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Somerset Patriots To Host Sinatra Celebration On August 3rd

July 30, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will host a Sinatra Celebration at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday, Aug. 3 during their game against the Long Island Ducks. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.

The event will feature a pre-game performance by Jack McDade on the main concourse beginning when gates open at 6:00 pm. The performance will include a 45-minute set of Sinatra ...

Two Local Road Projects Halted by Gov.'s Holdup of State Transportation Funds

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Gov. Chris Christie and the state legislature's showdown over approval of a proposed 23 cents per gallon gas tax has hit home in Bernards Township, where two road projects underway with state transportation funds were halted this week.

The Annin Road and Canterbury Way road improvements projects have been delayed due to the ongoing statewide shutdown ...

Bernards School Board Officially Certifies 459 Graduates Class of 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Board of Education on Monday certified the official number of graduates in the Class of 2016 as 459 students who met the qualifications required to graduate from Ridge High School.

Commencement exercises for the Class of 2016 were held on June 21 on Lee Field behind Ridge High School.

Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian said that number of 459 included 68 ...

Passport History and Trivia to Impress Your Friends

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- Check out these fun facts about passport history to impress your friends at your next cocktail party.

The modern US passport is a far leap from the passports of yore. Passports (or passport-like documents) have been used in some capacity for thousands of years around the world, and they’re regularly changing to suit the times. Check out these fun facts about ...

Somerset Patriots To Host Sinatra Celebration On August 3rd

July 30, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will host a Sinatra Celebration at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday, Aug. 3 during their game against the Long Island Ducks. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.

The event will feature a pre-game performance by Jack McDade on the main concourse beginning when gates open at 6:00 pm. The performance will include a 45-minute set of Sinatra ...

Book Donation Period for Giant AAUW Book Sale Begins Monday

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Hate to just throw away books you've already read? Want to encourage education for girls and women? You can donate your hardcovers and paperbacks during the donations acceptance period for the annual Somerset Hills Branch of the AAUW, which begins this Monday, and continues through Thursday.

Book donations may be dropped off between 9 a.m.

Fellowship Village Public Comment Ends; Vote on Plan Expected in August

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Public comment ended on Tuesday night on a plan for a multi-purpose auditorium and a health-care expansion that would modify assisted living at Fellowship Village Senior Living, with residents and other community members still in disagreement over whether the Bernards Planning Board should grant approval.

Final vote expected at Aug. 2 meeting

Planning Board members ...

Passport History and Trivia to Impress Your Friends

July 27, 2016

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- Check out these fun facts about passport history to impress your friends at your next cocktail party.

The modern US passport is a far leap from the passports of yore. Passports (or passport-like documents) have been used in some capacity for thousands of years around the world, and they’re regularly changing to suit the times. Check out these fun facts about ...

Contracted Buyer of Quarry Property Would Seek Township and Public Input for 'Redevelopment' Plan

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A developer already under contract to purchase the 180-acre Millington Quarry operation, which is closed, on Stonehouse Road has presented the Bernards Township Committee with an alternative proposal for redevelopment of the land that could mix commercial, residential and agricultural use of the land -- along with plenty of open space that the public could ...

Fellowship Village Public Comment Could Wrap Up Tuesday After Last Meeting's Sharp Difference of Opinion

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - After hearing strong opinions last month both in favor and against a proposed health center expansion and new community center/theater at Fellowship Village Senior Living, the Bernards Planning Board has a goal of wrapping up public comment during this Tuesday night's meeting.

One of the most steadfast opponents of the project, resident George Schenk, is expected to ...

Bernards School Board Officially Certifies 459 Graduates Class of 2016

July 28, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Board of Education on Monday certified the official number of graduates in the Class of 2016 as 459 students who met the qualifications required to graduate from Ridge High School.

Commencement exercises for the Class of 2016 were held on June 21 on Lee Field behind Ridge High School.

Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian said that number of 459 included 68 ...

Cedar Hill Assistant Principal Leaving to Become Principal in Other School System

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Another Cedar Hill School administrator is due to resign before the school year starts in September.

The Board of Education on Monday accepted the resignation of Sloan Scully, assistant principal at Cedar Hill Elementary School. Scully, who previously was a teacher in the school district, worked at Cedar Hill with Principal Joe Mollica, who retired at the end of this June, ...

School Board to Meet Monday; Out of District Placements, Administrator Resignation, Accepting Donations on Agenda

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Board of Education will hold its first summer meeting on Monday night at a different location than usual during the school year: at the Board of Education offices at 101 Peachtree Road, near Cedar Hill School.

The agenda posted for the meeting, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Board of Education offices, includes ...

Book Donation Period for Giant AAUW Book Sale Begins Monday

July 24, 2016

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Hate to just throw away books you've already read? Want to encourage education for girls and women? You can donate your hardcovers and paperbacks during the donations acceptance period for the annual Somerset Hills Branch of the AAUW, which begins this Monday, and continues through Thursday.

Book donations may be dropped off between 9 a.m.

Operation Shoebox NJ Hosts DoubleHeader at TD Bank Ballpark July 30-31 to Help Assemble Care Packages and Bid on Sports Memorabilia

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host a packing event and sports memorabilia auction at TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots, on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31.

Saturday’s packing will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday’s auction will begin at the conclusion of the 5:05 p.m. game against the Bridgeport Bluefish.

Members of the Somerset Patriots team, ...

Blood Donors to Get Free Ticket to July 30th Somerset Patriots Game

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Blood donors are urgently needed to combat summer shortages, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, a member of RWJ Barnabas Health, is working with the Somerset Patriots to entice baseball fans to help.

All donors who give blood on Saturday, July 30, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Sports Physical ...

