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Most-Read Basking Ridge Stories of January

Fatal crash, body found in swamp, Basking Ridge resident fired as Jets GM top stories.

Driver Killed in Martinsville Road Head-On Crash

A head-on crash on Martinsville Road on Jan. 16 brought the Liberty Corner Fire Co. to try to extricate a Bridgewater man who died at the scene. Charges for the driver of the other car followed.

Vehicular Homicide Charges in Fatal Head-On Crash

Lorri Weiss, 44, of Warren Township was charged Thursday with vehicular homicide in a motor vehicle crash that killed a Bridgewater man in Bernards Township on Wednesdy night, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano.

Alcohol allegedly detected on Warren woman's breath following Bernards Township accident that killed Bridgewater man and injured his daughter, Somerset County prosecutor says.

The discovery of a man's body in the swamp was made Tuesday near Long Hill Road in Harding Township. The man was later identified as a Lake Hopatcong resident, his death ruled a suicide.

Alleged Armed Home Invaders Sought in Bernardsville Incident

A $5,000 reward was offered for information that leads to arrest of two individuals who allegedly burst into Ballantine Road residence on Jan. 23 before fleeing when they encountered the homeowner.

NY Jets Fire Basking Ridge's Mike Tannenbaum as GM

New York Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum, criticized last year for the , was fired this month after 15 years heading the Jets organization. Tannenbaum lives in Basking Ridge with his family.

Another Request that Diwali Be Made School Holiday

Basking Ridge mother asks school board to consider making Diwali a school holiday — repeating a request that has consistently been made at Board of Education meetings for more than a year — so her daughters can enjoy their holiday and also gain respect. The school board is in the midst of discussing future school calendars.

Bernards Township police and Liberty Corner Fire Chief Marc Friedman, who responded to a report of a house fire on Thursday afternoon, say a Christmas tree placed not far from a fireplace started a blaze at an attached home in The Hills section of the township.

Body Found in Swamp ID'd as 62-Year-Old Man

Authorities said there was no foul play involved in the man's death after his body was found in Harding.

Basking Ridge Physicians on 'Top Docs' List

Three Basking Ridge physicians, all specialists, are on New Jersey Monthly's list of top physicians in the state.

Construction Partially Closes Mount Airy Road

For several weeks, drivers are going to find their way around a closed section of Mount Airy Road between Basking Ridge and Bernardsville, from just north of the West Oak Street intersection to just south of the center of Bernardsville. Then, once the water mains are replaced and the road reopens, the county prepares for an even bigger road project along that stretch.

Mosque Applicant Told by Township Professionals to Double Parking Spaces in Proposal

The Islamic Society of Basking Ridge was back before the Bernards Township Planning Board to continue at 124 Church Street in Liberty Corner Village. Township professionals asked that the number of parking spaces at the house of worship be increased to 110 from a proposal for 50 because they said that mosque worshippers typically arrive one or two in a car for Friday services. The applicant's attorney objected. Bernardsville architect Dan Lincoln also gave further description of the building.

Body Found in Swamp Was Lake Hopatcong Man

Authorities have ruled the death of a Lake Hopatcong man found in the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge a suicide, according to the Observer Tribune.

The man was found shot in the stomach near Long Hill Road in Harding Tuesday, the Observer Tribune reported.

Sketch Issued for One of Two Men in Bernardsville Home Invasion

The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office continued its investigation into a reported Jan. 23 home invasion in Bernardsville by two men who were allegedly armed by issuing a sketch of one of the suspected men.

Foot Chase Allegedly Resulted From Man Thinking He Was Wanted

Police pursued a driver who was stopped for a potential motor vehicle violation on Thursday afternoon and then allegedly took off when he mistakenly believed police would find outstanding warrants against him, according to authorities.

A&P Closing in Bedminster

A supermarket that has been a staple in the Somerset Hills for decades will close with the proposed updating of the Somerset Hills Shopping Center off Route 206. Meanwhile, Tuscany Bistro already has closed its doors.

Next Year's School Calendar May Be Revised

With concern that the school year ends too late, and some parents requesting that Diwali be added to the calendar, the Bernards Board of Education will look at revising the next two years' calendars. A parent survey was sent out this week seeking input.

First and Only Mount Prospect Principal Retiring This Month

Judith Slutzky, who guided Mount Prospect Elementary School through its opening and helped build a sense of community at the school, retires on Jan. 31.

Reward Offered in Holy Cross Mausoleum Vandalism

A $2,500 rewards is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for vandalism to 20 granite panels at a cemetery vault at Holy Cross Cemetery off Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge.

CVS Opening in Bernardsville Set For Jan. 27

The vacancy at long-closed ShopRite Annex finally will be replaced with a new CVS Pharmacy at a shopping center that draws many from Basking Ridge.

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