Government

Berkeley Heights Township Administrator Linda Cavanaugh Appointed Superior Court Judge for Essex County

August 18, 2014 at 7:52 PM

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Judge Linda Cavanaugh will take a new position as Essex County Superior Court Judge after being appointed by Gov. Chris Christie.

Judge Cavanaugh had her hearing before the Judiciary Committee and was immediately confirmed by the full Senate said Berkeley Heights Mayor Joe Bruno. Judge Cavanaugh was among eight new judge appointments for Essex County -- breaking the stalemate between Gov. Chris Christie and the Democrats. Essex County remains 13 judges short.

David Cohen, former Berkeley Heights Mayor and Gov. Christie's former director of employee relations, was the only name absent from the the original list of nominees.   

Judge Cavanaugh served as Berkeley Heights Township Administrator since June 2013.  "Linda will be missed and her contributions to our Township were immeasurable. We wish her all the best," said Bruno in an announcement accepting her resignation.

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Learn Something New in Union County: From Archery and Living History to Gardens, Trees and Much, Much More

July 28, 2016

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents of all ages that activities, volunteer opportunities and learning experiences are available from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County through its 4-H Clubs, Master Tree Stewards and Master Gardeners programs.

“Each year the Extension engages hundreds of Union County residents in new experiences and opportunities ...

New List of Non-Profits Being Compiled by Suburban Chamber

The Suburban Chamber of Commerce is producing the 2016 list of non-profits, which will be published on line and in The Collection magazine in late August. It will feature contact information of Summit, New Providence and Berkeley organizations and non-profit agencies. Many local organizations have already updated their information.

However, if your organization has not already been ...

Passport History and Trivia to Impress Your Friends

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- Check out these fun facts about passport history to impress your friends at your next cocktail party.

The modern US passport is a far leap from the passportsof yore. Passports (or passport-like documents) have been used in some capacity for thousands of years around the world, and they’re regularly changing to suit the times. Check out these fun facts about ...

Join Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark at a special event for local Family Caregivers and Seniors in Union County at the Clark Shoprite

July 20, 2016

The Senior Services Department of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark welcomes family caregivers to join them from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shoprite of Clark located at 76 Central Avenue on July 21. 

Learn about the importance of staying healthy during times of stress. See food demo and get suggestions to improve your diet for from a registered ...

Chatham Jewelry Store Robbed: 'They put a gun to my head'

July 29, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Three armed black males robbed Crescent Jewelers at gunpoint on Main Street in Chatham just before noon on Thursday, making an escape in a gray or silver Jeep Cherokee, according to Chatham Borough Police.

"They put a gun to my head, duct-taped me and robbed," Joanne Prisco, one of the proprietors, said. "I was the only person there. I was only ...

Un-Common Applications

Anyone else starting to feel like these application conglomerates are getting out of hand?  Let’s look at the major players:


Common Application: The OG consolidated application and still the biggest player on the board.  They’ve added an account rollover feature this year to allow Juniors and younger to make accounts they can continue to use Senior ...

Burial at Sea

As I plugged my phone into the outlet next to a shelf in the hotel bathroom, I had a fleeting thought that it was sort of an odd place for an outlet.  That was actually the last thought I had before my phone slipped out of my hands and fell directly below the shelf…

Into the toilet.

The good news was, the water in the toilet was clean.

The bad news was, it was still water.

Have you seen GRANT? Black Cockapoo Missing

July 21, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This dog named GRANT was last seen earlier Thursday at Barbie's Pet Grooming located at 540 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. The black Cockapoo does not have his collar on. 

The dog escaped a fenced in area at groomer's when gate was accidently left open. Grant was last seen in the neighborhood behind Enrite on ...

White Tiger Dojo Offers 20% Discount to Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy Graduates

Sensei Darren DeMarco, owner of White Tiger Dojo in Berkeley Heights, provided a training session in self defense as part of the Berkeley Heights Police Youth Academy offered to grades 2 through 12.  

"I am really interest in young kids being able to take care of themselves," said DeMarco.  "The most important thing that these kids can have is the sense ...

What To Do About Aging Parents: A 15 Pt Check-List

 A hundred years ago people in the US were extremely old in the US if they lived past 65. What a difference living in 2016 makes! Reaching age 65 now represents just the 2/3 mark for many people expected to live to 95 and beyond. Health, exercise and medical advances all make this possible in a way unimaginable through most of human history.

That’s wonderful news, but what ...

Youth Baseball the way it should be

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This past weekend, The New Providence Green and Gold League held their first ever All Star Game.  Games were held in Union, Westfield and Warren.

At first we (NPGL Board) thought it was an “Old Fashioned” idea and with youth baseball going the way of highly competitive tournaments -- we didn’t think there would be too much interest.  Teams would rather keep the ...

Mayor's Round Table Should Stop

July 27, 2016

To the Editor: I am writing this letter to address the issue of the Mayor’s Roundtable in Berkeley Heights. After watching a few of these, I have realized that these videos have no real value to the Berkeley Heights residents. They appear more as propaganda videos than as informational.    

The interviewer does not seem to ask the difficult questions, nor ...

Berkeley Heights Police Blotter: July 29, 2016

July 29, 2016

Berkeley Heights Police Blotter as of July 29, 2016.

WARRANT ARREST: On 7/15/2016 patrol responded to Deer Path on report of a suspicious motor vehicle. Ptl. Frank Mea located the vehicle in question and upon completing an investigation arrested one of the occupants, Stacy Seigel, 27 years of age from Berkeley Heights on an outstanding warrant out of Somerset County. Seigel ...

What To Do About Aging Parents: A 15 Pt Check-List

 A hundred years ago people in the US were extremely old in the US if they lived past 65. What a difference living in 2016 makes! Reaching age 65 now represents just the 2/3 mark for many people expected to live to 95 and beyond. Health, exercise and medical advances all make this possible in a way unimaginable through most of human history.

That’s wonderful news, but what ...