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Tree Strikes House and Cars in Watchung

May 21, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - A tree fell on a house and cars on Pine Lane Saturday during Watchung's Community picnic.

 

From the street, it looks like the house sustained minimal damage however two cars in the driveway appear to be completely crushed. 

Found: Missing Person Gavin Seaver, Age 12

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Update: Gavin Seaver has been found.

 

 

The East Brunswick Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing 12 year old boy. The missing boy, Gavin Seaver is 5’5” weighing approximately 120 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a #11 Misfits baseball shirt, dark colored shorts, white ...

STOP: High School Actors Tackle Tough Social Issues to Benefit Their Peers

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Life is often tough and troubled for middle and high school students. Day-to-day routine in middle and high school classrooms and hallways is anything but.

Start with peer pressure.

Conflicts, crises, confrontation pop up like images in a slide show. Problems, incubate and fester; too often, young minds are ill-equipped for logic; instead, they are ...

Celebrating the Arts in Warren: Spring Arts Festival Set for June 5-7 at Watchung Hills

May 22, 2017

WARREN, NJ -  The annual Spring Arts Festival, a year-end celebration of the accomplishments in, and dedication to, the arts by students at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS), will be held Monday, June 5, through Wednesday, June 7, at various exposition and performance spaces at the school.

The community is invited to attend the three-day festival, to ...

Encore! at Watchung Hills Jazz Concert, More Concerts Scheduled

WARREN, NJ – Students and parents were treated to an array of some 16 numbers, some big band, some ensembles, some quartets, as well as some accompanied vocalists, at the Spring Jazz Concert at the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Performing Arts Center.

The student musicians and vocalists played and sang at times loud, at ...

Shape the Vision for Green Brook's Center: Online Survey Launched, Open House Set for May 31

May 22, 2017

GREEN BROOK, NJ - A meeting for residents of the township to voice their opinions on the proposed changes to the Village Commercial Zoning in the Master Plan will be held May 31 at the Green Brook Middle School 6 - 9 p.m. in the cafeteria, 132 Jefferson Avenue Green Brook.

 

If you can't make the meeting, your voice can still be heard. Take the ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Celebrating 30th Anniversary with Special Bonus Savings

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This year marks Edison Heating and Cooling’s 30th anniversary and, in honor of its three decades of service, the company is offering customers special bonus savings. Through the end of June, residential costumers can receive $2,000 off any combined high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner purchase and installation.

“Our Double Coupon ...

Watchung Hills Board Members Recognized for Service, Next Meeting Tuesday, May 23

May 22, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Two members of the Watchung Hills Board of Education were recently recognized for their service. Sondra Fechtner was recognized for 35 years of service to the Watchung Hills school district and Dr. Gregory Przybylski,  was recognized for 10 years of service to the Warren Township Schools and Watchung Hills school districts.

Business Administrator Timothy Stys, Board ...

Achievement Coach Grant Awarded to North Plainfield School District for Second Year

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield School District has won the Achievement Coach grant for a second consecutive year.

The North Plainfield School District was recognized last week for its Achievement Coach program during the State Board of Education’s Special Recognition Ceremony. This annual program spotlights outstanding achievements by districts, schools and ...

Vendors Get Ready for Start of New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar

May 19, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — The countdown has begun to the start of the New Jersey Seafood Festival, which will held from Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21 at Belmar’s Silver Lake Park.

With tents already in place around the lake, vendors started arriving on Thursday — a busy early-season beach day, due to the sultry temperatures — to begin their preparations.

The three-day ...

Bernards Twp.'s Charter Day Celebration is Next Saturday, May 20

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Charter Day, which will celebrate the 257th anniversary of the founding of the Township of Bernardston, is scheduled to be celebrated with an all-day street fair with foods, rides and live music on next Saturday, May 20, with some new historic events from The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills.

This will be the 23rd annual that the Bernards Township ...

