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:


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



Schools, Website:


Governor Livingston High School

Address: 175 Watchung Blvd, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Telephone: 908.464.3100

Fax:  908.464.7508



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


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


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


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


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


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



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)



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



New Jersey Transit

For schedule and fare information see:


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



New Jersey Traffic Report


Megan’s Law



Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG):

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L):

New Jersey American Water:


Recycling Information

Missed Pickup - Call - Great Northern Recycling, Inc.

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

What Gets Recycled?


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.


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


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...

Petex27;s Place Party Room Open For Catering Needs

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:55:10 GMT

Petes Place Family Restaurant has launched its exclusive event space in their newly renovated downstairs party room that can accommodate seating for 75 people. Extensive renovations transformed the space to meet additional catering and party needs.

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Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence conducts fall food drive

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:25:49 GMT

Pictured are cans, jars and boxes of donated food are ready to be sorted and packed at Faith Lutheran for last years Fall Food Drive. Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troops of New Providence and Berkeley Heights and the Community Service Association of New Providence are again teaming up to conduct a fall food drive for needy families.

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From Deathx27;s Door to Berkeley Heights A mother dogx27;s journey Home for Good

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:41:36 GMT

Home for Good Dog Rescues Vet Tech Amy enters the familiar Shelter in South Carolina, from which so many of our dogs have been rescued. Hesitantly, she walks down the rows of packed cages.

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Grimlock to a Tyrannosaurus Rex transforming for Halloween is an art

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:49:56 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Kevin Campos of Berkeley Heights built the ultimate Halloween costume this year for his son Calvin, 11 - Grimlock, the leader of the Dinobots, who actually transforms into a Tyrannosaurus Rex that roars and growls. On Wednesday, Oct. 29, Kevin came home early to take Calvin to a sixth grade Halloween party at Columbia Middle School.

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Teens train in Westfield to be support group facilitators

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:53:16 GMT

Ten teenagers spent Oct. 25 inside at First United Methodist Church in Westfield learning how to be support group facilitators for grieving children. They include in the front row: Briana McGowan, Fanwood; Chelsea Deegan, Berkeley Heights; Katherine McGowan, Fanwood; Madison Hermann, Short Hills; Steven Zucker, Westfield.

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Outstanding warrants lead to charges against four in Watchung

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:31:05 GMT

Kenneth L. Johnson, Jr. 34, of Dunellen, was charged following a motor vehicle stop at 10:47 p.m. Oct. 23, on New Providence Road. A random plate inquiry on the car indicated the owner had an expired license.

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High School Rescue Squad Cadet Program On Call For Berkeley Heights Emergency Medical Response

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:35:14 GMT

Berkeley Heights squad of 11 teenaged paramedics-in-training, as part of the Berkeley Heights Cadet Emergency Medical Service Program, have proven their heroic passion and commitment towards their lifesaving opportunity. For many high school students, just passing calculus or biology class is a challenge on its own.

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Marax27;s Bakery Scheduled For December Opening In Berkeley Heights

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:18:37 GMT

Maras Caf & Bakery, a casual, family-friendly caf will open a franchise at 250 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. Jackson Liu, the franchise owner, reports interior construction has begun for a December 2014 opening.

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Berkeley Heights DPW We are all proud of our town

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:35:25 GMT

The recent article in the Alternative Press, "Vitos View on Redevopment: Let Me Show You My Town", expresses one persons nostalgia of our Towns history, and one persons view for its future. All of us who have either lived, worked, played, or visited here have our own memories of our town, and our own individual visions for its future.

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Glimpse of History Children in costume for a community comedy in Berkeley Heights

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:51:13 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Members of the cast of "The Magic Sword" posed in costume for this photo in 1921 taken in the Free Acres community in Berkeley Heights. From left are Helen Hicks as the Beautiful Doll, Roxanne Everlin as the Prince/Bear, Katharine Clay as Jumping Jack and Sylvia Schoenfeld as the Doll.

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Trunk or Treat Large Turnout For PBA 144x27;s Halloween Tailgating Event In Berkeley Heights

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:18:11 GMT

The Berkeley Heights PBA 144 held its fourth annual Trunk or Treat event for the children of Berkeley Heights on Saturday, Oct. 25, turning the backs of mini vans and sport utility vehicles into the new front porch with dangling spiders and cobwebs. Trunk-or-treating has put a twist on the door-to-door candy-collecting, bringing Halloween from the streets to the safety of the municipal parking lot for the smallest of trick-or-treaters.

