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Who Doesn't Like a Historic Tavern Tour? Basking Ridge Resident Offers Five to Try

August 19, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – It’s late August. Summer will soon be over, but isn’t there time for at least one more adventure? How about an historic tavern/pub crawl and tour?

We like touring Morris and Somerset County since this is the “cockpit of the revolution” and most of the old taverns were meeting places of the resistance. Want to grab a pint where General ...

Spectacular Sunset Follows Rain Storm Friday Night

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature showed a wide range of emotions Friday night.

She was blustery and defiant, delivering a fast moving rain storm that forced cancellation of Friday night's Hillsborough Rotary Fair, accompanied by flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder.

She was also considerate, with the rain helping to clear out the oppressive humidity that had hung over the state ...

Joan Bannan Harris to receive Eleanor Roosevelt Volunteer Service Award

BERNARDS TWP - Joan Bannan Harris, Democratic candidate for Bernards Township Committee, will receive the Eleanor Roosevelt Volunteer Service Award at a dinner hosted by the Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women. The Lieutenant Governor Candidate, Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, will be the keynote speaker. The Eleanor Roosevelt Volunteer Service Award honors Somerset County women who ...

Walk Your Dog on Saturday Morning at Lord Stirling Stables

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Want your dog to make new friends? Are you tired of walking the same place all the time? Why not bring the dog for a walk at the Lord Stirling Stables Saturday morning? You and your dog will make new friends and walk someplace new.

The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Saturday Dog Walks on the trails at Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 ...

Spectacular Sunset Follows Rain Storm Friday Night

August 19, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature showed a wide range of emotions Friday night.

She was blustery and defiant, delivering a fast moving rain storm that forced cancellation of Friday night's Hillsborough Rotary Fair, accompanied by flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder.

She was also considerate, with the rain helping to clear out the oppressive humidity that had hung over the state ...

Friday Night Hillsborough Rotary Fair Cancelled, Resumes Saturday and Sunday

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A forecast of severe thunderstorms and rain and possible flooding has cancelled Friday night's Hillsborough Rotary Fair.

The six-day fair wil resume on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 6-11 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 20, 2-7 p.m.

The fireworks show scheduled for Friday night will take place Saturday.

Saturday night is also the final wristband night; the cost is ...

Cinemark Theater and Two Anchors Receive Approvals from Watchung Planning Board to Replace Route 22 Sears

WATCHUNG, NJ - Plans for a theater and two of the stores in the new shopping center that will replace Sears and Sears Auto Center on Route 22 and Terrill Road received approvals at Tuesday night's Watchung Planning Board Meeting. The next meeting, where final approval on the cinema is expected, is scheduled for Sept.19.

HomeSense and Sierra Trading Post are the two ...

Cinemark Theater and Two Anchors Receive Approvals from Watchung Planning Board to Replace Route 22 Sears

August 18, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - Plans for a theater and two of the stores in the new shopping center that will replace Sears and Sears Auto Center on Route 22 and Terrill Road received approvals at Tuesday night's Watchung Planning Board Meeting. The next meeting, where final approval on the cinema is expected, is scheduled for Sept.19.

HomeSense and Sierra Trading Post are the two ...

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

Who Doesn't Like a Historic Tavern Tour? Basking Ridge Resident Offers Five to Try

August 19, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – It’s late August. Summer will soon be over, but isn’t there time for at least one more adventure? How about an historic tavern/pub crawl and tour?

We like touring Morris and Somerset County since this is the “cockpit of the revolution” and most of the old taverns were meeting places of the resistance. Want to grab a pint where General ...

Tips for Safely Viewing the Upcoming Solar Eclipse, and a Bit of History

NEW JERSEY – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at 2:44 ...

RVCC Planetarium Offers Free, Safe Viewing of Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg will be heating up with excitement in August, as the Planetarium—and the rest of the country—prepare for a total Solar Eclipse on August 21. It is the first time in 99 years that the U.S. is experiencing a coast-to-coast total Solar Eclipse. While the “Path of Totality” for complete viewing of ...

