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Community Values Coalition Encouraging Residents to Speak Out Against Hate

August 14, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Almost a month after residents started seeing flyers from Identity Evropa, a group classified by the Anti-Defamation League as a white supremacist organization, around Bridgewater and surrounding towns, residents have been banding together to spread a message against hate and bias – and a new group called the Community Values Coalition is designed to do just ...

Local Children Invited to Meet "JJ," Newest Pony at Lord Stirling Stable, On Sunday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Lord Stirling Stable is inviting children under age 13 and their parents to enjoy a morning with the stable's will ponies, horses and staff at a "Pony Tea Party" scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the stable grounds at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

The Pony Tea Party will include lead line pony rides for ...

10th Annual School Supply Drive Underway

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The annual school supply drive conducted by Netherwood Heights Neighbors is now underway, and the collection will benefit elementary students in Plainfield.  The fundraiser will run through Aug. 31st.  

Items being requested for the school children include:

colored construction paper
individual erasers
both left & right hand blunt end ...

Rotary Fair Opens Tuesday, Aug. 14

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The brightly lit midway arch is once again expected to welcome an average of 15,000 local residents to the annual six-day Rotary Fair beginning Tuesday, August 14.

Located adjacent to the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, the Fair transforms the field into a classic carnival with over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, food vendors and local business ...

America’s Grow-a-Row Accepting Registrations for Scout Day on Monday, August 20

America’s Grow-a-Row will host their annual Scout Day volunteering event on Monday, August 20th, from 10am-2pm at one of their Clinton, NJ area farms. Scouts of all ages are welcome to volunteer and harvest produce. To register for Scout Day, please visit www.americasgrowarow.org.  All volunteers must register prior to the event.

Just Chill Frozen Desserts in Clinton, ...

Kidnapping: Somerset County Man, Two Sons, Fourth Suspect Charged

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting  a 21-year-old Somerville resident.

Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport Street; David Andres Villegas, 42, of Davenport Street; Troy Warren, 28, of Clinton Avenue, ...

Warren East County Turf Opens for Fall Season

WARREN, NJ - Replacement of the artificial turf at the East County field on Stirling Road, under construction for the past few months, has now been completed.  

The cost of the field to be resurfaced is estimated at approximately $401,000 with just about $26,000 coming from the township already collected from residents through its open space trust fund. The ...

Found in Watchung: Do You Know This Dog?

WATCHUNG, NJ - Do you know this dog?  He was found in the Valley View neighborhood on Sunday afternoon. He is well kept and groomed but with no chip and no collar. The Watchung police have been notified.Contact Chris at 908-499-7194.

 

 

 

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Six Charged in $500,000 Luxury Car Theft Ring, One Stolen from Warren Township

Newark, NJ -  Six individuals were charged with stealing eight cars in a multi-county $500,000 high-end car theft ring, including one from Warren Township, acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan announced Tuesday.

All the cars were ...

Rabid Racoon Reported in Somerset County

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Hollywood Avenue in the Somerset section of Franklin Township has tested positive for rabies.

Suburban areas in which raccoons, people and pets are in close proximity have the highest number of cases. From January to June of this year, the state Department of Health ...

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