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Ridge to Host Ridgewood in High-Powered Boys Lacrosse Showdown

April 19, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Two of the top five boys lacrosse teams in New Jersey, according to one statewide ranking, will meet on Saturday when Ridge puts its undefeated record on the line against Bergen County stalwart Ridgewood in a 6 p.m. game at Lee Field.

Ridge (8-0) has been stingy defensively all season, but in recent games the Red Devils' offense also has picked up considerably. Chris ...

Baseball’s High Tech Future is Now at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – What looks like a square satellite dish the size of a car door has been bolted to the roof of TD Bank Ballpark between Luxury Suites 301 and 302 facing towards the pitcher’s mound and home plate.

Fans of the Somerset Patriots will have a front row seat during the 2019 season experiencing the future of baseball.

Meet Trackman, part camera, part computer, the ...

Baseball: Ridge Quiets Montgomery, 10-1, Behind Bobowitz, Bats

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- A vocal Montgomery bench made lots of noise on Thursday, but Ridge left-hander Cooper Bobowicz sent most of their hitters back to the dugout quietly.

Bobowicz and reliever Matt Kennedy combined to four-hit Montgomery and strike out 10 batters and Ridge put up two four-run innings en route to a 10-1 baseball victory.

Ridge (5-3) struck for four unearned runs in the first ...

Police Blotter: Another Home Burglary, Vandalism at Pleasant Valley Park

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police investigated another residential burglary on April 12 after a residence on Hartley Lane was apparently broken into between 7:15 to 9 p.m. that evening, according to this week's police blotter.

An undetermined amount of cash and jewelry were taken from the home, according to the police report. Anyone with any information is asked ...

Differences Stressed Between Guidance Counselors in Middle School and High School in Bernards Township

April 8, 2019

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Bernards Township middle school guidance counselors spend about 60 percent of their one-on-one time dealing with issues associated with the maturing adolescent.

At Ridge High School, however, more than three-quarters of counselors’ direct services time is spent dealing with academic or post-secondary issues like college.

Stephanie Smith, director of school ...

Ridge to Host Ridgewood in High-Powered Boys Lacrosse Showdown

April 19, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Two of the top five boys lacrosse teams in New Jersey, according to one statewide ranking, will meet on Saturday when Ridge puts its undefeated record on the line against Bergen County stalwart Ridgewood in a 6 p.m. game at Lee Field.

Ridge (8-0) has been stingy defensively all season, but in recent games the Red Devils' offense also has picked up considerably. Chris ...

Baseball: Ridge Quiets Montgomery, 10-1, Behind Bobowitz, Bats

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- A vocal Montgomery bench made lots of noise on Thursday, but Ridge left-hander Cooper Bobowicz sent most of their hitters back to the dugout quietly.

Bobowicz and reliever Matt Kennedy combined to four-hit Montgomery and strike out 10 batters and Ridge put up two four-run innings en route to a 10-1 baseball victory.

Ridge (5-3) struck for four unearned runs in the first ...

Girls Lacrosse: Ridge Crushes North Hunterdon, 18-5

ANNANDALE, NJ -- Ridge rebounded from its only loss of the season with an 18-5 girls lacrosse victory over North Hunterdon on Tuesday.

Taylor Smith fired in five goals and Ridge (7-1) broke to a 12-1 lead by halftime. Olivia Pikiell finished with three goals, two assists and six ground balls in the victory.

Jamie Islinger, Megan McCrea and Gianna Roti each connected for two goals for the ...

Basking Ridge Business Alliance Gets Lesson from GSWA: Protecting Our Streams

April 17, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The members of the Basking Ridge Business Alliance (BRBA) received a lesson from the Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) on water quality at their last monthly meeting held at the Bernards Township Community Center located at 289 South Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

Prior to the GSWA presentation, BRBA President Ryan McCloskey of Computer ...

