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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

We Have a Choice Between False Representation and Honesty

May 20, 2020

With our busy schedules and an increasingly toxic political landscape, I know it can be difficult for a lot of us to find the time and enthusiasm to participate in local government. What’s more, the self-aggrandizing and misleading behavior in politics—from the local level all the way to Washington—severely turns people off. And it’s a shame because we need people to pay ...

Mayor Angie Devanney Issues Statement On George Floyd

Over the last nearly 18 months of my administration, we have faced some difficult topics, challenges and unimaginable events. 

Yet, in the middle of a pandemic, a senseless, horrific act of violence was committed, and another African American life was lost. This pierces the soul of America, pierces the soul of our Township, and it certainly pierces my soul.  It is hard to convey ...

Just as if a person walked into a buffet and loosened their belt

May 30, 2020

Just as if a person walked into a buffet and loosened their belt …

I am disappointed to report that the Berkeley Heights Township Council voted 6-0, with all 3 Republicans and all 3 of the Democrats voting YES on the Cap Bank Vote. This vote “loosens the belt” of restrictions to the Council allowing them to budget more than the Cap normally allows. One would expect this from ...

Leadership. Lacking in Berkeley Heights?

Strong, effective leaders collaborate, seek out feedback and challenge assumptions in order to make tough decisions. Most importantly, effective leaders take responsibility—they don’t point fingers. 

Some of that is clearly missing in Berkeley Heights. When Council Members Medeiros, Poage and Yellin took over control of the Municipal Complex 18 months ago, this important ...

It's Time, Governor Murphy

It's Time Governor Murphy

Governor, it's time. It's time to step up and out of the box. It's time to be bold but more importantly it's time to be empathetic, sensitive and reasonable. There has been much talk about listening to the data and science and about letting the data and science guide us through this public health crisis. Well, it's time to really listen.

If ...

New Online Platform Helps Job Seekers in Union County 

June 1, 2020

Union County is first in New Jersey to offer new “Virtual One-Stop” employment service

As of Monday, June 1, job seekers in Union County can use the new “Union County Works” website at ucajc.org to find job openings, job training and education opportunities, help creating resumes, and more. It is the first county-based “virtual one-stop” ...

Union County Clerk Reminds Residents on Vote-By-Mail Ballots

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that her office has begun mailing Vote-by-Mail ballots to all registered Democratic and Republican voters in Union County. Unaffiliated voters who have already applied for a Vote-by-Mail ballot will also receive their ballots in the coming weeks.

The ballots and applications are being sent in waves to help ensure that the high volume of mail ...

Berkeley Heights Diversity Council Statement on Recent Events 

The Berkeley Heights Diversity Council is an independent and non-partisan organization.

Events across our country in the last week bring to the surface the racism and bias that continue to plague our nation.  The senseless murder of George Floyd by an officer of the law while others watched is tragic and terrifying. But sadly, this is not something new. The events over the last couple of ...

Union County Clerk to Resume Limited In-Person Services, by Appointment Only

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that beginning on Tuesday, June 2, the County Clerk’s offices will begin in-person appointments to swear in notaries and assist persons seeking to register trade names, tax waivers and clerk’s certificates.

Everyone seeking these services in person is required to make an appointment in advance and wear a face mask at all times, in order ...

2020 4th of July Fireworks at Nomahegan Park and all Other Union County Parks Canceled

May 27, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
Plainfield fireworks ...

Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer with New Way to Get The Information You Need

May 27, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

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Mon, June 1, 6:30 AM

UNWIND Yoga & Wellness Center, New Providence

Mat Pilates

Health & Wellness

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Mon, June 1, 12:00 PM

Farmstead Arts Center, Basking Ridge

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Arts & Entertainment

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Tue, June 2, 12:00 PM

Farmstead Arts Center, Basking Ridge

Farmstead Arts Center - Online Art Class ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, June 3, 5:30 AM

UNWIND Yoga & Wellness Center, New Providence

Core Power Flow

Health & Wellness Sports

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Wed, June 3, 12:00 PM

Farmstead Arts Center, Basking Ridge

Farmstead Arts Center - Online Art Class ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, June 3, 7:30 PM

by The VanHara Group - Keller Williams Realty, Basking Ridge

Home Selling Webinar

Real Estate

Using IRAs to Help Children

Did you know there is no minimum age for having an IRA? As long as your child has earned income, you can open an account in their name. Whether they contribute to the IRA with their own money from working or a gift from you, the power of compound interest can help them get a significant head start on a secure financial future.

To learn more, click here to download “Using IRAs to Help ...

Avoiding Non-spouse Beneficiary Mistakes

As the beneficiary of an inherited IRA, you might be aware of some rules that come with these retirement accounts. However, are you also aware that the rules vary depending on whether you are a spouse, a non-spouse or a trust beneficiary?

From required distributions to even the titling of the account, understanding the differences based on the type of beneficiary is crucial to avoid paying ...