Sunday, March 11, 2012
From the St. Patrick's Day parade to budget approvals and state-championship clashes, it was a busy week around the county.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The weekend was dominated by Saturday's Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade, where thousands of revelers gathered for the "wearin' of the green". Elsewhere around the county, news included the approval of the Clark municipal budget, the Summit High hockey team claiming the school's first state championship. Read more newsworthy reports below: BERKELEY HEIGHTS/NEW PROVIDENCE It's a merger! We've combined the New Providence and Berkeley Heights Patches to created an even more robust online experience for readers and advertisers across the entire community. The New Providence-Berkeley Heights Patch reflects our tracking of local news, business and feedback from the three bordering towns in our coverage area. Yes, that means you too …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Patch's weekly wrap-up of news from around the county captures what your friends and neighbors are talking about.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS/MOUNTAINSIDE On a routine patrol through the Watchung Reservation on Thursday, at 5:30 p.m., a Union County police officer spotted an empty alarm-company truck parked near Surprise Lake in the Watchung Reservation. The truck was open, with the driver's personal belongings in full view. Almost three hours later, when the driver had not returned, three officers and the Canine Unit of the Union County Sheriff's department began a search for the driver, who emerged from the woods at 9:30 p.m. stating that he had gone for a walk and got lost in the dark. False alarm. Officer Ed Ammerlaan, an 18-year veteran with the Berkeley Heights Police Department, was officially promoted to the rank of Sergeant at the Berkeley Heights …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Elections, Veterans Day, big sports wins dominate the story in towns across Union County
Berkeley Heights Jeanne Kingsley, a 15-year resident of the town with a long list of experience working in finance, and incumbent Robert "Bob" Woodruff, former mayor of Berkeley Heights, were both elected Tuesday to fill the two open seats on the Berkeley Heights Township Council, defeating Democrats Stephen Yellin and Jamie Divine Cadavid. Kingsley finished with 1,494 votes, while Woodruff garnered 1,459 votes. Yellin received 819 and Divine Cadavid 569 votes. Woodruff said during his tenure as Mayor and in his current Council position, he has worked productively for the Township’s citizens and feels that his vast experience is important at this time. “These difficult times require steady stewardship from those entrusted with governance…