Top Local News

NJ Apple Picking Farm Provides Husky Dogs a Better Life

September 23, 2020

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help rid the orchard of critters and provide a better life ...

Bedminster Resident Founds Independence for Veterans Charitable Organization

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Bedminster resident Stacia McDonough, the widow of a decorated U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran, Sgt. John E. McDonough, has launched “Independence for Veterans, Inc.” a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The organization is aptly named, as Sgt. McDonough’s birth date was July 4.

McDonough has volunteered with New Jersey’s ...

Bedminster Township Committee Meets In-Person for First Time Since March

BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Bedminster Township Committee on Monday night met in person for the first time in nearly seven months, since before the start of the coronavirus pandemic last March.

“We could meet in person, socially distanced, broadcast the meeting on Zoom so that we could be in person, meet together in person, yet still have a public accessible meeting,” Bedminster ...

5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...

Bedminster Township Committee Meets In-Person for First Time Since March

September 22, 2020

BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Bedminster Township Committee on Monday night met in person for the first time in nearly seven months, since before the start of the coronavirus pandemic last March.

“We could meet in person, socially distanced, broadcast the meeting on Zoom so that we could be in person, meet together in person, yet still have a public accessible meeting,” Bedminster ...

With Riding Lessons Still On Hold, Lord Stirling Is Open For Dog Walks

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Although horseback riding lessons at Lord Stirling Stable offered to the public for many decades are still on hold, the Somerset County Park Commission is continuing to study the feasibility of resuming stable operations _ the county issued a reminder this week that weekly Saturday dog walks are continuing on winter hours. The usual $3 dog fee is being ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

Pre-season Sports Practices Still on Hold at Bernards High School

September 17, 2020

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — With just two weeks until the scheduled start of the revamped fall sports regular season, Bernards High School teams still are not back out on the field.

The Somerset Hills Regional School District in Bernardsville delayed the opening of in-person learning at Bernards High School in Bernardsville due to an unspecified number of COVID-19 cases.

At the time, school ...

Bernardsville to Split Costs to Renovate Kiwanis Little League Field

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Bernardsville Borough Council on Monday night passed an ordinance to pay $11,000 of the total cost of renovations to the Kiwanis Little League Field.

The borough will divide the overall cost of $21,550 with the Somerset Hills Little League, which has contracted with Georgia Golf Construction Inc. of Woodbine for improvements to the complex.

The Somerset Hills ...

Somerset Hills Harmony Chorus Finds a Way to Sing Together Again

September 22, 2020

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Live singing has been on a forced worldwide shutdown since early March due to suspected instances of massive aerosol spreading of coronavirus among participants. Choral singing has been shunned over fears of pandemic plumes, but local a cappella chorus Somerset Hills Harmony has found a way to rehearse safely.

In August, Somerset Hills Harmony, an all-age open membership ...

More Than Ever, Central Jersey Jazz Fest is All About Improvisation

BUFFALO, NY - Sheila Anderson, co-producer of Sunday's 11th annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival, was in Somerville last September for the.conclusion of the three-day tri-county event, introducing the acts, working the crowd and staying busy behind the scenes as she has done since 2009.

Thousands brought their chairs and blankets and set up in front of the stage on East Main Street, ...

Bernards H.S. Classroom Doors Closed Until at Least 9/21; Other Schools Eye 9/15 Return

September 11, 2020

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Bernards High School classrooms will remain closed with all instruction online until at least Sept. 21, and other schools in the Somerset Hills School District will continue to conduct all virtual classes through at least Sept. 14 as a result of two separate issues.

According to a letter Superintendent Gretchen Dempsey sent to the school community, the ...

Webinar: Start Your Own Business with TAPinto

September 16, 2020

Are you thinking about starting TAPinto in your community?  Join us for an informational webinar about starting and owning your own local news site with TAPinto.

Webinars are being offered on:

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at noon.  Register here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 1 p.m.  Register here.

Lottery Ticket Sold in Basking Ridge Worth $387K

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — A lottery ticket worth more than $387,000 was sold at a service station in Basking Ridge.

Two tickets matched all five numbers drawn splitting the $775,198 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Sunday, Sept. 13 drawing. One of those tickets was purchased from the Basking Ridge Exxon at 305 King George Road.

Each ticket is worth $387,599.

Somerset County Clerk Releases Step-By-Step Vote by Mail Tutorials

September 21, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter has released online video and photo tutorials to assist voters participating in the 2020 General Election being held on Nov. 3. 

The election will be conducted primarily through Vote by Mail ballots, which will be delivered to every active voter in Somerset County, and the clerk's office is working to ensure all voters have the ...

5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

September 22, 2020

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...

How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

Planner: Bedminster 'Ahead of the Curve' in Affordable Housing Obligations

September 10, 2020

BEDMINSTER, NJ — After a court order had mandated that the township rezone land for additional affordable housing, Bedminster has made Pluckemin Village the focus of its obligations.

Township planner Frank Banisch said at the township's virtual Land Use meeting on Sept. 3 that Bedminster has "already done more than many of the other towns that have been involved in this ...

With Riding Lessons Still On Hold, Lord Stirling Is Open For Dog Walks

September 19, 2020

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Although horseback riding lessons at Lord Stirling Stable offered to the public for many decades are still on hold, the Somerset County Park Commission is continuing to study the feasibility of resuming stable operations _ the county issued a reminder this week that weekly Saturday dog walks are continuing on winter hours. The usual $3 dog fee is being ...

