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Summit Library Closed Today and Tomorrow for Independence Day Holiday

July 3, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library will be closed on Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4, for Independence Day. The Library's drive-up Book drops are open 24/7 for the return of all materials, including magazines, videos and compact discs.

No overdue fines are charged for days when the Library is closed. 

The Library summer hours are now in effect: Monday ...

Overlook Strong, Again: Medical Center’s Best and Brightest Celebrated at 'Excellence Awards'

July 3, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - Due to the ongoing pandemic, it had been three years since Overlook had celebrated its standout team members at their annual 'Excellence Awards'. Recently, however, they were able to gather once again, demonstrating pride in their accomplishments and even stronger after a hard-fought battle with the virus.

Stephanie Schwartz, who became ...

NJ Department Of Health Announces State's First Possible Case Of Monkeypox

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A confirmatory test for the monkeypox virus, one of the viruses associated with the ...

Summit Board of Education Unanimously Approves $37 Million Bond Issuance

June 28, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Board of Education unanimously approved a $37 million bond issuance to support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math and facilities projects at its June 23 meeting. 

Board members voted 6-0 on the bond issuance resolution, with Board Member Joseph Porac absent from the meeting. Porac and another new Board member, Kelly Stanton, were recently sworn ...

Wonder Announces its First Ever Student of the Year Awards

Wonder, a new home dining experience serving 22 towns in New Jersey, has announced its first ever Student of the Year awards. The company is currently accepting nominations for 2022 high school graduates that exemplify Wonder’s core values of mastery, compassion, and courage.

"These communities have been so welcoming to us,” Wonder Senior Director of Marketing, Raina ...

Summit Library Closed Today and Tomorrow for Independence Day Holiday

July 3, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library will be closed on Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4, for Independence Day. The Library's drive-up Book drops are open 24/7 for the return of all materials, including magazines, videos and compact discs.

No overdue fines are charged for days when the Library is closed. 

The Library summer hours are now in effect: Monday ...

Diamond Dandy: Summit's 75th Annual July 4th Celebration Just Days Away

SUMMIT, NJ - From the traditional decorated bicycle parade to the rockets' red glare of fireworks in the Hilltop City sky, the City of Summit’s 75th annual Fourth of July celebration is just days away, with festivities set to take place at Summit's Soldiers Memorial Field on July 4, beginning at noon.

Fully funded by residents and local businesses, the Diamond Anniversary ...

Registration Open for Summit Youth Football's 2022 Season

July 2, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - Registration for Summit Youth Football's 2022 season is now underway, with three distinct pigskin programs offered for Hilltop City youth.

For children entering grades K-3, Summit Youth Football offers flag football for a fun introduction to key skills as well as running and passing plays. Elite Flag Football -- which acclimates players ...

Summit High School Claims NJSIAA Group 3 ShopRite Cup

ROBBINSVILLE TWP, NJ - Summit High School has captured the 2021-22 ShopRite Cup, awarded annually at the end of the school year to the top athletics program in each of four public school groups and two non-public school groups,

The achievement marks the second-ever ShopRite Cup win for the Maroon and White, who last brought home the chalice in 2014-15.

Wakefern Corporation ...

Sweet Reward

June 27, 2022

Summit's Karun Jain stands on the doorstep of Lois Schneider Realtor after claiming the prize he earned by winning LSR's 'Guess&Win' M&M game at 'Family Fun Night'.

Luck played little to no part in the young man's triumph as he used his math skills to calculate the correct number of candies in the jar.

His reward? ... the jar ...

Liv-ing The Dream

Olivia Bary -- Chatham High School senior and volunteer firefighter in Chatham Township -- has completed her four-week internship with the Summit Fire Department.

In that capacity, Bary joined A Platoon as a contributing member responding to calls and participating in training activities.  

“Olivia is already a volunteer firefighter in Chatham, so she is ...

Union County OKs $95K to Settle Suit Claiming Prisoner Denied Prayer, Harassed

June 30, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has authorized $95,000 to resolve claims that a prisoner at the since-closed County Jail was kept from exercising his faith and harassed because of his Muslim religion.

