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Laverty, Beckerman, Morales Lift Bernards Boys Basketball To 'Senior Day' Victory

February 5, 2023

The Bernards High boys basketball team picked the perfect day to snap its six-game losing streak.

The Mountaineers, led by Connor Laverty's 20 points, Taejin Beckerman's 15 points and Gabriel Morales's 11 points, earned a 76-53 victory over Newark Academy on Saturday afternoon during Bernards' annual 'Senior Day' in Bernardsville.

With the win, Bernards improved to ...

Bernards Swim Teams Crowned Skyland Conference Valley Division Champions

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Bernards girls and boys swim teams were crowned Skyland Conference Valley Division Champions. The teams competed against Belvidere and Warren Hills in a tri-meet at the Phillipsburg Elementary School on Wednesday, February 1st.  Bernards boys defeated Belvidere with a score 58-35 and Warren Hills 74-17.  Bernards girls defeated Belvidere with a score ...

Wrestler Jake Caldwell is the Valairco Heating & Cooling Bernards Athlete of the Week

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Even though he won 18 matches last season, Bernards wrestler Jake Caldwell believed there was a lot of room for improvement.

The junior has realized a big improvement on the mat this season, and has excelled wrestling in the 150-pound weight class.

"Jake is 17-2. He came in first in the Blue Knight Holiday Tournament, third in the Roselle Park Invitational and ...

Patriots Join National Effort to Honor Pioneer Black Ballplayers

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will be joining Minor League Baseball’s “The Nine” program beginning in the 2023 season.

"The Nine” is a league-wide initiative created by MiLB as a Black-community focused outreach platform specifically designed to honor, and celebrate, the historic impact numerous ...

Step Closer to Senior Housing in Bernardsville

January 29, 2023

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Like many towns across New Jersey, Bernardsville has had its share of struggles to implement its Affordable Housing Agreement. But they got a step closer at the Bernardsville Council's first full meeting of the year.

The Council unanimously approved the acquisition of 210 North Finley Avenue by purchase or condemnation, which is now owned by Altomare Realty.

It's a Yes for Zoom for Residents

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Members of the Bernardsville Town Council continued their discussion about allowing residents to contribute their comments during the Zoom version of their meetings. While it seemed like Zoom comments were doomed, the council unanimously agreed to keep the practice going with some changes.

"I think we have reached a good compromise," said Mayor Mary Jane Canose.

Laverty, Beckerman, Morales Lift Bernards Boys Basketball To 'Senior Day' Victory

February 5, 2023

The Bernards High boys basketball team picked the perfect day to snap its six-game losing streak.

The Mountaineers, led by Connor Laverty's 20 points, Taejin Beckerman's 15 points and Gabriel Morales's 11 points, earned a 76-53 victory over Newark Academy on Saturday afternoon during Bernards' annual 'Senior Day' in Bernardsville.

With the win, Bernards improved to ...

Bernards Swim Teams Crowned Skyland Conference Valley Division Champions

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Bernards girls and boys swim teams were crowned Skyland Conference Valley Division Champions. The teams competed against Belvidere and Warren Hills in a tri-meet at the Phillipsburg Elementary School on Wednesday, February 1st.  Bernards boys defeated Belvidere with a score 58-35 and Warren Hills 74-17.  Bernards girls defeated Belvidere with a score ...

Wrestler Jake Caldwell is the Valairco Heating & Cooling Bernards Athlete of the Week

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Even though he won 18 matches last season, Bernards wrestler Jake Caldwell believed there was a lot of room for improvement.

The junior has realized a big improvement on the mat this season, and has excelled wrestling in the 150-pound weight class.

"Jake is 17-2. He came in first in the Blue Knight Holiday Tournament, third in the Roselle Park Invitational and ...

Teachers and Students Make their Voices Heard

January 30, 2023

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - "Please settle this contract now!" was the refrain from a host of teacher and students who filled the media room at the recent Somerset Hills Board of Education meeting.

The Somerset Hills Education Association (SHEA) has been working without a new contract since their one-year existing contract expired on June 30.  The Board and the SHEA met several times ...

Somerset Hills School District Says Goodbye to Superintendent Dr. Dempsey

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The Somerset Hills Board of Education held its first regular meeting of the year, and it marked the last meeting for Superintendent Dr. Gretchen Dempsey.

Dr. Dempsey, who has led the Regional School District for the past four years, announced her decision in September to step down effective February 4th. She began her career as a teacher at Bedwell almost 20 years ago ...

Dress Express 'Pop-up' Boutique Prepares for Biggest Event Yet! Offering New and Gently Worn Designer Formal and Cocktail Dresses

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dress Express Boutique is coming back to Berkeley Heights with its third annual pop-up event, giving women of all ages an opportunity to get their hands on designer dresses while helping those in need. The boutique will be open from 10 a.m through 4 p.m at Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights on Sunday, February 26 and is accepting dress donations until ...

