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COVID Booster Vaccination Clinic to be Held in Summit, Oct. 7

September 26, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ - The Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) will host two upcoming COVID bivalent (new) booster vaccination clinics, including one in Summit.

The first clinic will be held on September 29 in Westfield, from 2 - 6 p.m., at the Westfield Town Hall, located at 425 Broad Street. On October 7, from 4 - 6 p.m., the WRHD will hold a clinic at Jefferson ...

COVID Booster Vaccination Clinic to be Held in Summit, Oct. 7

September 26, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ - The Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) will host two upcoming COVID bivalent (new) booster vaccination clinics, including one in Summit.

The first clinic will be held on September 29 in Westfield, from 2 - 6 p.m., at the Westfield Town Hall, located at 425 Broad Street. On October 7, from 4 - 6 p.m., the WRHD will hold a clinic at Jefferson ...

Registration Open for Free Caregivers Workshop Set for Oct. 23

SUMMIT, NJ - Alison Johnson Psy.D, Michael Keren Psy.D and Meredith Gondo Psy.D of Summit Psychological Services will be on hand at the Summit Farmers Market today to educate the community about the benefits of early detection for Alzheimer's and Dementia and the importance of Neuropsychological Testing.

The trio will also be providing the public an opportunity to ...

High School Student Reps Debut as Summit Board of Education Resumes Monthly Meeting Schedule

September 13, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - School’s back in session, and so is the Summit Board of Education, which met on September 8 after taking a break in August. Board Members Donna Miller and Joseph Porac were absent and, with no public comments, the meeting clocked in at a relatively brisk 75 minutes.

There was a celebratory air as numerous district employees were honored. Board of Education ...

John Ciferni Selected as Summit Middle School Principal

SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter addressed to "Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Parents/Guardians," subsequently obtained by TAPinto Summit from a third party, Summit Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough this afternoon announced that the school's current Assistant Principal John Ciferni has been selected as the next principal.

Ciferni succeeds Dr. Donna ...

Summit Farmers Market Hosts 'Apple Pie Contest' Oct. 2

September 26, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Farmers Market will host its annual 'Sunday Funday Apple Pie Contest' at the Market on October 2.

Amateur bakers are invited to bring their best apple pie to the Market by 10:45 a.m. All types of apple pies are allowed, incliuding traditional, crumb and tarts; pre-made crusts are allowed. All pies must be made from scratch and no canned ...

Summit 'Battle of the Bands' Set for Village Green, Oct. 2

SUMMIT, NJ - The second annual 'Battle of the Bands' event will take place on Sunday, October 2, on the Village Green. Local bands will perform at the event for up to 30 minutes, from 12 - 5 p.m.

The City of Summit Department of Community program has announced that it will release a list of performers / times prior to the event date.

The winner of the Battle of the Bands ...

Hilltopper Defensive Unit Named 'Salerno Duane Summit Football Player of the Game'

September 26, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltopper Defensive Unit has been named the 'Salerno Duane Summit High School Football Player of the Game' for their collective performance in the Hilltoppers' 20-0 victory over Rahway.

The 'D' was dominant all afternoon long, holding the Indians to just 134 yards of total offense and just six first downs. Rahway came into the game averaging ...

Summit H.S. Girls Soccer Shuts Out New Providence, 2-0

SUMMIT, NJ - A goal early and late along with eight saves from goalkeeper Catherine King gave the Summit High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team a 2-nil victory over New Providence on the Upper Turf Field.

Sophomore Parker Febo scored her fourth goal of the campaign, assisted by classmate Joelle Ma, in the 7th minute. Ma combined with senior Isis Ovares before delivering ...

Monster Mash-Up

September 25, 2022

A monster of a truck gets some big-time attention at the recent Arts & Cars event in downtown Summit. The curated mash-up consists of a juried art festival and a classic car show along with copious amounts of live music, family entertainment and fun.

With art and wares for sale and a kids’ activity area, Springfield Avenue was bustling with activity. Artists ...

Resource Intensive Day

Dr. Alison Johnson and her coworkers at Summit Psychological Services speak to a visitor at the recent Community Resource Fair, held in the SAGE Eldercare parking lot.  The first-ever event was a big success, with food trucks, raffles and giveaways available for all in attendance.

