Press Releases

May 30, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting ...

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Since Sunday, March 22, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence has been conducting its 10 a.m. Sunday service online rather than in its sanctuary at 524 South Street.  Previously, Faith had two services each Sunday, one at 8:30 a.m. and a second at 11 a.m. The liturgy of each online service is ...

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The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra is proud to present a four-class series titled the Evolution of Music. Artistic Director Warren Cohen will begin by discussing the development of instruments and the progression of music notation starting from 1000 AD. How precise is music notation? In ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Free tree seedlings will be available to Berkeley Heights residents on Saturday, June 6, as part of the New Jersey Forest Service’s New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign.  Residents are asked to sign up in advance.  You have three options: Use this sign-up form on the ...

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Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado reminds residents that the voter registration deadline is Tuesday, June 16, to participate in the July 7 Primary Election. “If you are eligible to vote in Union County but not yet registered, please take a few minutes to apply before ...

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Thank you so much for all you have done, with your help we have been able to entertain and feed countless families. But we are not done! Close to 100 Games have been donated and distributed to those in need but so many families could still use a way to stay engaged while staying safe at home. Our ...

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Summer is almost here and we cannot help but ask how can we as educators, caretakers and parents keep our kids academically engaged to ensure success this coming fall? However unlike previous years, this year presents the unique and unprecedented obstacle of being in the midst of a worldwide ...

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The Union County Freeholder Board will distribute 100,000 face masks to its 21 municipalities as part of “Mask Up UC,” a Countywide public safety campaign to encourage all County residents to wear face masks and safeguard themselves and others from potential exposure to COVID-19. “These masks ...

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Community Gardeners looking to upgrade their gardening abilities can learn skills for managing their gardens so that they flourish with the help of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. A series of Community Garden Lunch and Learn webinars will be offered beginning on Wednesday, May 27 through ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The State of New Jersey is requesting your input to better understand how to help you get back to work safely and productively. By filling out an online survey about your operations you can help inform the State’s reopening strategy and upcoming business and organization assistance ...

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FEATURED DATABASES History Research Center is a suite of five databases:  African-American History, American History, American Indian History, Ancient and Medieval History, and Modern World History.  These databases can be searched simultaneously or separately.  Each database offers maps and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Congratulations Class of 2020! The Fortnightly Club of Summit invites area graduates to take their snapshots under the banner at historic Twin Maples estate located at 214 Springfield Avenue in Summit, New Jersey. This photo opportunity is free and open to students from any grade, ...

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Farmstead Arts to Offer Virtual Art Classes for Kids, Teens and Adults Farmstead Arts Center is offering fun and interactive virtual art classes for all ages. Online classes, taught by the Farmstead’s talented teaching artists, will be held via Zoom. Students can take advantage of online ...

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Sign up for some online Summer fun!  Due to COVID-19, the New Providence Recreation Department is moving its Summer STEAM Academy and Music program online. The program is a partnership between the New Providence Recreation Department and the Board of Education. All courses will be taught on the ...

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Gardening enthusiasts can now reap the many benefits of growing their own plants with the help of a new home, lawn, and garden resource website from Rutgers University, through the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES). “The new NJAES website is a valuable resource for ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is honoring graduates throughout Union County with banners at selected County parks and County roads. In addition, students can use the #UCGraduate hash tag to share graduation photos, which will be collected in a collage and posted on the County ...

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NJ Human Services Issues Guidance Making Clear Long-Term Care Facility Residents Are Entitled to Their Checks May 21, 2020 (TRENTON) –  Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today released guidance making clear that individuals with Medicaid coverage who reside in ...

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Today, on “EMS Recognition Day” of National EMS Week, the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS) is continuing its celebration of EMS practitioners and the important work they do for our nation's communities. On this day of recognition, the BHVRS would like to highlight some of those who ...

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Today, on “Save a Life CPR and Stop the Bleed” of National EMS Week, the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS) is continuing its celebration of EMS practitioners and the important work they do for our nation's communities. On this important day, the BHVRS would like to provide the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Don’t miss out on ordering a banner for your non-Governor Livingston High School (class of 2020) graduate.  Hometown Pride is going all out - don’t miss it! There is an opportunity to purchase a banner for each Berkeley Heights graduate to be hung in downtown Berkeley ...

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TRENTON –  New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.  Online shopping will be available through Amazon and participating Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers. NJ ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a simple, easy way for residents to safely and properly dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other chemical wastes. The next free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., ...

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Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be ...

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Happy Gardening! The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS) will be hosting our first-ever virtual Plant/Flower Sale to benefit Relay for Life, which benefits cancer patients and cancer research. Our Relay Team - BH EMS: Bringing Hope Every Minute to Survivors – will donate proceeds from ...

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Union County residents who are interested in building key communication skills that influence positive social change and increase LGBTQ acceptance are invited to join a free social media advocacy training course hosted online by experts from the GLAAD Media Institute through a collaboration between ...

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Beginning on Memorial Day the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House will proudly host our 5th annual Field of Honor®. Flags will be on display from May 23, 2020 - July 11, 2020. You can sponsor a flag for $40 or purchase a flag for $60, and dedicate it in honor of a loved one. Flags can be ...

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Today, on “EMS for Children Day” of National EMS Week, the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS) is continuing its celebration of EMS practitioners and the important work they do for our nation’s communities. But, today, it is even more important to highlight the impact volunteering has ...

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As gardening season comes into full swing, Union County residents can get remote assistance improving their yards and raising backyard vegetable gardens while protecting the environment, too. Residents with yard and garden questions can contact the free Garden Helpline at (908) 654-9852 ...

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Today, on “Safety Tuesday” of National EMS Week, the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS) is continuing its celebration of EMS practitioners and the important work they do for our nation's communities. We would like to highlight the safety measures that we have implemented to remain ...

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