Government

February 16, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township Mayor Carol Bianchi, a member of the Bernards Township Committee since August 2013, announced this week she will not seek election to a third term in this year's campaign. "I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve the residents for ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards municipal offices, the Bernards Township Library, and township schools are all closed on Monday, Feb. 18, to recognize Presidents Day. However, township schools _ which were scheduled in this year's school calendar to be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for the second day ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township Engineer Tom Timko is scheduled to return before the Bernards Township Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 12, with a refinement of plans on a tentative proposal for "traffic calming" methods at the intersection of Canterbury Way and Minebrook Road, which also leads to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ — The appointed members of four new township task forces will begin meeting and get started before any further members are named, Mayor Carol Bianch said this week. The advisory groups include citizens and township professionals. A total of 13 members were named to the various ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township residents are invited to join the Friends of the Bernards Township Library as volunteers to assist with their administrative work and to help with the activities that the organization participates in or sponsors throughout the year. The Executive Board of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This year has been a busy one for refurbishing local roads and infrastructure in Bernards Township, with the refurbishment of four pedestrian bridges on the township's to-do list. The bridge on Lyons Road opened about a week ago, and the other three bridges are either in the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ It seemed like a solution that could work: Verizon Corp. reopened a chained-off parking area across North Maple Avenue, provided a few amenities, and encouraged Uber, Lyft and other cars-for-hire to wait there instead of Brentwood Court and North Maple Avenue, where they ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ [Updated from Jan. 28 article] A fourth mayorally-appointed task force, a quarry advisory group, was approved by a 4-1 vote of the Bernards Township Committee on Tuesday night, with the same vote count going for Mayor Carol Bianchi's initial appointments of residents to three ...

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iBERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Near the start of Tuesday's upcoming Bernards Township Committee, the township engineer is due to present ideas for improving the safety of the Canterbury Way-Minebrook intersection, a topic that neighbors who have witnessed accidents there _ or have been involved themselves _ ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ An idea that has been kicked around for a while _ and requested by some members of the public _ was approved by the Bernards Township Committee last week, when a majority of members agreed to add a second public comment section to meeting agendas. The public comment ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ For 10 months, since Verizon gated a lot on the other side of North Maple Avenue where Uber, Lyft and other drivers waited for calls to transport the corporation's employees, the vehicles-for-hire apparently moved their waiting area to nearby Brentwood Court and part of North ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township officials have said they are preparing for a Saturday-into-Sunday wild weather ride that has forecasters predicting a 100 percent chance of -- they're not sure what, but alternating freezing rain, sleet, snow, and a mix of snow and sleet, are some of the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Offices at town hall, the Bernards Township Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, to recognize the federal holiday honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.  Bernards Township Schools will have an abbreviated day, with the original day off changed to a make-up ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs. The flagship District Office will be ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Conceptual details on an $8.5 million replacement bridge for a crumbling 1931 structure on Valley Road that crsses over the Passaic River and links Bernards and Long Hill townships were presented at Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, with a key part of the proposal ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Tuesday night's agenda for the upcoming Bernards Township Committee meeting includes consideration of a report from a licensed site remediation professional proclaiming that the environmental cleanup of the Millington Quarry -- where neighbors and officials have long ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Residents will have an opportunity to learn about a proposal to improve the Valley Road bridge between Bernards Township and neighboring Long Hill Township in Morris County at an information display set up at the same night as the next scheduled Bernards Township Committee ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled another free rabies shot clinic for all dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to noon on this Saturday, Jan. 12. No appointment is necessary for the rabies vaccinations, which will be provided at the Bernards Township Public Works ...

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Editor's note: The following is the official summation of the end-of-year speech by last year's Bernards Township mayor, John Carpenter, prior to the selection of a new mayor, Township Committeewoman Carol Bianchi, at the Jan. 2 reorganization meeting of the Bernards Township Committee:  I’m ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP,  NJ -- More residents moved out of New Jersey than any other state in 2018, with 66.8 percent of New Jersey moves being outbound, according to United Van Lines’ 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year. The ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Township Committee has scheduled a special meeting for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, to discuss the intersection of Canterbury Lane and Minebrook Road, as well as parking on Brentwood Court. Action may be taken at the meeting. The agenda is posted online, to the extent ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - For the first time since 1982, two Democrats -- including Sara Sooy of Bernardsville -- were sworn in to the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the Jan. 4 reorganization meeting at the Somerville Historic Courthouse. Former Franklin Township Deputy Mayor ...

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Editor's note: Carol Bianchi, unanimously selected as 2019's mayor by the Bernards Township Committee, spoke to the audience at Wednesday night's township reorganization meeting. The following is the official transcript of her speech: Thank you to all of you for coming tonight. I want to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ An overflow crowd filled the meeting chambers for the Bernards Township Committee's reorganization meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 2, with the main order of business featuring the swearing in of two new members, Democrat Joan Bannon Harris and Republican Joseph Esposito, and the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ When the Bernards Township Committee reconvenes for its annual reorganization and swearing in ceremonies at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, two familiar faces who have long been part of the governing body will be notably absent. Township Committeeman John Malay, first sworn onto ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Did you miss any of the top news stories of 2018 in Basking Ridge? If you did, click on these links and scroll down memory lane with TAPinto Basking Ridge. More readers than ever before visited TAPinto Basking Ridge in 2018. Readership on the site increased by 25 percent, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township has posted the agenda for the Jan. 2, 2019 reorganization meeting, with a long list of appointments, including residents due to be appointed as volunteers to municipal boards and commissions. Two new Township Committee members, Republican Joe Esposito and ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ As at some companies, municipal offices and township schools will close early on Friday to get a jump on the Christmas and winter holiday, which this year also includes days off for both the township and school on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, as well as Dec. 25. All township ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township police department is seeking to hire a new officer to replace a member of the force who has resigned effective Dec. 18. The new police officer would replace Harrison Kirby, who resigned effective next week to join the Wayne police department in Passaic ...

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BERNARDS, NJ - The Bernards Township Committee on Tuesday night recognized former longtime township resident and member of the Bernards Township Republican Municipal (BTRMC) Committee, Donald Rica, for his years of service and contributions to the Bernards community. Rica, an avid sportsman, was ...

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