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BOE and PTO Heads Call for Less Contentious Discourse at Bernards School Board Meeting

March 23, 2019

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- School board members and some residents tried to cool tensions at the Bernards Township Board of Education meeting Monday, March 18 by asking that "personalized attacks" be avoided during public commentary.

Both co-presidents of the Bernards Township Education Association eschewed confrontation and spoke about service, commitment, ...

Bernards Township School Board Tabs Grant Kolmer Math District Supervisor

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Grant Kolmer was hired Monday night, March 18, as the districtwide supervisor for math across kindergarten to 12th-grade levels in the Bernards Township school system.

He comes from the neighboring Somerset Hills Regional School District, where he was supervisor of science, math and tech for six years. Before that he taught in Millburn, said Assistant Superintendent ...

Liberty Corner Artist, Ridge HS Senior and 'Friends' of Ross Farm Receive Mayor's Arts Awards At Monthlong Art Show

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This year's recipients of the Mayor's Arts Awards, honored at the opening of the month-long Community Arts Show at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, not only brought visual and musical arts to the community, but also generously volunteered their talents to enrich the lives of children and adults.

The presentation of the awards by Mayor Carol ...

Wanted: Somerville Man is Somerset County Fugitive of the Week

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has posted the following information about its most recent Fugitive of the Week:

A warrant was issued on Dec. 21, 2018, for the arrest of Jaylen Folk, 22, whose last known address was on Hamilton Street in Somerville, for failure to appear in count on the original charges of First Degree Robbery and 3rd Degree Possession of ...

BOE and PTO Heads Call for Less Contentious Discourse at Bernards School Board Meeting

March 23, 2019

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- School board members and some residents tried to cool tensions at the Bernards Township Board of Education meeting Monday, March 18 by asking that "personalized attacks" be avoided during public commentary.

Both co-presidents of the Bernards Township Education Association eschewed confrontation and spoke about service, commitment, ...

Bernards Township School Board Tabs Grant Kolmer Math District Supervisor

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Grant Kolmer was hired Monday night, March 18, as the districtwide supervisor for math across kindergarten to 12th-grade levels in the Bernards Township school system.

He comes from the neighboring Somerset Hills Regional School District, where he was supervisor of science, math and tech for six years. Before that he taught in Millburn, said Assistant Superintendent ...

Bernards School Board Unveils Proposed $105 Million Budget

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Bernards Township school administrators on Monday night unveiled the 2019-2020 total budget of just under $105 million.

The operating budget shows an increase of slightly less than $2 million to bring it to $104.9 million in 2019-2020. That will mean a tax levy rise of 1.88 percent. About 5/6 of the budget is paid for by local property taxes that will total more than ...

Former Phillies Slugger Signs with Somerset Patriots

March 20, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Somerset Patriots have signed six-year Major Leaguer Jimmy Paredes for the 2019 season after he was acquired in a trade with the Lancaster Barnstormers for a player to be named later.

“I’m feeling good; ready to starting playing again,” said Paredes. “I can’t wait to until I get to Somerset with the team and we get started.”

Paredes ...

Ridge Skiers Make the Cut for Race of Champions

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Seven Ridge High School skiers qualified and competed in the 2019 New Jersey Interscholastic Ski Racing Association Race of Champions, at Mountain Creek ski resort in Vernon earlier this month.

Noa Francesch, Rhett Hull, Liz Ingraham, Rishi Kundargi, Mark Minsch, Kaysm Razak and Aidan Thompson raced for Ridge.

Francesch said, “This team has become my family over ...

Basking Ridge Resident Chrissy Weyrauch to Run in Boston Marathon for Melanoma Awareness

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- In the course of a distinguished high school athletic career that was replete with accomplishments, there was one thing that was always missing for Basking Ridge's Chrissy Weyrauch.

The 2016 Ridge High School graduate won county and state championships in girls soccer, scored close to 1,000 points in her varsity basketball career, and had the backing of a supportive ...

Millington Quarry Files Lawsuit Against Bernards Twp., Opposes Quarry Advisory Task Force

March 17, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Bernards Township will be required to defend a lawsuit filed late last week by Millington Quarry, Inc. (MQI) objecting to Mayor Carol Bianchi's recently appointed Quarry Advisory Task Force, as township officials and the quarry owners continue to spar over who should have control of the future of the now defunct quarry property. 

The township is due to ...

Basking Ridge Business Alliance Members Get a Timely Tax Workshop at Monthly Meeting

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - At the March monthly meeting of the Basking Ridge Business Alliance (BRBA), the full room of local professionals received helpful and timely tax and financial information from WFP Tax Partners' CEO and Wealth Strategist Walter Pardo.

