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VIDEO: After 240 Years, George Washington Revisits the Drake House Museum in Plainfield

June 26, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - It's been 240 years since his last visit to the Drake House Museum in Plainfield, and this time, George Washington brought along wife Martha.

The 240th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Short Hills took place on Saturday, June 24.  As a special treat, the Washingtons continued their tour of Union County on Sunday when they spoke to a group of Drake House ...

Warren Township Dedicates New Ambulance

WARREN, NJ - A new ambulance was dedicated on Saturday to the Warren Township Rescue Squad by Mayor Carolann Garafola and Committeeman Gary DiNardo. 

 

The new vehicle is equipped with an automatic lift cot and larger cabin space to allow first responders to access their equipment and service patients more effectively.

 

The members of the Rescue Squad would like to ...

Weekend Suggestions To Entertain the Family

TAPinto Travels

Are you ready to celebrate the end of the school year? Many area schools are concluding for the summer, making kids primed to party. If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend with the family in New Jersey, you must make time to check out the following local events.

 

Montville 4th of July Celebration

The city of Montville is ...

Watchung Hills Presents 2017 Spring Band Concert

June 23, 2017

WARREN, NJ. – Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) student musicians in the Concert Band, the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble demonstrated the considerable breadth and depth of their musical progression with a varied and complex program at the 2017 Spring Band Concert, Wednesday, June 7, in the school’s Performing Arts Center ...

Watchung Hills Raises More Than $2,000 'Dancing With The Teachers'

WARREN, NJ - In the second annual Dancing with the Teachers fundraiser, more than 150 students, teachers, administration and staff performed to the delight of more than 300 in the audience.

Co- hosted by graduating senior Suchir Govindarajan and freshman Vincent DiGeronimo, the event last week raised more than $2,000 in honor of the family of Juan Carlos Cruz. Last fall, Spanish ...

WHRHS Alumni Visit Warren for Career Exploration Day at Watchung Hills

June 25, 2017

WARREN, NJ – Graduating seniors at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) had the opportunity to meet and learn from more than a dozen working professionals at a Career Exploration Day, Tuesday, June 13 at the school.

Among the professionals were keynote speakers Michael Beneduce, Class of 2004, and his sister,Justen Beneduce, Class ...

Warren Township Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Members, Next Meeting on June 22

WARREN, NJ - The Warren community is invited to the next meeting of the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, June 22.

Trainer Joe will be showcasing  "The Rising Stars Networking Group" Gameshow and gives us tons of mindset, health and fitness tips in the process! 

Members Register FREE by clicking below

Non-Members: $10

 

The Warren Township ...

WHRHS Alumni Visit Warren for Career Exploration Day at Watchung Hills

June 25, 2017

WARREN, NJ – Graduating seniors at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) had the opportunity to meet and learn from more than a dozen working professionals at a Career Exploration Day, Tuesday, June 13 at the school.

Among the professionals were keynote speakers Michael Beneduce, Class of 2004, and his sister,Justen Beneduce, Class ...

Sun Shines in Warren as Watchung Hills Class of 2017 Graduates

WARREN, NJ - Under sunny blue skies, the Watchung Hills Class of 2017 walked across the stage and completed their high school careers during the 60th annual commencement ceremony at Tozier Field Thursday morning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHRbhie8BKI

All School Council President Natalie Przybylski, Grade Level Council President Jordon Reynolds, Salutatorian Michelle Shui, and ...

WHRHS Alumni Visit Warren for Career Exploration Day at Watchung Hills

June 25, 2017

WARREN, NJ – Graduating seniors at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) had the opportunity to meet and learn from more than a dozen working professionals at a Career Exploration Day, Tuesday, June 13 at the school.

Among the professionals were keynote speakers Michael Beneduce, Class of 2004, and his sister,Justen Beneduce, Class ...

Seafood Festival in the Pines to Benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m.

STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 is presenting the Seafood Festival in the Pines to benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday, June 17 from 12 to 6 p.m.  There will be plenty of crabs, clams, a fish fry, fish tacos, scallops, hot dogs and more.  

From 1 to 3 p.m. Shorty Long and the Horns will provide entertainment.  The Dankstesr will perform from 4 to 6 p.m.

Watchung Hills Raises More Than $2,000 'Dancing With The Teachers'

June 20, 2017

WARREN, NJ - In the second annual Dancing with the Teachers fundraiser, more than 150 students, teachers, administration and staff performed to the delight of more than 300 in the audience.

