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Phone Scam Alert Issued by Somerset County Sheriff

January 22, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Same scam, new phone number.

The same scammers who identify themselves as Somerset County Sheriff's Department Deputies are continuing to make bogus phone calls, but are using a new phone number - (908) 223-8954, according to Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano.

The scammers tell unsuspecting residents that they have an active warrant for them not reporting for ...

Immaculata’s Tashawn Bower (’13) Heads to NFL Conference Final with Vikings teammates

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Just five years removed from an outstanding football career at Immaculata High School, defensive end Tashawn Bower and his Minnesota Vikings teammates are one step away from Super Bowl LII, thanks to what has been dubbed the “Minnesota Miracle.”

It was to be the final play of the game; the Vikings were on the short end of a 24-23 score in last Sunday’s ...

Beloved Youth Services Librarian Leaves SCLSNJ

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After 25 years as a librarian in the Somerset County Library System, at the Bridgewater branch, youth services librarian Carol Simon Levin submitted her retirement papers in January.

News of her leaving the library system caused uproar from parents and library system employees who have benefited from her services over the years, and several turned out to the county ...

Mayor Carpenter Opens First Ever HindiUSA Poetry Contest in Bernards Township

January 22, 2018

 

BERNARDS TWP., - Children of all ages gathered together at the auditorium of Oak Street Elementary School on January 21st to take part in their first ever Hindi poetry contest orchestrated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, founder of the Basking Ridge Hindi School, and several volunteers.

Mayor John Carpenter was in attendance and marked its inception with a few encouraging words: “In ...

Beloved Youth Services Librarian Leaves SCLSNJ

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After 25 years as a librarian in the Somerset County Library System, at the Bridgewater branch, youth services librarian Carol Simon Levin submitted her retirement papers in January.

News of her leaving the library system caused uproar from parents and library system employees who have benefited from her services over the years, and several turned out to the county ...

Online Retailer Amazon Rejects Somerville as Potential Location for Massive “HQ2”

January 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amazon released its short list of  20 potential sites to build a massive east coast headquarters Thursday, disappointing more than 200 other cities and smaller towns that had salivated over the prospect of 50,000 new jobs and billions of dollars in associated economic benefits – including Somerville.

The 20 finalists include the city of Newark; a total of 238 ...

Pain Relief, Quality of Life are Top Priorities at the Pilates Design Studio

WATCHUNG, NJ – When physical therapy didn't help alleviate the pain or improve the range of motion in her frozen shoulder, Sandy Williams turned to the Pilates Design Studio. The 69-year-old Warren resident took her first class with studio owner Danielle Conner in January 2017 and, within a few short weeks, began to see – and feel – results.

“I heard Pilates was ...

Mayor Carpenter Opens First Ever HindiUSA Poetry Contest in Bernards Township

January 22, 2018

 

BERNARDS TWP., - Children of all ages gathered together at the auditorium of Oak Street Elementary School on January 21st to take part in their first ever Hindi poetry contest orchestrated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, founder of the Basking Ridge Hindi School, and several volunteers.

Mayor John Carpenter was in attendance and marked its inception with a few encouraging words: “In ...

Watchung Hills Board of Education Swears in and Reorganizes

WARREN, NJ  - The Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education swore in three members to three-year terms at its last meeting --including the senior class president, who is the youngest elected official in New Jersey. Lisa DeMizio, Peter Fallon and Freddie Hayeck were sworn in by Business Administrator Tim Stys. Fallon was selected as the new president of the board ...

Friends of ‘Stop the Quarry Plan’ Retain Counsel, Sierra Club Joins Opposition

January 9, 2018

 

BERNARDS TWP.,  NJ - Friends of Stop the Quarry Plan has retained legal counsel to support its quest to stop the proposed redevelopment plan for the 183-acre defunct Millington Quarry.

Friends retained Jay Bohn, a land use attorney at Schiller, Pittenger & Galvin.

The opposition group says it has more than 1,350 signatures on a petition to stop the current ...

Mayor Carpenter Opens First Ever HindiUSA Poetry Contest in Bernards Township

January 22, 2018

 

BERNARDS TWP., - Children of all ages gathered together at the auditorium of Oak Street Elementary School on January 21st to take part in their first ever Hindi poetry contest orchestrated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, founder of the Basking Ridge Hindi School, and several volunteers.

