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Women’s March in Westfield Attracts Thousands

January 21, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — People of every age, gender and ethnic background from around New Jersey gathered in Westfield Saturday for a “sister” march of the Women’s March on Washington.

Organizer Lydia Kaplan estimated that thousands of people participated.

“It was over and above my expectations,” said Kaplan, who earlier in the week had expected 100 to 200 ...

Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck on Route 22 is Fourth in Six Months

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An unidentified male died Sunday after he was struck by a vehicle on Route 22 near North Gaston Avenue at about 11:55 p.m., according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police. The man is the fourth pedestrian killed in that section of the roadway since August. In August, two pedestrians were fatally struck and another pedestrian was killed in the westbound lanes in ...

WHRHS Serenades Future Class of 2021

January 12, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Eighth Grade students from the Watchung Hills Regional School (WHRHS) District gathered in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at WHRHS on Friday, Dec. 23, to hear a 90-minute special performance of the annual winter concerts by the WHRHS Orchestral groups and the WHRHS Choral groups. 

The current WHRHS students give 90 minutes of ...

Warren Recreation Needs Volunteers for Saturday's Free Winter Festival & Yuletide Bonfire

WARREN, NJ -  Warren Recreation is looking for a few more volunteers for the Jan. 14 Winter Festival. Go online at www.wtrec.ivolunteer.com/bonfire to volunteer.

Volunteers will receive an email by3 p.m. Friday if the event is rescheduled to Jan. 21 because of snow or very cold weather.

The ninth Free Annual Winter Festival & Yuletide ...

Nomination Deadline is Jan. 27 for Outstanding Citizen Award Nominees

January 21, 2017

BRIDGEWATER - NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership is seeking nominees for the 67th Annual Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award, Somerset County’s most significant individual recognition honoring the most dynamic contributors to the County’s quality of life.

The Business Partnership Citizen of the Year recognition, to be held this year on Thursday, May 4 at the ...

TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today to TAPinto Warren

WARREN, NJ - TAPinto Warren now has an app. TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App today for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables ...

TAPinto Your Town, TAPinto Warren

WARREN, NJ - Are you interested but don't have time to attend town meetings and board of ed meetings? Want to reach local residents to market your business? Talk to Brenda Nemcek owner/publisher of TAPinto Warren- Warren's 24/7 online news source and the official online news source of Warren Township Schools and Watchung Hills Regional High School.

TAPinto Warren ...

Warren's Mt. Horeb School Career Expo Sparks Ideas

January 17, 2017

WARREN, NJ - There were soil samplers, environmental inspectors and even a corporate polluter at Mt. Horeb School on Jan. 13 as 4th and 5th graders acted out a scenario, receiving hands-on career experience from hydrogeologist Cecilia Fontana.

Fontana was one of five career professionals (some of them current or former Mt. Horeb parents as well) who took part in the ...

New Jersey Mom Wins Awards for Book on Special Education Law

WESTFIELD, NJ — Greer Gurland, a legal expert and mom of five children with special needs in Westfield public schools, was honored with four 2016 Human Relations Indie Book Awards for her book, "How to Advocate Successfully for Your Child: What Every Parent Should Know About Special Education Law" (Amazon Books).

Her book won Outstanding Human Relations Advocacy Indie ...

Warren's Ransom to March in 2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade

January 19, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Warren student Matthew Ransom will be marching in the 2017 Presidential Inauguration Parade on Friday, Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. Opening remarks begin at 11:30 a.m., with the official swearing-in ceremony commencing at noon followed by the inaugural address and parade.

Ransom, a student at The Citadel in South Carolina, will march in the 2017 ...

Ciattarelli Kicks off Gubernatorial Campaign at Somerville Elks Jan. 19

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, will formally kick off his campaign Thursday, Jan. 19 with a reception at the Somerville Elks after his announcement last week that he had undergone successful surgery for throat cancer in November.

“Overwhelmed and humbled doesn’t begin to describe how my family ...

One Pot Chicken and Veggie Dinner

January 20, 2017

Is there anything better than a dinner that only dirties up one pot while cooking? This delicious chicken and veggie dinner keeps clean up to the minimum, and the fitness payoff to the max! Not to mention it tastes phenomenal (even the kids will eat it!) 

