, but now you’re wondering how to ...