Coronavirus News

May 30, 2020

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Need a mask? North Plainfield is holding a mask event on June 1. The event will be held from 11am- 1 pm at the North Plainfield Middle School located at 34 Wilson Ave. (see attached flyers in English and Espanol)      

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Borough of Watchung will be opening the lake parking lots at a 50% capacity rate as determined by the Governor’s Executive Order No. 133. The parking lots will remain closed at the Texier House and the Watchung Exempt Hall. The Tennis Courts will open on Saturday, May 23 ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett began the Superintendent’s comments at the last meeting of the Board of Education with some updates on graduation. Due to the current guidelines that include a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people, and the challenges of ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) English Teacher Jana Battiloro and her students discovered the use of a different kind of chalk board and a “Poetry Inspiration Challenge” during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The exercise helped students explore one way to harness the power of ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Need Chicken?  Want to help? The call went out and the community responded.  In just a few days, 400 families signed up to pick up chicken and donate to the Somerset County Food Bank through Feed to Give. Feed to Give said: “Another successful fundraiser! We had over 400 cars ...

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WARREN, NJ - If there is ever a dominant common characteristic enabling the students, faculty, administration, even parents to get the most educational value out of the experience of living during the time of the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic, it is a newfound appreciation for all the essential workers, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ- After much discussion, the parking lots around Watchung Lake have been closed.  "Unfortunately, larger numbers of people have been observed at Watchung Lake recently, which puts at risk the health and safety of our residents," the Borough said in a statement.  "Consequently, all ...

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WARREN, NJ - Snow in May? No, but Watchung Hills will use one of its three remaining snow days on Friday, May 8. Watchung Hills Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett said at Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Education that the district has a plan to use the three remaining snow days as a break ...

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WARREN, NJ – First responders and healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic will be honored on April 30 as part of “Worldwide Day of Gratitude,” a global coming together through the arts organized by the student-run organization, YOUnison, including Watchung Hills alumni Andrew ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - MAKE SOME NOISE! Mayor Mike Giordano and the North Plainfield Recreation Department invite you to MAKE SOME NOISE every evening from 7:00 pm to 7:05 pm, as North Plainfield joins the rest of the world in celebrating and appreciating ALL of our heroes helping us through the ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren, Watchung and Green Brook residents made noise on Thursday in a show of support  for all essential workers: healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, pharmacists, first responders and others who have given of themselves to provide needed services to all of us during the ...

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WARREN, NJ - The video says it all. Warriors united. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fapIC8xE67I&feature=youtu.be

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GREEN BROOk, NJ - Green Brook would like to support their neighbors  by joining in Warren's and Watchung's efforts to recognize the service of our essential workers. Green Brook, too, will Make Some Noise for our local heroes this Thursday April 23 from 7:00-7:05 pm.We owe a great debt of gratitude ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung would like to support their neighbors to the west by joining in Warren's efforts to recognize the service of our essential workers. Watchung, too, will Make Some Noise for our local heroes this Thursday April 23 from 7:00-7:05 pm.We owe a great debt of gratitude to our ...

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STIRLING, NJ - ShopRite of Stirling, Watchung and Bernardsville will be shortening hours beginning Sunday and have added additional trash receptacles in the parking lots. NEW SUNDAY HOURS begin on April 19. The first hour of operations every day is still reserved for elderly and high-risk ...

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WARREN, NJ - Need chicken? Want to help? Now you can have both. The Township Committee announced at Thursday’s meeting that they will be assisting  Ridge High School student Carys Law and the Bernard's Regional Chamber of Commerce in hosting a fundraising project called FEED TO GIVE to support the ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - No, it’s not December. The Captain and President of the Watchung Rescue Squad along with the Mayor of Watchung held a short virtual ceremony for residents through Facebook live on Wednesday night relighting the tree on the Village Green to honor frontline and essential workers and to ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield School District Superintendent Michelle Vella provided the following update on Thursday: . ● In an effort to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 in the State, Governor Murphy has announced that all public and private schools must remain closed through at ...

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WARREN, NJ - We are the World. It was originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985, when TAPinto Warren’s owner was a college student at The University of Wisconsin. It was written by Michael Jacksonand Lionel Richie for the album We Are the World. In a new YouTube video, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watching Rescue Squad is inviting the community to join them on Facebook this Wednesday, April 15 at 8 pm for a virtual tree lighting and to celebrate the community. They are relighting the tree “to honor our first responders, frontline workers, medical teams, and essential workers ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Borough of Watchung Mayor Keith Balla and the Borough Council communicated the following on Tuesday regarding a Watchung help line and volunteer information: "As we navigate the COVID-19 challenges, Watchung Borough’s Mayor, Council, and employees have been hard at work to ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Borough Mayor Keith Balla on Tuesday confirmed the death of the Borough's first COVID-19 victim.   "With a heavy heart , I am sharing that COVID 19-related complications have claimed the first life of a Watchung Borough resident.  Health Officer Kevin ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Borough of Watchung has announced special meetings of the Mayor and Council in April to provide updates to the council and members of the public on the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Watchung will conduct special meetings for the sole purpose of ...

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  My Uncle Junior, born Gerard Rotonda, Jr. was the apple of his father’s eye and he was my mother’s brother….he was actually the fifth child, as Marie was the fourth, Anna was the first and somewhere in between was a set of twins who passed away.  My first recollection of him was he was ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Rescue Squad is in ​DESPERATE​ need of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and Sanitation donations, specifically the following items: Face masks: N95, regular masks Face shields Caps Gowns Tyvek suits Boot and shoe covers Sanitizing wipes Hand sanitizer To ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Borough is urging residents and community members to follow safe social distancing guidelines and is discouraging walking around the Borough's two lakes.  Borough Councilman Ronald Jubin, who is a virologist and is the Borough Council liaison to the Board of ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Mayor Michael Giordano and the North Plainfield Office of Emergency Management provided the following update on Saturday: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has now become widespread in the state of New Jersey and we ask you to please direct your attention to our ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Michelle Aquino, Ed.D. North Plainfield Superintendent of Schools provided the following update on Friday:   ● Spring recess will be observed as originally scheduled, Monday, April 6 through Monday, April 13. Remote learning instruction will resume on Tuesday, April ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Green Brook Health Officer, Kevin Sumner, has confirmed on Friday  the first fatality related to COVID-19 in Green Brook. “Today I received the call that I had hoped I would never get. The call that someone from Green Brook, one of our own, had passed away due to COVID-19 ...

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WARREN, NJ - Three Warren residents are aboard one of the Holland America cruise ships scheduled to arrive in Florida Thursday. TAPinto Warren reached out Wednesday to one Warren couple transferred to the MS Rotterdam. “Fortunately we are both feeling well but it’s tough when your captain tells ...

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