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Crash on Warren’s Washington Valley Road

October 19, 2017

 

WARREN, NJ - A head on crash at Washington Valley Road and Morning Glory Road has been reported by eye witnesses on Thursday night.  Avoid the area.

Warren Township Police to Participate in DEA “Operation Take Back”

WARREN, NJ -  The Warren Township Police will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) “Operation Take Back” to give members of the public an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, patches and pet medications.  

Residents are asked to bring any approved unwanted ...

Lost in Warren: Have You Seen Milo?

 

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Milo? Milo left his property in the Courtland Lane - Round Top Road area without his collar on. He is very friendly. Call Paula at 201-341-3850 if you find him.

Check Out Ross Farm While Taking a Journey Through the Past

October 15, 2017

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Wondering where to start today while touring historic sites in Somerset County? Try a local spot, the Boudinot-Southard-Ross Estate, at 135 North Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge. Also known as Ross Farm, the Estate is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

This hidden gem offers something for everyone, from a historic home, to a perfect spot for adults and ...

Warren Teen to Compete to be Miss Teen New Jersey

WARREN, NJ - A Warren teen will be competing this weekend in the Miss Teen New Jersey USA pageant. The Miss New Jersey Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New Jersey in the Miss Teen USA pageant.

Susannah Cardoza, a sophomore at Watchung Hills Regional High School, was chosen as a contestant in the Miss ...

Not So Fast Newark; Mayor Says Somerville Ideal Home for Amazon HQ2

October 19, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and assorted state and Essex County officials will try to convince online behemoth Amazon.com to invest billions in Newark as the ideal location for its planned expansion and an east coast headquarters complex worth billions to the state and local economy.

Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher says not so fast, suggesting ...

Watchung Hills Board of Education Appoints Peter Fallon to Board

October 18, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Peter Fallon was sworn in to the Watchung Hills Board of Education on Tuesday night to fill the seat vacated by Glenn Mastrobattista, who resigned at the last meeting. 

After approving  a resolution accepting Mastrobattista's resignation, the board voted unanimously to appoint Fallon to fill the seat for the remainder of Mastrobattista's term, which ...

Watchung Hills Regional High School Achieves Sustainability Certification

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification and joins a group of 91 schools that achieved the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2017. A total of 679 schools and 273 school districts are participating in the program ...

Watchung Hills Regional High School Achieves Sustainability Certification

October 15, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification and joins a group of 91 schools that achieved the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2017. A total of 679 schools and 273 school districts are participating in the program ...

Commission on the Status of Women Presents Check to Safe+Sound Somerset

October 19, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Patricia Walsh and members of the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women recently presented a check for $1,000 to Safe+Sound Somerset, a Hillsborough organization that protects and advocates for victims of domestic violence.

Its service area includes all of Somerset County.

The funding is part of the proceeds from the annual ...

9th Annual Pink Out Volleyball Tournament Set for Next Week

WESTFIELD, NJ — On Friday, Oct. 13, the Westfield High School girls volleyball program will host its ninth annual Pink Out event with a tournament against Watchung Hills. For almost a decade, the Pink Out has raised funds and promoted research about breast cancer.

The tradition began in honor of head coach Bev Torok, who faced her own battle with breast cancer nine years ago. After she ...

Phase II of East County Park in Warren Kicks Off

October 12, 2017

WARREN - Phase II of the 150-acre East County Park, bordered by Dubois, Reinman and Old Stirling roads was kicked off by Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh, Somerset County Park Commission and Warren Township officials, including Mayor Carolann Garafola, Deputy Mayor Victor Sordillo, Township Committeeman Gary DiNardo, Township Committeeman George Lazo and Township ...

Commission on the Status of Women Presents Check to Safe+Sound Somerset

October 19, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Patricia Walsh and members of the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women recently presented a check for $1,000 to Safe+Sound Somerset, a Hillsborough organization that protects and advocates for victims of domestic violence.

Its service area includes all of Somerset County.

The funding is part of the proceeds from the annual ...