Cooking a healthy dinner at home does not have to be complicated or take lots of time. This simple recipe for chicken tenders and ...

Homemade Chicken Soup

What’s more comforting this time of year than a warm bowl of homemade chicken soup? Not the stuff from a can – I’m talking about steaming, fragrant soup that starts with real vegetables and wholesome chicken. Not only is a bowl of this soup delicious and soul tickling, it’s also a great, light meal to keep you on track with your fitness and fat loss goals! 

This ...

N. Bryan Mack, “Chef Behind the Bar” at Verve Bistro, Dies at 46

SOMERVILLE, NJ – N. Bryan Mack, legendary mixologist and “chef behind the bar” at Verve Restaurant, Bar& Bistro, has died at the age of 46.

Mack was the consummate front man,  a dapper dresser, beginning his career at Verve in 2002 with starched shirts, cuff links and silk ties, but lately given over to a themed artistic punk look - modified bearskin hat adorned with ...

Volunteers Brave Icy Blast to Build Home for Butterflies in the Reservation

January 12, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of Union County Adopt-a-Park volunteers went far, far beyond the call of duty last weekend, when they came together in freezing cold weather to work on a new butterfly meadow in the Watchung Reservation.

The large, half-acre site is located near the grounds of the Trailside Nature and Science Center, at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and the ...

Warren Girl Scouts Help Ready for Warren Township Recreation Commission 9th Free Annual Winter Festival & Yuletide Bonfire

WARREN, NJ - Are you ready for the bonfire Saturday? Warren Girl Scouts are. They spent the last two weekends collecting Christmas trees around town. 

"Thank you Warrenites for all your support of our first Christmas tree 🎄 collection fundraiser, said co-leader Catherine Niemeyer. "We appreciate it! Hope to see you all at the Bonfire 🔥 this Saturday. It should be a big one! ...

'Nature Through A Child's Eye' Exhibit Underway at Somerset County Park Commission's Environmental Education Center (EEC)

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The 25th annual "Nature Through a Child's Eye" exhibit of children's artwork showing how they experience the world of nature is underway at the Somerset County Park Commission's Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge, where it will run until Sunday, Feb. 5. The exhibit is free and open daily.

Hundreds of pieces of art have been ...

Warren American Legion Post 293 Holds Veterans Holiday Coat and Sock Drive

January 18, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The Warren, N.J. Mantz-Cavaliere American Legion Post 293 ran their second annual Veterans Holiday Coat and Sock Drive in the month of November.  

With the support of the post Legionaries, Sons of The America Legion, and friends of the post they were able to raise over $1,100.

"The intent of the drive has always been to provide new and unused winter clothing for ...

Volunteers Brave Icy Blast to Build Home for Butterflies in the Reservation

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of Union County Adopt-a-Park volunteers went far, far beyond the call of duty last weekend, when they came together in freezing cold weather to work on a new butterfly meadow in the Watchung Reservation.

The large, half-acre site is located near the grounds of the Trailside Nature and Science Center, at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and the ...

Warren Township Sewer Bills and Funding Clarified

January 19, 2017

WARREN, NJ - By now residents who are customers of the Warren Township Sewerage Authority have received a revised Sewer Bill. This bill is the correct one you should have received. Additionally, the Sewerage Authority has changed its billing practices from quarterly payments to biannual payments effective Jan. 1, 2017 as part of a plan to improve services to customers.

The ...

Warren's Ransom to March in 2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade

WARREN, NJ - Warren student Matthew Ransom will be marching in the 2017 Presidential Inauguration Parade on Friday, Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. Opening remarks begin at 11:30 a.m., with the official swearing-in ceremony commencing at noon followed by the inaugural address and parade.

Ransom, a student at The Citadel in South Carolina, will march in the 2017 ...

Warren Township Sewer Bills and Funding Clarified

January 19, 2017

WARREN, NJ - By now residents who are customers of the Warren Township Sewerage Authority have received a revised Sewer Bill. This bill is the correct one you should have received. Additionally, the Sewerage Authority has changed its billing practices from quarterly payments to biannual payments effective Jan. 1, 2017 as part of a plan to improve services to customers.

The ...