Last week, the Commissioners approved the settlement on the advice of the County counsel, who disputed the claims lodged in the complaint and described ...

Citizen Pushback Causes Summit Common Council to Hit 'Pause' Button on Broad Street West Project

SUMMIT, NJ - Another week, another Special City of Summit Common Council Meeting.

After a string of marathon meetings, the special Summit Common Council meeting on June 27 – the third gathering in as many weeks – was more of a sprint. The governing body took less than 40 minutes to once again hear the public’s views and approve a resolution to put current plans for the ...

The Summit Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $326,000

June 29, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - Nineteen local organizations have been awarded a total of more than $326,000 in grants by The Summit Foundations. The recipients represent nonprofit organizations providing vital food, shelter, education, arts, culture, and health services.

The awards were approved as part of The Summit Foundation’s June grant cycle.

Grant amounts and recipients ...

Pathways Receives Grant from Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation

SUMMIT, NJ - Pathways, a program of The Connection, is the recipient of a generous, $25,000 grant from the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation in support of the Pathways Cooks Program and the Pathways Financial Assistance Fund.

Pathways Cooks delivers free, nutrient-rich, delicious meals and sides to the doorsteps of women undergoing cancer treatment and their family members each week. Since ...

Summit Civic Foundation Awards Scholarships to Seven Summit High School Students

July 2, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Civic Foundation board members Roz Kendellen and Johanna Aguilera attended the Summit High School Awards Ceremony and presented scholarships to seven students.  The Foundation's Scholarships honor two past board members: Wesley Burton and Wilson Allen.

Wesley Burton Scholarships were presented to:

Jessica Luo
Michelle Fernandez, and
Sydney ...

Summit Downtown, Inc. Survey Queries Residents on Maple Street Closure

June 8, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The closure of Maple Street is the subject of a survey sent by Summit Downtown, Inc. to its email list of more than 6,000 area residents. Paper copies of the survey are also available at Summit City Hall, the Summit Free Public Library and at SDI’s office at 18 Bank Street, Suite 101.

SDI has also sent out another survey geared toward gathering input from ...

Summit Police Department Detective Sergeant Peter Frank Retires After Nearly Three Decades of Service

July 2, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - Detective Sergeant Peter Frank of the Summit Police Department, who served the City for the past 27 years, has retired from the force.

Sergeant Frank began his law enforcement career in 1993 in Pennsylvania with the Coatesville and Parkesburg police departments. He was hired by Summit in January 1995 and began work as a patrol officer after graduating from the John H. Stamler ...

Summit First Aid Squad's Busy Afternoon Illustrates Volunteer Members' Commitment to Serve the Community

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad's (SVFAS) Thursday day crew -- along with other off-duty volunteers -- responded to five calls in just over an hour on the afternoon of June 23, two of which required patient transportation to Morristown Medical Center.

All three ambulances were out simultaneously, and none of the community’s 911 calls required EMS ...

Delia Hamlet Running for Summit Common Council Ward 1 Seat

July 3, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - Delia Hamlet is running for election to the Summit Common Council, seeking to claim the Ward 1 seat currently held by Democrat Danny O'Sullivan. In announcing Hamlet's candidacy, the Summit Republican City Committee noted Hamlet was written-in on the June 7 Primary ballot.

A United State Army Veteran, Hamlet is currently a partner and Chief Operating Officer ...

Wonder Announces its First Ever Student of the Year Awards

June 24, 2022

Wonder, a new home dining experience serving 22 towns in New Jersey, has announced its first ever Student of the Year awards. The company is currently accepting nominations for 2022 high school graduates that exemplify Wonder’s core values of mastery, compassion, and courage.

"These communities have been so welcoming to us,” Wonder Senior Director of Marketing, Raina ...

Time to Scrap: County Metal Recycling Events Set for July 7, 16

June 27, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ - Old metal gutters, fencing, appliances and many more types of scrap metal can be disposed at free upcoming recycling events in July hosted by Union County. The program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month from April to November.

Scrap metal drop-off will be accepted Thursday, July 7 and ...

