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Four Centuries in a Weekend Draws Visitors to Littell-Lord Farmstead

October 21, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Not long after the doors opened at the Littell-Lord Farmstead on Horseshoe Road on Saturday, the Rizzo family from Kenilworth dropped by. They were the first visitors to the Farmstead during the two-day Four Centuries in a Weekend event being held throughout Union County. 

The Littell-Lord Farmstead is only one of the almost three dozen sites open from ...

Governor Livingston Bids Farewell to Mrs. Rattner

When students in Berkeley Heights hear the phone ring on an early winter morning, they immediately wait to hear a voice on the other end declaring a “Snow Day”. For as long as students can remember, this voice has belonged to Berkeley Heights Superintendent Judith Rattner. As Superintendent, Rattner has overseen the Berkeley Heights School District for the past thirteen years. Prior ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Looks at Student Achievement by the Numbers

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Twice a year the school board hears the NJ Student Achievement and School Performance Report. It helps the district answer the question, “If we say we are a high performing district, how do we know?”

On Sept. 27, the board heard from Assistant Superintendent Scott McKinney and a group of educators as they dissected the most recent statistics on how ...

Tributes from BH Ed Foundation, BHPTO, Staff, Board Mark Superintendent Rattner’s Final Board Meeting

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –  Tributes to retiring Superintendent Judith Rattner were among the first items on the Board of Education’s agenda on Oct. 11.

There were flowers, a gift bag, and a plaque, an engraved sculpture, all preceded by brief speeches filled with memories, laughter, a few statistics, more than one “Thank you” and tears – from many of the ...

Berkeley Heights Interim Superintendent of Schools Noonan Makes His First Public Appearance

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Thursday evening, the public had a chance to meet Interim Superintendent Richard Noonan at the school board meeting.

Board President Doug Reinstein introduced Noonan, who spoke briefly to the crowd made up of residents, PTO officials, and even a few former board members. It was Superintendent Judith Rattner's final board meeting before her Oct. 18 ...

BHEA Members Rally for a New Contract Before Mediation Session

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Teachers and members of the Berkeley Heights Education Association (BHEA) held a rally in front of Columbia Middle School early this evening, prior to a mediation session.

The Negotiation committees for the BHEA and Board of Education were to meet tonight at the school.  This will be the second mediation session since the contract expired at the end of June.

School Board to Hold Office Hours for Residents

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — In an effort to provide more opportunities for the public to interact with the Board of Education the board will be conducting three ‘office hours’ sessions.  The meetings will be held on the Saturday mornings of October 27, December 8 and January 26 at Columbia Middle School from 9:00 ...

Details Emerge About Swastika Incident at Elementary School in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – The boy who scrawled a swastika into a bathroom at Franklin Elementary School showed off the symbol of hate to three other youths, two of whom are Jewish, the parent of one of those students said Friday.

Nicole Damashek said the boy, who etched the symbol into a bathroom panel, led her fourth-grade son and two other students to the swastika on Wednesday. It is the second ...

Berkeley Heights Police, School District Receive COPS Grant to Increase School Security

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) personally delivered a $297,673 grant from the Department of Justice Congressman office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to Berkeley Heights on Thursday afternoon.The grant will fund training of staff and students on security measures and add security enhancements to the district’s schools.

Attending the ...

Eventful Weekend Planned for Mountainside

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Mayor Paul Mirabelli announced a busy mid-October weekend with multiple community events taking place on Oct. 12-13 at the Tuesday, Oct. 2 Borough Council work session.

The fall Pickleball tournament is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12 at the Mountainside tennis courts. The optional learn to play clinic will take place at 5:00-5:45 pm. The tournament featuring multiple ...

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Thu, October 25, 7:00 PM

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Sat, October 27, 9:15 AM

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Practice ACT at the Scotch Plains Public Library

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Union County College 85th Anniversary Celebration

October 21, 2018

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Angel G. Estrada joined Union County College President Dr. Margaret McMenamin, New Jersey’s Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Zakiya Smith Ellis, State Senator Nicholas Scutari, Chairman of the Union County College Board of Trustees Victor Richel, Union County Manager Ed Oatman, alumni and students at the Union County College ...