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Bernards Fencing Falls to St. Peters Prep in State Semi-Final

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - The Bernards High School boys fencing team had a disappointing 12-15 loss against St. Peter’s Prep in the State Semi-Finals.  Bernards was missing its starting epee squad, Zack Yung, Aiden Banyon-Mrak and Jack Werrell, which had placed first at the Cetrulo tournament and in the District 2 tournament, but had to miss the semi-final due to a conflict with the epee event at the Junior Olympics in Kansas City.  The remaining team pulled together but was unable to defeat St. Peter's.  The saber squad contributed 2 wins (Vaughn Rice-1; Matt Monteverde-1); foil squad 6 wins (Kieran Farrell-2; Matthew Jacobs-3; Graham Brady-1); and the epee squad had 4 wins  (David Hu-1; Jameson Matinho-2;  Rafay Chaudhry-1). Teammates Vaughn Rice and Matthew Jacobs, as well as Caroline Sullivan and Edith Po from the girls team will also compete in the Junior Olympic events this weekend. The boys fencing team will reconvene on Wednesday, February 22nd to battle Wayne Hills for 3rd place at Morris Hills High School.

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Somerville Mayor Gallagher Seeks GOP Nod as County Freeholder Candidate

February 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Longtime Republican Mayor Brian Gallagher trusts his instincts, and his instincts tell him the time is right to move on and seek higher office.

Gallagher confirmed on Monday that he is lobbying members of the Somerset County Republican Committee to be selected as the candidate who will replace veteran Somerset County Freeholder Director Peter Palmer, who is retiring at the end ...

Ciattarelli Calls Sanctuary City Legislation “Reckless and Irresponsible”

February 15, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Republican gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) slammed, as reckless and irresponsible, Democrat-sponsored legislation in Trenton that forces state taxpayers to financially support New Jersey cities that choose to defy federal law and, in so doing, encourage illegal immigration.
 
Ciattarelli, a frequent critic of Governor Christie, ...

Dispute Between Business Owner and Allegedly Drunken Employee Tops Police Blotter

February 18, 2017

PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE NJ - This is the Peapack-Gladstone Police Blotter for the week of February 6 through 13, 2017.

Monday 2/6/17 5:51 PM - Police reported a two car motor vehicle crash on Rt. 206 near Pottersville Rd. The rear-end crash occurred when a vehicle operated by a Succasunna woman struck a vehicle and then crashed into a guardrail. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and ...

Peapack-Gladstone P.D.: A Busy Week on Route 206

PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE NJ - This is the Peapack-Gladstone Police Blotter for the week of January 30 through February 5.

Monday 1/30/17 9:59 PM - Police reported that they responded to a residence on Main Street for a dispute between two individuals over retrieving property from a motor vehicle. Officers were able to mediate the return of personal property to the rightful owner.

Tuesday ...

TIMELY TAX TIPS: 2017 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

February 15, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- You’ve probably been told that one of the smartest financial moves to make is investing in your future by maxing out your retirement plan contributions.

Traditional IRA and Roth IRA investors have had the same $5,500 limit for years, with a $1,000 catch-up contribution option for those 50 years of age or older.

However, there are other retirement accounts that have ...

Crisis listening line to offer suicide prevention training and volunteering opportunities

February 14, 2017

Are you a good listener? Do you want to make a difference in the life of someone in crisis? 

Crisis listening line Caring Contact will be offering Excellence in Listening training beginning March 20 at the First Baptist Church at 170 Elm Street in Westfield. Classes run for three hours one night a week, plus one full weekend, ending June 12.

This award-winning training enables ...

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