Overlook chosen for brain cancer drug trial

Overlook chosen for brain cancer drug trial

SUMMIT, NJ — Overlook Medical Center in Summit is one of only four locations in the United States to begin a unique clinical trial to treat an aggressive form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma is a central nervous system tumor that forms on the supportive tissues of the brain, and the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor […]

Towns reissue warnings on sewer systems

SUMMIT, NJ — The frantic call notifying the public works department of backed-up sewer pipes is not uncommon. In fact, blockages in both main and private sewer lines occur often, and flushables wipes and cooking oil are to blame. Summit experienced its most recent episode of this when the main sewer system became clogged Jan. […]

Summit fire forces 12 families from homes

SUMMIT, NJ — Twelve families were forced from their homes New Year’s Eve morning in Summit when a fire at at an apartment building required the evacuation of the building and two nearby. Two residents were transported to Overlook Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. There were no reported injuries to responding firefighters, the Summit […]

Summit merges courts with neighboring towns

SUMMIT, NJ — Summit has joined with Berkeley Heights and New Providence to share municipal court services, a consolidation of courts in the three northwestern Union County towns that will eventually center itself in New Providence. Berkeley Heights and New Providence have had a shared-services agreement since 2010, expanded in 2014; Summit recently joined in with […]

Summit home damaged by fire

Summit home damaged by fire

SUMMIT, NJ — A Warwick Road residence in Summit suffered significant fire and smoke damage from a Nov. 30 blaze that was extinguished in less than an hour, city officials said in a release. An elderly occupant of the home was not present at the time of the blaze, officials said. Summit firefighters responded to […]

Summit police, fire set for another Toys for Tots drive

Summit police, fire set for another Toys for Tots drive

SUMMIT, NJ — For 15 years, the Summit police and fire departments have been collecting trucks, dolls and various other toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. And each year, the number of items donated increases. “The first time we did it, we only collected a couple of toys during the span of […]

ELECTION CANDIDATE BIOS – SUMMIT COMMON COUNCIL

Beth Little, Democrat Council At Large Beth Little is a former child abuse prosecutor who has been involved in local organizations for the past 15 years since moving to Summit. Her four teenagers have all attended Summit public schools and she has served on local boards and committees, including The Connection, Santa Claus Shop and the Summit Educational Foundation. She has said […]

Overlook becomes first hospital in state to use new stroke reduction procedure

Overlook becomes first hospital in state to use new stroke reduction procedure

SUMMIT, NJ — A new preventive procedure that is more accessible to seniors is now offered at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, helping patients to reduce the risk of stroke. The procedure is known as transcarotid artery revascularization, or TCAR, and is a minimally invasive operation that uses a stent to open up and reduce […]