Government

January 21, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – What constitutes a conflict of interest for a council member or the council's attorney? That question was raised at the Jan. 15 Township Council meeting, when Councilman Peter Bavoso suggested Councilman Stephen Yellin had a conflict of interest on two issues that he voted ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present artwork from the Art from the HEART fine arts program on display at the Freeholders Gallery now until February 14. The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In response to resident questions about how the Township prepares for winter weather events, we would like to take this opportunity to give you some insight into the what activities each relevant department engages in to keep the public safe, and some standard operating ...

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In Union County, the 2018 Point-in-Time Count Found 459 Homeless Persons ELIZABETH, NJ – With the proposed addition of a shelter to the roster of places the homeless can go during freezing temperatures, Union County government is looking out for its homeless population. The “Code Blue ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Mayor Angie Devanney led off the Jan. 15 council meeting with some bad news. The Berkeley Heights Community Pool will not be opening this summer. She then turned the floor over to the President and CEO of The Summit Area Y Paul Kieltyka. Kieltyka explained why but, while ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs. The flagship District Office will be ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The agenda for the Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 Berkeley Heights Township Council Meeting has been posted. Official action will be taken on the following appointments, among other items: Resolution appointing Appraisal Associates, Inc. as Real Estate Appraisal & ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS NJ -  Mark your calendars. Beginning this week, Berkeley Heights will be divided into two sections for recycling purposes, according to the Township’s Recycling contractor, Giordano and Company. Pick-up will occur on either every other Wednesday or every other Thursday, based on ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor Angie Devanney’s transition team has released a report which is to be considered a roadmap of ideas and good government approaches the new administration would like to pursue.  With the assistance and input from all Council members, key staff, committee volunteers ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Newly sworn-in Councilman Alvaro Medeiros was chosen to be the Council President and one-term Councilwoman Susan Poage was chosen to be Council Vice President during the reorganization meeting on Jan. 1. Before the vote took place, former Council President Jeanne ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – A change in the weather led to a break from tradition when swearing-in ceremonies took place outside the steps into Town Hall.  The incoming mayor and two council members received their certificates of election and each took the oath of office outside Town Hall on Tuesday, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Township residents are invited to attend the annual Township Council Reorganization meeting which will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, at Town Hall, 29 Park Ave., in the council chambers.  At 6:30 p.m. there will be a fireworks display at Connell Corporate Park, to ...

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Dear Citizens, For nine years I have had the privilege of serving the Township of Berkeley Heights. During this time, I have been continually impressed by how our Town has flourished and by all the great volunteers who have helped us bring about positive change while respecting our long-held ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Beginning in January 2019 recycling will be done differently in the township.  First, the township will be divided into two sections for recycling pickup. Snyder Avenue is the dividing line between the East and West sides of the township. Pickup will happen every other ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The last meeting in December of the Township Council is frequently something special. Sometimes there is a team to honor, or council members bid one of their members farewell. Less frequently, the mayor may be wrapping up his or her term and, occasionally, one of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ- While most of the discussion at last week's Chatham Township Committee meeting focused on whether the Skate Park can be moved to a new location, lost in the public reaction was the fact that an Affordable Housing agreement has been negotiated. The Chatham Township Committee has been ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor-Elect Angie Devanney has announced her selections for Township Administrator and interim director of the Berkeley Heights Department of Public Works. Liza Viana and Joe Graziano will be appointed to fill these positions, respectively. Both will need to be confirmed ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Superior Court Judge Thomas Miller has decided Warren Township ’s affordable housing settlement agreement is both fair and suitable. He issued his opinion in a 30-page document dated Dec. 10. Berkeley Heights' Bond Counsel Matt Jessup, who is acting on behalf of Berkeley ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Enjoy the Berkeley Heights Communications Committee's spotlight video  of the Berkeley Heights Tree Lighting and Fourth Annual Winter Walk held on Saturday, Dec. 1. The tree lighting was presented by the Berkeley Heights Recreation Special Events committee and the Winter Walk ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – DeMaio’s Ristorante owner Sal Passalacqua accepted a proclamation from the Mayor at the beginning of Tuesday’s Township Council meeting, celebrating the restaurant’s fortieth anniversary and the owners’ contribution to the township. Mayor Robert Woodruff presented Sal ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The success of the 2018 Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band was celebrated at Tuesday’s meeting of the Township Council. Mayor Robert Woodruff acknowledged and honored marching band members sitting in the council chambers before he presented a proclamation ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The results of a Berkeley Heights Public Library Survey are in. According to a summary of the results, a total of 504 surveys were completed. Of that number most people, 54 percent, were filled out by people between the ages of 26 and 54 and 45 percent were over the age of ...

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Edited December 4, 2018 at 12:35 p.m. BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor-Elect Angie Devanney issued the following statement, "The transition team for the new Berkeley Heights Township administration has been busy since Election Day, putting into place the plans to implement a collective vision that ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – With only two more meetings of the Township Council before the year ends, it's not a surprise that the agenda for the Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting is a full one.  The council will approve proclamations honoring the Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band, Westminster ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Nokia has hired a consulting group to help evaluate whether Nokia should stay at its current location. Mayor Robert Woodruff made that information public at the Nov. 20 Township Council meeting. As a prelude to the announcement, he told the council he and Township ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents turned out for the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Workshop to ask questions and offer their own ideas on Wednesday night. The Cub Scouts also came armed with models of their own. Overall, it was a productive session for urban planners from Topology, who gathered ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Peppertown Park Renewal Committee received support from the township council to hold a Casino Night, Texas Hold’em event at Mount Carmel on Feb. 23. Committee members Bruce Mustacchi and Midge  Vincendese said the event will accept a maximum of 80 players, be run by a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Five months since the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) rolled out the Trex Thin Film Plastics Recycling Challenge (Trex Challenge) to the community, residents have not lost their momentum for doing their part to recycle thin film plastics and keep them out of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Tuesday night more than 30 people chatted in the audience for almost an hour as they waited for council members to return from an unexpected Executive Session that was announced immediately after the Pledge of Allegiance. The topic of the session was an update on an ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Township Mayor-Elect Angie Devanney announced the transition team that will help facilitate the transition of the Town Council to the new Berkeley Heights administration. The new leadership, which marks the first Democratic majority in Berkeley Heights since 1990, will be ...

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