Berkeley Heights is Better Together with Yellin & Medeiros

September 15, 2021

Dear neighbors,

As we have seen with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, Berkeley Heights shows what we are made of when the time calls to help each other. As we’ve visited areas hit hard by the flooding, we’ve seen and heard how neighbors are helping each other out, while our First Responders continued to make us proud by working round-the-clock to ...

Pamela Stanley for BOE: Bringing Community Together

My name is Pamela Stanley and I am seeking your vote to serve on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education. My husband and I have been raising two children (5 and 9) here for the past ten years. When I was deciding to run, all my reasons came back to the fact that I love Berkeley Heights and want to see it thrive. I did not grow up in a community like this. Sometimes we can start to take these ...

Addressing Mr. Reinstein’s and Mr. D’Aquila’s comments regarding Varley’s contract

September 18, 2021

Because I had questions, I requested the data and findings of the competitive benchmarking process the BH BOE had done in regard to Varley’s contract approval at this Sept 23rd BOE meeting.  I am still waiting on that information but in the interim I did my own research.  I’d be happy to share my data and findings with anyone who wants to see it.  Here is some insight I ...

Open Letter to the Mayor and Town Council Regarding Asian Hate Incident in Berkeley Heights

*An excerpt of this statement was read by Ritu Chandra at the Berkeley Heights Town Council Meeting on 9/8/21 and the video referenced is also linked here.

Good Evening Mayor Devanney and members of the Town Council.

My name is Ritu Chandra and I have been a resident of Berkeley Heights for the last 13 years.  During that time, Columbia Park has been a hub of my daily ...

Councilman Yellin

I wanted to comment on Councilman Yellin's Letter to the Editor. He states that it did not cost the township any money for the attorney to work on his proposal. The attorney works on a retainer that is used to reimburse him for any work he does for the town. If at the end of the year it is unused, the money comes back to us the taxpayers. I do not know what world he lives in, ...

2021 General Election Locations Have Been Changed Due to Hurricane Ida in Union County

September 20, 2021

Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado advises all Union County residents of the new updates of the polling locations for the 2021 general election. Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Ida, a few polling locations have been changed.

“Hurricane Ida has devastated us all, including numerous polling locations” said Ms. DiRado. “We encourage voters to visit ...

Learn How to Understand and Act on Depression, with My Perfect Life

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents to attend “Stories over Stigma,” a free webinar featuring Lucas Wolfe, author of My Perfect Life, on Wednesday, September 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Zoom.

The Zoom link can be accessed by registering online at ucnj.org/suicide-prevention-awareness.

“Now more than ever, it is important to be informed ...

Protect Yourself During Flu Season -- Get Your 2021 Flu Shot for Free!

Free Flu shots available for Union County residents, starting Sept. 23.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners encourages all residents to get their seasonal flu shot as soon as possible this year. Free flu shots will be dispensed at clinics run by the Office of Health Management at locations throughout Union County beginning on Thursday, September 23. Persons with health insurance are ...

Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth to Host “First Swing” Free Golf Clinic for People with Physical Disabilities and Veterans

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites persons with physical disabilities and veterans to participate in the “First Swing” golf clinic on Saturday, September 25, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Learning Center located at Union County’s Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth.

Admission is free but pre-registration is required at ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, September 21, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Heights

Township Council Meeting

Government

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Sat, September 25, 9:00 AM

New Providence Presbyterian Church parking lot, New Providence

Diaper Drive Collection Event: Help NJ Families ...

Giving Back

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Sat, September 25, 10:00 AM

Somerset

Coming Soon: Fall Open House at Rutgers Prep

Education

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Sat, September 25, 11:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Providence Health and Fitness Celebrates ...

Health & Wellness

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Thu, September 30, 8:00 PM

Oakes Center , Summit

Portrait of the Widow Kinski by Sara Jean ...

Arts & Entertainment

Morristown Medical Center Surgeons 1st in U.S. to Use Minimally Invasive Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) With Advanced Imaging for Flexible Scoliosis Correction

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center fellowship-trained scoliosis surgeon Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, leads the only surgical team in New Jersey to use a new, FDA-approved tethering system for minimally invasive scoliosis surgery that provides for flexible spinal deformity correction and faster healing. The team is also the first in the nation to use a new type of portable CT ...

How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

TAPinto Wayne's Meredith Wins 2021 NJ-SPJ Outstanding Rookie Award

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Morris made headlines in the late 1990s as one of the oldest rookies in professional baseball. He made his Major League debut as a 35-year-old for the, then, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and his story was so popular that Walt Disney Pictures dramatized it in the 2002 movie “The Rookie” starring Dennis Quaid.

What made the ...

Are You Ready for the Great New Jersey Bag Ban?

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight.

It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for ...

Financial Focus: Start thinking about your retirement income plan 

September 20, 2021

If you’re getting close to retirement, you’re probably thinking about the ways your life will soon be changing. And one key transition involves your income – instead of being able to count on a regular paycheck, as you’ve done for decades, you’ll now need to put together an income stream on your own. How can you get started?

It’s helpful that you begin ...

Financial Focus: Ranking your goals, A smart move

Like most people, you may have several financial goals. But can you reach them all?

It would be simple if you had great wealth. But you’ll likely need to rank your goals in terms of their importance to your life and then follow appropriate strategies to achieve them. By doing so, you may end up getting pretty close to covering each of your objectives, in one way or another. 

When ...

'Let's Roll' - New Jersey Resident Todd Beamer Helped to Retake United Flight 93 on September 11th, 2001

September 10, 2021

CRANBURY, NJ -  On September 11th, 2001 a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane and crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before being killed in the crash.

Beamer was born in Flint, Michigan in 1968. He graduated ...