Phase II of East County Park in Warren Kicks Off

October 12, 2017

WARREN - Phase II of the 150-acre East County Park, bordered by Dubois, Reinman and Old Stirling roads was kicked off by Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh, Somerset County Park Commission and Warren Township officials, including Mayor Carolann Garafola, Deputy Mayor Victor Sordillo, Township Committeeman Gary DiNardo, Township Committeeman George Lazo and Township ...

NPHS Soccer: North Plainfield Boys Tie, Girls Defeat Bound Brook

October 20, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Ashley Atubi scored five goals to lead the  North Plainfield varsity girls soccer team over Bound Brook on Thursday, 7-1.

Shaniya O'Neal and Kiora Aurelien each added a goal on assists from Anne Joseph, Faith Wilson, Selma Valjevac and Destine Alarcon.

In goal, Jenna Guevara recorded five saves for North Plainfield.

The boys played ...

Four North Plainfield Schools Achieve Sustainability Certification

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Four schools in the North Plainfield School District have met the requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. East End Elementary School, Stony Brook Elementary School, West End Elementary School and the North Plainfield Middle School all achieved Bronze level certification.

 

 

 

 

 

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Warren, Watchung and Long Hill Men Named in $5 Million Mortgage Fraud Case

October 20, 2017

NEWARK, NJ -  A real estate investor, a builder, a mortgage loan officer, and a real estate settlement attorney were arrested and charged this week with using “straw buyers” to fraudulently obtain mortgage loans from a bank, acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Victor Santos, a/k/a “Vitor Santos,” 57, of Wachtung ; Arsenio Santos, a/k/a ...

Crash on Warren’s Washington Valley Road

October 19, 2017

 

WARREN, NJ - A head on crash at Washington Valley Road and Morning Glory Road has been reported by eye witnesses on Thursday night.  Avoid the area.

Villa Maria Fire Continues in North Plainfield, Closes Somerset Street

NORTH PLAINFIELD - A five alarm fire in the early morning hours of Tuesday morning is being fought at the vacant Villa Maria at 641 Somerset Street. At 10 a.m. the fire was still burning and fire companies are being rotated,  continuing to operate hitting hot spots of active fire, authorities said.

Somerset Street South was closed and heavy smoke filled the air.

Drone video from ...

Plainfield YMCA Fall Casino Night Fundraiser to be Held Oct 21

October 15, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Area YMCA will hold its Fall 2017 Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 21.

The fun-filled affair will raise funds to benefit its many youth development and emergency housing programs, including its future housing program for youth aging out of foster care.

The event kicks off at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, located ...

Two Arrested in Sunday’s Fatal Shooting

UNION, NJ - A juvenile and a Union man have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting in Union on Sunday afternoon .  

According to the Union County Prosecutor's Office, a 17-year old has been charged with first-degree murder and weapons offenses in the death of Union man, Jose Diago . Also charged was Willy Rodriguez-Gil, 22.  Rodriguez-Gil has been ...

Department of Justice: ISIS Sympathizer Arrested in New Jersey, Plotting the "Next 9/11" with Two Accomplices

NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday.

Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at concert venues in support of ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.

The three arrested ...

Warren, Watchung and Long Hill Men Named in $5 Million Mortgage Fraud Case

October 20, 2017

NEWARK, NJ -  A real estate investor, a builder, a mortgage loan officer, and a real estate settlement attorney were arrested and charged this week with using “straw buyers” to fraudulently obtain mortgage loans from a bank, acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Victor Santos, a/k/a “Vitor Santos,” 57, of Wachtung ; Arsenio Santos, a/k/a ...

NPHS Soccer: North Plainfield Boys Tie, Girls Defeat Bound Brook

October 20, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Ashley Atubi scored five goals to lead the  North Plainfield varsity girls soccer team over Bound Brook on Thursday, 7-1.

Shaniya O'Neal and Kiora Aurelien each added a goal on assists from Anne Joseph, Faith Wilson, Selma Valjevac and Destine Alarcon.

In goal, Jenna Guevara recorded five saves for North Plainfield.

The boys played ...

WHRHS Girls Soccer: Watchung Hills Falls to Roxbury, 3-1

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills took the early lead but Roxbury scored three goals in the second half to defeat the Warriors on Thursday night, 3-1.

