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Basking Ridge Eagle Scout Builds Arbor for Hospice Garden at VNA of Somerset Hills

July 19, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Boy Scout Steven McInerney of Basking Ridge has fulfilled his Eagle Scout service project requirement with the construction and installation of an arbor at the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills headquarters off Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge.

The arbor graces the entrance to the hospice garden at the VNA, a nonprofit home care agency that ...

Tentative New Date Set for Rained-Out Tuesday Concert At Pleasant Valley Park

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Tuesday night's downpour this week resulting in the cancellation of the "Refugee - Tom Petty Tribute" concert scheduled that evening at Pleasant Valley Park as part of the annual July concert series presented by the Bernards Township Parks and Recreation Department. 

Now, the concert has tentatively been rescheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Concerts are ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, ...

Ridge 12U Baseball Team Heads for Ripken Regional Tournament

BUDD LAKE, NJ - The Ridge 12U baseball team, which won the Northern New Jersey state championship last week, will open play on Wednesday in the Cal Ripken Middle Atlantic Regional Tournament.

The Red Devils' first game Wednesday is against Cedar Cliff of northwestern Pennsylvania at 2:30 p.m. The field is located in Turkey Brook Park, Field 12, 30 Flanders Road in Budd Lake.

That game, ...

Somerset County Kicks Off Summer Concert Series with Bob Miranda and the Happenings

July 14, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission kicked off its Summer Concert Series at Duke Island Park Sunday with a performance by Bob Miranda and the Happenings.

A very large crowd turned out for the performance by the band made famous in part by the song "See You in September."

The next concert will be held July 15 at 7 p.m. at Duke Island Park, with Billy ...

Bernards Township Library Activities for Wed., July 11 Include Visit from Author Stacey Wilk

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - If the mid-summer doldrums have already left some with too much free time looking for things to do, the Bernards Township Library is offering the following activities for Wednesday, July 11:

Drop In Crafts for all ages from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Program Room B.  Get creative. It's craft time at the library. All materials are provided, and no registration is ...

'Little Mermaid' On Stage for 'Plays in the Park' at Pleasant Valley Park in Bernards Twp.

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Disney's "The Little Mermaid" musical, as staged by Basking Ridge-based Trilogy Repertory Company, opened another summer season of Bernards Township’s “Plays in the Park” at Pleasant Valley Park on Friday, July 13, at the park's outdoor amphitheater. Performances  are scheduled to continue on Friday, ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, ...

$500K-Plus Project to Bypass Stream Crossing Pleasant Valley Park Entrance Called Expensive But Necessary

July 16, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The only entrance road into heavily-used Pleasant Valley Park might seem a bit unusual for those heading in for the first time _ cars and bikes must slow down to cross a steady stream flowing across a low point in the roadway. 

At times of the year, the stream might dry up _ but heavy rains can also cause it to get deep enough for the township to ...

Basking Ridge Eagle Scout Builds Arbor for Hospice Garden at VNA of Somerset Hills

July 19, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Boy Scout Steven McInerney of Basking Ridge has fulfilled his Eagle Scout service project requirement with the construction and installation of an arbor at the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills headquarters off Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge.

The arbor graces the entrance to the hospice garden at the VNA, a nonprofit home care agency that ...

$500K-Plus Project to Bypass Stream Crossing Pleasant Valley Park Entrance Called Expensive But Necessary

July 16, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The only entrance road into heavily-used Pleasant Valley Park might seem a bit unusual for those heading in for the first time _ cars and bikes must slow down to cross a steady stream flowing across a low point in the roadway. 

At times of the year, the stream might dry up _ but heavy rains can also cause it to get deep enough for the township to ...

2018 Road Improvements Projects Continue This Week With Busy Schedule; Hansom Roadwork to Begin

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Work on the township's 2018 Road Improvements program will be in full swing for the week beginning on Monday, July 16, with a major construction project due to begin on Hansom Road and Watchung Drive.

Officials said last month that the goal is to finish that $545,497 project before school reopens in September and ...

Discussion on Changing Zone to Allow Senior Assisted Living Facility Postponed Until July 24

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A discussion on whether to change the zoning on a 9.66-acre commercial property off Mount Airy Road to a zone that could allow a assisted senior living facility to be built there was delayed by the Township Committee on Tuesday night.

Further consideration of a Massachusetts developer's proposal to build 94 residential units ...

