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Body Cam Video Shows Life-Saving Efforts of Summit P.D. Officer

August 11, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Police Department, responding to a July 5 report of an infant unable to breathe, performed a series of emergency techniques that ultimately dislodged the material blocking the child's airway, which was loosened, and the infant was then able to breathe again.

Upon arrival, officers were met by the mother holding the infant at the curb. The child ...

Summit's Cumulative COVID-19 Case Total Rises to 230

August 11, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - The New Jersey State Department of Health has notified the City of Summit that there have been wo new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Summit. The cases were identified between August 8 - 10.

The cases are the second and third identified in Summit this month.

The City on Summit's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began now stands ...

NJ Health Commissioner Signs Directive So Long-Term Care Facilities Can Reopen in Phases

TRENTON, NJ - Despite almost 7,000 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths across 679 long-term care facilities, New Jersey health officials and Gov. Phil Murphy believe there’s a way some can soon open their doors to visitors safely. 

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli signed a directive Monday for “phased in” reopenings at nursing homes across the Garden State, ...

New Dashboard Will Track NJ's Contact Tracing Efforts; Summit's Case Total Steady at 228

TRENTON, NJ — There are now 10 contact tracers per every 100,000 New Jersey residents - looking to limit the spread of COVID-19 by informing all potentially infected parties of steps they should be taking. 

A new dashboard, announced by Gov. Phil Murphy during a press conference Friday afternoon, will look to further detail steps taking place on the ground.

Murphy said ...

Summit School District's Community Forum Rescheduled for Aug. 10

August 10, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Public Schools' Virtual Community Forum, originally scheduled for August 6 and postponed due to the town's widespread power outages caused by Tropical Storm Isaias, will be held tonight (August 10) at 7 p.m.

Administrators will participate remotely and answer submitted questions from the community regarding the District's Reopening Plan for the 2020-21 ...

Summit District Postpones Virtual Community Forum on Reopening Plan

SUMMIT, NJ - In the wake of the widespread power outages in Summit caused by Tropical Storm Isaias, the Summit Public School District has postponed the Community Forum on its Reopening Plan, originally scheduled for August 6. In addition, the District has stated that the student registration deadline for the 2020-21 school year will be extended past August 9.

The ...

Summit's Eli Manning Part of New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2020

August 7, 2020

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) Class of 2019-20 features a 'Who's Who' of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion and Summit resident Eli Manning, cartoonist Charles Addams ("The Addams Family"), actors John Amos and Danny Aiello, and county ...

Dreamcatcher Rep Adds Trio of New Board Members

SUMMIT, NJ - Three new members have joined the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre Board of Trustees, a group that is composed of individuals who represent the community, business and education in the area the theatre serves. The company is entering its 26th year, and presents a full-year season of productions, performances, educational programs and outreach ...

After Dark Days and Nights, Power Almost Totally Restored to Summit

August 10, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly a week after Tropical Storm Isaias' winds wreaked havoc on the Hilltop City's power infrastructure, Summit is now nearing full restoration. According to the Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) outage map, just 116 out of 9,267 -- 1.25 percent -- remain without power as of 12 a.m. on August 10.

JCP&L estimated that the following streets had ...

Summit Transfer Station Open August 10 for DIY Storm Debris Disposal

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Transfer Station, normally closed on Mondays, will be open August 10 from 7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. The added day of operation is to allow some post-Isaias, do-it-yourself disposal of storm debris and household waste.

Located at 40 New Providence Avenue, the normal Transfer Station schedule is:

Tuesdays - 7:30 a.m. - 3:4 5 p.m. 

Wednesdays - 7:30 ...

City Establishes 'Silver Summit' Committee in Effort to Further Support Hilltop Seniors

August 11, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - Seeking to further support senior citizens in the Hilltop City, the City of Summit Common Council has created the 'Silver Summit Senior Citizens Advisory Committee', a volunteer effort that will work to coordinate, communicate, and deploy volunteers and organizations in an efficient and collaborative way, while simultaneously looking to further establish a social ...

SAGE to Begin Assisting With Medicare Open Enrollment This Fall

SUMMIT, NJ - Beginning October 15 through December 7, Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their health and drug plans for the upcoming year. Even if one is happy with their advantage (HMO) or drug plan, they need to confirm that the plans will still work for them next year. Plans change every year. 

SAGE Eldercare's SHIP counselors are ...

Murphy Allows Youth 'High-Risk' Contact Sports Practices to Resume

July 21, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - The resumption of contact sports practices and new state guidance for all-remote learning were announced by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy during his COVID-19 briefing Monday.

Murphy said he has signed an executive order allowing for sports practices that require contact drills and competitions for "high risk" sports at outdoor venues only. Last month, the governor ...

Body Cam Video Shows Life-Saving Efforts of Summit P.D. Officer

August 11, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Police Department, responding to a July 5 report of an infant unable to breathe, performed a series of emergency techniques that ultimately dislodged the material blocking the child's airway, which was loosened, and the infant was then able to breathe again.

Upon arrival, officers were met by the mother holding the infant at the curb. The child ...

Union County Law Enforcement Leaders Discuss Use of Force Amid Calls for Reform

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Police use of force, deescalation training, and law enforcement officers’ broader roles in communities they serve are all part of a local dialogue that comes amid national calls for reform in policing.

