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...

Kent Place Middle and Upper Schools celebrate STEM Week

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:33:11 GMT

During the week of Feb. 23-27, Kent Place Middle and Upper Schools in Summit celebrated STEM week. The students participated in hands-on activities and listened to special guest speakers in honor of science, technology, engineering and math.

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Dont park on the streets in Berkeley Heights New Providence

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:55:22 GMT

Another two inches of snow has fallen in the Berkeley Heights area today, with between three and six inches expected before the snow finished tonight. (Barbara Rybolt NEW PROVIDENCE - Both the borough and Berkeley Heights Police departments have sent notices asking residents to remove their cars from the street so plows can get through.

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Ordinance on parking pulled from Berkeley Heights agenda

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:37:08 GMT

The ordinance to amend parking regulations on streets near Governor Livingston High School was not introduced on Tuesday, Feb. 24. BERKELEY HEIGHTS - The ordinance amending parking regulations in the area of Governor Livingston High School was pulled from the Township Council agenda on Tuesday night. Bobbie Peer reporting in TAP into Berkeley Heights on Thursday, Feb. 26, said the ordinance was pulled because Council President Jeanne Kingsley wasnt present.

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Berkeley Heights Committee to amend parking rules near GL High School

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 23:06:11 GMT

Parking regulations around Governor Livingston High School could change if the Township Committee adopts an ordinance that will be introduced on Feb. 24. BERKELEY HEIGHTS - The Township Committee will introduce an ordinance amending the parking regulations on roads near Governor Livingston High School tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 24. The Township Police Department investigated the issue of parking in the area of the school, especially during significant sporting and other events and a traffic study was conducted by Dynamic Traffic, LLC of the area. That report was issued in June of 2014.

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Bloomfield man charged with DWI more in Berkeley Heights

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:54:14 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - A Bloomfield man was charged with DWI and more following a one-car crash on Mountain Avenue in Berkeley Heights on Tuesday, Feb. 17. When police arrived at the scene of the accident at 10:25 p.m. on Feb. 17, Patrolman Jean-Marie Mocarski spoke with the driver, Michael Joseph, 42, who was not injured in the crash, but who exhibited signs of being under the influence of alcohol. Mocarski conducted an investigation and determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

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PARCC test focus of Berkeley Heights school board meeting

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:42:00 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - When the Board of Education met Thursday evening, Feb. 19, a major topic of discussion was the PARCC test, which will be administered this year. PARCC, which stands for "Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers," is a computer-based assessment that will test how students in districts across the state and nation are performing under the Common Core Standards in math and English.

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Residents of Union Somerset counties cope with cold and snow

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:53:35 GMT

Cold, ice, snow, freezing rain - its been a brutal winter, so far, but the bad weather doesnt seem to be slowing people down. On Friday, temperatures fell into the single digits, but the sun was out and, for a while, sitting in the sun was possible.

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N.J.s Best Bars Pub love

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:19:43 GMT

Alex Rubinstein, owner of Delicious Heights in Berkeley Heights; Dori Baldassarre, owner of Stirling Hotel in Stirling; and Barry ODonovan, owner of Kilkenny House in Cranford, share their thoughts about what their bars mean to them. (Video by Saed Hindash Ask any small business owner what they like about what they do, and theyll have a hundred different answers.

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The 175 martini and ten more ultraexpensive drinks at N.J. bars

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:05:36 GMT

The bewitching combination of Hennessya Paradis Cognac, Grand Marnier Cuvee 1880, Moet & Chandon Imperial and edible 23k gold flakes for garnish served in a plaid crystal Tiffany Martini goes for a mere $175. 1. The $200 two-ounce pour of Pappy Van Winkle 15-year Reserve at the Stewed Cow in Hoboken.

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N.J.s best bars The bestnamed cocktail ever and waking up dead in Stirling

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:50:40 GMT

The drink is a smooth, sensational combination of Plymouth gin, creme de cassis, lemon juice and simple syrup, topped with a dash of IPA beer. Hey, when you visit -- and survive -- 60 bars in three weeks, you can get a drink named after you, too.

