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Somerset Patriots Host Tribute to U.S. Military Veterans at TD Bank Ballpark

August 19, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, along with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 452, will honor veterans and current military members before the Patriots game on Sunday, Aug. 25, with gates opening at 4 p.m at TD Bank Ballpark.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the special ceremony expected to begin at 4:15 p.m..

This year’s event will honor the Guards of the ...

Bernardsville Earmarks $2.18M from Open Space Trust Fund for 2 Property Purchases

August 20, 2019

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The borough has proposed two ordinances that would appropriate a total of $2.18 million from its Open Space Trust Fund to purchase two properties that it intends to use for recreation and open space purposes.

Bernardsville recently purchased a 5-acre property at 251 Claremont Road from Walter and Susan Makoc that sits adjacent to the Peter’s Tract parcel, a ...

Three Proposals Unveiled for Downtown Bernardsville Redevelopment

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Borough Council heard the details from three different development groups regarding the Quimby Village revitalization plan during a lengthy public meeting Aug. 12.

Phil Abramson, the chief executive officer of Topology--the firm that assisted the borough in writing the initial Request for Proposals (RFPs) late in 2018--gave a presentation summing up the ...

Bernardsville Mulls Option of Luxury Commuter Buses Direct to Manhattan

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Downtown Redevelopment Committee's plan for improvements in the borough include consideration of a private commuting services company that would provide direct busing to New York City.

The borough has approached Boxcar, a Chatham-based integrated commuting firm, with the idea of adding a luxury commuter bus route directly to Manhattan as an alternative to taking ...

Local Student to Star in Shore Production of 'Alice in Wonderland'

August 16, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Ashley Narsu, who is heading into her junior year at Ridge High School, will play the lead role in a production of Alice in Wonderland at Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal Park at the Jersey Shore, Aug. 18-25.

Narsu will be performing with the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater for the second time. She performed with the company in The Jungle Book earlier this ...

Sign Up for This Year's County Caper at EEC to Explore County Parks

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- It's time again to register for County Caper games coming up on Aug. 24 and 25 that give county residents a chance to play a live-action game, and also to explore, learn, and protect Somerset County's parks and other natural areas. 

The County Caper events will again be led by the naturalists at the Somerset County-owned Environmental ...

Somerset Hills Schools Rank in Top 40 of New Jersey’s Best Districts by Niche.com

August 8, 2019

SOMERSET HILLS REGION, NJ – In real estate website Niche.com’s annual rankings of New Jersey public school systems for the 2019-20 academic year, the Somerset Hills School District came in No. 5 in Somerset County and No. 40 in the entire state.

According to figures reported by Niche.com, the district has 1,974 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1.

TAPinto Receives NewsGuard's Highest Rating for Credibility

August 17, 2019

TAPinto recently received a “green” rating from NewsGuard, a startup that has created a credibility ratings system and “nutrition labels” for online news.  A green rating, the highest rating provided to online news sites, indicates that a news site satisfies all nine of NewsGuard’s criteria.

“Readers should have confidence that what they are reading ...

Pino For Sheriff Campaign to File Election Complaint Due to Evidence of Alleged Voting Irregularities in Primaries

August 7, 2019

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff’s candidate Tim Pino, of Bridgewater, and his team are planning to file an election complaint with the attorney general’s office following evidence of voting irregularities in the June 4 primary election, particularly at a voting location in Bridgewater, according to a release from the campaign.

According to the release, the campaign ...

Bernardsville Earmarks $2.18M from Open Space Trust Fund for 2 Property Purchases

August 20, 2019

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The borough has proposed two ordinances that would appropriate a total of $2.18 million from its Open Space Trust Fund to purchase two properties that it intends to use for recreation and open space purposes.

Bernardsville recently purchased a 5-acre property at 251 Claremont Road from Walter and Susan Makoc that sits adjacent to the Peter’s Tract parcel, a ...

Sign Up for This Year's County Caper at EEC to Explore County Parks

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- It's time again to register for County Caper games coming up on Aug. 24 and 25 that give county residents a chance to play a live-action game, and also to explore, learn, and protect Somerset County's parks and other natural areas. 

The County Caper events will again be led by the naturalists at the Somerset County-owned Environmental ...

Somerset Patriots Host Tribute to U.S. Military Veterans at TD Bank Ballpark

August 19, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, along with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 452, will honor veterans and current military members before the Patriots game on Sunday, Aug. 25, with gates opening at 4 p.m at TD Bank Ballpark.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the special ceremony expected to begin at 4:15 p.m..

