Berkeley Heights Top Stories

August 17, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Don’t expect there to be a full day Kindergarten (FDK) offered in September 2019, but 2020 or later it could happen … or not. Board President Doug Reinstein brought up the topic during “new business,” at the Thursday, Aug. 16, meeting of the Board of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A  jack-knifed tractor trailer closed the right and center lanes of Route 78 east in the vicinity of exit 43, causing major delays Thursday morning. The driver of the tractor-trailer may have suffered a medical episode as he was approaching Diamond Hill Road heading east ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ  – Most people in town refer to the land at the end of Lone Pine Drive as the Spatz Property.  After last night’s meeting of the Planning Board, the appropriate name is “Mill Creek.” On Wednesday, Aug. 15, the Planning Board reviewed the Redevelopment Plan for this property ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Schools open in a few short weeks and the school board will make sure all is in order for the opening during its meeting tonight. The agenda is long – 29 pages – but many items are routine – including approving a leave of absence for a staff member, stipends, approving ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Township Officials have added a new page to the website – the “Construction Forecast” for the Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex. Even if residents don't drive past the site, they will have a good idea of what is going on there on a daily basis, as well as what's going to ...

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The Brooke Healey Foundation Caring 'Til It's Cured #DIPG NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Brooke Healey Foundation is hosting their 5th annual Golf Outing on Monday, August 20 at Royce Brook Country Club in Hillsborough. This event has been held in honor of five year old Brooke, daughter of Stefani and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Wondering what’s happening at the DPW yard and other property near the current Town Hall?  Those who haven’t been by the area might be surprised to learn work is already underway on the site. At the July 24 meeting of the council, Township Administrator John Bussiculo said ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening in the area. A moisture laden air mass will allow for any showers and thunderstorms that develop to produce torrential rainfall. Flooding causes more deaths in the United States than any other thunderstorm-related ...

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 BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – A presentation on Winter Walk, a discussion of Building Department fees, a resolution in the form of a shared services agreement with the Board of Education authorizing an “additional Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer,” at the township’s schools, the agreement with ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Just in time before the Berkeley Heights Playground Camp wrapped up another success season, the campers were educated on recycling thanks to Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission member Kim Diamond and Dr. Patrick Smith of Smith Chiropractic Foundation. Recycling is ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Excel Basketball Camp recently completed its 38th year in New Providence offering a series of "instructional camps geared to provide instruction in basketball fundamentals to boys and girls in grades one through 12." Since 1981, Excel has been a summer basketball tradition ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mallory Rose Grossman, a girl from Rockaway, NJ, took her own life last June at the age of 12. Following this tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, started a charitable foundation called Mallory’s Army. Its mission is to change behavior, provide education to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The area is under a flash flood warning until 9:15 a.m., the National Weather Service announced at 7:13 a.m. Saturday morning. Thunderstorms are producing heavy rain. Sign up for our free enews and get breaking news stories as they happen ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mountain Avenue will be closed between Diamond Hill Road and Ryder Way for utility pole repair until at least 7 a.m. Saturday, August 11.   The closure is due to a single vehicle crash that resulted in severe damage to a utility pole at 875 Mountain Avenue in New Providence.

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In an effort to uphold their mantra of providing their patrons a family friendly environment, Prestige Diner provided its customers with live entertainment Wednesday night, in the form of The Magician Simon Mandal.  The internationally known New Jersey native illusionist ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The looming storms stayed away from Berkeley Heights Tuesday evening and their first ever National Night Out went off as planned. Community pride was standing tall for the men and women in uniform, as the community came out a thousand strong in support of National ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Judith A. Rattner, Superintendent of the Berkeley Heights Public Schools since 2005, has announced her intention to retire from her position effective December 1, 2018. Rattner began her employment in the Berkeley Heights School District in August 2000, when she was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Aside from youth sports, Columbia Park is a great destination to take a jog along their trail, walk your dog, play tennis or pickleball, or join a pick-up basketball game. -- Now, thanks to Berkeley Heights resident Charlie Pratt, there are tai chi classes under the pavilion ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Ryan Davis of Berkeley Heights and a rising junior at Penn State University won the 116th Met Amateur Championship, Sunday at Arcola Country Club in Paramus, posting a 2-and-1 victory over Christian Cavaliere of Mahopac to claim the MGA’s oldest title in his first-ever appearance in ...

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BRRKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Five members of Boy Scout Troop 368 were honored on Sunday for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Mason Boenning, Jimmy Pitingolo, Louis Pitingolo, Luke Sylvester and Austin Wang were recognized in a Court of Honor at the Presbyterian Church of Westfield. Congressman ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Heavy rains Saturday morning are causing flooding on local roads. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the area until 10:30 a.m. The New Providence Police Department sent out an alert at approximately 9:20 a.m. that Springfield Avenue in the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Nature has inspired some of the world’s most famous artists of all backgrounds, from Claude Monet and Winslow Homer to John Singer Sargent. Some of their best-known paintings try to capture the beauty and power of nature. Debora Thedinga, a painter based in Berkeley Heights, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Another key piece of the revitalization of downtown Berkeley Heights and Sherman Avenue received unanimous approval from the Planning Board. When the hearing ended, property owner Foun Chung Fan, MD. and his wife, Ling each said they were "very happy," with the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Three people filed to run for two seats on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education. Two are incumbents, Doug Reinstein and Chris Reilly. The third candidate is Gentiana Brahimaj. Jeane Parker, who represents Mountainside on the Berkeley Heights school board, did not file ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Pickleball has taken over the Columbia tennis courts in Berkeley Heights -- at least three days a week. It's been a craze on the rise over the past three years. Pickleball is said to be the fastest-growing sport in America. According to AthleticBusiness.com, more than ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – As a reward for Berkeley Heights residents collecting more than 500 pounds of thin film plastics within an eight-week period during the Trex Thin Film Plastics Challenge, the Trex Company (Trex) will be providing the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) with an ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Planning Board will hear applications on a cutting-edge plan to build a scale model city, on a raised platform, at Nokia, and another to redevelop the movie theatre site during a special meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Nokia of America Corporation, has applied to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Looking for the 2018-2019 property tax bill?  It will be mailed on Aug. 1 and there is a grace period. An announcement on the township’s website reads: "The tax collector just received the certified tax rate and homestead rebate information. Third (3rd) Quarter tax ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The "world famous" magician, Simon Mandal, will be bringing his hilarious family show to Prestige Diner from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8.  It is said that Simon’s magic is astounding, astonishing, mind-boggling, incredible… and legendary, according to reviews.  This ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Heights Heat PAL 8U Softball team won the D2 Garden State Parkway 8U National Division championship with a 7-2 victory over Springfield after defeating the No. 1 seeded North Edison, 9-3, in the semifinal round on their home field. The Heat entered the playoffs full of ...

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