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Lower Tuition Under Murphy? Not So Fast, Rutgers Pres. Says

January 23, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy, following his inauguration last week, ​ticked off a list of lofty goals and​ progressive​ proposals for the state. 

Yet allies and opponents have shown skepticism, or at least questioned, his vision for New Jersey

Rutgers President Robert Barchi made himself no exception, during ​a start-of-the-semester kick-off address at the Rutgers ...

New Year's Day Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 28 Pounds of Weed

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A New Year's Day traffic stop led to the arrest of a California man, and the seizure of approximately 28 pounds of marijuana and more than $10,000 in cash, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Roberston said in a news release Tuesday. 

Juan Rodriguez, age 37, of Sacramento, California was pulled over in his 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Liberty Corner Road in Warren ...

USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships To Be Held in N.J.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Applications are open for the 2018 USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships, which will again offer individual medalists the opportunity to earn the title Gold Star Emerging Jumper Rider.

The Zones 1 and 2 championships will be held at Princeton Show Jumping, in Princeton, N.J. Aug. 22 to 26.

The 2017 Championships were also held in Princeton.

The USHJA Zone Jumper ...

Phone Scam Alert Issued by Somerset County Sheriff

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Same scam, new phone number.

The same scammers who identify themselves as Somerset County Sheriff's Department Deputies are continuing to make bogus phone calls, but are using a new phone number - (908) 223-8954, according to Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano.

The scammers tell unsuspecting residents that they have an active warrant for them not reporting for ...

Somerset Hills Historical Society Seeks New Members As 90th Anniversary Social Approaches

January 21, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) is seeking new members in anticipation of the kickoff of the society's 90th anniversary at the 2018 Annual Members Kickoff Social scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Brick Academy in Basking Ridge.

The evening is set to include the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Awards Presentation to a local ...

Actor Frederick Morsell Returns to Columbia Middle School in Berkeley Heights

On Thursday, January 11, acclaimed actor Frederick Morsell returned to Columbia Middle School in Berkeley Heights to perform his one-man show, “Presenting “Frederick Douglass: the Early Years.” Mr. Morsell has been visiting the school annually since 1988 to present his show to the eight-graders.

He gave a powerful performance as Douglass as an adult, looking back on his ...

'Nature Through a Child's Eye' at EEC in Basking Ridge Until Feb. 4

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Nature Through a Child's Eye, the 26th annual exhibit of children's art with an environmental theme will be on display at the Somerset County Park Commission's Environmental Education Center (EEC) at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge through Sunday, Feb. 4.

The show is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Monday, ...

How to Keep Important TAPinto Local News Stories in Your Facebook News Feed

January 22, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear.

At TAPinto, we believe in serving you with high-quality, objective local news coverage.   To make sure that you continue to see news from us in your Facebook News Feed:

Have TAPinto Basking Ridge's ...

Rutgers ​Plans New Chapter for New Brunswick's Riverfront

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For decades, the remaking of New Brunswick's riverfront has been a tug of war between historical and environmental conservationist​s​ on the one hand, and developers and city officials on the other.

The 2030 physical master plan for Rutgers University has ignited a potentially new chapter for the city's relationship with ​its ​river, in the​ ...

Quarry Plan Reconsideration Vote Due Wed. at Combined Bernards Committee Meeting

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Township officials announced on Friday that two Bernards Township Committee meetings scheduled for this coming week have been combined for Wednesday, Jan. 24, with the agenda including a resolution to remove the Millington Quarry from a state plan to redevelop blighted property, and also to reject a concept plans for 235 homes plus commercial development on ...

Lower Tuition Under Murphy? Not So Fast, Rutgers Pres. Says

January 23, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy, following his inauguration last week, ​ticked off a list of lofty goals and​ progressive​ proposals for the state. 

Yet allies and opponents have shown skepticism, or at least questioned, his vision for New Jersey

Rutgers President Robert Barchi made himself no exception, during ​a start-of-the-semester kick-off address at the Rutgers ...

Twin Sisters Excel as Teachers in Hillsborough & Somerville Classrooms

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Kerry Kuboski Foote, a first-grade teacher at Van Derveer School, has been nominated for the prestigious Life Changer Award for 2017-18.

Life Changer of the Year is an annual program recognizing K-12 educators and school employees nationwide. The program celebrates those who are making a significant difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive ...

School Board Set to Fill Vacant Seat on Monday Created By Dunten's Resignation

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Board of Education's main item of business on Monday's meeting agenda is to interview candidates to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Board Member Rhonda Dunten in December. If all goes as planned, that new board member will also be sworn in at Monday's meeting.

The new board member would serve through the remainder of 2018. After being ...

NJ Governor-Elect Murphy Calls For End to PARCC Testing, Unpopular in Bernards and Elsewhere

January 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ. - He called for its end during his campaign for New Jersey's governor -- and now Governor-Elect Phil Murphy has placed PARCC testing for the state's students on the ropes for real.

This past Friday, the Governor-Elect announced that Asbury Park School District Superintendent Lamont Repollet will lead the State Education ...

