Summit Common Council

Tue, July 27
7:30 pm — 11:45 pm
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Expanded Child Tax Credit Only First Step Toward Economic Justice

July 30, 2021

Over the past two weeks, roughly 90 percent of U.S. households with children have received $15 billion to help cover basic expenses, thanks to changes to the Child Tax Credit under the American Relief Plan Act. These monthly payments of up to $300 per child, are projected to cut child poverty by as much as half. 

As an American and a taxpayer, I am proud that those most in need will ...

Reelect Greg Vartan, Compassionate Fighter for Summit

I write to offer the strongest support for an accomplished incumbent, Summit Councilman Greg Vartan, running for re-election in Ward 2.   

As Greg’s remarks last week on ongoing power outages attest, Greg is an indefatigable fighter for all of our concerns, his advocacy tethered to full engagement in our community dialog. On the literal hot topic this summer: When Summit has ...

How to Choose Technology for Summit

July 20, 2021

I’ve been in an information systems role for over a decade. In that time, I’ve been fortunate to work with some truly talented people, experts in their fields. One thing the experts have in common: when solving a problem, they follow a well-informed process that results in the best solution for the money. At Seton Hall University, I have participated in this process numerous times ...

Summit Fire Department Blotter - June, 2021

In the month of June 2021, the Summit Fire Department responded to a total of 230 incidents.

Following are highlights of department activity: 

06/08/21 8:08PM: Units responded as automatic aid for a confirmed structure fire at an Ocean Street residence in Millburn. On arrival, personnel were assigned tasks for command, extinguishment, search, salvage and overhaul. The structure was a ...

Summit Police Blotter

August 2, 2021

7/5/2021: At 1510 hours a report was taken for a theft of a motor vehicle from a Broad Street business.  The victim reported the incident occurred on 7/4/2021. Taken was a black 2018 Jeep Grand Trackhawk.  The value of the vehicle at the time of the theft was not provided. 

7/13/2021: At 1051 hours a report was taken for a theft of a road sign located at Argyle Court. The ...

Summit EMS Report - June, 2021

June was the busiest month thus far this year for Summit’s EMS Volunteers who answered 211 emergency calls. These included 129 medical emergencies: 19 falls, including one from a height of over 10 feet; 17 motor vehicle accidents, including one on a highway and another with an overturned vehicle; one pedestrian struck by an automobile; 14 traumatic injuries; six cases of overdose ...

WATCH: Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze Posts His Thoughts on Facebook, Top Stocks Picks

August 3, 2021

Peapack Private Wealth Management's David Dietze spoke live with Nicolle Petallides on the TD Ameritrade Network. Topics included Facebook, Exxon, and Pfizer!

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack Private provides comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice to individuals, families, privately-held ...

JCP&L Empowers Love of Learning on North Jersey Lake

In the middle of Lake Hopatcong, a young family inspects phytoplankton – microscopic, plant-based organisms that form the base of the marine food chain, visible on a tablet thanks to a high-powered digital microscope. 

A few feet away, a group of friends tests the lake’s clarity using a Secchi disk. Others measure water temperature and pH levels, serving as citizen ...

Summit Real Estate Report - June, 2021

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 June 2021.

Active Listings: 41 ...

To Roll Over or Not Roll Over Your 401k

Investors have options when deciding what to do with an employer sponsored 401k after leaving the company.  One option is to simply leave it in place with the old employer and continuing to have the same institution manage the existing funds even though no new monies will be invested.  Another choice is to roll the funds into an existing or new individual rollover IRA, or to roll it ...

Community Conversations: Preventing Skin Cancer

With a particularly hot summer, it’s especially important to protect yourself from melanoma and other skin cancers. On this next Community Conversation, Eric Whitman, MD, surgical oncologist, medical director of Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, and the director of the Atlantic Melanoma Center, discusses how to prevent skin cancer, symptoms you should be aware of and the exclusive ...

Are You Ready For Your Child to Go to College?

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 ...

Four Predictions about Future Design that Will Surprise You

CWI.DESIGN president and principal designer Rachel Kapner has an uncanny knack for making predictions about the future of design. She even has a crystal ball. "It's sort of a joke around my office," she says, "so I did get one for my birthday." So, when she gazes into it, what does Rachel see about the future of design?

Custom Furniture Will Be More ...

Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Olympic Dreams

It is a sharp, sweltering summer day at the Ariake skateboard park in Tokyo. The air is sticky, and even though I am wearing loose, baggy trousers of white linen, they catch over my knees whenever I grab the board. I size up the course and nervously tug at my brightly patterned USA shirt to release the sweat-cling around my chest and shoulders.

Then I drop in.

It is my final run for gold ...