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Warren Township Affordable Housing Settlement Gets Green Light From Judge Six Days After Fairness Hearing

December 17, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Superior Court Judge Thomas Miller has decided Warren Township ’s affordable housing settlement agreement is both fair and suitable. He issued his opinion in a 30-page document dated Dec. 10.

Berkeley Heights' Bond Counsel Matt Jessup, who is acting on behalf of Berkeley Heights in this matter, reported what happened at the Fairness Hearing at the Dec. 4 ...

Berkeley Heights Here and Now: Winter Walk Video Highlights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Enjoy the Berkeley Heights Communications Committee's spotlight video  of the Berkeley Heights Tree Lighting and Fourth Annual Winter Walk held on Saturday, Dec. 1. The tree lighting was presented by the Berkeley Heights Recreation Special Events committee and the Winter Walk is organized by the Berkeley Heights Business Community.

Special thanks to ...

DiMaio’s Ristorante and Owners Honored by Berkeley Heights Mayor and Council

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – DeMaio’s Ristorante owner Sal Passalacqua accepted a proclamation from the Mayor at the beginning of Tuesday’s Township Council meeting, celebrating the restaurant’s fortieth anniversary and the owners’ contribution to the township.

Mayor Robert Woodruff presented Sal Passalacqua a proclamation which read:

Whereas, DiMaio’s ...

Highlander Marching Band Honored by Berkeley Heights Township Council with a Proclamation


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The success of the 2018 Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band was celebrated at Tuesday’s meeting of the Township Council.

Mayor Robert Woodruff acknowledged and honored marching band members sitting in the council chambers before he presented a proclamation from the Mayor and Council to Highlander Band Director Nicholas ...

Survey Results from Berkeley Heights Public Library Patrons and Residents Are In

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The results of a Berkeley Heights Public Library Survey are in. According to a summary of the results, a total of 504 surveys were completed. Of that number most people, 54 percent, were filled out by people between the ages of 26 and 54 and 45 percent were over the age of 54. Below are some highlights of the survey.

Asked to check off those collections which are ...

‘What Matters is Your Commitment to This Town,’ says Mayor-Elect Devanney

Edited December 4, 2018 at 12:35 p.m.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor-Elect Angie Devanney issued the following statement, "The transition team for the new Berkeley Heights Township administration has been busy since Election Day, putting into place the plans to implement a collective vision that will provide new opportunities for residents to serve the township." 

The ...

Berkeley Heights Council Agenda for Tuesday, Dec. 4, Features Proclamations, Designation of Developer, Ordinance Changes

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – With only two more meetings of the Township Council before the year ends, it's not a surprise that the agenda for the Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting is a full one. 

The council will approve proclamations honoring the Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band, Westminster Presbyterian Church Pastor Diane Ruffle, and DiMaio’s Ristorante.

Council will ...

Nokia Bell Labs Evaluating Future of its Murray Hill Campus


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Nokia has hired a consulting group to help evaluate whether Nokia should stay at its current location.

Mayor Robert Woodruff made that information public at the Nov. 20 Township Council meeting. As a prelude to the announcement, he told the council he and Township John Bussiculo have been “paying attention to the Nokia Alcatel property,” in ...

Chatham Residents, Cub Scouts Speak Up at PO Plaza Redevelopment Workshop; In Favor of Pedestrian Path, Historic Look

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents turned out for the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Workshop to ask questions and offer their own ideas on Wednesday night. The Cub Scouts also came armed with models of their own.

Overall, it was a productive session for urban planners from Topology, who gathered feedback and wrote down ideas offered by residents during the 90-minute workshop session held ...

Texas Hold’em Tournament, Share A Ride, PILOT and More Discussed in Council Meeting

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Peppertown Park Renewal Committee received support from the township council to hold a Casino Night, Texas Hold’em event at Mount Carmel on Feb. 23.

Committee members Bruce Mustacchi and Midge  Vincendese said the event will accept a maximum of 80 players, be run by a licensed casino operator, have prizes for ...


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Mayor-elect Angie Devanney's Weekly Transition Team Update

December 15, 2018

Weekly Status Update of what we have been doing to be ready to work on January 1:

1. With the assistance of former State Treasurer, and Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac, helped Township staff facilitate township attainment of the 3% municipal hotel occupancy tax paid by Embassy Suites that had been accruing since May 2018. 

2. Toured the new Trailside Sensory Trail for children and ...