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Monica Boyd, Kate Morrison to Serve as Summit Junior Fortnightly Club 2020-21 Co-Presidents

May 31, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - Monica Boyd of Summit and Kate Morrison of New Providence will serve as Summit Junior Fortnightly Club (SJFC) co-presidents as the organization debuted its 2020-21 Board of Directors. The duo succeed Brianne Finnegan and Megan Vartan, both of Summit, and will be joined by a group of women with a variety of personal, educational, and professional backgrounds who share the ...

88 Year Old Berkeley Heights Volunteer Donates CARES Act Check to Feed Seniors

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's not surprising that 88 year old Natalie Cahoon, a 66 year resident of Berkeley Heights, took her stimulus check received from the CARES Act and donated 125 meals from Dimaios to feed the SAGE Meals on Wheels clients.

"Natalie is absolutely amazing and has been delivering and helping in our kitchen every single day since this COVID-19 ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

Leah's 'Virtual' Lemonade Stand Presents Largest Donation to BHVRS during EMS Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Leah Dasti, 10 years old, dropped off another check made out for $1,600 to the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad to celebrate EMS week! 

 Leah is unsure if she will be able to hold any lemonade stands this summer due to social distancing guidelines but has still managed to donate the most money for BHVRS yet! She got a head start by hosting ...

Join Relay for Life by Participating in Light the Flight

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit and Mountainside invites you to Light the Fight by joining them by staying home and lighting up your yard with luminarias and glowsticks on June 13th at 9pm.

Celebrate survivors and caregivers, remember those we have lost and fight back against cancer by purchasing luminaria kits to light that night.  A kit ...

Faith Lutheran Church and Pedals for Progress Partner for Donations

 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Now is a great time to do some spring cleaning. Maybe there is a bike taking up space in the garage, shed or basement. Maybe it is an old model, a bit worn, in need of repair, or just something you or your kids have outgrown. Pedals for Progress (P4P) has a great option that is socially and environmentally responsible.

Faith Lutheran ...

Local Unsung Hero Helps Make COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Process A Little Less Scary

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Chris Tribuna and his annual “Christmas Spectacular” yard display on Shadow Lane in Berkeley Heights has helped mold the way that local Atlantic Health is conducting drive-through COVID-19 testing. 

Back in March, in the “early days” of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Valerie Simon, a fellow Berkeley Heights resident and Chief Marketing Officer ...

Berkeley Heights Shows Appreciation for All Healthcare Workers and First Responders with Town-Wide 'Clap Out'

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The neighbors of Whitney Drive in Berkeley Heights have been showing their appreciation to the COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers with a nightly display of cheer.

The neighborhood comes alive as the clock approaches 7 p.m.with families stepping out to their front lawns to the sound of Bill Withers "Lean on Me."  The children and ...

Chicken Event Raises $1,300 for New Providence-Our Community For All

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A generous partnership between New Providence and a Basking Ridge based nonprofit group, Feed to Give, raised more than $1300 on Wednesday, May 13, to benefit the new nonprofit New Providence- Our Community For All. Over 200 community members purchased 10 pound bags of boneless and skinless chicken breasts at a discounted price of $20 ($2 per lb) per ...

Park Slope Business Delivers Act of Kindness to Wish Local Pulmonologist a Happy Birthday

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Front line hero and New Providence resident, Dr. Mark Zimmerman, a pulmonologist currently working at Intensive Care Units at three local Atlantic Health locations received a birthday treat by way of two very special interstate acts of kindness.

“Every year for as long as I could remember my husband gets a Häagen-Daz ice cream birthday cake for his birthday ...

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We Still Need Your Help | Donation Drives at the Summit YMCA

May 27, 2020

Thank you so much for all you have done, with your help we have been able to entertain and feed countless families. But we are not done! Close to 100 Games have been donated and distributed to those in need but so many families could still use a way to stay engaged while staying safe at home. Our commitment to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility has not and will not ...

