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...

Klondike Derby to be held Jan. 31 at Watchung Reservation

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:42:51 GMT

The Klondike Derby, sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America, will be held this Saturday, Jan. 31, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Loop in the Watchung Reservation. Many years ago, men raced by means of dogs and sledges across the frozen wastes of Alaska in search of gold.

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Meetings more being rescheduled in Union County following storm

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:48:33 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Despite the snow, the municipal offices are open today, Jan. 27. They will close at 4 p.m. The Township Council Conference and Public meeting scheduled for 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, have been cancelled.

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Accident on Route 78 in Springfield Township causing delays

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:00:27 GMT

SPRINGFIELD TWP. - An accident in the left lane, along with todays snow, are combining to slow traffic on Route 78 here this afternoon.

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Police fire departments use social media to reach residents during storm

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:36:09 GMT

On Monday, as the historic storm approaches, police and fire departments are taking advantage of social media to remind residents not to drive during the storm and how to clear out around fire hydrants. The Cranford Police Department posted a how-to graphic on its Facebook page on the appropriate way to clear snow away from fire hydrants.

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Berkeley Heights Schools Set Early Dismissals for Blizzard

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:11:51 GMT

Berkeley Heights schools have announced early dismissals as the pending blizzard is set to dump one to two feet of snow on the state tomorrow. Berkeley Heights is under a Blizzard watch from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening, as more than a foot of "heavy blowing snow" is predicted to hit the state, the National Weather Service reports.

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Union County towns prepare residents for upcoming storm

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:12:07 GMT

Reverse 911, Nixle and Union County First Alert have all been used by local Office of Emergency Management officials to let residents know about the coming storm and what to do when it comes. Reminders about parking, shoveling and travel are being sent to subscribers.

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Dont drive or park on streets Berkeley Heights Police ask

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:40:51 GMT

"With the overnight storm bringing somewhat larger than expected snow, we are asking residents to keep parked vehicles off the street and to refrain from driving until the Berkeley Heights and Union County Department of Public Works are able to clear the roadways for your safety.

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How Much Snow Will New Providence Get This Weekend Elsewhere

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:47:43 GMT

Winter Storm Iola will blow into New Providence and Berkeley Heights this weekend, bringing freezing rain, ice, and yes, even some snow. The noreaster, which could bring nearly a half-a-foot of snow to parts of New Jersey, is slated to strike the region beginning late Friday, and last until Saturday morning.

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Wharton Music Center in Berkeley Heights offers Valentines Day classes at library

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:04:40 GMT

Wharton Music Center offers a free, interactive music and dance demo class for children ages 3-8 on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Berkeley Heights Public Library located at 290 Plainfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights. Designed to introduce children to the guitar, ukelele, violin, cello, as well as movement and dance, the demo class will be led by Paterson Music Project faculty Emma Peterson and Wharton Music Center dance faculty Alyssa DiNapoli.

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ExBerkeley Heights Police Chief township settle lawsuit

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:59:51 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - The council passed a resolution Tuesday night, Jan. 20, agreeing to a settlement with former Police Chief Mike Mathis. Former Berkeley Heights Police Chief Mike Mathis at the July 8 council meeting.

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Dog of the Week Help Baxter Find his Forever Home

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:54:42 GMT

Baxter is a 7 month old terrier mix. He is a joyful little dog who gets along well with other dogs and people.

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Delays on eastbound Route 78 in Berkeley Heights

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:40:01 GMT

There are delays on the eastbound side of Route 78 approaching exit 43 in Berkeley Heights, according to 511nj.org .

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Projected Shortage of 2015 Tax Forms at Libraries

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:10:58 GMT

We received an email from the IRS stating that because of budget cuts, the IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program has reduced the number of forms and publications they will provide to the Berkeley Heights Public Library and other U.S. public libraries this year. Only Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will be available in paper form for library patrons to take home.

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When Will the Snow Start In New Providence Elsewhere

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:51:10 GMT

The biggest storm of the season is heading this way Wednesday afternoon, with a chance of snow after 3 p.m. The storm is expected to severely impact rush hour commutes. The National Weather Service has issued alerts saying patchy black ice is possible into the rush hour, since temperatures have fallen below freezing throughout New Jersey.

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Shoplifting charges filed in Watchung

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:48:27 GMT

On Jan. 17, at 6:42 p.m., Vannessa Buck, 26, of Metuchen was arrested and charged with shoplifting fittings worth $242.55 from Home Depot. She was released with a court date.

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Berkeley Heights PAL travel wrestling team has successful road trip

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:05:10 GMT

On Feb. 18 the Berkeley Heights PAL Travel Wrestling team braved the elements and some elite competition at the Warrior Classic held in the legendary Wilton Fieldhouse in Wilton, Conn. Pictured are Gold medalists Nate Faxon and Christian Sabatino.

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Berkeley Heights patrolman knocks down fire at home on Garfield Street

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:00:33 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Fast action by a township patrolman, who was the first person on the scene of a small fire in a house on Garfield Street, kept it from getting any bigger. Patrolman Dan Cuocci used a fire extinguisher to knock down a fire in a first floor utility room that had an open exterior door, said Deputy Fire Chief Jim Hopkins.

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Summit Old Guard presents Why Study Philosophy Today on Feb. 10 in New Providence

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:18:10 GMT

Dr. Nancy Bauer, Dean of Academic Affairs for Arts and Sciences, Tufts University, will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its Tuesday, Feb. 10, meeting. She will speak on "Why Study Philosophy in the 21st Century."

