Summit church votes to become sanctuary congregation

SUMMIT, NJ — Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit has voted to become a sanctuary congregation, with an aim of serving immigrants and discouraging the use of harsh deportation measures and unjust enforcement. The congregation approved a resolution on the issue on June 4 at its annual meeting attended by 105 voting members. The unanimous […]

Communities reel with grief in wake of officer’s death

Communities reel with grief in wake of officer’s death

SUMMIT, NJ — The communities of Summit and Somerville were plunged into mourning last week as news spread of the untimely death of a police officer whom young people called their “hero” and colleagues considered family. Matthew Tarentino, 29, of Somerville, was on his way to work on Tuesday, May 30, when he was involved in […]

Summit police honored by state’s attorney general

SUMMIT, NJ — On May 22, Summit Police and more than 30 other law enforcement agencies throughout the state were honored by Attorney General Christopher Porrino. Individual officers were also awarded for their community involvement. The ceremony took place at Rutgers University’s Livingston Campus Student Center in Piscataway. Innovative approaches were featured, such as an outreach […]

Summit Farmers Market welcomes six new vendors

Summit Farmers Market welcomes six new vendors

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Farmers’ Market has six new vendors this year — some of whom are bound to be favorites with the gluten-free and vegan crowds. The market opened for the spring, summer and fall seasons on April 23, and will be open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Nov. 19 […]

Summit resident joins Sharing Network board of trustees

Summit resident joins Sharing Network board of trustees

SUMMIT, NJ — John Creel of Summit was recently appointed to the board of trustees for NJ Sharing Network, a nonprofit organization that recovers and places organ donations. Creel, himself a registered organ donor, is the director of transplant marketing for the immunology and dermatology business unit at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. “I discovered NJ Sharing Network after […]

Summit parklet re-installed and open to public

SUMMIT, NJ — The parklet in Summit that opened last summer was reinstalled and is open to the public as of Tuesday, April 18. Located on Springfield Avenue in front of Tito’s Burritos and Batavia Cafe, the parklet is an attractive addition to the downtown area that will hopefully increase pedestrian activity. “The parklet has the […]

Summit fireman presented with the Frank Smith Award

SUMMIT, NJ — The Summit Fire Department has announced that firefighter Joe Moschello has received the Frank Smith Award for Public Safety. The award is given annually by the New Jersey Electronic Security Association to an active-duty firefighter or police officer who exemplifies commitment, loyalty and consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty for […]

Food Network star teaches classes in Summit and Springfield

SUMMIT, NJ — Samantha Kestin is a former professional cake decorator who currently teaches classes to teens and tweens in Springfield and Summit. The classes take place once a week at the community center. The six-week course introduces students to baking, decorating and candy making. “We made emoji cakes in Summit during our first week’s class,” […]

Summit nonprofit reaches out to local teens

SUMMIT, NJ — On Saturday, March 4, Bridges Outreach, a local Summit nonprofit organization, held its 8th annual Teens Tackle Homelessness Conference at Kent Place School. The conference was created by high school students to introduce the topic of homelessness to their peers and the work by Bridges Outreach to connect the homeless with the rest […]

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