Team SPS was on hand to get the word out about the Free Caregivers Workshop coming ...

Prolonged Public Comment Segment Yields Another Nearly Three-Hour Summit Common Council Meeting

September 22, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The dais at the Summit Common Council’s September 20 meeting looked a little different; there was no nameplate for Council Member at Large Beth Little, who resigned her office the day prior.

Council President Marjorie Fox read a statement from the former Council Member. “At this time, my personal circumstances are preventing me from focusing fully on my council ...

Union County Approves New Agreement With Social Services Workers

ELIZABETH, NJ – County Commissioners authorized a four-year agreement Thursday with Communication Workers of America Local 1080, the union representing more than 350 members working in the county’s Division of Social Services as social workers, clerks, paralegals and in other positions.

“Negotiations are about building trust and open communications, and it’s not ...

Summit Symphony Celebrates 'Musical Heroes' in Free Children's/Family Concert, Oct. 2

September 23, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Symphony Orchestra will host 'Musical Heroes', a children’s / family concert on October 2 at Lawton C. Johnson Middle School. Summit Symphony concerts are free to the public, but donations are greatly accepted.

The performance, which is in addition to the Symphony's regular concert schedule, will begin ...

Summit P.D. Issues Bicycle Helmet Safety Tips

September 24, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety reports head injury is the most serious injury type and the most common cause of death among bicyclists. The National Injury Prevention Foundation details that nearly 70% of all fatal bicycle crashes involve head injuries, and that bicycle helmets have been estimated to reduce the risk for head injuries by ...

Paving The Way: Brick Sponsorship Opportunity Supports Summit Firehouse Project

SUMMIT, NJ - As construction work continues on the new City of Summit Fire Department headquarters, the City of Summit and the Other Fellow First Foundation are partnering on a special brick paver fundraising initiative that will help fund fitness and living-quarters furnishings not included in the facility's construction budget.

The public can now purchase an inscribed brick ...

Hilltop City Resident Wins First-Ever Summit Restaurant Week 'Dining Dash' Contest

August 31, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City resident Brenda Nobile is the winner of the first-ever 'Summit Restaurant Week Dining Dash' contest, receiving a selection of restaurant gift cards / certificates.

The 'Dining Dash' contest asked consumers to save their dining receipts from 'Restaurant Week' and upload them for a chance to win.

'Summit Restaurant ...

Registration Open for Beacon UU in Summit's Children / Youth Religious Education Programs

September 3, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - Registration is open for Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit's religious education programs for children and youth.

Open to children and teens from pre-K through grade 12, Beacon’s Lifespan Ministry programs are designed to build resilient, confident, and compassionate children and youth. Using a child- and youth-centered approach, ...

Linden High School Football Standout Dies Weeks After Injury During Game

September 24, 2022

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden community is deeply saddened by the death of a Linden High School (LHS) football running back, who sustained a traumatic brain injury in the September 9 game against Woodbridge High School.

Xavier McClain, a sophomore at LHS, died Wednesday night, according to Linden Mayor Derek Armstead.

McClain had been hospitalized and on life support since he was ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Wonder Truck Goes up in Flames (UPDATED)

WESTFIELD, NJ — A fire that started in the front end of a food service truck in Westfield caused heat damage to a vehicle parked in front of it Monday morning, according to the fire chief.

The department was dispatched to the fire on Charles Street by Clark Street at 7:02 a.m., where firefighters found the front engine compartment of the truck engulfed in flames, fire Chief Michael ...

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I Got Next

September 26, 2022

I was recently dismayed after reading the letter to the editor titled, “No More Rubber Stamps On Council - Time To Bounce Danny” by Patrick Nash. I do not know Mr. Nash, nor do I know Ms. Delia Hamlet (highlighted in Nash’s letter), but I do know Danny O’Sullivan, and he is very different from how the letter portrays him. I write this letter as a 23-year resident of ...

Malinowski Delivers for Summit

Let me get to the punchline first -- I encourage all Summit residents to vote for Congressman Tom Malinowski for re-election because he has delivered for us. 

There are many reasons why one might support Tom, given his work on lowering the cost of prescription drugs, tackling the effects of climate change, supporting veterans who suffer from exposure to toxic burn pits, and ...

