Berkeley Heights Summer Rec Program Registration Begins June 1, VFW Cleanup is Saturday

The council reports at the May 23 meeting included events that will take place in June, Credits: Barbara Rybolt
Councilman Craig Pastore will not be in the dunk tank at the Rubber Ducky Festival. Credits: Barbara Rybolt

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - June is here, which means all sorts of events and activities are set to start. During the May 23 meeting of the council residents learned or were reminded about these events.

Registration  begins for all summer recreation activities at 6 p.m. today, June 1. Playground Camp begins on June 26 and continues through Aug. 11. To see the descriptions of sorts of fun summer activities offered by recreation and the important dates, visit the website.

Councilman Peter Bavosa reminded everyone there will be a clean up at the VFW, 15 Locust Ave., beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 3.  “Grab a rake,” and come out to help clean up the property, he urged.

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Later on Saturday, June 3, the Rotary Club's Rubber Ducky Festival takes place. Admission is free to this event, which takes place from 12 Noon till 4 at the Passaic River Park, 151 Springfield Avenue. 

Mayor Robert Woodruff reminded residents that on Saturday, June 10, the first Bocce Tournament will be held at Peppertown Park to help fund the renewal of the park. There will be food, activities for kids, including a corn hole tournament, and more. Learn more about the day's activities here.

Councilman Michael D’Aquila said a few more pledges have been received for the Sustainable Jersey award but, since the township needs 350 to qualify for the Silver Award, there are still quite a number of signatures to collect.  

Residents can go to the Environmental Commission's Facebook page and find the link to the pledge form.  He asked residents to take the time to fill out the form and help the township. 

 Council Marc Faecher told residents the township received notice that demolition of buildings at 100 Locust would begin within the next 30 days.

The letters were sent to everyone within 200 feet of the property.

Township Administrator John Bussiculo notified the council that the bridge by Firestone, on Springfield Avenue, will be closed and dug up beginning on July 17. The work will take about 60 days.  

He asked people to remember that this is a county road, so the county is doing the work, not the township, “So don’t shoot the messenger, please,” he said.

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