Government

November 11, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Sun Road and Crest Drive are due to be closed to through traffic for pavement milling operations on Monday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m, the township announced. Driveway access may be restricted at times.  Street parking is prohibited on these streets. Compton Court ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With votes still likely to be counted into next week, the differential between the number of votes for Bernards Township Committee candidates Joan B. Harris, a Democrat, and Republican John Surano had shrunk to nine as of shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday, the Somerset County ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Weather dependent, cleaning of the North Maple Avenue sanitary sewer is scheduled to be completed overnight between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday., Nov. 9. Expect delays due to lane closures, according to an announcement from Bernards Township. Road closures due on Friday during ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The agenda has been posted for a special meeting of the Bernards Township Committee scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the municipal building at 1 Collyer Lane in Basking Ridge. Among other business, the Township Committee is scheduled to apply for a ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ — Republican Township Committee candidates Joe Esposito and John Surano remained in the lead on Wednesday over Democrats Joan Harris and Bobby Mascia, but the gap narrowed as additional mail-in votes and other unpreviously counted ballots were added onto the Somerset County ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township’s settlement agreement with the statewide Fair Share Housing group that advocates for state-ordered affordable housing in many municipalities throughout the state has been ruled as "fair and reasonable" by State Supreme Court Judge Thomas C. Miller, the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - No matter who wins the two Bernards Township Committee seats up for grabs on next Tuesday's election day, Nov. 6, there will be new faces on the governing body in 2019. It's just a matter of whether the five-member Township Committee will remain an all-Republican group _ or ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Election hours next Tuesday, Nov. 6, are set for 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to the Bernards Township municipal clerk's office, which will also post unofficial election results, usually within a few hours after polls close. Township voters can find their exact polling ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The annual Field of Honor American flag display is due to be back at the lawn in front of Bernards town hall starting on Nov. 1, and this Wednesday, Oct. 31, is the deadline to order a flag to honor a veteran. Names of honorees for the veterans, whether living or in memory, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Longtime Bernards Township employee Terri Johnson, most recently the municipality's Chief Financial Officer and Human Resources Officer, retired as of this Wednesday, 23 years after she joined the township staff as a temp filling in at the Bernards Health Department. Johnson, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A sanitary sewer line jetting project is scheduled to close one lane of traffic along North Maple Avenue in the northern part of the township overnight on Friday Oct. 26, the township announced. Work is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., the township announcement said. The ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Although Bernards Township's affordable housing plan was not on the agenda, the issue dominated Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, with neighbors of a new zone that would allow up to 280 housing units off Mountainview Boulevard -- including 62 low- to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With election day fast approaching, 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 this Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Ridge High School. The League of Women Voters of Somerset ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ As the busy Bernards Township 2018 road improvements program continues, Chaucer Court, Crest Drive, and Sun Road Way are expected to be closed to through traffic for pavement milling operations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, the township has announced.  Driveway ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has scheduled an additional meeting for 8 p.m. on Nov. 8, at the municipal building at 1 Collyer Lane in Basking Ridge, with the full agenda to be posted at least 48 hours before the meeting, the township clerk's office announced on Thursday.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Registration is underway for a pumpkin carving contest to be held later this month as part of the Pumpkins in the Park celebration at Harry Dunham Park in Basking Ridge. The deadline for signing up is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 23. Contestants will carve their pumpkin at their ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Despite opposition from neighbors and "no" votes cast by two members of the governing body, the creation of a new multifamily housing zone that can accommodate up to 280 new housing units was approved by a 3-2 vote of the Township Committee on Tuesday night. The vote came ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee settled an affordable housing lawsuit and agreed to rezone for multifamily housing off Mountain View Boulevard at its last meeting, and this Tuesday is set to give the final approval to the new zone, which would allow construction of up to 280 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Whether construction work on the 2018 Road Improvements projects throughout Bernards will continue as planned on Monday, Sept. 10, and into this week, depends on the weather, the township said.   Work planned on multiple roads as heavy rains head north Road crews are ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township municipal offices and the Bernards Township Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. This is the last holiday weekend for township students, who are due to return to public schools on Thursday, Sept. 6. Last day for Pleasant ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - With a deadline of finishing the project before township schools open on Sept. 6, Hansom Road is due to be closed to through traffic for pavement milling operations from approximately 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The road was closed off on Tuesday as the ...

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