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Burglary and Hit and Run Reported in Warren

December 11, 2018

WARREN, NJ - A residential burglary and a hit and run were reported in Warren over the weekend, police said.

A Warren resident reported a burglary at an Old Forge Drive residence on Friday. Two rings valued at $16,000 were reported missing, and entry was gained through an unlocked rear door, police said.

On Sunday, a hit and run motor vehicle accident was reported on Arrighi Drive, police ...

Santa Arrives in Green Brook at annual Tree Lighting 2018

 

GREEN BROOK,NJ - The tree is lit, Santa has arrived and the holiday season officially kicked off in Green Brook this weekend.

 

Green Brook Recreation hosted the annual tree lighting celebration on Friday night with performances by various groups and ending with the arrival of Santa Claus on a Green Brook fire engine.

 

Santa Paws greeted area pups on ...

Santa Paws is coming to Green Brook

GREEN BROOK, NJ - Santa Paws is returning to Green Brook on Saturday, Dec. 8. Santa Paws will make a stop at Central Bark Dog park from noon to 2 p.m. 

 

Take a picture with your family and your dog at Green Brook Recreation’s Annual event. A $5 donation will be collected to help a local family in need of a little cheer this holiday season.   Donations will also be ...

Caroling Festival Set for Dec. 14

December 10, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - “The Somerville Caroling Festival,” sponsored by the Somerville and Ridge High School Music Departments and featuring the choirs of several local high schools will take place on Friday, Dec, 14 at 4 p.m. in the 600-seat sanctuary of United Reformed Church,100 W Main St.

Choirs from Somerville High School, Mount Saint Mary Academy, Hunterdon Central High ...

Prepare for Repairs at North Plainfield Library

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Memorial Library branch will be undergoing repairs to its main entrance on Thursday, December 6 through Saturday, December 8.  Patrons can only enter the library through the building's rear entrance.  

Patrons can pick-up reserved items and request items in the children's library.  All programs will proceed as ...

Bob's Furniture Coming to Promenade, Speciality Grocery Store Too

December 5, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The former Babies 'R' Us in the Bridgewater Promenade is turning into a furniture store, though the time frame for opening is still unclear.

According to Bridgewater Township Economic Development Officer Howard Turbowitz, Bob's Furniture is coming to that location.

"We do not have any timeframe on the furniture store," he said.

In addition, ...

Sen. Tom Kean Jr. Teaches at Watchung Hills, Presents Joy Prescott Humanitarian Award to DiMizio

December 11, 2018

WARREN, NJ – Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) students in Freshman World History Classes had the added benefit of having their lesson titled, “United Against Hate,” guest-taught by New Jersey State Sen. Tom Kean Jr, former Somerset County Sheriff’s Department Chief and K-9 Unit officer Tim Pino, and four student-leaders representing the WHRHS Diversity Club and ...

Bill Would Deny NJ Tuition Aid to Students Convicted of Hazing

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.

The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

More than 200 students have died from hazing-related accidents in the United States since 1838, and 40 students have died ...

Fairness Hearing on Warren Township Affordable Housing On for Dec. 4

December 4, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A fairness and preliminary compliance hearing for the Township of Warren, for the Township’s housing element and fair share compliance plan for the Affordable Housing period 1987-2025 is set for Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Somerville. 

 

The Docket is  No. SOM-L-904-15 and the hearing will take place before  the Honorable Thomas C. Miller, P.J.Cv. at ...

Dictionaries Donated by Rotary Help Manville Third-Graders to Define Meaning of Charity

December 8, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - Continuing with one of its longest running annual traditions, members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough distributed free dictionaries to Manville’s third-graders at the Roosevelt School  on Friday, Dec. 7, ensuring that all Hillsborough and Manville children will have easy access to a tool that will serve them well throughout their academic careers.

The Rotarians ...

N.J. Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

SOMERSET, NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink. The Pancreatic ...