Basking Ridge Eagle Scout Builds Arbor for Hospice Garden at VNA of Somerset Hills

July 19, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Boy Scout Steven McInerney of Basking Ridge has fulfilled his Eagle Scout service project requirement with the construction and installation of an arbor at the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills headquarters off Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge.

The arbor graces the entrance to the hospice garden at the VNA, a nonprofit home care agency that ...

Discussion on Changing Zone to Allow Senior Assisted Living Facility Postponed Until July 24

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A discussion on whether to change the zoning on a 9.66-acre commercial property off Mount Airy Road to a zone that could allow a assisted senior living facility to be built there was delayed by the Township Committee on Tuesday night.

Further consideration of a Massachusetts developer's proposal to build 94 residential units ...

Basking Ridge Eagle Scout Builds Arbor for Hospice Garden at VNA of Somerset Hills

July 19, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Boy Scout Steven McInerney of Basking Ridge has fulfilled his Eagle Scout service project requirement with the construction and installation of an arbor at the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills headquarters off Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge.

The arbor graces the entrance to the hospice garden at the VNA, a nonprofit home care agency that ...

Bridgewater Man Charged With Groping a Minor in Basking Ridge

July 14, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Bernards Township Police arrested a Bridgewater man and charged him with groping a teenage girl in Basking Ridge on Monday.

According to a police report, David Cutler, 65, was criminal sexual contact after a 13-year-old girl reported that she was groped in a parking lot on South Finley Avenue.

The defendant was charged with a fourth-degree crime. Anyone with more ...

Bedminster Woman Dies From Injuries After Being Struck by Car at Bridgewater Mall Parking Lot

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall on Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in Lot 4 near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

Discussion on Changing Zone to Allow Senior Assisted Living Facility Postponed Until July 24

July 11, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A discussion on whether to change the zoning on a 9.66-acre commercial property off Mount Airy Road to a zone that could allow a assisted senior living facility to be built there was delayed by the Township Committee on Tuesday night.

Further consideration of a Massachusetts developer's proposal to build 94 residential units ...

Sparkler Ban on Public Land, Consideration of Senior Housing Zone, on Tues. Bernards Committee Agenda

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A public hearing on and possible enactment of an updated town ordinance that would ban sparklers and other now-legal novelty fireworks on public land is one of the items on Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee agenda, along with discussion of a proposed new senior housing zone and beautification efforts for traffic islands in town.

The agenda ...

Ridge 12U Baseball Team Heads for Ripken Regional Tournament

July 17, 2018

BUDD LAKE, NJ - The Ridge 12U baseball team, which won the Northern New Jersey state championship last week, will open play on Wednesday in the Cal Ripken Middle Atlantic Regional Tournament.

The Red Devils' first game Wednesday is against Cedar Cliff of northwestern Pennsylvania at 2:30 p.m. The field is located in Turkey Brook Park, Field 12, 30 Flanders Road in Budd Lake.

That game, ...

North Jersey State Champs: Ridge 12U Baseball Team Wins Crown

ROXBURY, NJ - The Ridge 12U baseball team won the Northern New Jersey Cal Ripken State Tournament with a 5-4 victory over Cranford in the championship game Wednesday night.

The Red Devils will move on to compete for the regional crown next week when that tournament begins in Mount Olive.

Ridge reached the final with a 9-2 victory over Edison Tuesday night in the North Jersey semifinals. In ...

Ridge 12U Baseball Team Runs The Table in State Tournament Pool Play

ROXBURY, NJ - The Ridge 12U baseball team swept all three of its games in the pool play portion of the Cal Ripken Northern New Jersey State Tournament last weekend.

The Red Devils defeated Marlboro, Millburn and Roxbury in succession in the pool play portion of the tournament to reach the semifinals.

In Ridge's 17-3 victory over Marlboro, Andrew Reynolds' two-run double highlighted ...

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Bedminster Woman Dies From Injuries After Being Struck by Car at Bridgewater Mall Parking Lot

July 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall on Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in Lot 4 near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

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Basking Ridge Resident Cycles Toward $52 Million Goal in the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge

July 19, 2018

Local man will ride to fundraise for live-saving cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

NEEDHAM, MA – On Aug. 4 and 5, Jim Morris of Basking Ridge will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift and raising $52 million for critical cancer research and patient care at ...

Avoiding 10% Tax Penalty

Do you want access to money from your retirement accounts but aren't sure of the real costs involved?

Most retirement accounts have a set age requirement you must reach before making penalty-free income distributions, which is usually 59.5 but can sometimes be as early as age 50. If you decide to access your accounts earlier, you could face penalties ranging from 10%-25%, which is not ...