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Summit H.S. Girls Lacrosse Readies for 'States Run by Defeating Moorestown, 13-5

May 18, 2022

MOORESTOWN, NJ - Making the lengthy trek south, the Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team zipped out to a 5-0 lead, then hit the accelerator again in the second half and scored another six straight to pull away from Moorestown, 13-5.

The victory improves the Maroon and White's mark 16-2 at the conclusion of the regular season slate. Next up for the Hilltoppers is the NJSIAA ...

Abby Iacovelli Selected as Brave Family Advisors Summit Girls Lacrosse Player of The Week

SUMMIT, NJ - Junior 'Middie' Abby Iacovelli has been named the 'BRAVE Family Advisors Summit High School Girls Lacrosse Player of The Week' for her performances in the week ending May 15.

Hailed for her strong two-way play all season, Iacovelli has scored 16 goals while collecting 14 draw controls and forcing three turnovers during ...

Jude Avelino Named BRAVE Family Advisors Summit Boys Lacrosse Player of the Week

SUMMIT, NJ - Jude Avelino has been selected as the 'BRAVE Family Advisors Summit High School Boys Lacrosse Player of The Week' for his performances in the week ending May 15.

The senior captain was a standout performer in a week that will surely stand out when the time comes to look back on the Hilltoppers' 2022 campaign. The Maroon ...

Summit High School JV Baseball Opens County Tournament with Win Over Union, 13-6

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School JV Baseball Team are proving to be a force in the UCC Mountain Conference.

Currently riding a nine-game winning streak, the Maroon and White opened County Tournament (UCT) play with a decisive 13-6 victory over Union to improve their 2022 mark to 12-4.

Led by Coach Jim Siracusa, the Hilltoppers have displayed a relentless offensive approach, ...

Summit H.S. Girls Lacrosse Bursts Past Ridgewood, 13-9

SUMMIT, NJ - Four of the past five games the Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team has played versus perennial power Ridgewood have been decided by a lone goal.

Not today.

Using a triumvirate of microbursts -- in the form of five-, three-, and four-goal runs -- the Maroon and White ran away from the Maroons 13-9 on the Upper Turf Field at Summit High School. The ...

Summit H.S. Boys Lacrosse Works Overtime, Beats Ridgewood 7-6

SUMMIT, NJ - It's winning time and the Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team are getting used to winning.

Junior Jake Lowry's goal in the first overtime period, gave the Hilltoppers a 7-6 victory over Ridgewood in a back-and-forth tilt on the stadium field at Tatlock Park. The triumph is number seven in a row for Head Coach Jim Davidson & Co.

Lowry's ...

Summit H.S. Girls Lacrosse Goes on Offensive, Pulls Away in Second Half to Defeat West Essex 18-7

SUMMIT, NJ - After being held to six goals in their 72-hours-prior Union County Tournment Final setback to Oak Knoll, Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team Head Coach Mike Walsh and his girls from the 07901 got out their wrenches and readjusted the goal faucet.

The result was a much stronger flow of finishes, with nine different Hilltoppers scoring in an 18-7 ...

Summit H.S. Boys Lacrosse Follows Trophy Triumph with 12-2 Victory Over Montclair

SUMMIT, NJ - Less than 48 hours after claiming the Union County Tournament Championship for the fourth time in a row, the Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team was back on the stadium turf at Tatlock Park, taking on Montclair in a bid for their sixth straight win.

Senior captains Dylan Sebastian (4), Colin Beatty (2) and John Murray (2) combined to score eight goals as the Maroon and ...

In Pictures: Split Decision for Summit Lacrosse Teams in UCT Finals

CLARK, NJ - It was championship night at AL Johnson High School and the Summit High School Girls and Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team faced Oak Knoll and Westfield, respectively, in the Union County Tournament Finals (UCT).

The Hilltoppers Girls fell behind, fought back but ultimately came up short, dropping a 9-6 decision. The Boys delivered a virtuoso performance to overwhelm the Blue Devils 13-2 ...

Summit H.S. Boys Lacrosse Dominates Westfield, Captures Union County Tournament Championship; Hilltopper Girls Fall to Oak Knoll

CLARK, NJ - In a pair of Union County title tilts postponed 48 hours by the still undefeated Mother Nature, there was agony and ecstasy -- in that order -- for the Summit High School Girls and Boys Varsity Lacrosse Teams at AL Johnson High School.

The Hilltopper Girls suffered the dreaded -- cue the late, great Jim McKay -- 'Agony of Defeat', falling to Oak Knoll 9-6, ...


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Summit's Common Council: 0 for 2

May 6, 2022

First, Council is considering a 480' long 65' high monstrous building on Broad Street to replace Summit's existing Fire House. Then, at the meeting on May 3, Council voted to create a Pedestrian Mall closing Maple Street to traffic from Union Place to Springfield Avenue and Springfield Avenue to Deforest Avenue, 

Here are the facts concerning the closing of Maple ...

Broad Street West Would Invite 'Me, Too' Developers

Here is the story of 47 Maple Street in Summit. 47 Maple Street is the large building on Maple Street where Union Place dead-ends into it, at the railroad cut opposite the Post Office on the other side of the cut. My friend Richard Poole sat on the Zoning Board of Adjustment a long time ago, when the building at Number 47 did not yet exist – but the five-story parking garage behind it ...

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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 ...

Reminder: To Receive a $300 Stipend as a Union County Poll Worker, Apply Today

May 17, 2022

Union County residents who are interested in assisting voters at polling locations on Election Day this year can apply to become official poll workers. Poll workers will earn $300 for the day, starting at 5:15 a.m. through the close of the polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7.

“Poll workers are there to answer questions and help voters understand how to cast their ballots.

Branch Out Offices Reimagine the Urban-Suburban Workplace with New Co-Working Space in Area

Branch Out Offices announce the opening of a modern co-working space in Mountainside, NJ. This unique workplace for medium and small-sized businesses, local professionals and solopreneurs offers state-of-the-art amenities in a flexible, affordable work environment. Branch Out Offices is conveniently located at 1136 US Rt 22 at the epicenter of Mountainside, Summit, Westfield, and ...

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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Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

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 ...

Mount St. Mary Class of 2022 Future Athletic Plans Revealed

On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress (Student Life), S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) in Mother Mary ...

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 ...