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Seasonal Recipe: Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

November 17, 2018

Apple cider adds a bit of warm spice to this easy Thanksgiving side dish.

Ingredients:

12 oz. fresh cranberries, about 3 ½ cups

1 cup granulated sugar

½ cup apple cider

Rinse berries and pick them over to remove any leaves or stems that might be mixed in.

Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until all of the berries ...

On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting

November 18, 2018

On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting

Commissioner Johnson Notes New Medicaid Cessation Benefits Available Under the Murphy Administration

Department to Also Survey Mental Health Providers on Tobacco Cessation and Education Efforts

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the ...

Freeholders to Cut Ribbon at the New Warinanco Dog Park

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites County residents to the opening of the Warinanco Dog Park on Saturday December 8th at 1:00 pm. The new dog park is located behind the Warinanco Sports Center located at 1 Park Drive in Warinanco Park, Roselle. The opening is free for county residents along with their dogs to attend.

“This new dog park in ...

Missing: Have You Seen Maui?

November 15, 2018

LONG HILL, NJ - Have you seen Maui?  Last seen near Chestnut Street in Stirling about 8am Thursday morning. Call Brian Marino 908- 642-8925. 

Fairfield Police Warn of Increase in Misuse of Catnip Cocktail

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product.

Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid that is should be strictly used to sedate cats and should not to be consumed by ...

New Jerseyans Victorious On First Day Of Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Festival

November 17, 2018

Ava Lindsay

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, remained unfazed by the northern winter storm and opened the Indoor ring to competitors early Friday morning at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro Md., for the first classes of MAEF 2018.

The seventh year of the event is scheduled to run through Sunday, Nov. 18, and will feature ...

Jets Player, Quincy Enunwa To Host Toy Drive At The Meadowlands on Dec. 3

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — NY Jets wide receiver, Quincy Enunwa will host a U.S. Marine Toys For Tots Holiday Toy Drive on Monday, Dec. 3 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. 

Enunwa will meet and greet guests who bring a new unwrapped toy to donate. FOX5 Sportscaster Tina Cervasio will emcee and race horse owner Larry Roman will sponsor toys. 

Toys for Tots and Quincy ...

N.J. Teen Gets 'Once-In-A-Lifetime Chance' To Show Horses In Czech Republic

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — How far can an Appaloosa horse take you? For one New Jersey teen — all the way to the Czech Republic.

Alexis Grogan, a high school senior from Hackettstown, N.J., has been an active member of the Appaloosa Horse Club since 2013. “This year through the club, I was selected and given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to the Czech Republic and show ...

Local Horses Overcome Hardship To Win At US Dressage Finals

LEXINGTON, Ky. — All equestrians know that life with horses can be an emotional roller coaster. Riders from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York rode that roller coaster all the way the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, held Nov. 8-11 in Lexington, Ky.

“With all the ups come some pretty big downs,” said Gimbel, Amy Gimbel of Tewksbury Township, N.J., who owns the ...

Foiled Again, The Richest Standardbred Of All Time, To Appear At The Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Racing fans will be able to come out and visit with the richest Standardbred of all time, the great Foiled Again, on Saturday, Nov. 24.

The veteran superstar will be posing for selfies in the Backyard during live racing and there will also be a special commemorative Foiled Again poster giveaway to all guests, which is available at the Players Club Desk beginning ...

New Jerseyans Are Tops At Eastern National 4-H Roundup

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two members from New Jersey won first place in their competitions at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup.

In the Horse Bowl competition, Anthony Leone of Somerset County was the high point individual while the New Jersey team finished as reserve champions. In Horse Bowl, competitors have to be quick on the buzzer to answer questions about horses. All topics are ...

Ship Bottom Christmas Parade "A Great White Christmas" Set for Saturday December 1

November 18, 2018

SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .  

This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your family, business or organization.  There are no ...

Southern Ocean Hunger Foundation Hosting 5K Runraiser on Saturday, November 24 in Beach Haven

BEACH HAVEN - Do you love to run or get good exercise?  There is an opportunity to exercise and contribute to a tremendous cause and need in the Southern Ocean County area.

The Southern Ocean County Hunger Foundation is an organization committed to combating hunger in the area.  The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-only organization which hosts ...

Barnegat Township Hosting Special Thanksgiving Farmers Market on Sunday, November 18

BARNEGAT - Barnegat Township is hosting a special Thanksgiving Farmers Market on Sunday November 18.

The Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be plenty of Jersey farmers with fresh home grown seasonal produce, fruits, herbs, flowers.   There will also be an array of featured breads, cheeses, pasta.                  ...

All Inked Up and No Place To Go

I want a tattoo.  I am old enough to hang reading glasses around my neck and I want a tattoo. 