Construction Begins on Watchung's 'Journey of the Heart' 9/11 Memorial, Donations Sought

May 16, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ – Construction has begun on the 9/11 memorial to be built at the Village Green. The town council explained at the last meeting that stone was being temporarily laid to allow construction vehicles access to the site on Monday, May 8 for the digging of the foundation. 

Watchung’s 9/11 memorial will feature a heart-shaped ‘Journey of the ...

Long Blue Line of Police Cyclists; Police Unity Tour Heads to Nation’s Capital to Honor Fallen Officers including Watchung's Melchionda

 SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vitorio Spadea, along with hundreds of police officers from scores of police agencies throughout New Jersey rode into town Tuesday, May 9 on their way to Washington, DC where they will join with police from across the country to honor their brothers killed in the line of duty.

Spadea normally rides with fellow Somerville police officer Tim ...

Shape the Vision for Green Brook's Center: Online Survey Launched, Open House Set for May 31

May 22, 2017

GREEN BROOK, NJ - A meeting for residents of the township to voice their opinions on the proposed changes to the Village Commercial Zoning in the Master Plan will be held May 31 at the Green Brook Middle School 6 - 9 p.m. in the cafeteria, 132 Jefferson Avenue Green Brook.

 

If you can't make the meeting, your voice can still be heard. Take the ...

Watchung Hills Municipal Alliance Hosts "Hidden In Plain Sight" Learn Where Drugs & Alcohol May be Hidden In Your Home

May 22, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional Municipal Alliance (WHRMA) is hosting a free event, "Hidden In Plain Sight," on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Watchung Hills Regional High School, 108 Stirling Road, Warren - Room 105 to learn where drugs and alcohol may be hidden in your home.

 

The targeted audiences are parents and care ...

Watchung Hills Municipal Alliance Hosts "Hidden In Plain Sight" Learn Where Drugs & Alcohol May be Hidden In Your Home

May 22, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional Municipal Alliance (WHRMA) is hosting a free event, "Hidden In Plain Sight," on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Watchung Hills Regional High School, 108 Stirling Road, Warren - Room 105 to learn where drugs and alcohol may be hidden in your home.

 

The targeted audiences are parents and care ...

Bear Hits Warren Home Near Watchung Hills and Woodland Schools

WARREN, NJ - A bear has been sighted in the area of Stirling Road across from Woodland School and Watchung Hills Regional High School,  a Warren resident reported.

 

Warren resident Joanne Harrison said, "took a whole bag (of garbage) and walked off with it !!  First time  for everything ... hope it's the last ! It was bigger then me ...

Achievement Coach Grant Awarded to North Plainfield School District for Second Year

May 22, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield School District has won the Achievement Coach grant for a second consecutive year.

The North Plainfield School District was recognized last week for its Achievement Coach program during the State Board of Education’s Special Recognition Ceremony. This annual program spotlights outstanding achievements by districts, schools and ...

North Plainfield Softball Defeats Spotswood to Advance in 2017 NJSIAA Central, Group 2 Tournament

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield varsity softball team defeated Spotswood on Thursday to advance in the 2017 NJSIAA Central, Group 2 Tournament, 11-9.

Senior Lauren Lattimore hit two home runs with three RBIs, Reilly Apezzatto added two hits and three RBIs and Anne Joseph smacked a homer for the Canucks.

North Plainfield will face Robbinsville in the quarterfinals on ...

Sign Up Now For North Plainfield Sports Physicals

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Physicals for ALL SPORTS for the 2017-2018 school year will be taking place after school on Wednesday, June 7 from 3-6PM.

THESE PHYSICALS ARE FOR ALL SPORTS - FALL, WINTER AND SPRING at both the HIGH SCHOOL and MIDDLE SCHOOL.

The school Doctor will be bringing three additional doctors so up to 120 physicals can be performed in the three hour ...

