Renovations announced for Summit community center

SUMMIT, NJ — On Tuesday, Oct. 1, Summit announced improvements and renovations will be made to the city’s community center. The addition of a senior lounge is just one of the improvements that residents can anticipate in the near future thanks to generous donations from corporations, as well as individuals. “Celgene is an outstanding neighbor and […]

Summit on the forefront of affordable housing

SUMMIT, NJ — On Monday, Oct. 1, a fairness hearing was held in Elizabeth about the Fair Share Housing Center agreement with the city of Summit. According to an Oct. 27 press release from the city, at its Oct. 5 meeting, Common Council unanimously approved a settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing Center to establish additional […]

Summit council member appointed to new role

SUMMIT, NJ — On Oct, 25, Summit Councilmember Robert Rubino was appointed to the Board of Directors of University Hospital by Gov. Christie on Thursday, Oct. 20 according to a press release from the city of Summit. Rubino is the CEO of Rubino OBGYN Group, which consists of 10 doctors and five offices. He’s involved […]

Summit Free Market makes progress for environment

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Free Market took place two consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 15 and 22, for residents to donate unwanted materials and reuse other items of interest. The event took place at Summit Transfer Station, located at 40 New Providence Ave. Middle- and high-schools students run the event that has served more than 5,000 residents […]

Summit addresses parking issues with pilot program

SUMMIT, NJ — The city of Summit has launched a six-month trial Uber pilot program to address the lack of parking in its downtown area, specifically at the train station, where residents can purchase parking permits. The city tested the program during last year’s holiday season, and they are continuing to test it out with 100 […]

Summit churches raise banner for Black Lives Matter

SUMMIT, NJ — In response to recent fatal encounters between police officers and members of the African-American community, the Unitarian Church of Summit, in partnership with the Fountain Baptist Church, also located in Summit, marched down Springfield Avenue on Sept. 25 to raise awareness and show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Upon arriving at […]

Residents bring their dogs for a swim at SFAC

Residents bring their dogs for a swim at SFAC

SUMMIT, NJ — Summit’s Department of Community Programs held the second Doggy Dip at Summit Family Aquatic Center on Saturday, Sept. 17. The first session began at 9:45 a.m. for small dogs and was followed by two additional 45-minute sessions for medium and large dogs. Residents and nonresidents alike were welcome to attend with a donation […]

Summit gets smart about pedestrian safety

SUMMIT, NJ — The city of Summit launched its monthly Street Smart campaign in partnership with TransOption on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The goal is to education the public about pedestrian safety and encourage positive change. Summit plans to work as a community to achieve a positive outcome. A pre-campaign survey was issued to residents to test […]

Annual Bark-A-Que held at Summit’s Village Green

Annual Bark-A-Que held at Summit’s Village Green

SUMMIT, NJ — Home for Good Dog Rescue, of Berkeley Heights, held its annual “Bark-A-Que” on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Summit’s Village Green. The event consisted of vendors and contests for dogs and owners, while providing many of them a chance to reconnect with the organization. There was also an opportunity for more dogs to be […]

Progress for Summit’s IBF turf upgrade project

Progress for Summit’s IBF turf upgrade project

SUMMIT, NJ — On Friday, Aug. 26, there was new artificial turf for local recreation and high school football teams to scrimmage and play on at Investors Bank Field in Summit. The Department of Community Programs reopened the track and playing field to the public and announced the completion of several renovations. “Kudos to Director of […]