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Local Man Arrested for Human Trafficking

August 23, 2017

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ- A New Providence man was arrested after a combined effort from the Hanover Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff's Office, Criminal Investigation Section and the Morris County Prosecutor's Office Sex Crimes / Child Endangerment Unit.

Torrie Fogg, 41, of New Providence is a 1995 graduate of Summit High School and the 1994 Most Valuable Player ...

Celebrate National Waffle Day on Thurs, Aug. 24

FANWOOD, NJ -- National Waffle Day is marked every year in the U.S. on August 24, the date that Cornelius Swarthout received a patent on his waffle iron in 1869. 

In celebration, The Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave.) will offer free toppings on any waffle ordered on Thursday, Aug. 24. 

"We are always looking to do something fun with food at the ...

Cinemark Theater and Two Anchors Receive Approvals from Watchung Planning Board to Replace Route 22 Sears

August 16, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - Plans for a theater and two of the stores in the new shopping center that will replace Sears and Sears Auto Center on Route 22 and Terrill Road received approvals at Tuesday night's Watchung Planning Board Meeting. The next meeting, where final approval on the cinema is expected, is scheduled for Sept.19.

HomeSense and Sierra Trading Post are the two ...

70th Annual Somerset County 4-H Fair Set For This Week

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H will be holding the 70th anniversary of the annual fair Aug. 9, Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 at North Branch Park, in Bridgewater.

There are no admissions or parking fees, no midway or carnival rides. All information about schedules and more can be found at the information booth or online at http://www.somersetcounty4h.org/fair.

The fair will run from 10 ...

Cinemark Theater and Two Anchors Receive Approvals from Watchung Planning Board to Replace Route 22 Sears

August 16, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - Plans for a theater and two of the stores in the new shopping center that will replace Sears and Sears Auto Center on Route 22 and Terrill Road received approvals at Tuesday night's Watchung Planning Board Meeting. The next meeting, where final approval on the cinema is expected, is scheduled for Sept.19.

HomeSense and Sierra Trading Post are the two ...

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

Warren Township Named as One of Safest Cities in America, SafeWise Says

WARREN, NJ – Warren has once again made the list of one of the top 50 safest cities in America in a report generated by SafeWise.com, “your source for home security and safety advice,” according to its website.

Warren Township is listed as No. 45 nationally and No. 9 in New Jersey.

The group issued its list of the 100 Safest Cities in America for 2017 on ...

RVCC Planetarium Offers Free, Safe Viewing of Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

BRANCHBURG NJ - The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg will be heating up with excitement in August, as the Planetarium—and the rest of the country—prepare for a total Solar Eclipse on August 21. It is the first time in 99 years that the U.S. is experiencing a coast-to-coast total Solar Eclipse. While the “Path of Totality” for complete viewing of ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

Election 2017: Candidates List and Guidelines for Candidates and Interested Parties from TAPinto Warren

August 15, 2017

WARREN, NJ - As the summer starts winding down, it's time to start thinking about the November elections.

At TAPinto, candidates  have many options to get their platforms out. And since election day, Tuesday, November 7 falls during a popular travel week, a link for an absentee ballot is:

https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/clerk/pdf/mailinballot.pdf

Some guidelines for ...

Celebrate National Waffle Day on Thurs, Aug. 24

August 23, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- National Waffle Day is marked every year in the U.S. on August 24, the date that Cornelius Swarthout received a patent on his waffle iron in 1869. 

In celebration, The Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave.) will offer free toppings on any waffle ordered on Thursday, Aug. 24. 

"We are always looking to do something fun with food at the ...

Public Hearing on Blazier Road Development Set for Aug. 14, Warren Residents Sound Call to Attend

August 13, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The call has gone out on social media to, "PLEASE HELP SAVE THE PEAK!" The public hearing on a subdivision on Blazier Road is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 14 and residents who live within 200 feet of this proposed development have received notice. Many plan to be at Monday's Planning Board meeting and have asked their neighbors to attend as ...

4-H Fair Brings Animals, Cars, Trains and More to North Branch Park

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair was held this week, Wednesday through Friday, at North Branch Park in Bridgewater, featuring dogs, sheep, goats, cows and much more.

