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Elmora Troopers Win Over Rhode Island 2-0, Advancing in Little League World Series

August 21, 2019

WILLIAMSPORT, PA - Fans of the Elmora Troopers were on their feet cheering on Tuesday evening as the Elizabeth team took the win by a score of 2 - 0 over the Barrington, Rhode Island team in Williamsport, Pa.

The game was a 0-0 score until the top of the 6th inning when the Troopers came out with Sal Garcia starting off with a double and they didn’t stop until they scored two runs. The ...

Stormy Weather Calls Elmora Troopers Game in the 5th Inning - Game to Resume on Monday

WILLiAMSPORT, PA - Rain has caused the Elmora Troopers game in the Little League World Series to be stopped in the 5th inning after a reported lightning strike in the area and rain. 

After a long delay, officials decided to stop the game for the day and it will resume tomorrow at 1 p.m. 

The Troopers were playing the team from Hawaii and were trailing with a score of 6-0 ...

Warren Celebrates Two 100 Year Olds

WARREN, NJ - Josephine (Joe) Fitzsimmons and Etta Shamsey celebrated their100th birthdays at Brightview Senior Living in Warren on Saturday.

Family, friends and residents were celebrated and honored Joe and Etta’s 100 years with entertainment, food, cakes and special queen crowns, capes and thrones.

When Joe and Etta where born back in ...

American Ninja Warrior Finalist Anthony DeFranco Advances to Vegas

August 12, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Anthony DeFranco from Berkeley Heights advanced to the American Ninja Warrior Las Vegas Finals by finishing sixth in the City Finals that aired on NBC on Monday, Aug. 12. The top 12 advanced.

The course included a brand new obstacle, named for the new movie “The Angry Birds 2”, as Baltimore is famous for The Ravens and The ...

Hometown Ninja, Anthony DeFranco, Competes in 'American Ninja Warrior' City Final; Airing Monday, Aug. 12 on NBC

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Local Ninja Anthony DeFranco, advanced to the American Ninja Warrior city finals in Baltimore to be aired Monday, August 12 at 8 p.m. on NBC.  DeFranco is a four-time American Ninja Warrior contestant and regional director of American Ninja Warrior Camps across New Jersey at Centercourt Athletic Club in Chatham. 

DeFranco's Season 11 City ...

Warren Opens Park and Ride to Watchung Residents

August 16, 2019

 

WARREN, NJ - The Township Committee of the Township of Warren and the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Watchung are excited to announce an agreement allowing residents of Watchung Borough to utilize the Warren Township Park & Ride located at the Warren Corporate Center beginning on September 3, 2019.

The Warren Township Park & Ride opened on September 4, 2018, providing ...

Z-Health 3 Pillars Strong Boot Camp Begins September 14 at the Pilates Design Studio

WATCHUNG, NJ – Beginning in September, the Pilates Design Studio will hold its second Z-Health 3 Pillars Strong Boot Camp. The 12-week workshop will focus only on the Z-Health curriculum of applied neuroscience assessments and drills that involve one’s visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive systems. 

The Z-Health 3 Pillars represents the three systems of the brain - Visual, ...

Watchung Hills Board of Education Accepts Resignation of Board Member

August 20, 2019

WARREN, NJ - One of the members of the Watchung Hills Board of Education tendered her resignation at Tuesday’s meeting.

Board member Lisa DiMizio  of Long Hill has resigned effective Aug. 1 citing a new job with a longer commute and time commitments as the reason. DiMizio has served the students of Long Hill and Watchung Hills for the past 11 years. 

Board President Peter ...

Watchung Hills’ Loss is Watchung Borough’s Gain

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School will be looking for a new Principal after George Alexis was approved Monday night as the new superintendent of Watchung Borough Schools. He is set to start in Watchung on Oct. 1. Superintendent Elizabeth Jewett addressed the Watchung Hills community:

Dear WHRHS Learning Community,

 

At last night's Board meeting, the Watchung K-8 ...

Pino For Sheriff Campaign to File Election Complaint Due to Evidence of Alleged Voting Irregularities in Primaries

August 7, 2019

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff’s candidate Tim Pino, of Bridgewater, and his team are planning to file an election complaint with the attorney general’s office following evidence of voting irregularities in the June 4 primary election, particularly at a voting location in Bridgewater, according to a release from the campaign.

According to the release, the campaign ...