Court Date for Quarry's Lawsuit Against Township Set for April 29, Mayor Says

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The return date for a legal action filed by Millington Quarry to halt meetings of a Quarry Advisory task force formed at the beginning of this year has reportedly been set for Monday, April 29.

In response to an earlier email, Bernards Mayor Carol Bianchi said last week that a court date of 9 a.m. on April 29 has been set for the township to answer the latest ...

Owners of Delicious Heights Expand Catering Operation with Purchase of Bridgewater Manor

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Aquaviva brothers took ownership of the iconic Bridgewater Manor on February 22.

Ralph and Domenick Aquaviva also own Delicious Heights, with restaurants in Berkeley Heights, Bedminster and Basking Ridge. In addition, they run all food and beverage services at Basking Ridge Country Club, including Basking Ridge Catering and the full ...

Light Opera of NJ to Perform Comic Mozart Opera on Saturday at St. Mark's Church

April 12, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ There will be one more Saturday night performance of Light Opera of New Jersey's production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s comedic "Così fan tutte," directed by David Dollase with musical direction by Jason Tramm, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 140 South Finley Avenue, in Basking ...

Annual Fishing Derby for Kids This Saturday (April 13) at Southard Park in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _  Local kids can bring their bait and fishing poles and cast a line to try to hook the biggest fish at this Saturday's Annual Fishing Derby at Southard Park pond, hosted by the Bernards Township Parks & Recreation department.

The event is free for youth of all ages and their families. No advance registration is needed.

No license is needed either to fish at ...

Farmstead Arts Annual Members Art Show Opens April 14 in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Farmstead Arts Center in Basking Ridge will present its annual Members’ Art Show in the Farm House Gallery from April 14 to June 9, with member artists from the area presenting works in a wide variety of media.

Opening reception on April 14

There will be an opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at the Farmstead Arts at 450 King George ...

Tom Kean Jr. Launches Campaign For U.S. Congress to Represent 7th District For NJ

April 16, 2019

CLARK, NJ – Republican State Sen. Tom Kean launched his 2020 campaign for New Jersey's 7th Congressional district in the US House of Representatives on Monday night. Kean currently is representing the 21st district in the NJ Senate, which includes Bernards Township.  

He was introduced by his father, former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean Sr., to announce his ...

Owners of Delicious Heights Expand Catering Operation with Purchase of Bridgewater Manor

April 14, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Aquaviva brothers took ownership of the iconic Bridgewater Manor on February 22.

Ralph and Domenick Aquaviva also own Delicious Heights, with restaurants in Berkeley Heights, Bedminster and Basking Ridge. In addition, they run all food and beverage services at Basking Ridge Country Club, including Basking Ridge Catering and the full ...

Basking Ridge Business Alliance Gets Lesson from GSWA: Protecting Our Streams

April 17, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The members of the Basking Ridge Business Alliance (BRBA) received a lesson from the Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) on water quality at their last monthly meeting held at the Bernards Township Community Center located at 289 South Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

Prior to the GSWA presentation, BRBA President Ryan McCloskey of Computer ...

Annual Fishing Derby for Kids This Saturday (April 13) at Southard Park in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _  Local kids can bring their bait and fishing poles and cast a line to try to hook the biggest fish at this Saturday's Annual Fishing Derby at Southard Park pond, hosted by the Bernards Township Parks & Recreation department.

The event is free for youth of all ages and their families. No advance registration is needed.

No license is needed either to fish at ...

Township Officials Plan to Hire Paid Emergency Medical Service to Answer Weekday Calls

April 13, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The long-discussed plan to contract with a paid ambulance service that would answer weekday emergency calls when fewer volunteers are available moved a step closer to reality this week, when township officials were directed to begin talks with professional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers. 

The plan has the support of both the Basking Ridge and Liberty Corner ...

