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North Plainfield Schools Named Schools of Character

May 22, 2022

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — North Plainfield High School and Somerset School were named National Schools of Character, two of only fifty schools in the United States to receive this distinguished honor in 2022.  

“We are proud of the High School’s and Somerset School’s accomplishments and their commitment to creating cultures of character in our school community, ...

North Plainfield School District Adopts 2022-23 Budget, No Tax Levy Increase

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — The North Plainfield Board of Education approved the 2022-23 budget at its last meeting, again with NO tax levy increase.

SEE USER FRIENDLY BUDGET HERE

The budget calls for educational improvements, additional sports programs, and upgrades to school facilities – some of which are funded by extra state and federal aid.

Additional electives are planned ...

Watchung Board of Education Releases Revised Agenda for Thursday Night

WATCHUNG, NJ -- Watchung Board of Education on Thursday afternoon released a revised agenda for tonight's meeting. See Revised May 12 Agenda and Attachments for tonight's Board of Education Meeting.

The Budget was approved at the last meeting. SEE Watchung Board of Education Adopts 2022-23 Budget( ...

Assembly Speaker Honors the “2022 Youth of the Year” Finalists

NEW JERSEY - It takes hard work and dedication.

But that’s what makes this year’s group of 14 “Youth of the Year” finalists so special, as upstanding, service-oriented teens, says Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.), who shared words of wisdom to this year’s group, ages 14-18, through a legislative town hall held May 4.

“I’ve learned ...

WHRHS Budget: Watchung Hills Adopts 2022-23 Budget

WARREN, NJ – Watchung Hills Board of Education adopted a $44,337,755 budget for 2022-23 with a tax levy of $33,021,286 which is an increase of just under 1% at .97 %. Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett and Business Administrator Timothy Stys presented highlights of the budget to the Watchung Borough Council on Thursday and will be presenting to Long Hill and Warren next ...

Watchung Board of Education Adopts 2022-23 Budget

WATCHUNG, NJ — Watchung’s Board of Education at its last meeting adopted the $14,840,322 budget for 2022-23. The tax levy totals $12,536,093, a 2% increase. 

The budget includes a 21 % increase in state aid totaling $887,252, and the district is expecting an additional $150,000 in extraordinary aid based on special education costs, according to Business Administrator Richard ...

Watchung Borough BOE Releases Revised Agenda for April 28, With Remote Option

WATCHUNG, NJ -- The Watchung Board of Education meeting will be live-streamed tonight at . 7pm. The revised agenda was released this afternoon.

 

SEE  the Revised April 28, 2022 board agenda.

 

SEE herehttps://youtu.be/y7I9OYvAO0E?list=PLGffUhjyckQ3GP2oFxbUw1TyfjqgHzsJM

 

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Watchung Borough School District Budget Hearing set for April 28

WATCHUNG, NJ - A Public Hearing will be held in the Valley View Middle School APR for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the budget for the 2022-2023 school year. The meeting of the Watchung Borough Board of Education, is set for Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 7:00 ...

Watchung Hills to Appeal Board Reapportionment

WARREN, NJ — The Watchung Hills Board of Education voted at its last meeting to authorize Board counsel to file a Petition of Appeal with the Commissioner of Education challenging a reapportionment determination, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:3-3.1.

Executive County Superintendent of Schools Roger Jinks recently notified the District that the New Jersey Department of Education reapportioned ...

Watchung Hills Presents 2022-23 Budget

WARREN, NJ — Watchung Hills Regional High School presented the proposed 2022-23 budget and have a public hearing on the budget scheduled for Tuesday, April 26.

 

See ...

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Agent Spotlight: Teresa Maegerlein

Teresa Maegerlein, Broker-Associate in the Morristown office, is dedicated to getting her clients results! Her career in real estate began in 2004. Before getting into real estate, Teresa worked on Wall Street and her financial background has proven invaluable in her current work. As useful as her hard-earned savvy has been, she knows that the most important skill for a successful business is ...

New Warehouses Proposed in Franklin: What You Need to Know

May 11, 2022

Warehouses in Franklin: Everything You Need To Know

If you’re a resident of Franklin, you likely remember the buzz around Amazon coming to town in 2020. The construction of the new Amazon warehouse on Weston Canal Road brought mixed feelings among residents and community leaders, including hope for an economic boost through new jobs and deep concerns around the cultural and ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Clinical Officer

May 24, 2022

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and high-quality care for patients across the region.

Working directly with Atlantic Health ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the foundation of ...