The Welcome Mat is Out: Hillsborough Restaurant Week Aug. 20-25

August 18, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township Business Association is inviting residents to go out for lunch and dinner during the 2nd annual Hillsborough Restaurant Week Aug. 20-25.
 
Hillsborough Restaurant Week will feature local dine-in and take-out restaurants as well as some popular chains. Restaurateurs will offer specials that promote some of the most delicious selections including prix fixe ...

 “Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey” Will Roll Across the Area on Sat, Aug. 24

NEW JERSEY -- The 16th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey will stop at six locations that serve the best hot dogs in the state.  For the second year in a row, Fanwood Grille (34 So. Martine Ave., Fanwood) will be one of them.

“We had such a good time at the Fanwood Grille last year that we decided to return,” says John Fox, a nationally recognized hot dog expert and ...

No Parking at 4-H Fairgrounds Due to Soggy Conditions

August 8, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Due to soggy conditions following yesterday’s rain,  no parking will be allowed  at the 4-H Fairgrounds this morning Thursday, Aug. 8.

Visitors should take the free shuttle buses leaving regularly from Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch. Buses will run from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

An update will be provided later today if the ...

Bottled Water Drive for Newark Residents Facing Lead Crisis, Drop off at Plainfield City Hall on Watchung Ave.

August 20, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City of Plainfield is collecting bottled water donations to deliver to residents in Newark, New Jersey's largest city, who have been advised to drink bottled water in an effort to avoid lead contamination.

According to TAPinto Newark, bottled water distribution began on Monday at several locations throughout the city, but only for Newark residents of the western half ...

Warren-Watchung Rotary Presents Donation to Warren Rescue Squad

 

WARREN, NJ - The Warren-Watchung Rotary Club presented a big check to the Warren Township Rescue Squad at the last meeting of the Warren Township Committee.

Warren Mayor Gary DiNardo and Ward Scheiderman of the Warren Township Rescue Squad  thanked the Rotary Club of Watchung-Warren for their generosity.

Rotary Secretary Robert Aznar and Vice President Nikita Palekar ...

Warren-Watchung Rotary Presents Donation to Warren Rescue Squad

August 17, 2019

 

WARREN, NJ - The Warren-Watchung Rotary Club presented a big check to the Warren Township Rescue Squad at the last meeting of the Warren Township Committee.

Warren Mayor Gary DiNardo and Ward Scheiderman of the Warren Township Rescue Squad  thanked the Rotary Club of Watchung-Warren for their generosity.

Rotary Secretary Robert Aznar and Vice President Nikita Palekar ...

Need a Mental Break? Avoid Your Cellphone, Rutgers Researchers Say

August 21, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, Rutgers researchers found.

The experiment, published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, assigned college undergraduates to solve challenging sets of word puzzles. Halfway through, some were allowed to take breaks ...

Prepare for Hail, Thunderstorms, Flooding

August 18, 2019

WARREN, NJ – The rain has started and the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm and flood watch for Somerset County and the region until 9 p.m. Sunday. Some power outages have been reported in Warren and Long Hill.

At 6 p.m. “Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms across eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey,” the weather ...

Cable Outage in Warren

WARREN, NJ - Many in Warren woke up Sunday morning with no phone, cable and internet service. Optimum cable went down just after 7 a.m. Crews have been dispatched and restoration time is expected by noon. Enjoy the silence, the weather is beautiful with clear skies and low humidity.

Watchung Hills Board of Education Accepts Resignation of Board Member

August 20, 2019

WARREN, NJ - One of the members of the Watchung Hills Board of Education tendered her resignation at Tuesday’s meeting.

Board member Lisa DiMizio  of Long Hill has resigned effective Aug. 1 citing a new job with a longer commute and time commitments as the reason. DiMizio has served the students of Long Hill and Watchung Hills for the past 11 years. 

Board President Peter ...

Watchung Names New Superintendent of Schools

 

WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Borough Board of Education introduced its new Superintendent of Schools on Monday, and it’s someone well known to the community. George Alexis, Watchung Hills Principal, will be taking the reigns of the Watchung Borough Schools.

Alexis is a graduate of Watchung Borough Schools, “ knows the town,” “is enthusiastic,” and his “ ...

Rutgers Employee Pleads Guilty of Stealing $75K in Union Funds

August 18, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former president and tresurer of a workers union, who was employed by Rutgers, has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $75,000 from the union.

