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Bernards Police Blotter: Motorcycle Theft, Vehicle Break-in Reported

June 18, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A motorcycle was reportedly stolen from English Place in the Society Hill development sometime between the hours of 11:45 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. last Tuesday, June 12, Bernards Township police reported. 

The motorcycle taken was a 2016 silver Yamaha XCR, the police report said. The motorcycle was later recovered near the Society Hill retention pond. The ...

Bernards Officials Hear JCP&L Presentation on Handling Storms, Outages

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - JCP&L has improved both its communication with municipalities and customers, and also its response to outages, since Superstorm Sandy plunged the entire township into darkness in 2012 and left residents wondering what help, if any, was on the way from the power company, Bernards Township Mayor John Carpenter said after hearing a JCP&L presentation this past ...

Bernards Township Library Launches Summer Reading Events For All Ages

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ It wouldn't be summer without the summer reading program at the Basking Ridge Library _ and this year the library again is offering reading and book discussion activities for children, teens and adults.

The theme for this year's summer reading program is "Libraries Rock!" The Bernards Township Library is located at 32 S. Maple Ave. in Basking ...

Two Basking Ridge Residents Among Kent Place School Graduates

SUMMIT, NJ – The Class of 2018 graduated at the 124th Kent Place School Commencement on Sunday, June 3, in Summit.

Elyse DiCesare and Chloe Esposito (pictured, from left) were among the 67 members of the Class of 2018.

Bernards Township Library Launches Summer Reading Events For All Ages

June 16, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ It wouldn't be summer without the summer reading program at the Basking Ridge Library _ and this year the library again is offering reading and book discussion activities for children, teens and adults.

The theme for this year's summer reading program is "Libraries Rock!" The Bernards Township Library is located at 32 S. Maple Ave. in Basking ...

Summer Camp Programs for Children and Teens Announced By Environmental Education Center

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each summer, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge holds programs that let children and teens explore nature for summer activities that both entertaining and an opportunity to learn about the environment.

The programs are organized and led by the EEC's staff of naturalists.

The EEC is a Somerset County facility located at 190 Lord ...

Ross Farms Hosts Veterans and Public At 1st Military Appreciation and History Day in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Veterans from the area, history buffs, and other nearby residents had an opportunity last weekend to learn about military history, honor veterans, listen to live music, and enjoy some down-home barbeque at the first Military Appreciation and History Day at Ross Farm in Basking Ridge.

The Basking Ridge Business Alliance, Ross Farm, and Ridge Family Dentistry teamed up ...

Bernards Officials Hear JCP&L Presentation on Handling Storms, Outages

June 17, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - JCP&L has improved both its communication with municipalities and customers, and also its response to outages, since Superstorm Sandy plunged the entire township into darkness in 2012 and left residents wondering what help, if any, was on the way from the power company, Bernards Township Mayor John Carpenter said after hearing a JCP&L presentation this past ...

'Rewirement' Luncheon Teaches Clients to Retire on Purpose

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - About a dozen   gathered at Veneto Ristorante last Monday afternoon over some sandwiches, paninis, and good company, hosted by Walter Pardo (CEO)  and Jill Biagio (Client Relations) of Wealth Financial Partners (WFP.) 

The crowd was walked through an interactive and informative presentation that shined a unique perspective on those ...

'Rewirement' Luncheon Teaches Clients to Retire on Purpose

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - About a dozen clients gathered at Veneto Ristorante last Monday afternoon over some sandwiches, paninis, and good company, hosted by Walter Pardo (CEO)  and Jill Biagio (Client Relations) of Wealth Financial Partners (WFP.) 

The crowd was walked through an interactive and informative presentation that shined a unique perspective on those ...

Bernards Township Library Launches Summer Reading Events For All Ages

June 16, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ It wouldn't be summer without the summer reading program at the Basking Ridge Library _ and this year the library again is offering reading and book discussion activities for children, teens and adults.

The theme for this year's summer reading program is "Libraries Rock!" The Bernards Township Library is located at 32 S. Maple Ave. in Basking ...

Two Basking Ridge Residents Among Kent Place School Graduates

SUMMIT, NJ – The Class of 2018 graduated at the 124th Kent Place School Commencement on Sunday, June 3, in Summit.