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

SUMMIT, NJ  – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially support the ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

May 14, 2022

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022. Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part is ...

'An Extraordinary Special Non-Profit' Compassion Café LBI Opens for Second Season May 10

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Compassion Café will open for their second season this Tuesday morning, May 10 at 7 a.m. This year's host location is the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, located at 10 S. Atlantic Avenue in Beach Haven, NJ.

They will be open Mondays through Thursdays, from 7-11 a.m. each morning.

Compassion Café's official grand opening celebration will ...

Classic Cruizers Help Drive Visitors, Dollars to Downtown Somerville

May 23, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Friday nights on Main Street are synonymous with polished chrome bumpers, fenders with curves, big block engines and more than a few sets of fuzzy dice hanging off rear view mirrors.

Thousands of car enthusiasts and visitors come to Somerville on a Friday night to enjoy the dichotomy of Detroit iron, from Model T Fords, big fin Caddys and high-powered ...

Somerville Pastor Initiates Flash Mob Photo Op on "Red Nose Day"

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Rev. Paul Janssen, pastor of United Reformed Church, is inviting those with a sense of compassion and a sense of humor to join him on the steps of the church at 100 West Main St. on Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m. for a flash mob photo op to support "Red Nose Day.".

 All residents of the Somerville area are invited to participate in support ...

Warren Resident Loses $1.5 Million In Wire Transfer Fraud, another loses $400

 

WARREN, NJ — A Warren resident was scammed out of $1.5 million in a wire transfer fraud, police said in a release Thursday. An Old Forge Drive resident reported the wire-transfer fraud on Tuesday. 

 

A day earlier, on Monday, a Stoningham Drive resident reported that someone tried to hack into personal accounts, was able to hack into their PayPal account and stole ...

Late Somerset County Detective to Have Name Engraved on National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Late Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Detective James Yeager is finally having his name engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, in Washington D.C., with a ceremony set for May 19 as part of National Police Week.

It has been 22 years since the detective died during an on-duty motor vehicle accident July 10, 2000.

Yeager, according to a release, ...

Health Officials: Dogs Interacted with Rabid Raccoon in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Pet owners, beware.

The Hillsborough Health Department has reported the first encounter this year between a rabid raccoon and several dogs on May 8. The raccoon tested positive for rabies.

Rabies can be fatal if left untreated. Humans, dogs and cats are susceptible and can spread the disease if left untreated.

According to health department officials, several dogs were ...

Warren Lions Club Helps Break World Record

WARREN, NJ — Warren Lions helped to break a Guinness Book of World Record - "Longest Chain of Spectacles (Eyeglasses)” on May 1 at Liberty State Park. The record was originally established in Fukui, Japan on May 5, 2011, using 16,530 pairs of eyeglasses measuring 6,597 feet.

SEE https://youtu.be/_tA626o9FOQ

To Smart to Fail

Commencement Transcript, May 2022

Good afternoon, proud graduates of the University of Machine Learning class of 2022.0.

I am a Heuristic/ALgorithmic 9000 computer. Most of you know me as Hal.

I want to thank president emeritus, Google, as well as Alexa, Siri, and all of the distinguished bots on the board of algorithms, for awarding me this honorary doctorate degree in deep learning and ...

Missing Woman, Last Seen at JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange

May 22, 2022

UPDATE, FOUND!!
 

MISSING PERSON 

The police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person.

Caren was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange today (May 20) around 11 a.m. wearing a white shirt and purple pants (see the second photo). She does not drive.

Caren is approximately 5'4' tall and 120 ...

EBPD: Two Township Girls Missing




EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating Jessica Wright-Schober, 15,of East Brunswick, N.J and Allia Blackstone, 15, of East Brunswick, NJ

Jessica Wright-Schober is described as a black female, 15 years old, 5'5", 115lbs, long black braided hair, unknown clothing description.

Allia ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022. Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part is ...

Sundiata Acoli, Convicted of Killing State Trooper in 1973, Wins Parole

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the ...

Current Church Owners Find Pastor’s Remains in Church Basement After 186 Years 

WEST ORANGE, NJ - St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, and it fell into a state of further disrepair and neglect. By spring 2015 ...

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To Smart to Fail

Commencement Transcript, May 2022

Good afternoon, proud graduates of the University of Machine Learning class of 2022.0.

I am a Heuristic/ALgorithmic 9000 computer. Most of you know me as Hal.

I want to thank president emeritus, Google, as well as Alexa, Siri, and all of the distinguished bots on the board of algorithms, for awarding me this honorary doctorate degree in deep learning and ...