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Somerset Patriots National Anthem Auditions Set For Saturday, March 11th

February 22, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, along with Magic 98.3 FM and WCTC 1450 AM will host National Anthem Auditions on March 11 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00  p.m. at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. 

The event will be a fundraiser designed to benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies to ship care packages to U.S.

Author Kathleen DiMario Shares Important Message Wth East End Students

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 ...

North Plainfield Math Teacher Teresa Thompson Reflects on Career, Retirement

February 21, 2017

(Editor’s Note: Victoria Kisling is a senior at North Plainfield High School and an intern for TAPinto North Plainfield.)

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Teresa Thompson began her career in the borough 10 years ago as an eighth grade math teacher at North Plainfield Middle School before moving over to the high school where she currently teaches regular and honors algebra as well as quantitative ...

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

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, ...

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 ...

Hundreds Gather at Black History Month Celebration Held in North Plainfield

February 22, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Nearly 300 residents from North Plainfield and the surrounding community along with special guests from throughout the area gathered together Feb. 19 for a 'Celebration of Black History.' Held at the North Plainfield Community Center, the three-hour event - themed ‘Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future’ - featured music, dance and spoken ...

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 ...

North Plainfield Police Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Suspect

February 21, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –The North Plainfield Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is conducting a theft by deception investigation and is attempting to identify the pictured subject. Police allege that the subject convinced a North Plainfield resident to cash a check that was later determined to be fraudulent.

“Right now, this person is someone of interest in this ...

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

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 ...

Moretti Team’s Success Attributed to Team Approach

February 22, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Real estate sales have become much more complex than years past, according to Guy Moretti, Team Leader for the Moretti Team at the South Plainfield-based Berkshire Hathaway Home Services of New Jersey (BHHSNJ).

“The industry is changing. Years ago there was a 80/20 rule which said 80-percent of real estate sales were completed by 20—percent of the ...

WHRHS Girls Basketball: Warriors Spear Lancers on Senior Night, 58 - 26

February 22, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills celebrated youth sports, honored the girls basketball seniors and defeated the Livingston Lancers on Tuesday, 58-26.

Seniors Emma Zucker, Rachel Sabnani and Amy Hackett were recognized along with their ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Vanessa Almeida Named To Dean's List At Loyola University Maryland

February 22, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD - Vanessa Almeida, a member of the class of 2020 from Greenbrook, has been named to the fall 2016 Dean's List at Loyola University Maryland.

In order to qualify for the Dean's List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term, provided that, in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 ...

Obituaries

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Carol R. Osterberg passed away at her home surrounded by her family on ...
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See Sgt. Thomas Rich of STOPit in Warren on Feb. 22

February 21, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Is your child on Instagram, music.ly, Minecraft, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Oovoo, Skype, Kik, Vine or playing games on-line or POKÉMON GO ?!? Thinking about getting your child a smartphone or do they already have one?

Learn how to protect them and see Sgt. Tom Rich, the Cyber-Safety expert for STOPit, at Watchung Hills on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. In the ...

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

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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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Tue, February 28, 7:00 PM

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North Plainfield Business Association Monthly ...

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

Mother Seton Saturday Enrichment Program

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Sat, March 11, 9:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Mother Seton Saturday Enrichment Program

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Sat, March 11, 2:00 PM

Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, Bridgewater

Bee Spectacular

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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 ...

Somerville: Mayor Gallagher Seeks GOP Nod as County Freeholder Candidate

February 22, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Longtime Republican Mayor Brian Gallagher trusts his instincts, and his instincts tell him the time is right to move on and seek higher office.

Gallagher confirmed on Monday that he is lobbying members of the Somerset County Republican Committee to be selected as the candidate who will replace veteran Somerset County Freeholder Director Peter Palmer, who is retiring at the end ...

Ciattarelli Calls Sanctuary City Legislation “Reckless and Irresponsible”

 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 ...

Plainfield Symphony’s 97th Season Concert: “Orchestral Families: Each Happy in Its Own Way”

February 22, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The next performance by the Plainfield Symphony, New Jersey's oldest, will be sure to thrill audience members.

The concert will highlight Dvorak’s Serenade for Winds, Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 and culminating with Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.  Each of the symphony's ...

Somerville artist Les Floyd featured at celebration of Black History Month

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 ...