Joan Bannan Harris to receive Eleanor Roosevelt Volunteer Service Award

August 18, 2017

BERNARDS TWP - Joan Bannan Harris, Democratic candidate for Bernards Township Committee, will receive the Eleanor Roosevelt Volunteer Service Award at a dinner hosted by the Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women. The Lieutenant Governor Candidate, Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, will be the keynote speaker. The Eleanor Roosevelt Volunteer Service Award honors Somerset County women who ...

After Two School Board Incumbents File, One Ballot Position Remains Open In Upcoming Election

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - While seven candidates competed to fill a vacancy on the Board of Education earlier this spring, only two candidates filed to be placed on this November's ballot for three available positions.

Incumbents Linda Wooldridge and Jennifer Korn - who was chosen from among the seven candidates this May to finish up the remainder of Priti Shah's term - filed ...

Who Doesn't Like a Historic Tavern Tour? Basking Ridge Resident Offers Five to Try

August 19, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – It’s late August. Summer will soon be over, but isn’t there time for at least one more adventure? How about an historic tavern/pub crawl and tour?

We like touring Morris and Somerset County since this is the “cockpit of the revolution” and most of the old taverns were meeting places of the resistance. Want to grab a pint where General ...

Celebrate National Prosecco Day on Aug 13th

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Sunday, Aug. 13th, raise a glass to celebrate National Prosecco Day.

Prosecco comes from the village of the same name, in a suburb of Trieste, Italy, while Champagne, also in the sparkling wine family, is produced in France.

The main grape in Prosecco is called Glera, and it dates back to Roman times.  Prosecco can also be made with Perera, Bianchetta, and Verdiso, ...

Joan Bannan Harris to receive Eleanor Roosevelt Volunteer Service Award

August 18, 2017

BERNARDS TWP - Joan Bannan Harris, Democratic candidate for Bernards Township Committee, will receive the Eleanor Roosevelt Volunteer Service Award at a dinner hosted by the Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women. The Lieutenant Governor Candidate, Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, will be the keynote speaker. The Eleanor Roosevelt Volunteer Service Award honors Somerset County women who ...

Friday Night Hillsborough Rotary Fair Cancelled, Resumes Saturday and Sunday

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A forecast of severe thunderstorms and rain and possible flooding has cancelled Friday night's Hillsborough Rotary Fair.

The six-day fair wil resume on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 6-11 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 20, 2-7 p.m.

The fireworks show scheduled for Friday night will take place Saturday.

Saturday night is also the final wristband night; the cost is ...

Super Heroes Step Up to Support Somerville's Finest

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hosting an indoor fund raising event on a sunny Sunday in the waning days of summer can be tough.

That's what the Somerville PBA was up against this past weekend.

For the second year in a row, the YESTERcades video arcade on Division Street hosted a 12-hour fund raiser for the Somerville PBA #147; despite the competition with beach weather, backyard barbecues and other ...

'Summer of Trump' Continues with More High-Level Meetings in Bedminster

August 17, 2017

BEDMINSTER NJ - President Trump flew back into the area yesterday, landing at Morristown Airport and flying by Marine One from Morristown to Trump National in Bedminster.  Today, there were more high level meetings at Trump National in Bedminster.  The President's official Twitter account heralded the meetings.

Many meetings today in Bedminster including with Secretary Linda ...

Update on Bernards Township Road Construction Projects

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Road construction and infrastructure work continues in the township.

Infrastructure repairs, including repairs of driveways already affected, will continue on Lenape Court tomorrow, Friday August 18, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please make alternate parking arrangements.

Drivers should exercise caution while traveling through the area.

Infrastructure Repairs Begin on Lenape Court Thursday, Continue on Atlas Court

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Infrastructure repairs, including curb and driveway repairs, will start on Lenape Court today. Work will continue through 3:30 p.m. .Access will be affected at all driveways with white paint marks on the street starting at Hickory Drive. Please make alternate parking arrangements. Drivers should exercise caution while traveling through the area. Additional notices ...

