Berkeley Heights New Jersey Town Resources

Township of Berkeley Heights

Address: 29 Park Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Phone: 908.464.2700, 8:30am – 4pm M-F

Fax: 908.464.8150, 24x7

Official Website: www.berkeleyheightstwp.com/

 

Berkeley Heights Public Library

Address: 290 Plainfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Hours of Operation:

Regular Hours : Monday –Thursday: 9am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday: 9am – 5pm, Sunday: 2-5pm

Summer Hours (July & August): Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9am – 9pm, Wednesday & Friday, 9am – 5pm, Saturday: 9am – 1pm, Sunday: Closed

Phone: 908.464.9333

Fax: 908.464.7098

Website: http://library.bhplnj.org

 

Schools, Website: http://bhpsnj.org/

 

Governor Livingston High School

Address: 175 Watchung Blvd, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Telephone: 908.464.3100

Fax:  908.464.7508

Website: www.bhpsnj.org/~glweb/

Athletics: www.bhpsnj.org/~glathletics/

NJ Dept. of Education School Report

 

Columbia Middle School

Address: 345 Plainfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Telephone: 908.464.1600

Fax: 908.464.0017

Website: www.bhpsnj.org/~cmweb/

NJ Dept. of Education School Report

 

Thomas Hughes Elementary School

Address: 446 Snyder Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Telephone: 908.464.1717

Fax: 908.464.1783

Website: www.bhpsnj.org/~thweb/

NJ Dept. of Education School Report

 

Mountain Park Elementary School

Address: 55 Fairfax Drive, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Telephone: 908.464.1713

Fax: 908.665.0969

Website: www.bhpsnj.org/~mpweb/

NJ Dept. of Education School Report

 

William Woodruff School

Address: Briarwood Drive, West, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Telephone: 908.464.1723

Fax: 908.464.3369

Website: www.bhpsnj.org/~wwweb/

NJ Dept. of Education School Report

 

Early Childhood Center at Hamilton Terrace

Address: 651 Mountain Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Telephone: 908.464.5583 

Fax: 908.464.5398

Website: www.bhpsnj.org/~htweb/

NJ Dept. of Education School Report

 

Berkeley Heights Police Department

Address: Town Hall, 29 Park Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Telephone: 908.464.1111(non emergencies), For emergencies dial 9-1-1

Website: www.bhpolice.org

 

Berkeley Heights Fire Department

Address: 411 Hamilton Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Telephone: 908.464.0800 (non emergencies), For emergencies dial 9-1-1

 

Berkeley Heights First Aid Squad

Address: P.O. Box 117, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Telephone: 908.464.1141 (non emergencies), For emergencies dial 9-1-1

 

Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad

Address: 378 Snyder Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Telephone: 908.464.1141 (general information), 908.464.0013 (membership committee)

Website: www.bhvrs.org

 

Berkeley Heights Garbage Disposal Companies

There are three private companies that offer garbage disposal service in Berkeley Heights:

Midco - 908-561-8380
P&P - 908-322-2667
Jerry's - 973-376-3222

 

Berkeley Heights Recreation

Website: www.berkeleyheightstwp.com/recreation.htm

 

New Jersey Transit

For schedule and fare information see: www.njtransit.com

 

Berkeley Heights Post Office

Address: 364 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Telephone: 800.ASK.USPS

Fax: 650.577.4188

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 8am – 4:30pm, Saturday, 9am – 1pm, Sunday: Closed

Website: www.usps.com

 

New Jersey Traffic Report

http://www.1010wins.com/topic/traffic.php?trafficText=1

 

Megan’s Law

http://www.state.nj.us/njsp/info/reg_sexoffend.html

 

Utilities

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG): http://www.pseg.com/contact/index.jsp

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L): https://www.firstenergycorp.com/JCP_L/index.html

New Jersey American Water: http://www.amwater.com/njaw/

 

Recycling Information

Missed Pickup - Call - Great Northern Recycling, Inc.

Recycling Hotline 1-888-REUSE4U or 1-888-738-7348

What Gets Recycled?

Metal/Glass/Plastic 

Tin, Steel, aluminum, and bi-metal cans (e.g. soda, canned pet food, soup, and tuna cans). Glass bottles and jars. Plastic containers (e.g. milk and OJ jugs, water bottles, laundry detergent and shampoo containers).  Rinse well and remove all caps and lids.

Newspaper/Mixed Paper

Clean newsprint (including inserts) must be bundled in twine no higher than 12" or placed in brown paper bags. Newspaper bundles should be placed at the curb next to your recycling containers.