Sen. Tom Kean Jr. Teaches at Watchung Hills, Presents Joy Prescott Humanitarian Award to DiMizio

December 11, 2018

WARREN, NJ – Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) students in Freshman World History Classes had the added benefit of having their lesson titled, “United Against Hate,” guest-taught by New Jersey State Sen. Tom Kean Jr, former Somerset County Sheriff’s Department Chief and K-9 Unit officer Tim Pino, and four student-leaders representing the WHRHS Diversity Club and ...

‘Vaping: Clear the Air’ Presentation Warns Watchung Hills Parents of Dangers of Addiction

December 5, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ- Contrary to the popular notion that “Vaping” might be the safer alternative to smoking tobacco, guest speaker Melissa Tasse warned Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) parents that in fact e-cigarettes often deliver multiple-times more concentrated dosages of the highly addictive drug, nicotine, than their tobacco alternatives.

Tasse ...

Plants for Every Room of Your Home

December 1, 2018

Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being and the outcome is always good – added beauty or tasty nutritional food.  But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have a lack of space to garden outdoors or just can’t get enough of this healthful activity.  Adding greenery indoors expands ...

Warren Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Supplying Opioids to Drug Ring

December 3, 2018

 

NEW BRUNSWICK - A 78-year-old former Warren doctor was sentenced to 10 years in prison for supplying a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on Monday.

 

Dr. George Beecher, an ear, nose and throat specialist who formerly had a practice in Warren, was ...

Water Main Break Closes Warrenville Road

December 11, 2018

GREEN BROOK, NJ - A water main break has closed Warrenville Road on Tuesday morning, police said. 

 

Traffic is being diverted to Greenbrook Road. Avoid Warrenville Road until further notice.

 

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Burglary and Hit and Run Reported in Warren

WARREN, NJ - A residential burglary and a hit and run were reported in Warren over the weekend, police said.

A Warren resident reported a burglary at an Old Forge Drive residence on Friday. Two rings valued at $16,000 were reported missing, and entry was gained through an unlocked rear door, police said.

On Sunday, a hit and run motor vehicle accident was reported on Arrighi Drive, police ...

TCNJ Student Michael Sot Dies, Prayer Vigil Set

December 4, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Michael Sot 20, died early Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained during a head-on collision Sunday according to information from Ewing police. 

Sot, a Clark resident and student at The College of New Jersey, was the driver of a car hit head-on by David Lamar V.  who has since been charged with driving while impaired.   According to Ewing police, vehicular ...

Passersby, a Doctor and Police Help Free Pinned Pedestrian in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Passersby, a local doctor and police rushed to the aid of a pedestrian on Sunday, Dec. 2, when he was hit by a car at Easton Avenue and Albany Street, right by the New Brunswick Train Station.

Upon the officer’s arrival at 12:13 a.m., they found a 37-year-old Edison man, Mauricio Martinez, pinned under a 2011 black Subaru Legacy driven by Glinette Brown, 36, of ...

The Families Speak: Karidis and Caneiro Families Express Gratitude for Love and Support, Requesting Privacy

COLTS NECK, NJ - The Memorial Service for the Caneiro family is Sunday and the Karidis and Caneiro families have shared with TAPinto Colts Neck a Family Statement:

"The Karidis and Caneiro families are grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received from our devoted family, the faithful friends of Jennifer, Keith, Jesse and Sophia, and many ...

New Jersey Substitute Teacher Tells First Graders Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy Not Real

MONTVILLE, NJ – Social media was steaming and Montville parents were fuming when a parent whose child is a first grader at Cedar Hill Elementary in Towaco posted onto the Montville Moms Facebook page Nov. 29 that a substitute teacher identified only as “Ms. M” had told the children in the class that there was no such thing as Santa.

Mayra Aboyoun wrote that she was furious ...

Plainfield PBA Holds Annual Holiday Toy Drive for Local Youth

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield PBA Local 19 is again running its annual holiday toy giveaway for Plainfield youth.

This year, the PBA seeks help from the community to make this a joyous season for even more local families in need.  The group is asking for donations of unwrapped gifts that are suitable for both boys and girls, ages infant to 13 years old.

