Berkeley Heights School Board Views $1.2 Million Investment in School Security; Host of New Courses Mapped for Columbia Middle School Students

February 24, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—The Berkeley Heights Board of Education, as part of the 2017-2018 budget process, is expected to be presented with a proposal to spend $1,175,200 on security improvements affecting all six of the township’s schools.

Expected to be proposed, in a spending plan due to be discussed at the board’s March 9 meeting, will be $94,500 for security camera upgrades, ...

New Providence Historic Society's 'History Talks' Series Draws Overflow Crowd; Bell Labs Archivist Highlights Notable Inventions

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Historical Society held their first of a series of 'History Talks' session on Thursday February 16, at the New Providence Memorial Library to an overflow crowd. 

Linda Kale, President of the Historical Society, was hopeful and expected 30 attendees, but when she opened the doors to the public, an incredible amount of people began to ...

Mayors Speak of State of their Towns at Suburban Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

SUMMIT, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce monthly First Friday networking breakfast featured a Mayors' Roundtable at the Grand Summit Hotel last Friday. Summit Mayor Nora Radest and New Providence Mayor Al Morgan were in attendance and shared their review of the state of their towns to the room full of chamber members.  

Mayor Morgan ...

Tesla opens on Rt. 22 in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Tesla auto dealership in Springfield opened on January 16. The address is 135 Rt. 22 East.  The dealership is on the site of the former AAA office across from the newly opened Advanced Auto Parts and next to Staples.

This is Tesla’s fourth location in New Jersey and its major service center. A formal ribbon cutting will be done in February.

This ...

The Two Gifts of the Tax Code

The two gifts of the tax code are the Roth conversion and life insurance.” -Ed Slott, CPA

I first heard Ed Slott speak that quote at an IRA workshop on a May day in Washington, DC. As I boarded my train home, I reflected on how beautiful the cherry blossoms looked but also on how the Roth conversion and life insurance could change lives.

I had been a licensed financial advisor since ...

Choosing the Right Tax Professional in 4 Easy Steps

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- Managing taxes during retirement might be the single most important factor influencing your retirement lifestyle. As you transition from working for an income to withdrawing income from your savings and investments, you might have questions: How can I maximize my income while minimizing income taxes in retirement? How will my Social Security be taxed? Should I be concerned ...

Summit Area YMCA Seeks to Expand Berkeley Heights Y at Community Pool Site

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Tuesday night, Jan. 10, the CEO of the Summit Area YMCA Paul Kieltyka, made a proposal that he said would save both the Berkeley Heights Community Pool and the Berkeley Heights YMCA.

Kieltyka proposed the township allow the Summit Area Y to lease the property on which the Berkeley Heights Community Pool (BHCP) is located. If that were to happen, the Y would ...

“New Year, New Job, New You” -- Series of Free Workshops for Job Seekers at Temple Sholom

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, and Temple Sholom will be hosting a series of three free  workshops titled “New Year, New Job, New You”, on Thursday mornings, January 5, 12 and 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon at Temple Sholom, 1925 Lake Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ.

The January ...

Youth Ages 16-24 Invited to Apply for New Job Training Program

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that Second Chance, a program of the Plainfield Area YMCA is now accepting applications from out-of-school youths and young adults ages 16-24.

Second Chance is a free program designed to help young people gain life skills and training that leads to gainful employment and career advancement.

“Second Chance will help ...

Chamber Improves Business to Business Relations at Breakfast Networking Events in Berkeley Heights: How well do you know the Berkeley Heights YMCA?

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Tiffany Escott, Director of the Berkeley Heights YMCA, engaged the audience of 30 businesses and community leaders to play a fun quiz game of "How well do you know the YMCA?" at this month's Suburban Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast in Berkeley Heights.

Every month, the Berkeley Heights breakfast sponsor has the opportunity ...

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Berkeley Heights Rotarians will Hear About Changing Communication Technology

February 15, 2017

We all know how dramatically communications technology has changed in recent years… What about here, in Berkeley Heights? How are we taking advantage of these changes?

At our meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd, we’ll be joined by our town’s “communications backbone,” Nick Schiavo.  Nick is Chair of the Berkeley Heights Communications Committee. He’ll ...