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Somerset Hills Harmony Chorus Finds a Way to Sing Together Again

September 22, 2020

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Live singing has been on a forced worldwide shutdown since early March due to suspected instances of massive aerosol spreading of coronavirus among participants. Choral singing has been shunned over fears of pandemic plumes, but local a cappella chorus Somerset Hills Harmony has found a way to rehearse safely.

In August, Somerset Hills Harmony, an all-age open membership ...

Ridge Field Hockey Team Looks Forward to Oct. 1 Opener

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge High School field hockey team is scheduled to open its revamped, abbreviated 2020 regular season on Thursday, Oct. 1 at North Hunterdon High School in Annandale.

The Red Devils will be counting on strong midfield play as they hope to build on the success of a 16-6-1 season in 2019. 

"We have a core group of returners this season who experienced ...

Deadline Extended to Sept. 30 to Honor A Local Veteran With 'Hometown Heroes' Banner [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The deadline to order a "Hometown Heroes" banner to honor a veteran who lives or has lived in Bernards Township has been extended to Sept. 30.

The banners will be flown at the municipal complex at 1 Collyer Lane, or at another location around the township if more space is needed, during November. "They will be up before the (annual) Field of ...

NJ Motor Vehicle Storage Facility Aims to Create Community for Car Enthusiasts

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Allison Kulesza, General Manager of Car Lofts in Fairfield, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur about the facility's unique offerings for car enthusiasts and how the business has managed and pivoted during the pandemic. 

Car Lofts is a vehicle storage facility with a private social club for car enthusiasts, along with rental venues ...

Bernards School Board Hears Details for Planned Reopening of Buildings

September 15, 2020

BERNARDS TWP., NJ — Bernards Township school officials thrashed through dozens of details Monday night on how they will run simultaneous tracks of instruction – in person and online – for a school year that’s just begun.

Education began Sept. 8 entirely online for the approximately 5,000 students, but the district will transition to a hybrid plan Oct. 1, with about ...

Update on 'Return to Instruction' On Monday's Virtual Board of Ed Agenda

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ An update of the anticipated return of thousands of students to Bernards Township schools by Oct. 1 is due to be presented at Monday's scheduled virtual Board of Education meeting.

The school district's administrative team is due to present the update near the beginning of agenda for the meeting, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14.

Until the ...

Summit Middle School Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

SUMMIT, NJ - In an emailed communication addressed to the "Summit Community," Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough has announced that a Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School student has tested positive for COVID-19. According to Hough, the student is "currently self-isolating" and the District is "working closely with public health officials, who are ...

Ridge Field Hockey Team Looks Forward to Oct. 1 Opener

September 21, 2020

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge High School field hockey team is scheduled to open its revamped, abbreviated 2020 regular season on Thursday, Oct. 1 at North Hunterdon High School in Annandale.

The Red Devils will be counting on strong midfield play as they hope to build on the success of a 16-6-1 season in 2019. 

"We have a core group of returners this season who experienced ...

It's Lights On, and Batter's Up for Ridge Baseball Club Following Approval From Bernards Committee

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Ridge Baseball Club's request to turn on the night lights at the Valley Road field complex was affirmed by the Bernards Township Committee on Tuesday, when an RBC official said players in the youth baseball organization began this week.

Although COVID-19 shut down the kids' baseball league through the spring and summer, almost 200 children have now ...

Fall Sports Practices Under Way at Ridge High School

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — After two and a half weeks in which no practices could take place, the resumption of preparation for all Ridge High School outdoor fall sports began this week.

The NJSIAA pushed back by nearly a month the start of the fall sports seasons, and also curtailed those seasons from the normal length of a fall season, because of COVID-19 and the adjustments that state ...

Proposed Committee to Address 'Dissatisfaction' With JCP&L, Optimum

September 14, 2020

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - After officials and residents alike have expressed "dissatisfaction" with the services provided by both Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) and Optimum/Altice's internet service at recent meetings, the Bernards Township Committee is considering setting up a special committee to push to improve that service.

A public work session on the ...

Lottery Ticket Sold in Basking Ridge Worth $387K

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — A lottery ticket worth more than $387,000 was sold at a service station in Basking Ridge.

Two tickets matched all five numbers drawn splitting the $775,198 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Sunday, Sept. 13 drawing. One of those tickets was purchased from the Basking Ridge Exxon at 305 King George Road.

Each ticket is worth $387,599.

