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Feisty Fourth Quarter Pushes Summit H.S. Boys Basketball Past Plainfield, 58-52

February 17, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - In a game that was basically a one- or perhaps two-possession contest all afternoon long, the Summit High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team won a hard-fought 58-52 decision over Plainfield at the Main Gym. Junior Eric Baier led Summit with 19 points and senior captain Malcolm Sidebottom had 13, all of which came in the second half.

Hilltopper Jackson Tyler was especially active ...

Power of Mentorship on Display at Student/Partner Alliance Event in Summit

February 3, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City-based Student / Partner Alliance (S/PA) celebrated National Mentoring Month by holding its second annual wine and cheese networking event at Summit's Christ Church. A group of Partners, mentors, and prospective mentors from the Summit area filled the room to discuss the power of mentoring.

The Reverend Chuck Rush, of Christ Church in ...

Disconnect and Reconnect: Third Parent Wellness Event Talks Tech Usage, Dependency Jan. 30

MILLBURN, NJ - The third Parent Wellness Series event of 2018-19 will feature internationally recognized speaker and consultant John Kriger delivering a presentation entitled 'Turned On & Tuned Out', focusing on how technology use is affecting the human brain and the ways that families can manage techology use in the home to better connect / reconnect with each other.

The free ...

Feisty Fourth Quarter Pushes Summit H.S. Boys Basketball Past Plainfield, 58-52

February 17, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - In a game that was basically a one- or perhaps two-possession contest all afternoon long, the Summit High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team won a hard-fought 58-52 decision over Plainfield at the Main Gym. Junior Eric Baier led Summit with 19 points and senior captain Malcolm Sidebottom had 13, all of which came in the second half.

Hilltopper Jackson Tyler was especially active ...

Summit H.S. Boys Hockey Drops Roller-Coaster McInnis Cup Final to Westfield, 6-5

WEST ORANGE, NJ - After playing Westfield a trio of previous times this season and winning all three contests by a combined sore of 11-3 -- including a 3-0 victory exactly a week ago in the Union County Cup Final -- the Summit High School Boys Varsity Hockey Team appeared to have the road map for success against the Blue Devils.

In the McInnis Cup Final at Richard J. Codey ...

Connection Holds Parent Information Night Feb. 27 for Prospective Preschoolers

February 16, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection will host a 'Parent Information Night' on Wednesday, February 27, from 7 - 8 p.m. wherein prospective preschool parents will have the opportunity to meet the preschool staff, tour the classroom, and receive information about the curriculum, enrichment classes and a typical day for the 2019-20 school year. 

Registration for The ...

Junior League of Summit Hosts Anti-Bias Community Leadership Forum Feb. 28

SUMMIT, NJ - A free, open-to-the-public community leadership forum -- entitled 'Combating Unconscious Bias and Creating an Upstander Culture in Your Community' -- will be hosted by the Junior League of Summit on February 28, beginning at 7 p.m.

The event will take place at the Summit Speech School and feature speaker Katherin Nukk-Freeman, the ...

Connection Hosts American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Classes Starting Feb. 20

SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection will be the site of American Red Cross classes for current and aspiring lifeguards in February and March. 

For current Lifeguards -- or those whose certifications have lapsed within the last 30 days -- there will be a Lifeguard Recertification class held Wednesday, February 20 through Friday, February 22 from 6 - 10 p.m. Participants must attend all ...

Tennessee Williams' Classic 'The Glass Menagerie' Opens at Summit Playhouse Mar. 1

February 15, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Playhouse will present the acclaimed American classic 'The Glass Menagerie', a work which playwright Tennessee Williams described as a "memory play," beginning on on March 1 and continuing through March 16.

Performances are scheduled for March 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16 at 8 p.m., with matinée performances March 3 and ...

Culture and Color

February 15, 2019

Summit Mayor Nora Radest joined Lynn Robertson-Hotz, Andrea Cruise and Ann-Marie Aymer at the Summit Free Public Library to help ring in the Year of the Pig, enjoying a colorful and festive Culture Fair which concluded a week's worth of activities celebrating Chinese New Year.

The Culture Fair included decorated Children’s and Teen areas, a ...

More Than a Dash of Collaboration

Summit Mayor Nora Radest, with oversized ceremonial ribbon-cutting scissors in tow, celebrates the opening of The Co-Co in Summit along with the business' principals Lynne Pagano, Lauren Decker, Suzanne Willian, Christine Gilfillan and Suzanne Spero.

The Co-Co is a collaborative co-learning and co-working community where members can work, learn and have fun. A women-led ...

Girls Scout Troops Open New Doors for Kids Experiencing Homelessness

February 12, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Not long ago, eight-year-old Emma* was worried about where she and her family would sleep at night. After losing their home, her family spent weeks living out of a motel and with friends. 

