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COVID-Era Outdoor Dining to Continue in Bernards Throughout 2022 [Updated]

July 29, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With some restrictions from the COVID-19 era still encouraged, and the pandemic still not snuffed out, the Bernards Township Committee voted on Tuesday to again extend special zoning relief through the end of 2022 to local businesses, primarily restaurants. [updated]

"We continue to support our local businesses," said Mayor Janice Fields ...

Nominate Favorite Charity or Non Profit for Valairco Cares $500 Giveaway; Deadline July 31, 2021

MANVILLE, NJ — Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline July 31, 2021.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit.

In honor of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary, Valairco created Valairco Cares donating $500 to a charity or non-profit in the ...

Bernards Township Schools to Provide Computer Devices for All Students

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - More computers for all students and staff are in the future for Bernards Township schools.

Board of Education members on July 19 unanimously supported a technology plan that would lead to buying as many as 1,800 computer devices this year.

The Chromebooks would help the district move closer to a goal of having a computer device for every student. All students in ...

Fellowship Village Hosts Triathlon Watch Party

 

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Fellowship Village hosted a watch party in its theater on Sunday to cheer on resident Beverly Siegler’s grandson Morgan Pearson, as he competed in the Olympics for Team USA on its Triathlon Team. 

These “watch parties” became the best way for family and friends of competitors to root on their favorite athletes together, and, in a few ...

Bernards Township Schools to Provide Computer Devices for All Students

July 29, 2021

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - More computers for all students and staff are in the future for Bernards Township schools.

Board of Education members on July 19 unanimously supported a technology plan that would lead to buying as many as 1,800 computer devices this year.

The Chromebooks would help the district move closer to a goal of having a computer device for every student. All students in ...

Four Incumbents, Three Challengers File for Bernards Twp. Board of Education Election

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Seven candidates will compete for four seats on the Bernards Township Board of Education in the Nov. 2 election.

Four incumbents and three first-time candidates filed for new terms by Monday’s deadline to secure a spot on the ballot.

Four of the nine board members will be decided at the election.

Five people will compete for three three-year ...

Giant Somerset Hills Used Book Sale Returns to Bernardsville; Donations Taken This Week

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ _ Following a year's interruption due to COVID-19, the 2021 Somerset Hills AAUW (American Association of University Women) used book sale returns to the Bernardsville Middle School on August 5, 6 and 7.

Masks will be required for entry, as per order of the Somerset Hills Board of Education, and hand sanitizer will be available. Attendees will be asked to ...

Fellowship Village Hosts Triathlon Watch Party

July 28, 2021

 

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Fellowship Village hosted a watch party in its theater on Sunday to cheer on resident Beverly Siegler’s grandson Morgan Pearson, as he competed in the Olympics for Team USA on its Triathlon Team. 

These “watch parties” became the best way for family and friends of competitors to root on their favorite athletes together, and, in a few ...

Baseball: Ridge Hammers Westfield to Reach Tournament Final

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge Red Devils summer baseball team still hasn't lost a game.

Ridge defeated Westfield, 12-1, Tuesday evening in the semifinal round of the HSDL playoffs. 

The Red Devils were tentatively scheduled to host the tournament championship Thursday evening against Gov. Livingston.

Right-hander Andrew Shawah allowed four hits and no earned runs in five ...

Ridge Baseball Team Clinches First Place in HSDL

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge Red Devils 18U summer baseball team finished its regular season undefeated and is now awaiting a playoff opponent.

A loose extension of the spring high school baseball season, the High School Developmental League includes local teams from Somerset, Union and Hudson counties with rosters that are a combination of the varsity and junior varsity players from ...

COVID-Era Outdoor Dining to Continue in Bernards Throughout 2022 [Updated]

July 29, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With some restrictions from the COVID-19 era still encouraged, and the pandemic still not snuffed out, the Bernards Township Committee voted on Tuesday to again extend special zoning relief through the end of 2022 to local businesses, primarily restaurants. [updated]

"We continue to support our local businesses," said Mayor Janice Fields ...

Bernards Property Tax Bill Due Date Pushed Back

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The third quarter property tax bills that normally would be due on August 1 are being mailed out late this year, and the due date will also be pushed to a later time, the township has announced.

The township has been waiting for the state to certify the local tax rate, the township said on its website.

Bills could be mailed out within the next two ...

Giant Somerset Hills Used Book Sale Returns to Bernardsville; Donations Taken This Week

July 25, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ _ Following a year's interruption due to COVID-19, the 2021 Somerset Hills AAUW (American Association of University Women) used book sale returns to the Bernardsville Middle School on August 5, 6 and 7.

Masks will be required for entry, as per order of the Somerset Hills Board of Education, and hand sanitizer will be available. Attendees will be asked to ...

Trilogy Rep. to Present Neil Simon's 'Rumors' As 'Plays in Park' Return for 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Trilogy Repertory Company is back for 2021 to kick off its "Plays in the Park" series with Neil Simon’s comedy, “Rumors." The play is scheduled to run July 30, 31, and August 5, 6, and 7, at the outdoor amphitheater at Pleasant Valley Park, off Valley Road in Basking Ridge.

