Memorial Day Closings: Bernards Municipal Offices, Library, Schools

May 26, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township municipal offices and the Bernards Township Library are scheduled to close on Monday, May 29, in honor of the Memorial Day holiday.

The Bernards Township school system gave students two days off, on Friday, May 26, as well as on Monday. Friday was scheduled as an in-service day for school staff members.

The library will continue its ...

Memorial Day Poppy Donations Go For a Good Cause

SOMERSET HILLS - Veterans from VFW Post 7858 have been selling fundraising poppies in shopping areas throughout the Somerset Hills as Memorial Day approaches.

Here are some shots of veterans at locations in Bernards Township and Bernardsville, as well as information on the meaning of the poppies -- and how donations end up helping veterans and those serving in the U.S. armed ...

Mosque Settlement Approved; No Details Released Yet

BERNARDS TWP., - Legal settlement agreements with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and the federal Department of Justice were approved by separate resolutions of the Bernards Planning Board and Township Committee on Tuesday night. The public and press are still awaiting details, as per the agreement.

Mayor Carolyn Gaziano said copies of the settlement will be made available to the ...

Bernards Planning Board Chairman, Two Other Members, Resign from Board

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township planning department confirmed last week that township Planning Board Chairman Jeffrey Plaza has resigned from the board, effective May 18. Two other board members, Paula Axt and Leon Harris, also resigned, township officials said.

Plaza had just been reappointed as board chairman at the beginning of 2017. Plaza's term was due to run ...

Charter Day Celebrated With Friends & Fun - and a Chance to Sign the Charter [Updated with more photos]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Despite overcast skies, the 23rd annual Charter Day celebration brought out area residents knowing they could count on fun, tempting food, friends and live music. But this year, they also had a chance to view, and "sign" giant recreations of the charter signed by King George II that created the "Township of Bernardston" in 1760.

On Saturday, local ...

Meetings This Week: BOE To Announce 2017 Teachers of Year; Special Mosque Legal Meeting on Tuesday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the items on the agenda for Monday's Board of Education meeting is the presentation and announcement of the 2017 Teachers of the Year, with one educator traditionally chosen from each of the district's six school buildings.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 22, in the auditorium at the William Annin Middle School.

Public ...

Bernards Twp. Committee & Planning Board to Meet Again for Mosque Settlement Discussion on Tuesday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Another joint meeting of the Bernards Township Committee and the Bernards Planning Board has been scheduled to discuss lawsuits filed after the township Planning Board's rejection of plans for a mosque in Liberty Corner. The meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, May 23, less than two weeks after the same township officials failed to reach an agreement on whether ...

Bernards Twp.'s Charter Day Celebration is Saturday, May 20

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Charter Day, which will celebrate the 257th anniversary of the founding of the Township of Bernardston, is scheduled to be held with an all-day street fair with foods, rides and live music on next Saturday, May 20, with some new historic events from The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills.

This will be the 23rd year that the Bernards ...

Basking Ridge Firm Among 12 Businesses Nationwide to Receive Federal Homeland Security Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $9.7 million to 12 small businesses for 13 Phase II contracts through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. A Basking Ridge firm, Card Smart Technologies, was among those selected for the awards.

Each Phase II award contract received approximately $750,000 ...

Bernards Twp. Declines to Reach Settlement on Mosque Case at This Time; Crowd Voices Opinions to Officials [Update]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Wednesday's closed-session discussion on a possible settlement with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and the federal Department of Justice regarding the siting of a mosque in Liberty Corner Village led to an announcement that township officials were unable to reach an agreement, at least as of this time.

The Bernards Township Committee and township ...

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Bernards Township Democratic Committee rallies at Charter Day

May 24, 2017

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, New Jersey, May 20, 2017 – The Bernards Township Democratic Committee (BTDC) was proud to participate in the town’s annual Charter Day festivities. The community met the BTDC with an overwhelming show of support after an absence in recent years. Charter Day attendees had the opportunity to meet several members of the committee including Chair Nancy D’Andrea ...