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Pleasant Valley Pool Projected Opening Date Pushed to July 1

May 21, 2020

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Looks like Bernards Township residents will have to wait even a bit longer before they might jump into the town pool. The projected opening date of the Pleasant Valley Pool complex, originally tentatively set for June 20, has now been pushed back to July 1.

Township Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Gander confirmed by email the change in the anticipated opening ...

Pleasant Valley Pool Tentatively Set to Open on June 20

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Opening day at the township's municipal Pleasant Valley Pool complex is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 20, said Jennifer Gander, director of the Bernards Township Parks and Recreation department.

"As of right now, opening day is posted as June 20, but we are still awaiting guidance from the state health department," Gander said in an email on ...

Senior-dominated Ridge H.S. Softball Team Had Designs on a Big 2020 Season

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- With 11 seniors returning from a team that went to the Somerset County Tournament championship game last season, Ridge High School softball coach Jackie Tarulli had every reason to expect 2020 would have been a landmark campaign for her team.

But, like every other team in every other fall sport, the Red Devils never got that chance. Their season was over before it began, ...

Ridge High School Swimmers Petition Gov. Murphy to Reopen Pools

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Two sophomores from Ridge High School have launched a petition aimed at trying to get local swimming pools reopened.

Andy Moss and Jerry Zheng, both members of the Somerset Hills YMCA Swim Team, created a petition to convince Gov. Phil Murphy to reopen pools for training.

"Competitive swimmers, their coaches and the administrators of their ...

Ridge H.S. Swimmer Chris Fabian Commits to Bucknell

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Chis Fabian, a senior at Ridge High School, has committed to swim at Bucknell University.  

Fabian lettered in all four years he swam at Ridge and served as a co-captain of the swim team this past season.  He had a record-setting senior year swimming for the Red Devils.

Fabian currently holds the following Ridge team records:  50 yard Freestyle with a ...

Petition Started to Allow Baseball to be Played in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY -- The NJ Baseball Coalition has organized a petition to "allow baseball to be played in New Jersey." So far, 42 baseball clubs and organizations in New Jersey have supported the coalition, which aims to "provide a safe way to be able to reopen baseball".

Spring high school sports officially were canceled in New Jersey by the NJSIAA last week after Gov. Phil ...

Ridge Baseball Catcher Looks Ahead to College Career After Cancellation of Senior Season

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Greg Bozzo wears his passion for the game of baseball on his sleeve.

The catcher for the Ridge High School baseball team emerged as a team leader well before he ever became a senior.

"Greg really has been a great leader," Ridge baseball coach Tom Blackwell said. "Greg is that guy I have always talked about when your best player is also your hardest ...

Ridge H.S. Baseball Program Ponders What Could Have Been After 2020 Season is Canceled

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- As a self-professed “eternal optimist,” Ridge baseball coach Tom Blackwell was holding out hope until the very end.

But on Monday, the hammer came down, as the NJSIAA announced the cancellation of the spring high school sports season in conjunction with Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to keep New Jersey schools closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school ...

Somerset Patriots, Atlantic League to Play Baseball in 2020

LANCASTER, Pa. – On what would have been Opening Day for the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, president Rick White assured fans that the ALPB intends to play ball in 2020. 

The Atlantic League Championship Season remains officially postponed as ALPB and club officials continue to closely track coronavirus developments. All teams, including the Somerset Patriots, ...

2020 Donate Life Transplant Games Rescheduled to July 2021 at New Jersey Meadowlands

The Transplant Life Foundation and NJ Sharing Network will lead 12,000 Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, Donor Families and Supporters in Celebrating the Gift of Life July 16-21, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NEW JERSEY & GRAND RAPIDS, MI, April, 2020 – Officials from the Transplant Life Foundation announced that the postponed 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games have been rescheduled ...


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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 ...

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 ...