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Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights Offers Complimentary Breakfast to Federal Employees During Shutdown

January 23, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As the federal government shutdown drags on, Embassy Suites By Hilton Berkeley Heights would like to extend complimentary breakfast to Federal workers who are furloughed due to the shutdown beginning immediately. 

Workers are to show valid ID at the front desk to get a breakfast voucher.

Hours for breakfast are M-F 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., Sat-Sun 7 to 10:30 ...

Wrestling: Ridge Beats Bridgewater-Raritan, 50-24

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge wrestling team recorded six pins in its 50-24 victory over Bridgewater-Raritan Tuesday night.

The complete results are as follows:

106 pound    Charlie Corbett (Ridge) won by forfeit.    
113 pound    Anderson Sanchez (Bridgewater-Raritan) 10-2 over Gavin Turner
120 pound    Jake Fern (Ridge) 12-4 ...

More Than 95% of Ridge '18 Grads Continuing Their Education; Most Remain in NJ & Four Other States

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Nearly all of last June’s 460 graduates of Ridge High School continued their education, with more than 90 percent enrolling in four-year colleges. The most-applied to school for the Ridge class of 2018 was Penn State.

Another 5.5 percent of the class is going to a two-year school and 4.3 percent planned to join the military, get a job, taking a gap ...

Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano to Retire after 50 Years in Law Enforcement

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968.

He immediately endorsed North Plainfied Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after Parenti announced Tuesday he would seek the nomination for sheriff from the Somerset County Republican ...

More Than 95% of Ridge '18 Grads Continuing Their Education; Most Remain in NJ & Four Other States

January 22, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Nearly all of last June’s 460 graduates of Ridge High School continued their education, with more than 90 percent enrolling in four-year colleges. The most-applied to school for the Ridge class of 2018 was Penn State.

Another 5.5 percent of the class is going to a two-year school and 4.3 percent planned to join the military, get a job, taking a gap ...

Delayed Opening, Regular Dismissal Time Now Set for MLK Day in Bernards Schools

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards School officials have revised the school day schedule for Monday, the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, because of weather setting a two-hour delayed opening of 10 a.m. for Ridge High School and the William Annin Middle School, and 10:45 a.m. at the district's four elementary schools.

School buses will run on a two-hour delay, according to information on ...

Parents and Teens Invited to View and Discuss 'Angst' At Ridge High School

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Anxiety, a topic that has on the front burner for local students and their parents for several years, is the subject of "Angst," a film to be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Ridge High School's Performing Arts Center.

The movie is part of a widespread effort to raise awareness about anxiety. A question and answer session following ...

Wrestling: Ridge Beats Bridgewater-Raritan, 50-24

January 23, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge wrestling team recorded six pins in its 50-24 victory over Bridgewater-Raritan Tuesday night.

The complete results are as follows:

106 pound    Charlie Corbett (Ridge) won by forfeit.    
113 pound    Anderson Sanchez (Bridgewater-Raritan) 10-2 over Gavin Turner
120 pound    Jake Fern (Ridge) 12-4 ...

Ice Hockey: Ridge Blanks Hunterdon Central, 8-0

SOMERSET, NJ -- Alex Konovalov scored four goals and assisted on three others to fuel Ridge to an 8-0 ice hockey victory over Hunterdon Central Monday at ProTech Ponds.

Ridge (10-4-3) broke the game open early, scoring five goals in the opening period. Luke Rich scored two goals and had one assist and Tyler Ebeling finished with one goal and three assists.

David Dong also scored for Ridge, ...

Ice Hockey: Ridge Edges Pingry, 3-2

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Eric Helgeson's goal in the third period broke a tie and gave Ridge a 3-2 ice hockey victory over previously undefeated, untied Pingry on Tuesday at Bridgewater Sports Arena.

Helgeson scored off an assist from Matt Balzarotti. Pingry (13-1) had taken a 1-0 lead into the second period, when Ridge (8-4-3) scored two goals, both on the power play, to take a 2-1 ...

Verizon, Bernards Officials, Take Steps to Move Uber, Lyft Drivers Off Local Streets

January 20, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ For 10 months, since Verizon gated a lot on the other side of North Maple Avenue where Uber, Lyft and other drivers waited for calls to transport the corporation's employees, the vehicles-for-hire apparently moved their waiting area to nearby Brentwood Court and part of North Maple Avenue.

This week, after hearing the residents of that neighborhood plea ...

Meet the Master Brewer of Untied Brewing Company, Opening in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Untied Brewing Company is gearing up for the opening of their brewery and tasting room to the public very soon. Through meticulous planning with world and national award-winning Head Brewer, Tim Stumpf, Untied has spared no expense in making their brewery the best it can be from the very start.  

Tim Stumpf is a beer, sports and nature lover from Newark, DE with a ...

'Nocturnal Nature' Through A Child's Eye Show Open Into February

January 12, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- The 27th annual Nature Through a Child's Eye exhibit of Somerset County elementary students' art with an environmental theme, will be on display through Feb. 3 at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge, with receptions on Jan. 12 or 13 for student artists from 13 schools.

The theme this year is ...

Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano to Retire after 50 Years in Law Enforcement

January 22, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968.

He immediately endorsed North Plainfied Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after Parenti announced Tuesday he would seek the nomination for sheriff from the Somerset County Republican ...

Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights Offers Complimentary Breakfast to Federal Employees During Shutdown

January 23, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As the federal government shutdown drags on, Embassy Suites By Hilton Berkeley Heights would like to extend complimentary breakfast to Federal workers who are furloughed due to the shutdown beginning immediately. 

Workers are to show valid ID at the front desk to get a breakfast voucher.

