Berkeley Heights Top Stories

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for  Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22) Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6)  These activities are allowed ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Colleagues and many community volunteers lined up for a socially safe Honk Parade on Friday -- led by the police and fire department to show Berkeley Heights Recreation Director Tom Barton some love. Today marked Barton's last day at the recreation office before his ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston senior class had somewhat of a final sendoff on Friday, May 8, when former Mets and Yankees all-star pitcher Dwight Gooden joined a Zoom call to talk with players and coaches. The student-athletes were able to ask Gooden questions about his career, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor Angie Devanney read a proclamation in honor of Tom Barton, Berkeley Heights Recreation Director since January 2002, who is set to retire on May 31, 2020. Barton and his wife Joanne, a Woodruff School teacher and their two daughters lived in Berkeley Heights for close ...

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As the corner was turning from the winter to spring sports season, athletes were anxious to resume where they left off from last year. This all changed when COVID-19 forced schools and, therefore the NJSIAA, to put everything on hold.  While many athletes are going on to play in college, this ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This would have been senior pitcher Jarod Abram's breakout season. Abram posted a 3-1 record in 27 2/3 innings on last year's varsity with 31 strikeouts. With a fastball, curve and slider, he would have been an integral part of the Highlanders' rotation this ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Schools should consider screening visitors with non-contact thermometers and excluding anyone with a fever exceeding 100.4, according to graduation ceremony guidelines released late Wednesday night by the State Department of Education. The guidance outlines three options for K-12 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak.  But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced yesterday, outdoor graduations will be allowed after July 6, 2020. "With the Governor’s announcement that outdoor graduations can now take place after July 6th, our GL administrative team is busy planning for an outdoor event that week," said ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's not surprising that 88 year old Natalie Cahoon, a 66 year resident of Berkeley Heights, took her stimulus check received from the CARES Act and donated 125 meals from Dimaios to feed the SAGE Meals on Wheels clients. "Natalie is absolutely amazing and has been ...

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NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Department and PBA 144 organized a Memorial Day "Drive By Salute" to the local Veterans in memory of our fallen service members. With the absence of the Memorial Day parade and public ceremony to honor our fallen soldiers, the Berkeley Heights ...

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Edited Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 10:45 a.m. to remove the Re-introduction of No Knock Ordinance from agenda. Edited Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:40 a.m.-- Connell Re-Zoning Ordinance pulled from May 26, 2020 Township Council Agenda  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Public Hearings and final adoption ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The pomp and circumstance of the annual Memorial Day parade was canceled, but VFW Post 6259 members know the true meaning behind Memorial Day as they held their private ceremony to pay homage to the men and women who have died serving our country, to create or preserve our ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Take a stroll downtown to pay tribute to the local service men and women that are honored on banners that are hung from streetlights in Berkeley Heights for Memorial Day . Click here to view a virtual video parade of our Hometown Heroes.  "Memorial Day 2020 will surely be ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - While news outlets keep stating we are on the "verge" of re-opening, we just aren't there yet in Berkeley Heights. Drive around town -- it's the same offerings of delivery, curbside pick-up and grab & gos. Other service type industries remain online or are open under ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - The Red Cross is spearheading a regional effort to help hospitals give lifesaving plasma treatment for COVID-19.  New Providence resident and rising senior at University of Notre Dame, Rebecca Pappas recently donated plasma at the Red Cross donation facility in Fairfield, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This would have been senior outfielder Peter Woo's first season on the Gov. Livingston varsity baseball team. He helped lead the JV baseball team to the Union County Tournament championship game the last two seasons. "Peter was both an outstanding defensive player and base ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Memorial Day parade and ceremony have been canceled due to the executive order mandated by Gov. Phil Murphy during this COVID-19 pandemic. However, these restrictions haven't stopped the Veterans Memorial Park Restoration Committee from "safely" sprucing up the park ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Leah Dasti, 10 years old, dropped off another check made out for $1,600 to the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad to celebrate EMS week!   Leah is unsure if she will be able to hold any lemonade stands this summer due to social distancing guidelines but has still ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Saturday, May 16, 2020, marked the last delivery from FLAG Berkeley Heights.  A bittersweet moment after 54 harrowing days of delivering meals, snacks, drinks and hand warmers to Front Line and First Responders.   FLAG Berkeley Heights started fundraising on March 24, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After the school petitioned The Archdiocese of Newark to keep their school open, The Academy of Our Lady of Peace in New Providence will remain open.  In a press release issued by the Archdiocese of Newark on May 7, 2020, they announced the consolidation and closure of 10 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit and Mountainside invites you to Light the Fight by joining them by staying home and lighting up your yard with luminarias and glowsticks on June 13th at 9pm. Celebrate survivors and caregivers, remember those we ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It was the bottom of the ninth, and Gov. Livingston trailed Elizabeth 6-4 with one out. One thing's for certain, you never can rule out the Highlanders to grab that last chance homerun to capture the win -- especially when you have Drew Compton in the batter's box.  Sam ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Clubs at Governor Livingston are trying to help make social distancing easier by engaging students and keeping their programs running. It is hard to hold meetings since most clubs meet during lunch at school, but Google Classroom updates and posts have been effective in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—The Township of Berkeley Heights, in partnership with the Governor Livingston High School administration and the Board of Education, will help honor graduating seniors this June. The Township Department of Public Works will hang banners featuring seniors’ photos, school and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Michele Gardner, Director of Special Education for Berkeley Heights Public Schools, is an educator who is highly regarded and respected for her outstanding work by her colleagues and the families she works with. As such, it is with enormous pride that the Berkeley Heights ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, announced today that it discharged its 700th patient treated for COVID-19 -- a woman from Union Township -- back to recovery last week. The efforts of Atlantic Health System and its team members on the front lines of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Collectively, this Gov. Livingston baseball senior class was set up to destroy their competition. The memory of all playing together going back to their freshman year is one to remember. This memory of freshman year is a highlight for senior infielder Jeremy Malave. "It ...

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