Summit Top Stories

May 25, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - For the third consecutive year, the 'Hometown Heroes' program banners are in place throughout downtown, as Summit honors it veterans on Memorial Day. The banners -- which feature the names, images and dates of service of active military and veterans -- will be displayed on City of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Fortnightly Club of Summit is inviting area graduates to commemorate their accomplishment by taking photos under a congratulatory banner at historic Twin Maples estate. The photo opportunity is free and open to students from any grade, high school or college around the Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The top swap in the Hilltop City -- the Summit Free Market program -- now has established a digital home on Facebook as the group 'Virtual Summit Free Market'. The Free Market's spring event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which will also impact the possibility of hosting a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Inspired by the success of the 'Sustain Summit' effort and fueled through $350,000 in donations from anonymous donors, the 'Jumpstart Summit' program -- offering individual grants of up to $15,000 to support independent Summit.businesses / owners -- has been created. According to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Patterned after the old newspaper game “Where Is This?” -- which asked readers to identify the subject and location of a published photo -- Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is hosting 'See Summthing in Summit' through Memorial Day. 'See Summthing in Summit' plays out on Instagram ...

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TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad is heralding 'National EMS Week', a time to honor local Emergency Medical Services responders and promote awareness of their everyday services to the public.This year’s 'EMS Week' -- featuring the theme 'Ready Today. Preparing for Tomorrow' -- is ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department will host a 'contactless' community food drive to benefit the Junior League of Summit’s G.R.A.C.E. Pantry program, which helps feed 500 families each week. The initiative will be held on two consecutive weekends -- May 30-31 and June 6-7 -- from 9 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection is teaming up with the Front Line Appreciation Group of Summit to host a virtual 1-mile 'Superhero Fun Run' to support actual local Summit superheroes -- the front line healthcare workers and first responders -- on Saturday, May 23. Participation is free and all are ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Amid the pandemic, New Jersey’s shut down of non-essential businesses resulted in over a million unemployment claims. Today, Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement will put some of the claimants back to work as non-essential construction resumes. Non-essential retail stores may also ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Donna Miller was elected Summit Board of Education President and Hilltop City resident Yon Cho joined the District's governing body as hellos and goodbyes dominated the Board's May 2020 reorganizational meeting, again held on Youtube via Zoom. Miller takes the helm from Board Member ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - There will be no parade through the streets of downtown and no accompanying ceremony on the Village Green as the City of Summit has announced that all Memorial festivities are canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was, according to the City, made to protect the health ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Having raised in excess of $330,000 since it was formed less than a month ago, the 'Sustain Summit Fund' -- created to provide emergency assistance grants to Hilltop City small businesses and their employees facing COVID-19 related hardships -- has awarded more than $270,000 to 117 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Board of Education President Vanessa Primack, in a letter to "Members of the Summit School Community," has announced that Robert Gardella will serve, effective June 1, as the Acting Superintendent of Schools. Gardella is currently the Director of Human Resources and Chief Talent ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Summit's Public Schools -- along with all New Jersey Schools -- will remain closed for in-person instruction for what is left of the 2019-20 academic year, Governor Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing. Private schools with longer academic years will remain ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Golfers won't be able to remove the flagsticks and the holes themselves are being referred to as "more bumper style than holes," but the Summit Municipal Golf Course -- aka 'The Muni' -- will open May 6. Due to ongoing coronavirus outbreak, pre-registration for tee times will be ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The 'chief' order of business at the April 28 Summit Common Council meeting was confirming who will next lead the City of Summit Police Department (SPD), with the Council, mayor, and department heads once again met remotely via Zoom, broadcasting the proceedings via HTTV and YouTube at ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County parks -- including Briant Park in Summit -- will partially reopen beginning at dawn on Saturday, May 2, for limited and passive activities only, in accordance with statewide restrictions issued by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The County’s two golf courses will ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - It is said that "a picture is worth a thousand words." Given the adage, Summit's Other Fellow First Foundation and Peter Wallburg Studios recently collaborated to craft a 43,000-word story and, in the process, wrote another chapter in the Hilltop City's book of benevolence. In an ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Calling it "essential for both farmers and participating businesses and residents during the coronavirus crisis," Summit Mayor Nora Radest personally reached out to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s office to gain approval to open the Summit Farmers Market. According to the Mayor, not ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The fifth COVID-19 related fatality in the City of Summit has been reported by the Westfield Regional Health Department, which today released additional current data points regarding the coronavirus outbreak specific to the Hilltop City. Updated patient information ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Thanks to overwhelming support by the community, the Overlook Auxiliary and NP Twig 10's 'Hope and Gratitude' lawn sign initiative has reached its goal of generating the necessary funds to acquire a XENEX sterilization machine for Overlook Medical Center, thanks to more than 2,000 sign ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit PBA has established a GoFundMe page to assist Officer Anthony Pyzik and his family, with funds benefiting the Pyziks while he recovers from injuries incurred in the line of duty on April 21. As of publication -- and, within hours of being established -- the page had already ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two suspects are in custody in an apparent stolen car incident turned motor vehicle accident in the early morning hours of April 21 that left a Summit Police Department Officer hospitalized in serious condition. Summit Police Department Officer Anthony Pyzik is listed in a serious ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hours after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that schools will remain shuttered until at least May 15, the Summit Board of Education gathered remotely via Zoom and YouTube to deliver District news and planned presentations at its April meeting.  The virtual ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Super Bowl Sunday, Judy Persichilli was on an emergency call with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “It was just before the kickoff when I learned that the next day, Feb. 3, we could expect 350 travelers who had passed through China to land at Newark Liberty ...

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UNION, NJ - Union County first responders wanted to show their appreciation for the work being done at the County-run COVID-19 test site at Kean University, and a drive-by parade -- with fire engine and emergency vehicles' sirens blaring -- certainly fit the bill. First responders from Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Caught In a time like no other in recent -- or even distant -- memory, community members find themselves engaged in behaviors that include practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings, washing their hands constantly, and celebrating achievements like getting their hands on ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System has now discharged more than 1,100 COVID-19 patients, a tribute to the extraordinary healthcare heroes who are working tirelessly to save lives. The news comes as a 'good news' respite to the omnipresent messages announcing the increasing number of new ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City now has a total of 115 confirmed, positive cases of COVID-19 after the New Jersey State Department of Health confirmed an additional seven cases. The seven cases represent the highest daily increase since the 11 cases announced on April 3.

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