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Dominating Second Half Drives Summit H.S. Girls Basketball's Win Over ALJ, 45-33

January 23, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Down by a 'touchdown' at the half, the Summit High School Girls Basketball Team delivered a commanding second-half performance that more than erased the seven-point deficit and went on to defeat AL Johnson 45-33 at the Main Gym. The win, the Hilltoppers' fifth in the last seven contests, lifts their season mark to ...

UCC Board Member and Summit Resident Mary Zimmermann Named Vice Chair of NJCCC Executive Committee

January 22, 2019

CRANFORD, NJ -  Summit resident Mary M. Zimmermann, Vice Chair of the Union County College Board of Trustees, has been elected Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC).

Zimmermann describes herself as a “professional volunteer.” She was first elected to the NJCCC Executive Committee in November 2017. Since ...

Hilltop City District Pegs FDK's First-Year Net Budget Impact at $1.1M; Two More Swastikas Discovered at Summit Middle School

SUMMIT, NJ - In a Summit Board of Education (BOE) meeting dominated by a review of the estimated budget impact of the Summit Public School District's proposed Universal, Free Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) program, the District also disclosed that additional swastikas have been found at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS).

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While the proposed Full-Day ...

Dominating Second Half Drives Summit H.S. Girls Basketball's Win Over ALJ, 45-33

January 23, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Down by a 'touchdown' at the half, the Summit High School Girls Basketball Team delivered a commanding second-half performance that more than erased the seven-point deficit and went on to defeat AL Johnson 45-33 at the Main Gym. The win, the Hilltoppers' fifth in the last seven contests, lifts their season mark to ...

Late Pair of Pryymak Goals Propel Summit H.S. Boys Hockey Past MKA, 6-5

SUMMIT, NJ - Down 5-4 with less than 90 seconds remaining, Hilltopper junior Tom Pryymak scored with 1:17 remaining to tie the score and then, for good measure, turned around and netted the game-winner 22 seconds later giving the Summit High School Boys Varsity Hockey team a dramatic 6-5 triumph over Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) at the Warinanco Skating Center.

Sophomore Greg ...

Minstrels Wanted: SDI Seeks Al Fresco Performers for Upcoming Summit Events

January 17, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Those who can carry a tune are invited to bring it -- and themselves -- to the Hilltop City as Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is looking for musicians to provided live entertainment for its 'Summit Street Sounds' downtown events.

'Summit Street Sounds' debuted in 2018, bringing live music to downtown Summit on Thursday evenings in June. An enthusiastic reception ...

Fifty Eight-Year Resident of Summit Hazel Andri Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

SUMMIT, NJ - Hazel Andri, who has lived in Summit for nearly six decades, enjoyed her 100th birthday on December 25 and celebrated her big day at SAGE Eldercare.

A client of SAGE Eldercare's HomeCare and Meals on Wheels, the birthday girl was joined at the festiviies by her family, friends and SAGE staff.

Summit Mayor Nora Radest joined the fun and honored ...

Rutgers' Tucker to Lead Newest 'Explore Your World' Minicourse at Summit Library Starting Feb. 8

SUMMIT, NJ - Professor Bruce Tucker, from Rutgers University’s renowned Osher Life Long Learning Institute program (OLLI), will deliver the a four-week 'minicourse' entitled 'America’s Foreign Interventions: 1804-2001' beginning February 8 at the Summit Free Public Library.

Made possible by a grant from the Summirt Area Public Foundation, the newest edition of the ...

Pebble Players' Production of 'Annie Jr. The Musical' Staged Through Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Pebble Players will presenet 'Annie Jr. The Musical' -- based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Broadway Musical -- January 19 - 27 at the Oakes Center.

Offering equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts in Depresssion-era New York City. Raised at an orphanage run by ...

Longtime SAPF Board President John Cooper Retires; Julie Keenan Named as Successor

January 23, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - John W. (Jack) Cooper who, for 28 years, served as the President of the Summit Area Public Foundaton (SAPF), has retired, with the organization's Board of Trustees appointing Julie Keenan as Cooper's successor. In addition to naming Keenan as president, the SAPF board has named David Dietze as vice president, Sandra R. Lizza as secretary, ...