Volunteers Brave Icy Blast to Build Home for Butterflies in the Reservation

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of Union County Adopt-a-Park volunteers went far, far beyond the call of duty last weekend, when they came together in freezing cold weather to work on a new butterfly meadow in the Watchung Reservation.

The large, half-acre site is located near the grounds of the Trailside Nature and Science Center, at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and the ...

Overturned Motor Vehicle and Slippery Conditions Impact Traffic on I-78 in Warren

WARREN, NJ - An overturned car on I-78 at the ramp to King George Road and weather conditions are causing traffic to back up on I-78 in both directions. 

Speed restrictions are in effect on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.

Expect icy conditions and possible closures on Hillcrest Road, Washington Avenue, Warrenville Road and Morning Glory Road in Warren.

I- 78 ...

Warren Township Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

January 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ  – Kai Peter, age 36, of Mount Horeb Road, pleaded guilty today to 1st Degree, Maintaining a CDS Productions Facility, 1stDegree, Possession of Over 25 Pounds of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, and 2nd Degree, Possession of Less than 5 pounds of Hashish with Intent to Distribute, according to a statement released by Somerset County ...

Warren Township Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

January 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ  – Kai Peter, age 36, of Mount Horeb Road, pleaded guilty today to 1st Degree, Maintaining a CDS Productions Facility, 1stDegree, Possession of Over 25 Pounds of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, and 2nd Degree, Possession of Less than 5 pounds of Hashish with Intent to Distribute, according to a statement released by Somerset County ...

Traffic Accident Closes Warren's Old Stirling Road

WARREN, NJ - A traffic accident has closed a portion of Old Stirling Road near Warren Middle School. Flares are in place. 

Expect some bus delays.

Sheriff's Office Collects 2,725 Pounds of Unwanted Medicines for Proper Disposal in 2016

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano is singing the praises of county residents who embraced the many medicine-drop opportunities offered throughout the year.

To date, the Somerset County Sheriff's Officehas taken in 2,725 pounds of prescription medications through the Sheriff's Office drop boxes and special "take-back" events, such as ...

Warren Township Sewer Bills and Funding Clarified

January 19, 2017

WARREN, NJ - By now residents who are customers of the Warren Township Sewerage Authority have received a revised Sewer Bill. This bill is the correct one you should have received. Additionally, the Sewerage Authority has changed its billing practices from quarterly payments to biannual payments effective Jan. 1, 2017 as part of a plan to improve services to customers.

The ...

Former Quarterdeck Inn Site Set To Transform Into 105 Room Hotel LBI

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The owner and developer of two distinctive properties in Stafford and LBI plans to erect a 105 room Victorian style hotel at the former site of the Quarter Deck Inn at the entrance to Long Beach Island in Ship Bottom.   The plans were approved a few years ago for the large hotel but the owner decided to moderately renovate the Quarterdeck building and develop it into the ...

WHRHS Fencing: Fencing Warriors Place in Santelli and Cetrulo Tournaments

January 20, 2017

MADISON, NJ - The Watchung Hills Fencing Warriors competed in the Santelli and Cetrulo fencing tournaments held this past weekend at Drew University. The girls placed fourth in the Santelli and the boys placed 18th in the Centrulo. Both squads will compete in the District III Championships in Millburn on Sunday.

 

The Watchung Hills girls fencing team took home ...

WHRHS Boys Basketball: Salton Wins 100th and Warriors Bounce North Hunterdon, 69-60

ANNANDALE, NJ - Noah Allen scored a game high 20 points to lead the Warriors over North Hunterdon on Thursday, 69-60.

Down 15-8 after the first, the Warriors outscored the Lions 20-14 in the second to come within one. A 25-17 fourth quarter sealed the win for Watchung Hills.

Dan Pilsbury added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, Ryan Keller sunk 15 points, Mike Hopwood chipped in 9 points ...

WHRHS Girls Basketball: Warriors Fall to North Hunterdon, 51-44

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills dropped a girls basketball decision to North Hunterdon on Thursday, 51-44. 

Junior Julia Cunningham paced the Warriors with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Jess Santo finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. Alyssa Killeen pulled down 11 rebounds. But the Lions started strong and the Warriors never caught up.

Kristina Harrel led North Hunterdon with ...

