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Bernards Police Blotter: Another Fraud Attempt, Anger Over Hot Wings

August 19, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A 74-year-old Allen Road resident apparently caught on to an attempt at fraud involving a gift cards that he was asked to buy as a birthday gift for a relative, and managed to cancel the cards before they were used by the fraudster, Bernards police reported in this week's police blotter.

Police said the resident contacted police shortly before 10 a.m. on ...

Nat Adderley Jr., Who Played With Luther Vandross, Headlines Somerville Jazz Fest Sept. 15

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Nat Adderley Jr., best known for his work with Luther Vandross, will headline the closing night of the three-day Central Jersey Jazz Festival Sunday, Sept. 15 from 4:45-6 p.m. on the East Main Street stage adjacent to the green surrounding the historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Opening the 5-hour concert will be tenor saxaphonist Javon Jackson (1:30-2:40 p.m.), ...

Somerset Patriots Host Tribute to U.S. Military Veterans at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, along with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 452, will honor veterans and current military members before the Patriots game on Sunday, Aug. 25, with gates opening at 4 p.m at TD Bank Ballpark.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the special ceremony expected to begin at 4:15 p.m..

This year’s event will honor the Guards of the ...

Basking Ridge Garden Club's 'Therapy Garden' For Elderly Wins National Award

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The Basking Ridge Garden Club, responsible for the design and maintenance of a garden that provides therapeutic benefits for older adults at the VNA of Somerset Hill's Adult Day Center, has received a First Place Award for therapy garden design and maintenance in a national competition.

The award from the National Garden Clubs, ...

Three First-time Candidates Challenge Two Incumbents in Contested School Board Race

August 15, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Five candidates will be competing for one for three seats on the Bernards Township Board of Education in this November's election.

Three first-time candidates filed, along with two incumbents, for the Nov. 5 general election ballot. 

Filing for the first time are: Lauren Beckman of 25 Hunters Lane; Ruchika S. Hira, 89 Morristown Road, ...

Booster Groups Donate $75K For Practice Wall For Ridge Lacrosse Players

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Ridge High School lacrosse players will benefit from a practice wall to be paid for by community boosters.

On July 22 the Bernards Township Board of Education accepted a donation of $75,000 to build a 30-foot long and 12-foot high wall to be constructed and paid for by Ridge Lacrosse Inc. and Girls Ridge Lacrosse. The donation will cover the entire cost of the ...

Ridge H.S. Italian Student wins Study Trip to Italy

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- As they do every year, Ridge High School Italian language students sat for the National Italian Exam (NIE), sponsored by The American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI).

More than 5,500 students from across the country and Puerto Rico participated. The exam highlights student achievement and promotes enjoyment of Italian language and culture. There are prizes -- ...

Somerset Patriots Host Tribute to U.S. Military Veterans at TD Bank Ballpark

August 19, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, along with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 452, will honor veterans and current military members before the Patriots game on Sunday, Aug. 25, with gates opening at 4 p.m at TD Bank Ballpark.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the special ceremony expected to begin at 4:15 p.m..

This year’s event will honor the Guards of the ...

Booster Groups Donate $75K For Practice Wall For Ridge Lacrosse Players

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Ridge High School lacrosse players will benefit from a practice wall to be paid for by community boosters.

On July 22 the Bernards Township Board of Education accepted a donation of $75,000 to build a 30-foot long and 12-foot high wall to be constructed and paid for by Ridge Lacrosse Inc. and Girls Ridge Lacrosse. The donation will cover the entire cost of the ...

Public Hearing On Mountainview Plan for 280 Housing Units Set for Sept. 17 After Application is Deemed Complete

August 11, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Planning Board has set a public hearing date of Sept. 17 for an application from Mountainview Corporate Center for approval of 280 multifamily housing, to include 62 units of state-ordered affordable housing, at the far end of Mountainview Boulevard.

The application was deemed to be complete at last week's Planning Board meeting, and to ...

Nat Adderley Jr., Who Played With Luther Vandross, Headlines Somerville Jazz Fest Sept. 15

August 19, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Nat Adderley Jr., best known for his work with Luther Vandross, will headline the closing night of the three-day Central Jersey Jazz Festival Sunday, Sept. 15 from 4:45-6 p.m. on the East Main Street stage adjacent to the green surrounding the historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Opening the 5-hour concert will be tenor saxaphonist Javon Jackson (1:30-2:40 p.m.), ...

Ridge H.S. Student to Star in Shore Production of 'Alice in Wonderland'

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Ashley Narsu, who is heading into her junior year at Ridge High School, will play the lead role in a production of Alice in Wonderland at Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal Park at the Jersey Shore, Aug. 18-25.

Narsu will be performing with the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater for the second time. She performed with the company in The Jungle Book earlier this ...

