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Mosque Settlement Approved; No Details Released Yet

May 24, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., - Legal settlement agreements with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and the federal Department of Justice were approved by separate resolutions of the Bernards Planning Board and Township Committee on Tuesday night. The public and press are still awaiting details, as per the agreement.

Mayor Carolyn Gaziano said copies of the settlement will be made available to the ...

Bernards Planning Board Chairman, Two Other Members, Resign from Board

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township planning department confirmed last week that township Planning Board Chairman Jeffrey Plaza has resigned from the board, effective May 18. Two other board members, Paula Axt and Leon Harris, also resigned, township officials said.

Plaza had just been reappointed as board chairman at the beginning of 2017. Plaza's term was due to run ...

Baseball: Ridge Loses, 8-7, to Bayonne in 8 Innings

BAYONNE, NJ - One-run losses have meant the difference between a winning and a losing season for the Ridge baseball team this spring.

On Tuesday, the Red Devils took a three-run lead in the first inning, but ended up falling, 8-7, in eight innings to Bayonne in the opening round of the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 4 state tournament in Hudson County.

Anthony Roti and Jack Peacock singled in runs ...

Ridge High Ceramics Show Continues at EEC in Basking Ridge; Reception Wednesday

May 22, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - If you haven't had a chance yet to stop by and see Ridge High School ceramics students' exhibit on “Patterns in Nature and the Microscopic World,” at the Environmental Education Center, the show will be running through this weekend. There's even time to attend a reception for the student artists this week.

The show, which has been on ...

Charter Day Celebrated With Friends & Fun - and a Chance to Sign the Charter [Updated with more photos]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Despite overcast skies, the 23rd annual Charter Day celebration brought out area residents knowing they could count on fun, tempting food, friends and live music. But this year, they also had a chance to view, and "sign" giant recreations of the charter signed by King George II that created the "Township of Bernardston" in 1760.

On Saturday, local ...

Our Spotlight Continues on New York City Weekend Activities

Paint-splattered shoes are considered a sartorial no no at most dining establishments and night clubs.

So it should come with a sense of relief that the first and only official paintball "ReBall" center in the TriState area -- and the only paintball facility in NYC -- is now open at Indoor Extreme Sports.

And even better, the New York Social Network wants to take you there for a ...

Basking Ridge Firm Among 12 Businesses Nationwide to Receive Federal Homeland Security Award

May 12, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $9.7 million to 12 small businesses for 13 Phase II contracts through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. A Basking Ridge firm, Card Smart Technologies, was among those selected for the awards.

Each Phase II award contract received approximately $750,000 ...

Bernards Schools' Teachers of the Year Announced for 2017

May 23, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Teachers of the Year for 2017 were announced at the Monday Board of Education meeting.

This year's teachers of the year are:

Melanie Dupuis   -  William Annin Middle School

Marguerite Cahill - Ridge High School

Laura Gallagher  - Oak Street School

Barbara Kwityn  - Mount Prospect School

John Mullarkey - ...

Ridge High Ceramics Show Continues at EEC in Basking Ridge; Reception Wednesday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - If you haven't had a chance yet to stop by and see Ridge High School ceramics students' exhibit on “Patterns in Nature and the Microscopic World,” at the Environmental Education Center, the show will be running through this weekend. There's even time to attend a reception for the student artists this week.

The show, which has been on ...

Meetings This Week: BOE To Announce 2017 Teachers of Year; Special Mosque Legal Meeting on Tuesday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the items on the agenda for Monday's Board of Education meeting is the presentation and announcement of the 2017 Teachers of the Year, with one educator traditionally chosen from each of the district's six school buildings.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 22, in the auditorium at the William Annin Middle School.

Public ...

Charter Day Celebrated With Friends & Fun - and a Chance to Sign the Charter [Updated with more photos]

May 22, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Despite overcast skies, the 23rd annual Charter Day celebration brought out area residents knowing they could count on fun, tempting food, friends and live music. But this year, they also had a chance to view, and "sign" giant recreations of the charter signed by King George II that created the "Township of Bernardston" in 1760.

On Saturday, local ...

Bernards Twp.'s Charter Day Celebration is Saturday, May 20

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Charter Day, which will celebrate the 257th anniversary of the founding of the Township of Bernardston, is scheduled to be held with an all-day street fair with foods, rides and live music on next Saturday, May 20, with some new historic events from The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills.

This will be the 23rd year that the Bernards ...

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: TAPinto a Proud Sponsor

May 23, 2017

JERSEY CITY, NJ - 

Three Non-profit Organizations Partner to Offer Spiritual Retreats for Homeless in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A group of Eva’s Village men attended the Spring Ignatian Spirituality Project Retreat at the Loyola House of Retreats in Morristown earlier this week.

Twelve men from Eva's village shelter in Paterson attended a two-day retreat Tuesday and Wednesday at the Loyola Jesuit Center, a 30-acre site in a quiet part of ...

Mosque Settlement Approved; No Details Released Yet

May 24, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., - Legal settlement agreements with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and the federal Department of Justice were approved by separate resolutions of the Bernards Planning Board and Township Committee on Tuesday night. The public and press are still awaiting details, as per the agreement.

Mayor Carolyn Gaziano said copies of the settlement will be made available to the ...