Warren's Mt. Horeb School Career Expo Sparks Ideas

January 17, 2017

WARREN, NJ - There were soil samplers, environmental inspectors and even a corporate polluter at Mt. Horeb School on Jan. 13 as 4th and 5th graders acted out a scenario, receiving hands-on career experience from hydrogeologist Cecilia Fontana.

Fontana was one of five career professionals (some of them current or former Mt. Horeb parents as well) who took part in the ...

Warren Township Municipal Offices, Schools Close for MLK Day, Library Open

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township municipal offices, Warren Township Schools and Watchung Hills Regional High School will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, a federal holiday, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The library will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Somerset County passed on resolution on Jan.

Traffic Accident Closes Warren's Old Stirling Road

January 20, 2017

WARREN, NJ - A traffic accident has closed a portion of Old Stirling Road near Warren Middle School. Flares are in place. 

Expect some bus delays.

Warren Township Municipal Offices, Schools Close for MLK Day, Library Open

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township municipal offices, Warren Township Schools and Watchung Hills Regional High School will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, a federal holiday, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The library will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Somerset County passed on resolution on Jan.

WHRHS Fencing: Fencing Warriors Place in Santelli and Cetrulo Tournaments

January 20, 2017

MADISON, NJ - The Watchung Hills Fencing Warriors competed in the Santelli and Cetrulo fencing tournaments held this past weekend at Drew University. The girls placed fourth in the Santelli and the boys placed 18th in the Centrulo. Both squads will compete in the District III Championships in Millburn on Sunday.

 

The Watchung Hills girls fencing team took home ...

WHRHS Boys Basketball: Salton Wins 100th and Warriors Bounce North Hunterdon, 69-60

ANNANDALE, NJ - Noah Allen scored a game high 20 points to lead the Warriors over North Hunterdon on Thursday, 69-60.

Down 15-8 after the first, the Warriors outscored the Lions 20-14 in the second to come within one. A 25-17 fourth quarter sealed the win for Watchung Hills.

Dan Pilsbury added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, Ryan Keller sunk 15 points, Mike Hopwood chipped in 9 points ...

WHRHS Girls Basketball: Warriors Fall to North Hunterdon, 51-44

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills dropped a girls basketball decision to North Hunterdon on Thursday, 51-44. 

Junior Julia Cunningham paced the Warriors with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Jess Santo finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. Alyssa Killeen pulled down 11 rebounds. But the Lions started strong and the Warriors never caught up.

Kristina Harrel led North Hunterdon with ...

Women’s March in Westfield Attracts Thousands

January 21, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — People of every age, gender and ethnic background from around New Jersey gathered in Westfield Saturday for a “sister” march of the Women’s March on Washington.

Organizer Lydia Kaplan estimated that thousands of people participated.

“It was over and above my expectations,” said Kaplan, who earlier in the week had expected 100 to 200 ...

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Missing in Warren: Have You Seen Winston?

January 16, 2017

WARREN, NJ - UPDATE: Found safe and sound.

Have you seen Winston? Missing since Monday morning from Quail Run.

Contact Lisa at 908-208-0708. 

Missing in Warren: Have You Seen Rocky?

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Rocky? He is a house cat, but got out and has been missing for two days from Spencer Lane in Warren. If you see him, contact Jeff Gutkin at 917-560-5656.

Upcoming Events

Sat, January 21, 2:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Somerset Hills, Somerville

Day 1: Central Jersey Community Coalition, a ...

Giving Back Law & Justice

Sat, January 21, 3:00 PM

SCLSNJ's Warren Township Library branch, Warren

Trilogy Repertory presents Cinderella, Cinderella ...

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Camp Riverbend Open House

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Warren's Braunstein Among Students to Present at American Meteorological Society Conference

January 16, 2017

Next week, six Morristown-Beard School students will travel with Upper School science teacher Jeffrey Yuhas to Seattle, Washington to present at the 2017 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting.

Morristown-Beard School is the only high school in the nation to have students deliver an oral presentation at this year’s AMS Annual Meeting.  On January 23rd, MBS seniors ...

Primrose School of Warren Commemorates 5th Anniversary

Primrose School of Warren is celebrating their 5th Anniversary and you are invited to join in the fun! The school will be hosting a 5th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, January 28th from 10am-Noon. With fun activities for the whole family, the 5th Anniversary Celebration is a free event open to everyone in our community! Primrose School of Warren recognizes it would not be where it is today ...

