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Colonial Times Return Oct. 1 During Lord Stirling 1770s Festival

September 21, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Step back in time to the colonial period of American history at the Somerset County Park Commission's Lord Stirling 1770s Festival taking place on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 96 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, the site of Lord Stirling’s Manor house.

 

The 1770s Festival promotes historical and ...

Atlas Road, Wharton Way and Golden Boulevard Slated for Road Work Next Week

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Starting the week of September 25, the following roads will be closed for roadway reconstruction:
Atlas Road; Wharton Way and Gold Boulevard.

Roadway reconstruction will be completed using a process called Full Depth Reclamation.  This process differs from a typical mill and pave operation and involves recycling the existing roadway by grinding the ...

Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

Somerville Officials Updated on Plans for 5-Story Luxury Apartments and Main Street Parking Facility

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council got a glimpse at what may be the future profile of West Main Street Monday night during a presentation of revised plans for a proposed 5-story luxury apartment building and integrated parking facility.

Bordered by West Main Street, South Davenport Street, Veterans Memorial Drive West and South Doughty Street, the complex will include a second, three-story ...

Colonial Times Return Oct. 1 During Lord Stirling 1770s Festival

September 21, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Step back in time to the colonial period of American history at the Somerset County Park Commission's Lord Stirling 1770s Festival taking place on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 96 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, the site of Lord Stirling’s Manor house.

 

The 1770s Festival promotes historical and ...

Time to Buy Tickets for Deserted Village Haunted Hayrides

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The annual Haunted Hayrides at the Deserted Village in the Watchung Reservation are scheduled for Friday, October 27; Saturday, October 28; and Sunday, October 29 (rain date – Monday, October 30).

Please be aware that, as of this morning, Haunted Hayride tickets are now on sale.  Although 887 tickets are available, they typically sell out ...

Davell Crawford Trio Closes out 4-Day Somerville Jazz and Arts Festival

SOMERVILLE, NJ - He’s been dubbed the “Piano Prince of New Orleans,” but for a few hours late Sunday afternoon, Davell Crawford presided as the “King of the Central New Jersey Jazz Festival,” entertaining thousands of jazz aficionados gathered on East Main Street and the lawn of the historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Crawford, accompanied by drums and bass, was ...

Bernards Ride After-school Bus Service Debuts

September 11, 2017

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Working at a Bridgewater IT firm a few years ago, Judy Ye was thrust into a bit of panic one day. Her boss had scheduled an unplanned afternoon meeting, putting her on the phone scrambling to find a friend to pick up her daughters after school.

She couldn’t get anyone to help, and had to tell her boss she couldn’t make the meeting. He wasn’t ...

THSSH Member Social and Presentation - Street Names History

Join us at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at the home of The Historical Society of Somerset Hills as we kickoff with a post summer member social event. Meet with fellow THSSH members and friends in a social environment at the historic Brick Academy, 15 W. Oak Street, Basking Ridge. 

Presentation by former Bernards Township Historian June Kennedy about the history of street ...

Hillsborough Businesses Invited to Provide Promotional Materials for OEM Drill

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township's Office of Emergency Management will conduct a Point of Distribution drill at Mountain View Park Sept. 27, with donated promotional items from local businesses being substituted for the essential supplies that would be handed out in an actual emergency.

A Point of Distribution drill is a test of the Township's ability to distribute goods or medications ...

Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

September 20, 2017

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

Bernards Township Board of Education Makes Personnel Changes

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Eight instructional aides were hired by the Bernards Township Board of Education at its Sept. 11 meeting.

Hired to work as instructional aides were: 

-- Megan Healy, Jacqueline Hannon and Danielle Siani at Mount Prospect School;

-- Carol Engel and Kristine Karnick at William Annin Middle School;

-- Andrea Napolitano and Juana ...

Basking Ridge Students Named Semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP. NJ - A total of 22 Basking Ridge students are among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, positioning them in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. 

To be considered for an award, semifinalists must fulfill requirements to advance to ...

