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The Value of Sponsorship

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course they sponsor to show their public support.  But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are sponsoring.  They ...

TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...

Building Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Programming in Schools

April 22, 2021

In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and inclusion.  Preparing students to become leaders who can live and effect change in ...

Rebuilding the arts will help heal us

Our culture and society has been under attack now for over a year. One of the basic aspects of what makes us Americans, what makes us human, what connects us to each other has been taken away. It has been assaulted by a virus, and eroded by the needed response to it. Our shared communal experiences of singing and dancing together at a concert; seeing a story magically set to song before our eyes ...

22nd Annual Our House, Our Run is a few weeks away

April 21, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — After 20 live annual events, Our House Inc. hosted its 1st ever Virtual Experience in 2020 with great success!  In 2021, with safety at the forefront, we will continue with our new "tradition" of virtually moving towards our common goals. The event will kick off at 9:30 AM on May 15th and be open to participants throughout the week with a closing ...

Union County Commissioner Board Statement on Derek Chauvin Verdict

On behalf of the Union County Board of County Commissioners, Chairman Alexander Mirabella issued the following statement today:

"A jury of Derek Chauvin’s peers heard the testimony and rendered him guilty of murdering George Floyd. Those jurors, from diverse backgrounds and walks of life, represent the America we believe in, one in which justice prevails over the abuse of power, and ...

Union County Offers Free Scrap Metal Recycling on Thursday, May 6 and Saturday, May 15

The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that Union County’s free scrap metal recycling drop-off program continues in May. A wide variety of metal goods, from household appliances to gutters and sheds, will be accepted at two countywide collection sites in Cranford and Rahway every month from April to November.

“This countywide program helps to fill a ...

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Credibility in Question

April 21, 2021

On April 13, 2021 I posted a Letter to the Editor including an email I sent to Dr. Varley and the entire Board of Education along with the responses from Dr. Varley.  You can find the Letter to Editor here: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/berkeley-heights/categories/letters-to-the-editor/articles/many-unanswered-questions

I would like to draw attention to question 6. I have ...

Letter to the Editor: More Questions for the BOE - What is this new developmentally appropriate model about?

The response given by Berkeley Heights Board of Education (BOE) president Doug Reinstein to a question raised by a longtime township resident is revelatory (emphasis added):

Question:   1. Budget enrollment numbers are 1018 elementary students. April 8 presentation used a value of 1027 students. Why do enrollment numbers not match the 2021-2022 budget submission? 

Response: There ...

Grade Span Configuration - What do practitioners say about it?

In my OpEd article “Inflation is rising even in Berkeley Heights - Conflation Inflation is peaking in the BOE!”, I said that the Pre-K to 2 / 3 to 5 redistricting and reconfiguration is a complex and controversial topic even amongst practitioners within the education system. Well, what do practitioners in the education field actually say?

An Aside: The importance of footnotes was ...

Mayor’s Corner March/April 2021

It’s refreshing to see many Township residents outside again enjoying the beautiful Spring weather. Your Township government is busy with many activities during this time of year, including preparing and presenting the municipal budget, managing the pandemic and ensuring we are mindful of our debt by keeping redevelopment projects moving!

COVID Pandemic 

COVID cases have ...

Somerset Patriots Chairman Emeritus Steve Kalafer Dies at 71

April 21, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Somerset Patriots Chairman Emeritus, and chairman and CEO of Flemington Care & Truck Country, Steve Kalafer died Wednesday.

"I was absolutely shocked and saddened today to hear about the passing of Steve Kalafer," Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. "Steve has left an indelible mark on Bridgewater Township ...

Yellin/Medeiros announce for Council

April 12, 2021

We are very proud of our record in helping to build a better Berkeley Heights where, as we see it, all residents are welcome and valued both now and in years to come. We are asking the residents of our town to give us the opportunity of a second term on the Township Council so that we can continue to ensure that all voices are heard and so that the progress that we made since being elected with ...