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Ridge Grad Griffin Madden, Who Also Graduated UC Berkeley, Among Those Killed in Oakland, Calif. Warehouse Fire

December 8, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Griffin Madden, 23, who attended Bernards Township schools and graduated from Ridge High School in 2011, was among the 36 residents and visitors who are confirmed to have died in a massive warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif. that was hosting a dance party on Dec. 2.

Madden, reported to have graduated from the University of California at nearby Berkeley in 2015, was ...

Ridge School District Already Advertising for Replacement for Retiring Ridge Principal

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township School District already has begun advertising for a replacement for Ridge High School Principal Frank Howlett, Jr., who is due to retire at the end of the schoolyear, according to Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian.

Howlett's resignation, effective at the end of the 2016-17 school year, was listed on the Nov. 28 Board of Education ...

Ice Hockey: Ridge Romps over Montgomery, 10-2

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ - Jack Mandala's hat trick paved the way for Ridge in a 10-2 ice hockey victory over Montgomery on Wednesday.

Mandala finished with three goals and one assist for Ridge (1-1), which built a 4-1 lead after one period. John Vilade contributed two goals and one assist for the Red Devils.

Alex Konovalov gave Ridge three assists to go with one goal, and Spencer ...

BERKELEY HEIGHTS PAL RUNNERS WIN TEAM 11-12 BOYS USATF REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

MORRIS PLAINS - On November 20th, hundreds of runners lined up for the Junior Olympics Cross Country Regional Championships in Greystone Park in in Morris Plains, New Jersey. It was blustery cold, winds were upwards of 30-40 miles per hour and the grounds where covered with sleet.

The 11-12 3000 meter Boys WolfPack runners of Patrick McGrath, Chris Marinko, Nick Yarad, Jackson Levine, and ...

Randolph NJ’s Brendan Fletcher Reaches Top 8 on NBC’s “The Voice”; Sings Mon. Dec 5

December 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA- “And though the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea” – Led Zepplin, Ten Years Gone

After years of changing his course, living in NJ, Boston, Brooklyn, and Charleston, all while singing in small local bars, at open mic nights, and working as a bartender to make ends meet, Randolph NJ’s Brendan Fletcher always believed ...

"Walk to Bethlehem" Festival in Downtown Basking Ridge Sunday, December 18th at 4pm

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- If you’ve been in Basking Ridge, NJ during the holiday season, no doubt you have seen, or at least heard of, the “Walk to Bethlehem." It’s an annual tradition that started 26 years ago during which members of the four churches in downtown Basking Ridge,participate in a half-parade, half-pageant, telling the story of Jesus’ ...

Basking Ridge Fire Company NO.1 Prepares Tree and Spreads the Christmas Spirit

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Members of the Basking Ridge Fire Company No.1 assembled early on Saturday morning to bring Christmas cheer to Basking Ridge, setting-up this year's tree in preparation for the 3rd Annual Winter Market & Community Tree Lighting on Saturday December 3rd. The Fire Company, which is 100% volunteer-based, gathered around 9 a.m., ...

Trader Joe’s Celebrates Grand Re-Opening Dec. 2

December 2, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Amid cheers from employees and customers, the Downtown Westfield’s newly re-built Trader Joe’s opened Friday morning at 8 a.m.

The previous building was demolished in February after its roof collapsed during January’s blizzard.

“It’s so great to be home,” store manager Casey Latsko said as he greeted people at ...

Bernards Township Winter Market & Community Tree on Saturday, Dec. 3

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - There is now a huge tree in Downtown Basking Ridge, so the official festivities will occur this Saturday, Dec. 3. The Basking Ridge Business Alliance will present this special start to the holiday season in Basking Ridge with the third annual Winter Market & Community Tree Lighting.
Here is the schedule of activities for Ring in the Season 2016!

2 p.m. Winter ...

