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North Plainfield's Bridget Haley Says Yes on White House Lawn

May 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - She said yes. Justin Sykes proposed marriage to Bridget Haley of North Plainfield on the North Lawn of the White House on May 20, and she said yes.

Sykes took her by the hand, and said, "Won't it be amazing to tell our children one day that we got engaged at the White House? Her face went blank ......"

Photographer Michael Kennedy ...

Newark Airport Shuts Down Temporarily Due to Airplane Engine Fire

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Liberty International Airport shut down at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday evening due to an apparent engine fire of a plane as it was preparing for flight.  According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, emergency response teams are at the scene and no injuries have been reported.

According to news sources, the right engine of United flight 1579 ...

Two Crashes Tie Traffic on I-78 in Warren

WARREN, NJ - Two crashes on I-78 on Tuesday afternoon have tied up traffic in the area.

 

Both accidents are near exit 40 on the westbound lanes with one vehicle in the median and the other into the guard rail, according to the Breaking News Network (BNN), which monitors emergency radio activity.

 

Celebrating the Arts in Warren: Spring Arts Festival Set for June 5-7 at Watchung Hills

May 22, 2017

WARREN, NJ -  The annual Spring Arts Festival, a year-end celebration of the accomplishments in, and dedication to, the arts by students at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS), will be held Monday, June 5, through Wednesday, June 7, at various exposition and performance spaces at the school.

The community is invited to attend the three-day festival, to ...

Encore! at Watchung Hills Jazz Concert, More Concerts Scheduled

WARREN, NJ – Students and parents were treated to an array of some 16 numbers, some big band, some ensembles, some quartets, as well as some accompanied vocalists, at the Spring Jazz Concert at the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Performing Arts Center.

The student musicians and vocalists played and sang at times loud, at ...

Watchung Hills Freshman Takes Second Place in Teen Tycoon Contest

May 23, 2017

MANVILLE, NJ - Teen Tycoons, an entrepreneurial contest designed for students grades 7-12, was hosted by  SCLSNJ at the Manville Library branch on Friday, May 19.

 

Similar to the TV show Shark Tank, fourteen Somerset County students pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges who were looking for original business concepts and/or new variations of an existing ...

Warren Township Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Members, Next Meeting on May 25

WARREN, NJ - The community is invited to the next meeting of the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 25. Last month the Chamber welcomed new member Amy Shorter from Puro Clean and crowned its April elevator speech winner, Melanie Varnerin of The Chelsea at Warren.

Enjoy a special presentation from the dementia program director, Marymae Henley, who will be talking about ...

Green Brook, Warren and Watchung SCVTHS Students Excel in 2017 National Spanish Exam

May 23, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A number of students at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, including some from Green Brook, Warren and Watchung were awarded medals for results on the National Spanish Examinations.

The National Spanish Examinations (NSE) presented by The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese are a “motivational contest to ...

Watchung Hills Board Members Recognized for Service, Next Meeting Tuesday, May 23

WARREN, NJ - Two members of the Watchung Hills Board of Education were recently recognized for their service. Sondra Fechtner was recognized for 35 years of service to the Watchung Hills school district and Dr. Gregory Przybylski,  was recognized for 10 years of service to the Warren Township Schools and Watchung Hills school districts.

Business Administrator Timothy Stys, Board ...

Vendors Get Ready for Start of New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar

May 19, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — The countdown has begun to the start of the New Jersey Seafood Festival, which will held from Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21 at Belmar’s Silver Lake Park.

With tents already in place around the lake, vendors started arriving on Thursday — a busy early-season beach day, due to the sultry temperatures — to begin their preparations.

The three-day ...

Bernards Twp.'s Charter Day Celebration is Next Saturday, May 20

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Charter Day, which will celebrate the 257th anniversary of the founding of the Township of Bernardston, is scheduled to be celebrated with an all-day street fair with foods, rides and live music on next Saturday, May 20, with some new historic events from The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills.

