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SHIELD of Summit Holds 'Disinfectant Drive' for Seniors June 4-5

May 30, 2020

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 hand sanitizer. Donations can be dropped off outside the Vito A.

88-Year-Old Area Volunteer Donates CARES Act Check to Feed Seniors

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's not surprising that 88-year-old Natalie Cahoon, a 66-year resident of Berkeley Heights, took her stimulus check received from the CARES Act and donated 125 meals from Dimaios to feed the SAGE Eldercare Meals on Wheels clients.

"Natalie is absolutely amazing and has been delivering and helping in our kitchen every single day since this COVID-19 ...

College Freshman from Area Helps Create App that Allows for Simple PPE Donation

NEW PROVIDENCE NJ - To combat what can be a cumbersome process of donating to charities, a group of UCLA students -- including New Providence Class of 2019 graduate and current UCLA freshman Kareena Kullar -- created Charipay, an app that streamlines the process by quickly connecting users to more than 40 charities.

Due to the recent pandemic, the startup has shifted all ...

Relay for Life Asks Community to Help 'Light the Fight' June 13

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit and Mountainside is inviting community members to 'Light the Fight' and join them by staying home and lighting up their yards with luminarias and glowsticks on June 13, beginning at 9 p.m.

The event will celebrate survivors and caregivers, and remember those lost as well as to ...

Summit Junior League Provides Incremental Financial Support to Local Agencies During Pandemic

SUMMIT, NJ - Recognizing the current public health crisis has significantly impacted the community’s ability to serve those most vulnerable,the Junior League of Summit (JLS) has granted $15,000 to five local community partners to assist their needs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To be eligible for the funds, each organization must demonstrate that they are providing ...

NJ Cousins Raise Money to Provide COVID Patients Tech Devices that Enable Communication with Loved Ones

MONTVILLE, NJ – When nine New Jersey kids saw the need for nursing home residents and hospital patients to be able to communicate with loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic, they formed a non-profit to make that possible.

Colin and Grace Volpe are freshmen at Montville Township High School. Colin said his aunt is a nurse in Massachusetts who is working with both COVID and non-COVID ...

Driving Down Food Insecurity, Summit P.D. Hosts Food Drive Benefiting G.R.A.C.E.

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department will host a 'contactless' community food drive to benefit the Junior League of Summit’s G.R.A.C.E. Pantry program, which helps feed 500 families each week. The initiative will be held on two consecutive weekends -- May 30-31 and June 6-7 -- from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Summit High ...

Summit Arboretum Offers Free Family Memberships to Overlook's Healthcare Heroes

SUMMIT, NJ - It's in their nature.

Every day, the dedicated and selfless healthcare workers Overlook Medical Center staff the front lines in the battle to combat COVID-19, putting their mental and physical well-being at risk to help others get and stay safe and healthy.  Shifts are long, arduous and emotionally and physically taxing.

The Staff and ...

Rainbows for Warriors: Overlook Auxiliary's Front-Yard Fundraiser Passes 3,000-Sign Mark

SUMMIT, NJ - The Overlook Auxiliary's 'Hope & Gratitude' lawn sign fundraiser has now seen more than 3,000 signs purchased from more 30 towns -- and it is still going strong. The last day to order the rainbow-adorned placards is May 8 at midnight.   

The Auxiliary and its NP Twig 10 launched the sign campaign to reinforce to ...

From Legos to Medical Ventilators. a NJ Family’s Quarantine Achievement

WAYNE, NJ – We are all stuck at home, spending upward of 90% of our time in our comfortable prisons with our familiar inmates, passing the time.  Of those who are lucky not to have any family members in serious risk due to the virus, many are catching up on their shows, on reading, on housework and home improvement.  Some are wallowing in the pleasure of not having to go to work ...

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We Still Need Your Help | Donation Drives at the Summit YMCA

May 31, 2020

Thank you so much for all you have done, with your help we have been able to entertain and feed countless families. But we are not done! Close to 100 Games have been donated and distributed to those in need but so many families could still use a way to stay engaged while staying safe at home. Our commitment to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility has not and will not ...

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Summit Police Blotter

May 30, 2020

05/13 - At 1110 hours a report was taken for a theft from a Broad Street business of soft top covers for a Jeep Wrangler style vehicle. The victim reported the incident occurred sometime within the prior thirty days, when six (6) Jeep Wrangler soft tops were stolen from the property. The victim reported the combined value at the time of the report was approximately $18,000.00. 

05/13 - At ...

Summit EMS Report - April, 2020

Summit’s EMS Volunteers answered 135 emergency calls for help in April. These included 91 medical emergencies: eight motor vehicle accidents, including a rollover, a head-on collision, and a person trapped; 10 traumatic injuries; 10 falls; five reports of poisoning or overdose; one allergic reaction; and two responses to a medical alarm. Squad Volunteers also ...

VIDEO: Point View's Dietze Reviews Investment Opportunities as Market Looks Forward

June 1, 2020

What five stocks should you add to your portfolio today? Point View’s David Dietze Skypes live with Nicole Petallides:

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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 ...

We Still Need Your Help | Donation Drives at the Summit YMCA

Thank you so much for all you have done, with your help we have been able to entertain and feed countless families. But we are not done! Close to 100 Games have been donated and distributed to those in need but so many families could still use a way to stay engaged while staying safe at home. Our commitment to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility has not and will not ...

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 ...

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

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 ...

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...