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Community Values Coalition Encouraging Residents to Speak Out Against Hate

August 14, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Almost a month after residents started seeing flyers from Identity Evropa, a group classified by the Anti-Defamation League as a white supremacist organization, around Bridgewater and surrounding towns, residents have been banding together to spread a message against hate and bias – and a new group called the Community Values Coalition is designed to do just ...

Local Children Invited to Meet "JJ," Newest Pony at Lord Stirling Stable, On Sunday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Lord Stirling Stable is inviting children under age 13 and their parents to enjoy a morning with the stable's will ponies, horses and staff at a "Pony Tea Party" scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the stable grounds at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

The Pony Tea Party will include lead line pony rides for ...

10th Annual School Supply Drive Underway

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The annual school supply drive conducted by Netherwood Heights Neighbors is now underway, and the collection will benefit elementary students in Plainfield.  The fundraiser will run through Aug. 31st.  

Items being requested for the school children include:

colored construction paper
individual erasers
both left & right hand blunt end ...

Local Children Invited to Meet "JJ," Newest Pony at Lord Stirling Stable, On Sunday

August 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Lord Stirling Stable is inviting children under age 13 and their parents to enjoy a morning with the stable's will ponies, horses and staff at a "Pony Tea Party" scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the stable grounds at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

The Pony Tea Party will include lead line pony rides for ...

Old-Fashioned Family Fun for Visitors to Somerset County 4-H Fair

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - There's no carnival rides and no midway, but there's plenty to do at the Somerset County 4-H Fair, celebrating its 71st year of family fun beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8, and continuing on Thursday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 10 at North Branch Park.

There are no admissions or parking fees Daily schedules and maps can be found at the Information Booth or online at ...

Port Authority Bus Terminal To Test New Security System on Monday

August 11, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try and identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices. 

The Port Authority will launch the pilot test next week on the new security system designed to help law enforcement professionals.

The technology, in partnership ...

Six Candidates File for Three Seats on Watchung Board of Education

August 2, 2018

 

WATCHUNG, NJ  - Six candidates filed for the three seats up for re-election  on the Watchung Board of Education, according to the Somerset County Clerk's Office. Current board member James Rhyner  did not file for re-election, according to the clerk's office.

The six candidates who filed prior to Monday’s deadline are current board ...

TAPinto.net Election Policies for the November 2018 Elections

August 5, 2018

Election Policies

Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos).  For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day.  For the primary election, statements can be submitted from March 1st through the week before Election Day.  Publication of candidate ...

Duke Farms Annual Peach Celebration Features Locally-Grown Fruit

August 4, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms hosts its annual Peach Celebration at the Duke Farms Market Sunday, Aug. 5.

The market is located in the parking lot at the Visitor's Center off Duke Parkway West from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
 
Local grower Alstede Farms will be stocked with a variety of fresh local peaches along with other peach-inspired products like pie, salsa, and syrup.

Other vendors at ...

Bateman Secures $9.7M for NJDEP Projects

August 13, 2018

TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy..

“New Jersey is blessed with some of the ...

10th Annual School Supply Drive Underway

August 12, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The annual school supply drive conducted by Netherwood Heights Neighbors is now underway, and the collection will benefit elementary students in Plainfield.  The fundraiser will run through Aug. 31st.  

Items being requested for the school children include:

colored construction paper
individual erasers
both left & right hand blunt end ...

Green Brook Flood Commission Will Remember 1973 Flood Victims from Warren and North Plainfield and local towns, Service Set for Aug. 4

August 3, 2018

GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Flood Control Commission (GBFCC) will hold its annual memorial service at 9:30 a.m., at Miller Park, 111 Greenbrook Road on Saturday, Aug. 4. Miller Park is located behind the Green Brook Municipal Building.  Due to ongoing flood project construction in Middlesex Borough, the ceremony has been moved this year ...

Rabid Racoon Reported in Somerset County

August 7, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Hollywood Avenue in the Somerset section of Franklin Township has tested positive for rabies.

Suburban areas in which raccoons, people and pets are in close proximity have the highest number of cases. From January to June of this year, the state Department of Health ...

What's Eating my Basil?

August 12, 2018

The summer gardening season is in full swing and gardeners have been harvesting their bounty - lettuces, tomatoes, zucchinis, peppers and herbs. Insect activity is also gearing up in the garden.   As the growing degree days increase, so does the damaging effects of pests in the garden. Here are a few ways to protect one of the most popular herb in the garden - BASIL.  It's ...

