Government

September 12, 2018

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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Planning Board will not hear the application by Nokia at the special meeting on Aug. 1.  A note from the board said received this afternoon said,  “The Nokia application has been adjourned to September 5, 2018, with no further notice required.  (An announcement will be ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – As a reward for Berkeley Heights residents collecting more than 500 pounds of thin film plastics within an eight-week period during the Trex Thin Film Plastics Challenge, the Trex Company (Trex) will be providing the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) with an ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Planning Board will hear applications on a cutting-edge plan to build a scale model city, on a raised platform, at Nokia, and another to redevelop the movie theatre site during a special meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Nokia of America Corporation, has applied to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Looking for the 2018-2019 property tax bill?  It will be mailed on Aug. 1 and there is a grace period. An announcement on the township’s website reads: "The tax collector just received the certified tax rate and homestead rebate information. Third (3rd) Quarter tax ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Plans for the Community Garden continue to evolve – now it is called the “Learning Community Garden,” with the focus on teaching organic farming methods, sustainable living techniques and preservation of harvest – how to can, freeze and dry vegetables, fruits, flowers and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –  Two public hearings – one on the Community Garden and one on a Revelopment Plan for 91 Lone Pine Drive, and a resolution related to the Mondelli property are on the agenda for the Township Council meeting on Tuesday, July 24. The public hearing on the Community Garden is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Plans by the Summit YMCA to build a new outdoor pool and a 32,000+ square-foot building at the site of the Community Pool on Locust Avenue are moving ahead. It took a little more than two hours Wednesday night for the applicants to receive preliminary and final site plan ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Berkeley Heights Communications Committee (BHCC) invites residents to a “Community Demonstration and Feedback Forum” for upcoming Township Website Development project at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 at the Berkeley Heights Town Hall, located at 29 Park Ave. The BHCC ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Before the final vote on the $4 million supplemental bond issue took place last week, Mayor Robert Woodruff gave an impassioned speech on the reasons why a new municipal complex was needed and how it came to be financed and located along the NJ Transit Tracks, adjacent to the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - From July 10 through September of 2018, residents and visitors to Downtown Berkeley Heights will be treated to a history lesson.  A series of banners depicting game-changing inventions, beloved landmarks, and local traditions celebrate those things that are unique to Berkeley ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  By a vote of 5-1, the Township Council voted to approve the  $4 million supplemental bond ordinance. Councilwoman Susan Poage voted no. More information will be published later.

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