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Using Their Noodles

March 21, 2019

Summit Mayor Nora Radest once again unveils her super-sized ceremonial shears to herald the opening of Ani Ramen House.

Radest was joined by Ani Ramen Partner Israel Jiles, Ani Ramen Chef & Partner Julian Valencia, Ani Ramen Partner Luck Sarabhayavanija, Summit Council Member Stephen Bowman; Summit Downtown, Inc. Executive Director Nancy J. Adams; Summit Common Council ...

Twenty-five Not a Magic Number to Summit Parents as Elementary School Class Size Issue Takes Center Stage

March 19, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Class size supplanted Full-Day kindergarten (FDK) as the front-and-center topic at the March 14 Board of Education (BOE) meeting, as dozens of parents once again assembled in the Summit High School media center to express concerns about BOE policy and decisions.  

The class size conversation began at the March 7 Special Budget meeting, when parents addressed ...

By 6-1 Tally, Summit School Board Advances FDK to Final Hurdle; Board President Casts Lone Dissenting Vote

SUMMIT, NJ - Universal, Free Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) in Summit moved one giant step closer to reality as the Summit Board of Education (BOE) approved -- by a 6-1 vote -- its $65.89 million 2019-20 budget with $1.5 million earmarked for the program. Board President Deb McCann was the lone dissenter.   

If the Board of School Estimate (BOSE) approves the budget at ...

SJBS Launches First Annual 'Summit Day of Softball' Apr. 27

March 21, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Junior Baseball and Softball (SJBS) will host inaugural 'Summit Day of Softball' on Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Soldiers Memorial Field. Registration is open to all players in the SJBS recreational softball program.

“At our softball town hall last year, many parents requested more opportunities for softball ...

Summit H.S. Boys Swimming's Luke Piede Named 'Coach of The Year'

SUMMIT, NJ - Winning the Union County Championship for the first time, beating Westfield for the first time in memory, claiming a NJSIAA State Sectional Championship, and reaching the NJSIAA Public C State Final all combined to make the 2018-19 campaign a defining season in the history of the Summit High School Boys Swim Team program.

Those accomplishments also apparently ...

Book Donations Sought for Upcoming Summit College Club Book Sale

March 21, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Summit College Club is seeking books and other media donations for its six-day annual April Book Sale. The books must be in good condition and packed in bags or small boxes. 

Donations can be brought to the American Legion Post No. 433 -- located at 357 Elkwood Avenue -- from March 29 through April 4. The drop off will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Third Annual Max Gottstein Blood Drive Set for Mar. 22

SUMMIT NJ  - Three weeks shy of just his sixth birthday in August of 2017, Summit's Max Gottstein tragically lost his years-long battle with treatment-induced acute myeloid leukemia after years of fighting a rare eye cancer called retinoblastoma.

A month prior to his passing, more than 80 units of blood were collected at an inaugural blood drive held in his ...

'My Dinner with Alan: A Sopranos Session' Receives NJ Premiere in Summit Mar. 24

SUMMIT, NJ - The Film Society of Summit will host the New Jersey premiere of 'My Dinner With Alan: A Sopranos Session' on Sunday, March 24 at 5 p.m. Following the screening, there will be a discussion between 'The Sopranos Sessions' co-authors Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz and 'My Dinner With Alan' director Kristian Fraga.

The evening will ...

Stony Hill Players' Present 'The Man Who Came to Dinner' Beginning Mar. 29

March 16, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Stony Hill Players will stage George S. Kaufman's & Moss Hart's hilarious play 'The Man Who Came To Dinner' beginning March 29 at the Oakes Center. Performances are set for March 29 - 31 and April 5 - 7, with show times Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p..m.

While on a speaking tour, the ...

Using Their Noodles

March 21, 2019

Summit Mayor Nora Radest once again unveils her super-sized ceremonial shears to herald the opening of Ani Ramen House.

Radest was joined by Ani Ramen Partner Israel Jiles, Ani Ramen Chef & Partner Julian Valencia, Ani Ramen Partner Luck Sarabhayavanija, Summit Council Member Stephen Bowman; Summit Downtown, Inc. Executive Director Nancy J. Adams; Summit Common Council ...

Champion Cagers

The Summit Basketball Club's 4th grade boy's travel squad defeted Bridgewater, 38-32, to claim the Jersey Basketball Association League Championship.

Coached by Joe DeLong and Matthew Post and managed by Claire DeLong. the title-winning team includes Owen Fagan, Ben DeLong, Tim Iacovelli, Zack Karelis, Lucas Kubeck, Theodore Mixon, Jason ...

