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Boys Basketball: Gill-St. Bernards Defeats Ridge

January 18, 2017

GLADSTONE, NJ - Gill-St. Bernard's snapped the Ridge boys basketball team's three-game winning streak with an 83-49 victory on Tuesday.

Paul Mulcahy scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Gill-St. Bernard's (11-2), which swept the season series from the Red Devils. Gill outscored Ridge, 24-8, in the second quarter to build a 26-point halftime lead.

Aidan Murphy finished ...

Art Course in Somerville Pays Homage to the Colored Pencil

January 22, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – This is an art course with no brushes, no watercolors or acrylics, but the end results burst with vibrant colors and images.

Artists are invited to explore "The Unexpected: Colored Pencil, " a five-week course with artist and instructor Susan Antin that will be held Monday nights beginning Jan. 23-Feb. 20, 6-8:30 p.m. at Verve Bistro and Lounge, 18 E.

Senate Bill Expands Varsity Letter Eligibility Beyond Athletics

January 15, 2017

TRENTON, NJ -The Senate Education Committee has passed legislation sponsored by Senate Republicans Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) and Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to extend opportunities to earn varsity letters to high school students who participate in competitive activities other than athletics.

“A varsity letter has become a ...

New Jersey Lottery Winners Attend Trump Inauguration

January 22, 2017

 

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of New Jersey residents attended the Presidential Inauguration of Donald J. Trump Friday thanks to a little bit of luck.

Several members of the New Jersey congressional delegation held lottery drawings on their websites through December, with winners notified Jan. 4.

Each winner received two standing room only tickets to view the inauguration on the National ...

Determined Ciattarelli Kicks Off GOP Gubernatorial Campaign, Vows to Beat Cancer

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – GOP gubernatorial candidate and state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli minced no words when he greeted hundreds of supporters at his kick-off reception last night, just two weeks after a Statehouse press conference where he announced that he was undergoing radiation and recovering from a Nov. 15 operation for throat cancer.

Standing behind the podium in the ballroom at the ...

Ciattarelli Kicks off Gubernatorial Campaign at Somerville Elks Jan. 19

 

  

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, will formally kick off his campaign Thursday, Jan. 19 with a reception at the Somerville Elks after his announcement last week that he had undergone successful surgery for throat cancer in November.

“Overwhelmed and humbled doesn’t begin to ...

Somerville: N. Bryan Mack, “Chef Behind the Bar” at Verve Bistro, Dies at 46

January 12, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – N. Bryan Mack, legendary mixologist and “chef behind the bar” at Verve Restaurant, Bar& Bistro, has died at the age of 46.

Mack was the consummate front man,  a dapper dresser, beginning his career at Verve in 2002 with starched shirts, cuff links and silk ties, but lately given over to a themed artistic punk look - modified bearskin hat ...

Winter Storm to Bring High Winds and Heavy Rains

January 22, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued three different weather advisories for North Plainfield and Somerset County. The advisories are for a winter storm that is barreling up the east coast with damaging winds and torrential rains.

Somerset County is under a storm warning, high wind warning and fog warning. The high wind warning has been issued ...

'Nature Through A Child's Eye' Exhibit Underway at EEC in Basking Ridge

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The 25th annual "Nature Through a Child's Eye" exhibit of children's artwork showing how they experience the world of nature is underway at the Somerset County Park Commission's Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge, where it will run until Sunday, Feb. 5. The exhibit is free and open daily.

Hundreds of pieces of art have been ...

Nomination Deadline is Jan. 27 for Outstanding Citizen Award Nominees

January 22, 2017

BRIDGEWATER - NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership is seeking nominees for the 67th Annual Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award, Somerset County’s most significant individual recognition honoring the most dynamic contributors to the County’s quality of life.

The Business Partnership Citizen of the Year recognition, to be held this year on Thursday, May 4 at the ...

'Knit/crochet with love' - BRIC (Basking Ridge Indian Community) Volunteers Make Chemo Caps

While some of the Basking Ridge Indian Community members were collecting toys and gently used coats as part of their Holiday drive to help local charities, few others were getting together to help knit chemo caps for cancer patients. For BRIC, the spirit of GIVING does not end with the Holiday season. 

