Celgene to be acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb

Celgene to be acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb

SUMMIT, NJ  — Bristol-Myers Squibb will acquire Summit-based Celgene Corp. in a cash and stock purchase for $74 billion, the two firms announced Jan. 3, creating a company with a combined $34 billion in annual pharmaceutical sales. Neither company addressed specifically how the merger would affect employees, although New York-based Bristol-Myers Squibb said in a […]

Summit mulls $17 million for firehouse, police equipment

Summit mulls $17 million for firehouse, police equipment

SUMMIT, NJ — The city is considering more than $17 million in spending requests for capital projects in its 2019 budget, a 200-percent increase from 2018. The original capital budget was projected at $5.5 million, but a new firehouse would raise that figure to more than $17.3 million, according to numbers presented at at a […]

Summit Park Line forum on route turns testy

Summit Park Line forum on route turns testy

SUMMIT, NJ — Concerns about safety and privacy turned a public forum on the Summit Park Line pedestrian walkway into a tense shouting match at times as officials heard from residents regarding the second phase of the park’s construction. At the Dec. 6 workshop meeting hosted by the city, residents on Eggers Court and Henry […]

Summit to erect monument for Medal of Honor recipients

Summit to erect monument for Medal of Honor recipients

SUMMIT, NJ — It’s taken 100 years but a pair of locals will finally get their due. It was near Le Chatelet, France on Sept. 29, 1918, when Sgt. Alan Eggers and Cpl. Thomas O’Shea of Summit, and Sgt. John Latham, of Rutherford, found themselves separated from their platoon. The Battle of San Quentin Canal […]

Mural painted by robot in Downtown Summit

Mural painted by robot in Downtown Summit

SUMMIT, NJ — Don’t expect “Albert” to be confused with Da Vinci, Rembrandt or Van Gogh, although his work is very public. Albert is a robotic spray-printing machine used to beautify downtown Summit in September, creating a dot-matrix mural on the side of a building on Union Place. The building, which houses Pizza Vita on […]

Summit Fire Department looks for new home

Summit Fire Department looks for new home

SUMMIT, NJ — Fire Chief Eric Evers said there are memories everywhere he turns inside the firehouse. “A lot of guys have gone through here,” he said. “I always say that when it comes to the job, it’s a second family. You live together, you sleep together, you cry together. It was all done in […]

Street Fair for the kids

Photos by Brian Trusdell SUMMIT, NJ — Family Fun Night! Summit Street Sounds on Thursday, June 11 featured children’s music, live animals and a magic show. The street fair, aimed more at youngsters, included a game zone, giant Connect Four, foosball, four square, giant foot darts, air hockey and other activities.

Former Summit mayor tackles shared services

SUMMIT, NJ — Jordan Glatt and Nic Platt have heard it before — for decades — they said. Glatt served as mayor of Summit from 2003 to 2011, and Platt did the same in Harding, located in Morris County, from 2013 to 2016. Both also served on their respective councils. For as long as they can […]

Summit residents offer suggestions for redevelopment area

Summit residents offer suggestions for redevelopment area

SUMMIT, NJ — From a dog park to a community garden, residents offered suggestions for what should be included in an affordable housing redevelopment project slated for Broad Street, Morris Avenue and Maple Street on March 19. Last year, Mayor Nora Radest and the Summit City Council charged Topology, a Newark-based urban planning firm, with […]

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