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Berkeley Heights is Better Together with Yellin & Medeiros

September 15, 2021

Dear neighbors,

As we have seen with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, Berkeley Heights shows what we are made of when the time calls to help each other. As we’ve visited areas hit hard by the flooding, we’ve seen and heard how neighbors are helping each other out, while our First Responders continued to make us proud by working round-the-clock to ...

Pamela Stanley for BOE: Bringing Community Together

My name is Pamela Stanley and I am seeking your vote to serve on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education. My husband and I have been raising two children (5 and 9) here for the past ten years. When I was deciding to run, all my reasons came back to the fact that I love Berkeley Heights and want to see it thrive. I did not grow up in a community like this. Sometimes we can start to take these ...

Addressing Mr. Reinstein’s and Mr. D’Aquila’s comments regarding Varley’s contract

September 18, 2021

Because I had questions, I requested the data and findings of the competitive benchmarking process the BH BOE had done in regard to Varley’s contract approval at this Sept 23rd BOE meeting.  I am still waiting on that information but in the interim I did my own research.  I’d be happy to share my data and findings with anyone who wants to see it.  Here is some insight I ...

Open Letter to the Mayor and Town Council Regarding Asian Hate Incident in Berkeley Heights

*An excerpt of this statement was read by Ritu Chandra at the Berkeley Heights Town Council Meeting on 9/8/21 and the video referenced is also linked here.

Good Evening Mayor Devanney and members of the Town Council.

My name is Ritu Chandra and I have been a resident of Berkeley Heights for the last 13 years.  During that time, Columbia Park has been a hub of my daily ...

Councilman Yellin

I wanted to comment on Councilman Yellin's Letter to the Editor. He states that it did not cost the township any money for the attorney to work on his proposal. The attorney works on a retainer that is used to reimburse him for any work he does for the town. If at the end of the year it is unused, the money comes back to us the taxpayers. I do not know what world he lives in, ...

Local Baby Supply and Diaper Bank to Hold Donation Collection Event in New Providence

September 21, 2021

Moms Helping Moms Foundation (MHM), a NJ baby supply and diaper bank, will recognize National Diaper Need Awareness Week (DNAW) from September 27 - October 3 with a Drive-Thru Diaper Donation Collection Event. This important event will be held on Saturday, September 25 from 9 am – 12 pm at the New Providence Presbyterian Church located at 1307 Springfield Avenue, New Providence NJ 07974.

Free Guided Nature Walks for Seniors Return, at Trailside Nature and Science Center

The Union County Board of Commissioners welcomes back seniors age 55 and up to participate in a series of free guided walks at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside this fall.

Located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside, the series will take place every Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., beginning October 8.

“These guided walks offer an excellent opportunity ...

Summit Area YMCA's 2021 LOL Charity Auction and Comedy Night Raises More Than $340,000

SUMMIT, NJ – On Saturday, September 18, the Summit Area YMCA hosted its annual Laugh Out Loud (LOL) Charity Auction & Comedy Night, a fundraising event to not only help fund the Y’s financial assistance program and its many important community programs, but to sustain the Y. With safety in mind, the Summit Area YMCA chose to run the event as a virtual and live event to in ...

Update: Union County Residents Can Apply to be Poll Workers on Election Day, Earning $200 Stipend

The $200 stipend applies to Election Day 2021, on Tuesday, November 2.

Union County, NJ – Union County residents seeking an opportunity to help during the 2021 Gubernatorial election cycle still have time to apply to become poll workers this year. All poll workers must attend a paid, mandatory training session as Electronic Poll Books will be used for the first time ...

Morristown Medical Center Surgeons 1st in U.S. to Use Minimally Invasive Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) With Advanced Imaging for Flexible Scoliosis Correction

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center fellowship-trained scoliosis surgeon Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, leads the only surgical team in New Jersey to use a new, FDA-approved tethering system for minimally invasive scoliosis surgery that provides for flexible spinal deformity correction and faster healing. The team is also the first in the nation to use a new type of portable CT ...

Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

TAPinto Wayne's Meredith Wins 2021 NJ-SPJ Outstanding Rookie Award

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Morris made headlines in the late 1990s as one of the oldest rookies in professional baseball. He made his Major League debut as a 35-year-old for the, then, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and his story was so popular that Walt Disney Pictures dramatized it in the 2002 movie “The Rookie” starring Dennis Quaid.

What made the ...

Are You Ready for the Great New Jersey Bag Ban?

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight.

It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for ...

Financial Focus: Start thinking about your retirement income plan 

September 20, 2021

If you’re getting close to retirement, you’re probably thinking about the ways your life will soon be changing. And one key transition involves your income – instead of being able to count on a regular paycheck, as you’ve done for decades, you’ll now need to put together an income stream on your own. How can you get started?

It’s helpful that you begin ...

'Let's Roll' - New Jersey Resident Todd Beamer Helped to Retake United Flight 93 on September 11th, 2001

September 10, 2021

CRANBURY, NJ -  On September 11th, 2001 a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane and crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before being killed in the crash.

Beamer was born in Flint, Michigan in 1968. He graduated ...