What Questions Does Controversial Push Poll Ask Bernards Township Voters?

September 15, 2017

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ – Democrat candidates for Township Committee Joan Harris and Sally Booth attended the Township Committee meeting on Tuesday to let the mayor and committee members know robo-calls were targeting voters in  Bernards Township.

They said the calls made false claims about their positions and asked the all-Republican committee to intervene and stop the ...

Push Polling Targets Democrat Candidates for Bernards Township Committee

 BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ – There’s a saying that election season takes a break over the summer, then starts again after Labor Day.  It resumed in Bernards Township not with a bang, but with a ‘ring’ – of a telephone and the Democrats running for Township Committee, are furious, for they are the targets of a "push" poll.

A "push" poll ...

Looking for Weeknight Dinner Ideas? A Local Author has the Answers

September 18, 2017

BERNARDSVILLE NJ - Award-winning Gladstone author Caroline Campion will hold a book signing to celebrate the publication of her new cookbook, "The Dinner Plan".  Campion will appear at the Bookworm in Bernardsville on Saturday, September 23 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  The book signing will be celebrated with refreshments and a raffle.

"The Dinner Plan" will answer ...

Weather Report Looks Great for Saturday's Ocean County Irish Festival at the Manahawkin Lake Park

STAFFORD - On Saturday, the newly formed Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival.  It will not be held in Ship Bottom but instead in a new convenient location, the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin.  

Those planning on attending are invited to bring their own chairs and tables if they would like.  Families ...

Raritan Headwaters Seeking National Accreditation; Public Comment Period Closes Nov. 6

September 20, 2017

BEDMINSTER TWP. – Raritan Headwaters is applying for accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a national group that evaluates land conservation organizations to make sure they meet quality standards. A public comment period is now open and will run through Nov. 6.

“We’re seeking accreditation because it’s the right thing to do – for our members, ...

South Brunswick: Residents Discuss Strategy To Block Trap Rock Quarry Gas Pipeline Project

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – When it comes to blocking Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement project and proposed natural gas Compressor Station 206, which would be located near Trap Rock Industries' Kingston quarry, numbers count, according to a panel of state environmental activists.

More than 150 people from South Brunswick and Franklin townships came out Thursday night to the South ...

Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

September 20, 2017

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

86,000 Missing Veterans: Rolling Thunder Roars Into Advocacy for POW-MIA During the "Ride for Freedom" XXII in Holmdel

HOLMDEL, N.J. - POW - MIA. It stands for Prisoners of War and Missing in Action

Generations of children, young adults even grown men and women need the acronym above spelled out so they can remember the 86,000 men and women who never came home from the battlefields. There are men and women who carry that flag to this day who are here to help educate and inform, however. They are called  ...

Trilogy Repertory Needs Ghosts, Ghouls and More for Haunted History Tour; Meeting Sunday

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ – Have you heard about the Haunted History Tour? Well, what’s a Halloween-themed tour without some Zombies to Headless Horsemen?

Trilogy Repertory is looking for volunteers to help with the Haunted History Tour at The Ross Farm in Basking Ridge on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26, 27, 28.

Volunteers are needed for all parts of the tour, from tour ...

Atlas Road, Wharton Way and Golden Boulevard Slated for Road Work Next Week

September 20, 2017

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Starting the week of September 25, the following roads will be closed for roadway reconstruction:
Atlas Road; Wharton Way and Gold Boulevard.

Roadway reconstruction will be completed using a process called Full Depth Reclamation.  This process differs from a typical mill and pave operation and involves recycling the existing roadway by grinding the ...

What Questions Does Controversial Push Poll Ask Bernards Township Voters?

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ – Democrat candidates for Township Committee Joan Harris and Sally Booth attended the Township Committee meeting on Tuesday to let the mayor and committee members know robo-calls were targeting voters in  Bernards Township.

They said the calls made false claims about their positions and asked the all-Republican committee to intervene and stop the ...

