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Bernards Township School Board Appoints Nine Instructional Aides

September 24, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Nine instructional aides were appointed by the Bernards Township Board of Education at its meeting Monday, Sept. 17.

Hired to help teachers in the classroom were:

-- Nazan Bulca and Alpha Hamann at Liberty Corner School;

-- Michele Ivarone and Mary Walker at Ridge High School;

-- Jennifer Giramma, Roma Martin and Deborah Panayote at Mount Prospect School, ...

Girls Volleyball: Ridge Captures Bloomfield Tournament in 13-Set Marathon

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Ridge girls volleyball team, after a semifinal showing at the Northern Valley Demarest Tournament last weekend, won the Bloomfield Invitational with a 25-18 victory over southern NJ powerhouse Williamstown.  

Ridge captured firstst place in pool play, losing just one set to Caldwell.  Having received a bye into the Gold Bracket.  Ridge then promptly lost to ...

Lawmakers Question State Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC, Unpopular Among Many Parents

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify and answer ...

Ridge H.S. Student Government Stressing School Spirit in 2018-'19

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP,  NJ - School spirit will be the focus of the student government this year, student body president Maddie Athanasiou reported to the Bernards Township Board of Education on Monday, Sept. 17.

Athanasiou, this year’s student representative to the school board, said efforts of the student government led to a “huge” fan turnout at the first football game, a ...

Bernards Committee to Ask State To 'Confirm' Amount of Hotel Tax Refund; Commend Basking Ridge 12U & 11U Teams

September 22, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The check may be in the mail each year, but the Bernards Township Committee wants to verify that the amount that the state reimburses the municipality for hotel and motel taxes collected is actually correct.

The Township Committee has on its Tuesday agenda a proposal to endorse the statewide League of Municipality's resolution asking for more ...

Despite Neighbor Opposition, Bernards Committee Votes 3-2 to Approve Multifamily Zoning on Mountain View Blvd.

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Despite opposition from neighbors and "no" votes cast by two members of the governing body, the creation of a new multifamily housing zone that can accommodate up to 280 new housing units was approved by a 3-2 vote of the Township Committee on Tuesday night.

The vote came after several neighbors of SJP Properties' proposed development on 70 ...

Bernards Township School Board Appoints Nine Instructional Aides

September 24, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Nine instructional aides were appointed by the Bernards Township Board of Education at its meeting Monday, Sept. 17.

Hired to help teachers in the classroom were:

-- Nazan Bulca and Alpha Hamann at Liberty Corner School;

-- Michele Ivarone and Mary Walker at Ridge High School;

-- Jennifer Giramma, Roma Martin and Deborah Panayote at Mount Prospect School, ...

Lawmakers Question State Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC, Unpopular Among Many Parents

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify and answer ...

Ridge H.S. Student Government Stressing School Spirit in 2018-'19

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP,  NJ - School spirit will be the focus of the student government this year, student body president Maddie Athanasiou reported to the Bernards Township Board of Education on Monday, Sept. 17.

Athanasiou, this year’s student representative to the school board, said efforts of the student government led to a “huge” fan turnout at the first football game, a ...

Girls Volleyball: Ridge Captures Bloomfield Tournament in 13-Set Marathon

September 24, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Ridge girls volleyball team, after a semifinal showing at the Northern Valley Demarest Tournament last weekend, won the Bloomfield Invitational with a 25-18 victory over southern NJ powerhouse Williamstown.  

Ridge captured firstst place in pool play, losing just one set to Caldwell.  Having received a bye into the Gold Bracket.  Ridge then promptly lost to ...

Girls Soccer: Ridge Beats Toms River North, 3-1

MARTINSVILLE, NJ - Ridge scored all of its goals in the second half and ended a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 girls soccer victory over Toms River North on Sunday.

Bailey Aaron and Amanda Krest each finished with one goal and one assist for Ridge (2-5). Heather Cortese scored a goal and Caroline McEnroe provided an assist for the Red Devils.

Ally Lindsey made five saves in the victory, ...

Football: Ridge Wins Third Straight, Romps, 40-14, Over East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Christian Sweeney and Brandon Bell each scored two touchdowns and Ridge won its third football game in a row to start the season with a 40-14 victory over East Brunswick Friday night.

Ridge receiver Bell caught five passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns, and Sweeney carried 18 times for 121 yards for the Red Devils, who led, 26-0, at halftime.

Senior quarterback ...

Far Hills Race Meeting On Oct. 20 Will Be First Time Bets Will Be Taken

September 18, 2018

FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its world-class steeplechase races, including the $450,000 Grand National (Grade 1). In all, the ...

Somerset Hills Historical Society 90th Anniversary Bash is This Saturday, Sept. 15

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) invites friends, neighbors, members, and current and former trustees to a long-planned event, the Community Celebration of the society's 90th anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at the Brick Academy parking lot in downtown Basking Ridge.

