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 […]

Summit preps for kindergarten within day of budget OK

SUMMIT, NJ — Registration has already begun for the city’s new full-day kindergarten, with the district alerting parents and the public at large less than a day after the Board of School Estimate approved a nearly $66 million budget to expand the program. The budget was approved in a 3-1 vote at the March 25 […]

Summit sidewalk plan calls for revisiting school walking routes

SUMMIT, NJ — The city’s updated sidewalk master plan calls for re-evaluating the elementary schools’ walking routes, which are about a decade old. The city’s engineer, Aaron Schrager, updated and presented the Summit Common Council with recommendations for updates at the March 5 meeting regarding the city’s sidewalk installation and maintenance plan. Schrager said that […]

Summit BOE OKs $65M budget, full-day kindergarten

SUMMIT, NJ — The school board approved a budget of more than $65 million for next academic year in a 6-1 non-binding vote at the March 7 meeting, with more than $1.5 million allocated for expanding the district’s kindergarten program to full day. The Board of School Estimate will have final approval at its March […]

Summit to expand kindergarten in $66 million budget

Summit to expand kindergarten in $66 million budget

SUMMIT, NJ — The city’s school district would expand its half-day kindergarten program to a free, full-day operation under a proposed $66 million budget for the next school year, one that exceeds the state-restricted 2-percent cap by $800,000. The $66,171,587 spending plan, introduced by Superintendent of Schools June Chang at the nearly three-hour Feb. 14 […]

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