Summit Community Center will serve as vaccination site

Summit Community Center will serve as vaccination site

SUMMIT, NJ — As part of ongoing efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Summit, in partnership with Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, has established the Summit Community Center on 100 Morris Ave. as a location to administer COVID-19 vaccines. As of Monday, Feb. 8, individuals in Phases 1a and 1b may […]

Summit PD releases summary report regarding complaints in 2020

SUMMIT, NJ — At the end of January, the Summit Police Department released its 2020 internal affairs summary report, listing complaints made against law enforcement officers and the ensuing investigations’ determinations. According to the summary report, there were 15 total complaints filed in 2020; of those, 10 were filed by the agency and five by […]

Union County Board of Commissioners awards 60 HEART grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of County Commissioners has announced that 60 artists, historians and local nonprofit organizations will receive funding through the 2021 Union County HEART — History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands — grant program. The HEART grant program was created by the Board of Commissioners in 1998, in recognition of […]

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

Progress: Union County sees many advancements in 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ — 2020 was packed to the brim with goings-on, from COVID-19 to the census, from the Black Lives Matter movement to the presidential election. While COVID-19 and unrest dominated headlines, there were many infrastructure advancements in Union County. The following is a short recap of some of those improvements; this is by […]

SAGE’s Meals on Wheels program delivers record number of meals

SAGE’s Meals on Wheels program delivers record number of meals

SUMMIT, NJ — As the pandemic forced businesses and services to close in 2020, the demand for SAGE’s Meals on Wheels kept increasing. By the end of the year, the nonprofit delivered a record-breaking 50,000 meals, an increase of 7,000 from the previous year. Family members who were unable to visit and offer support to […]

Pen pal program begins between SAGE Eldercare and Lincoln-Hubbard School in Summit

Pen pal program begins between SAGE Eldercare and Lincoln-Hubbard School in Summit

SUMMIT, NJ — In an effort to combat the loneliness and isolation older adults are experiencing during COVID-19 and the cold weather months, SAGE Eldercare partnered with fifth-grade students at Lincoln-Hubbard School to start a pen pal program with Meals on Wheels clients called Cold Weather Buddies. In the past, the school’s fifth-graders visited SAGE […]

Police officer is appointed to the Detective Bureau

Police officer is appointed to the Detective Bureau

SUMMIT — The Summit Police Department announced the appointment of Police Officer Henry Ludena to its Detective Bureau on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Ludena is a nine-year veteran of the Summit Police Department, where he actively served in the Patrol Bureau, participating in many community and school events. “Detective Ludena is a respected member of the […]

Overlook Medical Center begins vaccinating team members for COVID-19

Overlook Medical Center begins vaccinating team members for COVID-19

SUMMIT, NJ — Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, on Thursday, Dec. 17, distributed its first shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to eligible team members and physicians, taking a major step forward in the fight against COVID-19. “The arrival and distribution of the vaccine is an emotional moment for all of us […]

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad elects new officers for 2021

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad elects new officers for 2021

SUMMIT, NJ — At its general meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad’s newly elected trustees and officers for 2021 were sworn in by Summit Mayor Nora Radest. In opening comments, Radest praised the squad, describing its members as “universally lauded among Summit citizens for their dedication and valuable service to […]

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