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June 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Good news came in 'twos' for the City of Summit with the report that, for the fifth time in six days, there were no new cases of COVID-19 reported in Summit and that the Hilltop City's eateries -- and those throughout the Garden State -- will get further relief June 15 when the state ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Eight days after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, there were at least 21 protests across the state on Tuesday.  Gov. Phil Murphy in a press conference Wednesday said these have been peaceful demonstrations, drawing large crowds such as the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A bill that would give current high school sophomore and junior student-athletes an optional “bridge year” passed the New Jersey State Senate by a 39-0 vote and will go on to the New Jersey State Assembly for vote on June 15, where it is expected to pass. It also has the support of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Austin Holman is the coach of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School football team. He sent this letters to his players, coaches, parents and supporters. With Coach Holman's permission, TAPintoSPF has reprinted his thoughtful and moving letter. Dear Raider ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In the aftermath of a peaceful protest in the Hilltop City for racial equality and justice that was attended by more than 1,500 people, 'Summit Area Indivisible' and 'Summit Marches On' are holding a 'Say Their Names' lawn sign fundraiser to benefit the NAACP Legal Defense and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has now seen no new cases of COVID-19 in 9 of the past 16 days after no new cases were reported on June 2 by the New Jersey State Department of Health. Summit's case total since the start of the pandemic holds at 205.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Don’t assume the recent downward trend in coronavirus cases will continue. The Westfield Regional Health Department is preparing for a potential fall spike in COVID-19 cases and the department’s health officer wants the public to act in kind. “We’re anticipating a second wave ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - More than 1,500 peaceful, concerned citizens from Hilltop City and surrounding towns gathered Tuesday afternoon at Summit's Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) to show their support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and, in the process, set a high bar for respectful, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Clocking in at 133 minutes in length, the Summit Common Council's May 26 meeting was in comparison to recent gatherings -- especially those since the COVID-19 'era' began -- a relative marathon. The duration can be ascribed to the detail-centric agenda dominator that is better known ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Interfaith Council, a coalition of leadership of the religious communities of Summit, has issued a public statement regarding the killing of George Floyd and the events that have occurred in the aftermath of his death. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died while handcuffed by ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures. Youth summer programs will also ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The New Jersey State Department of Health has informed the City of Summit of one new, confirmed case of COVID-19 in Summit. The new case is the first in the past four days, with no new cases reported May 29-31. Summit's confirmed case total since the beginning of the pandemic now ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Police Department Captain Andrew J. Bartolotti has been sworn-in as the City of Summit's Chief of Police, taking the oath from Summit Mayor Nora Radest. Bartolotti succeeds Robert Weck, who retired after more than three decades with the department, the last nine years as ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit closed May on a positive note with the news that -- for the third consecutive day -- there were no new cases of COVID-19 reported by the New Jersey State Department of Health. After being notified of four new cases on May 28, Summit saw zero cases on May ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit (LWVBHNPS)-- in a collaborative effort that included its members and their high school / college interns -- has assembled Songs of the Suffragists: Lyrics of American Feminism from 1850 to 2020, a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County residents can take advantage of a simple, easy way to safely and properly dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other chemical wastes at the County's next free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event, which is set for June 6 -- from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- in the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Police Department Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police Nicole (Nikki) Griffiths is among the Junior League of Summit (JLS) 2020 Scholarship recipients, having been awarded the Junior League's Continuing Education Scholarship. Griffiths is joined by Domenico Deluca ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The State of New Jersey reported an additional 910 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, pushing its total to 159,608, Gov. Phil Murphy detailed May 30 via Twitter. Of the patients reported, 2,626 are in hospitals, 672 are in critical or intensive care, and 499 are on ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up.

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at the May 29 COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reverend Charles Rush will interview Academy Award-winner and Summit High Class of 1988 alum Marshall Curry as The Film Society of Summit and Christ Church of Summit co-host part three of the 'Virtual Conversation Series' on June 3, beginning at 7 p.m. The discussion will be held via ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Monica Boyd of Summit and Kate Morrison of New Providence will serve as Summit Junior Fortnightly Club (SJFC) co-presidents as the organization debuted its 2020-21 Board of Directors. The duo succeed Brianne Finnegan and Megan Vartan, both of Summit, and will be joined by a group of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit got a dose of good news on May 29 in the form of a notification from the New Jersey State Department of Health that there were no new cases of COVID-19 to report in Summit. The positive update follows the report of four new cases the day prior, a sum that matched ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes. "George Floyd should be alive today – ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  The Society Helping our Infirm and ELDerly of Summit (SHIELD) will host a 'Disinfectant Drive' for residents of Summit's Senior Housing Authority senior housing on June 4 and 5, collecting aerosol disinfectant spray, liquid bleach, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Tatlock Park tennis courts will reopen May 30. To make a required court reservation -- available in 90-minute blocks -- players are directed to visit summitcommunityprograms.com. Reservation blocks open at 4:30 p.m. two days before the desired date of play and remain open until ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Central Presbyterian Church in Summit is, today, officially celebrating its 150th anniversary. The Church, located at 70 Maple Street, is currently worshiping virtually on its Facebook page, YouTube, as well as on HTTV, beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings. According to Central ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19. The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites: Cranford fireworks ...

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