Update: Buy Tickets For Chili and Chowder Event Before They Are Gone

January 22, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - There’s still time to purchase tickets for  St. James Men of Charity’s  popular fundraising Chili & Chowder Cookoff - but few tickets are left.  

Tickets are being sold between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. all this week, while supplies last, at St. James Church - Parish Office, 184 North Finley Ave., use the rear ...

Fanwood Grille Soups Voted "Best in NJ" by Foodie Website The Daily Meal

Fanwood Grille’s Soups Voted Best in New Jersey by National Food Website The Daily Meal

Ranking lists new eatery with some of the country’s most famous restaurants

FANWOOD, NJ – National food website, The Daily Meal, which has released its list of Best Soups in Every State, has chosen the soups at the Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ) as the best ...

Update: Buy Tickets For Chili and Chowder Event Before They Are Gone

January 22, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - There’s still time to purchase tickets for  St. James Men of Charity’s  popular fundraising Chili & Chowder Cookoff - but few tickets are left.  

Tickets are being sold between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. all this week, while supplies last, at St. James Church - Parish Office, 184 North Finley Ave., use the rear ...

Somerset Patriots And Chairman Steve Kalafer Receive The Somerset County 4-H K9 Dano Award

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and team Chairman Steve Kalafer have received the Somerset County 4-H K9 Dano Award.

The K9 Dano Award is given annually to Somerset County businesses or residents that have gone above and beyond in their treatment of animals. 

“We are truly honored to receive the K9 Dano Award,” said Kalafer. “The Somerset Patriots take pride ...

Martinsville Resident Receives Scholarship from NJ Chinese Festival Organization

MARTINSVILLE, NJ - Martinsville resident Ryan Yu Jin and a student at The College of NJ received a political science scholarship from the New Jersey Chinese Festival organization on Dec. 28.

The group marked 2017 as their fourth year giving the scholarships, said festival chair and Montville resident Margaret Lam. Ten students are honored with the freshman scholarship, plus two ...

Quarry Plan Reconsideration Vote Due Wed. at Combined Bernards Committee Meeting

January 20, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Township officials announced on Friday that two Bernards Township Committee meetings scheduled for this coming week have been combined for Wednesday, Jan. 24, with the agenda including a resolution to remove the Millington Quarry from a state plan to redevelop blighted property, and also to reject a concept plans for 235 homes plus commercial development on ...

Three New Board Members Appointed to Downtown Somerville Alliance; Two Vacancies Remain

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Borough Council is moving quickly to rebuild the Downtown Somerville Alliance, filling three vacancies on the DSA Board of Directors during its Tuesday night meeting.

The new members will be sworn to office at the DSA’s Jan. 23 Reorganization Meeting.

Two vacancies remain, but are expected to be filled prior to the reorganization.

Applications to serve as ...

Bernards Planning Board Swears in New and Returning Board Members

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Nine new and returning members of the Bernards Township Planning Board stood all at once to take their oaths of office at Tuesday night's board reorganization meeting, boosting the board back to almost full membership for the first time since last spring.

After the board members collectively repeated their oaths of office, Board Attorney Jonathan Drill noted ...

Speaker on 'Crazy Stressed' Teens Returns to Address Parents at Ridge and Bernards HS Presentations

January 18, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Psychologist Michael J. Bradley, Ed.D., who has counseled adolescents and their parents for 30 years and is author of "Crazy-Stressed: Saving Today’s Overwhelmed Kids With Love, Laughter, and the Science of Resilience," will return to speak to parents of high school and middle school students at free presentations at Ridge High School and at ...

Raccoon Attacks Hillsborough Woman and Dog Outside Residence

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A raccoon attacked a 63-year-old woman and her dog a few steps outside the front door of her residence Tuesday morning, according to police.

Irene Rothschild told police she had walked out the front door of her home at 424 Bigley Road with her dog around 11 a.m. when the raccoon attacked, biting and scratching the dog.

Neighbors on social media say Rothschild went ...

Emotional Meeting at NJ Sharing Network Bonds Donor Family and Organ Recipient

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Saturday's reunion wasn't an ordinary meeting -- it was an incredibly powerful reunion between a donor family and an organ recipient at the NJ Sharing Network in New Providence. You could feel the raw emotion of the Rodriguez family as they anxiously waited to meet Robert Fisher, who lives because of their brother's gift of life.

Nolman Vidal ...

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Celebrates 25th Year Feb. 28-May 28, 2018

January 14, 2018

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will kick off spring at Walt Disney World Resort Feb. 28 and continue through May 28, 2018. The first festival in was a 38-day celebration, for 2018 it expands to 90 days of gardens and topiaries. 2018 is also the 35th anniversary of Epcot.

The Epcot International Flower and Garden ...

New Year's Day Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 28 Pounds of Weed

January 23, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A New Year's Day traffic stop led to the arrest of a California man, and the seizure of approximately 28 pounds of marijuana and more than $10,000 in cash, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Roberston said in a news release Tuesday. 

Juan Rodriguez, age 37, of Sacramento, California was pulled over in his 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Liberty Corner Road in Warren ...

Phone Scam Alert Issued by Somerset County Sheriff

January 22, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Same scam, new phone number.

