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Protecting the Future: A Community Based Approach to Safety

October 25, 2020

First I want to acknowledge the work the current Board of Education is doing on making schools safer. As reported by several advocates in the community on this issue and Doug Reinstein, the district is moving forward in implementing changes to family involvement and data reporting when it comes to law enforcement activities in school. I want to thank those that initiated the request formally in ...

Berkeley Heights Will Continue To Reject The Politics of Fear

We have been talking to the people of Berkeley Heights for most of this unusual year about our platform and our priorities, but what we have also been doing is listening. There are two things residents in this town want to improve our community: real ideas and positivity. The smiles on our neighbors faces when we share that message with them only reinforces how important it is. And yet here we ...

Volunteers are the Backbone of our Community

The Kingsley and Varnerin families are no strangers to public service and volunteerism.  Our interest started decades ago and not just recently with running for Town Council.  Whether it’s helping with fundraisers, being involved with the local PTO’s, delivering food to the needy and first responders, coaching a sports team, or picking up trash around town, we find the time ...

Wildlife Wednesdays Programs For 2020

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is reminding residents that the popular, free “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will conclude its 2020 programming over the next 2 Wednesdays.

October 21st’s program “Reptiles and Gators” will feature an alligator and lizards, including a blue tongue skink and bearded dragon.  The October 28th’s Halloween-themed Insects and ...

Update: Union County Wildlife Wednesdays Program Moved to 6 PM

The Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes to remind residents that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time of 6:00 PM.

“Union County is striving to bring educational programs directly to our children that may not be accessible to everyone during these challenging times, and Wildlife ...

Senior Freeze Deadline Extended

October 23, 2020

We are very pleased that on October 22, 2020, the New Jersey Treasurer’s office extended the Senior Freeze filing deadline from November 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  This is a welcome development because many seniors were scrambling to meet the original date. 

Nevertheless, there is still a need for applications to be prepared as soon as possible.  The Treasurer’s ...

Sai, Candidate for BOE interviews with Chris Wang, Part One

October 27, 2020

I am submitting this first clip of Sai's interview with Chris Wang as a letter to the editor.  This will be 1 of several clips I will be submitting.  As indicated in my prior LTE, I encourage you to consider Sai for BOE, Column 3.  This first clip of two or three is being submitted in support of this position.
 

 

Open Letter from Shane Connell, The Connell Company, to Berkeley Heights Community

Dear Berkeley Heights Residents and Business Owners,

For decades, The Connell Company has enjoyed being a committed partner to and active member of the Berkeley Heights community. 

From our annual support for the fire department, rescue squad, police department, schools, local events, including hosting the drive-in movie nights this year and with BH Cares to the Township’s recent ...

Showing Support for Joy & Ramya for Berkeley Heights BOE

I am writing in support of Joy and Ramya for Berkeley Heights Board of Education. When we first moved to Berkeley Heights and we didn’t know anyone in town, Ramya was one of the first people to reach out and show a genuine interest in welcoming our family to the community. It is something I will never forget! 

Fast forward to us now having one young child in school and one who will ...

Berkeley Heights BOE Candidate Sai Bhargavi Akiri interviewed by Chris Wang

October 28, 2020

Sai Bhargavi Akiri is a Candidate running for a seat on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education.  This is an interview Sai had with Chris Wang yesterday (October 27th).  Sai was not aware of the questions that would be asked prior to the interview.  Please take the time to view the video and all the information that follows before voting.

Sai's Interview With Chris ...

Union County Residents: Return your Ballot to a Secure Ballot Drop Box

Union County Residents: Return your ballot to a Secure Ballot Drop Box. There are 24 ballot drop boxes located throughout the county. Ballot drop boxes are ADA compliant, under camera surveillance 24/7 and all ballots are picked up by a bi-partisan team of UCBOE employees every day. The deadline to return your ballot to a secure ballot drop box is 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November, 3 ...

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Word of Mouth Makes Lantern Hill a Top Choice for Seniors

Local reputation drives new residents at New Providence community

When it comes to making major life decisions, a little help from our friends can be invaluable. Deciding where to live post-retirement is one such milestone for seniors. A firsthand recommendation can go a long way in making a choice that will have such a large impact on how you spend your golden years.

Nan and Don Holste ...

Edwin Roman Passes Away at Age 26

October 19, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - Edwin Roman, one of Summit's most familiar faces and beloved personalities, passed away October 18 at age 26. The circumstances of his passing have not been made public, and a GoFundMe site has been established to assist with funeral service expenses. The site has generated nearly $26,000 in the several hours since it has been posted.

The GoFundMe site's page ...

Flemington Mayor Under Fire Over ‘Vulgar’ Facebook Comments

October 14, 2020

FLEMINGTON, NJ — Controversy continued to swirl at Tuesday’s council meeting over Facebook remarks Mayor Betsy Driver made regarding Supreme Court Justices’ views on same-sex marriage, with two council members calling for her censure and nearly a dozen residents making impassioned statements, offering both support and criticism.

Driver, whose marriage to Loretta Nagel ...

Navigating QCDs

With the holiday season in full swing, you may be considering how you want to make your charitable donations. If you’re an IRA owner, you may want to consider a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD. A QCD is a distribution from an IRA that goes directly to a qualifying charity.

Along with helping your favorite non-profit, QCD’s can also help reduce your tax bill since QCDs are ...

Determining Tax on Roth IRA Distributions

Roth IRA distributions are always tax-free… right? Not necessarily. There are certain circumstances where your Roth IRA distribution could be subject to income tax. Determining whether your withdrawal will be taxed depends on factors such as your age and the type of funds you’re withdrawing.

To learn more, click here to download “Determining Tax on Roth IRA Distributions in ...

6 Options for Distribution from a Company Plan

Whether you are changing employers or reaching retirement, deciding what to do with your company retirement plan is an important decision with more options than you may expect—six to be exact. Without proper expertise to navigate this landscape, you may not realize the tax savings opportunities you have available, or worse, be in danger of making costly mistakes.

To help understand the ...