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Local Students Earn Scholarships from Green Brook Lions Club

July 23, 2016

GREEN BROOK, NJ – Each year, the Green Brook Lions Club awards scholarships to graduating high school students. The recipients were 2016 were:

Evan William Meyers was this year’s recipient of the David T. McGarry Scholarship; recipient of this $2,000 scholarship must be pursuing a college degree in business, and must show good math skills exemplified by good grades and ...

Classic Cars, Hot Rods and More Line Somerset Street for North Plainfield's 6th Annual Summer Car Cruise

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – North Plainfield’s 6th Annual Summer Car Cruise,  took place on July 19 and this year’s event featured over 30 vehicles, including classic cars, hot rods and more. Sponsored by the Mayor’s Special Events Committee and hosted by the North Plainfield-based Car Nutz Car Club, the cruise is a highly anticipated summer event, attracting ...

Construction Begins on Unity Bank Branch in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Unity Bank has broken ground on its new Somerville branch, which is scheduled to open in the fall at the corner of Mountain Avenue and West End Avenue.

The location is at a key intersection in the borough, across from the Somerville Public Library on West End Avenue. A Fulton Bank branch is across the street on Mountain Avenue, with the Somerville Senior Citizen Building ...

Craft and Vendor Shows Planned for July 23 and July 30 in North Plainfield

July 21, 2016

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Borough of North Plainfield will hold two craft shows later this month with vendors gathering outside the Vermeule Mansion on Saturday, July 23 and Saturday, July 30 (weather permitting) to sell their goods. Set to take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the North Plainfield Craft/Vendor Show will feature handmade items from local artisans and a variety of goods ...

North Plainfield’s 6th Annual Summer Car Cruise Rescheduled for July 19

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Borough of North Plainfield’s 6th Annual Summer Car Cruise, sponsored by the Mayor’s Special Events Committee and hosted by the Car Nutz Car Club, will take place Tuesday, July 19. The family-oriented event will run along Somerset Street from Park Place to Race Street from 6 to 9 p.m. and feature dozens of classic cars as well as street rods ...

Construction Begins on Unity Bank Branch in Somerville

July 22, 2016

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Unity Bank has broken ground on its new Somerville branch, which is scheduled to open in the fall at the corner of Mountain Avenue and West End Avenue.

The location is at a key intersection in the borough, across from the Somerville Public Library on West End Avenue. A Fulton Bank branch is across the street on Mountain Avenue, with the Somerville Senior Citizen Building ...

North Plainfield to Host Two Informative Meetings on Community Choice Energy Aggregation Program

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Earlier this month, the Borough of North Plainfield announced the implementation of the North Plainfield Community Choice Energy Aggregation Program. The program, which was authorized by ordinance, is designed to provide more affordable (and cleaner) electricity to residents. Most residents received a mailing detailing the program in early July.

“The ...

Local Students Earn Scholarships from Green Brook Lions Club

July 23, 2016

GREEN BROOK, NJ – Each year, the Green Brook Lions Club awards scholarships to graduating high school students. The recipients were 2016 were:

Evan William Meyers was this year’s recipient of the David T. McGarry Scholarship; recipient of this $2,000 scholarship must be pursuing a college degree in business, and must show good math skills exemplified by good grades and ...

Attention Watchung Hills Freshman: Information on WHRHS Freshman Orientation, Summer Reading and More

WARREN, NJ - Summer is in full swing and the start of the school year seems far away, but whether you’re a student yourself or a parent responsible for one, make the often harsh transition a lot easier by taking a few minutes to mark a few important dates on your calendar and make sure you have your summer reading books.

 

Freshmen Orientation: Freshmen ...

North Plainfield STEP to Take Place Tuesdays and Thursdays Through August 18

July 13, 2016

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Now in its 17th year, the Summer Teen Evening Program (STEP) provides the community’s youth with a free and fun – yet safe, structured and supervised – way to spend their summer nights.

Open to residents 18 and under, STEP is held at North Plainfield Middle School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. This year’s program ...

Patriots’ Players Take The Shirts Off Their Backs on July 3rd to Support US Troops Deployed Overseas

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset Patriots ballplayers will take the shirts off their backs to help support US troops deployed overseas following their July 3rd game against the Bridgeport Bluefish.

Operation Shoebox New Jersey will sell chances for fans to win the specially-designed patriotic game-used uniforms during the Patriots Sunday game at TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater. Gates open ...

Classic Cars, Hot Rods and More Line Somerset Street for North Plainfield's 6th Annual Summer Car Cruise

July 22, 2016

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – North Plainfield’s 6th Annual Summer Car Cruise,  took place on July 19 and this year’s event featured over 30 vehicles, including classic cars, hot rods and more. Sponsored by the Mayor’s Special Events Committee and hosted by the North Plainfield-based Car Nutz Car Club, the cruise is a highly anticipated summer event, attracting ...

South Plainfield's Bill Ashnault to Serve on Medical Advisory Committee Fighting Opioid Abuse

July 16, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield’s own Bill Ashnault, co-owner of Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical on Park Avenue, was recently selected to sit on a newly formed medical advisory committee geared toward addressing the growing use of prescription opiates among New Jersey student athletes.