This will be the 23rd annual that the Bernards Township ...

Construction Begins on Watchung's 'Journey of the Heart' 9/11 Memorial, Donations Sought

May 16, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ – Construction has begun on the 9/11 memorial to be built at the Village Green. The town council explained at the last meeting that stone was being temporarily laid to allow construction vehicles access to the site on Monday, May 8 for the digging of the foundation. 

Watchung’s 9/11 memorial will feature a heart-shaped ‘Journey of the ...

Long Blue Line of Police Cyclists; Police Unity Tour Heads to Nation’s Capital to Honor Fallen Officers including Watchung's Melchionda

 SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vitorio Spadea, along with hundreds of police officers from scores of police agencies throughout New Jersey rode into town Tuesday, May 9 on their way to Washington, DC where they will join with police from across the country to honor their brothers killed in the line of duty.

Spadea normally rides with fellow Somerville police officer Tim ...

Shape the Vision for Green Brook's Center: Online Survey Launched, Open House Set for May 31

May 22, 2017

GREEN BROOK, NJ - A meeting for residents of the township to voice their opinions on the proposed changes to the Village Commercial Zoning in the Master Plan will be held May 31 at the Green Brook Middle School 6 - 9 p.m. in the cafeteria, 132 Jefferson Avenue Green Brook.

 

If you can't make the meeting, your voice can still be heard. Take the ...

Watchung Hills Municipal Alliance Hosts "Hidden In Plain Sight" Learn Where Drugs & Alcohol May be Hidden In Your Home

May 22, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional Municipal Alliance (WHRMA) is hosting a free event, "Hidden In Plain Sight," on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Watchung Hills Regional High School, 108 Stirling Road, Warren - Room 105 to learn where drugs and alcohol may be hidden in your home.

 

The targeted audiences are parents and care ...

Watchung Hills Municipal Alliance Hosts "Hidden In Plain Sight" Learn Where Drugs & Alcohol May be Hidden In Your Home

May 22, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional Municipal Alliance (WHRMA) is hosting a free event, "Hidden In Plain Sight," on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Watchung Hills Regional High School, 108 Stirling Road, Warren - Room 105 to learn where drugs and alcohol may be hidden in your home.

 

The targeted audiences are parents and care ...

Bear Hits Warren Home Near Watchung Hills and Woodland Schools

WARREN, NJ - A bear has been sighted in the area of Stirling Road across from Woodland School and Watchung Hills Regional High School,  a Warren resident reported.

 

Warren resident Joanne Harrison said, "took a whole bag (of garbage) and walked off with it !!  First time  for everything ... hope it's the last ! It was bigger then me ...

North Plainfield Baseball Falls to Bernards in NJSIAA First Round, 3-0

May 24, 2017

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Dominant pitching by Daniel Ball boosted Bernards to a 3-0 victory over North Plainfield in the opening round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 2 baseball tournament on Tuesday.

Bruce Weyand had the only hit and on the mound, Terrance Jones struck out three over six inninggs, allowing three runs, four hits and two walks for North Plainfield ...

Achievement Coach Grant Awarded to North Plainfield School District for Second Year

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield School District has won the Achievement Coach grant for a second consecutive year.

The North Plainfield School District was recognized last week for its Achievement Coach program during the State Board of Education’s Special Recognition Ceremony. This annual program spotlights outstanding achievements by districts, schools and ...

North Plainfield Softball Defeats Spotswood to Advance in 2017 NJSIAA Central, Group 2 Tournament

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield varsity softball team defeated Spotswood on Thursday to advance in the 2017 NJSIAA Central, Group 2 Tournament, 11-9.

Senior Lauren Lattimore hit two home runs with three RBIs, Reilly Apezzatto added two hits and three RBIs and Anne Joseph smacked a homer for the Canucks.

North Plainfield will face Robbinsville in the quarterfinals on ...

Sign Up Now For North Plainfield Sports Physicals

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Physicals for ALL SPORTS for the 2017-2018 school year will be taking place after school on Wednesday, June 7 from 3-6PM.

