Community Announcements

October 17, 2018

LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, NJ- Arrangements have been made to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Nick Stevens, Millington resident and former President of the Long Hill Board of Education, who was killed in a bicycle accident on Oct. 12.  Watchung Hills Board of Education president Peter Fallon ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A winning lottery ticket was sold in North Plainfield  for the Friday Oct.12 lottery drawing.   The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $654 million, the second-highest Mega Millions jackpot ever, and the fourth-highest jackpot in North American history, according to a ...

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WARREN, NJ - Lock your cars. An Old Stirling Road Resident reported a theft of a vehicle and a Reinman Road resident reported two burglaries on Friday morning, according to a report released by Warren Police on Monday. The Old Stirling Road resident reported that a vehicle was taken from the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police are investigating another reported burglary of an unoccupied house on Whitenack Road on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The reported burglary occurred at some time between 8 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. on that day, township police reported on Facebook. The entry did not say ...

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  WARREN, NJ -  Brite Nites is canceled on Saturday, Oct. 13. “Due to the additional rain Saturday morning, the parking and event fields are unusable and we have decided to CANCEL TONIGHT's Brite Nites event, for Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.,” Wagner Farm Arboretum said. “We sincerely apologize ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - A car fire has closed Route 22 westbound on Thursday evening. Traffic is backed up into North Plainfield and is being detoured through Liccardi Motors.     TAPinto is free and published daily Get Your Town's News In Your Inbox:  Click Here to sign up   Download ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee approved a settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing Center, the advocacy group that negotiates affordable housing for the state, on Wednesday morning, Oct. 10. The agreement establishes a definite number of affordable and market-rate housing units the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The 15th Annual Buddy Walk of South Plainfield took place this past weekend at Putnam Park. Organized by borough residents Michelle and Keith Both, the family-friendly event not only promoted awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome but also raised money for ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ  - The annual Watchung Harvest Festival is set to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Mobus Field, located at 210 Mountain Blvd. The event is hosted by the recreation commission and is  free and open to Watchung residents only. Attractions include music, games, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began.   Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Throughout October and the upcoming weeks, the fire department will be participating in National Fire Prevention week.  This safety campaign is the longest-running public health observance in our country.   This year, the actual week is Oct. 7-13, but activities will run ...

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WARREN, NJ - Discussion of Warren Township’s state imposed obligation to build affordable housing invokes lyrics from a popular song, “ They paved Paradise to put up a parking lot.” While not a parking lot, the number of new homes to be built according to a settlement agreement Warren Township is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Groundbreaking for the Berkeley Heights YMCA at 59 Locust Ave. will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Members of the public are invited to attend. News of the groundbreaking was announced by Executive Director of the Berkeley Heights Y Tiffany Escott at the Township ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ — The search for an alleged child rapist that spanned at least three states and prompted Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III to alert residents here has ended with his capture. David Allen Hamilton, 47, was a Bucks County (Pa.) fugitive, and a K9 team from Kearns’ ...

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WARREN, NJ - Three residential burglaries or attempted burglaries with forced entry were reported in Warren Township within the last week, Warren Township Police said. Geiger Lane, Rockage Road, and Crown Drive residents  all reported home burglaries within the last week, Warren Township police ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Township of Green Brook has received the results of the transportation planning study done on the downtown district. The goal of the study was to examine the existing zoning rules for the study area, and make suggestions about how the rules could be changed to promote a ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -  It's official.  Today marks the start of the Fall season, and soon enough, the leaves will change and colors will pop, to the delight of leaf peepers. What better way to mark the start of the autumnal season than to visit a park.  National Park Service sites that charge an ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a  Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Somerset County until 515 PM.   At 4:25 p.m. a severe thunderstorm was located over Bound Brook, moving northeast at 20 mph the weather service said.    The advisory ...

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WARREN, NJ - It’s back! Returning for a seventh year, Wagner Farm Arboretum’s spectacular Halloween-themed event “Brite Nites” showcases an elaborate display of intricately and creatively hand-carved and lighted pumpkins.  Meander through the garden path filled with breath-taking pumpkin ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Friends of the North Plainfield Memorial Library have provided a Google Map of homes participating in this weekend's Borough-Wide Yard Sale.  There are two layers to the map, so you can easily view which homes are participating on Saturday and which are participating on ...

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WARREN, NJ - The usual early morning quiet at Watchung Hills was shattered by the sounds of a fire alarm on Thursday. It wasn’t a drill, but also had no apparent cause. “One of our fire alarms was triggered yesterday morning before school,” said WHRHS superintendent Elizabeth Jewett. “As there ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police were summoned to Somerville Middle School at 10:07 a.m.Wednesday in response to a lockdown situation, forcing all students and administrators to remain behind locked doors in their classrooms and offices until a complete search of the school by police was conducted. It ...

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 NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Borough-Wide Yard Sale is set for Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. from 9am-4pm. Residents can participate one or both days and Garage Sale Permit fees are waived for this event.  TO REGISTER: Email NPYS1885@gmail.com  With the following info:  Homeowner’s ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - It’s been 17 years. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, area towns will remember and  honor the fallen from the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Green Brook 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, Top of the World Park at 100 Top of the World Way.   Long Hill Township An ecumenical ...

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Update: North is detoured. Expect delays until 7 p.m., police say.   WATCHUNG, NJ  - Emergency gas line repair has closed Hillcrest Road on Monday afternoon, police advised    The south bound lanes are closed south of the I-78 exchange. Expect delays and increased traffic at Exit 40 on ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Labor Day weekend is upon us. Many are wondering which beaches will have lifeguards.  September can be a very dangerous month in the surf considering we are entering the height of the hurricane season. Here is the list of guarded beaches and dates on Long Beach Island ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Members of the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Tuesday, Sept. 11.  The public is welcome to attend. As people gather for the ceremony, ...

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  UPDATE: Found safe. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 86-year-old "at risk" male, who was last seen Friday afternoon on Mallard Drive in Martinsville. According to the alert, Alexander R. Dirner, was last seen around 3:30 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 86-year-old "at risk" male, who was last seen Friday afternoon on Mallard Drive in Martinsville. According to the alert, Alexander R. Dirner, was last seen around 3:30 p.m. Friday in ...

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