 

The question I keep asking myself is, why?  After a lifetime ignoring my skin, why now would I want to turn some weatherworn patch of scratches and scars it into an album cover?  This is not an easy thing to answer.  It delves deep within the psyche and brings up ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, November 18, 9:30 AM

Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains

Holiday Boutique

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Wed, November 28, 7:00 PM

SCLSNJ's Warren Township Library branch, Warren

Why Do People Respond to Fake News?

Other

Sat, December 1, 2:00 PM

Warren Twp. Library, Warren

Paper Quilling Art for the Holidays

Arts & Entertainment Other

Fairfield Police Warn of Increase in Misuse of Catnip Cocktail

November 12, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product.

Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid that is should be strictly used to sedate cats and should not to be consumed by ...

Union Leader Offers Praise for Response Efforts

November 18, 2018

Dear Editor:

While many folks have been quick to point blame for New Jersey’s response to the first snow storm of the season, I would like to extend PRAISE and SUPPORT for the extraordinary efforts of my IFPTE Local 194 union brothers and sisters. These dedicated Maintenance workers sacrificed time from their families and their own personal safety so you could get home safely to your ...

To the Residents of Warren Township

 

To the Residents of Warren Township,

 

We want to thank the voters of Warren Township for the overwhelming support we received in the November 6th general election.  This would not have been achievable without the hard work of our families, many friends and supporters as well as the loyal constituents that cast a vote for us and our shared ...

Obituaries

Jul 28, 1955 - Feb 8, 2018
Owner/Chef of Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes  Beloved Husband, Father, Brother and ...
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Bad Weather Forces Change in Plans: Delay is Now a Snow Day in Warren, Watchung Hills and all in Sending District

November 16, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - School is now closed on Friday. Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung,  Watchung Hills Regional High School and North Plainfield have all made the call to close Friday, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions.

 

All after-school and evening activities are canceled. Except, tonight's performance of the "The Crucible" ...

Students Evacuated from Stranded School Buses, Moved to Safe Locations

EDITOR'S NOTE: West Orange schools have since been closed for Friday, Nov. 16 after the district announced that students were fed and would potentially be kept overnight. 

WEST ORANGE, NJ — (updated at 11:50 p.m.) After being stranded on school buses for nearly five hours in a powerful snowstorm, students are being moved to safe locations, the West Orange mayor wrote in a ...

It’s Official: Watchung Hills Will Dismiss Early Thursday Due to Weather

 

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School will have a 12:05 PM early dismissal, November 15, 2018, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. They will follow a Day 2 schedule with classes beginning at 7:30 am. Refer to the time schedule below. All after-school and evening activities are canceled.



Time Slot ...

Y Vote? Just Ask Our Youth

SOMERSET, NJ - Students from 11 Central New Jersey schools competed in the League of Woman's Voters' (Greater New Brunswick Chapter) inaugural "Y Vote" contest earlier this year. 

Already a big hit, the contest drew 91 responses - 77 essays, and 14 videos. The top entries in both categories received $500, while $200 went to second place, and $100 to third place.

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts 6 Suspects in Murder of North Plainfield Man

November 16, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- Patricio M.

Police Seek Public's Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Wednesday Morning Bank Robbery

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are asking for assistance in identifying a man who committed a robbery at Provident Bank, on Union Avenue, Wednesday morning.

According to a Facebook post from the police, the robbery occurred around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Anyone who can identify the individual or has information to share regarding the robbery should contact Det. Steve Zeichner at ...

Convicted Double-Murderer Gets Two Consecutive Life Sentences

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A former Raritan resident convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in 2015 has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Ramon Cadiz, 54, formerly of First Avenue, was sentenced on Nov. 9 to two consecutive life terms of imprisonment following his guilty pleas to two counts of first degree murder before ...

Democrat Harris Gains Seat On Bernards Committee Following Mail-In Vote Count

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Democrat Joan Bannan Harris will take a seat on previously all-Republican Township Committee in 2019, after a count of votes by mail under the state's new mail-in system overturned a lead by two Republican candidates tallied up after polls closed last Tuesday.

The Somerset County website released its "final unofficial" vote count late on this Tuesday. The ...

Ship Bottom Christmas Parade "A Great White Christmas" Set for Saturday December 1

November 18, 2018

SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .  

This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your family, business or organization.  There are no ...

Sneak Peek at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day 2018 Parade Balloons

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Holiday season anticipation was in the air – literally – as balloons and robotic floats to be used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were being tested Saturday morning in a parking lot behind Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford.

Christmas magic was made as the balloons came to life in front of an informal gathering of more than 1,000 ...

Ship Bottom Christmas Parade "A Great White Christmas" Set for Saturday December 1

November 18, 2018

SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .  

This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your family, business or organization.  There are no ...