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Call to Duty for Somerville Firefighters: A Visit to NJ Firemen's Home

July 24, 2017

BOONTON, NJ - The call to duty Saturday for 50 Somerville volunteer firefighters wasn’t about responding to an alarm or a training drill. It was driving the half hour to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home here to host a memorable outing for those who served before them.

A caravan of Somerville’s “bravest” gave up a good portion of their day to hold a barbecue ...

Ridge Red Devils Football Schedule Set: First Game Away, Immaculata Matchup in October

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The 2017 season for Ridge Red Devils football is set, with this fall's first game on the schedule on the road Friday, Sept. 8 at Montgomery High School.

The first home game for the Red Devils this fall is scheduled for Sept. 15 against Westfield High School at Lee Field.

That first home game is also Black Out night, PEC night dedicated to the Parents of ...

Somerset Patriots Sign Rutgers Outfielder Tom Marcinczyk

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of former Rutgers outfielder Tom Marcinczyk. He joins Somerset after concluding his collegiate career at Rutgers University earlier this year.

In his senior season at Rutgers, Marcinczyk played in 52 games and hit .274 with seven home runs, 29 runs batted in, and 32 runs scored while hitting in the middle of the ...

Hillsborough Author Nominated for 3 National Book Awards

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Just four months after its publication, “The Duchess of South Somerville,” a 179-page chronicle of Doris Duke, her legacy, her beloved mansion and its controversial demolition in 2016, has been nominated for three national book awards.

Writen by Rikki Lynn Hauss, a 2012 graduate of Hillsborough High School, The Duchess of South Somerville has been ...

Hillsborough Author Nominated for 3 National Book Awards

July 23, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Just four months after its publication, “The Duchess of South Somerville,” a 179-page chronicle of Doris Duke, her legacy, her beloved mansion and its controversial demolition in 2016, has been nominated for three national book awards.

Writen by Rikki Lynn Hauss, a 2012 graduate of Hillsborough High School, The Duchess of South Somerville has been ...

Two Shows Left for 'Sweeney Todd' By Basking Ridge-Based 'Light Opera of NJ'

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - This Saturday night and Sunday afternoon are the last two shows available for the Basking Ridge-based Light Opera of New Jersey's production of "Sweeney Todd," which last week received rave reviews and three standing ovations.

Shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, at the venue for the production at the South Orange ...

Four Basking Ridge Students Selected for Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory

MILLBURN, NJ - Basking Ridge  will be well represented at this year’s Paper Mill Summer Theatre Conservatory, as Samantha Rascio,  Chance Friedman, Helen Shen and Libby Schmidtt were selected to join the prestigious New Voices 2017 cast.

Members of the competitive five-week program are directed and choreographed by Paper Mill Playhouse’s ...

Marketing Series Teaches Local Businesses How to Capture and Keep Clients, Long-term

July 22, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Winning loyal customers is one of the toughest challenges that a business owner may face. It was out with the old and in with the new – inbound marketing tactics, on Monday, July 17, as guest speaker Walter Pardo offered some practical solutions during the latest installment of the TAPinto Marketing Series, held at Delicious Heights in Berkeley Heights.

To an ...

Choosing the Right Financial Advisor in 5 Easy Steps

 

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- With evolving legislation working towards establishing a uniform fiduciary standard in the financial industry, you may be wondering if your financial advisor is prioritizing your best interest. IRAs, Roth IRAs and other retirement accounts are ruled by constantly changing, complex laws, but working with a qualified, educated financial advisor can help you ...

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Ridge Red Devils Football Schedule Set: First Game Away, Immaculata Matchup in October

July 23, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The 2017 season for Ridge Red Devils football is set, with this fall's first game on the schedule on the road Friday, Sept. 8 at Montgomery High School.

The first home game for the Red Devils this fall is scheduled for Sept. 15 against Westfield High School at Lee Field.

That first home game is also Black Out night, PEC night dedicated to the Parents of ...

July's Only School Board Meeting is Next Monday in BOE Office

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The only July Board of Education meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. next Monday, July 24, in the conference room of the BOE's offices at 101 Peachtree Road in Basking Ridge.

Appointments for the school year, and the certification of the official number of 2017 Ridge High School graduates, are on the meeting agenda, already printed on the school website.

The ...

Sign-Ups for Summer Reading Club at Bernards Library Continue Through Aug. 5

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - It's not too late - children of all ages and reading abilities still have a chance to join the Bernards Township Library's Summer Reading Club through Saturday, Aug. 5.

The library's Summer Reading Club invites participants to read anything they and their parents want. The reading can be done anywhere - at the library, at home, or ...

Volunteers Needed for Trail Maintenance at Two County Parks

July 22, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Rangers and the Volunteer Park Patrol are seeking volunteers to assist with trail maintenance projects throughout the year.