Summer Shred: Free Opportunities to Dispose and Recycle Personal Documents In June & July

ELIZABETH, NJ - The next two free opportunities for Union County residents to bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to shredding events will take place during on June 25 in Scotch Plains and on July 7 in Rahway.

The mobile paper shredding locations are:

Saturday, June 25: Union County Vo-Tech, West Hall/Police Academy Parking Lot, 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch ...

Eight Sotheby's Agents, Teams Earn Spots on RealTrends List

June 30, 2022

SUMMIT and SHORT HILLS, NJ - Eight Agents / Teams from the Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty Summit and Short Hills regional offices have been Recognized by 2022 Wall Street Journal RealTrends 'The Thousand' & 'Americas Best' rankings.

RealTrends + Tom Ferry 'The Thousand', as featured in the Wall Street Journal, is an ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Record $50+ Billion State Budget, Republicans Concerned About Increasing State Spending

June 30, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget on Thursday at Cranford High School.

"The priorities of this budget are the priorities of our families," Murphy said. "At the top that list is affordability."

Among the provisions in the budget:

$2 billion ANCHOR property tax credit for homeowners and a rebate for ...

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President Optimistic About the Future, Says Current Business Climate 'Frustrating'

TRENTON, NJ — When thinking of the future for businesses in New Jersey, Michele Siekerka is confident and hopeful.

"I’m always a glass half full person and very optimistic," Siekerka, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) said. "I believe for every challenge there’s an opportunity.  It depends on how we ...

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Says This Is 'As Big a Week as We've Had in a Long Time'

TRENTON, NJ — It's a big week for Tom Bracken and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

"This is a week that's been building since the beginning of COVID," Bracken, the organization's President and CEO said. "This is the week where we'll know what kind of resources will be allocated to really helping what's broken."

New Jersey's state budget ...

VIDEO: Patriotic Group Hangs Flags on Parkway, Baseball Field Ribbon Cutting, Residents Awarded for Art and Police Academy Graduation

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

VIDEO: Cornhole Champions, Firefighters Save Ducklings, Teachers Honored for Fellowship Graduation and Gearing Up for July 4th

NEW JERSEY - A town crowns cornhole champions. Plus, firefighters rescue stranded ducklings and reunite them with their mother. And, several teachers honored for their fellowship graduation. Also, one town gears up for a massive July 4th celebration. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Stevens Student Recognized by NASA, Police Department Celebrates 138 Years, Union County College Renamed and 6th Graders L.E.A.D.

NEW JERSEY - A Stevens Institute of Technology student is recognized by NASA. Plus, a police department celebrates 138 years. And, Union County College gets a new name. Also, 6th graders graduate from the L.E.A.D. program. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

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Will This 4th of July be Freedom’s Celebration or Democracy’s Funeral? It’s Up to Us.

July 3, 2022

In the past two weeks, the Supreme Court has eroded decades of hard-fought progress. Six unelected people have now stripped:


Women of their longstanding right to autonomy over their own bodies. (Dobbs v. JWHO)


Arrested individuals of their guaranteed Miranda rights. (Vega v.Tekoh) 


The EPA’s ability to fight climate change. (WV v. EPA)

…while ...

Keeping Citification out of the 'City' of Summit

Summit town council has a busy summer in store rethinking Broad Street West. It is a daunting task to be responsible for potentially changing the face of Summit in the name of progress.

The resounding message from the public seems to be that a building constructed on the site of the fire house should not smack of a city and city planning, but rather a reasonable reuse of the town space ...

Building A New Asset

June 24, 2022

Dear Friends,

I think we can all agree that there is wide support within our community for redevelopment on Broad Street so it makes sense that it is one of the clearly stated goals in the 2016 Master Plan Re-Examination document. The Broad Street West Redevelopment also meshes very well with a number of the other goals in the document. If you haven’t read the Master Plan Re-Examination ...

Let's Hit Pause on BSW and Continue Community Discussions

Over the last several months, hundreds of Summit residents have attended Common Council meetings to listen to City of Summit experts, and speak in overwhelming opposition to the City’s intention of amending the Broad Street West Redevelopment plan. Issues raised by residents were: parcel sizes, density, financing, traffic, and parking.

I share the community’s concerns and hope ...

