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Softball: Ridge Advances with 7-5 Win Over Elizabeth

May 21, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Ridge overcame a four-run deficit after four innings, rallying for a 7-5 softball victory over Elizabeth Monday in the first round of the Section 2, Group 4 state tournament on Monday.

Mia Robb pitched five innings of three-hit relief, allowing one run and no walks, to gain the victory in relief for Ridge (15-7), which erased a 4-0 deficit with four runs in the fifth ...

School Security Report Due at Monday's Board of Education Meeting

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A former State Police captain is scheduled to give a report to the Board of Education this Monday night on what she recommends the school district should do to improve security at its six buildings.

Kathy Devlin, retired after 27 years with the N.J. State Police and now owner of the Dev-Tac LLC company that sells its security analysis expertise, is scheduled ...

Ridge High School Senior Prom 2018

WHIPPANY,  NJ - Ridge High School held its 2018 Senior Prom Friday night at Birchwood Manor.

TAPinto Basking Ridge is happy to join in the celebration and the styles of this special night for these young men and women.

We will be adding to this photo gallery all weekend. Send your prom photos to baskingridge@tapinto.net and we'll publish them here in this space.

(Note: Photo ...

Rain Cancels Charter Day, No Plans to Reschedule

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ For what may be the first time in the 24 years it has been celebrated, Charter Day has been canceled on Saturday due to steady rain. There are no plans to reschedule the popular event to celebrate the 258th founding of Bernards Township.

"It is the first time it has ever been completely canceled and it will not be rescheduled," Jennifer Gander, director ...

Rain Cancels Charter Day, No Plans to Reschedule

May 19, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ For what may be the first time in the 24 years it has been celebrated, Charter Day has been canceled on Saturday due to steady rain. There are no plans to reschedule the popular event to celebrate the 258th founding of Bernards Township.

"It is the first time it has ever been completely canceled and it will not be rescheduled," Jennifer Gander, director ...

Charter Day is CANCELED due to rain [UPDATE]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ [UPDATE] Charter Day, the biggest community event of each year, has been canceled due to heavy rains. Further updates will be made as received.

A notification from the township states, "Unfortunately due to the steady rain continuing throughout the day, Charter Day has been canceled."

This year is the celebration of the 258th anniversary of King ...

Bernards Township Prepares to Celebrate ‘Charter Day’ on Saturday, May 19

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Charter Day, one of the biggest events celebrated every year in downtown Basking Ridge, is almost here. The festival celebrates the awarding of the Charter of Bernardston on May 24, 1760, from King George II– that’s 258 years ago.

The festival honors the history of Bernards Township, which includes Basking Ridge, Lyons, Liberty Corner and West Millington, ...

Proposal for Conceptual Plan for 94 Units of Senior Citizen Housing on Tuesday's Agenda for Township Committee

May 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A Massachusetts developer is asking the Township Committee to consider a submitted conceptual plan for 94 units of senior citizen housing _ including 67 units of assisted living housing and 27 units for residents who need memory care _ proposed in correspondence listed on the Tuesday night agenda for the Bernards Township Committee.

The developer, LCB Senior ...

Somerville Approves 40-Acre Transit Village with Route 206 Gateway

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset Station, an expansive Transit Village featuring apartments, townhouses, retail stores and a community center alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line - with an interior roadway providing access to Route 206 - was given site plan and subdivision approvals by the Planning Board following a 3 ½-hour meeting Wednesday night.

The final application is based ...

Bernards Township Prepares to Celebrate ‘Charter Day’ on Saturday, May 19

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Charter Day, one of the biggest events celebrated every year in downtown Basking Ridge, is almost here. The festival celebrates the awarding of the Charter of Bernardston on May 24, 1760, from King George II– that’s 258 years ago.

The festival honors the history of Bernards Township, which includes Basking Ridge, Lyons, Liberty Corner and West Millington, ...

School Security Report Due at Monday's Board of Education Meeting

May 20, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A former State Police captain is scheduled to give a report to the Board of Education this Monday night on what she recommends the school district should do to improve security at its six buildings.

Kathy Devlin, retired after 27 years with the N.J. State Police and now owner of the Dev-Tac LLC company that sells its security analysis expertise, is scheduled ...

School Retirements, Resignations, Hirings and More Personnel Changes OK'd by BOE

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Board of Education accepted three staffers’ retirements among personnel changes approved at its May 7 meeting. 