Trader Joe in Westfied to Re-Open Dec. 2, Sign Reads

WESTFIELD, NJ — “Good news!” a sign at Trader Joe’s in Millburn reads. “Our Westfield New Jersey store will have a grand re-opening on Friday, December 2. 8 a.m.”

It was good news for fans of the grocery store, and good news for Downtown Westfield businesses. Trader Joe’s, considered an anchor store in Downtown Westfield, was demolished this ...

Ridge Grad Griffin Madden, Who Also Graduated UC Berkeley, Among Those Killed in Oakland, Calif. Warehouse Fire

December 8, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Griffin Madden, 23, who attended Bernards Township schools and graduated from Ridge High School in 2011, was among the 36 residents and visitors who are confirmed to have died in a massive warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif. that was hosting a dance party on Dec. 2.

Madden, reported to have graduated from the University of California at nearby Berkeley in 2015, was ...

Ridge School District Already Advertising for Replacement for Retiring Ridge Principal

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township School District already has begun advertising for a replacement for Ridge High School Principal Frank Howlett, Jr., who is due to retire at the end of the schoolyear, according to Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian.

Howlett's resignation, effective at the end of the 2016-17 school year, was listed on the Nov. 28 Board of Education ...

Chipotle Provides Fundraising Event for RAAD, Through "Eat For Change " on Wednesday

 

BASKING RIDGE - In keeping with the holiday spirit and the season of giving, Chipotle and Ridge Against Alcohol and Drugs( RAAD), are teaming up to raise money, through the "Eat for Change" program, for RAAD's goal of promoting healthy lifestyle choices, through an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug free lifestyle, ...

Trader Joe’s Celebrates Grand Re-Opening Dec. 2

December 2, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Amid cheers from employees and customers, the Downtown Westfield’s newly re-built Trader Joe’s opened Friday morning at 8 a.m.

The previous building was demolished in February after its roof collapsed during January’s blizzard.

“It’s so great to be home,” store manager Casey Latsko said as he greeted people at ...

Chipotle Provides Fundraising Event for RAAD, Through "Eat For Change " on Wednesday

 

BASKING RIDGE - In keeping with the holiday spirit and the season of giving, Chipotle and Ridge Against Alcohol and Drugs( RAAD), are teaming up to raise money, through the "Eat for Change" program, for RAAD's goal of promoting healthy lifestyle choices, through an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug free lifestyle, ...

Trader Joe in Westfied to Re-Open Dec. 2, Sign Reads

WESTFIELD, NJ — “Good news!” a sign at Trader Joe’s in Millburn reads. “Our Westfield New Jersey store will have a grand re-opening on Friday, December 2. 8 a.m.”

It was good news for fans of the grocery store, and good news for Downtown Westfield businesses. Trader Joe’s, considered an anchor store in Downtown Westfield, was demolished this ...

NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Raises Close to $5,000 for CASA Bridgewater, NJ (Nove

December 1, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (NJ AAML) raised $4,857 for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Jersey in its sixth annual holiday fundraiser, improving on its efforts in previous years. A check was presented to Liza Kirschenbaum, Esq., Associate Director of CASA, by Amy C. Goldstein, President of NJ AAML, Richard F. Iglar, ...

Kick-off of Annual New Winter Clothing Drive for Veterans Living at VA Campus in Lyons Section of Bernards

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bedminster resident Stacia McDonough has kicked off her fifth annual, “They Kept Us Safe, Let's Keep Them Warm,” new winter clothing drive to benefit the formerly homeless and disabled veterans that are now in housing on the Veterans Administration campus in the Lyons section of Bernards Township.

McDonough launched the campaign ...

Chipotle Provides Fundraising Event for RAAD, Through "Eat For Change " on Wednesday

 

BASKING RIDGE - In keeping with the holiday spirit and the season of giving, Chipotle and Ridge Against Alcohol and Drugs( RAAD), are teaming up to raise money, through the "Eat for Change" program, for RAAD's goal of promoting healthy lifestyle choices, through an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug free lifestyle, ...

