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Ciattarelli to Launch Gubernatorial Campaign in Manville on Tuesday, Oct. 4

October 1, 2016

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Fed up with the status quo, state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16th), a Hillsborough resident who has made no secret of his desire to be the next governor of New Jersey, will make it official next Tuesday, Oct. 4 when he announces his candidacy for the GOP nomination at Manville High School.

A successful entrepreneur and small business owner with a strong track record ...

Christie, State Lawmakers Agree on Plan to Increase NJ Gas Tax 23 Cents Per Gallon

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Chris Christie has ventured where his predecessors never dared – he has agreed to a deal with the leaders of the state Senate and state Assembly to raise New Jersey’s gas tax 23 cents a gallon in order to fund the state’s depleted Transportation Trust Fund.

The last time New Jersey motorists experienced a hike in gas taxes was 1988.

A key part of ...

Bye-Bye, Bowcraft Amusement Park; Scotch Plains Planning Board Approves Redevelopment Plan

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- If you and your children have many happy memories of parties or other family outings to Bowcraft Amusement Park in Scotch Plains, it's time to say good-bye. 

After hearing nearly four hours of testimony, the Scotch Plains Planning Board on Monday evening unanimously approved a plan submitted by Bowcraft and ATA Developers to that will redevelop the amusement ...

New Jersey Transit Updates Available; Gladstone Branch to Add Shuttles to Summit

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -  New Jersey Transit's website is offering continuing updates on service for commuters to New York City following Thursday morning's crash of a Pascack Valley line train that killed one and reportedly injured another 108 people. 

 All rail service into and out of Hoboken Terminal remains suspended, the website said on Thursday night.

Path service ...

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September 29, 2016

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Tickets Available for St. James Men of Charity Harvest Fest; Brewers Signing Up

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Tickets are already available, even as additional brewers continue to sign up for the St. James Men of Charity's 8th Annual Harvest Fest and NJ Microbrew Tasting for Charity, scheduled this year from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The event is held each year in the St. James School gym at 200 S. Finley Ave. in Basking Ridge.

Recently, ...

NJ Festival Orchestra to Open Season with Celebration of America and Paris This Weekend

WESTFIELD, NJ — “An American and Paris” kicks off the 2016-17 season for Westfield’s own New Jersey Festival Orchestra on Saturday, Oct. 1 in a dramatic homage to both America and Paris featuring two of George Gershwin’s best-loved orchestral works and a favorite by Parisian composer Claude Debussy.

The concert begins with Gershwin’s renowned “Concerto ...

Bye-Bye, Bowcraft Amusement Park; Scotch Plains Planning Board Approves Redevelopment Plan

September 30, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- If you and your children have many happy memories of parties or other family outings to Bowcraft Amusement Park in Scotch Plains, it's time to say good-bye. 

After hearing nearly four hours of testimony, the Scotch Plains Planning Board on Monday evening unanimously approved a plan submitted by Bowcraft and ATA Developers to that will redevelop the amusement ...

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New Business Moving to Somerset Corporate Center in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - iconectiv, a data infrastructure and messaging solutions company, is moving from Piscataway to Bridgewater, to be part of SJP Properties’ Somerset Corporate Center campus.

The company, according to a release, has signed a lease for 115,000 square feet of office space.

“Companies across the technology and life sciences sectors increasingly appreciate the ...

Ridge High Principal Ends Senior 'Theme' Week on Monday

September 26, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ridge High School Frank Howlett Jr. on Monday pulled the plug on the senior class' "Theme Week" after he said that students had staged a "medieval" fight in the school's atrium despite being warned against doing so. He said a student was injured in the incident.

Despite the warnings, Howlett said in a special email sent to ...

Bernards School Board To Meet Monday Night at Ridge High

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, with the final approval of policies and regulations, a change in course title, and personnel appointments and resignations as some of the listed items on the agenda.

The public portion of the meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School, 268 S. Finley ...

Ridge High School Teen Bikes 100 Miles for MS

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Ryan Amalfitano, who turns 15 this weekend, plans to ride his bicycle 100 miles in two days. He won't be alone -‑ he and his father, Chris Amalfitano, chair of the emergency department at Overlook Medical Center, are part of Team Atlantic Health System which is taking part in Bike MS, a nationwide fund-raising effort on Sept.17 and 18.

Their team and at least ...

Ciattarelli to Launch Gubernatorial Campaign in Manville on Tuesday, Oct. 4

October 1, 2016

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Fed up with the status quo, state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16th), a Hillsborough resident who has made no secret of his desire to be the next governor of New Jersey, will make it official next Tuesday, Oct. 4 when he announces his candidacy for the GOP nomination at Manville High School.

A successful entrepreneur and small business owner with a strong track record ...

