Summit Snaps

  • Raising The 'Canes

    October 15, 2017

    Summit High School alum Michael Badgley points out that he and his University of Miami Football teammates are about to improve to 5-0 after he drilled a 24-yard field goal with four seconds ...

  • Roaring Good Cause

    Kate Morrison, Ashleigh Koss, Katie Salerno -- members of the the Summit Junior Fortnightly Club's (SJFC) 2017 Provisional Class -- present a donation to ...

  • Take it to The Bank

    Summit resident and Investors Bank President and CEO, Kevin Cummings, and Summit branch executive Christine Wenslau handled the coin toss duty prior to Summit High School's traditional ...

  • Sign of Respect

    Summit Police Department Chief Robert Weck, Summit Mayor Nora Radest, members of the Summit Police force, and the family of the late Detective Matthew Tarentino stand beneath the sign heralding ...

  • Saluting The Chief

    Summit Police Chief Robert Weck is joined by Mayor Nora Radest and TransOptions officials as he receives the 2017 Government Official of the Year Award from TransOptions at its ...

  • Hear Them Roar

    The Summit Lions Club presented Melvin Jones Awards to Lions Adrian Hawkins and Dr. John Boozan, recognizing each as outstanding individuals by bestowing on ...

  • Kitchen Makeover

    Hilltop City Mayor Nora Radest snips the ribbon officially opening the new kitchen for Summit Helping Its People (SHIP) located within Calvary Episcopal Church.

    SHIP was established in ...

  • Next Steps

    The steps along the Passaic River are getting a sprucing up courtesy of an Association of New Jersey Environmental Commission $1,000 grant awarded to the Summit Environmental ...

  • Home Cooking

    The Grand Summit Hotel's Assistant General Manager, Jimmy Thornton, and its General Manager, Michael Marino, flank Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad President Mike D'Ecclessis as he -- on ...

  • Dawn Patrol

    Leaving their families and loved ones behind for two weeks of extremely challenging work -- and life in a makeshift village -- a Summit-based Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) crew ...

  • Can You Dig It?

    Mayor Nora Radest and virtually the entire Summit Common Council -- Council President Mike McTernan, Robert Rubino, Patrick Hurley, David Naidu, Mary Ogden, and Steve Bowman -- get their hands ...

  • Police Academy, Two

    Fifty-eight cadets, ages 11-14, in two separate classes recently graduated from the Summit Police Department's Youth Academy, a program designed to provide area youth with the ...

  • Knights to Remember

    The Springfield Knights of Columbus Council 5560 present lifelong Summit resident Billy MacAdam with a check for $6,000 -- representing funds raised during the Knights of Columbus June ...

  • Just Add Water

    Abigail Rubino, daughter of Summit Common Councilman Robert Rubino, checks out the Hilltop City's newest downtown art project -- a City logo that magically appears only when it ...

  • Refreshing Honor

    Summit High School Class of 2017 graduates and Varsity Football Team members Matt Grange, Matt Murdock and Christian Fusco were all members of Union County squad that took on their Middlesex County ...

  • Good Car-ma

    Salerno Duane Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Summit fired up the grill to benefit the USO, an organization whose mission is to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them ...

  • Double Play

    The Summit U-14 softball team turned a double dandy, winning not one, but two tournaments.

    The diamond dynamos defeated Long Hill, South Plainfield & Westfield to win the Long Hill ...

  • Home Improvement Experts

    An estimated 40 Summit Public Schools custodial / maintenance staff members, along with District officials, attended a kick-off event signaling the onset of summer repairs, upkeep, and ...

  • On Patrol, with Honor

    The newest addition to the fleet of Summit Police Department vehicles is the Detective Matthew Tarentino Tribute Car, unveiled by Hilltop City Police Chief Robert Weck and shown here on ...

  • Leading, By Example

    Summit Resident Neale Trangucci, in anticipation of -- and as the inspiration for -- his upcoming participation in the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation 5K at Yankee Stadium, has ...

  • Van-Tastic Tribute

    Daniel MacMahon and Summit Mayor Nora Radest stand next to the fittingly adorned 'Miles MacMahon Senior Van', the inscription memorializing the tribute to Daniel's Dad Miles, a longtime ...

  • Climbing The Ladder

    Mario Noriega of the Summit Fire Department is congratulated by Union County Freeholder Alexander Mirabella and Summit Deputy Fire Chief Donald Nelson upon Noriega's graduation from the Union ...

  • Tenacious Triumphant Turtles

    Persevering through a three-month season of games and practices played in weather that offered a 60-degree swing in temperatures and enduring most things Mother Nature -- and the opposition -- ...

  • Coming Up Big-Time in Boonton

    For the second week in a row, the Summit Futures Lacrosse High School Team has won its tournament bracket.

     

    After conquering all opposition at the Battle of Monmouth event in ...

  • Granting Praise

    Summit Educational Foundation (SEF) President Irene Murdock and Summit Mayor Nora Radest flank Summit High School English Department Supervisor Corey Walsh, recipient of the 2017 Nora Radest ...

  • Setting An Example

    Summit students, their families, members of the community, and District faculty joined together to compete in and support 'Spike for a Cure', a fundraising volleyball tournament held at ...

