Letters to the Editor

  • To Our Current and Future Representatives

    July 17, 2018

    To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

    We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

    We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have ...

  • Why I Support Tom Malinowski

    I support Tom Malinowski, the Democratic candidate for New Jersey’s Seventh District, because he believes in affordable healthcare for all.

    New Jerseyans and all Americans need access to ...

  • A Sport That Teaches Important Life Skills

    Playing football for the Summit Hilltoppers under Coach Howie Anderson was one of my highlights while growing up in Summit during the 1950s. The experience taught me important life skills, ...

  • Status Report #5

    As summer fast approaches, this will be my fifth semi-annual status report on what I have been up to on Council.  In a change from the prior two years, this year I have been serving as Council ...

  • I Support Tom Malinowski for Congress

    I urge everyone to vote for Tom Malinowski in the Democratic primary on June 5th. He has the experience and integrity we need to take on and beat Leonard Lance in the fall.

    Tom has been a ...

  • Why I Support Peter Jacob for Congress

    I strongly urge all registered Democrats or Unaffiliated to vote for Peter Jacob in the NJ-7 primary on 6/5. Peter has name recognition and the experience running one of the most cost-effective ...

  • Here's How to Help Protect Young Athletes from Injury: Let Them Play Multiple Sports

    One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when ...

  • Lessons Learned From Summit

    Over twenty years ago a terrible thing happened in Summit.

    The then-mayor prevailed on the police chief to stand before the municipal judge to obtain a warrant to search the files of the chemical ...

  • Disqualifying

    I endorse Goutam Jois for Congress

    Is white nationalism an acceptable belief or political position?  Of course not.  Is our U.S. congressman, Leonard Lance, a white ...

  • Now is the time for Union County and CD7 Democrats to Rally around Linda Weber

    As a lifelong Democrat and 20-year Berkeley Heights’ resident, I am very excited about the upcoming November mid-term elections. Leonard Lance, our Republican Congressman, has proven time and ...

  • Thank You

    'Puxataney Phil' recently predicted 6 more weeks of winter (fortunately he has been right only 39% of the time).   While most of us have spent this winter trying to stay ...

  • Mahr Will Take Union County Democratic Party to Next Level

    I’m excited about the future of Union County and am pleased to give my support to Mayor Colleen Mahr to be our next Union County Democratic Committee Chair. She will take our Party to ...

  • Football in Summit

    Playing football for the Summit Hilltoppers under Coach Howie Anderson was one of my highlights while growing up in Summit during the 1950s. The experience taught me important life skills, ...

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To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

Summit Police Blotter

July 9, 2018

6/19 - Peter Ferguson, 31, of New York, New York was arrested on a contempt of court warrant out of Point Pleasant Beach. Mr. Ferguson posted bail and was provided a new court date.

6/22 - At 1552 hours a report was taken for a theft of one thousand (1,000) mops from Overlook Hospital. The reporting individual indicated the theft occurred between 6/10 and 6/21. Taken from a storage area ...

Challenge Your Children with the Summit YMCA's Fun-Size Development Program!

July 16, 2018

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today” - Malcolm X

The Summit Area YMCA recognizes the potential in every child. We strive to provide the environment and resources for all youth to learn, grow, and thrive. With nurturing and supportive staff, enriching curriculum and programs, and a strong built-in value system, children are able to not only reach ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Talks Netflix's Cash Burn as Company Reports Earnings

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Cheddar.com discussing Netflix's earnings report and why the streaming service should dilute shareholders to plug its cash burn.

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​​​​​​For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been ...

Picking up the Pieces – The Benefits of Account Consolidation

Over a lifetime of investing we often have numerous accounts located at different financial firms.  Rarely are these accounts managed with a grand plan that takes into account all the individual pieces.   Account proliferation can be detrimental to your investment performance, increase your risk profile, and lighten your pocketbook.  

Account consolidation offers the ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

Are You Ready for Your Child to Turn 18?

If your son or daughter is turning 18, here are a few things you need to know:

If you have an UGMA/UTMA savings account for your child, did you know those assets are his/her legal property and once that instrument matures (most often 21 years old or 18, if you designated that at time of account creation), those assets are at your child’s disposal with no restrictions or ...

Extra Time

It was close to 70 minutes into the match and I had to go to the bathroom.  Badly.

As fans watching the World Cup know too well, bathroom breaks are a serious dilemma, especially for those who don’t have a TV in the loo.  This biological necessity is exasperated by beer, which during World Cup matches also fuels a strong propensity to throw chairs and instigate riots.