Shelby Hyman, 52, of Franklin Township (Somerset), pleaded guilty Friday in Superior Court to one count of second-degree misapplication of entrusted funds, admitting that she took funds that were entrusted to her as either ...

NJ Resident Ernie Hernandez Turns Fire Hoses Into Flag Art

August 18, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I feel proud when people like them and I like when I’m walking by and I see one of my flags on someone’s front porch […]. I do it because I feel proud being American and I feel proud of my flag and I love to see my artwork out and about," says retired police officer and part-time artist Ernie Hernandez, whose flag art has become his ...

Warren-Watchung Rotary Presents Donation to Warren Rescue Squad

 

WARREN, NJ - The Warren-Watchung Rotary Club presented a big check to the Warren Township Rescue Squad at the last meeting of the Warren Township Committee.

Warren Mayor Gary DiNardo and Ward Scheiderman of the Warren Township Rescue Squad  thanked the Rotary Club of Watchung-Warren for their generosity.

Rotary Secretary Robert Aznar and Vice President Nikita Palekar ...

Homesense, Sierra Announce Grand Opening at Shoppes in Watchung

August 8, 2019

WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung will soon have two new stores. Homesense and Sierra have announced their grand openings in the new shopping center, The Shoppes at Watchung, in the former Sears location on Route 22. The grand openings are set for Aug. 22 at 8 a.m.

Sierra, previously known as Sierra Trading Post, shortened its name earlier this year. 

The Shoppes at Watchung are located across ...

Elmora Troopers Win Over Rhode Island 2-0, Advancing in Little League World Series

August 21, 2019

WILLIAMSPORT, PA - Fans of the Elmora Troopers were on their feet cheering on Tuesday evening as the Elizabeth team took the win by a score of 2 - 0 over the Barrington, Rhode Island team in Williamsport, Pa.

The game was a 0-0 score until the top of the 6th inning when the Troopers came out with Sal Garcia starting off with a double and they didn’t stop until they scored two runs. The ...

Warm Weather Means Hot Fishing: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - It is hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to an end. I checked the weather report for the upcoming week, and it looks like it will be a hot one. That should keep the water temperatures high and our fishing action also hot.

This warm water will provide us with the appearance of those fish from the south that are often not found in our area waters. I am ...

Watchung Hills’ Loss is Watchung Borough’s Gain

August 20, 2019

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School will be looking for a new Principal after George Alexis was approved Monday night as the new superintendent of Watchung Borough Schools. He is set to start in Watchung on Oct. 1. Superintendent Elizabeth Jewett addressed the Watchung Hills community:

Dear WHRHS Learning Community,

 

At last night's Board meeting, the Watchung K-8 ...

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Sprinkle this on Your Watermelon: Chile Lime Salt

August 18, 2019

Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt.

Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller.

The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't underestimate the importance of salt in the combo.

“Growing up, my dad, brother and I ...

New Jersey Date Night: Going Vegan in the Garden State

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

No animals were harmed in the making of this date.

Oftentimes in the dating world we encounter online profiles that include a potential date’s dietary preferences. From carnivores to pescatarians, there’s a gamut of eaters out there, but where exactly do you take them for a meal? Same goes for ...

Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey Coming Soon; Here’s Where They'll Stop

This story first ran on TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.

The 16th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey is planning to stop at six locations that serve some of  the best hot dogs in the state Aug. 24.

More than 100 connoisseurs have signed up to ride on two motor coaches and sample hot dogs presented in various styles and cooked and topped in different ways.

“Many people ...

Popular Asbury Park Donut Shop Gains Both Neighborhood and National Success

August 16, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ – In our newest episode, HomeGrown visits Purple Glaze Donuts, an award-winning bakery on Summerfield Avenue. Open for four years in Asbury Park, the donuts are made by a mother and son team, and have already become a celebrated part of the community.

The shop opened in 2015 and began having success shortly thereafter. “We’ve slowly gotten the word out,” ...

Mustard Seed DR Holding Diaper & Supply Drive in Paterson to Benefit Orphaned & Disabled Children

NEW JERSEY -- Mustard Seed Children is holding a Diaper & Supply Drive event on Saturday, August 17 from 10am to 8pm at East Side High School in Paterson, New Jersey. East Side High School is located at 150 Park Avenue in Paterson. 

Mustard Seed Communities is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable populations throughout the developing ...

