North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung Top Stories

June 20, 2021

GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Township of Green Brook will open a new Spray Park at Arthur Lewis Park on Monday, June 21. The Spray Park includes 28 water features that run in a ten-minute, hand activated cycle in an enclosed, fenced-in setting with concrete flooring (water shoes a must!). In order to use ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Police throughout central New Jersey slipped out of uniform in favor of running shorts, t-shirts and sneakers on Friday, and Warren's Toby Claxton was there to help. Claxton joined the Bound Brook Police Department for their leg of the run. Toby's mom Amy said, "Thank you Bound ...

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NEW JERSEY — In an effort to encourage the revitalization of vacant properties statewide, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will award 15 grants worth up to $50,000 each to eligible towns, counties, and redevelopment agencies. The NJEDA opened applications for its 21st ...

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WARREN, NJ - Some 529 members of the Watchung Hills Class of 2021 walked across the stage and completed their high school careers during the 64th annual commencement ceremony at Tozier Field Friday morning. Under brilliant  skies, in front of family, relatives, friends, administrators, teachers ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Borough Schools celebrated the anniversary of the completed playground at Bayberry School.    A small group of school and borough officials and community leaders gathered informally on June 10,  to mark the two-year anniversary of the Bayberry playground opening. Among ...

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WARREN, NJ—Graduation is set for Friday June 18, 2021 but on Thursday, the senior Class of 2021 assembled and filled the front parking lot at the school for a last drive through campus together as a class.  Faculty and Staff lined up throughout the campus to celebrate and commemorate the last day ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The annual Basilone Bowl returned Wednesday, with football players from Somerset and Hunterdon counties competing in a game honoring war hero John Basilone – and the Leather Necks took home the win, defeating the Devil Dogs, 26–14. Some  1,200 attendees showed their support. The ...

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WARREN, NJ - What a year for the Watchung Hills Regional High School Class of 2021. The traditional scholarship ceremony was originally supposed to take place in the new outdoor theater but was moved into the Performing Arts Center due to rain and excessive heat.   Both the Community/Memorial ...

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Residents Can Safely Dispose of Harmful Items at Hillsborough Location HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is holding a free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event, so residents can safely dispose of their harmful household items. The event will be held on ...

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WARREN, NJ - What a year for the Watchung Hills Regional High School Class of 2021. The traditional awards and scholarship ceremonies were originally supposed to take place in the new outdoor theater but were  moved into the Performing Arts Center due to rain and excessive heat. Both the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ —North Plainfield's Jason Agyemang won gold  in the 110 High Hurdles in the Group 2 Championships last weekend to advance to the Meet of Champions. Agyemang upset Rumson-Fair Haven’s Joe Aglione to win in Central Jersey, Group 2.   110 hurdles Chris Serrao, East ...

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SOMERSET, NJ — Four Watchung Hills track and field athletes qualified for the Meet of Champions at South Plainfield after their performance in the Group 4 Championships last weekend at Franklin High School. Bjorn Golden placed 5th overall in Discus for Group 4 and Jackson Gottlick received two ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County office buildings will reopen to the public beginning Tuesday, June 15. The decision to reopen is based on recommendations by state and federal healthcare mandates and guidelines issued by the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. In most facilities, ...

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WARREN, NJ — Prom is over and senior week has begun. Members of the Watchung Hills Regional Education Association (WHREA) recently organized a massive letter writing campaign to wish each and every member of the Watchung Hills Class of 2021 congratulations on their graduation. The idea came out ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The 2022-2023 Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District calendar was approved following discussions regarding which holidays should be given off in the district. School board member Steven Singer said he was pleased that Martin Luther King, Jr., Day in January 2023 is a day ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported 23,776 cases of the COVID-19 virus overnight, an increase of 1 new case and a total of 737 deaths since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health Sunday reported 890,104 total cases since last year, an increase of ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar and plans to simply call everything "Day Off."  The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Joseph Puzzo, 40,  passed away suddenly on May 21 and a donation site has been launched to help his family. The site says: Annette Salzarulo Natoli suddenly lost her husband Joe Puzzo at the age of 40. He didn’t have a will nor life insurance. Annette needs our help for living ...

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WARREN, NJ - On Thursday night, prom frenzy reached its peak as the Watchung Hills Regional High School Senior Prom was held at Forest Lodge. This year, it was more about gratitude and thanks that the Class of 2021 was able to experience a typical rite of passage. Promposals and preparations are ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States, and all are invited to celebrate Juneteenth from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at Mobus Field. The free event includes activities, food, drinks, a community quilt project, music and ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Due to the resignation of board member Alba Soto effective today, the North Plainfield Board of Education has a vacancy. The term will expire on Dec. 31, 2021. It is anticipated that this vacancy will be filled by an appointment made by the remaining members of the Board at a ...

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WARREN, NJ — Graduating seniors Hannah Scammell and Kayla Williams were selected as the 2021 recipients of the Watchung Hills Regional Education Association (WHREA) Scholarship for Future Educators.  WHREA President Greg O’ Reilly presented the awards at Tuesday’s  senior awards ceremony. Since ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey is offering another incentive for unvaccinated people to get their shots. As part of “Operation Jersey Summer,” through July 4, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will offer a State Parks Vax Pass – allowing free access to state parks, including Island ...

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WARREN, NJ — The Ridge and Watchung Hills baseball teams endured two lightning delays Wednesday afternoon, even though there wasn't a drop of rain during either one of those interruptions. There was, however, plenty of thunder, and a lot of that came during the game from the Ridge bats, which ...

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Amid statewide primary election contests, New Jersey also hosted dozens of local races Tuesday. In Somerset County, 11.37% of registered voters voted. Results in Green Brook, North Plainfield, Warren, and Watchung are shown in the photo gallery above. Here is a roundup of various New Jersey ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After being canceled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Basilone Bowl will return this year to Basilone Field at Bridgewater-Raritan High School. This will be the 8th year the game will be played between students in high schools across Somerset and ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — A flash flood warning is in effect for Somerset and Union Counties until 6:15 p.m. as thunderstorms carrying heavy rain hit the area, the National Weather Service announced. The state semifinal baseball game between Watchung Hills and Ridge has been stopped multiple times ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The North Plainfield Borough Council wants input from residents regarding cannabis. New Jersey voters approved ballot question #1 in November's election to allow adult consumption of cannabis, which includes marijuana and hemp. The referendum passed in New Jersey with 67% ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Watchung Hills’ Junior Vincent Rizzi broke the WHRHS all time long jump record set back in 1965 by 4 inches jumping a phenomenal 21’10” at the NJSIAA Sectionals North 2 Group 4 over the weekend. Gretel Jelmert took first in pole vault. Six WHRHS girls and seven boys will ...

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OMAHA, NE— Watchung Hills’ 15-year-old Anna Moesch of Green Brook tied for 2nd place at the U.S. Olympic Trials Wave I during the 50 free final on Monday night with a time of 25.54. Moesch tied with 16 year-old Camille Spink, just .08 off the first place time. Moesch and Spink will join 1st ...

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