Bernards Twp. Reorganization Meeting Set For Jan. 3; New Mayor and Other Appointments Pending

December 5, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee reorganization meeting for 2017 has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the town hall at 1 Collyer Lane in Basking Ridge.

Mayoral and Township Committee appointments to boards, commissions and professional positions for the new year are announced at the annual reorganization meeting.

New mayor to be ...

Bernards Twp. Committee Meeting on Tuesday Night

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee is scheduled to meet at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Nov. 28 agenda is posted on the Bernards Township website. 

The agenda includes acknowledgement of a $188,433 Somerset County Historic Preservation grant from the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded to the Friends of the Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead, ...

Second Mosque Case Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Bernards Twp.; Township Disputes Constitutionality

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The U.S. Justice Department this week filed a lawsuit against Bernards Township, alleging that the township violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied zoning approval to allow the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a mosque on land owned by the ISBR in Liberty Corner. This second complaint follows a ...

Registration Begins Next Week for Indoor Riding Lessons at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge

December 1, 2016

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Winter weather doesn't have to mean the end of horseback riding for equestrians in Basking Ridge and nearby. The Somerset County Park Commission has announced that registration will begin next Saturday, Dec. 10, for a 10-week session of Winter Horseback Riding Classes at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

Lessons are ...

Kick-off of Annual New Winter Clothing Drive for Veterans Living at VA Campus in Lyons Section of Bernards

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bedminster resident Stacia McDonough has kicked off her fifth annual, “They Kept Us Safe, Let's Keep Them Warm,” new winter clothing drive to benefit the formerly homeless and disabled veterans that are now in housing on the Veterans Administration campus in the Lyons section of Bernards Township.

McDonough launched the campaign ...

Blood Donations Needed for 10th Annual Blood Drive

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – In partnership with the American Red Cross the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America will host its 10th annual blood drive on Black Friday.  Blood donations will be collected on Friday, November, 25 from 10:00 am- 3:00 pm at five different locations. The locations are:

Patriots’ Path Council, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
NJ ...

NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Raises Close to $5,000 for CASA Bridgewater, NJ (Nove

December 1, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (NJ AAML) raised $4,857 for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Jersey in its sixth annual holiday fundraiser, improving on its efforts in previous years. A check was presented to Liza Kirschenbaum, Esq., Associate Director of CASA, by Amy C. Goldstein, President of NJ AAML, Richard F. Iglar, ...

Ridge Grad Griffin Madden, Who Also Graduated UC Berkeley, Among Those Killed in Oakland, Calif. Warehouse Fire

December 8, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Griffin Madden, 23, who attended Bernards Township schools and graduated from Ridge High School in 2011, was among the 36 residents and visitors who are confirmed to have died in a massive warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif. that was hosting a dance party on Dec. 2.

Madden, reported to have graduated from the University of California at nearby Berkeley in 2015, was ...

Missing Montclair Woman Found Dead, Sources Say

MONTCLAIR, NJ-  Sarah Butler, a missing woman from Montclair, has been found dead, sources close to the family say. 

20-year-old Butler went missing over a week ago and was found dead today according to sources close to the family who also state that Butler was found in West Orange's Eagle Rock Reservation.  

Law enforcement officials have not yet confirmed ...

Basking Ridge Fire Company NO.1 Prepares Tree and Spreads the Christmas Spirit

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Members of the Basking Ridge Fire Company No.1 assembled early on Saturday morning to bring Christmas cheer to Basking Ridge, setting-up this year's tree in preparation for the 3rd Annual Winter Market & Community Tree Lighting on Saturday December 3rd. The Fire Company, which is 100% volunteer-based, gathered around 9 a.m., ...

Second Mosque Case Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Bernards Twp.; Township Disputes Constitutionality

November 25, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The U.S. Justice Department this week filed a lawsuit against Bernards Township, alleging that the township violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied zoning approval to allow the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a mosque on land owned by the ISBR in Liberty Corner. This second complaint follows a ...

