27th Annual Raritan Headwaters Stream Cleanup

Green Team - 3/20/2017 10:48:41 AM

Join us for the 27th Annual Raritan Headwaters Stream Cleanup on Earth Day, April 22, 2017 at Claremont Park at 9 a.m. Borough of Bernardsville is a co-sponsor of the event and Christine Zamarra is local volunteer site coordinator this year.  Registration and more information available at Stream Cleanup 2017.

Rental Assistance Available to Somerset County Residents

AAA - 3/20/2017 10:07:37 AM

Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine has announced that the Somerset County Rental Assistance Program is available to provide up to 15 months of rental assistance and monthly case management to eligible Somerset County residents.

The case management is provided by a trained volunteer and is intended to help clients set and achieve goals that promote long-term financial stability. The program provides a monthly subsidy to pay the difference between household rent and 30 percent of one’s monthly income, up to a maximum of $300 per month.

“The goal of this program is to help working families achieve financial stability,” said Freeholder Levine, human services liaison.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they will be able to afford their housing without rental assistance within 15 months.  In order to qualify, at least one adult in the household must be employed, working at least 30 hours per week. Any non-working adult must have a verifiable disability or be a caregiver for a member of the household.

In addition, applicants must have a formal lease at a rental rate that is less than the fair-market rent for the unit size, and must be within the following maximum income limits:

  • 1 Person - $51,500
  • 2 People - $58,800
  • 3 People - $66,200
  • 4 People - $73,500
  • 5 People - $79,400
  • 6 People - $85,300

In addition, program participants must complete a monthly household budget; attend a monthly meeting with the program case manager; and be willing to accept case management services that include financial management, employment and/or any other services that are deemed necessary to maintain permanent housing in Somerset County.

Applicants who meet the criteria will be served on a first-come, first-served basis after being screened by the Somerset County Community Development Office.  For more information call the office at (908) 541-5756.

Recreation’s 2017 Summer Camps

Recreation - 3/17/2017 4:27:41 PM

Registration for the Bernardsville Recreation’s 2017 Summer Camps will begin Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Borough Hall, 166 Mine Brook Rd., from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. You can also register at 8 a.m. online at

The summer camps run for six weeks starting on June 26th. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at (908) 766-2546.

Bernardsville Volunteer Fair

AAA - 3/8/2017 10:19:00 AM

Join us for our Volunteer Fair on April 8, 2017 at the Bernardsville Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., from 2 to 4 p.m.

Learn about volunteer opportunities in Bernardsville: the Community Garden, Environmental Commission, Fire Company and First Aid Squad, Friends for a Greener Bernardsville, Garden Club, Green Team and others, including Borough Committees, such as the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee, Recreation Committee, Shade Tree Committee, and more. Brief presentations, information, and Skills Bank forms will be provided. No sign up needed.

For more information or sign up to volunteer today visit our Bernardsville Citizen Skills Bank page.

Free Event for Electronics Recycling, Free Trees & Well Testing Kits

Green Team - 3/7/2017 1:02:26 PM

Join us on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bernards High School parking lot, 25 Olcott Ave., for a free recycling event featuring drive-thru and off-loading services. In addition, free tree seedlings will be distributed by the Shade Tree Committee to Bernardsville residents while they last, and well water testing kits will be available for purchase at a reduced cost of $60.

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