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Berkeley Heights Top Stories

May 25, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 30 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thanks to volunteers and generous donations, Veterans Memorial Park on the corner of Plainfield and Park Avenues has fresh plantings for Memorial Day and is ready for the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - You are invited to the BH Summer Block Party on June 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. when Springfield Avenue between Plainfield and Snyder Avenues will come alive filled with booths highlighting local businesses, organizations, and groups -- as well as plenty of attractions, food, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Annabelle Forever Young Foundation hosted a baseball and softball equipment drive to help kids play ball. The collection was held at the Annie Young Softball Field at Columbia Middle School on Saturday. Equipment was dropped off throughout the day and will be delivered ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The WITH Grace Initiative held its second annual fundraising and appreciation dinner on the patio at Prestige Diner last Thursday -- bringing family and community members together for a great cause: With Grace Initiative. Grace Eline, a 13-year-old cancer survivor who is ...

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BORDENTOWN, NJ - While the Gov. Livingston high softball team fell in its sectional semifinal match up with Bordentown on Tuesday afternoon, the 13-0 result was hardly emblematic of the season the Highlanders enjoyed this spring. "We were able to play two really, really good games in the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Heights Heat 12U softball team lived up to their team’s name on Sunday, May 22. The team battled through a double-header in 90-plus degree weather in South Plainfield to take home the 12U Spring Parkway League title.  After receiving a bye in the first round of the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Nearly 500 people celebrated the life of Jennie Byram at the inaugural "Jammin' for Jennie"  Music Fest at Mary Kay McMillin School this past Friday, May 20th. While the Music Fest is a long time tradition at Mary Kay McMillin School, this year the event was renamed to honor ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Residents and the governing body heard a presentation on the township’s affordable housing obligations during a special conference session held at the May 17 council meeting.  During the presentation, delivered by Berkeley Heights affordable housing attorney Erik Nolan and ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Rhythm & Blues by the Brook, a full afternoon of free music and activities at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield, returns on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 6:00 p.m. to kick off summer. “We are delighted to bring Rhythm & Blues by the Brook back to Union County this year,” ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Join Relay for Life and Walk for a Cure on Saturday, May 21, 2022 beginning at 12 noon until midnight at the track in the Grove at The Park located at 200 Connell Drive in Berkeley Heights.  General Information • This is a family-friendly event, open to the whole ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Sophomore Megan Kim scored two goals, including her 100th point, for Gov. Livingston in the season ending loss against West Essex in the first round of the NJSIAA North, Group 2 state tournament on Thursday.  The Highlanders, seeded No. 13, lost the 16-2 battle against No. 4 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Last Friday, May 13, the Berkeley Heights Fire Department conducted an "acquired structure drill" at the former Kings/New York Marts Building (434 Springfield Ave.). "This drill was a good opportunity to review the hazards when operating at a vacant structure, or a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD). The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report ...

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RARITAN, NJ - For the second year in a row the Governor Livingston (GL) softball team has advanced to the Sectional Semifinals of the Group 2 state championship. Following an opening round victory over Holmdel, the Highlanders faced No. 4 seed Raritan in the quarter-finals. Raritan entered the game ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department (SPD) has notified residents that Eastbound Route 24 is closed "for the next several hours" due to a major accident that involved a tractor trailer and an unknown number of vehicles which occurred just after 2 p.m. at Milemarker 9. The full SPD ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The township council passed a resolution at Tuesday's meeting allowing Berkeley Heights to issue long-term general improvement bonds to finance $24.1 million worth of debt on previous short-term bonds issued to finance the newly built municipal complex.  The bond ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Bubbakoo's Burritos, located at 410 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights, celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting event on Wednesday. The restaurant owners and staff were joined by Mayor Angie Devanney, Council President Jeanne Kingsley, Council Vice President Manny ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The tense afternoon situation that involved a woman barricading herself inside a Meadowbrook Court residence with a firearm today has been resolved safely. A Summit Police Department Nixle Alert at 3:53 p.m. stated, "Situation on Meadowbrook Court is now resolved. Victim is being ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An "emotionally disturbed adult" has barricaded themselves in a residence on Meadowbrook Court in Summit. Sources have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that the individual is a female and is in possession of a firearm. Summit Police have ordered residents in the nearby area to shelter in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Despite seeing her team trailing by three runs late in its opening round state tournament game on Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Livingston softball coach Erin Lanigan implored her squad to not give up. "We just kept telling ourselves that they weren't out of the fight and that ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Each year, since 2009, Keller Williams (KW), from the US and Canada to their family abroad, participates in RED Day, a day to "renew, energize, and donate" -- giving back to the communities they serve. KW Premier Properties RED Day initiative was called "Project Hope" with a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ– Reaching her 100th career point, senior captain Gianna Ciccimarra has had an outstanding lacrosse season. Ciccimarra has tallied 37 goals and 15 assists from this season alone. In the recent 13-5 victory against Pope John, Ciccimarra had five of those goals and an assist, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Highlander Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams competed in the Union County Conference Championships at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights on Thursday May 12 and Friday May 13. The Boys Mountain Division team placed second overall. Highlights of the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Bubbakoo's Burritos, a Mexican chain restaurant, will be celebrating their grand opening in Berkeley Heights on Wednesday, May 18 with ribbon cutting, raffle, and free swag. Bubbakoo's is known for their fresh, high quality, made-to-order, and affordable meals serving tacos, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Several parishioners gathered after 11:30 a.m. mass on Sunday for the Dedication of the Memorial Prayer Garden at the Church of the Little Flower.  "This is the crowning glory of our project," said Reverend Andrew Prachar. "And I hope that all of you will get the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Junior Aidan Linde scored five goals with two assists -- including his 100th career point -- in Gov. Livingston's boys lacrosse 19-4 rout over Union Catholic on Saturday at home.  Steven Manfreda collected three goals and an assist, Brett Peer added two goals and five ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After two years without a live run, the Our House, Our Run returned to the streets of New Providence for an in-person event. Saturday's event marked the 23rd annual Our House, Our Run 4-mile run and 2-mile walk to raise money to support the adults with disabilities served by ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Mayor Angie Devanney and the entire council were in attendance for a program celebrating AAPI heritage on May 6 held inside the municipal complex due to inclement weather. Devanney read a ...

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GILLETTE, NJ - Hundreds came out for the Dedication of the Pilgrim Chapel at the Shrine of Saint Joseph on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  The Pilgrim Chapel is an experience and is meant to be a place of reflection and prayer. The Chapel features a 9 x 8 1/2 ft mosaic on the Life of St. Joseph, ...

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