Summit Resident Richard Sun Joins Family Homelessness National Task Force

March 20, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit resident -- and former Summit Common Council member -- Richard Sun has been named to the Next Generation Committee of Summit-based Family Promise, the national nonprofit addressing the issue of family homelessness.

“I’m excited to serve on Family Promise’s NextGen Committee and help broaden the organization’s reach, volunteer base, and ...

Junior League of Summit's 'Trivia Night' Raises $15,000

CHATHAM, NJ - The Junior League of Summit's fourth Annual ''Trivia Night' raised an estimated $15,000, proceeds that will benefit the League's Annual Fund supporting community grants, scholarships and projects such as Giving and Receiving Assistance for Our Community’s Essentials (GRACE), the League’s signature community outreach project and the ...

Congressman Malinowski to Hold Town Hall Meeting Mar. 23

March 16, 2019

CRANFORD, NJ - Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) will hold a Town Hall meeting with constituents on March 23 at Union County College's Roy W. Smith Theater, from 1 - 3 p.m. The town hall will provide an opportunity for residents of the 7th District to share their views and concerns and hear updates on the latest in Congress.

Members of the public can RSVP ...

City Installs No Smoking Signs in Summit Parks, Athletic Facilities

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has installed no smoking signs in all municipally-owned parks and athletic facilities, including Soldiers Memorial Field, Investors Bank Field, Wilson Park, Long Field, Glenside Field, Mabie Memorial Playground, and the Summit Village Green.

The move comes In response to the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act N.J.S.A. 26:3D-55 that took effect on January ...

'March for Meals' Begins at SAGE with Board Members Claire Toth and John Hoffman Leading the Way

March 7, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - SAGE Eldercare has kicked off the 17th annual 'March for Meals', a month-long, nationwide coming together of local community organizations, businesses, government officials and caring individuals to ensure that homebound and vulnerable older adults are not forgotten.

This week SAGE Board Member and Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Point View ...

March Gladness: Oak Knoll Boys CYO Hoops Teams Each Win Titles

March 21, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - The Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child’s fifth- and sixth-grade boys basketball teams won their respective CYO division championships Saturday, marking the second championship for the sixth-grade squad – who previously won as fourth graders.

The championship game triumph against Holy Trinity School capped off an undefeated 12-0 season for the sixth ...

Trio of 'Toppers Crowned State Champs, Earn Governor's Awards as Summit H.S. Speech and Debate Takes Podium Spot at NJ State Tourney

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Summit Speech and Debate Team took second place in Team Sweepstakes, second place in Speech Sweepstakes  and sixth place in Debate Sweepstakes while three Hilltoppers - Annie Milsten, Iain Alvidrez and Tim Erday -- earned scholarships and will be recognized at the Governor's Awards this coming May by virtue of their first-place, state championship ...

Fronting for Change: SDI Debuts Facade Grant Program for Downtown Business, Property Owners

March 14, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Seeking to incentivize and stimulate storefront upgrades in the central business district, Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is offering 'Facade Grants' to downtown business and property owners. The matching grant program -- which requires an mirror commitment from the business -- are capped at a maximum of $2,500.

Believing that storefronts which are in disrepair ...

Pathways Celebrates 25th Anniversary with 'Casino Night' Fundraiser Mar. 30

March 17, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Twenty-five years ago, women with cancer who were scared and suffering found solace in the newly-founded breast cancer support groups named 'Pathways'. The groups helped myriad women feel safe in sharing their deepest fears as well as the triumphs achieved during their cancer journeys.

During the past two-and-a-half decades, Pathways has expanded -- offering ...

Overlook Celebrates 'National Hospitalist Day'

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center recently celebrated the nation's first 'National Hospitalist Day', which recognizes the talented, dedicated 'hospitalists' -- a term that refers to physicians whose practice emphasizes providing care for hospitalized patients.

'Hospitalists' focus on the unique aspects of a ...

Bilingual Poll Workers Sought by County for June Primary, November General Elections

March 11, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Elections is actively seeking bilingual poll workers who are eager to help the community exercise their right to vote. Poll workers must be 18 years of age, a registered voter in and a resident of Union County.  Poll workers are required to attend a training seminar.

Poll workers are paid $200 to work from 5:15 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. on ...

Bracketlicious: Summit's Office Tavern Grill Offers Hoops Tournament Food, Drink Specials

March 17, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Whether March goes out like a lamb is yet to be seen, but it's a slam dunk that hoops fans will be roaring as the national college roundball tournament season tips off and builds to its annual crescendo. From 'Selection Sunday' to the championship game the event has become an American classic.

No stranger to classics themselves, Summit's Office Tavern ...

