The Berkeley Heights Police Department and DPW Director are continuing the Township's “Light Up Berkeley Heights” initiative launched in 2021 to repair damaged or burned-out streetlights.
Berkeley Heights Police Officers on patrol will record lights they note are out, then report them at the end of their shift. The Township will then report them to JCP&L for repair or replacement.
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 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.