The outdoor ...

Somerset Hills Historical Society 90th Anniversary Bash is This Saturday, Sept. 15

September 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) invites friends, neighbors, members, and current and former trustees to a long-planned event, the Community Celebration of the society's 90th anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at the Brick Academy parking lot in downtown Basking Ridge.

The outdoor ...

Lawmakers Question State Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC, Unpopular Among Many Parents

September 24, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify and answer ...

Ridge H.S. Student Government Stressing School Spirit in 2018-'19

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP,  NJ - School spirit will be the focus of the student government this year, student body president Maddie Athanasiou reported to the Bernards Township Board of Education on Monday, Sept. 17.

Athanasiou, this year’s student representative to the school board, said efforts of the student government led to a “huge” fan turnout at the first football game, a ...

Bernards Committee to Ask State To 'Confirm' Amount of Hotel Tax Refund; Commend Basking Ridge 12U & 11U Teams

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The check may be in the mail each year, but the Bernards Township Committee wants to verify that the amount that the state reimburses the municipality for hotel and motel taxes collected is actually correct.

The Township Committee has on its Tuesday agenda a proposal to endorse the statewide League of Municipality's resolution asking for more ...

Bernards Health Department Schedules Flu Shots in October, Start of Flu Season

September 22, 2018

BERNARDS TWP. NJ – The Bernards Township Health Department is scheduled to begin offering flu shots in Basking Ridge and at locations in the department's other member towns throughout October, considered to be the beginning of the annual flu season.

Seasonal flu infections can begin as early as October and can continue as late as May, according to the health ...

Preparing for Future Emergencies In the Aftermath of Sandy and 9/11

September 20, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township officials have laid out a game plan for how residents can help prepare for a wide variety of future emergencies--including extreme weather, the spread of major illnesses, or manmade disasters--with some of the community's own experiences providing first-hand knowledge.

Earlier this month, township said at a presentation on preparedness, which is posted ...

Bernards Police Blotter: Mailbox Burglarized at Hills Post Office; DWI Arrests

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Basking Ridge Post Office reported on Tuesday, Sept. 4, that one of its mailboxes had been burglarized sometime during the Labor Day weekend, Bernards Township police reported.

The mailbox, located outdoors at The Highlands Village Center off Allen Road, had been pried open and its contents were stolen, according to police.

Township police ...

Despite Neighbor Opposition, Bernards Committee Votes 3-2 to Approve Multifamily Zoning on Mountain View Blvd.

September 12, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Despite opposition from neighbors and "no" votes cast by two members of the governing body, the creation of a new multifamily housing zone that can accommodate up to 280 new housing units was approved by a 3-2 vote of the Township Committee on Tuesday night.

The vote came after several neighbors of SJP Properties' proposed development on 70 ...

Far Hills Race Meeting On Oct. 20 Will Be First Time Bets Will Be Taken

September 18, 2018

FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its world-class steeplechase races, including the $450,000 Grand National (Grade 1). In all, the ...

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Take Intro. English-style Horseback Ride at Lord Stirling on Fall Afternoon

September 21, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Fall could be the most beautiful time of year to ride a horse, and even novice riders have a chance to sign up for a guided trail ride on horseback throughout the property at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge on an upcoming Sunday afternoon.

The Somerset County Park Commission's riding facility, located at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge, ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to ...

Missed Connections: How Cell Phones are Affecting our Interpersonal Communications.

September 10, 2018

I teach Psychology at a Community College. As a Professor, I try to incorporate a variety of techniques in the hopes I might have my students retain the information from my course. I try to “connect” the topics I need to cover to events which are relative to my students, such as everyday typical scenarios. If a topic has meaning or is relevant to you, you are more likely to remember ...

Harris & Mascia Statement on Recent Bernards Township Committee Actions

September 18, 2018

Editor's note: The following letter references the Bernards Township Committee's 3-2 vote to approve a new multifamily housing zone at the Sept. 11 Township Committee meeting.

To the Editor:

It seems that the Bernards Township Committee continues to point and blame rather than listen and respond to the residents with respect to meeting the township’s Affordable ...

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Monday Night Football Special at Delicious Heights and Game Day Specials

September 23, 2018

Delicious Heights offers free pizza on Mondays in the bar area during all Monday Night NFL Games.

All Delicious Heights locations are participating in this special.

Delicious Heights is a family restaurant with three locations; Berkeley Heights, Bedminster and Basking Ridge, where it is part of the Basking Ridge County Club operating a public restaurant with outdoor dining, and ...

7 Warning Signs of Thyroid Cancer

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and James J.S. Chen, M.D., FACHE, director of Atlantic Medical Group’s Thyroid Center at Summit and endocrinologist at Overlook Medical Center, believes it is critical that everyone know the warning signs of thyroid cancer.

“The most common form of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, has a very high cure rate if detected early,” ...