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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Faced with declining enrollment and the prospect of a reduction in state aid, Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Board of Trustees has passed a budget for FY 2020 that increases tuition while reducing operating expenses by over $1 million. The $54.5 million budget for FY ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Franklin girls basketball team can now stake a legitimate claim to being perhaps the greatest in the history of New Jersey. On a day when a stellar opponent prevented them from playing their very best game, the top-seeded, undefeated Warriors still found a way to grind out ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Jackson Education, the elite tutoring firm located in downtown Basking Ridge and known for helping students get into some of the country’s top colleges, is now adding a new class to its repertoire, “Surviving College 101.”  The class will take place in the first week of August, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Sophie Beneventine, a junior point guard at Ridge High School, last week made a verbal commitment to continue her basketball career at Boston University. In the season just completed, the 5-foot-8 playmaker averaged 9.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists. She will head ...

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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 ...

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VERNON, NJ -- The Ridge boys and girls varsity ski teams recently competed at the New Jersey State Championships at the Mountain Creek Ski Resort in New Jersey in icy conditions. The Ridge varsity boys team took a third place in slalom and third in giant slalom races. Mark Minsch, Rishi ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township residents are invited to attend one of two input sessions later this month to assist the recently appointed Vision 2020/Planning for the Future Task Force in coming up with a survey to get a sense of how township residents envision the future of their ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Bernards Township school staffers have recommended changes to bring more challenging and creative programs to all students and enhance opportunities to those identified as gifted and talented. Kristin Fox, the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, and ...

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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 ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Bernards Township Board of Education made several personnel moves in the Special Education area on Feb. 25. Three hires were made for the balance of the school year. Alex Amster was appointed aspecial education ABA (applied behavior analysis) teacher at Cedar Hill ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - As Irish luck would have it, the rain stopped just in time for the borough's 28th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, and although there was no rainbow with a pot o' gold, there were thousands of spectators along Main Street who didn't seem to mind. Damp, chilly, wth a slight mist ...

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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 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Registration opened this weekend for English-saddle balanced seat riding lessons that are being offered at Lord Stirling Stable starting Monday, March 25, to continue through June 3. Classes are offered from beginner through advanced levels for youth and adults. Trail, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ There’s another change for the Bernards Township Board of Education meeting, which has been delayed a week until 7 p.m. on Monday, March 18. The location has also been changed to the Cedar Hill School on 100 Peachtree Road, next to the district administration building. The ...

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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 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Patricia L. Walsh recently presented ceremonial checks to organizations receiving grant money through the county's Local Arts Program (LAP) Grant fund. Two of the grants went to private arts and historic organizations in the Basking ...

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