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Somerset County Honors Those Who Perished in 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

September 12, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Somerset County Commissioners Director Shanel Robinson, joined by her colleagues and other county officials, honored the memory of 39 county residents killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during an observance on the grounds of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Saturday morning.

One-by-one, the names of the 39 victims were read aloud by the ...

Ida Forces Cancellation of Monday's Tour of Somerville Bicycle Race

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the 77th annual Tour of Somerville bicycle race has been canceled, according to an announcement from Mayor Dennis Sullivan. Other scheduled bike race events in Easton, Pa. and in Basking Ridge were held on Saturday and Sunday as planned, a spokesman said.

The high-profile sporting event, ...

Body of Missing Raritan Woman Found in the Middle Brook, Two Other Flood Victims Named

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bridgewater Township Police are reporting that the missing Raritan woman, Malathi Kanche, was found dead in the Middle Brook in Bound Brook Friday.

According to a release from police, she was found with the assistance of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, Somerset County Dive Team, Somerset County Sheriff's Office, Bound Brook Police Department, ...

Two Motorists Drown in Hillsborough Floodwaters, Roads Remain Closed

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Two motorists trapped in their cars Wednesday night drowned in the floodwaters that swept through the township, with dozens of roads remaining closed on Friday.

The following road closures remain within the Township as of 6 a.m. Friday::

River Road. from Beekman Lane to Basilone Bridge;
Black Point Road;
Three Bridges Road;
Rainbow Hill ...

Section of Chimney Rock Road Collapses

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A section of Chimney Rock Road coming down from Martinsville has collapsed, as of Thursday morning.

A resident driving down the mountain from Martinsville was stopped when she found that a portion of Chimney Rock Road had completely collapsed.

Police have been notified, drivers should avoid the area.

Police: All Roads in Bernards Township Now Passable After Massive Rainstorm

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — There were 836 JCP&L customers in the township still without power by mid-morning Thursday after hours of torrential rain Wednesday night, but all roads were open, according to Chief of Police Mike Shimsky.

A number of areas were flooded last night during the most intense part of the storm. Acken Road and King George Road have minor flooding, however, are ...

Ida Punishes Somerset County, Unleashes Destructive Floodwaters

SOMERVILLE, NJ — An intense tropical storm dumped 8-10 inches of rain across New Jersey Wednesday night, triggering flash flooding on roadways that stranded motorists trapped in their cars by the rising floodwaters.

Hundreds were removed from their cars by volunteer firefighters, police and rescue squads in Somerville, Manville, Bridgewater Hillsborough, Montgomery and ...

Aug. 29 Somerset County COVID-19 Update

Editor's Note: The next update of local COVID-19 statistics by the Somerset County Department of Health is scheduled for Monday. All other statistics in this story are current and up-to-date.

SOMERVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 25,539 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of ...

Tour of Somerville Promotes Recreational Bike Ride Aug. 29

SOMERVILLE, NJ - For 80 years the Tour of Somerville has been known as one of the elite bike races in the United States. Professional cyclists from around the world travel to this Central New Jersey borough with the goal of winning this prestigious event.

For the first time since the Tour began in 1940, a recreational ride for area residents with take place on Sunday, Aug. 29, as an ...

Tour of Somerville Anchors Labor Day Weekend of Cycling Events

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Since 1940 and every year since, excluding the four World War II years, the Tour of Somerville has been a bike racing mainstay on Memorial Day, the longest-running bike race in North America.

All of this changed in 2020 when the pandemic hit the U.S. and the sport of cycling hard. “We were planning the 2020 event right up until March when the entire country shut down, ...

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How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

September 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

Performance Tips for ACT Test Day

You can practice infinitely but, if you don’t optimally execute when it counts, then you will not be able to show the full fruits of your labor. Small benefits can add up to significant advantages, so here are some tactics you can use to help you perform your best on test day:

Basics

These are fairly obvious, but I would be remiss if I ignored them:

Get a good night’s ...

Fellowship Village Resident Recalls Experience at Tower 2 at WTC on Sept. 11

Editor's Note: The following is the recollection of the terrorist attack of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Mr. Ortega is a resident at Fellowship Village senior living in Basking Ridge.

Yes, thankfully I am ok. My legs are sore from walking down 92 floors, but I got home about 8 p.m., without a scratch. Life or death depended on where one sat or stood in the building.

My ...

Fellowship Foundation Hosts Gala “La Dolce Vita”

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Grab a partner and bring your dancing shoes to spend an evening “in Italy” celebrating the sweet life!  This year’s Fellowship Foundation gala event will benefit Fellowship Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living communities and services in New Jersey.  

The 2021 Gala “La Dolce Vita” will take place on ...

Somerset County Honors Those Who Perished in 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

September 12, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Somerset County Commissioners Director Shanel Robinson, joined by her colleagues and other county officials, honored the memory of 39 county residents killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during an observance on the grounds of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Saturday morning.

One-by-one, the names of the 39 victims were read aloud by the ...

Fellowship Foundation Hosts Gala “La Dolce Vita” at Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge

September 10, 2021

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Grab a partner and bring your dancing shoes to spend an evening “in Italy” celebrating the sweet life!  This year’s Fellowship Foundation gala event will benefit Fellowship Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living communities and services in New Jersey.  

The 2021 Gala “La Dolce Vita” will take place on ...

Vote for Jacobs and Mareski in Bedminster Township

September 13, 2021

When you cast your vote for Bedminster Township Committee, ask yourself how much “sweat equity” has each candidate put into the betterment of Bedminster?  For me, the answer is easy.  Larry Jacobs and Renee Mareski, who have devoted countless hours over many years to serving the residents of Bedminster, can count on my vote to re-elect them in November!

As long-time ...