Our Summit Police

September 13, 2022

Dear Friends,

My family and I have lived in Summit since 2006 and there have been 4 Chiefs of Police in that time span. Each Chief of Police has led the department in his own style, but each one has continually passed on a legacy of professionalism and community spirit that we all admire. The women and men of the Summit Police Department put their lives on the line every day for the safety and ...

Upcoming Events


Wed, October 5


Yom Kippur - Schools Closed


Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day


Sun, October 9, 4:00 PM

Renaissance Church Auditorium, Springfield

Concert: Sigh by Night - featuring globally ...

Summit Police Blotter

September 19, 2022

9/12/22 — At 1412 hours a report was taken for a theft that occurred at a Stiles Road residence. The  victim stated they observed through security camera footage a light-skinned male with short black hair  and a goatee, wearing a white t-shirt, khaki pants and black flip flops walk onto their porch and take  multiple packages and then flee the area. The total amount of the ...

Summit EMS Report - August, 2022

Summit’s EMS Volunteers answered 201 calls in August. These included 133 medical emergencies; 19 falls; 21 motor vehicle accidents, including one on a highway, five involving airbag deployment, four traumatic injuries; six cases of overdose or poisoning; one response to a medical alarm; and four pedestrians struck by a vehicle.

Squad Volunteers also provided eight 'lift ...

Learn About 'Factor Investing' in Next Free Peapack Private Wealth Webinar, Sept. 29

September 24, 2022

Join Peapack Private Wealth Management’s David Dietze and Donna St.Amant on Thursday, September 29 at 1PM ET as they explore factor investing, including what it is, how do you do it, prime examples, classic strategies and potential risks.

There will be Q&A session at the end of the presentation. If you are not able to join live, register now, and we'll send you the recorded link ...

Lindabury Partner Karolina Dehnhard Named 'Woman of Year' by Boy Scouts of America

WESTFIELD, NJ — The law firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper P.C. announced Karolina Dehnhard a partner specializing in family law, has been named by Boy Scouts of America as ‘Woman of the Year’ for her work on behalf of children in Poland and Ukraine.

Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, more than 4,000 orphans have been displaced from ...

Summit Real Estate Report - August, 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 August 2022.

Active ...

'Where Are My Keys?'

Now, what did I come in here for?

Should I be concerned or is this normal? 

How often have you walked into a room only to forget entirely why you went in there? We all have moments like this. Is it part of normal aging? Is it a sign of too much on your mind? Or is something more serious going on? How do you know when you or your loved one is in fact dealing with a ...

FirstEnergy Named Top Utility for Economic Development by Site Selection Magazine for Fourth Year in a Row

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), parent company of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), has been named by Site Selection magazine as one of the nation's leading utilities in promoting economic development for the fourth year in a row, helping to attract nearly 22,000 new jobs and $5.4 billion in third-party corporate facility investment in its six-state service area in ...

Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents in October, Free of Charge

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to two free, secure shredding events in October, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

After October, Union County’s paper shredding program will be on winter hiatus. The series of events will resume again next spring.

“We encourage all Union County residents to use our free ...

Summit Student-Athletes Take On the Pressures of College Recruiting

Summit is known as a top sports town in New Jersey, and consistently feeds players to Division I sports colleges and universities across the country. While recruitment is common in Summit, it comes with significant challenges as well as the obvious benefits. It is important to
consider: what does it truly take to be recruited for a college sport? Along with players needing extensive skill, the ...

The Felidaen Era

As the UK continues to mourn the loss of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, I wonder what more could possibly be said about the Queen that hasn’t already been stated ad nauseum.

That’s why I have decided to write about my cat.

OK, the cat really is more my wife’s cat than my cat. My wife affords him a lot more attention than I do. And I refer to him more as a royal him, because as ...

Agent Spotlight: Jenny Brigante

Jenny Brigante, Sales Associate in the New Providence office, offers personal service with distinction. She’ll serve as your trusted advisor with personal service and care! Jenny is a neighborhood specialist, familiar with local communities, home values, and price trends in Union County. Her commitment, guidance, and care are all offered unstintingly to her clients throughout the buying and ...