Elyse DiCesare and Chloe Esposito (pictured, from left) were among the 67 members of the Class of 2018.

Longtime Ridge Nurse Among Retiring School Staffers Recognized at School Board Meeting

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Seven retiring staff members were recognized and thanked for their years of service by  school officials at the Bernards Township Board of Education meeting on Monday, June 4.

The retiring staffers were remembered by the principals of the buildings in which they worked. Board President Robin McKeon gave each staffer a wrapped gift at the ...

Somerset County Favors McCormick Over Menendez in Democrat Primary

June 6, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Across New Jersey there was no shortage of drama in Tuesday's Primary elections, with an incumbent senator fighting hard to hold on to his seat and well-financed Democratic campaigns gearing up for a bigger battle in November; the national Democratic Party has targeted New Jersey in an effort to flip districts currently represented by Republicans and ultimately take ...

Primary Vote Results: No Surprises in Local Races; Lance, Hugin, McCormick, Malinowski Supported for US Races

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Unsurprisingly, the uncontested candidates for Bernards Township Committee and Somerset County Freeholders all won their party's support on a local level in Tuesday's primary election.

The real race for those positions will be in November. At that time, in the race for two spots on the Township Committee, Republicans John Surano and Joseph Esposito will face ...

Ross Farms Hosts Veterans and Public At 1st Military Appreciation and History Day in Basking Ridge

June 5, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Veterans from the area, history buffs, and other nearby residents had an opportunity last weekend to learn about military history, honor veterans, listen to live music, and enjoy some down-home barbeque at the first Military Appreciation and History Day at Ross Farm in Basking Ridge.

The Basking Ridge Business Alliance, Ross Farm, and Ridge Family Dentistry teamed up ...

Summer Camp Programs for Children and Teens Announced By Environmental Education Center

June 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each summer, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge holds programs that let children and teens explore nature for summer activities that both entertaining and an opportunity to learn about the environment.

The programs are organized and led by the EEC's staff of naturalists.

The EEC is a Somerset County facility located at 190 Lord ...

Ross Farms Hosts Veterans and Public At 1st Military Appreciation and History Day in Basking Ridge

June 5, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Veterans from the area, history buffs, and other nearby residents had an opportunity last weekend to learn about military history, honor veterans, listen to live music, and enjoy some down-home barbeque at the first Military Appreciation and History Day at Ross Farm in Basking Ridge.

The Basking Ridge Business Alliance, Ross Farm, and Ridge Family Dentistry teamed up ...

Bernards Officials Hear JCP&L Presentation on Handling Storms, Outages

June 17, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - JCP&L has improved both its communication with municipalities and customers, and also its response to outages, since Superstorm Sandy plunged the entire township into darkness in 2012 and left residents wondering what help, if any, was on the way from the power company, Bernards Township Mayor John Carpenter said after hearing a JCP&L presentation this past ...

2018 Roadwork Projects Continuing Next Week on Parkview, Beechwood, Other Roads

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Road construction that is part of the township's 2018 road Improvements program are scheduled to begin on Parkview Avenue and Franklin Drive on Monday, June 18, according to an announcement from Bernards Township. Crews will be working on storm sewer repairs.

Similar work on Brook Ridge Drive is not scheduled to take place until the week ...

Longtime Bernards Administrator Begins Retirement, Leaves Mark on Township

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bruce McArthur, who worked in Bernards Township's town hall for more than 30 years before retiring as Township Administrator as of this month, said he has done "lots of things" that he's proud of while working for Bernards Township for more than 30 years.

McArthur _ who said he inherited his father's "allergy to debt" _ said last ...

Ridge Senior's Story of Long Recovery From Brain Aneurysm Draws Applause at BOE Meeting

June 9, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Christine Wang, a Ridge High School senior, was roundly applauded at last week's Board of Education meeting after giving a formal oral presentation about her prolonged recovery following a brain aneurysm in 2015.

Christine, captain of the women’s tennis and golf teams in 2015, recalled the ups and downs of work and determination in months of ...

