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'Purple' Is Not Just a Campaign Theme; It Will Drive Our Leadership

November 7, 2018

Yesterday, Berkeley Heights residents braved the rain and the crowds and made good on what we had heard repeatedly as we knocked on doors all over town. They showed their strong support for us but moreover, they showed that they are ready for change. They demonstrated that Berkeley Heights has a new look, a new demographic that needs to be matched with a new direction. And as part of your ...

Mayor Bob Woodruff, Councilman Michael D'Aquila and Councilwoman Michelle Greco Congratulate Democratic Team

Congratulations to the Democrat team of Angie Devanney, Stephen Yellin and Alvaro Medieros. They worked hard and their message resonated with residents.. We all want the very best for Berkeley Heights and we will ensure a smooth transition.  Thank you to the residents of Berkeley Heights for your support.  It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve you.  We are proud of ...

Positive Change is Already Happening - Keep Berkeley Heights Moving Forward!

As we approach election day on Tuesday November 6th, I would like to talk about my team and our record, and you the voter can be the judge. We have been working very hard these past few years to transform our town’s business and residential community while simultaneously and successfully managing our legal commitments to provide affordable housing.  And with the help of our ...

Things to do for 2019- Part 1 of 4

Things to Do for 2019: December 31, 2018 Deadlines

Part 1 of 4

Make sure that 2018 required minimum distributions (RMDs) for all IRA account owners who reached age 70½ prior to 2018 are paid out. IRA owners generally use the Uniform Lifetime Table to find the life expectancy factor to calculate their RMDs. There is an exception for those individuals whose spouses are more ...

How Much Do You Really Know About Long-Term Care?

November is Long-term Care awareness month. How much does eldercare cost, and how do you arrange it when it is needed? The average person might have difficulty answering those two questions, for the answers are not widely known. For clarification, continuing reading "How much do you really know about long-term care?"

A little planning now could make a big difference in the years to ...

Navigating QCDs in 5 Easy Steps

A qualified charitable distribution, or a QCD, is a distribution from an IRA that goes directly to a qualifying charity and is not included in the taxable income of the IRA owner. Under the new tax law, QCDs are more valuable than ever. Using a QCD may significantly increase your tax savings under the new higher standard deduction. However, not everyone is eligible to do a QCD, and if you are, ...

Imagine Welcomes Elisa Jacobson to its Board of Trustees

November 17, 2018

Imagine is pleased to announce Elisa Jacobson has been elected to its Board of Trustees. 

Jacobson is the Chief Compliance Officer at Cooperative Counseling Services (CCS) in Mountainside. CCS is a Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health organization with a unique emphasis on families impacted by complex and developmental trauma. She initially joined CCS three years ago as their Managing ...

Open House at Berkeley Heights Public Library

Join the Board of Trustees of Berkeley Heights Public Library for an Open House on Sunday, Nov. 18th, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Enjoy prize drawings, a take home craft for children, and light refreshments.  Magician Brian Richards will be performing at 3:00.  Drop in at 110 Roosevelt Ave and visit.

Boy Scouts Hold Blood Drive at NJ Sharing Network on Nov. 23

Community Blood Drive on Friday, November 23, 2018

On Friday, November 23, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Troop 368 of Berkeley Heights, NJ is sponsoring the blood drive with the American Red Cross. The blood drive will be hosted by the NJ Sharing Network located at 691 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974. Blood donors can make appointments by signing up online ...

Giving Back, Giving Strength

For more than 30 years, Union County residents have gained personal growth through community service as volunteers with the Union County Rape Crisis Center. New volunteers are welcome to join now and receive a free training course that qualifies them to serve with the Rape Crisis Center as confidential advocates for victims of sexual violence.

The Rape Crisis Center began in 1984 as a ...

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts Six Suspects in Murder

November 17, 2018



NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, November 17, 1:00 PM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Digital Photography Workshop 3 – ...

Education Green


Sat, November 17, 2:30 PM

Summit Area YMCA Berkeley Heights Branch, Berkeley Heights

Celebrate the Diwali Festival of Lights at the ...


Sun, November 18

Delicious Heights, Berkeley Heights

Weekly Specials at Delicious Heights


Sun, November 18, 12:00 PM

Mt. Carmel Hall, Berkeley Heights

Mt. Carmel Society's Breakfast with Santa, Mrs.

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink


Sun, November 18, 2:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

18th Century Thanksgiving Day



Sun, November 18, 3:00 PM

Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Summit

LGBTQ Youth Café to Continue on Nov. 18

Arts & Entertainment Health & Wellness

Berkeley Heights Recreation Flag Football Wraps Up Season

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2018  Berkeley Heights Recreation Flag Football program concluded Monday, November 5th on a chilly showery night under the lights at Snyder Field. Nearly 80 children grades one through six along with over 15 volunteer parent coaches participated in the program this season with the focus on a practicing a variety of football fundamentals and the ...

Huge Crowd Comes Through Berkeley Heights YMCA Halloween Spooktacular

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights YMCA welcomed a larger than usual crowd to their annual Halloween Spooktacular due to the torrential forecast and the outdoor activities being cancelled last Saturday.

Close to 150 children filed through the rooms of the Berkeley Heights YMCA that were decked out with spooky decorations in time to get the little ones in the spirit of ...

Supporting Diva for a Day With Pampering Spa Services

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Providing cancer patients with a few moments of unforgettable joy is the mission of the Diva for a Day Foundation. It began in 2010 when a pair of friends came together to make a worthwhile difference in the lives of those who have the disease. The non-profit organization aims to pamper and delight “divas” with a day of relaxing spa services at ...

Inside Admissions Directors' Brains in 2018

As promised, here’s my rundown of 2018’s Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, completed by Gallup and Inside Higher Ed. Whether I’m looking at an individual school’s report or a wider survey like this I love data. If you’ve got some free time IPEDS is a treasure trove of information reported directly from institutions and can provide some context on ...

Why Fixed Annuities Are Better Annuities

Annuities can be good, bad or downright ugly. Which ones are good to invest in, and why? (And what is an annuity, anyway?).  In my previous article, I explained the kinds of annuities that are “bad” or “ugly” for investors: virtually all variable annuities, including indexed annuities (that are misleadingly categorized at a type of fixed annuity). My objections ...

Seasonal Recipe: Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

November 17, 2018

Apple cider adds a bit of warm spice to this easy Thanksgiving side dish.


12 oz. fresh cranberries, about 3 ½ cups

1 cup granulated sugar

½ cup apple cider

Rinse berries and pick them over to remove any leaves or stems that might be mixed in.

Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until all of the berries ...

Proper Ventilation During the Holiday Season

With everyone home for the holidays, the extra bodies, shower use, and cooking power in your home can really bring up the heat. While that’s nice for your heating bill, it may cause unwanted ventilation issues in your home.


Remember a few tips for keeping smoke out of your eyes and steam from coming out your ears while your kitchen works overtime:

Use the hood ...