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Joseph Esposito Resigns From Bernards Township Committee

May 11, 2021

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Tuesday night's Bernards Township Committee meeting was the last for the township's Deputy Mayor Joseph Esposito, who has resigned to relocate South with his family.

First elected in November 2018, Esposito's term on the Township Committee expires at the end of 2021. Esposito already had declined to file for re-election to a second term this ...

Tuesday Vote on New Police Officer, $4.5 Million For Township Capital Projects

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This Tuesday, the Bernards Township Committee is scheduled to vote on whether to hire a new patrol officer to fill a vacancy in the Bernards Township police department.

The new officer, Kendall Bohannon has been recommended by Police Chief Michael Shimsky and other township officials for the position, created by a resignation, according to a resolution on the Township ...

Somerset County Announces 10 COVID Vaccination Clinics for this Week With All 3 Vaccines

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County has scheduled 10 open vaccination clinics for the week of May 10 as part of its effort to make it easy for every resident to be protected against the COVID-19 virus.

In addition to hosting clinics throughout the county, for the first time Somerset will be providing all three CDC approved vaccines after receiving its first allotment of ...

Bernards Renews Farmstead Arts Lease Til 2050, Endorses Grant Application

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has renewed its lease giving operation of the historic Farmstead Arts center to the non-profit Friends of the Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead, Inc. through Dec. 31, 2050, and also gave its approval to the organization to apply for a $150,000 Somerset County grant to continue improvements at the public property off King George ...

Citing Downward Trending Numbers, Murphy Eases More Restrictions on Gatherings

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 businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor ...

Somerset County Announces 50% of Adults Fully Vaccinated, 70% Received First Dose

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 exceed 70 percent of adults fully vaccinated. However, the county's officials ...

Approved Bernards Municipal Budget Raising Taxes by $60 on Average Home

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 year represents a 1.96 percent increase from the ...

Memorial Day Service Set for May 31 in Liberty Corner

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 at the Liberty Corner Green in the Liberty Corner section of Bernards ...

'Meet The Mayor' Series to Kick Off Recognizing Bernards Asian Americans

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 session is scheduled to include a question and answer period with ...

Bernards Local Budget Plan Kept Under 2% Increase Despite $1.4 Million Loss in Revenues

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 held at the April 27 meeting, due to begin at 8 p.m.

The proposed budget would ...

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Bernardsville to Unveil Completed Mural This Month

May 6, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The borough has announced the completion of the Bernardsville Mount Airy Road Mural Project, with an unveiling of a new and long-anticipated mural depicting the historic borough.

The mural is a permanent installation and attraction that covers both sides of the bridge on Mount Airy Road, a main thruway for downtown Bernardsville. The mural reads “Welcome to ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

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 in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...

Fellowship Foundation Hosts Inaugural Fellowship Charity Golf Outing - Honorary Chair Robert Mulcahy Joins Event on June 7

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Fellowship Foundation is hosting its inaugural Fellowship Charity Golf Outing on Monday, June 7, 2021 at the nationally recognized Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville. Known for its rich history, the golf course is consistently rated one of the top 100 courses in the country. The Fellowship Foundation raises funds to enhance programs and services and ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

Coyle Trail House Uninhabitable Following Mother's Day Structure Fire

May 10, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A single family house on Coyle Trail is uninhabitable after a fire ripped through the second floor and attic Sunday afternoon.

Bill Rose, of the Martinsville Volunteer Fire Department, said the call came in around 12:09 p.m. Sunday, and, when firefighters arrived, it was already a well-involved structure fire in the second floor and attic.

"The fire was well-seeded, ...

Walk-in Vaccinations Available to New Jerseyans Age 16+ at Six Vaccine Mega-Sites

April 30, 2021

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 Mega-site, located at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, ...

The 8th Annual Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar, Dr. Charles Balch, to Present “The Surgical Management of Melanoma,” a Virtual Lecture, May 6

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, in partnership with OncLive, invites health care professionals and others interested in the surgical management of melanoma to a virtual lecture by internationally known melanoma expert Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCO.  Dr. Balch is this year’s Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar.  The free lecture and Q & A will be held on May 6, 11 a.m.

Somerset County Expands COVID Vaccination Clinics in Response to Increased Vaccine Allocations

April 30, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County today announced a significant expansion of vaccination appointments at a variety of clinics next week following significantly increased vaccine allocations from the New Jersey Department of Health. The clinics will be held in various locations throughout the county with a variety of strategies to ensure that any resident, regardless of personal ...