New statewide restrictions in effect to combat COVID-19

New statewide restrictions in effect to combat COVID-19

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With the surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed Executive Order No. 194, which includes new mitigation measures that place restrictions on seating and hours for restaurants, bars, clubs and lounges and a prohibition on interstate indoor K-12 and youth sports. These measures went into effect on Thursday, Nov. […]

Summit students sign National Letters of Intent

Summit students sign National Letters of Intent

SUMMIT, NJ — Eleven members of the Class of 2021 from Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child continued their commitment to athletic competition at the collegiate level by signing National Letters of Intent, or in the case of the Ivy League institutions, committed to the admissions process on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Athletics Director Kelly […]

Initiatives seek to keep Thanksgiving alive in Summit

Initiatives seek to keep Thanksgiving alive in Summit

SUMMIT, NJ — Summit is gearing up for Thanksgiving under different-from-normal circumstances, thanks to the increase in COVID-19 cases. It will host the Other Fellow First Foundation’s 13th annual frozen turkey drive on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Summit Diner, 1 Union Place. The event will help families have a […]

Teenage sisters make music video to raise funds for SAGE Eldercare

Teenage sisters make music video to raise funds for SAGE Eldercare

SUMMIT — Kareena and Esha Gupta of Summit first encountered SAGE’s Spend-A-Day adult day program in 2018, when they visited the facility to sing for the participants. The sisters said they enjoyed performing as much as the participants enjoyed listening. They visited again in 2019 for a repeat performance and had every intention of returning […]

Owners of Summit bakery help to get out the vote

Owners of Summit bakery help to get out the vote

SUMMIT — Bob Conway and Peter Lloyd, owners of Brownie Points Bakery on Beechwood Road in downtown Summit, have created quite a stir with their latest seasonal theme. The bakery, featuring classic American desserts, is celebrating American’s right to vote. From the painting of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the store window to the various paintings […]

Two women strive for menstrual equality during pandemic

Two women strive for menstrual equality during pandemic

WESTFIELD / SUMMIT, NJ — During the coronavirus pandemic, multiple community groups have been working to ensure residents have access to such essentials as food, cleaning supplies, toiletries and personal protective equipment. For some reason, though, menstrual pads and tampons have often been left off the list of vital necessities. At this time, when so […]

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Union County victims of 9/11

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Union County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: • Lee Adler, 48, of Springfield • Andrew […]

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