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Seven Summit COVID-19 Cases Reported in Past Six Days

May 14, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reported seven new cases of COVID-19 in Summit as confirmed by The Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) from May 7 to May 12, 2021.

There have been 19 cases confirmed in Summit this month and, since the pandemic began, Summit has seen 1,766 total cases and 25 COVID-19-related fatalities. Total case numbers are updated and adjusted weekly ...

Door-to-Door Campaign, Mobile Clinics Part of County's Amplified COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach Plan

ELIZABETH, NJ - Going to extraordinary lengths in an effort to ensure that as many Union County residents are vaccinated as possible, the County will -- beginning at the end of this month -- launch a door-to-door campaign to reach the unvaccinated.

The announcement is part of a comprehensive outreach plan that involves a transition to a new pre-registration system that is now online ...

State's COVID Dashboard Now Includes Vaccination Data by Town

NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy at his May 10 press briefing said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15.

Murphy added that the New Jersey Department of ...

Twenty-Fifth Summit Resident Passes Away Due to COVID-19

SUMMIT, NJ - A 45-year-old white male has sadly become the 25th Summit resident to pass away due to COVID-19, The deceased had pre-existing health conditions and had not been vaccinated, according to information reported by the Westfield Regional Health Department and released by the City of Summit.

The WRHD also reported new 12 positive COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Summit from ...

Young Stroke Victim Triumphs Thanks to Overlook Neuroscience Institute's Care

SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly 800,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke, an acute condition that can prove devastating for many, and fatal for one in six victims.

Thanks to the unparalleled expertise at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, then 26-year-old Joe Slota outcome was one of hope, success, and triumph over a condition that ...

Summit Saw Sharp Drop in New COVID-19 Cases During April

SUMMIT, NJ - The Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) is reporting that City of Summit concluded the month of April with 136 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the 30-day period, a sum that is nearly 38 percent less that the previous month's case total of 219. April's case total is the lowest monthly total since October of 2020, when 66 cases were reported.

Since the onset of the ...

Murphy Again Eases Restrictions as State's Virus Metrics Continue Downward Trend

TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers continuing to trending in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Governor Phil Murphy announced on May 3 an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a 'Shot and a Beer'

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launching a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any Garden State resident who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following are restaurants and brewing ...

Walk-in Vaccinations Available to New Jerseyans Age 16+ at Six State Mega-Sites

TRENTON, NJ - Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29.

Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County Mega-site, located at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, ...

Summer Camps Can Open as Murphy Hints at Further Easing of Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced at his COVID-19 press briefing April 28 that he will sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps -- both day camps and sleepaway camps -- to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending downwards, which enables things to open up as the summer ...

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Welcome to Erickson Senior Living

May 1, 2021

Rebranding defines company's position as leading senior living provider

As a part of its long-term growth and business strategy, Erickson Living, manager of Lantern Hill in New Providence, New Jersey, today unveiled its plan to evolve its brand identity and change the company's name to Erickson Senior Living. The rebranding comes as the company, which oversees a ...

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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.

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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 ...

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 ...

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

May 14, 2021

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 ...

Take a Free, Convenient COVID-19 Self-Test at the Union County Test Center

The Test Center will shift from a drive-through service to a walk-up service as of Monday, May 17.

The Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University will be open to all Union County residents who would like to self-administer a free COVID-19 nasal swab test under the supervision of professional staff beginning on Monday, May 17.

The Test Center is located at the Kean campus in Union ...

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 ...