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Summit Common Council Agenda Preview - May 18

May 17, 2021

The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:30 PM. Members of Common Council, Mayor Radest, and City staff will be participating electronically in this meeting. For this meeting, members of the public will be able to comment by video or audio conference. Comments will also be accepted by email or by mail to Comments must be received ...

In Marathon Meeting, Summit Planning Board Unanimously Denies Primrose Childcare Center Development Application

SUMMIT, NJ - The hotly-contested Primrose School childcare center project, proposed for 480-490 Morris Avenue, was defeated at a Summit Planning Board "Special Meeting' on May 12. The Zoom meeting, which started at 7:33 p.m., ran into the first few minutes of the following day.

The Application had already stretched on since last summer. The Planning Board's ...

Lawsuit: Prisoner Was Denied Medicine, Beaten by Staff at Union County Jail

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A man incarcerated at the Union County Jail is suing the County with claims that the staff there denied him medication for a severely painful condition and then beat him mercilessly.

While in court papers the County denies the allegations, Michael David Ivancich claims in the federal lawsuit he was forced to go without necessary prescription medicine ...

Summit Residents Press Council on Fernwood Road Closure, Leaf Blower Ban and Remote Meeting Access

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Common Council met virtually on May 4 via Zoom, but technology gremlins prevented those watching on YouTube and cable TV from viewing the meeting until nearly a half-hour into the proceedings. The full recorded meeting was finally posted on the City’s YouTube site on May 6.

Fittingly, Council President Marjorie Fox announced that -- beginning in June ...

City to Hold Broad Street West Community Meeting May 20; Designated Develops Will Present 'Draft Concept Plans'

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit will host a community meeting and presentation regarding proposed concepts for the Broad Street West redevelopment area on May 20, beginning at 7 p.m. The Summit Planning Board has designed the area between Broad Street and Morris Avenue, and Maple Street as “an area in need of redevelopment."

During the virtual meeting, an update will be ...

City Begins Voluntary Registry for Licensed Landscapers

SUMMIT, NJ - As a method to communicate with landscapers on business licensing requirements, regulatory updates and amendments to ordinances, the City of Summit has created a new, voluntary registry for licensed landscaping companies operating in Summit. Registration is voluntary and no fee is required.

“It is a goal for Common Council to increase the ability of the ...

Summit Common Council Agenda Preview - May 4

The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30 PM. Members of Common Council, Mayor Radest, and city staff will be participating electronically in this meeting. For this and all future electronic meetings, members of the public will be able to comment by video or audio conference. Comments will also be accepted by email or by mail to

Summit Awarded $75,000 Through County Infrastructure Grant Program

ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Summit has been awarded $75,000, one of 21 municipalities receiving $1.5 million in matching grant funds, as part of the seventh annual Union County Infrastructure Grant program, The initiative assists municipalities in accomplishing tasks undertaken in calendar year 2021, helping to fund projects aimed at spurring economic development ...

Summit DCS Posts Several Job Openings

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Department of Community Services (DCS), which is responsible for public works, planning and zoning, environmental initiatives, and other community affairs, has posted three new, full-time job openings. The positions include:

Engineering Assistant

Civil engineer position available in busy municipality in Union County. Work includes assistance in ...

As Legal Costs Rise, Union County Will Borrow Up to $120M for New Gov't Complex

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The County will be borrowing up to $120 million for the planning, design and building of a new County government complex in Elizabeth.

Officials have said the new complex at 61-99 West Grand St. will save money on rent the County pays for existing office space, but legal representation fees are growing for the County’s defense of a lawsuit that challenges ...


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It is Never Too Late to Do the Right Thing -- Summit Council: Overturn the Leaf Blower Ban

May 16, 2021

Concerned residents and small businesses of Summit respectfully call upon the City of Summit Common Council to immediately overturn the recently approved Pilot Ban on Gas Leaf Blowers scheduled for June 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021, Ordinance #7754.

1) Petition to Overturn – Please sign this petition to show your opposition and desire to overturn this ban before it goes into effect on ...

More Viewers Plus More Engagement Equals An Even Better Summit

I respectfully ask that Mayor Radest, the City of Summit Common Council and City staff please leverage technology, processes, and practices that we have all learned during this terrible pandemic and continue to make City of Summit public meetings, specifically Common Council meetings, open virtually for public participation when City Hall reopens in June 2021.

One ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, May 17, 2:00 PM

Summit First Aid Squad, Summit

Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness


Tue, May 18, 10:00 AM

New Providence

Samuel Adams Topic at Summit Old Guard Meeting



Tue, May 18, 7:30 PM


Summit Common Council


Summit Police Blotter

May 5, 2021

4/8/2021 — Gregory Asch, 36, of Jersey City was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Mr. Asch was processed and released with a pending court date.  

4/8/2021 — At 0852 hours a report was taken for a theft of a package from a Woodland Avenue residence. The victim reported the theft occurred on 3/11/2021. Removed from the residence was a package ...

Summit EMS Report - April, 2021

Summit’s EMS Volunteers answered 178 emergency calls in April.  These included 115 medical emergencies: 10 falls; 12 motor vehicle accidents, including two overturned vehicles, one on a highway and one car into a tree; eight traumatic injuries; three cases of overdose or poisoning; nine responses to a medical alarm, and three allergic reactions. Squad Volunteers also provided nine ...

Peapack Private Wealth Webinar Offering 'Top Strategies for More Investment Income' Set for May 20

May 16, 2021

Want More Investment Income? Ten Tips and Strategies! Join Peapack Private Wealth Management's David Dietze and Elaine Phipps for a special webinar on May 20, staring at 11 a.m. EST, where we will do the deep dive on how you can squeeze more income dollars out of your nest egg.

Register now:

In this webinar, we’ll analyze:

The big ...

Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center Among First to Receive American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Certification

Only 6% of 750+ Hospitals Performing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Have Achieved This Elite Recognition of Best Practices and Quality Care

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has received American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Certification, a designation of excellence that recognizes demonstrated ...

Summit Real Estate Report - March, 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 March 2021.

Active Listings: ...

529 Educational Distributions -- How to Break Open the Piggybank

Congratulations -- you and your child have both done your parts. You’ve saved diligently in a 529 account, building tax-free money to pay for education.  Your child has studied hard and been accepted to a school where she’ll thrive. Now what? How do you connect the dots between that 529 account and paying the cost of your child’s education with tax-free ...

Women’s Mental Health Hit Hardest during COVID Pandemic

We have all been adjusting to the reality that COVID is an infectious disease, but we now know that it is also a profound chronic stressor with serious implications for mental health. These stressors are impacting mental health for all of us, but women, and especially women of color, have been hit the hardest.

Recent studies have shown that one in ten women have had to quit a job due to a ...

CWI.Design Hosts Watercolor Fundraising Event for Connie Dwyer Breast Center Foundation

Children have not been the only people learning online during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Social media is full of photos and stories about how-to classes that people have taken during the past 13 months — knitting, wine-making, canning and painting come to mind. The group experience is still there and the students are safe, at a remote location. 

Recently a group of novice watercolor ...

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