New Jersey Rock Legend Pat DiNizio Dead at 62

December 15, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Local music legend Pat DiNizio, who rose to fame with his band, The Smithereens, during the 1980s, has died. His death was announced on The Smithereens Facebook page.

A 2015 inductee into the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Hall of Fame (Class of 1973), DiNizio founded The Smithereens in 1980. The band featured DiNizio on vocals and guitar, Jim ...

Mayor Declares Peter Mayer Day in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Guitarist and songwriter Peter Mayer climbed on to his Stars and Promises tour bus with a special souvenir presented by his good friend Rick Fontana after Saturday night's concert at the United Reformed Church on Main Street.

Fontana, a former Somerset County freeholder, filled in for Gallagher to present a proclamation to Mayer declaring Friday as "Peter Mayer ...

Kloos Family Lights To Continue Support Of Powers Promise

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Kloos Family Lights has become a tradition for many area families. Each season the East Brunswick family wows residents with their fabulous holiday light display. Their unique and inviting seasonal show attracts visitors from all over the Garden State and has even been featured on ABC's "Great Christmas Light Fight."

In addition to bringing joy to the ...

Hillsborough Actor Excels on the Gridiron in "Football, Texas"

SOMERVILLE, NJ - It''s a long way from the hallways of Immaculata High School to a football field in Austin, Texas, but for Hillsborough actor Louis Jannuzzi, it's another step on his journey to achieve lasting success - not on the football field, but on stage and on the "Big Screen."

Jannuzzi, a 2013 graduate of Immaculata, stars in "Football, Texas," a ...

Nine Things Happening in New Brunswick This Week

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The weather is chilly, the air is festive and the Christmas lights line the streets of New Brunswick. See what’s going on across the city and get out and do something this week.

Wednesday, December 6

Visit the Rutgers Geology Museum for Deep Sea Late Night, where you’ll explore the many mysteries of the deep sea. Demonstrations will be set up around the ...

Peter Mayer "Stars & Promises" Tour Stops in Somerville for Holiday Concert Dec. 8

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 2017 Stars & Promises Holiday Concert featuring Peter Mayer, lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer Band, is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 8 at the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St. beginning at 7:30 p,m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

This is the 10th year "Stars & Promises" will perform at the church. The annual holiday musical event ...

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa Kick Off the Holidays in Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway residents were “Rockin’ around the Christmas tree” Friday night as the township held its annual Christmas tree lighting on the lawn outside the Municipal Complex ushering in the 2017 holiday season.

After a few words by Mayor Brian Wahler, who wished everyone a Merry Christmas on the brisk evening, those who gathered around led a countdown ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Stage Play of Epic Proportions

EDISON, NJ -- Upper School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison staged their first fall play - the comedy Epic Proportions - in the new Berry Performing Arts Center. The show, which included performances on Nov. 17-18, was a big success. Congratulations to the cast and crew!

Leading players included Thomas Borner du Cane of Plainfield, Kallie Schildge of Westfield, Steven ...

Santa to Visit Piscataway Township on Dec. 1st and Dec. 4th

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Residents are invited to officially welcome the Christmas season at the annual township Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The festive event will be held rain or shine on Friday, Dec. 1st at 7 p.m. on the front lawn of the Piscataway Municipal Complex, 455 Hoes Lane.

The lighting of the township’s Christmas tree and holiday display along with the arrival of ...

5,000 Visitors Pack Downtown Somerville for Santa's Arrival

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - More than 5,000 visitors jammed downtown Somerville Saturday night to await Santa's arrival and the official tree lighting, which kicked off the borough's  annual Holiday Jubilee.

The crowd began to mingle around the tree erected on Division Street several hours prior to Santa and sang popular Christmas carols while awaiting his arrival.

Santa arrived in ...

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Hickory Tree Chorus offers Free A Cappella Singing Series - January 2018

December 10, 2017

The Hickory Tree Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International invites women singers to register for its free “Sing A Cappella Series” of vocal workshops. Women will learn to sing chord-ringing, fun-filled, four-part a cappella music, Wednesdays, January 10, 17, and 24 at 7:15pm at The Shrine of St Joseph, 1050 Long Hill Road, Stirling, NJ.  The series kicks off with a ...