Summit Common Council passes amended 2020 municipal budget

SUMMIT, NJ — At its June 9 meeting, Summit Common Council unanimously passed the 2020 municipal budget with a 0.14-percent tax rate increase along with six resolutions in support of reopening local businesses and restarting the economy in Summit in compliance with New Jersey state guidelines and restrictions. To assuage the economic impact of the […]

Atlantic Health System, Kent Place team up to make masks

Atlantic Health System, Kent Place team up to make masks

SUMMIT, NJ — As COVID-19 emerged throughout communities in New Jersey, a group of students dedicated to exploring ethical issues within society found the opportunity to put their learning into action, with the help of medical-ethics experts at Atlantic Health System. When the health system, a longtime adviser to the Ethics Institute at Kent Place […]

Summit Interfaith Council creates relief fund to help local immigrants

Summit Interfaith Council creates relief fund to help local immigrants

SUMMIT, NJ — COVID-19 has meant that many local immigrants have lost their jobs. For immigrants who are undocumented, this means virtually no safety net, as, without documentation, they cannot apply for federal relief funds or unemployment. Even though immigrants in the Summit community pay taxes and pay into federal reserves, they are unable to […]

Bartolotti sworn in as Summit police chief

Bartolotti sworn in as Summit police chief

SUMMIT, NJ — Andrew Bartolotti was sworn in as the new chief of the Summit Police Department on June 1, and Richard Proctor was sworn in as a new captain. Bartolotti, who previously held the rank of captain, has taken over the position from former Chief Robert Weck, who has retired. Proctor previously held the […]

County Infrastructure Grant Program awards $1.5M to towns

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Freeholders Infrastructure Grant program will fund various projects throughout the county, including parks, sewage drainage, road resurfacing and signage. In all, the Freeholders made awards to 21 municipalities as part of the sixth annual Union County Infrastructure Grant program, funding projects aimed at spurring economic development growth, and […]

Mayors stress importance of the census

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The 2020 census, a once-a-decade system of counting every person living in the United States, is still underway. The U.S. Census Bureau and local officials are urging all residents to complete the census questionnaire. This is the first census with the option of replying online. According to its website, the Census […]

Area schools, thespians nominated for Foxy Awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Each year Montclair State University hosts the Theatre Night Awards ceremony to promote and advance the commitment to high-quality straight play production in New Jersey’s secondary schools. The awards honor the accomplishments of individual achievement of both students and educators in the areas of performance, direction, design and technical theater, as […]

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