Police & Fire

Veterans are the Winners at Third Annual Mayor's Cup: Berkeley Heights Finest Battle in Charity Softball Game

Mayor Bob Woodruff stood with the Police Department and Fire Department before presenting the Mayor's Cup to the Police Department for the third consecutive year. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Police capture Mayor's Cup Credits: Bobbie Peer
VFW Post 6259 presented colors for national anthem. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Mayor Bob Woodruff with Veterans Memorial Committee members Ted Romankow and Gay Hollowell. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Fire Department received first at bat. Play Ball! Credits: Bobbie Peer
Win or lose, the game was about the Veterans. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
The kids were the biggest fans, cheering on their dads. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Mayor Bob Woodruff picked the winning 50/50 tickets. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Lisa Coulter of Connell Company helped with the 50/50 raffle. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights manned the grill and served the pizza. Credits: Bobbie Peer
DJ Sebastian Consoli with his dad Chris and Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights President Jim Ramentol. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Councilman Mike D'Aquila and Manny Couto with Pam Yoss. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Democratic Candidate for Berkeley Heights Township Council Susan Poage with Stephen Yellin. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Council Vice President Jeanne Kinglsey, Councilman Mike D'Aquila, Jim Quinn and Julianne Kingsley. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Mayor Bob Woodruff along with council members were cheering on both sides. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Donations were accepted to benefit the projects of the Veterans Memorial Committee. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Pregame Credits: Bobbie Peer

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  On Saturday, Berkeley Heights finest traded in their badges for bragging rights over a softball game —  in the third annual Mayor's Cup charity softball game that raises funds for the projects supported by the Veterans Memorial  Park Committee.

It's a game that brings the community together.-- families and children lined the field, cheering on their dads and local heroes. 

The Police Department dominated at bat ultimately capturing the Mayor's Cup trophy for the third consecutive year. 

Sign Up for E-News

Before Mayor Bob Woodruff presented the Mayor's Cup to the Police Department for the third consecutive year, both sides stood for photos. Although the police can claim bragging rights, both sides know the veterans are the real winner of the game. 

"It's another great event -- nice hard fought game but once again, the veterans win," said Police Chief John DiPasquale. "They are the winners here and that's all that matters."

The game was free to attend, donations were accepted and pizza, hot dogs, and baked goods were for sale, as well as a 50/50 raffle.  

The charity game began as the kick-off fundraiser to renovate Veterans Memorial Park. The Police and Fire Departments quickly stepped up under the leadership of Police Chief John DiPasquale and Fire Chief Tony Padovano to host the game honoring our Veterans and military personnel.  Many Veterans now serve in these departments, and giving back to honor our service men and women quickly became a priority of both. 


Donations are welcome and are tax deductible. Contributions can be made online at www.BHMemorialPark.com or by check payable and mailed to: Veterans Memorial Park Renewal Committee, 29 Park Ave., Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922. 


The Veterans have launched the Friends of 6259 Membership Campaign to seek to foster and strengthen collegiality among its members and the Veteran community. Its mission is to provide the local VFW Post with assistance for:

  • Programs and activities for Veterans
  • Support services for Veterans and their families
  • Outreach, aid, and comfort programs to Veterans and those living in Veteran Homes and Facilities
  • Maintaining and improving the physical plant and equipment of the VFW Post 6259 building and grounds
  • Assist with annual expenses of operating VFW Post 6259

The Membership form can be found here and the Volunteer form can be found here.  Members are welcome at Post activities, service programs, events and (for those age 21+) the Post Canteen " the Foxhole."  Contribution amounts are tax deductible and community donations are sincerely appreciated and may be sent payable to: 
VFW Post 6259
P.O. Box 83, Berkeley Heights NJ 07922. 

For more information, please contact Stephen Falk at 908-665-6896.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

Berkeley Heights’ Women of the Week (WoW) Series features Beth Ferris Sale

March 18, 2018

In honor of the women who are driving change, blazing trails and nurturing society, the Berkeley Heights Diversity Council is pleased to announce an exciting initiative called, Women of the Week (WoW) Series. In the spirit of community, we wanted to honor the women right here in Berkeley Heights who are impacting the world in their own way for the remaining weeks of Women’s History ...

