New Year, New Mayor Jim Baldassare
Updated: Feb 27
Bernards 2020 Mayor Jim Baldassare reflects on what a great place Bernards is to live and discusses what we need to do to preserve it.
Left to right, Bernards Deputy Mayor Joseph Esposito, Mayor Jim Baldassare, and newly elected Township Committeewoman Janice Fields. Courtesy of Linda Sadlouskos, TAPinto
"We can only make progress on the challenges of overdevelopment and finding a solution to meeting future affordable housing mandates if we work together in a collaborative manner."- Jim Baldassare, TAPinto
Baldassare is humbled and honored to be Bernards Mayor and is confident the township can meet any challenges.
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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee took another step into its future at the Jan. 2 annual township reorganization meeting, with the swearing in of a new member, Janice Fields, and the appointment of James Baldassare, Jr. as township mayor for 2020.
Baldassare has just wrapped up his second year on the Township Committee. Meanwhile, 2020's Deputy Mayor, Joseph Esposito, has just finished his first year on the Township Committee. (click for full story)
New Bernards Township mayor vows to fight 'overdevelopment' BERNARDS TWP. – New Mayor James Baldassare Jr. hailed the township’s quality of life and identified overdevelopment as the top threat as he addressed a large crowd at the Township Committee’s annual reorganization meeting on Thursday, Jan. 2.
A Republican and third-generation township resident, Baldassare said the town has “actually gotten better” as it has grown and evolved but now faces more growth driven by court-mandated affordable housing obligations. (click for full story)