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Police Investigating Report of Attempted Sexual Assault on Glenside Ave.

May 11, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania.

The driver, described as a white male with a beard, reportedly exited Rt. 78, stopping on Glenside Avenue. The victim was able to escape from the vehicle ...

Officer Kathleen Maggiulli Appointed to Summit P.D. Detective Bureau

SUMMIT, NJ - City of Summit Police Officer Kathleen Maggiulli has been appointed to the Department's Detective Bureau.

Detective Maggiulli is an 18-year veteran of the Department, having served as a patrol officer in the department’s patrol bureau, traffic unit and community policing unit. She is an active member of the Summit community, having founded the ...

Police: Burglars Creeping Into Homes to Grab Fobs, Steal Cars

WESTFIELD, NJ - A burglar crept into a home on Bennett Place through an unlocked mudroom door early Thursday morning, grabbed car keys from a purse there and then stole a vehicle in what is the latest in a series of similar crimes, police said.

In a Nixle message, police said an unlocked car on Golf Edge was also burglarized overnight. The incidents followed a report of an unknown person ...

Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center Honors Its Team Members

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center (MVECC), as it does annually, presented several awards to its team members during 'National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week', which occurs during the second week of April each year and honors and celebrates the work of the nation’s emergency communications professionals.

The MVECC is ...

Summit Teen Praised for Bravery Fought With Suspected Kidnapper, Records Show

SUMMIT, NJ — A 19-year-old Summit woman abducted off the street and locked in the trunk of her suspected kidnapper’s car narrowly escaped in a struggle with her captor, then helped police track the man down, records released Friday show.

Shervon James, 33, of Union, is accused of first attempting to lure the teen into his vehicle on Fernwood Road April 10, then picking ...

Summit Police Thwart Attempted Abduction of 19-Year-Old on Fernwood Road

SUMMIT, NJ - Quick action on the part of City of Summit Police Department officers resulted in the thwarting of an attempted abduction over the weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly announced Sunday.

Shervon James, 33, of the Vauxhall section of Union Township has been charged with first-degree kidnapping. 

The ...

New State Dashboard Reveals Number of Police Use-Of-Force Incidents

TRENTON, NJ - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from Summit, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday.

The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through February as part of a “beta” test dashboard created by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. The data includes ...

Summit Police Department Begins Targeted Enforcement Effort to Reduce Reckless Driving

SUMMIT, NJ - Working to reduce reckless driving in Summit, the Summit Police Department has launched 'Two Streets a Week', a new campaign that will coordinate enforcement efforts on two streets each week with the goal of reducing speeding and other dangerous traffic violations through an established and ongoing police presence.

“As commuters return to the workplace ...


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Summit Planners: Vote No on Primrose Application

May 11, 2021

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 ...

Planning Board Must Assess Primrose Proposal Against Master Plan

The Primrose School application does not advance the purposes of the 2000 master plan and subsequent re-examinations. In fact, it is contrary to its objectives particularly as it relates to traffic, parking, public health and safety. Summit in soliciting public input to the plan re-examination learned from the start that issues of pedestrian safety, circulation and traffic were ...

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 ...

LISTEN: Peapack Private Wealth's Dietze Looks at Three Factors Contributing to Weak Jobs Report

May 13, 2021

Peapack Private Wealth Management's David Dietze appeared live on Bloomberg Radio with Carol Massar and Tim Stenovec to discuss his market outlook and some of his favorite stock picks!:


Note - segment starts at 35:08

With Trust and Integrity, Peapack Private provides comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice to individuals, ...

Moms Helping Moms Foundation Awarded National Funds for Change Grant

Moms Helping Moms Foundation (MHM), a New Jersey Baby Supply and Diaper Bank based in Warren, NJ was recently awarded a national Funds for Change grant via a competitive application process organized by The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) and the Alliance for Period Supplies. 

The local nonprofit organization will use ...

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 ...