Giving notice were Joanne Arvay, secretary in special services, and instructional aides Alexis Carola at Liberty Corner School and Christine Sosanie at Mount Prospect School.

The board ...

School District to Release Map of Learning Progress to Parents During Summer Break

BERNARDS TWP. – Early into the summer break, Bernards Township parents will receive the “map” to their child’s path to learning. Recently, school administrators explained to the school board how the assessment is built.

Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) data helps the school measure what an elementary student knows, regardless of their grade level, and where a student ...

Democratic Bernards Twp. Committee Candidates Launch Campaign at Basking Ridge Gazebo

May 13, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Democrats Bobby Mascia and Joan Bannan Harris, who are seeking election to the Bernards Township Committee this year, recently announced the official launch of their campaign at the Allen Street gazebo in downtown Basking Ridge.

Harris and Mascia, both officially endorsed by the local Democratic Committee, were accompanied by other Democratic ...

Republican Bernards Twp. Committee Candidates Launch Campaign With Speeches at Gazebo

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Two Republicans who are first-time candidates for Bernards Township Committee, Joseph Esposito and John Surano, recently announced the official launch of their campaign at the Allen Street gazebo in downtown Basking Ridge.

Esposito and Surano, both officially endorsed by the local Republican Committee, were accompanied by other Republican officials and ...

Rain Cancels Charter Day, No Plans to Reschedule

May 19, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ For what may be the first time in the 24 years it has been celebrated, Charter Day has been canceled on Saturday due to steady rain. There are no plans to reschedule the popular event to celebrate the 258th founding of Bernards Township.

"It is the first time it has ever been completely canceled and it will not be rescheduled," Jennifer Gander, director ...

Charter Day is CANCELED due to rain [UPDATE]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ [UPDATE] Charter Day, the biggest community event of each year, has been canceled due to heavy rains. Further updates will be made as received.

A notification from the township states, "Unfortunately due to the steady rain continuing throughout the day, Charter Day has been canceled."

This year is the celebration of the 258th anniversary of King ...

Recycle Unwanted Electronics at Verizon Recycling Event on Thursday, May 10

May 8, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Have electronics that need to be recycled? Gather them up and bring them to Verizon's sixth Recycling Rally from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. The event, which is free and open to the public will take place at the Verizon Corporate Center, visitor parking lot overflow area, at One Verizon Way, in Basking Ridge.

Recycling Rallies are a part of Verizon’s ...

Rain Cancels Charter Day, No Plans to Reschedule

May 19, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ For what may be the first time in the 24 years it has been celebrated, Charter Day has been canceled on Saturday due to steady rain. There are no plans to reschedule the popular event to celebrate the 258th founding of Bernards Township.

"It is the first time it has ever been completely canceled and it will not be rescheduled," Jennifer Gander, director ...

Charter Day is CANCELED due to rain [UPDATE]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ [UPDATE] Charter Day, the biggest community event of each year, has been canceled due to heavy rains. Further updates will be made as received.

A notification from the township states, "Unfortunately due to the steady rain continuing throughout the day, Charter Day has been canceled."

This year is the celebration of the 258th anniversary of King ...

Valairco Cares Gives Back: Vote for Your Favorite Non-Profit to be Recipient of $500 Donation

MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco is celebrating 50 years and wants to give back by donating $500 to a nonprofit or charity based on the desire of its customers, friends and interested parties. Valairco will be donating to four different charities or nonprofits approximately every three months during their 50th year celebration. 

Anyone can nominate a charity or nonprofit of ...

Rain Cancels Charter Day, No Plans to Reschedule

May 19, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ For what may be the first time in the 24 years it has been celebrated, Charter Day has been canceled on Saturday due to steady rain. There are no plans to reschedule the popular event to celebrate the 258th founding of Bernards Township.

"It is the first time it has ever been completely canceled and it will not be rescheduled," Jennifer Gander, director ...

Charter Day is CANCELED due to rain [UPDATE]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ [UPDATE] Charter Day, the biggest community event of each year, has been canceled due to heavy rains. Further updates will be made as received.

A notification from the township states, "Unfortunately due to the steady rain continuing throughout the day, Charter Day has been canceled."

This year is the celebration of the 258th anniversary of King ...

Proposal to Build Senior Housing to Get Closer Look And More Questions

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Township Committee members are willing to look at a proposal to build 94 units of assisted living housing for senior citizens on 9.66 acres off Mount Airy Road _   but they added there are many questions to be answered before they would consider support for such a project.