Mayor John Carpenter was in attendance and marked its inception with a few encouraging words: “In ...

NJ Man Who Made Plea for Kidney in the Magic Kingdom Undergoes Surgery

NEW YORK, NY - In the summer of 2017, a New Jersey man went to Disney World wearing a shirt with a message; he needed a kidney, and his blood type and phone number were printed on his T-shirt.

Thanks to another Disney fan in the Magic Kingdom, one picture went viral, and their story was picked up by a number of news outlets; months later, Richie Sully, a man from Indiana, came forward and was ...

Bad Weather Forces Change in Plans: Delay is Now a Snow Day in Warren, Watchung Hills District

January 17, 2018

WARREN, NJ - School is now closed on Wednesday. Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung, and Watchung Hills Regional High School have all made the call to close Wednesday, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions.

All after-school and evening activities are canceled.

Due to the ice and snow Warren BOE has closed all gyms for Wednesday January 17. All recreation ...

NJ Man Who Made Plea for Kidney in the Magic Kingdom Undergoes Surgery

January 18, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - In the summer of 2017, a New Jersey man went to Disney World wearing a shirt with a message; he needed a kidney, and his blood type and phone number were printed on his T-shirt.

Thanks to another Disney fan in the Magic Kingdom, one picture went viral, and their story was picked up by a number of news outlets; months later, Richie Sully, a man from Indiana, came forward and was ...

Bad Weather Forces Change in Plans: Delay is Now a Snow Day in Warren, Watchung Hills District

January 17, 2018

WARREN, NJ - School is now closed on Wednesday. Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung, and Watchung Hills Regional High School have all made the call to close Wednesday, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions.

All after-school and evening activities are canceled.

Due to the ice and snow Warren BOE has closed all gyms for Wednesday January 17. All recreation ...

Schools Call Delayed Opening in Warren, Watchung Hills District: Watch for Black Ice and Downed Trees

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung, and Watchung Hills Regional High School have all made the call to have a delayed opening Wednesday, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. Conditions will be reassessed at 6:30am. Any changes to the district's operating status will be communicated by 7am.

In Warren, the schedule is as ...

WHRHS Wrestling: Watchung Hills Wins Quad to Remain Unbeaten, Coach Smith Gets 300th Win

January 21, 2018

ANNANDALE, NJ - The Watchung Hills wrestling team continues to roll. The Warriors notched three more wins Saturday, including a 48-16 win over North Hunterdon,  and are now 15-0 as a team. The victories earned WHRHS head coach Dan Smith his 300th career win.

The milestone was announced by The Voice of Watchung Hills, Skyler Weisberg, at the home Boys basketball game to rousing ...

NPHS Basketball: North Plainfield Falls to Montgomery, Godwin Gets 30 Points

SKILLMAN, NJ - Rohan Prakash scored 23 points to lead Montgomery to a 78-58 victory against North Plainfield on Saturday.

Tony Godwin, who scored his 1000th career point on Thursday,  led North Plainfield with 30 points. 

Kevin Fromelt added 20 points for Montgomery. 

North Plainfield next plays Rahway on Monday.

On Thursday, Tony Godwin Gets 1000th Career Point, ...

WHRHS Wrestling: Watchung Hills Warriors Roll Past Governor Livingston Highlanders To Remain Unbeaten in Season

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ-  The Watchung Hills High School Warriors came into the action Friday night with an unbeaten record as a team and looked to continue building on their start to the 2017-18 season. The Warriors (ranked No. 13 on NJ.com’s Top 20) got four pins as they defeated the Highlanders by a final score of 62-13 in Berkeley Heights.

Four wrestlers, three Warriors and ...

Tony Godwin Gets 1000th Career Point, North Plainfield Dunks Belvedere, 76-40

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Tony Godwin scored 12 points to earn his 1000th career point in  North Plainfield’s victory over Belvidere on Thursday, 76-40.

Sean Taylor made three 3-pointers to lead the Canucks with a game-high 27 points. Jahden Chihimie chipped in seven for North Plainfield.

Matthew Gallagher led Belvedere with 12 points.

North Plainfield is now 5-5 on the ...

Schools Call Delayed Opening in Warren, Watchung Hills District: Watch for Black Ice and Downed Trees

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung, and Watchung Hills Regional High School have all made the call to have a delayed opening Wednesday, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. Conditions will be reassessed at 6:30am. Any changes to the district's operating status will be communicated by 7am.

