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Basking Ridge Artist to Exhibit in San Francisco (After Her YMCA Art Workshop This Saturday)

March 29, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - An exhibit of Basking Ridge artist Serena Bocchino's internationally acclaimed artwork will open next week on April 6 at ArtHaus in San Francisco, California. Bocchino will be present at the artist's reception and will be signing copies of her book, "Serena Bocchino the Artist."

The opening of the San Francisco exhibition ...

Boys Lacrosse: Ridge Rolls Past Hopewell Valley, 9-2

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge High School boys lacrosse team got its season off to a winning start with a 9-2 victory over Hopewell Valley Wednesday afternoon.

Ridge had a 3-0 halftime lead and then outscored the Mercer County visitors, 4-2, in the third period to open a 7-2 lead.

Bryce Kirkwood finished with four goals and Will Burckley had four assists to go with a single goal for the Red ...

"Beauty and the Beast" Opens in Warren, Video Trailers by 'The Beast" Sam Sinnot

WARREN, NJ - “Beauty and the Beast,” this year’s Spring Musical at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) opens Thursday, March 30.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLIgT3Dznws&sns=em

The show will be presented at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 30, Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, and at 2 p.m., April 1, in the WHRHS Performing Arts Center (PAC), on Stirling Road.

How Are Your Social Security Benefits Calculated?

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- One of the most important decisions you’ll make about your retirement is when and how to take your Social Security benefits, but it’s crucial that you understand potential tax implications prior to doing so.

For many retirees that will have additional sources of income in retirement, Social Security benefits can push you into a higher tax bracket. However, with ...

Basking Ridge Artist to Exhibit in San Francisco (After Her YMCA Art Workshop This Saturday)

March 29, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - An exhibit of Basking Ridge artist Serena Bocchino's internationally acclaimed artwork will open next week on April 6 at ArtHaus in San Francisco, California. Bocchino will be present at the artist's reception and will be signing copies of her book, "Serena Bocchino the Artist."

The opening of the San Francisco exhibition ...

"Beauty and the Beast" Opens in Warren, Video Trailers by 'The Beast" Sam Sinnot

WARREN, NJ - “Beauty and the Beast,” this year’s Spring Musical at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) opens Thursday, March 30.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLIgT3Dznws&sns=em

The show will be presented at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 30, Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, and at 2 p.m., April 1, in the WHRHS Performing Arts Center (PAC), on Stirling Road.

Monthlong Bernards Twp. Art Show Kicks Off with Mayor's Art Awards

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Saturday morning's reception for the 6th annual Bernards Township Community Art Show, to remain in place through April 23 at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, included the announcement of the Mayor's Arts Awards for 2017.

Art show open daily

The non-juried art show features multiple pieces from 14 township artists ages 16 and up, and ...

Bernards School Board and Township Committee Due to Meet This Week

March 25, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee will play catch-up this week addressing the issues - including introduction of a municipal budget for 2017 - that weren't discussed when the last meeting of the governing body was called off due to a springtime snowstorm on March 14. This week's meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28.

Board of Education scheduled to meet on ...

TIMELY TAX TIPS: When Is Social Security Income Taxable?

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- The number 1 question for our tax clients about to retire is "When Is Social Security Income Taxable?"  The answer depends on your income.

Your Social Security income could be taxed. That may seem unfair, or unfathomable. Regardless of how you feel about it, it is a possibility.

Seniors have had to contend with this possibility since 1984. Social Security ...

Proposed Bernards School Budget for Next Year Breaks Total of $100 Million for First Time

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The proposed township school budget for the 2017-18 school year - if adopted by the Board of Education following a public hearing scheduled for May 8 - would for the first time total more than $100 million.

Adding in all expenses, including debt payments, the proposed spending plan for operating six township schools is a proposed $101,171,316 for the school year ...

PARCC Test Program Crashes on First Day of Testing at Ridge HS

March 27, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A building-wide inability for many students at Ridge High School to access the state standardized PARCC test had some waiting for an hour or more to begin testing on Monday, the first of six scheduled days of testing for some Ridge students.

Christopher Barone, Director of Information Technology for township schools, told the Board of Education and audience ...