Co- hosted by graduating senior Suchir Govindarajan and freshman Vincent DiGeronimo, the event last week raised more than $2,000 in honor of the family of Juan Carlos Cruz. Last fall, Spanish ...

Giving Back with Art at WHRHS: Watchung Hills Students Participate in Memory Project

WARREN, NJ - For the second year in a row, Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Art Teacher Kate Griffin’s Advanced Placement 2D Studio Art class participated in The Memory Project.  

“The Memory Project is a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create and donate portraits to youth around the world who ...

Congressman Lance Speaks at American Legion Jersey Boys State

June 19, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) returned to the place where he started his political career Sunday, the podium at American Legion Jersey Boys State.

The 1969 delegate of the nationwide government-in-action program spoke to the nearly 1,000 rising senior boys at Rider University, professing his love for the program that launched his government ...

Downed Tree Shuts Somerset Street in Watchung

June 19, 2017

WARREN, NJ -Somerset Street South is closed for the next few hours due to a downed tree across the roadway on Monday at 9 p.m.

 

Police advise to avoid the area for the next few hours.

 

Flash Flood Warning for Somerset County, Prepare for Warren Middle School Graduation

WARREN, NJ - The rumbling has started and a severe thunderstorm warning and flood watch are in effect in our greater area throughout the evening commute the National Weather Service warns.  Seek shelter as the storm approaches. 

It is possible that the storm could hit during Warren Middle School graduation at 7 p.m.. Be prepared and expect significant traffic on ...

Watchung Hills Presents 2017 Spring Band Concert

June 23, 2017

WARREN, NJ. – Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) student musicians in the Concert Band, the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble demonstrated the considerable breadth and depth of their musical progression with a varied and complex program at the 2017 Spring Band Concert, Wednesday, June 7, in the school’s Performing Arts Center ...

North Plainfield Senior Receives 2017 AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) is pleased to announce that Rosario Jordan Freire has received a 2017 AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award. This award is made annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the study of French as well as exceptional commitment to the French language and the many cultures where it is spoken.

Watchung Hills Students Pack the House at Spring Vocal Concert

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) student singers in the Advanced Chorus, Chorus, and numerous variations of ensembles and solo performances, presented a virtual “master class” for a packed audience at the Spring Vocal Concert, Tuesday, June 6 in the school’s Performing Arts Center (PAC).

More than 200 singers ...

Meet North Plainfield High School’s Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

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

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Yanqing Liang has been named valedictorian of North Plainfield High School’s (NPHS) Class of 2017 and Kevin Andrade has been named salutatorian.

“It feels wonderful to be the valedictorian, knowing that my hard work for ...

Mother Seton Regional High School Commencement

CLARK, NJ - Mother Seton Regional High School, held commencement exercises on June 1, 2017.  Diplomas were presented by Principal, Sister Jacquelyn Balasia and Principal, Joan Barron.  The class of 2017 achieved in excess of 21 million dollars in academic scholarships and awards.  Sister Mary Anne Katlack, campus minister, delivered the invocation and the closing ...

Long Hill's Texiera and Watchung's Grieco Receive Overlook Medical Center's Excellence in EMS Award

June 25, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mikaela Texiera of the Long Hill First Aid Squad and Nick Grieco of the Watchung Rescue Squad have been selected among the 14 first responders to receive the Overlook Medical Center Excellence in EMS Award.

As the nation marked National EMS Week, Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, celebrated the important role of EMS first ...

Downed Tree Shuts Somerset Street in Watchung

WARREN, NJ -Somerset Street South is closed for the next few hours due to a downed tree across the roadway on Monday at 9 p.m.

 

Police advise to avoid the area for the next few hours.

 

VIDEO: After 240 Years, George Washington Revisits the Drake House Museum in Plainfield

June 26, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - It's been 240 years since his last visit to the Drake House Museum in Plainfield, and this time, George Washington brought along wife Martha.

The 240th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Short Hills took place on Saturday, June 24.  As a special treat, the Washingtons continued their tour of Union County on Sunday when they spoke to a group of Drake House ...

Summit Mayor Thanks Somerville for Help and Compassion Following Death of Police Officer Matthew Tarentino

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The mayor of Summit sent a hand-written letter to Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher thanking the borough, its police force and residents for helping her town work its way through the emotional roller coaster that accompanied the unexpected death of Summit police officer Matthew Tarentino, who grew up and lived in Somerville.

Tarentino, 29, was killed in a three-car accident on ...