THESE PHYSICALS ARE FOR ALL SPORTS - FALL, WINTER AND SPRING at both the HIGH SCHOOL and MIDDLE SCHOOL.

The school Doctor will be bringing three additional doctors so up to 120 physicals can be performed in the three hour ...

Two Crashes Tie Traffic on I-78 in Warren

May 23, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Two crashes on I-78 on Tuesday afternoon have tied up traffic in the area.

 

Both accidents are near exit 40 on the westbound lanes with one vehicle in the median and the other into the guard rail, according to the Breaking News Network (BNN), which monitors emergency radio activity.

 

Crash on Hillcrest Road Ties Traffic to Watchung Circle and I-78

WATCHUNG, NJ - A motor vehicle accident on Hillcrest Road at High Oaks Drive will be impacting traffic to the Watchung Circle and exit 40 on Route 78 on Monday evening. Another accident has been reported closer to the circle at Evergreen Lane and the southbound  lane is closed.

First responders are arriving on the scene at 5:05 p.m. Monday. Avoid the area if possible.

Watchung Planning Board Hears Redevelopment Plan for Sears Property, Developer Will Donate Mural If It's Savable

May 17, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - Seritage Growth Properties was back in front of the Watchung Planning Board on Tuesday seeking preliminary site plan approval for the redevelopment of the Sears property on Route 22, and assured the board that if the " Legends of Watchung" mural can be saved, the company would donate it to the Borough of Watchung.

The board voted to have the Borough's attorney ...

North Plainfield Baseball Falls to Bernards in NJSIAA First Round, 3-0

May 24, 2017

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Dominant pitching by Daniel Ball boosted Bernards to a 3-0 victory over North Plainfield in the opening round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 2 baseball tournament on Tuesday.

Bruce Weyand had the only hit and on the mound, Terrance Jones struck out three over six inninggs, allowing three runs, four hits and two walks for North Plainfield ...

WHRHS Baseball: Murphy's Walkoff Lifts Watchung Hills Hustlin' Warriors Over Bridgewater-Raritan in Extra Innings, 3-2 to Advance in NJSIAA North 2, Group 4 Tournament

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Hustlin' Warriors varsity baseball team defeated Bridgewater-Raritan in eight innings on Tuesday to advance to the  Quarterfinal Round of the NJSIAA North 2 Group 4 Tournament, 3-2.

 

Dylan Murphy earned a bases loaded walk with one out in the bottom of the 8th to score Mike Murray and win it for the Warriors.

 

Kevin ...

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TripAdvisor: Wildwood Crest is Best Summer Hot Spot in Nation

May 19, 2017

WILDWOOD CREST, NJ — Wildwood Crest has been named the nation's top 2017 Summer Hot Spot by TripAdvisor.

The Cape May County beachfront community was selected based on the greatest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest, including the average one-week vacation costs for hotels and airfare.

According to a recent TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,300 U.S. travelers, 88 percent ...

Remembering the Berlin Airlift: Historic Flight Set for New York City to Farmingdale New Jersey

Nearly seventy years later and 4,000 miles away, one of history's greatest humanitarian efforts is about to remembered in New Jersey.

For almost precisely 15 years, the world's last remaining Boeing C-97 aircraft -- a Cold War workhorse linked to the famed Berlin Airlift in 1948-49 -- has sat idle, undergoing repairs and retrofits, overhauls and maintenance in a hangar at Floyd ...

North Plainfield's Bridget Haley Says Yes on White House Lawn

May 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - She said yes. Justin Sykes proposed marriage to Bridget Haley of North Plainfield on the North Lawn of the White House on May 20, and she said yes.

Sykes took her by the hand, and said, "Won't it be amazing to tell our children one day that we got engaged at the White House? Her face went blank ......"

Photographer Michael Kennedy ...

