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May 5, 2021

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — It has taken Jack Turner just four games into the belated boys' lacrosse season to accumulate 15 goals for Ridge. When he was just a sophomore, the attackman racked up 23 goals and four assists for an elite-level Ridge boys lacrosse team in 2019. Turner was surrounded by ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Declining enrollment will mean a smaller teaching staff for the 2021-22 school year in Bernards Township, according to the budget passed Monday night. The adopted $103.2 million budget shows a reduction of the equivalent of 22 fulltime positions. Of those, 17 will be in ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge baseball team had five days off after a loss to then-undefeated Watchung Hills last Thursday. But the Red Devils were thrown right back into the fire on Tuesday with a home game against another unbeaten Skyland Conference foe, Bridgewater-Raritan. And this opponent ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ _ The Mr. Local History Project's tour of the historic village of Basking Ridge is scheduled to return on Saturday, May 15 with an all-outdoors exploration of the town's history that is also a fundraiser for the group's annual high school scholarship program. The event is due ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Senior attackman Jack Turner racked up six goals and had an assist to lead Ridge to a 9-6 boys lacrosse victory over Ocean City on Monday. Ridge (3-1) outscored Ocean City, 3-1, in the third quarter to open a 7-4 lead going into the final period. Erik Helgeson won 15 of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ_  Somerset County has reached a major milestone with 50 percent of adults who are 18 years or older being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 70 percent having received their first dose, Somerset County announced on Monday. This puts Somerset County in range of its goal to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The 2021 municipal budget of $41,906,425 approved by the Bernards Township Committee last week will raise this year's property tax bill by $59.74 on an average township home, assessed at $620,895 for 2021.  The $21 million portion of the budget to be funded by taxpayers this ...

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NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut. You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” ...

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"Timothy Ryan had an ideal upbringing. He was born into a loving family, had many friends, grew up in a nice neighborhood (Berkeley Heights), and received a good education. Still, none of that was enough to prevent him from falling into the clutches of addiction." BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Timothy ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Although COVID-19 will again prevent this year's Memorial Day parade in Bernards Township, a brief Memorial Day ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 31. The Memorial Day event is being hosted by the Liberty Corner Fire Company. The event is scheduled to be held ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge boys lacrosse team strung together 11 unanswered goals in the first half and went on to a 17-2 victory over Immaculata Saturday afternoon. Jack Turner led the way for the Red Devils (2-1) with four goals, and Quinn Bunsa, Liam Reiss and Connor Reilly all scored two ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Bernards Township Board of Education members will hear about staffing and projected tax effects before they vote on the 2021-22 school budget on Monday night. The $103.2 million spending plan is buffeted by out-of-the ordinary factors, like higher costs for state-mandated ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Ridge High School Class of '22 will be raising funds by holding a collection of clothing and other apparel items, as well as other items for children and household goods during May. The items to be collected include clothing for men, women and children, accessories (e.g., ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29. Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County ...

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WARREN, NJ — The Skyland Conference baseball scene is a buzzsaw in 2021, with competitive matchups and high-level opponents almost every day. So far, Ridge has been on the wrong end of the buzzsaw despite being in a position to win virtually every game the Red Devils have played. On Thursday, ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — After months of pressure to reopen schools more completely, Bernards Township Board of Education members heard pleas Monday night to stick with the half-day schedule. For the first time since the COVID-19 virus forced schools to close in March 2020, students would be in ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. There comes a time in every relationship when a little something extra is needed. It’s not that the spark is gone nor is the relationship in any sort of trouble … it just needs a little spicing up. The same thing ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ All Bernards Township residents are invited to the first planned monthly “Meet & Greet” meeting with Bernards Township Mayor Janice Fields, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, May 10, in the Warren Craft Meeting Room at town hall, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge. This first ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge boys lacrosse team opened its season with a 9-7 victory over North Hunterdon on Tuesday. Jack Turner connected for three goals for the Red Devils, who led, 7-6, going into the fourth quarter. AJ Lembo, Kevin Lopez and Lucas Hudkins each scored two goals in the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Tearfully, Karen Richman announced she will resign from the Bernards Township Board of Education, effective May 24. She said at the end of Monday’s livestreamed meeting that she would be moving out of the district. She said it had been her pleasure to have served seven ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The faceoff for the Ridge boys lacrosse season will finally take place Tuesday afternoon at home against North Hunterdon. After the 2020 season was completely canceled at the height of the pandemic, Ridge's start to this season was delayed a week because of COVID protocol ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee is set to take a final vote Tuesday night on a proposed $41,906,425 budget to cover municipal operations for 2021 that will raise property taxes by a little less than $60 on an average township home. A public hearing on the budget will also be ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Ridge High School's Black Varsity Competition Cheerleading Team has won a national championship. This is the first team to ever bring home a national title for Ridge. This is also the first time its division, Small Varsity Division 1, has been won by a team in New Jersey in ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite charity or non-profit to win Valairco Care's next giveaway of $500. Voting deadline April 30, 2021.  Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit. In honor of Valairco Heating and Cooling's 50th anniversary, Valairco created ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Ridge baseball team secured its first victory of the season, 8-4, over Mendham Saturday in the Autism Awareness Challenge showcase. The Red Devils (1-2) scored one run in the top of the first inning and four in the second to take a 5-0 lead. Matt Aber had a pair of big ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — On Sunday, April 25th 2021, the 93rd Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles, CA, and there’s a New Jersey connection to several nominated films and filmmakers this year. TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, was joined by David W. Schoner Jr., the Associate Director ...

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