Bedminster Resident Founds Independence for Veterans Charitable Organization

September 23, 2020

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Bedminster resident Stacia McDonough, the widow of a decorated U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran, Sgt. John E. McDonough, has launched “Independence for Veterans, Inc.” a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The organization is aptly named, as Sgt. McDonough’s birth date was July 4.

McDonough has volunteered with New Jersey’s ...

Make-A-Wish Foundation Arranging Car Parade for Bernardsville Youth

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Make-A-Wish New Jersey, in partnership with the Bernardsville Police Department, Fire Department and the entire borough and surrounding communities, will host a surprise car parade in honor of a 10-year-old Bernardsville resident.

The youngster, Neil, will be surprised at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 with a convoy of police cars, fire trucks, motorcycles and ...

Somerville: Steeplechase Cancer Center Hosts Virtual Distance Run

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 12th annual Steeplechase Distance Run will be held virtually Sept. 27 to Oct. 4 to raise funds for the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility.

Participants can choose to walk, run, bike or swim during that week, or they can take our challenge and complete 100 miles throughout the entire month ...

Atlantic Health System’s four ACOs saved Medicare more than $21 million, improved care for 75,000 patients in 2019

September 21, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – SEPTEMBER 2020 – Atlantic Health System’s four accountable care organizations saved Medicare a total of more than $21 million through efforts to improve quality and reduce health care costs in 2019, according to recently released performance data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The four ACOs - Atlantic ACO, HealthCare Quality Partners ...

With Riding Lessons Still On Hold, Lord Stirling Is Open For Dog Walks

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Although horseback riding lessons at Lord Stirling Stable offered to the public for many decades are still on hold, the Somerset County Park Commission is continuing to study the feasibility of resuming stable operations _ the county issued a reminder this week that weekly Saturday dog walks are continuing on winter hours. The usual $3 dog fee is being ...

Somerville: Steeplechase Cancer Center Hosts Virtual Distance Run

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 12th annual Steeplechase Distance Run will be held virtually Sept. 27 to Oct. 4 to raise funds for the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility.

Participants can choose to walk, run, bike or swim during that week, or they can take our challenge and complete 100 miles throughout the entire month ...

Bernardsville Residents Can Unload Large Items on Household Clean-up Day

September 14, 2020

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Free Household Clean-up Day for private residences, multi-family dwellings apartment units and churches will be held only on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Bernardsville Compost Facility at 150 Pill Hill Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents will be allowed to dispose of one pick-up truck or van of material free of charge. Residents must provide proof of ...

Remembering Residents Lost on a Day that Changed Basking Ridge & the World

September 13, 2020

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ On a mild, seasonable Sept. 11 as it was 19 years ago, a crowd of residents, officials, Boy Scouts, family members and many first responders gathered briefly on Friday evening to pay homage to Bernards Township residents who lost their lives in the tragedy that unfolded on September 11, 2001.

The anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and ...

Bernardsville P.D. Encourages Residents to Assemble Emergency Kits

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — September is National Preparedness Month, and the Bernardsville Police Department is encouraging borough residents to assemble their own emergency kits.

The kit should include basic household items, police say. Following a disaster, people may find themselves without outside assistance for several days. Constructing and maintaining a kit stocked with needed ...

Basking Ridge Man Admits to Concealing Material Support to Terrorists

September 15, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – A Basking Ridge man admitted Tuesday that he concealed his attempts to provide material support to the militant Islamic Palestinian nationalist organization Hamas, according to federal authorities.

Jonathan Xie, 21, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp to one count of concealing attempts to provide material ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Ad

NJ Apple Picking Farm Provides Husky Dogs a Better Life

September 23, 2020

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help rid the orchard of critters and provide a better life ...

NJ Motor Vehicle Storage Facility Aims to Create Community for Car Enthusiasts

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Allison Kulesza, General Manager of Car Lofts in Fairfield, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur about the facility's unique offerings for car enthusiasts and how the business has managed and pivoted during the pandemic. 

Car Lofts is a vehicle storage facility with a private social club for car enthusiasts, along with rental venues ...

Somerset County Town Suspends Youth Athletic Programs Over COVID Concerns

September 20, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several youth recreational and competitive sports programs have been suspended due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases first reported by Mayor Douglas Tomson in a Health Advisory issued on Friday, Sept. 18.

Tomson confirmed the first person to test positive was associated with DC Gymnastics, a sprawling indoor athletic facility located in a building on Jill Court.

Quickly ...

Video Shows Four Gunmen Unleashing Hail of Bullets in New Brunswick

September 13, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A video shows four men emerging from a car with guns drawn and unleashing a hail of bullets that left two dead and six injured early Sunday morning.

In the video provided to TAPinto New Brunswick, the shooters can be seen emerging from the four-door sedan with hoods pulled down in front of their faces. They open fire in the direction of 32 Delafield Street, where ...

Atlantic Health System’s four ACOs saved Medicare more than $21 million, improved care for 75,000 patients in 2019

September 21, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – SEPTEMBER 2020 – Atlantic Health System’s four accountable care organizations saved Medicare a total of more than $21 million through efforts to improve quality and reduce health care costs in 2019, according to recently released performance data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The four ACOs - Atlantic ACO, HealthCare Quality Partners ...

Colin Hickey for Bedminster

September 18, 2020

Letter to the Editor     It’s not about which party can get their candidate elected, it’s about which public servant should be elected to get the job done. As he has proven over the last three years, Bedminster Township Committeeman Colin Hickey is that person. Motivated by a desire to serve the public, Colin adeptly represents our residents by taking seriously both the ...