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Somerset County Baseball Tournament: Ridge Defeats Rutgers Prep 6-0

May 23, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Ridge baseball team made quick work of Rutgers Prep, but not before the top-seeded Red Devils had to sweat things out for the first three innings.

Ridge didn't get a hit until the fourth inning, but then the floodgates opened, and the Red Devils scored three runs each in the fourth and fifth innings and rode the two-hit pitching of Connor Byrne to a 6-0 victory for ...

VIDEO: Active Shooter Simulation in Jersey City, Bordentown City Plant Could Grow into Marijuana Business, 'Greta's Run' in Westfield Returns and Montville Softball Wins County Title

NEW JERSEY - First responders in Jersey City hold an active shooter drill. Plus, the former Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown City could become home to a mariujana business. And, the Montville softball team wins its first county title. Also "'Greta's Run" memorial 5k returns to Westfield, which helps raise money for local charities. 

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New Jersey Republicans Propose Bills to Immediately Reimburse Thousands of Dollars in Surplus Money to Taxpayers

NEW JERSEY — Could New Jerseyans be getting a tax rebate?

The Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to commit to expanding tax relief. An update from State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio showed a total of more than $9 billion of tax over collections in the current year and almost $7.8 billion more in revenue ...

Classic Cruizers Help Drive Visitors, Dollars to Downtown Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Friday nights on Main Street are synonymous with polished chrome bumpers, fenders with curves, big block engines and more than a few sets of fuzzy dice hanging off rear view mirrors.

Thousands of car enthusiasts and visitors come to Somerville on a Friday night to enjoy the dichotomy of Detroit iron, from Model T Fords, big fin Caddys and high-powered ...

Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 30,

May 22, 2022

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The annual Memorial Day Parade will step off at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30.

The parade will start at the intersection of Church Street and Morristown Road, then continue down Route 202 to Borough Hall where there will be a Veteran's Flag ceremony.

 

 

 

 

Deadline Set for June 28 for Sale of Bernards Twp. Liquor License with $625,000 Minimum Bid

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ If you'd like to buy a liquor license in order to serve alcohol at your establishment in Bernards Township, you have until 11 a.m. on June 28 to do so _ and you also have to come up with a 20 percent deposit on the price you'd be willing to pay. The township has set the minimum bid on the brand new license at $625,000.

All bids must be submitted to the Bernards ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

Somerset County Baseball Tournament: Ridge Defeats Rutgers Prep 6-0

May 23, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Ridge baseball team made quick work of Rutgers Prep, but not before the top-seeded Red Devils had to sweat things out for the first three innings.

Ridge didn't get a hit until the fourth inning, but then the floodgates opened, and the Red Devils scored three runs each in the fourth and fifth innings and rode the two-hit pitching of Connor Byrne to a 6-0 victory for ...

Baseball Player Aubrey Fresolone is the Valairco Heating & Cooling Bernards Athlete of the Week

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Bernards baseball player Aubrey Fresolone is a prime example of a pitcher who can be successful without scorching the radar gun at 85 mph.

Fresolone, a senior right-hander, has enjoyed a strong 2022 season thanks to his consistent command of the strike zone.

"Aubrey is a very hard worker," Bernards baseball coach Jeff Falzarano said. "He puts in extra ...

Girls Lacrosse Player Casey Falduto is the Valairco Heating & Cooling Bernards Athlete of the Week

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Although she has been a consistent scorer for the last two seasons, Bernards girls lacrosse player Casey Falduto's most prolific game of this season came in the team's biggest game to that point.

Falduto scored six goals, passed for an assist, picked up four ground balls and won two faceoffs last weekend when the Mountaineers defeated Watchung Hills, 15-6, in the ...

Classic Cruizers Help Drive Visitors, Dollars to Downtown Somerville

May 23, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Friday nights on Main Street are synonymous with polished chrome bumpers, fenders with curves, big block engines and more than a few sets of fuzzy dice hanging off rear view mirrors.

