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Despite Neighbor Opposition, Bernards Committee Votes 3-2 to Approve Multifamily Zoning on Mountain View Blvd.

September 12, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Despite opposition from neighbors and "no" votes cast by two members of the governing body, the creation of a new multifamily housing zone that can accommodate up to 280 new housing units was approved by a 3-2 vote of the Township Committee on Tuesday night.

The vote came after several neighbors of SJP Properties' proposed development on 70 ...

Creation of New Multifamily Zone on Tuesday Agenda for Bernards Committee

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee settled an affordable housing lawsuit and agreed to rezone for multifamily housing off Mountain View Boulevard at its last meeting, and this Tuesday is set to give the final approval to the new zone, which would allow construction of up to 280 residential units at that location.

If the project is built--after ...

'Unique' Business Networking Event Scheduled Next Week at USGA Museum

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The United States Golf Association (USGA) in the Far Hills section of Bernards Township will be the location on Sept. 13 of one of the Somerset County Business Partnership's most well attended and effective business networking events, to be hosted in partnership with the Basking Ridge Business Alliance.

The event will provide an opportunity for both ...

Tuesday: Bernards Committee Set to Approve Agreement with Mountainview Developer, State Housing Group

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This Tuesday, the Bernards Township Committee is set to approve two agreements designed to meet the township's state-ordered affordable housing obligation through 2025, including support for a proposal to construct 62 state-required affordable housing units among 280 apartments and townhouses at the far end of Mountainview Boulevard.

The proposed housing ...

Basking Ridge Business Gives Back to Jersey Cares Backpack Drive 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Each year, thousands of New Jersey children attend their first day of school without basic educational tools such as backpacks, notebooks and calculators. These under-resourced children struggle to succeed academically.

Direct Sales Recruiting, LLC, headquartered in Basking Ridge, recently partnered with Jersey Cares to contribute and volunteer with its Backpack School ...

Somerset County Freeholder Director Scaglione to Meet with Business Leaders


SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione at a luncheon Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 where he will speak about business attraction and retnetion initiatives with business leaders.


The luncheon meeting will take place at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 ...

Q & A with Owner of Jackson Education, the New Tutoring Firm on South Finley Avenue

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Jackson Education is having a soft summer opening this month. TAPinto Basking Ridge sat down with the owner, Walker Jackson, to find out more about his business.

What made you decide to open a location here?

Walker: I guess my first thought is “why not?” Every time I drive into town I am taken by how beautiful it is, how nice its people are, and how much ...

Tuesday Presentation & Public Comment On Proposals for Up to Total 466 Housing Units With 124 Affordable Units [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee agenda includes presentations by two developers seeking to build housing at two locations with a combined maximum of 466 housing units, with each to set aside 62 units for low to moderate-income housing. 

Earlier this week, a release said that public comment would be taken on the proposals during the ...

More State Aid Will Expedite Capital Projects in Bernards Township Schools

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Work on Bernards Township school facilities will be accelerated, thanks to increased state aid.

Board President Robin McKeon said the district will receive an additional $433,753 for the 2018-19 school year, an increase in the estimated state aid figure that was included in the school budget passed in April.

The money will be put toward capital projects, she ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, ...


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