Tickets Available for St. James Men of Charity Harvest Fest; Brewers Signing Up

September 28, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Tickets are already available, even as additional brewers continue to sign up for the St. James Men of Charity's 8th Annual Harvest Fest and NJ Microbrew Tasting for Charity, scheduled this year from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The event is held each year in the St. James School gym at 200 S. Finley Ave. in Basking Ridge.

Recently, ...

Towering Oak Tree that Has Been Basking Ridge Landmark for Centuries has Died [Update]

September 20, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The majestic white oak tree that has been Basking Ridge's primary landmark since before the town was even established in 1760 has died this summer. The Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church must now address how to cut back the limbs of the 600-year-old giant for safety's sake, and at the same time preserve the beloved tree's dignity, said Rev.

Tickets Available for St. James Men of Charity Harvest Fest; Brewers Signing Up

September 28, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Tickets are already available, even as additional brewers continue to sign up for the St. James Men of Charity's 8th Annual Harvest Fest and NJ Microbrew Tasting for Charity, scheduled this year from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The event is held each year in the St. James School gym at 200 S. Finley Ave. in Basking Ridge.

Recently, ...

Bernards Twp.-Based United States Golf Association Museum Will Continue To Be Celebrate The Life and Legacy of Arnold Palmer

FAR HILLS, NJ- The United States Golf Association, based in the Far Hills section of Bernards Township, released has a statement, "We mourn the death of Arnold Palmer, one of golf's all-time greats and a true ambassador to the game, at the age of 87."  The USGA will continue to celebrate Arnold Palmer's life and legacy at The United States Golf ...

Olympian and World Cup Winner Tobin Heath Attends Naming of Bernards Twp. Soccer Field in Her Honor

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - It definitely was a day for Girl Power when Tobin Heath, Basking Ridge native and soccer World Cup Champion and Olympian, arrived to cheers from young female soccer players at Friday's dedication of a township soccer field now named after her.

But as soon as Heath walked onto the field at Pleasant Valley Park and reunited with past coaches and many ...

Christie, State Lawmakers Agree on Plan to Increase NJ Gas Tax 23 Cents Per Gallon

September 30, 2016

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Chris Christie has ventured where his predecessors never dared – he has agreed to a deal with the leaders of the state Senate and state Assembly to raise New Jersey’s gas tax 23 cents a gallon in order to fund the state’s depleted Transportation Trust Fund.

The last time New Jersey motorists experienced a hike in gas taxes was 1988.

A key part of ...

Bye-Bye, Bowcraft Amusement Park; Scotch Plains Planning Board Approves Redevelopment Plan

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- If you and your children have many happy memories of parties or other family outings to Bowcraft Amusement Park in Scotch Plains, it's time to say good-bye. 

After hearing nearly four hours of testimony, the Scotch Plains Planning Board on Monday evening unanimously approved a plan submitted by Bowcraft and ATA Developers to that will redevelop the amusement ...

Road Construction to Continue on Pine, Ash, and Spruce Streets [Update]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The township has announced Pine Street, Ash Street and Spruce Street will continue to be closed on Friday, Sept. 30, for pavement milling between approximately 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The township also announced that if inclement weather postpones milling, the work will proceed on Monday, Oct. 3. A paving notice will follow.

The township ...

Ridge High Principal Ends Senior 'Theme' Week on Monday

September 26, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ridge High School Frank Howlett Jr. on Monday pulled the plug on the senior class' "Theme Week" after he said that students had staged a "medieval" fight in the school's atrium despite being warned against doing so. He said a student was injured in the incident.

Despite the warnings, Howlett said in a special email sent to ...

Overlook Medical Center President Alan Lieber Invites Community to 'Bike MS: Country Challenge' Sept. 17-18

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Team Atlantic Health System, for the tenth consecutive year, will be participating in the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society’s Bike MS: Country Challenge. The 2016 event will take place September 17 and 18. 

This year, Team Atlantic Health System will be recognized for raising more than $150,000 for the MS Society, which will support ...

Special Adoption fees for Black Kittens/Cats at Randolph Animal Shelter

MENDHAM, NJ- Special Adoption for black kittens* and Black Cats* at Randolph Animal Shelter on

Saturday, August 20 and August 27  (from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Randolph Regional Animal Shelter

97     Ironia Road, Mendham, NJ:  Info on kittens – Claudine 973-886-1485 or Doggie54@optonline.net

*Black cats 6 months and older are free and ...

18-Year-Old Hackensack Man Arrested in Cyber Threats Against Livingston High School

September 21, 2016

NEWARK, NJ — Accused of posting messages on various social media platforms threatening violence in Livingston, John Coulouris, 18, of Hackensack has been arrested and charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child by distributing child pornography, invasion of privacy, terroristic threats and two counts of cyber harassment.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and ...

