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Ridge Principal Says District 'Working Diligently' to Resolve Difficulties with Report Cards and GPAs on Aspen [Updated]

November 20, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ridge High School Principal Drew Krause reported on Monday that the school had received reports that students and parents had encountered some difficulties with accessing first marking period report cards in Aspen, the school district's new online access system for student information. He said access was being temporarily removed while information ...

Braunschweiger Jewelers In New Providence Celebrates its 50th, Golden Anniversary, With Flair

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ –  Gold is back, especially at Braunschweiger Jewelers, where its Golden Anniversary celebration went off without a hitch Thursday evening at the New Providence location in the Village Shopping Center.

There was a lot to celebrate – not only has the New Providence store been open for 50 years, Braunschweiger Jewelers has been in the family since Robert ...

Magic Carpet Ride Ends for Ridge Girls Volleyball in Tournament of Champions

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - After not making the state tournament last year, the Ridge girls volleyball was determined not to just make it back to the tournament but make a statement. Well, they made a statement all right--they beat Cherokee for the Group 4 state championship. 

Winning states earned Ridge the #3 seed in the Tournament of Champions going up against #2 seed River Dell on ...

A Somerset Hills Tradition, Colonial Christmas at Vanderveer House, Kicks Off Later This Week

BEDMINSTER, NJ - The 15th annual Colonial Christmas celebration at the historic Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum off Route 206, will be open to the public for the next two weekends, Nov. 25-26, and Dec. 2-3. The event will be open daily during both weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All invited to tree lighting next Friday evening

The festivities are due to kick off with a tree ...

A Somerset Hills Tradition, Colonial Christmas at Vanderveer House, Kicks Off Later This Week

November 19, 2017

BEDMINSTER, NJ - The 15th annual Colonial Christmas celebration at the historic Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum off Route 206, will be open to the public for the next two weekends, Nov. 25-26, and Dec. 2-3. The event will be open daily during both weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All invited to tree lighting next Friday evening

The festivities are due to kick off with a tree ...

EQUUS Film Festival Kicks Off On Nov. 17 in New York City

The fifth annual EQUUS Film Festival will take place Nov. 17-19 at the Helen Mills Theater & Event Space, 137-139 W. 26th St., in New York City.

The EQUUS Film Festival is the first event of its kind to offer a home to the storytellers of the horse world, with films, documentaries, videos, commercials and shorts from around the world and also cultural elements of fine equestrian art and ...

Two Bernardsville Photgraphers Are Winners in County Contest

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The works of two photographers from Hillsborough were selected winners in the Third annual "Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens" contest sponsored by the Board of Somerset County Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership.

“We want to thank everyone who entered this year’s contest,” said Freeholder ...

Braunschweiger Jewelers In New Providence Celebrates its 50th, Golden Anniversary, With Flair

November 20, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ –  Gold is back, especially at Braunschweiger Jewelers, where its Golden Anniversary celebration went off without a hitch Thursday evening at the New Providence location in the Village Shopping Center.

There was a lot to celebrate – not only has the New Providence store been open for 50 years, Braunschweiger Jewelers has been in the family since Robert ...

New Jersey Tech Council Hosts its 21st Anniversary Awards Celebration in Somerset

SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of New Jersey's leaders in technology and life sciences gathered to celebrate the New Jersey Tech Council's 21st Anniversary Awards Celebration, at the Palace of Somerset, Thursday night. 

Statewide and regional companies were recognized and honored for their contributions to the communities they serve. 

"On this stage, we’ll honor some ...

Coaching Virginia Tech Lacrosse Paige Petty

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - It has been suggested that coaching is the language of learning and transformation. Whether on or off the playing field or court, good coaching changes the way we perform. Great coaching changes the way we think. 

Whether working with NFL athletes, some of next season’s draft hopefuls, or the area’s rising female athletes, Brian Martin has built a ...

Ridge Principal Says District 'Working Diligently' to Resolve Difficulties with Report Cards and GPAs on Aspen [Updated]

November 20, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ridge High School Principal Drew Krause reported on Monday that the school had received reports that students and parents had encountered some difficulties with accessing first marking period report cards in Aspen, the school district's new online access system for student information. He said access was being temporarily removed while information ...

Somerville HS Marching Band Wins 3rd Place in NJ State Championship & Yamaha Cup

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville High School Pioneer Marching Band finished their 2017 competition season with 3rd place finishes at both the Yamaha Cup held at MetLife Stadium, and the NJ State Championships at Rutgers University.

Their fall schedule included 3 additional competitions in which they finished in 1st Place, winning all captions.

The color guard earned the caption of ...

Summit-Based Student/Partner Alliance 'Family' Gathers, Pitches In at Community FoodBank of NJ

HILLSIDE, NJ - Amid music and conversation, Summit-based Student/Partner Alliance's 'family' began their Thanksgiving celebration by gathering in the service of the hungry of the Garden State, with the students, partners, mentors and family members from Student/Partner working for two hours at the Community FoodBank of NJ.

