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Boys Basketball: Ridge Advances in County Tournament, Beats Somerset Tech

February 14, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge boys basketball team scored a season-high point total in an 86-53 victory over Somerset Tech in the opening round of the Somerset County Tournament Thursday afternoon.

Senior center Mike Zima scored 20 points for the Red Devils (8-12), who led, 36-21, at the half. Jake Schapiro delivered 15 points for Ridge and Gavin Kreitz clicked for 11 points in the ...

Mother, Father, Son Arrested in Connection with Shooting Death

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A mother, father and their son, all borough residents, have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an Old Bridge man Jan. 9 at their home on Farm Lane.

Ryan D. Keogh, 28, was arrested by investigators without incident Thursday morning at a residence on Madison Avenue in Manchester in Ocean County and has been charged with 1st degree Murder, 2nd degree ...

Ice Hockey: Ridge Blanks Bernards, 8-0, to Open SCT

SOMERSET, NJ -- The Ridge ice hockey team opened the Skyland Conference tournament with an 8-0 victory over Bernards in the first round on Wednesday.

Alex Konovalov scored three goals and had two assists for the Red Devils (15-6-3), who scored two goals in each of the first two periods and four in the third.

Blake Loges notched two goals with two assists, Luke Rich had a goal and an assist, ...

Basking Ridge Artist Serena Bocchino To Exhibit New Work in Jersey City

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- SLOW FAST, an exhibit featuring new paintings and sculptures by Basking Ridge artist Serena Bocchino, will be open from March 1 through April 6 in Jersey City.

The exhibit will be on display at the Cast Iron Lofts Building at 262 17th St. in Jersey City, which is recognizable to those in the area as the "David Bowie Mural Building" with a towering mural ...

Bernards Schools Closed on Tuesday [Update]

February 11, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ [Update] As of Tuesday morning, the school district revised its decison. All Bernards Township Schools are now closed for Tuesday, Feb. 12, according to an email from the Board of Education.

All activities, practices and evening events on Tuesday are also canceled, according to the school website.

As of Monday night, the Bernards Township school district had called a ...

Goddard School of Long Hill Holds Open House at So i Heard Music

GILLETTE, NJ - Already enrolled and prospective families had the opportunity to speak with The Goddard School of Long Hill owners Sumara and Imran Ahmad and their Education Director at a recent open house held at So i Heard Music located in the Valley Mall Shopping Center in Gillette.

The steady flow of families received a virtual tour of the school and learned about the many ...

Bernards School Board to Hear Enrichment, Gifted & Talented Program Recommendations for 2019-20 School Year

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township school district's enrichment and gifted and talented programs, which have been the subject of critiques that and requests for even more advanced work in recent years, are due to be the subject of a presentation by the districtwide Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Kristen Fox, at Monday's Board of ...

Boys Basketball: Ridge Advances in County Tournament, Beats Somerset Tech

February 14, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Ridge boys basketball team scored a season-high point total in an 86-53 victory over Somerset Tech in the opening round of the Somerset County Tournament Thursday afternoon.

Senior center Mike Zima scored 20 points for the Red Devils (8-12), who led, 36-21, at the half. Jake Schapiro delivered 15 points for Ridge and Gavin Kreitz clicked for 11 points in the ...

Ice Hockey: Ridge Blanks Bernards, 8-0, to Open SCT

SOMERSET, NJ -- The Ridge ice hockey team opened the Skyland Conference tournament with an 8-0 victory over Bernards in the first round on Wednesday.

Alex Konovalov scored three goals and had two assists for the Red Devils (15-6-3), who scored two goals in each of the first two periods and four in the third.

Blake Loges notched two goals with two assists, Luke Rich had a goal and an assist, ...

Recapping Ridge's Sectional Sweep in Girls and Boys Track

TOMS RIVER, NJ -- Ridge High School finished first in both the girls' and boys' competitions when the Section 2, Group 4 team championships were contested Sunday, Feb. 3. 

It was the sixth consecutive sectional crown for the Ridge girls.

Morgan Lyons of Ridge won the 800 meter run with a time of 2:18.09 and finished second in the 400 meter dash at ...

Goddard School of Long Hill Holds Open House at So i Heard Music

February 11, 2019

GILLETTE, NJ - Already enrolled and prospective families had the opportunity to speak with The Goddard School of Long Hill owners Sumara and Imran Ahmad and their Education Director at a recent open house held at So i Heard Music located in the Valley Mall Shopping Center in Gillette.

The steady flow of families received a virtual tour of the school and learned about the many ...

Bernards Officials Approve 'No Parking' Signs to Move Uber/Lyft Drivers Off Local Streets

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ It seemed like a solution that could work: Verizon Corp. reopened a chained-off parking area across North Maple Avenue, provided a few amenities, and encouraged Uber, Lyft and other cars-for-hire to wait there instead of Brentwood Court and North Maple Avenue, where they reportedly congregate all day, every weekday, waiting for a call.

But although Verizon ...

Basking Ridge Artist Serena Bocchino To Exhibit New Work in Jersey City

February 13, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- SLOW FAST, an exhibit featuring new paintings and sculptures by Basking Ridge artist Serena Bocchino, will be open from March 1 through April 6 in Jersey City.

The exhibit will be on display at the Cast Iron Lofts Building at 262 17th St. in Jersey City, which is recognizable to those in the area as the "David Bowie Mural Building" with a towering mural ...

