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Bernards Board of Education Approves Stipend Amounts for Ridge H.S. Coaches

August 16, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - School days take in more than classroom hours, with hundreds of students participating in sports and extracurricular activities. The Bernards Township Board of Education has set the salaries of coaches, music and drama organizers, club advisors and other activities.

Coaching stipends totaling nearly $300,000 at Ridge High School were approved July 23. They include ...

Bernards Keeps Emotionally Troubled Teens in School District Via ESS Program

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A program designed to deal with emotionally challenged youngsters is keeping more than a dozen students in classes at Ridge High School, instead of being educated outside the district.

Gerard Barone, executive director of Effective School Solutions, based in Summit, described his company’s work to the Bernards Township Board of Education on July 23.

ESS works ...

Bernards Township Committee Votes 3-2 to Back Plan for 62 Affordable Units Among 280 Homes on Mountainview Blvd.

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ After hearing presentations by two developers, and hours of critique from residents, the Bernards Township Committee narrowly voted on Tuesday night to select a proposal to construct 62 state-required affordable housing units among 280 apartments and townhouses at the far end of Mountainview Boulevard, near the Memorial Sloan Kettering facility.

The township needed to come ...

Suspect at Large After Bank Robbery in Warren, Police Seek Public’s Assistance

WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William ...

Somerset County 4-H Fair Returned to Bridgewater (Photo Gallery)

August 13, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair came to North Branch Park last week, as thousands visited the grounds to see all the 4-H has to offer.

Guests enjoyed seeing cows, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs and many more animals, while also exploring trains, RC cars, artwork, plants and much more during the three-day fair.

— Photos by Bernard DeLierre

Somerset County 4-H Fair to Be Held This Week

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair returns to North Branch Park, in Bridgewater, Aug. 8 through Aug. 10 for its 71st anniversary of free family fun.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m on all three days with parking at the park itself, and free shuttle buses running from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day from Raritan Valley Community College.

The fair will include twirling, ...

Register Ahead for This August's County Caper, Launching from EEC in Basking Ridge

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - It's time to sign up for this summer's annual “The County Caper," an event that provides both family fun and an opportunity to learn about Somerset County's wide array of county parks.

Once again, there will be two County Caper events hosted by the naturalists at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking ...

Q & A with Owner of Jackson Education, the New Tutoring Firm on South Finley Avenue

August 13, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Jackson Education is having a soft summer opening this month. TAPinto Basking Ridge sat down with the owner, Walker Jackson, to find out more about his business.

What made you decide to open a location here?

Walker: I guess my first thought is “why not?” Every time I drive into town I am taken by how beautiful it is, how nice its people are, and how much ...

Tuesday Presentation & Public Comment On Proposals for Up to Total 466 Housing Units With 124 Affordable Units [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee agenda includes presentations by two developers seeking to build housing at two locations with a combined maximum of 466 housing units, with each to set aside 62 units for low to moderate-income housing. 

Earlier this week, a release said that public comment would be taken on the proposals during the ...

Bernards Board of Education Approves Stipend Amounts for Ridge H.S. Coaches

August 16, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - School days take in more than classroom hours, with hundreds of students participating in sports and extracurricular activities. The Bernards Township Board of Education has set the salaries of coaches, music and drama organizers, club advisors and other activities.

Coaching stipends totaling nearly $300,000 at Ridge High School were approved July 23. They include ...

Bernards Keeps Emotionally Troubled Teens in School District Via ESS Program

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A program designed to deal with emotionally challenged youngsters is keeping more than a dozen students in classes at Ridge High School, instead of being educated outside the district.

Gerard Barone, executive director of Effective School Solutions, based in Summit, described his company’s work to the Bernards Township Board of Education on July 23.

ESS works ...

Q & A with Owner of Jackson Education, the New Tutoring Firm on South Finley Avenue

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Jackson Education is having a soft summer opening this month. TAPinto Basking Ridge sat down with the owner, Walker Jackson, to find out more about his business.

What made you decide to open a location here?

Walker: I guess my first thought is “why not?” Every time I drive into town I am taken by how beautiful it is, how nice its people are, and how much ...

Somerset County 4-H Fair Returned to Bridgewater (Photo Gallery)

August 13, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair came to North Branch Park last week, as thousands visited the grounds to see all the 4-H has to offer.

Guests enjoyed seeing cows, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs and many more animals, while also exploring trains, RC cars, artwork, plants and much more during the three-day fair.

— Photos by Bernard DeLierre

Somerset County 4-H Fair to Be Held This Week

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair returns to North Branch Park, in Bridgewater, Aug. 8 through Aug. 10 for its 71st anniversary of free family fun.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m on all three days with parking at the park itself, and free shuttle buses running from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day from Raritan Valley Community College.

The fair will include twirling, ...

Register Ahead for This August's County Caper, Launching from EEC in Basking Ridge

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - It's time to sign up for this summer's annual “The County Caper," an event that provides both family fun and an opportunity to learn about Somerset County's wide array of county parks.

Once again, there will be two County Caper events hosted by the naturalists at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking ...

Bernards Township Committee Votes 3-2 to Back Plan for 62 Affordable Units Among 280 Homes on Mountainview Blvd.

