North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung News

September 18, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Evan Bujnowski scored two goals to lead the Watchung Hills boys soccer team in a shut out victory over Gil St. Bernard’s on Tuesday, 3-0. ”It was great win and a needed victory to keep us in first place of our conference division,” said WHRHS head coach Greg Leonow. Bujnowski hit ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Pop Warner Pee Wees and Junior Pee Wees racked up more wins after an action packed weekend with Future Warrior Night at Watchung Hills and the ribbon cutting at the East County Turf Field, which is the home of the Pop Warner Wolverines Game recaps ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Somerset County man has admitted to fatally shooting a 22 year-old Plainfield resident, Andres Chach, in 2011, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Tuesday. Jose Romero-Aguirre, a.k.a. “Coñejo,” 32, a North Plainfield resident and member of the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The ribbon has been cut. The East County Turf Field officially opened on Sunday with help from Watchung Hills Pop Warner Wolverine players, cheerleaders, parents, coaches and a who’s who of Warren, Somerset County, New Jersey, and Pop Warner ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls soccer team dominated and shut out Kearny on Saturday, 2-0. “Very happy with our performance today,” said WHRHS head coach Brian Figuerido.  “I’m excited about the versatility we have as a team this year, and I thought today that part of our team was on ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Youth Basketball Association (WYBA) has announced a pilot program in order to increase participation and help strengthen Warren’s travel program for girls. The pilot program will be limited to the 4th grade girls travel team. Prospective players from the sending districts of ...

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WARREN, NJ -  The Watchung Hills football team started strong on Friday against the Westfield Blue Devils, but the first win of 2018 was not to be for the Warriors. Watchung Hills fell to the Blue Devils on Future Warrior Night, 27-13. “Never happy with not winning, but we continue to get better ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Friends of the North Plainfield Memorial Library have provided a Google Map of homes participating in this weekend's Borough-Wide Yard Sale.  There are two layers to the map, so you can easily view which homes are participating on Saturday and which are participating on ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A 10-year old Burlington County mare is the first reported case of West Nile Virus (WNV) and an Ocean County gelding is the fourth reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), each serious, mosquito-borne illnesses in horses, in New Jersey for 2018. Neither horse had been ...

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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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police were summoned to Somerville Middle School at 10:07 a.m.Wednesday in response to a lockdown situation, forcing all students and administrators to remain behind locked doors in their classrooms and offices until a complete search of the school by police was conducted. It ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Pop Warner Pee Wees and Junior Pee Wees racked up more wins and are getting ready for more action this weekend.  Friday night is Future Warrior Night at Watchung Hills and on Sunday, the ribbon on the East County Turf Field, which is the home of the Pop Warner ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Leadership Somerset Program is starting its fundraising work to upgrade the women's kitchen in the Agape House in Somerville, and provide a nutritional program to those living there. According to a release, Leadership Somerset works to create an active network of ...

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WARREN, NJ - Thursday’s boys soccer game was a hard fought double overtime tie between Watchung Hills and unbeaten Hillsborough, 2-2. After losing a 1-0 halftime lead, Watchung Hills scored with two minutes left in regulation on a goal from Sal Cianfano to send the game into overtime. Senior ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education appointed a new vice president at Tuesday’s meeting to take the place of long time board member and board Vice President  Christopher Collins of Long Hill who resigned at the last meeting. The board unanimously approved Rita Barone of Long Hill ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A brother and sister, from Green Brook and Matawan, were sentenced to federal prison terms for their respective roles in running a multi-million dollar fraudulent invoice scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Wednesday. Shevandra Verasawmi, 38, of Matawan, was ...

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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 ...

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 NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Borough-Wide Yard Sale is set for Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. from 9am-4pm. Residents can participate one or both days and Garage Sale Permit fees are waived for this event.  TO REGISTER: Email NPYS1885@gmail.com  With the following info:  Homeowner’s ...

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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 ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township honored the fallen from the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks with a ceremony Tuesday.and remembered those lost 17 years ago, including Warren residents: Keith Coleman, Brian Dale, Hashmukhrai Parmar and Sheryl Rosenbaum.   Nine Warren children lost a parent during the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, held a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of 9/11 at the county’s memorial clock tower, located on the corner of Main and Bridge streets.  At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first ...

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LIBERTY TWP., N.J. — The owner of a horse that was found wandering in the township on Sept. 8 has yet to come forward. The black gelding appears to be in good health but had no halter on and nothing to help identify him. He was taken in by Keith Klinger, who found him on Danville Mountain Road ...

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WARREN, NJ - Chloe Ferreira netted the lone goal of the game assisted by Kayla Horvaht to lift the Watchung Hills girls soccer team over Ridge on Tuesday, 1-0. “Anytime you’re able to beat a team like Ridge, it’s a great win,” said WHRHS head coach Brian Figuerido. “Both teams battled all night, ...

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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 ...

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