Somerset Hills Top Stories

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- After arbitration in June between the township and PBA Local #366, salaries for the members of the Bedminster Police Department have been set in a resolution adopted at the Aug. 5 Township Committee meeting. Sergeants Christopher Cummins, Francesco Bernardo, Nanci Arraial, ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Red Oak College Planning will present a free workshop for parents and students on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and other information necessary to maximize the amount of financial aid one is capable of receiving. The workshop, which will begin at ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- A high school student from Basking Ridge is producing and directing his second all-student musical. Max Rodriguez, a rising sophomore at Ridge High School, is the director of "Into the Woods," which will be performed on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. at the Nash Theater at Raritan ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – For the third time in less than 24 hours, United States military aircraft forced a small single-engine plane to land at Central New Jersey Airport Saturday morning after it violated the airspace security zone in place for President Donald Trump’s weekend visit to his golf club in ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 7858 of Bernardsville, with members from throughout th Somerset Hills, has been continuing its tradition of making donations to the Bernards Township Library, which help the library acquire military related materials. Bernards Township ...

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PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE, NJ -- There still has been no definite date set for the repaving of roads in the borough. At the July 24 Borough Council meeting, Councilman Royal Smith expressed his disappointment that no date was set yet, but said "it looks like it will take place in the third or fourth ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ In cooperation with the Bernards Township parks & recreation department, Basking Ridge-based Trilogy Repertory Co. will this week begin its second set of 'Plays in the Park' outdoor performances with the Lerner and Loewe classic musical, "Brigadoon." "Brigadoon" is ...

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MILLBURN, NJ _ Seven Somerset Hills students have been selected to be a part of the Paper Mill Playhouse theater’s Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2019, and are scheduled to perform this week. Performances of New Voices of 2019: Learn Your Lessons Well are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- When Bernardsville Mayor Mary Jane Canose drives back into town from the south, she sees an eyesore that she believes could stand some improving. "When you come into town from Mt. Airy Road, you come over the bridge and you see those ugly cement walls with nothing on them," ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- For more than six decades, the Somerset Hills American Association of University University Women's used book sale has drawn book lovers from both near and far, along with book dealers, volunteers, and donors of thousands of volumes. This year, the sale begins on Thursday, ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- The New Jersey Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing approximately 13 miles of I-287 northbound in Somerset and Morris counties beginning on Monday, July 29. The $18 million, federally funded project will cover I-287 northbound from Route 202/206 just north of ...

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This year, New Jersey Youth Actors, a theatre group made up of youth artists from all around the state of New Jersey, is performing "Into the Woods" on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Nash Theater at RVCC. Visit rvccarts.com for online tickets. Nothing touches our imaginations more deeply ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- The Township Committee soon is likely to introduce an amendment to an existing ordinance on door-to-door solicitation in the municipality. Citing an overall increase in the number of applications for solicitation permits in Bedminster, the Township Committee has added a ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Borough Mayor Mary Jane Canose last week met with the Downtown Redevelopment Committee to discuss the three proposals they received this month from developers bidding to undertake the project of renovating and updating the Quimby Lane area in the center of town. "It's very ...

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SOMERSET HILLS REGION, NJ -- John Alencewicz of Bedminster was a member of Bryant University's graduating class of 2019. Alencewicz graduated with a Bachelor of Science in International Business degree in IB: Global Supply Chain Management. Two residents of Bernardsville were named to the ...

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SOMERSET HILLS AREA, NJ -- With the most severe heat of 2019 forecast to envelop the area this weekend, local police departments have issued notices to practice heat safety. The Bernardsville Police Department issued the following: Extreme Heat is expected for the next couple of days. Prepare ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Pill Hill Road will be undergoing paving through the end of this week, according to the Bernardsville Police Department. Weather permitting, the contractor will return to Pill Hill Road on Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19 to pave the roadway. Paving work will again ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- The Center for Contemporary Art will present Michael Reynolds’ documentary, “Under the Great Oak,” which celebrates the life of the great oak tree that lived in the Basking Ridge community for more than 600 years. The film illustrates the impact the tree had on the community ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The borough is likely to remain pot-free after the introduction of an ordinance that would prohibit marijuana facilities in Bernardsville. There will be a public hearing on Monday Aug. 12 at Borough Hall on the law, which states that “proposed alternative treatment centers ...

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WORCESTER, Mass. -- Robert Peralta of Bernardsville has been named to the Dean's List at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Peralta, who just completed his sophomore year at WPI, is majoring in mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering. He was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2019 ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Former amateur wrestling champion Steven Jastrabek of Bernardsville is showing some major muscle in the world of philanthropy. And he's got a great knack for pinning down donors.   Jastrabek's philanthropic efforts have bolstered the amateur wrestling programs at Rutgers ...

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