Government

February 28, 2020

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ After the achievement of winning a national championship earlier this month, the middle school-aged Ridge Youth Sports Senior Rec Division cheerleaders were recognized by the Bernards Township Committee at their Tuesday night meeting.  Seventeen cheerleaders in grades 6 to 8, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township has announced the township's partnership with RAVE Mobile Safety to provide enhanced and streamlined communications to the public via text, email, or whatever format residents chose when they sign up for the system. Even residents who previously signed up ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee is waiting to hear a report this Tuesday from a Veteran's Appreciation Task Force set up last month with the initial assignment of researching where to order banners that recognize area veterans. The banners would be put up on appropriate ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Mayor James Baldassare, Jr., who is completing his first term on the Bernards Township Committee, and newcomer Kathleen Grochala this week received the endorsement of the Bernards Township Republican Municipal Committee (BTRMC) to run on the GOP line for two open three-year ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Based on the township Environmental Commission's own recommendation, Ann Parksekian has been named the commission's chairperson and presiding officer for this year. The appointment of Parsekian was approved last week by Mayor James Baldassare, Jr., with the advice of the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Community Hope, which operates the housing and job training programs for formerly homeless veterans at the Lyons facility of the Veterans Administration off Valley Road, is again seeking a grant from Somerset County to assist formerly homeless veterans find jobs. The county ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee, which has two women among its five members, passed a resolution this week marking the 100th anniversary, on Feb. 9, 1920, of New Jersey's ratification of the 19th amendment, granting U.S. women the right to vote. But Township Committeewoman ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has followed through on a proposal to set up a Veteran's Appreciation Task Force with the initial assignment of researching where to order banners that recognize area veterans. The banners would be put up on appropriate holidays, such as ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The second Bernards Township Committee meeting of February includes recognition of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the U.S., and the ratification of the 19th amendment guaranteeing all American women the right to vote. The agenda for the meeting, scheduled to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Both Democratic and Republican local committees are seeking applicants for 2020 candidates to fill two positions coming up for re-election this year on the Bernards Township Committee. Potential candidates are asked to contact the party they would like to represent before ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ While township officials always stress that they work on planning the budget year-round, 'tis the season when figures are being pulled together to compile the 2020 municipal budget in preparation for introduction and adoption this spring. Township Administrator Pat Monaco ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The creation of a Veterans Appreciation Task Force is included on the posted agenda for the Tuesday, Jan. 28 meeting of the Bernards Township Committee. "The Township Committee of the Township of Bernards recognizes the importance of honoring America’s veterans for their ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Planning Board's approval this week of a 280-unit housing development off Mountainview Boulevard, with a proposed 62 units of state-ordered affordable housing, is the third and final project approved to settle the township's affordable housing obligation _ at least until ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A number of appointments, and also a public work session on veterans appreciation are on the agenda for the first regular Bernards Township Committee meeting of 2020. The agenda is posted online for the meeting, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, in the main ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township residents can contact the township recreation department to purchase discount tickets in advance for area ski slopes as well as tickets for other area attractions for both children and adults. The discounts are available for Blue Mountain, Jack Frost/Big ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee took another step into its future at the Jan. 2 annual township reorganization meeting, with the swearing in of a new member, Janice Fields, and the appointment of James Baldassare, Jr. as township mayor for 2020. Baldassare has just wrapped up ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With the end of the holiday season in sight, New Year's Eve and a midweek New Year's Day offer one more chance for relaxing, socializing _ and time off from work and school. Bernards Township students continue a winter vacation that began last week, before returning to their ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Dog and cat owners in the member towns of the Bernards Township health department are invited to bring their pets for a free clinic offering rabies prevention shots that is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11. No appointments are necessary to obtain the shots for dogs and cats at ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Call it the "soft" send-off _ before Mayor Carol Bianchi officially will give her last speech as mayor and steps down at the scheduled Jan. 2 township reorganization meeting, she addressed an audience that included her family and supporters, and also received commendations from ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Winter recess officially begins in Bernards Township schools on Monday, Dec. 23, and continues through New Year's Day. Students are due to return after the break on Thursday, Jan. 2. Bernards Township already has canceled the last Township Committee meeting of 2019. The first ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ At what was called a "bittersweet" occasion, retiring Library Director Ruth Lufkin was honored at a public reception at the Bernards Township Library on Sunday afternoon, while the public also had an opportunity to meet the new library director, who is already on the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee last week commended three township residents on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout within Boy Scout Troop 555 and one of them, Ryan Thomas Watkins, attended the meeting. Ryan was named in a resolution commending his achievement, along with Dylan ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township annual reorganization meeting for 2020 has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, in the main meeting room at town hall, 1 Collyer Lane, in Basking Ridge. A new member of the Township Committee member, Janice Fields, is scheduled to be sworn into ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee is due to meet at 8 p.m. next Tuesday, Dec. 10 _ but the governing body isn't sure yet whether to hold the last meeting of the year, now scheduled for Monday, Dec. 23. Either this Tuesday's or the Dec. 23 meeting also will be the last full ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Temperatures may have plunged, but the township's active road and infrastructure improvement program for 2019 continues into the last month of the year, with continued work in the Ramapo Drive neighborhood scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6. Pavement milling operations are due to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Vape shops and smoke shops are now officially banned in all zones in Bernards Township, following the Township Committee's unanimous vote to enact the ban last week. The new ban does not affect the sale of vaping products in other stores that already sell such items. Instead, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ _ Grants for youth services were recently received by Ridge Against Alcohol and Drugs (RAAD), and also local youth programs in the Somerset Hills, through funding for the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders' 2019 Municipal Youth Services Commission’s (MYSC) annual grant ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Township municipal offices and Bernards Township schools will be closed for the entire four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend, beginning with a shortened school day for local students on Wednesday. Bernards Township offices also will be closed on both Thursday and Friday prior ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The communications task force, one of the task forces appointed by Township Mayor Carol Bianchi at the beginning of this year, is due to present its final report and public recommendations at Tuesday's scheduled's Township Committee meeting. The agenda for the meeting, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Milling and paving operations on Brentwood Court is due to close the road to all traffic between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21. The township will also continue multiple other road and construction projects, including steps to slow traffic at the intersection of Mine ...

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