Helicopters Heard Over Warren as Police Search for 7-Eleven Robbery Suspect

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There are reports of a robbery just after 10 p.m. Wednesday evening at 7-Eleven located at 427 Springfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights.

The NorthStar helicoptor is assisting the Berkeley Heights Police Department with the search for a black male approximately 5' 9" tall, wearing a ski cap, black hoodie and red pants, according to ...

Nutley Fire Truck Overturns on Chestnut Street Bridge over Third River

NUTLEY, NJ - A Nutley Fire Department truck overturned on the Chestnut Street bridge over the Third River at approximately 9:45 p.m. Saturday night. The truck came to rest on its left side.

Officials on the scene were not able to comment on the situation or confirm what witnesses stated.When asked about injuries, firefighters on the scene stated they were not able to comment at this ...

Girls Identified in Tragic Incident off Belmar Beach as More Details Emerge on Rescue and Recovery Efforts

BELMAR, NJ — The 13-year-old girl who drowned off the Belmar beach on Thursday, June 15, has been identified as Mitzi Hernandez and her 12-year-old cousin who remains on life-support as Emily Gonzalez-Perez, according to officials.

Gonzalez-Perez, remains in critical condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. The incident is still currently under investigation by the ...

No Lifeguards on Duty:Belmar Elementary School Grieves Death of 13-Year Old Drowning Victim, 12-Year Old Cousin Clings to Life

BELMAR, NJ — On a day that should have been a time of celebration at Belmar Elementary School is a time of grief as the school mourns the drowning of one 13-year-old student and prays for the 12-year-old student who is clinging to life.

Today, June 16, marks the final day of the school year for Belmar Elementary School — less than 15 hours after two unidentified students, who were ...

Two Records Set at Rotary Club of Plainfield-North Plainfield Track and Field Meet

June 12, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Amaia Onque-Shabazz and Vincent Rizzi each set local track and field records last week.

Hundreds of young athletes gathered under partly sunny skies and cool temperatures for the 90th annual Rotary Track and Field Meet, held last Wednesday at the Hub Stine Athletic Complex in Plainfield.

The Rotary Club’s meet has been held annually since 1924, with three-year ...

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The Iconic Surflight Theatre and Showplace Ice Cream Parlor Reopens Today

June 23, 2017

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The iconic Surflight Theatre and Show Place Ice Cream Parlour in Beach Haven, NJ will reopen Friday, June 23 with a performance of Footloose. Under the new ownership of Al Parinello Entertainment LLC, the Surflight Theatre’s 68th year will begin with new sound and lighting, a newly renovated stage, new curtain and a range of plans for improvements over the next five ...

Weekend Suggestions To Entertain the Family

TAPinto Travels

Are you ready to celebrate the end of the school year? Many area schools are concluding for the summer, making kids primed to party. If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend with the family in New Jersey, you must make time to check out the following local events.

 

Montville 4th of July Celebration

The city of Montville is ...

Great White Shark Mary Lee is 'Loopy' off Jersey Coast

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — After five days of "ping" silence, great white shark Mary Lee has traveled about  20 miles northbound and is now off the Jersey coast between Beach Haven and Long Beach Township, again.

The 16-foot, 3,500-pound shark was last tracked at 6:54 a.m. on June 17 about 15 miles off the shoreline of Long Beach Island — the same area that she visited ...

Seafood Festival in the Pines to Benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m.

STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 is presenting the Seafood Festival in the Pines to benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday, June 17 from 12 to 6 p.m.  There will be plenty of crabs, clams, a fish fry, fish tacos, scallops, hot dogs and more.  

From 1 to 3 p.m. Shorty Long and the Horns will provide entertainment.  The Dankstesr will perform from 4 to 6 p.m.

"Surf the Sidewalk"in Surf City Opens Up Saturday

SURF CITY - The newly formed Surf City Business Cooperative will kick off a special event that will be held throughout the summer called “Surf The Sidewalk."  The initial event will be this Saturday June 17.

The cooperative will hold the event every Friday through December. The group seeks to promote and stimulate tourism and commerce in Surf City.  The group has great ...

Travel Ideas for Father's Day Weekend

TAPinto Travels

Father’s Day is Sunday and North Jersey is brimming with activities designed to honor all of the dads in our lives. Dad is guaranteed to love spending time with his family at any one of the area’s many festivals and fairs this coming weekend.

Tri-County Fair

Bring Dad to the fair this weekend and enjoy rides, carnival games, live music, and ...

