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Bridge Repair Closes Dubois Road in Warren

December 13, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - Dubois Road will be closed between Mt. Bethel Rd. and Reinman Rd. between 9:00am -1:00pm for bridge repair on Thursday, police advised. Plan an alternate route.

 

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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 ...

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 ...

Visit Holiday Festival of Trees Through December

December 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the holiday season's most popular family events -- the 41st Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge -- will be open daily for public tours through most of December.

The Somerset County Park Commission's EEC each year presents the non-denominational display of holiday trees, designed and ...

Caroling Festival Set for Dec. 14

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 ...

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, ...

College Board Names Watchung Hills Regional High School to 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll

December 12, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.  

To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, WHRHS had to, since 2016, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of ...

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

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 ...

Visit Holiday Festival of Trees Through December

December 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the holiday season's most popular family events -- the 41st Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge -- will be open daily for public tours through most of December.

The Somerset County Park Commission's EEC each year presents the non-denominational display of holiday trees, designed and ...

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 ...

Bill Would Deny NJ Tuition Aid to Students Convicted of Hazing

December 14, 2018

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 ...

Grant for Pioneering Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Awarded to Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

December 12, 2018

Speech Language Pathologists Trained in SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd®
Therapy Protocols to Improve and Preserve Voices of Patients

 

Edison, N.J.  — Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute was recently awarded a grant from the Parkinson Voice Project to provide specialized training in the groundbreaking SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD ...

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 Businessman Sentenced to Seven Years in State Prison for Conspiring With Doctor to Supply Opioids to Drug Ring

December 14, 2018

TRENTON, NJ  –  A Warren businessman who operated a hearing aid company was sentenced to state prison today for conspiring with a doctor to supply a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Friday.

Andrew Stoveken, 68, of Edison, N.J., was sentenced to seven years ...

Police Seek Help Locating Woman Missing Since Dec. 6

December 13, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6.

A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Watchung Borough Chief of Police Joseph Cina.

Kim walked away from her residence ...

North Plainfield Fire Department Hosts Santa Claus, Raises $1300

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Firefighter’s and Fire Officer’s unions (Local 2958/2983) planned and hosted photos with Santa Claus at North Plainfield Fire Headquarters on Saturday.  Approximately 150 people attended throughout the day and 80 photos with Santa were printed for the attendees.    

 

Local members also participated in Movember, ...

Bill Would Deny NJ Tuition Aid to Students Convicted of Hazing

December 14, 2018

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 ...

TCNJ Student Michael Sot Dies, Prayer Vigil Set

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 ...

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 ...

College Board Names Watchung Hills Regional High School to 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll

December 12, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.  

To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, WHRHS had to, since 2016, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of ...

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NJ Recipe Guru Shares her Favorite Holiday Cookie: Double Chocolate Espresso

December 13, 2018

If you love to cook, there’s a fair chance you’ve got a recipe somewhere in your home by Gwynn Galvin, whose cooking blog “Swirls of Flavor” has been picking up steam.

“I have been told that I am ‘well-seasoned,’ having worked in the culinary field for more than 20 years now,” the grandmother of eight said from her home in Montvale, NJ.

In ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bernards Township Committee Recognizes Former Longtime Resident Donald Rica For His Service To Community

December 13, 2018

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)

Tom Grady, Corresponding Secretary
Bernards Township Republican Municipal Committee
Email: BTRMC.correspondance@usa.com

Bernards, NJ – The Bernards Township Committee, on December 11, 2018, voted on Resolution No. #2018-0482 which recognizes former longtime Township resident and member of the Bernards Township Republican Municipal (BTRMC) Committee, Donald ...

Visit Holiday Festival of Trees Through December

December 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the holiday season's most popular family events -- the 41st Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge -- will be open daily for public tours through most of December.

The Somerset County Park Commission's EEC each year presents the non-denominational display of holiday trees, designed and ...

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.

https://youtu.be/HNqFXe-V1ww

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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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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Bill That Would Give $20 Million Annually to Horse Racing Clears Senate Committee

December 13, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would appropriate $20 million to boost horse racing in New Jersey has been voted out of committee in the state Senate.

Sponsored by Sen. Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway, and Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which includes, Bergen County, home of the Meadowlands, sponsored the bill, S2992.

The bill was ...

Despite Battling Brain Tumor, Race Caller Is Back In The Booth

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Despite battling a brain tumor, Larry Lederman was on the microphone at the Meadowlands on Dec. 6 as the track kicked off its “Borrow Ken’s Binoculars” Thursdays as guest announcer.

It was a great night for Lederman – and for the fans who love his style – given the fact that he has been battling a brain tumor for some time now. He had ...

Team Velvet's Mini Movie Wins A 'Winnie Award' At Equus Film Festival

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 ...

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Ryan Licht Succeeds Tom Mott as Lacrosse Coach at Immaculata HS

December 13, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Ryan Licht of Branchburg has been named Immaculata High School’s new Boys Lacrosse Coach, replacing Coach Tom Mott who established the program in 1997 and retired from the position after a 22-year stint. 

Licht brings an outstanding portfolio of professional lacrosse playing experience, as well coaching nearly 10 years on the high school level.  A star ...

Bridge Repair Closes Dubois Road in Warren

 

WARREN, NJ - Dubois Road will be closed between Mt. Bethel Rd. and Reinman Rd. between 9:00am -1:00pm for bridge repair on Thursday, police advised. Plan an alternate route.

 

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