Farmstead Arts 2019-2020 Season Presents Music, Theater, Lectures, Art Exhibits and More

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Farmstead Arts Center, located at 450 King George Road in Basking Ridge, has announced a full schedule of family-friendly concerts, theater, lectures and more for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.

Concerts will cover many genres from jazz to classical. The Lord Stirling Theater company returns for a fall performance of “Dracula”. Art exhibits, which ...

Three First-time Candidates Challenge Two Incumbents in Contested School Board Race

August 15, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Five candidates will be competing for one for three seats on the Bernards Township Board of Education in this November's election.

Three first-time candidates filed, along with two incumbents, for the Nov. 5 general election ballot. 

Filing for the first time are: Lauren Beckman of 25 Hunters Lane; Ruchika S. Hira, 89 Morristown Road, ...

Pino For Sheriff Campaign to File Election Complaint Due to Evidence of Alleged Voting Irregularities in Primaries

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff’s candidate Tim Pino, of Bridgewater, and his team are planning to file an election complaint with the attorney general’s office following evidence of voting irregularities in the June 4 primary election, particularly at a voting location in Bridgewater, according to a release from the campaign.

According to the release, the campaign ...

Developer's Offer to Construct 1,034 Foot Pathway Along Mountain Road to Be Considered Tues. by Bernards Twp. Committee

August 12, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Time is running out on a developer's offer to construct a 1,034-foot pedestrian and bike path along Mountain Road that was first made in 2014.

The construction of an off-road, six-foot wide asphalt pathway was part of a subdivision approval   granted at that by the Planning Board to create three buildable lots on the 37-acre Maolucci farm ...

Free, Drop-In Nature Walks Coming Up at Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Free nature walks from the Somerset County Environmental Education Center are coming up this Sunday, Aug. 18, and into September. 

No pre-registration is required for the guided and interpretive walks led by EEC naturalists into the Great Swamp.

The 500 acres of the Great Swamp and open space surrounding the EEC offers a variety of habitats ...

Somerset Patriots Host Tribute to U.S. Military Veterans at TD Bank Ballpark

August 19, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, along with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 452, will honor veterans and current military members before the Patriots game on Sunday, Aug. 25, with gates opening at 4 p.m at TD Bank Ballpark.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the special ceremony expected to begin at 4:15 p.m..

This year’s event will honor the Guards of the ...

Basking Ridge Garden Club's 'Therapy Garden' For Elderly Wins National Award

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The Basking Ridge Garden Club, responsible for the design and maintenance of a garden that provides therapeutic benefits for older adults at the VNA of Somerset Hill's Adult Day Center, has received a First Place Award for therapy garden design and maintenance in a national competition.

The award from the National Garden Clubs, ...

Cross-Country Cancer Crusader Visits Summit's Overlook Before Completing Seventh 'Tour de America'

SUMMIT, NJ - He hasn't slept in his own bed for 14 months and, in his own words, "his body is shot", but Brent Bundy is set to complete the sixth edition of something most folks couldn't even contemplate doing -- riding across the United States on a bicycle.

Bundy doesn't do it for fun or fitness, rather the 'Tour de America' treks are labors ...

Bernards Twp. Committee Accepts Offer to Construct 1,000-Foot Pathway Along Mountain Road

August 17, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With a deadline looming, the Bernards Township Committee this week accepted an offer from a developer to construct a 1,034-foot pathway along a portion of Mountain Road _ but officials haven't yet decided how the path would be constructed, or set its exact width.

The official offer is for a six-foot-wide asphalt pathway, but township officials left it up in the ...

Developer's Offer to Construct 1,034 Foot Pathway Along Mountain Road to Be Considered Tues. by Bernards Twp. Committee

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Time is running out on a developer's offer to construct a 1,034-foot pedestrian and bike path along Mountain Road that was first made in 2014.

The construction of an off-road, six-foot wide asphalt pathway was part of a subdivision approval   granted at that by the Planning Board to create three buildable lots on the 37-acre Maolucci farm ...

Public Hearing On Mountainview Plan for 280 Housing Units Set for Sept. 17 After Application is Deemed Complete

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Planning Board has set a public hearing date of Sept. 17 for an application from Mountainview Corporate Center for approval of 280 multifamily housing, to include 62 units of state-ordered affordable housing, at the far end of Mountainview Boulevard.

The application was deemed to be complete at last week's Planning Board meeting, and to ...

Basking Ridge Garden Club's 'Therapy Garden' For Elderly Wins National Award

August 18, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The Basking Ridge Garden Club, responsible for the design and maintenance of a garden that provides therapeutic benefits for older adults at the VNA of Somerset Hill's Adult Day Center, has received a First Place Award for therapy garden design and maintenance in a national competition.

The award from the National Garden Clubs, ...

