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May 12, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy visited a modest neighborhood in Somerville Thursday morning, where a small crowd of local officials sat on folding chairs in the middle of Camman Place to hear the governor highlight his $900M property tax relief program. The Affordable New Jersey Communities ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Two exciting events are coming up this month. The first on the calendar is the Charter Day Street Fair, which takes place on May 21. The street fair commemorates the issuing of a charter by King George II for the creation of the "Charter of Bernardston" in 1760.  The second ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Starting Wednesday all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will no longer be providing single-use plastic bags or polystyrene foam foodservice products. Often called the “Bag Ban” by state officials and local governments, the ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township Municipal Clerk Rhonda Pisano has been reappointed for a second three-year term in her position, after she initially was appointed to replace the previous longtime clerk, Denise Szabo, who retired in 2019.   During her first term, which expired on ...

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    BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township will next Monday present the first session in a public series “How is Your Local Tax Money Used to Address the Needs of our Town?” that will feature Sean McCarthy, the township's chief financial officer and other speakers.   The ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The April session of the Bernards Township' Committee's "Fabric of Bernards" series will feature the local Bernards Township PEC (Parents of Exceptional Children) families, who will explore the ways in which members of diverse abilities contribute as members of the ...

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    BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This Tuesday night, April 26, is the public's final opportunity to speak up and offer an opinion on a proposed $43.9-million municipal budget for 2022.   The proposed municipal budget, introduced and given initial approval by the Township Committee about a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Borough Council, at a meeting held April 18, voted 6-0 in favor of extending its agreement with Robert Wood Johnson Mobile-Health Services (RWJ-MHS).  Passage of Resolution 22-170, which was an agenda addition following a contractual matter held in ...

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NEW JERSEY - Starting tomorrow, Thursday, April 21, 2022, New Jersey residents and visitors 21 years and older will be able to purchase recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries across the state.  The locations, which have been serving patients in the Medicinal Cannabis ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Rise Against Hate, a non-profit organization working to raise awareness about racism and civil rights, has filed a second lawsuit against Bridgewater Township and clerk Linda Doyle in her capacity as official records custodian for the township, alleging a violation of OPRA ...

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WARREN, NJ –The Warren Township Committee introduced and approved an ordinance at its last meeting regarding redevelopment of the former Chubb property on Mountainview Road. The public hearing on the ordinance is scheduled for the next meeting of the Warren Township Committee on Thursday, April 14.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee this week recognized 88 local girls and young women from several local Girl Scout troops who had earned a Bronze Award, the Silver Award or the top Gold Award, which are the most prestigious awards that Girl Scouts can achieve.   With the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - It was recently announced that Bernardsville will receive $1.4 million in federal appropriations in the $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill passed by Congress earlier this month. This project is one of ten projects for which Representative Tom Malinowski secured funding in the FY ...

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    BERNARDS TWP., NJ. - The proposed $43.9-million municipal budget for 2022 that is due to be introduced at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting would add a little less than $50 to the tax bill for the average house in the township. If you include the local library tax, which is a ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ – Mayor of Bernards Township, James Baldassare, is all for his residents quality of life and safety. He is the type of person who loves to volunteer and give back to the community in every way possible. “My role is to set goals for our Township and direct meeting agendas ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ  - Watchung Mayor Keith Balla and the Borough Council, at its last meeting, recognized two residents with proclamations and designated upcoming days in their honor. Vera Stine Day will be celebrated on Thursday, March 24 and Charles Aubrey Eaton Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, March ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township Agricultural Advisory Committee is recognizing March as National Agricultural Month by launching an on-line township map highlighting its local farms and to support the existing agritourism activities in town. The Advisory Committee, established in 2005 ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township's first woman police sergeant, Officer Margaret "Peggy" Corsentino, was commended at Tuesday night's Bernards Township Committee meeting in advance of her approaching retirement on March 31, following her 22-plus years on the force. At the same meeting, ...

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    BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township Police Chief Michael Shimsky is due to present the department's annual awards to officers at Tuesday night's Bernards Township Committee meeting.   The awards ceremony recognizes individual officers for going above and beyond the call of duty, ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee launches its first 'Fabric of Bernards' presentation on Monday night with a public program that will invite the township's Asian-American community to town hall to display how the Lunar New Year is celebrated, typically with parades, ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Health Department, in conjunction with the Community Visiting Nurse Association and the NJ Vaccines for Children Program, conducts free monthly clinics to administer childhood immunizations following the guidelines of the CDC Advisory Committee on ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - An architect has publicly presented drawings for a new elevator system at the historic town hall building at 1 Collyer Lane that would be a part of the township's efforts to make public facilities more easily accessible for residents with impaired mobility.   The plans for ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - While township students off from school on Monday might be looking for something to do on their holiday, don't head to the Bernards Township Library. That township building also will be closed on Feb. 21, Presidents' Day.   The Bernards Township Library, located at 32 ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township's parks and public buildings are supposed to be open to its citizens _ and that includes those who may have physical disabilities or other difficulties with mobility. The township is now taking steps to ease more of the barriers to access for the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township officials have scheduled a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8, to hear the public's feedback about the accessibility of the township's parks and public facilities for disabled individuals. The meeting will be held at the Bernards Township Library. Tuesday's meeting ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled COVID-19 testing on Saturday, Feb. 12, at St. Bernard's Church on 88 Claremont Rd, Bernardsville, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register here. Walk-ins are welcome.  This will be self-administered PCR ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - There will be various COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics offered by the Bernards Township Health Department in February at Saint James Church, 184 South Finley Ave, in Basking Ridge. Appointments are now available for children ages 5-11 for the Pfizer vaccine from 3 to 5 p.m. on ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Sometimes, no one had anything more to say, but a few residents showed up this past week to protest the Bernards Township Committee elimination of a second public comment period at the governing body's twice-a-month meetings. The topic came up when resident Nancy D'Andrea ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ryan Wallace, formerly the township's staff engineer and department of public works supervisor, has been hired as the new Bernards Township superintendent of public works. Wallace is scheduled to move into the top job at the DPW on Feb. 14, at an annual starting salary of ...

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