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Prom Fashion Show tonight at Governor Livingston High School

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:41:10 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Check out the latest prom fashions, shoes, hair styles and jewelry tonight, Friday, Feb. 20, at the annual Governor Livingston High School Prom Fashion Show. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., so everyone will have a chance to check out the baskets before the auction or buy some baked goods.

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Chatham Education Foundations Taste of Chatham is Feb. 27

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:48:13 GMT

The Chatham Education Foundation, chathamedfoundation.org , the leading provider of private funding to the School District of the Chathams, is hosting its 14th Annual "Taste of Chatham" to celebrate excellence in education on Friday, Feb. 27, at the Fairmount Country Club in Chatham. The event begins at 7 p.m. The "Taste of Chatham" will feature delicious food and wine from favorite vendors in the area, including River Grille, Pascarella Brothers, Fairmount Country Store, Woodland Bakery, and Main Street Wine Cellars, among others.

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Accident blocking the right lane on Route 78 in Berkeley Heights

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:30:48 GMT

There is an accident on the eastbound side of Route 78 east of exit 41 in Berkeley Heights Township, according to 511nj.org . The right lane is closed and there is a 5-10 minute delay.

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Dog of the Week Help Bea Find Her Forever Home

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:16:41 GMT

Bea is a 9 month old female Shepherd mix. She was rescued from a high kill shelter in Southern Georgia.

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Speeding driver in Berkeley Heights had outstanding warrant

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:12:36 GMT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - A motor vehicle stop for speeding led to charges against a Watchung resident for an open warrant last week. According to police, at 9:43 p.m. on Feb. 9, Patrolman Ed Gaffney was conducting traffic enforcement on Plainfield Avenue and saw a vehicle speeding along the road.

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Snow cold temperatures make Feb. 17 2015 a day to forget

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:55:05 GMT

It may look warm out, but the temperature is still below 20 degrees in Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights. The only one who looked like he loved the snow today was a huge, fluffy Australian Labradoodle playing in the snow with his owner in Summit.

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Snow prompts school closings delayed openings

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:40:22 GMT

Those schools which are not on winter break or closed for an extended Presidents Day weekend have changed schedules today. Berkeley Heights Public Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 17, "due to the snow and expected poor road conditions."

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Dont park on the streets in Berkeley Heights New Providence

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:15:38 GMT

Another two inches of snow has fallen in the Berkeley Heights area today, with between three and six inches expected before the snow finished tonight. (Barbara Rybolt NEW PROVIDENCE - Both the borough and Berkeley Heights Police departments have sent notices asking residents to remove their cars from the street so plows can get through.

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New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra to hold open house rehearsals in New Providence

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:02:31 GMT

Musicians of all ages play side-by-side in NJIO. Musicians are invited to play with New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra on March 5 or 12. The public is always welcome to join one or all of our orchestras during the open house rehearsals.

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Wharton Music Centers 2015 Gala features violinist Yevgeny Kutik

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:19:18 GMT

Wharton Music Center celebrates its 2015 Playathon Music Fest Gala and Concert on Saturday, March 7, at the New Jersey Youth Symphony located at 570 Central Ave. in New Providence. Guest artist is violinist Yevgeny Kutik.

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Summit Old Guard welcomes Dr. Joachim Messing on Feb. 10 in New Providence

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:09:40 GMT

Dr. Joachim Messing, director of the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University, will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its Tuesday, March 10, meeting in New Providence. Dr. Joachim Messing, director of the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University, will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its Tuesday, March 10, meeting in New Providence.

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POLL Wheres the Best Place to Go Sledding In Union County

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:27:01 GMT

Another bout of snow and sleet hit New Providence and Berkeley Heights this weekend, covering the county with inches of ice and snow. Looking to catch the last of the snow before it melts away? Five parks in Union County offer perfect conditions for a fun day of sledding, while three parks offer cross-country skiing opportunities.

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Residents of Union Somerset counties cope with cold and snow

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:58:51 GMT

Cold, ice, snow, freezing rain - its been a brutal winter, so far, but the bad weather doesnt seem to be slowing people down. On Friday, temperatures fell into the single digits, but the sun was out and, for a while, sitting in the sun was possible.

