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It's Always About Affordability

October 13, 2017

Maintaining Affordability means: Controlling costs. Managing resources. Evaluating alternatives.  Planning for contingencies. Comparing wants versus needs.  

These are critical aspects for anyone responsible for running a business or a governmental unit, and it is within these areas that my experience will be an asset to the Township Council and the community.

For almost 30 years, ...

Few Would Consent to Spending Plan

During last night’s Town Council meeting, the Berkeley Heights Town Council voted to approve $30.9 million in debt, which is about $5,100 per average household in Berkeley Heights. This debt is all related to the new Municipal Building project.    

There are very few people in Berkeley Heights who would consent voluntarily to write a check to the town for this ...

No More Politics as Usual

A first-time candidate running to serve in the General Assembly for the 21st District, I am, quite simply, tired of politics as usual. I believe that with the right leadership, New Jersey can be a beacon of hope amidst a volatile political and economic landscape.

Born and raised in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, I eventually settled in ...

Letter to Editor: Apology for Charity Halloween Party Incident

October 17, 2017

Letter to the Editor,

Last Friday night I attended a Charity Halloween Costume Event at Mt. Carmel Hall dressed as Colin Kaepernick, a former NFL quarterback who has recently been in the news for 'taking a knee' in protest during the National Anthem.  I want to confirm that I had no intention of offending anyone with my choice in costume.  I am a husband, a father, a brother, ...

A Call for All Library Supporters to Vote "Yes" on Nov. 7

Dear Editor:

As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, supporting libraries across NJ. 

Libraries are increasingly becoming the social hubs of our communities.This act  authorizes New Jersey to issue ...

Safety and Respect this Halloween Season

October 18, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Safety and mutual respect should be at the forefront of our minds as we approach this Halloween season.  Halloween is a time of candy, costumes, parties and festive fun, gathering together with friends walking house to house or celebrating at school parades.  The Mayor, Town Council and Chief of Police encourage everyone to be safe and respectful of one ...

Kingsley and Sincaglia Receive Broad Support

Kingsley and Sincaglia Receive Broad Support

Over a hundred gathered in support of Town Council candidates Jeanne Kingsley and John Sincaglia. “In Berkeley Heights, we are all neighbors seeking to work together to continue the forward progress of our community.  It is always an honor to have the opportunity to share ideas for our collective vision of a positive and vibrant ...

​Summit Area YMCA Honors Veterans with Free 1 Week Membership, Breakfast & More

The Summit Area YMCA is proud to announce that veterans and their families will be able to enjoy a free week of membership at both the Berkeley Heights YMCA and Summit YMCA branches during the week of November 5 through November 11. As one of the area’s leading non-profit charitable organizations, its mission and cause has been to provide quality programs to strengthen the community by ...

Fourth Annual Union County Day of Prayer Scheduled for Oct. 24 in Westfield

In the challenging time of racial and religious intolerance as displayed in Charlottesville, fevered anti-immigrant xenophobia and political discord of historic extremes there comes the balance of a nation pulling together to support the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

With this backdrop the Fourth Annual Union County "Day of Prayer and Reflection: Unifying Our Community ...

Grand National at Far Hills Races Will Be International Affaire

October 13, 2017

GRAND NATIONAL TAKES ON INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR

The $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), America’s richest steeplechase race, has attracted strong international interest, with no fewer than five overseas challengers among 12 nominees to the centerpiece of the 97th annual Far Hills Races on Saturday, Oct. 21.

One of New Jersey’s premier sporting events, the Far Hills Races will be one ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, October 18, 7:30 PM

Central Presbyterian Church Auditorium , Summit

Free Community Forum: Ecology & Economy Can NJ ...

Education Green

Thu, October 19, 2:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Retired & Senior Volunteer (RSVP) Information ...

Giving Back Other

Thu, October 19, 7:00 PM

St. Teresa of Avila RC Church-Avila Room, Summit

Citizenship Preparation Classes

Education

Thu, October 19, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Heights Public Library, Berkeley Heights

Third Thursday Movie Night: "After the Storm"

Arts & Entertainment

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert

SUSAN BARBAGLIA, owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a leader in the beauty industry. With over thirty years experience in skin care, Susan can answer your most challenging beauty questions. Email your questions to advice@skindeepsalonspa.com.

 

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Dear Susan: I am interested in ...

“It’s Greek to Me!” – Understanding Your Investment Statements

Note: Recently I gave a seminar on “It’s Greek to Me!” – Understanding Your Investment Statements at the Bernards Township Library in Basking Ridge, NJ. Here are a few of the items I touched on.

When you look at your monthly investment statement, do you think “this looks like Greek to me”? Do you ignore all but the first page, after checking to see how much ...