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 […]

Summit parklet good for businesses and residents

Summit parklet good for businesses and residents

SUMMIT, NJ — A parklet was installed on Springfield Avenue in Summit and officially opened on Thursday, July 28. Summit Mayor Nora Radest officiated the opening at a ribbon cutting ceremony that began at 5:30 p.m. The parklet was installed in front of Tito’s Burritos and Batavia Cafe. “The parklet is a sidewalk extension with cafe […]

Summit resident is sworn in as NJ attorney general

SUMMIT, NJ — Gov. Chris Christie nominated Union County’s Christopher S. Porrino on June 16, and Porrino will now serve as acting attorney general until confirmed by the state Senate. Porrino was sworn in at a private ceremony held at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton. Prior to this, Porrino led the national litigation […]

Rails to trails for train tracks through Summit

UNION COUNTY, NJ — According to Union County’s Master Plan, Summit has made it a priority to fund a green pathway that would serve both recreational and commuter purposes. Summit’s Robert Rubino has envisioned converting an abandoned railway into the city’s own Highline Park. The land to be converted to the Highline used to be the […]

Remembering a great friend and student

SUMMIT, NJ — It was a sad day for Summit residents as they heard the tragic news. On the evening of Thursday, May 5, an 18-year-old Summit resident took his life in the parking lot of St. Teresa of Avila Church. He was reported dead by a gunshot wound after driving a family car to the […]