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Bayonne Bridge to Close This Weekend

August 26, 2016

BAYONNE, NJ – The Bayonne Bridge will close this weekend due to ongoing construction, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced.

The bridge will close from 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 until 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 to accommodate work for the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance project, which will raise the span’s roadway 64 feet to allow taller ships to pass ...

North Plainfield Parks and Recreation Hosting Free Magic Show and Outdoor Movie

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Friday September 16th, the Parks and Recreation department will be hosting a free magic show followed by a free outdoor movie. Both events will take place outside the Community Center.  The magic show will start promptly at 7:00 pm followed by the featured movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The movie is rated PG-13 with “Sci-Fi Action ...

Twin City, Today’s Modern Pharmacy With Old Fashioned Values

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical on Park Avenue has been serving the community since 1972. Started by Tom Cassio and his late brother Ralph, Twin City has been run for the past eight years by Tom’s son Tommy Cassio, Ralph’s daughter Sandy Cassio and her brother-in-law Bill Ashnault, who also happens to be pharmacist-at-large. All three are South ...

North Plainfield Parks and Recreation Hosting Free Magic Show and Outdoor Movie

August 26, 2016

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Friday September 16th, the Parks and Recreation department will be hosting a free magic show followed by a free outdoor movie. Both events will take place outside the Community Center.  The magic show will start promptly at 7:00 pm followed by the featured movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The movie is rated PG-13 with “Sci-Fi Action ...

Clover Ensemble Sets the Stage with Something Sweet at the Somerset County 4-H Fair

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Each night during the Somerset County 4-H Fair Aug. 10-12, the Clover Ensemble club will transport audiences to a world of pure imagination with its adaptation of “Willy Wonka” during the Somerset County 4-H Fair.

The show, which runs approximately 45 minutes, will be performed on the Prep Tent stage at 5 p.m. all three days, with a second, 7:30 p.m.

Fall 2016 Registration at Jo-Ann’s Dance Studio Begins August 15

August 13, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - In-person registration for the fall 2016 semester at Jo-Ann's Dance Studio - The Performing Arts Centre on South Clinton Avenue will begin on Aug. 15.

Jo-Ann Faulkner began teaching dance in South Plainfield 39 years ago and today Jo-Ann’s Dance Studio offers classes in every form of dance from beginner through advanced for children age 3 through ...

Edison Heating and Cooling –  Where 100-Percent Customer Satisfaction is the Goal

EDISON, NJ - Established in 1987, Edison Heating and Cooling began as a one-man operation run out of the basement of Michael Iarrapino’s childhood home. At the time, Iarrapino assisted customers from his hometown of Edison and the surrounding communities but as business grew, Edison Heating and Cooling moved into larger facilities throughout South Plainfield and, in May 2015, settled into ...

NJ Magazine Publishes Top 100 Public High Schools: Warren's WHRHS Improves to No. 11

August 24, 2016

WARREN,NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School has been ranked No. 11 on New Jersey Monthly's list  of top 100 public high schools in the state published in the September issue. The last time the list came out, in 2014, WHRHS was ranked No. 50. 

The rankings are based entirely on data reported by the schools to the state Department of Education, ...

Watchung Hills Regional High School Ranks Among the Nation's Best In Newsweek's 2016 List

WARREN, NJ -  Watchung Hills Regional High School ranks among the top high schools in New Jersey and in the nation, according to rankings published by Newsweek Magazine's  “500 Best Schools in America” ranking. 

Watchung Hills Regional High School ranks No. 11 public school and No. 24 over all  in New Jersey and No. 131 in the nation in ...

Kids Eat Free and $1 Short Stack Day at North Plainfield's IHOP Restaurant

August 23, 2016

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Kids Eat Free at IHOP Restaurants promotion is back, described as the “dinner deal that families love.” Every night through Sept. 25, kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of each adult entrée from 4-10 p.m. at participating restaurants.

“We know that families are looking to soak up the final days of summer together and what ...

‘BOBO Fridays’ Food Drive – Aug. 19

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Summertime is a time to get away, but as too many people know, hunger doesn’t take a vacation.

 “The Food Bank Network of Somerset County continues to feed hundreds of families and individuals every month,” said Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh, who launched the BOBO Friday’s food drive six years ago. “The food bank depends on this ...

