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Have a passion to help the youth in our community? There are over 500 children in foster care right here in Union County. Come to an Information Session to hear more about becoming a CASA Volunteer for a child in need! No special skills or experience needed!

Our sessions run about an hour and we provide information about the volunteer commitment and requirements to be a CASA, the important ...

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Mayor's Corner - Municipal Complex Edition, Week Ending February 14, 2020

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!

The question I receive most frequently, “is work still going on at the Municipal Complex?” The answer is a resounding, YES! The majority of the construction has and will be on the interior until the weather warms. Additionally, there has been a great deal of information published about the municipal complex in the last few days. If you ...

Where Are The "Environmentalists" Now?

February 22, 2020

Recently the town council voted to ban plastic bags in our community in a manner that is not only ineffective but potentially harmful to local businesses.  This ban was voted on prior to hearing from residents and within a time period of two meetings.  It didn’t matter that the data that was used (including the data on microplastics) had little to do with Berkeley Heights or ...

Councilwoman Brahimaj proposes increasing resident input. No one should have a problem with this.

Recently, Councilwoman Gentiana Brahimaj indicated she would propose a different path to how non-emergency decisions are made by the Town Council.  This should be music to resident’s ears as a common concern is the quantity and speed with which significant changes have occurred, changes that occurred with little to no resident input.  It has also caused, from my point of view, ...

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Offers Notary Training Seminar, April 3

February 22, 2020

Union County, NJ -- Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will host a training seminar for New Jersey Notaries Public at the John H. Stamler Police Academy, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, on Friday, April 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

“We offer this opportunity as a professional course that benefits the whole community, and all are welcome,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “The seminar ...

Public Invited to Presentation on Community Needs

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to attend a free forum and discussion session on the newly released Union County Community Needs Assessment report, on Wednesday, February 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the STEM Building Auditorium at Kean University, 1075 Morris Avenue in Union Township.

“The Needs Assessment report is a valuable resource for guidance ...

The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad (BHVRS) Accepting Applications for the 2020-2021 Cadet Class 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The BHVRS Cadet program is a great opportunity for high school age students to get involved in their community and help out their neighbors.  Cadets will be trained in CPR and first aid and will ride on the ambulance, assisting the EMT in patient care.  It is also an opportunity for students considering a career in medical to get first-hand experience interacting ...

Union County Freeholders Offer “UC Means Green” Community Garden Grants

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2020 Union County Means Green community garden grants program. The UC Means Green program supports improved nutrition as well as new opportunities for recreation, social activities, education and community service through the experience of growing fresh produce in local ...

Eventful Year Planned for New Providence; Tricentennial Celebration to Begin

February 13, 2020

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Sunil Abrol, Chairman of the Diversity Committee, and long-time volunteer Peggy Brodeur attended the Monday, Feb. 10 Borough Council meeting to inform the council members about the committee’s planned events in 2020. Mayor Al Morgan also listed all upcoming Tricentennial events around the town.

 Abrol explained that the committee has four events planned ...

Route 22 Billboard Honors Late Designated Driver Michael Sot

February 12, 2020

CLARK, NJ – Just over a year ago, Michael Sot died after a head-on collision with an alleged drunk driver. Sot was serving as a designated driver for peers from The College of New Jersey at the time of the accident in Ewing. 

The Clark resident's legacy now lives on in service to others on a billboard on Route 22 West in Union. The sign is part of the John R. Elliott ...

The SECURE Act: Changes to Retirement Savings Law Deconstructed

The SECURE Act
Long-established retirement account rules change.

Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is now law. With it, comes some of the biggest changes to retirement savings law in recent years. While the new rules don’t appear to amount to a massive upheaval, the ...

IRA Required Beginning Date (RBD)

You’ve likely already heard about required minimum distributions (RMDs), but do you know what your required beginning date (RBD) is? Your RBD is the date by which you must begin to take RMDs from your retirement account if you have an IRA or employer plan. It is important to note that the rules differ depending on the type of retirement account you have and whether you are the account owner ...

Retirement is a Beginning

Retirement Is a Beginning

See if you are prepared to begin your retirement by answering four key questions.

Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist

  How do you know you are psychologically ready to retire? As a start, ask yourself four questions.

  One, is your work meaningful? If it is emotionally and psychologically ...