Government

March 22, 2020

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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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The recently launched winter market downtown drew a special dignitary last weekend. Former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean was on hand to do some shopping in the indoor market at the Bernardsville train station last Saturday. Despite the impending snow that fell much of the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The borough has introduced a resolution to establish an ad hoc Downtown Redevelopment Committee with the purpose of advising and assisting the  mayor and council on the upcoming revitalization project in the center of town. A New Jersey statute, the Municipal Land Use Law ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Jena McCredie and Chad McQueen, two newly elected members of the Bernardsville Borough Council, both took their oaths of office at the 2020 Reorganization Meeting Thursday night. McCredie and McQueen, both Republicans, are taking the place on the council of Diane Greenfield ...

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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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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- There will be a public hearing at Thursday's upcoming Borough Council meeting on an ordinance that would increase the annual registration fee for vacant and abandoned properties in the borough. The Borough Council's rare Thursday night meeting, coming just 10 days after its ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Borough Council last week passed by a 5-2 vote an ordinance that outlaws marijuana facilities and dispensaries in town. The council determined that proposed alternative treatment centers are not compatible with borough land development ordinances.  Land uses that are ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The New Jersey Department of Transportation last week announced municipal aid grants totaling $1,175,000 would be going toward road improvements in four Somerset County Communities for Fiscal Year 2020. Bedminster Township will be receiving $300,000 for improvements to Section 1 ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- Larry Jacobs was chosen in a straw poll to continue in his present role as the mayor of Bedminster for 2020. Jacobs, a Republican, was a unanimous choice in a straw poll taken at Monday night's meeting of the Township Committee, the first meeting since the Nov. 5 ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Bernardsville Borough Council was slated to open a public hearing Tuesday night on an ordinance that would prohibit vaping in public places in the community at its public meeting. A section of the borough code currently prohibits smoking in municipal buildings, parks, ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The two candidates newly elected to the Bernardsville Borough Council each talked about their vision for the community once they officially become members of the council in January. Republicans Jena McCredie and Chad McQueen were elected Tuesday to fill the two open seats on ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- On Tuesday night, incumbent Republican Doug Stevinson was re-elected to the Bedminster Township Committee along with Gina Lisa-Fernandez, a Republican who was running for the first time. Stevinson and Fernandez, who ran as a team, picked up 59 percent of the vote running ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — According to the unofficial election results provided by the Somerset County Clerk’s Office, Republicans Chad McQueen and Jena McCredie have been selected to serve on the Borough Council. They will fill the two open seats on the council. The unofficial results determined that ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- Two seats on the Bedminster Township Committee are up for vote on Election Day Tuesday. Republicans Douglas A. Stevinson, an incumbent, and Gina Lisa Fernandez, and  Democrats Zaheer Jan and Jeffrey Beyer are on the ballot for the two seats. In Bedminster, the five-member ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- The Forbes family is donating the township's original charter, which dates back to 1749, to the municipality, Bedminster Mayor Lawrence Jacobs announced on Oct. 21. "Several months ago, I received a letter from Christopher Kip Forbes asking whether the township would have any ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- The township has moved one step closer to the opening of a new child day care facility. Bedminster Mayor Lawrence Jacobs announced at the Oct. 7 Township Committee meeting that the Land Use Board has approved the application for a Primrose School franchise at 2073 Burnt Mills ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- Work is progressing on improvements and upgrades to drainage and athletic facilities at Pluckemin Schoolhouse Park on Burnt Mills Road. Committeeman Douglas Stevinson provided an update at the Oct. 7 Bedminster Township Committee meeting. “The basketball court there was in ...

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PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE, NJ -- The borough recently awarded a contract for the resurfacing of Highland Avenue to Fischer Contracting of Scotch Plains. Peapack and Gladstone accepted Fischer Contracting's low bid of $199,782.05 for the paving project. The next-lowest bid on the paving project was ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Downtown Bernardsville will be holding a public meeting Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Bernards High School cafeteria to address the mural that will be painted on the cement walls on Mt. Airy Road. Bernardsville Mayor Mary Jane Canose said during the Sept. 23 meeting of the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- An impassioned discussion became uncharacteristically contentious at Monday night's Bernardsville Borough Council meeting when the topic was broached regarding the specific language of a proposed ordinance on marijuana facilities in the municipality. Ordinance No. 2019-1810 ...

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