Thank You Warren Acme and Warren Community

January 12, 2017

 

Feeding Hands Food Pantry located in Emmanual Church in Somerville, NJ wants to thank ACME and the Warren Community for the overwhelming response to the food drive conducted in November and December.  

 

ACME made brown bags containing the basic essentials for their clients, many of whom are veterans or senior citizens that can’t make ends meet.  During the ...

TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today to TAPinto Warren

January 16, 2017

WARREN, NJ - TAPinto Warren now has an app. TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App today for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables ...

Warren Township Municipal Offices, Schools Close for MLK Day, Library Open

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township municipal offices, Warren Township Schools and Watchung Hills Regional High School will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, a federal holiday, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The library will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Somerset County passed on resolution on Jan.

TAPinto Your Town, TAPinto Warren

WARREN, NJ - Are you interested but don't have time to attend town meetings and board of ed meetings? Want to reach local residents to market your business? Talk to Brenda Nemcek owner/publisher of TAPinto Warren- Warren's 24/7 online news source and the official online news source of Warren Township Schools and Watchung Hills Regional High School.

TAPinto Warren ...

Nomination Deadline is Jan. 27 for Outstanding Citizen Award Nominees

January 21, 2017

BRIDGEWATER - NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership is seeking nominees for the 67th Annual Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award, Somerset County’s most significant individual recognition honoring the most dynamic contributors to the County’s quality of life.

The Business Partnership Citizen of the Year recognition, to be held this year on Thursday, May 4 at the ...

Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck on Route 22 is Fourth in Six Months

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An unidentified male died Sunday after he was struck by a vehicle on Route 22 near North Gaston Avenue at about 11:55 p.m., according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police. The man is the fourth pedestrian killed in that section of the roadway since August. In August, two pedestrians were fatally struck and another pedestrian was killed in the westbound lanes in ...

Former Quarterdeck Inn Site Set To Transform Into 105 Room Hotel LBI

January 16, 2017

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The owner and developer of two distinctive properties in Stafford and LBI plans to erect a 105 room Victorian style hotel at the former site of the Quarter Deck Inn at the entrance to Long Beach Island in Ship Bottom.   The plans were approved a few years ago for the large hotel but the owner decided to moderately renovate the Quarterdeck building and develop it into the ...

Former Quarterdeck Inn Site Set To Transform Into 105 Room Hotel LBI

January 16, 2017

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The owner and developer of two distinctive properties in Stafford and LBI plans to erect a 105 room Victorian style hotel at the former site of the Quarter Deck Inn at the entrance to Long Beach Island in Ship Bottom.   The plans were approved a few years ago for the large hotel but the owner decided to moderately renovate the Quarterdeck building and develop it into the ...

Firefighters, Neighbors Rescue Lost Cat from Storm Sewer

January 9, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Chris Partelow and his wife, Liz Partelow, never gave up after their cat, Graham, went missing from their Westfield home on Dec. 31. Neither did friends, neighbors and complete strangers who helped find and ultimately rescue Graham from a storm sewer Thursday afternoon.

The Partelows spent the week looking everywhere, calling police, posting on social media and ...

Tears Are Good, They Let The Sadness Out

January 16, 2017

Jackie Kennedy and Coretta Scott King were our nation’s role models for mourning in the 1960’s and in the decades since. They were praised for their strength and stoicism, their courage and grace, and rightly so. They were great role models for our nation at a time of great unrest and anxiety, but I would say they were not the role models we needed when it came to grieving our ...

Imagine Receives Grant of $20,000 from the Northfield Bank Foundation

“We are so grateful to The Northfield Bank Foundation for their generous grant of $20,000 for the expansion of our bereavement support programs at our new center in Mountainside!” said Stuart Arnold, Imagine Board Chair.  “We are moving in the nick of time as all of our Green Groups (ages 10-12 approximately) are full.  Moving into this new space will allow us to ...

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews (St. Martin's Press, 2016)

 

Having just passed the winter solstice, dreams of summer, warm beaches, suntan lotion, and the shussh of the ocean lapping the shore are very much on the minds of beach lovers. It is only five months until Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. If you are looking for a novel to titillate your summer musings, Mary ...