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Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Recognizes 'National EMS Week'

May 18, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad is heralding 'National EMS Week', a time to honor local Emergency Medical Services responders and promote awareness of their everyday services to the public.This year’s 'EMS Week' -- featuring the theme 'Ready Today. Preparing for Tomorrow' -- is particularly notable, given the enormous challenges facing EMS ...

Through Pandemic's Challenges, Summit Volunteer EMS Squad Remains Constant Source of Care

SUMMIT, NJ - As life has changed for everyone since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, so has it changed for the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad. However, while many business and services are reduced or closed, the Squad volunteer EMTs are still answering calls for help, with more than 300 of them answered since March 1.

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way the Squad responds to ...

Summit Police Youth Academy Dismissed for 2020 Due to Pandemic

SUMMIT, NJ - All sessions of the Summit Police Department's summer Youth Academy program have been canceled for health and safety reasons and to comply with State of New Jersey-mandated restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The program was scheduled to take place from July 20 to 31.

Area Police Department Warns of 'Grandparent Scam'

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department is cautioning the community of a noticeable trend in “Grandparent” scams across the state.

According to the release, in a typical “Grandparent” scam, a con artist calls or emails the victim posing as a relative in distress or someone claiming to represent the relative, such as a lawyer or law enforcement ...

Summit PBA Establishes Fundraising Site to Assist Police Officer Anthony Pyzik

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit PBA has established a GoFundMe page to assist Officer Anthony Pyzik and his family, with funds benefiting the Pyziks while he recovers from injuries incurred in the line of duty on April 21. As of publication -- and, within hours of being established -- the page had already generated $12,465, exceeding its starter goal of $10,000. 

Pyzik, a ...

Summit Police Officer Hospitalized, Suspects Apprehended After Early Morning Stolen Car Incident

SUMMIT, NJ - Two suspects are in custody in an apparent stolen car incident turned motor vehicle accident in the early morning hours of April 21 that left a Summit Police Department Officer hospitalized in serious condition.

Summit Police Department Officer Anthony Pyzik is listed in a serious but stable condition at Morristown Medical Center following the accident, which occurred at ...


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A School Recovery Plan

May 20, 2020

Stevie Wonder's legendary song asks us: "What happened to the world we knew.." That world has disappeared, and it will be a long time before normalcy returns.

We know that almost all states have closed their public schools, and approximately 55 million K-12 students continue to work remotely. New Jersey is one of the states most devastated by the pandemic, and despite our ...

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Wed, May 27, 6:00 PM

Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

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17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Open Mic Night

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Sun, May 31, 8:30 AM

Renaissance Church, Summit

Renaissance Church Online Service

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Summit Police Blotter

May 12, 2020

04/21 - Waleed N. Wheeler, 18, of Newark was arrested and charged with eluding a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault with serious bodily injuring while fleeing, unlawful taking of property. Mr. Wheeler was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail pending a court appearance. 

04/21 - Deante N. Brown, 20, of Newark was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with ...

Summit EMS Report - April, 2020

Summit’s EMS Volunteers answered 135 emergency calls for help in April. These included 91 medical emergencies: eight motor vehicle accidents, including a rollover, a head-on collision, and a person trapped; 10 traumatic injuries; 10 falls; five reports of poisoning or overdose; one allergic reaction; and two responses to a medical alarm. Squad Volunteers also ...

Point View Webinar Focuses on 'Investment Fundamentals Amid Covid-19' May 28

May 27, 2020

"Investment Fundamentals Amid Covid-19" - May 28 at 11 a.m.

David Dietze & Elaine Phipps will share practical advice on managing your investments through this pandemic.

Here's what you'll learn:

*See historically how the market has performed and rebounded from financial crises.
*Why failure to observe this one rule can put your nest egg at risk

*The one ...

Scholastic Summer 'Read-A-Palooza' Virtual Book Fair at the Berkeley Heights YMCA

Summer is almost here, and we cannot help but ask how can we as educators, caretakers and parents keep our kids academically engaged to ensure success this coming fall?

Unlike previous years, this year presents the unique and unprecedented obstacle of being in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. This may mean libraries will not run their usual summer reading challenge, books may be harder to ...

Summit Real Estate Report - March, 2020

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, 2020.

Active Listings ...

Consumer Defensive Stocks – A Safe Port in the Storm?

As the Coronavirus grips much of the world, global travel and commerce have come to a screeching halt.  The last thing people want to think about is getting on an airplane, checking into a hotel or spending money on the latest fashions.  They are concerned about sourcing food, cleaning supplies, and the holy grail – toilet paper. 

Investors have long been drawn to consumer ...

Surprising Benefits of the Virtual Visit

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine.

I noticed, for example, a ...

How to Relieve Zoom Fatigue

The purpose of this article is not to criticize Telehealth or Zoom meetings.  On the contrary. There are so many important benefits to virtual meetings(1), not the least of which is the ability to stay connected during this very critical period. My goal is to identify some of the concerns which have been raised about using virtual interactions and then summarize some ways to ...

Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...