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Both Bernards Basketball Teams Head to Jersey City for State Tournament Action

February 27, 2017

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - Bernards High will send both its girls basketball team and its boys basketball team to Jersey City to face Lincoln High School in the first round of the NJSIAA Central, Group II sectional championship tournament.

The Mountaineers boys basketball team is riding high with a 18-5 record.  They are the eleven seed in the section, and will take their balanced attack ...

County to Open Green Knoll Golf Course on Saturday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County golfers will again have a wide choice of regulation courses from which to choose when four of the five Somerset County Park Commission courses are open for play for the 2017 season, according to a release from the Somerset County Parks Commission.

Green Knoll Golf Course on Garretson Road in Bridgewater, New Jersey will open for play at 7:00 A.M. on Saturday, ...

Indoor Track: Porambo Vaults to a Medal at Meet of Champions

TOMS RIVER NJ - Bernards High School pole vaulter Francesca Porambo was one of six pole valuters who earned medals at the prestigious NJSIAA Indoor Track and Field Meet of Champions today at the Bennett Indoor Athletic Center in Toms River.  Thirty-six girls pole vaulters qualified for the meet.  Porambo capped off a successful season by finishing fifth with a vault of ...

Mansion in May: Notable Historian W. Barry Thomson to Give Talks on Alnwick Hall

February 26, 2017




MORRISTOWN NJ - Author and Historian, W. Barry Thomson will give a series of talks about Alnwick Hall, the 2017 Mansion in May site, in the months of March and April.  Thomson is a native of Peapack-Gladstone.

Thomson has worked on several architectural and local history projects in the past and is a frequent lecturer on various aspects of architectural and area ...

Woman's Club of Tewksbury Township Hosts Shaun Van Doren, THS President

TEWKSBURY NJ - Shaun Van Doren, President of the Tewksbury Historical Society, will be the guest speaker at the March 7 meeting of the Woman's Club of Tewksbury Township to be held at the Oldwick Manor, 163 Oldwick Rd., Oldwick. Refreshments are served at 9 a.m., followed by the program and meeting.

Van Doren's slide presentation, entitled "Tewksbury Place Names", ...

Verve's Mardi Gras Celebration Will Raise Money for Matheny

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laissez les bon temps rouler!   Let the good times roll!   Verve Restaurant renews its annual Mardi Gras celebration this weekend through Fat Tuesday February 28.  And again, part of the festivities will benefit the Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack.

A Creole-inspired menu created just for the celebration features Creole-style cooking ...

PeopleCare Center Accepting High School Scholarship Applications

February 27, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Board of Trustees of the PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits is accepting applications from Somerset County public high school seniors for the 2017 scholarship program.

The Board will award up to twelve scholarships in the amount of $1000 each based on community Involvement, extra-curricular activities, grades, and a 500-word response to the ...

Cadet Capt. Patrick Jackson accepts Cadet Command of Lone Eagle, CAP

PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE NJ - Cadet Capt. Patrick Jackson accepted Cadet Command of the Lone Eagle Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (CAP), from  Cadet Capt Brendan Hennessey Rose at a February 8 ceremony at the Scout Cabin, Peapack-Gladstone, NJ. Cadet Capt. Brendan Hennessey Rose, of  Basking Ridge, was thanked for his previous service as Cadet Commander and will continue as ...

RVCC Dean Honored by National Diversity Publication

BRANCHBURG NJ - Dr. Patrice Gouveia Marks of Belle Mead, a Dean at Raritan Valley Community College, has been honored with the 2017 Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The Giving Back Award honors college and university administrators and deans who go above and beyond their everyday leadership duties and “give back” to their campuses and communities.

Dr. Marks, ...

Russo Named Funniest Politician by Somerset Dems

February 24, 2017

BERNARDSVILLE NJ - Law enforcement is no laughing matter, but at least one retired police lieutenant has a good sense of humor.  Retired Franklin Township Lieutenant Darrin Russo won the designation of "Funniest Politician" at the Somerset County Democrats' annual "Comedy and Cocktails" fundraiser on Tuesday.

The Somerset County Democrats held their annual ...

Ciattarelli Calls Sanctuary City Legislation “Reckless and Irresponsible”

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Republican gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) slammed, as reckless and irresponsible, Democrat-sponsored legislation in Trenton that forces state taxpayers to financially support New Jersey cities that choose to defy federal law and, in so doing, encourage illegal immigration.
 
Ciattarelli, a frequent critic of Governor Christie, ...

Artistic Flair Extends to the Kitchen in Somerville Restaurant’s Gumbo Cook-Off

February 27, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Longtime borough resident Les Floyd is best known as an artist, whose oils and acrylics were on display last weekend during a Black History Month reception at Verve Restaurant, Bistro & Lounge.

On Sunday, he returned to Verve to reveal that his artistic flair extends to the kitchen.

Floyd was declared the winner in the 4th annual Gumbo Cook-off contest sponsored ...

'Great Swamp Experience' Permanent Exhibit Opened This Week At EEC Ribbon Cutting in Basking Ridge

February 18, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ever since the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an act of US Congress in 1960 after a group of local activitists rallied to protect the land from development, the native habitat for hundreds of species of birds and other plants and living creatures has been also been a living classroom for learning about the environment.

Free permanent ...

Veterans Welcomed Home with Sweet Treats Donated by Somerset County Girl Scouts and Somerset Hills YMCA

February 26, 2017

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - On Saturday, February 11 veterans moving out of Valley Brook Village’s transitional housing into their own apartments received “Dinner in a Basket” from Girl Scouts from across Somerset County. Earlier in January, Girl Scouts from 15 troops combined efforts at an annual Girl Scout Pool Party held at Somerset Hills YMCA, a branch of Somerset County YMCA.

