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VIDEO: Preparing for Statewide Bag Ban, Helping Others in Need

January 24, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Some New Jersey businesses are preparing for the plastic bag ban, and others didn't even know it was coming. Plus, some great examples of helping others, all around the state.

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

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Five Ways To Get Free COVID-19 Tests in Union County

January 22, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ - County residents have an additional free county-run COVID-19 testing site available to them since a new location in Plainfield opened on Tuesday — one among a series a ways for people to get tested for the virus.

The newest site, on Park Avenue, offers both rapid nasal tests and PCR saliva tests Mondays through Saturdays. It is the testing second site in Plainfield, ...

Summit's January COVID-19 Case Total Rises to 444

SUMMIT, NJ - There have now been 444 cases of COVID-19 confirmed by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) in Summit so far this January, based on information released today by the City of Summit. Seventy-five (75) cases were confirmed from January 14-20, 41 percent (31 cases) of which were individuals age 19 and younger.

There has now been 3.750 total cases of the ...

After 'Tsunami of Omicron', Summit Board of Education Holds First Meeting of '22

January 19, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Board of Education started the new calendar year with a new business administrator / board secretary as Derek Jess helmed his first meeting on January 13.

Jennifer McCann, director of education, presented the District’s Fall 2021 'Start Strong' assessment data. These tests are normally administered in the spring but were pushed to the fall for this ...

Summit Public Schools Detail District Had 472 COVID-19 Cases Last Month

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Public Schools' COVID-19 Dashboard has been updated to show that there were 472 cases of COVID-19 across all campuses during the month of December 2021.

There were 387 student cases and 85 staff cases. December's total is nearly 17 times the number of cases (28) that were recorded in the Summit Public Schools during November of 2021.

According to information ...

Vendor Applications Now Being Accepted for Summer 2022 Summit Farmers Market

January 23, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Downtown, Inc. is now accepting vendor applications for the 2022 Summer edition of the Summit Farmers Market. The market will begin on April 24 and be open every Sunday through November 20, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., as well as on three December Sundays -- December 4, 11 and 18 -- from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Once again, the Market will be located at ...

Bridges Recruiting Volunteers for County's 'Point in Time Count'

SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach is recruiting volunteers to take part in Union County's 'Point in Time Count', which will take place from January 25 - February 1. The 'Point in Time Count' seeks to accurately measure the number of people experiencing homelessness in the community.

Under the leadership of Michael Callahan, Director of Social Work Services, Bridges ...

Finley Beard Named Salerno Duane Summit Girls Ice Hockey Player of The Week

January 23, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - Sophomore Finley Beard has been selected as the 'Salerno Duane Summit High School Girls Ice Hockey Player of The Week' for her performance in the week ending January 23.

Beard scored the only goal in a 4-1loss to Oak Knoll, a setback that knocked the Hilltoppers from the ranks of the unbeaten. This season, she ...

Hilltopper Hoops Wrap: Summit Girls and Boys Both Split Pair of Games

CRANFORD, NJ - It was a Yo-Yo results week for the Summit High School Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Teams, with each squad getting an impressive win and suffering a tough setback.

Summit Boys Varsity

Freshman Myles Blackley dropped 20 points and junior Brett Colón added 15 as the Maroon and White picked up a quality road 'W', winning at Cranford 58-45. Blackley ...

A Hug in a Bowl

January 17, 2022

The Lois Schneider Realtor team gathered at Healthy Italia - La Buona Cucina in Madison, where they had fun working with the 'Soup Sisters' to create 64 quarts of delicious soup to donate to Jersey Battered Women’s Services (JBWS).

Healthy Italia, an innovative and authentic Italian cooking school, provided the ideal kitchen space for the event.

Month ...

Common Council Hears Summit Residents Express Concern, Frustration Regarding Vehicle Thefts

January 22, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council’s first business meeting of 2022 on January 18 brought out some 30 residents eager to express their concerns about rising motor vehicle thefts in the City.

Ward Two Council Member Greg Vartan and Council Member at Large Beth Little participated via Zoom.

Mayor Nora Radest addressed the issue in her Mayor’s Report, expressing thankfulness ...

