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June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation. To woo diners back, some restaurants are ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — In all of Somerset County, just one additional case of COVID was reported on Sunday by the Somerset County Department of Health. The New Jersey Department of Health Sunday reported an increase of 164 cases overnight. A total of 4,553,228 New Jersey residents have been ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — FirstEnergy and JCP&L will be conducting Annual Vegetation Management Aerial Patrols in the area. HeloAir will be the helicopter company assisting in the inspections on all Jersey Central Power and Light Transmission Lines on Monday, June 14 and Tuesday, June 15, weather ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Bedminster Township Committee introduced two ordinances that would appropriate a total of $125,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund to upgrade roads and street lighting in the community. The first ordinance appropriates $100,000 for the township’s road management plan, ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer and Special Law Enforcement Officer II until June 28, 2021.  All Police Officer Applicants (Regular and SLEO II) must return the General Employment Application, a ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ — The Bernards boys track and field team competed in the Section 2, Group 2 meet last weekend, with Patrick Griffin and Nicolo Caminiti standing out. Griffin finished third in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:02.72. Caminiti took third place in the long jump with a leap of ...

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Amid statewide primary election contests, New Jersey also hosted dozens of local races Tuesday. Here is a roundup of various New Jersey local election results as reported by TAPinto franchises across the state: Cranford Election: Kate Rappa Defeats Incumbent Tom Hannen, Jr. in Democrat ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence. The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Making a day of a date is a great way to create memories with your love, but when you choose to spend that time in Bordentown, it’s guaranteed to go down in relationship history. New Jersey has many historical ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday adopted the 2021 budget with no property tax rate increase while preserving all current services for the county’s more than 331,164 citizens. The budget passed unanimously during the first in-person meeting of the ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — Excessively cold weather the first week and then steamy weather in the second weekend did little to deter large crowds from turning out for the Bedminster Farmers' Market, according to Mayor Larry Jacobs. Temperatures did not even reach 50 degrees on Memorial Day Saturday, the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Manasquan built a five-goal halftime lead and went on to a 12-6 boys lacrosse victory over Bernards in the NJSIAA South Group 1 championship game on Monday. Braden Fitzsimmons scored three goals and had one assist for the Mountaineers (17-2), who trailed, 3-1, after one ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Two suspects face attempted murder charges in connection with an early-morning shooting in a neighborhood May 23. Miguel Hernandez, 37, a resident of Division Street, Somerville, and Ronnie Lyles, 51, of Hudson Street, Phillipsburg, Both are charged with two counts of 1st degree ...

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RUTHERFORD, NJ — The Bernards baseball team made a bid for the upset, but came up short in a 2-1 loss to Rutherford in the quarterfinal round of the Section 2, Group 2 tournament on Saturday. Max Kaul singled in a run in the fifth inning to bring the Mountaineers (10-12) to within a run at 2-1, ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernards boys lacrosse team moved another step closer to a sectional title with a 10-4 victory over Shore Regional in the semifinal round of the South Group 1 tournament on Saturday. Zach Zukowsky collected three goals and four assists and David Brothers finished with three ...

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Grab some fragrant fresh basil at the store or farmers market, or pick some from your garden, for this zippy summer recipe. This simple no-cook sauce is great on pasta or pizza. Try it on fish or chicken, or mix some into mayonnaise for a flavor-packed sandwich spread. If you have leftover ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — At one point this season, the Bernards girls lacrosse team was saddled with a 3-7 record. Those days seem like a distant memory now, in the wake of fifth-seeded Bernards' 10-7 victory over fourth-seeded New Providence Friday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Somerset Hills School District and The Bernardsville Police Department have been working together over the past month to mitigate what they deem to be unsafe practices in the area of the school during drop-off and pick-up times. One of the largest safety concerns is ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernards boys lacrosse team advanced in the South Jersey, Group 1 quarterfinals with a 13-0 victory over New Providence on Thursday. Zach Zukowsky scored five goals and passed for one assist, and Matt Sardis won 14 of 14 faceoffs and scored a goal himself for the ...

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LYNDHURST, NJ — Andrew Holmes drove in five runs to lead ninth-seeded Bernards to a 10-4 baseball victory over eighth-seeded Lyndhurst in the first round of the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 2 state tournament on Wednesday. Holmes hit a home run and a triple for the Mountaineers (10-11), who scored ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Madison Lardieri pitched a four-hitter to lift Bernards to a 4-0 softball victory over Morris Tech in the first round of the Section 2, Group 2 state tournament on Tuesday. Gina Mahlik powered the offense with a home run for the Mountaineers (11-11), who will play at ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Kelsey Klein collected four goals and six assists and Bernards defeated Lower Cape May, 19-6, in girls lacrosse in the first round of the NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 1 state tournament on Tuesday. Libby TenBarge and Casey Falduto each scored four goals as well for the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernards boys lacrosse team turned the game into no contest early, exploding out to a 13-goal lead after just one quarter en route to a 20-4 victory over Lower Cape May in the opening round of the NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 1 state tournament on Tuesday. Zach Zukowsky ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Liberty Corner Fire Company coordinated Monday morning's return of Bernards Township's Memorial Day ceremony by combining an in-person gathering by the Liberty Corner green and a livestream on the fire company's website that was still available for viewing afterward. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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Now that the unofficial start of summer is here, get ready to cool off with these refreshing cold drinks: Pineapple Mint Water: Float a few slices of pineapple and a handful of mint in a pitcher of water. Let stand in fridge at least an hour before serving. Cold Brew Iced Coffee: Insanely ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernards boys lacrosse team finished its regular season with a 14-1 record following a 17-5 victory over Hillsborough on Friday. Zach Zukowsky collected five goals and two assists, giving the senior attackman exactly 100 points this season -- 40 goals and 60 assists -- ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The unbeaten Bernards boys tennis team advanced to the championship round of the Section 2, Group 2 tournament with a 4-1 victory over Madison on Friday. Chris Sun defeated Jordan Opperman, 6-2, 6-2, at first singles. Doruk Ozel defeated Lukas Kolega, 6-1, 6-2, at second ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — A dramatic decline in housing inventory contributed to a 20% increase in single-family home prices statewide compared to 2020, according to April data recently released by New Jersey Realtors. The rapid price increase follows predictions last month from real estate experts who ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — After the 2020 parade was called off while the state was still in the throes of stringent crowd limitations due to COVID, the Bedminster-Far Hills Memorial Day Parade is coming back on Monday. Sponsored by the Far Hills-Bedminster Fire Department, the parade will take place on ...

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