In Warren, the schedule is as ...

Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Open to Area Students, Applications Now Available

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Adele DeLeeuw had been a prominent Plainfield resident, and had established a scholarship fund to assist needy students in the Plainfield area for their pursuit of post-secondary education.  High school seniors wishing to apply for the 2018 Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship can now obtain applications from their school guidance office. 

The scholarships range from $1,000 to ...

Franklin Township Clerk Arrested and Charged with Insurance Fraud (UPDATE)

January 13, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Franklin Township Clerk Ann Marie McCarthy was arrested and charged last month, for deceiving Horizon Blue Cross for payments of services for which she did not receive, according to court documents. 

Between Jan. 1, 2016 and Sept. 1, 2017, McCarthy made it appear as though she received treatment and services eligible for insurance coverage reimbursement "in an ...

Phone Scam Alert Issued by Somerset County Sheriff

January 22, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Same scam, new phone number.

The same scammers who identify themselves as Somerset County Sheriff's Department Deputies are continuing to make bogus phone calls, but are using a new phone number - (908) 223-8954, according to Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano.

The scammers tell unsuspecting residents that they have an active warrant for them not reporting for ...

Bound Brook Fire Victim Identified

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has identified the body of a woman found inside a multi-family residence gutted by a Jan. 7 fire as 25-year-old Litze Romero.

The positive identification was made by the New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner's Office, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The fire occurred at the victim’s ...

NJ Man Who Made Plea for Kidney in the Magic Kingdom Undergoes Surgery

January 18, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - In the summer of 2017, a New Jersey man went to Disney World wearing a shirt with a message; he needed a kidney, and his blood type and phone number were printed on his T-shirt.

Thanks to another Disney fan in the Magic Kingdom, one picture went viral, and their story was picked up by a number of news outlets; months later, Richie Sully, a man from Indiana, came forward and was ...

New Brunswick Man Arrested Following Sunday Morning Slashing

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police arrested a New Brunswick man in connection with a knife fight early Sunday morning, authorities confirmed on Monday.

The incident left one man, a 22-year-old New Brunswick resident, with injuries to his hand, according to police spokesperson Captain JT Miller.

Officers responded to the incident at 3:19 a.m. on Jan. 14, after reports came in of an altercation in ...

Police Officer in Kayak Assists in Rescue of Man from Shark River Inlet

AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — Belmar Patrolman Lawrence Kelly played a major role in the rescue of a 59-year-old man this morning, January 16, from the Shark River Inlet, according to police.

Belmar Police and Belmar Water Rescue Team were among local responders answering an emergency call at 8:55 a.m. of a man in the frigid waters near the Main Street bridge, said Belmar Detective Capt. Thomas ...

Police Need Your Help Locating Missing Woman

Update: Found

UNION, NJ - Have you seen Mary Ann? Police need your help in locating a township woman who went missing this past Thursday evening.

According to police, Mary Ann Clark, of Union Township was last seen Thursday January 11, leaving work and heading towards the World Trade Center Path at 5:10 p.m.. Clark, 74 years of age, is four ft., 10 inches tall with brown wavy hair, ...

Two People Injured in Ceiling Collapse at Galloping Hill Caterers

UNION, NJ - Two people were injured after the ceiling collapsed at the Galloping Hill Caterers at 5-Points on Saturday night. 

Union Fire Dept. was dispatched to the scene at approximately 11:30 p.m. On arrival, firemen discovered a 10 x 20 foot suspended ceiling had collapsed.

Fire personnel removed two people from the building. They were treated for basic injuries and transported by ...

Pedestrian Struck by Van While in Broad Street Crosswalk; Victim Resides in Summit's Gallo Senior Housing Building

SUMMIT, NJ - A pedestrian was struck while crossing Broad Street -- at the intersection of Broad and Chestnut Streets -- resulting in the victim being transported by Summit EMS to Morristown Medical Center.

Eileen Cunningham, 65 years of age and a resident of the Summit senior housing complex, was in the marked crosswalk when she was struck by a 2005 Chevrolet van driven by ...

We’re No. 2 Worst? Reasons Why New Jersey Is the Second Worst Place to Retire

January 17, 2018

NEW JERSEY -- If you are thinking of staying in New Jersey after your working days are over, you might want to think again. Many people consider relocating to a state that lets you keep more money in your pocket without requiring a drastic lifestyle change.

