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Summit Common Council Agenda Preview - May 17

May 16, 2022

The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30PM in Council Chamber at City Hall.

Fire Chief Eric Evers will give an update on the Fire Headquarters construction project.

The Finance Committee will introduce two bond ordinances to fund the 2022 Capital Budget and the sewer utility budget. The public hearings on these bond ordinances will be held on June 1. The ...

Union County Approves 2022 Budget. See Tax Impact in Your Town

ELIZABETH, NJ — The County Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the County-wide tax levy.

While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for County homeowners, the impact varies by municipality with the average homeowner in Union County slated to pay $2,066 in county taxes this year. In ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Passes Away at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battled-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans -and who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore ...

Summit Awarded $75,000 in Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid Grant Monies

ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Summit has been awarded $75,000 through the 2022 Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid Grant Program. The monies will be applied to the Tulip Street Improvement Project and the City Hall Records Storage Improvement Project.                        

In total, the Union County Board of ...

Summit Roadworks Project Begins May 9

SUMMIT, NJ - Work to repair and install new curbing, construct ADA compliant ramps, and upgrade stormwater structures.will begin on Crest Acre Court, Carleen Court, Meadowbrook Court, and Woodcroft Road will begin on or about May 9,

The work will be followed by the milling and paving of roadways, with the complete project expected to take approximately eight weeks, weather ...

JCP&L’s 2022 Tree-Trimming Program Underway; Program Designed to Enhance Service Reliability

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jersey Central Power & Light is trimming trees across its 13-County service territory as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance electric service reliability. This year’s $40 million program will help keep power flowing to customers by helping to reduce tree-related outages, such as those that can occur during severe weather.  

Completed on a ...

Summit Common Council Unanimously Approves Partial Closure of Maple Street

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit's new $52 million municipal budget was just about the only thing on the agenda of the Common Council’s May 3 meeting that people didn’t much want to talk about. The gathering drew close to 50 audience members and ran just under three-and-a-half hours. All Council Members were present – Ward One Council Member Susan Hairston and Council ...

Summit Common Council Agenda Preview - May 3

The next Common Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30PM in Council Chamber at City Hall. 

Council will hold two budget hearings:

The first hearing is on the 2022 municipal, parking utility, and sewer utility budgets. The 2022 municipal budget is a 1.98% increase over last year’s municipal budget. The tax bill including the municipal, library, ...

Union County Commissioners Defend One of Their Own in Race For Surrogate

ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County commissioners defended the qualifications of Vice Commissioner Chair Christopher Hudak in his race for County Surrogate after a resident speaking at Thursday’s Board meeting demanded Hudak withdraw his candidacy.

County Surrogates administer the legal process which happens after people die, individually owning assets in New Jersey. They also ...

River Road Milling & Paving Project Set for May 2-3

SUMMIT, NJ - Days after Union County installed a new traffic signal there -- and just 24 hours before it becomes fully operational -- River Road in Summit will again be the site of an improvement project.

The thoroughfare will be closed from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. on May 2 and May 3, between Butler Parkway and Chatham Road, for milling and paving operations by the County.

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Summit's Common Council: 0 for 2

May 6, 2022

First, Council is considering a 480' long 65' high monstrous building on Broad Street to replace Summit's existing Fire House. Then, at the meeting on May 3, Council voted to create a Pedestrian Mall closing Maple Street to traffic from Union Place to Springfield Avenue and Springfield Avenue to Deforest Avenue, 

Here are the facts concerning the closing of Maple ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, May 21, 9:00 AM

Regenus Center, East Hanover

REGENUS CENTER Has Moved to a Convenient Location ...

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, May 21, 10:00 AM

Marina Waterfront Park, Carteret

Sea Scout Open House

Arts & Entertainment Education Other


Sun, May 22, 9:00 AM


Greta's Run for Imagine

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 ...

JESPY Partners with Paper Mill Playhouse for Performance Showcasing JESPY Clients

May 19, 2022

SOUTH ORANGE – With the musical talents of JESPY clients in the spotlight, JESPY has partnered with Millburn’s Paper Mill Playhouse to present a showcase of Broadway songs to be performed by the clients on June 18 at 4pm.

The performance, which is open to the public, is tentatively titled A New Beginning. Set to take place at JESPY, the play will feature client talents, alternating ...

Cantor's Concert

Purchase tickets at

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 ...

Mount St. Mary Class of 2022 Future Athletic Plans Revealed

On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress (Student Life), S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) in Mother Mary ...

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 ...