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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Local 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, ...

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 ...

Theresa Gazaway To Be First Female Police Chief in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Theresa Gazaway will take the reins of the New Providence Police Department when she is sworn in as its Chief on Friday, May 1. She will be the seventh police chief in the history of the borough and its first female chief.

There have been a lot of firsts in Gazaway's life and being sworn in during the COVID-19 Pandemic is another one. She said, "because of ...

Theresa Gazaway Appointed New Police Chief

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Theresa Gazaway will take the reins of the New Providence Police Department starting May 1. The Borough Council unanimously appointed her to succeed retired Police Chief Anthony Buccelli at its Monday, 27 April Zoom meeting. Gazaway will be the first female police chief in Union County. She was appointed as captain in June 2017. She started her career In New Providence ...

Theresa Gazaway Named New Providence Police Chief and OEM Coordinator

Theresa Gazaway has been named Chief of Police and Office of Emergency Management Coordinator for the borough of New Providence.  She succeeds Anthony Buccelli, who will retire on May 1, 2020. Notably, she will be the first female Police Chief in Union County history.

Chief Gazaway began her career in law enforcement after being accepted into the Alternate Route Program at the John H.


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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.

“Union County ...

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 ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

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 ...

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

June 1, 2020

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 Voters Can View Sample Ballots Online

June 5, 2020

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 ...

Morristown, Overlook Chief Nursing Officers Named ‘CNOs to Know’ by Becker’s Healthcare

SUMMIT & MORRISTOWN, NJ – JUNE 2020 – The chief nursing officers of two Atlantic Health System hospitals were named to the 2020 list of “50 Hospital and Health System CNOs to Know,” by Becker’s Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading news sources covering the health care field.

Carol Jones, RN and chief nursing officer at Morristown Medical Center, ...

Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.


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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 ...

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 ...