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FirstEnergy Sets Goal to Plant 20,000 Trees This Year

May 23, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In support of its continued commitment to the environment and support of the communities it serves, FirstEnergy Corp. has set a goal to plant 20,000 trees throughout its service territory in 2022. About 10,000 of the trees were planted during events surrounding Earth Day and Arbor Day.

The plan follows a successful 2021 in which the company far exceeded its goal ...

Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste at Free Recycling Event, June 4

ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents of Union County can safely dispose their unwanted household chemicals, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and other potentially hazardous items at the County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste event, which will be held on June 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kean Hall parking lot at Kean University.

Any Union County resident may participate, ...

Bag Ban Takes Effect; Reusable Bag Collection Box at City Hall

SUMMIT, NJ - The statewide ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products goes into effect today.

The law prohibits all New Jersey stores, food service businesses, and grocery stores from selling single-use plastic carryout bags. In addition, grocery stores larger than 2,500 square feet may not provide or sell single-use paper carryout bags, and instead must provide ...

St Teresa's GreenFaith Ministry Hosts 'Sustainable Living' Presentation, Apr. 26

SUMMIT, NJ - St Teresa of Avila Church's GreenFaith Ministry will host a presentation and dialogue on ways community members can begin or enhance our care for our shared home  - the Earth.

All are invited to attend the event, which is set for April 26, beginning at 7 p.m., in Memorial Hall. There, attendees will hear from Jen Bernaz Milnes, on ...

How to Stop Spotted Lanternflies From Hatching in Union County This Spring

UNION COUNTY, NJ — It’s time to destroy the egg masses that the Spotted Lanternfly lays on tree trunks, lawn furniture and other outdoor surfaces this past fall to prevent the pests from doing damage to the county’s plants and crops this spring.

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive pest that can weaken trees, damage ornamental plants and destroy fruit trees, hops, ...


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Correction from Summit City Administrator Michael Rogers

May 24, 2022

Conveying community concerns through positive and active relationships with our elected officials is a continuing goal for Summit city administration. We sincerely appreciate the long-term relationships that we build with members of Common Council, including Millie Cooper and Al Dill. We thank them for their service and for allowing us to call on them time and time again.  

There are ...

Letter to the Summit Community

We write this letter as two former members of Summit’s Common Council who are more than a little concerned about the proposed project for 'Broad Street West'.  It is imperative that everyone in our city understand that the agreement our Council is preparing to sign (very soon) will include THREE PROPERTIES, not just the grossly oversized building you have seen depicted ...

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Summit Police Blotter

May 24, 2022

5/17/2022 — At 2043 hours a report was taken for a theft at a Briant Parkway residence. The victim  stated that after reviewing security camera footage an unknown male wearing a baseball cap was  observed taking one piece of mail from a mailbox and then vacating the area.  

5/20/2022 — At 0757 hours a report was taken for a theft from a motor vehicle located at ...

Art Center Hires Kristen Evangelista as New Director of Exhibitions

May 24, 2022

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (VACNJ) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kristen Evangelista as its new Director of Exhibitions, effective June 1, 2022. Evangelista will join VACNJ after serving as Director of the William Paterson University Galleries for nearly a decade. "I am delighted to welcome Kristen as the new Director of Exhibitions,” said VACNJ Executive Director, ...

Union County College to Host First In-Person Commencement in Over Two Years

Union County College is hosting spring commencement on Wednesday, May 25. This year’s ceremony is special as it will be held at Union’s Cranford Campus for the first time in over a decade, and it is also the first in-person ceremony since January 2020. College President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin will lead both ceremonies.

The first ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m., honoring the ...

Summit Real Estate Report - April, 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 April 2022.

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Community Conversations: Stepping into Summer!

Warmer weather is here, and for many people that means exercising outside, playing sports and enjoying family time. But if your winter was a quiet one, returning to activity too quickly can lead to injuries. So how can you tell the difference between a sprained ankle and something that requires a trip to a specialist? In this Community Conversation, James C. Wittig, MD, Chairman of the Department ...

Free Scrap Metal Recycling for Union County Residents, June 2 and 18

Union County residents with old metal gutters, fencing, or appliances to dispose can bring these items and more to free scrap metal recycling drop-off sites in June. The scrap metal recycling program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month from April to November.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Captures Euro Challenge Win

WATCHUNG – Kathleen Brennan, Math Department Chairperson at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mount's Euro Challenge team edged out four other finalists in the competition on May 19th. Their topic was Gender Inequality in Germany. 

The sophomore presenters included: Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, ...

To Smart to Fail

Commencement Transcript, May 2022

Good afternoon, proud graduates of the University of Machine Learning class of 2022.0.

I am a Heuristic/ALgorithmic 9000 computer. Most of you know me as Hal.

I want to thank president emeritus, Google, as well as Alexa, Siri, and all of the distinguished bots on the board of algorithms, for awarding me this honorary doctorate degree in deep learning and ...

Agent Spotlight: Teresa Maegerlein

Teresa Maegerlein, Broker-Associate in the Morristown office, is dedicated to getting her clients results! Her career in real estate began in 2004. Before getting into real estate, Teresa worked on Wall Street and her financial background has proven invaluable in her current work. As useful as her hard-earned savvy has been, she knows that the most important skill for a successful business is ...