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Candidate Sues Township of Berkeley Heights Over Winter Walk OPRA Request

April 26, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Thomas Foregger, a candidate running in the June 6, 2017 Berkeley Heights Township Council Republican primary, filed a lawsuit on April 11, 2017 against the Township of Berkeley Heights and Ana Minkoff, in her official capacity as Municipal Clerk and Records Custodian. The lawsuit alleges a violation of the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and the common law of ...

Milling and Paving of Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights to Begin April 27

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Roadwork is scheduled to begin on Springfield Avenue on Thursday, April 27. 

The roadwork on Springfield Avenue, which includes milling and paving, will occur at night between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. The milling will begin on April 27 and finish on April 28. Paving will require two full days and then one more day for intersections ...

Berkeley Heights Community Pool to be Affiliated with the YMCA

The Berkeley Heights Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance on April 4, 2017 that set the terms and conditions for a 50-year lease with the YMCA.  The lease approval is a win-win for the community as it ensures that the YMCA will continue to serve the Berkeley Heights community as it has for the past 22 years, and also ensures the BHCP will continue to provide safe, ...

Union County Freeholders Meetings Rescheduled After Last Week’s Water Main Break

ELIZABETH, NJ — After last week’s cancelation due to a water main break, the regular meeting of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be held this Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m., the county of Union announced Monday. The following Thursday, April 27, will then be a double meeting (agenda meeting and regular meeting).

Proposed resolution 2017-329 regarding the Watchung ...

Union County Freeholder Meeting on April 13 Canceled

ELIZABETH - The Union County Freeholders meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled.  An email has been sent out by the county, and it is noted on the website. 

Due to potential health and public safety issues caused by a water main break on Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth, tonight’s Union County Freeholder meeting has been canceled. The rescheduled date will be ...

BREAKING: Union County Freeholders Chairman Offers Amended Watchung Reservation Resolution

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 13th, and a resolution on mountain biking in Watchung Reservation is on the agenda.  Currently, bikes are not permitted.

A draft copy of the agenda has been uploaded to the Union County Freeholders website, stating:

2017-329:  CHAIRMAN BRUCE H. BERGEN: Amending Resolution 2016-166, which ...

Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts 28th Annual Mayors Dinner

The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce last week hosted its 28th Annual Mayors Dinner, held at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel. More than 400 people listened as mayors or their designees from 20 of Union County's 21 municipalities provided updates on the states of their communities.

Awards were given out for Mayor of the Year, Business Administrator of the Year, Public Safety ...

Berkeley Heights to Line Springfield Avenue With Hometown Heroes Banners; Deadline to Register Monday, April 10

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Residents who are veterans and those currently serving are invited to participate in the Hometown Heroes Banners project. The banners are the next step in "Operation We Remember," which seeks to educate the community about those residents who are veterans and those currently serving. The deadline to participate in the Hometown Heroes Banners project is ...

Alexander Frolov of Berkeley Heights Wins Congressional App Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) congratulated Alexander Frolov of Berkeley Heights for being selected to represent the Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House Student App Challenge.  

The contest invited high school students from across the Nation to create software applications, or apps, for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their ...

Berkeley Heights Community Pool Will Be Open This Summer; Council Approves Lease With Summit Area YMCA

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Good news for Berkeley Heights Community Pool members - the pool will open on schedule this summer.  Township Council members unanimously approved an ordinance setting the terms and conditions of a lease offered to the Summit Area YMCA at its meeting on Tuesday, April 4.

A few members of the public spoke in opposition to the agreement during the public hearing, but ...

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League of Women Voters hosting program on criminal justice reform

April 25, 2017

The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit is hosting a program dealing with criminal justice reform.  The program entitled "Mass Incarceration in New Jersey" will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the De Corso Community Center, 15 E. 4th Street in New Providence.

Alexander Shalom, a senior staff attorney at the ACLU-NJ will ...

Letter to Berkeley Heights Elected Representatives and Mayor

April 23, 2017

I am writing this open letter to all the elected representatives of Berkeley Heights in hopes that they will hear, understand and take action. The Township is undertaking multiple major projects at the same time and a lot of the residents have questions. We are being advised to attend the Town Council meetings held bi-weekly at the town hall. 

I have attended council meetings with my ...