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Berkeley Heights' Town Hall is Going, Going, Gone

July 6, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The razing of the old Town Hall on July 6, 2021, marked another milestone in the history of Berkeley Heights. 

Mayor Angie Devanney said, “We have faced so many challenges with this project; it has truly been an uphill battle — including getting the groundwork completed to be able to take this building down. So today is a momentous day for us ...

Legal Pot Business Could Bring Westfield Tax Revenue, But Some Smell Trouble

WESTFIELD, NJ — If the majority public sentiment voiced by residents at Thursday’s listening session of the Westfield Cannabis Commission is any indicator of what the town council will decide, the possibility of Westfield-based marijuana businesses could be snuffed out or severely limited.

The cannabis commission heard from a bevy of residents opposed to allowing legal marijuana ...

Summit Public School District Moving to Five-Day Single Session In-Person Instruction Next Month

SUMMIT, NJ - In a three-page flyer sent to parents of Summit Public Schools students, the Summit School District has announced the expansion of in-person learning for students in Grades 6-12. The plan will begin as early as April 12, as the District "will be phasing out the Maroon and Gold rotation and welcoming students in grades 6-12 for in-person learning five days a week on a single ...

History is Made By The Folks Who Live in Town: Meet Lonnie and Pernell Brice

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Forty-eight years ago Lonnie and Pernell Brice moved from Baltimore, Maryland, into a home on Hamilton Avenue across from Franklin Court. When they moved in, most of Hamilton Avenue was all woods, and “we picked blackberries in the woods over there. That’s all gone now,” said Pernell during a recent interview held via Zoom.

A Franklin Court resident, ...

Scotch Plains Boy Scout Derek Porter Elected to BSA National Position

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Derek Porter of BSA Troop 104 in Scotch Plains, has been elected as the National Chief, the top elected youth position, in the Order of the Arrow of the Boy Scouts of America. He beat out 42 others who ran for election on Dec. 27 and becomes the first youth National Officer from New Jersey's Patriots’ Path Council.

The Order of the Arrow is ...

Edwin Roman Passes Away at Age 26

SUMMIT, NJ - Edwin Roman, one of Summit's most familiar faces and beloved personalities, passed away October 18 at age 26. The circumstances of his passing have not been made public, and a GoFundMe site has been established to assist with funeral service expenses. The site has generated nearly $26,000 in the several hours since it has been posted.

The GoFundMe site's page ...

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What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

NP Republicans Too Busy to Debate

September 15, 2021

On September 13, 2021, the League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit informed the Swanson for Council campaign that the Republican Council candidates refused to participate in their sponsored “Candidates Forum,” citing an “e-mail from Alex Kogan, the New Providence Republican Party Chair, who informed the League that the two Republican Party Borough ...

Reminder: Two Sites Available in Union County for Hurricane Ida Recovery Assistance

September 17, 2021

All Union County residents impacted by the storm are welcome to visit either of these sites for in-person assistance.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents impacted by Hurricane Ida that in-person assistance is available at Union County’s next pop-up event this Friday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Plainfield, at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian ...

Learn How to Understand and Act on Depression, with My Perfect Life

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents to attend “Stories over Stigma,” a free webinar featuring Lucas Wolfe, author of My Perfect Life, on Wednesday, September 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Zoom.

The Zoom link can be accessed by registering online at ucnj.org/suicide-prevention-awareness.

“Now more than ever, it is important to be informed ...

Protect Yourself During Flu Season -- Get Your 2021 Flu Shot for Free!

Free Flu shots available for Union County residents, starting Sept. 23.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners encourages all residents to get their seasonal flu shot as soon as possible this year. Free flu shots will be dispensed at clinics run by the Office of Health Management at locations throughout Union County beginning on Thursday, September 23. Persons with health insurance are ...

A Whiff of Caution

Equity markets edged slightly downward last week, and the S&P 500 logged its first five-day losing streak since mid-February. In reality, major indexes are barely down on the month and little over 1% off record highs1. But there's a bit of caution in the air. Global growth concerns are mounting at the same time as central banks are lifting their foot off the accelerator, and markets ...

Are You Ready for the Great New Jersey Bag Ban?

On May 4, 2022, shoppers in Union County and throughout New Jersey will be in for a shock when they go to check out their groceries at the supermarket. Not a single-use paper or plastic shopping bag will be in sight.

It’s all part of a new state law aimed at cutting down on waste, litter and pollution. Plastic bags get most of the blame, but single-use paper bags are also notorious for ...

Ida Causes Yet Another Shift in the Local Real Estate Market

September 13, 2021

The remnants of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ida brought devastating flooding and significantly damaged many homes in the area with localized damage to others. A non-material impact of Ida is that it has caused yet another shift in the already complex real estate market. I have already seen first hand each of the below impacts across my current portfolio of real estate ...

Morristown Medical Center Surgeons 1st in U.S. to Use Minimally Invasive Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) With Advanced Imaging for Flexible Scoliosis Correction

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center fellowship-trained scoliosis surgeon Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, leads the only surgical team in New Jersey to use a new, FDA-approved tethering system for minimally invasive scoliosis surgery that provides for flexible spinal deformity correction and faster healing. The team is also the first in the nation to use a new type of portable CT ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, September 18, 12:00 PM

The Connection , Summit

National Dance Day Celebration at The Connection

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Sat, September 18, 4:00 PM

Cougar FIeld, Chatham Twp

Out of the Darkness Walk

Education Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Sat, September 18, 8:00 PM

Oakes Center , Summit

Middletown by Will Eno - Reading @ Vivid Stage

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, September 25, 9:00 AM

Green Village Fire Department, Green Village

Indoor Flea Market

Home & Garden

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Sat, September 25, 11:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Providence Health and Fitness Celebrates ...

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Sat, September 25, 7:00 PM

Summit

An Evening in The City of Art

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, September 30, 8:00 PM

Oakes Center , Summit

Portrait of the Widow Kinski by Sara Jean ...

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After Being Evacuated From Flooded Apartment, St. Hubert's Reunites Woman and Her Dogs

September 11, 2021

MADISON, NJ — As the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida swept through New Jersey, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center came to the aid of people and pets in need throughout the state.

St. Hubert’s received a panicked call on Sept. 2, from a woman named Indy who was being evacuated from her flooded apartment in South Bound Brook. Floodwater outside her apartment complex ...