Newark VOICE Summit Highlights Advances in Audio Production, Podcasting & Voice Technology

NEWARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently attended the second annual VOICE Summit, the world’s largest voice-tech conference held on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology. We spoke to audio post engineer Steve Lack about the changes in voice technology and how these new applications are changing the way we communicate. 

“This looks like the new frontier,” said ...

HomeGrown Discovers Wellness & Small Business Success in Asbury Park

ASBURY PARK, NJ – HomeGrown, an original series produced by TAPintoTV, travels to Asbury Park to learn how this small town blends the arts with independent businesses to create a colorful and creative hot spot down the shore.

HomeGrown host Stephanie Willoughby sat down with Troy Teeboom, Owner of Kur Wellness Studios, who founded his business in Asbury Park. Kur offers more than 100 ...

Alan Alda Tells Steve Adubato How M*A*S*H TV Series Changed His Life

NEW JERSEY -- On a recent episode of One-on-One with Steve Adubato, Emmy-Award winning actor Alan Alda discussed his role in the groundbreaking TV series M*A*S*H. Not only did the show make him a better writer and actor, Alda said, M*A*S*H “changed his life in many ways.” 

M*A*S*H aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983 and was one of the highest-rated shows in the history of ...

RVCC Professors ‘Disappointed’ With Lack of Respect and Progress in Negotiations

August 17, 2019

To the Editor:

The labor contract covering the faculty of Raritan Valley Community College expired on June 30 and the College and its students are facing the prospect of faculty returning at the end of August for the beginning of classes feeling undervalued and disrespected.

At the June meeting of the College’s Board of Trustee’s, the faculty union president, Pattiann Kletz, ...

Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine Takes a Stand in Favor of Police Chief

I have confidence in the men and women of the Franklin Township Police Department in Somerset County, New Jersey.  They have performed their public safety mission in a stellar manner.

 

Now they are being undermined by a proposal to insert a politically connected six-figure salaried police director, which will cost the town more money and deliver less ...

It Is Time To Federally Ban Assault Rifles

Another massacre in our country; more thoughts and prayers. And again perpetrated with a weapon of war of unlimited ammunition capacity. Unfortunately, thoughts and prayers alone are woefully deficient without action. 

It is time to ban assault rifles; period. But this is not a novel idea as it was banned under President Clinton. So instead of saying that we need to ...

Coast Guard’s Shark River Inlet Crew Rescues Missing Shipwreck Diver Off Asbury Park Coast

August 20, 2019

SHARK RIVER INLET, NJ — After being separated from her dive group while exploring an underwater shipwreck off Asbury Park this past Saturday, a New York City woman was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard about two miles away several hours later.

A Shark River Inlet Station reserve crew was called into action in a small response boat at 11:20 a.m. on August 17, following a distress call from ...

Warm Weather Means Hot Fishing: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - It is hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to an end. I checked the weather report for the upcoming week, and it looks like it will be a hot one. That should keep the water temperatures high and our fishing action also hot.

This warm water will provide us with the appearance of those fish from the south that are often not found in our area waters. I am ...

Shore Community Mourns the Loss of Shore Fire Grille Owner Timothy Kohlheim, 36

STAFFORD, NJ - Thursday night, the shore community lost one of their own, Shore Fire Grille owner, Timothy Kohlheim. 

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on August 15, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Route 72 west in the area of Marsha Drive involving two vehicles.

Their preliminary investigation "indicates a 2015 ...

Rutgers Expert: How Adults Can Spot Signs of Mental Illness in Children

August 15, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A recent report by the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers University showed a rise in suicide attempts by pre-teens over the past 18 months —  a trend that has been seen across the nation.

“This illustrates the need for people who encounter children regularly to be aware of early signs of mental illness, such as anxiety, depression and suicidal ...

Animal Shelter Taking Part in Clear the Shelters Event

August 14, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, on Commons Way in Bridgewater, is taking part in the National Clear the Shelters Event Aug. 17 from noon to 4 p.m.

All animals over 6 months of age will have their adoption fees waived for qualified adopters. In addition, the release said, all kittens under 6 months of age will be $50, according to a release.

"We are thrilled to ...

WoofStock Music Festival 2019 Comes to Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 7, 2019 for Woofstock summer music festival benefitting Home for Good Dog Rescue. This is the organization's largest adoption day of the year and is great fun for the whole family. This event is pet-friendly, so be sure to bring your HFG alum to visit!