New Eyes for the Needy Seeks Jewelry Donations

SHORT HILLS, NJ - New Eyes for the Needy's 'Fabulous Finds Resale Shop' in Short Hills is seeking donations of new and used jewelry, watches, and fine housewares that will be sold to raise funds to purchase prescription glasses for those who cannot afford them.

Ideal for folks doing a winter clean out and who want to help out those in need, donations can be ...

Ice, Frigid Temps Ahead as City of Summit Issues Weather Advisory Prior to 'Winter Storm Harper'

January 19, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - As the Hilltop City prepares for the imminent arrival of 'Winter Storm Harper', the City of Summit is updating residents regarding the weather system's expected impact, and emphasizing saftey precautions community members should be taking to ensure the safety of all.

Ahead of the expected storm, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency ...

New Traffic, Pedestrian Signals on Docket as Reorganized Summit Council Gets Down to Business

SUMMIT, NJ - Coinciding with the anniversary of Martin Luther King's birthday, the Summit Common Council meeting on January 15 began with Council President David Naidu – himself celebrating a birthday – beginning his President’s Message with a quote attributed to King. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

Naidu ...

Free Tax Prep Assistance at SAGE Beginning Feb. 7

January 22, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - SAGE Eldercare will host free tax counseling and preparation for middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to those who are 60 years of age and older, provided by AARP as part of a national Tax-Aide program offered through the AARP Foundation in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service.

The program is available on Thursdays, from February 7 through April ...

SAGE Offers New Bereavement Support Group Beginning February 5

SUMMIT, NJ - SAGE Eldercare will offer a new free, eight-week bereavement support group -- beginning February 5 -- for people age 60 and older who have lost a spouse in the last year. The support group will be led by Kathy Larkin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and SAGE’s InfoCare Manager.

“Adjusting to the loss of a spouse is a life-changing event and an ongoing ...

Limited Tickets Remain for SPARC 'Murder Mystery' Fundraiser Jan. 25

January 21, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Limited tickets remain for the Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee's (SPARC) second 'Murder Mystery' fundraiser on Friday, January 25, at The Columbian Club in Summit. Featuring a masquerade theme and taking place at the fictional 'Annual Millionaire's Club Masquerade Ball', the event is a live-action theatre party run by New York ...

Summit H.S. Students Host 'Styles for Smiles' Benefit Fashion Show Feb. 5

SUMMIT, NJ - Led by the all-student run 'Operation Smile' Club and its co-presidents -- seniors Claire Murdock and Kailey McGinn -- Summit High School will host its 13th annual 'Styles for Smiles' fashion show February 5, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Summit High School Cafeteria.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Virginia Beach, VA-based nonprofit Operation ...

Garden State's Tax Amnesty Program Ends Jan. 15

January 3, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Tax Amnesty program, signed into law in July of 2018, will come to a conclusion on January 15. The Program provides individuals and businesses with the opportunity to pay back taxes -- or file past returns -- with no penalties and reduced interest, with the stipulation that Tax Amnesty payments be paid no later than January 15.

Launched on ...

Atlantic Health Waives Co-Pays, Offers Opportunities and Support for Those Affected by Government Shutdown

January 23, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System's President & Chief Executive Office, Brian Gragnolati, and the organization's Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Nikki Sumpter, have issued statements and detailed information regarding initiatives Atlantic Health System is putting in place for Federal workers affected by the current government ...

Emeritus Atlantic Health System Board Member Mulcahy Named 'Trustee of the Year' by NJHA

PRINCETON, NJ - Former Atlantic Health System (AHS) Trustee Robert E. Mulcahy III was named 2019 Health System Trustee of the Year by the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA). The Trustee of the Year honor, one of the Healthcare Leader Awards bestowed annually by NJHA, recognizes outstanding volunteer hospital and health system trustees for their commitment to patients and ...

