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Berkeley Heights School Board President Sees 120 Additional Students in Township Schools with Housing Developments Expected in Next Four Years

August 12, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—Based on “mapping of current student data” and what is known about four projected condominium or apartment complexes that may be built in Berkeley Heights in the next four years, township board of education president Doug Reinstein believes the public school population will increase by 120 students.

The four possible areas of multifamily housing ...

Fundraising Site Launched to Save the 'Legend of Watchung' Mural

WATCHUNG, NJ - An online tax-deductible fundraising site was established and is now accepting donations to save the 'Legend of Watchung' mural at the Sears store on Route 22. Demolition of the Sears building is slated for September 17.

A gofundme site was established to save the mural and benefits the Watchung Community Foundation. To donate, go ...

Freeholders Cancel Thursday's Special Meeting on Bonds for Roselle Mind and Body Complex

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Roselle resident says that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders guaranteed $59 million in bonds for a project that may not have a proper land lease.

Anthony Esposito, who formerly served on the Roselle Board of Education, has retained a lawyer who is preparing to challenge what he says are financial issues in the land lease for the Roselle Mind and Body Complex. The ...

Lance Town Hall Meeting Set for Aug. 3; Tickets Available Online Beginning Aug. 2

WESTFIELD, NJ - Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) will host his 45th in-person town hall meeting August 3, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., in the John LaPorta Theater at the Warren County Technical School in Franklin Township. 

During the town hall meeting, Lance will take questions and discuss his role in imposing sanctions against Russia, a bipartisan health care ...

Bonaccorso and Mahr Organize Meeting in Clark for Union County Mayors to Discuss Affordable Housing Challenges

CLARK, NJ - All 21 Union County mayors have been invited to a meeting in Clark on Aug. 16 to discuss the affordable housing issues facing New Jersey municipalities and the 2 percent arbitration cap for police and fire contracts that expires later this year.  

Mayors Sal Bonaccorso of Clark and Colleen Mahr  of Fanwood will be co-chairing the meeting.  ...

Paving to Close Section of Central Avenue in New Providence Wednesday; Maple Street work closes one lane

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The long nightmare of bumpy rides along  Central Avenue is about to come to an end.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 2, Central Avenue will be closed completely between Springfield Avenue and Pearl Street from 7 to 10 a.m. while the road is paved.

Between 10 a.m. and the end of the day, Central Avenue will be open between Pearl Street and Springfield Avenue and ...

Springfield Avenue Expected to Be Closed for Construction on Monday in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's easy to forget, but the signs are up to remind drivers Springfield Avenue, between Snyder Avenue in the Township and Union Avenue in New Providence, will be closed because of construction. All stores will be open for business.

This is a Union County project and, according to signs on Springfield Avenue and the county website, construction is ...

No Layoffs, Cuts to Departments in Union County Reorganization, Official Says

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Board of Chosen Freeholders on Thursday adopted an ordinance that re-organized several departments in the county which will not cause layoffs or cuts, a county spokesman said.

MORE: Read the full ordinance

“As per the reorganization, decisions were made to move different programs/functions into departments where we believed there would be a better fit ...

Berkeley Heights Library Will Move to Little Flower Rectory Near End of 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Ever since the idea of the “Swap” first surfaced, residents have wanted to know where the library will go while renovations or, more recently, new construction, takes place. Residents got their answer last week. The temporary home of the Berkeley Heights Public Library will be the Little Flower Church Rectory at its 110 Roosevelt Ave. property.

The ...

Watchung Launches Plan to Save the 'Legend of Watchung' Mural

WATCHUNG, NJ - Saving the "Legend of Watchung" mural has taken on a sense of urgency since the timeline for the closing and demolition of the Sears store on Route 22 has been moved up. The Borough Council approved a plan of attack at the last meeting.

The Sears department store is set to close in September and demolition is expected in October. The Historical Committee have been ...

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Berkeley Heights Democrats Condemn Acts of Domestic Terrorism in Charlottesville

August 13, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Berkeley Heights Democrats issued a statement yesterday, condemning the violence committed by Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. One woman was killed when one of the extremists plowed his car into a crowd of citizens peacefully protesting their actions, 2 police officers died while patrolling the scene, and many others were assaulted and ...

Is Bramnick Taking a Page out of Christie’s Play Book?

August 4, 2017

To the editor:

Last evening Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, Westfield resident and Republican incumbent in Legislative District 21, demonstrated once and for all that he's stuck in the past. Assemblyman Bramnick held a campaign fundraiser at which the cost of admission was a whopping $5,200 — and the "special guest" was Governor ...