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Sun, September 22, 1:00 PM

Lower Columbia Park (behind Columbia Middle School), Berkeley Heights

Vegan Cook-Off at Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest 2019

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Add to My Calendar 09/22/2019 1:00pm 09/22/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Vegan Cook-Off at Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest 2019

The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) and Sustainable Berkeley Heights are co-sponsoring Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest 2019, which runs from Friday, Sept. 20 - Sunday, Sept. 22. All events are free, open to the general public, and located in Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Close out summer's official last weekend by participating in the fabulous Vegan Cook-Off on this third and final ...

411 Plainfield Avenue Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
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Fri, September 27, 10:00 AM

Jerseyland Park, Scotch Plains

Walk with a Librarian at Jerseyland Park

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Add to My Calendar 09/27/2019 10:00am 09/27/2019 11:00am America/New_York Walk with a Librarian at Jerseyland Park

Are you interested in talking about books while getting some fresh air and exercise? On Friday, September 27 at 10am, meet Scotch Plains Public Library librarians at Jerseyland Park for a leisurely walk. They will share information about new releases and answer your questions about digital services or upcoming programs. Be sure to bring water and good walking footwear. Please check the library ...

2377 Richmond Street Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Berkeley Heights Board of Education Candidate Angela Penna; Our Voice, Our Vote

October 18, 2019

I am currently the president of the Berkeley Heights PTO, a Trustee for the Berkeley Heights Education Foundation (BHEF) and a Realtor in the community. I started my volunteer career at Mary Kay McMillin (MKM) Early Childhood Center as a Special Education Liaison for the PTO in 2007 when my younger son Michael entered the pre-Kindergarten program. I worked with the district, teachers and child ...

Dr. Shengwu Du Runs for Board of Ed to Provide a Diversity of Ideas and Experiences

My name is Dr Shengwu Du.   I am running for Berkeley Heights Board of Ed this year.  

I was approached to run for the Board of Ed to add diversity by representing the under-represented Asian community in Berkeley Heights. Personally I don't think we need to focus on race,  but rather focus on qualifications and independent thought. The focus here really needs to be who can ...

Rosemary Becchi Raises $387,000 for Congressional Race

Supporters of Rosemary Becchi, the tax policy attorney and public advocate behind Jersey First, amassed $387,000 in just three months for her Republican bid for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, according to election financial reports filed by her campaign today.

“I’m very excited about this overwhelming display of support and the grassroots energy that is carrying my ...

Join the BHVRS in Voting YES to the Ballot Question on Tuesday, November 5th

October 16, 2019

Dear fellow residents, 

As you may know, Berkeley Heights residents have an important Referendum on the ballot on Tuesday, November 5th. Together with my fellow volunteers, I am asking you to join me in voting YES to the ballot question on the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad. It will keep this critical service going forward at an average cost to residents of less than $2 a ...

Our State Needs Jon Bramnick in the Assembly

To the Editor:

If everyone knew Jon Bramnick as long or as well as I did, there would be no doubt that he would be unanimously and resoundingly re-elected back to the NJ State Assembly, where he belongs and where NJ residents need him.  

Jon fights for and represents all of us - women, men, children, underprivileged, patients...everyone.  He is honest ...

NJ Needs Jon Bramnick in the Assembly

If everyone knew Jon Bramnick as long or as well as I did, there would be no doubt that he would be unanimously and resoundedly re-elected back to the NJ State Assembly, where he belongs and where NJ residents need him.  

Jon fights for and represents all of us - women, men, children, underprivileged, patients...everyone.  He is honest and made up of the ...

Competing for a Better SAT and ACT Score

October 19, 2019

Of the roughly 551,000 high school basketball players in the 2017-2018 school year, about .1% of them will end up being drafted into the NBA.¹  Of the roughly 2,000,000 high school students who took the ACT in 2017, similarly, about .1% of them achieved a perfect score.²

Why make this comparison?  Because students and parents can sometimes get frustrated by how difficult it ...

Is Your Child Bullying Others? Look for these five signs

Bullying is an unsettling topic for any parent, but it’s an important one as it can start early. Read this article to pinpoint five behaviors that could point to bullying and learn what you can do to teach your child awareness.

Observe your child in different settings if you have concerns, and look for these signs:

Increasingly makes fun of or tries to aggravate younger children or ...

Team Effort to Battle EEE is Working, but Please Remain Vigilant - September 2019

I am sure many residents have read or heard about the recent positive testing for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a rare mosquito borne virus, near the Emerson Lane area of the Township. While this is a rare virus, it is a very serious one that requires our attention. I too am a parent and understand there are many who are concerned about this disease, their children, families, neighbors and ...

Dear Susan: Beauty Tips from a Beauty Expert - Hair Loss

Dear Susan, 

Why do I notice more hair loss in the fall? How do I care for my scalp? 

Finding hair in your brush is completely normal as we shed hair daily. However, excessive hair loss may call for more attention. Hair loss can start as young as thirteen years old and is seen more in men due to having more hormones and releasing more toxins than women. 

Hair loss happens ...

Raritan Valley Symphonic Band opens its 37th season!

October 19, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On Oct. 27, the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band will open its 2019-2020 season with its concert, “Days of Old.”

The concert will take place at Bridgewater-Raritan High School (600 Garretson Road in Bridgewater) at 3 p.m.  Admission to the concert is free.

Travel back in time to the days when chariots raced, Vikings sailed and Nostradamus was predicting the ...

Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad Shows Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS) is doing their part to support the cause.

This month, Squad members will be sporting slightly different uniforms by wearing pink shirts as a way to remind residents about the importance of breast cancer awareness. 

According to the Center for Disease Control and ...

Take a “Train through Time” through Four Centuries of Union County History, Oct. 19-20

This weekend, on Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20, Union County celebrates the annual Four Centuries in a Weekend history event, when dozens of historic sites and museums open their doors to the public free of charge, from noon to 5:00 p.m. each day. Many of the sites are within walking distance of mass transit routes, and this year’s event will once again feature special trolley ...

Enjoy the Fall Season at Union County’s Historic Deserted Village, Oct. 19-20 

The Deserted Village of Feltville will be open to visitors on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 with special history events featuring free hayrides, colonial games, children’s activities, guided tours and a special presentation on the houses that make up the village.

The Deserted Village is located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation. It will be open from noon to 5:00 ...

Reward Offered in Watchung Hit and Run, Council Approves Safety Resolution

October 18, 2019

WATCHUNG, NJ - A reward of up to $1,500 is being offered by Somerset County Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for a hit-and-run in the Borough on Oct. 8.

In response to the hit-and-run, the Watchung Borough Council approved a resolution on Thursday calling on Somerset County to assist in improving safety on Valley ...