How to Choose a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)

In all the important aspects of our lives and our families’ lives, the best way to make an informed decision is to educate ourselves. Choosing a skilled nursing facility (SNF) is no different.

Tour the facility or facilities that you are interested in, as the best way to find out about a facility, is to tour it in person. This should be done in advance and prior to the need for a patient ...

Diversity Drives Educational Outcomes

October 19, 2021

In my last Candidate Statement, I discussed my commitment to ensure that the education our children receive in Berkeley Heights will lead them to a lifetime of achievement of their goals and happiness, whatever their personal talents and aspirations may be.  Making certain this happens is contingent upon every student knowing that they are ALL important BECAUSE of their ...

Walking the Walk on Fiscal Responsibility

Many politicians and elected officials talk about being fiscally responsible with our tax dollars. We’re proud to say we’ve walked the walk on the Berkeley Heights Township Council when it comes to responsibly managing township finances. Don’t take our word for it, though: Moody’s had this to say earlier this year:

“The financial position of the township has ...

Results Matter – The Road Ahead

My name is Doug Reinstein and I’m running for a 3-year seat on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education (BOE) because children's education is my top priority.  That education is contingent upon providing safe schools that are open for learning.  Our schools are FULLY open to teach our students in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment no matter what...even during a global ...

Dr. Foregger, Academics, Trust and Transparency

October 21, 2021

Dear Editor:

Dr. Tom Foregger is the most well qualified candidate running for a 3-year seat on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education.

Tom has strong beliefs about the ways in which our schools should operate, how the 54 million dollars allocated to our schools should be spent and has a very clear understanding about the roles and responsibility of an elected Board member.  Not ...

What we should expect from our Board of Education

The way the current Board of Education has functioned cannot be allowed to continue. While most times previous Boards often acted with unanimity, that did not happen without open, public discussion of issues and administrative suggestions and recommendations. The most significant occurrence in the last quarter century, the decision to redistrict the elementary schools, took place without the full ...

Ramya Kasthuri – The BOE Choice for Academic Rigor and Community Advocacy

To the Editor,

I am writing to endorse Ramya Kasthuri as a Candidate for the Berkeley Heights Board of Education. She is running for a 1-year term.

In Fall, 2020, when I was overwhelmed with uncertainty, I reached out to Ramya. Noting a need, she helped gather a group of parents to create a learning pod — a safety net for our kids. She interviewed tutors, corralled parents, and ...

Bring Unwanted Guns to Union County’s Buy-back event, Oct 23

October 20, 2021


Union County is holding a gun buy-back event on Saturday, Oct. 23. The county offers up to $250 for each gun turned in, in any condition — working or not. Anonymity is guaranteed and absolutely no questions are asked.

The county's next buyback event will be held in three locations on Saturday, Oct. 23. Residents can bring their unwanted guns at any time between ...

Union County Non-Profits Invited to Free Virtual Workshop on Succession Planning, Oct. 27

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites local non-profit organizations to attend Succession Planning – The Journey, a free professional development session on Wednesday, October 27 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Pat Bohse, President of Bohse & Associates, will present the program online through Zoom.

“Every organization needs to incorporate succession planning for ...

American Legion Post 433 to Host Flag Retirement Ceremony on Oct. 29

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Following the Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day, June 14, American Legion Post 433 has been inundated with American flags eligible for retirement. As a result of the influx of these flags, a second Flag Retirement Ceremony will be held on Friday, Oct. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the New Providence American Legion Post 433, at 357 Elkwood Ave., next to the Veterans Memorial ...

Chatham High School Presents: Sense and Sensibility

From November 18-20, Chatham High School Theatre Department will present their fall play, Sense and Sensibility.   This British dramatic comedy features the three Dashwood sisters and their quest for love as they must move from the estate on which they grew up after the passing of their father.  This lively adaptation by Kate Hamill presents Jane Austen in a whole new ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, October 22, 8:00 PM

All Saints' Episcopal Church, Scotch Plains

Rupert Wates in Concert - Singer, Songwriter, ...

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, October 23, 6:30 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Summit Area YMCA's Fall Festival & Open House

Health & Wellness


Sat, October 23, 7:30 PM

Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit

Summit Chorale Concert: Sounds of the British and ...

Arts & Entertainment


Sun, October 24, 12:00 PM

Providence Health and Fitness , New Providence

It's A Pink Out Luncheon

Education Green Health & Wellness Other Real Estate


Mon, October 25, 3:30 PM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Scholastic Book Fair at the Berkeley Heights YMCA

Education Health & Wellness

Healthgrades Recognizes All Atlantic Health System Medical Centers for Hallmark Specialties


All five Atlantic Health System medical centers were honored for delivering high-quality care and superior outcomes across multiple specialties in the Healthgrades 2022 Report to the Nation, released today. Among the national and regional recognitions, Morristown Medical Center became the only hospital in the nation to achieve 2022 Specialty Excellence awards in each of the following ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

Don't Make These Common Small Business Marketing Mistakes

Hope you're sitting down for this one.  A 2021 report from Top Design Firms says 28% of small businesses don't have a website.

Of the 72% who have a website, maintaining it can be a full-time job all by itself. Customers have elevated expectations and the website has to match that.  Small business owners often don't have that time.  Forbes has some suggestions ...

Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

“They said ‘hey this is going on — we’re going to ...

How to Recycle Right in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County:

Q: What is ACCPTABLE in my curbside ...

October is Orthodontic Health Month

October 18, 2021

Orthodontic treatment involves braces or Invisalign to straighten teeth and correct bite issues. Children and adults of all ages or eligible. 

Many benefits to orthodontic treatment than esthetics. 

Proper bite reduces the chance of TMJ pain.

Straight teeth are easier to clean reducing the risks of gum disease.

Poorly aligned teeth can lead to ...

Financial Focus: Are your loved ones prepared to be caregivers?

Once you’re retired and your children are grown, they are likely “off the books,” as far as your financial responsibility for them is concerned. Yet, you’re probably still prepared to do anything to help them – but are they ready to take care of you if the need arises?

Consider this: Almost half of retirees say that the ideal role in retirement is providing ...

Mayor’s Corner: September/October 2021

The Township has been bustling with back-to-school activities, the changing of the Fall foliage, the return of Trick of Treating and so much more!

On September 30th, I joined Fortune 500 high-tech company Fiserv CEO Frank Bisignano, Governor Phil Murphy, Senator Tom Kean, Assemblyman Jon Bramnick and Executive Director Tim Sullivan from the NJEDA, to welcome Fiserv to Berkeley Heights. The ...