2018 Gov. Livingston Highlander Softball Clinic Set for March 19

March 19, 2018

Come join and learn from the 2017 Union County Softball Champion Gov. Livingston coaches and varsity players on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Activities will include the following fastpitch softball skills:

Batting Techniques
Throwing Mechanics
Base Running

Who: Children grades 1-7 of any skill level or ability

Where: Gov. Livingston High School, 175 ...

Mount Carmel Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Sunday, March 25

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mount Carmel Society is hosting a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 56 River Road in Berkeley Heights with an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. (weather permitting).

The all you can eat buffet includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, bagels, donuts and muffins and a cash bar will serve Mimosas and Bloody ...

Register for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Mt. Carmel Hall in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Come out and enjoy Breakfast Buffet with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Hall at 56 River Road in Berkeley Heights.

Children can have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and receive a special gift from the Easter Bunny.

The buffet includes all you can eat pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, donuts, muffins, coffee, ...

OLP Presents 'Screenagers' a Documentary on Growning Up in the Digital Age

Our Lady of Peace Church and Academy in New Providence will be hosting a special screening of the movie "Screenagers" regarding a very important topic for families and youth – “Growing up in the Digital Age.” The movie delves into the important and current topic of children and teenagers and their use of social media and digital devices. The movie is appropriate for ...

NPHS Student's Response to After School Walk-out Plan at NPHS

March 14, 2018

A group of students file into a science classroom amid a nervous din of chatter, the air is electric with excitement and nervousness. This small group of approximately 30 students are a studious bunch, largely members of the sophomore class with squeaky clean administrative histories. They are currently preparing to defy authority and stand up for what they believe in, even though they had been ...

New Providence's Allen W. Roberts School Gets Security Walk Through by Police Department after Bomb Threat

March 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department sent a letter to parents and guardians of students at Allen W. Roberts Elementary School after a non-specific bomb threat was reported on Monday afternoon.

It's the second threat  reported at a New Providence school in March. The first threat was reported on March 5th at New Providence High School.

Emergency ...

Avon Loses Its Last ‘Grand’ Hotel to the Claw of an Excavator

March 17, 2018

AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — In less than two days, an Avon-by-the-Sea landmark that stood for 130 years was reduced to a huge pile of rubble. The Norwood Inn no longer stands on the corner of Norwood and Second Avenues — the last of the stately hotels that once graced the streets of Avon.

As onlookers gathered around the demolition site on March 15 and March 16, an excavator clawed its ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, March 19, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Agents of Change: Women in NJ History



Mon, March 19, 7:30 PM

Columbia Middle School Multi-purpose Room, Berkeley Heights

Berkeley Heights Board of Education: Monday's ...


Tue, March 20, 7:30 PM

Mountain Park School, Berkeley Heights

Boy Scout Open House - Troop 368

Education Giving Back

Wed, March 21, 7:00 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

increase your networking and interviewing iq

Business & Finance Other

Thu, March 22, 7:00 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

The Long march home: An American Soldier's Life ...

Education Other

JCP&L Representative Describes Utility’s Actions During Storm Quinn, Answers Residents' Questions

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The format of this week’s  Berkeley Heights 'Here and Now' was turned on its head this week. Mayor Bob Woodruff reviewed what happened in the township following Storm Quinn and its predecessor Storm Riley, complete with statistics. He then asked a representative of JCP&L questions about the utility’s response, and how it was ...

Berkeley Heights, Here and Now: Redevelopment Updates

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Mayor's Round Table has been rebranded to "Berkeley Heights, Here and Now." This new format will continue to provide updates from Mayor Bob Woodruff, municipal offices and the Communications Committee want to hear from citizens, businesses and community organizations.

Included in this episode, Mayor Bob Woodruff addresses the status of the ...

You Want a Check for How Much!

 My first admissions gig was working for a small liberal arts college with a pretty hefty price tag.  Picture me at a college fair: name tag in place, pile of brochures ready to go.  An eager family would walk up and we’d start a conversation.  One of the first questions I’d get from parents was about cost and the moment that $50,000-plus figure left my mouth I ...

Now That The Dust Has Settled…Smart Tax Moves In 2018

Now that the dust has settled, here are some smart tax moves to lower your taxes and/or avoid higher taxes/penalties in 2018. These steps may be especially helpful if you live in high property and high income tax states (e.g. New Jersey, New York, California) since state and local tax deductions are capped.  Unfortunately all these changes mean you’ll need more time and energy to ...