North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung Top Stories

July 16, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Seven ‘Bombs’ at 7 a.m. marked the beginning of the Mount Carmel Feast this morning, but for some the preparations for today’s March began even earlier. Members of the Mount Carmel Society gathered at 6 a.m. at Mount Carmel Hall to prepare and decorate the Blessed Lady ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Board of Education of the Township of Green Brook has cancelled its Business Agenda meeting scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2019 at 7:00PM and has rescheduled it for Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Green Brook Middle School Media Center, 132 Jefferson Avenue, Green ...

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UPDATE: Restored WARREN, NJ - It’s not just you. A power outage has hit the east side of Warren on Monday. JCP&L is investigating with a probable restoration of 2 p.m. The traffic lights are also out in the area of Watchung Hills Tegional High School. Report outages to Report an ...

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  WARREN, NJ - An accident Investigation is underway on I-78 In Warren on Sunday afternoon. The left and center lanes of the highway are closed westbound in the area of Exit 40. Expect delays in both directions.

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A bit of grooming and care will keep your flower gardens looking their best throughout the hot summer months and into fall. Remove the flower stems of salvias, veronicas and similar flowers as the blooms begin to fade. Use a pruner or sharp garden scissors and cut just above the first set of ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Mayor seeks resumes from residents and friends of Watchung with demonstrated expertise for the following volunteer positions to assist and advise the Mayor and Council for the planning and construction of the facility over the next 24 months: Library Committee ...

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WARREN, NJ - Hillcrest Road is being shut down  following a motor vehicle crash near Valley Road on Thursday around noon.    Avoid the area and expect delays at the Watchung Circle.

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  WARREN, NJ -The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of northern Delaware, northeast Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  From 2 PM EDT Thursday afternoon through the early hours of Friday morning, showers and thunderstorms will be ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Jessica's Cafe & Wood Fired Pizza, a new restaurant in Plainfield, is open just a month but it is already receiving rave reviews.  During its soft opening period, owner and chef Ermelin Saqe has had a chance to meet with local residents who are becoming repeat ...

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  WARREN, NJ - A Warren patrol was flagged down and advised of a hit and run on Mountain Boulevard near Krauzer’s, on Monday afternoon. After an extensive search and foot chase, the accused was arrested on Sawmill Road, police said.   Malaria Woods, of Newark, was issued summonses for ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Plan an alternate route and expect delays on Hillcrest Road on Monday. Police have advised that the road will be paved on Monday, July 8 from 9am-4pm.

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Due to the predicted weather forecast, North Plainfield Community Day is postponed until Sunday. Saturday’s weather forecast is  partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High 88F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain ...

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  GREEN BROOK, NJ - A crash on  Rt-22 at Cramer Avenue has stopped traffic on Friday afternoon. Detours are being established.  The crash occurred near the intersection and traffic is backed up in both directions.

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield kicked off Independence Day with the annual parade attracting residents of all ages from throughout the borough and neighboring towns.    “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their ...

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The repetitive loud noise of 4th of July fireworks can be frightening for animals, so much so that more dogs go missing around Independence Day than any other time of year. TAPinto owners, editors, and reporters have learned how to help their rescue dogs get through the night and share their ...

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WARREN, NJ -  Independence Day 2019. “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Thomas Jefferson penned words based on what he ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A North Plainfield man has pleaded guilty for stealing in excess of $75,000 from the South Plainfield Recreation Department, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said on Tuesday.   Kevin Hughes, 49, of North Plainfield, pleaded guilty on July 1, 2019, in New ...

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NEW JERSEY - Fireworks cap off the Fourth of July fun every year, but some towns get the July 4 celebration started early, holding fireworks at the end of June. Here is TAPinto’s go-to list for the hottest and brightest 2019 Fourth of July celebrations. Atlantic Highlands - The Atlantic ...

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NEW JERSEY - Independence Day is on a Thursday this year and July 4 is a federal holiday, meaning all banks, government offices, the stock exchange and the United States Postal Service are closed. The Jersey Shore is of course open and hopeful for a lot of visitors for the Fourth of July, but the ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ -  Route 22 is being shut down on Monday afternoon following a crash. First responders are on the scene at 2 p.m. Avoid the area  between Rock Avenue and Warrenville Road.  Northbound Warrenville Road is closed. Rescue helicopter is landing at IEF school. ”AVOID Warrenville ...

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UPDATE: At 5:30 p.m. Hillcrest Boulvevard has been re-opened. Sawmill Rd, Broadway Rd, Rockage Rd and Spring House Rd remain closed for utility work.    WARREN, NJ - Crews continue to clear areas affected by Saturday’s violent rainstorm and are working in the affected areas  to restore ...

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WARREN, NJ – Restoration is underway in much of our area after a severe but short-lived thunderstorm late on Saturday afternoon. The warning that was issued advised the public to expect damage to trees and power lines. What appeared to be hail pounded down as it hit houses and cars.  After the ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The storm blew threw fast but left behind power outages and downed trees in Warren.   Trees are down on Rockage Road, Olsen Drive, and Livingston Avenue among others and power is out in both areas.   JCP&L is responding with estimated restoration this evening.

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WARREN, NJ - Summer Fun 2019 is in full swing and everyone is having a blast! Registration is available for the next four weeks of the program.  https://www.warrentboe.org/schools/summerfun/registration/ Spots are still available in most classes with 26 courses to choose from including Sports, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Music in the Park scheduled for Saturday, June 29 has been postponed. A rescheduled date is to be determined, the Borough of Watchung said.  

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Interim Superintendent Stephanie Bilenker may be suing Board of Education members Richard Bucarelli, Dorie Harvey, and Jessica Ingrassia it was learned at Thursday’s meeting of the Watchung Board of Education. The charge is for harrassment.    Bilenker, a former Green Brook ...

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  WARREN, NJ - A water main break has occurred in the area of 108 Hillcrest Road on Thursday afternoon, Warren police have advised. Crews are on the scene for repairs. Avoid the area and follow the posted detour route. Expect low or no pressure in the area. 108 Hillcrest Road is between Camp ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Johnson Soils Company presented its findings on a possible library site at a special meeting of the Borough council last week. Lisa Mahle-Greco PE presented the geotechnical engineering report for soil borings taken at the potential 9000-9500 square foot library site at the upper ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Board of Education of the Township of Green Brook has cancelled its Business Agenda meeting scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2019 at 7:00PM and has rescheduled it for Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Green Brook Middle School Media Center, 132 Jefferson Avenue, Green ...

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WARREN, NJ – Graduating Senior Elisabeth Morris has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Watchung Hills Regional Education Association (WHREA) Scholarship for Future Educators. “Congratulations to Elisabeth Morris for being selected as this year’s recipient of the 2019 Watchung Hills ...

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