With the cooperation of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association, (JORBA), Rangers and volunteers will be performing trail maintenance at the Sourland Mountain Preserve off East Mountain Road in Hillsborough, New ...

Summer Hours Now In Effect for Dog Walks at Lord Stirling in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Summer hours are now in effect for The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable's Saturday morning dog walks on the trails at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

Check-in time for owners and their pets will begin at 9:15 a.m. The guided trail walk will begin at 9:30 a.m., and will last for approximately one ...

Call to Duty for Somerville Firefighters: A Visit to NJ Firemen's Home

July 24, 2017

BOONTON, NJ - The call to duty Saturday for 50 Somerville volunteer firefighters wasn’t about responding to an alarm or a training drill. It was driving the half hour to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home here to host a memorable outing for those who served before them.

A caravan of Somerville’s “bravest” gave up a good portion of their day to hold a barbecue ...

Grant from CR Bard Supports Music Therapy at Adult Day Center in Basking Ridge

Funds benefit music therapy program for older adults and those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills (VNA) has received a $5,000 grant from the C. R. Bard Foundation, Inc. to support the music therapy program offered at the Adult Day Center at Somerset Hills, a service available through the nonprofit home care agency.

Volunteers Needed for Trail Maintenance at Two County Parks

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Rangers and the Volunteer Park Patrol are seeking volunteers to assist with trail maintenance projects throughout the year.

With the cooperation of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association, (JORBA), Rangers and volunteers will be performing trail maintenance at the Sourland Mountain Preserve off East Mountain Road in Hillsborough, New ...

Night Work on Sewer Mains on North Maple and Madisonville Road Scheduled for This Week

July 22, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - During the week starting on Monday, July 24, nighttime sewer work is scheduled to take place at two locations North Maple Avenue, between Birch Drive and Madisonville Road, and at two locations on Madisonville Road between North Maple Avenue and Harding Township, Bernards Township announced at the end of last week.

Work is scheduled for nighttime ...

US Will Reimburse Somerset County for Trump Visits

WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Lance (R-7th) has confirmed that the United States Secret Service has designated Bedminster a priority for presidential protection – allowing law enforcement and other protection-related costs eligible for reimbursement by the federal government. 

“Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and the excellent law enforcement personnel in New ...

No Replacement Planning Board Members Likely to be Appointed Until After Mosque Hearing

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - No new Bernards Planning Board members are likely to be appointed to fill the vacancies created by three resignations a few months ago until after the board's public hearing to discuss a legal settlement that will streamline the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge's construction of a mosque in Liberty Corner.

A public hearing has tentatively been set for 7 p.m. on ...

Grant from CR Bard Supports Music Therapy at Adult Day Center in Basking Ridge

July 22, 2017

Funds benefit music therapy program for older adults and those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills (VNA) has received a $5,000 grant from the C. R. Bard Foundation, Inc. to support the music therapy program offered at the Adult Day Center at Somerset Hills, a service available through the nonprofit home care agency.

Women Veterans Peer Support Group

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Are you a female veteran that is looking for a peer support group? Cornerstone Family Programs located at 62 Elm Street is hosting a Peer Support Group on Wednesday July 26 from 7 -8:30 at the Morristown location.

Come and meet with other woman who have been there. Share in the conversation while finding support, resources and strategies. Topics of discussion will include ...

Another Chance For Skin Cancer Screening Through Bernards Health Dept.

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Those who missed the this week's skin cancer screening through the Bernards Township Health Department have another chance next week - or a reminder to get a professional screening to catch any skin cancers early.

The Bernards Health Department, serving six member towns, has scheduled a second skin cancer screening for Tuesday, July 18. The ...

Somerset County Bar Association Loses Office Space and Executive Director

July 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE NJ - The Somerset County Bar Association has had a tough month.   In a very short span of time, the group has lost its office space in the Somerset County Courthouse, and has lost its Executive Director, Karen Bradley.

There will be a meeting of the general membership of the bar association tonight at the law offices of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus in Somerville to discuss ...

Tentative Date Set for Public Hearing on ISBR Settlement; $15K More Approved for Legal Costs

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A public hearing has tentatively been set for Aug. 8 at the Ridge High School Performing Arts Center to discuss the township's legal agreement with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge (ISBR) and US Department of Justice to modify site plan requirements to facilitate the construction of a mosque in Liberty Corner.

As part of the settlement, approved in late May by ...

Call to Duty for Somerville Firefighters: A Visit to NJ Firemen's Home

July 24, 2017

BOONTON, NJ - The call to duty Saturday for 50 Somerville volunteer firefighters wasn’t about responding to an alarm or a training drill. It was driving the half hour to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home here to host a memorable outing for those who served before them.