Walk Your Dog on Saturday Morning at Lord Stirling Stables

August 18, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Want your dog to make new friends? Are you tired of walking the same place all the time? Why not bring the dog for a walk at the Lord Stirling Stables Saturday morning? You and your dog will make new friends and walk someplace new.

The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Saturday Dog Walks on the trails at Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

Chatham to Hold 2nd Annual "Out of the Darkness Walk" Sept. 23 at Cougar Field

CHATHAM, NJ -The Chatham Township Committee announced its continuing efforts to raise awareness of suicide prevention with its 2nd Annual Chatham Township "Out of the Darkness Community Walk" on Saturday, Sept. 23 to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

The event will take place, rain or shine, at Cougar Field located at 320 Shunpike Road in ...

Spectacular Sunset Follows Rain Storm Friday Night

August 19, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature showed a wide range of emotions Friday night.

She was blustery and defiant, delivering a fast moving rain storm that forced cancellation of Friday night's Hillsborough Rotary Fair, accompanied by flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder.

She was also considerate, with the rain helping to clear out the oppressive humidity that had hung over the state ...

Super Heroes Step Up to Support Somerville's Finest

August 16, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hosting an indoor fund raising event on a sunny Sunday in the waning days of summer can be tough.

That's what the Somerville PBA was up against this past weekend.

For the second year in a row, the YESTERcades video arcade on Division Street hosted a 12-hour fund raiser for the Somerville PBA #147; despite the competition with beach weather, backyard barbecues and other ...

Updates for Bernards Township Road Construction Projects

BERNARDS, NJ - Beginning the week of Aug. 14 and continuing through next week, a contractor will be performing pavement repairs at several locations throughout the township.  The streets affected by the work are as follows:

Lone Oak Road

Birch Drive

Walnut Circle

Prospect Avenue

Spruce Street

Ash Street

Pine Street

Coppergate Drive

Harcourt Lane & Shepard ...

YESTERcades Hosts All-Day Fundraiser for Somerville PBA

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Pac Man, Pokemon, Superman, Spiderman, the Caped Crusader and a bevy of super heroes and virtual characters are stepping up to support the Somerville Policemen’s Benevolent Association #147.

YESTERcades Video Arcade, 29 Division St., will host a 12-hour fund raiser for the PBA, offering discount hourly and daylong tickets on Sunday, Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. – 11 ...

ISBR Mosque Plan Approved at Special Planning Board Meeting in Bernards Twp.

August 8, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Planning Board members and Mayor Carolyn Gaziano voted for site plan approval for a proposed 4,250-square-foot mosque on Church Street in Liberty Corner Village on Tuesday at a court-mandated special hearing that was held in the aftermath of Bernards Township's legal settlement agreement with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge,

The Planning ...

ISBR Anticipates Planning Bd. Vote at Tuesday Mosque Site Plan Meeting

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Planning Board is expected to vote on a revised application for a mosque in Liberty Corner at a special meeting set for 7 p.m. this Tuesday, Aug. 8, said the attorney for the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, which has been seeking to build the 4,250-square-foot structure on Church Street since 2012.

However, Adeel A. Mangi, attorney for the Basking ...

ISBR Mosque Plan Approved at Special Planning Board Meeting in Bernards Twp.

August 8, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Planning Board members and Mayor Carolyn Gaziano voted for site plan approval for a proposed 4,250-square-foot mosque on Church Street in Liberty Corner Village on Tuesday at a court-mandated special hearing that was held in the aftermath of Bernards Township's legal settlement agreement with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge,

The Planning ...

ISBR Anticipates Planning Bd. Vote at Tuesday Mosque Site Plan Meeting

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Planning Board is expected to vote on a revised application for a mosque in Liberty Corner at a special meeting set for 7 p.m. this Tuesday, Aug. 8, said the attorney for the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, which has been seeking to build the 4,250-square-foot structure on Church Street since 2012.

