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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 ...

COVID-19 Fading, Routine Returns to Somerville Hospital; Delayed Surgeries Scheduled

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A sense of normalcy has begun to return to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, with the number of COVID-19 patients dropping considerably over the past few weeks as mirrored at hospitals throughout the state - enough so that Gov. Phil Murphy has given the go-ahead for hospitals to resume elective surgeries and invasive procedures beginning May 26.

"We're ...

COVID-19 Update for May 15: Virus Spreading at Lowest Rate in Seven Weeks in Somerset County

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Somerset County Department of Health reported a total of 3,682 coronavirus cases on Friday, an increase of 13 overnight.

The addition of 13 cases across the county is the smallest one-day increase in Somerset County since March 21, when testing was not nearly as widely available as it is currently.

There are 217 cases in Bernards Township, with one new case ...

COVID-19 Update for May 14: No New Cases in Bernards Township

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Somerset County Department of Health reported a total of 3,669 coronavirus cases on Thursday, an increase of 23 overnight.

There are 216 cases in Bernards Township, two fewer than there were on Wednesday.

Statewide, there is a total of 142,704 cases, an increase of 1,144 overnight, with 9,946 deaths reported, according to the ...

May 13 COVID-19 Update: No New Cases in Basking Ridge for Second Straight Day; NJ New Cases Easing

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Somerset County Department of Health reported a total of 3,646 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, an increase of 17 overnight.

There are 218 cases in Bernards Township, the same number as Tuesday.

Statewide, there is a total of 141,560 cases, an increase of 817 overnight, with 9,702 deaths reported, according to the State Department of Health. Wednesday was the ...

May 12 COVID-19 Update: Number of New Cases in Somerset County Eases

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Somerset County Department of Health reported a total of 3,629 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, an increase of 16 overnight.

There are 218 cases in Bernards Township, the same number as Monday.

Here is the latest breakdown of confirmed cases by town: Bedminster, 35; Bernardsville, 59; Bernards Township, 218; Branchburg, 73; Bridgewater, 426; Bound Brook, 282: ...

COVID-19 Update for May 11: Rate of New Cases Declining in Somerset County and in NJ

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Somerset County Department of Health reported a total of 3,613 coronavirus cases in the county on Monday, an increase of 23 overnight.

There are 218 cases in Bernards Township, a decrease of two overnight.

A total of 330 deaths in Somerset County have been attributed to COVID-19. The number of new daily cases in the county has leveled off so far in May. On April ...

May 10 COVID-19 Update: One New Case in Bernards Twp.; NJ Rate of Increase Lowest Since March

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Somerset County Department of Health reported a total of 3,590 coronavirus cases, an increase of 51 overnight.

There are 220 cases in Bernards Township, an increase of one overnight.

Here is the latest breakdown of confirmed cases by town: Bedminster, 35; Bernardsville, 58; Bernards Township, 220; Branchburg, 73; Bridgewater, 421; Bound Brook, 277: Far ...

May 9 COVID-19 Update: Three More Confirmed Cases in Bernards

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The COVID-19 death toll in New Jersey surpassed 9,000 overnight, with the Somerset County Department of Health reporting 327 deaths and a total of 3,539 coronavirus cases on Saturday.

There have now been 219 confirmed cases in Bernards Township since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in town on March 21. That is three more cases than on the previous day, May 8.

There ...

New COVID-19 Cases Rise by 5 in Bernards Twp., Increase Rate Down Across NJ

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Somerset County Department of Health reported a total of 3,487 coronavirus cases in the county on Wednesday, an increase of 49 overnight.

There are 216 cases in Bernards Township, an increase of five since Thursday.

There have been 135,454 confirmed coronavirus cases statewide, an increase of 1,985 on Friday. The three-day rolling average of new cases in New ...

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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 ...

Calculating an IRD Deduction

Have you recently inherited a loved one’s retirement assets? If so, you should know that there is an income tax deduction available to you called the income in respect of a decedent, or IRD, deduction. When certain inherited assets are hit with both federal estate and income taxes, this deduction can help offset the impact. Taking the time to ensure you correctly utilize this tax break can ...

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 ...