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Berkeley Heights Residents Given Overview Of Municipal Redevelopment Costs, Timetable

January 17, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Tuesday, Jan 10, residents learned several new facts about the proposed Municipal Complex: 

It is 1,000 square feet larger than previously planned because of the relocation of the Senior Citizens meeting room from the basement to the ground floor.
The bond ordinance to finance the project will be introduced on January 24, the next meeting of the Township ...

Citing Respect for Springsteen, Tribute Band Pulls Out of Garden State Inaugural Ball in DC

FANWOOD, NJ -- For more than three decades, The B Street Band, a popular Bruce Springsteen tribute band, has played Jersey Shore bars and festivals, as well as the 2009 Garden State Ball for Barack Obama's first Inauguration and a return engagement four years later. However, the group, which pioneered the "tribute band" concept in 1980, has never received as much flak for ...

Bruce Bergen – Springfield Resident and Chairman of Union County Freeholders

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield resident Bruce Bergen holds one of the most powerful political positions in Union County.  On January 8, he was selected Chairman of the Board of the Union County Freeholders for the second year in a row.  He has been on the Freeholder board since 2013.  A practicing attorney, he served as Springfield Township attorney for 17 years.  He ...

Union County Clerk Recognized for Tech Achievement

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi was nationally recognized for her leadership in the use of electronic recording technology.

Rajoppi was presented with the national 2016 eRecording All-Star Trailblazer Award, a competitive recognition sponsored by the global business solutions company Corporation Service Company. The Trailblazer award recognizes a recording office that has ...

Summit Area YMCA Seeks to Expand Berkeley Heights Y at Community Pool Site

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Tuesday night, Jan. 10, the CEO of the Summit Area YMCA Paul Kieltyka, made a proposal that he said would save both the Berkeley Heights Community Pool and the Berkeley Heights YMCA.

Kieltyka proposed the township allow the Summit Area Y to lease the property on which the Berkeley Heights Community Pool (BHCP) is located. If that were to happen, the Y would ...

New Patrolman Sworn in, Two Police Officers Promoted at Berkeley Heights Council Meeting

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Parking and seats at Town Hall were at a premium Tuesday night, Jan 10, as retired and active police officers from Union County, friends and family gathered to see one new police officer join the force and two others receive promotions.

Police Chief John DiPasquale spoke glowingly of the three officers who each took the oath of office for their new position: ...

Freeholders Bruce Bergen Announced Initiatives as Second Board Chair Term Begins

ELIZABETH, NJ – Freeholders Bruce Bergen and Sergio Granados were re-elected to a second term as chair and vice chair respectively of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders at the 2017 re-organization meeting, Jan. 8, held in the Union County Courthouse.

Freeholder Linda Carter was voted chair pro temp. State Senator Raymond Lesniak and Former U.S. Ambassador Phil Murphy, both ...

Lance Named Vice-Chairman of Communications and Technology Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) has been appointed Vice Chair of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee under the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee.  The influential panel has oversight over the United States digital economy, the Federal Communications Commission and rules and regulations effecting New Jersey’s many telecommunications ...

Berkeley Heights Council Provides Citizens Municipal Redevelopment Overview at Jan. 10 Meeting

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There will be a Municipal Redevelopment overview presented at the Township Council meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10 in the Municipal public meeting room at 29 Park Ave. in Berkeley Heights. 

The overview will include presentations by Michael Mistretta of Harbor Consultants, Inc., who is also the township's planner; ...

Lance Sworn Into Office by House Speaker Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON, D.C.  - New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) was joined by his wife, Heidi Rohrbach, as he took the oath of office as a member of the 115th US Congress Tuesday.  The oath was administered by House Speaker Paul Ryan.

“My work in Washington will focus on the priorities of New Jersey families: a better healthcare system, lower taxes, greater wages and a ...

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Union County Freeholder Angel Estrada Honored for Service on Transportation Planning Board

January 15, 2017

Freeholder and Elizabeth resident Angel Estrada was recognized for his ongoing service on the Board of Trustees of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) at the agency’s annual meeting in Newark, Jan. 9.

Estrada has been instrumental in several infrastructure projects throughout the county, including ones in his hometown. With Freeholder Estrada’s support, the ...

Union County Freeholder Angel Estrada Honored for Service on Transportation Planning Board

January 15, 2017

Freeholder and Elizabeth resident Angel Estrada was recognized for his ongoing service on the Board of Trustees of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) at the agency’s annual meeting in Newark, Jan. 9.

Estrada has been instrumental in several infrastructure projects throughout the county, including ones in his hometown. With Freeholder Estrada’s support, the ...