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Robert Cianciulli For Berkeley Heights School Board: Sense & Sensibility For Parents of Kids Who Need Help Learning

October 18, 2020

My name is Robert Cianciulli and I am running for re-election for the Berkeley Heights Board of Education by mail-in ballot on or before this Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd. Previously, I served on the School Board from 2017-2019. During my most recent term on our School Board I accomplished two things for students who need help learning that make me particularly proud.

The first was to ...

Building the Future: A Community Based Approach to Re-Evaluating Technology

From the start of my campaign, I have said that the Berkeley Heights Board of Education is responsible for "Building the Future" of our students and education. Our children will undoubtedly impact the future of work because of the education they receive in our school system. Parallel with the future of education is technological disruption— technology is altering every industry in ...

Poage and Sayre Rap BH-Style in Hamilton Inspired "Ten Right Priorities" (VIDEO)

Berkeley Heights residents should vote for the Township Council team that has the Right Priorities for our Town. But don’t just read about our platform. We lay out our ten top priorities for Berkeley Heights in the style of the wildly popular musical ‘Hamilton' below. 

We are proudly the only candidates in this Town Council race with a ...

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 ...

How To Get Property Tax Relief?

October 15, 2020

Most of us want to continue to stay in our homes and communities, but property taxes are driving us away.  Taking advantage of New Jersey’s Property Tax Relief programs can stretch our dollars.  Who qualifies?  Are there special programs for seniors?

The Senior Citizens Council has prepared a video presentation on the property tax relief options available for ...

Candidates Debate on Reefer

October 20, 2020

I want to respond to an editorial published recently on TAPinto regarding the sale of marijuana in Berkeley Heights. It was a well written article and I appreciate the time and effort that went into the article and John's perspective. 

It is reasonable for our reaction to something like this happening in our town to be along the lines of “that's going to bring down ...

Hard Work. Right Skills. Intense Focus. Jeanne Kingsley & Jeff Varnerin

Your neighbors and friend’s endorse Jeanne Kingsley & Jeff Varnerin.  People who have worked with them, known them for years – speaking to Jeanne & Jeff’s strong work ethic and character.  Not Berkeley Heights elected officials.  Everyday people who have nothing to gain yet put their names “out there” to support what our town needs.  Hard ...

Candidate's Debate on Potential Marijuana Sales

During the October 8 candidates' night discussion sponsored by the local League of Women Voters, there was a question that asked if the statewide question on recreational marijuana were to pass, would you favor allowing the sale of marijuana in local stores.  The question of recreational pot has been discussed and debated at the state level for a number of years, and the despite the ...

Back to School at The Academy of Our Lady of Peace School-What’s new for 2020-2021?

October 20, 2020

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Similar to other schools and businesses, The Academy of Our Lady of Peace School in New Providence has been busy adjusting to the new normal for the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year.  While daily temperature checks and hybrid and virtual learning options are part of this new norm, the school community, led by Principal, Dr. Kelly Hart, continue to develop ...

Union County Clerk Re-Opens Elizabeth Office for In-Person Passport, Notary, and Trade Name Services

Starting on Monday, November 2, the Elizabeth Office of Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will resume offering in-person passport, notary, and trade name services. The restoration of these services follows a temporary suspension for office upgrades. The office is located in the County Courthouse at 2 Broad Street, in midtown Elizabeth.

All in-person visits for passport, notary, and trade name ...

Lantern Hill Offers Excellent Health Care on Campus

Residents have easy access to the very best health and wellness services.

Lantern Hill, the Erickson Living-managed senior living community in New Providence, New Jersey, is named for its illustrious railroading past, but its eye is on the future. Known for its vibrant, maintenance-free lifestyle, state-of-the-art amenities, clubs and activities, Lantern Hill also offers the best in senior ...

Berkeley Hardware Has Your Lawn Care and Paint Needs

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In the spirit of staying local, Berkeley Hardware and Paint has all your lawn care and paint needs. Visit the store at 503 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. Call 908.464.2900.

Here are some Lawn Care tips from contributor Melinda Myers, author of more than 20 gardening books, including Small Space Gardening. 

As summer ...

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 ...

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 ...