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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 ...

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

September 16, 2021

*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, ...

Protecting Our Families – Is – What Matters

On Wednesday night, the Township Council voted to reject an ordinance I proposed to formally create Smoke-Free Zones at our public schools, parks, sports and recreational fields, and our new Municipal Complex. The ordinance would see Berkeley Heights officially place marijuana and tobacco on the same level as alcohol – something that should not be used in these public places, where families ...

Union County Observes POW/MIA Remembrance Day, Sept. 17th

September 17, 2021

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites all residents and visitors to attend the commemoration of POW/MIA Remembrance Day in front of the Union County Courthouse at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth on Friday, September 17. The ceremony will start promptly at 1:00 p.m.

The ceremony features an introduction by Commissioner Palmieri-Mouded Commissioner, Chairman Alexander Mirabella as ...

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and the Union County Board of Chosen Commissioners is helping to raise awareness about the importance of early detection for women who may be at risk. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 21,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year alone.

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death ...

Union County Celebrates Hispanic Artists

Virtual exhibit is part of Union County’s 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to present a virtual art exhibit featuring the works of Hispanic artists throughout the area, as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations in Union County beginning on Wednesday, September 15.

The show is available for view on the Union ...

Union County Continues Disaster Relief Pop-Up Sessions for Residents Affected by Hurricane Ida, Sept. 17 in Plainfield (updated)

Location update: this event will be held at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 716 Watchung Avenue in Plainfield.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents that the next event in the County’s series of pop-up disaster relief sessions, in partnership with Red Cross and the Salvation Army, will be held in Plainfield on Friday, September 17, from ...

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 ...

How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

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 ...

Level the Playing Field for Local News

The lack of high-quality, objective local news outlets is a cause for great concern. On the local level, residents are not adequately informed and are largely uninvolved in their communities and local governance. Meanwhile, disinformation and misinformation spread as more and more people rely on social media, forums and partisan news sites for their news and information.   

Federal ...

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: Ranking your goals, A smart move

September 13, 2021

Like most people, you may have several financial goals. But can you reach them all?

It would be simple if you had great wealth. But you’ll likely need to rank your goals in terms of their importance to your life and then follow appropriate strategies to achieve them. By doing so, you may end up getting pretty close to covering each of your objectives, in one way or another. 

When ...

Ida Causes Yet Another Shift in the Local Real Estate Market

The remnants of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ida brought devastating flooding and significantly damaged many homes in the area with localized damage to others. A non-material impact of Ida is that it has caused yet another shift in the already complex real estate market. I have already seen first hand each of the below impacts across my current portfolio of real estate ...

'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 ...