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Author Kathleen DiMario Shares Important Message Wth East End Students

February 18, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Students at North Plainfield's East End Elementary School received a very special visit on Feb. 16 when author, professor, and child psychologist Kathleen DiMario stopped by to discuss her book “What Kind of Dog Am I?” and deliver an important lesson about self-discovery to students.

Co-authored and self-published in December 2015 by DiMario ...

Interact Club’s Annual Valentine’s Day Cupcake Fundraiser at North Plainfield High School Raises Funds for Rotary Foundation

February 20, 2017

Editors Note: Amaiana Sajjad is a senor at North Plainfield High School and an intern for TAPinto North Plainfield.) 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the year, members of North Plainfield High School’s (NPHS) Interact Club hold various fundraisers and take part in activities and events for the betterment of the community. Most recently, the school- and youth-based service ...

Gail Rosen Selected as Somerset County Outstanding Citizen of the Year

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership has selected Gail Rosen, CPA as the 67th Somerset County Outstanding Citizen of the Year. 

The award is given annually to Somerset County’s premier community leader. The Outstanding Citizen is the county’s most prestigious individual reward recognizing someone for their community and business activities ...

Theodora Lacey and Marsha Gundy Discuss Civil Rights at North Plainfield Middle School

February 17, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a special program Feb. 15, North Plainfield Middle School welcomed retired educators Theodora Lacey, a civil rights pioneer, and Martha Gundy, who as a student experienced integration. During their visit, Lacey and Gundy shared their personal experiences with a large group of seventh and eighth graders gathered in the school’s media center.

“Here, ...

Lee Named one of Top Young Scientists in 76th Regeneron Science Talent Search

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills senior Daniel Lee has been named one of the top 300 young scientists in the 76th annual Regeneron Science Talent Search for his project,  Energy Balance in Discharges in Underwater Gas Bubbles. Watchung Hills is one of 183 high schools across the U.S. and one of five comprehensive high schools in New Jersey to have a student selected for this honor.

The ...

South Plainfield Welcomes Antojos Ticos with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

February 7, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Saturday February 4th Antojos Ticos Costa Rican Cuisine officially opened for business. Antojos Ticos located at 23 South Plainfield Ave, held their Grand Opening Celebration, with food, family, friends and the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony from Mayor Matthew P. Anesh. In addition to Anesh, Council President Derryck White and council members Robert Bengivenga, ...

Storm Update: Hillcrest Road, Warrenville Road and Washington Ave All Closed

February 9, 2017

GREEN BROOK, NJ – Watchung police have announced the closure of Hillcrest Road Thursday morning due to weather conditions. This adds to the Somerset County road closures. Green Brook police announced Washington Avenue and Warrenville Road north of Route 22 have both been closed.

The closures of Washington Avenue and Warreville Roads were announced at 6 a.m. this morning as snow and wind ...

Rutgers Football Players Assist at Operation Shoebox New Jersey Packing

February 20, 2017

 

MANVILLE, NJ  - More than 300 volunteers helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey commemorate its 12th anniversary Saturday by packing  1.200 personal care packages that will be shipped to United States military personnel stationed around the world.

Several members of the Rutgers football team came to help, as did several other groups, including the Boy Scouts, Troop 193; Girl ...

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Commemorates 12th Anniversary, Invites Volunteers to Feb. 18 Packing Event

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey will commemorate its 12th anniversary at the VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on Feb. 18, 2017 and invites all volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment overseas to deployed US troops around the world.

The volunteer organization, based in Hillsborough and Somerville, expects to pack 1,200 or more care packages.

The ...

Black History Celebration Planned for February 19 in North Plainfield

February 16, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – ‘Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future,” a special Black History Celebration, is planned for Sunday, Feb. 19 at the North Plainfield Community Center.

The free event, which is being sponsored by Borough Councilwoman Keiona Miller in celebration of February being Black History Month, will run from 4 to 7 p.m. and include guest speakers, music, dance, ...