Concerned with the rapidly escalating frequency of scholastic athletes abusing ...

Manage Mosquitoes While Enjoying the Great Outdoors

July 1, 2016

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Don’t let disease-carrying mosquitoes keep you indoors this summer. Instead, employ these eight tips to protect yourself and manage these pests in your yard.

Do a bit of yard and garden clean up.  Remove weeds, manage neglected gardens and keep the lawn properly mowed to reduce resting spaces for adult mosquitoes.

Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes ...

North Plainfield Police Youth Week 2016

July 19, 2016

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Fourteen North Plainfield students ages 13 and older, took part in the North Plainfield Police Department’s 2016 Police Youth Week program run out of West End Elementary School from July 11 through July 15. The weeklong program is designed to provide the teenage cadets an opportunity to gain a better understanding of law enforcement.

To meet this goal, ...

Community Rallying to Help North Plainfield Family After Early Morning Blaze Destroys Farragut Place Home

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A fast moving blaze destroyed a North Plainfield home on Monday but fortunately all residents escaped unharmed. 

During the early hours of July 11, the North Plainfield Fire Department received a call for a house fire on Farragut Place near East End School. According to North Plainfield Fire Chief William Eaton, at approximately 3:40 a.m., one of the ...

Somerset Patriots Sign Major League Pitcher Jim Miller

July 21, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Jim Miller.

Miller enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He owns five seasons of Major League service, most recently with the New York Yankees in 2014. Miller, who also played in the big leagues with the Baltimore Orioles, Colorado ...

RWJUH Blood Donors Get Free Ticket to July 30th Somerset Patriots Game

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Blood donors are urgently needed to combat summer shortages, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, a member of RWJ Barnabas Health, is working with the Somerset Patriots to entice baseball fans to help.

All donors who give blood on Saturday, July 30, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Sports Physical ...

Revive Hosts Fundraiser for Capic Cats in Downtown Somerville

July 21, 2016

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Revive, a downtown Somerville boutique on S. Doughty Avenue combining consignment, new clothing, and other “glamtique” finds, hosted a fundraiser on July 10 to benefit Capic Cats. A portion of the proceeds from sales at Revive on that date were donated to the Raritan-based charity.

Capic Cats helps local residents with feral/free roaming cat problems, including ...

Motorist Electrocuted by Downed Wires in Fanwood

July 18, 2016

FANWOOD, NJ — A Plainfield woman was electrocuted by wires that fell on top of her car as she drove east along Midway Avenue in Fanwood during severe thunderstorms that swept through the area shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

The driver was killed when she tried to exit the car on the passenger side during the rainstorm and was electricuted by the live ...

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North Plainfield STEP to Take Place Tuesdays and Thursdays Through August 18

July 13, 2016

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Now in its 17th year, the Summer Teen Evening Program (STEP) provides the community’s youth with a free and fun – yet safe, structured and supervised – way to spend their summer nights.

Open to residents 18 and under, STEP is held at North Plainfield Middle School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. This year’s program ...

Resident Frustrated with Parking Ordinance

July 21, 2016

I am writing ths letter because I feel beyond frustrated with my town of North Plainfield. My voice has been ignored so I will try print. 

North Plainfield passed an ordinance (unbeknownst to majority of residents) for "Alternate side of the street parking"... their reasons are so absurd and are such a burden on residents with no off street parking and limited parking at ...

North Plainfield and Green Brook Residents Graduate from Fairleigh Dickinson University

July 13, 2016

MADISON, NJ -- In Commencement exercises on May 17, 2016, FDU conferred more than 3,000 degrees, ranging from associates to doctorates, on graduates, at MetLife Stadium.

Nicholas Attanasio, of North Plainfield, NJ, has earned a BA in communication studies at FDU's Florham Campus, in Madison, NJ.

Jhonattan Gonzalez, of North Plainfield, NJ, has earned a BA in criminology at FDU's ...

North Plainfield Citizens for Community Rights Meeting in September

July 18, 2016

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The next meeting of the North Plainfield Citizens for Community Rights (NPCCR) will held on Thursday, September 8, 7:00 P.M., at the North Plainfield Community Center, 614 Greenbrook Road at Clinton Avenue.

Our guest speaker will be from the Somerset County Sheriffs’ Dept. who will tell us about gangs and gang activity in our area. When the presentation is ...

Accident Investigation Closes U.S. Route #22 in Bridgewater

July 20, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A bad accident involving a motorcycle has closed U.S. Route #22 in Bridgewater.  Alerts were sent out this morning by both Bridgewater Township and the NJ D.O.T’s 511 alert system. All lanes are closed at Country Club Road.

North Plainfield residents heading west are advised to use Route #28 as an alternate. There are reports of heavy traffic delays in the ...

Whaddya Got? What's It Worth? Come to Somerville and Find Out During Gallery on Main Appraisal Day July 24th

July 18, 2016

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Here's a great opportunity to get down and dirty - down in the basement, or up in the attic, maybe out in the garage or buried deep in the recesses of an old jewelry box..

 

Dirty, maybe, cobwebs, possibly, dusty for sure - that's the nature of uncoverng those long forgotten old family heirlooms or garage sale finds that have been left in piles or ...

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