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Tour of Somerville Pauses to Honor Memory of Canadian Cyclist Ellen Watters, 2016 Winner

May 27, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A short ceremony and Moment of Silence will be observed prior to the start of Monday’s Tour of Somerville Pro Women’s Race to honor the memory of 2016 winner Ellen Watters, a Canadian cyclist who died two days after Christmas following a collision with a car in the province of New Brunswick where she grew up.

Watters, 28, had returned to her hometown from her ...

Tour of Somerville: Shorter Course Expected to Intensify Race for Sidewalk Spectators and Cyclists, Increase Business Traffic Downtown

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 74th annual Tour of Somerville Cycling Classic has come full circle, returning to a shorter race course used in past years that will enhance the spectators’ experience, increase business for restaurants and retailers in the downtown shopping district and force racers to rethink strategy as they jockey for position during the last 2-3 laps and set up for ...

North Plainfield Man Indicted in Connection with Gang-Related Homicide of Plainfield Man

A Union County grand jury has returned a four-count indictment against a Somerset County man charged in connection with a gang-related fatal shooting that took place in Plainfield in 2011, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday.

Jose Romero-Aguirre, a.k.a. “Coñejo,” 31, a North Plainfield resident and member of the Plainfield Locos Salvatrucha (PLS) ...

Tour of Somerville: USA Collegiate Cycling Champion Determined to Arrive on Time From Ireland

SOMERVILLE, NJ – National Collegiate Cycling Champion Noah Granigan’s transatlantic journey to participate in the 74th annual Tour of Somerville senior men’s bike race will add yet another rich chapter to the extraordinary history of what has been described as the Kentucky Derby of Competitive Cycling.

For Granigan, the grueling marathon begins early on Memorial Day, May 29, ...

Missing Endangered Juvenile from Bloomfield Essex County

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department is seeking assistance in locating the attached missing juvenile. We are asking anyone who has seen or come in contact with this juvenile to contact the Bloomfield Police at (973) 680-4141.

Jack was last seen by his parents on 05/22/2017 at 07:15. Jack is a student at Bloomfield High School but was absent today. No clothing description ...

Newark Airport Shuts Down Temporarily Due to Airplane Engine Fire

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Liberty International Airport shut down the airport at approximately 9:00 p.m. Tuesday evening due to an apparent engine fire of a plane as it was preparing for flight.  According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, emergency response teams are at the scene and no injuries have been reported.

According to news sources, the right engine of United ...

New York General Consulate of Mexico in Roselle this Week to Help Immigrants Get Documentation Services

ROSELLE, NJ - Representatives from Adelante Alliance New Jersey and the New York General Consulate of Mexico are in Roselle this week to help give immigrants in the tristate area an opportunity to begin procedures to obtain passports, a consular identification cards, birth certificates, and dual citizenship.

Immigrants came from as far away as Dover, NJ on Tuesday Morning to the Roselle Fire ...

Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...

Annual Field Trip to Rutgers Provides Somerset Fifth Graders With Firsthand Look

(Editor's Note: Victoria Kisling is a senior at North Plainfield High School and an intern with TAPinto North Plainfield.) 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fifth graders from homerooms 306 and 307 at North Plainfield’s Somerset Intermediate School, along with teacher Janet Darvin, went on a field trip to the Rutgers University last month. There, the students learned firsthand from ...

Sun Shines on Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure as Thousands Participate at Liberty State Park

JERSEY CITY, NJ - "This is my fight song, take back my life song." Katy Perry's version of Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" anthem blared across Liberty State Park Sunday morning as thousands of women and men gathered to participate in the tenth annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. Perry's lyrics did indeed apply to the many breast cancer ...

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