Cardboard

Corrugated cardboard must be flattened then bundled and tied into stacks no higher than 18 inches.

Paint

Empty paint cans (remove lids) and empty spray cans will now be accepted.

Household Batteries

Place spent household batteries including "AA", "AAA", "C", D & 9-volt, lantern and button cell batteries in a clear plastic bag that can be sealed tied. Tuck the bag under the twine on your recyclables.

Used Motor Oil and Oil Filters

Berkeley Heights residents can recycle USED motor oil and USED automotive oil filters at the Department of Public Works Complex, 101 Columbus Avenue, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. There is a (5) five-gallon limit per visit.

 

Recycling Schedule 2008 - Please place recyclables at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on the following dates:

January 9, 23

February 6, 20

March 5, 19

April 2, 16, 30

May 14, 28

June 11, 25

July 9, 23

August 6, 20

September 3, 17

October 1, 15, 29

November 12, 26           

December 10, 24

 

 

In the News...

Birth Abriana Reese Carlucci to Dennis and Lori Carlucci of Branchburg

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:38:55 GMT

A daughter, Abriana Reese, was born March 2, to Dennis and Lori Carlucci of Branchburg, at Hunterdon Medical Center. She is sister to Alessia Carlucci.

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AIM Jefferson Police Blotter March 27 2015

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:27:05 GMT

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Long Hill Township Police Chief Michael Mazzeo report that the body found in the Passaic River on March 18, 2015, has been positively identified as David Bird who has been the subject of an ongoing missing person investigation. Dr. Carlos A. Fonseca of the Morris County Medical Examiners Office, and forensic ondotologist Mitchell M. Kirshbaum, DDS, have positively identified the body found as that of David Bird.

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Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence announces its upcoming services

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:15:45 GMT

On Holy Thursday, April 2, a spoken Eucharistic liturgy will be conducted at 12:15 p.m. and a fully sung Eucharistic liturgy will be offered at 7:30 p.m. The title of the sermon at both services will be "Called to Dinner." At the evening service, the rite of First Communion will be given to seven young people, who are in the fifth grade.

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Gardeners of Wagner Farm Arboretum welcome Jon Knox April 22

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:22:53 GMT

The Gardeners of Wagner Farm Arboretum invite the public to enjoy an enlightening presentation by Jon Knox, owner of Dogwood Farms on Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 725 Mountain Ave., Berkeley Heights. Learn how he is growing crops without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.

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Berkeley Aquatic Club holds 2015 BAC Mini Champs March 1

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:27:16 GMT

The Berkeley Aquatic Club held their annual 2015 BAC Mini Champs on March 1 at their pool in Berkeley Heights. These are the swim teams youngest competitors.

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Snow covers Union County on the first day of Spring

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 23:06:29 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - People flocked to Ritas in the snow today, March 20, to get their free Italian Ice, the companys traditional offering on the First Day of Spring. That was about the only thing that was traditional today.

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Police participate in Meals on Wheels

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:57:02 GMT

From left, Mountainside patrolman Adam Foti, volunteer Kitty Hartman of New Providence, Springfield Police Chief John Cook, New Providence Police Chief Anthony Buccelli, Jr., Berkeley Heights Acting Police Chief John DiPasquale, volunteer Monika Mangan of Morristown and Summit Police Lieutenant Michael Cantone are shown delivering Meals on Wheels for Sage Eldercare in Union County on March 11. SUMMIT - Across the nation during the month of March local officials take part in Meals on Wheels campaign to raise awareness of isolation and poor nutrition among older Americans.

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Berkeley Heights announces its spring chipping schedule

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:31:19 GMT

The Spring Chipping Program in Berkeley Heights will commence the week of April 6. The town will be divided into five sections and each section will have a pick-up on the First Day of the scheduled week for that area. All brush must be out for pick-up on the First Day of the scheduled week for the section.

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Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence announces its holy week services

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:34:35 GMT

On Passion or Palm Sunday, March 29, two Eucharistic liturgies will be conducted, one at 8:30 and the other at 11 a.m. The title of the sermon at both liturgies will be "Called to a Cross." The music of each liturgy will be provided by the Sanctuary Choir, accompanied by brass, timpani and organ.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opens at GL on March 19

Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:37:34 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Thursday was the first semi-dress rehearsal for the cast of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at Governor Livingston High School. The pit band was still making adjustments to the score, not everyone was in costume and there were a few glitches with scenery, but thats to be expected during the first run through of a production.