Second Mosque Case Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Bernards Twp.; Township Disputes Constitutionality

November 25, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The U.S. Justice Department this week filed a lawsuit against Bernards Township, alleging that the township violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied zoning approval to allow the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a mosque on land owned by the ISBR in Liberty Corner. This second complaint follows a ...

"Walk to Bethlehem" Festival in Downtown Basking Ridge Sunday, December 18th at 4pm

December 3, 2016

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- If you’ve been in Basking Ridge, NJ during the holiday season, no doubt you have seen, or at least heard of, the “Walk to Bethlehem." It’s an annual tradition that started 26 years ago during which members of the four churches in downtown Basking Ridge,participate in a half-parade, half-pageant, telling the story of Jesus’ ...

Second Mosque Case Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Bernards Twp.; Township Disputes Constitutionality

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The U.S. Justice Department this week filed a lawsuit against Bernards Township, alleging that the township violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied zoning approval to allow the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a mosque on land owned by the ISBR in Liberty Corner. This second complaint follows a ...

A Little Bit of Israel in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - On Sunday, Nov. 6, religious school students at the township's Congregation B'nai Israel of “traveled” to Israel without leaving Basking Ridge!

The event allowed students to utilize their five senses to celebrate Israel's history, language, culture, and geography.

Students were able to touch the stones of the Western Wall in ...

Ice Hockey: Ridge Romps over Montgomery, 10-2

December 7, 2016

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ - Jack Mandala's hat trick paved the way for Ridge in a 10-2 ice hockey victory over Montgomery on Wednesday.

Mandala finished with three goals and one assist for Ridge (1-1), which built a 4-1 lead after one period. John Vilade contributed two goals and one assist for the Red Devils.

Alex Konovalov gave Ridge three assists to go with one goal, and Spencer ...

Ally Friedman, Julia Lindsey and Erin Keefe Receive Post-Season Girls' Soccer Honors

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Senior defender Ally Friedman heads a list of Ridge girls soccer players who have been accorded statewide post-season honors.

Friedman has been named to the Second Team of NJ.com's 2016 All-State team. She was named to the website's Group 4 First Team. Friedman had three goals and three assists, but played an integral role in Ridge (16-5-2) shutting out five ...

Ridge Falls, 2-0, in Hockey Opener to Hunterdon Central

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Ridge ice hockey team opened its season with a 2-0 loss to Hunterdon Central Friday night.

Scott Schnell scored in the first period with an assist from Cameron Kordonsky. Hunterdon Central extended its lead with a goal by Kordonsky in the third period.

Chris Ambrozy made 17 saves for Ridge, which did have a 31-19 advantage in total shots despite being shut ...

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Kick-off of Annual New Winter Clothing Drive for Veterans Living at VA Campus in Lyons Section of Bernards

December 1, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bedminster resident Stacia McDonough has kicked off her fifth annual, “They Kept Us Safe, Let's Keep Them Warm,” new winter clothing drive to benefit the formerly homeless and disabled veterans that are now in housing on the Veterans Administration campus in the Lyons section of Bernards Township.

McDonough launched the campaign ...

Randolph NJ’s Brendan Fletcher Reaches Top 8 on NBC’s “The Voice”; Sings Mon. Dec 5

December 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA- “And though the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea” – Led Zepplin, Ten Years Gone

After years of changing his course, living in NJ, Boston, Brooklyn, and Charleston, all while singing in small local bars, at open mic nights, and working as a bartender to make ends meet, Randolph NJ’s Brendan Fletcher always believed ...

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa at Reeves-Reed ...

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Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Welcomes Chief Operating Officer 

December 6, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ –  The Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to welcome Richard J. Levy as its Chief Operating Officer. Levy brings decades of management experience, most recently as the CEO of Myelin Health. 

“On behalf of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, we are pleased to welcome Rich to our management team as our ...