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Legends Gallery, Chatham

NY Rangers Player Appearance at Legends Gallery

Summit Police Blotter

June 27, 2022

6/21/2022 — At 1647 hours a report was taken for a motor vehicle theft from a Colt Road residence. The  victim stated the incident occurred between 1500 hours and 1630 hours. The vehicle was left unlocked  with the key fob inside. Taken was a silver 2021 Mercedes Benz GLS wagon, valued at $80,000.  

6/22/2022 — At 0640 hours a report was taken for a burglary to ...

Summit EMS Report - May, 2022

Summit’s EMS Volunteers answered 194 emergency calls in May. These included 116 medical emergencies: 26 falls; 18 motor vehicle accidents, including two on a highway, two into a pole or tree, and one into a building; 12 traumatic injuries; eight cases of overdose or poisoning; one allergic reaction; one animal bite; five responses to a medical alarm, three pedestrians struck by a ...

WATCH: Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze Examines Reasons for Second-Half Optimism

July 3, 2022

David Dietze, Managing Principal and Senior Portfolio Strategist at Peapack-Private Wealth Management, spoke live on BNN Bloomberg. David discussed his outlook on the market, and what stocks he sees the most opportunity in on pullback:

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/investing/video/exxon-is-a-no-brainer-if-you-like-energy-david-dietze~2473545

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack ...

Paper Mill Brookside Cabaret's Opens This Week

MILLBURN, NJ (June 29, 2022) Paper Mill’s popular Brookside Cabaret returns for the summer beginning tonight! The outdoor series features world-class performers and fine dining under the stars at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant.

       Jenna Pastuszek: Me, Myself & Barbra June 29–July 2

Happy days are here again! After ...

Summit Real Estate Report - May, 2022

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

This edition of the Summit Real Estate Report details information from May 2022.

Active ...

Market Comments

Economic Background

U.S. Economy – The first release of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2022 was an annualized rate of -1.4% quarter over quarter due to negative net trade figures and lower government spending. Consumption, which makes up close to 70% of GDP, was still growing at a solid +1.8% pace.  GDP is expected to rebound in the second quarter to 2.7% ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

Union County Celebrates Plastic Free July by Asking Residents to "Take the Challenge"

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and Union County Clean Communities would like to encourage residents to celebrate and participate in Plastic Free July!

"Finding ways to go plastic free is easier than you think and residents can certainly do a lot on a personal level to help save the environment,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “The information ...

Designer Thom Filicia Headlines Charity Event for Women’s Health

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — CWI.Design and other guests helped celebrate and fund the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation (CDBCF) Spring Luncheon. The May 5 event took place at Maplewood Country Club. Designer Thom Filicia headlined the event.

During the lunch program, guests heard from CDBCF President Becky Morano and other representatives of the organization. Morano talked about the ...

Mount St. Mary Academy Euro Challenge Winners Visit European Delegation

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition – Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of Scotch Plains, and Akshaya Karanam of Woodbridge, Katie Ferris of Westfield, and Gwen Oakley of Maplewood – traveled to Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 13, where they were celebrated ...

Is College Necessary Anymore?

American computer programmer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft Corporation at age 19 which has risen to become the largest personal-computer software company in the world. British entrepreneur, Richard Branson, founded the Virgin Group, which today controls more than 400 companies across the world. Businessman, John Mackey, co-founded and is the current CEO of ...

All in the Family

On a stifling hot moonlit night in the summer of 1871, the infamous outlaw and gun slinger, John Wesley Hardin, shot a man for snoring.

Legend has it that Hardin, traveling with his cousin Gip Clements, fell back in his room at the American House Hotel in Abilene, Kansas after a raucous night drinking. The next door down, rancher Charles Cougar was sleeping peacefully, if noisily, in his room.

Agent Spotlight: Phillip Migliaccio

Phillip “Phil” Migliaccio, Sales Associate in the Morristown office, is an award-winning Realtor! With over 30 years in the real estate business, Phil has assisted hundreds of clients in their journey to become proud homeowners. Their satisfaction leads to one of his greatest attributes; his large amount of repeat customers. And it’s not just his clients who love his ...