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May 14, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, launched 'Overlook Ahead', a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Summit Police Department (SPD) Officer Keith Kwiatek and Juvenile Detective Sean Thompson recently participated in the Police Unity Tour, a four-day bicycle ride from New Jersey to Washington, D.C. Officer Kwiatek and Juvenile Detective Thompson rode with hundreds of law ...

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CLARK, NJ - In a pair of Union County title tilts postponed 48 hours by the still undefeated Mother Nature, there was agony and ecstasy -- in that order -- for the Summit High School Girls and Boys Varsity Lacrosse Teams at AL Johnson High School. The Hilltopper Girls suffered the dreaded -- cue ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Summit High School's spring production of 'Footloose' has received six Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award nominations, inlcuding Outstanding Overall Production. Other Hilltopper nominations included Evan Gunter for Outstanding Supporting Performer in a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit's new $52 million municipal budget was just about the only thing on the agenda of the Common Council’s May 3 meeting that people didn’t much want to talk about. The gathering drew close to 50 audience members and ran just under three-and-a-half hours. All Council ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The statewide ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products goes into effect today. The law prohibits all New Jersey stores, food service businesses, and grocery stores from selling single-use plastic carryout bags. In addition, grocery stores larger ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The basketball court resurfacing projects at Memorial Field and Tatlock Park are now underway. The work is expected to last approximately four weeks, weather permitting, and the courts will not be accessible to the public during resurfacing. At its November 15, 2021, meeting, the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A capacity crowd of about 150 people filled St Teresa’s Memorial Hall on the evening of April 27. Those assembled were there for a 'town hall' meeting -- sponsored by 'Residents for Summit' (RFS) -- to discuss the Broad Street West (BSW) redevelopment project and hear planner Carlos ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department has achieved accredited agency status from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), a process that the Department began more than a year ago.  A certificate of recognition was presented to members of the department by Law ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - Summit High School has moved up one spot -- to 16th in the state of New Jersey -- in the latest U.S. News & World Report 'Best High Schools' Rankings. Nationally, U.S. News ranks Summit High School 363rd and 147th in STEM. In 2021, U.S. News slotted Summit 17th in New ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - While the agenda was relatively light for the Summit Common Council’s April 19 meeting, about 15 residents were there to address an item not on that agenda – the Broad Street West redevelopment project. A group calling itself 'Residents for Summit' had sent the Council a petition ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Those 12-11 prep lacrosse games ... they can go either way, huh? After frowning upon their boys counterparts earlier this week, the Lacrosse Gods looked favorably on the Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team when it came time to declare another victor in the afore-mentioned ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two suspects are in custody, arrested for the attempted theft of a motor vehicle in Summit today according to the City of Summit Police Department. At 4:49 p.m., a resident on Middle Avenue called the Summit Police and reported observing two suspects pulling car door handles on ...

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NASHVILLE, TN - Lois Schneider Realtor company president Karen Schneider has been recognized as a John Carroll Award recipient, an honor given to select Georgetown University alumni whose lifetime achievements and record of service exemplify the ideals and traditions of the University and its ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Presented In honor of Black History, Women’s History and National Poetry Months, Morris Arts and Overlook Medical Center have debuted 'Celebrating Black Women Through Art & Poetry', a collaborative program featuring works developed with the guidance of Overlook’s poet-in-residence, ...

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CHATHAM TWNSHP, NJ - In a game that featured a series of twists and turns, the type of which would be the envy of any Formula 1 course designer, the Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team navigated the numerous swings in momentum, scoring the contest's final two goals to break a second-half ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Stating that they were "extremely thankful that a vigilant citizen acted in a way that may have prevented a motor vehicle theft in Summit or a neighboring community," the Summit Police Department last night arrested two individuals near Route 124, one of which has a criminal history ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection offers After School Enrichment Programs at eight locations -- all five elementary schools, two primary centers and at The Connection itself -- in Summit. Recently, Jefferson School After School director Alyssa Roncallo initiated an After School project where the students ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Delivering a big-time performance in all areas of their game, the Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team took the lead early and pulled away late, earning an impressive 8-3 victory over Seton Hall Prep on the stadium field at Tatlock Park. Senior captain John Murray had four ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Union County Grand Jury, on March 31 returned a 13-count indictment against retired Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School drama teacher and theater director Ronald E. Wells, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Acting Summit Police Chief Steven Zagorski jointly announced ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Matt Carbone, a resident of Summit, has been sworn-in as a City of Summit Firefighter. Carbone took the oath in an April 4 ceremony attended by Summit Mayor Nora Radest and members of the Summit Fire Department. A Summit High School graduate, Carbone was appointed to the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - Well, then ... for sheer excitement and entertainment value, that will be one tough opening act to follow. Senior captain Colin Beatty scored with 55 seconds remaining in the third overtime, and the Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team began their 2022 season with an ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Beset by injuries to their senior class in 2021, the Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team turned to its underclass team members, and they responded: going 18-3 and winning the NJSIAA North Jersey, Group 2 Title. A program that perennially seeks to summit the mountain of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - It has been nine -- going on 10 -- months now. In some ways it feels like eons ago but, in reflection, it kind of feels like yesterday. The afore-mentioned 'it' was a monsoon-of-a-June night in Flanders, where the Summit High School Boys Lacrosse Team went toe-to-toe with Don Bosco ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltopper senior Olivia Lawlor, who finished her Summit High School Basketball career with the second-highest points total in school history, has been selected as Summit High School's 'NJSIAA Scholar Athlete of the Year'. In 2021-22, Lawlor has been the starting goalkeeper on the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - It took just over an hour for the Board of School Estimate (BOSE) to review the proposed 2022-23 school budget and the Summit Board of Education to approve that budget in back-to-back meetings on March 14. The tentative budget of $80,033,119 would result in a tax levy of $69,767,778, a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Two masked individuals entered unlocked vehicles on Hillcrest Avenue in Summit Saturday afternoon and fled in another vehicle when confronted, according to a Summit Police Department Nixle alert and subsequent email The email, sent at 4 p.m. stated, "At 3:22 pm two black males ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office have partnered to organize a County-wide donation drive for the people of Ukraine. The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has uprooted families, injured citizens, and left thousands of Ukrainian ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - As reported in TAPinto Summit's exclusive coverage of the March 1 Summit Common Council meeting, the City of Summit Common Council has announced that, in 2022, it will not pursue a permanent amendment to the municipal noise ordinance banning the use of gas-powered blowers in ...

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DEPTFORD, NJ - Hilltopper freshman Sidney Arcella swam to the top of the NJSIAA 'Meet of Champions' podium, winning the 100 Freestyle in the prestigious, season-ending meet held at the Gloucester Institute of Technology, Arcella also took third place in the 50 Freestyle, just 13/100ths ...

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