Berkeley Heights Planners Approve 196-Unit Age-Restricted Development at 100 Locust Ave.

June 22, 2018


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Another development included in the township’s court-approved affordable housing settlement has received preliminary and final site plan approval from the planning board.

Wednesday, June 20, the board voted to approve the all rental, 196-unit age-restricted development “Woodcrest at Berkeley Heights,” 100 Locust Ave.  

Whether ...

Berkeley Heights Among Recipients of Union County Recycling Enhancement Grants

$134,600 distributed to 15 municipalities across Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that 15 municipalities have received a total of $134,600 in Recycling Enhancement Grants. The grant program, which aims at improving local recycling rates, is administered by Union County with funding from the New Jersey Department of ...

Recycling Rules Change in Union County

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Big changes have come to recycling in Union County – so big the county held a meeting on Wednesday, June 13, to go over the changes.

Residents will need to adapt to the changes, some may need or want to get new recycling containers, and, failure to comply will result in enforcement – possibly fines – and the rejection of some items at the curb or ...

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith Attends Gun Safety Bills Signing Ceremony with Gov. Murphy in Trenton

TRENTON, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith attended a gun safety package bill signing ceremony at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton on Wednesday with Governor Phil Murphy. Mayor Smith joined a bipartisan group of local and state elected officials, as well as members of Moms Demand Action of Union County, at the event. 

“As a leader in Sandy Hook Promise, I was happy to accept the ...

Warren Township Moves Forward on Affordable Housing Plans, Judge Grants Motion

WARREN, NJ - Judge Miller granted Warren Township’s motion for approval on Friday, June 8 of the proposed 100% affordable family rental housing development on Lindbergh Avenue that is to be built by PIRHL Acquisitions, LLC. 

On Monday, June 11, the Warren Township Planning Board heard testimony and plans for the Lindbergh Avenue site. Discussions will be continued at  the ...

Check Out Berkeley Heights’ New Digital Sign

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There’s something new and shiny in downtown Berkeley Heights, at the corner of Springfield and Plainfield avenues - a digital sign.

Township Administrator John Bussiculo asked residents to check out the sign during the June 12 council meeting. It was running the sample program, which provided a preview of what residents might see on the ...

No Community Garden This Year for Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Despite the best intentions of the Environmental Commission and the efforts of Township Attorney Joe Sordillo, there will be no community garden built this year. The good news is everyone now knows what is needed to get the job done and a time table is in place to see that it gets done.

Sordillo explained the process during the council meeting Tuesday night, ...

Planning Board Grants Site Plan Approval for Municipal Complex

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Slightly more than two years after the Council introduced an ordinance authorizing the creation of a new municipal complex, the Planning Board gave its preliminary and final approval to the site plan for the project.

Except for a few minor changes, the plan looks exactly like it did when the ordinance was first adopted – in fact the plans and other documents ...

Berkeley Heights Residents Wear Orange for Gun Violence Awareness

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A proclamation was signed by Mayor Bob Woodruff naming Saturday, June 2, 2018 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day in Berkeley Heights, thanks to the efforts of Berkeley Heights resident Robyn Schnitzer, a member of Moms Demand Action.

Schnitzer reached out to Mayor Woodruff explaining how she wanted Berkeley Heights to be part of a bigger movement.

After UCDC Vote, Plainfield's Rebecca Williams Now a Freeholder

CRANFORD, NJ - An election to fill the vacancy created by Linda Carter’s departure to the Assembly was held at a Union County Democratic Committee convention on Thursday, led by Chairman Nick Scutari.

The UCDC chair called on Plainfield Chairman Adrian O. Mapp, who nominated Councilwoman Rebecca Williams.

Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski seconded Mapp’s nomination, ...

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Reminder: Free Electronics Recycling for Union County Residents, June 30

June 16, 2018

Union County is offering a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, June 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

Any Union County resident may bring unwanted televisions, computers, printers, and other electronic equipment to this e-cycling site. There is a limit of six items per ...