The same scammers who identify themselves as Somerset County Sheriff's Department Deputies are continuing to make bogus phone calls, but are using a new phone number - (908) 223-8954, according to Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano.

The scammers tell unsuspecting residents that they have an active warrant for them not reporting for ...

Raccoon Attacks Hillsborough Woman and Dog Outside Residence

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A raccoon attacked a 63-year-old woman and her dog a few steps outside the front door of her residence Tuesday morning, according to police.

Irene Rothschild told police she had walked out the front door of her home at 424 Bigley Road with her dog around 11 a.m. when the raccoon attacked, biting and scratching the dog.

Neighbors on social media say Rothschild went ...

Rutgers ​Plans New Chapter for New Brunswick's Riverfront

January 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For decades, the remaking of New Brunswick's riverfront has been a tug of war between historical and environmental conservationist​s​ on the one hand, and developers and city officials on the other.

The 2030 physical master plan for Rutgers University has ignited a potentially new chapter for the city's relationship with ​its ​river, in the​ ...

Quarry Plan Reconsideration Vote Due Wed. at Combined Bernards Committee Meeting

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Township officials announced on Friday that two Bernards Township Committee meetings scheduled for this coming week have been combined for Wednesday, Jan. 24, with the agenda including a resolution to remove the Millington Quarry from a state plan to redevelop blighted property, and also to reject a concept plans for 235 homes plus commercial development on ...

USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships To Be Held in N.J.

January 23, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Applications are open for the 2018 USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships, which will again offer individual medalists the opportunity to earn the title Gold Star Emerging Jumper Rider.

The Zones 1 and 2 championships will be held at Princeton Show Jumping, in Princeton, N.J. Aug. 22 to 26.

The 2017 Championships were also held in Princeton.

The USHJA Zone Jumper ...

National Steeplechasing Association Celebrates The Best of 2017

A crowd of more than 140 gathered at the Maryland Club in Baltimore this week to salute the National Steeplechase Association's big winners from 2017.

Gillian Johnston's Mr. Hot Stuff, the winner of Far Hills' $400,000, Grade 1 Grand National in October, took top honors when NSA President Guy Torsilieri presented trainer Jack Fisher's barn and training staff with the Lonesome ...

Ice Hockey: Ridge Beats Pingry, Ties Watchung Hills

January 21, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Ridge ice hockey team came away with a victory and a tie in two games over the weekend.

The Red Devils defeated Pingry, 4-1, Friday night and then tied Watchung Hills, 1-1, Saturday night.

Alex Konovalov scored two goals and had one assist in the victory over Pingry. Luke Rich and Liam Tormey had the other goals, and Chris Ambrozy made 29 saves.

Ambrozy made 40 ...

Girls Basketball: Ridge Pulls Away to Defeat Hanover Park, 46-37

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Caught up in what looked like it might be another one-possession game for the second consecutive outing, the Ridge girls basketball team scored 10 straight points early in the fourth quarter to pull away en route to a 46-37 victory over Hanover Park on Saturday at Bernards High School.

Senior forward Sam Weyrauch scored half of her team-high 16 points in the final quarter ...

Boys Basketball: Bernards Surprises Ridge, 32-23

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A patient offense and a disruptive zone defense boosted Bernards to a 32-23 boys basketball victory over Ridge Saturday afternoon.

Kyle Levine sank five of six foul shots when Bernards scored the last nine points of the game over the final two minutes after Ridge had rallied to tie it, 23-23.

"Rally," however, was a relative term for both teams in a game where ...

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Somerset Patriots And Chairman Steve Kalafer Receive The Somerset County 4-H K9 Dano Award

January 16, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and team Chairman Steve Kalafer have received the Somerset County 4-H K9 Dano Award.

The K9 Dano Award is given annually to Somerset County businesses or residents that have gone above and beyond in their treatment of animals. 

“We are truly honored to receive the K9 Dano Award,” said Kalafer. “The Somerset Patriots take pride ...

Lower Tuition Under Murphy? Not So Fast, Rutgers Pres. Says

January 23, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy, following his inauguration last week, ​ticked off a list of lofty goals and​ progressive​ proposals for the state. 

Yet allies and opponents have shown skepticism, or at least questioned, his vision for New Jersey

Rutgers President Robert Barchi made himself no exception, during ​a start-of-the-semester kick-off address at the Rutgers ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, January 23

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Wed, January 24

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

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Wed, January 24, 9:30 AM

Duke Island Park Visitors Center, Bridgewater

Duke Island Park Walkers Enjoy Winter Walks on ...

Health & Wellness

January 22, 2018

Hi! I'm Jasmine Zhang and a Girl Scout working on my gold award. I'm transforming old sweaters into scarves and legwarmers to donate them to local shelters and food kitchens.

I will have boxes at St. James Church, Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, and St. Mark's Church for the collection of sweaters. If you have any questions feel free to email ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 010

On this week’s AtlantiCast, we take you to the groundbreaking for an expansion to Morristown Medical Center, introduce you to the newest babies of 2018 at Atlantic Health System and share some must-see winter weather tips!