North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung Top Stories

July 10, 2020

WARREN, NJ – Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Class of 2020 graduating seniors Alyssa Krutis and Kelly Saum have been named the recipients of Watchung Hills Regional Education Association (WHREA) Scholarship for Future Educators. Coincidentally, Krutis and Saum both attended Warren's ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - After a previous virtual graduation , the North Plainfield Class of 2020 gathered on Wednesday to celebrate the first ever two session in person graduation. Senior Class President Teyanna Burke said” the West End is indeed the best end!”  “ We showed all the other ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Travelers making their way back to the Garden State from over a dozen states have been advised to self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days due to the rise of COVID-19 cases — a list that as of Tuesday also includes Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma.  Gov. Phil Murphy and State Health ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- During the press conference in Trenton today, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed the frustrations of New Jerseyans who waited in long lines at the state's Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) facilities when they reopened this week. "I completely understand the frustration felt by every ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Face coverings are now required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not practicable, Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID-19 press conference in Trenton on Wednesday, July 8. Exceptions are individuals under age two, people who are eating/drinking at an outdoor ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Face coverings are now required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not practicable, Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter today before his COVID-19 press conference. The exceptions for individuals under two years old, people who are eating/drinking at an outdoor ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of people waited in line again Wednesday outside the Motor Vehicle Commission office on Roosevelt Place, but unlike yesterday, the line stretched out alongside Route 28 (Union Avenue) instead of snaking through the streets of an adjacent residential ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Face coverings are now required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not practicable, Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID-19 press conference in Trenton on Wednesday, July 8. Exceptions are individuals under age two, people who are eating/drinking at an outdoor ...

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WARREN, NJ - Graduation Part 1, practice, is complete and the Watchung Hills Class of 2020 will graduate on Wednesday morning. The class assembled on Tuesday morning and did a quick run through of the Commencement Ceremony. Project Graduation volunteers were stationed at the school exits after ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The popular Summer Stage Concert Series on the Division Street pedestrian mall returns this Saturday, July 11 with "Mail Order Bride" performing at 6 p.m. The Downtown Somerville Alliance is sponsor of the music series, held throughout the summer. “Summer Stage has really ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s daily coronavirus press briefings, which began in March, will now be held three days a week, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday afternoon.  “Unless you hear otherwise, and sadly given the world right now in the state of COVID in the country we may shift courses, but we're ...

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TRENTON, NJ  — Newly-released COVID-19 figures that show New Jersey maybe heading in the wrong direction could mean the state will be forced to remain in Stage 2 of its recovery plan longer than expected. Gov. Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday during the state’s ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills will be providing a Live Video Stream of the WHRHS Graduation Ceremony for all family members and friends to enjoy. Weather permitting, the ceremony will begin promptly at 9am on Wednesday, July 8. This year, two separate sources are available for viewers, one as a ...

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I imagine that, for some of you, being graduated by your elementary school doesn’t feel like much at all—just another day in your house, trying to stay out of your parents’ way while they dutifully work from their makeshift home offices.   But you’d be wrong to think that this isn’t much at ...

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BERKELEY TOWNSHIP,  NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy called upon the federal government to mandate face coverings at the spread of COVID-19 surge across the United States' Sunbelt. Murphy said New Jersey is seeing a small spike in cases due to travelers coming into the Garden State from Florida and South ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Arthur Lewis Park will open to the public on Friday, July 10. Park hours will be from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and at this time the playgrounds, fitness court, basketball court, beach volleyball court, handball court and pavilion will be open.  The splash pad opening is ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -  A crash on Route 22 at the intersection in front of Watchung Square Mall is tying up traffic in the area on Friday afternoon. The crash is at the traffic light near Home Depot.    Avoid the area.

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Thursday that he has extended New Jersey's public health emergency another 30 days due to the coronavirus, even though the spread of the disease has slowed significantly by many important measures. For instance, ...

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NEW JERSEY --  Flags in New Jersey will return to full-staff, announced Governor Murphy. The governor has issued Executive Order Number 160 to direct that all flags across the state be flown high beginning Fri., July, 3.  The flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall ...

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WARREN, NJ - A veritable sea of cars assembled in the Stirling Road parking lot in front of Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Friday, June 19, to ferry the Guests of Honor, the WHRHS Class of 2020, in front of scores of teachers, staff and well-wishers at the Graduation Car Parade, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – After three long months, the Pilates Design Studio in Watchung finally has the green light to reopen, effective July 2. The studio, which was ordered to close back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will reopen slowly with 1:1 in-person instruction only at this time.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 4,327 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 29 new cases overnight; no deaths were reported, remaining at 447. Warren Township Mayor Mick Marion and Deputy Mayor George Lazo recorded a video ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- At his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the reopening schedule that continues tomorrow – with social distancing and face covering requirements in place – for the following businesses: Casinos, Outdoor amusement parks and water ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced today he signed a three-month $7.6 billion budget extension prompted by the coronavirus pandemic that allows the State to continue spending through September. Murphy said the three-month gap budget, which authorizes state spending through the extended ...

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WARREN, NJ - A video of the annual Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Community Awards Scholarships Ceremony was premiered on Wednesday, June 10. WHRHS Principal William Librera welcomed all guests. To view the video of this ceremony, go to www.whpac.live. The Community Awards ...

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WARREN, NJ - A 911 call at 6:02 p.m. reported that a hit and run resulted in an overturned vehicle on Hillcrest Road on Monday evening near Bellewood Drive.    Warren and Watchung police as well as Warren Fire Department, EMS 10 and Mercy 7 responded.    A green SUV with temporary ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The video of the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Senior Outstanding Achievement Awards Ceremony was premiered on Thursday, June 11. WHRHS Principal William Librera welcomed all guests. WHRHS Faculty members joined him in introducing the awards and student ...

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WARREN, NJ - A vehicle has overturned on Hillcrest Road on Monday evening near Bellewood Drive. Reports on the scene indicate that a Jeep Patriot fled the scene toward Mountain Avenue. Avoid the area and expect additional traffic at the I-78 interchange at Exit 40.

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TRENTON, NJ — Although he planned to loosen restrictions on indoor dining in New Jersey on July 2, Governor Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that he will delay the reopening. “After coronavirus spikes in other states driven by, in part, the return of indoor ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - This Monday the Mills at Jersey Gardens opened its doors for the first time since March 19.  "The health, safety and well-being of the community we serve will always be our highest priority, and we have developed a thorough and detailed set of protocols highlighting the ...

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