The event, which takes place at Harlty Farms Polo Field, 9 Hartley Farms Road ...

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Camp Jotoni – Special Needs Camp in Somerset County

August 19, 2019

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Camp Jotoni – Special Needs Camp in Somerset County

Warren Twp. NJ: The Arc of Somerset County is proud to announce the official ground breaking ceremony for the capital improvements to their Camp Jotoni facilities.   The ceremony aptly named “Champagne and Shovels” will take place on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 5:00pm in ...

Animal Shelter Taking Part in Clear the Shelters Event

August 14, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, on Commons Way in Bridgewater, is taking part in the National Clear the Shelters Event Aug. 17 from noon to 4 p.m.

All animals over 6 months of age will have their adoption fees waived for qualified adopters. In addition, the release said, all kittens under 6 months of age will be $50, according to a release.

"We are thrilled to ...

WoofStock Music Festival 2019 Comes to Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 7, 2019 for Woofstock summer music festival benefitting Home for Good Dog Rescue. This is the organization's largest adoption day of the year and is great fun for the whole family. This event is pet-friendly, so be sure to bring your HFG alum to visit!

The event, which takes place at Harlty Farms Polo Field, 9 Hartley Farms Road ...

Coast Guard’s Shark River Inlet Crew Rescues Missing Shipwreck Diver Off Asbury Park Coast

August 20, 2019

SHARK RIVER INLET, NJ — After being separated from her dive group while exploring an underwater shipwreck off Asbury Park this past Saturday, a New York City woman was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard about two miles away several hours later.

A Shark River Inlet Station reserve crew was called into action in a small response boat at 11:20 a.m. on August 17, following a distress call from ...

Warm Weather Means Hot Fishing: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - It is hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to an end. I checked the weather report for the upcoming week, and it looks like it will be a hot one. That should keep the water temperatures high and our fishing action also hot.

This warm water will provide us with the appearance of those fish from the south that are often not found in our area waters. I am ...

Beat The Heat At The Rink This Summer

NEW JERSEY - Ice skating is typically tagged as a winter activity, but with an abundance of indoor rinks in the Garden State, summer is actually the perfect time to lace up the skates. When the Jersey Shore doesn't offer an escape from the high heat and humidity and there isn't a backyard pool, many people are looking for ways to stay cool and one of New Jersey's many ice rinks fit ...

Shore Community Mourns the Loss of Shore Fire Grille Owner Timothy Kohlheim, 36

STAFFORD, NJ - Thursday night, the shore community lost one of their own, Shore Fire Grille owner, Timothy Kohlheim. 

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on August 15, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Route 72 west in the area of Marsha Drive involving two vehicles.

Their preliminary investigation "indicates a 2015 ...

Walk Across The Iconic Brooklyn Bridge This Summer

BROOKLYN, NY - Of course, New Jersey has a whole host of fun and exciting day trips ideal for the summer, but sometimes the Garden State's close proximity to the Big Apple beckons for an adventure. A stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge is on many a bucket list and is well worth the trip up the New Jersey Turnpike and across the river.

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of New York's many iconic ...

Saturday's Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival to Include Heightened Security

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The annual Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival will return to Stangl Road here on Saturday. The event will be held from noon until 8 p.m.

Thousands attended last year’s staging of the event, which celebrates sweet Jersey tomatoes, heirloom corn, craft beer, live music and family activities. There will be corn and tomato dishes prepared by local restaurants and farmers ...

Holy Savior Academy's Open House - August 25th

August 20, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy, an AdvancedED prek-8th grade Catholic School located in South Plainfield, will hold an open house on Sunday, August 25 from 12:30 - 3.  This open house will showcase some of the changes made through “PROJECT RENEW,” which is a facelift for the building inside and out, as well as additions and innovations to the ...

Holy Savior Academy Gets Summer Makeover

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – What did you do this summer? Go to the shore or lay in the sun? Maybe Disney World or Disney Land? While most of South Plainfield enjoyed a summer break, Holy Savior Academy has been hard at work preparing for the new school year.

Improvements have been made up and down the halls and in the classrooms. Below is a summary of just some of the things going on at Holy ...

Luther Vandross Sidekick Headlines Somerville Jazz Fest Sept. 15th

August 20, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Nat Adderley Jr., best known for his work with Luther Vandross, will headline the closing night of the three-day Central Jersey Jazz Festival Sunday, Sept. 15 from 4:45-6 p.m. on the East Main Street stage adjacent to the green surrounding the historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Opening the 5-hour concert will be tenor saxaphonist Javon Jackson (1:30-2:40 p.m.), ...