National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Advisory for Warren and Somerset County, Some Road Closures Reported

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Advisory for the area until noon on Saturday. King George Road in Warren is closed south of Mt Horeb Road due to flooding as of 8:40 a.m. Mountainview Road and US Route 22 have standing water in some areas. Route 22 at North Drive in North Plainfield is flooded. Turn around, don’t ...

Six Charged in $500,000 Luxury Car Theft Ring, One Stolen from Warren Township

August 8, 2018

Newark, NJ -  Six individuals were charged with stealing eight cars in a multi-county $500,000 high-end car theft ring, including one from Warren Township, acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan announced Tuesday.

All the cars were ...

Suspect at Large after Bank Robbery in Warren, Police Seek Public’s Assistance

August 14, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of ...

Flash Flooding Ties Up Route 22 in North Plainfield With Cars Stuck in Water, Warning Remains in Effect

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for our area and torrential rain has already caused flooding on Route 22 in North Plainfield. Eight cars have been reported stuck in the water between Watchung Avenue and North Drive.

 

“Turn around...don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles,” the advisory says .

Bateman Secures $9.7M for NJDEP Projects

August 13, 2018

TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy..

“New Jersey is blessed with some of the ...

Flash Flooding Wallops Passaic Valley Area

LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Heavy rain on top of already saturated grounds resulted in severe flash flooding throughout the Passaic Valley area on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 11.

The Peckman River, which runs through Little Falls and Woodland Park, overflowed its banks causing flash flooding throughout both towns. 

Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark said that the situation ...

Port Authority Bus Terminal To Test New Security System on Monday

NEW YORK, NY - Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try and identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices. 

The Port Authority will launch the pilot test next week on the new security system designed to help law enforcement professionals.

The technology, in partnership ...

Route 22 West Closed Near West Chestnut Street

UNION, NJ - Route 22 West before West Chestnut Street is closed due to a multi-car accident.

Preliminary reports indicate that a three-car accident has closed Route 22 in the area of the PC Richards store starting just before 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. 

Route 22 West traffic is being diverted down West Chestnut Street.  Traffic on West Chestnut Street toward Route 22 ...

"Operation Punch Out" Yields Eight Arrests and 24 Charges for Drugs

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Following an extensive, months-long investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, a drug distribution and money-laundering network in Middlesex and Monmouth counties has been broken up, says a report issued by the New Jersey State Police today.

The New Jersey State Police have arrested eight people of being part of an alleged drug trafficking ring ...

Union County Narcotics Investigation Yields Seizure of Two Kilos of Heroin on Route 22

UNION COUNTY, NJ – An Indianapolis man traveling through Union County by way of Pennsylvania was arrested in the parking lot of a store on Route 22 in Union after an investigation led to a search of the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

Noel Ramiro Hernandez of Indianapolis, Indiana is ...

Attention North Plainfield: Calling All Football Canucks

August 14, 2018

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you play football for the North Plainfield Canucks? Want to connect with former teammates and help support current Canucks? Alumni are beginning the process of establishing an alumni association.

 

“This message is for all former Canuck football players,” alumni Robert Lake posted. “We are in the process of establishing a football ...

Warren East County Turf Opens for Fall Season

WARREN, NJ - Replacement of the artificial turf at the East County field on Stirling Road, under construction for the past few months, has now been completed.  

The cost of the field to be resurfaced is estimated at approximately $401,000 with just about $26,000 coming from the township already collected from residents through its open space trust fund. The ...

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Belmar to Grow Beachscape with ‘Butterfly-Friendly’ Dune Planting at Third Avenue Beach

August 12, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — As a fledgling dune planting flourishes near Belmar’s 12th Avenue beach playground, another patch of greenery is planned for the Third Avenue beach.

In addition to the dune grass, native plants and other suitable foliage that will fill this new 1,500-square-foot area, “pollinators” will be part of the mix, according to Belmar Councilman Thomas Brennan, ...

Facedown on the Beach and Shorty Long at the Shell Leads Sunday's Entertainment Options on Long Beach Island and in Stafford Township

LONG BEACH ISLAND – There are many great opportunities to enjoy the afternoon and nightlife in the area on this Sunday August 12.

Facedown performs at the 68 Street Beach in Long Beach Township from 1 to 3 p.m. live.  

Read below for the complete list of Sunday's entertainment options in Stafford and Long Beach Island.  

Area businesses please feel ...

Rabid Racoon Reported in Somerset County

August 7, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Hollywood Avenue in the Somerset section of Franklin Township has tested positive for rabies.

