Community Announcements

August 20, 2018

  UPDATE: Found.   PLAINFIELD, NJ - Relatives of Plainfield resident Conrad Sauer, who also goes by the name Hank, are asking for the public's help in locating him. They have not heard from him since this morning, and are concerned as it's reported that he suffers from dementia. Sauer ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A  jack-knifed tractor trailer closed the right and center lanes of Route 78 east in the vicinity of exit 43, causing major delays Thursday morning. The driver of the tractor-trailer may have suffered a medical episode as he was approaching Diamond Hill Road heading east ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is taking part in the National Clear the Shelters Event Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. According to a release, all the animals that are over 6 months will have their adoption fees waived for qualified adopters. Kittens that are under 6 months ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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; ...

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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 ...

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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.       TAPinto is free and published daily Get Your ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It’s now official; Somerset County 4-H is the World’s Record Holder for Stitching Together the Longest Textile Braid as certified by the Guinness Book of World’s Record and has the official certificate to prove it. But this was no easy feat. Long before the large fabric ball ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Police Department’s Annual National Night Out Against Crime Celebration and Public Safety Vehicle Expo will be held on Tuesday, August 7, from 6 to 9pm in the municipal parking lot across from the Municipal Building at 263 Somerset Street.  This year will ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has announced the installation of the first bicycle repair station in town at Washington Valley Park, adjacent to the Newman's Lane parking lot, according to a release from the township. According to the release, Washington Valley Park is part of the ...

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UPDATE: Reunited.     WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Snowflake? Snowflake’s family says she has decided to chase deer and run off from their house.  If you see her, she has her pink collar on with a cell phone number and her Warren license on her collar.  If you see her call her dad Scott on ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Township Police Officer Patrick Nurthen saved the life of Joan Jackson, 85, who was choking in a local restaurant last month. Officer Patrick Nurthen, who has been with the Franklin Township Police Department since February 2015, was writing a police report in a parking ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — A multiple vehicle accident on  US-22 and Lawrence Avenue in Mountainside closed Route 22 in both directions on Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. According to a 12:28 p.m. report from the Breaking News Network, there were multiple injuries reported with possible entrapments. Hazmat ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” “The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s—and nation’s—great natural ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – Crime Stoppers of Somerset County is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for setting a car on fire and slashing the tires on 40 parked cars in the borough between 2-4 a.m. June 11. The incidents occurred within ...

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  WARREN, NJ - One vehicle was reported stolen and two others burglarized in Warren on July 18, according to a report released by the Warren police.   A 2015 Range Rover was taken from a driveway on Reinman Road. Police said the vehicle was unlocked with the keys inside.   Two ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Collectors can own a unique piece of New York Yankees history if they attend Joe Bodnar’s Sports Memorabilia Auction this weekend and are willing to dig deep in to their pockets. A pair of cleats worn by former New York Yankees relief pitcher Sparky Lyle in the early 1970s will ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Find a way. Just find a way to grind and maybe an opportunity will present itself. 16-year-old and seventh-seed Michael Thorbjornsen of Wellesley, Mass. did just that on Saturday afternoon as he edged fellow 16-year-old and good friend 12th-seeded Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Washington Avenue from Route 22 to Washington Rock Park will be closed until further notice due to a tree blocking the roadway, police advised at 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Two groups denounced Identity Evropa, a white supremacist group posting of fliers in multiple Central New Jersey towns. Both statements lay blame on President Donald Trump. The New Jersey Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) and the Somerset County ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group. According to Bridgewater resident ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A viewing for the 1-year-old Raritan boy killed on Anderson Street July 7 will be held this week at St. Ann Church in Raritan, according to an obituary released by the Bongiovi Funeral Home. Matias Ortega-Rosales was killed on the evening of his first birthday when a vehicle hit ...

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  SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - You can still help curb hunger. The Curbing Hunger food drive has been extended through July in all 21 Somerset County municipalities. Even though Somerset County is known for its affluence, food insecurity for children and adults is an enduring issue. Freeholder ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - United Way of Northern New Jersey is hosting its annual Tools for School drive which allows students to start the new school year with the basic school supplies. The drive will benefit more than 11,000 elementary and middle school children of ALICE (Asset Limited, Income ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship starts Monday, July 16, and the pairings for the first two rounds of the 71st edition were recently announced. Monday and Tuesday  tee times will be played on the 7,280-yard, par-71 Upper Course and at the 7,313-yard, par-70 Lower ...

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