Toys can be dropped off ...

Paul Caneiro Killed His Younger Brother and Family Before Burning House Down, Cops Say

COLTS NECK, NJ - Paul Caneiro has been charged with murder. In a ghastly Cain and Abel tale, he is charged with killing his younger brother Keith. That's not all, according to police:

He killed his younger brother's wife Jennifer. He killed is young nephew Jesse who was only 11. Little Sophia was killed and was only 8 years old. He is charged with killing ...

Bob's Furniture Coming to Promenade, Speciality Grocery Store Too

December 5, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The former Babies 'R' Us in the Bridgewater Promenade is turning into a furniture store, though the time frame for opening is still unclear.

According to Bridgewater Township Economic Development Officer Howard Turbowitz, Bob's Furniture is coming to that location.

"We do not have any timeframe on the furniture store," he said.

In addition, ...

WHRHS Girls Swimming: Watchung Hills Defeats Pingry, 95-75

December 7, 2018

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls swim team defeated Pingry on Thursday, 95-75. 

Melanie Nunn (100 Fly and 500 freestyle), Vivan Zhang (200 IM) and Anna Baitel (100 Breaststroke) all finished first in their events for Watchung Hills and the Warriors never trailed.

The 200 relay started things off for the Warriors with a first place by Olivia Lontai, Claudia O'Reilly, Madaline ...

WHRHS Girls Soccer: Six Watchung Hills Players Named to All-Skyland Conference Team

WARREN, NJ - Six players from the Watchung Hills girls soccer team have been named to the 2018 Skyland Conference All-Raritan Division teams as chosen by the league coaches.

“I’m extremely proud that the coaches of the Skyland Conference recognized the hard work and talents of our players,” said WHRHS head coach Brian Figueiredo.  “Each of them is incredibly ...

Sen. Tom Kean Jr. Teaches at Watchung Hills, Presents Joy Prescott Humanitarian Award to DiMizio

December 11, 2018

WARREN, NJ – Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) students in Freshman World History Classes had the added benefit of having their lesson titled, “United Against Hate,” guest-taught by New Jersey State Sen. Tom Kean Jr, former Somerset County Sheriff’s Department Chief and K-9 Unit officer Tim Pino, and four student-leaders representing the WHRHS Diversity Club and ...

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Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

December 8, 2018

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...

Clinton's Fourchette Shares the Secrets of their Success as a Small Business

<!--block-->CLINTON, NJ -- TAPintoTV Senior Producer Kayla Galka recently stopped into Fourchette, a shop on Main Street here, and spoke with staff members about the secrets of the success behind this thriving small business.

Fourchette opened five years ago as a full-service cheese shop, with gourmet foods, imported French linens and unique home and kitchen goods. While ...

Millburn Winter Walk Holiday Event Highlights the Importance of Shopping Local

<!--block-->MILLBURN, NJ -- Crowds gathered here in Taylor Park for the lighting of the 2nd Annual “Winter Walk,” presented by the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce. Held a day after “Shop Local Saturday,” the event highlighted the importance of community and supporting local destinations and businesses this holiday season. <!--block-->

“It ...

Historic Inauguration Reenactment and Gala to Benefit the Grover Cleveland Birthplace

<!--block-->MONTCLAIR, NJ -- The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association recently held a gala and reenactment of the president’s 1893 inauguration here at the Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair. 

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<!--block-->CBS New York’s John Elliott, who served as the Master of Ceremonies, said, “There’s nothing more fun than history, so ...

A TASTE OF BERGEN 2018 HELD TO BENEFIT NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER

GARFIELD, NJ -- The 10th Annual “A Taste of Bergen” fundraiser was recently held here at The Venetian. Proceeds of the event will support the patients, long term care residents, veterans, and people in need served by New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus. 

The event featured 32 local restaurants, who donated their services to benefit the event, and was attended by ...

