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Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Effect for Somerset County, Take Cover

September 17, 2018

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a  Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Somerset County until 515 PM.  

At 4:25 p.m. a severe thunderstorm was located over Bound Brook, moving northeast at 20 mph the weather service said. 

 

The advisory cautioned:

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated.

Brite Nites Returns to Warren

WARREN, NJ - It’s back! Returning for a seventh year, Wagner Farm Arboretum’s spectacular Halloween-themed event “Brite Nites” showcases an elaborate display of intricately and creatively hand-carved and lighted pumpkins. 

Meander through the garden path filled with breath-taking pumpkin sculptures, where you will be astounded by their complexity and ...

Volunteers Needed to Staff Lord Stirling 1770s Festival in October

September 18, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each October, the Lord Stirling 1770s Festival portrays life the way it was lived here in Somerset County in the 18th century _ with volunteers helping to guide activities and play roles at the annual event.

The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center is again seeking volunteers to support the 1770s Festival, this year ...

Brite Nites Returns to Warren

WARREN, NJ - It’s back! Returning for a seventh year, Wagner Farm Arboretum’s spectacular Halloween-themed event “Brite Nites” showcases an elaborate display of intricately and creatively hand-carved and lighted pumpkins. 

Meander through the garden path filled with breath-taking pumpkin sculptures, where you will be astounded by their complexity and ...

Warren Post Office Updates Township Committee, Invites Public to Customer Appreciation Day

September 17, 2018

WARREN, NJ – “We’ve heard your pain.” Officials from the United States Postal Service addressed the Warren Township Committee at its last meeting regarding a plan to improve service in Warren Township. 

Robert Schultz, the United States Postal Service manager of consumer and industry contact for northern New Jersey, addressed the committee ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 21, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

State Board of Education Postpones Vote on PARCC Rollbacks

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan.

The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment on ...

Brite Nites Returns to Warren

September 16, 2018

WARREN, NJ - It’s back! Returning for a seventh year, Wagner Farm Arboretum’s spectacular Halloween-themed event “Brite Nites” showcases an elaborate display of intricately and creatively hand-carved and lighted pumpkins. 

Meander through the garden path filled with breath-taking pumpkin sculptures, where you will be astounded by their complexity and ...

Watchung Hills Coach Organizes “The Mountains vs The Seas” Tournament, Teams Raise $44,000 for Go4theGoal

September 19, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - So which high school girls soccer conference is the strongest? The debate may be settled this weekend when Skyland Conference teams will meet Shore Conference teams in the inaugural "The Mountains vs. The Seas" girls soccer showcase and fundraising event.

Seven cross-conference matchups are set for Sunday, Sept. 23, at The Pingry School, with the ...

North Plainfield 8-Year Old Holds Lemonade Stand to Raise Funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The call went out and the North Plainfield community responded. 

Cooper, an eight year old boy from North Plainfield, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 3. His mom posted a message that Cooper would be holding a sugar and carb free lemonade stand, coinciding with the town-wide yard sale. She said,” He donates his money to JDRF to help find a ...

Warren Post Office Updates Township Committee, Invites Public to Customer Appreciation Day

September 17, 2018

WARREN, NJ – “We’ve heard your pain.” Officials from the United States Postal Service addressed the Warren Township Committee at its last meeting regarding a plan to improve service in Warren Township. 

Robert Schultz, the United States Postal Service manager of consumer and industry contact for northern New Jersey, addressed the committee ...

Warren Township Cuts Ribbon on East County Turf Field

WARREN, NJ - The ribbon has been cut. The East County Turf Field officially opened on Sunday with help from Watchung Hills Pop Warner Wolverine players, cheerleaders, parents, coaches and a who’s who of Warren, Somerset County, New Jersey, and Pop Warner dignitaries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4-QXf7n6xc

Warren Mayor Vic Sordillo, Deputy Mayor Gary DiNardo, ...

North Plainfield 8-Year Old Holds Lemonade Stand to Raise Funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research

September 18, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The call went out and the North Plainfield community responded. 

