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Welcome to Fall

September 22, 2018

Fall into Autumn

WATCHUNG, NJ -  It's official.  Today marks the start of the Fall season, and soon enough, the leaves will change and colors will pop, to the delight of leaf peepers.

What better way to mark the start of the autumnal season than to visit a park.  National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone on this day, known as National ...

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Effect for Somerset County, Take Cover

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a  Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Somerset County until 515 PM.  

At 4:25 p.m. a severe thunderstorm was located over Bound Brook, moving northeast at 20 mph the weather service said. 

 

The advisory cautioned:

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated.

Volunteers Needed to Staff Lord Stirling 1770s Festival in October

September 18, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each October, the Lord Stirling 1770s Festival portrays life the way it was lived here in Somerset County in the 18th century _ with volunteers helping to guide activities and play roles at the annual event.

The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center is again seeking volunteers to support the 1770s Festival, this year ...

Brite Nites Returns to Warren

WARREN, NJ - It’s back! Returning for a seventh year, Wagner Farm Arboretum’s spectacular Halloween-themed event “Brite Nites” showcases an elaborate display of intricately and creatively hand-carved and lighted pumpkins. 

Meander through the garden path filled with breath-taking pumpkin sculptures, where you will be astounded by their complexity and ...

Plans Detailed for 110-Acre Center of Excellence on Routes 202/206

September 22, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - More details were provided to the Bridgewater planning board on the proposed New Jersey Center of Excellence, with a focus on traffic improvements planned for Route 202/206.

In early 2016, the township council approved an ordinance, on recommendation of the planning board, for a redevelopment plan at the former Sanofi Aventis site, now the Center for Excellence, on Route ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 21, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

State Board of Education Postpones Vote on PARCC Rollbacks

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan.

The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment on ...

Colorful Vines and Groundcovers for the Fall Garden

September 22, 2018

Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines. Blanket the earth with hardy groundcovers that add seasonal interest. Then direct your eye skyward with vines climbing on trellises, fences and arbors.

Add a cloud of fragrant beauty with the white flowers of sweet autumn clematis. This vigorous vine quickly covers arbors and trellises, providing a colorful ...

Watchung Hills Coach Organizes “The Mountains vs The Seas” Tournament, Teams Raise $44,000 for Go4theGoal

September 19, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - So which high school girls soccer conference is the strongest? The debate may be settled this weekend when Skyland Conference teams will meet Shore Conference teams in the inaugural "The Mountains vs. The Seas" girls soccer showcase and fundraising event.

Seven cross-conference matchups are set for Sunday, Sept. 23, at The Pingry School, with the ...

North Plainfield 8-Year Old Holds Lemonade Stand to Raise Funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The call went out and the North Plainfield community responded. 

Cooper, an eight year old boy from North Plainfield, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 3. His mom posted a message that Cooper would be holding a sugar and carb free lemonade stand, coinciding with the town-wide yard sale. She said,” He donates his money to JDRF to help find a ...

State Board of Education Postpones Vote on PARCC Rollbacks

September 14, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan.

The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment on ...

North Plainfield 8-Year Old Holds Lemonade Stand to Raise Funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research

September 17, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The call went out and the North Plainfield community responded. 

Cooper, an eight year old boy from North Plainfield, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 3. His mom posted a message that Cooper would be holding a sugar and carb free lemonade stand, coinciding with the town-wide yard sale. She said,” He donates his money to JDRF to help find a ...

Colorful Vines and Groundcovers for the Fall Garden

September 22, 2018

Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines. Blanket the earth with hardy groundcovers that add seasonal interest. Then direct your eye skyward with vines climbing on trellises, fences and arbors.

Add a cloud of fragrant beauty with the white flowers of sweet autumn clematis. This vigorous vine quickly covers arbors and trellises, providing a colorful ...

Warren Doctor Pleads Guilty to Supplying Opioids to Drug Ring, Faces 10 Years in State Prison, Attorney General Says

September 20, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - A Warren Township doctor has pleaded guilty to charges that he supplied a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone and faces a recommended sentence of 10 years in state prison, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Thursday.

Dr. George Beecher, 77, who for many years practiced medicine in Warren Township and ...

North Plainfield 8-Year Old Holds Lemonade Stand to Raise Funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research

September 17, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The call went out and the North Plainfield community responded. 

Cooper, an eight year old boy from North Plainfield, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 3. His mom posted a message that Cooper would be holding a sugar and carb free lemonade stand, coinciding with the town-wide yard sale. She said,” He donates his money to JDRF to help find a ...

North Plainfield Man Among 20 Charged in $100K Heroin Bust, North Plainfield Address Searched, Prosecutor Says

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A North Plainfield address was searched and a resident arrested after a long-term joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force yielded 19 arrests, the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling of two heroin mills operating in Elizabeth and Plainfield, acting Union County ...

Domestic Violence Led to Couple's Death, Prosecutor Says

September 22, 2018

READINGTON, NJ -  An investigation into two deaths here first reported yesterday has revealed it was a murder-suicide, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III stated today in a press release.

The incident is a result of domestic violence, he said. Readington police were dispatched to a Readington Road home on “a report of an injured woman” and found Kimberly ...

Wandering Horse In Warren County, N.J. Reunited With Owner

LIBERTY TWP., N.J. — A horse that was found wandering in the township on Sept. 8 has has been reunited with his owner.

The black gelding had no halter on and nothing to help identify him. He was taken in by Keith Klinger, who found him on Danville Mountain Road at about 11:30 that night.