During a discussion at Tuesday's meeting, committee members were in ...

Valairco Heating and Cooling Celebrates 50 Years of Service; Dedicated to Keeping Your Family Comfortable

May 9, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - Valairco Heating and Cooling is celebrating 50 years of serving the central New Jersey area and beyond. Kevin McHugh, owner and third generation of this family run business, takes pride in a job well done and Valairco’s commitment to providing the best value around through stellar workmanship, industry leading warranties, and affordable prices and maintenance ...

School Security Report Due at Monday's Board of Education Meeting

May 20, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A former State Police captain is scheduled to give a report to the Board of Education this Monday night on what she recommends the school district should do to improve security at its six buildings.

Kathy Devlin, retired after 27 years with the N.J. State Police and now owner of the Dev-Tac LLC company that sells its security analysis expertise, is scheduled ...

Phone App Leads to Arrest of Arizona Fugitive

                                                                              

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A local resident wanted on a fugitive warrant from Arizona and Washington was tracked down ...

Long Blue Line of Police Cyclists Winds Through Somerville on Way to DC

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A State Police helicopter and a contingent of police motorcycles escorted between 500-600 police cyclists as they pedaled their way through the borough Wednesday afternoon on their way to Washington, DC.

The four-day Police Unity Tour is commemorating its 22nd anniversary May 9-12, with thousands of police officers converging on the nation’s capital to pay tribute ...

Proposal to Build Senior Housing to Get Closer Look And More Questions

May 17, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Township Committee members are willing to look at a proposal to build 94 units of assisted living housing for senior citizens on 9.66 acres off Mount Airy Road _   but they added there are many questions to be answered before they would consider support for such a project.

During a discussion at Tuesday's meeting, committee members were in ...

Somerville Approves 40-Acre Transit Village with Route 206 Gateway

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset Station, an expansive Transit Village featuring apartments, townhouses, retail stores and a community center alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line - with an interior roadway providing access to Route 206 - was given site plan and subdivision approvals by the Planning Board following a 3 ½-hour meeting Wednesday night.

The final application is based ...

Photos: Horses In Hats Help Young Humans Who Are Hurting

May 8, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Horses and children donned hats, some fancy, some not, during a fundraiser for Team Velvet, Inc. a non-profit that uses horses to help children deal with traumatic experiences in their young lives.

Three local individuals were also honored at the May 6 event — Lon Hosford, Pier Guidi and Wilma Wilt.

Lon Hosford and Pier V. Guidi were presented ...

Softball: Ridge Advances with 7-5 Win Over Elizabeth

May 21, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Ridge overcame a four-run deficit after four innings, rallying for a 7-5 softball victory over Elizabeth Monday in the first round of the Section 2, Group 4 state tournament on Monday.

Mia Robb pitched five innings of three-hit relief, allowing one run and no walks, to gain the victory in relief for Ridge (15-7), which erased a 4-0 deficit with four runs in the fifth ...

Ridge Baseball Week in Review: Crowley Commits to College, State Tourney Seed Revealed

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - One of the highlights of a water-logged and rain-soaked week for the Ridge baseball program was the announcement of its top pitcher confirming he will continue his baseball career in college.

Senior right-hander James Crowley signed a celebratory letter to continue playing baseball at The College of New Jersey, where he will enroll in the fall. Crowley has been the ace of ...

Boys Lacrosse: Ridge Advances Past Montclair, 15-8

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Jack Turner scored five goals to lead Ridge to a 15-8 boys lacrosse victory over Montclair in the first round of the North Jersey, Group 4 state tournament on Thursday.

Sean Eversen finished with four goals and three assists for the Red Devils (11-5), who erupted for eight unanswered goals in the first period.

Bryce Kirkwood assisted on three goals to go with one of his ...

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Somerville Approves 40-Acre Transit Village with Route 206 Gateway

May 13, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset Station, an expansive Transit Village featuring apartments, townhouses, retail stores and a community center alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line - with an interior roadway providing access to Route 206 - was given site plan and subdivision approvals by the Planning Board following a 3 ½-hour meeting Wednesday night.

The final application is based ...

Kids Can Change The World

May 19, 2018

Karen De La Maza is the founder of “Kids Can Change The World”, a program designed to instill humane values in children while developing essential life skills and positive leadership. Karen and her family relocated to NJ from her native Mexico City in 2008 for her husband’s job.

Karen has always had a strong passion for helping people in need. With ten years of experience in ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!