Nominations for Mayor's Arts Awards Due Friday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Nominations for the Mayor's Arts Awards -- individuals and organizations who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in and dedication the fine and performing arts in Bernards Township -- are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 15.

Awardees will be honored at the Parks & Recreation Department's Annual Township Art Show and Reception ...

Bernards Summer Recreation Registration For Grades K-5 Begins Monday, Feb. 11

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. next Monday, Feb. 11, for the Bernards Township Recreation summer program for kindergarten through grade 5.

The Bernards Township Parks and Recreation Department operates the summer program each year at the township's elementary school grounds.

Registration can be done in person (with cash or check) at the parks department office at ...

Bernards Democrats Issue Call-Out For Township Committee Candidates for This Year's Election

February 7, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Democratic Committee has issued a call-out for potential candidates to represent the party in the election for one Township Committee seat that is due to be up for election in November. The term up for election this year would begin in 2020.

The Bernards Township Democratic Committee (BTDC) has announced that the screening of candidates will be ...

Bernards Township GOP to Screen Candidates to Run for Township Committee

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Bernards Township Republican Municipal Committee (BTRMC) will screen prospective candidates in March who are interested in carrying the committee's endorsement to run for one seat on the Bernards Township Committee.  

“The Bernards Township Republican Municipal Committee welcomes any Republican that lives in town and is interested to serve on ...

200 Teens to Dance in Basking Ridge to Help Support Klein Family and Raise EDS Awareness

February 11, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Local teens have organized a Dance-A-Thon on Feb. 22 at St. Mark’s Church in Basking Ridge to raise money and awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Chiari malformation, with proceeds going to the family of Krissy and Zach Klein of Colorado, whose four children, ages 8-12, all suffer from this rare condition.

The family is being denied medical care ...

Residents Invited to Join Friends of Bernards Library; Board Meets Feb. 11

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township residents are invited to join the Friends of the Bernards Township Library as volunteers to assist with their administrative work and to help with the activities that the organization participates in or sponsors throughout the year.

The Executive Board of The Friends of the Bernards Township Library is scheduled to meet on Monday, ...

Bernards Engineer Due to Detail Canterbury-Minebrook Proposals for Slowing Cars and Stopping Accidents

February 11, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township Engineer Tom Timko is scheduled to return before the Bernards Township Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 12, with a refinement of plans on a tentative proposal for "traffic calming" methods at the intersection of Canterbury Way and Minebrook Road, which also leads to Somerville Road extension.

The more ...

Mayoral Task Forces Will Begin Meeting With Appointed Members; Further Appointments to Wait

BERNARDS TWP., NJ — The appointed members of four new township task forces will begin meeting and get started before any further members are named, Mayor Carol Bianch said this week. The advisory groups include citizens and township professionals.

A total of 13 members were named to the various task forces at the Jan. 29 Township Committee meeting at the ...

Residents Invited to Join Friends of Bernards Library; Board Meets Feb. 11

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township residents are invited to join the Friends of the Bernards Township Library as volunteers to assist with their administrative work and to help with the activities that the organization participates in or sponsors throughout the year.

The Executive Board of The Friends of the Bernards Township Library is scheduled to meet on Monday, ...

Rutgers University Student Diagnosed With Meningitis

February 7, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution.

The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, University Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness said in an email sent to students on ...

Mother, Father, Son Arrested in Connection with Shooting Death

February 14, 2019

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A mother, father and their son, all borough residents, have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an Old Bridge man Jan. 9 at their home on Farm Lane.

Ryan D. Keogh, 28, was arrested by investigators without incident Thursday morning at a residence on Madison Avenue in Manchester in Ocean County and has been charged with 1st degree Murder, 2nd degree ...

Bernards Engineer Due to Detail Canterbury-Minebrook Proposals for Slowing Cars and Stopping Accidents

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township Engineer Tom Timko is scheduled to return before the Bernards Township Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 12, with a refinement of plans on a tentative proposal for "traffic calming" methods at the intersection of Canterbury Way and Minebrook Road, which also leads to Somerville Road extension.

The more ...

Bernards Officials Approve 'No Parking' Signs to Move Uber/Lyft Drivers Off Local Streets

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ It seemed like a solution that could work: Verizon Corp. reopened a chained-off parking area across North Maple Avenue, provided a few amenities, and encouraged Uber, Lyft and other cars-for-hire to wait there instead of Brentwood Court and North Maple Avenue, where they reportedly congregate all day, every weekday, waiting for a call.

But although Verizon ...

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Rutgers University Student Diagnosed With Meningitis

February 7, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution.

The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, University Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness said in an email sent to students on ...

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Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary -- Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, Bernardsville

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Kiwanis Club of Somerset Hills 41st Annual Fish-N-Chips Dinner

February 4, 2019

The Kiwanis Club of Somerset Hills is pleased to announce their 41st Annual Fish-N-Chips Dinner. The dinner is their largest fundraiser and the proceeds are used to benefit the Veterans at the Lyons Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System. This fundraiser also raises funds for college scholarships, the Arc of Somerset County, Key Clubs, and other community projects.

Argyles Restaurant ...

Beneficiary Form Checklist 2019

Did you know that your designated beneficiary forms will trump any other estate planning documents you may have established? Maintaining current, accurate designated beneficiary forms may seem like an obvious task to complete as you plan for the future, but it is often also one of the most overlooked. Failing to properly update these forms can compromise the legacy you worked so hard to ...