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Join Westminster Presbyterian Church for an Online Worship Service on May 10, 2020

May 7, 2020

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Berkeley Heights invites everyone to their Online Worship Service on Sunday, 10th May 2020. Pastor George Betz will be leading the Sunday Service with a Proclamation titled “Man Overboard: The Challenge and Joy of Radical Discipleship” and text “Matthew 14:22-32”.

The Worship Service can be accessed through our website ...

Food Pantry Established at Two Locations in Bernardsville

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Earlier in April, a pop-up food pantry was established at St. Bernard's Episcopal Church and the Peapack Reform Church to provide food to a growing number of local residents who have lost employment due to the pandemic.  To date, the pantry has distributed over 800 bags of groceries to local families.  

Sama Habibi, a Gladstone resident and member of the ...

Area Churches Hold Holy Week Services Online

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Churches in and around the Somerset Hills are offering Easter week services online this week as New Jersey continues to be under stay at home orders because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Below is a list of churches in and around Bernardsville holding online services beginning on Maundy Thursday, through Easter.

St. Bernard's Episcopal Church, 88 Claremont Road. For ...

Local Churches Hold Easter Week Services Online

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Beginning tonight, Maundy Thursday, area churches are offering Easter week services online as New Jersey continues to be under stay at home orders because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Below is a list of some churches in and around Basking Ridge holding Easter services. 

Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, 1 East Oak Street. Call 908-766-1616 to connect with the ...

St. Bernard's Church in Bernardsville Opens Pop-up Food Pantry; Volunteers Needed

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Volunteers and donations of non-perishable foods are needed to support a collective community effort being organized by St. Bernard’s Church, Camino de Fe Church, and the SHSD Home School Association with support from local Girl Scouts, Bernardsville OEM and Bernardsville Police Chief Kevin Valentine. This effort is a private, non-profit charitable effort not directed by ...

Metuchen Bishop Tells Catholics It's OK to Eat Meat on Fridays

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Rev. James Checchio, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen this week announced an abrupt and radical departure from the teachings of the Catholic Church -- the faithful are permitted to eat meat on Fridays during the remainder of the Lenten season, except for Good Friday, April 10.

The Bishop said he granted the dispensation because of all the sacrifices being made in the ...

Basking Ridge Churches Closed on Sunday; Some Online Alternatives

Editor's Note: This list of suspended worship services can be updated as needed.

_ Due to the coronavirus public health crisis, the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church is closed and all in-person events & services are canceled. Worshippers are invited to join the congregation at 10 a.m. on Sunday for a livestreamed worship service. The church is located at 1 East ...

CNN Anchor and Basking Ridge Native, Bobbie Batista, Dies at Age 67

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Bobbie Battista, who was among the original anchors for CNN Headline News and hosted CNN’s “TalkBack Live,” has died at the age of 67.  According to Wendy Guarisco, family spokeswoman, Battista lost her 4-year battle with cervical cancer on Tuesday, March 3.

Battista, a New Jersey native whose family lived in Basking Ridge, currently lived in ...

Bernards Township Mourns Passing of Pizzeria Owner Giuseppe DeMaio

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Longtime pizzeria owner Giuseppe DeMaio passed away at the age of 66 Sunday at Morristown Medical Center.

DeMaio owned Veneto Restaurant Gourmet Pizza & Deli n The Hills' Highlands Village Center off Allen Road in Basking Ridge

Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at ParTroy Funeral Home in Parsippany. There will be a Liturgy of Christian ...

St. James Men of Charity Harvestfest and Beer Tasting Features Local Breweries (Photo Gallery)

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The St. James Men of Charity's 11th annual Harvestfest and Beer Tasting, on Saturday, boasted a sampling of brews from about 15 breweries and local distributors from around New Jersey. This popular event also is an important fundraiser for the St. James Men of Charity that gives back to local families in need for housing, utilities, ...


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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 ...

Bateman Criticizes Turnpike, GSP Toll Hikes While NJ Focused on COVID-19

May 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey motorists and interstate truck drivers will have to deposit more money in their EZ Pass accounts by September as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Wednesday voted unanimously in a virtual meeting to increase tolls by 27 percent on the Garden State Parkway and 36 percent on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The toll hikes go into effect Sept. 13.

The cost to drive from ...

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, ...

Correcting a Tax Return Will Soon be Easier

May 28, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.

Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years. It’s also been an ongoing request from the ...

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 ...

Avoiding Non-spouse Beneficiary Mistakes

As the beneficiary of an inherited IRA, you might be aware of some rules that come with these retirement accounts. However, are you also aware that the rules vary depending on whether you are a spouse, a non-spouse or a trust beneficiary?

From required distributions to even the titling of the account, understanding the differences based on the type of beneficiary is crucial to avoid paying ...