Government

October 30, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Students and parents all over New Jersey walked and bicycled to school and participated in walk and bike events throughout the month of October. Berkeley Heights School District had designated October 10 and October 24 as Walk to School Wednesdays. The district will be ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Berkeley Heights Township was a recipient of two checks at Thursday's Union County Freeholders meeting for grants awarded to municipalities from the Union County Open Space, Kids Recreation and Historic Preservation Fund.   Councilman Michael D'Aquila and Councilwoman Michelle ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Now that the Township Council has approved the Learning Community Garden, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission is putting out a call for people to submit applications.  The purpose of the garden is to give people a chance to grow vegetables on a fenced plot.   The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Property in the Emerson Lane neighborhood of the township is back in the news, again. The Warren Township property, which was proposed as a site for the Berkeley Aquatic Club (BAC), in 2012, is now being proposed as a site for a 192-unit housing development with 144 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- One of the last projects to be approved by the Planning Board this year is the first one to break ground. The Berkeley Heights Branch of the Summit Area YMCA was officially started on Saturday, Oct. 6, when ground was broken in front of the existing community pool building ...

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WARREN, NJ - Discussion of Warren Township’s state imposed obligation to build affordable housing invokes lyrics from a popular song, “ They paved Paradise to put up a parking lot.” While not a parking lot, the number of new homes to be built according to a settlement agreement Warren Township is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) personally delivered a $297,673 grant from the Department of Justice Congressman office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to Berkeley Heights on Thursday afternoon.The grant will fund training of staff and students on security ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A late New Jersey industrialist and his wife who both lived to 100 have been recognized for their quiet community contributions. Town officials on Tuesday named a small island at the entrance to Watchung Fork after Patricia and Grover Connell, president of the Connell Co., a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Drop by the Berkeley Heights YMCA at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, to take part in "Coffee and Conversations," an new way to talk to Township Committee members. Council member Peter Bavoso said the Communication Committee is trying to find new ways for residents to speak to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Groundbreaking for the Berkeley Heights YMCA at 59 Locust Ave. will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Members of the public are invited to attend. News of the groundbreaking was announced by Executive Director of the Berkeley Heights Y Tiffany Escott at the Township ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Curt Ritter is thankful that he doesn't know anyone personally who has taken their own life. That hardly matters, however, to the Chatham Township Mayor who has dedicated himself to doing all he can to prevent the tragedy of suicide. That was evident at the third annual "Out of the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Moms Helping Moms organization is spearheading a Stuff-the-Truck Diaper Drive on Saturday, Sep. 15 from 11 am to 2 pm at the New Providence Community Pool parking lot. In order to recognize this event Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation at the Tuesday, Sep. 11 council meeting ...

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BERKELEY  HEIGHTS, NJ – Building permit fees will soon be going up in the township. Construction Code Official Robin Greenwald told the council at its Sept. 4 meeting the state requires building departments “to be self-funded,” but the township’s department is “no longer in that position,” so ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Under a heavy, gray sky, local first responders dressed in full uniform stood in attention during the annual September 11 ceremony at 9/11 Memorial Park in Berkeley Heights. Just as in years past, the ceremony began at 8:30 a.m. with a procession by the Berkeley Heights ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Councilman Michael D’Aquila reminded residents they can keep up with what is and will be happening at the Municipal Complex construction site by checking the township’s website.   At the Sept. 4 meeting of the Township Council, he held up an image of what is currently on ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Construction is now underway for the new Municipal Complex. Since the new facility is being built next to the current Town Hall, some commuter parking has been relocated and residents wishing to access Town Hall will find there are some new parking places.  During ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - While New Jersey lurches toward legalizing recreational marijuana, one Newark lawmaker is leading the conversation against it.  State Sen. Ron Rice (D-Essex), who on Monday hosted a town hall in Hillside, believes the current legalization bill would lead to more foreclosures in ...

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Editor's Note as of Thursday, Sept. 6: Sansone Field Wetdown scheduled for Friday, September 7 is postponed until further notice. Originally scheduled for Friday, August 31 and rescheduled to September 7. BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Recreation Commission invites town residents ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It’s been long-awaited, but it finally happened. Berkeley Heights Township broke ground on its new Municipal Complex Thursday morning. This new complex has been on the forefront of local political discussion for the past five years -- when the idea of a "land swap" with ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Recreation Commission invites town residents and kids to Sansone Fields on Friday, August 31 at 10 a.m. for a baseball field wetdown. This marks the final day of the Recreation Commission’s Sansone Field refurbishment project and the Berkeley Heights ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights will mark the construction of the new Municipal Complex with a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, August 23 at 7:30 a.m.  The event will be held behind the engineering building at the end of the commuter parking lot. Mayor Robert Woodruff and Council ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights has a brand-spanking new senior bus, which took to the road for the first time on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. The bus, a 2018 Ford E 450, seats 22 people and has a wheel chair lift. At Tuesday's weekly Senior Citizens meeting at Mount Carmel Hall, Mayor Bob ...

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    MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The ribbon is cut, opening The Watchung Reservation Sensory Trail, the first of its kind in the county, and the most extensive such trail in the nation.  The sensory trail is a 0.3 mile loop with a central gazebo.  Interpretive signage on the trail includes two ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 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 ...

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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 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Another key piece of the revitalization of downtown Berkeley Heights and Sherman Avenue received unanimous approval from the Planning Board. When the hearing ended, property owner Foun Chung Fan, MD. and his wife, Ling each said they were "very happy," with the ...

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