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Good Plant - Bad Plant: Native Plant Swap Set for June 10

May 13, 2021

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Union County gardeners are invited to a 'Native Plant Swap and Shop', an event where they can trade an invasive plant from their yard for a colorful native plant. The free event will take place at the Union County Scout Camping Area in the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside on June 10, from 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Pre-registration is required and ...

Free Document Shredding Event Set for May 15

ELIZABETH, NJ - The next free Union County mobile paper shredding event will be held on May 15 at Nokia in New Providence. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine. The event will close prior to 1 p.m., if trucks reach capacity.

All Union County residents are eligible to use the free paper-shredding service. In an effort to accommodate all, there is ...

Summit Free Market Reservation Process Opens May 3

SUMMIT, NJ - Reservations for a 30-minute drop-off / shopping appointment at the Summit Free Market's next event on May 8 will be accepted via the City's website beginning today at noon. The Summit Free Market Committee is a student-run initiative where residents are able to bring reusable, yard-sale quality items to share, and take whatever they may want or need at no ...

Free Scrap Metal Recycling Set for Two Dates in May

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County’s free scrap metal recycling drop-off program continues in at two events in May, where a wide variety of metal goods -- from household appliances to gutters and sheds -- will be accepted at collection sites in Cranford and Rahway. The program continues on the first Thursday and second Saturday of each ...

Volunteers Sought to Assist Pruning Effort Designed to Improve Health of City Trees

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Shade Tree Advisory Committee (STAC) is seeking additional volunteers to assist with pruning City trees in the municipal right-of-way.

Volunteers will be pruning 'tree suckers' during the STAC's annual spring cleanup. 'Tree suckers' are odd branches that grow at the base of the tree that sap energy away from the healthier and more ...

Reptile Meet & Greet Opportunity, Spring Nature Walk Part of Trailside's Earth Day Celebration Apr. 24

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Union County residents of all ages can meet live animals, celebrate wildlife and embrace environmental conservation at a fun and educational event in honor of Earth Day at the Trailside Nature and Science Center on April 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks are required and must be worn by all participants, and social distancing guidelines must be observed at this outdoor ...

County Assigns Earth Day Project: Stop the Spotted Lanternfly

ELIZABETH, NJ - The spotted lanternfly -- an invasive insect that threatens native trees and plants, and can destroy valuable crops -- hatches its eggs from late April to early May. This Earth Day, which will take place on April 22, Union County is challenging its residents to take on a different typ of Earth Day project: help destroy the spotted lanternfly and its eggs, as well.

The ...

Summit Free Market Reopens Its Doors May 8

SUMMIT, NJ - Spring cleaning -- and collecting -- alert.

The Summit Free Market will be held May 8, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at its home on the grounds of the Municipal Transfer Station. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, item drop-off and shopping will be by appointment only. Masks will be required and temperature taken for everyone entering the building.

Summit residents ...

Next Free Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Set for Apr. 10

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The next free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event will be held on April 10 at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Campus in Scotch Plains, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any Union County resident may participate.

The Household Hazardous Waste events provide Union County residents with a free, environmentally safe way to dispose of outdated or unwanted ...


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More Viewers Plus More Engagement Equals An Even Better Summit

May 13, 2021

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 ...

Summit Planners: Vote No on Primrose Application

Like many residents of the neighborhoods bordering the proposed Primrose School, we are certain that if approval for this construction is granted, the quality of life on our street will be negatively impacted. Inevitably, the flow and speed of traffic will increase, along with a corresponding decline in pedestrian safety. 

Beyond those concerns, we question whether the Primrose ...

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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 ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

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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“It's over Bill. I don’t do Windows.”

And so, with a simple Ctl+Alt+Del over Twitter, the marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates has powered down.

The wealthy, philanthropic tech couple sadly announced their union was “irretrievably broken.” I took this to mean they received a critical error message followed by the blue screen of death because their marital ...