Summit Common Council Agenda Preview - Jan. 18

The first Common Council business meeting of 2022 will be held on Tuesday, January 18 at 7:30PM in Council Chamber at City Hall. Masks are required, and extra seating will be available in the lobby to allow for social distancing.  

The Mayor and Common Council will recognize the Summit Free Market Committee and its receipt of the Governor’s Excellence Award ...

Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation Establishes Grant Program

January 21, 2022

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation (CDBCF) has launched a new grants program, which will distribute awards to nonprofit breast cancer organizations and initiatives that support the underinsured and uninsured women in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties.

“The Foundation has grown and ...

Area Firefighter's Family Launches GoFundMe to Save Home

CRANFORD, NJ - Amanda Langner-Hurewitz, wife of Cranford Firefighter Robert Hurewitz, has launched a GoFundMe to save their home after severe medical complications have ended his career.

"Being a firefighter was Rob's dream job and he got to live that dream", Amanda told TAPinto Cranford. As a child, Rob used to dress up as a firefighter for Halloween, and he began volunteering ...

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Installs New Officers

January 23, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad -- which answered more than 2,200 calls last year -- has installed its 2022 Leadership team, with Mayor Nora Radest visiting Squad headquarters to administer the Oath of Office.

Kevin Caropreso, who previously served as Vice President, is the Squad’s new President. Prior to joining the Squad after moving to ...

Two More Summit Vehicles Stolen Overnight; Acting Police Chief Reinforces Request for Residents to Secure Vehicles, Remove Key Fobs

SUMMIT, NJ - Three vehicles have been stolen from residences in Summit this year -- including two overnight -- according to information supplied by the Summit Police Department. In each case, the vehicles involved were unsecured and parked in the residents' driveways with the key fobs left inside or accessible.

The latest thefts took place at residences on Templar Way and ...

Simple, Basic Tips for Composting This Winter

December 31, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - Put kitchen scraps to good use this winter by starting a backyard compost pile. Keeping food scraps out of the waste stream helps ease the burden on municipal waste disposal operations. Pumpkins, decorative gourds and other plant-based home decorations can go into a compost pile along with kitchen scraps and yard waste.

Compost is a natural, organic soil enhancer that ...

Easy Ways to Reduce Waste This Holiday Season

ELIZABETH, NJ - The statewide 'bag ban' is set to take effect in May, and Union County residents can prepare in advance by taking a few simple steps to cut down on single-use bags and other types of waste.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the waste generated by American households jumps 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.

The ...

Lindabury Announces Two New Partners at Law Firm

January 15, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ - Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., announced that Lisa Gingeleskie and Elizabeth Candido Petite have been elevated to become firm partners.

Gingeleskie is a member of the Westfield-based law firm's Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits group, where she focuses on labor and employment law, including ERISA and employee benefits. Petite is a member of ...

Senator Steven Oroho: "Time to Get To Work" on Affordability Issues

January 24, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Senate Minority Leader Steven Oroho says it’s time to get to work.

“Now that the housekeeping is complete, we shouldn’t waste any time getting back to work in Trenton on efforts to make New Jersey more affordable,” Oroho said.

Affordability has been a key word used over the past two weeks during the Inauguration, State of the State, ...

Johnny C "The Pizza Guy" Connecting New Jersey Through a Slice of Pie

TOMS RIVER, NJ — A banker by day, a pizza lover for life. If anyone knows Jersey pizza, it’s Johnny C. 

“There’s so many great pizzas throughout New Jersey. I could go on and on, even in North Jersey where my roots are from. There’s a lot of good places," he said.

“I like a certain pie. I’m very picky with it. 

John ...

Gov. Murphy Faces Strong Opposition on Updated Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Murphy was met swiftly with strong opposition after announcing an updated vaccine mandate for all health care workers. 

While touring a new federal COVID-19 testing facility at Stockton University in Galloway on Wednesday, the Governor announced anyone who has a job in a high-risk congregate setting such as a health care, long-term care or correctional ...

VIDEO: Preparing for Statewide Bag Ban, Helping Others in Need

January 24, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Some New Jersey businesses are preparing for the plastic bag ban, and others didn't even know it was coming. Plus, some great examples of helping others, all around the state.

