Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

Summit councilman mourned after untimely death

Summit councilman mourned after untimely death

SUMMIT, NJ — Local officials and community leaders expressed their condolences regarding the death of 48-year-old Councilman Matthew Gould, who died unexpectedly on Aug. 13 at Morristown Medical Center from a heart condition. “An amazing human being left us all too soon on Tuesday,” Summit Mayor Nora G. Radest said in a statement released by […]

County launches opioid addiction hotline program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Officials have launched a new program — Helping Hands 365 — that features a 24/7 hotline connecting addicts with peers who have achieved sobriety in an effort to reduce opioid-related overdoses in the county. More than 130 county residents died of such overdoses in 2018. Prevention Links, a local nonprofit organization […]

Driveway from reduced-rate Summit apartment complex derided

Driveway from reduced-rate Summit apartment complex derided

SUMMIT, NJ — Ashwood Court residents expressed concern about a two-way driveway onto their street that accesses a recently-approved Habitat for Humanity project fronting Morris Avenue at the June 18 Common Council meeting, stating that the Zoning Board did not account for the safety of residents and children living on the cul-de-sac. The board approved […]

Summit group presses for plastic bag restrictions

Summit group presses for plastic bag restrictions

SUMMIT, NJ — Some residents of the Hilltop City are pressing local officials to enact more restrictions on plastic bag use, citing a survey conducted by Green Summit, a local activist environmental group. The survey — which took place between March and September of last year — asked Summit residents two questions: what are their […]

Summit OKs $52 million budget, with firehouse

SUMMIT, NJ — The Common Council unanimously approved a nearly $52 million municipal budget at its April 23 regular meeting, allocating initial money for the construction of a new $11.8 million firehouse on Broad Street. The budget, which was first unveiled at the March 19 council meeting, includes a municipal tax increase of 1 percent […]

More swastika graffiti found in Summit school

More swastika graffiti found in Summit school

SUMMIT, NJ — A swastika was found in the sixth floor girls’ lavatory at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, according to Superintendent June Chang, the sixth such incident of anti-Semitic and other graffiti in the district in the nearly five months. “I’m sad that I have to report this,” Chang said during his monthly […]

Summit council gets glimpse of downtown development plan

Summit council gets glimpse of downtown development plan

SUMMIT, NJ — The Common Council received its first glimpse of more detailed designs for the Broad Street West Development at its April 2 meeting, including plans for residential, retail and commercial uses. The area includes City Hall, the library, firehouse and post office, a 125-unit senior housing complex managed by the Summit Housing Authority, […]

Summit-based filmmaker celebrates Emmy for documentary

SUMMIT, NJ — Frank Guastella never imagined himself as a documentary filmmaker, let alone an Emmy Award-winning one. Guastella’s first documentary, “I Can’t, I Have Rehearsal” which features six New Jersey high schools — including Summit, Union, Rahway — and their productions of “Mary Poppins” opened his eyes to the world of filmmaking. The film […]

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