Thousands of car enthusiasts and visitors come to Somerville on a Friday night to enjoy the dichotomy of Detroit iron, from Model T Fords, big fin Caddys and high-powered ...

Crowd Turns Out For Hot Charter Day 2022 in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township's Charter Day is always billed as a "rain or shine" event, and this year there was plenty of sunshine, as well as real summer weather.

Nevertheless, hundreds of local children, teens, parents and visitors came to downtown Basking Ridge on Saturday, May 21, for the 26th annual Charter Day celebration of the township's ...

Charter Day Returns This Saturday to Downtown Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - After two years of being called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bernards Township's annual Charter Day celebration returns to downtown Basking Ridge from noon to 6 p.m. this Saturday, May 21.

The wait will be over for local children and other area residents who have missed the big event, which mixes fun, food, families, friends, displays and live music, and ...

Deadline Set for June 28 for Sale of Bernards Twp. Liquor License with $625,000 Minimum Bid

May 18, 2022

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ If you'd like to buy a liquor license in order to serve alcohol at your establishment in Bernards Township, you have until 11 a.m. on June 28 to do so _ and you also have to come up with a 20 percent deposit on the price you'd be willing to pay. The township has set the minimum bid on the brand new license at $625,000.

All bids must be submitted to the Bernards ...

Murphy Visits Somerville Neighborhood to Promote Property Tax Relief

May 12, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy visited a modest neighborhood in Somerville Thursday morning, where a small crowd of local officials sat on folding chairs in the middle of Camman Place to hear the governor highlight his $900M property tax relief program.

The Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters Property Tax Relief Program is part of the ...

Campaign Aims to 'Buy a Veteran a Burger' for Memorial Day Picnic

May 12, 2022

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - There’s a jar sitting on a counter at John's Meat Market at 389 Park Ave. in Scotch Plains with a sign, “Buy a Veteran a Burger! For Previously Homeless Veterans.” The sign raises a lot of questions: What Veterans? Why a burger? How will they get their burgers? 

The answers to those questions and more arrived via email this week

The ...

Bernardsville Car Show Unveils 'Power Wheels Parade' for Youngsters

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - There's always something new in the offing when Downtown Bernardsville has an event. This time the Bernardsville Car Show has something special for youngsters - a "Power Wheels Parade."

 

The Car Show, which begins at 9 a.m. on June 5, has added a special event for children to make it extra fun for the younger set - now they can be part of the ...

Overlook Medical Center Looks “Ahead” to Hospital’s Future at Campaign Kickoff

SUMMIT, NJ – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially support the ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Clinical Officer

May 23, 2022

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and high-quality care for patients across the region.

Working directly with Atlantic Health ...

Overlook Medical Center Looks “Ahead” to Hospital’s Future at Campaign Kickoff

SUMMIT, NJ – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially support the ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – May 10, 2022 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

May 17, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

Personnel Changes Underway at Bernards Police Department

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A number of officer promotions and another retirement of a longtime officer have taken place, or pending at the Bernards Township police department.

Two officers were recently promoted, and additional sergeant promotions are in the works, said Police Chief Michael Shimsky, He said the anticipated group swearing in for the officers is June 1.

Sgt. Glen Amerman was ...

Late Somerset County Detective to Have Name Engraved on National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Late Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Detective James Yeager is finally having his name engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, in Washington D.C., with a ceremony set for May 19 as part of National Police Week.

It has been 22 years since the detective died during an on-duty motor vehicle accident July 10, 2000.

Yeager, according to a release, ...

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'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

Late Somerset County Detective to Have Name Engraved on National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

May 12, 2022

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Late Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Detective James Yeager is finally having his name engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, in Washington D.C., with a ceremony set for May 19 as part of National Police Week.

It has been 22 years since the detective died during an on-duty motor vehicle accident July 10, 2000.

Yeager, according to a release, ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Clinical Officer

May 23, 2022

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and high-quality care for patients across the region.

Working directly with Atlantic Health ...