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Township Gives Affordable Housing Update at May Council Meeting

May 22, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Residents and the governing body heard a presentation on the township’s affordable housing obligations during a special conference session held at the May 17 council meeting. 

During the presentation, delivered by Berkeley Heights affordable housing attorney Erik Nolan and affordable housing planner Michael Mistretta, it was stated that the township is in a ...

Berkeley Heights Township Passes Resolution to Issue Long-Term Bonds to Finance Municipal Complex Debt

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The township council passed a resolution at Tuesday's meeting allowing Berkeley Heights to issue long-term general improvement bonds to finance $24.1 million worth of debt on previous short-term bonds issued to finance the newly built municipal complex. 

The bond “completely funds all the municipal complex debt that’s been outstanding to ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

Berkeley Heights Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Mayor Angie Devanney and the entire council were in attendance for a program celebrating AAPI heritage on May 6 held inside the municipal complex due to inclement weather.

Devanney read a proclamation. "Today marks the first of many celebrations to come as we ...

Union County Approves 2022 Budget. See Tax Impact in Your Town

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy.

While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality with the average homeowner in Union County slated to pay $2,066 in county taxes this year. In ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Police Chief Theresa Gazaway to Retire August 1, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved the resignation of Police Chief Theresa Gazaway at its Tuesday, May 10 meeting. She is set to retire on August 1, 2022.

Mayor Al Morgan said that it has been an honor and joy to work with Gazaway. He noted that the two had become friends during her tenure at the New Providence Police Department. Gazaway had a challenging two-year period ...

Warren Planning Board Set to Hear Another Hillcrest Development Plan, Hillcrest Crossing

WARREN, NJ – Warren Township’s Planning Board on Monday is set to hear Hillcrest Development’s planned development across Hillcrest Road from the K. Hovnanian's development approved at the last meeting. SEE HERE Warren Township Planning Board Approves The Hills at Warren, at I 78 exit 40 

The plan is a part of the township's court-ordered affordable housing ...

Natalia Hazlett Recognized with Proclamation as Berkeley Heights' Youngest Published Author

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor Angie Devanney and council publicly congratulated Natalia Hazlitt, a fourth grader at Mountain Park School, as Berkeley Heights' youngest author, along with her father Chaz Hazlitt at Tuesday's meeting. 

Natalia had a creative idea of writing a book and collaborated with her father. The book entitled "Charlie’s First ...

Stop and Shop Hands Out Reusable Bags in Preparation of 'Bag Ban': What Does Bag Ban Mean for Berkeley Heights Residents?

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In preparation for the start of the "Bag Ban", Stop and Shop in Berkeley Heights was handing reusable bags to customers on Monday and Tuesday of this week. 

Starting Wednesday all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will no longer be providing single-use plastic bags or polystyrene foam foodservice ...

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Bring your Household Hazardous Waste to a Free Recycling Event for Union County Residents, June 4

May 21, 2022

Union County residents can safely dispose their unwanted household chemicals, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and other potentially hazardous items at Union County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste event on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kean Hall parking lot at Kean University, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township. Any Union County resident may ...

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The Berkeley Heights Public Schools French Controversy of 2022: A Written Record of Events

May 20, 2022

On Friday, April 8th, at 11:52 am (a few days before Spring Break), parents with children within the CMS French program received an email from their children's French Teacher.  The email informed parents that the trip planned for Quebec by CMS was in danger of being canceled and that the District was moving forward with ending French as a language option within the District.

"I ...

Free Scrap Metal Recycling for Union County Residents, June 2 and 18

Union County residents with old metal gutters, fencing, or appliances to dispose can bring these items and more to free scrap metal recycling drop-off sites in June. The scrap metal recycling program is sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and takes place twice each month from April to November.

“This countywide program helps to fill a service gap in some Union ...

Is a “Perfect Divorce” a Realistic Goal?

A “perfect divorce” unfolds in a manner that ends the marriage in a healthy and productive way and minimizes the damage for all involved. Be mindful that issues can not only impact finances and custody and parenting time but also may include struggles with depression, self-esteem, and feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Ensure That a Divorce Is What You Want

Be sure that you ...

New limits expand 401(k), IRA opportunities

You could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. So, to pay for all those years, you’ll probably need to take full advantage of your retirement accounts. And in 2022, you may have expanded opportunities to deduct retirement plan contributions on your tax return.

Before looking at what’s changed this year, let’s review the key benefits of these ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Present Middle School Art Show

EDISON, NJ --Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison created a wonderful array of art to display at last week’s first in-person Middle School Art Show since 2019. 

Miss Tanda Tucker’s students presented a variety of works, including Illuminate Letters, Zentangle Shadow Portraits, Quote 1/2 Portrait Paintings, Cubist Self-Portraits, ...

Bring your Household Hazardous Waste to a Free Recycling Event for Union County Residents, June 4

May 24, 2022

Union County residents can safely dispose their unwanted household chemicals, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and other potentially hazardous items at Union County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste event on Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kean Hall parking lot at Kean University, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township. Any Union County resident may ...

Reminder: Union County to Host Pepsi Job Fair, May 24

Union County informs job-seeking residents that on Tuesday, May 24, a PepsiCo job fair sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners on will take place at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park, located at 1 Park Drive in Roselle. The job fair will begin at 10:00 a.m. and pre-registration is required.

PepsiCo will be hiring for 4 main ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Clinical Officer

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and high-quality care for patients across the region.

Working directly with Atlantic Health ...

Union County College to Host First In-Person Commencement in Over Two Years!

Union County College is hosting spring commencement on Wednesday, May 25. This year’s ceremony is special as it will be held at Union’s Cranford Campus for the first time in over a decade, and it is also the first in-person ceremony since January 2020. College President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin will lead both ceremonies.

The first ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m., honoring the ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, June 5, 10:00 AM

The Park , Berkeley Heights

Summit Challenge

Giving Back

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Sat, June 11, 7:00 PM

Patricia M. Kuran Arts Center (Old Carriage House), Fanwood

Fanwood Performance Series

Arts & Entertainment

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Fri, June 17, 8:00 PM

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Wharton Community Players presents Defying ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, June 18, 8:00 PM

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights

Wharton Community Players presents Defying ...

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Community Conversations: Stepping into Summer!

Warmer weather is here, and for many people that means exercising outside, playing sports and enjoying family time. But if your winter was a quiet one, returning to activity too quickly can lead to injuries. So how can you tell the difference between a sprained ankle and something that requires a trip to a specialist? In this Community Conversation, James C. Wittig, MD, Chairman of the Department ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...