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 ...

Ramya Kasthuri: Continued Service on the BOE

October 22, 2021

Thank you for your support!  I look forward to continuing to serve the students of Berkeley Heights as a member of the Board of Education.

Please vote Ramya Kasthuri, Number 2 for the Unexpired Term.

Diversity Drives Educational Outcomes

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 ...

Sai Bhargavi Akiri and Dr. Tom Foregger  | Column 1- It’s time we let the adults run our schools

October 25, 2021

I want to convey a few simple facts so that we are on the same page.  No one was against FDK, in fact Sai and Tom both proposed a solution to getting FDK in this year WITHOUT the massive reconfiguration.  The anger towards the current BOE is not based on unfounded allegations.  The anger is connected to the following facts:

Fact: The BOE held secret meetings well before the ...

Let’s talk about one-party rule

I’m trying to make sense of the concerns around “one-party rule” in reference to the upcoming municipal election. 


Keep in mind that our Mayor is a Democrat, so regardless of who wins the Town Council election this year, Berkeley Heights will not be controlled by the Republican party. The Office of the Mayor exercises substantial power in Berkeley ...

Why your vote for the BOE election matters this year | Dr. Foregger Column 1

Dear Editor

I am writing to endorse Dr.Tom Foregger for the 3 year term on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education.

As you have already read through numerous letters of support for Tom, he is definitely the most qualified candidate for the Board of Education not just in terms of qualifications but also experience and ideas to improve our schools.

Tom has lived in town for 45 years with a ...

Union County Residents Advised on Early Voting and Important Dates for 2021 General Election

October 25, 2021

Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado reminds Union County voters that a new Early Voting option is available for anyone who wishes to cast their General Election ballot in person, on a voting machine prior to Election Day.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2. The Early Voting option began on Saturday, October 23 and will be in effect until Sunday, October ...

I Want To Hear From You!

Hi All,

Still confused about whom to vote for in the BOE election (for the unexpired term)?  I would love for you to give me a chance to tell you about my platform - including transparency, addressing learning gaps, teaching the whole child, academic excellence and much more! More importantly, I want to hear from YOU.

I will be hosting zoom sessions this week.  They will be on ...

Eileen Bonacci Wins 'Best in Show' for Professional Artist at Union County Senior Art Show

Union County’s Senior Citizens Virtual Art Exhibit showcases artists age 60 and up.

The Union County 2021 Senior Citizens’ Virtual Art Exhibit, showcasing 125 original works created by residents aged 60 and above, can be viewed on the Union County website at

The Senior Citizens’ Virtual Art Exhibit provides senior artists an opportunity to reach ...

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra Concert on Nov 14th (No Admission fee)

Join us on Sunday, November 14th, for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra’s first concert of the 2021 season. This concert is a long-awaited return to indoor full orchestral performances and is funded in part by the Plainfield Foundation. You will feel the musicians’ enthusiasm as all three of our ensembles perform an exciting variety of pieces. This Arts program is made ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, October 25, 3:30 PM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Scholastic Book Fair at the Berkeley Heights YMCA

Education Health & Wellness


Fri, October 29, 5:30 PM

New Providence American Legion Post 433, New Providence

American Legion Post 433 to Host Flag Retirement ...



Fri, October 29, 6:00 PM

Fellowship Cultural Arts Center, Basking Ridge

Light Opera of New Jersey Presents "Light Night"

Arts & Entertainment


Fri, October 29, 7:00 PM

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts “From ...

Arts & Entertainment


Sun, November 7, 3:00 PM

St Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, Summit

Veterans Day Memorial Concert

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

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 ...

Financial Focus: The right emotions can be useful in investing

October 22, 2021

You may have heard that it’s important to take the emotions out of investing. But is this true for all emotions?

 Certainly, some emotions can potentially harm your investment success. Consider fear. If the financial markets are going through a down period – which is actually a normal part of the investment landscape – you might be so afraid of sustaining losses that you ...

October is Orthodontic Health Month

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 ...