Oratory Prep Mock Trial Team crowned as Union County champs

SUMMIT — The Oratory Prep Mock Trial Team was crowned as Union County champions on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The team defeated Cranford High School to capture the school’s 3rd consecutive Union County title. With the win, the team advanced to the N.J. State Regional Competition where they competed against other county champions from the central division.    

Summit addresses snow melt and potholes

SUMMIT – As the roads are cleared of snow and ice, motorists are now facing another obstacle to safe driving – potholes. Potholes develop as the result of the processes of freezing and thawing during winter months and can cause damage to roads, vehicle tires and alignment. According to Beth Kinney, Summit’s director of Community Services, Summit […]

Police chief addresses pedestrian safety

SUMMIT – Are pedestrians safe in Summit? Police Chief Robert Weck believes they are, but a person’s perception of reality can often cloud the issue. After a crossing guard was struck by a car earlier this month, residents became alarmed over the lack of pedestrian safety in the city. A preliminary investigation indicated that when […]

Union County man indicted by federal grand jury for fraud

NEWARK — David D’Aries, 50, of Summit, was indicted by a federal grand jury today for allegedly defrauding hundreds of sellers of foreign and antique banknotes on the eBay online auction site. D’Aries is charged with one count of mail fraud. The indictment alleges losses to eBay/Paypal, credit card companies and the various banknote sellers totaled […]

Kent Place students celebrate Martin Luther King with a day of service

SUMMIT – Yesterday, the Kent Place Diversity and Equity Parent Group hosted a community-wide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to celebrate, reflect and serve in the name of King’s legacy. For this year’s Day of Service, Kent Place collaborated and joined forces with the North Jersey Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. […]

Registration now open for families to “Build” Summit in LEGOS

SUMMIT — A huge map of downtown Summit, 30×20 feet, that features all of the streets and dozens of significant buildings will have teams of children and their parents building each of these treasured buildings using more than 50,000 LEGO blocks. On Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m., the ninth annual LEGO Build benefitting the […]

Summit Library to present seminar on Medicare

SUMMIT — Medicare can be a bewildering topic. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m., Summit Public Library will host “The A,B, C,D’s of Medicare: Basics for Boomers.” This free seminar, explained in easy-to-understand terms, is vital for those who are approaching Medicare eligibility within the next 5 to 10 years, or are a […]

Summit helipad battle rages on

Overlook Hospital asks New Jersey Dept. of Transportation to ‘fast track’

SUMMIT – Although many thought Overlook Hospital’s quest for a rooftop helipad at their facility in Summit was a dead issue, it has apparently taken flight once again. The helipad would be designed for hospital-to-hospital transport of patients requiring advanced neurological care, according to an Overlook hospital spokesperson. The helipad is needed to reduce transportation […]

Summit Police set up permanent ‘Drop Box’ for unwanted medications

SUMMIT — Area residents may now dispose of unused prescription drugs 24/7, 365 days a year thanks to Project Medicine Drop. In cooperation with the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs, the Summit Police Department now has a permanently installed drop box in the Atrium of City Hall where members of the public may deposit unwanted medications with no questions […]

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