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Public Can Learn About and Give Opinion on Quarry Redevelopment Plans at Two Upcoming Sessions

April 23, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Two public information and input sessions regarding the redevelopment of the largest undeveloped property in the township - the 180-acre former Millington Quarry - are scheduled for May 15 and May 24 in the main meeting room at town hall.

The sessions won't be formal hearings, but will be an opportunity for residents to get a closer look at redevelopment ...

Special Meeting to Consider Mosque Lawsuit Settlement Canceled; to be Rescheduled

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A special Friday afternoon meeting at which the Bernards Township Committee was to consider and possibly approve a legal settlement in federal cases involving a proposal to build a mosque in Liberty Corner village was canceled, the township announced on Friday. 

The meeting is due to be rescheduled, according to a notice from the township clerk's office sent ...

Possible Settlement of Mosque Case on Agenda for Special Bernards Twp. Committee Session

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township Mayor Carolyn Gaziano said she is "optimistic" that this Friday the Township Committee might approve a settlement agreement with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, as well as federal officials, in lawsuits alleging the township's rejection of plans for a mosque in Liberty Corner was based on religious discrimination.

The ...

Bernards Township Will Support New Veterans' Housing at Lyons VA

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee on Tuesday night pledged support for a proposal to build another 50 units of housing to serve homeless veterans on the Lyons campus of the Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System off Valley Road.

The new housing would be near the first 62 apartments at the VA facility, which had opened in 2013 as the nation's ...

Bernards Library Closed For 3-Day Weekend; Town Hall and Schools Closed on Friday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township municipal offices, and also the township school system, will be closed on Friday, April 14, for the Good Friday holiday.

Both are due to reopen on Monday, April 17. The Board of Education has a meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on that night at the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School, 268 S. Finley Ave. in Basking Ridge.

Bernards Township ...

Request to Serve Alcohol at Fellowship Village One of Items on Tuesday's Bernards Twp. Committee Agenda

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee is scheduled to hold its first meeting for the month on Tuesday, April 11, and a number of requests are on the agenda, including a letter asking for permission to serve alcohol at a future "lounge" planned at Fellowship Village Senior Living.

The agenda is already posted online for the scheduled meeting at 8 p.m. on ...

Full Slate of Republican and Democratic Candidates File for Bernards Twp. Committee Seats

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - It looks as if there will be no contest in this June's primary election for Republicans and Democratic candidates for two available spots on the Bernards Township Committee - but for the first time in years, there likely will be a full slate of candidates from both parties in the general election in November.

The four candidates who filed with the Bernards ...

Bernards Twp. Tax Bills Will Rise Average of $24 if Municipal Budget is Adopted on May 9

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The proposed 2017 budget introduced last week by the Bernards Township Committee - two weeks later than expected due to a March snowstorm - will be up for a public hearing and possible adoption at the May 9 Township Committee.

The public hearing date was pushed back from the originally set date of April 11 following the cancellation of the March 14 ...

Bernards School Board and Township Committee Due to Meet This Week

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee will play catch-up this week addressing the issues - including introduction of a municipal budget for 2017 - that weren't discussed when the last meeting of the governing body was called off due to a springtime snowstorm on March 14. This week's meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28.

Board of Education scheduled to meet on ...

Monthlong Bernards Twp. Art Show Kicks Off with Mayor's Art Awards

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Saturday morning's reception for the 6th annual Bernards Township Community Art Show, to remain in place through April 23 at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, included the announcement of the Mayor's Arts Awards for 2017.

Art show open daily

The non-juried art show features multiple pieces from 14 township artists ages 16 and up, and ...

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Bernards Twp. Committee Democratic Candidates to Hold "Campaign Kickoff" on Sat.

April 17, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Sally Dunlap Booth and Joan Bannan Harris, Democratic candidates for Bernards Township Committee, are scheduled to hold their campaign kickoff on Saturday, April 22. The free event takes place at 9:30 am at the Allen Street Gazebo, located on the corner of Allen Street and North Finley Avenue in downtown Basking Ridge.

Several Democratic candidates for state and county ...