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May 26, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Hunters culled 229 deer during Union County’s annual deer hunt this past fall and winter, according to a county spokesperson. The most deer, 55, were harvested from the Watchung Reservation, county spokesperson Tina Casey told TAPinto on Wednesday. Hunts in three Plainfield ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 30 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thanks to volunteers and generous donations, Veterans Memorial Park on the corner of Plainfield and Park Avenues has fresh plantings for Memorial Day and is ready for the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Residents and the governing body heard a presentation on the township’s affordable housing obligations during a special conference session held at the May 17 council meeting.  During the presentation, delivered by Berkeley Heights affordable housing attorney Erik Nolan and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The township council passed a resolution at Tuesday's meeting allowing Berkeley Heights to issue long-term general improvement bonds to finance $24.1 million worth of debt on previous short-term bonds issued to finance the newly built municipal complex.  The bond ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Mayor Angie Devanney and the entire council were in attendance for a program celebrating AAPI heritage on May 6 held inside the municipal complex due to inclement weather. Devanney read a ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy. While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved the resignation of Police Chief Theresa Gazaway at its Tuesday, May 10 meeting. She is set to retire on August 1, 2022. Mayor Al Morgan said that it has been an honor and joy to work with Gazaway. He noted that the two had become friends during ...

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WARREN, NJ – Warren Township’s Planning Board on Monday is set to hear Hillcrest Development’s planned development across Hillcrest Road from the K. Hovnanian's development approved at the last meeting. SEE HERE Warren Township Planning Board Approves The Hills at Warren, at I 78 exit 40  The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor Angie Devanney and council publicly congratulated Natalia Hazlitt, a fourth grader at Mountain Park School, as Berkeley Heights' youngest author, along with her father Chaz Hazlitt at Tuesday's meeting.  Natalia had a creative idea of writing a book and collaborated ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In preparation for the start of the "Bag Ban", Stop and Shop in Berkeley Heights was handing reusable bags to customers on Monday and Tuesday of this week.  Starting Wednesday all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County commissioners defended the qualifications of Vice Commissioner Chair Christopher Hudak in his race for county surrogate after a resident speaking at Thursday’s board meeting demanded Hudak withdraw his candidacy. Surrogates administer the legal process which takes ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Township of Berkeley Heights was the recipient of $60,000 for drainage Improvement projects as part of the 2022 Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid grant program. Union County Board of County Commissioners awarded a total of $1,500,000 on Thursday to the ...

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WARREN, NJ –The Warren Township Planning Board on Monday approved The Hills at Warren, a 192-unit housing complex, at the intersection of Hillcrest Road and Emerson Lane, at exit 40 just north of I 78. The site is bordered by I-78 on the south, Emerson Lane on the north, Hillcrest Road on the west ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Plaza property at 735 Springfield Ave. appears to be for sale. That information prompted the mayor to make a statement and raised questions from at least one member of the public at the Tuesday, April 19, Township Council meeting.  It was reported back in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The township council met for a quick night of business on Tuesday, April 19, during which time members introduced two capital improvement ordinances.  The first targets infrastructure and other capital improvements throughout the township, while the second allows Berkeley ...

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NEW JERSEY - Starting tomorrow, Thursday, April 21, 2022, New Jersey residents and visitors 21 years and older will be able to purchase recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries across the state.  The locations, which have been serving patients in the Medicinal Cannabis ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor Angie Devanney has released a statement following comments posted on social media Friday, April 15, 2022 regarding the Berkeley Plaza property located at 735 Springfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights being back on the market. Mayor Angie Devanney's statement reads: I ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Monday, April 4 at Town Hall, proud drain parents and family members gathered to hear their drains’ names announced as the winners of the Adopt-A-Drain “Top 50 Drain Names” Contest. Winners received two prizes:  a prize rake for their creative drain name, and an ...

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Statement released by Mayor Angie Devanney on Monday, April 11, 2022  I want to take a few moments and explain to our residents why we are declaring an emergency, what that means, what steps we are taking and how we will move forward.  First, the Township owns a sizable wastewater treatment ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Antonio Manata, a whistleblower who recorded the mayor of Clark Township making racist and sexist remarks, filed a federal lawsuit against the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Thursday claiming the office is retaliating against him for bringing the comments to light. While ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Township Council authorized a resolution extending the contract of Police Chief Jason Massimino through the end of 2026 at Tuesday night’s council meeting.  “I just want to commend the chief on a great year of hard work in the police department,” said Mayor Angie ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The ongoing pandemic has put a spotlight on inequities in the healthcare system, especially among the most marginalized members of the community.   Those who suffer most are new immigrants, the elderly, and people from lower incomes who lack access to medical care, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Township Council introduced its $25.3 million 2022 Budget at Tuesday's council meeting. The municipal government will require $14.5 million to perform its functions and the library will need $1.2 million, according to the data shared by the municipality during a ...

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CLARK, NJ - Mayor Bonaccorso released a video early Tuesday evening to the public apologizing for racist and sexist comments made in secretly taped conversations several years ago.  The statement comes after reports published last week included audio files alleged to include the voices of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Board of County Commissioners on Friday joined the chorus of officials calling for the resignation of Clark Township’s mayor and top ranking police brass following the release of recordings on which the mayor is heard going on a racist tirade — something an NJ Advance Media ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Radio podcast host, Bernie Wagenblast, sits down with the newest Assemblywoman for New Jersey's 21st District, Michele Matsikoudis. The 21st district currently includes Chatham and Long Hill Township in Morris County, Bernards Township, Far Hills, Warren ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Commissioners released a statement Friday calling on Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and Public Safety officials to resign. The statement said the commissioners stand with the people in the community who are also calling for the immediate resignations after audio ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Berkeley Heights has been named Runner-up for the New Jersey League of Municipalities (NJLM) Show Off Your City Contest 2022. Natalie Chin, of Berkeley Heights, captured the winning photograph of the Berkeley Heights Adopt-A-Drain program.  The Adopt-A-Drain image ...

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