March 13 Intro for Bernards Municipal Budget Focusing on Projects Put Off for Years

February 20, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The 2018 municipal budget outlined last week at the Township Committee meeting, which would keep the municipal tax rate almost flat even while spending more money for roads and other municipal projects put off in recent years, is due to be introduced on March 13.

"This is the first budget that transfers focus from open space to infrastructure...focus(ing) on projects ...

Price Tag is $1.5M for Property to Build Somerville Emergency Services Complex

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council will introduce an ordinance at its meeting Tuesday night  to appropriate $1.5 million to purchase a 1.77-acre tract at the corner of Gaston Avenue and E. Cliff Street to build an emergency services complex.

The ordinance authorizes the borough to issue $1,425,000 in bonds to finance the project. State law requires any municipality to provide 5 percent ...

Rutgers to Host Exhibit of Sen. Frank Lautenberg Papers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey’s longest-serving U.S. senator, left an outsize imprint on state politics and national policy by the time he died while in office, in 2013.

His papers, now curated and maintained by the Rutgers University Libraries, encompass 2,250 boxes of hats, buttons, campaign stickers, vinyl records, paper documents and other artifacts that, laid end ...

Bernards Objects to Far Hills' Douglas Road Housing Plan, Requests Meeting

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township officials have formally objected to a proposal by Far Hills Borough to build state-ordered affordable housing as part of a 91-unit housing complex at the Bernards border at the corner of Douglas and Liberty Corner roads, according to a release from Bernards Township.

The Bernards Township Committee is sending a ...

State Business Leader Comes to Somerville to Discuss Economic Blueprint

SOMERVILLE,  NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host Michele Siekerka, president of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association at a luncheon Friday, Feb. 23 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. where she will discuss the  NJBIA blueprint to make New Jersey more affordable and competitive and her expectations ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Somerville: Cobalt Apartments to Receive Land Development and Planning Award

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county Planning Board will honor six local projects, including the Cobalt Apartments on Veterans Memorial Drive at the 35th annual Land Development and Planning Awards at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Freeholder Meeting Room, located on the third floor of the county Administration Building at 20 Grove St.

Free ...

Tuesday Agenda: Unveiling of Bernards Budget That Raises Funding for Road Work Even As Open Space Tax Ends

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A preliminary look at a 2018 municipal budget that would increase spending for local infrastructure, primarily road improvement projects, is one of the foremost items on Tuesday's Township Committee agenda.

The 2018 budget preview posted on the township website would keep the municipal tax rate for this year almost flat. If approved by the Township Committee as is later ...

Bernards Residents Invited to Sign Up to Exhibit in 7th Annual Community Art Show

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards residents age 16 or older are invited to register by February 28 for the seventh annual Community Art Show -- Inspired by Nature. Artwork submitted to the nonjuried show will later be exhibited at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge.

The exhibit is scheduled to run from March 17 through April 22 at the EEC, 190 Lord Stirling ...

Rep. Leonard Lance Fields Questions on Russian Sanctions, Electoral College, DACA Reform in 46th Town Hall in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - While Bridgewater Township police were standing by outside the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School to monitor potential protestors, Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7, held his 46th town hall meeting Saturday, fielding questions from constituents about his thoughts on such subjects as the relevance of the electoral college, sanctions on Russia, and immigration ...

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Tax Exemption for Honorably Discharged Veterans: A Tax Tip from Warren Township

February 11, 2018

Many veterans qualify for an additional exemption of $3,000 on their New Jersey Income Tax for income earned in 2017 and beyond. This exemption does not apply to income earned in 2016 or earlier. 

If you are a military veteran, you are eligible for this exemption if you were honorably discharged. Recently discharged veterans become eligible in the tax year they were released under ...