Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Sgt. Thomas Rich of AlwaysConnected.org will be at Governor Livingston High School to train parents in how to keep their kids safe and bully-free in cyberspace.
Are you worried about your child's safety in an age of constant contact? Then you'll want to attend a free seminar on how to keep your kids safe from all forms of cyber bullying and online chatting, and how new technology makes it easier for kids to be mean to one another. Sgt. Thomas Rich of Always Connected.org, who has given almost 500 presentations and spoken to over 100,000 children within the last 5 years, will be discussing those issues with parents at Governor Livingston High School on Tuesday, May 7, at 7:30 pm. May 7. Recently featured on Good Morning America and The Nancy Grace Show, Sgt. Rich has been traveling the country to make parents and kids aware of what's going on, and how they can protect themselves. His presentation…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Customers are invited to enjoy the new location through a host of special activities, including an opening ceremony today and a variety of tastings and samples all weekend
Kings Food Market has left the building. But fear not local gourmands – they haven’t gone far. The specialty food market is relocating little more than two miles from its previous location in Berkeley Heights to nearby Gillette, with grand opening celebrations kicking off today at 10 a.m. at 977 Valley Road. “As not only an associate of Kings but also as a community member who truly loves great food and loves sharing my passion with customers, I am so proud to be opening this location and serving both our shoppers and the greater community,” said Kings Gillette General Store Manager Donna Lewis. Store representatives cite the new location as an opportunity to enhance shoppers’ experiences based on the needs of today’s customer. As part of …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Each department will present their budget beginning at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26
The third budget presentation for the Township of Berkeley Heights will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the municipal building. The following departments will be presenting their budgets: Check back with newprovidence.patch.com for more coverage on the Berkeley Heights budget.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
If you see more JCP&L trucks in the area, don't be surprised. The company will be trimming vegetation along the roadways. Affected residents will be notified in advance.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, February 20
JCP&L will be paying a visit to Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights in the coming weeks as a part of the company's $24 million 2013 vegetation management program. The company successfully inspected and trimmed trees along nearly 4,000 miles of lines across its system in 2012, according to a JCP&L press release. To help maintain safe and reliable electric service, JCP&L regularly trims trees and conducts vegetation management work along its electric distribution lines on a four year cycle. “The vegetation management program is an important component of our annual investment in infrastructure to deliver reliable service to customers,” said Don Lynch, JCP&L president. “The severe weather events that our region has experienced over the…
On the agenda for the Feb. 20 planning board meeting is the application to construct off-street parking areas and drainage facilities on the property of Summit Medical Group.
The Berkeley Heights planning board will meet on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. and review the application to construct additional parking at Summit Medical Group. Summit Medical Group is seeking the approval of construction of off-street grade-level parking and drainage facilities on their property at One Diamond Hill Road, according to the planning board agenda. Additionally, if required by the board, they also will be looking to obtain a waiver from the township on the number of tree replacements (in coordination with the Chapter 12.16 ordinance). The planning board will also be discussing a proposed awning for Delicious Heights and approve the minutes of the Feb. 6 meeting.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The following resolutions and consent agenda items will be discussed tonight at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 19
On Feb. 19 the Berkeley Heights council will meet in the municipal building at 7 p.m. The council will review a resolution to approve the $277,782.72 bill list, a resolution to approve the planning board examine if the municipal complex is a redevelopment area and other resolutions pertaining to professional services. Also at the meeting, seven consent agenda items will be voted on as a whole. Check the photos for a full look of the Feb. 19 Public Meeting agenda.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Both towns also saw a higher percentage tax increase for 2012 than the state average.
Homeowners in Berkeley Heights are paying higher property taxes than both the state and county averages , according to a statewide chart published by the Star-Ledger. The average total Berkeley Heights tax bill comes in at $11,105.36, compared with the statewide average of $7,870.28. While the statewide average property tax increase was 1.7 percent for 2012, the smallest bump in more than two decades, Berkeley Heights residents saw a 0.7 percent tax increase for 2012 . Across Union County, the average percent increase for 2012 was 2.1 percent. Mountainside had the highest percentage increase for 2012 (5.6 percent), while Winfield had the biggest decrease for 2012 (-0.8 percent). Compared to the rest of Union County, Berkeley Heights had a…
Friday, January 11, 2013
While there is agreement on need to trim number of deer, officials are uncertain how to do it.
At the Berkeley Heights Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, Council member Edward Delia led a discussion on reducing the number of deer in Berkeley Heights. Delia noted that a deer population management effort was being made by county officials, specifically in Watchung Reservation. He said that the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission recommended that township officials request that the county work to reduce the deer population in Berkeley Heights parks. Environmental Commission members have become concerned about a surplus of deer in the area because the deer eat small trees. Delia said that it's a long-festering issue. "I've never seen the deer issue addressed in Berkeley Heights as long as I've been here," Delia said. "We …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Information on upcoming events and attractions.
2013 Winter Recreation Programs: Look for our 2013 Winter Program Booklet on the township website:www.berkeleyheightstwp.com (click on the recreation drop-down). Programs will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. For further information you may stop by the Recreation office or contact us by phone at 908-464-0550. NPARC-The Amateur Radio Club for Watchung Hills Area: Presents “Ham Radio KIDS DAY” on Sunday January 6, 2013 at Berkeley Heights Community Center from 2-5 pm. It's a chance for kids of all ages to operate a Ham Radio Station and speak to kids from all over the USA, Canada or the world. For information call: Barry Cohen 908-464-1730 or Paul Campano 908-508-9595 or go to www.nparc.org. GL Highlander Booster Club …
Monday, December 17, 2012
You voted and this house was the top local vote-getter in our Deck the House contest.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Who has the best “decked” house in New Providence and Berkeley Heights? According to users who voted in our annual Deck the House contest, this home from Jeffrey H. has the best holiday lights in New Providence and Berkeley Heights: http://deckthehouse.patch.com/entry/1086901 We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in our quest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in the country, we’ve seen everything from a life-size Santa to holiday lights so bright they could blind the neighbors. We loved showcasing everyone’s holiday spirit, but Deck the House isn’t over yet. We’re still looking for the one home so spectacularly decorated that it could be the national grand prize winner of our contest. We …