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Chatham Township Committee Introduces Ordinance to Ban Marijuana Cultivation, Retail Stores in 4-1 Vote

February 23, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - At the urging of Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter, the township committee voted, 4-1, to introduce a "use" ordinance that would ban the sale and cultivation of marijuana at its regular meeting on Thursday.

Committee member Michael Kelly cast the no vote, stating that the ordinance "seems cumbersome and unnecessary" at this time, noting that the state is ...

Senator Nick Scutari Wins Union County Democratic Committee Vote

CLARK, NJ - The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader.

State Senator Nick Scutari came away with a 412-341 victory over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in a battle that had become ...

Berkeley Heights Students Show Some Love to Crossing Guard Heroes

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Each of the elementary schools in Berkeley Heights participated in "Salute Your Safety Valentine" by walking to school as part of the monthly walk to school "Safe Routes to School" event and showing their love and appreciation to their crossing guards by handing them Valentine's Day cards and gifts yesterday. 

These crossing guards ...

Round Two of the Hometown Heroes Banner Program Deadline is March 1, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The deadline to participate in "Round Two" of the Hometown Heroes banner program in Berkeley Heights is March 1, 2018.

Organizers of the project know there are more members of the military whose faces and names should be displayed, so they’ve started “Round Two” of the Hometown Heroes banner program.

The program seeks to ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Mayor's Update on Berkeley Heights Public Library

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor Bob Woodruff has provided the following update on the Berkeley Heights Public Library:


The Library Board has voted to hire a contractor for work to be performed at 110 Roosevelt Avenue – The Rectory


ADA compliance requires the following:



new bathroom


parking spaces on level with a building entrance


widening of ...

Chatham Borough Council Moves Forward with Post Office Plaza Redevelopment; Public Meeting March 20 in Boro Hall

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Council voted 4-0 to designate Post Office Plaza as "an area in need of redevelopment," allowing for plans to move forward on Monday at the regular meeting of the council.

Voting in favor of the resolution were council president Len Resto, and council members Peter Hoffman, Bob Weber and Thad Kobylarz. Council members James Collander and Vicki ...

Mahr Calls for Voting Machines at Union County Democratic Committee Meeting on Feb. 21

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC), Colleen Mahr, is calling for the use of voting machines at the February 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC. 

The February 21 meeting will begin at 7:00 and take place at the Grand Centurion in Clark. Mahr is the Acting Chair of the County Committee and ...

Rep. Leonard Lance Fields Questions on Russian Sanctions, Electoral College, DACA Reform in 46th Town Hall in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With Bridgewater Township Police prepared outside the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School for potential protestors, Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7, held his 46th town hall meeting Saturday, fielding questions from constituents about his thoughts on the relevance of the electoral college, sanctions on Russia and immigration reform.

Only two protestors made an appearance as people ...

Suburban Chamber of Commerce Annual Breakfast with the Mayors

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, New Providence Mayor Al Morgan and Berkeley Heights Mayor Robert Woodruff were in attendance and shared their review of the state of their towns to the room full ...

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Reminder: Free Wellness Program for Union County Military Women

February 22, 2018

All Union County women with military service – veterans, active duty and reserve – are invited to join “Boots 2 Heels,” a free event designed to foster wellness and connect women with resources and guidance for empowerment. Boots 2 Heels will be held on Saturday, February 24 at the Westfield Armory, located at 500 Rahway Avenue in Westfield.

The event is free but ...