Summit Top Stories

November 12, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - For a decade, Hilltop City residents have displayed the collective heart and compassion that makes Summit unique and special by doing something special for those who are less fortunate. Begun in 2008 by the Other Fellow First Foundation, the Summit 'Frozen Turkey Drive' collects ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The U.S. National Weather Service defines gale force winds as being between 34-47 knots, or 39-54 miles per hour. While it was, indeed, a very blustery day, the winds swirling above Investors Bank Field during the Summit High School Varsity Football Team's NJSIAA North 2, Group 3 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Entering the season of giving, the Summit Common Council -- at its first meeting of November -- was not in the mood to provide Summit Downtown, Inc. the free holiday parking program it has requesting, instead opting to offer up two resolutions that would yield alternative benefits to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Democratic candidates have won -- over the past four years -- eight of the nine contested local elections in Summit, virtually all of them by a hefty percentage. The lone Republican to emerge on top during this period was current Council Member Steve Bowman, who defeated Greg Vartan in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - There was lots of talk -- nationally and even at the state level -- about a 'blue wave' or a 'red wave' washing onto the political shore this election night. Locally, while most folks you ask claim to vote for the person and not the party, the 'blue wave' has been cresting and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Like a prize fight between boxers of contrasting styles, the Summit High School Varsity Football Team floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee, landing numerous haymakers to the metaphorical jaw of Voorhees, knocking the Vikings to the canvas several times, causing a few standing ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An overflow crowd estimated to exceed 700 persons gathered at Summit's Congregation Ohr Shalom - Summit Jewish Community Center on November 1, uniting in mourning the victims, praying for the injured and raising their collective voice against hatred and bigotry in the wake of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a media event held in the courtyard of City Hall -- organized by the Summit Department of Community Services, Recycling Advisory Committee, Environmental Commission and Green Summit -- Mayor Nora Radest and members from participating businesses unveiled a City-wide community ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad's Annual Appeal, launched in early October, has raised $50,000 during the month. The Squad's goal is to raise a total of $300,000 to fund its operations and help offset costs associated with an impending digital radio upgrade, which will enable ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -- The weather outside may have been nasty but the discourse indoors stayed civil as League of Women Voters (LWV) of Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights hosted its annual Summit Candidates Forum in the cafeteria at Summit High School. The Forum featured the four candidates ...

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SOMERVILE, NJ - Despite a nor'easter approaching -- the early effects of which were forecast to arrive as early as 10 p.m. Friday night -- the Summit High School Varsity Football Team's game versus Immaculata at Somerville High School saw its start time nudged back to 7:15 p.m. to allow for the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A ghoulishly grand Halloween is planned for ghosts and goblins of all ages as the City of Summit will host a number of monster events in the coming days. Activities include: Scream on the Green Movie Nigh - October 26 The movie 'Peter Pan' will be shown on the big screen at the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A construction project will result in the shuttering of River Road -- from JFK Parkway to Passaic Avenue -- for eight nights beginning October 25, weather permitting. The road will be closed overnight, each night, from approximately 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Dozens of Summit taxpayers offered their input to Summit Superintendent of Schools June Chang and the Summit Board of Education at a marathon, four-hour October Board of Education meeting following Chang’s recommendation to move from the combination of a free Half-Day and ...

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I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord And I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins SUMMIT, NJ - For those who attended the Summit High School Varsity Football Team's ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A monument honoring two Summit residents who were each awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for their heroism and bravery in World War I was approved by the Summit Common Council at its October 16 meeting, which also saw the swearing in of a new Summit Police officer and the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Captain Keegan Mayer has a knack for scoring big goals, and her first-half strike proved to be the match's only tally as the Summit High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Oak Knoll 1-nil on the Upper Turf Field. The victory, which came on 'Pack The Stands Night', was the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Theatre Department will present 'Peter and the Starcatcher', a swashbuckling adventure that upends the age-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be Peter Pan -- the boy would not grow up. The play, adapted for the stage by Rick Elice based on the book ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Speech and Debate team, getting myriad top performances, grabbed third place at the highly-competitive Bronx Science High School national circuit tournament. Individual student awards and highlights ncluded: Public Forum Debate Nick Clements and Anthony ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School alum and former University of Miami Hurricane Michael Badgley has signed with the the National Football League's Los Angeles Chargers. Badgley joins fellow kicker Caleb Sturgis on the Chargers' roster. After going undrafted, Badgley signed as a free agent with the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Police Officer Brian Werthmann has been assigned to the Department's Detective Bureau. Detective Werthmann joined the Summit Police Department in July 2000 and has been actively involved with the Patrol Bureau as a member of its bike team and as a field training officer and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit's Michaela Markels and Isabella Racioppi of Morristown -- both members of Kent Place School's Class of 2019 -- have been named National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars, eligible for the recognition by scoring in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - When one thinks of a 'family style' meal or eating establishment, the image is normally that of a a bunch of big helpings of each dish, laid out for all to see, where everybody digs in and -- most importantly -- nobody leaves the table wanting. The Summit High School Varsity ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — George Jetson’s world may have self-driving cars, but don’t expect them filling Summit’s streets anytime soon. At least not according to Parking Services Manager Rita McNany’s presentation at the Summit Common Council’s October 2 meeting. McNany attended the International Parking ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Beginning October 14, NJ Transit will temporarily discontinue some trains and modify the times and origin / destination points of others -- several of which will directly affect Summit commuters -- to accommodate the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) hardware on additional ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - A stellar ground attack and stingy second half defense were the keys as the Summit High School Varsity Football Team ran their record to a pristine 4-0 with a 64-26 thrashing of Scotch Plains-Fanwood. After a scoreless first seven minutes. Summit delivered a big play when ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Closing in on six decades of 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) continues to provide emergency ambulance response -- 365 days a year, 24-hours a day -- to residents of the Hilltop City. The Squad, does not charge for its services or receive any ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Three Summit residents -- Megan Brennan, Kayleigh Massengill and Carmen Van Volkenburgh -- are among the 23 members of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child Class of 2019 seniors who have earned AP Scholar Awards for their performance on Advanced Placement tests. In addition, several ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Varsity Football Team had won its first two games by a combined total of 97-8, using a mix of consistent ground and pound with a skosh of flash and dash to overwhelm its opponents. While, as the saying goes, looks can be deceiving, one glance at North ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Three iconic Hilltop City entities -- The Connection, The Summit Free Public Library and The Summit Area YMCA -- will serve as voter registration locations on Tuesday, September 25 in honor of 'National Voter Registration Day'. Locations and time include:   The ...

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