The Welcome Mat is Out: Hillsborough Restaurant Week Aug. 20-25

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township Business Association is inviting residents to go out for lunch and dinner during the 2nd annual Hillsborough Restaurant Week Aug. 20-25.
 
Hillsborough Restaurant Week will feature local dine-in and take-out restaurants as well as some popular chains. Restaurateurs will offer specials that promote some of the most delicious selections including prix fixe ...

Animal Shelter Taking Part in Clear the Shelters Event

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, on Commons Way in Bridgewater, is taking part in the National Clear the Shelters Event Aug. 17 from noon to 4 p.m.

All animals over 6 months of age will have their adoption fees waived for qualified adopters. In addition, the release said, all kittens under 6 months of age will be $50, according to a release.

"We are thrilled to ...

Warren Township Board of Education Accepts Grants for Middle School Programs

 

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township  Board of Education accepted $7124 in grant monies from the Somerset County Municipal Youth Services Commission for three Middle School programs for the 2019-20 school year at its last meeting.

The programs are Boys Council,Girls Circle, and Save Promise. The grants are for $2,274 each for Boys Council and Girls Circle, and $ 2576 for Save ...

Somerset County Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charge After Bringing Computer to Store for Repairs

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Hillsborough man has been arrested on child pornography charges after explicit pictures of children were found on his computer when he brought it to be repaired at an electronics store in Bridgewater, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Michael Iden, 46, was charged with one count of third degree endagering the welfare of a child.

Robertson ...

No Parking at 4-H Fairgrounds Due to Soggy Conditions

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Due to soggy conditions following yesterday’s rain,  no parking will be allowed  at the 4-H Fairgrounds this morning Thursday, Aug. 8.

Visitors should take the free shuttle buses leaving regularly from Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch. Buses will run from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

An update will be provided later today if the ...

A Portrait of the Artist as a Not So Young Man

I am an artist. It says so on my T-shirt.

My colorful shirt, which significantly inflates my position in life, confers great status. For one, it announces that I am a musical performer at the Montclair Jazz Festival. This distinguishes me from the thousands of other festival goers who only get to enjoy a great day of music, not make it.

More importantly, wearing my artist T-shirt ...

Need a Mental Break? Avoid Your Cellphone, Rutgers Researchers Say

August 21, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, Rutgers researchers found.

The experiment, published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, assigned college undergraduates to solve challenging sets of word puzzles. Halfway through, some were allowed to take breaks ...

Non-Fatal Shooting in Plainfield Reported on Monday Evening

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A shooting in Plainfield took place on Monday night around 8:36 p.m.  Plainfield Police patrol units responded to the 800 block of Richmond Street to investigate a report of shots fired with a possible gunshot victim.

According to a press release from the police department, officers located an 18-year-old Plainfield resident with a non-life-threatening wound. The victim ...

Bottled Water Drive for Newark Residents Facing Lead Crisis, Drop off at Plainfield City Hall on Watchung Ave.

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City of Plainfield is collecting bottled water donations to deliver to residents in Newark, New Jersey's largest city, who have been advised to drink bottled water in an effort to avoid lead contamination.

According to TAPinto Newark, bottled water distribution began on Monday at several locations throughout the city, but only for Newark residents of the western half ...

Rutgers Employee Pleads Guilty of Stealing $75K in Union Funds

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former president and tresurer of a workers union, who was employed by Rutgers, has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $75,000 from the union.

Shelby Hyman, 52, of Franklin Township (Somerset), pleaded guilty Friday in Superior Court to one count of second-degree misapplication of entrusted funds, admitting that she took funds that were entrusted to her as either ...

Walmart Reopens After Reports of Masked Gunman, Police Say

UNION, NJ — Reports of a masked gunman at the Walmart located just off of Route 22 prompted the store's hour-long evacuation Thursday morning, police said.

Authorities evacuated the store following two separate calls to police reporting a masked gunman at the store, police said. Police received the first call at 10:48 a.m. and the store reopened noon, ...

Westfield Native Found Slain, Dismembered in Washington State, Police Say

WESTFIELD, NJ — The daughter of a Westfield native who was reported missing from her home in Olympia, Washington, last month has been charged in her mother’s death, police said.

