Bernards Twp. Committee to Meet Monday for Mosque Case Issues; Deputy Police Chief Hiring On For Tuesday

January 8, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A special meeting of the Bernards Township Committee to discuss issues related to the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuits against township officials, alleging discrimination in the rejection of plans for a mosque in Liberty Corner, has been scheduled for late Monday afternoon, Jan. 9.

The meeting is scheduled ...

Basking Ridge Looks Back and Ahead at the New Year

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Celebrity deaths weren't the only departures to make headlines in 2016: This past year, Basking Ridge lost what was the township's most famous occupant, ever. 

The township's historic white oak tree, believed to be about 600 years old, started out last spring with fewer than usual buds and leaves. But the tree's tenders at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian ...

US Judge Rules Bernards Can't Require More Parking for Mosque Than a Church

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A federal judge reportedly ruled on New Year's Eve that the Bernards Township Planning Board acted improperly when it demanded a higher number of parking spaces for a proposed mosque in Liberty Corner than the number of parking spaces that would have been required for a church. 

“The court has held that Bernards Township discriminated against ...

Merry Christmas Eve From Downtown Basking Ridge

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- The annual Christmas Eve Community Sing happened this evening on the Basking Ridge green. The event was preceded by the ringing of the church bells at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian and Bishop Janes United Methodist churches. The crowd gathered at the green at about 6:45 p.m. to pick up the song sheets.

After a prelude by the brass ensemble under the direction of Greg ...

Bridgewater JCC Holds Annual Hanukkah Party

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, in Bridgewater, held its annual Hanukkah party Wednesday to celebrate the Festival of Lights that begins Dec. 24.

With a menorah, potato pancakes, dreidel crafts and quiz show entertainment, hundreds turned out to enjoy the evening and celebrate the upcoming holiday.

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Noted Artist Presents Bernards Township With Large Portrait of White Oak Tree

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Upon hearing that Basking Ridge's 600-year-old white oak tree has died during this past year, Westfield artist Patricia Brentano said she was moved to donate a large portrait of the tree that she had created with pastels a few winters ago.

On Tuesday night, Brentano officially presented the portrait to the Bernards Township Committee and, she added, to ...

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