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Berkeley Heights Blue Storm U12 Win Spookarama Soccer Tournament

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 18:34:52 GMT

Berkeley Heights Blue Storm U12 won their age group at the 2014 North Brunswick Spookarama soccer tournament on Saturday, Oct. 18. The team dressed up as Pink Panthers and enjoyed the fall weather and festivities. Please pick some towns to customize the content of your e-news updates.

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Berkeley Heights student spaceflight experiment to launch Oct. 27

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 16:41:47 GMT

Pictured is, Pam Wilczynski, Columbia Middle School Science Teacher; Gia LaSalle; Katherine Kapustka; Lilyanna Walsh; Julia Ellis; and Grace Acosta, Columbia Middle School vice principal. Second row: Frank Geiger, Columbia Middle School principal; and Jim Flakker, SSEP local program director.

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Writein Mayoral Candidate Art Scholl Asks Woodruff For An Open Forum ...

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:46:46 GMT

The Berkeley Heights Town Council has provided their Swap Plan as Two Options. They developed their preferred Plan under the Municipal Redevelopment Laws.

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Elect Roxanne Dowell for open government in Berkeley Heights

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:40:47 GMT

As a lifelong resident who has been attending Township Council meetings since 2007, I am well informed about local government and the work its officials do. I therefore speak from experience when I tell you that there is an urgent need to elect a Council member who will keep Berkeley Heights government open and accountable to you.

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Bob Woodruff for Mayor Together Moving Berkeley Heights Forward

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:40:46 GMT

After five years of serving as both Acting Mayor and Councilman, I now respectfully ask the citizens of Berkeley Heights to support my candidacy for Mayor. Together, with council candidates Jeanne Kingsley and Marc Faecher, we are positioned with your help, to move Berkeley Heights forward.

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Sage Eldercare provides grocery shopping errand service and meals

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:43:56 GMT

Pictured is Ernie Moore of Berkeley Heights, a SAGE Eldercare Meals On Wheels volunteer, who is preparing to make his daily delivery of hot meals. If you know of an older adult who may be finding it difficult to get to the grocery store or who cannot easily prepare their own meals, then perhaps one of SAGE Eldercares services would help out as the weather turns cold.

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St. James Men of Charity Harvest Fest and Micro Brew Tasting This Saturday

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:42:41 GMT

The St. James Men of Charity will this Saturday night host their sixth annual Harvest Fest and NJ Micro Brew Tasting fundraiser to support the organizations charitable causes at St. James School in Basking Ridge. Saturday nights event, to begin at 6 p.m., will feature 12 of the finest craft brewers in New Jersey.

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Providence Integrated Health and Fitness Opens in New Providence with 7 Days of Free Classes

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:58:18 GMT

Providence! Integrated Health and Fitness is located just above Colorado Ski and Skate at 18 South St. The new center will feature Xtend Barre classes, touted as the Premier Ballet Barre Workout combining Pilates and Dance as well as hot and cold yoga, Gyrotonic and Pilates Personal Training, dance exercise classes, natural weight loss, natural foods cooking classes, physical therapy, accupuncture and a medical massage therapy team. Owners Larry Heisler and Kathy McCready, formerly of Terra Sky Center for Wellness in Summit, are inviting the general public to take seven consecutive days of unlimited group classes free.

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John and Margareth Josa Memorial Service Nov. 8

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:07:41 GMT

A memorial service for John and Margareth Josa will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at 11 a.m., at the Summit Unitarian Church, 4 Waldron Avenue. John and Margareth fled Hungary in 1956 and settled in New Providence, N.J., where Margareth ran a preschool, The Josa School, in their home for 47 years.

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Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence conducts fall food drive

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:10:23 GMT

Pictured are cans, jars and boxes of donated food are ready to be sorted and packed at Faith Lutheran for last years Fall Food Drive. Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troops of New Providence and Berkeley Heights and the Community Service Association of New Providence are again teaming up to conduct a fall food drive for needy families.