Susan Lundy, 58, had been reported missing to Olympia City Police on July 6, and on Monday, officers arrested her daughter, Amara Lundy, 23, in connection with the homicide, Lt. Paul Lower, ...

Obituaries

Henry Seesselberg, 86, of Warren passed away Saturday, April 6 at the Eastern Star Home in ...
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Tewksbury Trail Pace Set For Sept. 15 At Hill & Dale Preserve

August 20, 2019

TEWKSBURY TWP., N.J. — The Tewksbury Trail place will return to the Hill & Dale Preserve on Sept.15 and is expected to attract 150 equestrians..

The ride will benefit the Ten Mile Trail Initiative. The initiative is a cooperative effort between the Tewksbury Land Trust (TLT), NJ Conservation Foundation (NJCF), and the TTA. Once completed, the Ten-Mile ...

Miss Rodeo America Will Be Visiting New Jersey On Sept. 7

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Miss Rodeo America 2019 Taylor McNair will be visiting New Jersey in September.

McNair was crowned Miss Rodeo America 2019 on Dec. 9, 2018 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. The 23 year-old from Learned. Miss. is the third Miss Rodeo Mississippi to wear the coveted crown. In addition to the title of Miss Rodeo America, Taylor earned the Appearance, Personality and ...

Therapy Horses That Help Humans Get New Shelter Thanks To Boy Scout

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Thanks to Aravind Krishnan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 489 the horses of Spring Reins of Life have a new place to seek shelter from the weather.

For his Eagle Scout project he raised funds and built a new shelter for the horses so they could have access to more pasture space. The project is now complete and a dedication ceremony will be held on Sept 1 at 10:30 a.m.

Jockey Gets Doused In Baby Powder & Shaving Cream After First Win

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Drenched in water and covered in baby powder and shaving cream, all courtesy of her fellow Monmouth Park jockeys, Maria Maysonett was able to wipe away all but one thing Saturday: Her smile.

The 23-year-old apprentice jockey notched her first victory in the United States when she rallied favored Malekith from far back to capture the 11th race on Saturday at Monmouth, ...

Riders Are All Ears About Bobcats In Derby Sponsored By Nature Conservancy

GLADSTONE, N.J. — Hunter action returned to the main arena on Aug. 15 for another day of competition at Monmouth at the Team, featuring the $10,000 Bobcat Derby, sponsored by The Nature Conservancy.

Located at historic Hamilton Farm, former home of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and current headquarters of the USET Foundation, the show features seven full days of hunter/ jumper ...

Where Do We Start the Larger Conversation About Guns?

Let's talk about our rights and our freedoms.

How many were free to shop at a Wal-Mart last two Sundays ago without fear that El Paso copycat would announce himself with the staccato fire of an AR-15?

You saw the stampede in the theater district in New York City when a motorcycle backfired. And the evacuation of a Wal-Mart in Union because of a false report.

We may have freedoms, but ...

In Praise of Fútbol, the Game We Call Soccer

What I’ve learned in my travels to Europe and South America in the last couple of years is how refreshing it is to get away from English.

Not being able to understand the banter of language around you is a chance to luxuriate in your own thoughts. You are in a crowd, but not part of it, free of the irritating banality of most conversations.

In a strange land I can sit and be oblivious ...

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Wed, August 21, 7:00 PM

Washington Park, Dunellen

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Sun, August 25, 12:30 PM

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Holy Savior Open House August 25th

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Fri, September 20, 6:00 PM

The Grove Park at the Connell Center, Berkeley Heights

Evening Yoga at Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest 2019

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Sun, September 22, 1:00 PM

Lower Columbia Park (behind Columbia Middle School), Berkeley Heights

Vegan Cook-Off at Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest 2019

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Thu, September 26, 11:30 AM

Mayfair Farms, West Orange

Komen North Jersey Pink Champagne Lunch & Fashion ...

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Sun, October 6, 12:00 PM

Harborside Atrium, Jersey City

Susan G. Komen North Jersey FREE Women’s Wellness ...

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Not So Young Man

I am an artist. It says so on my T-shirt.

My colorful shirt, which significantly inflates my position in life, confers great status. For one, it announces that I am a musical performer at the Montclair Jazz Festival. This distinguishes me from the thousands of other festival goers who only get to enjoy a great day of music, not make it.

More importantly, wearing my artist T-shirt ...