BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - TAPinto Berkeley Heights continues our "Weekly Catch-up with Mayor Angie Devanney" series.

In this week's edition, Mayor Angie Devanney talks about the agenda of the upcoming Township Council meeting scheduled via Zoom on Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m.pdf  Click here for instruction to join Zoom conference. 

On the agenda is a conference presentation on sewer service for the new development projects in the township. This could generate an additional $3 million in revenues for the township, Mayor Angie Devanney says. Click video for entire interview that further discusses items to be discussed at Tuesday's meeting.

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Stay tuned to TAPinto Berkeley Heights on Council Meeting Coverage on Rezoning of Connell Property Discussion

In the news:

Business Aid: Berkeley Heights" Launches Community Fund to Help Local Businesses

Installation of Long Anticipated Snyder Avenue Light Begins Monday, April 27

School Board Cuts Budget, Postpones Referendum to 2021

Click here for Berkeley Heights Directory of Businesses and their changes in service and hours during the state of emergency and how you can support them during their time of need.

COVID-19 Update:

There are 155 total Coronavirus cases reported in Berkeley Heights, 37 active cases with 31 of those cases in long-term care (LTC) facilities; 118 closed cases (30 recovered LTC,  3 community deaths, 21 LTC deaths - official numbers available on the NJ state website dashboard) deaths from Autumn Lake and four deaths from Runnells Specialized Hospital.

Other COVID-19 Numbers :

  • NJ - 111,188 Positive Cases
  • NJ - 6,044 Deaths
  • Union County - 12,011 total cases 
  • Union County - 583 Deaths
  • Breakout of cases by LTC facility in Berkeley Heights as reported on NJ state website. 
    • Autumn Lakes: 55 cases, 14 deaths
    • Runnells Specialized Hospital: 21 cases, 4 deaths

Visit the Berkeley Heights Township website for Coronavirus updates and resources. 

BH Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a volunteer group working directly with the Township Administration to identify seniors in town who need face masks to protect themselves against COVID-19. The Township is encouraging any senior over the age of 70 who needs a mask to contact us at (908) 312-2066 or email bhhelpingneighbors@gmail.com and a volunteer will drop off a handmade cloth washable mask. These masks have been hand-made by town volunteers & should be WASHED before wearing; wash as frequently as needed. 

How to wear, wash & make your own face mask, from the CDC

About Neighbors Helping Neighbors: They work with the Township to identify needs for services and to connect the group with efforts already underway. We are a central clearinghouse for information on how/where residents can get what they need - whether it be information or services - during this public health emergency. We provide:

  • Connection to services for senior citizens and veterans
  • Help to get groceries or other items from stores for those who cannot/should not leave their homes under the state’s current “stay at home” order
  • Setting up regular check-in calls with people who cannot/should not leave their homes
  • Basic information about Township services being offered
  • How residents can interact with the Township while offices are closed
  • Where to get toilet paper or paper towels (supply is for senior citizens, veterans, or laid-off service workers in Berkeley Heights only please)
    Activities for social distancing
  • How to access physical activity programs for certain gyms remotely
  • & more

Stay Safe! #InThisTogether https://www.facebook.com/BHHelpingNeighbors

Editor's Note: Click here to provide TAPinto Berkeley Heights with a story tip or a Hero Shout-out! Email bpeer@tapinto with a question for consideration in our Weekly Catch-up with Mayor Angie Devanney. Businesses, Click here for Coronavirus updates to be included in TAPinto Business Chatter column.