Hillsborough HS Teacher Suspended after Arrest for Alleged Sexual Relationship with Student

June 6, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK , NJ - A Hillsborough High School English teacher has been suspended following his arrest for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student during a five-month period earlier this year, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey..

Kenneth Shindle, 27, of Plainsboro, has been charged with two second-degree counts of endangering the ...

Bernards Police Blotter: Motorcycle Theft, Vehicle Break-in Reported

June 18, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A motorcycle was reportedly stolen from English Place in the Society Hill development sometime between the hours of 11:45 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. last Tuesday, June 12, Bernards Township police reported. 

The motorcycle taken was a 2016 silver Yamaha XCR, the police report said. The motorcycle was later recovered near the Society Hill retention pond. The ...

Bernards Officials Hear JCP&L Presentation on Handling Storms, Outages

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - JCP&L has improved both its communication with municipalities and customers, and also its response to outages, since Superstorm Sandy plunged the entire township into darkness in 2012 and left residents wondering what help, if any, was on the way from the power company, Bernards Township Mayor John Carpenter said after hearing a JCP&L presentation this past ...

2018 Roadwork Projects Continuing Next Week on Parkview, Beechwood, Other Roads

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Road construction that is part of the township's 2018 road Improvements program are scheduled to begin on Parkview Avenue and Franklin Drive on Monday, June 18, according to an announcement from Bernards Township. Crews will be working on storm sewer repairs.

Similar work on Brook Ridge Drive is not scheduled to take place until the week ...

Five Ridge Football Seniors Help Leather Necks Win in Basilone Bowl All-Star Game

June 15, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Leather Necks beat the Devil Dogs, 21-3, in the sixth annual Basilone Bowl, held Thursday at Bridgewater-Raritan High School.

Five players from Ridge High School played for the winning team: RJ Milligan, Matt Giordano, Chris Breault, Kevin Park and Ryan Gogerty.

Milligan rushed for a game-high 112 yards and scored one touchdown on 11 carries and Gogerty had three ...

Ridge Girls Track Wins 4x800 State Title for 4th Straight Year

COLUMBUS, NJ - The Ridge High School girls track team won its fourth consecutive 4×800 meter relay title in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions last weekend at Northern Burlington High School.

Meghan Convery, Olivia Cicchetti, Morgan Lyons and Kaitlyn Van Baalen ran 9:03.19, which was the second-fastest time in the history of the meet, a full 14 seconds ahead of the second-place team.

Since ...

Ridge Softball Marks Meteoric Progress With Winning Record

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The steady improvement that the Ridge varsity softball team has shown over the last four seasons reached a point where the Red Devils became legitimate contenders in Somerset County in 2018.

Ridge's 15-8 season included a trip to the Somerset County Tournament semifinals and a tough 3-2 loss to North Hunterdon in the quarterfinal round of the Section 2, Group 4 state ...

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Piscataway Man Identified in Pedestrian Fatality on I-287 in Bridgewater Wednesday

June 7, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Piscataway man was identified as the tow truck operator killed when he was struck by another vehicle on I-287 in Bridgewater Wednesday afternoon, according to NJ State Police Sgt. Lawrence Peele.

Nicholas Coble, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck by a vehicle while clearing another car from the roadway at 1:44 p.m.

According to Peele, Coble was in ...

Sleep out at Covenant House

June 18, 2018

I can enjoy the same movies over and over like it were the first time to see them.  My kids roll their eyes at this.  Well, many unimaginable things happen as you become a certain age, and you tend to learn to accept those things graciously as gift.   But I remember the movie “The Blind Side.”  Until I saw that movie, I didn’t know homeless children ...

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Wed, June 20, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

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Horse Care Workshops at Lord Stirling Stable Start June 23

June 17, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable is offering Horse Care Workshop 101 for adults and youth seeking to gain experience and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on practice.

Horse Care Workshop 101 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ beginning Saturday June ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 16

Summer is in the air, and the latest episode of AtlantiCast is ready to help you enjoy some fun outdoors while staying safe! This week’s episode opens with tips for sunscreen usage from Atlantic Health System’s Chief Medical and Academic Officer, Dr. Jan Schwarz-Miller. You’ll also learn about how Atlantic Health System is advancing the future of health care through ...