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North Plainfield Recreation Department to Hold Annual Egg Hunt April 8

March 24, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The North Plainfield Parks & Recreation Department’s will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8 (with a rain date of April 15) on the lawn at the Vermeule Community Center. This year’s hunt, which will feature a very special guest, will begin at 2 p.m. and is open to all North Plainfield children ages 9 and under.

“It is a ...

Participants Shave Their Hair to Show They Care at North Plainfield’s 14th Annual St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Approximately 80 heads were shaved and over $80,000 was raised last weekend for a worthwhile cause.

Nearly 300 people - men, women, and children – gathered March 18 for the North Plainfield Firefighters’ 14th St. Baldrick’s Day Fundraiser held March 18 in fire headquarters, the North Plainfield Firefighters-sponsored event raised over ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

March 18, 2017

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Jackie Fields, Assistant Principal of North Plainfield High School

March 29, 2017

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

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Jackie Fields her tenure with the North Plainfield School District in 2001 and, over the course of the past 16 years, has served as an elementary teacher, counselor, dean, and in 2016, was named an assistant principal at the high ...

WHRHS Music Students and Parents Plead for Funding as Board of Education Approves Tentative Budget

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education approved the tentative 2017-18 budget on Tuesday after hearing from a room full of music students and parents in attendance pleading for additional funding for the school's music programs.

Enrollment is declining. The projected enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is 2,046 students, which is approximately 60 less ...

Green Brook PBA to Hold 2017 Fishing Derby April 22

March 28, 2017

GREEN BROOK, NJ – The Green Brook Fishing Derby will return to the township on Saturday, April 22. Sponsored by Green Brook Local PBA 398, the free event will take place at the pond behind the Green Brook firehouse from 9 to 11 a.m. (rain or shine) and is open to anyone 14 years of age and younger.

For the derby, the pond will stocked with over 150 trout. Participants ...

Somerville: Memorial to Honor Legacy of "Ministerman" John Graf

March 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE. NJ - John Graf, Jr. was known for his ministry as much as his philanthropy and efforts to support good causes throughout Somerset County, including Somerset Treatment Services.

He worked with STS for over 20 years, helping to forge advocacy and support programs for those challenged by drug abuse and HIV issues.

Graf died March 6, 2016. He was 57.

STS is hoping to raise ...

North Plainfield’s Department of Parks and Recreation Offers Sports, Programs, and Events for All Ages

March 16, 2017

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

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Borough of North Plainfield Parks and Recreation Department, offers a variety of activities, programs, and sports options of residents of all ages.

Under the leadership of Director Dennis Passe, the North Plainfield Parks ...

Family Gardening Provides More Than a Bountiful Harvest

March 19, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Gardeners know digging, planting, harvesting and even viewing a garden is good for the mind, body and spirit. It improves strength and flexibility, lowers blood pressure and elevates our mood. And this is true for all members of the family from the very young to the more seasoned.

Plan on sharing these benefits with yours or a friend’s children, grandchildren, ...

Put Your Phone Away or Get Ready to Pay

March 26, 2017

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - During the month of April, law enforcement agencies throughout Somerset and Hunterdon Counties will be out in force looking for distracted drivers as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign, a high-visibility law enforcement effort to enforce distracted-driving laws.

“Texting and driving is illegal and dangerous yet we see it happen all the time,” ...

Pedestrian Struck by Bus in Mountainside was from North Plainfield

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Police Department is investigating a crash in which a pedestrian, identified as German Rivas of North Plainfield, was struck by a NJ Transit bus on Tuesday March 21, 2017 at 4:25 p.m.

According to a press release from the department, the crash occurred on Route 22 East in front of the AMC Movie Theater.

Initial reports indicated that the pedestrian walked ...

Watchung Hills Regional High School 2017 Baseball Preview

March 29, 2017

WARREN, N.J. -- The Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) varsity baseball team isn’t rebuilding, they’re reloading.

The Hustlin’ Warriors graduated and lost a whopping 14 total seniors, including pitcher Brian Reiss, second baseman Matt Mastrobattista, outfielder Chris Roth, first baseman Ed Poggi, outfielder Eric Plesko, catcher John Port, and pitcher Tyler Lombardo ...

WHRHS Boys Basketball: Three Warriors Receive All Conference Honors

WARREN, NJ - Two Watchung Hills boys basketball players were selected to the All Skyland Conference Raritan division teams and one received honorable mention.

Dan Pilsbury - 1st Team

Steven Bressler - 2nd Team

Gavin DeFuria - Honorable Mention

"Proud of Dan, Steven, and Gavin on receiving this honor, said WHRHS head coach Justin Salton. "It's especially nice that this ...

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Countdown to 'Beauty and the Beast' at Watchung Hills Regional HS

March 28, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Tickets are on sale now for “Beauty and the Beast,” this year’s Spring Musical at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS). 

The show will be presented at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 30, Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, and at 2 p.m., April 1, in the WHRHS Performing Arts Center (PAC), on Stirling Road. A special opportunity for breakfast with Belle ...

Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC—2017 Edition

March 19, 2017

Hi. My name is Jen Grana – I live in Sparta township and have 3 boys – 2 of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a Kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2 year old who will be there before I know it I am sure. We spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about public education in our house because we will be knee-deep in it for the next 20 years ...

Obituaries

Stephanie Markowitz – Tocci, 51, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at home. Born in New ...
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Green Brook PBA to Hold 2017 Fishing Derby April 22

March 28, 2017

GREEN BROOK, NJ – The Green Brook Fishing Derby will return to the township on Saturday, April 22. Sponsored by Green Brook Local PBA 398, the free event will take place at the pond behind the Green Brook firehouse from 9 to 11 a.m. (rain or shine) and is open to anyone 14 years of age and younger.

For the derby, the pond will stocked with over 150 trout. Participants ...

Easterseals New Jersey Rolls out the Red Carpet at MetLife Stadium for Eighth Annual ‘Walk With Me’ Fundraiser

March 29, 2017

East Brunswick, N.J. – March 20, 2017 – All the glam and allure of Hollywood’s most iconic celebrations come to the Garden State on April 8, as Easterseals New Jersey hosts their eighth annual ‘Walk With Me’ and 5K run fundraiser. This year’s “Be A Superstar” theme appropriately emanates from the Super Bowl-hosting turf of MetLife Stadium, in East ...

Countdown to 'Beauty and the Beast' at Watchung Hills Regional HS

March 28, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Tickets are on sale now for “Beauty and the Beast,” this year’s Spring Musical at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS). 

The show will be presented at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 30, Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, and at 2 p.m., April 1, in the WHRHS Performing Arts Center (PAC), on Stirling Road. A special opportunity for breakfast with Belle ...

"Beauty and the Beast" Opens in Warren, Video Trailers by 'The Beast" Sam Sinnot

March 29, 2017

WARREN, NJ - “Beauty and the Beast,” this year’s Spring Musical at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) opens Thursday, March 30.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLIgT3Dznws&sns=em

The show will be presented at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 30, Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, and at 2 p.m., April 1, in the WHRHS Performing Arts Center (PAC), on Stirling Road.

North Plainfield Middle School to Host ‘Live Museum and Curriculum Fair’ on March 21

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –North Plainfield Middle School (NPMS) will host its second annual ‘Live Museum and Curriculum Fair’ on Tuesday, March 21. This event is a collective initiative among, staff, students, and members of the community highlighting the varied forms of instruction and assessments that are part of the middle school culture. Last year, the North ...

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Fri, April 7, 10:30 AM

SCLSNJ’s Bound Brook Memorial Library branch, Bound Brook

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Fri, April 7, 7:00 PM

Westmount Country Club, Woodland Park

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Sat, April 8, 9:00 AM

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UNICO's Annual Blood Drive

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Sun, April 9, 10:00 AM

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35th Annual Watchung Hills Coin Club Show and Sale

Sat, April 15, 2:00 PM

SCLSNJ's Bridgewater Library branch, Bridgewater

Walt Whitman: "The Good Grey Poet" (adults)

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Sat, April 29, 12:00 PM

La Grande Park, Fanwood

Rockin’ For Autism Music Festival 

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Sat, May 6, 9:00 AM

American Legion Post 119, Dunellen

Spring Outdoor Market, Craft & Vendor Show

Without Mercy by Jefferson Bass

Without Mercy: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass (Harper Collins, 2016)

In James Patterson's Master Class, an online course which I recommend highly to aspiring authors, Patterson talks about the validity of writing with a partner. Patterson notes several well respected creative teams like Lennon and McCartney, Simon and Garfunkle, and explains that combining the creative juices of two ...

Investigation into Warren Krauszers Armed Robbery Continues, Police Seek Public's Help Identifying Suspect

March 28, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Detectives have released still images obtained from surveillance camera footage from the armed robbery at Krauszers on Sunday night and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.  

Detectives urge the public not to approach the suspect as he may be armed with a firearm.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, ...

Armed Robbery at Warren's Krauszers, Police Seek Suspect

 

WARREN, NJ - Police are looking for a burglary suspect after an armed burglary at Krauszers on Stirling Road on Sunday night, according to the Breaking News Network (BNN), which monitors emergency radio activity.

The incident took place around 9 p.m., according to BNN. The service said the suspect fled on foot and police are searching for a white male,  50-60 years old ...

Plainfield YMCA Summer Camp Helps Youth Experience Their Best Summers Ever

March 29, 2017

Programming keeps kids moving, exploring and learning

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Do you remember your best summer ever? Did you stay all day with your friends at the local pool? Did you head to the local park and play basketball? Or was your best summer the summer you discovered your favorite literary heroes and followed their adventures from the comfort of your own backyard? For most, your best summer ...

“Futból de Sala” and Condors of Plainfield at YWCA (VIDEO)

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On March 11, Organización Cultural Comunitaria, or Cultural Community Organization, hosted an indoor soccer tournament (termed “futból de sala” in Spanish) at the Young Women’s Christian Association of Plainfield and North Plainfield on East Front Street.

The Organización Cultural Comunitaria was created by local resident Oscar Arboleda ...