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Ridge Runner Jackson Barna Paces NJ in 3200m Race

May 16, 2021

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Jackson Barna, a junior at Ridge High School, ran a record-breaking time Friday in the Ridge Twilight Meet.

Barna's time of 9:00.19 in the 3200-meter run was the fastest time in the state this season and a new school record. His time was more than 20 seconds faster than the school's previous record in the event.

Barna won Friday's race by 15 seconds ...

Baseball: Hunterdon Central Extends Winning Streak, Beats Ridge, 3-1

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Sophomore left-hander James Scott pitched a gem, and the undefeated Hunterdon Central baseball team made Ridge pay for every one of its mistakes in the field and on the basepaths to extend its winning streak to 12 games with a 3-1 victory on Saturday.

Scott pitched six innings of one-hit ball before Dylan Brunetti pitched a scoreless seventh inning to preserve the ...

Girls Lacrosse: Ridge Honors Katie King; Edges Hillsborough in OT, 10-9

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge girls lacrosse team edged Hillsborough in overtime, 10-9, Thursday. 

The Red Devils recognized honorary captain for the day, Katie King. King participated in the opening coin toss and jogged out with the starting line-up, inspiring the athletes who were preparing to play in honor of her relentless strength, courage and love of sport throughout ...

Girls Lacrosse Player Olivia Pikiell Named Valairco Heating & Cooling Ridge Athlete of the Week

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — A high-level Division 1 college recruit with elite-level skills, Olivia Pikiell has had to be more than just an exceptional player for the Ridge girls lacrosse team this spring.

"When last season was canceled, we never had a chance to develop our younger players. When Olivia was playing in her sophomore season (in 2019), we had a strong contingent of ...

Boys Lacrosse: Ridge Beats Hillsborough, 9-4

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Ridge erased an early deficit and rallied for a 9-4 boys lacrosse victory over Hillsborough on Wednesday.

Lucas Hudkins and Jack Turner each collected two goals and one assist, and Kevin Lopez scored one goal for Ridge (6-2), which outscored the Raiders, 3-0, in the second quarter to take a 4-2 halftime lead.

AJ Lembo had a goal and two assists, and Will Ehret and ...

Baseball: Ridge Blanks Immaculata, 6-0

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Three pitchers combined on a four-hitter to lift Ridge to a 6-0 baseball victory over Immaculata on Tuesday.

Senior right-hander Will O'Malley started, went five innings, struck out three and walked two. He allowed four hits. Connor Byrne and Vince Taylor each pitched a hitless inning, each walking one batter. Taylor struck out two and Byrne fanned one.

Jason ...

Boys Lacrosse: Ridge Defeats Rutgers Prep, 15-6

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Ridge built a 10-goal halftime lead and went on to a 15-6 boys lacrosse victory over Rutgers Prep on Saturday.

Jack Turner finished with four goals and three assists for Ridge (5-1), which led, 6-1, after a quarter and 12-2 at the half.

Junior Will Ehret scored three goals and Colin Ward and Lucas Hudkins connected for two goals apiece for the Red Devils. Erik ...

Girls Lacrosse: Ridge Defeats Watchung Hills on Senior Night, 16-3

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge girls' lacrosse team had a lot to celebrate the evening of May 6: Senior Night and a 16-3 victory over Watchung Hills.

The Ridge program recognized 10 players in the Class of 2021 and their parents on Lee Field before the game began, a contest the team hoped would help turn the tide of their 1-3 season-to-date record. 

Their ...

Baseball: Ridge Busts Out to Beat P-Burg, 16-1

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — The Ridge baseball team scored a combined 13 runs in the third and fourth innings to make short work of Phillipsburg, 16-1, in a five-inning game on Thursday.

Mike Olivo had two hits and two RBI and Andrew Shawah had two hits, two runs scored and one RBI for the Red Devils (2-5), who led, 3-1, after two innings before breaking the game open in their next two times ...

Boys Lacrosse: Ridge Storms Past Watchung Hills, 13-5

WARREN, NJ — Senior attack Jack Turner scored six goals for the second straight games and also assisted on one to lead the Ridge boys lacrosse team to a 13-5 victory over Watchung Hills on Wednesday.

In a game that started out under brilliant sunshine and concluded in a driving downpour, the Red Devils (4-1) shook off a sluggish first quarter to score four straight goals and open a 6-1 ...

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Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

Bernardsville to Unveil Completed Mural This Month

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 ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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Tewksbury Historical Society to Conduct Garden Tour on June 12

May 17, 2021

The Tewksbury Historical Society will feature six gardens at its biannual garden tour, set for Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

The Tewksbury Historical Society will sponsor the tour of the six gardens located throughout Tewksbury Township. The tour will welcome visitors.  All COVID-19 requirements applicable at that time will be followed.

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