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Warren Planning Board Set to Hear Another Hillcrest Development Plan, Hillcrest Crossing

May 9, 2022

WARREN, NJ – Warren Township’s Planning Board on Monday is set to hear Hillcrest Development’s planned development across Hillcrest Road from the K. Hovnanian's development approved at the last meeting. SEE HERE Warren Township Planning Board Approves The Hills at Warren, at I 78 exit 40 

The plan is a part of the township's court-ordered affordable housing ...

Stop and Shop Hands Out Reusable Bags in Preparation of 'Bag Ban': What Does Bag Ban Mean for Berkeley Heights Residents?

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In preparation for the start of the "Bag Ban", Stop and Shop in Berkeley Heights was handing reusable bags to customers on Monday and Tuesday of this week. 

Starting Wednesday all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will no longer be providing single-use plastic bags or polystyrene foam foodservice ...

Annual Berkeley Heights PBA Fishing Derby Lures Young Fishing Enthusiasts

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Horseshoe Pond was stocked once again with about a hundred fish for the annual Berkeley Heights PBA #144 Fishing Derby held last Saturday.

A Berkeley Heights tradition that was started by the Berkeley Heights Police Benevolent Association (PBA). Each year, the pond is stocked with fish that includes trout, enabling ...

Warren Township Planning Board Approves The Hills at Warren, at I 78 exit 40

WARREN, NJ –The Warren Township Planning Board on Monday approved The Hills at Warren, a 192-unit housing complex, at the intersection of Hillcrest Road and Emerson Lane, at exit 40 just north of I 78. The site is bordered by I-78 on the south, Emerson Lane on the north, Hillcrest Road on the west and homes in Berkeley Heights on the east and is a part of Warren Township’s ...

More than Knowledge will be Sprouting from Cranford Library

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford librarians will soon be cultivating a new kind of collection at the Walnut Avenue building.

Cranford Library was awarded $1,000 to establish a Native Seed Library for Union County from New Jersey American Water. 

New Jersey American Water awarded a total of $41,000 as part of its 2022 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients are "five distinguished ...

Mayor Angie Devanney Provides Statement Regarding Berkeley Plaza Property

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor Angie Devanney has released a statement following comments posted on social media Friday, April 15, 2022 regarding the Berkeley Plaza property located at 735 Springfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights being back on the market.

Mayor Angie Devanney's statement reads:

I know there has been a great deal of confusion over the owner of Berkeley Caterers ...

How to Stop Spotted Lanternflies From Hatching in Union County This Spring

UNION COUNTY, NJ — It’s time to destroy the egg masses that spotted lanternflies laid on tree trunks, lawn furniture and other outdoor surfaces this past fall to prevent the pests from doing damage to the county’s plants and crops this spring.

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest that can weaken trees, damage ornamental plants and destroy fruit trees, hops, grape vines ...

Berkeley Heights, Mark your Calendars to Plant Trees

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This April 23, the Environmental Commission is repeating an event that proved very successful for the past two years.  Residents can pick up and plant trees - saplings acquired through the New Jersey Tree Recovery campaign - to counter the effects of storms like Superstorm Sandy that left many New Jersey communities with lost or damaged ...

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The Berkeley Heights Public School 2022 Budget Controversy: Synopsis

May 13, 2022

It's been some time since I've updated this site with an article. We've been trying to provide information to the public while at the same time working to prevent the Superintendent and the BOE from making some unfortunate decisions. As a result, we've been more active on social media. Over the next few months, I plan to record everything that's transpired this year since ...

Comfortable Chairs, Conversations and Censorship at BOE Meetings

To recap the 5/9/22 Board meeting (which had an agenda that contained NO action or discussion items) we learned that the district's legal counsel has advised disabling the ability for stakeholders to comment on the District social media outlets  and that Dr. Varley, Mr. D’Aquila, Mrs. Penna and Mr. Cianculli (the Personnel/Communications committee) made the decision to no ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

New limits expand 401(k), IRA opportunities

You could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. So, to pay for all those years, you’ll probably need to take full advantage of your retirement accounts. And in 2022, you may have expanded opportunities to deduct retirement plan contributions on your tax return.

Before looking at what’s changed this year, let’s review the key benefits of these ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Seniors Earn GMC Sportsmanship Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Athletes and teams from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison often receive recognition for outstanding sportsmanship. Earlier this spring, W+H seniors Zain Zaidi of Edison and Izabel Korycki of Colonia represented the school at the 21st Annual Greater Middlesex Conference Sportsmanship Banquet.

Zain and Izabel were selected as the W+H recipients and honored along with ...

Enjoy your Spring & Summer BH from Varnerin, Brahimaj, Couto Campaign

May 17, 2022

During this year’s political election season, the Varnerin, Brahimaj & Couto campaign, will be focusing primarily on talking directly with our neighbors and friends.  This means, we won’t send flyers or place lawn signs around town until September.  This change in approach is meant to allow the town to enjoy the Spring and Summer free from the charged national political ...

Free Webinar: Mental Health 101

In a resolution passed last week at the Union County Board of County Commissioners meeting, the Commissioners designated May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of this month, the Department of Human Service’s Office on Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse in partnership with Atlantic Health System will host a free webinar titled, “Mental Health 101: How Do We ...

Union County to Receive 2022 NACo Achievement Award for First Proprietary County-Run COVID-19 Lab in the Nation

Union County will receive a 2022 NACo Achievement Award, acknowledging the groundbreaking partnership between the County and Kean University, forming the first proprietary, County and academic run COVID-19 testing lab in the nation. NACo – the National Association of Counties – has awarded Union County with three 2022 Achievement Awards in total.

“Since the onset of ...

Reminder: To Receive a $300 Stipend as a Union County Poll Worker, Apply Today

Union County residents who are interested in assisting voters at polling locations on Election Day this year can apply to become official poll workers. Poll workers will earn $300 for the day, starting at 5:15 a.m. through the close of the polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7.

“Poll workers are there to answer questions and help voters understand how to cast their ballots.

Upcoming Events

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Tue, May 17, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Heights

Township Council Meeting

Government

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Sun, May 22, 2:00 PM

Church of the Little Flower, Berkeley Heights

Church of the Little Flower Hosts Loss of Child ...

Religions And Spirituality

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Sun, June 5, 10:00 AM

The Park , Berkeley Heights

Summit Challenge

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Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

3 Key Reasons You Need B. Lewis Properties to Sell Your Home

May 11, 2022

Setting the Stage for Success

While your home may be perfect for your family... it's not perfect for everyone. As an independent professional I will be able to advise you on what small (or large) changes need to be made to appeal to the most buyer, to get you the most offers, and the highest price. 

In the pictures here you can see that while the property owner enjoyed her many ...