Push Polling Targets Democrat Candidates for Bernards Township Committee

 BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ – There’s a saying that election season takes a break over the summer, then starts again after Labor Day.  It resumed in Bernards Township not with a bang, but with a ‘ring’ – of a telephone and the Democrats running for Township Committee, are furious, for they are the targets of a "push" poll.

A "push" poll ...

  'Home On the Range' Introductory Horseback Ride Offered At Lord Stirling Park

September 18, 2017

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - There's time to register for the introductory one-hour trail ride scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 1, at Lord Stirling Park, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge at 1 p.m.

The ride will provide an opportunity for riders to become familiar with Western-style horseback riding. Participants must be at least 9 years old and under 200 pounds. Registration is available in ...

Recreation Programs for Youth with Special Needs Are Set for This Fall

SUMMIT, NJ - Special needs youth are invited to register for upcoming fall TryCAN programs, offered to children from any town, and which help youth develop skills that allow them to pursue a sport or activity further or simply provide them with a meaningful recreation experience. The programs incorporate teen 'peer mentors' from local middle and high schools ...

Youth Suicides Are Rising; Dr. Christine Moutier Discusses Suicide Prevention

 

HOLMDEL, N.J. - The second leading cause of death for young people in the U.S., ages 15-34, is death by suicide.  Worse, even middle school-aged children are taking their lives at increasingly higher rates.

 

Almost 45,000 Americans die every year by suicide. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), on average there are 121 suicides a ...

Bargains Sprout from Farmfield in Hillsborough

September 12, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Antiques, household wares, collectibles, artwork, books, and an eclectic variety of imported chairs were scattered about the field at the Hillsboro Farm Market alongside the Van Nuys old farmhouse Saturday afternoon.

Vendors bought their 10x10 space for $10, with proceeds donated to Farmers Against Hunger, a nonprofit organized through the NJ Agricultural Society. Vendors ...

Franklin Township: Police Sergeant Alleges Discrimination

September 7, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - The Township of Franklin is facing a discrimination lawsuit that targets three of the borough's top officials, according to court documents. 

Sgt. Dennis Hopson filed the complaint against the Township of Franklin, Chief of Police Lawrence W. Roberts, Deputy Chief Richard Grammar and Township Manager Robert G. Vornlocker, according to the filing. 

The complaint, ...

Hillsborough: Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

September 19, 2017

 

NEWARK, NJ – Eric. S. Komar a township resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

 Komar, 46, was arrested ...

Somerville: Tribute to Det. Matthew Tarentino Precedes Immaculata-Summit Football Game

SOMERVILLE, NJ - In the Friday Night Lights home game opener for Immaculata, the Spartans suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Summit Hilltoppers by the score of 14-13.

The Spartans had a chance to go ahead at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but fumbled the ball at the Hilltoppers’ three-yard line.

The game was preceded by a tribute and ceremonies for Summit Police Detective and ...

Cops Not Naming Medical Practice Whose Patient Records Were Stolen

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — Authorities won't yet name the local medical practice whose patient records were stolen from a storage unit in East Brunswick.

The incident came to light this week, when the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office announced the arrest of Fernando Rios. Cops claimed the 33-year-old Sayreville resident stole and then sold more than 1,000 medical ...

Somerville Officials Updated on Plans for 5-Story Luxury Apartments and Main Street Parking Facility

September 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council got a glimpse at what may be the future profile of West Main Street Monday night during a presentation of revised plans for a proposed 5-story luxury apartment building and integrated parking facility.

Bordered by West Main Street, South Davenport Street, Veterans Memorial Drive West and South Doughty Street, the complex will include a second, three-story ...

Somerville: Builder Presents Plans for Phase II of Main Street Luxury Apartments and Parking Deck

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Edgewood Properties, the developer of the Somerville Town Center luxury apartments on West Main Street, will make a presentation to the Borough Council Monday night on Phase II of the project, which will include a second five-story building and parking deck.

The mixed-use building will be bordered by South Davenport Street, Veterans Memorial Drive West and ...

