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Best Actor Nod for Iain Alvidrez One of Two Summit H.S. Wins at Montclair Theatre Awards

May 21, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Summit High School Theatre Program took home two Awards at the Montclair Theatre Night Awards at Montclair University. Summit's fall production of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' won Best Comedy Adaptation of a Literary Work and junior Iain Alvidrez won Best Actor in a Comedy Adaptation.

As one of the seven schools nominated in three Best Overall ...

Block-Out: Longtime Summit Public Schools Principal, Administrator Matthew Block Leaving for Livingston Superintendent Job; Michelle Cebula Also Departing

May 15, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Summit Public School District's central office will soon have not one, but two vacancies. with the news that longtime employee Dr. Matthew Block -- currently the District's Human Resources Director, Chief Talent Officer, District Affirmative Action Officer and former Principal at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School -- has accepted the position ...

Primack Elected President as Summit School Board Reorganizes; Chromebooks for Third, Fourth Graders Among $600,000 in SEF Spring Grants

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting, highlighted by the election of new Board President Vanessa Primack and Vice President Donna Miller, an address from outgoing President Debra McCann, and the awarding of more than $600,000 in spring-cycle grant monies by Summit Educational Foundation, over a third of which will fund Chromebooks for ...

Tarashuk Triple, Reddy's Complete Game Fuels Summit H.S. Baseball's 'States-Opening Win Over Ferris, 5-0

May 21, 2019

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Senior Chris Tarashuk tripled home two runs, and senior captain Matt Reddy scattered eight hits while going the distance as the 10th-seeded Summit High School Varsity Baseball Team opened the NJSIAA North 2, Group 3 Tournament by banking seventh-seeded Ferris, 5-0.

Tarashuk had two hits and senior captain Justin Weiss, classmate Emory Carlson and junior Will Hellings all had ...

Blue Monday: Summit H.S. Girls Lacrosse's Season Ends After 11-10 OT Loss to Chatham

SUMMIT, NJ - Frances Workman scored her third goal of the game with 15 seconds remaining in the first Overtime period and fourth-seeded Chatham upset the number-one seeded Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team 11-10 in the NJSIAA North 2, Group 3 semifinals at the Upper Turf Field.

The loss both eliminates the Hilltoppers from the State Tournament and ends their season, ...

SAGE Hosts Garden State Timeline as Seen Through Lens of Noted NJ Photographer May 31

May 21, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - SAGE Eldercare will host New Jersey photographer Walter Choroszewski, who will explore the Garden State's timeline through his colorful imagery, stories and humor on May 31 at 2 p.m.

Choroszewsk will entertain and inform the audience with a lively, interactive media presentation covering the geology, history and geography of the state. Using his striking ...

Summit's Memorial Day Festivities March Into Hilltop City May 27

SUMMIT, NJ - Honoring the women and men -- from the American Revolution to present-day conflicts -- who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation by laying down their lives in military service to the country, the City of Summit will host its annual Memorial Day Parade and ceremony in on Monday, May 27, beginning at 10 a.m.

The parade, which will assemble and begin at 25 ...

'One Russian Night': Summit Symphony's Final Concert of Season Set for May 19

May 17, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - One final concert, 'One Russian Night'.

The Summit Symphony will present its final concert of the season on May 19 when the orchestra, under the direction of musical director Michael Avagliano, will perform '80 Years in One Russian Night', featuring music by Mussorgsky, Borodin, Rachmaninoff and Rimsky-Korsakov. 

The free concert, which begins at ...

Bucket Listers

May 19, 2019

A committed crew of folks stands at the entrance to Equinox on River Road, the start and stop point for the Operation Water Challenge, which was sponsored by Summit's Revivify. Thirty participants chose to complete either the 4-mile round-trip, short-course or 22-step challenges.

Revivify partnered with Equinox on event which saw participants carrying 22 kg.

Puppy Love

Summit High School seniors Hanna Burke and Grace Mahoney have been chosen to receive scholarships from The Seeing Eye of Morristown or her involvement in The Seeing Eye's Puppy Raising Program. The scholarships, in the amount of $1,250, recognize their participation as puppy raisers and provides financial aid to the college or university of their choice.

The Seeing ...

Pathways at The Connection Receives $10,000 Grant Supporting Pathways Cooks

May 20, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Pathways Women’s Cancer Support at The Connection has been awarded a $10,000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) to benefit Pathways Cooks.