Road Construction to Continue on Pine, Ash, and Spruce Streets [Update]

September 29, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The township has announced Pine Street, Ash Street and Spruce Street will continue to be closed on Friday, Sept. 30, for pavement milling between approximately 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The township also announced that if inclement weather postpones milling, the work will proceed on Monday, Oct. 3. A paving notice will follow.

The township ...

Paving on Four Bernards Streets For Thurs.-Fri.; Remove Invisible Dog Fencing on Two

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Paving has been scheduled over the next two days on four township roads, according to information from the township. The roads will be closed, and access will be limited. Scheduled dates and times could change, the township said.

Paving on Paddock Court and Wolf Lane is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. Invisible dog fences along the curb must be ...

Two Roads Due to Close on Wednesday for Pavement Milling, Township Announces

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Continuing what has been a busy season of road construction and other infrastructure projects, the township announced that Paddock Court and Wolf Lane will be closed for pavement milling this Wednesday from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Motorists were told to expect delays. On-street parking on both roads is prohibited until paving is ...

Bye-Bye, Bowcraft Amusement Park; Scotch Plains Planning Board Approves Redevelopment Plan

September 30, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- If you and your children have many happy memories of parties or other family outings to Bowcraft Amusement Park in Scotch Plains, it's time to say good-bye. 

After hearing nearly four hours of testimony, the Scotch Plains Planning Board on Monday evening unanimously approved a plan submitted by Bowcraft and ATA Developers to that will redevelop the amusement ...

Bye-Bye, Bowcraft Amusement Park; Scotch Plains Planning Board Approves Redevelopment Plan

September 30, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- If you and your children have many happy memories of parties or other family outings to Bowcraft Amusement Park in Scotch Plains, it's time to say good-bye. 

After hearing nearly four hours of testimony, the Scotch Plains Planning Board on Monday evening unanimously approved a plan submitted by Bowcraft and ATA Developers to that will redevelop the amusement ...

Towering Oak Tree that Has Been Basking Ridge Landmark for Centuries has Died [Update]

September 20, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The majestic white oak tree that has been Basking Ridge's primary landmark since before the town was even established in 1760 has died this summer. The Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church must now address how to cut back the limbs of the 600-year-old giant for safety's sake, and at the same time preserve the beloved tree's dignity, said Rev.

Saturday Service for Julius Trombino, 23, Talented Musician and Ridge Grad

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Julius Trombino, who while still at Ridge High School established himself as a professional musician while also being an active part of the local music scene, will be laid to rest in Basking Ridge following a funeral mass scheduled for 10 a.m. at St. James Church, 184 S. Finley Ave.

Trombino, 23, was a 2012 graduate of Ridge High School, with many friends and fans of ...

Girls Soccer: Ridge Falls to Northern Highlands in OT, 1-0

September 29, 2016

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Olivia Homan scored off a free kick in overtime to give Northern Highlands a 1-0 girls soccer victory over Ridge on Thursday night.

Ridge (4-3-1) had battled one of the state's elite teams to a draw through regulation, but the Red Devils were unable to score for a second consecutive game, following a 1-0 loss to Bridgewater-Raritan on Tuesday.

 

Girls Soccer: Ridge Drops 1-0 Decision to Bridgewater-Raritan

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - In a match largely devoid of scoring opportunities for either side, Allison Lowrey's goal midway through the first half provided all the offense as Bridgewater-Raritan made a statement with its 1-0 girls soccer victory over Ridge on Tuesday.

Last season, Bridgewater-Raritan lost to Ridge in overtime in the Somerset County Tournament championship game and then again in ...

Olympian and World Cup Winner Tobin Heath Attends Naming of Bernards Twp. Soccer Field in Her Honor

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - It definitely was a day for Girl Power when Tobin Heath, Basking Ridge native and soccer World Cup Champion and Olympian, arrived to cheers from young female soccer players at Friday's dedication of a township soccer field now named after her.

But as soon as Heath walked onto the field at Pleasant Valley Park and reunited with past coaches and many ...

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First-Ever Komen Giving Day Set for Sept. 29

September 28, 2016

Susan G. Komen North Jersey, along with former New York Giant, Charles Way and his wife Tahesha Way, Miss New Jersey USA, Mrs. New Jersey America and Students for the Cure Jr. Chair, Mady are asking their supporters to join them to help kick off October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by making a donation and committing to be More Than Pink.

So often, Breast Cancer Awareness ...

Lance Takes Immediate Action: More Terror Funds in Wake of NJ Bombing

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) tonight supported H.R. 5859, the Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act, which passed the U.S. House on the heels of three acts of terror that struck the United States over the weekend.

“We saw great bravery in New Jersey this week.  Police, fire and other emergency response professionals need more tools to ...

Stocks Rally After Fed Stands Pat

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't-you're right."   - Henry Ford

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- Stocks rallied again last week after the Federal Reserve voted not to raise interest rates this month. While few expected the Fed to act last week, official statements suggest the path to higher rates looks clearer. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 1.19%, the ...