Cooper, an eight year old boy from North Plainfield, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 3. His mom posted a message that Cooper would be holding a sugar and carb free lemonade stand, coinciding with the town-wide yard sale. She said,” He donates his money to JDRF to help find a ...

Heads Shaved: Ciattarelli, Bateman Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon) and former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, took turns at Raymour & Flanigan, Route 202 to get a no-frills haircut.

Nothing fancy, no clipping, no styling, and no comb or scissors were necessary.

The longtime 16th District lawmakers had their hair shorn Saturday ...

Warren Doctor Pleads Guilty to Supplying Opioids to Drug Ring, Faces 10 Years in State Prison, Attorney General Says

September 20, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - A Warren Township doctor has pleaded guilty to charges that he supplied a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone and faces a recommended sentence of 10 years in state prison, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Thursday.

Dr. George Beecher, 77, who for many years practiced medicine in Warren Township and ...

Somerset County Man Snagged in Statewide Sting of Suspected Child Predators

TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

The sting was set-up at a residence in Toms River. The underage ...

North Plainfield Man Among 20 Charged in $100K Heroin Bust, North Plainfield Address Searched, Prosecutor Says

September 11, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A North Plainfield address was searched and a resident arrested after a long-term joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force yielded 19 arrests, the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling of two heroin mills operating in Elizabeth and Plainfield, acting Union County ...

Crash With Overturned Vehicle Closes Warrenville Road

 

WARREN, NJ -  Avoid Warrenville Road both North and South of Route 22 due to an overturned motor vehicle collision on Monday afternoon, police said. 

Warrenville Road is closed in both directions.First responders are arriving at 3:30 p.m.

Emergency Gas Line Repair Closes Hillcrest Road in Watchung

Update: North is detoured. Expect delays until 7 p.m., police say.

 

WATCHUNG, NJ  - Emergency gas line repair has closed Hillcrest Road on Monday afternoon, police advised 

 

The south bound lanes are closed south of the I-78 exchange. Expect delays and increased traffic at Exit 40 on I-78 and at the Watchung Circle.

‘Never Forget' - Warren Township Ceremony Recalls 9/11 Seventeen Years After Terrorism Attacks

September 12, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township honored the fallen from the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks with a ceremony Tuesday.and remembered those lost 17 years ago, including Warren residents: Keith Coleman, Brian Dale, Hashmukhrai Parmar and Sheryl Rosenbaum.  

Nine Warren children lost a parent during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The ceremony took place at the 9/11 Fallen Heroes ...

Warren Will Remember Sept. 11, Other Area Ceremonies Set

WARREN, NJ - It’s been 17 years. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Warren Township will honor the fallen from the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

The ceremony will occur at 8:30 a.m. at the 9/11 Fallen Heroes Monument in front of the Municipal Building. The monument depicts the Twin Towers and features an inscription that reads: “We Will Never Forget.”

All Warren ...

WHRHS Girls Soccer: Watchung Hills Tops Franklin in Double OT, 2-1

September 20, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Chloe Ferreira scored with 1:08 left in the second overtime period on an assist from Jessica Carrieri to lift the Watchung Hills girls soccer team over Franklin on Thursday, 2-1. 

After a scoreless first half, Franklin scored first early in the second half to take a 1-0 lead. Arianna Valenti evened it up for Watchung Hills with a direct kick ...

Watchung Hills Coach Organizes “The Mountains vs The Seas” Tournament, Teams Raise $44,000 for Go4theGoal

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - So which high school girls soccer conference is the strongest? The debate may be settled this weekend when Skyland Conference teams will meet Shore Conference teams in the inaugural "The Mountains vs. The Seas" girls soccer showcase and fundraising event.

Seven cross-conference matchups are set for Sunday, Sept. 23, at The Pingry School, with the ...

WHRHS Boys Soccer: Watchung Hills Shuts Out Gil St. Bernard’s, 3-0

WARREN, NJ - Evan Bujnowski scored two goals to lead the Watchung Hills boys soccer team in a shut out victory over Gil St. Bernard’s on Tuesday, 3-0.

