Four Berkeley Heights Students Participate in American Legion Jersey Boys State

June 20, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Four young men from Berkeley Heights are participants (listed with sponsoring Legion Posts) this week at the 72nd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS) at Rider University.

Carl Heer, Berkeley Heights, Legion Post #433
Ethan Kan, Berkeley Heights, Legion Post #433
Timothy Koubek, Berkeley Heights, Legion Post #433
Cole ...

Congressman Lance Speaks at American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) returned to the place where he started his political career Sunday, the podium at American Legion Jersey Boys State.

The 1969 delegate of the nationwide government-in-action program spoke to the nearly 1,000 rising senior boys at Rider University, professing his love for the program that launched his government ...

New Providence American Legion Observes Flag Day with Ceremony to Retire American Flags

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  New Providence American Legion Post 433 held its Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day, June 14 at the Legion Hall, 357 Elkwood Avenue.

American flags which have become faded, frayed, soiled or otherwise unserviceable were retired by destroying with full respect and honor. These rites include burning on an appropriate pyre. 

Since 1946, American ...

Affordable Housing: The Who, What, When and Why Explained

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For the umpteenth time in the past two years, Council President Marc Faecher repeated the phrase, “No meeting would be complete without an affordable housing update,” but this time was different. He didn’t just update people on the current status of the litigation and the various redevelopment projects that will include affordable housing units. This time ...

DVD of Memorial Day Ceremonies Presented to VFW Post 6259: Memorial Day Video Included

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When bad weather led to the cancelation of the Memorial Day Parade, the ceremonies were moved to Town Hall. What many may not have realized was the proceedings were recorded. 

The first order of business for the Township Committee on Tuesday, June 13, was the presentation of a copy of the DVD to VFW Post 6259 Post Adjutant Steve Falk. He was flanked by members of ...

Lance States Why He Supports Repeal of Dodd-Frank

 WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) supported the Financial Choice Act which repeals the Dodd-Frank Law that created bank bail outs with taxpayer money and imposed regulations that contributed to the closing of forty-two New Jersey community banks.

“The Dodd-Frank Law is an example of over-regulation costing jobs.  Forty-two community banks in New ...

Gov. Christie Says Comey Statement Does Not Point To Obstruction Of Justice From President Trump

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie said that he doesn’t see evidence of President Donald Trump obstructing justice through the statements of former FBI Director James Comey.

When asked during a transportation presentation at a South Brunswick car dealership if Comey’s released statements about President Trump asking the former FBI director to ...

Congressman Leonard Lance Contrasts Trump, Receives Mixed Reaction at Town Hall Meeting

CRANFORD, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) discussed Planned Parenthood, budget cuts, President Donald Trump and more at his 44th town hall on Tuesday night.

The crowd alternatively applauded and heckled Lance as he answered demanding questions by lottery from his constituents that strongly focused on Trump, including the investigation into Trump’s ties with ...

Watchung Opposes Mixed-Use Development on Connell Property

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Citing traffic issues and worries about sewer capacity, the township was put on notice last week that Watchung objects to the rezoning of the Connell Property to allow a mixed-use residential development with an affordable housing component.

Attorney Steven Warner, a partner with Ventura, Miesowitz, Keough & Warner, let the council know of the borough's ...

New Providence Road to Close for Three Days in June

Somerset County will close New Providence Road, an extension of Diamond Hill Road, to all traffic between Valley Road and Union Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 6,7, and 8, for various road repairs.  

This portion of New Providence Road adjoins the Watchung Reservation and is also an approach to and from Route 78 used by many Union County ...

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Muñoz Bill Addressing Lack of Access to Mental Healthcare Passes Assembly

June 24, 2017

 TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz sponsors to help address the lack of access to psychiatric care in New Jersey was approved today by the Assembly. The bill (S2331/A3962) creates a tuition reimbursement program for psychiatrists who work in underserved areas of the state.

“We need to ...

Berkeley Heights Public Library Updates Citizens on Projected Relocation

June 15, 2017

Dear Library Patrons,

The Board of Trustees is taking this opportunity to update the public regarding our projected relocation and to thank everyone for their patience.

As we have indicated previously, the Library Board endorses the relocation of the Library to the proposed Municipal Complex. We anticipate that there will be a substantial period of time between the closing of the doors at ...