Armed Robbery on Route 22 in North Plainfield

May 21, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD , NJ - Police are looking for two black males who are wanted for robbing a victim at gunpoint at 7-11 on  Route 22 in North Plainfield early Saturday morning according to BNN (Breaking News Network).

Both men were wearing masks and one had a long gun, according to the report, and possibly fled on foot after the robbery at 7-11, 564 US Route 22 East. The ...

Found: Missing Person Gavin Seaver, Age 12

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Update: Gavin Seaver has been found.

 

 

The East Brunswick Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing 12 year old boy. The missing boy, Gavin Seaver is 5’5” weighing approximately 120 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a #11 Misfits baseball shirt, dark colored shorts, white ...

Watchung Planning Board Hears Redevelopment Plan for Sears Property, Developer Will Donate Mural If It's Savable

May 17, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - Seritage Growth Properties was back in front of the Watchung Planning Board on Tuesday seeking preliminary site plan approval for the redevelopment of the Sears property on Route 22, and assured the board that if the " Legends of Watchung" mural can be saved, the company would donate it to the Borough of Watchung.

The board voted to have the Borough's attorney ...

WHRHS Baseball: Hustlin' Warriors Defeat Ramapo on Senior Day, 4-3

May 20, 2017

 

WARREN, NJ - Dylan Murphy pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up two runs on three hits and four walks, to pick up the win for the Hustlin' Warriors over Ramapo on Senior Day Saturday, 4-3.

 

The Hustlin' Warriors seniors are: Tyler Kulisz, Matt Lampert, Nick Mink, Mike Montecalvo, Dylan Murphy, and Kevin Sylvestri.

 

Peri Martins sang the ...

WHRHS Softball: Watchung Hills Shuts Out Warren Hills, 7-0; Zoppi Gets 100th Hit

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills senior shortstop Tina Zoppi got her 100th career hit Friday and the Warriors varsity softball team shut out Warren Hills, 7-0 to wrap up a Skyland Conference  co-championship with Hunterdon Central.

 

Zoppi's 100th hit came on a bunt and she went 2-for-4 with one run scored. Izzy Definis went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI, Lianna Meehan had ...

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TripAdvisor: Wildwood Crest is Best Summer Hot Spot in Nation

May 19, 2017

WILDWOOD CREST, NJ — Wildwood Crest has been named the nation's top 2017 Summer Hot Spot by TripAdvisor.

The Cape May County beachfront community was selected based on the greatest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest, including the average one-week vacation costs for hotels and airfare.

According to a recent TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,300 U.S. travelers, 88 percent ...

Remembering the Berlin Airlift: Historic Flight Set for New York City to Farmingdale New Jersey

Nearly seventy years later and 4,000 miles away, one of history's greatest humanitarian efforts is about to remembered in New Jersey.

For almost precisely 15 years, the world's last remaining Boeing C-97 aircraft -- a Cold War workhorse linked to the famed Berlin Airlift in 1948-49 -- has sat idle, undergoing repairs and retrofits, overhauls and maintenance in a hangar at Floyd ...

Niagara Falls: A Short Drive with a Huge Plunge Ahead

The raging waters of one of the world's greatest natural wonders not enough? Wax museums and haunted houses not your thing?

Niagara Falls, Ontario, is upping the adrenaline factor with the opening of the Whirlpool Adventure Course, a series of suspended obstacles, rope bridges, swings and cargo nets -- all high in the air and offering sweeping views of the Niagara River gorge.

This ...

Obituaries

John Robert Drake, 78, of South Plainfield, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2017 at ...
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Vendors Get Ready for Start of New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar

May 19, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — The countdown has begun to the start of the New Jersey Seafood Festival, which will held from Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21 at Belmar’s Silver Lake Park.

With tents already in place around the lake, vendors started arriving on Thursday — a busy early-season beach day, due to the sultry temperatures — to begin their preparations.

The three-day ...

Belmar Beach Boasts ‘Perfect Conditions’ for Return of State Surfing Championships

BELMAR, NJ — Conditions couldn’t have been better for the final day of the 2017 New Jersey State Surfing Championships in Belmar.