 

WalletHub, an online financial services site, compared all 50 states on indicators of retirement friendliness. The ...

WHRHS Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Upsets Morristown, 63-52

January 22, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Senior Julia Cunningham led the scoring for the Warriors’ girls basketball team with a game-high 19 points, and added seven rebounds and seven steals, as Watchung Hills toppled Morristown on Monday, 63-52. 

“Tremendous effort from our team beating the No. 17 team in the state,” said WHRHS head coach Reese Kirchofer. “The girls have been ...

N.J. State Golf Association Unveils Hall of Fame

The New Jersey State Golf Association, with 118 years of golf history behind it, is proud to announce the formation of the NJSGA Hall of Fame.

The inaugural class boasts the most prominent names in that 118-year period including both famed players and those who have made a unique and lasting impact on the game of golf.

Among those honored are professionals Byron Nelson, Johnny Farrell and ...

WHRHS Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Upsets Morristown, 63-52

January 22, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Senior Julia Cunningham led the scoring for the Warriors’ girls basketball team with a game-high 19 points, and added seven rebounds and seven steals, as Watchung Hills toppled Morristown on Monday, 63-52. 

“Tremendous effort from our team beating the No. 17 team in the state,” said WHRHS head coach Reese Kirchofer. “The girls have been ...

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Dog Found Still Being Held at Shelter

January 15, 2018

A dog that was found on Jan. 9 is still being held at the Newark Animal Shelter because no owner has claimed him. 

Roselle Police said the dog was found in the area of the Roselle side of Warinanco Park. The dog has a distinct blue eye and brown eye. Police also said the animal was checked and had no chip or tags. 

The Newark Animal Shelter has ...

Get Off the Couch. Walk the Dog. Live Longer.

January 15, 2018

“Sitting is the new smoking”. This is the new mantra in cardiology and global population health. Sitting, or a sedentary lifestyle, has long been known as a risk factor for the development of heart disease. Excessive sitting is also associated with a higher mortality rate. Is sitting really as bad as smoking for your health? Why is sitting so detrimental? What strategies can combat a ...

Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...

Police Officer in Kayak Assists in Rescue of Man from Shark River Inlet

January 16, 2018

AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — Belmar Patrolman Lawrence Kelly played a major role in the rescue of a 59-year-old man this morning, January 16, from the Shark River Inlet, according to police.

Belmar Police and Belmar Water Rescue Team were among local responders answering an emergency call at 8:55 a.m. of a man in the frigid waters near the Main Street bridge, said Belmar Detective Capt. Thomas ...

Dog Found Still Being Held at Shelter

January 15, 2018

A dog that was found on Jan. 9 is still being held at the Newark Animal Shelter because no owner has claimed him. 

Roselle Police said the dog was found in the area of the Roselle side of Warinanco Park. The dog has a distinct blue eye and brown eye. Police also said the animal was checked and had no chip or tags. 

The Newark Animal Shelter has ...

Obituaries

North Plainfield – Gail A. Kaufman – Cain, 62, passed away peacefully on Saturday ...
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What Makes Reading Hard and How LearningRx Can Help

January 22, 2018

What Makes Reading Hard and How LearningRx Can Help

For parents of children with reading struggles, we will have a presentation on what makes reading difficult and how LearningRx can help on Friday, Feb 16 at noon.  Activities for kids aged 4 and up will be provided for attendees who need to bring children. RSVP required.  Call 908-222-7246 or email us ...

Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...

Phone Scam Alert Issued by Somerset County Sheriff

January 22, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Same scam, new phone number.

The same scammers who identify themselves as Somerset County Sheriff's Department Deputies are continuing to make bogus phone calls, but are using a new phone number - (908) 223-8954, according to Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano.

The scammers tell unsuspecting residents that they have an active warrant for them not reporting for ...

Online Retailer Amazon Rejects Somerville as Potential Location for Massive “HQ2”

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amazon released its short list of  20 potential sites to build a massive east coast headquarters Thursday, disappointing more than 200 other cities and smaller towns that had salivated over the prospect of 50,000 new jobs and billions of dollars in associated economic benefits – including Somerville.

The 20 finalists include the city of Newark; a total of 238 ...