”It was great win and a needed victory to keep us in first place of our conference division,” said WHRHS head coach Greg Leonow.

Bujnowski hit the net with 25:47 left in the first half and again with ...

Warren Township Cuts Ribbon on East County Turf Field

September 16, 2018

WARREN, NJ - The ribbon has been cut. The East County Turf Field officially opened on Sunday with help from Watchung Hills Pop Warner Wolverine players, cheerleaders, parents, coaches and a who’s who of Warren, Somerset County, New Jersey, and Pop Warner dignitaries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4-QXf7n6xc

Warren Mayor Vic Sordillo, Deputy Mayor Gary DiNardo, ...

WHRHS Girls Soccer: Watchung Hills Tops Franklin in Double OT, 2-1

September 20, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Chloe Ferreira scored with 1:08 left in the second overtime period on an assist from Jessica Carrieri to lift the Watchung Hills girls soccer team over Franklin on Thursday, 2-1. 

After a scoreless first half, Franklin scored first early in the second half to take a 1-0 lead. Arianna Valenti evened it up for Watchung Hills with a direct kick ...

Watchung Hills Coach Organizes “The Mountains vs The Seas” Tournament, Teams Raise $44,000 for Go4theGoal

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - So which high school girls soccer conference is the strongest? The debate may be settled this weekend when Skyland Conference teams will meet Shore Conference teams in the inaugural "The Mountains vs. The Seas" girls soccer showcase and fundraising event.

Seven cross-conference matchups are set for Sunday, Sept. 23, at The Pingry School, with the ...

WHRHS Boys Soccer: Watchung Hills Shuts Out Gil St. Bernard’s, 3-0

WARREN, NJ - Evan Bujnowski scored two goals to lead the Watchung Hills boys soccer team in a shut out victory over Gil St. Bernard’s on Tuesday, 3-0.

”It was great win and a needed victory to keep us in first place of our conference division,” said WHRHS head coach Greg Leonow.

Bujnowski hit the net with 25:47 left in the first half and again with ...

Wandering Horse In Warren County, N.J. Reunited With Owner

September 19, 2018

LIBERTY TWP., N.J. — A horse that was found wandering in the township on Sept. 8 has has been reunited with his owner.

The black gelding had no halter on and nothing to help identify him. He was taken in by Keith Klinger, who found him on Danville Mountain Road at about 11:30 that night.

Facebook posts and links to the prior story on TAPinto Horses were shared many hundreds of ...

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Belmar Beachfront Says ‘So Long’ to Summer

September 16, 2018

Although Belmar’s official beach season is over and lifeguards are off duty, a skeleton staff of lifeguards is patrolling the oceanfront in utility vehicles today.

BELMAR, NJ — With a blink of an eye, summer is over.

Although the sun has made a grand return, a week of rainy, dreary weather — and a turbulent surf brought on by storms elsewhere — prompted the borough ...

Lifeguard Locations for Bathers After Labor Day on LBI

LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Labor Day weekend is upon us. Many are wondering which beaches will have lifeguards.  September can be a very dangerous month in the surf considering we are entering the height of the hurricane season.

Here is the list of guarded beaches and dates on Long Beach Island beginning Tuesday, September 4.

Barnegat Light:  Only the 22nd Street will have ...

Car Show Returns to Warren Sept. 9

September 8, 2018

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Volunteer Fire Department will host its 13th annual car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the municipal grounds, located at 46 Mountain Blvd.

Gates open at 6 a.m. for participants and the show, featuring race cars, antique and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, will be held rain or shine.

Register online ...

Imagine Seeks Volunteers

September 21, 2018

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss seeks 10 individuals for our October 19-22, 2018 volunteer facilitator training session.

Imagine peer support groups are the main source of support for grieving children and families in Union county and beyond. Groups are facilitated by trained adult volunteers who attend a 32-hour training and quarterly continuing education programs.  Volunteers ...