100-year-old Tree and 50,000 Italian Honey Bees Removed from SCLSNJ’s Watchung Library Branch

August 20, 2016

WATCHUNG, NJ - Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s Watchung Library branch was closed Wednesday, August 17, so that a large dead tree just outside of the Library could be removed. At the time of tree removal, an estimated 50,000 Italian Honey Bees living in the tree were removed and relocated.  

The bee activists who are pictured and responsible for the removal and ...

Somerville Disabilities and Elderly Advocate Ellen Nalven Receives National Award

August 24, 2016

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Ellen Nalven, a Green Brook resident and executive director of Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey has received The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 2016 President’s Award.

Former NAELA president Shirley Whitenack presented the award at The 2016 NAELA Annual Conference in Denver, CO.

Nalven received the award for “dedicated and ...

Clean Out Closets and Donate to Support the WHRHS Marching Band

WARREN, NJ - Are you getting ready for back to school shopping? Need more space in your closets? Drop-off used but usable clothing and household items to earn cash per pound for the Watchung Hills Marching Warriors. 

Clothing that is in wearable condition gets packaged into containers and is shipped to countries such as Ghana, Conakry, Guinea, Honduras, Haiti, Ecuador, ...

Tickets Now Available for Mayor’s Annual Senior Picnic

August 22, 2016

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – North Plainfield Mayor Michael Giordano, Jr. will host the borough’s Annual Senior Citizen Picnic on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Vermeule Community Center from 12 to 4 p.m. (doors open at 11:45 a.m.).

This year’s picnic will feature a buffet-style lunch and the musical performance ‘Scotch, Soul, Rock ’n Roll’ starring Ron Gartner, and ...

Twin City, Today’s Modern Pharmacy With Old Fashioned Values

August 26, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical on Park Avenue has been serving the community since 1972. Started by Tom Cassio and his late brother Ralph, Twin City has been run for the past eight years by Tom’s son Tommy Cassio, Ralph’s daughter Sandy Cassio and her brother-in-law Bill Ashnault, who also happens to be pharmacist-at-large. All three are South ...

Patti Construction – Experts in Residential and Commercial Masonry

August 11, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Patti Construction, LLC, owned and operated by Jimmy Patti of South Plainfield, specializes in decorative and restorative commercial and residential brick and block services throughout the state.

“We have a solid reputation for providing residential and commercial masonry services and our strict standards and unwavering work ethic are part of what make ...

Chief William G Parenti Reminds You That School is Opening – Drive Carefully

August 19, 2016

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -Every fall, over 55 million children across the United States head back to school. With 13 percent of those children typically walking or biking to their classes, Chief Parenti warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians before and after school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous – over the last decade, nearly one in four child pedestrian ...

Green Brook Resident Indicted in “Operation Busted Script”

TRENTON – A Green Brook resident was among the eight individuals that were indicted today by a state grand jury on charges that they operated a drug ring that illegally distributed tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the addictive painkiller oxycodone. According to Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino Dr. George Beecher, 75, of New Providence, the doctor, who practiced in ...

Former Patriots INF Robert Andino Called Up To Marlins

August 15, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- Former Somerset Patriots infielder Robert Andino has been called up to the Major Leagues with the Miami Marlins and will start at second base in Sunday’s game against the Chicago White Sox.

Andino hit .267 with 112 hits, 24 doubles, 13 home runs and 46 RBI in 108 games for Triple-A New Orleans this season before being promoted.

He had 115 hits, 30 doubles, four ...

Ladies Night at Skyzone and First Jumper is FREE with Registration

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Sky Zone of South Plainfield is hosting Ladies Night on Thursday, August 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. “There will be many deals for moms,” said Tina DeAngelis from Sky Zone. “The parents can shop while their kids jump. They have to register ahead of time and the first jumper is FREE while the 2nd and 3rd are 50% off.”

There will be a variety ...

Bayonne Bridge to Close This Weekend

August 26, 2016

BAYONNE, NJ – The Bayonne Bridge will close this weekend due to ongoing construction, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced.

The bridge will close from 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 until 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 to accommodate work for the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance project, which will raise the span’s roadway 64 feet to allow taller ships to pass ...