Hours for breakfast are M-F 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., Sat-Sun 7 to 10:30 ...

Meet the Master Brewer of Untied Brewing Company, Opening in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Untied Brewing Company is gearing up for the opening of their brewery and tasting room to the public very soon. Through meticulous planning with world and national award-winning Head Brewer, Tim Stumpf, Untied has spared no expense in making their brewery the best it can be from the very start.  

Tim Stumpf is a beer, sports and nature lover from Newark, DE with a ...

Obituary: Vojkan Zlatkov, 42, Owner of Court House Sub Shop in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Vojkan Zlatkov, the affable owner of Courthouse Subs, who knew  his regular customers by name as well as their preferred breakfast or lunch order, died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 6.

He was 42.

Vojkan and his brother Dan were co-owners of the popular eatery at 16 E. Main St.,, directly across the street from the historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Rather than ...

'Nocturnal Nature' Through A Child's Eye Show Open Into February

January 12, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- The 27th annual Nature Through a Child's Eye exhibit of Somerset County elementary students' art with an environmental theme, will be on display through Feb. 3 at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge, with receptions on Jan. 12 or 13 for student artists from 13 schools.

The theme this year is ...

Bernards Twp. Committee Adds Second Public Comment Opportunity to Meeting Agendas

January 22, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ An idea that has been kicked around for a while _ and requested by some members of the public _ was approved by the Bernards Township Committee last week, when a majority of members agreed to add a second public comment section to meeting agendas.

The public comment opportunity at Township Committee meetings has long been placed near the beginning of meeting agendas, for up ...

Verizon, Bernards Officials, Take Steps to Move Uber, Lyft Drivers Off Local Streets

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ For 10 months, since Verizon gated a lot on the other side of North Maple Avenue where Uber, Lyft and other drivers waited for calls to transport the corporation's employees, the vehicles-for-hire apparently moved their waiting area to nearby Brentwood Court and part of North Maple Avenue.

This week, after hearing the residents of that neighborhood plea ...

Bernards Prepares for 'Prolonged' Weather Event With Snow, Ice, Rain & Single Digit Temps in Forecast

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township officials have said they are preparing for a Saturday-into-Sunday wild weather ride that has forecasters predicting a 100 percent chance of -- they're not sure what, but alternating freezing rain, sleet, snow, and a mix of snow and sleet, are some of the unpleasant weather conditions that lie ahead starting on Saturday afternoon, ...

Parents and Teens Invited to View and Discuss 'Angst' At Ridge High School

January 19, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Anxiety, a topic that has on the front burner for local students and their parents for several years, is the subject of "Angst," a film to be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Ridge High School's Performing Arts Center.

The movie is part of a widespread effort to raise awareness about anxiety. A question and answer session following ...

Bernards Prepares for 'Prolonged' Weather Event With Snow, Ice, Rain & Single Digit Temps in Forecast

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township officials have said they are preparing for a Saturday-into-Sunday wild weather ride that has forecasters predicting a 100 percent chance of -- they're not sure what, but alternating freezing rain, sleet, snow, and a mix of snow and sleet, are some of the unpleasant weather conditions that lie ahead starting on Saturday afternoon, ...

Report on Quarry Clean-Up, Creation of Two Task Forces on Tuesday Agenda

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Tuesday night's agenda for the upcoming Bernards Township Committee meeting includes consideration of a report from a licensed site remediation professional proclaiming that the environmental cleanup of the Millington Quarry -- where neighbors and officials have long asserted that contaminated soil was trucked in from throughout the New York area -- is ...

Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano to Retire after 50 Years in Law Enforcement

January 22, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968.

He immediately endorsed North Plainfied Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after Parenti announced Tuesday he would seek the nomination for sheriff from the Somerset County Republican ...

Verizon, Bernards Officials, Take Steps to Move Uber, Lyft Drivers Off Local Streets

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ For 10 months, since Verizon gated a lot on the other side of North Maple Avenue where Uber, Lyft and other drivers waited for calls to transport the corporation's employees, the vehicles-for-hire apparently moved their waiting area to nearby Brentwood Court and part of North Maple Avenue.

This week, after hearing the residents of that neighborhood plea ...

Tips for Driving in Bernards Township in Snow & Ice

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

This weekend's forecast, which has precipitated New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to ...

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Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano to Retire after 50 Years in Law Enforcement

January 22, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968.

He immediately endorsed North Plainfied Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after Parenti announced Tuesday he would seek the nomination for sheriff from the Somerset County Republican ...

Bernards Prepares for 'Prolonged' Weather Event With Snow, Ice, Rain & Single Digit Temps in Forecast

January 18, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township officials have said they are preparing for a Saturday-into-Sunday wild weather ride that has forecasters predicting a 100 percent chance of -- they're not sure what, but alternating freezing rain, sleet, snow, and a mix of snow and sleet, are some of the unpleasant weather conditions that lie ahead starting on Saturday afternoon, ...

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Basking Ridge Country Club Catering Hosts Wedding Showcase, January 24

January 21, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Basking Ridge Country Club Catering is hosting a Wedding Showcase on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Basking Ridge Country Club at 185 Madisonville Road in Basking Ridge. Click here to register. 

Is Generation X Preparing Adequately for Retirement?

Is Generation X Preparing Adequately for Retirement?

Future financial needs may be underestimated.

Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist

 

If you were born during 1965-80, you belong to “Generation X". Ten or twenty years ago, you may have thought of retirement as an event in the lives of your parents or grandparents; ...

Your 2019 Financial To Do List

Your 2019 Financial To-Do List

Things you can do for your future as the year unfolds.

Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist

What financial, business, or life priorities do you need to address for 2019? Now is a good time to think about the investing, saving, or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives, from building your ...