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Overlook Medical Center Looks 'Ahead' to Hospital’s Future as Campaign Launches

May 14, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, launched 'Overlook Ahead', a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign will help financially support the ...

Summit's All-Volunteer First Aid Squad Celebrates 60th Anniversary, Actively Recruiting New Members

SUMMIT, NJ - Celebrating 60 years of always being there for Summit residents in need of assistance, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) is now actively recruiting new members to join its team.

Squad members include men and women of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds, all of whom share a common passion: to help others. Most new members have no prior medical ...

Summit's April COVID Case Total Nearly Double Previous Month's Sum

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit's COVID case total in April was 92 percent higher that the previous month, with the Westfield Regional Health Department reporting 269 cases of the virus during the month.

There were 140 cases reported in March, and there have now been 4,684 cases confirmed in Summit since the onset of the pandemic.

Of the 269 cases reported in April, 86 cases -- 31.9% ...

PATHWAYS Hosts Free Workshop for Female Cancer Survivors, May 18

SUMMIT, NJ - PATHWAYS, a cancer support program of The Connection, will host a free workshop -- 'Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle for Cancer Survivors' -- on May 18, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Facilitated by oncology dietitian Johannah Sakimura, MD, RD, CSO, the PATHWAYS / Overlook Medical Center joint program will address evidence-based healthy eating and ...

Summit Sees Uptick in March COVID-19 Case Metrics

SUMMIT, NJ - The Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) has issued a Summit COVID-19 case and vaccination update for the month of March, a summary which shows an uptick in total cases and cases per day in the City of Summit.

There were 140 confirmed cases of the virus in Summit during the month, compared to 107 in February, representing a 31% increase. When analyzed on cases per ...

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Sat, May 21, 9:00 AM

Regenus Center, East Hanover

REGENUS CENTER Has Moved to a Convenient Location ...

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Sat, May 21, 10:00 AM

Marina Waterfront Park, Carteret

Sea Scout Open House

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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 ...

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

May 20, 2022

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

Two Mount St. Mary Academy Juniors Selected to Attend Summer Music Programs

Marina Cialdella of Branchburg and Madeline Carnesi-Silberstein of Clark have been selected to attend prestigious music programs to hone their talent and skills this summer.

Marina will attend the Ithaca College Pre-College Vocal Summer Program from July 10 to July 23. The college, which houses one of the top music programs in the country, hosts a Summer Music Academy which provides a creative ...

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.

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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 ...

Gabriella Vivona Qualifies for National Gymnastics Competition

WATCHUNG – Chatham resident Gabriella “Ella” Vivona has qualified for the National Gymnastics Championships which will be held in Des Moines, Iowa this June. This is the second consecutive year that she has been selected for this honor.

“I am very excited for this because I will be able to compete with in harder routines while being with my team,” said Ella, ...

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 ...