Mediterranean Influences Highlighted in Lara Atallah Exhibition at KPS Gallery

January 15, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The works of New York-based artist Lara Atallah will be on display at The Kent Place Gallery through February 1, showcasing hand-worked Polaroid photographs, a narrative video installation, and delicate blue cyanotype prints Using the Mediterranean as a point of reference, Atallah explores the political nature of landscape through the medium photography.

Her group ...

Summit Fire Department Obtains Class 2 ISO Rating

January 17, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Fire Department (SFD) has earned a 'Class 2' Insurance Services Office (ISO) classification rating grade from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), effective January 1, 2019. Insurance Services Office is a subsidiary of Jersey City-based Verisk Analytics, a data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, energy and specialized markets and ...

Deliciousness Delivered: Summit's Office Tavern Grill, Piattino Partner with Uber Eats, DoorDash

January 22, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Two of Summit's favorite eateries -- The Office Tavern Grill and Piattino: A Neighborhod Bistro -- have formed today delivery partnerships with DoorDash, a technology company aiming to connect people with the best goods and services in their cities, and Uber Eats, a food delivery app from Uber that makes getting great food from your favorite local ...

Summit 'Shabbat in Harmony' Features Talk by HIAS Leader Mark Hetfield Jan. 11

December 30, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS -- a global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees -- will discuss the significant changes in U.S. immigration policy that include the banning of immigrants from entire countries, new limitations on granting asylum, and family separation on January 11, from at 7:30 - 9 p.m., at Congregation Beth Hatikvah in ...

Adopt-a-Park Volunteers Unite for a Logjam Cleanup at Area Park

January 12, 2019

CRANFORD, NJ - Aided by a passer-by who lent two kayaks to the effort, an ambitious group of Union County Adopt-a-Park volunteers recently spent several hours clearing away a logjam in the Rahway River at Nomahegan Park. The group bagged and removed trash and recyclables from the river and from the surrounding area as well.

Trash and recyclables collect in rivers and streams and often get ...

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Summit Police Blotter

January 16, 2019

12/07 - Raymond S. Scura, 29, of Staten Island, New York was arrested and charged with 3rd degree, bad checks and credit card theft, in addition to a contempt of court warrant out of Burlington County, New Jersey and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

12/13 - At 1626 hours a report was taken for a theft of cash from a Shadyside Avenue residence. The victim reported the incident occurred sometime ...

Summit EMS Response Report - December, 2018

During December, members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad responded to 160 9-1-1 emergency calls.  These included 98 medical emergencies; 18 motor vehicle accidents, including 2 on a highway; 4 traumatic injuries; 22 falls, 4 pedestrians struck by an automobile, 7 reports of poisoning, 6 allergic reactions, 3 medical alarm activations; and 9 lift assists of patients who did not ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Looks at Great White North's Energy Sector

January 23, 2019

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, appeared live on BNN Bloomberg discussing the outlook for energy companies and two attractive Canadian energy plays:

or over 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized ...

Area Food Drive for Federal Employees

Saint James the Apostle Church and the Township of Springfield are sponsoring a food drive for Federal Employees on Sunday, February 3, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Non-perishable food items can be brought directly to the Church.

Federal Employees may pick up items needed on Monday, February 4, at Saint James Church between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more ...

Retirement Income Strategies

Thinking about retirement?  Take a look at the various sources of income available to you, and work on developing a good estimate of your expenses. Use these strategies to make your savings last over the long haul.  

Income sources.  Having diversified sources of income in retirement is a plus.   Types of income can include social security, traditional retirement ...

How Telematics May Affect Car Insurance 

Over the last several decades the Insurance industry has experienced unprecedented change. Both the regulatory landscape and competitive positioning have transformed much of the business, pressuring profit margins, and otherwise introducing a commodity-like element to an inherently service-based business.  While the Agency-based business model continues to add significant value vs.

The Far Side of Progress

There are lots of exotic places I would like to visit before I die. The far side of the moon is not one of them.

But I understand that traveling to distant lands is a calling unique to the individual. It explains why there are people in the world who seek to explore the Mariana Trench or the Greenland Ice Sheet or Des Moines, Iowa. So I guess China has its reasons for going there.

Despite ...