This year’s event will honor the Guards of the ...

Animal Shelter Taking Part in Clear the Shelters Event

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, on Commons Way in Bridgewater, is taking part in the National Clear the Shelters Event Aug. 17 from noon to 4 p.m.

According to a release, all animals over 6 months of age will have their adoption fees waived for qualified adopters. In addition, the release said, all kittens under 6 months of age will be $50.

"We are thrilled to ...

Cross-Country Cancer Crusader Visits Overlook Before Completing Seventh 'Tour de America'

SUMMIT, NJ - He hasn't slept in his own bed for 14 months and, in his own words, "his body is shot", but Brent Bundy is set to complete the sixth edition of something most folks couldn't even contemplate doing -- riding across the United States on a bicycle.

Bundy doesn't do it for fun or fitness, rather the 'Tour de America' treks are labors ...

State-of-the-Art Pediatric Rehabilitation Center Reopens in Morristown

August 14, 2019

One-stop shop offers providers and therapy in a single location

MORRISTOWN, NJ  — Atlantic Health System’s pediatric rehabilitation and physical therapy program has reopened in a brand-new space at 55 Madison Avenue in Morristown.

Larger than the previous center and filled with state-of-the-art therapy equipment, the open-gym facility is able to treat a wide variety of ...

What is A.C.E.S. and Why Does it Matter?

The term A.C.E.S has been in the news lately with regard to two seemingly unrelated points: multiple recent mass shootings and an NBC News article titled “Kicking Kids Out of Preschool is Damaging… Why is it Still Happening?” Events such as these are not isolated and they can have a cascading effect on society. Families and children who have not suffered a recent loss or tragic ...

Peapack-Gladstone Appoints a Special Officer Class II

August 11, 2019

PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE, NJ -- The Peapack and Gladstone Borough Council recently appointed a new Special Officer Class II.

In response to the police department's expressed need for a Special Officer Class II, the council appointed Michael Calafiore as a probationary Special Officer Class II at a rate of $20 per hour. His hiring became effective on Aug. 5.

The police department ...

Car Stolen From Sycamore Court Residence in Bernardsville

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- A red Audi A6 was reported stolen from Sycamore Court early Saturday morning.

According to Bernards Township police, the theft occurred around 2:25 a.m. on Aug. 3. Police reported that a White 2018 BMW M#3 was apparently involved in the theft of the Audi.

Sgt. Robert Herndon of the Bernards Township Police Department began pursuit of both cars at about 2:41 a.m., 16 ...

Olcott Ave. Road Work Nears Completion in Bernardsville

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Large sections of Olcott Avenue near Bernards High School have been closed to through traffic this week for a project conducted by New Jersey American Water.

The water company has been drilling in the street to prepare for the installation of a new water line.

"All residents have still had access to their homes, and the blockade has been easy to get around," ...

Three Proposals Unveiled for Downtown Bernardsville Redevelopment

August 18, 2019

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Borough Council heard the details from three different development groups regarding the Quimby Village revitalization plan during a lengthy public meeting Aug. 12.

Phil Abramson, the chief executive officer of Topology--the firm that assisted the borough in writing the initial Request for Proposals (RFPs) late in 2018--gave a presentation summing up the ...

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Ridge H.S. Italian Student wins Study Trip to Italy

August 14, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- As they do every year, Ridge High School Italian language students sat for the National Italian Exam (NIE), sponsored by The American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI).

More than 5,500 students from across the country and Puerto Rico participated. The exam highlights student achievement and promotes enjoyment of Italian language and culture. There are prizes -- ...

What is A.C.E.S. and Why Does it Matter?

August 11, 2019

The term A.C.E.S has been in the news lately with regard to two seemingly unrelated points: multiple recent mass shootings and an NBC News article titled “Kicking Kids Out of Preschool is Damaging… Why is it Still Happening?” Events such as these are not isolated and they can have a cascading effect on society. Families and children who have not suffered a recent loss or tragic ...

TAPinto Receives NewsGuard's Highest Rating for Credibility

August 17, 2019

TAPinto recently received a “green” rating from NewsGuard, a startup that has created a credibility ratings system and “nutrition labels” for online news.  A green rating, the highest rating provided to online news sites, indicates that a news site satisfies all nine of NewsGuard’s criteria.

“Readers should have confidence that what they are reading ...

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