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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Basking Ridge Postal Annex: Emergency Passport Services to the Rescue

August 28, 2016

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- Emergency passport services can be a real life saver if your passport is lost or stolen right before your big trip.

You’re leaving on an international trip in just two weeks. You’ve already started packing, you’ve planned out your entire vacation, and you have hotel reservations and adventure packages booked and ready to go. There’s just one problem: ...

Berkeley Swim Club offers 2017 New Member Special

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Swim Club invites prospective members to come by for a tour.

Apply for a 2017 Membership now at the early-bird rate and receive a free membership for the remainder of the 2016 Season, or stop in at the club to sign up.

Berkeley Swim Club has many attributes that make them stand out:
*Very shallow and toddler-friendly baby pool
*Flotation ...

Local nonprofit to hold walk-a-thon to raise funds for people with disabilities and at-risk youth

CLARK, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) will be holding its Annual Ira Geller Memorial Walk-a-Thon Saturday, September 17, at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, to raise funds for programs and services that support people with disabilities and at-risk youth.

CAU is a statewide Elizabeth-based nonprofit providing support programs and services to adults with disabilities as well as youth served under ...

Union County to Honor Residents Who Perished in 9/11 Attacks

August 28, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union CountyFreeholders invites members of the community to honor the memory of the 60 residents who perished in the 9/11 attacks by visiting the county's September 11th Memorial on Sunday, Sept. 11, from the morning hours until 9 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office will provide a uniformed Honor ...

Bayonne Bridge to Close This Weekend

August 26, 2016

BAYONNE, NJ – The Bayonne Bridge will close this weekend due to ongoing construction, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced.

The bridge will close from 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 until 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 to accommodate work for the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance project, which will raise the span’s roadway 64 feet to allow taller ships to pass ...

Why Do You Think That We Think That You Think You Want to Go to School Here?

On most college application supplements this fall you’ll find a question along the lines of, “Why do you believe you’re a good fit for our university?”  If students responded with what’s actually in their head, answers would probably look something like this:

“Are you kidding?  Everyone wants to go to your school, of course I do ...

Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

Have You Seen Dumbledore, the Cat?

August 12, 2016

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dumbledore, a 5 year old cat with a black collar with a bell, went missing during his family's recent move to a new home. His carrier broke and he ran off.

He was last seen on Aug. 10 on Gales Drive in New Providence. He's diabetic and needs insulin ASAP.

If you have any information please call Stacy at (201)704-2008 or Mike at ...

Consumers’ Perception of U.S. Housing Gains Ground; Boomers Make Noise While Millennials Exercise Patience in Quest for Homes

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today released results of its latest Homeowner Sentiment Survey indicating that current and prospective homeowners remain optimistic about the current state of the U.S. real estate market. Respondents cite higher home values, increasing housing inventory and low interest rates as ...

NASDAQ Posts Eighth Week of Gains

August 24, 2016

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

- Pablo Picasso

The S&P 500 and Dow ended last week slightly lower, but the NASDAQ posted an eighth straight week of gains for the first time since 2010. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.01%, the Dow fell 0.13%, the NASDAQ gained 0.10%,and the MSCI EAFE lost 0.64%

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Decision Reached on Affordable Housing for Berkeley Heights: Thank You

August 26, 2016

To the editor:
For those who attend the town meetings on a regular basis or follow on the taped sessions or the Mayors Round Table -- finally, a decision has been reached on Affordable Housing. Even though more information will be released, the rest of the town doesn't realize all the work, preparing for court, time and planning went into this to keep our town in compliance but not ...

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Chatham Township Police Report Mercedes-Benz Stolen

August 24, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - On Sunday, Aug. 21 a 2016 Mercedes-Benz was stolen from a Plymouth Drive residence sometime in the overnight hours.

The theft was reported after the owner discovered the vehicle missing later that morning. A key fob for the vehicle had been left in another unlocked vehicle in the driveway. This case remains under investigation.

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