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Football: Haddonfield Knocks Bernards Out of Playoffs, 24-14

November 13, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- When Nicky Kouflie scored at the end of the first half and the Bernards football team tied Haddonfield, 14-14, heading into the locker room, the Mountaineers appeared poised to start the second half of the playoff game with some momentum on their side.

But Haddonfield received the second-half kickoff, then kept the ball for more than six minutes and kicked a tiebreaking ...

Boys Soccer: Bernards Outlasted By Hackettstown In Penalty Kicks In Sectional Final

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - For the second time in less than two weeks the Bernards High soccer team suffered a setback in the championship game of a tournament in a game that technically goes into the books as a tie.

Bernards, top-seeded and ranked No. 5 in the state, played host to third-seeded Hackettstown in the finals of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 tournament on Thursday afternoon ...

Football: Bernards Edges Bound Brook, 28-27, in Playoff Opener

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Bernards football team got past Bound Brook, 28-27, to advance in the opening round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 2 playoffs Friday night at Olcott Field.

In the third quarter, sophomore Connor Laverty scored on a 10-yard keeper and Simon Branwit kicked the extra point to give the Mountaineers a 28-21 lead.

Bound Brook (4-6) came back with a late touchdown, ...

Boys Soccer: Bernards Outlasted By Pingry In PKs In Thrilling Somerset County Tournament Final

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In any other year, the Bernards High boys soccer team would've went home with a share of the Somerset County Tournament championship.

But, for the first time in the history of the SCT, the champion was decided in a penalty kick shootout after two 10-minute overtime periods yielded no scoring. 

Pingry, top-seeded and ranked No. 1 in the state, prevailed in ...

Football: Bernards Beats Middlesex, 35-21

MIDDLESEX, NJ -- Connor Laverty ran for two touchdowns and passed for one to lead the Bernards football team to a 35-21 victory over Middlesex Friday night.

Laverty completed a 10-yard TD pass to Charlie Gonnella in the first quarter and Simon Bramwit kicked the placement to give the Mountaineers (7-2) a 7-0 lead before Middlesex answered back with a scoring run to tie the game.

Chris ...

Fencing Instructor Charged with Sexual Assault of 2 Teens, Lying Under Oath: Prosecutor Says

 

WATCHUNG, NJ — A Watchung man was charged with sexual assault of two teenagers and then arrested and charged for giving false statements in his detention hearing, authorities said. 

A 16-year-old girl reported being sexually assaulted in Bridgewater by fencing instructor Stephen Kovacs, 49, of Ridge Road, in August and September 2021. A 19-year-old ...

You Can Go Home Again: Union Catholic Hosts Welcomes Back Olympic Gold Medalist Sydney McLaughlin

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic celebrated the achievements of its most famous alumna, two-time Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin, with an outdoor welcome home party that included local dignitaries and members of the Union Catholic community, including the entire current student body. 

"Sydney is good, she is humble, she chooses good over evil. She chooses 'kind' ...

Boys Soccer: Elliott Helps Bernards Punch Ticket To Somerset County Tournament Final

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Bernards High will play for the county championship for the first time in five years.

Drew Elliott totaled two goals and an assist to power second-seeded Bernards to a 3-0 victory over sixth-seeded Montgomery in the semifinal round of the Somerset County Tournament Saturday afternoon in Bernardsville.

The Mountaineers (14-1), ranked No. 5 in the state, will now face its ...

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Success of TAPinto’s DIY Content Submission Process Highlighted at 2021 NJ Local News Summit

MONTCLAIR, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was featured as a virtual speaker at the 2021 NJ Local News Summit, presented by The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, on Thursday.  Shapiro talked about TAPinto’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) content submission process and the impact on revenue.

The process, which was developed a few ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing:  except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every ...

Somerset County Surrogate Helps North Plainfield Family Achieve Dream for National Adoption Day

November 20, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Ten year-old Christian Jesse Perez-Ortiz was adopted earlier today as part of Somerset County's National Adoption Day celebration, allowing enthusiastic parents Jose & Anthony Perez-Ortiz and their new son to enjoy their first Thanksgiving holiday as a family. The adoption process was completed with the assistance of the New Jersey Department of Children ...

On The Road Again: AAA New Jersey Projects Thanksgiving Travel May Rebound to Pre-Pandemic Levels

November 23, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Airports and roads may seem jam-packed this year as AAA predicts 53.4 million people to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020. This brings travel volumes within 5% of pre-pandemic levels in 2019, with air travel almost completely recovering from its dramatic fall during the pandemic, up 80% over last year. As restrictions continue to lift and consumer confidence ...

Bernardsville Art Gallery Hits One Out Of the Park with Art and Baseball Combo

November 28, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Those in attendance at the artist reception Friday night at Studio 7 Fine Art Studio in Bernardsville, N.J., including former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean and nationally renowned wildlife artist Douglas Allen, transcended the limits of color as they journeyed through shadow and light in this evocative collection of original black and white watercolor paintings by James ...

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