Rutgers Leaders to Join Governor-Elect Murphy’s Transition2018 Team

November 22, 2017

More than 20 leaders at Rutgers University, including Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Deba Dutta, will join Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy’s Transition2018 committees to undertake policy analysis and recommendations on a host of state issues and new initiatives as the new gubernatorial administration prepares to take office.

The committees, comprised of policy experts ...

Somerville Approves Free Downtown Parking During Holiday Season

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As expected, the Borough Council last night continued its longstanding holiday tradition of waiving parking fees between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to help boost retail traffic in the downtown area.

The resolution, which passed unanimously, waives parking fees in Lots 1, 2, 4 and 6. A pre-existing holiday and weekend parking ordinance was amended to include Lot 4 ...

Happy Holidays: Mayor Says Free Parking in Somerville Lots Likely

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - With Black Friday looming less than two weeks away, downtown Somerville merchants are hoping to give shoppers an early Christmas present while helping to increase their business with free parking.

The Borough Council will likely pass a resolution at its meeting next Monday night to shut down metered parking in borough-owned parking lots during the holiday season, ...

Republican Victors Commend 'Tough' Democratic Opponents As All Candidates Comment After Tight Township Committee Race

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - It's no surprise that the Republican candidates - longtime incumbent John Carpenter, a former mayor, and Jim Baldassare, who has deep roots in the community - won election to the all-Republican Township Committee last week. But this time, it wasn't a shoo-in.

Unofficial vote totals on Nov. 7 were 4,426 for Baldassare and 4,208 for Carpenter. Their opponents ...

School Officials Watching Discussions on Quarry Redevelopment [Updated: Nov. 13 Meeting Postponed]

BERNARDS TWP. - Bernards Board of Education members – wary of the impact on school enrollment -- are watching discussions about a plan to develop the defunct Millington Quarry.

A Township Committee meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, had been to address the public's comments regarding a draft of a concept plan to redevelop the quarry.

GOP wins Bernards Township Committee seats in tight vote


BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Republicans narrowly fought off a spirited Democratic challenge Tuesday to capture the two three-year seats up for grabs on the five-member Bernards Township Committee. The four candidates were separated by a span of just more than 100 votes.

Republicans James Baldassare Jr. and incumbent John Carpenter defeated Democratic candidates Sally ...

‘Field Of Honor’ Dedicated Sunday by Local, County and State Politicians

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Heavy mist and cool temperatures didn’t discourage local and state politicians, members of VFW Post 7858, Girl Scouts and residents from gathering in front of the Municipal Building Sunday, Nov. 5, to dedicate the “Field Of Honor.”

More than 100 American Flags, each one “adopted”  by area residents and businesses to honor a veteran, ...

NJDOT Presents Somerville with Complete Streets Excellence Award

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has been recognized by the state Department of Transportation Complete Streets program for its long range planning program that incorporates enhanced opportunities for pedestrians and bicyclists while promoting safety.

The Complete Streets Excellence Awards were presented to Somerville and other municipalities at Rutgers University Oct. 24 by the NJDOT and the ...

Field of Honor Dedication Is Noon, Sunday


BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The lawn of the Bernards Township Municipal Building will once again become the “Field Of Honor,” when a display of more than 100 American Flags is dedicated Sunday.

The display will recognize and show honor to the Veterans who have dedicated themselves to the protection of the country’s freedom.

The flags will be on display through ...

Q & A: Bernards Twp. Committee Candidate: John Carpenter

Editor's Note: TAPinto Basking Ridge asked each of the four candidates for Bernards Township Committee to answer the following questions. The following responses are from John Carpenter, one of two Republicans seeking election. Responses from each of the four candidates competing for two three-year committee seats will be posted over the next few days. 

1) How ...

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RideWise releases Somerville Street Smart Report

November 18, 2017

The rate of drivers stopping for pedestrians in Somerville crosswalks increased 23 percent according to before and after surveys conducted by RideWise as part of the Borough’s Street Smart pedestrian safety campaign. This is according to a report released this week by RideWise.

The Borough of Somerville is the second municipality in Somerset County to partner with RideWise on a ...