Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

County launches opioid addiction hotline program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Officials have launched a new program — Helping Hands 365 — that features a 24/7 hotline connecting addicts with peers who have achieved sobriety in an effort to reduce opioid-related overdoses in the county. More than 130 county residents died of such overdoses in 2018. Prevention Links, a local nonprofit organization […]

Colorectal cancer awareness gets push in March

Colorectal cancer awareness gets push in March

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Colorectal cancer isn’t a common topic for discussion and its symptoms are rarely noticed early. Those are just two of the reasons why advocates for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month are promoting recognition of the deadly disease via various events in municipalities throughout Union County in March, such as free screenings […]

Temporary Berkeley Heights library nears debut

Temporary Berkeley Heights library nears debut

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — The local public library, closed for nearly three months, is slated to reopen at the beginning of April in its new temporary home, the former “upper church” rectory of the Church of the Little Flower at 110 Roosevelt Ave. A mid-December transaction between the library, township and church resulted in Berkeley […]

Berkeley Heights complex moves ahead with land swap completed

Berkeley Heights complex moves ahead with land swap completed

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — With real estate transactions complete between Berkeley Heights and Church of the Little Flower, the township is clear to move into the next phase of its $28 million municipal complex redevelopment project. The transfer of Little Flower’s “upper church,” associated buildings and surrounding land near the intersection of Roosevelt and Hamilton avenues […]

Berkeley Heights’ veteran honors extend past Nov. 11

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Veteran awareness and appreciation in Berkeley Heights goes beyond the existence of Memorial Park near Park and Plainfield avenues, according to Gay Hollowell, chairwoman of the park’s Renewal Committee. The organization’s educational outreach program seeks to honor veterans daily at the community level. “Operation: We Remember is going on as we speak,” […]

Berkeley Heights schools get roving police officer

BERKELEY HEIGHTS — A police officer began rotating through the Berkeley Heights School District’s six schools on Monday, Oct. 2, following the local Board of Education’s approval of the pilot project at its Sept. 14 meeting. The district has used school resource officers, or SROs, for almost 20 years. The new program will allow the officer […]

CITIZENS OF NEW JERSEY A CALL TO ACTION BY MONDAY A.M.

 WHAT IS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRYING TO HIDE? For over 100 years, governments and businesses in the U.S. have been required to inform the public about vital matters like government contract bids, variance applications, sub-division variance applications, foreclosures, sales of government property, government contract bids, and municipal tax sales. But this week, Gov. Chris Christie and […]

Nomahegan Park hosts 5K run and Doggy Dash

Nomahegan Park hosts 5K run and Doggy Dash

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — In order to raise funds for Home for Good Dog Rescue, a foster-based dog shelter located in Berkeley Heights, Cranford’s Nomahegan Park hosted a 5k run and doggy dash on April 30. Registration began at 8 a.m. as runners and their dogs arrived at the park. They received a bandana and treat […]

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