A caravan of Somerville’s “bravest” gave up a good portion of their day to hold a barbecue ...

Night Work on Sewer Mains on North Maple and Madisonville Road Scheduled for This Week

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - During the week starting on Monday, July 24, nighttime sewer work is scheduled to take place at two locations North Maple Avenue, between Birch Drive and Madisonville Road, and at two locations on Madisonville Road between North Maple Avenue and Harding Township, Bernards Township announced at the end of last week.

Work is scheduled for nighttime ...

Photos: Trump's Last Visit to Bedminster Accompanied by Air Intercept of Errant Private Plane

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - Somerset Hills residents have become accustomed to weekend visits from President Trump. However, this past weekend there was a twist. That twist came in the form of the roar of a fighter jet intercepting an errant private aircraft.

President Trump attended the LPGA United States Womens Open at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster last weekend, Accordingly, ...

No Replacement Planning Board Members Likely to be Appointed Until After Mosque Hearing

July 18, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - No new Bernards Planning Board members are likely to be appointed to fill the vacancies created by three resignations a few months ago until after the board's public hearing to discuss a legal settlement that will streamline the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge's construction of a mosque in Liberty Corner.

A public hearing has tentatively been set for 7 p.m. on ...

No Replacement Planning Board Members Likely to be Appointed Until After Mosque Hearing

July 18, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - No new Bernards Planning Board members are likely to be appointed to fill the vacancies created by three resignations a few months ago until after the board's public hearing to discuss a legal settlement that will streamline the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge's construction of a mosque in Liberty Corner.

A public hearing has tentatively been set for 7 p.m. on ...

No Replacement Planning Board Members Likely to be Appointed Until After Mosque Hearing

July 18, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - No new Bernards Planning Board members are likely to be appointed to fill the vacancies created by three resignations a few months ago until after the board's public hearing to discuss a legal settlement that will streamline the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge's construction of a mosque in Liberty Corner.

A public hearing has tentatively been set for 7 p.m. on ...

Ridge Red Devils Football Schedule Set: First Game Away, Immaculata Matchup in October

July 23, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The 2017 season for Ridge Red Devils football is set, with this fall's first game on the schedule on the road Friday, Sept. 8 at Montgomery High School.

The first home game for the Red Devils this fall is scheduled for Sept. 15 against Westfield High School at Lee Field.

That first home game is also Black Out night, PEC night dedicated to the Parents of ...

Somerset Patriots Sign Rutgers Outfielder Tom Marcinczyk

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of former Rutgers outfielder Tom Marcinczyk. He joins Somerset after concluding his collegiate career at Rutgers University earlier this year.

In his senior season at Rutgers, Marcinczyk played in 52 games and hit .274 with seven home runs, 29 runs batted in, and 32 runs scored while hitting in the middle of the ...

Gov. Christie Signs Bill to Protect Intramural High School Players with Concussions

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill that expands concussion precautions for high school students, and was introduced by Rep. John DiMaio, R-23.

With the new bill, high school students who suffer a concussion during intramural sports will be protected by the state's student-athlete head injury safety program bill, according to a release.

The bill was signed ...

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Somerset County Bar Association Loses Office Space and Executive Director

July 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE NJ - The Somerset County Bar Association has had a tough month.   In a very short span of time, the group has lost its office space in the Somerset County Courthouse, and has lost its Executive Director, Karen Bradley.

There will be a meeting of the general membership of the bar association tonight at the law offices of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus in Somerville to discuss ...

Hillsborough Author Nominated for 3 National Book Awards

July 23, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Just four months after its publication, “The Duchess of South Somerville,” a 179-page chronicle of Doris Duke, her legacy, her beloved mansion and its controversial demolition in 2016, has been nominated for three national book awards.

Writen by Rikki Lynn Hauss, a 2012 graduate of Hillsborough High School, The Duchess of South Somerville has been ...

Is A Gap Year Right For You?

July 23, 2017

http://slosbergcollegesolutions.comA gap year is a structured period of time when students take a break from formal education to explore areas of interest in the United States and/or abroad via one or more planned activities like travel, foreign language immersion, internships, volunteer work, and/or work. For many, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Often students postpone starting ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, July 24, 1:00 PM

Elks Lodge, William Cremer Road, Bridgewater

Somerville Elks Summer Blood Drive

Giving Back

Sat, July 29, 9:30 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Nature Infused Yoga Summer Series

Green Health & Wellness

Sat, August 5, 9:30 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Nature Infused Yoga Summer Series

Green Health & Wellness

Atlantic Health System Named a Best Workplace in New York Region by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

July 21, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced it was named to the Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s inaugural list of Best Workplaces in New York.

Atlantic Health System ranked 6th on the list, and was the only New Jersey-based health care system to be highlighted in the New York Metropolitan region.

The new ...