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Union County towns announce cancellations parking regulations more

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:01:04 GMT

A little snow on Monday, Jan. 26, didnt deter ironworkers from climbing up on the framework for the pool enclosure at Berkeley Aquatic Clubs future home on Central Avenue in New Providence. While the rest of the world was preparing for the blizzard, they were busy at work.

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Womens art sought for exhibitsale at New Providence Library

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:48:11 GMT

The Summit College Club, a branch of AAUW, has again joined with WomenArts to sponsor an art exhibit and sale at the New Providence Memorial Library. This years theme is "Doorways, Portals & Stairways."

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Students at Salt Brook School in New Providence experience Spanish music and dance

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:50:02 GMT

Students at Salt Brook School in New Providence experienced traditional Spanish music and dance during a presentation by the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, New Jerseys premier Spanish Dance company. Pictured are: Salt Brook students, Matias Deicas, Makena Singer, Samantha Zack, Kiera Berlin, Ben Gullo and Jack Cropper with members of the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre.

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Computing Cooperative nominate Randall Palmer of New Providence for award

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:25:53 GMT

The International Society for Technology Education in Montclair is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. Each year ISTE affiliate organizations select one educator who demonstrates extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students to receive the The Making IT Happen Award.

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New Providence preschool and kindergarten students donate to Heifer International

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:20:42 GMT

Pictured, wearing their lamb masks, are 4-year-old students from Saint Andrews Preschool and Kindergarten in New Providence who held a penny drive to earn funds to buy shares of a sheep to be given to a family in need through Heifer International. Two classes of 4-year-old students from Saint Andrews Preschool and Kindergarten, 419 South St., New Providence, organized a penny drive to earn funds to buy "shares" of a sheep to be given to a family in need through Heifer International.

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Verona Makes New Best Schools List

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:10:58 GMT

Nerdwallet.com usually writes about the best credit cards and mortgages you can get. But on Sunday, it came out with a list of " Best School Districts for Your Buck in New Jersey ", and Verona is on the list.

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When Will the Snow Start In New Providence Elsewhere

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:51:23 GMT

The biggest storm of the season is heading this way Wednesday afternoon, with a chance of snow after 3 p.m. The storm is expected to severely impact rush hour commutes. The National Weather Service has issued alerts saying patchy black ice is possible into the rush hour, since temperatures have fallen below freezing throughout New Jersey.

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Summit Old Guard presents Understanding the Universe at Feb. 3 meeting in New Providence

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:51:22 GMT

Dr. Philip Eisner, physicist and former executive with Exxon Research, will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its Tuesday, Feb. 3, meeting in New Providence. He will speak on "Cosmology - How We Understand the Universe."

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Bin for used clothing reported stolen in Watchung

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:25:30 GMT

WATCHUNG - A bin used to collect donations of clothing was reported stolen from a site near Sears, police reported today, Jan. 19. The theft was reported by an employee of We Collect Clothes, based in Brooklyn. Police said company records indicated that two bins at the site were emptied on Jan. 13, but on Jan. 14, only one collection bin was left.

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Berkeley Heights patrolman knocks down fire at home on Garfield Street

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:20:38 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Fast action by a township patrolman, who was the first person on the scene of a small fire in a house on Garfield Street, kept it from getting any bigger. Patrolman Dan Cuocci used a fire extinguisher to knock down a fire in a first floor utility room that had an open exterior door, said Deputy Fire Chief Jim Hopkins.

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PHOTOS Exxon station in New Providence being demolished; Investors Bank to build there

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:50:31 GMT

NEW PROVIDENCE - The Exxon gas station at the corner of Springfield Avenue and Passaic Street will soon be a thing of the past. L.N. Rothberg & Son is demolishing the building and the work is expected to be finished by the end of next week.

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Summit Old Guard presents Dr. Christopher S. Taylor on Jan. 20 in New Providence

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 01:54:38 GMT

Dr. Christopher S. Taylor, Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Drew University will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its Tuesday, Jan. 20, meeting in New Providence. He will speak on "The Crisis of Religious Authority in Islam and the Rise of Religious Extremism in the Muslim World."

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Wharton Music Center students present Best of Broadway...

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 23:57:05 GMT

Wharton Music Center voice students of Jamie Baer Peterson and pianist Lois Buesser present a tour de force of Broadway hits in the Wharton Music Center Community Concert Series on Jan. 11 at 3 p.m. at the New Providence Memorial Library at 377 Elkwood Drive in New Providence. The family-friendly concert includes works from Broadway shows Into the Woods, How to Succeed at Business Without Really Trying, and Easter Parade and is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

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Pure Barre to open three New Jersey locations

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:42:47 GMT

Dance-related fitness franchise Pure Barre will expand its base of 275 current locations by opening new spaces in three New Jersey markets - Denville, Short Hills and New Providence. Winick Realty Groups Gary Krauss is the exclusive broker representing Pure Barre in Northern New Jersey and he negotiated each of the three leases on behalf of the brand.

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Two drivers charged with DWI in Berkeley Heights

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:55:12 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - An end-of-the-year drunken driving enforcement initiative resulted in the arrest of a New Providence woman on Dec. 29, police report. At 9:36 p.m., Patrolman Frank Mea was conducting supplemental DWI patrol as part of the nationwide initiative when he reportedly saw a vehicle traveling on Diamond Hill Road at a high rate of speed and failing to stay in its lane.

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Rollover accident on Route 78 on Thursday leaves two in critical condition

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 22:26:23 GMT

The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Fire Department responded to a roll-over crash on Jan. 1 on Route 78 in which three people were injured, two critically. BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Three people were injured, two of them critically, in a roll-over accident on Route 78 on Jan. 1. According to New Jersey State Police Sgt.

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