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HourByHour Fierce Winds Ice Snow to Wallop New Providence Berkeley Heights

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:02:40 GMT

New Providence and Berkeley Heights will face another bout of fierce winter weather this weekend, as a storm carrying more snow, ice, and rain travels to New Jersey and Pennsylvania, forecasters predict. The National Weather Service has issued two alerts, including a "Wind Chill Advisory," saying wind chill temperatures will drop to as low as 10 below Thursday night and Friday morning, and gusts will move up to 30 mph.

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New Providence Field renovation wins Municipal Project of the Year award

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:53:02 GMT

Celebrating the award earned for Hillview Field in New Providence are, from left, Union County Kids Recreation Trust Fund Grant Administrator Vicki Durbin-Drake, Borough Councilmen Robert Munoz, Robert Robinson, former Mayor J. Brooke Hern, Freeholder Vernel Wright, Borough Engineer Andrew Hipolit, President of the NJ Society of Municipal Engineers Al Yodakis, Borough Councilman James Madden and Borough Administrator Douglas Marvin. NEW PROVIDENCE - The New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers selected the New Providence Hillview Field Improvement Project as project of the year for 2014.

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Murray Hill Health and Racquet Club hosts Cardio for a Cause March 6

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:48:09 GMT

Murray Hill Health & Racquet Club in New Providence will be hosting Cardio for a Cause--a 90-minute cardio event to benefit the Elizabeth Coalition for the homeless in Union County on March 6. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature three different instructors leading participants in a grueling cardio workout. A DJ will provide the entertainment and refreshments will be served.

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Mayo Performing Arts Center topic of Summit Old Guard March 3 meeting

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:43:39 GMT

Ed Kirchdoerffer, General Manager of the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its Tuesday, March 3, meeting. Ed Kirchdoerffer, General Manager of the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its Tuesday, March 3, meeting.

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Lenten Services Bible Study Begins at Faith Lutheran Church

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:55:03 GMT

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence will begin the Lenten Season, a period of repentance and renewal, with three Eucharistic Services. A Spoken Eucharist with the optional Imposition of Ashes, will occur at 6:45 am and again at 12:15 pm.

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New Jersey Youth Symphony announces Bring a Buddy Week March 1519

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 06:01:49 GMT

The New Jersey Youth Symphony invites students in grades 3-11 to attend five days of rehearsals during its annual Bring A Buddy Week March 15-19 at 570 Central Ave. in New Providence. Students are encouraged to bring their instrument and sit in on the first half of a rehearsal with the ensemble of their choice.

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Snow Piles Up In New Providence Freezing Temperatures Continue to Sink

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:34:42 GMT

If its not the ever-growing piles of snow, its the unbearable temperatures. And recently its been a relentless combination of both.

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Snow cold temperatures make Feb. 17 2015 a day to forget

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:30:05 GMT

It may look warm out, but the temperature is still below 20 degrees in Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights. The only one who looked like he loved the snow today was a huge, fluffy Australian Labradoodle playing in the snow with his owner in Summit.

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Thomas Edison topic of Summit Old Guard Meeting on Feb. 24

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:19:42 GMT

Charley Hummel, historian and devotee of Thomas A. Edison, will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its Tuesday, Feb. 24 meeting. Charley Hummel, historian and devotee of Thomas A. Edison, will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its Tuesday, Feb. 24 meeting.

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HourByHour Arctic Winds Bring Snow Biggest Chill In 11 Years to New Providence Berkeley Heights

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 23:31:10 GMT

New Providence and Berkeley Heights residents will experience the worst cold in 11 years this weekend, as an "impactful storm" blows snow and strong wind gusts that could cause power outages across the state. Temperatures will drop below zero around the state with wind chill values dropping to 10 below on Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning.

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Wharton Music Center in Berkeley Heights hosts vocal competition Feb. 22

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:48:46 GMT

Wharton Music Center will host the second annual Nancy M. Wright Memorial Scholarship Vocal Competition on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. at 60 Locust Ave. in Berkeley Heights. The competition, for singers age 9-18, showcases the vocal talent in the north-central New Jersey region.

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