Obituaries

John Robert Drake, 78, of South Plainfield, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2017 at ...
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Vendors Get Ready for Start of New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar

May 19, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — The countdown has begun to the start of the New Jersey Seafood Festival, which will held from Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21 at Belmar’s Silver Lake Park.

With tents already in place around the lake, vendors started arriving on Thursday — a busy early-season beach day, due to the sultry temperatures — to begin their preparations.

The three-day ...

Celebrating the Arts in Warren: Spring Arts Festival Set for June 5-7 at Watchung Hills

May 22, 2017

WARREN, NJ -  The annual Spring Arts Festival, a year-end celebration of the accomplishments in, and dedication to, the arts by students at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS), will be held Monday, June 5, through Wednesday, June 7, at various exposition and performance spaces at the school.

The community is invited to attend the three-day festival, to ...

Saint Peter's University Hospital to Host Open House for Students Interested in Healthcare, IT, Engineering, Nursing and Technology

May 24, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – May 23, 2017 – Saint Peter's University Hospital welcomes students ages 14 to 20 to attend an open house for the hospital’s Exploring program. This is an exciting opportunity for local residents and their parents. Please join members of Saint Pater’s University Hospital on Wednesday, May 31, at 6:45 p.m. at Saint Peter's University Hospital, 254 ...

WHRHS Baseball: Murphy's Walkoff Lifts Watchung Hills Hustlin' Warriors Over Bridgewater-Raritan in Extra Innings, 3-2 to Advance in NJSIAA North 2, Group 4 Tournament

May 23, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Hustlin' Warriors varsity baseball team defeated Bridgewater-Raritan in eight innings on Tuesday to advance to the  Quarterfinal Round of the NJSIAA North 2 Group 4 Tournament, 3-2.

 

Dylan Murphy earned a bases loaded walk with one out in the bottom of the 8th to score Mike Murray and win it for the Warriors.

 

Kevin ...

WHRHS Softball: Watchung Hills Shuts Out Scotch Plains-Fanwood in Five to Advance in NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 Tournament

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills varsity softball team needed just five innings to defeat Scotch Plains-Fanwood in the NJSIAA Tournament, North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4, Quarterfinal Round on Tuesday, 10-0.

 

The win was number 20 on the season for the Warriors whose record now stands at 20-7.

 

On the mound for the Warriors, Robin McCabe struck out 12 ...

Green Brook, Warren and Watchung SCVTHS Students Excel in 2017 National Spanish Exam

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A number of students at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, including some from Green Brook, Warren and Watchung were awarded medals for results on the National Spanish Examinations.

The National Spanish Examinations (NSE) presented by The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese are a “motivational contest to ...

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First Look: Flemington's Preserved Union Hotel

May 23, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ –Last week, borough officials announced that changes made to the redevelopment plan for the Union Hotel and surrounding properties would preserve the landmark hotel.

Today, they released architectural renderings of the redesign.

The plan also preserves the 90 Main St. building. In a statement, borough officials called the two buildings “the two most historically ...

Tree Strikes House and Cars in Watchung

WATCHUNG, NJ - A tree fell on a house and cars on Pine Lane Saturday during Watchung's Community picnic.

 

From the street, it looks like the house sustained minimal damage however two cars in the driveway appear to be completely crushed. 

Newark Airport Shuts Down Temporarily Due to Airplane Engine Fire

May 23, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Liberty International Airport shut down at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday evening due to an apparent engine fire of a plane as it was preparing for flight.  According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, emergency response teams are at the scene and no injuries have been reported.

According to news sources, the right engine of United flight 1579 ...

Sen. Menendez Kicks Off Jersey Jobs Tour Union County College Elizabeth Campus

ELIZABETH, NJ – Esteven Maas needed a job. “I was out of work with a wife and two children, and it was scary. I was sending out resumes, then I got this email saying, ‘Learn to be a machinist.’ I thought, ‘Wow! that is related to what I was doing.’”

He entered the manufacturing program at Union County and had a job waiting for him at New Jersey ...