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Poage and Sayre: making Berkeley Heights government work for you

September 21, 2020

We’re Susan Poage and Bret Sayre, and we’re asking for your support to serve you on the Berkeley Heights Township Council (or to keep serving you, in Susan’s case).

We are living in historic times. Our nation and our town face unprecedented challenges. Your vote has never been so important. Nationally, we are in a battle for the soul of our country. Here in Berkeley Heights, ...

Robert Cianciulli For Berkeley Heights School Board: Experience, Knowledge, And Commitment

My name is Robert Cianciulli and I am running for reelection as a candidate for the Berkeley Heights Board of Education on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd.  Previously, I served on the School Board from 2017-2019.  I am running for reelection this year to continue to move our school community forward.  Some of my goals include: (i) working for common sense budgeting that ...

Special Interests has no place

As candidates for Berkeley Heights Town Council, we were contacted by the local teacher’s union (the “BHEA”) seeking written responses to various questions focused on the Berkeley Heights Public Schools in order to potentially obtain their endorsement.  We would like to make public our response (see Letter to BHEA below) that we sent to the BHEA earlier ...

Union County Launches Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program is returning next Wednesday, September 23 with “NJ Natives” a program focusing on wildlife original to the garden state, such as the spotted turtle and garter snake.  New programs will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time ...

Union County: Helping You Recycle Right

Recycling has been mandatory in New Jersey since 1987 but questions continually arise about recycling.  The Union County Bureau of Recycling wants residents to Recycle Right so here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Q:  What is ACCEPTABLE in my curbside bin?

A: Recycle all empty plastic bottles coded #1 & # 2, aluminum & steel (tin) cans, glass ...

COVID 19 and the Election

September 19, 2020

COVID 19 has affected everyone’s lives in one way or another. It has been a major disruption to almost everyone on earth. Many have tragically died from it. Many have become sick and recovered. The government in the United States has responded by shutting down many parts of the economy and suspending civil rights in many cases. The inability to attend church services comes to mind.

The ...

Children and Families above Special Interests

My commitment will be to the children and families of Berkeley Heights.

I strongly believe that our schools should be child centered and family focused. Consistent with this, I am publicly refusing support from the BHEA this election.

Board members should have children and families front and center on every issue with no potential conflicts of interest at the table.

Free COVID-19 Tests Available at Convenient Locations in Union County

September 22, 2020

The Union County COVID-19 Mobile Test Unit visits local communities to provide free walk-up tests; no car required.

The Union County Mobile Test Unit is continuing to visit local communities to provide free COVID-19 tests for residents this fall. No car is required. All sites are available on a walk-up basis.

“We encourage all Union County residents to use this free, convenient ...

Human Services Opens Applications for COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program

Eligible Families Needing Child Care Assistance as Schools Open Remotely Can Apply Now at ChildCareNJ.Gov

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that applications are now open for the new COVID-19 child care tuition assistance program the Murphy Administration has created to help families with child care costs as schools open ...

Atlantic Health System’s Four ACOs Saved Medicare more than $21 million, improved care for 75,000 patients in 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s four accountable care organizations saved Medicare a total of more than $21 million through efforts to improve quality and reduce health care costs in 2019, according to recently released performance data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The four ACOs - Atlantic ACO, HealthCare Quality Partners ACO, Care Better ACO ...

Union County Clerk Updates Residents on Vote-by-Mail

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that Vote-by-Mail ballots are being mailed to registered voters on a town-by-town basis. The mailings began on September 15 and will be completed on or before October 5.

“My office is sending the ballots out in waves over a three-week period, to help ensure that the U.S. Postal Service can handle the increased volume in an orderly ...

Remembering Malcolm Nettingham, Scotch Plains' Tuskegee Airman

September 15, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains is mourning local legend Malcolm E. Nettingham, a member of World War II's famed Tuskegee Airmen, who died on Monday evening just a few days before his 102nd birthday. He lived in town for almost a century and in 2014 was chosen to be the grand marshal of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade. 

Mr. Nettingham was born in New ...