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Younger Generation Given a Voice in Peaceful March in New Providence

June 4, 2020

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police Chief Theresa Gazaway was sworn into office on Friday, May 1, 2020 as the Borough's first woman chief  -- and has led her department and community through the trenches of not only the COVID-19 pandemic, but for the past two weeks, she addressed the aftermath of the injustice of the killing of George Floyd.

Immediately, Chief Gazaway issued a joint ...

Powerful and Peaceful: Crowd of 1,500-Plus Gathers in Summit to Protest for Racial Equality, Justice

SUMMIT, NJ - More than 1,500 peaceful, concerned citizens from Hilltop City and surrounding towns gathered Tuesday afternoon at Summit's Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) to show their support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and, in the process, set a high bar for respectful, organized ...

Berkeley Heights Police Chief John DiPasquale Issues Statement Regarding George Floyd

The Berkeley Heights Police Department offers our condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of George Floyd, as well as all those in mourning across the country. We share in the sadness and frustration surrounding the tragic death of Mr. Floyd. The video is truly disturbing and simply hard to watch. The actions of the former officer who was charged with third degree murder, and the ...

Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

Operation: We Remember 2020; Remembering the Fallen, By Honoring the Living

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Department and PBA 144 organized a Memorial Day "Drive By Salute" to the local Veterans in memory of our fallen service members.

With the absence of the Memorial Day parade and public ceremony to honor our fallen soldiers, the Berkeley Heights Police Department and PBA 144 organized Operation: We Remember 2020 to remember the fallen ...

Illegal Credit Card Skimming Device Found at Berkeley Heights Stop & Shop

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Your debit or credit card may have been compromised if you used it to make a purchase recently at Stop & Shop at 404 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. 

An Illegal credit card skimming device was found at a single self checkout register on February 10, 2020.  In a statement released today on Stop & Shop’s website said, “immediately upon ...

Berkeley Heights First Responders Lead Parade of Appreciation at Runnells Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare; Participate in Tonight's Town-wide Clapout

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - At 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, Berkeley Heights first responders along with surrounding communities showed the frontline healthcare workers at Runnells Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare their appreciation with a three-minute caravan of vehicles to applaud the workers.

The Berkeley Heights Police Department led the parade followed by BHFD, ...

Berkeley Heights PD Warns About Consumer Grandparent Scam

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Department issued the following warning to beware of the Grandparent Scam. If you have an invasion like this or question, contact the Berkeley Heights Police Department at 908.464.1111.

Brush Fire Threatens Damage to 200 Year Old Home in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Fire Department responded to the report of a house fire at 12:14 p.m. on Tuesday at the 800 block of Mountain Avenue in Berkeley Heights. 

Chief Anthony Padovano and the first arriving engine arrived in three minutes, said Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins. "The fire was a brush and a pile of debris that was burning that directly threatened a ...

Cranford Police Department Warns of "Grandparent Scam"

CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department is cautioning the community of a noticeable trend in “Grandparent” scams across the state.

According to the release, in a typical “Grandparent” scam, a con artist calls or emails the victim posing as a relative in distress or someone claiming to represent the relative, such as a lawyer or law enforcement ...

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Berkeley Heights Diversity Council Statement on Recent Events 

May 31, 2020

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 ...

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Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

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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 ...

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Thank You Berkeley Heights!

COVID-19 has been devastating for Berkeley Heights’ small businesses. These independently owned businesses help give our town the heart and sense of community that we are all proud of. Come together and help them survive this health and economic disaster. Hear about what the local businesses are still offering during this time. Please consider buying a gift card, ordering food for pickup or ...

Thanks New Providence!

COVID-19 has been devastating for small businesses. These independently owned businesses help give our town the heart and sense of community that we are all proud of. Come together and help them survive this health and economic disaster. Hear about what the local businesses are still offering during this time. Please consider buying a gift card, ordering food for pickup or delivery, and ordering ...

Mayor's Corner - Quarantine Edition June 2020

It’s been a few months, and I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. As we transition into Phase Two of the Governor’s Plan to reopen New Jersey, Berkeley Heights is a bustle with activity, too. This article is a bit long, but there is a need to communicate a lot of important information to our residents. 

But first, I want to acknowledge what our nation is facing in ...

It Isn't Automatically Racism

June 5, 2020

The police murder of George Floyd by a police officer in MN is something we all seem to agree on was an abomination and an example of wanton criminal police brutality. Nothing can bring back George Floyd who was allegedly being arrested for trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill or some such. He certainly didn’t deserve to die for it.

Much of the hype seems to want to make this a racist ...

Berkeley Heights Superintendent of Schools Writes Letter in Grief of Death of George Floyd Death

Dear Families and Staff,

 I write to you today in grief and pain. I grieve at the death of George Floyd, and so many others due to the color of their skin. I grieve for our country, as violence tears our cities and communities apart. I am in pain talking to my daughters as we watch the news: a man shot while jogging; a woman in central park demonstrating the ugliness of racism in action, ...

An Open Letter to Senator Kean, Assemblwoman Munoz, Assemblyman Bramnick

The killing of George Floyd is the most recent in a long line of senseless, brutal murders of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement. It is part of an ongoing moral failure by Americans to correct systemic racism that has eroded the foundation of our society.   We must act now not only to protect those among us who are most vulnerable but to make them less vulnerable.  We ...

Union County Board of Elections Advises Voters on Polling Places for July 7 Primary

June 5, 2020

Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado reminds voters that the upcoming Primary Election on July 7 will be conducted primarily by Vote-by-Mail, by order of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A limited number of in person polling locations will be available on Election D

“The COVID-19 precautions are still in force, and ...

Union County Voters Can View Sample Ballots Online

Union County Clerk advises voters in Union County that sample ballots are now available online at the County Clerk’s elections website, unioncountyvotes.com.

The sample ballots are also posted on the County Clerk’s free app for mobile devices, Union County Votes.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has mandated that the July 7 election will be conducted ...

Three-Day Schedule for Free Union County COVID-19 Test Center

Effective Monday, June 8, the free Union County Covid-19 Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

“As the result of a historic community effort by Union County residents to slow the spread of COVID-19, the number of requests for tests has gone down in recent ...

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 ...

Cheers to the Sisterhood! 'Booze Fairies' Make Their Way Through South Plainfield

June 4, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – There’s been a whole lot of ‘ding, dong, ditch’ going on throughout the community the past two weeks but, unlike the game typically played by youngsters and teens, the South Plainfield version is open only to women age 21 and older. 

As members of the Facebook group ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Booze - SoPo edition,’ female ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, June 6, 10:00 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Blood Drive at the Berkeley Heights YMCA

Health & Wellness

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Sat, June 6, 10:00 AM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Blood Drive at the Berkeley Heights YMCA June 6

Health & Wellness

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Mon, June 8, 6:30 AM

UNWIND Yoga & Wellness Center, New Providence

Mat Pilates

Health & Wellness

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Wed, June 10, 5:30 AM

UNWIND Yoga & Wellness Center, New Providence

Core Power Flow

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Calculating an IRD Deduction

Have you recently inherited a loved one’s retirement assets? If so, you should know that there is an income tax deduction available to you called the income in respect of a decedent, or IRD, deduction. When certain inherited assets are hit with both federal estate and income taxes, this deduction can help offset the impact. Taking the time to ensure you correctly utilize this tax break can ...

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 ...