A Taste of Tewksbury

TEWKSBURY NJ - The Woman's Club of Tewksbury Township will host "A Taste of Tewksbury" on Saturday, March 25 at 6 PM at Merck and Company, 600 Corporate Drive, Lebanon, NJ 08858.  The event, sponsored by Tewksbury Fine Wines and Spirits, will host 13 restaurants offering gourmet food selections and premium wine, bourbon and whiskey tastings.  A portion of the profits ...

Peapack-Gladstone: Shared Service Leads to Sewer Fee Reduction

February 27, 2017

PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE NJ - A shared service agreement with Bedminster will lead to a ten percent reduction in the residential fixed sewer use fee in the twin borough, if the borough council approves an ordinance on Tuesday's agenda.  

According to the agreement, Peapack-Gladstone's Department of Public Works will manage the sewer transmission system and Bedminster's sewer ...

New Jersey American Water to Replace Water Main in Bernardsville

BERNARDSVILLE NJ - New Jersey American Water will replace water mains along Highview Avenue in Bernardsville in the coming months.  The Highview Avenue project will be one of three projects in Morris and Somerset Counties this spring.

Beginning this month, will be investing $3.1 million in new water mains in its services areas in Morris and Somerset counties. The approximate ...

Rep. Lance Answers Questions on Trump's Border Wall, Education and the Free Press

Editor’s note: This is the third in our series reporting on Rep. Leonard Lance’s Town Hall, which he held Wednesday evening at Raritan Valley Community College. The first installment reported on the protestors outside of the Town Hall, and Lance’s responses to questions about the Affordable Care Act and funding Planned Parenthood. The second installment covered the issues of ...

Twin Borough's Barn at Vernon Manor wins County Planning Award

February 24, 2017

PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE NJ - The Barn at Vernon Manor, which overlooks Peapack-Gladstone's Liberty Park, was one of six local projects who have recieved the 34th Annual Land Development and Planning Awards presented by the Somerset County Planning Board. 

“Each year, awards are presented for land development and planning that exemplify superior site design, address ...

TIMELY TAX TIPS: Avoiding the 10% Penalty in 5 Easy Steps

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- Do you want to access money from your retirement accounts but aren’t sure of the true costs involved?

As vehicles designed for saving for retirement, most retirement accounts have a set age requirement you must reach before making penalty-free income distributions. The age requirement is usually 59 1⁄2 but is sometimes as early as age 50. This means that, ...

TIMELY TAX TIPS: 2017 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- You’ve probably been told that one of the smartest financial moves to make is investing in your future by maxing out your retirement plan contributions.

Traditional IRA and Roth IRA investors have had the same $5,500 limit for years, with a $1,000 catch-up contribution option for those 50 years of age or older.

However, there are other retirement accounts that have ...

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Holds Jewish, Muslim Vigil to Raise Voices in Prayer

February 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With the political climate of today, and the concerns over threats of a Muslim registry and reports of hate crimes, one national group is looking to get communication going between all kinds of people - and the group held its first nationwide vigil, with one in Martinsville, Feb. 16.

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom held 100 vigils across the country, including one at ...

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County to Open Green Knoll Golf Course on Saturday

February 27, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County golfers will again have a wide choice of regulation courses from which to choose when four of the five Somerset County Park Commission courses are open for play for the 2017 season, according to a release from the Somerset County Parks Commission.

Green Knoll Golf Course on Garretson Road in Bridgewater, New Jersey will open for play at 7:00 A.M. on Saturday, ...

Craig’s List Ad Leads to Heroin Distribution Arrest

February 27, 2017

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A joint investigation between the Fairfield Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force led to the arrested of Hoboken resident William Renfro, 51, for possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of heroin within a school zone.

According to police, it was ...

Peapack-Gladstone Police Blotter: Response to Storm Damage

February 27, 2017

Monday 2/13/17 1:33 AM - Police, along with the Peapack-Gladstone First Aid Squad, responded to a Gladstone residence for a report of a 64 year old man experiencing dizziness. After being evaluated the victim was transported to Morristown Medical Center by the PG First Aid Squad.

Monday 2/13/17 3:30 AM - Police reported that a tree fell across Mendham Rd near #47. The tree pulled ...

Dispute Between Business Owner and Allegedly Drunken Employee Tops Police Blotter

PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE NJ - This is the Peapack-Gladstone Police Blotter for the week of February 6 through 13, 2017.

Monday 2/6/17 5:51 PM - Police reported a two car motor vehicle crash on Rt. 206 near Pottersville Rd. The rear-end crash occurred when a vehicle operated by a Succasunna woman struck a vehicle and then crashed into a guardrail. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and ...

TIMELY TAX TIPS: 2017 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

February 15, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- You’ve probably been told that one of the smartest financial moves to make is investing in your future by maxing out your retirement plan contributions.

Traditional IRA and Roth IRA investors have had the same $5,500 limit for years, with a $1,000 catch-up contribution option for those 50 years of age or older.

However, there are other retirement accounts that have ...

PeopleCare Center Accepting High School Scholarship Applications

February 27, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Board of Trustees of the PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits is accepting applications from Somerset County public high school seniors for the 2017 scholarship program.

The Board will award up to twelve scholarships in the amount of $1000 each based on community Involvement, extra-curricular activities, grades, and a 500-word response to the ...

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