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Boys Basketball: Bernards Nearly Shocks Bound Brook in OT

January 16, 2019

BOUND BROOK, NJ -- The Bernards boys basketball team narrowly missed out on scoring one of the biggest upset victories in the state this month.

Bound Brook survived a major scare from youthful Bernards and won, 74-73, over the Mountaineers in overtime Tuesday night. Andrew Holmes scored 32 points for Bernards (1-10), which rallied from an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit to send the game ...

Bernards Wrestlers Place High in Somerset County Tournament

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -- The Bernards wrestling team placed fifth in last weekend's Somerset County Tournament with 101 points. Watchung Hills won the team title.

Bernards wrestler Justin Villani came in second place in the 120-pound weight class. He decisioned his opponent from Pingry, 12-6, in the semifinals before losing to champion Jake Bash of Watchung HIlls, 12-3, in the final.

Luke ...

Bernards Boys and Girls Fencing Teams Shine at Cetrulo and Santelli Events

MADISON, NJ -- The Bernards fencing teams both made impressive showings at weekend events at Drew University.

The Bernards boys team came in sixth overall out of 48 participating schools in the Cetrulo Fencing Tournament on Saturday. That performance included a first-place finish for the Bernards boys epee squad consisting of Jack Werrell, Rafay Chaudhry and Jameson Matinho

The ...

My Little Party Place Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Make Your Own Pizza and Sundae Party

January 14, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - My Little Party Place is a party space offering all-inclusive onsite planning for your child's special day! Weekday arts and crafts, special events, Summer and School's Out Workshops. Some of their party activities include slime making, spa days, pizza making and canvas painting.

Marisa Colllazo, owner of My Little Party Place, is ...

'Nocturnal Nature' Through A Child's Eye Show Open Into February

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- The 27th annual Nature Through a Child's Eye exhibit of Somerset County elementary students' art with an environmental theme, will be on display through Feb. 3 at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge, with receptions on Jan. 12 or 13 for student artists from 13 schools.

The theme this year is ...

Meet the Master Brewer of Untied Brewing Company, Opening in New Providence

January 15, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Untied Brewing Company is gearing up for the opening of their brewery and tasting room to the public very soon. Through meticulous planning with world and national award-winning Head Brewer, Tim Stumpf, Untied has spared no expense in making their brewery the best it can be from the very start.  

Tim Stumpf is a beer, sports and nature lover from Newark, DE with a ...

Obituary: Vojkan Zlatkov, 42, Owner of Court House Sub Shop in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Vojkan Zlatkov, the affable owner of Courthouse Subs, who knew  his regular customers by name as well as their preferred breakfast or lunch order, died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 6.

He was 42.

Vojkan and his brother Dan were co-owners of the popular eatery at 16 E. Main St.,, directly across the street from the historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Rather than ...

'Nocturnal Nature' Through A Child's Eye Show Open Into February

January 12, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- The 27th annual Nature Through a Child's Eye exhibit of Somerset County elementary students' art with an environmental theme, will be on display through Feb. 3 at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge, with receptions on Jan. 12 or 13 for student artists from 13 schools.

The theme this year is ...

Overview Information Presented on Plans for New Valley Road Bridge Between Bernards and Long Hill

January 16, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Conceptual details on an $8.5 million replacement bridge for a crumbling 1931 structure on Valley Road that crsses over the Passaic River and links Bernards and Long Hill townships were presented at Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, with a key part of the proposal being a promise to keep two lanes open throughout the ...

New Bernardsville Mayor Canose Reacts to Study Showing NJ Atop National List of Outbound Migration

BERNARDSVILLE,  NJ -- More residents moved out of New Jersey than any other state in 2018, with 66.8 percent of New Jersey moves being outbound, according to United Van Lines’ 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year.

New Bernardsville Mayor Mary Jane Canose told TAPinto Somerset Hills that she believes the ...

New Peapack-Gladstone Mayor Skinner Addresses Residents

PEAPACK-GLADSTONE, NJ -- Greg Skinner, who was elected the new mayor of the borough two months ago as an independent candidate, recently drafted a letter to the residents of the community upon his inauguration to the post.

Skinner ran on a platform of "measured fiscal responsibility" and conservation and preservation of open space, among other issues. He is a native of England who ...

Free Rabies Shots for Dogs and Cats at Saturday Clinic in Bernards

January 9, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled another free rabies shot clinic for all dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to noon on this Saturday, Jan. 12.

No appointment is necessary for the rabies vaccinations, which will be provided at the Bernards Township Public Works Garage, 277 South Maple Ave., in Basking Ridge.

[Updated] On Wednesday, ...

Technology, Social Media and Play

Technology and social media have had profound effects on our world, but have these advances changed our communities and values, the way we parent our children?

CBS This Morning recently covered a story on the importance of unstructured play.  Dr. Tara Narula reviewed what the American Academy of Pediatrics advises for proper child development and states "play is not frivolous; it is ...

Meet the Master Brewer of Untied Brewing Company, Opening in New Providence

January 15, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Untied Brewing Company is gearing up for the opening of their brewery and tasting room to the public very soon. Through meticulous planning with world and national award-winning Head Brewer, Tim Stumpf, Untied has spared no expense in making their brewery the best it can be from the very start.  

Tim Stumpf is a beer, sports and nature lover from Newark, DE with a ...

Bernardsville Issues Request For Proposals to Redevelop Downtown Area

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Borough of Bernardsville just before the 2018 holidays issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from developers to renovate and transform a block in the downtown district.

The request cites "recent shifts in consumer behavior" that have had an adverse effect on retail businesses downtown, as more consumers opt for shopping online. The committee charged with ...

Bedminster Hike & Bike Trail Closed

January 3, 2019

BEDMINSTER, NJ -- A portion of Bedminster Township’s Hike & Bike Trail will be closed for safety reasons until further notice. 

According to the township website, the trail, which was blocked off this week due to a motor vehicle accident, will be closed between Robertson Drive in The Hills development and the River Road jughandle on the north side of the North ...

New Bernardsville Mayor Canose Reacts to Study Showing NJ Atop National List of Outbound Migration

January 13, 2019

BERNARDSVILLE,  NJ -- More residents moved out of New Jersey than any other state in 2018, with 66.8 percent of New Jersey moves being outbound, according to United Van Lines’ 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year.

New Bernardsville Mayor Mary Jane Canose told TAPinto Somerset Hills that she believes the ...

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Somerset Prosecutor Investigates Jan. 9 Shooting Death

January 11, 2019

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 29-year-old Old Bridge man is dead following a shooting incident at residence on Farm Lane in Bound Brook on Jan. 9, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bound Brook Chief of Police Vito Bet confirmed the death of Terrence C. Coulanges.

Robertson provided the following details:

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Technology, Social Media and Play

January 8, 2019

Technology and social media have had profound effects on our world, but have these advances changed our communities and values, the way we parent our children?

CBS This Morning recently covered a story on the importance of unstructured play.  Dr. Tara Narula reviewed what the American Academy of Pediatrics advises for proper child development and states "play is not frivolous; it is ...

My Little Party Place Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Make Your Own Pizza and Sundae Party

January 14, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - My Little Party Place is a party space offering all-inclusive onsite planning for your child's special day! Weekday arts and crafts, special events, Summer and School's Out Workshops. Some of their party activities include slime making, spa days, pizza making and canvas painting.

Marisa Colllazo, owner of My Little Party Place, is ...