[Update] Basking Ridge Emergency Medical Services Seeks Professional Help to Answer Calls

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ As it prepares to celebrate its 85th anniversary, the Basking Ridge Fire Co. and Emergency Medical Squad has informed Bernards Township that its days as an all-volunteer organization may be ending, and it is endorsing a plan to hire a professional EMS contractor "to provide response coverage to the township during identified peak times."

The matter is on Tuesday ...

Bernards Task Force Surveying Residents on How They Want Notifications

April 16, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Communications Task Force is asking residents to complete a short survey designed to determine how residents prefer to receive notifications and other information -- emergency and non-emergency alike -- from the township.

The survey also asks what specific types of information residents would like to receive as well as how they use ...

Court Date for Quarry's Lawsuit Against Township Set for April 29, Mayor Says

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The return date for a legal action filed by Millington Quarry to halt meetings of a Quarry Advisory task force formed at the beginning of this year has reportedly been set for Monday, April 29.

In response to an earlier email, Bernards Mayor Carol Bianchi said last week that a court date of 9 a.m. on April 29 has been set for the township to answer the latest ...

Township Officials Plan to Hire Paid Emergency Medical Service to Answer Weekday Calls

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The long-discussed plan to contract with a paid ambulance service that would answer weekday emergency calls when fewer volunteers are available moved a step closer to reality this week, when township officials were directed to begin talks with professional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers. 

The plan has the support of both the Basking Ridge and Liberty Corner ...

Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center Named Among 'World’s Best Hospitals'

April 12, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center has been named among the 'World’s Best Hospitals' by Newsweek in its inaugural ratings. Overlook Medical Center ranked in the Top 100 of the U.S. hospitals on the list at number 98. 

The 2019 'World’s Best Hospitals' rankings is based on responses to an online survey sent to nearly ...

[Update] Basking Ridge Emergency Medical Services Seeks Professional Help to Answer Calls

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ As it prepares to celebrate its 85th anniversary, the Basking Ridge Fire Co. and Emergency Medical Squad has informed Bernards Township that its days as an all-volunteer organization may be ending, and it is endorsing a plan to hire a professional EMS contractor "to provide response coverage to the township during identified peak times."

The matter is on Tuesday ...

Court Date for Quarry's Lawsuit Against Township Set for April 29, Mayor Says

April 15, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The return date for a legal action filed by Millington Quarry to halt meetings of a Quarry Advisory task force formed at the beginning of this year has reportedly been set for Monday, April 29.

In response to an earlier email, Bernards Mayor Carol Bianchi said last week that a court date of 9 a.m. on April 29 has been set for the township to answer the latest ...

Police Blotter: Another Home Burglary, Vandalism at Pleasant Valley Park

April 18, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police investigated another residential burglary on April 12 after a residence on Hartley Lane was apparently broken into between 7:15 to 9 p.m. that evening, according to this week's police blotter.

An undetermined amount of cash and jewelry were taken from the home, according to the police report. Anyone with any information is asked ...

Newest Bernards Police Officer Sworn In

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The newest member of the Bernards Township police force, Patrol Officer Timothy Polizzi, was sworn in at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting, and was due to begin work the following day, on Wednesday, April 10.

Polizzi was previously employed for two years as a police officer in Clifton, and he still lives in Passaic County, Bernards Police ...

Bernards Township Due to Swear In New Police Patrol Officer at Tuesday Meeting

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A new patrol officer who will fill a vacancy in the 38-member Bernards Township police department is scheduled to be sworn in at Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee meeting.

Timothy Polizzi had applied for the position, and is scheduled to officially begin his new job on Wednesday, April 10, according a resolution on the April 9 Township Committee agenda.

A ...

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Rutgers, Faculty Reach Tentative Agreement, Avert First Faculty Strike In School History

April 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers and the union representing nearly 5,000 of its faculty members reached a tentative agreement late Tuesday night, bringing to an end more than a year of bargaining and averting the first faculty strike in the university's 253-year history.

The Rutgers AAUP-AFT released a statement at about 9:15 p.m., stating the gains secured by its ranks - from ...

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