Riding with HEART Tack Sale Is Sept 29 & 30

ALEXANDRIA TWP., N.J. — Riding with HEART is holding its Fall Tack Sale on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 30 from noon to 3 p.m. at their Alexandria Township farm, 639 County Road 513, two miles west of the Pittstown traffic light.  

On Sunday most items are half-price.  The sale offers saddles, tack trunks, blankets, turnouts, bridles, halters, ...

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Sat, September 22, 9:00 AM

North County Branch Library, Clinton

“In a Mind’s Eye” Presented by Artist David John ...

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Mon, September 24, 9:00 AM

North County Branch Library, Clinton

“In a Mind’s Eye” Presented by Artist David John ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Tue, September 25, 9:00 AM

North County Branch Library, Clinton

“In a Mind’s Eye” Presented by Artist David John ...

Arts & Entertainment

Lifeguard Locations for Bathers After Labor Day on LBI

September 9, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Labor Day weekend is upon us. Many are wondering which beaches will have lifeguards.  September can be a very dangerous month in the surf considering we are entering the height of the hurricane season.

Here is the list of guarded beaches and dates on Long Beach Island beginning Tuesday, September 4.

Barnegat Light:  Only the 22nd Street will have ...

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Somerset County Man Snagged in Statewide Sting of Suspected Child Predators

September 19, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

The sting was set-up at a residence in Toms River. The underage ...

North Plainfield MS-13 Member Admits to Killing Plainfield Man

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Somerset County man has admitted to fatally shooting a 22 year-old Plainfield resident, Andres Chach, in 2011, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Tuesday.

Jose Romero-Aguirre, a.k.a. “Coñejo,” 32, a North Plainfield resident and member of the Plainfield Locos Salvatrucha (PLS) clique of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, ...

North Plainfield 8-Year Old Holds Lemonade Stand to Raise Funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The call went out and the North Plainfield community responded. 

Cooper, an eight year old boy from North Plainfield, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 3. His mom posted a message that Cooper would be holding a sugar and carb free lemonade stand, coinciding with the town-wide yard sale. She said,” He donates his money to JDRF to help find a ...

Warren Township Cuts Ribbon on East County Turf Field

WARREN, NJ - The ribbon has been cut. The East County Turf Field officially opened on Sunday with help from Watchung Hills Pop Warner Wolverine players, cheerleaders, parents, coaches and a who’s who of Warren, Somerset County, New Jersey, and Pop Warner dignitaries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4-QXf7n6xc

Warren Mayor Vic Sordillo, Deputy Mayor Gary DiNardo, ...

Belmar Beachfront Says ‘So Long’ to Summer

September 16, 2018

Although Belmar’s official beach season is over and lifeguards are off duty, a skeleton staff of lifeguards is patrolling the oceanfront in utility vehicles today.

BELMAR, NJ — With a blink of an eye, summer is over.

Although the sun has made a grand return, a week of rainy, dreary weather — and a turbulent surf brought on by storms elsewhere — prompted the borough ...

Remembering 9/11: a Warren resident remembers

September 10, 2018

Seventeen years. The day that changed my life and our country.

I remember a few years ago my son asked me what I remembered about that day for an assignment he was doing for social studies. And for the first time, I told him some details.  I was there, guessing I was pregnant with our first child, the son who asked the question, and through a dumb move with broken glass, my husband was at ...

'Age of Innocence' captures Wharton's 1870s New York

‘Age of Innocence’ captures Wharton’s 1870’s New York

By LIZ KEILL

PRINCETON, NJ – Leave it to author Edith Wharton to decode the lives of staid, wealthy New Yorkers as she does so hauntingly in her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Age of Innocence.”

Douglas McGrath adapted the novel for a stirring, 95-minute production at the McCarter Theatre ...

'Brick City' takes on high school angst

‘Brick City’ takes journey through high school angst

By LIZ KEILL

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages at Kean University presents a new play by Nicole Pandolfo. “Brick City” is an exploration of two seniors in high school and their search for meaningful lives, while their teacher/mentor, Veronica, is also turning her life around.

There are a number of loose ends in ...