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Highlander Marching Band basket auction is tonight

Sat, 14 Mar 2015 01:23:00 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - The Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band will be hosting its annual Band Basket Raffle tonight, Friday March 13, 2015 at 6 p.m. at Governor Livingston High School, 175 Watching Blvd. Everyone is welcome to come out and support the award winning Highlander Marching Band at this fun, family-friendly event. This years prizes include Disney Park Hopper Passes, a Flat Screen HDTV, Vera Bradley, a GoPro Hero Camera and hundreds of other valuable items plus a 50/50 cash draw! Admission is $15 and includes a complimentary block of tickets, a beverage & a dessert.

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Scott McKinney appointed as Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Berkeley Heights

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:18:41 GMT

Helen Kirsch, president of the Berkeley Heights Board of Education, has announced that Scott McKinney has been appointed as Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Berkeley Heights School District, effective July 1. McKinney will replace Patricia Qualshie, who retired from her position as Assistant Superintendent effective on Feb. 1. "Mr. McKinney has a wide range of experience interacting with staff, students, parents, and stakeholders and is very familiar with the needs of the Berkeley Heights and Mountainside communities," explained Kirsch. "He has a strong knowledge of curriculum development and effective instructional practices.

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Union County bridges slated for upgrades

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:18:44 GMT

In Union County, hundreds of bridges and culverts help keep the traffic flowing over railways, waterways, and other obstacles - 470 bridges and culverts, to be exact. Keeping them in good repair is an ongoing task, and this year a new group of projects to improve five bridges is getting under way.

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Five Union County Bridges Slated for Upgrades

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:18:43 GMT

Many bridges and culverts in Union County were constructed decades ago for lighter vehicular traffic and when safety protocols were not fully developed. Union County said it prioritizes upgrades in consultation with state and federal transportation agencies.

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Sentencing of former Union County official delayed again; county has yet to receive rebursement

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:14:27 GMT

The sentencing of a former county official who pleaded guilty in 2013 to federal corruption charges has been postponed again. Aniello Palmieri, the former county director of facilities maintenance who pleaded to receiving kickbacks from two vendors , was scheduled to be sentenced on March 17, but that has been pushed back to April 22. Meanwhile, county officials say they have not seen any of the $390,000 that Palmieri and the two co-defendants are suppose to pay in reimbursement.

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Wharton Music Center in Berkeley Heights presents Meet the OrchestraBrass on March 22

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:45:26 GMT

Wharton Music Center continues its Meet the Orchestra Series focusing on the brass family on Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m. at 60 Locust Ave. in Berkeley Heights. Wharton Music Center continues its Meet the Orchestra Series focusing on the brass family on Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m. at 60 Locust Ave. in Berkeley Heights.

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Five local police representatives deliver Meals on Wheels March 11

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 21:45:36 GMT

Pictured are police representatives and volunteers who delivered meals to older residents in the area on March 11 as part of the Meals on Wheels Americas March For Meals annual campaign, which is coordinated by SAGE Eldercare in Summit: Mountainside Patrolman Adam J. Foti; Kitty Hartman of New Providence, SAGE Eldercare Board President and Meals on Wheels volunteer; Springfield Police Chief John Cook; New Providence Police Chief Anthony D. Buccelli, Jr.; Berkeley Heights Acting Police Chief John DiPasquale; Meals on Wheels volunteer Monika Mangan of Morristown; and Summit Police Lieutenant Michael Cantone.

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NJ Sharing Network to Expand its 5K to Bergen County April 12

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:39:14 GMT

The signature event for The NJ Sharing Network Foundation is its Annual 5K Celebration of Life, which attracts thousands of participants to New Providence each June to support its mission of saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation. Growing support of NJ Sharing Networks mission is why the organization is welcoming a second location for its Annual 5K Celebration of Life, to be held on Sunday, April 12 at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road in Paramus.

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Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence announces its upcoming services

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:11:01 GMT

On Holy Thursday, April 2, a spoken Eucharistic liturgy will be conducted at 12:15 p.m. and a fully sung Eucharistic liturgy will be offered at 7:30 p.m. The title of the sermon at both services will be "Called to Dinner." At the evening service, the rite of First Communion will be given to seven young people, who are in the fifth grade.

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Old Guard of Summit welcomes Barbara McCloskey on April 7 in New Providence

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:15:23 GMT

On Tuesday, April 7, Barbara McCloskey, outreach manager of the Land Conservancy of New Jersey organization and responsible for its membership program, will present a talk on the topic above to the Old Guard of Summit. All age 50+ active men are invited to attend the Tuesday morning meeting of the Summit Area Old Guard.