Donning hairnets and surgical ...

Republican Victors Commend 'Tough' Democratic Opponents As All Candidates Comment After Tight Township Committee Race

November 15, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - It's no surprise that the Republican candidates - longtime incumbent John Carpenter, a former mayor, and Jim Baldassare, who has deep roots in the community - won election to the all-Republican Township Committee last week. But this time, it wasn't a shoo-in.

Unofficial vote totals on Nov. 7 were 4,426 for Baldassare and 4,208 for Carpenter. Their opponents ...

Murphy convincingly wins NJ governor's campaign that began in Newark

The Rev. Ronald Slaughter, pastor of St. James AME Church in Newark, said it best for Democrats in the state's largest city, and around the state of New Jersey, as the winning vote totals rolled in for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy. 

"My prayers have been answered," said Slaughter on Tuesday night inside the Asbury Park Convention Hall as the crowd ...

Major Upset: Somerville Council President Steve Peter Beats County Clerk Bret Radi

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Democrat Steve Peter, president of the Borough Council, upset incumbent Republican County Clerk Bret Radi by a narrow 128-vote margin in Tuesday’s election for a 5-year term.

Radi has worked in the Somerset County Clerk’s Office since 1993.

The final vote tally: Peter, 43,511; Radi, 43,383.

Tapinto Somerville erroneously reported that Peter had been ...

Braunschweiger Jewelers In New Providence Celebrates its 50th, Golden Anniversary, With Flair

November 20, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ –  Gold is back, especially at Braunschweiger Jewelers, where its Golden Anniversary celebration went off without a hitch Thursday evening at the New Providence location in the Village Shopping Center.

There was a lot to celebrate – not only has the New Providence store been open for 50 years, Braunschweiger Jewelers has been in the family since Robert ...

A Somerset Hills Tradition, Colonial Christmas at Vanderveer House, Kicks Off Later This Week

BEDMINSTER, NJ - The 15th annual Colonial Christmas celebration at the historic Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum off Route 206, will be open to the public for the next two weekends, Nov. 25-26, and Dec. 2-3. The event will be open daily during both weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All invited to tree lighting next Friday evening

The festivities are due to kick off with a tree ...

Basking Ridge Fire Co. No. 1 Dispatches 21 Area Volunteer Fire Departments to 5-Alarm Event at Verizon

On Sunday morning November 5, 2017, over one hundred volunteer emergency responders conducted a drill at the Verizon Corporate campus in Basking Ridge. The exercise was organized by the Basking Ridge Fire Company No. 1, in conjunction with the North Somerset County Mutual Aid Association, and with the cooperation of Verizon management. The drill allowed firefighters and other first ...

Happy Holidays: Mayor Says Free Parking in Somerville Lots Likely

November 16, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - With Black Friday looming less than two weeks away, downtown Somerville merchants are hoping to give shoppers an early Christmas present while helping to increase their business with free parking.

The Borough Council will likely pass a resolution at its meeting next Monday night to shut down metered parking in borough-owned parking lots during the holiday season, ...

Republican Victors Commend 'Tough' Democratic Opponents As All Candidates Comment After Tight Township Committee Race

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - It's no surprise that the Republican candidates - longtime incumbent John Carpenter, a former mayor, and Jim Baldassare, who has deep roots in the community - won election to the all-Republican Township Committee last week. But this time, it wasn't a shoo-in.

Unofficial vote totals on Nov. 7 were 4,426 for Baldassare and 4,208 for Carpenter. Their opponents ...

School Officials Watching Discussions on Quarry Redevelopment [Updated: Nov. 13 Meeting Postponed]

BERNARDS TWP. - Bernards Board of Education members – wary of the impact on school enrollment -- are watching discussions about a plan to develop the defunct Millington Quarry.

A Township Committee meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, had been to address the public's comments regarding a draft of a concept plan to redevelop the quarry.

Hub City native, longtime boxer, facing off for global title in Atlantic City this weekend

November 16, 2017

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - New Brunswick native and legendary boxer Jorge “King” Diaz has certainly had his ups and downs over the years, and in some ways, he’s epitomized the rags to riches story.

Jorge was born in New Brunswick and throughout his youth, moved around to Puerto Rico, Franklin Township and North Brunswick, before finally settling down in Somerset some years ...

Somerset County Prosecutor Leads "Night of Conversation" About Substance Abuse in Somerset County

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson will lead a conversation about drug and alcohol abuse and strategies to prevent children from experimenting with drugs and alcohol during a "Night of Conversation" at the township municipal building, 379 South Branch Road Thursday, Nov. 16, beginning at 7 p.m.

Parents and their children are invited to ...

