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The Summit Common Council Approves Park Line MOU!

Great news! Tonight, September 4th, the Summit Common Council approved the ‘memorandum of understanding’ between the city and the Summit Parkline Foundation. Thanks to all of our supporters who spoke and Parkline Foundation board members in attendance, Frank Macioce, Jay Brinkerhoff, Elissa Cordrey and Jeff Hankinson. For reference, the MOU is below in entirety: MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (FINAL DRAFT -7/3/18) This MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (“MOU”), entered into by and between the City of Summit (“City”), having an address at 512 Springfield Avenue, Summit, New Jersey 07901, and the Summit Park Line Foundation (“Foundation”), having an address at 84 Prospect Hill Avenue,
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Revealing The Rock Wall

Jeff Hankinson continues to tirelessly work to clear a tremendous amount of debris from the Park Line path, including removing a large limb to reveal the attractiveness of a rock wall. The view of the NY skyline from the top of the path is fantastic. Kudos to Jeff for all of his dedication and labor! And thank you, City of Summit, for all of your hard work at 7 am this morning loading two trucks or debris!    
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Summit Park Line Project Receives $200K Matching Grant

PATCH, SUMMIT, NJ — A $200,000 matching grant from the Reeves Foundation was given to the Summit Park Line Foundation to support its project of creating a 1.2 mile linear pedestrian park on the abandoned Rahway Valley Railroad line. The Park Line Foundation had to raise a minimum of$200,000 to receive the funding from the Reeves Foundation in order to receive the matching “challenge” grant. Money was donated from the Summit Area Public Foundation, Overlook Foundation, Overlook Medical Center and through a number of generous Summit residents totaling more than $225,000 of the $3.2 million dollars needed to complete the
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Philly’s First Phase of an Elevated Rail Park Opens June 14

The greening of Philadelphia continues as the first phase of the Rail Park — Philly’s hotly anticipated elevated park and recreational pathway funded and built by Center City District — gets an official opening date just in time for the start of the summer season.   On Thursday, June 14, a quarter-mile stretch of new urban greenspace opens to the public where the Reading Railroad once ran. RAIL PARK PHASE I FAST FACTS The first complete phase of the Rail Park opens on Thursday, June 14. The section curves southeast from Broad and Noble streets to 11th and Callowhill streets. Visitors
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