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May 20th is World Metrology Day. I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years. Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, because Metrology as a science is way beyond building a better yard stick. The reigning world body for Metrology is the International Bureau of Weights ...

EMS Response Report

Summit’s EMS Volunteers answered 191 emergency calls in March. These included 124 medical emergencies: 22 falls; five motor vehicle accidents, including three on a highway; 37 traumatic injuries; nine cases of overdose or poisoning; three allergic reactions; five responses to a medical alarm, and two pedestrians struck by a vehicle. Squad Volunteers also provided three 'lift assists' to patients who did not require transport to a hospital.    Last month, 12 emergency calls were answered by ...

Health Matters

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease. Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of Atlantic Medical Group Urology in Summit and Bridgewater, clears up some of the misconceptions around prostate cancer:  Q: Isn’t prostate ...

High School Handle

While schools are now in person, the mask mandate has lifted, and COVID-19 cases have significantly dropped, shouldn't teens be back to normal? Maybe not.  It’s no secret that around the world the pandemic has taken a toll on people of every age. Quarantine was especially challenging due to the constant isolation and uncertainty. As socializing is critical for high schoolers, teenagers may have been impacted the most. When the pandemic hit, students who were normally busy with challenging schoolwork and sport commitments ...

Lindabury Legal Corner

Mental Health Break

As an addiction specialist, I am frequently asked the question, “Why do I need to be in therapy, it’s my (fill in the blank) who is the alcoholic/ addict”. Other times, I am asked by someone, “Am I a Codependent?”, or “What is Codependency?”.   January 2022, National Co-dependency Awareness Month, presents a timely opportunity to talk about co-dependency and shed some light on the nature of over-caretaking at the expense of taking care of oneself. Sometimes I use a definition, half in ...

Musings on the Mount

Madeline Carnesi-Silberstein of Clark and Marina Cialdella of Branchburg have been selected to attend prestigious music programs to hone their talent and skills this summer. Madeline has been selected to attend a three-week program in July at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, a top conservatory in the country which accepts 10 pianists each year who are seriously considering a career in music and who perform at advanced levels.   The program will feature two individual lessons per week per student, performance and ...

NJ TRANSIT: Working hard for you

NEW JERSEY - COVID-19 temporarily slowed transit ridership, but it did not slow NJ TRANSIT from continuing to improve service and the customer experience for its customers. According to NJ TRANSIT reports, the quest to make improvements to infrastructure and other projects has resulted in NJ TRANSIT advancing over $4 billion to enhance system performance and add new vehicles to the fleet since 2018. Major capital projects that will positively impact millions of riders each year are at the top of the list of planned improvements for NJ ...

Peapack Private Wealth Insights

Corporations—particularly public corporations—typically include some form of equity (corporate stock) in their executives’ pay.  That equity can take different forms, each with its own tax and investment consequences.  Whatever the form of equity compensation, it typically vests—or becomes available to the employee—over a set time, often three to five years.  The goal is to reward loyalty and make continued employment remunerative, with less turnover by more valuable employees.  Employees who ...

Property Matters

Prominent Properties 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 2022. Active Listings: 29 compared to 49 in 2021 / -33% Under Contract: 69 compared to 81 in 2021 / -15% Units Sold: 50 compared to 70 in 2021 / ...

Recycling 101 in Union County

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket. Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to provide free plastic bags. “The new statewide Bag Ban is going to be a big change for many shoppers. We hope to help make the transition ...

Your Real Estate Source

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The first floor also contains a half bathroom and a formal dining room. On the second floor ...

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Sat, May 21, 9:00 AM

Regenus Center, East Hanover

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Arts & Entertainment

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Marina Waterfront Park, Carteret

Sea Scout Open House

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Giving Back

Summit Police Blotter

May 16, 2022

5/9/2022 — At 1359 hours a report was taken for a theft of a motor vehicle located at a Briant Parkway residence. The victim discovered a Blue 2022 Mercedes Benz S500 was taken from the driveway after being left unattended for approximately 25 minutes, unlocked and with the key fob inside. The estimated value of the vehicle is $120,000.

5/10/2022 — Eric Sorensen, 54, of Summit was ...

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

May 20, 2022

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

Two Mount St. Mary Academy Juniors Selected to Attend Summer Music Programs

Marina Cialdella of Branchburg and Madeline Carnesi-Silberstein of Clark have been selected to attend prestigious music programs to hone their talent and skills this summer.

Marina will attend the Ithaca College Pre-College Vocal Summer Program from July 10 to July 23. The college, which houses one of the top music programs in the country, hosts a Summer Music Academy which provides a creative ...

Summit Real Estate Report - March, 2022

Prominent Properties 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 2022.

Active ...

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Two Mount St. Mary Academy Juniors Selected to Attend Summer Music Programs

Madeline Carnesi-Silberstein of Clark and Marina Cialdella of Branchburg have been selected to attend prestigious music programs to hone their talent and skills this summer.

Madeline has been selected to attend a three-week program in July at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, a top conservatory in the country which accepts 10 pianists each year who are seriously considering a ...

Mental Burden That Arose from COVID-19 Continues to Impact Teens

While schools are now in person, the mask mandate has lifted, and COVID-19 cases have significantly dropped, shouldn't teens be back to normal?

Maybe not. 

It’s no secret that around the world the pandemic has taken a toll on people of every age. Quarantine was especially challenging due to the constant isolation and uncertainty. As socializing is critical for high schoolers, ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...