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Robert Weck Named Oak Knoll School Head of Security

May 5, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - Former City of Summit Chief of Police Robert Weck has been named Head of Security at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child (OKS). Weck succeeds current OKS Director of Security Tony Iazzetti who is retiring next month after more than seven years in the role.

“Robert comes to Oak Knoll School after a long and dedicated career in law enforcement for our very own town of ...

Summit High School's 'Radium Girls' Earns Nine Montclair State Theatre Night Award Nominations

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Performing Arts Department's fall play Radium Girls has earned nine Montclair State Theatre Night Award nominations in the 'Unmasked Play' category. Performed in late October outdoors at the high school, Radium Girls is based on the true story of young female dial painters set in the U.S. Radium factory in Orange, in the ...

Applications for Welsh Scholarships Now Available; Awards Available to Young Summit Women

SUMMIT, NJ - Applications for the Beverly Jeanne Welsh Scholarship Fund are now available through the guidance offices at Kent Place School, Oak Knoll School and Summit High School. The Welsh Scholarship is open to young women who demonstrate financial need, who are permanent residents of Summit, and who currently attend or have graduated from one of these Summit high ...

Summit High School Senior William Cho Named Candidate for '21 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

WASHINGTON, DC - Summit High School Class of 2021 member William Cho has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from high schools in the U.S. in 2021.

Cho was also recently named a National Merit Scholar semifinalist.

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Summit's Jodie De Jesus, Claire Shurmur Among Oak Knoll Seniors Earning AP Scholar Honors

SUMMIT, NJ - Twenty-five Class of 2021 Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child seniors -- including Claire Shurmur and Jodie De Jesus of Summit -- have earned AP Scholar and AP Scholar with Honor awards, respectively, for their performance on Advanced Placement tests, the College Board has announced.

AP Scholar awards are given each year to students who earned scores of 3 or higher ...

SEF Further Amplifies Support of Summit's Public Schools During Pandemic

SUMMIT, NJ - Tweaking its traditional twice-yearly grant cycle calendar to allow for grant applications at any time on an emergency basis, the Summit Educational Foundation has provided a series of grants specifically funded to assist the Summit Public Schools with online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SEF's change has allowed the Foundation to continuously help ...

Summit's Daniella Ospina, Daniel Kohaut Named 2020 Recipients of Christ Child Society Scholarship

SUMMIT, NJ - Daniella Ospina and Daniel Kohaut -- each a graduating senior of Summit High School -- have been awarded the 2020 Christ Child Society of Summit Scholarship. The $2,500 Scholarship is awarded to students "who have displayed academic achievement, worked or volunteered with children, and who have financial aid." 

Ospina and ...

Pomp Amid the Circumstances: Motorcade Celebrating Hilltopper Class of 2020 Matriculators Rolls Through Summit

SUMMIT, NJ - It takes a certain driving ambition to earn the title of 'high school graduate' and, for the Summit High School Class of 2020 and seniors everywhere, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the final months of the journey to that goal a very bumpy road indeed.

However, for one afternoon -- on the very day they were supposed to be assembling in Tatlock Park ...

Washington Elementary's Laura Madden Named Recipient of SEF's Radest Award

SUMMIT, NJ - Washington Elementary School second grade teacher Laura Madden has been named the recipient of the 2020 Nora Radest Award for Excellence in Education by the Summit Educational Foundation (SEF).

Established in 2013, the Award is annually presented to a teacher or administrator who has submitted grants through the SEF process and, in doing so, has greatly enriched the ...

Empowering Kids Organization Receives $24,000 Grant From Summit's Central Church; Organization to Continue Offering Programs for Underprivileged Kids

SUMMIT, NJ - The Empowering Kids Organization (EKO) celebrated its first anniversary by receiving a $24,000 grant from Summit’s Central Presbyterian Church (CPC), funds that will be used to expand EKO’s English-as-a-second-language afterschool program for Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) students and the program for Summit High School students ...

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Thank You Mayor, Council for Supporting Summit's Restaurant Industry

April 30, 2021

Dear Editor:

On behalf of everyone from Summit House and Bar Bacoa, as well as our peers at Roots, Fiorino and Fin, I wanted to express our collective appreciation for the support Mayor Radest and the Summit Common Council have provided to our local restaurant industry over the past year.

In particular, thank you for seeing to it that Maple Street again will become an outdoor dining ...

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 - March, 2021

Summit’s EMS Volunteers answered 180 emergency calls in March. These included 107 medical emergencies: 22 falls; eight motor vehicle accidents, including one on a highway and one with entrapment; 13 traumatic injuries; one pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle; nine cases of overdose or poisoning; one possible Carbon Monoxide poisoning, four responses to a medical alarm, and two ...

WATCH: Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze Says Premature Rising of Interest Rates Could be 'Fly in the Ointment'

May 7, 2021

Peapack Private Wealth Management's David Dietze weighed in live with Charles Payne on FOX Business.

Topic: Should you heed that old stock market adage to sell in May and go away?

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Starting Summer in Style

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Fewer restrictions, longer days, and warm nights provide even more inspiration when looking for reasons to head to New Jersey's Coast in 2021. Celebrating a renewed spirit, Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members welcome travelers to take part in their 107th summer sharing memories and creating new experiences. There is no better way to explore the unique ...

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 ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

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 ...

We Need to Talk

I am told I need to participate in the national conversation.

I am not exactly sure what that means, but It seems like everytime I turn on the news some authoritative figure addressing the most recent topic of the day decries the need to “have a conversation” or “add to the conversation” or “join in the conversation”.

Who exactly am I supposed to be ...