The Basking Ridge-based theater company's ...

Belmar’s John Walsh Takes First Place in NJ’s ‘Your Voice, Your Shot’ Video Contest

TRENTON, NJ — Belmar resident John Walsh is the winner of New Jersey’s “Your Voice, Your Shot” video contest, which is part of the state’s public health campaign encouraging residents to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Walsh’s “Jersey Summer” video was selected as the public’s favorite during online voting — an announcement that was made ...

Get 'One-Shot' COVID Vaccine (& Maybe Some Wine) at Bernardsville Farmers Market This Weekend

July 20, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for adults 18 and over at the Bernardsville Farmers Market between 9 to 11 a.m. on this Saturday, July 24. 

The vaccine clinic will be set up near the Millicent Fenwick statue at the parking lot for the Bernardsville train station, on Mine Brook Road in downtown Bernardsville.

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

The Secrets Behind the Deliciousness of NJ Summer Tomatoes

NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market.

But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our canvas bag to bring home from the market, we struggle to understand its secrets. What makes the ...

Nominate Favorite Charity or Non Profit for Valairco Cares $500 Giveaway; Deadline July 31, 2021

July 29, 2021

MANVILLE, NJ — Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline July 31, 2021.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit.

In honor of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary, Valairco created Valairco Cares donating $500 to a charity or non-profit in the ...

COVID-Era Outdoor Dining to Continue in Bernards Throughout 2022 [Updated]

July 29, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With some restrictions from the COVID-19 era still encouraged, and the pandemic still not snuffed out, the Bernards Township Committee voted on Tuesday to again extend special zoning relief through the end of 2022 to local businesses, primarily restaurants. [updated]

"We continue to support our local businesses," said Mayor Janice Fields ...

Bernards Property Tax Bill Due Date Pushed Back

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The third quarter property tax bills that normally would be due on August 1 are being mailed out late this year, and the due date will also be pushed to a later time, the township has announced.

The township has been waiting for the state to certify the local tax rate, the township said on its website.

Bills could be mailed out within the next two ...

Ridge Cheerleaders and Ridge Youth Sports Cheerleaders Both Recognized for National Awards

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Even in a tough year, when many school activities were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ridge High School and Ridge Youth Sports, Inc. cheerleading teams won prestigious national championships this year, and both were recognized by the Bernards Township Committee earlier this summer.

This spring, the Ridge High School BlackVarsity Competition Cheerleading Team ...

Belmar’s John Walsh Takes First Place in NJ’s ‘Your Voice, Your Shot’ Video Contest

July 20, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Belmar resident John Walsh is the winner of New Jersey’s “Your Voice, Your Shot” video contest, which is part of the state’s public health campaign encouraging residents to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Walsh’s “Jersey Summer” video was selected as the public’s favorite during online voting — an announcement that was made ...

Get 'One-Shot' COVID Vaccine (& Maybe Some Wine) at Bernardsville Farmers Market This Weekend

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for adults 18 and over at the Bernardsville Farmers Market between 9 to 11 a.m. on this Saturday, July 24. 

The vaccine clinic will be set up near the Millicent Fenwick statue at the parking lot for the Bernardsville train station, on Mine Brook Road in downtown Bernardsville.

Atlantic Medical Group Cardiologist Offers Heart Health Tips During Extreme Heat

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As we start to hit the peak of summer heat, it is more important than ever to keep our hearts healthy. Individuals who have a preexisting heart condition need to be extra careful with these extreme weather circumstances. However, people with healthy hearts are likely to experience problems as well.

Michael Weinrauch, MD, Chairman of Cardiology at Overlook ...

National Night Out With Bernards Police Returns This Summer

July 18, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township's version of National Night Out, a national initiative to bring together police and the community on a positive basis, returns on Tuesday, Aug. 3, after being suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Night Out is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. that evening at the municipal complex at 1 Collyer Lane in Basking Ridge village.

The free ...

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New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

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What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

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Shapiro: The Foxes are Winning: Partisan Local News Sites are Getting the Upperhand

Back in October, I wrote about the launch of partisan local news sites and how they were filling the void in local news in towns across the country. Since then, the amount of such sites has grown from a few hundred to more than 1,000. While some high-quality objective local news sites have launched since then, they are being dwarfed in size and scale by the partisan sites.

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Hillsborough: Firefighters Honor Fallen Comrade Billy Shaffer

July 24, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – It was a sea of blue inside Mary Mother of God Church Thursday night as hundreds of firefighters and emergency personnel from across the state came to pay respects to Hillsborough Fire Company #2 Assistant Chief Billy Shaffer, who died on July 14 while responding to a car fire. 

Shaffer, who served more than 35 years with the department, was honored with a ...

Daniel Anderl - Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk Attracts 1,000+ Participants, Raises $100K+ for Scholarships

July 19, 2021

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, who included Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy and Daniel's parents, Mark Anderl and ...

Immunotherapy Provides More Options in Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed.

The Atlantic ...

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Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Ranked #1 in NJ by U.S. News & World Report

July 27, 2021

Atlantic Health System announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care hospitals in New Jersey to be nationally ranked, and among ...