TOP LOCAL News

July 18, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Infielder Hoy Park, who began his 2021 season with the Somerset Patriots, has signed a Major League contract with the New York Yankees and has been selected to their 26-man roster, the team announced Friday afternoon. Park becomes the second Patriot this season to make it to ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Living in New Jersey, be it as a couple or a single, isn’t always easy. We deal with the traffic and most of the time we’re victorious at finding parking places at the mall. But with whatever not-so-great things ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -- As we start to hit the peak of summer heat, it is more important than ever to keep our hearts healthy. Individuals who have a preexisting heart condition need to be extra careful with these extreme weather circumstances. However, people with healthy hearts are likely to experience ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Downtown Redevelopment Project centered around Quimby Lane has been on the table for several years in the borough, but progress on the plans was slowed significantly when the pandemic lockdowns interrupted a good chunk of 2020. Mayor Mary Jane Canose said this week that ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Borough Council sounded audibly reluctant, but ultimately passed a law its members say was forced on them by the state that repeals an earlier law restricting underage drinking on private property. "The world's on its head right now," Bernardsville Councilman John Donahue ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Borough Council this week passed an ordinance giving the Bernardsville Farmers Market the go-ahead to permit wine-tasting at its weekly events. Bernardsville Mayor Mary Jane Canose said the request for the law came from Ed English, the volunteer manager of the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A veteran firefighter responding to a car fire at a recycling scrap yard Wednesday afternoon died after experiencing what is described as a "medical emergency." Hillsborough Fire Company #2 Assistant Chief Billy Shaffer had over 35 years of experience as a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System and New York-based NYU Langone Health -- two of the leading names in healthcare in the Tri-State region -- are joining together to give patients greater access to heart and liver transplants and the coordinated, high-quality care needed to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — The Somerset Hills Little League 10U baseball team headed to the district finals after its most recent victories. The team defeated Morristown American, 6-5, in the semifinals Monday night to gain a berth in the championship game Tuesday evening against Randolph at Ginty Field ...

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NEW JERSEY — Ice cream is the ultimate summertime treat. But it might surprise you to see that olive oil lemon or clam bake weekend are actual selections on the menu. These days, ice cream shops are going beyond the trifecta of vanilla-chocolate-strawberry with flavors like basil, lobster roll ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Borough Council unanimously selected Matt Marino to fill its vacant seat on an interim basis. Marino was one of three candidates put forth by the Bernardsville Democrats as candidates to fill the void left when Thomas O'Dea stepped down from the council last ...

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TAPintoTV spoke with Suzy Minken of Compass about a new home in Chatham, NJ and why she hosted an Appreciation Day event for the local neighborhood. After nine months of construction, 94 Elmwood Avenue is completed and open on Appreciation Day. “I wanted people in the neighborhood and the ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — A vehicle was struck by gunfire in Bedminster Township on Wednesday, July 7, According to police, troopers from Troop “B” Perryville Station responded to Interstate 78 westbound in the area of milepost 28, where the driver of a Toyota Camry alleged that her vehicle was struck by ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Three vehicles were reported stolen from private driveways in the  borough overnight between Friday, July 9 and Saturday morning, police said. Additionally, several other vehicles in the borough were entered and had personal property  removed. In a related matter, the police ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — New Jersey American Water Company will be replacing a water main at the intersection of Anderson Hill Road and Seney Drive on Monday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Vehicles will not be able to transit the intersection during construction. Local detours will be in ...

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LONDON, NJ — Samir Banerjee, a Basking Ridge, N.J. native and a student at Ridge High School, won the Wimbledon 2021 boys’ singles title on Sunday. Banerjee, 17, defeated Victor Lilov 7-5, 6-3, at the All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. It was Banerjee’s second junior Grand Slam ...

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NEW JERSEY — Did you know? Blueberries have long grown wild in the Garden State, but New Jerseyan Elizabeth Coleman White is credited for being the first person to see potential for the fruit as a commercial crop. Coleman and botanist Frederick Colville began experimenting with wild ...

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TRENTON, NJ — While Governor Phil Murphy stated that New Jersey has one of the strongest building codes in the nation, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is introducing legislation to strengthen high rise safety. “The Florida condominium collapse is a sobering reminder that inspections and ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — One-hundred percent of all Bedminster residents age 65 and older have had at least one dose of a COVID vaccination, according to data on the New Jersey dashboard reported by Mayor Larry Jacobs at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting. Jacobs said that reports on the state website ...

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Local birds are suffering from and spreading a new disease, according to a warning from Washington Township Animal Control Officer Robbie Lagonera. Millburn resident Mullika Shrivastava explained, "The most commonly affected are blue jays, robins, common grackles and starlings. It mimics ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Fire Company on Tuesday responded to two carbon monoxide alarms, which were caused by generators after power outages caused by that evening's massive thunderstorms. After responding to those alarms, the police department issued a warning to residents about ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — As of 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, JCP&L reported that 306 customers in Bernardsville were still without power. This represents about 8 percent of the borough's JCP&L customers. The utility company was unable to provide estimated restoration times due to the widespread ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Date Nights always have the potential to generate steamy heat any time of the year. The degrees can rise even higher courtesy of New Jersey’s summer temperatures. New Jerseyans like it hot but in July and August ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — After a discussion in June of a police ordinance regulating the use of cannabis in public places, the Township Committee was set to reintroduce Ordinance No. 2021-012 at its Tuesday, July 6 meeting. The ordinance would amend a section covering park and recreation area rules and ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Continuing its role as an authorized vaccination provider for its six member towns, the Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics for adults 18 and over on every Wednesday in July. No identification or insurance is required to ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed an executive order enabling the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency that had been in place since March 9, 2020. The majority of executive orders issued that relied on the existence of the Public Health Emergency expire as of July 4, 2021, with ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — It could feel as hot as 102 degrees in Bernardsville, Bedminster and surrounding areas on Tuesday, the National Weather Service predicts. A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., with the highest temperatures and heat indices between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — In the last year, more and more eateries have opened up outdoor spaces to keep serving food and beverages to their clientele while indoor limitations were in place. Now, a pair of state lawmakers are working to help businesses bounce back by expanding outdoor alcohol consumption ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — It’s time again for the annual Mt. Carmel Feast, a four-day festival full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun, located at Mt. Carmel Field in Berkeley Heights. The fairgrounds will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14 through ...

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A quick guide to NJ hot dogs. NEW JERSEY — July is National Hot Dog Month, and New Jersey seems to have a special affinity for this food. Around the state, you can find New York-style pushcarts hawking boiled “dirty water dogs,” giant grilled or griddled hot dogs and hot dog restaurants ...

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