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Thank you Berkeley Heights

November 22, 2020

I wish to congratulate you, the voters of Berkeley Heights, for your extraordinary participation in this year's election. I fully respect our community's decision to elect Mrs. Young and Mr. Cianciulli to the BH BOE.

During this election, I wrote several candidate statements. Through these statements, I presented arguments in support of OPRA, the need for the BOE to remain free of ...

Kingsley & Varnerin - We are Committed to Everyone

Thank you, Berkeley Heights!  We are humbled, pleased and proud to serve as your Town Council members. We entered this race with a simple promise; to always put Berkeley Heights first! It is rewarding to see that our message of bipartisanship and community first resonated with residents. We fully intend to fulfill our promise and move our community forward. Thank you to Susan Poage and Bret ...

A Special Message from Susan Poage and Bret Sayre

We appreciate everyone’s patience as the votes have been tallied by Union County. Congratulations to Jeanne Kingsley and Jeffrey Varnerin for their win in the Township Council election. There have been a lot of highs and lows in the two weeks since Election Day as the daily vote totals have fluctuated. This was a very close election and truly an election year like no other, and we are ...

Union County Freeholders Remind Residents of Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

Union County’s New #SmashItDontTrashIt Campaign Makes New Green Energy from Old Halloween Pumpkins

Union County residents can put their Jack o’ Lanterns to good use after Halloween by participating in Union County’s new Pumpkin Recycling Program. The pumpkins will be collected by Union County and other local governments and brought to an organic waste recycler in Elizabeth, where they will be transformed into green energy.

“The Pumpkin Recycling Program is an easy, ...

The Orchid: It's Not the Destination

November 22, 2020

A couple of years ago my wife found a great deal on an otherwise unspectacular looking orchid for five dollars at the Stop and Shop near the dojo. Once my wife got her hands on it (she even used to call herself the Black Thumb) the orchid began blooming flowers like crazy.

Most people do not see value correctly, which is why so many people give up on themselves, their dreams, and others so ...

Thank you from St. Joseph Social Service Center

November 23, 2020

Beloved neighbors, you have done it again. We are beyond thankful to all of you.  Thanks to your generosity, our food pantry has been stocked and restocked over and over with donations from all our neighboring communities, and we have been able to share that food with over 700 households this week.  Please know that every item and every dollar that you donate is even more ...

Poage's Statement Regarding Vote Recount

As the Township Council candidate who requested a recount, I want to set the record straight on what has taken place - and equally important, what hasn't:

- I requested the recount because of the unprecedented amount of paper ballots cast in this election when compared to a normal election year (8000+ vs. less than 250 in 2017, the last time a recount was held). In addition, the margin ...

It Was Morally Wrong in 2018, And Today, it’s Still Wrong: It needs to stop. Right here. Right now. Derisive, destructive politics.

I learned late Friday afternoon that Councilwoman Susan Poage made an independent decision to ask for a recount on Friday. This is a decision she made, and I respect it. If there is one thing I have learned through this pandemic, we must understand that everyone has their own reasons and own experiences for coming to certain personal decisions. We need more understanding and less criticism during ...

Goodman's Deli | Jewish Deli Serving NJ Since 1943

Editor's Note: Buy Local NJ filmed this visit with Goodman's Deli in July 2020. 

We talk all things Jewish deli with Don Parkin, owner of Goodman's Deli in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Goodman's has been serving pastrami, corned beef and brisket since 1943. Don has owned the deli for over 10 years and it has been in Berkeley Heights for 20 years. Don brought more authentic ...

Union County Freeholders, Union County Improvement Authority Cut Ribbon on New Oak Ridge Park Athletic Field

November 23, 2020

New field includes top-notch Olympic running track, soccer and lacrosse field, field house with lockers and concession, bleachers, press box and track and field amenities

The Union County Freeholders today joined with members of the Union County Improvement Authority, Union County College, Clark residents and officials today in cutting the ribbon at the new Oak Ridge Park Athletic ...

Poage Retracts Concession And Demands Recount

Edited on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 9:47 p.m.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Despite conceding late last week, Councilwoman Susan Poage is demanding a taxpayer funded recount in the Berkeley Heights Municipal Town Council Race. 

On November 16th, Councilwoman Susan Poage and candidate Brett Sayer wrote, "Congratulations to Jeanne Kingsley and Jeffrey Varnerin ...

Freeholder Board Announces New “Rest Easy Caregivers Grant Program”

New grant program authorizes Federal CARES Act funding to assist families of children with disabilities & special needs.

The Union County Freeholder Board is pleased to announce the new “Rest Easy Caregivers” grant opportunities for families in need of assistance in caring for children with disabilities and special needs during the COVID-19 outbreak. Approximately $1 million of ...

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, Remember Union County’s Own Marsha P. Johnson

Union County residents who are looking for a way to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance are invited to join the Union County Freeholder Board, the family of transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson, the City of Elizabeth, the organization Garden State Equality, and the Union County Office of LGBTQ Affairs in building a monument to honor Union County’s own Marsha P.

Calculating the Pro-Rata Rule

If you hold both pre-tax and after-tax money in your IRA, you’ve likely heard of the pro-rata rule. It’s important to understand how this rule is calculated and how it can impact your retirement funds. In simple terms, the pro-rata rule is used to determine how much of a distribution is taxable when you have a combination of both pre-tax and after-tax dollars in your account.

As ...