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NJ State Bicycle Championships Event Returns to Plainfield

April 23, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Bicycle Championships will return to Plainfield's Queen City for a second year, with races on Sunday, May 7th that leave from City Hall.

All levels can participate, from professional cyclists to amateur riders.  A public safety challenge will include Plainfield police, firemen and other public safety officials, and juniors and kids will be able to ...

Somerville Business & Professional Association hosts Arts & Crafts Festival

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Dozens of talented artisans, craftsmen and photographers will display their original works of art, contemporary crafts and fine art along Main Street Sunday, April 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the 4th annual Arts & Crafts Festival sponsored by the Somerville Business & Professional Association.

There will be original handmade works such as oil and acrylic paintings, ...

Plainfield's Drake House Museum Book Signing with Author Rikki Lyn Hauss

PLAINFIELD, NJ -  Stop by The Drake House Museum on April 23rd to meet Rikki Lyn Hauss, author of "The Duchess of South Somerville."  The book details the life of Doris Duke, the inspiration behind Duke Farms.

DATE:  Sunday, April 23rd
TIME:  2:00 pm
PLACE:  The Drake House Museum, 602 West Front Street

The full press release follows:

The ...

Sydney McLaughlin Sets 4th National High School Record of Her Career at Union Catholic

Los Angeles, CA -- Union Catholic's Sydney McLaughlin opened her outdoor season by crushing another national high school record by running 38.90 to place first in the 300-meter hurdles at the Arcadia Invitational on Saturday night in California.

The Kentucky-bound McLaughlin, making her debut in the 300 hurdles, shattered the previous national record of 39.98 set in 1991 by Lashinda ...

The Zoo That Put Scotch Plains on the Map

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The College Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains welcomes Pete Terry, lifelong resident of Scotch Plains, who will entertain us with tales of Franklin and Louise Terry and their Terry Lou Zoo on Raritan road in Scotch Plains, the historic site of the Betty Frazee house.

The audience will hear of the Zoo’s beginnings and how it evolved into a popular site for school ...

Help Wanted: Somerville Police Hiring, Seek Qualified Candidates

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Police Department is accepting resumes for an opening for the position of Police Officer.

Applicants must be N.J. Police Training Commission certified. The starting salary will be dependent upon the provisions of the current labor contract. To be considered for appointment to this position, the applicant must meet the following eligibility ...

New Jersey Participates in National March for Science

TRENTON, NJ - Scientists, supporters of science, and advocates for evidence-based polices will march here on Saturday, April 22 in solidarity with the March for Science in Washington D.C.

It is one of 420 other satellite marches being held simultaneously around the country and the world. 

The march begins outside the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive at 10 a.m., and ...

State Trooper Suffers Non - Life Threatening Injuries in I-78 Crash in Warren, Police Say

WARREN, NJ - All lanes have reopened on I-78 in Warren Township following an accident investigation that shut down the highway Monday. The injured state trooper is expected to survive.

The New Jersey State Police posted an update Monday night that says, "The New Jersey State Police is investigating a crash that seriously injured a trooper earlier today. 

At 3:23 p.m., the trooper ...

Friday Night Special: Somerville Extends Free Parking to Hot Rods and Cruisers

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.

Mayor Brian Gallagher said as many as 5,000-10,000 car enthusiasts and visitors come to Somerville on a Friday night to enjoy the dichotomy of Detroit iron, from Model T Fords, big ...

Clark Woman, 20, Dies Following Campus Pancake Eating Contest

FAIRFIELD, CT – Caitlin Nelson, 20, of Clark is confirmed dead several days after choking during a pancake-eating contest held Thursday night on the campus of Sacred Heart University.

Witnesses at a Greek Life dinner saw Nelson eat four or five pancakes before falling to the floor, shaking uncontrollably, according to a story in the Fairfield Citizen.

Fairfield police said Nelson ...

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