Bramnick, Munoz prevail again in race for Assembly seats

Bramnick, Munoz prevail again in race for Assembly seats

Assembly minority leader Jon Bramnick and fellow Republican Nancy Munoz appeared to have beaten back a Democratic upset bid for the second straight election, prevailing in the 22nd Legislative District race despite the wildcard entrance of two “independent conservative” candidates. With 98 percent of the precincts reporting in, Bramnick had a better than 3,000-vote lead […]

Union residents assured on drinking water safety

UNION, N.J. — New Jersey American Water Company administrators gathered with state and local officials to assure residents at an Oct. 15 town hall-style meeting that their tap water is safe to drink, stating that local water sources have tested below state limits for lead. State Sen. Joseph Cryan, whose 20th Legislative District comprises Union, […]

County sprays Berkeley Heights after virus found in mosquitoes

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — A mosquito pool in the area around Emerson Lane near the Warren border has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, a virus that causes an inflammation of the brain, prompting Union County officials to spray insecticide in several areas of the township. The announcement was made on the Berkeley Heights township’s […]

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,” […]

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