Bernards Officials Hear JCP&L Presentation on Handling Storms, Outages

June 17, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - JCP&L has improved both its communication with municipalities and customers, and also its response to outages, since Superstorm Sandy plunged the entire township into darkness in 2012 and left residents wondering what help, if any, was on the way from the power company, Bernards Township Mayor John Carpenter said after hearing a JCP&L presentation this past ...

2018 Roadwork Projects Continuing Next Week on Parkview, Beechwood, Other Roads

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Road construction that is part of the township's 2018 road Improvements program are scheduled to begin on Parkview Avenue and Franklin Drive on Monday, June 18, according to an announcement from Bernards Township. Crews will be working on storm sewer repairs.

Similar work on Brook Ridge Drive is not scheduled to take place until the week ...

Longtime Bernards Administrator Begins Retirement, Leaves Mark on Township

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bruce McArthur, who worked in Bernards Township's town hall for more than 30 years before retiring as Township Administrator as of this month, said he has done "lots of things" that he's proud of while working for Bernards Township for more than 30 years.

McArthur _ who said he inherited his father's "allergy to debt" _ said last ...

Valley Road Bridge Project to be Addressed in June 7 Forum in Bernards Township

BERNARDS TWP., - The Valley Road Bridge is 90 years old, and safety enhancements are coming.

The first of three Public Information Centers for the Valley Road bridge project is set for Thursday, June 7, at the Bernards Township municipal building.

Morris and Somerset counties, in coordination with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and New Jersey Department of ...

Primary Vote Results: No Surprises in Local Races; Lance, Hugin, McCormick, Malinowski Supported for US Races

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Unsurprisingly, the uncontested candidates for Bernards Township Committee and Somerset County Freeholders all won their party's support on a local level in Tuesday's primary election.

The real race for those positions will be in November. At that time, in the race for two spots on the Township Committee, Republicans John Surano and Joseph Esposito will face ...

No Competition in Local Races For Township Committee in Tuesday's June Primary Election

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ There will be a race in this year's campaign for two seats available on the Bernards Township Committee - but not in next Tuesday's primary election. The candidates who are unopposed in seeking their party's nomination for two spots on November's ballot aren't facing their competition until fall's general election. 

The ...

Charter Day Committee to Consider Setting Rain Date for 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Charter Day may happen only once a year _ the third Saturday in May _ but the planning for the giant event begins as soon as the previous year's street celebration has passed. This year, after the cancellation of Charter Date 2018 due to heavy rains, the Charter Day Committee will have a new topic to consider: possibly setting a rain date for future years.

The ...

Bernards Pool Opens Memorial Day Weekend; Library, Town Offices and Schools Closed

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Still not convinced that summer has arrived? Well, ready or not, the Bernards Township municipal pool opens on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, when members and their guests will be able to decide if they are just going to look or leap.

Pleasant Valley Pool, located at Pleasant Valley Park, is scheduled to be open on Memorial Day weekend, on Saturday, Sunday and ...

Rain Cancels Charter Day, No Plans to Reschedule

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ For what may be the first time in the 24 years it has been celebrated, Charter Day has been canceled on Saturday due to steady rain. There are no plans to reschedule the popular event to celebrate the 258th founding of Bernards Township.

"It is the first time it has ever been completely canceled and it will not be rescheduled," Jennifer Gander, director ...

Charter Day is CANCELED due to rain [UPDATE]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ [UPDATE] Charter Day, the biggest community event of each year, has been canceled due to heavy rains. Further updates will be made as received.

A notification from the township states, "Unfortunately due to the steady rain continuing throughout the day, Charter Day has been canceled."

This year is the celebration of the 258th anniversary of King ...

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