A New York State of Mind in Clark, New Jersey

CLARK, NJ – You may be right! I may be crazy! But “we didn’t start the fire.”  Swing by Oak Ridge Park on Wednesday night, Aug. 24, as Union County finishes off its 2016 Summer Arts Festival concert series with New York State of Mind, a Billy Joel tribute band.

“We wrap up another exciting summer of entertainment in our parks with a fabulous performance ...

Manahopkin Beer Festival at Manahawkin Lake Park on Saturday

STAFFORD, NJ - The Manahopkin Craft Beer and Music Fest is an event for the entire family!   The event takes place this Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. at the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin.

There will be beer tasting, food, vendors and a childrens area featuring a 91 foot obstacle course.  The toddlers will have a Mickey Park and a large Bounce House with a ...

Warren's Camp Jotoni Celebrates 40 years of Service With a Free Community Celebration Event on August 28

August 22, 2016

WARREN, NJ - The Arc of Somerset County’s Camp Jotoni, is preparing to celebrate 40 years of service as a special needs camp to both children and adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   The celebration will be held  on Sunday August 28 from 12-4 p.m. at the campground located at 51 Old Stirling Rd. in Warren Township.

The free ...

Marina's Mission: Local EMT Heading to Louisiana to Aid Flood Victims

August 26, 2016

STAFFORD, NJ - In the wake of the Louisiana flood that occured just two weeks ago, a local EMT wants to make it "her mission" to aid those victims in this sudden crisis.

Southern Regional Class of 2013 graduate, Marina Milia, is the local EMT traveling to the Golf Coast and leading a convoy to help her hand out the donations to the families ...

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North Plainfield Parks and Recreation Hosting Free Magic Show and Outdoor Movie

August 26, 2016

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Friday September 16th, the Parks and Recreation department will be hosting a free magic show followed by a free outdoor movie. Both events will take place outside the Community Center.  The magic show will start promptly at 7:00 pm followed by the featured movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The movie is rated PG-13 with “Sci-Fi Action ...

Green Brook Resident Graduates from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

August 13, 2016

TROY, NY -- Students who earned degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -- May, 2016

Mario Nasta of Green Brook earned a Bachelor’s in Mathematics

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America's oldest technological research university. For nearly two centuries, the Institute has been a driving force behind breakthroughs in engineering and science in virtually ...

North Plainfield Citizens for Community Rights Meeting in September

August 16, 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 ...

Watchung Farmer’s Market

July 29, 2016

Farmers Market will be opened every Sunday starting on July 31st through October 2nd. The market is located at the Best Lake Parking Lot located on Mountain Blvd. Fresh produce will be available from a variety of farms, grass fed meats, breads, prepared foods, polish delicacies, natural body products, crab cakes and much more!


 


 

North Plainfield Jr Canucks Football and Cheer Season Registration

August 22, 2016

North Plainfield Jr Canucks is excited about the 2016 Season as we move back into the Patriot Level competition.  We thank you for your continued support and look forward to a successful season of football, cheering, and family fun.  We are having in person registration at the lower field behind North Plainfield Middle School – Greenbook Road and Grove Street, Monday – ...

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Tickets Now Available for Mayor’s Annual Senior Picnic

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – North Plainfield Mayor Michael Giordano, Jr. will host the borough’s Annual Senior Citizen Picnic on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Vermeule Community Center from 12 to 4 p.m. (doors open at 11:45 a.m.).

This year’s picnic will feature a buffet-style lunch and the musical performance ‘Scotch, Soul, Rock ’n Roll’ starring Ron Gartner, and ...

100-year-old Tree and 50,000 Italian Honey Bees Removed from SCLSNJ’s Watchung Library Branch

WATCHUNG, NJ - Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s Watchung Library branch was closed Wednesday, August 17, so that a large dead tree just outside of the Library could be removed. At the time of tree removal, an estimated 50,000 Italian Honey Bees living in the tree were removed and relocated.  

The bee activists who are pictured and responsible for the removal and ...

Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Grand Central Publishing, 2009)

James Patterson novels serve a purpose; they are mindless, fun thrillers that keep the reader awake all night racing through two page chapters at the speed of light. After spending a couple of weeks plowing through a lengthy tome, Patterson and co-author of the moment (in this case Maxine Paetro) provide escapism ...