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Somerville Approves Free Downtown Parking During Holiday Season

November 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As expected, the Borough Council last night continued its longstanding holiday tradition of waiving parking fees between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to help boost retail traffic in the downtown area.

The resolution, which passed unanimously, waives parking fees in Lots 1, 2, 4 and 6. A pre-existing holiday and weekend parking ordinance was amended to include Lot 4 ...

Somerville Hosts II Annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Morning

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough Recreation Department is sponsoring the II annual “Turkey Trot” 5K run Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23.

The race is sanctioned by the USATF, with sanctioned 500 Grand Prix points.

Last year’s inaugural event drew 600 runners and raised over $10,000; organizers are hoping for 1,000 entries  this year. There were more than a few turkey ...

Edison Residents Receive Racist School Board Election Postcards

EDISON, NJ — Township residents on Wednesday received racist school board campaign mailers targeting two members of the Board of Education.

The flyers state that Chinese and Indian residents are “taking over” the school board. Jerry Shi and Falguni Patel, candidates for the Board of Education, are pictured on the campaign mailers with the word ...

Food Network's "Man Crafted" Films Thanksgiving Episode at Bloomfield Fire Headquarters

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-  On a balmy May day, as the local residents walked up and down Franklin Street in shorts and t-shirts, members of the Bloomfield Fire department were inside Fire Headquarters celebrating an early Thanksgiving of sorts. The customary smell of smoky fire gear was now replaced by the enticing aroma of nutmeg and bacon.  The garage bay, normally reserved for a fire engine, ...

JOE PISCOPO STARRING IN 'JOEY BENEFIT' --Don't Miss This Opportunity for YOU to Make a Movie With Joe Piscopo and Friends

 

Avellino Productions Presents JOE PISCOPO in

“Joey Benefit”

Let’s Make a Movie With Joe and Friends

A Magical Evening of Entertainment

COLTS NECK, NJ: On Saturday, November 4th it’s ‘Lights! Camera! Action!!’ as many Colts Neck Family and Friends will arrive to the magnificent Abbey Farms, for an exquisitely entertaining, elaborate and ...

Hillsborough: UNICO Dinner/Comedy Show Benefits Operation Shoebox New Jersey

Three top-flight New Jersey comedians will team up for laughs and a good cause Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Somerville Elks Club, 375 Union Ave. (Route 28), Bridgewater.

The Veterans Day dinner show is a fund raiser presented by the Hillsborough chapter of UNICO, an Italian-American social organization. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a non-profit organization ...

Not So Fast Newark; Mayor Says Somerville Ideal Home for Amazon HQ2

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and assorted state and Essex County officials will try to convince online behemoth Amazon.com to invest billions in Newark as the ideal location for its planned expansion and an east coast headquarters complex worth billions to the state and local economy.

Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher says not so fast, suggesting ...

Plainfield YMCA Fall Casino Night Fundraiser to be Held Oct 21

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Area YMCA will hold its Fall 2017 Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 21.

The fun-filled affair will raise funds to benefit its many youth development and emergency housing programs, including its future housing program for youth aging out of foster care.

The event kicks off at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, located ...

Former Governor Whitman Honored at Great Swamp Watershed Gala Celebration

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman was the honored guest at the Great Swamp Watershed Association 2017 Gala Celebration held Thursday night at the Brooklake Country Club.

Chatham residents turned out for the fundraiser that supports the yearly budget of the association, which is "dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the ...

Department of Justice: ISIS Sympathizer Arrested in Cranford, Plotting the "Next 9/11" with Two Accomplices

NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday.

Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at concert venues in support of ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.

The three arrested ...

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