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Hillcrest Road Closed in Watchung, Police Say

May 7, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ - Hillcrest Road north bound will be closed from 9am thru 4pm on Monday for tree work, police said. Please plan an alternate route, they said. The Watchung Circle is seeing unusually heavy traffic Monday morning. Avoid if possible.

"Reefer Madness" Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Boy Scouts Navigate Grass, Not Snow, at The Klondike Derby in Watchung Reservation

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – No snow…no problem. Whether it snows or not, there will be a Klondike Derby and, on Saturday the derby took place, with not even a snowflake to be seen, much less a snowbank.

Dozens of teams pulled, pushed and, in some cases, carried sleds throughout The Loop area of the reservation. At each stop on their map, they were judged for specific skills – ...

Happy Hanukkah: Katz Family Lights Watchung’s Menorah

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Katz family lit the menorah on Watchung’s green on the first night of Hanukkah on Tuesday. This year, Hanukkah begins Tues. night, Dec. 12, 2017 and continues through Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Eric Katz was recently appointed as Head Coach for Maccabi USA's Youth Men's Baseball Team for the 2018 International Maccabi Youth ...

Snowy Weather Closes Warren Roads

WARREN, NJ - Warrenville Road and Washington Avenue north of Route 22 are being closed at 4 p.m. Saturday due to poor Road conditions, police said. 

Expect possible closures of Hillcrest Road and Morning Glory Road.

Tonight’s WHRHS hockey game against Hillsborough has been postponed due to inclement weather..  

The National Weather Service in Mount ...

Storm Watch: Closings, Cancellations and Postponements

WARREN, NJ - All Warren Township schools will be closed Saturday in anticipation of the predicted storm and all activities scheduled at the school have been canceled including WYBA recreation basketball. Breakfast with Santa and the house tour in North Plainfield are still on as scheduled.

 

Some ACT centers have canceled the test for Saturday. Check the host high schools’ web ...

North Plainfield Community Day, Farmers Market Set For July 8

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield Community Day is set for Saturday, July 8 at West End School.

 

The festivities begin at 4 p.m. with free face painting and bounce houses for children, two concerts featuring the Barbara Harley Band and Jersey Shades capped off with a fantastic firework display. 

 

Earlier in the day, check out the farmers market from 9 a.m. to 2 ...

Finderne and Route 28 Shuttered Following Spill of Corrosive Liquid on Roadway Wednesday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A corrosive liquid was released onto the road after a tractor overturned at Route 28 and Finderne Avenue early Wednesday, according to Bridgewater Township Police.

According to the report, a 1999 Freightliner tractor, owned by Solid Logistics LLC Newark NJ, was traveling west on Route 28 and attempted to make a left turn onto Finderne Avenue. The tractor, police said, struck ...

Ground Breaking Ceremony for Plainfield Skatepark on June 1

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City of Plainfield invites residents to a ground breaking ceremony for a new skatepark at the Madison Avenue Playground.

According to Brandon Gaille, there are currently 500 skateboarding parks in United States.  Additionally, the industry is a $4.8 billion dollar market, with 11 million people who self-report they regularly skateboard.

Since skateboarding ...

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