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Thanksgiving 2017: What Will You be Thankful For This Thanksgiving Day?

November 22, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - What will you be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day? We asked some local people to give us answers to that question, and to reflect on what they feel gratitude for this Thanksgiving, either on a personal or community level.

 

I am thankful for the opportunity to host members of both my family by relation and my family by choice for a large celebration this ...

Patanella's 7th Annual Green Brook Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Benefits PBA, Register Now

GREEN BROOK, NJ — Patanella's Green Brook Thanksgiving Turkey Trot will host its 7th Annual 5K event, benefiting the Green Brook PBA Local #398 on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 8 a.m. at the Green Brook Middle School, 132 Jefferson Ave. The family event invites runners, walkers and strollers.

 

The USATF certified 5K course is flat and fast with a rise of 10 feet. The ...

High Winds Knock Out Power in Warren, Wires Down

WARREN, NJ - Parts of Warren are without power Sunday morning after high winds knocked power lines down in the Round Top Road area. 

 

To report outages in your area:

* JCP&L: Click here to report an outage or if there are downed wires, call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).

* PSE&G: Click here or ...

Help Stock Food Bank Shelves on ‘Bobo Friday’ Nov. 17

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The next Buy One, Bring One (BOBO) collection of food for Somerset County families and individuals in need will be held Friday, Nov 17.

“You can help make Thanksgiving a little brighter for a needy family by donating to BOBO Fridays this month,” said Freeholder Patricia Walsh.

Local libraries hosting the bins include the Bound Brook Memorial ...

Improvements to Begin at North Plainfield Memorial Library

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Borough of North Plainfield will begin completing improvements and repairs to SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch beginning on November 16 and spanning throughout the beginning of 2018.

The branch will remain open during most of construction.

Improvements will include replacing the lighting on the main level reading room and replacing ...

Overturned Truck Ties Route 22 Traffic in Green Brook

GREEN BROOK, NJ - Route 22 West is backed up for miles following a crash with an overturned dump truck that landed on another vehicle on Wednesday morning.

 

The crash occurred at King George Road near White Castle. Traffic is backed up westbound into North Plainfield and there are rubber necking delays on the eastbound side. Avoid Route 22 if possible and use local ...

Warren Township School Board Recognizes Staffer Who Saves Student

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Board of Education paid tribute to Central School paraprofessional Lauralee Dupper whose recent quick thinking and action saved the life of a student at its November 13 meeting.  

“When we had our safety and security audit, one of the things that stood out was that it is important to have training and security cameras in place,” said board ...

Landmark Water Tower Along Route 206 Torn Down and Dismantled

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Looming over the former GSA complex along Route 206 since World War II, the water storage tower had grown obsolete years ago.

It had always been a roost for pigeons, hawks and other birds of prey, affording an expansive view of the township, nearby Manville and beyond. In more recent years, it had sprouted an odd assortment of satellite dishes and repeaters used by ...

Health Alert: Warren County Farm Quarantined After Horse Diagnosed With Herpes

TRENTON, N.J. — A Warren County, N.J. farm has been placed under quarantine after a horse tested positive for equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) caused by equine herpes virus-1 (EHV-1). The 25-year-old quarter horse mare was euthanized Nov. 2, according to a statement by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

Other horses at the home farm that have been exposed to the positive ...

Missing Person: Police Continue Search for Missing Man

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are continuing their search for a missing 51-year-old man in the area of Duke Island Park, according to an alert sent out at 3 a.m. Saturday morning, and again at 9 a.m.

The New Jersey State Police NorthStar helicopter circled over the area early Saturday morning with its searchlight in an attempt to locate the man, described as possibly wearing a ...

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