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New Jersey’s Gift to America – July 4 Celebration – 2022

July 2, 2022

RAIN or SHINE – Monday, July 4, 2022 – Join friends and family on Independence Day as the Washington Campground Association honors the American flag, the playing of the Star Spangled Banner, and the reading of the Declaration of Independence. It’s a pure American celebration. We call it “Jersey’s Gift to America!”

Middlebrook is a tiny section of land ...

Nola Hansen and Max Rodriguez Honored as Mayor's Art Awards Recipients for 2022

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Two township residents were honored as recipients of the 2022 Mayor's Art Awards for their contributions to the local arts at this week's Bernards Township Committee.

Nola Hansen was given the award for an individual for her many years of bringing music to The Ross Farm off North Maple Avenue.

Hansen, the preserved estate's music committee chairperson, ...

Bernards Library and Municipal Offices Closed for July 4; Planning Board Canceled on Tuesday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Library will be closed this Sunday and Monday, July 3 and 4, over the Indepence Day weekend. The library will reopen on Tuesday, July 5.

The library, located at 32 S. Maple Ave., will open with a full schedule of summer activities, including sign-ups for the 2022 summer reading program, Oceans of Possibilities.

Bernards Township municipal offices ...

Wed: Bernards Police to Talk About How They Protect Town & How to Protect Yourself

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police will host a discussion and question and answer period starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, on how they keep the township one of the safest towns in America _ and how residents can help protect themselves.

Cheif Michael Shimsky and other officers from the township police department will share how they protect the community. The officers will ...

Discussion of New Liquor License, Recognizing Arts Awards Recipients and Ridge Drama Club on Meeting Agenda

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ At this Tuesday's meeting, the Bernards Township Committee is planning to hold a closed session to discuss the possible issuance of a new liquor license.

The number of liquor licenses in New Jersey towns is based on population, and Bernards Township will be allowed by the state to sell another liquor license as a result of the 2020 census count.

Bernards Township ...

Championship Ridge Hockey Team Honored by Bernards Township Committee

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee recognized the Ridge ice hockey team for its achievement in winning the New Jersey Ice Hockey Public A State Champions (NJISAA) for 2022.

"The team exhibited tremendous teamwork, flexibility, and ingenuity under the coaches’ leadership to get to New Jersey Ice Hockey Public A State Championships; and [the] Ridge Boy’s Hockey ...

Somerville: Juneteenth Event Reconciles History with Today's Realities

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Lessons in history were delivered by performers and lawmakers during Thursday's commemoration of Juneteenth hosted by the Somerset Cultural and Heritage Commission on the steps of the historic Somerset County Courthouse.

The theme of Thursday's event was"Acknowledging the Past with an Eye Towards Our Shared Future."

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, ...

Bernards Committee Set To Renew Existing Liquor Licenses on Tuesday; Another Could Be Issued This Summer

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee's agenda for this Tuesday's meeting includes a resolution to renew 14 existing liquor licenses held by local restaurants, wine stores and also The Fellowship Club. In the meantime, the township is waiting for bids on a new liquor license that must be submitted by June 28.

Liquor licenses for the license year covering the remainder of ...

Uncontested Township Committee Candidates Receive Backing of Their Parties

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Two uncontested candidates for Bernards Township Committee, Democrat Jessica Simpson Cook and Republican Janice Fields, received the overwhelming support of their respective political parties in Tuesday's primary election.

Fields and Simpson Cook now will be listed on the ballot in the November general election for the one three-year seat available this year on the ...

Hillsborough Student Organizes "March for Our Lives" in Somerville

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - For Isabel Dutta and her classmates at Hillsborough High School, lock downs and active shooter drills were and continue to be routine, as they are across the nation.

The school shootings epidemic continues unabated, with mass shootings spreading to shopping malls, supermarkets, office buildings, hospitals, graduation parties, concerts and other settings.

Dutta, a ...


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JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Maintenance to Enhance Service Reliability for Customers Through the Summer Season

With anticipated higher electric usage and severe weather possible during the hot summer months, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed equipment inspections and maintenance throughout its central and northern New Jersey service area to help enhance service reliability for customers.

Nearly 800 miles of high-voltage ...

Agent Spotlight: Phillip Migliaccio

Phillip “Phil” Migliaccio, Sales Associate in the Morristown office, is an award-winning Realtor! With over 30 years in the real estate business, Phil has assisted hundreds of clients in their journey to become proud homeowners. Their satisfaction leads to one of his greatest attributes; his large amount of repeat customers. And it’s not just his clients who love his ...

The Food Trucks are Rollin' into Liberty Corner This Saturday!

June 22, 2022

Food! Beer! Music! Fun!
It’s a fun filled family day & it supports a great cause!

17 Gourmet Food Trucks, Live Music, beer, margarita & sangria garden, vendors, kids activities, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, sand art, knockerball all to Benefit for The Liberty Corner Fire Company!

Bring your friends, family, appetites, chairs & blankets.

***We are asking all ...

The Time Has Come: In The Heights Coming to The Light Opera of New Jersey in July!

Written by the acclaimed artist Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights is making its way to South Orange! The Light Opera of New Jersey is honored and excited to bring this culturally relevant, inspirational, high-energy musical to the South Orange Performing Arts Center this July.

In The Heights is already a smash hit, written by the same brilliant mind who brought you ...

Is a Prenup or a Trust Better Advance Preparation for Divorce?

Prenup or a Trust? – Divorce-Proofing Your Assets

When people in New Jersey decide to marry, they may not want to think about divorce. However, with more people marrying later in life, with established careers, as business owners or as parents of children from prior relationships, there are many good reasons to engage in financial planning for the future. Prenups and trusts are two ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, July 10, 5:00 PM

The Ross Farm , Basking Ridge

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Sat, July 16, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center , Bound Brook

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Sat, July 30, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook

Sweet Baby James: America's #1 James Taylor ...