At a virtual panel discussion on July 29, Union County law enforcement experts answered pre-submitted questions on use of force policies and discussed how to ...

Temple Sinai of Summit 'Virtual Open House' Set for Aug. 19

July 31, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai of Summit will host a 'Virtual Open House' on Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m., with participants learning about its warm, diverse and active community, while also 'meeting' Rabbi Erin Glazer -- Temple Sinai's new Rabbi -- along with Cantor Marina Shemesh and representatives from its Lay Leadership, Early Childhood Program and the ...

Overlook Recognized with Award for Social Stewardship

August 6, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - HealthTrust, a purchasing and performance improvement organization that serves hospitals, health systems and other health care provider locations, has once again recognized Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center with the 2020 Member Recognition Award for its accomplishments in environmental sustainability.

Overlook received HealthTrust’s ...

Summit Foundation Grant Gets Summit Conservancy to Free Market Project Construction Goal

SUMMIT, NJ - An $11,215 grant from The Summit Foundation will enable The Summit Conservancy to complete its 'Summit Free Market' building project at the City of Summit Transfer Station. The Conservancy has now raised the full $375,000 needed to construct a permanent home for the student-run reuse initiative.

The building will be open to the public in October 2020.

Since ...

A Tearful Plea from US District Judge Esther Salas After Her Son's Murder

August 4, 2020

NEWARK, NJ - US District Judge Esther Salas released a video message two weeks after her son was killed and husband was shot multiple times during an attack at their North Brusnwick home. While barely holding back tears, she described the days before her son was killed and the moment when she heard the gunshots. 

Her message is that Federal judges need better protection. Their home ...

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District’s Academic Rigor Concerns Seem to Override Its Responsibilities to Protect Students, Staff

August 4, 2020

An open letter to the Summit Board of Education:

On behalf of the staff of the Summit Public Schools we would like to share our concerns about the start of the 2020-2021 school year.  As much as we want to return to our students and classrooms, the members of the Summit Education Association need assurances that it will be safe to enter our school buildings.  We need a plan that will ...

Thank You Summit PD, FD, First Aid & DPW

August 11, 2020

I hope you and your families have stayed safe in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias. As powerful winds knocked down trees that brought down our power lines, 75% of Summit residents were left without electricity. I am sad to report that hundreds of households were still without power nearly one week after this storm.

First, I want to thank the tireless efforts of our Police Department, Fire ...

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Summit Police Blotter

August 7, 2020

07/28 - At 1604 a report was taken for a theft of a bicycle from Martin’s Brook Park. The victim reported the incident occurred at approximately 1545 hours. The bicycle was described as a black boys Trek Mountain Bike with white lettering. The value of the bicycle at the time of the theft was approximately $750.00. 

07/29 - At 1809 hours a report was taken for a theft of a bicycle ...

SAGE Hosts End of Life Decision Making in LGBTQ Community Aug. 13

August 10, 2020

SAGE Eldercare's Your Decisions Matter is hosting a webinar with Garden State Equality onAugust 13th at 2 pm, to discuss on end-of-life decision making issues in the LGBTQ community.  It should be an informative and lively discussion!

Here is the registration link:  Please share with ...

Point View's Dietze Says MGM Ready to Roar

Stocks are knocking on all-time highs, yet joblessness is rampant and Washington is unable to reach a deal for Covid-19 relief. Point View’s David Dietze speaks with Nicole Petallides from TD Ameritrade on five possible additions to your portfolio:

Point View Wealth Management is an SEC-registered investment adviser and part ...

Summit Real Estate Report - June, 2020

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 June, 2020.

Active ...

Election 2020: How to Play It!

While Covid-19 and its effect on our health, economy, and financial markets continues to grip the Nation, investors and others increasingly are casting a wary eye at the upcoming November elections.  Its potential outcome, possible policy changes, and impact on the investment markets are being carefully scrutinized.

As we entered 2020, the reelection of the incumbent, Donald Trump, seemed ...

Community Conversation: Immunizations, Physicals and Other Back to School Safety Tips

Whether it’s in-person or virtually, children will be going back to school in the fall. So how can parents keep their kids safe, healthy and ready to learn? On Atlantic Health System’s latest Community Conversation, join Tyree Winters, DO, a pediatrician with Atlantic Medical Group, for some important tips that will help make this school year an A+!


So Your Child is Turning 18 – Now What?

Many of our clients here at Avelino Law, LLP are surprised to learn of the consequences of a child reaching the legal age of majority.  Upon reaching the age of 18, your child is considered an adult in the eyes of the law, and even though you are probably still fully supporting your son or daughter, this can impact your options with regard to their assets and limit your access to information ...

Tropical Storm Isaias Update

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utilities continue restoration efforts for customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias. Service has been restored to approximately 566,000 JCP&L customers – more than 72% of the 788,000 customers impacted by the storm.

More than 8,000 utility personnel from JCP&L, other ...

The Beat Goes On

"In matters of the heart it is always better to want something you don't have than to have something you don't want."
~ Patti LaBelle

Something Old

Breaking up is hard to do. Especially wearing a mask. Especially from six feet away.

My daughter, after weathering separation from her first real love while away at school, discovered that their virtual relationship apart ...