Prior to the workshop, BRBA President Ryan McCloskey of Computer Sharp discussed upcoming events and the members and ...

'Keys to Unlocking Financial Aid' for College Students at Bernards Library This Sunday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Parents and college-bound students are invited to a talk on financial aid for higher education, scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m. this Sunday, March 17, at the Bernards Township Library.

Participants are asked to register beforehand for the free seminar. The discussion is scheduled to be held in the library's technology center.

Topics will ...

Liberty Corner Artist, Ridge HS Senior and 'Friends' of Ross Farm Receive Mayor's Arts Awards At Monthlong Art Show

March 22, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This year's recipients of the Mayor's Arts Awards, honored at the opening of the month-long Community Arts Show at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, not only brought visual and musical arts to the community, but also generously volunteered their talents to enrich the lives of children and adults.

The presentation of the awards by Mayor Carol ...

Watchung's Cinemark Theater Opening Soon, Shoppes at Watchung Under Construction

WATCHUNG, NJ -- Cinemark Holdings has announced that the tentative grand opening of its newest movie theater, Cinemark Watchung and XD (1670 Route 22 East, Watchung) is expected to be April 19.

Chick-Fil-A, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, Ulta Beauty, Sierra Trading Post, and Home Sense have announced they are also opening at the Shoppes at Watchung  on the opposite side of Terrill Road ...

Lafayette Lane Bridge Replacement Contract, Mayor's Arts Awards Announcements, on Tues. Twp. Committee Agenda

BERNARDS TWP., NJ_ The recipients of 2019's Mayors Arts Awards, due to be publicly presented this Saturday morning, are listed on Tuesday's agenda to receive commendations at the upcoming Township Committee meeting.

This year's awardees, who were chosen from individuals and groups nominated by the public, include:  Linda Arnold, a Liberty Corner-based ...

Bernards GOP, Democrats, Endorse Twp. Committee Candidates; Deadline of April 1 for Filing Nominating Petition for June Primary [Updated]

March 19, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Democratic and Republican organizations have endorsed their candidates for this year's Township Committee race. Dr. Sophia Chadda has been endorsed as this year's Democratic candidate, and Janice Fields is the Republican's chosen candidate.

The Bernards Township Republican committee had interviewed Fields and Al LiCata on Monday ...

Millington Quarry Files Lawsuit Against Bernards Twp., Opposes Quarry Advisory Task Force

March 17, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Bernards Township will be required to defend a lawsuit filed late last week by Millington Quarry, Inc. (MQI) objecting to Mayor Carol Bianchi's recently appointed Quarry Advisory Task Force, as township officials and the quarry owners continue to spar over who should have control of the future of the now defunct quarry property. 

The township is due to ...

Thursday Vigil for New Zealand Mosque Victims to Be Hosted By B'Nai Israel and Islamic Society of Basking Ridge

March 20, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Congregation B'nai Israel in Basking Ridge, together with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge (ISBR) will co-host a vigil for the victims of the terrorist attack on the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that took place last week.

The "Vigil for Victims of the New Zealand Tragedy and Stand Against Bigotry" is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Liberty Corner Artist, Ridge HS Senior and 'Friends' of Ross Farm Receive Mayor's Arts Awards At Monthlong Art Show

March 22, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This year's recipients of the Mayor's Arts Awards, honored at the opening of the month-long Community Arts Show at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, not only brought visual and musical arts to the community, but also generously volunteered their talents to enrich the lives of children and adults.

The presentation of the awards by Mayor Carol ...

Millington Quarry Files Lawsuit Against Bernards Twp., Opposes Quarry Advisory Task Force

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Bernards Township will be required to defend a lawsuit filed late last week by Millington Quarry, Inc. (MQI) objecting to Mayor Carol Bianchi's recently appointed Quarry Advisory Task Force, as township officials and the quarry owners continue to spar over who should have control of the future of the now defunct quarry property. 

The township is due to ...

Lafayette Lane Pedestrian Bridge Replacement Due by Summer After Contract Award

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Following almost five years of being out, the Lafayette Lane pedestrian bridge should be back in place by this summer _ possibly by Memorial Day _ township officials said this week.

The Bernards Township Committee on Tuesday night awarded a $216,880 contract to Colonnelli Bros. Inc. of Hackensack to fabricate and install a pedestrian bridge over the Harrison ...

Basking Ridge Resident Chrissy Weyrauch to Run in Boston Marathon for Melanoma Awareness

March 18, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- In the course of a distinguished high school athletic career that was replete with accomplishments, there was one thing that was always missing for Basking Ridge's Chrissy Weyrauch.

