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North Plainfield School Update After Uvalde

May 26, 2022

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ --Michelle Aquino, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools in North Plainfield provided the following to the North Plainfield community:

Today's event in Uvalde, Texas is an unthinkable tragedy that has the attention of our school community. Please join me in keeping the victims, their families, friends and the entire community in your thoughts.
The safety of all North ...

North Plainfield Schools Named Schools of Character

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, ...

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( ...

WHRHS Softball: Watchung Hills Tops BR in Five, Advances to Somerset County Finals 2022

WARREN, NJ — For the first time since 2016, Watchung Hills softball is going to the Somerset County Finals. The Warriors defeated Bridgewater in the semifinals on Wednesday in five innings, 12-2, and remain unbeaten at 15-0. Sam Raymond smashed a three-run home run to end the game in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Amanda Medina pitched all five innings for the Warriors ...

North Plainfield Students to Play College Sports

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- North Plainfield High School held a Signing Day Ceremony for three student athletes who will be going on to play their sports in college.

Surrounded by family and coaches the student athletes upgraded their status from recruit to official signees to the college/university of their choice.

And they are:

Ian Smith : CC/Track - Rider University

Gio ...

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 ...

WHRHS Robotics: RoboWarriors Qualify for FIRST World Championship, Win Award

ALLENTOWN, PA - “We’re going to Houston!” was the exclamation heard through the Watchung Hills community on Sunday. The Watchung Hills robotics team, RoboWarriors Team 41, qualified for the FIRST World Championship and won an award at the District Championship at Lehigh University last weekend. The RoboWarriors finished ranked No. 10 out of 126, qualifying for the FIRST ...

Watchung Hills Scores Nine Award Nominations for "You Can't Take It With You”

WARREN, NJ — Theatre Night Awards recognizes excellence in the production of high school and middle school straight plays throughout New Jersey, and Watchung Hills Regional High School has been nominated for nine of them, including the Jo Anne Fox Award- Newcomer.

Mahwah High School theatre teacher Jo Anne Fox, co-founder of Theatre Night Awards, passed away suddenly shortly ...

Somerset County Teacher to be Inducted into National Teachers Hall of Fame

EMPORIA, KANSAS – A career teacher at Hillsborough High School in New Jersey was surprised Wednesday afternoon at what was expected to be a Debate Club meeting after school.

Robert Fenster learned that he has been selected as one of only five career teachers to be inducted into The National Teachers Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2022, the 30th induction class for the ...

WHRHS Robotics: Watchung Hills Team 41 RoboWarriors Makes Finals at Montgomery, Wins Award, and Qualifies for Lehigh

SKILLMAN, NJ — “We’re going to Lehigh!” was the text that flew through the Team 41 community on Sunday night. After a rough start, Watchung Hills’ Team 41 RoboWarriors made it to the finals at the F.I.R.S.T. Montgomery Qualifiers Competition and were awarded the "Innovation in Control" Award. 


“I couldn't be more proud of how ...


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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 ...

LBI Area Fishing is Heating Up this Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2022

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - With Memorial Day quickly arriving, the captains of the Beach Haven Charter Fishing Association are loving the current fishing action. The only big question is deciding what species to target.

There are striped bass to be had in many bay waters, especially in the Great Bay area. Most of these fish are schoolie-sized which makes light tackle action a fun way to go.

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 ...

'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 ...

Legal RunAround Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has earned a well-deserved reputation for putting on a show as evidenced by the swirl of events taking place over five days during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

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The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath forced cancellation of most of these events the past two years and organizers have worked overtime to regroup and ...

Somerset County Offices are Open, Email Continues to be Offline

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - According to a post on the Somerset County Website, county offices and buildings are open today, despite yesterday's ransomware cyberattack on the county's email. The severity of the attack is still under investigation, according to the release, and all computers linked to the network remained turned off, which means emails cannot be sent or received from the ...

Ransomware Attack Disables Somerset County Government Email System

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A ransomware cyberattack Tuesday morning successfully disabled the Somerset County government email system, with employees unable to send or receive email.

All county offices and phone lines are open and working, Emergency 9-1-1-communications are unaffected and fully functional. Emergency services are available as usual throughout the county.

"Before coming to an ...

Classic Cruizers Help Drive Visitors, Dollars to Downtown Somerville

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 ...

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 ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 27, 2022

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

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



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 ...


Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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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 ...