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Four Remarkable Summit Women Honored with Union County SHero Award

May 14, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ - Marie Avagliano, Amanda Parrish Block, Katie Darcy and Antonietta LaVecchia -- all of Summit -- are among the 55 women recognized as recipients of the 2021 'Union County SHero Award', administered by the Union County Office on Women and created to help raise awareness about the contributions of women in the County during the COVID-19 crisis.

“This ...

Gas Prices Spiking in Summit; How Local Cost to Fill Up Compares to Rest of NJ

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In the Hilltop City, according to GasBuddy.com, the price at the pump ranges from $3.09 to $3.29 per gallon as of ...

Summit Neighborhood Coalesces in Effort to Block Primrose Project's Path

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Planning Board will hold a "Special Meeting," on May 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in review of the Application by Atlanta, GA-based Primrose School Franchising Company for a proposed development at 480-490 Morris Avenue, where Primrose seeks to locate a 21,072-square-foot childcare center and office facility.

The 1.09 acre ...

Overlook Auxiliary Launches 'Art for Gratitude' Campaign Benefiting Hersh Children's Center

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Auxiliary is launching 'Art for Gratitude', the next iteration of its successful 'Hope & Gratitude' initiative. Funds raised through 'Art for Gratitude' will benefit the construction of the new state-of-the-art Hersh Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center, which will centralize all pediatric services to provide ...

Summit Arboretum Hosts 'Go Public Garden Days' May 7-16

SUMMIT, NJ – Reeves-Reed Arboretum -- in conjunction with the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) -- will participate 'Go Public Gardens Days', a series of events from May 7-16 that includes events, activities, workshops and even yoga. 'Go Public Gardens Days' is part of an APGA effort designed to drive attention and attendance to botanical ...

Lineup of Three Local Choruses Present Free Virtual Concert Premiering May 23

STIRLING, NJ - Three local choruses will present a virtual concert -- full of songs about sunshine, summer and the hope each brings -- entitled 'Here Comes the Sun: Three Great Choruses, One Online Show', premiering  May 23 at 5 p.m. on YouTube.

The performance marks the first-of-its-kind collaboration between three of the area’s best-loved ...

Summit Library Launches Mobile Checkout

SUMMIT, NJ - Residents with a Summit Free Public Library Card can now borrow Library materials right from their smartphones by using the cloudLibrary app.

Once the app is downloaded and installed on their phone, users can select Summit Free Public Library from the list of New Jersey libraries and then enter their library account barcode number and PIN. Those who do not know ...

Girls Scouts of Summit, Heart of NJ Host Volunteer Info Session Apr. 26

SUMMIT, NJ - The Girls Scouts of Summit and the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey will hold a Volunteer Information Session April 26, beginning at 8 p.m., via Zoom. The organizations are seeking adults 18+ looking to make a difference in their communities.

The Girl Scouts in Summit is looking for administrative volunteers as well as troop leaders and cookie ...

'Nature's Best Hope' Author Doug Tallamy Speaks in Virtual Event Apr. 26

SUMMIT, NJ - Naturalist Doug Tallamy will be the featured guest of a Zoom talk presented by the Summit Environmental Commission, Summit area Green Faith Circle and the Summit Free Public Library on April 26, from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Author of 'Nature's Best Hope', Tallamy will discuss a new approach to conservation that begins in the backyard. The concept reflects ...

TAPinto Summit Announces Board of Education Coverage Transition

SUMMIT, NJ - Melanie Wilson, who has covered the Summit Board of Education for TAPinto Summit since October 2017, has decided to end her contributions in that capacity to focus her energies on her growing business.

Wilson offers writing coach and content creation services, specializing in "helping women entrepreneurs tell their Founder’s story, so they can create an ...


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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 ...

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 ...