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Veterans Memorial Park Gets Annual Sprucing Thanks to Deans Greens and Volunteers (Photo Gallery)

May 3, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Thanks to the generous donation of plants from  Deans Greens Garden, Nursery and Floral Center and the many volunteers that came by to lend a helping hand, Veterans Memorial Park is spruced up in time for Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day.

The volunteers came out on a picturesque Saturday and got to work planting the large assortment of vincas ...

Berkeley Heights PBA #144 Hosts Annual Youth Fishing Derby, Saturday, April 24

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police PBA Local #144 is hosting its annual youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Horseshoe Pond on Horseshoe Road.

The derby is open to Berkeley Heights residents in third through sixth grade. No fishing experience needed, PBA members will be on hand to help.  

 

Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste Recycling April 10

The Union County Board of Commissioners reminds residents that the next free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event will be held on Saturday, April 10, at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Campus, located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Any Union County resident may participate, regardless of their hometown.

“The Household Hazardous ...

Spring Chipping in Berkeley Heights Begins April 5

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Spring Chipping Program in Berkeley Heights begins on April 5, 2021 in Section 3.

All branches must be out for pick-up on the first day of the schedule for your section. Absolutely no branches will be collected once a section is completed. Residents are advised that there will be no more than one pick-up per household. There will be no exceptions to the ...

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Endangered Peregrine Falcons Welcome a New Arrival

April 27, 2021

Can you spot the new arrival?

In a nest high atop the historic Union County Courthouse Tower in midtown Elizabeth, this magnificent peregrine falcon parent is hiding a newly hatched baby bird under her feathers.

The egg hatched at 7:40 Tuesday morning, and three more eggs are expected to hatch in the coming days.

Keep watch over the nest by tuning into the free Union County livestream at ...

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Upcoming Events

Mon, May 10, 7:00 PM

Virtual & In-person ( Will share links and location when you register) , Basking Ridge

New Scouts BSA Girl Troop

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back Green Health & Wellness Law & Justice

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TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

Municipal Complex Update April 2021 – Open by Appointment; See You Soon!

May 3, 2021

It’s been awhile since I’ve given a municipal complex update. I’ll have to admit, once we moved into the new building in December, we all breathed a huge sigh of relief yet there was also a feeling of having to quickly to pivot no longer focus on “the big move,” but to then focus on finishing up the many remaining construction tasks in the new building, and starting ...

Not So Random Thoughts on Pocket Billiards, Geometry, Post-Modernism, and Education

A business associate told me upon learning of our common interest in the game of pocket billiards or pool that having proficiency in the game of pool is a sign of a misspent youth. Playing pool meant time spent inside pool halls or recreation halls trying to master a game of sinking multi-colored balls with a long skinny stick in one of six pockets on rectangular tables covered by usually green ...

Berkeley Heights Public Library Board Meeting

May 5, 2021

The Board of Trustees of Berkeley Heights Public Library will meet by Zoom on Monday, Monday 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  To join - 879 1990 1271, Password 818108.  Click here for the Agenda.

NJ Intergenerational Orchestra's Young Artist Concerto Competition

Registration is now open for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition. 

Visit njio.org for more details! 

 

22nd Annual Our House Our Run has gone VIRTUAL for the Second Year!

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The 22nd Annual Our House Our Run has gone VIRTUAL for the Second Year!

Once again, this year the Our House, Our Run is going virtual which allows runners & walkers anywhere in the world to participate at their convenience and location of their choice.  “Last year moving the event to a virtual venue opened up registrations to so many.  We even had ...

Here’s a long-lasting Mother’s Day gift 

Mother’s Day has almost arrived. As an adult, you can fully appreciate all your mother has done for you, so, on this occasion, you may be happy to give Mom flowers, candy, jewelry or something similar. But Mother’s Day is here and then it’s gone. Is there a longer-term gift that can make a real difference in your mother’s life?

Actually, there is – the gift of ...

Another Point of View from a Member of the Berkeley Heights Township Council

April 30, 2021

This will be the first of a monthly Letter to the Editor from me as a minority member of the Township Council. I am beginning this series in response to a decision by Jeanne Kingsley, the Township Council President, to appoint herself the spokesperson for the Township Council which is not a role defined or addressed in our Municipal Code for that title. I do not regard her as my ...

Open Letter to all members of our Berkeley Heights Board of Education

In a recent TAP letter Mr. Reinstein stated the BOE has taken an objective view that benefits all students in our district by implementing full-day K; and I agree that full-day Kindergarten would benefit many future kindergarten students and families in our district.  But the reason families are concerned about redistricting is not because of full-day kindergarten.  I believe there are ...

Share your thoughts on allowing marijuana businesses in Berkeley Heights with Town Council

In November 2020, New Jersey voters approved Public Question No. 1, which amended the New Jersey Constitution to allow for the legalization of a controlled form of marijuana called “cannabis” for adults at least 21 years of age. The residents of Berkeley Heights voted “yes” on this question with a two-thirds majority in November 2020. Subsequently, the New Jersey Senate ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, May 10, 7:00 PM

Virtual & In-person ( Will share links and location when you register) , Basking Ridge

New Scouts BSA Girl Troop

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back Green Health & Wellness Law & Justice

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Mon, May 10, 7:00 PM

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BH Public Library Meeting

Government

Sat, May 15, 9:00 AM

VIRTUAL, Newark

Big Climb New Jersey

Giving Back Health & Wellness

New Providence Lions Club Has 'Sights' on Post Pandemic Times; Hosts First In-person Meeting in a Year

May 4, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lions Club recently held their first in-person meeting since the onset of the pandemic in the back parking lot at CWI Designs on an unseasonably chilly April evening. After the formalities and business portion of the meeting, the members enjoyed time catching up while participating in a chocolate tasting that served as a fundraiser to benefit ...

NJ Teacher, Wrestling Coach at Public, Catholic Schools Indicted for Sex Crimes

April 24, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.

John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, including CJA Wrestling of East Brunswick, South Brunswick High School, Sayreville Middle ...