Grow a High Yield Vegetable Garden This Season

February 16, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Spend less time and money while growing a bounty of flavorful vegetables this growing season. Increase your harvest, even in small garden spaces, with proper planning and easy care, high yielding vegetables.

A productive garden starts with a plan, but choosing the best vegetables to grow and where to plant them can be overwhelming.

You can break out the graph paper ...

New York Man Arrested in North Plainfield with a Kilogram of Cocaine

February 17, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Jossie A. Lopez of New York, NY was arrested and charged with 1st degree, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, and 3rd degree, possession of CDS (cocaine) in North Plainfield on February 14th.  The cocaine seized has a estimated street value of $80,000, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Somerset County Prosecutor ...

North Plainfield Fire, EMS Close Out Recording-Breaking 2016

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The North Plainfield Fire Department closed out 2016 with its busiest year on record, responding to close to 3,400 calls and exceeding the previous year’s call record by close to 20-percent.

In 2016, the North Plainfield received at combined 3,395 calls – 2,233 EMS and 1,162 fire calls – a 19.75 percent year-to-year increase over ...

WHRHS Wrestling: Warriors Take Team Second in NJSIAA District 16; Miller Wins at 120 lbs

February 19, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Wrestling team took second place in the NJSIAA District 16 Wrestling tournament on Saturday at Millburn High School. The Warriors scored 179 points, just 11 points behind first place Voorhees and 69 points ahead of third place Colonia.

The top three wrestlers in each weight class move on to the Region 4 tournament next week at Union High School. Eight ...

NPHS Wrestler Xavier Pena Notches Come-From-Behind Pin to Take First Place in District 14 Tournament

WOODBRIDGE- The North Plainfield High School wrestling team might not have had been grabbing headlines coming into the District 14 tournament this year, but one of their top wrestlers pulled off the most impressive come-from-behind win of the night to leave with first place gold around his neck.

After falling behind 7-1 in a championship match, North Plainfield’s Xavier Pena recorded a ...

Alaska the Last Frontier. Discover the Majestic Beauty of our Largest and 49th State.

February 16, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Traveling in Alaska is like traveling in no other place on earth. Alaska has its own time zone. It is four hours earlier than the East Coast of the United States, one hour earlier than the West Coast of the United States. You can explore Alaska by cruise ship, air or driving.  Once there you can take the Alaska Railroad to discover the beauty and what Alaska has to ...

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March NPCCR Meeting Date

February 12, 2017

The next meeting of the North Plainfield Citizens for Community Rights (NPCCR) will be held on March 2, 7:00 PM, at the North Plainfield Community Center, 614 Greenbrook Road.

Our guest speaker will be from the New Jersey Department of the Treasury Division of Taxation.  One of the programs to be discussed will be the “Senior Tax Freeze”.  If you know anyone from another ...

Darlene Walaski, from North Plainfield named to Dean's List at Lycoming College

February 17, 2017

WILLIAMSPORT, PA -- Darlene Walaski, a senior creative writing major from North Plainfield, N.J., was named to Dean's List at Lycoming College for the fall 2016 semester.

The Dean's List is issued at the close of each semester in recognition of superior scholarship. Students make the Dean's List if they complete at least 12 semester hours and earn a minimum grade point average of ...

Obituaries

Michael Joseph Cortese, 90, of Piscataway passed away on February 10, 2017 at his home. Born in ...
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Conversation Groups Grow at North Plainfield Public Library and other County Libraries

February 13, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Adults who wish to improve their English speaking skills are welcome to the North Plainfield Public Memorial Library on Monday nights for a “Conversation Group” that runs from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  The gathering is an opportunity to practice speaking English in a relaxed, informal setting. 

This is a free program for area residents sponsored by ...

Real Estate News You Can Use

INVENTORY…INVENTORY…INVENTORY!!!  Where is it??  The 2016 recap of sales statistics for our local communities indicated inventories were at close to historical lows for many towns.  Well, here is what has happened in the past month and where we stand today.  The weather has been mild thus far which is prompting a steady and growing “Spring Market” ...

