Smithereens Bandmates Reunite and Play Show Honoring Music Legend Pat DiNizio

February 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two of the founding members of the Smithereens reunited at New Brunswick's Court Tavern on Saturday, Feb. 3, to pay tribute to the late Pat DiNizio, the band’s lead singer, who died in December.

The concert, titled “Blood & Roses: The Court Tavern Memorial Tribute to Pat DiNizio,” featured 15 of the alternative band’s hits from over the ...

Sugar Shack Continues Sweet Tradition of Making Maple Syrup

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Continuing a tradition in the Northeast United States that was begun centuries ago by Native Americans and colonists, the Somerset County Park Commission invites children and adults to a 90-minute program to witness how Maple trees are tapped, learn about sap collecting methods from the past and present, and experience the boiling process that produces New Jersey maple ...

Watchung Hills Script and Cue Presents ‘Winter Cabaret’

WARREN, NJ - A dozen acts, along with nearly as many improvised between-act skits, made for an entertaining evening at the Script and Cue’s 2018 Winter Cabaret, Thursday, Jan. 25, on the stage of the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Performing Arts Center (PAC).

An intimate audience gathered around cabaret tables and in portable chairs arranged ...

Travel History: Did you know Great Swamp Almost Became a Jetport? See the Documentary Screening

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Although the history may be unknown to many current residents, the still-natural setting of Bernards Township and a neighboring chunk of Morris County is all due to a hard-fought battle by citizens and area politicians that began in 1959 when the Port Authority of New York announced plans to build a 10,000-acre jetport in the Great Swamp.

The ...

A Taste Of Groundhog Day Fun in New Jersey

MILLTOWN, NJ - For folks that have been fans of the Bill Murray classic "Groundhog Day," but can't make the trek all the way out to Punxsutawney, PA on a work and school day to see if winter will stay around for six more weeks or if the region will see an early spring, there's a Garden State alternative that is closer than you think.

Milltown has been celebrating Groundhog ...

Scotch Plains Weighing Options to Honor Hometown Hero Pat DiNizio

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains is looking at several different ways to honor native son Pat DiNizio, the local music legend who rose to fame with his band, The Smithereens, during the 1980s.

DiNizio, who died unexpectedly on Dec. 12, was proud of his roots in the community and was a 2015 inductee into the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Hall ...

Watchung Hills Inducts 37 Students into Tri-M Music Honor Society


WARREN, NJ - Some 37 Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) music students were inducted in to the Tri-M Music Honor Society at an induction ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at the school.

Among the students who were inducted are 21 newly inducted members and 16 current members. WHRHS Choral Music teacher and Tri-M Chapter ...

Mayor Carpenter Opens First Ever HindiUSA Poetry Contest in Bernards Township


BERNARDS TWP., - Children of all ages gathered together at the auditorium of Oak Street Elementary School on January 21st to take part in their first ever Hindi poetry contest orchestrated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, founder of the Basking Ridge Hindi School, and several volunteers.

Mayor John Carpenter was in attendance and marked its inception with a few encouraging words: “In ...

Beloved Youth Services Librarian Leaves SCLSNJ

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After 25 years as a librarian in the Somerset County Library System, at the Bridgewater branch, youth services librarian Carol Simon Levin submitted her retirement papers in January.

News of her leaving the library system caused uproar from parents and library system employees who have benefited from her services over the years, and several turned out to the county ...

WHRHS Class of 2022 welcomed as guests of honor at annual ‘Middle School Concert’

WARREN, NJ  – As 8th grade students in Warren Township, Long Hill Township, Watchung Borough and Green Brook Township settle into the last half-year of their middle school career, they do so having received the gift, three days before Christmas, of being able to feel “Warrior Pride” as the future Watchung Hills Regional ...

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Union County Hosts 2nd Annual LGBTQ Pride Event

February 8, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce, the 2018 Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic, scheduled for Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. at Rahway River Park in Rahway. Admission is free to this inclusive celebration of family, equality, diversity and community.

“Standing firmly in support of equality, inclusion and unity, the Freeholder Board is ...