Summit Top Stories

January 18, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Freshman Leah Rubinshteyn scored five goals, and the Summit High School Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team put 11 pucks into the net through two periods on their way to a 13-4 victory over Princeton at the Warinanco Skating Center. The victory marks the eighth-consecutive year that the ...

Read more »

ROSELLE, NJ - Four goals in a six-minute span that began early in the second period powered the Summit High School Boys Varsity Hockey Team to a 7-2 win over Cranford at the Warinanco Skating Center and into the Union County Tournament (UCT) Final. In the final January 19, the top-seeded Maroon ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ -  Aparna Iyer, a fifth grader at Summit's Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School, claimed first place at the Summit Junior Fortnightly Club's (SJFC) annual fourth and fifth grade spelling bee. Iyer correctly spelled the 'winning word -- disguise -- to  earn the crown at Lawton C. Johnson ...

Read more »

"You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part" Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - 'The Waiting' SUMMIT, NJ - In what observers are calling the this season's 'meet of all meets', the Summit High School Boys Varsity Swim Team -- for the first time in, ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Summit High School Girl and Boys Track and Field Teams completed a successful journey to the Jersey City Armory, with the Girls taking second place and the Boys fifth place overall at the Union County Relays Championships. The Girls scored in six of the eight events in an ...

Read more »

BALTIMORE, MD - Summit High School alum Michael Badgley's phenomenal first National Football League season continues, as the former Hilltopper and University of Miami Hurricane split the uprights five times -- a Los Angeles Chargers postseason team record -- in the 'Bolts' 23-17 AFC Wild Card ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - David Naidu, recently reelected in Ward 1, was unanimously reeleced to serve as President of the Summit Common Council at the governing body began the new year with its annual reorganization meeting on January 3. Greg Vartan, who won his Ward 2 race in November, was sworn-in as the ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Each year, as the Summit Common Council annually reorganizes, Summit's mayor delivers a 'State of The City' address. In keeping with this tradition, Nora Radest -- the Hilltop City's top elected official -- delivered her remarks at the January 3 Common Council reorganization ...

Read more »

NEW YORK CITY, NJ - Celgene Corporation, the global biotechnology company based in Summit that discovers, develops and commercializes medicines for cancer and inflammatory disorders, is set to be acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb in a cash and stock deal valued at approximately $74 billion. The ...

Read more »

WAYNE, NJ - Playing their third game in five days against tough competition at the 'Ice Vault Holiday Tournament' -- and after losing two-in-a-row to start that stretch -- the Summit High School Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Team found itself in a 2-0 hole and staring up at Bergen Catholic just a shade ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Members of the Summit High School Girls and Boys Swim Teams held a 'swim-a-thon' on December 21, raising money for 'Cycle for Survival', a fundraising arm of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center that partners with Equinox Fitness to raise funds for research and clinical trials for ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - The story is one of pure heroism and selflessness. Three U.S. Soldiers -- Sergeant Alan Eggers, Corporal Thomas O’Shea, both of Summit, and Sergeant John Latham, of Rutherford, NJ -- stranded in front of the American lines at the Battle of San Quentin Canal, hearing cries for help from ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Twin sisters Ayanna and Laetitia Hubert, second graders at Summit's Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School, recently celebrated their eighth birthdays. The girls had the opportunity to have many of their close friends join them in the celebration and, as part of their special day, they ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council held its final meeting of the year, saying farewell to both 2018 and outgoing Ward 2 Council Member Mary Ogden. Before the proper goodbyes could be said, Council got down to business on issues that are forefront in the Hilltop City, including traffic safety ...

Read more »

UNION, NJ - Different teams, different season, same year, same result. Exactly nine and a half months after they were 'Ironbound for Glory' and skated around the Prudential Center's sheet of ice with the NJSIAA Public C chalice over their heads, the Summit High School Boys Varsity Ice Hockey ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS / FANWOOD, NJ – In an exciting meet, it all came down to the final relay. Scotch Plains-Fanwood's Josh Cohen trailed Summit anchor Alexander Jones by a full body length but stormed back to edge the Summit swimmer at the wall to take first place in the 400 Freestyle Relay. However, ...

Read more »

ROSELLE, NJ - Sophomore Greg Spitznagel had two goals and an assist as the Summit High School Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Team defeated Governor Livingston 4-1 at the Warinanco Skating Center. Summit, now 6-1 on the season, outshot the Highlanders 41-13. The Hilltoppers methodically built a 3-0 lead ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - For major chunks of the Summit High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team's game versus Chatham, the Hilltoppers were like that bear cub in the recent viral video -- trying to climb a snowy bank, repeatedly almost making up to the 'Mama Bear' but losing its grip and sliding agonizingly ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - While the result of the 'public' part of the Summit Common Council’s December 12 public workshop meeting on the preliminary 2019 capital budget was big-time debatable -- there were but two persons in attendance who were not required to actually be there for the meeting -- the fact that ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Two Hilltopper senior captains -- running back Max Jackson and linebacker Jack Kelly -- have been named 2018 Summit High School Varsity Football Team 'Most Valuable Players' on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, respectively. The honors were announced as the Summit High ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - In separate letters to Summit High School parents sent on December 10, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi and Superintendent of Schools June Chang have notified the community that new images, described by Chang as "hateful writing and symbols" and Grimaldi as "hateful symbols ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltopper alum Michael Badgley of the Los Angeles Chargers has set a new record for the longest field goal in team history. Badgley connected from 59 yards -- with a few yards to spare -- as the first half ended in the 'Bolts game versus the Cincinnati Bengals at the Stub Hub Center ...

Read more »

ROSELLE, NJ - Three Hilltopper goals in less than three minutes of the third period proved decisive as the Summit High School Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team defeated Kent Place School 6-2 at the Warinanco Skating Center. The win improves the Maroon and White's record to 4-1 on the season. Junior ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ — Speaking at the Summit Common Council's first meeting of December, Council President David Naidu read a statement -- on behalf of the entire Council and Mayor Nora Radest -- passionately condemning the acts of hatred which saw swastikas appear at both Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Coming together as a community, hundreds of Summit residents from all denominations gathered to denounce prejudice, anti-Semitism, and racism at a “No Room For Hate Here” menorah lighting ceremony at Temple Sinai, held to help unite the town and assist the healing process following the ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit has been shocked and saddened by the incidents that resulted in swastikas appearing at both Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School and Summit High School within a week of each other. Clergy, civic leaders and the community at-large have spoken out, denouncing the ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to Summit School District parents, Superintendent of Schools June Chang has disclosed that Swastikas were found on a bathroom wall at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School "immediately before the extended Thanksgiving weekend." Further, Chang details that ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - A quartet of Summit High School student athletes -- Jack Bunting, Katia Carnevale, Anna Griffith and Anna Huntley-Robertson -- have announced their next-level destinations, where each will pursue the next stage of their academic and sports careers. The student-athletes and their ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - The seemingly omnipresent issue of parking was again the subject of lengthy discussion at the Summit Common Council's second meeting of November, the latest verbal iteration focusing on the issue of free parking downtown duing the holidays. Also on the agenda was the City's response ...

Read more »