Bernards Twp. Committee Accepts Offer to Construct 1,000-Foot Pathway Along Mountain Road

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With a deadline looming, the Bernards Township Committee this week accepted an offer from a developer to construct a 1,034-foot pathway along a portion of Mountain Road _ but officials haven't yet decided how the path would be constructed, or set its exact width.

The official offer is for a six-foot-wide asphalt pathway, but township officials left it up in the ...

Basking Ridge Garden Club's 'Therapy Garden' For Elderly Wins National Award

August 18, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The Basking Ridge Garden Club, responsible for the design and maintenance of a garden that provides therapeutic benefits for older adults at the VNA of Somerset Hill's Adult Day Center, has received a First Place Award for therapy garden design and maintenance in a national competition.

The award from the National Garden Clubs, ...

Bernards Police Blotter: Another Fraud Attempt, Anger Over Hot Wings

August 19, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A 74-year-old Allen Road resident apparently caught on to an attempt at fraud involving a gift cards that he was asked to buy as a birthday gift for a relative, and managed to cancel the cards before they were used by the fraudster, Bernards police reported in this week's police blotter.

Police said the resident contacted police shortly before 10 a.m. on ...

Car Stolen From Sycamore Court Residence in Bernardsville; Bernards Police Give Chase

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- A red Audi A6 was reported stolen from Sycamore Court early Saturday morning.

According to Bernards Township police, the theft occurred around 2:25 a.m. on Aug. 3. Police reported that a White 2018 BMW M#3 was apparently involved in the theft of the Audi.

Sgt. Robert Herndon of the Bernards Township Police Department began pursuit of both cars at about 2:41 a.m., 16 ...

Bernards Police to Host National Night Out Event This Tuesday [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Police Department will again present its local version of the National Night Out program starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6 at the municipal complex at 1 Collyer Lane in Basking Ridge.

National Night Out is a nationwide initiative that was established in 1984. The event has a goal of bringing out the community, ...

Three Proposals Unveiled for Downtown Bernardsville Redevelopment

August 18, 2019

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Borough Council heard the details from three different development groups regarding the Quimby Village revitalization plan during a lengthy public meeting Aug. 12.

Phil Abramson, the chief executive officer of Topology--the firm that assisted the borough in writing the initial Request for Proposals (RFPs) late in 2018--gave a presentation summing up the ...

Public Hearing On Mountainview Plan for 280 Housing Units Set for Sept. 17 After Application is Deemed Complete

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Planning Board has set a public hearing date of Sept. 17 for an application from Mountainview Corporate Center for approval of 280 multifamily housing, to include 62 units of state-ordered affordable housing, at the far end of Mountainview Boulevard.

The application was deemed to be complete at last week's Planning Board meeting, and to ...

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Three Proposals Unveiled for Downtown Bernardsville Redevelopment

August 18, 2019

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Borough Council heard the details from three different development groups regarding the Quimby Village revitalization plan during a lengthy public meeting Aug. 12.

Phil Abramson, the chief executive officer of Topology--the firm that assisted the borough in writing the initial Request for Proposals (RFPs) late in 2018--gave a presentation summing up the ...

What is A.C.E.S. and Why Does it Matter?

August 11, 2019

The term A.C.E.S has been in the news lately with regard to two seemingly unrelated points: multiple recent mass shootings and an NBC News article titled “Kicking Kids Out of Preschool is Damaging… Why is it Still Happening?” Events such as these are not isolated and they can have a cascading effect on society. Families and children who have not suffered a recent loss or tragic ...

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State-of-the-Art Pediatric Rehabilitation Center Reopens in Morristown

August 17, 2019

Atlantic Health System’s pediatric rehabilitation and physical therapy program has reopened in a brand-new space at 55 Madison Avenue in Morristown.

Larger than the previous center and filled with state-of-the-art therapy equipment, the open-gym facility is able to treat a wide variety of physical and developmental concerns ranging from smaller injuries like sprained ankles to ongoing ...

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Red Flags for Tax Auditors
Here are six flags that could make your tax return prime for an I.R.S. audit.

Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist

 

No one wants to see an Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) auditor show up at their door. But in 2018, the I.R.S. budget is roughly $1 billion less than it was 8 years ago, down from $12.1 billion ...

Pension Plans & De-Risking

Pension Plans & De-risking
Corporations are transferring pension liabilities to third parties. Where does this leave retirees?

Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist

 

A new term has made its way into today’s financial jargon: de-risking. Anyone with assets in an old-school pension plan should know what it signifies.  ...

When is Social Security Income Taxable?

When Is Social Security Income Taxable?

To find out, look closely at two factors.

Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist

Your Social Security income could be taxed. That may seem unfair or unfathomable. Regardless of how you feel about it, it is a possibility.

Seniors have had to contend with this possibility since 1984. Social Security ...