Facebook posts and links to the prior story on TAPinto Horses were shared many hundreds of ...

State Board of Education Postpones Vote on PARCC Rollbacks

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan.

The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment on ...

Australian Toddler Needs Helping Hand on Journey to Boston Hospital

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tilly Mahon is flying from Melbourne, Australia to the United States in less than a month to meet her grandfather, Colin Driver, a long awaited event filled with anticipation but fraught with anxiety and angst.

Two-year-old Matilda, aka Tilly, her mom, Jane, father, Matthew and 5-year-old brother James are flying 10,318 miles from "Down Under" because Tilly needs ...

Used Vehicle Recycling Facility to Bring Over 200 Jobs to Camden

CAMDEN, NJ— A new business in Camden that buys used cars and recycles their parts is bringing over 200 new jobs to the city.

On Monday, officials announced that metal recycling company EMR Eastern LLC is investing $250 million to call Camden home for its new My Auto Store business, along other recycling operations.

EMR Eastern CEO Joe Balzano, Jr. said that the company is looking to ...

Seton Hall Student Who Died on Tuesday Identified as Julian M. Mislavsky of Morristown

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell off of the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan.

Mislavsky was a senior at Seton Hall and was from Morristown, stated Meehan. 

"We will have a ...

WHRHS Boys Soccer: Watchung Hills Defeats North Hunterdon on Senior Night, 2-1

September 24, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Senior night, and another win for Watchung Hills. The Watchung Hills boys soccer team defeated North Hunterdon on senior night on Monday, 2-1.

“Senior night is always a special night and to win it makes it that much more special,” said WHRHS head coach Greg Leonow.

Shray Parimoo scored first for Watchung Hills on a perfect header off the corner from Chris Meireles ...

WHRHS Girls Soccer: Watchung Hills Raises $8K for Go4theGoal, Beats Middletown South In “Mountains.vs Seas”, 2-1

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP,, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls soccer team topped Middletown South in the “Mountains vs The Seas” tournament on Sunday, 2-1.  The Warriors raised over $8000 for Go4theGoal and the tournament raised more than $50,000.

Watchung Hills head coach Brian Figueiredo, the organizer of the event, said the idea came about from years of debate ...

WHRHS Boys Soccer: Watchung Hills Defeats North Hunterdon on Senior Night, 2-1

September 24, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Senior night, and another win for Watchung Hills. The Watchung Hills boys soccer team defeated North Hunterdon on senior night on Monday, 2-1.

“Senior night is always a special night and to win it makes it that much more special,” said WHRHS head coach Greg Leonow.

Shray Parimoo scored first for Watchung Hills on a perfect header off the corner from Chris Meireles ...

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North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung

What’s Great About Green Brook

September 16, 2018

Dear Editor,

 I have recently undertaken a mission, which I call What’s Great About Green Brook! We have lived in Green Brook for 18 years and raised two children through the Green Brook school systems and Watchung Hills Regional High School. Both children now attend top universities - a credit to the high quality education our schools provide.  As my ...

Imagine Seeks Volunteers

September 21, 2018

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss seeks 10 individuals for our October 19-22, 2018 volunteer facilitator training session.

Imagine peer support groups are the main source of support for grieving children and families in Union county and beyond. Groups are facilitated by trained adult volunteers who attend a 32-hour training and quarterly continuing education programs.  Volunteers ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield, NJ – Margaret (Pascazio) Butfiloski, 99, passed away peacefully on June 2, ...
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Jul 28, 1955 - Feb 8, 2018
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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Fire Alarm Triggered at Watchung Hills

September 14, 2018

WARREN, NJ - The usual early morning quiet at Watchung Hills was shattered by the sounds of a fire alarm on Thursday. It wasn’t a drill, but also had no apparent cause.

“One of our fire alarms was triggered yesterday morning before school,” said WHRHS superintendent Elizabeth Jewett. “As there was no visible cause we were able to determine, we are currently working ...

Watchung Hills Welcomes Class of 2022 at Freshman Orientation Day

WARREN, NJ - First year students from Warren, Watchung, Long Hill and Green Brook arrived bright and early on Wednesday, Sept, 5, for the School Year 2018-2019 Freshman Orientation Day at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS). 

 

The Class of 2022 assembled for the first official time as WHRHS Warriors in the school’s ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, September 28, 6:00 PM

Watchung Hills Regional High School South Auditorium, Warren

Incredibles Movie Night

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, September 29, 10:00 AM

SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch, North Plainfield

Drag Queen Story Hour

Other

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Sat, September 29, 11:00 AM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

2018 Tri-County History Fair

Arts & Entertainment

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

Sat, October 13, 11:00 AM

North Plainfield

Bilingual Monoprint Workshop – Taller de Arte ...

Other

Mon, October 15, 3:00 PM

SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch, North Plainfield

“Stranger Things” Escape Room

Other

Tue, October 16, 3:00 PM

SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch, North Plainfield

“Stranger Things” Escape Room

Other

Plans Detailed for 110-Acre Center of Excellence on Routes 202/206

September 22, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - More details were provided to the Bridgewater planning board on the proposed New Jersey Center of Excellence, with a focus on traffic improvements planned for Route 202/206.

In early 2016, the township council approved an ordinance, on recommendation of the planning board, for a redevelopment plan at the former Sanofi Aventis site, now the Center for Excellence, on Route ...

Somerset County Man Snagged in Statewide Sting of Suspected Child Predators

TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

The sting was set-up at a residence in Toms River. The underage ...