The Families Speak: Karidis and Caneiro Families Express Gratitude for Love and Support, Requesting Privacy

December 2, 2018

COLTS NECK, NJ - The Memorial Service for the Caneiro family is Sunday and the Karidis and Caneiro families have shared with TAPinto Colts Neck a Family Statement:

"The Karidis and Caneiro families are grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received from our devoted family, the faithful friends of Jennifer, Keith, Jesse and Sophia, and many ...

N.J. High School Seniors Can Apply For Ag Achievement Award By Jan. 10

December 7, 2018

MANALAPAN, N.J. — New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Butewicz, a former ...

Prepare for Repairs at North Plainfield Library

December 6, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Memorial Library branch will be undergoing repairs to its main entrance on Thursday, December 6 through Saturday, December 8.  Patrons can only enter the library through the building's rear entrance.  

Patrons can pick-up reserved items and request items in the children's library.  All programs will proceed as ...

Santa Claus Arrives in Warren at 2018 Holiday Walk with Christmas Tree and Menorah lighting and led by Watchung Hills Marching Band

https://youtu.be/LuxGLFzUQYEWARREN, NJ - Everyone loves Santa.

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Hundreds of Warrenites braved the rain to see Santa at the Holiday Walk sponsored by the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce this year.

The event started at 3 p.m. at the Pheasant Run Plaza, where Santa Claus arrived on a fire truck  to a waiting crowd. The Watchung Hills ...

DIY Dryer

As part of my continuing education series on things I know nothing about but will explain anyway, I think it is time to tackle dryer repair.

As we all know, a dryer is a big heavy metal thing with buttons and knobs that dries clothes.  This is not to be confused with a washing machine which is also a big heavy metal thing with buttons and knobs that washes clothes.  It is easy to ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield, NJ – Margaret (Pascazio) Butfiloski, 99, passed away peacefully on June 2, ...
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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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Team Velvet's Mini Movie Wins A 'Winnie Award' At Equus Film Festival

December 10, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Little Annie is a miniature horse who helps children suffering from trauma. She also stars in Little Horse Big Medicine, which won a Winnie Award at the 2018 Equus Film Festival held in Brooklyn, N.Y.  from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The story is told from Annie’s point of view as she is the film’s narrator.

Filmmakers came to the festival from near and ...

Take A Wish Is New Jersey Sires Stakes Horse Of The Year

TRENTON, N.J. — Take A Wish has been named the New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the Year for 2018.

The award, which is voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJSS-sponsored races and other major stakes for New Jersey-sired or bred horses.

Take A Wish, is a daughter of Wishing Stone, ...

N.J. High School Seniors Can Apply For Ag Achievement Award By Jan. 10

MANALAPAN, N.J. — New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Butewicz, a former ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, December 11, 4:00 PM

Watchung Library , Watchung

Holday Fairy Tale Collage

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Fri, December 14, 5:30 PM

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Music Therapy with Jammin Jenn, Plainfield

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Sun, December 16, 4:00 PM

Church of the Sacred Heart, South Plainfield

NJ Youth Chorus Winter Concert

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Thu, December 20, 6:30 PM

Watchung Arts Center, Watchung

Dickens: A Christmas Carol

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Fri, December 21, 5:30 PM

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Music Therapy with Jammin Jenn, Plainfield

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Caroling Festival Set for Dec. 14

December 10, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - “The Somerville Caroling Festival,” sponsored by the Somerville and Ridge High School Music Departments and featuring the choirs of several local high schools will take place on Friday, Dec, 14 at 4 p.m. in the 600-seat sanctuary of United Reformed Church,100 W Main St.

Choirs from Somerville High School, Mount Saint Mary Academy, Hunterdon Central High ...

Somerville School Superintendent: No Threats Credible

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A nerve-wracking week filled with false rumors that had the entire Somerville High School community on edge has ended, with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Teehan once again reaching out to students, teachers and parents to reassure them that all threats of violence have been investigated and that there is no credible evidence to back up the threats.

Somerville Police and ...