In The Schools

November 16, 2018

  WARREN, NJ - School is now closed on Friday. Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung,  Watchung Hills Regional High School and North Plainfield have all made the call to close Friday, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions.   All after-school and evening activities ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: West Orange schools have since been closed for Friday, Nov. 16 after the district announced that students were fed and would potentially be kept overnight.  WEST ORANGE, NJ — (updated at 11:50 p.m.) After being stranded on school buses for nearly five hours in a powerful ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It may have been frigid on Wednesday night, but the rivalry flared up at Frank R. Jost Field. The South Plainfield Tigers (6-5) defeated their bitter rival the North Plainfield Canucks (1-10) 40-0 in the hump day showdown. As much as the rivalry was a storyline, the ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School will have a 12:05 PM early dismissal, November 15, 2018, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. They will follow a Day 2 schedule with classes beginning at 7:30 am. Refer to the time schedule below. All after-school and evening ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It will not take place on Turkey Day, but the rivalry will be renewed this season. The South Plainfield Tigers (5-5) will host the North Plainfield Canucks (1-9) on Wednesday evening at Frank R. Jost Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Tigers’ sectional title ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The annual North Plainfield versus South Plainfield “Thanksgiving” Football Game will be played this Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Jost Field in South Plainfield at 7 p.m.    North Plainfield Superintendent of Schools Michelle Vella explained in an October letter to the North ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Students from 11 Central New Jersey schools competed in the League of Woman's Voters' (Greater New Brunswick Chapter) inaugural "Y Vote" contest earlier this year.  Already a big hit, the contest drew 91 responses - 77 essays, and 14 videos. The top entries in both categories ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills boys soccer team defeated North Plainfield Tuesday on an early goal from Makai Parkey on an assist from Max Anthony Costa. Bo Scanlon and Jake Seyda combined on the shutout for Watchung Hills, 1-0.  The Warriors improved their record to 9-2-3 and the Canucks fall ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Arianna Valenti scored on two direct kicks to lead the Watchung Hills girls soccer team over Pingry in the semifinal round of the Somerset County Tournament on Saturday, 2-1, in overtime. https://youtu.be/_Z-UeBDiXPU “Just an unbelievable feeling to win a semifinal game that ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded a total of $106,090 in grant funding to Municipal Youth Services Commissions representing all 21 Somerset County municipalities. Ceremonial checks were presented to grant recipients at a recent public meeting.    “The ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, After a 14-14 halftime tie, North Plainfield scored 18 unanswered points to defeat Arthur L. Johnson on Friday and earn their first win of the season on Homecoming night, 32-14. “Our players came out executed the game plan and made some big plays,” said North Plainfield head ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - After this season, the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between South Plainfield and North Plainfield will be no more. Due to the NJSIAA’s playoff schedule changes, a new “Bowl Game” was added to act as a group semifinal between two sectional title winners. Those ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Boys soccer Team is moving on in the SCIAA Tournament after a victory over Rutgers Prep on Saturday, 4-2. “Our team showed great character to fight back and get the win after going down by a goal twice in the game,” said WHRHS head coach Greg Leonow .” I'm proud ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston sophomore  back Jayson Schmidt  ran for three scores and senior defensive back Noah Truncale broke open a close game with a fourth quarter pick six as the home team Highlanders defeated North Plainfield 32-16, Friday night in Berkeley Heights. Schmidt who ...

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WARREN, NJ - The usual early morning quiet at Watchung Hills was shattered by the sounds of a fire alarm on Thursday. It wasn’t a drill, but also had no apparent cause. “One of our fire alarms was triggered yesterday morning before school,” said WHRHS superintendent Elizabeth Jewett. “As there ...

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WARREN, NJ - First year students from Warren, Watchung, Long Hill and Green Brook arrived bright and early on Wednesday, Sept, 5, for the School Year 2018-2019 Freshman Orientation Day at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS).    The Class of 2022 assembled for the first official time ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Jimmy Schriner scored four touchdowns to lift Cranford over North Plainfield on Friday, 42-13. Naji Campbell connected on touchdown passes to Al-Nasir Robinson and Ahmaad Murkey for North Plainfield.  Cranford took the early lead, 14-0, after Schriner ran back a punt ...

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WARREN, NJ - After an 85-yard drive, Demetrius Stephens scored on a one-yard run with a minute left in the game to lift Plainfield over Watchung Hills in the Warriors home opener on Friday night, 22-21. Game captains for the Warriors were Alex Strehle, Chris Sosuglu, Kevin Badger, and Trevor ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School girls soccer team shut out Phillipsburg in the opening game of the 2018 season on Tuesday, 5-0. “We’ve had a solid preseason, and I was very happy that we were able to carry that play into our regular season opener,” said WHRHS head coach ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Delaware Valley junior quarterback Tylor Blake threw for 163 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Terriors over North Plainfield in the season opener on Friday night, 37-7. Blake hit senior Tyler Neal, in the first play, with a 42-yard pass to give Delaware Valley a 7-0 ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School football team fell to the East Orange Jaguars in the 2018 season kickoff on Friday, 50-17. “Never the way you want to start the season. We will learn from this one and move on,” said WHRHS head coach Rich Seubert. “I’m proud of how my ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Are you ready for some football? The North Plainfield High School Canucks open their 2018 season on Friday at home against Delaware Valley.  The Canucks, coached by Jimmy DiPaolo, finished 2-8 last year in DiPaolo’s first year as head coach. The two wins came at the end of ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - An urgent Bayberry School update was sent to parents and guardians on Thursday. The opening of school will most likely be delayed due to mold in the school. Work on remediation is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Sept.1. “Dear Parents and Guardians, Please see the attached letter ...

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WARREN, NJ – Are you ready for some football? The Watchung Hills Regional High School football team kicks off the 2018 season with a road game at East Orange on Friday, Aug. 31. The Warriors, coached by Rich Seubert, finished 4-6 last year, falling to Bridgewater-Raritan in the first round of ...

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WARREN, NJ - In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranks Watchung Hills Regional High School No. 46 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. The last time the list came out, in 2016, the school was ranked No. 11. New Jersey Monthly says it creates its “Top Public High ...

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WARREN, NJ - The wait is over. Warren Township School District schedules and bus information is anticipated to be emailed by Monday night and WHRHS school schedules and bus information are now available on Parent Access.   All WHRHS parents and students should read all sections on ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Four candidates filed for the two seats up for re-election on the North Plainfield Board of Education, according to the Somerset County Clerk's Office.    The four candidates who filed prior to the deadline are current board member Sandra J. Dodd, current board member ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School remains without power on Sunday morning after a storm in the early hours of Saturday morning knocked down a tree and wires across Regional Drive. A crew has been dispatched and JCP&L, “expects to restore power to the majority of affected ...

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WARREN, NJ - Hillcrest Road is closed between Bellewood Drive and Mountain Avenue. due to downed wires and trees, police advised on Saturday morning. Exit 40 on I-78 is open going south on Hillcrest to the Watchung Circle.   The storm on Saturday morning with lightning strikes and downed ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ  - Six candidates filed for the three seats up for re-election  on the Watchung Board of Education, according to the Somerset County Clerk's Office. Current board member James Rhyner  did not file for re-election, according to the clerk's office. The six candidates who filed ...

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