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Bernardsville's Fairytale Inc. Makes Best of Pandemic Time with Virtual Classes and Craft Kits

June 1, 2020

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Jessica Mauceri, owner of Fairytale Inc. in Bernardsville, is developing a new way of doing business amidst COVID-19 non-essential business shut-downs.  

Fairytale Inc. is formerly known as the go-to destination for crafty and cool children’s birthday and celebration party packages.  Parties, held on-site, were complete with activities, decor, snacks ...

Restaurant Owners Fed Up with What They've Been Served by Trenton

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce eased restrictions on serving customers at restaurants and bars at his Monday press briefing, but owners are concerned the guidance he provides will be little more than an appetizer.

Murphy's guidance is that no one is to be allowed indoors — outdoor dining and drinks only, according to several sources — at 25 percent ...

'Mayors For Main Street' Group Urges Business Reopenings in Letter to Governor and Other Officials

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - The "Mayors for Main Street" alliance, with membership including mayors from four Somerset Hills towns and others in Somerset, Morris, Warren, and Somerset counties, on Thursday announced a letter had been sent to the governor's office, legislative leaders and district representatives and county officials to outlining a list of actions sought ...

Bernardsville Borough and Police Department Remove Facebook Pages After Harassment

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The borough of Bernardsville and the police department both have temporarily disabled access to their respective Facebook pages.

The moves came in response to a litany of incendiary comments on both pages in response to the citation of the owner of the Country Home crafts and gift shop in Olcott Square.

"We were receiving harassing comments following the incident ...

Tons of Toys is Open, Working Extra Hard to Get 'Every Request that Comes Through'

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -Are you looking for a great way to spend your Memorial Day weekend while keeping your family safe and socially distant but still entertained?  Drop what you are doing and call Tons of Toys in Bernardsville, they quite literally have everything you need to keep you and your loved ones occupied.  They could also use your support right now as many local, small ...

Bernards, Somerset Hills Mayors Part of Alliance to Reopen Businesses Through Advocacy

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ _ More mayors are joining Somerset Hills mayors, from Bernards Township, Bedminster, Bernardsville and Far Hills, as part of a “Main Street” Alliance of mayors from three counties who will advocate for a swift and safe reopening of businesses within their communities, the alliance announced on Thursday.

The Somerset Hills area mayors who are ...

Bernardsville Shop Owner's Live Facebook Stream Shut Down by Local Police

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ  — The owner of a gift shop in downtown Bernardsville had her live streamed Facebook sales demonstration from inside her store interrupted early on Tuesday evening by a borough police officer.

Katherine Hermes, owner of Country Home in Olcott Square, was displaying her merchandise in her store to a live Facebook audience when she received  knock on her door ...

Probe Continues Into Ransomware Attack on Township System Network On 'Around the Clock' Basis

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Many Bernards Township operations remain up and running, with officials able to be reached by phone or email, even while investigators are continuing an "around the clock" investigator into a "ransomeware" attack on the township's network that downed the township website on Monday.

For example, police department operations do not appear to be ...

BERNARDS COMMITTEE MEETING CANCELED: Proposed $4.9M Capital Plan Delayed

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ While the township is setting aside funds in a $4.9 million capital projects ordinance set for final consideration on Tuesday night, that doesn't mean that all of the budgeted money will actually be spent in a year where finances and revenues remain uncertain. [Update: The meeting at which the ordinance was scheduled to come up was canceled on Tuesday, and ...

Tues. Meeting Canceled: Proposal to Share Municipal Court With Bedminster Delayed

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A proposal for a shared municipal court system with Bernards Township and other Somerset Hills towns is on Tuesday's "virtual" Bernards Township Committee meeting, which has again moved to an 8 p.m. start time. [Update: The meeting at which the ordinance was scheduled to come up was canceled on Tuesday, and has not yet been rescheduled.]

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Has COVID-19 Impacted Your Business or Organization? New Jersey Wants to Hear from You

May 24, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - The State of New Jersey is requesting your input to better understand how to help you get back to work safely and productively. By filling out an online survey about your operations you can help inform the State’s reopening strategy and upcoming business and organization assistance opportunities.

Survey questions include inquiries about COVID-19’s impact on your ...

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Bridgewater Youth Fatally Struck by Train

May 26, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater juvenile has been identified as the victim fatally struck by a NJ Transit train Monday at around 4:20 p.m. just west of the Bridgewater station, according to Lisa Torbic, of NJ Transit.

Torbic said the eastbound Raritan Valley Line train 5526, which left from Raritan at 4:16 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive at Newark Penn Station at 5:15 p.m. struck the juvenile ...

Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping Coming in 'Stage 2'

June 1, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal-care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to slowly reopen New Jersey.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New Jersey’s road ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.

How We Return to High School Sports in New Jersey

May 22, 2020

Dear Editor:

In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered emotional and economic loss. It’s been a harrowing time for everyone.

For our students, ...

Bedminster Farmers Market Returns Saturday, June 6 to River Road Park 

May 31, 2020

BEDMINSTER, NJ - The Bedminster Township Committee and the Bedminster Farmers Market Advisory Committee are excited to announce that the Bedminster Farmers Market is returning for its third season starting Saturday, June 6 at River Road Park.

The Bedminster Farmers Market will be held every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Township’s River Road Park located at ...

Using IRAs to Help Children

Did you know there is no minimum age for having an IRA? As long as your child has earned income, you can open an account in their name. Whether they contribute to the IRA with their own money from working or a gift from you, the power of compound interest can help them get a significant head start on a secure financial future.

To learn more, click here to download “Using IRAs to Help ...