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

January 22, 2019

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).

Full-Day Kindergarten

While the proposed Full-Day ...

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

January 22, 2019

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).

Full-Day Kindergarten

While the proposed Full-Day ...

Upcoming Summit School District 'Coffee & Conversation' Event Scheduled for Feb. 2

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Public Schools Board of Education President Debra McCann and Superintendent of Schools June Chang will host the next installment of the District's 'Coffee & Conversation' event February 2, beginning at 9 a.m., in the library at Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School.

All are welcome to attend and no RSVP is ...

Early Risers: Summit H.S. Boys Basketball Bounces Oratory Prep, 51-37

January 19, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Due to approaching 'Winter Storm Harper', which caused the game's start time to get signficantly pulled forward as well as the postponement of every other Hilltopper sporting event set for the day, the Summit High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team had to eschew the snooze button in order to make a extremel rare -- as in never happens -- 10 a.m.

Late Union Catholic Run Enough to Defeat Summit H.S. Girls Basketball, 38-32

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Deadlocked at 19 points in a low scoring affair on the road, the Summit High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team was outscored 19-13 over final eight minutes and was defeated at Union Catholic, 38-32.

Freshman Olivia Lawlor had a double-double -- with 11 points paired with a matching 11 rebounds -- to lead Summit. Sophomore Annabella Yorio flirted with the same ...

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 ...

New Eyes for the Needy Seeks Jewelry Donations

January 21, 2019

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 ...

CSA Chosen as Junior League of Summit's Jean Hudson Gano Service Award Winner

SUMMIT, NJ - The Junior League of Summit (JLS) has presented the Community Service Association (CSA) with its Jean Hudson Gano Community Service Award for 2018. This award is annually given in memory of and in tribute to Jean Hudson Gano, a former JLS member who died of breast cancer in 1997.

Hudson Gano, an inspiration to all those that were touched by her ...

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 ...

SAGE Offers New Bereavement Support Group Beginning February 5

January 15, 2019

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 ...

Point View's Claire Toth Details How to 'Rewrite Your Financial Future' at SAGE Jan. 17

SUMMIT, NJ - Claire Toth, Point View Wealth Management Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and SAGE Eldercare Board of Trustee, will present 'Rewrite Your Financial Future With Clarity' January 17, beginning at 6 p.n., at SAGE Eldercare.

Life changes like divorce, job loss, and widowhood can be financially challenging and isolating. Those contending ...

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 ...

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

January 19, 2019

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 ...

Overlook's ER Issues Tips for Diagnosing, Dealing with The Flu

SUMMIT, NJ - Flu activity is at high levels, and Atlantic Health System -- via Cynthia Benson, DO, assistant medical director of the emergency department at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center -- is offering some tips, including how to tell if one has the cold or the flu:

One of the biggest hallmarks of the flu is speed – it usually hits pretty fast. You can ...

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 ...

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 ...

Point View Presents 2019 Market, Investment Outlook in Latest Webinar Jan. 25

January 21, 2019

What does 2019 have in-store for investors? Join our next free webinar -- 'The Bull, Base, and Bear Case' -- to hear more about the market outlook for 2019.

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

Try Protein Bites at K Primary Care & Nutrition Center Open House

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - K Primary Care & Medical Nutrition Center invites you to their Open House on January 25 and 26 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at 571 Central Ave., Suite 104, in New Providence. 

They will sample their new protein bites in three different flavors: Mocha Almond Eye-Openers, Cashew Almond Dreamers and Walnut Oat Lovers. 

Made fresh with natural ...

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 ...