Lindsay Wolf scored for the Warriors on an assist from Chloe Ferriera and Watchung Hills kept the 1-0 lead into the half.

Julia Picciallo, Bethany Sansone, and Ashleigh Serrafin each netted one for Roxbury. 

Watchung Hills ...

WHRHS Girls Soccer: Watchung Hills Falls to Roxbury, 3-1

October 19, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills took the early lead but Roxbury scored three goals in the second half to defeat the Warriors on Thursday night, 3-1.

Lindsay Wolf scored for the Warriors on an assist from Chloe Ferriera and Watchung Hills kept the 1-0 lead into the half.

Julia Picciallo, Bethany Sansone, and Ashleigh Serrafin each netted one for Roxbury. 

Watchung Hills ...

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Belmar Honors First Responders for ‘Extraordinary Performance’ in Saving 35 Lives in Dangerous Surf

October 6, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — With not a cloud in the sky and temperatures in the 80s, it didn’t take long for the Belmar beaches to fill with local residents and visitors on the weekend of September 23 and 24.

Despite what appeared to be an ideal late-summer beach day, a closer look told quite a different story. Dangerous and life-threatening rip tides had triggered a swimming ban along ...

Making Affordable Housing Less Painful

October 14, 2017

I’m Rich Fortunato and I am running for State Assembly in District 22, which includes Green Brook, North Plainfield, Dunellen, and Middlesex Borough.  One reason why I am running for the Assembly is because of the way affordable housing requirements are being imposed on our towns.

Since the New Jersey Supreme Court decided in 1974 that every town has a constitutional obligation to ...

How We Can Reduce Our Property Taxes

I’m Rich Fortunato and one of the reasons I am running for the State Assembly in District 22 is to work to reduce our property taxes.    

You may not realize it but it is very likely that more of your property taxes go to your school district than to your town. In Clark and Middlesex Borough, almost twice as much of your taxes go to the schools than to the town, in ...

Lost in Warren: Have You Seen Milo?

October 17, 2017

 

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Milo? Milo left his property in the Courtland Lane - Round Top Road area without his collar on. He is very friendly. Call Paula at 201-341-3850 if you find him.

Found in Warren: Do You Know This Dog?

WARREN, NJ - Do you know this dog?  He was found on Ravinn Lane on Tuesday morning and despite the pink harness, is male.   Call 908-755-0227 with any information.

Belmar Honors First Responders for ‘Extraordinary Performance’ in Saving 35 Lives in Dangerous Surf

October 6, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — With not a cloud in the sky and temperatures in the 80s, it didn’t take long for the Belmar beaches to fill with local residents and visitors on the weekend of September 23 and 24.

Despite what appeared to be an ideal late-summer beach day, a closer look told quite a different story. Dangerous and life-threatening rip tides had triggered a swimming ban along ...

LaZare: Bringing Passion to Our Politics

October 19, 2017

Time was, New Jersey residents could at least count on their elected representatives to be good stewards of their funds they paid in taxes:  to maintain their roads, their obligations, and their air and water.  Those times are long gone.  For close to three decades, administrations of all political stripes have hedged here, and borrowed there, and put the state on a depressing ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield – Ellen Parker, 76, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017 in JFK Haven ...
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Imagine offers Workshop: Fostering Resilience in Grieving Children and Teens

October 19, 2017

 

Open to all members of the community, please join Imagine for a workshop on Fostering Resilience in Grieving Children, and invite your friends and family.  The workshop is ideal for parents, caregivers, social workers, teachers and therapists. CE credits are available for social workers.  The workshop will be held on October 26th from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  ...

Commission on the Status of Women Presents Check to Safe+Sound Somerset

October 19, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Patricia Walsh and members of the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women recently presented a check for $1,000 to Safe+Sound Somerset, a Hillsborough organization that protects and advocates for victims of domestic violence.

Its service area includes all of Somerset County.

The funding is part of the proceeds from the annual ...

Think Pink: Somerset County Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Event Oct. 25 in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh will join Zufall Health and the Regional Chronic Disease Coalition of Somerset and Morris Counties in launching the 14th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 12:30 p.m. in front of the North Plainfield Borough Hall at 263 Somerset St. 

The public is invited to ...