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

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VIDEO: Marina Fire Caught on Camera, Man's Passion for Pizza and Helping a Hero

NEW JERSEY — A fast-moving marina fire was caught on camera and a community comes together to help a hero and his family. Plus, some major support for one of the state's busiest hospitals and one man's major passion for PIZZA!

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

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VIDEO: Bear Attack, Vaccine Mandate Pushback and Officer Caught on Camera Under Investigation

NEW JERSEY — Another bear attack in a New Jersey town, some don't approve of Gov. Murphy's new COVID-19 vaccination mandate, and an officer is under investigation after being caught on camera threatening someone else.

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January 2022 Update

January 23, 2022

Dear Neighbors, 

This is the 36th month I have been serving on Summit’s Common Council. My first term is complete, and it is an incredible honor to have been re-elected and recently sworn-in for a second term. I promised to continue sharing my Vartan’s Views videos after every Council meeting and supplementing those brief updates with these longer ones on a bi-annual ...

Time to Do Something About Crime in Summit

I think everyone should be extremely concerned about the steady stream of attempted, and actual, car thefts occurring in Summit. It seems as if the criminals are trawling through Summit 24/7, as the incidents are being reported with regularity and at all times of the day/night: very early morning, mid-morning, late afternoon, early evening, late evening, middle of the night. The perpetrators ...

Summit Police Blotter

January 5, 2022

12/03/2021 — At 0845 hours a report was taken for an unlawful entry to a vehicle parked at a Rotary Lane residence. The victim discovered their unlocked gray 2019 Infiniti QX60 was entered and rummaged through at some point during evening hours. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.  

12/03/2021 — At 1948 hours a report was taken for a shoplifting in progress. The ...

Summit EMS Report - December, 2021

Summit’s EMS Volunteers closed out a very busy 2021 by answering 179 emergency calls in December. These included 100 medical emergencies: 10 falls; 20 motor vehicle accidents, including one on a highway, one into a tree and two overturned vehicle accidents; 16 traumatic injuries, including one assault; four cases of overdose or poisoning; four allergic reactions; five responses to a ...

WATCH: Given Market's Volatility, Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze Shares 'Investing Checklist'

January 23, 2022

Peapack Private Wealth's David Dietze spoke live with FOX Business’ Charles Payne. Topic?  2022’s market has started out with great volatility – where do we go from here

 https://video.foxbusiness.com/v/6291314335001

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack Private provides comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice to ...

Lantern Hill Celebrates Five Years of Fun and Friendship

Residents and staff at Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living community in New Providence, N.J., always have a lot to celebrate. But on Sept. 20, 2021, the thriving campus was even more festive than usual, as everyone enthusiastically honored the community’s five-year anniversary with a champagne toast. The occasion marked an opportunity to reflect on how Lantern Hill has grown over the ...

Summit Real Estate Report - December, 2021

Prominent Property 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 December 2021.

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Outlook 2022: Stay the Course!

2021 has seen it all: Rising COVID cases, rising consumer prices, rising geopolitical tensions, rising commodity prices, and indeed rising stock prices.  Despite the uncertainty from two major COVID variants, the fastest increase in prices for decades, geopolitical stress over the Ukraine, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, investors who stayed the course have much to show for ...

Are You A Codependent Person?

As an addiction specialist, I am frequently asked the question, “Why do I need to be in therapy, it’s my (fill in the blank) who is the alcoholic/ addict”. Other times, I am asked by someone, “Am I a Codependent?”, or “What is Codependency?”.   January 2022, National Co-dependency Awareness Month, presents a timely opportunity to talk about ...

Mount St. Mary Academy's Director of School & College Counseling Presents at Winter Institutes of NYSACAC

Elizabeth Roper, Director of College & School Counseling at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, participated and presented at the Winter Institutes of NYSACAC (New York State Association of College Admission Counseling) on January 7 and 14. The events were hosted by Cornell University and Syracuse University, respectively, in a virtual format.

Ms. Roper presented with committee members ...

Home of the Week: 28 Stanford Place, Montclair NJ

You’ll find 28 Stanford Place in the desirable town of Montclair, a charming colonial on a corner lot. The first floor has a lot of character, featuring a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a den with a lot of natural light, a formal dining room, and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The second floor has three bedrooms including a master bedroom, ensuite. And it ...