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Bernards OKs Joint Agreement for Special School Security Officers; School Board Set to Vote Aug. 27

August 19, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has pledged to hire and equip the school district's first specially trained school security officers, to be stationed at Ridge High School, while the Board of Education is expected to vote on Aug. 27 whether to pick up the salaries of the the part-time officers.

The Township Committee was first to approve the agreement between the ...

Bernards Police Blotter: Outstanding Warrants Charge, Drug Possession Arrests

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police released this week's police blotter, including the arrests of four out-of-towners for alleged drug possession and outstanding warrants.

• On Aug. 15, Kaheem Lakins of Maplewood was arrested on charges of hindering apprehension and outstanding warrants after the 42-year-old man was stopped by Ofc.

Local Children Invited to Meet "JJ," Newest Pony at Lord Stirling Stable, On Sunday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Lord Stirling Stable is inviting children under age 13 and their parents to enjoy a morning with the stable's will ponies, horses and staff at a "Pony Tea Party" scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the stable grounds at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

The Pony Tea Party will include lead line pony rides for ...

Cwerner Declines to Run for Bernards BOE Re-election; Four Have Filed For Ballot

BERNARDS, NJ - Longtime Bernards Township Board of Education member Beverly Darvin Cwerner won’t be a candidate for re-election.

A former board president, she is chair of personnel committee this year. She has been on the board since 2009.

Four people have filed and will be on the Nov. 5 ballot. There are three three-year terms and the remaining one year on another term.

Incumbents ...

Local Children Invited to Meet "JJ," Newest Pony at Lord Stirling Stable, On Sunday

August 18, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Lord Stirling Stable is inviting children under age 13 and their parents to enjoy a morning with the stable's will ponies, horses and staff at a "Pony Tea Party" scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the stable grounds at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

The Pony Tea Party will include lead line pony rides for ...

Somerset County 4-H Fair Returned to Bridgewater (Photo Gallery)

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair came to North Branch Park last week, as thousands visited the grounds to see all the 4-H has to offer.

Guests enjoyed seeing cows, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs and many more animals, while also exploring trains, RC cars, artwork, plants and much more during the three-day fair.

— Photos by Bernard DeLierre

Somerset County 4-H Fair to Be Held This Week

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair returns to North Branch Park, in Bridgewater, Aug. 8 through Aug. 10 for its 71st anniversary of free family fun.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m on all three days with parking at the park itself, and free shuttle buses running from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day from Raritan Valley Community College.

The fair will include twirling, ...

Q & A with Owner of Jackson Education, the New Tutoring Firm on South Finley Avenue

August 13, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Jackson Education is having a soft summer opening this month. TAPinto Basking Ridge sat down with the owner, Walker Jackson, to find out more about his business.

What made you decide to open a location here?

Walker: I guess my first thought is “why not?” Every time I drive into town I am taken by how beautiful it is, how nice its people are, and how much ...

Tuesday Presentation & Public Comment On Proposals for Up to Total 466 Housing Units With 124 Affordable Units [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee agenda includes presentations by two developers seeking to build housing at two locations with a combined maximum of 466 housing units, with each to set aside 62 units for low to moderate-income housing. 

Earlier this week, a release said that public comment would be taken on the proposals during the ...

Bernards OKs Joint Agreement for Special School Security Officers; School Board Set to Vote Aug. 27

August 19, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has pledged to hire and equip the school district's first specially trained school security officers, to be stationed at Ridge High School, while the Board of Education is expected to vote on Aug. 27 whether to pick up the salaries of the the part-time officers.

The Township Committee was first to approve the agreement between the ...

Cwerner Declines to Run for Bernards BOE Re-election; Four Have Filed For Ballot

BERNARDS, NJ - Longtime Bernards Township Board of Education member Beverly Darvin Cwerner won’t be a candidate for re-election.

A former board president, she is chair of personnel committee this year. She has been on the board since 2009.

Four people have filed and will be on the Nov. 5 ballot. There are three three-year terms and the remaining one year on another term.

Incumbents ...

Bernards Board of Education Approves Stipend Amounts for Ridge H.S. Coaches

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - School days take in more than classroom hours, with hundreds of students participating in sports and extracurricular activities. The Bernards Township Board of Education has set the salaries of coaches, music and drama organizers, club advisors and other activities.

Coaching stipends totaling nearly $300,000 at Ridge High School were approved July 23. They include ...

Somerset County 4-H Fair Returned to Bridgewater (Photo Gallery)

August 13, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair came to North Branch Park last week, as thousands visited the grounds to see all the 4-H has to offer.

Guests enjoyed seeing cows, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs and many more animals, while also exploring trains, RC cars, artwork, plants and much more during the three-day fair.

— Photos by Bernard DeLierre

Somerset County 4-H Fair to Be Held This Week

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair returns to North Branch Park, in Bridgewater, Aug. 8 through Aug. 10 for its 71st anniversary of free family fun.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m on all three days with parking at the park itself, and free shuttle buses running from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day from Raritan Valley Community College.

The fair will include twirling, ...

Register Ahead for This August's County Caper, Launching from EEC in Basking Ridge

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - It's time to sign up for this summer's annual “The County Caper," an event that provides both family fun and an opportunity to learn about Somerset County's wide array of county parks.