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New Providence Chatham named among best towns for families by New Jersey Family

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:56:56 GMT

New Jersey Family today announced New Jerseys Best Towns for Families - the first list of its kind to rank New Jersey towns based on important family livability factors such as school quality, affordability and crime rates. New Providence ranked eighth overall, with Chatham Borough ninth.

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Incidents under investigation in New Providence

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:22:05 GMT

On March 18, patrols took a report of a motor vehicle burglary tin a parking lot on Springfield Avenue. The victim reported that their vehicle was entered by someone during the morning hours.

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Traffic stops lead to summonses in New Providence

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:12:23 GMT

On March 6, Cpl. Sean Bubb stopped Jose Lainez of North Plainfield on The Fellsway, for having an allegedly suspended registration.

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Dr. Douglas W. Simon is guest speaker at March 31 Old Guard of Summit meeting

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:41:49 GMT

Dr. Douglas W. Simon, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Drew University, will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its Tuesday, March 31, meeting in New Providence. Pictured is Dr. Douglas W. Simon.

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Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence announces its holy week services

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:04:32 GMT

On Passion or Palm Sunday, March 29, two Eucharistic liturgies will be conducted, one at 8:30 and the other at 11 a.m. The title of the sermon at both liturgies will be "Called to a Cross." The music of each liturgy will be provided by the Sanctuary Choir, accompanied by brass, timpani and organ.

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Wharton Music Center presents flute and clarinet favorites on March 29 in New Providence

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:14:17 GMT

Wharton Music Center presents an afternoon of flute and clarinet favorites in its Community Concert Series on Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m., at the New Providence Memorial Library located at 377 Elkwood Ave. in New Providence. Pictured are Flutist Kristen Wuest and Clarinetist Kevin Dayton.

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Jennifer Colamedici and Michelle Pierce to cochair New Jersey...

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 21:40:55 GMT

Westfield residents Jennifer Colamedici, , and Michelle Pierce, , will co-chair this years Tour of Notable Homes on May 9, presented by the Friends of New Jersey Festival Orchestra. The Friends of New Jersey Festival Orchestra, the auxiliary and fund raising arm of the orchestra, has announced that Jennifer Colamedici and Michelle Pierce, Westfield residents, will serve as co-chairs of this years tour to be held on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In releasing the announcement last week, Alicia Barker, president of The Friends, observed, "The tour is a much-anticipated local tradition when owners of some of the areas remarkable homes generously throw open their doors to the public to benefit our symphony orchestra."

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Summit Old Guard welcomes Professor Thomas P. Walsh March 24 in New Providence

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 02:57:54 GMT

Dr. Thomas P. Walsh of Kean University will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its Tuesday, March 24, meeting. He will speak about The Battleship New Jersey.

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Sage Eldercare in Summit to hold Challenges with Medicare program March 18

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 22:58:11 GMT

On Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m., the public is invited to attend a free program on the Challenges Families Are Facing with Changes in Medicare and Medicaid, which is being held at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit. File photo of Sage building in Summit.

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N.J. Hot Dog tour visits eatery No. 27 on long list

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:44:10 GMT

The Great N.J. Hot Dog Tour continued last night with a rainy, foggy rendezvous at Big Blues in Linden. Two Hunterdon County men, Guy De Sapio of Kingwood Township and Bill Muzychko of Readington Township, are eating their way down a list of the top 99 hot dog shops in the state, methodically visiting one each Tuesday night.

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Michael Shapiros NJ News Franchising Experiment

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:59:50 GMT

Michael Shapiro seems an unlikely architect of a sustainable model for hyperlocal journalism: hes a lawyer with no background in business or in journalism. But Shapiro claims to have found a way to make local journalism pay - and on a large scale.

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Summit College Club book drive once again hosted at Westy Self Storage in Chatham

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:33:14 GMT

The Summit College Club seeking books and other media donations for its annual book sale held at the American Legion Hall, next to the library in New Providence, April 21-26. Pictured is a file photo of the book sale committee which met to plan the 2015 Book Sale.

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Wharton Music Center in Berkeley Heights announces vocal competition winners

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:45:30 GMT

Wharton Music Center announces the winners of the second annual Nancy M. Wright Memorial Scholarship Vocal Competition held on Feb. 22 at 60 Locust Ave., Berkeley Heights. The competition showcases vocal talent in the north-central New Jersey region and provides students the opportunity to sing for a distinguished adjudicator in a public performance.

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