Berkeley Heights

A Graduate’s Resilience Carries Her Through To The Next Chapter Of Her Life

Union County College Graduate Erika Vaughn (center) poses for a photo with Union County College Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel and Union County College Trustee Frank Bolden. All three are residents of Berkeley Heights. (Photo courtesy of Union County College)

CRANFORD – Erika Vaughn, of Berkeley Heights, is a bright and ambitious young woman who loves to learn. A recent graduate of Union County College with her Associate in Arts degree in early childhood education, she will be continuing her…

Wharton Music Center Launches A Vinyl Listening Lab


BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Wharton Music Center (WMC) has added a listening lab and extensive vinyl LP (long playing record) collection to its audio recording studio for listeners of all ages. With over 5,000 records of classical music, opera, rock, Broadway shows, and popular music, the listening lab is free and open to the public.

Berkeley Heights Resident Wins Spirit Award At Saint Peter’s Prep


JERSEY CITY – Spirit Awards, the highest non-academic honor a student at Saint Peter’s Prep can receive, were presented to six seniors following the Thanksgiving Interfaith Prayer Service, continuing a 33-year Prep tradition of recognizing the unsung heroes of the school community.

One year of senseless silence on gun violence

Voice of the People by James J. Devine

One year ago today, we lost 26 fellow Americans to gun violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We lost 20 of our youngest students, and six dedicated school workers. To mark the anniversary of that tragedy with…

Union County Libraries Team Up For Holiday Food Drive


UNION COUNTY — Libraries are inviting their patrons to help check out hunger this holiday season with donations to a food drive. From Nov. 25 – Dec. 16, Union County Public Libraries will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the New Jersey Community Food Bank and other local food pantries.

Lark Quartet To Perform At Wharton Music Center Dec. 7


BERKELEY HEIGHTS — Wharton Music Center presents the Lark Quartet featuring pianist Lenore Davis on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8:00 p.m. at its performance hall located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. The concert is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased by calling 908 790-0700 or at the door for $25 adults and $20 students 16 and under and seniors.

Expert On Urban Flora To Speak At Trailside Museum & Science Center

Marielle Anzelone, an expert on urban flora and the founder of NYC Wildflower week, will give a talk on “Native Flora in the Urban Landscape” at Union County’s Trailside Nature & Science Center on Saturday, November 16 at 11:00 a.m. Admission is $2.00. For more information contact the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, 908- 654-9854 or visit (photo credit: Marielle Anzelone)

MOUNTAINSIDE — Marielle Anzelone, a contributing writer to the New York Times and the founder of New York City Wildflower week, will give a talk on “Native Flora in the Urban Landscape” at Union County’s Trailside Nature & Science Center, 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. Admission is $2.