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Summit Area YMCA Receives Grant to Assist Family Promise Membership Initiative


The Summit Area YMCA has received a generous gift of $2,500 from the Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation, which wll support The Y in providing free memberships to participants in the Family Promise program staying at the Central Presbyterian Church each month.

As a charitable organization, The Y counts on the generosity of our community to ensure that no child, family, or adult is turned away from our programs and services because of their inability to pay. Financial assistance allows the Summit Area YMCA to provide a summer camp experience, swim lessons, or involvement in one of our sports leagues to every child and family who seeks the opportunity. In September of 2014, the Summit Area YMCA began providing financial assistance for memberships to individuals participating in the Family Promise Program in Summit, NJ.

Family Promise is a national organization based in Summit whose mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. The SAY began partnering with Family Promise in 1986, its first year of existence, to offer a hot shower as well as place for families to gather. Locally, homeless families find housing at various locations, rotating weekly. While families find themselves at the Central Presbyterian Church in Summit, the SAY provides them with short-term memberships so they can utilize our facilities and programs. Since starting this partnership a year and a half ago, we have given out 65 memberships, though only approximately 30 are active at any given time. The participants in this partnership range in age from 1 to 58.

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Since its founding in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA (SAY) has served as a full-service organization that offers engaging programs and activities to individuals of all ages and abilities. Our mission is to champion positive values in youth, strengthen families, and build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. For 130 years, the SAY has provided its community with a welcoming place to bring their families and friends to participate in programs that range from aquatics and aerobics to health and wellness to teen programming and child care. Through its three branches – located in Summit Y, Berkeley Heights Y, and The Learning Circle Y – the SAY works every day to promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

To become a partner with the Summit Area YMCA and create impactful change in the community, please contact: Ceci Aristizabal at (908) 738-2175 or email

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Lessons Learned From Summit

April 13, 2018

Over twenty years ago a terrible thing happened in Summit.

The then-mayor prevailed on the police chief to stand before the municipal judge to obtain a warrant to search the files of the chemical counselor of the Summit Junior High School. These files, by statute, were confidential. Nobody knows what the Mayor hoped to learn from this raid. The case wound its way up to the Superior Court, ...

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American Legion Post 433, New Providence

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Thu, April 19, 10:00 AM

American Legion Post 433, New Providence

Summit College Club Book Donations

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back


Thu, April 19, 10:00 AM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Ages 1-5 yrs.: Spanish Storytime

Arts & Entertainment Education

Summit Fire Department Blotter

02/01/2018, 7:26 am - FD dispatched to Route 78 East Bound mile marker 47.2 for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment and injuries. On arrival both the Springfield and Summit Fire Departments set up for extrication. The vehicle was chocked to stabilize the vehicle. EMS performed patient care. A hose line was stretched for possible fire suppression by the Berkeley Heights FD.

Summit Police Blotter

April 11, 2018

3/13 - Jayhee Cho, 32, of Summit was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. Mr. Cho was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/13 - Aseyefigh K. Papanye, 30, of Brooklyn, New York was arrested and charged with theft of credit cards, fraudulent use of credit cards, theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, obstruction of the administration of the law, and possession of ...

Audio: Point View's Petrides Says Despite Company Growth, Netflix Stock Valuation Just Too High

April 18, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Bloomberg Radio discussing what to do with Netflix stock post the strong quarterly results:

Note -  interview starts at 2:00-minute mark.

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in ...

Team Veronica Holds "Be the Match" Drive Apr. 23

Team Veronica is coming to a town near you!

Veronica is a seven-year-old who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Be The Match is a national registry for finding a match(es) for a bone marrow transplant. It is a simple swab test of the inside of your mouth. 

On Mon., April 23, Be The Match will be at the Bayonne Fire House from 3 - 7 p.m.

Veronica of West ...

Fear of Rising Rates? Remember The Reason You Own Bonds

If the current interest environment has you concerned about your bond portfolio, remember why you are investing in bonds.  The role bonds, or fixed income, play in a portfolio is not solely based on performance.  Bonds are used to offer stability, particularly when stock market volatility is rising. Rate hikes can dampen bond performance, but keep perspective on how rising rates impact ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 14

On this week’s AtlantiCast, an internationally recognized orthopedic oncologist takes a leadership role at Atlantic Health System, see the newest weapon in the fight against HPV-related cancers, Atlantic Health System leads the Castle Connolly / Inside Jersey Rankings, and much more!


Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.


Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...

Practice for the PARCC @ Your Library

Students in Grades 3 and up who live in Summit can practice the Math and Language Arts skills that they learned in school and prepare for the upcoming PARCC exam using the Summit Free Public Library’s FREE subscriptions to Lumos Step Up and Learning Express.  

To access Lumos Step Up and Learning Express, visit the library’s website:

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