The grant will be used to help Pathways Cooks purchase organic, nutritious ingredients to prepare meals for women undergoing cancer treatment and their families; PBA-free containers for the meals; and ...

Summit P.D. Launches Annual CommUNITY Cares Food Drive

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Police Department is set to begin its 5th Annual CommUNITY Cares food and household goods collection drive, with all collected items benefiting families, assisted through Family Promise, and Summit residents through the Junior League of Summit.

The Drive is held in May / June to provide much-needed items for food insecure families during the summer ...

City Offices Switch to Summer Schedule May 28

May 20, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit will operate on a summer office-hours schedule beginning on Tuesday, May 28, .

Effective that day through Labor Day, hours for all City of Summit offices will be:

Mondays - Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fridays, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Union County Freeholders Call for NJ Transit Reforms, Boost in State Funding

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is supporting reforms at NJ Transit and a proposed increase in funding for the transportation agency.

On May 16, the Freeholder Board unanimously approved a resolution “supporting an increase in funding for NJ Transit in this year’s New Jersey State budget to implement both the recommendations outlined in ...

Medicare 101 Program at SAGE Set for June 13

May 18, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Community members with questions about Medicare or who may be overwhelmed by the different plans and options can join SAGE Eldercare in Summit on June 13, from 1 - 2 p.m., for a presentation led by State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselors of Union County

The SHIP counselors of Union County will also answer at SAGE.Come have all of your ...

Best Actor Nod for Iain Alvidrez One of Two Summit H.S. Wins at Montclair Theatre Awards

May 21, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Summit High School Theatre Program took home two Awards at the Montclair Theatre Night Awards at Montclair University. Summit's fall production of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' won Best Comedy Adaptation of a Literary Work and junior Iain Alvidrez won Best Actor in a Comedy Adaptation.

As one of the seven schools nominated in three Best Overall ...

Summit High School Senior Kelsey Lee Named National Merit Scholar

SUMMIT, NJ - Marking the first time in recent memory, Summit High School Class of 2019 senior Kelsey Lee has been named a National Merit Scholar. The Kent Place Boulevard campus has produced 27 National Merit Scholarship Finalists since 2015 -- including five this year -- but Lee becomes the first student during that time to obtain the ultimate honor.

Lee, an accomplished pianist, is set ...

Overlook Honored with Healthgrades 'Patient Safety Excellence Award'

May 20, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has been named a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a distinction that places Overlook among the top 5/10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and ...

Armond Kinsey Joins Atlantic Health System as Chief Diversity Officer

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In an addition intended to elevate the organization's commitment to diversity and inclusion, Armond Kinsey has joined Atlantic Health System as Chief Diversity Officer. A leading healthcare system in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System operates five medical centers, a children’s hospital and over 400 sites of care.

In his ...

Seven Summit Organizations Receive County Arts Grant Funding

May 1, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Seven Summit-based organizations are among the 31 entities that have received funding through 2019 Union County Local Arts Grant Program. Libraries, schools, and arts organizations throughout the County will receive a total of $67,000 via the program, which is funded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the ...

Summit P.D. Launches Annual CommUNITY Cares Food Drive

May 19, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Police Department is set to begin its 5th Annual CommUNITY Cares food and household goods collection drive, with all collected items benefiting families, assisted through Family Promise, and Summit residents through the Junior League of Summit.

The Drive is held in May / June to provide much-needed items for food insecure families during the summer ...

Partnership with Salerno Duane in Tow, Summit Police Department Rides for Unity

SUMMIT, NJ - Riding from New Jersey to Washington, DC, cyclists from the Summit Police Department are participating in the 2019 Police Unity Tour, an event that began in 1997 in Florham Park and which honors the thousands of law enforcement officers -- and their families -- who have died in the line of duty. In addition to saluting those who have made the ultimate ...

June Primary Sample Ballots Now Available

May 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Sample ballots for the June 4 Primary Election are now available on the Union County Votes mobile app for Apple and Android devices, and on the County Clerk’s election website at

Registered County voters can cast their vote early for any reason, by using a Vote-By-Mail ballot. Voters should allow three to five business days to mail their ...

City Seeks Poll Workers for Primary, General Elections

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit is seeking poll workers -- ages 18 and older -- for both the upcoming June 4 Primary Election and the November 5 General Election. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and poll workers are required to work the entire time polls are open in addition to the time required to open and close ...