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Based on Candidates' Merits, Dietze The Choice for Council

October 18, 2017

I support David Dietze for Summit’s Next At Large Council member.

David is fiscally conservative and has a decidedly broad biography and experience particularly from a legal and financial perspective – Dartmouth undergrad in Economics, Yale Philosophy, Chicago Law J.D., CFA and CFP financial designations.  David’s lived in Summit for 22 years and has deep civic ...

Beth Little: My Choice for Common Council

Red v. Blue. Republican v. Democrat. Just about every one of us associates ourselves with one or the other. On a national level, I typically do too, however, on a local level I believe it doesn’t really apply.

When I look at who is running for mayor or common council, I think: “Do they have the best interest of Summit at the heart of their agenda?” Beth Little is that ...

Let's Not Stand Still and Be Complacent

October 18, 2017

As with many suburban communities, Summit is at a crossroads. What direction we decide to take will have a profound impact not only during the next few years but possibly for decades. At last week’s candidate forum, what I heard was that our opponents are generally satisfied with the status quo and offered little in the way of concrete ideas for improvements. 

While I love ...

Dietze Tackles the Tough Questions From SHS Students

Verve, Summit High School’s student newspaper, approached each candidate with the following questions - here are my responses:

What is one significant, concrete reason you decided to run for Summit council?

I love our town and am well suited for the job. I have lived in Summit for over two decades and we have raised our two children, Billy and Betsy, here, who both have attended ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, October 19, 10:00 AM

The Connection, Summit

Cardio Boot Camp Circuit

Health & Wellness

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Thu, October 19, 10:00 AM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Spanish Storytime

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar Education

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Thu, October 19, 11:00 AM

SAGE Eldercare, Summit

Ageless Grace Neuroplasticity Class

Community Calendar

Summit Police Blotter

October 17, 2017

10/04 - John K. Schweitzer, 32, of Millburn was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Mr. Schweitzer was released with an upcoming court date.

10/05 - Sharelle N. King, 22, of Piscataway, was arrested on a contempt of court warrant out of Plainfield. Ms. King was turned over to Plainfield Police Department’s custody.

10/05 - Kristian A. Pettis, 23, of Maplewood, was ...

Video: Point View's Dietze on Netflix's Q3, Need for Continued Global Growth

October 18, 2017

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on BNN  on investing in Netflix!:

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For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to develop and achieve ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Says Fed Policy Among Key Risks Facing Market

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on CNBC on how Federal Reserve policy could prove a headwind for the market!:

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For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and ...

Decluttering Your Household? Don’t Forget Your Investment Portfolio

Decluttering Your Household? Don’t Forget Your Investment Portfolio

Have you taken part in the latest lifestyle trend, decluttering your home? This pop culture craze suggests paring down your belongings and simplifying your way to a better life. With an uncluttered home comes the promise of less stress and a clearer mind. These principles also apply to your financial house. Similar ...

Ain't That Grand?

Take Being Social Beyond Posts, Tweets and Chats By Gathering at Summit's Historic Hotel

As the calendar turns to one of the Northeast’s most spectacular times of year, so does the excitement that comes with families and friends getting together again to celebrate the Harvest and fast-approaching Holiday Seasons.

It’s also a time of year to begin planning celebrations of all sorts including holiday parties, weddings, bar mitzvahs, reunions, bridal and baby ...

The Floor Plan

Eliminate Your 'Pet Peeves' of Decorating with These Helpful Hints

You justly love your dog or cat and, if you love pets that much, maybe it's even your dog and cat.

What you don't love are some of the shall we say more challenging aspects of pet ownership as it relates to your living space, specifically the effects a pet can have on the wear and tear of the abode you decorated with the same levels of devotion and adoration you bestow on ...

It's Always About Service

Recently, I had this customer come in for some suspension repairs... The customer told me that this car was only serviced at Lexus but they were tired of getting ripped off so they came to me. When I opened the hood and looked at the engine I couldn't help but notice how filthy it was... You would think Lexus would have at least wiped down the engine covers after all the repairs they had ...

JCP&L Reminds Customers Assistance and Service Programs are Available to Help Pay Utility Bills

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) reminds customers having difficulty paying their utility bills that they may be eligible for special financial assistance or energy efficiency programs that could reduce the amount of electricity they use.

    Assistance programs available to New Jersey residents include:

Lifeline – Offers a cash grant to help people who ...

Family Health

Second Opinion on Breast Cancer Program Offers Peace of Mind

A breast cancer diagnosis can change a person’s life. And during such devastating news, the sheer amount of information regarding treatment and follow-up care can quickly become overwhelming. However, patients are not alone in this fight. Atlantic Health System’s Breast Cancer Second Opinion Program at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center, is helping provide peace of ...

Wait. What?

Don’t you have homework to do?

 

My teenage daughter is watching TV, texting, facetiming, instagramming, listening to music, and typing on a laptop all at the same time. 

 

Don’t you have homework to do?  I have to repeat myself a little louder because she is insulated in her electronic cocoon by ear buds.

 

“I am doing homework,” ...