August 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ After hearing presentations by two developers, and hours of critique from residents, the Bernards Township Committee narrowly voted on Tuesday night to select a proposal to construct 62 state-required affordable housing units among 280 apartments and townhouses at the far end of Mountainview Boulevard, near the Memorial Sloan Kettering facility.

The township needed to come ...

Tuesday Presentation & Public Comment On Proposals for Up to Total 466 Housing Units With 124 Affordable Units [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee agenda includes presentations by two developers seeking to build housing at two locations with a combined maximum of 466 housing units, with each to set aside 62 units for low to moderate-income housing. 

Earlier this week, a release said that public comment would be taken on the proposals during the ...

State Affordable Housing Settlement, Two Development Proposals on Aug. 14 Agenda for Bernards Committee

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township officials say the township has been "working in good faith" to reach a settlement agreement with the Fair Share Housing Center regarding a figure for affordable housing units in the township, and the matter will be on the Bernards Township Committee agenda for next Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Two potential developers will make ...

One Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Bernards Crash That Killed 14-Year-Old

August 6, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ –  A 17-year-old male from Newark has been charged with vehicular homicide after allegedly fleeing police in a stolen vehicle last Friday before a crash resulting in the death of a 14-year-old Newark youth in Bernards Township, announced Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s ...

Somerville Man, Two Sons, Fourth Suspect Charged With Kidnapping

August 10, 2018

SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting a 21-year-old Somerville resident.

Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport Street; David Andres Villegas, 42, of Davenport Street; Troy Warren, 28, of Clinton Avenue, ...

Somerset County Launching Annual 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Campaign

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has announced that police agencies all over Somerset County, and around New Jersey, are participating in the state's largest drunk driving crackdown.

According to a release, the 2018 "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins Aug. 16 and finishes Sept. 4.

During the campaign Somerset and ...

Basking Ridge Native, 23, Drowns in Lake in Georgia

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Robert Zachary "Zach" Bunsa, 23, who grew up in Basking Ridge, drowned in a lake in Georgia on Saturday night while attending a bachelor's party, authorities and media reports said.

Bunsa reportedly drowned in Lake Sinclair after saying he wanted to see how long he could hold his breath underwater, according to numerous reports on Tuesday, including ...

Bernards Township Committee Votes 3-2 to Back Plan for 62 Affordable Units Among 280 Homes on Mountainview Blvd.

August 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ After hearing presentations by two developers, and hours of critique from residents, the Bernards Township Committee narrowly voted on Tuesday night to select a proposal to construct 62 state-required affordable housing units among 280 apartments and townhouses at the far end of Mountainview Boulevard, near the Memorial Sloan Kettering facility.

The township needed to come ...

Tuesday Presentation & Public Comment On Proposals for Up to Total 466 Housing Units With 124 Affordable Units [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee agenda includes presentations by two developers seeking to build housing at two locations with a combined maximum of 466 housing units, with each to set aside 62 units for low to moderate-income housing. 

Earlier this week, a release said that public comment would be taken on the proposals during the ...

State Affordable Housing Settlement, Two Development Proposals on Aug. 14 Agenda for Bernards Committee

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township officials say the township has been "working in good faith" to reach a settlement agreement with the Fair Share Housing Center regarding a figure for affordable housing units in the township, and the matter will be on the Bernards Township Committee agenda for next Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Two potential developers will make ...

Obituary: Robert Zachary "Zach" Bunsa, 23, of Basking Ridge; Funeral Service on Friday

August 9, 2018

Editor's note: The obituary of Robert "Zach" Bunsa is online at the website for Kearns Funeral Home in Whitehouse. 

Robert Zachary Bunsa, “Zach”, age 23 of Basking Ridge, NJ, died in a drowning accident while on vacation, on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

Born in Montclair, NJ, he was the son of Fred and Donna Bunsa. Zach was a resident of Basking ...

Bernards Board of Education Approves Stipend Amounts for Ridge H.S. Coaches

August 16, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - School days take in more than classroom hours, with hundreds of students participating in sports and extracurricular activities. The Bernards Township Board of Education has set the salaries of coaches, music and drama organizers, club advisors and other activities.

Coaching stipends totaling nearly $300,000 at Ridge High School were approved July 23. They include ...

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Suspect at Large After Bank Robbery in Warren, Police Seek Public’s Assistance

August 14, 2018

WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William ...

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Register Now for Fall Classic Golf Outing Oct. 15

August 14, 2018

On Oct. 15 join Basking Ridge Fire Company No. 1 for a full, fun day of golf at the Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg. Shotgun scramble. Full selection of sponsorships! Player packages include meals and amenities. 

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Be Diligent About Distribution Planning

As the Baby Boom generation ages, advisors increasingly will be working with clients in the distribution stage of their portfolios. Advising on IRA distributions can be more challenging than advising on accumulation.

If clients save substantial amounts, invest in a well-diversified portfolio, and focus on tax-advantaged accounts, accumulation success may be obtained.

Myths of Income Planning

It’s important to identify the myths of income planning, which are roadblocks to your financial success.

Social Security
Myth: “Social Security starts at age 62!”
The Truth: That’s true – now. But that doesn't mean the federal government won’t one day raise the minimum age – or reduce benefits for people at specific income levels.