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Chatham Borough Council Set to Introduce Ordinance Allowing for an 'Off-Leash' Dog Area at Shepard Kollock Park

August 18, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - An ordinance that will allow for the creation of an off-leash dog area at Shepard Kollock Park was passed unanimously on Monday night at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council.

The ordinance will be up for adoption on Sept. 11.

Council members Vicki Fife and Bob Weber had presented the idea at the July 9 council meeting.

A fence would separate the off-leash ...

Planners OK Redevelopment Plan for Spatz Property at End of Lone Pine Drive in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ  – Most people in town refer to the land at the end of Lone Pine Drive as the Spatz Property.  After last night’s meeting of the Planning Board, the appropriate name is “Mill Creek.”

On Wednesday, Aug. 15, the Planning Board reviewed the Redevelopment Plan for this property at the request of the council to see if it meets the requirement ...

Chart Will Help Residents Keep Up With Work on Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Township Officials have added a new page to the website – the “Construction Forecast” for the Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex. Even if residents don't drive past the site, they will have a good idea of what is going on there on a daily basis, as well as what's going to happen.

To reach the new page, click on the the website – ...

Sensory Friendly Trail at Watchung Reservation Official Ribbon Cutting is Monday, Aug. 20

An official ribbon cutting by members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will mark the opening of the first-ever Sensory Trail at the Watchung Reservation and in the county.

The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the head of the trail, behind the Trailside Nature and Science Center. The trail will be open and accessible to all and allow residents to ...

Work on Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex Is Underway

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Wondering what’s happening at the DPW yard and other property near the current Town Hall?  Those who haven’t been by the area might be surprised to learn work is already underway on the site.

At the July 24 meeting of the council, Township Administrator John Bussiculo said he and other township officials met on Friday, July 20, with representatives ...

Pre-Register to See Free Documentary on Gun Violence - 'Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA'

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all members of the community to a free screening of the 2016 documentary film Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA in partnership with the non-profit organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in New Jersey. The screening will take place on Wednesday, September 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the STEM Building auditorium at Kean University, 1075 ...

Berkeley Crossing, Building Department Fees, Winter Walk on Aug. 14 Council Agenda

 BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – A presentation on Winter Walk, a discussion of Building Department fees, a resolution in the form of a shared services agreement with the Board of Education authorizing an “additional Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer,” at the township’s schools, the agreement with PBA Local 144, Berkeley Crossing, and more are on the Aug. 14 Township ...

Fight the Bite, Mosquito Control Tips

Union County residents and visitors should continue taking steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites and help reduce the mosquito population.

“It has been an unusually hot and rainy summer, and we are urging residents to take simple steps to prevent mosquito bites,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “This will contribute to a healthier community and help prevent ...

Berkeley Heights Library Receives Union County Library Grant

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The township is one of 20 Union County municipalities to be awarded a Union County Library Grant of $3,750. 

The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming. This year’s awards will cover the cost of children’s programming including Mad Science and other STEM topics, as well ...

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Advises Residents on Document Fee Scam

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises County residents to be aware that they can access certain types of property information free of charge through the County Clerk’s website on a 24/7 basis, or by calling or visiting the County Clerk’s offices in Elizabeth and Westfield during regular business hours.

“There is no need to pay a third party for information that my office ...

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Sensory Friendly Trail at Watchung Reservation Official Ribbon Cutting is Monday, Aug. 20

August 14, 2018

An official ribbon cutting by members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will mark the opening of the first-ever Sensory Trail at the Watchung Reservation and in the county.

The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the head of the trail, behind the Trailside Nature and Science Center. The trail will be open and accessible to all and allow residents to ...