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May 24, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A ransomware cyberattack Tuesday morning successfully disabled the Somerset County government email system, with employees unable to send or receive email. All county offices and phone lines are open and working, Emergency 9-1-1-communications are unaffected and fully ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The Bernardsville Borough Council meeting Monday evening began with a statement read by Council President Chad McQueen on behalf of the council. The statement read aimed at addressing concerns the public may have had about the “downtown redevelopment project," according to ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The annual Memorial Day Parade will step off at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30. The parade will start at the intersection of Church Street and Morristown Road, then continue down Route 202 to Borough Hall where there will be a Veteran's Flag ceremony.        

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ If you'd like to buy a liquor license in order to serve alcohol at your establishment in Bernards Township, you have until 11 a.m. on June 28 to do so _ and you also have to come up with a 20 percent deposit on the price you'd be willing to pay. The township has set the minimum ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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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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SOMERVILLE, NJ – For the first time since COVID hit New Jersey two years ago, Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter will be offering mobile office hours to communities throughout the county. The first mobile office will be held at the Montgomery Township Municipal Building on Saturday, May 14 from 10 ...

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NEW JERSEY - 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 ban of ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The borough council unanimously adopted its $16.8 million 2022 municipal budget at Monday’s meeting.  Because the total assessed valuation of the borough has risen, the tax rate of .506 per $100 of assessed valuation will remain the same as last year.  The budget to ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Tim Koether, a borough resident and the CEO of Claremont Distilled Spirits, was named the redeveloper for the property known as ‘the old Audi Dealership’ at 65 Morristown Road, according to a statement from the borough administrator’s office on Tuesday.  At Monday’s council ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - It’s been approximately two years since the Bernardsville Borough Council met in person. At Monday’s meeting, the governing body assembled inside borough hall where they were joined by members of the Bernardsville Police Department to swear in its newest members and witness ...

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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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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - With Bernards Avenue slated to be resurfaced, repaved and undergo drainage improvements this year — pending passage of the upcoming 2022 budget — borough officials also hope to target the surrounding streets for road improvements in 2023 and 2024. The council took official ...

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  BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The walking path ‘connectivity project’ that would connect Boylan Terrace to Downtown Bernardsville could potentially expand into “a community area” with a dog or exercise park, according to Mayor Mary Jane Canose who discussed the project at Monday night’s Borough Council ...

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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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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The proposed $16.8 million 2022 municipal budget was unveiled at the borough council meeting Monday night and, because the total assessed valuation of the borough has risen, the tax rate of .506 per $100 of assessed valuation will remain the same as last year.  That breaks ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Mayor Mary Jane Canose addressed some public “misconceptions” surrounding the status of two different properties in the borough Monday night. The first is the area known as the “Palmer Properties,” the second is the Quimby Lane Redevelopment Project. During the mayor’s ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - It was recently announced that Bernardsville will receive $1.4 million in federal appropriations as part of the Community Funding Projects. This project is one of ten projects for which Representative Tom Malinowski secured funding in the FY 2022 federal budget. The project ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Help guard against identity theft by bringing personal documents to “Operation Secure Shred.” Residents can take advantage of the free, easy, and secure way to dispose of personal documents on Saturday, March 26, at the Somerset County Public Works Garage, South County Facility, ...

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  BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The borough is slated to receive more than $1.4 million in a federal grant as part of the $1.5 trillion appropriations bill passed by Congress last week. President Biden is expected to sign the bill this week or next. During Monday's meeting of the borough council, Mayor ...

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  BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The pickleball courts at the Polo Grounds received a green light for construction after the borough council awarded a contract to JAG Paving of Kearney for $362,000 at Monday night’s meeting.  The awarding of the contract through resolution for three pickleball courts ...

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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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    BERNARDSVILLE/BEDMINSTER, NJ - Residents of Bernardsville and Bedminster may notice their water tastes and smells a bit different beginning Monday. As part of an annual maintenance program for its water distribution system, New Jersey American Water is planning to temporarily change its ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Resident Mindy Shaltry used the public comment portion of Monday night’s meeting to ask for an update on the council's assessment of the need for sidewalks. The topic came up at a January meeting, after residents of Old Army Road approached the council and asked for a sidewalk ...

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  BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine found its way into a discussion of the borough council on Monday night after Mayor Mary Jane Canose asked members to discuss possibly raising the Ukrainian national flag at borough hall as a gesture of support for the embattled country. While ...

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    BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Two resolutions promoting three members of the Bernardsville Police Department were the last items of business on the agenda Monday night.  Before the vote was taken, the council adjourned into an executive session and returned later to authorize the promotion ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Sharp disagreement over New Jersey's face mask mandate in public schools fueled scattered arguments in the audience during Monday night's school board meeting, prompting a call to Hillsborough police by school officials. The meeting was adjourned after police arrived. Paul ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The borough’s parks, specifically various trails and the Polo Grounds, will be evaluated by the firm Suburban Engineering as the borough begins the preliminary steps to improving recreational locations for residents and visitors.  A resolution passed at Monday night’s borough ...

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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 Road, 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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