In The Schools

Summit H.S. Speech and Debate Team Delivers Powerful Princeton Performance

Trophy Kids: Another tourney, more hardware for the Summit High School Speech and Debate Team.
The team's seniors gather to celebrate.

SUMMIT, NJ - Competing at a national circuit tournament held at Princeton University, the Summit High School Speech and Debate Team cranked out another stellar performance, with individual honors including:

Public Forum Debate 

Matt Supran - Eighth-place speaker out of 500 debaters
Supran and James Cho - Double Octos
Tim Ritter and Kelsey Kennedy - Triple Octos
Alisha Kewarlramani and Rachel Schwartz - Triple Octos

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Duo Interpretation

Hope Kovera and Grace Milsten - Third Place
Matt Wilson and Anne Bronzer - Fourth Place
Juliet Huneke and Caleigh Pan Kita - Sixth Place

Dramatic Interpretation

Kim Lee - Second Place
Sean McManus - Fourth Place
Matt Wilson - Fifth Place
Zack Olson, Hope Kovera - Semifinalists



Humorous Interpretation

Cate Esposito - Second Place
Avery Fessler, James Badenhausen, Annika Carlson, Bella Anidjar - Semifinalists

Original Oratory

Matt Colon - Fourth Place

Oral Interpretation

Annie Milsten, Kate Schroeder - Semifinalists
Gerard Apruzzese, Stefania Valera - Quarterfinalists

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Police and Firefighters Must Manage their Own Pension Systems

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The people of New Jersey need to hear the facts as to why Police and Fire labor leaders in New Jersey are pursuing a separation of the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) from State control.

With all due respect to the current administration, and their predecessors, there has been much said that does not fit the facts and, unfortunately, little acceptance of responsibility for the current ...

Uniquely Qualified To Serve As Summit’s Next At Large Council Member

March 22, 2017

My name is David Dietze, and I seek your support to become the next At Large Common Council member.  

Many ask why I am running. As the current President of Summit’s Board of Education, a small business owner, husband, and father, I may have one of the hardest jobs in Summit.   However, it is an honor to serve the City that I love.  I am uniquely qualified.

A NJ ...

I'll Always Do What's Best for Summit

Dear Neighbor,

My name is Mike Wattick and I’m running for the Summit Common Council seat in Ward II. For the last seventeen years, my wife Pamela and I have been fortunate to call Summit home. I’m excited about the opportunity to add a fresh voice to local government. I am a Republican, but as Fiorello LaGuardia said, “There’s no Democratic or Republican way ...

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Summit Fire Department Blotter

2/1/2017 at 1041 hrs. - FD responded a MORRIS AVENUE apartment complex on a report of an activated commercial fire alarm. On arrival the building was being evacuated with nothing showing. FD investigated and found the cause for the fire alarm was due to unattended cooking in the microwave oven.

2/1/2017 at 1623 hrs. - FD responded to a HOBART AVENUE residence  on a report ...

Summit Police Blotter

March 22, 2017

03/10 - Nicholas J. DiFrancesco, 19, of South Plainfield was arrested for possession of a false document as proof of identification. Mr. DiFrancesco was released with a pending court date.

03/13 - Ingrid Correal-Pineros, 28, of Summit was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Ms. Correal-Pineros was released with a pending court date.

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Register Today for the Summit Area YMCA Youth Soccer Association

March 24, 2017

Join our Spring Youth Soccer Association! Our Youth Soccer Association is the perfect place to build your child’s endurance, enhance their soccer skills and teach the importance of sportsmanship. The Youth Soccer Association of the Summit Area YMCA is a co-ed, noncompetitive youth sports program designed to teach kids age 3 – 8 years old the basics of soccer while building confidence, ...

Friends of Summit Library Offer Digital Conversion for Photos, Videos

The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library is pleased to sponsor a digital preservation fundraising event to help patrons maintain personal memories of print photos, film, videos and other media materials.

The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library has partnered with Digital Memory Media (a Division of Innovative Document Imaging LLP), a leading provider of digital imaging ...

Buying or Selling? -- Here's What You Need to Know

With 2016 in our rear view mirror, we can now see that the fall market leading up to the 2016 presidential election was a relatively quiet time for Summit real estate. Buyers were out kicking the tires but they were cautious to proceed with purchases.

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Buy Bonds Now?

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Ain't That Grand?

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The Grand Summit Hotel has long played host to the room accommodation needs of wedding, bar mitzvah, and other social gatherings from guests attending events at the area’s many fine catering venues.

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We have all been there, spills happen and are a fact of life.

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Jump, Jump, Jumprope for Heart, Do Your Part and Save a Heart!!!

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Tip #3 - Instagram Updates

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Snow Blows

There is nothing quite so blissful as a snow day.  

 

The quiet beauty of gently falling flakes swiftly accumulating on the trees and lawns and roadways preventing any sort of travel to work.   Those two magic words:  School Closure.  Knowing that all there is to do is look out the window from your warm house and watch the clean cold blanket of winter stop all ...