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Field Hockey: Bernards Overpowers South Plainfield, 5-0

September 25, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - In an inter-county battle between one-loss field hockey teams, Bernards scored an overwhelming 5-0 victory over South Plainfield on Monday.

Lilly Hengerer scored two goals and helped with one assist, and Harley Rosenzweig also netted two goals for Bernards (9-1), which scored two goals in the first half and three more in the second.

Meghen Hengerer also scored for the ...

Girls Soccer: Bernards Advances in Somerset County Tournament, 6-0, Over Manville

BERNARDS, NJ - The Bernards girls soccer team advanced in the opening round of the Somerset County Tournament Saturday morning with a 6-0 victory over Manville.

Ahjin Yoo and Katelin Brito each scored two goals and Makenna Davis and Jenna McHale scored one goal apiece for the Mountaineers (3-1).

Bernards outshot Manville, 22-3.

Girls Soccer: Bernards Blanks Bloomield, 4-0

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bernards scored three goals in the second half to pull away for a 4-0 girls soccer victory over Bloomfield on Friday.

Katelin Brito scored a goal and passed for two assists for Bernards (5-1). Makenna Davis, Laurel McHale and Eleanor Taylor each scored one goal.

Ahjin Yoo contributed an assist for the Mountaineers, who outshot Bloomfield, 14-8, and Susan Oberschmidt made ...

Belle Tones Perform at Raritan Library in Honor of John Basilone

September 25, 2017

RARITAN, NJ - The Belle Tones performed at the Raritan Public Library Saturday in honor of the weekend leading up to the Basilone Parade Sunday.

The Belle Tones are a musical trio who sing and dance their way from the 1920s through the 1950s, especially patriotic songs. They have performed at venues like state theatres, sporting events and fairs.

Somerset County School Aged Population Declines for a Fourth Consecutive Year

September 16, 2017

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - Somerset County's school-aged population has declined for the fourth consecutive year, according to statistics released by the New Jersey Department of Education.  The total school-aged population in the county decreased by 3.5 percent since the 2012-2013 school year, declining from 53,260 to 51,315.

Enrollment in the Somerset Hills echoes the overall decline ...

Looking for Weeknight Dinner Ideas? A Local Author has the Plan

September 16, 2017

BERNARDSVILLE NJ - Award-winning Gladstone author Caroline Campion will hold a book signing to celebrate the publication of her new cookbook, "The Dinner Plan".  Campion will appear at the Bookworm in Bernardsville on Saturday, September 23 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  The book signing will be celebrated with refreshments and a raffle.

"The Dinner Plan" will answer ...

N.J. Golf Foundation Annual Golf Classic, Raises $187,000 to Support Youth, Military and Special Needs Programs

September 14, 2017

BEDMINSTER, N.J., The New Jersey Golf Foundation (NJGF), the charitable arm of the New Jersey Section, PGA of America (NJPGA), announced that the 11th Annual NJGF Golf Classic raised $187,000 to support dynamic golf programming for youth, military and individuals with special needs.

The NJGF Golf Classic, the signature event on the Foundation’s annual calendar was held on August 14 at ...

Update: NJ Transit Re-Opens the Gladstone Branch

September 21, 2017

GLADSTONE NJ - At 1:17 PM this afternoon, New Jersey Transit made the following announcement:

"Gladstone Branch rail service along the M&E Lines has resumed full regularly scheduled service as of 12:30pm following emergency repair work. The P. M. peak period ride home will have full regularly scheduled service originating in PSNY and HOB making all scheduled stops."

The ...

President Trump Returns to Bedminster Today

BEDMINSTER NJ - President Trump will return to Trump National Golf Club late this afternoon after a day of meetings with word leaders in New York.  According to the White House pool press report for today, the President will depart New York at 4:00 PM for a 4:20 PM arrival at the club.

As with all presidential visits Temporary Flight Restrictions will be in place.  Consult ...

Service on Gladstone Branch is Suspended

GLADSTONE NJ - NJ TRANSIT’s regular Gladstone Branch rail service along the Morris & Essex Lines is temporarily suspended until further notice due to emergency repair work. Customers should check njtransit.com for updated information. Customers also should listen for station announcements for alternate train service.

NJ TRANSIT rail tickets and passes are being ...

Morristown Medical Center Surgeon to Be Featured on ABC’s 20/20

September 13, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Long before becoming a general surgery resident at Morristown Medical Center, Dr. Christopher McCulloh experienced a life-changing event nine years ago that would be one of his greatest tests of will just six months before starting medical school at Case Western Reserve University, the top-ranked private research university in Ohio.

It was a typical a Sunday evening, as ...

Morning Traffic Accident on I-78 in Bedminster

September 12, 2017

BEDMINSTER NJ - There has been a motor vehicle accident on I-78 eastbound in Bedminster, near the Rattlesnake Bridge Road interchange, according to an official report Tuesday morning.  

The report, issued by BNN (Breaking News Network) at 7:33 a.m., indicated that there was smoke coming from the vehicle, and that at least one person was entrapped. Medevac has been requested to come ...

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Raritan Hosts Annual Basilone Parade to Honor Marine Hero

September 25, 2017

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough held the 36th annual John Basilone Memorial Parade down Somerset Street Sunday, featuring grand marshall Herb Patullo; Marines and other veterans; members of Basilone's family; first responders; scouts and many more.

The parade concluded with a ceremony that featured the laying of wreaths at the John Basilone statue, followed by music and displays of ...

Extreme Haircuts: Bateman, Ciattarelli Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

September 25, 2017

SERGEANTSVILLE, NJ – State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon) and state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16th) sat side-by-side yesterday at the Sergeantsville Volunteer Fire Company to get a no-frills haircut.

Nothing fancy, no clipping, no styling, and no comb or scissors were necessary.

“It took about three minutes,” ...

Somerset County 4-H Holds Open House for Prospective Members Oct. 4

September 25, 2017

The Somerset County 4-H Program will welcome prospective members at an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ted Blum 4-H Center at 310 Milltown Road, Bridgewater. 

4-H is a youth development program for youth in kindergarten through the first year in college, with the primary goals of teaching public speaking, leadership, community service and ...