Somerville Officials Updated on Plans for 5-Story Luxury Apartments and Main Street Parking Facility

September 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council got a glimpse at what may be the future profile of West Main Street Monday night during a presentation of revised plans for a proposed 5-story luxury apartment building and integrated parking facility.

Bordered by West Main Street, South Davenport Street, Veterans Memorial Drive West and South Doughty Street, the complex will include a second, three-story ...

Somerville: Builder Presents Plans for Phase II of Main Street Luxury Apartments and Parking Deck

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Edgewood Properties, the developer of the Somerville Town Center luxury apartments on West Main Street, will make a presentation to the Borough Council Monday night on Phase II of the project, which will include a second five-story building and parking deck.

The mixed-use building will be bordered by South Davenport Street, Veterans Memorial Drive West and ...

Yankee Matt Holliday Speaks About Baseball, Faith at the Presbyterian Church at New Providence

September 16, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday came to New Providence on Saturday morning and spoke to a gathering at the Presbyterian Church.

Holliday sat in front of a packed sanctuary in the church, which included seating in the balcony, and talked about his career, his family life and his religious faith. 

He also answered questions from the audience, and ...

Somerville Church Hosts Community Dialogue on Mental Health Stigmas

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Central Jersey Community Coalition, African American Community Mental Health Outreach and the North Plainfield Stigma Free Zone Campaign are partnering to sponsor a community dialogue on how the stigma so often associated with having a mental health diagnosis reveals itself within different cultures.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “A ...

Ridge Girls Volleyball beats rival North Hunterdon

September 20, 2017

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Ridge Girls Volleyball remains undefeated at 5-0 after beating Skyland Conference rival North Hunterdon 25-19, 18-25 and 25-23.

Ridge was led by juniors Chelsea Winegar with 14 kills, Peyton Robb with five kills and eight digs, Isabela Garcia with six kills and nine digs and Rachel Tam had two aces and 16 digs.  Senior captain Zoe Pan distributed 23 assists. Senior ...

Girls Soccer: Ridge Defeats Franklin, 4-1

SOMERSET, NJ - The Ridge girls soccer team tallied two goals in each half and went on to a 4-1 victory Tuesday afternoon over Franklin.

Bailey Aaron scored two goals and assisted on one for the Red Devils (4-1), who enjoyed a 14-4 advantage in shots on goal. Sam Weyrauch and Erin Keefe each had a goal for Ridge.

Molly Mahoney and Gabriella Allen each contributed assists in the victory. Ally ...

  'Home On the Range' Introductory Horseback Ride Offered At Lord Stirling Park

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - There's time to register for the introductory one-hour trail ride scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 1, at Lord Stirling Park, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge at 1 p.m.

The ride will provide an opportunity for riders to become familiar with Western-style horseback riding. Participants must be at least 9 years old and under 200 pounds. Registration is available in ...

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Somerville HS Teacher of the Year:  An Honor He Chooses To Share with Those Who Taught Him

September 15, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The electronic horn resonates in the hallways of Somerville High School to signal the end of the school day, but outside Room 214 a crowd of freshmen with backpacks and book bags congregates waiting for the door to open.

The students file in, right arms extended, to fist bump the teacher who greets them just inside the room. It’s the usual routine, every Monday and ...

Somerville Officials Updated on Plans for 5-Story Luxury Apartments and Main Street Parking Facility

September 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council got a glimpse at what may be the future profile of West Main Street Monday night during a presentation of revised plans for a proposed 5-story luxury apartment building and integrated parking facility.

Bordered by West Main Street, South Davenport Street, Veterans Memorial Drive West and South Doughty Street, the complex will include a second, three-story ...

Help Save Sabattis Adventure Camp for Our Boy Scouts

September 10, 2017

All of the other troops think that Blackfoot is the worst campsite at Sabattis Adventure Camp. That’s because it’s the furthest walk to the center of camp. Troop 77 knows that Blackfoot is the best campsite at Sabattis. We’ve been camping at that campsite every summer for years, far longer than our current scouts or their older brothers can remember.

Blackfoot is a very ...

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