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The Bag Ban is Starting Wednesday, May 4. What Does That Mean for You?

May 4, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Starting Wednesday all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will no longer be providing single-use plastic bags or polystyrene foam foodservice products. Often called the “Bag Ban” by state officials and local governments, the ban of these products may affect your everyday life. 

This ban will ...

Downtown Somerville Alliance Hosts Webinar on NJ Plastic Bag Ban

SOMERVILLE, NJ - An April 11 webinar hosted by the Downtown Somerville Alliance and the NJ Business Action Center will examine the impact on businesses expected when New Jersey's ban on plastic bags in the retail marketplace goes into effect May 4.

Grocery stores, food service businesses, and other retail stores in New Jersey will be prohibited from providing or selling customers ...

Warren Township Committee Votes on Chubb Redevelopment

WARREN, NJ –The Warren Township Committee introduced and approved an ordinance at its last meeting regarding redevelopment of the former Chubb property on Mountainview Road. The public hearing on the ordinance is scheduled for the next meeting of the Warren Township Committee on Thursday, April 14. SEE VIDEO HERE

The ordinance was approved by a vote of 3-2. Mayor Victor Sordillo, Deputy ...

Warren Township Board of Adjustment Hears Final Testimony on Stone House Hotel Proposal

WARREN, NJ — After more than a year of hearings, the Warren Township Board of Adjustment heard final testimony on Monday on the Maddy Realty LLC application to build a hotel on the grounds of the Stone House Restaurant. The board will vote on the application at its next meeting on May 2. The vote was postponed after the board offered the option and the applicant accepted, since the entire ...

Berkeley Heights Police Are Hiring a Full Time Police Officer

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of a Full-Time Police Officer.

Applicants must possess a current New Jersey Police Training Commission certification or be currently enrolled at an accredited police academy and possess 60 college credits, an Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, or four-years of military ...

Franklin Youth Center Grand Opening Announced, Job Fair Set for Next Saturday

SOMERSET, NJ - Councilwoman At-Large Kimberly Francois invited the public to attend the Franklin Township Youth Center's grand opening event scheduled for May 14 at 429 Lewis Street.

"We finally have a date for the grand opening," Francois said during Tuesday night's council meeting. "After all this time. It will be opened on Saturday, May 14, 2022... We have a full ...

Updates to NJ Transit Service After Storm Takes Out Morris&Essex Line and Gladstone Branch

NEW JERSEY-- Gladstone Branch rail service will remain suspended until further notice due to clean-up and repairs from Monday’s storm, NJ Transit posted. .Morris and Essex line rail service will resume today, Wednesday, March 9 with limited service operating between South Orange and Penn Station New York/Hoboken Terminal. Enhanced service will operate on the Montclair-Boonton ...

A Doctor's Journey: From Pain to the Pilates Design Studio

WATCHUNG, NJ –  When physical therapy and medical experts were unable to help alleviate her pain and discomfort Mitra Abessi, MD, a Bridgewater resident and internal medicine physician, knew it was time to return to Pilates. Knowing she needed more than just the 'average' class, Abessi did some research and found exactly what she was looking for in Danielle Conner and the ...

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Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

New Warehouses Proposed in Franklin: What You Need to Know

May 11, 2022

Warehouses in Franklin: Everything You Need To Know

If you’re a resident of Franklin, you likely remember the buzz around Amazon coming to town in 2020. The construction of the new Amazon warehouse on Weston Canal Road brought mixed feelings among residents and community leaders, including hope for an economic boost through new jobs and deep concerns around the cultural and ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

May 13, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the foundation of ...

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

SUMMIT, NJ  – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially support the ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

May 14, 2022

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022. Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part is ...

'An Extraordinary Special Non-Profit' Compassion Café LBI Opens for Second Season May 10

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Compassion Café will open for their second season this Tuesday morning, May 10 at 7 a.m. This year's host location is the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, located at 10 S. Atlantic Avenue in Beach Haven, NJ.

They will be open Mondays through Thursdays, from 7-11 a.m. each morning.

Compassion Café's official grand opening celebration will ...

Warren Resident Loses $1.5 Million In Wire Transfer Fraud, another loses $400

May 20, 2022

 

WARREN, NJ — A Warren resident was scammed out of $1.5 million in a wire transfer fraud, police said in a release Thursday. An Old Forge Drive resident reported the wire-transfer fraud on Tuesday. 

 

A day earlier, on Monday, a Stoningham Drive resident reported that someone tried to hack into personal accounts, was able to hack into their PayPal account and stole ...

Late Somerset County Detective to Have Name Engraved on National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Late Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Detective James Yeager is finally having his name engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, in Washington D.C., with a ceremony set for May 19 as part of National Police Week.

It has been 22 years since the detective died during an on-duty motor vehicle accident July 10, 2000.

Yeager, according to a release, ...

Health Officials: Dogs Interacted with Rabid Raccoon in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Pet owners, beware.

The Hillsborough Health Department has reported the first encounter this year between a rabid raccoon and several dogs on May 8. The raccoon tested positive for rabies.

Rabies can be fatal if left untreated. Humans, dogs and cats are susceptible and can spread the disease if left untreated.

According to health department officials, several dogs were ...

Warren Lions Club Helps Break World Record

WARREN, NJ — Warren Lions helped to break a Guinness Book of World Record - "Longest Chain of Spectacles (Eyeglasses)” on May 1 at Liberty State Park. The record was originally established in Fukui, Japan on May 5, 2011, using 16,530 pairs of eyeglasses measuring 6,597 feet.

SEE https://youtu.be/_tA626o9FOQ

Home Burglary, Crash, and Power Outage in Warren

 

WARREN, NJ — A home burglary, a crash, and a power outage were reported in Warren last weekend according to Warren Police.

 

At 8:24 pm on Saturday, a crash was reported near Kathy Lane at Mountain Avenue, not far from the Hillcrest Road light. The driver, Kenneth Militzner, 94, was traveling east on Mountain Avenue when his car went off the road into an embankment, ...

Long Blue Line of New Jersey Police Cyclists Tour Through Somerset County

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC where they will join with police from across the country to honor their brothers ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

EBPD: Two Township Girls Missing

May 20, 2022




EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating Jessica Wright-Schober, 15,of East Brunswick, N.J and Allia Blackstone, 15, of East Brunswick, NJ

Jessica Wright-Schober is described as a black female, 15 years old, 5'5", 115lbs, long black braided hair, unknown clothing description.

Allia ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022. Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part is ...

Sundiata Acoli, Convicted of Killing State Trooper in 1973, Wins Parole

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the ...

Current Church Owners Find Pastor’s Remains in Church Basement After 186 Years 

WEST ORANGE, NJ - St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, and it fell into a state of further disrepair and neglect. By spring 2015 ...

Obituaries

Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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Warren Lions EXPO

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Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...