Bernards Planning Board Chairman, Two Other Members, Resign from Board

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township planning department confirmed last week that township Planning Board Chairman Jeffrey Plaza has resigned from the board, effective May 18. Two other board members, Paula Axt and Leon Harris, also resigned, township officials said.

Plaza had just been reappointed as board chairman at the beginning of 2017. Plaza's term was due to run ...

Charter Day Celebrated With Friends & Fun - and a Chance to Sign the Charter [Updated with more photos]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Despite overcast skies, the 23rd annual Charter Day celebration brought out area residents knowing they could count on fun, tempting food, friends and live music. But this year, they also had a chance to view, and "sign" giant recreations of the charter signed by King George II that created the "Township of Bernardston" in 1760.

On Saturday, local ...

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: TAPinto a Proud Sponsor

May 23, 2017

JERSEY CITY, NJ - 

New Jersey's Top Baby Names Revealed

NEW JERSEY – The Social Security Administration has released its list of New Jersey’s most popular baby names in 2016. Liam was the most popular among the boys, while Mia had the top spot among the girls in the ...

One of this Year's Student Deaths Due to 'Choking Game,' Superintendent Says in Warning

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the deaths of students in Bernards Township schools this year was the result of the "choking game," which apparently been practiced locally, the superintendent of township schools said in a special email to parents this week.

"We have been informed that one of the tragic losses of student life we have experienced this year was the result of ...

Mosque Settlement Approved; No Details Released Yet

May 24, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., - Legal settlement agreements with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and the federal Department of Justice were approved by separate resolutions of the Bernards Planning Board and Township Committee on Tuesday night. The public and press are still awaiting details, as per the agreement.

Mayor Carolyn Gaziano said copies of the settlement will be made available to the ...

Bernards Twp. Committee & Planning Board to Meet Again for Mosque Settlement Discussion on Tuesday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Another joint meeting of the Bernards Township Committee and the Bernards Planning Board has been scheduled to discuss lawsuits filed after the township Planning Board's rejection of plans for a mosque in Liberty Corner. The meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, May 23, less than two weeks after the same township officials failed to reach an agreement on whether ...

Meetings This Week: BOE To Announce 2017 Teachers of Year; Special Mosque Legal Meeting on Tuesday

May 21, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the items on the agenda for Monday's Board of Education meeting is the presentation and announcement of the 2017 Teachers of the Year, with one educator traditionally chosen from each of the district's six school buildings.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 22, in the auditorium at the William Annin Middle School.

Public ...

Mosque Settlement Approved; No Details Released Yet

May 24, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., - Legal settlement agreements with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and the federal Department of Justice were approved by separate resolutions of the Bernards Planning Board and Township Committee on Tuesday night. The public and press are still awaiting details, as per the agreement.

Mayor Carolyn Gaziano said copies of the settlement will be made available to the ...

Baseball: Ridge Loses, 8-7, to Bayonne in 8 Innings

May 24, 2017

BAYONNE, NJ - One-run losses have meant the difference between a winning and a losing season for the Ridge baseball team this spring.

On Tuesday, the Red Devils took a three-run lead in the first inning, but ended up falling, 8-7, in eight innings to Bayonne in the opening round of the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 4 state tournament in Hudson County.

Anthony Roti and Jack Peacock singled in runs ...

Ridge H.S. Baseball and Softball State Tournament Games Rescheduled for Tuesday

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The rain Monday forced postponement of Ridge's state tournament baseball and softball games until Tuesday.

The Ridge baseball team, seeded 14th, will open state tournament play on the road against third-seeded Bayonne (17-10) at 4:30 p.m. in Section 2, Group 4. Ridge (10-13) is likely to send right-hander James Crowley (5-1) to the mound, although Kevin Walker has also ...

Tour of Raritan Bike Race Coming Memorial Day Weekend

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough is holding two special bike events May 28, in conjunction with the Tour of Somerville during Memorial Day weekend.

The first is the Family Fun Bike Ride, with check in at 10 a.m., and people meeting at the corner of Somerset and Anderson streets. Families can ride the course the professionals will be riding, and participants can wear the same color in support ...

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Tour of Raritan Bike Race Coming Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2017

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough is holding two special bike events May 28, in conjunction with the Tour of Somerville during Memorial Day weekend.

The first is the Family Fun Bike Ride, with check in at 10 a.m., and people meeting at the corner of Somerset and Anderson streets. Families can ride the course the professionals will be riding, and participants can wear the same color in support ...

Patriots Shut Out Skeeters 2-0

May 17, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ-   The Somerset Patriots (17-10) shut out the Sugar Land Skeeters (14-11) 2-0 behind six scoreless innings by David Kubiak (2-2) on Tuesday evening at TD Bank Ballpark.

Kubiak tied a team season high nine strikeouts and scattered just two hits over his six innings of work.

“I was throwing strikes. I threw a lot of changeups, which were working good,” ...

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Fri, May 26, 9:00 AM

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Sat, May 27, 9:00 AM

The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster

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TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

May 24, 2017

Memorial Day weekend will soon be upon us ushering in the ensuing summer months of popsicles, sunburn and bathing suits worn like second-skins, so get ready! Before the festivities begin, take time to dog proof your house and backyard to ensure your Memorial Day celebrations run smoothly for both of you and your furry guests.
 

ACCESS TO SHADE AND WATER

Dogs and cats enjoy sunbathing ...