Since finding Family Promise, eight-year-old Emma* and her family are in their own home, and Emma is busy learning valuable skills, making new friends, and ...

'Keith's Room': Imagine Space Named after Keith Hertell II

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss has dedicated a room at is Mountainside headquarters in honor and memory of Keith Hertell II, a young man who died in a car accident in 1997 at the age of 25.  Keith’s father, Keith Hertell, made a gift to Imagine to name the child loss support group room 'Keith’s Room'.

The funding will ...

County Administrative Director Michael Yuska Retires After Two Decades of Service

February 17, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County Director of Administrative Services Michael Yuska is retiring from his post after nearly 20 years with the county.

“We wish to congratulate Director of Administrative Services Michael Yuska on his retirement, and commend him for his many years of outstanding service and leadership during his years of employment with the County of Union,” ...

Freeholders Discuss Minimum Wage Increase, Proposed NJ Transit Improvements, New Voting Machines in Union County

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Board of Chosen Freeholders discussed several developments taking place in Union County during their regular meeting Thursday night.

NJ State Minimum Wage Increase

As previously reported, Governor Phil Murphy recently signed legislation in Elizabeth raising the state minimum wage to $15 an hour.

“This is a great thing. Many New Jersey residents struggle ...

Summit Couple Named SAGE's 2019 'Sweethearts of the Year'

February 6, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Pam and Richard Hefter of Summit, who met in 1974 and married six years later, have been named SAGE Eldercare's “Sweethearts of the Year” for 2019.

Richard is originally from Bayside Queens and Pam grew up in Great Notch, NJ. Their 40-plus year relationship began when they were both computer programmers at Met Life in Manhattan and played Hearts every day ...

Summit's Hardin Joins SAGE Board as Cotter, Gottesman Assume Trustee Leadership Positions

SUMMIT, NJ - Hiltop City residents Christopher Cotter and Christine Gottesman, Esq., will assume the roles of President and Vice President, respectively, on SAGE Eldercare's Board of Trustees. In addition, Summit's Leslie Hardin has joned the Board.

Cotter became a member of the SAGE Board of Trustees in 2017. He has been Principal of Cotter Strategies in Summit since 2014. He held the ...

Magic to Do: Summit H.S. Performing Arts to Stage Iconic Musical 'Pippin' Feb. 27-Mar. 2

February 11, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The award-winning Summit High School Performing Arts Department will perform 'Pippin', the iconic musical story of a young prince's quest for a lifetime filled with true happiness and fulfillment, beginning February 27 through March 2 in the Auditorium at Summit High School.

Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O.

Back-to-Back at Borelli: Summit H.S. Speech and Debate Claims Second Crown in as Many Weeks

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Summit High School Speech and Debate Team earned its second tourney title in as many weeks, taking the first place sweepstakes crown at the Borelli Memorial Tournament. The triumph at Elizabeth High School comes a week after the Hilltoppers grabbed the top spot at the Ridge Tournament.

In the competition at the Borelli, Summit qualified 45 finalists, had eight ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For' List for 11th Year Running

February 14, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System -- parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- once again has been named to Fortune’s '100 Best Companies to Work For', the 11th consecutive year Atlantic Health System has earned a spot on the prestigious annual list. The Morristown-based company, a leading provider of healthcare in New Jersey, was slotted in the 87th ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For' List for 11th Year Running

February 14, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System -- parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- once again has been named to Fortune’s '100 Best Companies to Work For', the 11th consecutive year Atlantic Health System has earned a spot on the prestigious annual list. The Morristown-based company, a leading provider of healthcare in New Jersey, was slotted in the 87th ...

Overlook Medical Center Earns 'America's 100 Best Hospitals Award' for Third Consecutive Year

SUMMIT, NJ - Earning an accolade that places it in top two percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance, Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has been selected as the only hospital in New Jersey to achieve the Healthgrades 2019 America’s America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™.

More than 4,500 hospitals nationwide were assessed across ...

'Art from the Heart': SAGE Clients' Works Exhibited at Union County Freeholders Gallery

January 30, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Artwork created by participants of SAGE Eldercare's Spend-A-Day program is on display at the Union County Freeholders Gallery now through February 14 in a program made possible by a 2018 Union County History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands (HEART) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Additional funding comes from individual ...

Role Models: Summit Police, Fire Department Personnel Hitting 'The Catwalk' for Charity Feb. 28

February 6, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Members of the Summit Police Department and Summit Fire Department will take to the fashion runway when they participate in the seventh annual Red Carpet Party at Canoe Brook Country Club February 28, beginning at 7 p.m.

The event benefits Family and Children's Services, an independent non-profit behavioral health and social service agency serving Union ...

