The Mayor’s Office along with the Berkeley Heights Police Department and DPW Director have taken on a new initiative called “Light Up Berkeley Heights” to repair damaged or burned-out streetlights.
Mayor Devanney said, “This idea developed when our DPW Director, Joe Graziano, took it upon himself to call in outed fixtures into JCP&L that he noticed were out. Working with Police Chief Massimino, we then expanded these efforts by asking the night patrol while out in our neighborhoods to continually compile a list of light outages during their regular patrol. Public safety is a high priority and operable street lighting is a major component for both the Department of Public Works and the Police Department.”
Residents can also log onto or call JCP&L themselves at this link, and/or call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877). Alternatively, residents can contact the Township at (908) 464-2700 x 2167 with the exact location and serial number of the pole which can be found directly on the wood portion of the streetlight pole starting with the letter “BHT.” The program is only for existing light fixtures.
"We have a great team at Town Hall, and they are always looking for ways to provide value and service to our residents. Joe has been stopped at our local grocery store with kind wishes of appreciation for his efforts on this ‘Light Up BH’ initiative. I am pleased to expand on his original concept with the help of our staff. Kudos to the Chief and Director,” said Devanney.