Financial Planning at Peapack Private Wealth Management

January 31, 2023

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Peapack Private Wealth Management’s David Dietze Joins Fox Business' Charles Payne to Discuss Direction of US Stocks in 2023

Peapack Private Wealth Management’s David Dietze spoke on January 20 with Fox Business’ Charles Payne on the direction of US stocks in 2023, plus some investment ideas.

Listen to the full interview below:

 https://bit.ly/3GTwoi8

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Peapack Private Wealth Management’s David Dietze Joins BNN Bloomberg's Jaqueline Hansen on the Outlook for US Stocks

Peapack Private Wealth Management’s David Dietze spoke on January 20 with BNN Bloomberg’s Jaqueline Hansen on the outlook for US stocks and shared several stock picks.

Listen to the full interview below:

https://bit.ly/3J2R9ea 

For more information about Peapack Private Wealth Management, click here.

Step Closer to Senior Housing in Bernardsville

January 29, 2023

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Like many towns across New Jersey, Bernardsville has had its share of struggles to implement its Affordable Housing Agreement. But they got a step closer at the Bernardsville Council's first full meeting of the year.

The Council unanimously approved the acquisition of 210 North Finley Avenue by purchase or condemnation, which is now owned by Altomare Realty.

Knit Crochet with Love Celebrates Success at '2023 Bowl Party'

February 1, 2023

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Knit Crochet with Love is a Basking Ridge non-profit that has been making a difference. With over 140 members ranging from school students to seniors, the organization is dedicated to creating caps and blankets for cancer patients.

"Our members not only help the community but themselves too," said co-founder Richa Gupta. "These age-old hobbies have been found ...

Dress Express 'Pop-up' Boutique Prepares for Biggest Event Yet! Offering New and Gently Worn Designer Formal and Cocktail Dresses

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dress Express Boutique is coming back to Berkeley Heights with its third annual pop-up event, giving women of all ages an opportunity to get their hands on designer dresses while helping those in need. The boutique will be open from 10 a.m through 4 p.m at Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights on Sunday, February 26 and is accepting dress donations until ...

Dress Express "Pop-up" Boutique Prepares for Biggest Event Yet! Offering New and Gently Worn Designer Formal and Cocktail Dresses

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Dress Express Boutique is coming back to Berkeley Heights with its third annual pop-up event, giving women of all ages an opportunity to get their hands on designer dresses while helping those in need. The boutique will be open from 10 a.m through 4 p.m at Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights on Sunday, February 26 and is accepting dress donations until ...

February is National Heart Month; Recommit to a Healthier Lifestyle

February 1, 2023

Editor's note: Sharika Dhar is an eighth grade student at Columbia Middle School in Berkeley Heights participating in the CMS Newspaper Club. TAPinto.net supports our future journalists and the writing/communications programs within school districts. Contact bpeer@tapinto.net to have articles considered for publishing in TAPinto.

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SWAT Team Disarms Barricaded Man with TASER after Six-Hour Standoff

January 31, 2023

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ – A man with a gun who had been barricaded in a bathroom for nearly six hours was disarmed Monday afternoon by a member of the Somerset County SWAT team using a TASER, ending the standoff peacefully, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

Township Police were called to a residence on Goltra Drive at 9:15 a.m. by medical staff dealing with an ...

38 Volunteer Firefighters Graduate County Emergency Services Academy

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The first graduating class of volunteer firefighters in 3 years received their diplomas during a ceremony Friday night at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy after completing 200 hours of rigorous training and testing during the summer and fall of 2022.

The oldest graduate in the class was Frank Wendling, Jr., who graduated with his two sons, ...

TAPinto Named a 2023 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto was recently named a Top Franchise for 2023 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 18th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchisees.

"TAPinto is honored to be recognized as one of the top 200 franchises in the United States," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "The fact that this ...

Patriots Join National Effort to Honor Pioneer Black Ballplayers

February 1, 2023

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will be joining Minor League Baseball’s “The Nine” program beginning in the 2023 season.

"The Nine” is a league-wide initiative created by MiLB as a Black-community focused outreach platform specifically designed to honor, and celebrate, the historic impact numerous ...

Somerville Middle School Disrupted by Reports of Planned Shooting

January 28, 2023

SOMERVILLE, NJ - School administrators and Somerville Police are assuring students at the Somerville Middle School and their parents that there is no inherent danger at the school, despite reports over the past two days of a planned student shooting.

Parents have reacted strongly on social media with many keeping their children at home.

Bryan P. Boyce, business administrator and school ...

Financial Planning at Peapack Private Wealth Management

January 31, 2023

Does your broker know your family or your goals?  If the answer is no, see what makes Peapack Private's approach to financial planning special and why their clients have trusted them to help build their legacy for over 100 years.