Suburban areas in which raccoons, people and pets are in close proximity have the highest number of cases. From January to June of this year, the state Department of Health ...

Girl Scouts and CCM Announce the Launch of New National STEM Badges

August 12, 2018

Girl Scouts and CCM Announce the Launch of New National STEM BadgesThe Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey today announced the launch of 30 new national Girl Scout badges exclusively for girls ages 5–18 at County College of Morris (CCM), a nationally designated center of excellence for cybersecurity education.

The badges, which are immediately available, not only enhance the ...

Belmar to Grow Beachscape with ‘Butterfly-Friendly’ Dune Planting at Third Avenue Beach

August 12, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — As a fledgling dune planting flourishes near Belmar’s 12th Avenue beach playground, another patch of greenery is planned for the Third Avenue beach.

In addition to the dune grass, native plants and other suitable foliage that will fill this new 1,500-square-foot area, “pollinators” will be part of the mix, according to Belmar Councilman Thomas Brennan, ...

Facedown on the Beach and Shorty Long at the Shell Leads Sunday's Entertainment Options on Long Beach Island and in Stafford Township

LONG BEACH ISLAND – There are many great opportunities to enjoy the afternoon and nightlife in the area on this Sunday August 12.

Facedown performs at the 68 Street Beach in Long Beach Township from 1 to 3 p.m. live.  

Read below for the complete list of Sunday's entertainment options in Stafford and Long Beach Island.  

Area businesses please feel ...

Port Authority Bus Terminal To Test New Security System on Monday

NEW YORK, NY - Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try and identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices. 

The Port Authority will launch the pilot test next week on the new security system designed to help law enforcement professionals.

The technology, in partnership ...

Branson, MO: Country Fun in the Ozarks

BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go:

Table Rock Lake

This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for fishing, boating and swimming. 

Showboat Branson Belle offers ...

18 Jersey Shore Towns Raising Pedestrian Safety Awareness This Summer

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — With summer’s traditional influx of seasonal visitors, numerous police departments have joined together across the Jersey Shore to remind motorists and pedestrians to be safe this summer.

Eighteen police departments in Monmouth and Ocean counties are participating in Street Smart NJ, which recently kicked off its summer pedestrian safety campaign ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield, NJ – Margaret (Pascazio) Butfiloski, 99, passed away peacefully on June 2, ...
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Owner/Chef of Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes  Beloved Husband, Father, Brother and ...
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South Plainfield - Joseph G. Zekas, 90, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at The Willows at ...
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Piscataway – Betty L. Bocam, 70, died suddenly Saturday February 24, 2018 at Robert Wood ...
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Six Candidates File for Three Seats on Watchung Board of Education

August 2, 2018

 

WATCHUNG, NJ  - Six candidates filed for the three seats up for re-election  on the Watchung Board of Education, according to the Somerset County Clerk's Office. Current board member James Rhyner  did not file for re-election, according to the clerk's office.

The six candidates who filed prior to Monday’s deadline are current board ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, August 15

Warchung

Spin the Wheel Wednesday

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Sat, September 8, 9:00 AM

Canterbury Park, Montclair, NJ, Montclair

SOFIA 8th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence

Giving Back Health & Wellness Other

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Sat, September 15, 12:00 PM

Adult Day Center of Somerset County, Bridgewater

Adult Day Center of Somerset County Open House

Health & Wellness Other

Sat, September 15, 6:30 PM

Washington Park, Dunellen

Free Music in the Park | Exit Row Band | Classic ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, September 29, 10:00 AM

SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch, North Plainfield

Drag Queen Story Hour

Other

Wed, October 3, 7:00 PM

SCLSNJ's Warren Township Library branch, Warren

A History of the Old Presbyterian Graveyard in ...

Government Other

Sun, October 7, 11:00 AM

Washington Park, Dunellen

Dunellen HarvestFest

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, October 9, 7:00 PM

SCLSNJ’s Watchung Library branch, Watchung

History of Witchcraft

Other

Wed, October 10, 7:00 PM

SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch, North Plainfield

Inside the Real World of Ghost Hunting

Other

Suspect at Large after Bank Robbery in Warren, Police Seek Public’s Assistance

August 14, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of ...

Community Values Coalition Encouraging Residents to Speak Out Against Hate

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Almost a month after residents started seeing flyers from Identity Evropa, a group classified by the Anti-Defamation League as a white supremacist organization, around Bridgewater and surrounding towns, residents have been banding together to spread a message against hate and bias – and a new group called the Community Values Coalition is designed to do just ...