The 2016 Ridge High School graduate won county and state championships in girls soccer, scored close to 1,000 points in her varsity basketball career, and had the backing of a supportive ...

Atlantic Neuroscience's Memory Loss Forum Tackles All Aspects of Dementia as a Disease

SUMMIT, NJ – Often friends and family worry that a loved one who is forgetting words or losing their car keys is in the beginning stages of dementia – it could be normal aging.   

That became clear at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute’s second memory loss symposium, “A Day to Remember: A Conference for Those Living with Memory Loss,” held at Overlook ...

Spring Forward: Time Change Wreaks Havoc with Sleep Clock

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Time changes are always rough, and no one likes to lose an hour of sleep.  But for about two million New Jerseyans, setting the clock ahead on March 10 will be brutal.  Why?  Because about 30 percent of Garden State adults report having problems sleeping.

Among the findings of a scientific statewide poll conducted by Rutgers Center for State Health ...

Millington Quarry Files Lawsuit Against Bernards Twp., Opposes Quarry Advisory Task Force

March 17, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Bernards Township will be required to defend a lawsuit filed late last week by Millington Quarry, Inc. (MQI) objecting to Mayor Carol Bianchi's recently appointed Quarry Advisory Task Force, as township officials and the quarry owners continue to spar over who should have control of the future of the now defunct quarry property. 

The township is due to ...

Wanted: Somerville Man is Somerset County Fugitive of the Week

March 21, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has posted the following information about its most recent Fugitive of the Week:

A warrant was issued on Dec. 21, 2018, for the arrest of Jaylen Folk, 22, whose last known address was on Hamilton Street in Somerville, for failure to appear in count on the original charges of First Degree Robbery and 3rd Degree Possession of ...

Watchung's Cinemark Theater Opening Soon, Shoppes at Watchung Under Construction

March 20, 2019

WATCHUNG, NJ -- Cinemark Holdings has announced that the tentative grand opening of its newest movie theater, Cinemark Watchung and XD (1670 Route 22 East, Watchung) is expected to be April 19.

Chick-Fil-A, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, Ulta Beauty, Sierra Trading Post, and Home Sense have announced they are also opening at the Shoppes at Watchung  on the opposite side of Terrill Road ...

Bernards Township Tops Somerset County in New Niche.com Ranking of Places to Live in N.J.

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Bernards Township as been ranked the best place to live in Somerset County according to Niche.com's new “2019 Best Places to Live” rankings released last week.

The annual Niche.com rankings examine schools, crime, home values, nightlife, family friendliness, diversity and income.

Bernards' overall ratings in the study are as ...

Thursday Vigil for New Zealand Mosque Victims to Be Hosted By B'Nai Israel and Islamic Society of Basking Ridge

March 20, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Congregation B'nai Israel in Basking Ridge, together with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge (ISBR) will co-host a vigil for the victims of the terrorist attack on the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that took place last week.

The "Vigil for Victims of the New Zealand Tragedy and Stand Against Bigotry" is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

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Wanted: Somerville Man is Somerset County Fugitive of the Week

March 21, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has posted the following information about its most recent Fugitive of the Week:

A warrant was issued on Dec. 21, 2018, for the arrest of Jaylen Folk, 22, whose last known address was on Hamilton Street in Somerville, for failure to appear in count on the original charges of First Degree Robbery and 3rd Degree Possession of ...

Things to do with Kids: Library Happenings

March 21, 2019

"Things to do with kids" is sponsored by The Goddard School of Long Hill." This column will provide a round up of interesting things to do with kids in and around the area. To kick off the column, we wanted you to get familiar with the local libraries and their weekly happenings and upcoming special events.

 

Berkeley Heights Library Happenings:

110 Roosevelt Ave, ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, March 23, 8:30 AM

Somerset County Environmental Education Center, Basking Ridge

NJ Audubon: Lord Stirling Park Field Trip

Education Green

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Sat, March 23, 9:30 AM

The Max Challenge New Providence, New Providence

A New Modern Music & Movement Class for Babies to ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, March 23, 1:00 PM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Digital Photography Workshop 7 – ...

Education Green

Akins Prepared for Somerset County Sheriff's Democratic Primary

March 20, 2019

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Sgt. Art Akins’ decision to run for Somerset County Sheriff, as a Democrat, was an easy one. As a long-time proactive resident of Somerset County, he has dedicated his entire professional career to protecting his local community.  The role of Sheriff will allow him to continue to serve the public on a countywide level.  It is this commitment to ...