Mother Seton offers Engineering and Other Enrichment Classes for 5th through 8th Grade Girls

February 19, 2017

This March, Mother Seton Regional High School is hosting their Annual Saturday Enrichment Program.

They are thrilled to offer girls in grades 5 through 8 an exciting experience in different subjects and sports teams that Mother Seton offers.

This year, the program will offer classes in Lab Science, Cooking, Sewing, Drill Team (dance), Italian, Volleyball, Art, Engineering, and Robotics. All ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, February 22, 8:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Purchase Tickets for the Mother Seton Parents' ...

Education Food & Drink

Sat, February 25, 8:00 PM

Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, Bridgewater

Beatlemania Now

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, February 26, 3:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

Crescent Concerts Highlights Talented Youth in ...

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Tue, February 28, 7:00 PM

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North Plainfield Business Association February ...

Fri, March 3, 5:30 PM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Mother Seton Parents' Guild "Tea Time" Gift ...

Tue, March 7, 1:00 PM

Warren Township Library, Warren

Author/Historian Arthur Lefkowitz to Speak at ...

Sat, March 11, 9:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

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Sat, March 11, 9:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Mother Seton Saturday Enrichment Program

Education

Sat, March 11, 2:00 PM

Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, Bridgewater

Bee Spectacular

Arts & Entertainment Education

Sat, March 18, 9:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Mother Seton Saturday Enrichment Program

Local Student to Host Eco-Friendly Craft Programs for Kids at Libraries

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School sophomore Jacqueline Lee, 15, will lead a series programs at Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s Warren Township and Watchung Library branches this March. The programs will teach children ages eight and up how to recycle paper, plastic, and tin into beautiful art.

 

The Eco-Friendly Craft programs at ...

Shopfunding for a Cause. This week's spotlight: Jenny’s Hope Rescue

Jenny’s Hope Rescue was founded in honor of Jenny, an adopted adult puppy mill rescue dog. As a puppy mill pup, bred over and over again, her health was precarious.  Her owners knew Jenny was very sick, but there was a great chance of survival and a very happy life filled with the love she never knew. With some care, dollars spent, and lots of love, Jenny lived a healthy, wonderful ...

The Ripper's Time by Mark R. Vogel

The Ripper's Time by Mark R. Vogel (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016)

 

What if we could turn the clock back to 1888, knowing what we know about profiling the characters of serial killers, DNA evidence, analysis of fibers left behind at a crime scene, and lifting fingerprints from surfaces that once were deemed impossible to obtain? Would we be able to identify capture, and ...

Ciattarelli Calls Sanctuary City Legislation “Reckless and Irresponsible”

February 15, 2017

 SOMERVILLE, NJ – Republican gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) slammed, as reckless and irresponsible, Democrat-sponsored legislation in Trenton that forces state taxpayers to financially support New Jersey cities that choose to defy federal law and, in so doing, encourage illegal immigration.
 
Ciattarelli, a frequent critic of Governor ...

Somerville High School Drama Club Needs 1960s Props to Ensure Production of “How to Succeed . . . ” Succeeds

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Wanted: tie clips; pill box hats; hard shell briefcases; men’s trench coats and snap brim hats; ladies’ pastel spring coats; leather wristband watches; costume jewelry; dress gloves in all colors.

Successful theater is as much about the audience as it is about the actors, a symbiotic relationship that requires the ticket holders to check their reality at the ...

Somerville artist Les Floyd featured at celebration of Black History Month

February 18, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Acclaimed artist and longtime borough resident Les Floyd will headline the annual Black History Month celebration at Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro Sunday, Feb. 19th.

 “He’s uniquely special in his own right,” said Verve owner Rick St. Pierre, “and he’s a favorite son of Somerville.”

Floyd’s website features images of his ...

Lance: White House Reopens for Public Tours

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced that the White House Visitors Office will resume public tours of the White House on March 7th.

“Every year many families from New Jersey travel to visit our Nation’s Capital and enjoy the historic monuments, scenery and national treasurers that Washington, D.C. has to offer.  I am pleased the Trump ...