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New Jersey Lottery Winners Attend Trump Inauguration

January 20, 2017

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of New Jersey residents attended the Presidential Inauguration of Donald J. Trump Friday thanks to a little bit of luck.

Several members of the New Jersey congressional delegation held lottery drawings on their websites through December, with winners notified Jan. 4.

Each winner received two standing room only tickets to view the inauguration on the National Mall, ...

Ciattarelli Announces Successful Throat Cancer Surgery, Scales Back Gubernatorial Campaign Temporarily

TRENTON, NJ - State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, announced yesterday that he had undergone successful surgery for throat cancer in November, and will be curtailing his campaign schedule temporarily.

Gearing up for a primary campaign against several other Republicans who want to run for New Jersey, Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough ...

Basking Ridge Business Alliance Begins 2017 by Voting in Officers for Year

BASKING RIDGE, NJ-  More than 20 local business owners and members of the Basking Ridge Business Alliance gathered for the group's first meeting of 2017 at the Bernards Township Community Center, and voted in the leadership for 2017, including Bill Youngblood as president and Joan Triano as vice-president for the year. 

Also in attendance was Bernards Township resident ...

Two School Board Members Sworn into New Terms; Mike Byrne to Be Sworn In Later [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Two of three board members re-elected to full three-year terms on the Board of Education were sworn in on Jan. 3 at the board's reorganization meeting. Board member Michael Byrne, who was also re-elected in November, was not at the meeting.

However, Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian said Byrne will be sworn into his new term either at the next school board ...

2017 Bernards Township Mayor Carolyn Gaziano's First Speech of Year

Editor's note: Inaugural address for 2017 by Mayor Carolyn Gaziano, appointed to serve as Bernards Township mayor on Tuesday night's Township Committee reorganization meeting:

I would like to thank all of you for your presence here tonight. Thank you to Congressman Leonard Lance, Senator Tom Kean, Jr., Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, ...

New Township Mayor Gaziano Vows to Continue Fiscal Conservatism; and 'Not Allow Establishments or Developers to Bully Us'

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Carolyn Gaziano, who has served on the Township Committee since 2010, was on Tuesday night selected to serve as township mayor for 2017. Gaziano said in her initial speech as mayor that, "first and foremost, we will continue the conservative fiscal policies of controlled spending, pay as you go, avoidance of debt, and maintaining low municipal taxes."

The new ...

2016 Mayor Bianchi's Final Speech and Wrap Up of Year

Editor's Note: Below is the written transcript of 2016 Bernards Township Mayor Carol Bianchi's final speech as outgoing mayor. Bianchi also thanked U.S., state and county officials who attended Bernards Township's reorganization meeting on Jan. 3, 2017. Bianchi, re-elected to another term on the Township Committee in November, was also sworn into office on Tuesday night.

Good ...

Bernards School Board Incumbents to be Sworn in At Reorganization Next Week

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Three incumbent board members will be sworn into new three-year terms at the township Board of Education meeting scheduled for next week. Board member Michael Byrne, the longest-serving township board member, will be sworn in along with Karen Gray and Rhonda Dunten, who will be sworn into their first full terms on the school board.

The board's reorganization meeting is ...

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