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Jeanne Kingsley & Jeff Varnerin: The Right Choice for Berkeley Heights

September 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has made us all look at the world differently. We approach our health, our finances and our children’s education from an entirely new perspective.

Looking at who to support for local leadership on the Town Council should be no different. We need to see this election through the lens of a post COVID world, and ask ourselves which candidates will best help us take on ...

Poage and Sayre: the Right Fiscal Priorities for Berkeley Heights

We’re Susan Poage and Bret Sayre, and we’re asking for your support to serve you on the Berkeley Heights Township Council (or to keep serving you, in Susan’s case).

As we get closer and closer to Election Day, we want you to know where we stand on the issues that matter to you. This week we want to share our Fiscal Responsibility platform – how we can make the most of ...

Robert Cianciulli For Berkeley Heights School Board: The Best Advice I’ve Ever Gotten As A School Board Member

My name is Robert Cianciulli and I am running for re-election for the Berkeley Heights Board of Education this Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd. Previously, I served on the School Board from 2017-2019. My School Board voting record shows my deep commitment to students and taxpayers, as well as being an independent voice on the Board, even in challenging situations.

In 2018, our students ...

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 ...

Union County Launches Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program is returning next Wednesday, September 23 with “NJ Natives” a program focusing on wildlife original to the garden state, such as the spotted turtle and garter snake.  New programs will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time ...

Union County: Helping You Recycle Right

Recycling has been mandatory in New Jersey since 1987 but questions continually arise about recycling.  The Union County Bureau of Recycling wants residents to Recycle Right so here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Q:  What is ACCEPTABLE in my curbside bin?

A: Recycle all empty plastic bottles coded #1 & # 2, aluminum & steel (tin) cans, glass ...

Chiropractors: Essential for Athletic Performance

September 29, 2020

Chiropractic care has been an essential part of athletes lives for many years. Athletes of all types, from the weekend warrior to the world-class athlete, utilize Chiropractors to experience the safest, drug-free, non-invasive approach to better health and performance.

Chiropractic adjustments help ensure that the body functions as efficiently as possible, which can maximize healing and ...

Campaign Tactics

September 30, 2020

On Sunday, September 25th I attended the Little flower Church Sunday mass service being held at Lower Columbia. I am sure you saw all the advertisements about it taking place down there. It disgusted me to see that once again the Berkeley Heights Democrats choose politics over everything.

The Poage and Sayre campaign led by George Devanney had their LED electronic billboard drive through the ...

Why I am voting for Susan Poage and Bret Sayre

My husband and I moved to Berkeley Heights ten years ago and have known both candidates for years.  Times are changing and with that our town’s demographics continue to change too. I believe residents want to see what we are capable of and that means supporting Susan and Bret so we can continue moving forward. They will help ensure a brighter future for ...

Having the Courage of Our Convictions

Some candidates for Berkeley Heights Township Council have touted their business acumen as a key qualification for running our municipal government. It has been a centerpiece of their campaign, which is appropriate given their accomplishments, and I don’t doubt their claims or sincerity. I do agree that such experience can be useful and, in my 25 years living here, I have supported ...

Mayor’s Corner: September 2020 Edition

Fall is upon us and our children have gone back to in-person learning, at least partially. The year 2020 has proved to be quite a challenge and continues to test us daily!

You have probably seen the pictures and read the story in TAPinto. Last Monday, Sept. 21, construction crews were preparing to pave the parking lot in front of the entrance of the new municipal complex and noticed something ...

Fall 2020: Not Just Your Average Fall Season Amidst a Global Health Pandemic,  But Good Things Are Happening in BH!

How did the summer fly by so fast? Although Fall is by far my favorite season, this Fall is obviously a bit different for all of us – with school, sports, government and life. Despite the challenges 2020 has brought us, there are also some great things happening here in Berkeley Heights to keep progress moving, despite COVID19.

Outdoor Dining Ordinance to be Extended

We are working ...

View a Free Vote-by-Mail Video in English and Spanish from the Office of the Union County Clerk

October 1, 2020

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that her office has produced a how-to video on filling out a Vote-by-Mail ballot. The video features Ms. Rajoppi walking viewers through the procedure, step by step. It is available online, in both English and Spanish versions, at the County Clerk’s elections website,

English and Spanish versions of the ...

Human Services Expands School-Age Child Care Assistance to Families with Incomes Up to $150,000

Between October 1st and December 30th, families with children in remote schooling can access as much as $1,900 to support child care; Families Can Apply at ChildCareNJ.Gov/COVID19

TRENTON, NJ – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced today that families with incomes up to $150,000 are now eligible for the new COVID-19 school-age tuition assistance program the Murphy ...

Our House Foundation Expands Ways to Support Adults with Disabilities

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – As the end of 2020 approaches, many donors may be evaluating their year-end giving plans.  After all, year-end is typically the heaviest asking season and when most donors have charitable giving top of mind.  According to the National Philanthropic Trust’s 2019 Donor-Advised Fund Report the number of donor- advised funds in the U.S. has tripled over the ...

Union County Announces Great Pumpkin Sail Tickets Go On Sale October 6

The Union County Freeholder Board is happy to announce that tickets for this year’s Great Pumpkin Sail at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside will go on sale at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6. Tickets will be available online at

“The Great Pumpkin Sail is a signature Union County event,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “We look forward to ...