Government

April 15, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Before its members ultimately voted in favor of an ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the borough’s boundaries, the Bernardsville Borough Council Monday night heard presentations from four Basking Ridge teens on the issue. Paige ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Borough Council unanimously passed an ordinance at its meeting Monday night that prohibits the operation of any class of cannabis business within the borough’s boundaries.  A section of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Bedminster Township Committee passed a resolution earlier this week promoting Officer Thomas J. Polito to the rank of sergeant in the Bedminster Police Department. A 25-year veteran of the force, Polito was sworn in by Mayor Larry Jacobs at Monday night's Township Committee ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination roll ...

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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health today issued new COVID-19 travel guidance, which follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month. “While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Borough Council last week introduced an ordinance that would require residents to register alarm systems with the borough. The types of systems affected would be burglar and fire alarms that directly alert police upon activation.  Bernardsville Police Chief Kevin ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Moody’s Investor Services has awarded Bernardsville its highest credit rating of Aaa. The rating is associated with an upcoming general obligation bond sale for an amount of $5.103 million, the proceeds of which will fund the consolidation of preexisting short term bond ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 measures as ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the state will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The tax rate in the borough has been projected to remain flat this year, according to the 2021 budget that was introduced at Monday’s Borough Council meeting. “This is just the introduction this evening, so we are not getting into the fine details of the budget,” Borough ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Borough Council has postponed until April 12 a public hearing on an ordinance that would prohibit the operation of any class of cannabis business in the community. The Borough Council has determined that, due to doubts about the potential future impacts that ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — The accumulation of unattended recycling materials and trash was the source of discussion during public comments at Monday's Bedminster Township Committee meeting. Several residents voiced their concerns about the escalating situation. "In the last few months there has been ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Pool membership rates for this summer will be raised by 4 percent, according to Bernardsville Recreation Director Robert Markowick, who also said at last Monday’s Borough Council meeting that he is planning for the likelihood of half-day summer camps this year. “We’re looking ...

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BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP — After hearing the complaints of many township residents about faulty cable and internet service at a Township Committee meeting last month, Altice has announced it is taking steps to reduce network congestion in the service area. "As we learned from Altice, there are ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Borough Council this week passed an ordinance appropriating $2.55 million for various improvements in the municipality. The ordinance calls for the issuance of $2,183,800 bonds to help cover all the projects included. "We are looking at items that are ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Anyone planning a wedding can expand the guest list now, following Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, when he announced that wedding receptions may proceed at 35% of a venue’s indoor capacity (up to 150 persons) and up to 150 people outdoors. Indoor ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Borough Council recently passed an ordinance to appropriate $1,511,000 for several road improvements. The money, which also includes the issuance of $915,000 bonds or notes of the borough and $550,000 in funding that the borough has received from a block ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided during his COVID press briefing on Wednesday some positive news about testing sites and vaccinations. He said the 1,758,979 total vaccine doses (1,192,364 first doses, and 566,441 second doses) have been administered as of this morning.  He also was proud ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient. The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Township Committee last week passed one ordinance and introduced another, both of which were created to comply with new statewide regulations. At its meeting Feb. 16, the Bedminster Township Committee approved an ordinance that adopts regulations that the state of New Jersey ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Patrick Frain, president of the Somerville Education Association and other local education association leaders have written a letter urging Gov. Phil Murphy to give public school employees priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine. To do so would assist with the safe reopening of ...

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NEW JERSEY — Around midday Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana-use and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. The legislation will allow for adults to legally possess as much as six ounces of marijuana and mean relief for ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Borough Council recently passed a resolution to contract with a Paterson-based company for the installation of a new generator at the Bernardsville Public Library. The borough awarded a  $126,800 contract to Wojchik Electric, Inc. to install a lower level generator at the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Borough Council recently passed unanimously an ordinance that establishes new fees for annual use of the town's sewerage system. The ordinance, which was approved Jan. 25, set a minimum annual user fee of $330 for each residential and nonresidential connection in ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — Technical issues have sidelined the Bedminster Township municipal website on Friday. According to a spokesperson in the township office, the Colorado-based company that supplies the website to Bedminster had a major server go down on Friday, disabling Bedminster's website ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Ralph Maresca is retiring after 30 years as the Borough Administrator in Bernardsville.  On Monday, he thanked all the members of the Bernardsville Borough Council at the final meeting he was attending--virtually. "To all of you, I want to thank you for everything, for the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — State Senator Kip Bateman, veteran lawmaker and a senior statesman of the Republican Party in Somerset County and New Jersey, announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection in November, ending a 38-year career in public office. He will serve out the remainder of his term ...

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