Parent Information Sessions This Week on Vaping, New Report Cards, Recovering from Substance Abuse

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Parents have an opportunity to participate in three information sessions this week on different topics affecting their children's health and education, including a session on "vaping" scheduled for Wednesday that will look at the consequences of using ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems).

On Tues., Nov. 14, everyone in the community is invited to one of ...

Basking Ridge Fire Co. No. 1 Dispatches 21 Area Volunteer Fire Departments to 5-Alarm Event at Verizon

November 17, 2017

On Sunday morning November 5, 2017, over one hundred volunteer emergency responders conducted a drill at the Verizon Corporate campus in Basking Ridge. The exercise was organized by the Basking Ridge Fire Company No. 1, in conjunction with the North Somerset County Mutual Aid Association, and with the cooperation of Verizon management. The drill allowed firefighters and other first ...

Hillsborough: Landmark Water Tower Along Route 206 Torn Down and Dismantled

November 10, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Looming over the former GSA complex along Route 206 since World War II, the water storage tower had grown obsolete years ago.

It had always been a roost for pigeons, hawks and other birds of prey, affording an expansive view of the township, nearby Manville and beyond. In more recent years, it had sprouted an odd assortment of satellite dishes and repeaters used by ...

Equestrian News Roundup

November 18, 2017

Springsteen Tends Bar for a Good Cause

TRYON, N.C. — In addition to the well-attended $380,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5*, the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) hosted a fundraising event for Brooke USA on Saturday, Oct. 21. The event featured celebrity bartenders and a silent auction to benefit working horses, donkeys and mules in the poorest countries around the ...

Collegiate Riding: Georgia Remains No. 1 in NCEA: Centenary IDA Team Undefeated

WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced its latest Farnam Team Rankings for collegiate equestrian, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee.

The Georgia Bulldogs claim the top spot for the fifth consecutive week after a road win against the Auburn Tigers. Texas A&M holds at No. 2 following a week off from competition and SMU jumps ahead to No. 3 ...

Magic Carpet Ride Ends for Ridge Girls Volleyball in Tournament of Champions

November 20, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - After not making the state tournament last year, the Ridge girls volleyball was determined not to just make it back to the tournament but make a statement. Well, they made a statement all right--they beat Cherokee for the Group 4 state championship. 

Winning states earned Ridge the #3 seed in the Tournament of Champions going up against #2 seed River Dell on ...

Girls Soccer: Ridge Ties Freehold Township, 0-0, to Win Share of Group 4 State Crown

UNION, NJ - Winning a state championship normally is a joyous occasion, but for the second time in three years, it was instead a cause for mixed emotions for the Ridge girls soccer team.

There were more tears than cheers after Ridge fought Freehold Township to a 0-0 tie to claim a share of the NJSIAA Group 4 state championship Saturday night at Kean University. Two years ago on the same field, ...

Ridge Girls Soccer to Play Freehold Township for Group 4 Championship Saturday

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The biggest film studios save their best blockbusters for the holiday season. And if one big-budget movie really captures the public's attention, they roll out a sequel two years later.

Seems like that's what's happened in girls soccer.

In 2015, Ridge and Freehold Township staged an epic Group 4 championship game with a cliffhanger ending and no definitive ...

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Somerville Christmas Tree Decorated, Wrapped in Lights, Ready for Santa's Magic Touch

November 18, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The stage is set for thel arrival of Santa Claus Nov. 25 with the borough's official Christmas tree decorated, with lights strung and ready to be lit, on the Division Street pedestrian mall.

No snow yet, but with crisp temperatures and brisk winds blowing down Division Street, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas; a few merchants have already begun trimming ...

Coaching Virginia Tech Lacrosse Paige Petty

November 15, 2017

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - It has been suggested that coaching is the language of learning and transformation. Whether on or off the playing field or court, good coaching changes the way we perform. Great coaching changes the way we think. 

Whether working with NFL athletes, some of next season’s draft hopefuls, or the area’s rising female athletes, Brian Martin has built a ...

Sustained, Severe Cuts Equal Setbacks at NJ Department of Environmental Protection

November 8, 2017

Long-term budget and staff cuts have severely impacted the ability of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to carry out critical work to protect New Jersey’s environment and residents. This has serious implications for wildlife, public health and our economy. DEP is charged with managing and protecting the State’s environment and natural resources.

This ...

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Tue, November 21, 9:00 AM

The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster

2017 International Juried Exhibition

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Wed, November 22, 9:00 AM

The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster

2017 International Juried Exhibition

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Clinton's Festival of Trees

November 21, 2017

CLINTON, NJ - This Festival of Trees annual holiday favorite returns to the Red Mill Museum Village here on Friday, Nov. 24 just in time for the holiday season.

The Festival features a beautiful display of decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces that are available to win through the raffle.

The Festival opens the day after Thanksgiving, which is also the same weekend as the Clinton ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 007

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much ...