So Far, No Response from Invite to JCP&L to Answer for Power Outages

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Last month's invite to Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) to attend a public forum in Bernards Township to explain power outages after Tropical Storm Isaias _ and sometimes even in calm weather _  has recieved no answer thus far, Township Mayor James Baldassare said this week.

The Bernards Township Committee also followed up the ...

Somerset Hills Harmony Chorus Finds a Way to Sing Together Again

September 22, 2020

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Live singing has been on a forced worldwide shutdown since early March due to suspected instances of massive aerosol spreading of coronavirus among participants. Choral singing has been shunned over fears of pandemic plumes, but local a cappella chorus Somerset Hills Harmony has found a way to rehearse safely.

In August, Somerset Hills Harmony, an all-age open membership ...

Farmstead Arts Center's 10th Anniversary Postponed; Zoom Art Classes Begin Sept. 26

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Ten years ago, the Farmstead Arts Center opened to the public at the historic Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead on a pre-Revolutionary War property that had been purchased by Bernards Township. 

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, however, a 10th anniversary celebration of the center's opening that was long planned for Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, ...

More Than Ever, Central Jersey Jazz Fest is All About Improvisation

BUFFALO, NY - Sheila Anderson, co-producer of Sunday's 11th annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival, was in Somerville last September for the.conclusion of the three-day tri-county event, introducing the acts, working the crowd and staying busy behind the scenes as she has done since 2009.

Thousands brought their chairs and blankets and set up in front of the stage on East Main Street, ...

NJ Election 2020: Register to Vote, Track Mail-In Ballots With New Online Portal

September 8, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Less than two months from Election Day, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday said a new website will allow New Jersey residents to register to vote and track their mail-in ballot all while on the go or from the comfort of their home.

“This online form is safe and secure, and can be accessed anywhere – whether from a library computer or your smartphone,” Gov. Phil ...

How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

September 17, 2020

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

New Jersey Date Night: San Gennaro Festival, DIY Style

As each New Jersey summer comes to a close, one sure thing that takes away the sting from saying goodbye to hot, sunshine-filled days is attending a San Gennaro Festival. This celebration, lasting 11 days in Manhattan and with smaller-scaled celebrations in our state, is a food-fest of Italian flavor. Peppers and sausage and zeppolis reign supreme with their tempting aromas in the ...

With Riding Lessons Still On Hold, Lord Stirling Is Open For Dog Walks

September 19, 2020

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Although horseback riding lessons at Lord Stirling Stable offered to the public for many decades are still on hold, the Somerset County Park Commission is continuing to study the feasibility of resuming stable operations _ the county issued a reminder this week that weekly Saturday dog walks are continuing on winter hours. The usual $3 dog fee is being ...

Make-A-Wish Foundation Arranging Car Parade for Bernardsville Youth

September 19, 2020

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Make-A-Wish New Jersey, in partnership with the Bernardsville Police Department, Fire Department and the entire borough and surrounding communities, will host a surprise car parade in honor of a 10-year-old Bernardsville resident.

The youngster, Neil, will be surprised at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 with a convoy of police cars, fire trucks, motorcycles and ...

Remembering Residents Lost on a Day that Changed Basking Ridge & the World

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ On a mild, seasonable Sept. 11 as it was 19 years ago, a crowd of residents, officials, Boy Scouts, family members and many first responders gathered briefly on Friday evening to pay homage to Bernards Township residents who lost their lives in the tragedy that unfolded on September 11, 2001.

The anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and ...

Program Set for Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony Scheduled at Dunham Park

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The program has been set for Bernards Township's scheduled September 11 memorial ceremony that will bring together first responders, scouts, and officials at 6 p.m. this Friday at the township's own 9/11 Memorial at Harry Dunham Park.

Public invited to event

The public is invited to attend the ceremony "to honor and remember the ...

Deadline Extended to Sept. 30 to Honor A Local Veteran With 'Hometown Heroes' Banner [Updated]

September 21, 2020

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The deadline to order a "Hometown Heroes" banner to honor a veteran who lives or has lived in Bernards Township has been extended to Sept. 30.

The banners will be flown at the municipal complex at 1 Collyer Lane, or at another location around the township if more space is needed, during November. "They will be up before the (annual) Field of ...

With Riding Lessons Still On Hold, Lord Stirling Is Open For Dog Walks

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Although horseback riding lessons at Lord Stirling Stable offered to the public for many decades are still on hold, the Somerset County Park Commission is continuing to study the feasibility of resuming stable operations _ the county issued a reminder this week that weekly Saturday dog walks are continuing on winter hours. The usual $3 dog fee is being ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

COVID-19 Outbreak: Hillsborough Suspends Youth Athletic Programs

September 20, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several youth recreational and competitive sports programs have been suspended due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases first reported by Mayor Douglas Tomson in a Health Advisory issued on Friday, Sept. 18.

