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 moving forward with the municipal complex and the need to generate revenue to pay for it -- the redevelopment projects, part of our affordable housing settlement, were pledged to pay for the debt of the municipal complex. "At the end of this [COVID-19 pandemic], when we do emerge from this, we do want to make sure we have amenities, ratables and revenues to keep pushing our township forward," said Devanney. Click video for entire interview that further discusses Connell Park and "tweaking" the zoning of the property.
Stay tuned to TAPinto Berkeley Heights on Council Meeting Coverage on Rezoning of Connell Property Discussion
There are 113 total Coronavirus cases reported in Berkeley Heights, 37 active cases with 23 of those cases in long-term care (LTC) facilities; 76 closed cases (64 recovered, 11 LTC deaths and one death in the community).
- NJ - 4,391 new cases; 75,317 total
- NJ - 362 new deaths; 3,518 total
- Union County - 465 new cases; 7,904 total cases
- Union County - 31 new deaths; 301 total 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 email@example.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.
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
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.
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