Summit Top Stories

May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally.  In the Hilltop City, according to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Planning Board will hold a "Special Meeting," on May 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in review of the Application by Atlanta, GA-based Primrose School Franchising Company for a proposed development at 480-490 Morris Avenue, where Primrose seeks to locate a ...

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GREENWICH, CT - Sophomore Lily Spinner netted four goals and junior Kit Zanelli notched a Hat Trick as the Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team made the most of a lengthy road trip by winning at Sacred Heart Greenwich, 13-9. The 'Summit firm' of Riley & Thomas -- freshman Lauren ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council met virtually on May 4 via Zoom, but technology gremlins prevented those watching on YouTube and cable TV from viewing the meeting until nearly a half-hour into the proceedings. The full recorded meeting was finally posted on the City’s YouTube site on May ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Through the generosity of the community, more than $27,000 was raised by the Overlook Auxiliary through its 'Phantom Ball', funds that will support Overlook Medical Center patients impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and help sustain the work of the Overlook Auxiliary.  The 'Phantom ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) is reporting that City of Summit concluded the month of April with 136 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the 30-day period, a sum that is nearly 38 percent less that the previous month's case total of 219. April's case total is the lowest ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltopper hurlers Gavin Odell and Enzo D'Agostino combined to no-hit David Brearley as the Summit High School Varsity Baseball Team beat the Bears 5-2 at Memorial Field. Freshman D'Agostino started the game and went four innings, striking out four and walking four while throwing 66 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - With 10 minutes to go in a game played on a windy day at Tatlock Field, the Summit High School Boys Lacrosse Team was down four goals to Seton Hall Prep and in danger of potentially getting blown away. Then, suddenly -- like a gust of wind -- the Maroon and White discovered its ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - A burglar crept into a home on Bennett Place through an unlocked mudroom door early Thursday morning, grabbed car keys from a purse there and then stole a vehicle in what is the latest in a series of similar crimes, police said. In a Nixle message, police said an unlocked car on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Three-year-old Matthias Cedeno will soon undergo another surgery to address complications from congenital heart defects. The surgery will be performed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and his family is preparing to temporarily move to the City of Brotherly Love to be with ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Anjali Rao McCormick, whose innovation and results-oriented leadership style as Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer helped facilitate the growth of the Summit Area YMCA and its four locations in both Summit and Berkeley Heights, has been named Chief Executive Officer of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Three Summit High School Class of 2021 student-athletes -- Skye Gilbert, Luke Mauriello and Rileigh Meyer -- have been earned Union County and State of New Jersey scholar-athlete honors. NJSIAA Scholar Athlete Rileigh Meyer - Soccer, Indoor Track, Lacrosse Union County Scholar ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The ole 'It's not how you start, its how you finish' adage was again brought to life, this time at Tatlock Field as the Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team faced Westfield on a near cloudless, 'hey, let's just skip spring and go right to summer' kinda day. The warm temps ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council’s agenda for its virtual April 20 meeting looked fairly concise. But three big concerns -- public safety, COVID, and the municipal budget and, correspondingly, a citizenry engaged by several of those issues -- pushed the meeting to more than ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — A 19-year-old Summit woman abducted off the street and locked in the trunk of her suspected kidnapper’s car narrowly escaped in a struggle with her captor, then helped police track the man down, records released Friday show. Shervon James, 33, of Union, is accused of first ...

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"You Can't See or Hear a Brotherhood, but as a Hilltopper, You Live It." SUMMIT, NJ - The quote on the back of their shooting shirts -- authored by members of the 2021 Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team -- is both organic and authentic, capturing the essence of the ties that ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For the Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team, the 2021 season starts with a nod to their sisters in arms that saw their 2020 campaign wiped out by the pandemic. Emblazoned on the sleeves of their shooting shirts, this year's squad has the word 'Grit', which was the season ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Summit senior co-captain Catherine Singow has claimed her second straight Union County All-Around crown, defending the title she first captured in 2019. Singow finished with a total score of 36.275 and won the Beam title as well with a 9.35. She also finished second on the Floor ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Eight Summit High School Class of 2021 student-athletes are celebrating their collegiate destinations, where they will continue their academic and sporting pursuits. The eight Hilltopper seniors include: Michael Bonomo - College of the Holy Cross, Lacrosse Ava Calabrese - ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Quick action on the part of City of Summit Police Department officers resulted in the thwarting of an attempted abduction over the weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly announced Sunday. Shervon James, 33, of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Plus she got a sticker and a cupcake, to boot. Lela Ingram, 65, a Woodbridge resident and parishioner at Summit's Wallace Chapel AME Zion Church, received the milestone 25,000th COVID-19 vaccination administered at the Summit Community Center (SCC). In partnership with the City of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly sixty years ago, Bob Dylan wrote and sang that, "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind" but, in Summit, for at least three months this summer, that answer -- or anything else for that matter -- won't be propelled by gas-powered leaf blowers. That's because the Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Working to reduce reckless driving in Summit, the Summit Police Department has launched 'Two Streets a Week', a new campaign that will coordinate enforcement efforts on two streets each week with the goal of reducing speeding and other dangerous traffic violations through an ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A half-point from perfection, the Summit High School Girls Gymnastics Team is 4-1 on the season and is knocking on a top 5 state ranking, having risen all the way up to the number six spot on the basis of a series of dominating performances. Emphatic wins over Cranford, Dayton, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit saw a 50% rise in recorded COVID-19 cases in March compared to February, according to metrics released by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD). A total of 219 positive confirmed cases in Summit were recorded by the WRHD in March compared to February's sum ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Eight cases of COVID-19 have been reported across six Summit Public Schools campuses "over the last several days." The case confirmations were detailed in a March 29 letter to the "Summit Public Schools Community" from Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough and the principals of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - No County swim championship. No post-season. No fans in the stands. No problem. The Summit High School Girls Swim Team, undefeated and ranked seventh heading into their final meet, used the opportunity that they earned to do what no swim team in Hilltopper history has ever done ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has been notified by the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) of 49 positive new COVID-19 cases in Summit, confirmed from March 19 to March 25. There have been 180 confirmed cases to date in March, and 1,565 cases in Summit since the pandemic began. March's ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced March 24 that the State Department of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - There is nothing virtual about the 2021 Summit High School Girls and Boys Swim Teams' climb up the state rankings. The Girls are now 7-0 and ranked seventh in the state, while the Boys are also 7-0 and ranked 13th in New Jersey. And, while there will be no state title to win this ...

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