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A School Recovery Plan

May 20, 2020

Stevie Wonder's legendary song asks us: "What happened to the world we knew.." That world has disappeared, and it will be a long time before normalcy returns.

We know that almost all states have closed their public schools, and approximately 55 million K-12 students continue to work remotely. New Jersey is one of the states most devastated by the pandemic, and despite our ...

Now More Than Ever Summit’s Budget Process Needs Transparency and Inclusion

May 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched nearly every facet of life here in Summit. Together, we are doing our best to adapt and overcome these frequently changing and tremendously challenging times. While health and safety remain of paramount importance, we must remain hyper vigilant of our economic circumstances and future. 

That is why it was concerning to receive the 2020 Municipal Budget ...

Upcoming Events


Tue, May 26, 7:30 PM


Summit Common Council



Wed, May 27, 6:00 PM

Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back


Fri, May 29, 8:00 PM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Open Mic Night

Giving Back

Summit Police Blotter

May 12, 2020

04/21 - Waleed N. Wheeler, 18, of Newark was arrested and charged with eluding a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault with serious bodily injuring while fleeing, unlawful taking of property. Mr. Wheeler was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail pending a court appearance. 

04/21 - Deante N. Brown, 20, of Newark was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with ...

VIDEO: Point View's Dietze Offers Counsel for Skeptical Investors

May 26, 2020

Skeptical of this stock market? Point View’s David Dietze speaks live on BNN Bloomberg:

Point View Wealth Management is an SEC-registered investment adviser and part of Peapack Private Wealth Management. For over 25 years, Point View Wealth Management has been providing customized portfolio management services and ...

Reeves-Reed Arboretum's Garden for 2020 Graduates

Garden for 2020 Graduates

The Arboretum wants to perennially celebrate the Class of 2020 by planting a June blooming garden that can be visited for years to come.

Give to this fundraiser to recognize a graduate, a class, a school, and to support the Arboretum's work during this crisis:

$50 supports the planting and maintenance of the dedicated garden
$100 recognizes a recipient ...

Summit Real Estate Report - March, 2020

Prominent Property Sotheby's International Realty's regional Summit office provides an inside look at the Summit real estate market, utilizing Garden State Multiple Listing Service statistics illustrating the numbers and trends that tell the story.

This edition of the Summit Real Estate Report details information from March, 2020.

Active Listings ...

Consumer Defensive Stocks – A Safe Port in the Storm?

As the Coronavirus grips much of the world, global travel and commerce have come to a screeching halt.  The last thing people want to think about is getting on an airplane, checking into a hotel or spending money on the latest fashions.  They are concerned about sourcing food, cleaning supplies, and the holy grail – toilet paper. 

Investors have long been drawn to consumer ...

Surprising Benefits of the Virtual Visit

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine.

I noticed, for example, a ...

How to Relieve Zoom Fatigue

The purpose of this article is not to criticize Telehealth or Zoom meetings.  On the contrary. There are so many important benefits to virtual meetings(1), not the least of which is the ability to stay connected during this very critical period. My goal is to identify some of the concerns which have been raised about using virtual interactions and then summarize some ways to ...

Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...