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Chatham Teenager Gonzalez Wins St. Patx27;s 5K Run

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:36:45 GMT

Alec Gonzalez , 15, of Chatham won the St. Pats 5K race with a tme of 18:28.71 on Sunday. Gonzalez was followed by Kyle Brogan , who ran 19:02.04, and Chathams Tom Cincotta in 19:36.21.

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Dorothy Qu Giving Back to New Providence High School

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:52:24 GMT

The New Providence school district was gifted a painting of the front of the school by current student and New Providence High School Senior, Dorothy Qu. "I really wanted to give back to New Providence for all the opportunities Ive had to represent such a great school," Qu said.

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Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library to host mrRay

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:01:17 GMT

The Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library will host a concert by mrRay at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the New Providence Municipal Building. NEW PROVIDENCE - The Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library is hosting another special concert by "mrRay" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, one of the days of the annual Teachers Convention.

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SPFHS Marching Band Wins State Title

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:08:50 GMT

Scotch Plains Fanwood High School Marching Band retained its State Championship title tonight at the NJ High School Marching Band Competition held at Rutgers tonight, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. SPFHS won for Visuals and Overall Effect.

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Chatham Girls Tennis Edges New Providence 32

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:58:11 GMT

Lena Parsch and Olivia OBrien won their singles matches and the tandem of Emily Sroczynski and Laurel Hickey won at first doubles to power Chathams 3-2 girls tennis victory over New Providence on Friday. Chatham won all its matches in straight sets.

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Incidences of Fraud on Rise in New Providence

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:06 GMT

On 10/06/2014 a resident reported an attempted fraud when she received a phone call from a person who indicated they were from the IRS. The caller, described as a foreign male voice, was attempting to solicit information from the resident.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:14:08 GMT

Komen North Jersey announced today that , a network of locally owned and operated hyperlocal news sites, has signed on as a major sponsor of the Affiliate for 2014-2015. As a new Affiliate Partner, will expand its support of Komen North Jersey beyond the current level it has been providing specifically for Komen North Jerseys annual Race for the Cure -and be a resource for the Affiliate on a regular, ongoing basis.

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Bail reduced for some alleged Genovese crime family associates

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:59:45 GMT

MORRISTOWN - Bail was reduced for several of the alleged Genovese crime family associates accused of running illegal financial schemes and sports gambling operations, but a Superior Court judge maintained $400,000 bail for alleged "capo" Charles "Chuckie" Tuzzo Thursday. The 80-year-old Tuzzo, however, posted $40,000 with a bail bondsman and was expected to be released later in the evening.

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Summit College Club Seeks Members

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:09:02 GMT

The Summit College Club, a branch of the American Association of University Women, is seeking new members to add to its roster. Enrollment is open to all women and men holding the associate degree or higher; current members come from Union, Essex, Somerset, and Morris Counties in NJ, New York City, and beyond.

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Four New Providence High School students to participate in choral events

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:23:59 GMT

Kevin Dackow, junior; Juliana Ruta, junior; and William Roper, senior, were selected among students from schools across the state into the All State Mixed Chorus. Their director is Peggy Dettwiler, Director of Choral Activities at Mansfield University.

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New Providence Man Arrested for 1stDegree Racketeering Charges

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:27:41 GMT

A New Providence resident was one of seven arrested on Tuesday on first-degree racketeering charges for allegedly reaping millions of dollars in criminal profits in New Jersey through loansharking, unlicensed check cashing, gambling and money laundering, including laundering of funds generated from narcotics trafficking. According to Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, Vito Alberti, 55, of New Providence has been a "soldier" for the New York-based Genovese crime family who was one of the suspects arrested.

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New Jersey charges 11 with mob loansharking scheme

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:27:40 GMT

Members and associates of one of New Yorks legendary crime families used check cashing businesses and a Newark restaurant to run a racketeering enterprise that reaped millions of dollars through loansharking and money laundering, New Jersey officials said Tuesday as they announced charges against 11 people. One of those arrested was reputed Genovese family capo Charles Tuzzo of Bayside, New York, who was charged with racketeering, money laundering, conspiracy, loansharking and promoting gambling.

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New Jersey charges 11 with mob loansharking scheme

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:27:39 GMT

Eleven reputed members and associates of a major New York-based organized crime family are facing charges in New Jersey. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman announced details of the arrests Tuesday during a news conference in Newark.

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