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 county and state parks open Saturday, May 2 for passive recreation only. 

Click video for entire interview.

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

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In the news:

No Knock Ordinance Could Solve Peddler Issue

Gov. Livingston High School Announces Honor Roll For Third Marking Period

Property Tax Payment Grace Period Extended To June 1; Council Members Urge Those Who Can, to Pay on Time to Avoid Cash Shortfall

Play “Downtown BH Bingo” May 1 – May 10 and Have Fun Supporting Downtown Businesses  

Berkeley Heights Shows Heart with a Birthday Parade for Sophie

NOTES FROM THE DESK OF THE TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATOR

COVID-19 Update:

Other COVID-19 Numbers :

  • NJ - 121,190 Positive Cases
  • NJ - 7,538 Deaths
  • Union County - 12,779 total cases 
  • Union County - 714 Deaths
  • Breakout of cases by LTC facility in Berkeley Heights as reported on NJ state website. 
    • Autumn Lakes: 57 cases, 14 deaths
    • Runnells Specialized Hospital: 21 cases, 4 deaths

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

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