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Bernards Township Honors Malay, Gaziano

Carolyn Gaziano

John Malay

BERNARDS TWP. - Township Committee members John Malay and Carolyn Gaziano, who are leaving the governing body after a combined 24 years of service, were honored with commendations at the committee's final meeting of the year on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Gaziano was not present but both she and Malay drew praise from their committee colleagues as well as staff professionals.  The two Republicans both had declined to seek re-election in the fall.

Please follow the link to the Bernardsville News to read the article in its entirety.

BERNARDS, NJ - The Bernards Township Committee on Tuesday night recognized former longtime township resident and member of the Bernards Township Republican Municipal (BTRMC) Committee, Donald Rica, for his years of service and contributions to the Bernards community.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- When the Bernards Township Committee convenes for its annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 2, Township Committeewoman Carol Bianchi is due to step into the position of Bernards Township mayor for 2019, said this year's outgoing mayor, John Carpenter.

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Carol Bianchi of Bernards Township was honored with the Outstanding Women in Government Award at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities 103rd annual conference in Atlantic City earlier this month.

Bianchi was also recognized as an honored guest at the league luncheon with Governor Phil Murphy, Senator Steve Sweeney, the NJLM executive board and other state leaders.

A member of the Bernards Township Republican Municipal Committee, Bianchi was presented the award by Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver at the conference’s Women in Municipal Government Networking & Awards Event. Five women who have dedicated service toward the advancement of women in municipal government were honored. 

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He said he believes his honest and consistent message to the Republican Committee back when he was endorsed last spring also resonated with voters.

He said that while he himself is interested in increasing small efficiencies throughout the township, his overall goal, which he said he believes he has in common with other officials, is making Bernards Township a "great and safe place to live with great services."

"My approach in joining the Committee will be the same I would use in any new role or job," said Esposito, who has training in information technology and a law degree from New York University, and has worked as an attorney. 

"I want to learn and understand as much as possible," he said in an email. "To me, that is the best approach to then add value. There are large scale projects that have already commenced – such as the improvements to roads and infrastructure and compliance with the affordable housing mandates – and while I have a good foundation on the issues, there is much to still learn from the other Committee members and Township staff."

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Ridge High School Student Wins Internship with Congressman Lance

The Bernards Township Republican Municipal Committee (BTRMC) welcomed Bernards high school student, Thomas Tancredi, to its meeting on September 17, 2018 to speak about his internship experience at the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Leonard Lance. 
 
Tancredi, now a senior at Ridge High School, was the recipient of the Bernards Township Republican Municipal Committee John J. Bayeux, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Presented to a qualified high school junior who resides in Bernards Township, the award is named after former BTRMC chairman, John Bayeux, who passed away in May of 2014. 

“Receiving this opportunity was quite special and very honoring for me not just because I have a passion for politics but also due to the fact that John Bayeux was someone that I was connected to personally,” said Tancredi. “Mr. Bayeux used to coach one of my basketball teams and I can clearly remember him as someone who embodied a humble spirit and took the extra steps to support the people around him. I know he would be proud of the work I did in Washington D.C. this past summer.”

 

"During the 9 hours a day that I was within the walls of the House office buildings and the United States Capital, I discovered that there is never a dull moment on the Hill. My daily tasks included answering constituent phone calls, mail and email, researching the congressman's position on policies, researching information regarding upcoming votes and committee hearings, giving constituent tours, and even getting the congressman his lunch on occasion.”  

 

“The aspect of answering messages from constituents was really a unique opportunity because it provided me with a platform to objectively analyze and listen to some of the different political perspectives that exist within our district."

 

The scholarship sponsors a high school junior, each year, to intern for two (2) weeks at Congressman Leonard Lance’s office in Washington, D.C. Successful past recipients of the internship had interned with Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen. Congressional redistricting resulted in Bernards Township being placed in New Jersey’s 7th congressional district – represented by Congressman Lance – from the 11th congressional district which is represented by Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen. eading 1

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The Somerset County Federation of Republican Women is pleased to announce Carol Bianchi as the recipient of the 2018 Millicent Fenwick Award. Ms. Bianchi will be presented with this prestigious award at a dinner in her honor on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. This award, granted for Distinguished Public Service, is presented annually and it acknowledges and recognizes those women who have dedicated their lives to providing outstanding public service to others. This award also reflects the Federation’s intent to ensure that the achievements of these women are recorded in history.

Millicent Fenwick, the awards’ namesake, was a special person in New Jersey and in Congressional history. Always the lady, she was an effective leader in New Jersey and in Congress, and became known for the work she did and the unique person she was. Carol Bianchi’s strengths mirror Congresswoman Fenwick’s, including dedication to family, self-reliance, industriousness, strong work ethic, free enterprise, capitalism, volunteerism, good character and stalwart Republican principles that respect freedom from intrusive government.

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The 2018 county budget introduced this week by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders keeps taxes stable and reduces the county tax rate....
“While Trenton is poised to increase the burden on taxpayers, Somerset County is once again keeping its pledge to deliver quality services to residents in a cost-effective manner. There will be no increase in the county taxes Somerset County residents pay,” said Freeholder Mark Caliguire, finance committee chair. “We manage government efficiently and effectively in Somerset County, and the results speak for themselves. The work gets done and residents this year won’t pay a penny more than last year.”

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Congratulations to Mary Jane Postal, member of the Bernards Township Republican Committee, on receiving a citation from the County of Somerset recognizing her earning of the Doris Dealaman Youth Advocate Award. This award is presented annually to recognize exemplary volunteer service to Somerset County youth. Mary Jane is pictured below with Somerset County Freeholder, Patrick Scaglione and the citation.

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