Sometime  around November 2016,  a few Basking Ridge community ...

Karner Takes Oath for Seventh Full Term

January 9, 2017

FAR HILLS NJ - When the Far Hills Borough Council held its annual re-organization meeting tonight, Councilman David Karner took the oath of office for his seventh full three-year term on the Far Hills Borough Council.  Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick held the Bible for Karner while Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz administered the oath of office.

Munoz and Bramnick represent Far ...

The Two Gifts of the Tax Code

January 18, 2017

The two gifts of the tax code are the Roth conversion and life insurance.” -Ed Slott, CPA

I first heard Ed Slott speak that quote at an IRA workshop on a May day in Washington, DC. As I boarded my train home, I reflected on how beautiful the cherry blossoms looked but also on how the Roth conversion and life insurance could change lives.

I had been a licensed financial advisor since ...

TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App today for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push notifications regarding ...

Choosing the Right Tax Professional in 4 Easy Steps

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- Managing taxes during retirement might be the single most important factor influencing your retirement lifestyle. As you transition from working for an income to withdrawing income from your savings and investments, you might have questions: How can I maximize my income while minimizing income taxes in retirement? How will my Social Security be taxed? Should I be concerned ...

Peapack-Gladstone Police Blotter: Week of January 9 to 15

January 18, 2017

PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE NJ - This is the Peapack-Gladstone Police Blotter for the week of January 9 to 15, 2017.

Monday 1/9/17 11:24 PM - Police responded to the area of Rt. 206 at the request of Chester Twp Police to assist with locating an elderly male who suffers from dementia. Officers were advised that the male had walked out of his residence and his whereabouts were unknown. While ...

NJ Congressmen Defend Thin Blue Line

WASHINGTON - Two New Jersey congressmen have taken up the cause of several New Jersey municipalities, including Hillsborough, proposing the Blue Line Use Exception Act, legislation that would permit thin blue lines to be displayed on roadways in support of local police.

Reps. Leonard Lance (R-7th) and Bill Pascrell (D-9th) introduced the BLUE proposal on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

“One hundred ...

Somerset County Sheriff's Office: New Officers, Promotions and Awards

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano swore in new officers and presented awards to both officers and civilians during a ceremony held at the county’s historic courthouse.

Provenzano asked for a moment of silence to open the ceremy, “for our fallen brothers and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice and the brave men and women in the armed ...

Activists Gather at Somerville Church to Send Message About Bigotry, Hate and Divisiveness

January 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Central Jersey Community Coalition, an emerging local grassroots social action network whose mission is to “educate, advocate, inspire, and act,” will host a gathering of concerned citizens and activist organizations on Saturday, Jan.21 from 2-6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills, 123 E. Cliff St.

“We are facing a ...

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Closure Dates For Annual Deer Hunt Coming Up at Lord Stirling EEC in Basking Ridge

January 18, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission is warning hikers and others who use the trail system by the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge that trails will be closed for an upcoming deer hunt.

The first date of the trail system closure will be on Wednesday, Jan. 25, according to the park commission.

Additional dates, following in February, are:

• Friday, ...

Peapack-Gladstone Police Blotter: Week of January 9 to 15

January 18, 2017

PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE NJ - This is the Peapack-Gladstone Police Blotter for the week of January 9 to 15, 2017.

Monday 1/9/17 11:24 PM - Police responded to the area of Rt. 206 at the request of Chester Twp Police to assist with locating an elderly male who suffers from dementia. Officers were advised that the male had walked out of his residence and his whereabouts were unknown. While ...

The Two Gifts of the Tax Code

January 18, 2017

The two gifts of the tax code are the Roth conversion and life insurance.” -Ed Slott, CPA

I first heard Ed Slott speak that quote at an IRA workshop on a May day in Washington, DC. As I boarded my train home, I reflected on how beautiful the cherry blossoms looked but also on how the Roth conversion and life insurance could change lives.

I had been a licensed financial advisor since ...

TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

January 22, 2017

TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App today for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push notifications regarding ...