The annual event welcomed thousands of people to enjoy the animals, see model trains, watch robotic cars and more with the many different 4-H clubs.

Family of Fallen Police Officer Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

August 19, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept.11th will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30 while driving to ...

Fundraising Site Launched to Save the 'Legend of Watchung' Mural

WATCHUNG, NJ - An online tax-deductible fundraising site was established and is now accepting donations to save the 'Legend of Watchung' mural at the Sears store on Route 22. Demolition of the Sears building is slated for September 17.

 

"We have received the quote to have the Legend of Watchung Mural removed from Sears, cleaned and renovated.  The price tag is ...

Cinemark Theater and Two Anchors Receive Approvals from Watchung Planning Board to Replace Route 22 Sears

August 16, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - Plans for a theater and two of the stores in the new shopping center that will replace Sears and Sears Auto Center on Route 22 and Terrill Road received approvals at Tuesday night's Watchung Planning Board Meeting. The next meeting, where final approval on the cinema is expected, is scheduled for Sept.19.

HomeSense and Sierra Trading Post are the two ...

Election 2017: Candidates List and Guidelines for Candidates and Interested Parties from TAPinto Warren

WARREN, NJ - As the summer starts winding down, it's time to start thinking about the November elections.

At TAPinto, candidates  have many options to get their platforms out. And since election day, Tuesday, November 7 falls during a popular travel week, a link for an absentee ballot is:

https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/clerk/pdf/mailinballot.pdf

Some guidelines for ...

Today is the Day of the Great American Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse today, Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– and it appears that the weather will cooperate.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you will be all set.

If you use safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4 p.m., ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

Clean Out Your Closets and Support the Watchung Hills Marching Band

August 16, 2017

WARREN, NJ - it's time to clean out closets and get ready for a new year. And you can help the Watchung Hills Marching Warriors in the process. Drop off usable clothing and household items to earn cash per pound for the Marching Warriors.

WHEN: Aug. 23-31 weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Drop bagged items by entrance left of WHRHS’s main entrance, next to ...

Downed Tree Closes Stirling Road in Watchung

WATCHUNG, NJ - Stirling Road in Watchung is closed between Brookdale Road and the Watchung circle due to the removal of a downed tree. The rest of Stirling Road is open.

Downed Tree Knocks Out Power on Warren Township Street

WARREN, NJ - A tree branch fell over power lines on Monday night, knocking out power on Helen Street. Power is out on Helen Street above address No. 10.  JCP&L is working on the scene. 

Local Man Arrested for Human Trafficking

August 23, 2017

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ- A New Providence man was arrested after a combined effort from the Hanover Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff's Office, Criminal Investigation Section and the Morris County Prosecutor's Office Sex Crimes / Child Endangerment Unit.

Torrie Fogg, 41, of New Providence is a 1995 graduate of Summit High School and the 1994 Most Valuable Player ...

Succasunna Woman Confessed to Grandma Murder Plot, say Police

ROXBURY, NJ – The Succasunna woman accused of trying to poison her grandmother with anti-freeze last month admitted her actions both to investigators and to a friend, according to police.

When questioned by detectives, the woman, Elise Conroy, 26, admitted pouring anti-freeze into grape juice she gave to her grandmother in late July, police said. They said she confessed that her plan was ...

Crash Closes Route 22 in Green Brook

August 22, 2017

GREEN BROOK, NJ - A crash on US-22 has closed the road at Warrenville Road. The road will be closed until debris is cleared. Use an alternate route.

Attention Warren and Watchung: Hillcrest Road Will Close for Two Days

WATCHUNG, NJ - Hillcrest Road will be closed in both directions today, Aug. 21 and  tomorrow, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Expect delays in the area.

Family of Fallen Police Officer Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept.11th will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30 while driving to ...

Cinemark Theater and Two Anchors Receive Approvals from Watchung Planning Board to Replace Route 22 Sears

August 16, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - Plans for a theater and two of the stores in the new shopping center that will replace Sears and Sears Auto Center on Route 22 and Terrill Road received approvals at Tuesday night's Watchung Planning Board Meeting. The next meeting, where final approval on the cinema is expected, is scheduled for Sept.19.

