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Bernards Committee Candidates to be Presented at Forum at Ridge HS Next Week

October 15, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This November's candidates for Bernards Township are scheduled to appear at a candidates' forum to be presented by the League of Women Voters and Ridge students on Oct. 24 at Ridge High School.

The League of Women Voters of Somerset County, together with the Ridge High School Empowerment for Political Participation (REPP) and members of Ridge High ...

Canceled Bernards Committee Meeting, with Affordable Housing on Agenda, Rescheduled For Oct. 23

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Tuesday, Oct. 9 Bernards Township Committee meeting scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. was canceled due to lack of quorum of its members, the township clerk's office announced earlier in the day. The agenda included a proposed resolution and discussion on a plan outlining in detail the township's plan for meeting its most recent state-ordered Affordable Housing ...

PARCC Scores Report Coming Up at Monday Board of Education Meeting

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A presentation on the school district's PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test scores is scheduled for Monday's Board of Education meeting.

The agenda is posted online for the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School, 268 S. Finley Ave., Basking ...

Millington Quarry Withdraws Planning Board Application to Divide Property [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ In September, the 180-acre Millington Quarry filed an application asking the Bernards Planning Board to split the property into two subdivisions, with the larger tract, at 129.48 acres, to be preserved to be "reasonably" developed in the future.

But on Tuesday night -- when the application was on the Oct. 2 agenda for the Planning Board to consider ...

Ridge 12U and 11U Baseball Champs Honored by Bernards Committee

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Three Ridge Baseball Club teams under that won state championships last summer have each been recognized by the Bernards Township Committee for their "impressive accomplishment and their extraordinary commitment to teamwork and sportsmanship."

Resolutions outlining the players' achievements were handed out to the 12U team and two teams of ...

Bernards Hires First School Security Officer

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A retired Bernards Township police officer was hired by the Bernards Township Committee this week as the first special officer who will be assigned to handle security in township schools.

Former Bernards police officer Dan Snyder, who retired from the township force in the fall of 2015, was appointed to the newly created position on a ...

Lawmakers Question State Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC, Unpopular Among Many Parents [Information Added]

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify and answer ...

Ridge H.S. Student Government Stressing School Spirit in 2018-'19

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP,  NJ - School spirit will be the focus of the student government this year, student body president Maddie Athanasiou reported to the Bernards Township Board of Education on Monday, Sept. 17.

Athanasiou, this year’s student representative to the school board, said efforts of the student government led to a “huge” fan turnout at the first football game, a ...

Bernards Committee to Ask State To 'Confirm' Amount of Hotel Tax Refund; Commend Basking Ridge 12U & 11U Teams

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The check may be in the mail each year, but the Bernards Township Committee wants to verify that the amount that the state reimburses the municipality for hotel and motel taxes collected is actually correct.

The Township Committee has on its Tuesday agenda a proposal to endorse the statewide League of Municipality's resolution asking for more ...

Preparing for Future Emergencies In the Aftermath of Sandy and 9/11

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township officials have laid out a game plan for how residents can help prepare for a wide variety of future emergencies--including extreme weather, the spread of major illnesses, or manmade disasters--with some of the community's own experiences providing first-hand knowledge.

Earlier this month, township said at a presentation on preparedness, which is posted ...

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