Once again, there will be two County Caper events hosted by the naturalists at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking ...

Bernards OKs Joint Agreement for Special School Security Officers; School Board Set to Vote Aug. 27

August 19, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has pledged to hire and equip the school district's first specially trained school security officers, to be stationed at Ridge High School, while the Board of Education is expected to vote on Aug. 27 whether to pick up the salaries of the the part-time officers.

The Township Committee was first to approve the agreement between the ...

Bernards Township Committee Votes 3-2 to Back Plan for 62 Affordable Units Among 280 Homes on Mountainview Blvd.

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ After hearing presentations by two developers, and hours of critique from a standing-room-only crowd of residents, the Bernards Township Committee narrowly voted on Tuesday night to select a proposal to construct 62 state-required affordable housing units among 280 apartments and townhouses at the far end of Mountainview Boulevard. The housing would be built near the Memorial ...

Tuesday Presentation & Public Comment On Proposals for Up to Total 466 Housing Units With 124 Affordable Units [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee agenda includes presentations by two developers seeking to build housing at two locations with a combined maximum of 466 housing units, with each to set aside 62 units for low to moderate-income housing. 

Earlier this week, a release said that public comment would be taken on the proposals during the ...

One Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Bernards Crash That Killed 14-Year-Old

August 6, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ –  A 17-year-old male from Newark has been charged with vehicular homicide after allegedly fleeing police in a stolen vehicle last Friday before a crash resulting in the death of a 14-year-old Newark youth in Bernards Township, announced Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s ...

Bernards OKs Joint Agreement for Special School Security Officers; School Board Set to Vote Aug. 27

August 19, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has pledged to hire and equip the school district's first specially trained school security officers, to be stationed at Ridge High School, while the Board of Education is expected to vote on Aug. 27 whether to pick up the salaries of the the part-time officers.

The Township Committee was first to approve the agreement between the ...

Bernards Police Blotter: Outstanding Warrants Charge, Drug Possession Arrests

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police released this week's police blotter, including the arrests of four out-of-towners for alleged drug possession and outstanding warrants.

• On Aug. 15, Kaheem Lakins of Maplewood was arrested on charges of hindering apprehension and outstanding warrants after the 42-year-old man was stopped by Ofc.

Somerville Man, Two Sons, Fourth Suspect Charged With Kidnapping

SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting a 21-year-old Somerville resident.

Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport Street; David Andres Villegas, 42, of Davenport Street; Troy Warren, 28, of Clinton Avenue, ...

Bernards Township Committee Votes 3-2 to Back Plan for 62 Affordable Units Among 280 Homes on Mountainview Blvd.

August 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ After hearing presentations by two developers, and hours of critique from a standing-room-only crowd of residents, the Bernards Township Committee narrowly voted on Tuesday night to select a proposal to construct 62 state-required affordable housing units among 280 apartments and townhouses at the far end of Mountainview Boulevard. The housing would be built near the Memorial ...

Tuesday Presentation & Public Comment On Proposals for Up to Total 466 Housing Units With 124 Affordable Units [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee agenda includes presentations by two developers seeking to build housing at two locations with a combined maximum of 466 housing units, with each to set aside 62 units for low to moderate-income housing. 

Earlier this week, a release said that public comment would be taken on the proposals during the ...

State Affordable Housing Settlement, Two Development Proposals on Aug. 14 Agenda for Bernards Committee

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township officials say the township has been "working in good faith" to reach a settlement agreement with the Fair Share Housing Center regarding a figure for affordable housing units in the township, and the matter will be on the Bernards Township Committee agenda for next Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Two potential developers will make ...

Obituary: Robert Zachary "Zach" Bunsa, 23, of Basking Ridge; Funeral Service on Friday

August 9, 2018

Editor's note: The obituary of Robert "Zach" Bunsa is online at the website for Kearns Funeral Home in Whitehouse. 

Robert Zachary Bunsa, “Zach”, age 23 of Basking Ridge, NJ, died in a drowning accident while on vacation, on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

Born in Montclair, NJ, he was the son of Fred and Donna Bunsa. Zach was a resident of Basking ...

Bernards Board of Education Approves Stipend Amounts for Ridge H.S. Coaches

August 16, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - School days take in more than classroom hours, with hundreds of students participating in sports and extracurricular activities. The Bernards Township Board of Education has set the salaries of coaches, music and drama organizers, club advisors and other activities.

Coaching stipends totaling nearly $300,000 at Ridge High School were approved July 23. They include ...

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Police Release More Info on Warren Township Bank Robbery Suspect

August 16, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Police released additional information on Thursday regarding the robbery of TD Bank in Warren Township on Saturday, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane announced.

Additional surveillance photos of the vehicle of a man sought in ...

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Outstanding Citizens To Be Honored at Boy Scouts of America 2018 Good Scout Awards Dinner

August 16, 2018

Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council, will be honoring local citizens at the 2018 Good Scout Awards Dinner to be held on the evening of Tuesday, October 2, at The Primavera Regency in Stirling. This year’s honorees are Bob English and Carol Prasa of Long Hill, Michael Fogarty of Warren, Anthony Ingrassia and Christopher Vander Fliet of Watchung, and Lawrence ...

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