HomeSense and Sierra Trading Post are the two ...

Warren Township Named as One of Safest Cities in America, SafeWise Says

WARREN, NJ – Warren has once again made the list of one of the top 50 safest cities in America in a report generated by SafeWise.com, “your source for home security and safety advice,” according to its website.

Warren Township is listed as No. 45 nationally and No. 9 in New Jersey.

The group issued its list of the 100 Safest Cities in America for 2017 on ...

ISBR Mosque Plan Approved at Special Planning Board Meeting on Tuesday

August 9, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Planning Board members and Mayor Carolyn Gaziano voted for site plan approval for a proposed 4,250-square-foot mosque on Church Street in Liberty Corner Village on Tuesday at a court-mandated special hearing that was held in the aftermath of Bernards Township's legal settlement agreement with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge,

The Planning ...

Somerville Basketball Tournament Organizer Pleased with Event, Despite Fewer Teams, Smaller Crowd

August 12, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Wallace Gantt, the self-proclaimed “Mayor of South Somerville” declared Saturday’s rain-delayed basketball tournament a success, even though the crowd was smaller this year than last.

This year, there was more focus on the heart and soul of the event – distributing book bags and school supplies to children whose families are hard-pressed ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Sheriff's Office 

August 18, 2017

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Sheriff's Office 

August 18, 2017

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

Clean Out Your Closets and Support the Watchung Hills Marching Band

WARREN, NJ - it's time to clean out closets and get ready for a new year. And you can help the Watchung Hills Marching Warriors in the process. Drop off usable clothing and household items to earn cash per pound for the Marching Warriors.

WHEN: Aug. 23-31 weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Drop bagged items by entrance left of WHRHS’s main entrance, next to ...

North Plainfield Cyclist Hit by Car on Warren Twp. Street, Police Say

WARREN, NJ - A bicyclist was hit by a car on Stirling Road in Warren on Tuesday night, police said. 

John Hughes, 64, of North Plainfield was struck while riding his bicycle by a vehicle driven by Jose Arias, 28, of Plainfield in front of 108 Stirling Road at approximately 6:30 p.m., according to Warren police.

Arias was issued summonses for careless driving and failure to maintain ...

Local Man Arrested for Human Trafficking

August 23, 2017

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ- A New Providence man was arrested after a combined effort from the Hanover Township Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff's Office, Criminal Investigation Section and the Morris County Prosecutor's Office Sex Crimes / Child Endangerment Unit.

Torrie Fogg, 41, of New Providence is a 1995 graduate of Summit High School and the 1994 Most Valuable Player ...

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Warren Police are Hiring

August 22, 2017

*** HIRING ANNOUNCEMENT***

Police Officer – Warren Township Police Department (Somerset County)
 
The Warren Township Police Department is currently beginning the process of hiring a probationary full time police officer.  Applicant requirements for the position include but are not limited to; United States citizenship, a High School diploma/equivalent, New Jersey residency, ...

Titletown Performance Presents Friday Night Skills

FRIDAY NIGHT SKILLS

The coed Friday Night Skill Development Sessions offer players the ability to improve their skills through their participation in drill work. Each 75-minute session is designed to maximize repetitions for the players while fostering sound fundamental skills. Become a better offensive player through this program. 

We believe that skill development, ...

Obituaries

- Mar 12, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK ...
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Price of National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass Increases Aug. 28

August 23, 2017

WARREN, NJ - There is only five days left to purchase a lifetime Senior Pass for $10 for use at national parks and recreation sites.  On Monday, Aug. 28th the price will increase to $80.

This is the first cost increase since 1994, and is a result of legislation passed by the U.S. Congress on Dec. 16, 2016.

U.S. citizens age 62 years or older are eligible for the Senior ...

Warren Mayor Proclaims Aug. 16 Anne LaHoff Day on Chelsea Resident's 101st Birthday

WARREN, NJ - Anne LaHoff, a former dance teacher who once danced with Fred Astaire, celebrated her 101st birthday at The Chelsea at Warren, 274 King George Road, surrounded by friends and family, on Wednesday, August 16.