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

We Have a Choice Between False Representation and Honesty

May 20, 2020

With our busy schedules and an increasingly toxic political landscape, I know it can be difficult for a lot of us to find the time and enthusiasm to participate in local government. What’s more, the self-aggrandizing and misleading behavior in politics—from the local level all the way to Washington—severely turns people off. And it’s a shame because we need people to pay ...

Just as if a person walked into a buffet and loosened their belt

May 30, 2020

Just as if a person walked into a buffet and loosened their belt …

I am disappointed to report that the Berkeley Heights Township Council voted 6-0, with all 3 Republicans and all 3 of the Democrats voting YES on the Cap Bank Vote. This vote “loosens the belt” of restrictions to the Council allowing them to budget more than the Cap normally allows. One would expect this from ...

Leadership. Lacking in Berkeley Heights?

Strong, effective leaders collaborate, seek out feedback and challenge assumptions in order to make tough decisions. Most importantly, effective leaders take responsibility—they don’t point fingers. 

Some of that is clearly missing in Berkeley Heights. When Council Members Medeiros, Poage and Yellin took over control of the Municipal Complex 18 months ago, this important ...

It's Time, Governor Murphy

It's Time Governor Murphy

Governor, it's time. It's time to step up and out of the box. It's time to be bold but more importantly it's time to be empathetic, sensitive and reasonable. There has been much talk about listening to the data and science and about letting the data and science guide us through this public health crisis. Well, it's time to really listen.

If ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

May 30, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care centers can ...

Faith Lutheran Continues Online Sunday Services

Since Sunday, March 22, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence has been conducting its 10 a.m. Sunday service online rather than in its sanctuary at 524 South Street.  Previously, Faith had two services each Sunday, one at 8:30 a.m. and a second at 11 a.m.

The liturgy of each online service is administered by Faith’s pastor, Rev. Jane ...

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra Presents "The Evolution of Music" Webinar

The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra is proud to present a four-class series titled the Evolution of Music. Artistic Director Warren Cohen will begin by discussing the development of instruments and the progression of music notation starting from 1000 AD. How precise is music notation? In what ways do style, culture, and the limitation of past instruments translate to ...

New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign Provides Free Tree Seedlings to Residents in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Free tree seedlings will be available to Berkeley Heights residents on Saturday, June 6, as part of the New Jersey Forest Service’s New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. 

Residents are asked to sign up in advance.  You have three options:

Use this sign-up form on the township website ...

2020 4th of July Fireworks at Nomahegan Park and all Other Union County Parks Canceled

May 27, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
Plainfield fireworks ...

Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer with New Way to Get The Information You Need

May 27, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, May 31, 10:00 AM

Renaissance Church, Summit

Renaissance Church Online Service

Religions And Spirituality

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Sun, May 31, 11:30 AM

Renaissance Church, Summit

Renaissance Church Online Service

Religions And Spirituality

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Sun, May 31, 12:00 PM

Farmstead Arts Center, Basking Ridge

Farmstead Arts Center - Online Art Class ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Mon, June 1, 6:30 AM

UNWIND Yoga & Wellness Center, New Providence

Mat Pilates

Health & Wellness

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Mon, June 1, 12:00 PM

Farmstead Arts Center, Basking Ridge

Farmstead Arts Center - Online Art Class ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Tue, June 2, 12:00 PM

Farmstead Arts Center, Basking Ridge

Farmstead Arts Center - Online Art Class ...

Arts & Entertainment

Using IRAs to Help Children

Did you know there is no minimum age for having an IRA? As long as your child has earned income, you can open an account in their name. Whether they contribute to the IRA with their own money from working or a gift from you, the power of compound interest can help them get a significant head start on a secure financial future.

To learn more, click here to download “Using IRAs to Help ...

Avoiding Non-spouse Beneficiary Mistakes

As the beneficiary of an inherited IRA, you might be aware of some rules that come with these retirement accounts. However, are you also aware that the rules vary depending on whether you are a spouse, a non-spouse or a trust beneficiary?

From required distributions to even the titling of the account, understanding the differences based on the type of beneficiary is crucial to avoid paying ...