Summit Talent Featured in CBH's Purim 'Jersey Style' Mar. 23

March 12, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Beth Hatikvah (CBH) will host 'Purim Jersey Style', an original new musical Purim show for kids and adults featuring songs from Garden State's native son and daughter music icons, including Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston and Bon Jovi.

The event also includes just the right amounts of silliness and laughs, ...

Incarceration Reform Advocate Evie Litwok Speaks at CBH's Social Shabbat Service Mar. 8

SUMMIT, NJ - Evie Litwok will speak as part of Congregation Beth Hatikvah's monthly 'Social Shabbat Service' on Friday, March 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Litwok was 60 years old when she went to prison.

Her experiences there as a gay, Jewish woman inspired her work as founder and director of Witness to Mass Incarceration, an advocacy group seeking alternatives to ...

Room to Grow: Application Process 'UC Means Green' Community Garden Grants Now Underway

March 4, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Applications are now open for the 2019 'Union County Means Green' (UC Means Green) community garden grants program, designed to foster improved nutrition as well as new opportunities for education, recreation, social activities, community service and neighborhood beautification through the experience of growing fresh produce in local ...

Groundbreaking for New Summit Free Market Home Set for Mar. 23

March 16, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Mayor Nora Radest, Council President David Naidu, members of Common Council and City staff will all be on hand as the Summit Conservancy hosts a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Summit Free Market building on Saturday, March 23, beginning a 9:30 a.m., at the City of Summit Transfer Station.

The building project is partially funded by private donations raised by the ...

Fix, Don't Toss: Green Summit Hosts Second Repair Café Mar. 23

SUMMIT, NJ - Green Summit, the all-volunteer independent community group that aims to educate the Hilltop City community about sustainable living, and which works to help make the community a healthier, 'greener' place to call home,  will host its second Repair Café on March 23, from 1 - 4 p.m., at Christ Church in Summit.

Co-sponsored by the Summit Area ...

Lois Schneider Realtor Salutes Its Top-Producing Agents for 2018

March 12, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Lois Schneider Realtor (LSR) celebrated the 2018 accomplishments of their sales team on March 5 -- Tuscan-style -- with a wonderful night of wine-tasting, presented by Tenuta Toriciano vineyard, paired with dinner, and their annual awards ceremony.

The event was hosted at Reeves Reed Arboretum, a quintessential Summit venue for an elegant evening.

With ...

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1/2/2019 4:47 PM -- FD responded to PASSIAC AVENUE residence for a stove burner that would not shut off.  Upon arrival met with homeowner and determined that the left front stove burner valve stem was bent and could not be shut off with either the valve handle or pliers.  FD secured the stove gas supply via the supply valve. Confirmed the valve was holding in the closed position ...

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March 11, 2019

2/16 - Gladys Garcia-Manzo, 34, of Morristown was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Ms. Garcia-Manzo was processed and released with a pending court date.

2/21 - David M. Maiello, 41, of Summit was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Mr. Maiello was processed and released with a pending court date.

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Summit EMS Response Report - February, 2019

Members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad answered 148 9-1-1 emergency calls during the month of February. These included 84 medical emergencies; 13 motor vehicle accidents, 10 traumatic injuries; 3 pedestrians struck by a vehicle; 17 falls, 7 reports of poisoning, 1 allergic reaction, 6 medical alarm activations; and 2 animal bites.  

Of these calls, 7 were answered by an ...

Deadline for County 'Environmental Hero Award' Nominations Set for Apr. 12

March 21, 2019

Nominations are still open for the annual Union County Environmental Hero awards. Each year, the Environmental Hero program recognizes local citizens, businesses and organizations that inspire, motivate, and act to help preserve and protect natural resources in Union County and beyond.

The Environmental Hero program is a partnership between the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the ...

Atlantic Health System’s Dr. Linda Gillam Recognized with Second Top Honor from American College of Cardiology

Dr. Gillam presented with Master of the ACC Award at ACC’s 68th Annual Scientific Session; was recognized in 2018 as Gifted Educator of the Year

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Linda D. Gillam, MD, MPH, FACC, the Dorothy and Lloyd Huck Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Morristown Medical Center/Atlantic Health System, with the 2019 Master of the ACC Award. This ...

For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

Sotheby's Summit Real Estate Report

Every month, Prominent Property Sotheby's International Realty's regional Summit office will be providing a inside look into the Summit real estate market, utilizing Garden State Multiple Listing Service statistics illustrating the numbers and trends that tell the story.

This edition - January and February, 2019

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Is Value Investing Back in Vogue?

With the rise in stock market volatility this year, value investing is back in the spotlight.  

In value-style investing, fundamentals take the lead. A stock is considered a good value when its price seems to be too low relative to the strength of the company’s financial performance.  Often the stock is trading at a price lower than that of its peers in the same ...