Tomson confirmed the first person to test positive was associated with DC Gymnastics, a sprawling indoor athletic facility located in a building on Jill Court.

Quickly ...

With Riding Lessons Still On Hold, Lord Stirling Is Open For Dog Walks

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Although horseback riding lessons at Lord Stirling Stable offered to the public for many decades are still on hold, the Somerset County Park Commission is continuing to study the feasibility of resuming stable operations _ the county issued a reminder this week that weekly Saturday dog walks are continuing on winter hours. The usual $3 dog fee is being ...

Basking Ridge Man Admits to Concealing Material Support to Terrorists

September 15, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — A Basking Ridge man admitted Tuesday that he concealed his attempts to provide material support to the militant Islamic Palestinian nationalist organization Hamas, according to federal authorities.

Jonathan Xie, 21, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp to one count of concealing attempts to provide material ...

Victims in Sunday Morning's Shooting in New Brunswick Identified

September 14, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Authorities have identified the victims of Sunday morning’s shooting on Delafield Street.

Anthony Robinson 23, of New Brunswick, and Lionel Macauley, 28, of Franklin, have been identified as the two male victims who were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and died from the injuries they sustained in the shooting, according to Middlesex County ...

Remembering Residents Lost on a Day that Changed Basking Ridge & the World

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ On a mild, seasonable Sept. 11 as it was 19 years ago, a crowd of residents, officials, Boy Scouts, family members and many first responders gathered briefly on Friday evening to pay homage to Bernards Township residents who lost their lives in the tragedy that unfolded on September 11, 2001.

The anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and ...

Chilling Video Shows Four Gunmen Unleashing Hail of Bullets in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A chilling video shows four men emerging from a car with guns drawn and unleashing a hail of bullets that left two dead and six injured early Sunday morning.

In the video provided to TAPinto New Brunswick, the shooters can be seen emerging from the four-door sedan with hoods pulled down in front of their faces. They open fire in the direction of 32 Delafield Street, ...

Confirmation Students Spread Words of Hope with Book Mark Project

September 9, 2020

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - On Monday, August 24th, Confirmation students from the Somerset Hills Lutheran Church in Basking Ridge presented residents of Ridge Oak Senior Housing with homemade bookmarks to help raise their spirits during this time of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

The 2020 Confirmation class had a portion of their instruction interrupted by social ...

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NJ Motor Vehicle Storage Facility Aims to Create Community for Car Enthusiasts

September 20, 2020

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Allison Kulesza, General Manager of Car Lofts in Fairfield, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur about the facility's unique offerings for car enthusiasts and how the business has managed and pivoted during the pandemic. 

Car Lofts is a vehicle storage facility with a private social club for car enthusiasts, along with rental venues ...

NJ Tai Chi Founder Harry Legg Demonstrates the Health Benefits of the Ancient Martial Art

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Harry Legg, Founder of New Jersey Tai Chi, joined Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV Executive Producer, at East Main Media Studios to discuss and demystify the practice of tai chi, while also demonstrating some of the martial art’s moves in the studio. 

“Most people may not realize tai chi is a deadly martial art,” said Legg, “but you might wonder how ...

Somerset Hills Harmony Chorus Finds a Way to Sing Together Again

September 22, 2020

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Live singing has been on a forced worldwide shutdown since early March due to suspected instances of massive aerosol spreading of coronavirus among participants. Choral singing has been shunned over fears of pandemic plumes, but local a cappella chorus Somerset Hills Harmony has found a way to rehearse safely.

In August, Somerset Hills Harmony, an all-age open membership ...

Former Freeholder Urges Support for GOP Somerset County Incumbents

September 12, 2020

Somerset County has many things to be proud of.  One is the outstanding leadership it has had over the years.  The county always ranks in the top ten no matter what the metrics are.

This didn't happen by chance, it happened because of the passionate and fiscally responsible leaders it has had over the last 40 years.

Let's continue that trend.

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Atlantic Health System’s four ACOs saved Medicare more than $21 million, improved care for 75,000 patients in 2019

September 22, 2020

Atlantic Health System’s four accountable care organizations saved Medicare a total of more than $21 million through efforts to improve quality and reduce health care costs in 2019, according to recently released performance data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The four ACOs - Atlantic ACO, HealthCare Quality Partners ACO, Care Better ACO and Optimus Healthcare ...