Love on a Plate: Summit's Piattino Serves Special Valentine's Day Menu Feb. 14-16

February 11, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Piattino: A Neighborhood Bistro will offer La Festa di San Valentino from February 14 - 16, honoring the ancient Romans and their influence on the now-famous St. Valentine’s Day, in addition to both the regular restaurant menu and the new regional specialties highlighting the Trentino-Alto Adige region.

Known for serving up modern twists to ...

'Newgrass Band' Nefesh Mountain Performs at COS-SJCC Feb. 8-10

February 4, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Ohr Shalom - Summit Jewish Community Center will host a weekend-long series of free, live Bluegrass concerts on February 8 - 10 featuring the Montclair-based band Nefesh Mountain.

 

Nefesh Mountain describes itself "the place where American Bluegrass and Old-time music meet with Jewish Heritage and tradition." Husband and wife band leaders ...

Seven Lois Schneider Realtor Sales Associates Designated as 'Five Star Agents'

February 17, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Seven Lois Schneider Realtor sales associates -- Cynthia Baker, Judy Watson, Nancy Burrows, Martha McDonnell, Sandra Long, Kara Thoms and Stephanie Kramer -- have been named as 2019 'Five Star Real Estate Agents' and featured in NJ Monthly Magazine.

The 'Five Star Real Estate Agent' program identifies and showcases real estate professionals in a ...

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City of Summit Parking & NJ Transit Gladstone Branch

February 10, 2019

When the entire Gladstone Branch of NJ Transit is down due to power, weather, staffing or construction issues, the City of Summit must allow non-resident parking commuters to extend meter time past 5 hours.

Outages on the Gladstone Branch are common, and when they happen, the few non-resident permitted garage spaces available in Summit fill up very quickly, leaving no option for all other ...

Steve Bowman Kicks Off 2019 Summit Common Council Reelection Campaign

February 4, 2019

Steve Bowman, Summit Common Councilman Ward 2, recently kicked off his 2019 candidacy for reelection at The Office Tavern Grill in Summit. He was joined by over 50 enthusiastic supporters including Senator Tom Kean, Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.

“I’m grateful to have so much support from the community as I kick off my campaign,” said ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, February 17, 1:00 PM

Renaissance Church, Ren Students Space, Summit

GriefShare Support Group

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality

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Sun, February 17, 1:00 PM

Renaissance Church, Summit

DivorceCare Support Group

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality

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Sun, February 17, 2:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

Psychodrama

Arts & Entertainment

Summit Police Blotter

February 9, 2019

1/28 - Anthony Abenante, 62, of Union County, was arrested on three (3) contempt of court warrants out of Newark. Mr. Abenante was processed and released with a pending court date.

1/28 - At 1039 hours a report was taken for a theft of motor vehicle from a Broad Street business. The victim reported the incident occurred at approximately 0200 hours on 1/20. Taken from a parking lot was a 2017 ...

Summit EMS Response Report - January, 2019

Members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad started 2019 by answering 127 9-1-1 emergency calls during the month of January.  These included 66 medical emergencies; 11 motor vehicle accidents, 13 traumatic injuries; 25 falls, 2 reports of poisoning, 1 allergic reaction, 5 medical alarm activations; and 2 women in labor.  

Of these calls, 11 were answered by an off-duty ...

Union County College Signs Memorandum of Understanding with New Jersey CannaBusiness Association

February 17, 2019

CRANFORD – Union County College and the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a partnership that will support the College’s Medicinal Plant Chemistry Program. Union County College President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin and NJCBA President Scott Rudder signed the MOU on Feb. 13, 2019, in the Innovation Center at the ...

Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center Second Hospital in NJ to Earn Prestigious Level 2 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center today announced it has earned Level 2 (silver) Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) from The American College of Emergency Physicians, with support from The Gary and Mary West Health Institute and John A. Hartford Foundation.

The award recognizes emergency departments that provide excellent care for ...

Five For 2019! - Investment Picks for the New Year

Single year market forecasts are hazardous.  In 2017, nearly every asset class delivered a positive return. As we conclude 2018 nearly every asset class is down, including domestic stocks, real estate, alternatives, bonds, and overseas investments. A reversion to the mean in 2019 is likely.

The biggest risk to the market is a possible recession, putting downward pressure on corporate ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 24

On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the newest chairman of the American Hospital Association, learn about a breakthrough in heart surgery at Morristown Medical Center, celebrate a year of innovation at Atlantic Health System and see some tips to stay flu free.

 

Going Nowhere

I am rarely inspired by television commercials. For example, as great as the ads are, I have never switched to Geico.

But a spot on TV lately has made me want to shed my slovenly ways and reach the unreachable.

In the advertisement it is 5 AM and I am a young, fit, attractive woman. A gentle voice is encouraging me to get closer to something that has always been there, to be more than I am, ...