Morsels for Mom: Summit's Office Tavern Grill, Piattino Serve Up Tasty Tributes for Hilltop Household MVPs

May 10, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The full compliment of 40NORTH Restaurants will be offering their full compliments to the MVP -- Most Valuable Person -- of the household when Piattino: A Neighborhood Bistro, The Black Horse Tavern & Pub, The Office Tavern Grill, George + Martha's American Grille, and The OFFICE Beer Bar & Grill each offers an unforgettable ...

Summit Arboretum Hosts Plant Sale May 17-18

May 2, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Call it 'Nature's Warehouse'.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is opening up its doors -- in this case their lush gardens -- on May 17 and 18 for a Plant Sale featuring woody specimens, plants, perennials, annuals and vegetables grown at the Arboretum.

The Sale affords green thumbers the opportunity to purchase unusual, hard-to-find plants and also ...

Summit Receives $2,000 Sustainable Jersey Grant

May 15, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has been awarded a $2,000 capacity-building grant through the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program, an initiative funded by the PSEG Foundation.

Summit is one of 36 municipalities in New Jersey that has received funding to implement a variety of sustainability projects focused on green infrastructure, park restoration, single-use plastic reduction ...

Volunteer Numbers Up Twenty Percent as Summit Cleans-Up on Earth Day

SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City's 13th Annual Earth Day Clean-Up -- held April 27 at seven sites throughout Summit -- attracted 230 green volunteers who came out to clean up trash while beautifying and recycle at the same time. The day saw a 20 percent increase in the number of Hilltoppers pitching in.

The volunteers collected 5,100 lbs. of various kinds of waste and 800 lbs. of ...

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May 21, 2019

5/5 - At 1624 hours a report was taken for a theft of tools from a Springfield Avenue apartment. The victim reported the incident occurred sometime between 4/19 and 5/3. Taken from the apartment were one (1) Husky Lock Nut Wrench, one (1) Husky Basin Wrench, one (1) Bosch Drill Bit Set and one (1) Diablo Saw. The total value of the stolen items at the time of the report was approximately ...

Summit EMS Response Report - April, 2019

Members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad responded to 160  9-1-1 emergency calls during the month of April. These included 85 medical emergencies; 18 motor vehicle accidents, including 1 overturned vehicle , 10 traumatic injuries; 1 pedestrian struck by a vehicle; 14 falls; 7 reports of poisoning; 1 allergic reaction; 4 medical alarm activations; 1 animal bite.  Squad Volunteers ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Talks Tesla's Falling Stock Price

May 21, 2019

Can Tesla's stock price go lower? Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, debates the stock live on CNBC's Trading Nation:

For over 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with ...

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Foxes Herald Nature’s Resurgence in Suburban New Jersey

For most of my life the only time I saw a red fox it was probably a raccoon. They have those same glow-in-the-headlights silvery eyes.

But a few years ago, I began to see a once-rare piece of roadkill with greater frequency. No matter how flattened the rest of the fox was, it’s bushy-tail would blow around in the highway draft of cars and trucks as they raced past.

I assumed the ...

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 ...

Trade Wars One Year Later

Trade wars continue. The US recently ratcheted up the tax rate on $200bil of Chinese imports from 10% to 25%. The Chinese have retaliated by increasing the tax rate on $60bil of US goods from 5-10% up to 20-25%. Those industries already feeling the impact can expect more pressure on their profitability. Stock market indices have responded by selling off 4% from their recent peak.

Now ...

What Is Umbrella Insurance?

Protecting your family and assets is a top priority, which is why people have insurance. Personal umbrella insurance is a type of insurance designed to add extra liability coverage over and above another insurance policy, such as auto or homeowners insurance.


Umbrella insurance is meant to help protect you from large and potentially devastating liability ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 27

Summary: On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the nurse who saves lives - even while on vacation, Newsweek names some Atlantic Health System medical centers among the world’s best, find out which vitamin can help protect your child’s bones and pets bring more than smiles to patients, hear the results of a surprising new study!


Meet The Measles

I am not sure if I ever had measles. I know I had gerbils. And a hamster once. But I don’t recall ever having measles.

Of course, measles aren’t small furry animals or some popular Hasbro toy that is in short supply around the holidays. The Measles are not a Korean Pop boy band or an annoying TV sitcom family. Measles are not a breakfast cereal or small colored candies that fizz in ...