Ellen Dickson looks back on her time in public office

SUMMIT, NJ — In Republican Ellen Dickson’s four-year term as mayor of Summit, the distribution of the local tax bill underwent a major shift: The amount of residents’ taxes which goes to the county, up to 30 percent, now dwarfs the volume of money that goes to running the city, which Dickson said is down […]

Dreamcatcher offers ‘The Great American Songbook’

SUMMIT, NJ — Some of the richest, most enduring sounds of 20th century jazz are coming to Summit this weekend, as the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre prepares to put on matinees of “The Great American Songbook” on Friday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Nov. 22, to showcase a popular cabaret full of classics. Many of the songs […]

Union County board of education results

* – Indicates election winners All information according to the Union County clerk’s office   BERKELEY HEIGHTS, VOTE FOR TWO Robert Cianciulli – 867 (27.51%) *Christine Reilly – 1,376 (43.65%) *Doug Reinstein – 899 (28.52%) Write-in – 54 (.18%)   CLARK, VOTE FOR THREE *Scott Bohm – 991 (25.12%) *Robert Smorol, Jr. – 983 (24.92%) […]

Celgene deal finalized in Summit

City officials pleased as company aquires former Merck property

SUMMIT, NJ — The long-awaited purchase of land at 556 Morris Ave. in Summit, a campus space formerly owned by Merck, has been officially completed, according to city officials, ending a two-year process which leaves it in the hands of biotech giant Celgene. The space, which includes 850,000-square feet of administrative office space and 450,000-square […]

Arboretum welcomes back goats for annual Celebrate Fall festival

SUMMIT, NJ — Throughout the past year, from when the leaves first started falling until long after they’d grown back, staff members at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum were bombarded with the same, recurring question: Are the goats coming back? The short is answer is yes. A herd of highly popular eco-goats, now at 20 strong, will […]

Dreamcatcher excited for night of improv

SUMMIT, NJ — Anyone crowding into Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 12, will be able to call out sketch ideas, which will be relayed onstage by a host moderator. And in the confines of the 120-seat theater, during an “anything goes” night of improv comedy, the members of the audience will be encouraged to […]

Court gives Overlook go ahead on helipad

Summit does not plan to appeal ruling

SUMMIT, NJ  — A three-judge panel ruled to allow a restricted-use helipad at Summit’s Overlook Medical Center, a designated stroke center where regional patients requiring special care are directed, confirming a decision made in April 2014 by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The court battle, Summit officials said, ultimately revolved around the concept of […]

Summit hires new administrator

SUMMIT, NJ — With goals such as improving the city’s downtown development, technology services and leadership in mind, Michael Rogers was recently appointed as Summit’s new city administrator following a month-long search. Rogers, one of six candidates for the job, was selected by Mayor Ellen Dickson and the Common Council in a council meeting on Tuesday, […]

Celgene to purchase vacant Merck & Co. property in Summit

SUMMIT, NJ — For Summit, the wait is finally over. After spending nearly two years in limbo, the campus space at 556 Morris Ave. — formerly the home of Merck & Co., Inc. — is under contract with biotech giant Celgene, according to city officials. “We’re thrilled, because Summit has, over the years, kind of spontaneously […]

Summit Fire Department tackles blaze

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Fire Department responded to an office building at 57 Union Place after a report of a chimney fire was received at 3:39 p.m. on Friday, June 19. On arrival, crews found smoke in the area and received reports of “flames shooting out of the chimney at 67 Union Place.” Firefighters […]

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