Bernards School Board and Township Committee Due to Meet This Week

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee will play catch-up this week addressing the issues - including introduction of a municipal budget for 2017 - that weren't discussed when the last meeting of the governing body was called off due to a springtime snowstorm on March 14. This week's meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28.

Board of Education scheduled to meet on ...

Proposed Bernards School Budget for Next Year Breaks Total of $100 Million for First Time

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The proposed township school budget for the 2017-18 school year - if adopted by the Board of Education following a public hearing scheduled for May 8 - would for the first time total more than $100 million.

Adding in all expenses, including debt payments, the proposed spending plan for operating six township schools is a proposed $101,171,316 for the school year ...

Ridge Girls Lacrosse Teams Up with Chipotle for Fundraiser Next Friday

March 17, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Eat some of your favorite anyway, and pitch in for a fundraiser to support Ridge Girls Lacrosse next Friday, March 24, at the Chipotle in Basking Ridge at 25 Mountainview Boulevard,  Unit 5.

The fundraiser will be held between 4 to 9 p.m.

Bring in an online flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make ...

Mission Accomplished: 5,000 Trees Planted in Bernards Within 5 Years After Sandy

March 18, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township has announced it will fulfill a local initiative of planting 5,000 trees to replace those lost to "Superstorm Sandy" with a public dedication of the 5,000th tree on this Arbor Day.

Bernards Township had launched "Five in 5!" in response to the devastation of so many trees that were destroyed or damaged when Sandy struck the ...

Liberty Corner First Aid Squad Attends Slain FDNY EMT's Funeral in Bronx

March 26, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Four members of the Liberty Corner First Aid Squad on attended the funeral of Yadira Arroyo, the FDNY Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), who was recently killed in the line of duty in the Bronx, New York.

The Liberty Corner First Aid Squad volunteers included Elaine French, Charlotte Flohl, Fred Miller and Phil Lai-Len.

The ...

Boy Scout Cameron Mays Partners Organizes a Successful Book Swap for Room To Read

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- Boy Scout Cameron Mays from Troop 54 is proud of the successful Book Swap he organized for his First Class service project requirement. The Book Swap, held on March 11th in Basking Ridge, encouraged eager readers to choose a book and also learn about Room to Read, a global organization focusing on literacy.

 

Cameron received approval for the project from his Scout ...

Somerville Elks Sponsor Patriotic Art, Photo, Digital Contest for Students and Adults

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068, determined to revitalize America's celebration of Flag Day, invites residents of central New Jersey to create inspiring and patriotic art for a new flag art, photography and digital image contest. The contest runs through May 1. Winners will be announced at the annual Flag Day Festival on Main Street on June 10.

Winners will be ...

Bernards School Board and Township Committee Due to Meet This Week

March 25, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee will play catch-up this week addressing the issues - including introduction of a municipal budget for 2017 - that weren't discussed when the last meeting of the governing body was called off due to a springtime snowstorm on March 14. This week's meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28.

Board of Education scheduled to meet on ...

Monthlong Bernards Twp. Art Show Kicks Off with Mayor's Art Awards

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Saturday morning's reception for the 6th annual Bernards Township Community Art Show, to remain in place through April 23 at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, included the announcement of the Mayor's Arts Awards for 2017.

Art show open daily

The non-juried art show features multiple pieces from 14 township artists ages 16 and up, and ...

Mission Accomplished: 5,000 Trees Planted in Bernards Within 5 Years After Sandy

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township has announced it will fulfill a local initiative of planting 5,000 trees to replace those lost to "Superstorm Sandy" with a public dedication of the 5,000th tree on this Arbor Day.

Bernards Township had launched "Five in 5!" in response to the devastation of so many trees that were destroyed or damaged when Sandy struck the ...

Bernards To Host Another Expired and Unused Medications Drive-Through

March 22, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - In what has become a popular method for residents to empty their medicine chests of expired, unused, and unwanted medications that could become dangerous in the wrong hands, the township will again hold its drive-through dropoff for these drugs on this Saturday, March 25.

The anonymous, convenient collection of drugs for safe disposal is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 ...