Two Local Road Projects Halted by Gov.'s Holdup of State Transportation Funds

July 29, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Gov. Chris Christie and the state legislature's showdown over approval of a proposed 23 cents per gallon gas tax has hit home in Bernards Township, where two road projects underway with state transportation funds were halted this week.

The Annin Road and Canterbury Way road improvements projects have been delayed due to the ongoing statewide shutdown ...

Contracted Buyer of Quarry Property Would Seek Township and Public Input for 'Redevelopment' Plan

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A developer already under contract to purchase the 180-acre Millington Quarry operation, which is closed, on Stonehouse Road has presented the Bernards Township Committee with an alternative proposal for redevelopment of the land that could mix commercial, residential and agricultural use of the land -- along with plenty of open space that the public could ...

Stalemate Continues Over 23-Cent Gas Tax Increase; Ciattarelli Critical of Latest Proposal

TRENTON, NJ — The stalemate between Gov. Chris Christie and state legislators over the beleaguered Transportation Trust Fund continues as the latest compromise proposal cobbled together by lawmakers was rejected by Christie on Monday.

The latest plan would increase the state’s gas tax 23 cents per gallon; in return, residents would receive a series of tax cuts/breaks ...

Fellowship Village Public Comment Could Wrap Up Tuesday After Last Meeting's Sharp Difference of Opinion

July 18, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - After hearing strong opinions last month both in favor and against a proposed health center expansion and new community center/theater at Fellowship Village Senior Living, the Bernards Planning Board has a goal of wrapping up public comment during this Tuesday night's meeting.

One of the most steadfast opponents of the project, resident George Schenk, is expected to ...

North Plainfield Regency Village Fire Leaves Two Dead, Dozens Homeless

July 24, 2016

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A fast moving fire at the Regency Village apartments on Route #22 left a man and woman dead and dozens homeless. The fire which began around 11:45am raced through the apartment jumping to neighboring units. A North Plainfield Police Officer is credited with saving a third person who was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The fire has left ...

Portions of North Maple and South Finley Aves. to Be Closed for Pipe Installations

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Starting next Monday, July 25, North Maple Avenue north of downtown Basking Ridge up to Madisonville Road will be closed around-the-clock for about six weeks to allow the township to install a new sanitary sewer line.

North Maple will be closed between West Oak Street and Madisonville Road. Bernards Township Police Sgt. Scott Ward said construction for the pipeline is ...

Basking Ridge, 58, Woman Critically Injured After Being Struck by Car in Berkeley Heights, Authorities Say

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A 58-year-old Basking Ridge woman was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle on Plainfield Avenue and Bolton Boulevard Wednesday evening at approximately 9:05 p.m., authorities said.

She was taken to Morristown Memorial Hospital due to her injuries and was last reported to be in critical condition. No further information was provided. The driver of ...

Bernards Township Committee Schedules Another Special Meeting to Discuss ISBR Lawsuit

July 20, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee has scheduled another special meeting for 1 p.m. this Friday to discuss the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge's lawsuit against the township that alleges discrimination as the basis for the rejection of plans for a mosque in Liberty Corner.

The notice said the meeting will be called to order in open session before the Township ...

Bernards Township Committee Schedules Another Special Meeting to Discuss ISBR Lawsuit

July 20, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee has scheduled another special meeting for 1 p.m. this Friday to discuss the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge's lawsuit against the township that alleges discrimination as the basis for the rejection of plans for a mosque in Liberty Corner.

The notice said the meeting will be called to order in open session before the Township ...

Somerset Patriots To Host Sinatra Celebration On August 3rd

July 30, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will host a Sinatra Celebration at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday, Aug. 3 during their game against the Long Island Ducks. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.

The event will feature a pre-game performance by Jack McDade on the main concourse beginning when gates open at 6:00 pm. The performance will include a 45-minute set of Sinatra ...

Want a Change of (Equestrian) Style? Try Western Riding at Lord Stirling

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Most equestrians at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge learn how to ride with English-style lessons. But a few times a year, the Somerset County-run stable offers Western-style introductory lessons for both those riders who ride on a regular basis, and those who haven't been on a horse for a while.

The stable's next introductory Western-style horseback ride ...

Operation Shoebox NJ Hosts DoubleHeader at TD Bank Ballpark July 30-31 to Help Assemble Care Packages and Bid on Sports Memorabilia

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host a packing event and sports memorabilia auction at TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots, on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31.

Saturday’s packing will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday’s auction will begin at the conclusion of the 5:05 p.m. game against the Bridgeport Bluefish.

Members of the Somerset Patriots team, ...

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Anti-Cop Rhetoric and the Dallas Police Assassinations

July 8, 2016

The assassination of five Dallas law enforcement officers should shock and disgust us all.  No society can be safe, no rights can be assured and no justice can be found in any place where police officers are intentionally targeted for murder.  

Sadly, this vicious attack comes on the heels of yet another viral video of a police shooting.  Despite that fact that they have no ...

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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills, Somerville

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Archaeology Camp Back At Jacobus Vanderveer House Thanks To “Groundbreaking” Support From Investors Bank $13,000 Grant From Investors Provides Children With Hands-on History Lesson

July 27, 2016

A first-of-its-kind summer archaeology camp at Bedminster’s historic Jacobus Vanderveer House is back by popular demand and expanded to two weeks this summer. “Based upon enthusiastic response from parents and children and thanks to generous support from Investors Bank Foundation, we were able to expand the camp to two one-week sessions this year,” commented Robin Ray, president ...

S&P 500 Closes at Another New Record

"It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile."

- Garry Marshall

 

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- Stocks ended a fourth straight week of gains, sending the S&P 500 index to another record high.[1] For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.61%, the Dow grew 0.29%, the NASDAQ added 1.40%, and the MSCI EAFE closed ...