Offshore winds produced plenty of waves on May 6 for both professional and amateur surfers who competed in the weekend event, which returned to Belmar’s 16th Avenue beach for the first time in 25 years.

“It was a great weekend filled with ...

Celebrating the Arts in Warren: Spring Arts Festival Set for June 5-7 at Watchung Hills

May 22, 2017

WARREN, NJ -  The annual Spring Arts Festival, a year-end celebration of the accomplishments in, and dedication to, the arts by students at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS), will be held Monday, June 5, through Wednesday, June 7, at various exposition and performance spaces at the school.

The community is invited to attend the three-day festival, to ...

Somerset Patriots Help Atlantic League Celebrate 20th Anniversary

May 22, 2017

On May 20, 1998, the first ever Atlantic League of Professional Baseball game was played at the Sandcastle in Atlantic City, New Jersey between the Atlantic City Surf and the Somerset Patriots. The newly founded six-team independent league had come to fruition after a three-year process that began when founder Frank Boulton was looking to move one of his minor league teams to the Long ...

Watchung Hills Board Members Recognized for Service, Next Meeting Tuesday, May 23

May 22, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Two members of the Watchung Hills Board of Education were recently recognized for their service. Sondra Fechtner was recognized for 35 years of service to the Watchung Hills school district and Dr. Gregory Przybylski,  was recognized for 10 years of service to the Warren Township Schools and Watchung Hills school districts.

Business Administrator Timothy Stys, Board ...

Celebrating the Arts in Warren: Spring Arts Festival Set for June 5-7 at Watchung Hills

WARREN, NJ -  The annual Spring Arts Festival, a year-end celebration of the accomplishments in, and dedication to, the arts by students at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS), will be held Monday, June 5, through Wednesday, June 7, at various exposition and performance spaces at the school.

The community is invited to attend the three-day festival, to ...

Watchung Hills Municipal Alliance Hosts "Hidden In Plain Sight" Learn Where Drugs & Alcohol May be Hidden In Your Home

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional Municipal Alliance (WHRMA) is hosting a free event, "Hidden In Plain Sight," on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Watchung Hills Regional High School, 108 Stirling Road, Warren - Room 105 to learn where drugs and alcohol may be hidden in your home.

 

The targeted audiences are parents and care ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, May 22, 6:00 PM

The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ

Taste of Somerset

Food & Drink

Mon, May 22, 6:00 PM

PeopleCare Center, Bridgewater

Literacy Volunteers Training

Education Giving Back

Wed, May 24, 8:00 AM

Basking Ridge Country Club, Basking Ridge

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jesey's Second Annual ...

Business & Finance Education Giving Back

Sat, June 17, 12:00 PM

SCLSNJ's Bridgewater Library branch, Bridgewater

SCLSNJ Comic Con

Arts & Entertainment

Tree Strikes House and Cars in Watchung

May 21, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - A tree fell on a house and cars on Pine Lane Saturday during Watchung's Community picnic.

 

From the street, it looks like the house sustained minimal damage however two cars in the driveway appear to be completely crushed. 

STOP: High School Actors Tackle Tough Social Issues to Benefit Their Peers

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Life is often tough and troubled for middle and high school students. Day-to-day routine in middle and high school classrooms and hallways is anything but.

Start with peer pressure.

Conflicts, crises, confrontation pop up like images in a slide show. Problems, incubate and fester; too often, young minds are ill-equipped for logic; instead, they are ...

Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

May 22, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...

Armed Robbery Reported in Scotch Plains Thursday Evening

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Police are looking for two black males wearing black hoodies who allegedly robbed a victim at gunpoint near Route 22 in Scotch Plains late Thursday, according to BNN (Breaking News Network).

One suspect reportedly had a silver handgun, while the other had a long gun, according to the report. The suspects were last seen running on foot westbound on Route. The ...