Animal Shelter Celebrates New Dog Play Yard, Rescue Van

June 20, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter hosted a ribbon cutting June 14 to celebrate the opening of a new dog play yard, donated by Tony Martinez, of the National Fence Company, in honor of his mother, Isabel Martinez, an animal welfare advocate.

“We need an area for dogs to play and meet,” Brian Bradshaw, shelter manager, said.

Natalie Zaman, a board member for ...

The Iconic Surflight Theatre and Showplace Ice Cream Parlor Reopens Today

June 23, 2017

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The iconic Surflight Theatre and Show Place Ice Cream Parlour in Beach Haven, NJ will reopen Friday, June 23 with a performance of Footloose. Under the new ownership of Al Parinello Entertainment LLC, the Surflight Theatre’s 68th year will begin with new sound and lighting, a newly renovated stage, new curtain and a range of plans for improvements over the next five ...

Great White Shark Mary Lee is 'Loopy' off Jersey Coast

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — After five days of "ping" silence, great white shark Mary Lee has traveled about  20 miles northbound and is now off the Jersey coast between Beach Haven and Long Beach Township, again.

The 16-foot, 3,500-pound shark was last tracked at 6:54 a.m. on June 17 about 15 miles off the shoreline of Long Beach Island — the same area that she visited ...

No Lifeguards on Duty:Belmar Elementary School Grieves Death of 13-Year Old Drowning Victim, 12-Year Old Cousin Clings to Life

BELMAR, NJ — On a day that should have been a time of celebration at Belmar Elementary School is a time of grief as the school mourns the drowning of one 13-year-old student and prays for the 12-year-old student who is clinging to life.

Today, June 16, marks the final day of the school year for Belmar Elementary School — less than 15 hours after two unidentified students, who were ...

Animal Shelter Celebrates New Dog Play Yard, Rescue Van

June 20, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter hosted a ribbon cutting June 14 to celebrate the opening of a new dog play yard, donated by Tony Martinez, of the National Fence Company, in honor of his mother, Isabel Martinez, an animal welfare advocate.

“We need an area for dogs to play and meet,” Brian Bradshaw, shelter manager, said.

Natalie Zaman, a board member for ...

Obituaries

John Robert Drake, 78, of South Plainfield, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2017 at ...
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Local is State Finalist in the National American Miss New Jersey Princess Pageant

June 25, 2017

BEDMINSTER, NJ - Miss Ivanka Panasik, age 6, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss New Jersey Princess Pageant to be held August 11 to 12 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. The pageant is held for girls ages four through 18 in five different age divisions.

The newly crowned Miss New Jersey Princess will receive a $1,000 cash award, the ...

Watchung Hills Raises More Than $2,000 'Dancing With The Teachers'

June 20, 2017

WARREN, NJ - In the second annual Dancing with the Teachers fundraiser, more than 150 students, teachers, administration and staff performed to the delight of more than 300 in the audience.

Co- hosted by graduating senior Suchir Govindarajan and freshman Vincent DiGeronimo, the event last week raised more than $2,000 in honor of the family of Juan Carlos Cruz. Last fall, Spanish ...

Giving Back with Art at WHRHS: Watchung Hills Students Participate in Memory Project

WARREN, NJ - For the second year in a row, Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Art Teacher Kate Griffin’s Advanced Placement 2D Studio Art class participated in The Memory Project.  

“The Memory Project is a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create and donate portraits to youth around the world who ...

Congressman Lance Speaks at American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) returned to the place where he started his political career Sunday, the podium at American Legion Jersey Boys State.

The 1969 delegate of the nationwide government-in-action program spoke to the nearly 1,000 rising senior boys at Rider University, professing his love for the program that launched his government ...

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Somerville Hosts Weekly Summer Dance Party with Live Music on Division Street

June 26, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough is synonymous with live events that include - what else - live music.

Over the past three weeks, there was live music on Main Street during the June 4 Somerville Business & Professional Association street fair; on June 10, there was a live band on the steps of the historic Somerset County Courthouse as part of the Flag Day celebration and this past ...

Warren Township Dedicates New Ambulance

WARREN, NJ - A new ambulance was dedicated on Saturday to the Warren Township Rescue Squad by Mayor Carolann Garafola and Committeeman Gary DiNardo. 

 

The new vehicle is equipped with an automatic lift cot and larger cabin space to allow first responders to access their equipment and service patients more effectively.

 

The members of the Rescue Squad would like to ...