However, Adeel A. Mangi, attorney for the Basking ...

ISBR Mosque Plan Approved at Special Planning Board Meeting in Bernards Twp.

August 8, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Planning Board members and Mayor Carolyn Gaziano voted for site plan approval for a proposed 4,250-square-foot mosque on Church Street in Liberty Corner Village on Tuesday at a court-mandated special hearing that was held in the aftermath of Bernards Township's legal settlement agreement with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge,

The Planning ...

ISBR Anticipates Planning Bd. Vote at Tuesday Mosque Site Plan Meeting

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Planning Board is expected to vote on a revised application for a mosque in Liberty Corner at a special meeting set for 7 p.m. this Tuesday, Aug. 8, said the attorney for the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, which has been seeking to build the 4,250-square-foot structure on Church Street since 2012.

However, Adeel A. Mangi, attorney for the Basking ...

10U Little League Troopers From Elizabeth Become Mid-Atlantic Baseball Champs

August 15, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elmora Youth Little League Troopers made team history Friday when they became Mid-Atlantic Regional champions, but fell short in gaining the top tournament title.

MORE: State Little League Champs in Elizabeth Need Help Getting to Regionals

The team’s wins come after an outpouring of financial and moral support which helped get them to the 9-10 Little League ...

Berkeley Heights Ninja Anthony DeFranco Advances to American Ninja Warrior' National Finals

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston alumn Anthony DeFranco advances to the 'American Ninja Warrior' National Finals in Las Vegas, NV to be aired on September 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

DeFranco placed 9th in the City Finals in Cleveland [aired Monday, August 14, 2017], making it to the Nail Clipper obstacle in a time of 4:03.32 before his run came to an end.

Ridge Touchdown Club Sponsors Senior-Alumni Pancake Breakfast

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Ridge Touchdown Club sponsored its first Senior-Alumni Pancake Breakfast last Thursday in the Ridge High School cafeteria.

The entire football team, 12 members of the coaching staff and several alumni were in attendance. Equipment was distributed after the event, which preceded the first official day of football practice on Friday.

Ridge's first football ...

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Hilllsborough Rotary Club Honored for 10th Anniversary of Rotary Fair

August 13, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Carl Suraci and members of the Township Committee presented a proclamation to members of the Hillsborough Rotary for their efforts the past 10 years sponsoring the Hillsborough Rotary Fair.

The fair will be held Aug. 15-20 adjacent to the Loew's in the Hillsborough Promenade off Route 206. Parking is free.

The Rotary Club of Hillsborough was founded on March 8, ...

Cinemark Theater and Two Anchors Receive Approvals from Watchung Planning Board to Replace Route 22 Sears

August 18, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - Plans for a theater and two of the stores in the new shopping center that will replace Sears and Sears Auto Center on Route 22 and Terrill Road received approvals at Tuesday night's Watchung Planning Board Meeting. The next meeting, where final approval on the cinema is expected, is scheduled for Sept.19.

HomeSense and Sierra Trading Post are the two ...

Teen Creates Countdown to Serve

August 15, 2017

Victoria Dalton, "Tori," began her volunteer career at the age of 10 helping her mother run the children's clothing tent at the semi-annual VNA sale. Tori enjoyed spending time with her mom, meeting people and observing all the activity that is required to run an event of that magnitude.

 

Tori admits that in the early days she often strayed from her post ...

Dandiya Raas & First Anniversary Celebration Planned for September

August 20, 2017

Basking Ridge Indian Community invites all residents and non-residents to come and celebrate Dandiya Raas on Saturday, September 23rd, 6 pm at Ridge High School, 268 S. Finley Ave.

Basking Ridge Indian Community is organizing a Live Dandiya Dancing Night and First Year Anniversary Celebration. This should be an unforgettable event full of fun and ...