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Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano to Retire after 50 Years in Law Enforcement

January 22, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968.

He immediately endorsed North Plainfied Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after Parenti announced Tuesday he would seek the nomination for sheriff from the Somerset County Republican ...

Verizon, Bernards Officials, Take Steps to Move Uber, Lyft Drivers Off Local Streets

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ For 10 months, since Verizon gated a lot on the other side of North Maple Avenue where Uber, Lyft and other drivers waited for calls to transport the corporation's employees, the vehicles-for-hire apparently moved their waiting area to nearby Brentwood Court and part of North Maple Avenue.

This week, after hearing the residents of that neighborhood plea ...

Tips for Driving in Bernards Township in Snow & Ice

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

This weekend's forecast, which has precipitated New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to ...

Bernards Prepares for 'Prolonged' Weather Event With Snow, Ice, Rain & Single Digit Temps in Forecast

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township officials have said they are preparing for a Saturday-into-Sunday wild weather ride that has forecasters predicting a 100 percent chance of -- they're not sure what, but alternating freezing rain, sleet, snow, and a mix of snow and sleet, are some of the unpleasant weather conditions that lie ahead starting on Saturday afternoon, ...

[Updated] Bernards Police Apprehend Man on Charges of Burglary, Attempted Burglary, Report Says

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Police arrested a Newark man on Wednesday evening after he had allegedly broken into one home on Newell Drive, and was attempting to enter a second house on Mount Airy Road, according to a Jan. 17 township police release.

The release said that the suspect, Rubin Taylor, 62, had apparently gained access to the Newell Drive home through an ...

Authorities Investigating Serious Crash on Route 22 in North Plainfield, Seek Public’s Help

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Authorities are investigating a three-vehicle crash on Route 22 on Saturday morning and are requesting the public’s help.

Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the area of Route 22 East and West End Avenue, North Plainfield, New Jersey to assist the North Plainfield Police Department in investigating a ...

Police Blotter: Accusations of Illegal Handgun Possession; Keying Vehicle, Against Basking Ridge Residents

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _  A 52-year-old Basking Ridge man was arrested on a charge of criminal mischief at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 2 after police said he allegedly used a sharp object to scratch the vehicle of a customer at Stop and Shop supermarket at the Lyons Mall, according to this week's police blotter.

Steven Merkel was arrested by Township Patrol Officer England, police said. He ...

TAPinto Basking Ridge 2018 Year in Review

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Did you miss any of the top news stories of 2018 in Basking Ridge?

If you did, click on these links and scroll down memory lane with TAPinto Basking Ridge.

More readers than ever before visited TAPinto Basking Ridge in 2018. Readership on the site increased by 25 percent, and, with nearly 240,000 visitors to our site in 2018, we're looking forward to more ...

Bernards Police Blotter: Another Home Burglary; Theft and Vehicle Burglary Reported at YMCA

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Another burglary of a township home reportedly took place on Dec. 22, township police reported.

The break-in reportedly occurred between 3:30 p.m.and 10:30 p.m. last Saturday at a home on Sentinel Drive, according to police.

As of this Wednesday, police said that it was not yet known what was taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective ...

Christmas Eve Stand-off in Bridgewater; Christmas Day Shooting in Franklin

It was anything but quiet for police in Bridgewater and Franklin Township on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Bridgewater Police, assisted by the Somerset County SWAT team and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office were able to neutralize a stand-off with a man armed with a weapon peacefully after 90 minutes on Christmas Eve; three hours later, police in Franklin Township and the ...


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