Government

July 6, 2020

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ In a completely unique primary election this year, voters have multiple options for filing their votes through primary election day on Tuesday, July 7. Hours for the election officially are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. One of Somerset County's five ballot drop boxes is open ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — President Donald Trump will not be coming to Bedminster this weekend. In a late change to his weekend schedule, Trump on Friday afternoon called off plans to spend the weekend at his estate in Somerset County. The Presidential Daily Schedule had initially called for him to ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — President Donald Trump will be back in Bedminster this weekend at Trump National Golf Club for the first time in 10 months. After a roundtable discussion at Gateway Church in Dallas Thursday afternoon, the President will be landing at Newark International Airport Thursday ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township has officially joined a Bedminster-based municipal court system that will be shared with three other Somerset Hills towns, and hearings on the township's court cases could possibly move to the new location sometime around July 1.  The Bernards Township ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Hundreds of marchers of all ages showed their support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, demonstrating against the death of George Floyd during a police stop in Minneapolis last week, as the organized group walked peacefully through downtown Bernardsville Saturday ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Municipal mayors from communities in four different counties have outlined a list of actions they have deemed necessary for the reopening of businesses and activities that have been restricted by Gov. Phil Murphy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of the ...

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SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - The "Mayors for Main Street" alliance, with membership including mayors from four Somerset Hills towns and others in Somerset, Morris, Warren, and Somerset counties, on Thursday announced a letter had been sent to the governor's office, legislative leaders and district ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ  — The owner of a gift shop in downtown Bernardsville had her live streamed Facebook sales demonstration from inside her store interrupted early on Tuesday evening by a borough police officer. Katherine Hermes, owner of Country Home in Olcott Square, was displaying her ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Bernardsville Borough Council voted at a special meeting Monday morning to extend the delinquency grace period for the May 1 tax payment from May 10 to June 1.   "With so many people unemployed and the long delays in receiving unemployment checks, extending the grace ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- In light of the COVID-19 emergency, in an effort to ease the burden on residents and businesses in the borough, the Borough Council adopted Resolution #20-118 to extend the grace period for the first half 2020 Sewer Installment.  Payments for the April 15 installment now may ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Planning Board's April 9 virtual public meeting was cancelled due to technical difficulties.   In addition, the Planning Board's April 23 virtual meeting has also been cancelled. Both previously scheduled meetings for the month of April have been rescheduled to be held ...

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PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE, NJ -- The borough has made the decision to keep its municipal parks open for now, even after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy mandated the closure of all state and county parks with an executive order this week to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. "As of Wednesday ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials Thursday announced overnight lane closures on I-287 northbound beginning Thursday night. From 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the next morning tonight, Thursday, April 9 and tomorrow night, Friday, April 10, NJDOT’s contractor, ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- As of Thursday morning, Bernardsville had 16 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and one of them is Borough Councilman Thomas O'Dea. O'Dea has been self-quarantining at home during his recovery and said that, so far, his symptoms have been relatively ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Despite the state-mandated temporary closure of many businesses in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), planning is proceeding for the eventual revitalization of the Bernardsville downtown area, according to Mayor Mary Jane Canose. "Our redevelopment project is still ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- The township was notified Thursday of the death of a resident who had previously tested positive for COVID-19. Somerset County Department of Health confirmed that the resident was between 60 and 69 years old, but Bedminster had no other information regarding the person who ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the launch of a new online portal to connect New Jersey residents with jobs in critical industries responding to COVID-19. The jobs portal is available here:https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov. Employers in critical industries should submit information ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Mayor Mary Jane Canose was pro-active with some of the precautions she took as soon as the COVID-19 virus became a pandemic earlier this month. The Bernardsville mayor was one of the first in the area to call for closure of fields, playgrounds and basketball courts in the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ _ The Bernardsville mayor and council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, March 23, will be held remotely and will provide access to the public for participation in the meeting. Instructions for public access to the regularly scheduled meeting will be posted online on the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE BOROUGH, NJ _ As in other communities, the Bernardsville Public Library has closed its doors due to concerns about spreading COVID-19. At this time, the library is scheduled to remain shut until April 5. The library will continue to offer online resources on its website, even ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ All Bernards Township municipal offices are closed to the public beginning on Tuesday, March 17, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the township has announced. Township staff members will remain on-site, or will be working remotely, to answer phone calls and emails to ensure that ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Mayor Mary Jane Canose provided this update to the public about the coronavirus on the borough website on Sunday: By working together, staying vigilant and making some changes to our daily habits and activities, we are confident that we can meet the challenge of COVID-19.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- During an announcement that the Somerset County Department of Health will be providing daily status updates about the coronavirus (COVID-19), Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson emphasized that there are no known cases of the illness in the county thus far. “At this time, ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- The Bedminster Township Committee passed a resolution earlier this week approving the awarding of a contract to upgrade the Pluckemin School House Park basketball court to Halecon Inc. of Bridgewater. The contract is for $69,000 and entails the repaving of the court and ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Borough Council last week introduced a bond ordinance that would appropriate $1 million and authorize the issuance of $952,000 in bonds for several improvement projects in the community. Streets due for attention include Chestnut Avenue, Ravine Lake Road, Rippling Brook ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- The Township Committee passed a resolution to award the contract for improvements to River Road to an Irvington-based construction firm. Project to Your Way Construction of Irvington won the bid for the improvements to River Road West Sections 1 and 2 for a cost of $493,475.78, ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Users of the turf field at the Polo Grounds off Seney Drive will not be required to pay a fee in 2020. Under considerable pressure from residents and local sports organizations, the Bernardsville Borough Council adopted a resolution Monday night to waive the fees for the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- An ordinance that was introduced at the last Borough Council meeting on Jan. 27 has been tabled for further review by the Recreation Committee. The proposed ordinance included suggested pool fee increases that would cost $495 for a residential family membership, and $695 for ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- The Township Committee Monday night introduced an ordinance to authorize funding of a 2020 Capital Project to repave portions of River Road. The project would cost approximately $495,000. The Township Committee would designate $40,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund, ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Several residents came forward at Monday night's Borough Council meeting to request that the fees for using the turf field at the Polo Grounds off Seney Drive be reduced or eliminated. During the open session, Mike Long, vice-president of the Somerset Hills Lacrosse Club and ...

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