New Ridge Club Seeks to Offer Respite From Stress, As Public Asks School Board to Address Student Mental Health Issues

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Parents faced the Board of Education this week with a plea that school officials find a way to relieve stress for township students, while a Ridge High School football player said he is among a group of students who have taken it upon themselves to address the issue of mental health at Ridge.

Any Ridge students can sign up or drop in at the new ...

Armed Robbery Reported at Warren Krauszers, Police Seek Suspect

March 27, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Police are looking for a burglary suspect after an armed burglary took place at the Krauszers on Stirling Road on Sunday night, according to the Breaking News Network (BNN), which monitors emergency radio activity.

The incident took place around 9 p.m., according to BNN. The service said the suspect fled on foot and police are searching for a white male,  50-60 ...

Somerville: Immaculate Conception School Hosts Blue Mass to Honor Police

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The students, staff and faculty of Immaculate Conception School will host the III annual Blue Mass tribute to police officers on Friday, March 31.

Police officers are invited to assemble at 9:45 a.m. in the vestibule of the school at 41 Mountain Blvd., along with the honor guard on the front lawn.

A procession of students and the police officers will proceed to the ...

Bernards To Host Another Expired and Unused Medications Drive-Through

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - In what has become a popular method for residents to empty their medicine chests of expired, unused, and unwanted medications that could become dangerous in the wrong hands, the township will again hold its drive-through dropoff for these drugs on this Saturday, March 25.

The anonymous, convenient collection of drugs for safe disposal is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 ...

Boys Lacrosse: Ridge Rolls Past Hopewell Valley, 9-2

March 29, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge High School boys lacrosse team got its season off to a winning start with a 9-2 victory over Hopewell Valley Wednesday afternoon.

Ridge had a 3-0 halftime lead and then outscored the Mercer County visitors, 4-2, in the third period to open a 7-2 lead.

Bryce Kirkwood finished with four goals and Will Burckley had four assists to go with a single goal for the Red ...

Ridge Boys Lacrosse Opens Season Wednesday

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge High boys lacrosse team will open its season Wednesday afternoon at home against Hopewell Valley at 4:45 p.m.

Ridge is coming off a 10-7 season and looks to contend in the Skyland Conference. Senior midfielder Dan Skea, also a key contributor to the Red Devils' state playoff football team last fall, has 24 goals and 10 assists last season. He heads an ...

Somerset Patriots Welcome Back MLB Pitcher Mitch Atkins

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have signed former team right-handed pitcher and three-year Major Leaguer Mitch Atkins for the 2017 season.

“There is definitely a reason why I wanted to come back to Somerset,” said Atkins. “It’s because it is a great place to play, the fans are awesome and there is a winning atmosphere.”

Atkins will enter his ...

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Monthlong Bernards Twp. Art Show Kicks Off with Mayor's Art Awards

March 19, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Saturday morning's reception for the 6th annual Bernards Township Community Art Show, to remain in place through April 23 at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, included the announcement of the Mayor's Arts Awards for 2017.

Art show open daily

The non-juried art show features multiple pieces from 14 township artists ages 16 and up, and ...

Letter: Endangered Species Act is Endangered

March 29, 2017

Dear Editor:

New Jersey Audubon is deeply concerned about ongoing efforts on Capitol Hill to undermine the Endangered Species Act – a law passed by near-unanimous, bi-partisan support in 1973 - which works to recover threatened and endangered species. 

The attempts to roll-back the Act, if successful, would gravely threaten our incredible wildlife across America. There is no ...

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Great Swamp Watershed Association Headquarters, Morristown

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Education Food & Drink

Thu, March 30, 9:00 AM

The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster

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Easterseals New Jersey Rolls out the Red Carpet at MetLife Stadium for Eighth Annual ‘Walk With Me’ Fundraiser

March 29, 2017

East Brunswick, N.J. – March 20, 2017 – All the glam and allure of Hollywood’s most iconic celebrations come to the Garden State on April 8, as Easterseals New Jersey hosts their eighth annual ‘Walk With Me’ and 5K run fundraiser. This year’s “Be A Superstar” theme appropriately emanates from the Super Bowl-hosting turf of MetLife Stadium, in East ...

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Atlantic Health System Joins American Cancer Society in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.