Time Limits, Decorum to be Strictly Enforced at Berkeley Heights Council Meetings

February 23, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Going forward, members of the public will have exactly three minutes to speak during each public hearing at a meeting of the Township Council. There are also specific rules on behavior that will be enforced.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, Mayor Robert Woodruff, using prepared remarks, let residents know that there is a process supported by legal precedents, that governs the behavior ...

'Great Swamp Experience' Permanent Exhibit Opened This Week At EEC Ribbon Cutting in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ever since the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an act of US Congress in 1960 after a group of local activitists rallied to protect the land from development, the native habitat for hundreds of species of birds and other plants and living creatures has been also been a living classroom for learning about the environment.

Free permanent ...

King's Property Redevelopment Plan on Berkeley Heights Township Council's Agenda

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Two of the three ordinances being introduced at the Township Council meeting, Tuesday night, Feb. 21, concern the downtown area. One is the redevelopment plan for the former King's property; the other involves density requirements in the Downtown Zoning Districts. 
A copy of the 164 page Redevelopment Plan for the King's Property is available online ...

Chatham's Lafayette Avenue Could be Shut Down for Water Main Replacement

CHATHAM, NJ - While school is closed next week, NJ American Water Co. will try to complete as much work as possible in replacing the water main on Lafayette Avenue in the township, which could result in a complete closure of the road, according to Chatham Township Police Chief Steven Hennelly.

"They want to close it altogether for the week school is out," Hennelly said. "We ...

Ordinance Revamping Committee Structure Passes Unanimously After Testy Discussion

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The ordinance amending and updating terms of various township committees was the only ordinance out of the five up for adoption, that drew significant public comment at Tuesday's Berkeley Heights Township Council Meeting. 

The ordinance brings each of four previously established committees into compliance with rules governing the operation of the ...

YMCA-Berkeley Heights Community Pool Lease Term Sheet

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Council President Marc Faecher read a partial list of requirements to be included in a lease in order for the Township to agree to a lease between the Berkeley Heights YMCA and the Township.

The list was read before the issue was opened to public discussion in the "conference session" portion of the Township Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Faecher sent a ...

Snow Day, Berkeley Heights Township Road Trucks Work to Clear Streets

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Township Schools were already closed on Wednesday night, and township salt trucks and road crews were assigned to hit the roads in the predawn hours in anticipation of what could be the biggest snowstorm so far for this winter season.

The National Weather Service was predicting a 100 percent chance of a snow and rain mix for Thursday. As of ...

Lease Negotiations with Berkeley Heights Y will go Forward, but not Everyone is Happy

Editor's note: Edited 2/9/17 at 8:00 a.m.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In a meeting that included a resident being escorted out by the police chief, outbursts from audience members and bursts of applause, the Township Council managed to move forward on several projects Tuesday.

After almost two hours of public comment, the council, in a  unanimous straw vote, authorized Township Attorney ...

Mayors Speak of State of their Towns at Suburban Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

SUMMIT, NJ - The Suburban Chamber of Commerce monthly First Friday networking breakfast featured a Mayors' Roundtable at the Grand Summit Hotel last Friday. Summit Mayor Nora Radest and New Providence Mayor Al Morgan were in attendance and shared their review of the state of their towns to the room full of chamber members.  

Mayor Morgan ...

Learn About the New State Income Tax Cut for Veterans

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Honorably discharged veterans will benefit from a new state tax cut that became effective in January 2017, reminds the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“When veterans file their state income tax next year they will be able to take the new $3,000 annual tax exemption,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “This is a modest but ...

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Moody's Assigns Aaa Bond Rating To Union County, Outlook Stable

February 24, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ--- Citing the County's continued economic strength and manageable debt levels,  Moody's has assigned Aaa bond rating to Union County-the highest attainable.

This rating affirms the County's strong financial standing, with Moody's citing Union County as having "a very strong management team that has pushed hard to turn around the County's ...