Warren Mayor Carolann Garafola read a proclamation honoring LaHoff and naming August 16 Ann LaHoff day in Warren.

LaHoff, who was born in Jersey City and ...

Union Hotel Plan is Targeted by Lawsuit

August 21, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Another lawsuit has been filed against the borough by Friends of Historic Flemington.

Friends of Historic Flemington is an an advocacy group that is seeking to preserve the historic Union Hotel. The suit describes the Friends group as a “Group of citizens, professionals, business and property owners concerned about Flemington’s historic buildings and historic ...

The Rain Stopped, But Hillsborough Police Chief Got Soaking Wet at the Rotary Fair

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police Chief Darren Powell got soaking wet, event though the rain had stopped in time for the Hillsborough Rotary Fair to hold its Grand Opening Tuesday as planned by 6 p.m.

Powell volunteered to sit on the trap door at the dunk tank to help raise money for the Rotary and someone got their money's worth, hitting the bulls eye target with the ball  to release ...

Bound Brook Man Charged in Shop Rite and Mall Robbery

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Bound Brook man has been charged with the robbery of the West Union Avenue Shop Rite, and faces additional charges for incidents at the Bridgewater Promenade and Bridgewater Commons Mall.

Brian M. Sivetz, 26, of West Main Street, Bound Brook has been charged with 2 counts of 1st degree, robbery, and 1 count of 4th degree, shoplifting, according to ...

Somerville Basketball Tournament Organizer Pleased with Event, Despite Fewer Teams, Smaller Crowd

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Wallace Gantt, the self-proclaimed “Mayor of South Somerville” declared Saturday’s rain-delayed basketball tournament a success, even though the crowd was smaller this year than last.

This year, there was more focus on the heart and soul of the event – distributing book bags and school supplies to children whose families are hard-pressed ...

Price of National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass Increases Aug. 28

August 23, 2017

WARREN, NJ - There is only five days left to purchase a lifetime Senior Pass for $10 for use at national parks and recreation sites.  On Monday, Aug. 28th the price will increase to $80.

This is the first cost increase since 1994, and is a result of legislation passed by the U.S. Congress on Dec. 16, 2016.

U.S. citizens age 62 years or older are eligible for the Senior ...

Last Minute Ideas to Entertain the Family this Weekend

After last week’s dreary weekend, we are all looking forward to the nicer weather this coming Saturday and Sunday. Avoid the crowds at the shore and instead opt to attend one of the following family-friendly activities in the North Jersey area. Most of the events are free or inexpensive—ideal for those trying to save money after a jam-packed summer.

Canal Day Musical and Craft ...

Weekend Fun Family Events

August has gifted us with perfect weather: not too hot with very little humidity. Get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine as summer comes to a close. Although there are only a few weekends left before Labor Day, local festivals are still in full swing.

International Food Festival

Food festivals are a summertime staple. We don’t often get a chance to try international cuisine in a casual ...

Seaside Park Fully Integrated Beach Grand Opening

August 16, 2017

SEASIDE PARK,NJ- On June 16, 2017 Beach Days for All was launched on an idea from Jessica Krill to Chris Aldrich on how to gain better access for disabled individuals to our Jersey Shore beaches. After doing some homework and realizing that the access was truly limited, the thought was pitched to Justin Auciello from Jersey Shore Hurricane News, which created the momentum for where we ended up ...

Friday 's LBI and Stafford Entertainment Lineup

STAFFORD, NJ – Listed below is a list of entertainment for Friday, August 11, 2017.   Have a great weekend.   

Arlington, Ship Bottom

Matt Fisher, 8 p.m.

Buckalews, Centre Street and Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven

Jinks Brothers, 4:30 p.m.
Reflexx,  9:00 p.m.  

Daddy O, Brant Beach

Quattro

Engleside Sand Bar:  

Dan ...

Our Gang Players Present "Mary Poppins" This Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Our Gang Players proudly presents their production of "Mary Poppins!" Performances are at the Barnegat High School Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Blvd. Barnegat, N.J. on Friday August 11 and Saturday August 12 at 7:00 p.m.and on Sunday August 13 @ 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for Adults & $15 for Children 12 & Under

"Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks ...