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Viewing and Funeral Mass Set for 1-Year-Old Boy Killed in July 7 Crash, Fundraiser Established

July 16, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - A viewing for the 1-year-old Raritan boy killed on Anderson Street July 7 will be held this week at St. Ann Church in Raritan, according to an obituary released by the Bongiovi Funeral Home.

Matias Ortega-Rosales was killed on the evening of his first birthday when a vehicle hit two cars and then his family as he was being pushed in a stroller by his mother, Domitila Rosales.

Fill Your Bags Warren, Curbing Hunger Food Drive Extended

 

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - You can still help curb hunger. The Curbing Hunger food drive has been extended through July in all 21 Somerset County municipalities.

Even though Somerset County is known for its affluence, food insecurity for children and adults is an enduring issue. Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione is urging residents to help change that by supporting the 24th annual ...

Get Ready for Booms Warren: Family Friendly Fireworks Sunday Just a Prelude to Monday’s Extravaganza at the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

July 16, 2018

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Food, fireworks, rides, friends and great music draw the crowds to the annual Mt. Carmel Feast.

Sunday evening the family friendly fireworks display capped off an evening of fun for those who brought the kids to the fair. This was  a smaller display than will the one scheduled for Monday night that will conclude the four-day festival at Mt.

Get Ready Warren: Fireworks, Food and Family Fun At Mt. Carmel Feast

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. – It’s time again for the annual Mt. Carmel Feast, a four-day festival full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun, located at Mt. Carmel Field in Berkeley Heights.

The fairgrounds will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 13 through Monday, July 16. Those four nights will include concerts, games, and ...

Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

July 11, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters here.

It’s one of two ordinances that were approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Exchange Place and WTC PATH Stations to Close For Weekend Track Maintenance

JERSEY CITY, NJ - At least they waited until after the Fourth of July fireworks were over before starting.  

PATH stations at Exchange Place and the World Trade Center (WTC) will close at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, July 6, and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, July 9, to allow crews to transition to a new signal system being installed as part of the ...

Election 2018: Time to File Candidacy for Warren Township Board of Education

July 16, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Do you want to serve? This fall, voters in Warren will elect local candidates to three seats on the Warren Township Board of Education. A full term on the school board runs for three years. 

 

A candidate must file a nominating petition with the county clerk for his or her name to appear on the ballot, and the deadline to submit the nominating petition ...

13 School Districts in NJ to Close Schools for Diwali

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Next year, Millburn Township Public Schools will be closed on November 7 for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Thirteen schools around the state, including Millburn, will close on the most popular day of the Hindu festival Diwali, while one will close on Nov. 6. 

As the festival of lights, Diwali "aims to dispel the ...

Election 2018: Time to File Candidacy for Warren Township Board of Education

July 16, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Do you want to serve? This fall, voters in Warren will elect local candidates to three seats on the Warren Township Board of Education. A full term on the school board runs for three years. 

 

A candidate must file a nominating petition with the county clerk for his or her name to appear on the ballot, and the deadline to submit the nominating petition ...

Get Ready for Booms Warren: Family Friendly Fireworks Sunday Just a Prelude to Monday’s Extravaganza at the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

July 16, 2018

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Food, fireworks, rides, friends and great music draw the crowds to the annual Mt. Carmel Feast.

Sunday evening the family friendly fireworks display capped off an evening of fun for those who brought the kids to the fair. This was  a smaller display than will the one scheduled for Monday night that will conclude the four-day festival at Mt.

It's the Third of July, Chris Fritz and the Impulsives Lead Tuesday's Night Entertainment Opportunities on Long Beach Island and in Stafford

LONG BEACH ISLAND –Tuesday entertainment headlines with a free concert from 7-9 p.m. at Bayview Park in Long Beach Township.  Chris Fritz and the Impulsives are performing  Visitors are reminded to bring a beach chair, a cooler to enjoy the concert and beautiful sunset at the bay. 

Here is the list of Tuesday',s additional entertainment options in Stafford ...

Fill Your Bags Warren, Curbing Hunger Food Drive Extended

July 16, 2018

 

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - You can still help curb hunger. The Curbing Hunger food drive has been extended through July in all 21 Somerset County municipalities.

Even though Somerset County is known for its affluence, food insecurity for children and adults is an enduring issue. Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione is urging residents to help change that by supporting the 24th annual ...

United Way Kicks Off School Supply Drive Friday Aug. 24

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - United Way of Northern New Jersey is hosting its annual Tools for School drive which allows students to start the new school year with the basic school supplies.

The drive will benefit more than 11,000 elementary and middle school children of ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and families in poverty throughout the northern New Jersey ...

JCP&L Says $400M Plan Will Improve Reliability

July 17, 2018

WARREN, NJ – Jersey Central Power & Light has filed a four-year infrastructure plan with the state Board of Public Utilities aimed at enhancing the reliability and resiliency of its distribution system against severe weather and reducing the frequency and duration of power outages.

The company announced the plan in a press release.

JCP&L calls the $400 million plan ...

Warren Native and Watchung Hills Grad Joins 26 Nations in Rim of the Pacific, RIMPAC 2018 Maritime Warfare Exercise

PEARL HARBOR, HI -  A 2012 Watchung Hills Regional High School graduate and Warren, New Jersey, native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). 

Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Vesper is an aviation maintenance administrationman attached to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113, ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Warren and Most of New Jersey

July 16, 2018

NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' Monday morning for most of New Jersey from noon Monday, July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

According to the ...

Mental Health Survivor's Blog Tells It Like It Is

 

 

BELLE MEAD. NJ -Miranda Bayne was 13 when she began to suffer the first signs of a mental disorder.

That was 12 years ago. Now, numerous hospitalizations and life crises later, she is a brave and passionate fighter, not only for herself and her emotional well-being, but for the thousands of others who are just like her.

Bayne credits the Carrier Clinic for giving her ...

Weather Service Issues Flood Advisory for Warren, Somerset County

July 6, 2018

 

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Most of New Jersey is under a flood advisory on Friday due to  heavy rain due to thunderstorms. One to three inches of rain has occurred in portions of Somerset and Mercer Counties this morning. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area, the National Weather Service said.

 

Turn around, don't drown when ...

Suspect Faces Multiple Charges in Burglary of Green Brook Residence

July 11, 2018

 

GREEN BROOK, NJ – A Plainfield man faces multiple charges in connection with the burglary of a Green Brook residence on July 6.

Khiry Moody, 28, of Sumner Avenue, Plainfield, has been charged with 2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons, 3rd degree Burglary, Degree, 3rd degree Theft, and 4th degree Criminal Mischief, ...

Franklin Resident Charged with Killing Man in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 26-year-old Franklin man is in custody on charges of fatally shooting another man in New Brunswick on June 30 and then dumping the body in a wooded area in Franklin Township.

Abubakaar “Diddy” King was arrested Thursday and charged with murder for the killing of Darren Fordham Jr., who was also 26, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said ...

Police Investigators Seek Public’s Help in Fatal Crash

July 15, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department and Middlesex County Prosecutors Office are looking for the public’s help in the July 4, 2018 fatal motorcycle accident that killed 28 year-old Jessica Montes of Piscataway.

According to police, the accident occurred at approximately 4:50am as the vehicle Montes was a passenger lost control and crashed on New Brunswick ...

Bedminster Woman Dies From Injuries After Being Struck by Car in Mall Parking Lot

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in lot four near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

Suspect Faces Multiple Charges in Burglary of Green Brook Residence

 

GREEN BROOK, NJ – A Plainfield man faces multiple charges in connection with the burglary of a Green Brook residence on July 6.

Khiry Moody, 28, of Sumner Avenue, Plainfield, has been charged with 2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons, 3rd degree Burglary, Degree, 3rd degree Theft, and 4th degree Criminal Mischief, ...

Viewing and Funeral Mass Set for 1-Year-Old Boy Killed in July 7 Crash, Fundraiser Established

July 16, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - A viewing for the 1-year-old Raritan boy killed on Anderson Street July 7 will be held this week at St. Ann Church in Raritan, according to an obituary released by the Bongiovi Funeral Home.

Matias Ortega-Rosales was killed on the evening of his first birthday when a vehicle hit two cars and then his family as he was being pushed in a stroller by his mother, Domitila Rosales.

Somerset County Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Grace Gurisic, First Woman Freeholder

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County will fly its flags at half-staff July 12 in memory of Grace A. Gurisic, who served as the county’s first woman freeholder more than half a century ago.

Gurisic passed away June 9; she was 84. Funeral services will be held 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, from the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home in Wayne. A funeral mass will follow at St.

Tee times, Pairings Announced for Start of U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Baltusrol

July 14, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship starts Monday, July 16, and the pairings for the first two rounds of the 71st edition were recently announced.

Monday and Tuesday  tee times will be played on the 7,280-yard, par-71 Upper Course and at the 7,313-yard, par-70 Lower Course at Baltusrol Golf Club.

Monday, Tuesday tee times & pairings

The ...

17 Fascinating Facts About Rutgers Athletics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond.

Here are 17 on the field and off the field things this took place this past academic year at Rutgers University:

1. Rutgers had four ...

RU Ready for Rutgers Football? Tickets on Sale Next Week

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There's a lot of promotions planned this fall as part of the Rutgers football season.

Single game tickets go on sale Thursday, July 12, with seven home games. There's matchups against Big Ten East opponents Michigan and Penn State, and a first-time cross divisional meeting with Northwestern.

If football is not your thing, there's plenty ...

Election 2018: Time to File Candidacy for Warren Township Board of Education

July 16, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Do you want to serve? This fall, voters in Warren will elect local candidates to three seats on the Warren Township Board of Education. A full term on the school board runs for three years. 

 

A candidate must file a nominating petition with the county clerk for his or her name to appear on the ballot, and the deadline to submit the nominating petition ...

Warren Native and Watchung Hills Grad Joins 26 Nations in Rim of the Pacific, RIMPAC 2018 Maritime Warfare Exercise

July 12, 2018

PEARL HARBOR, HI -  A 2012 Watchung Hills Regional High School graduate and Warren, New Jersey, native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). 

Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Vesper is an aviation maintenance administrationman attached to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113, ...

WHRHS Wellness Day: Nourishing Teachers and Students with ‘Healthy Edge Wellness Initiative’

WARREN, NJ - Students and teachers concluded a year-long “Healthy Edge Wellness Initiative” designed to concentrate on nurturing and nourishing the mental health and well-being of students and teachers during a day-long Wellness Day, on Friday, June 8, at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS).

The June 8 Wellness Day was organized by: WHRHS Student Assistance ...

Police Investigators Seek Public’s Help in Fatal Crash

July 15, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department and Middlesex County Prosecutors Office are looking for the public’s help in the July 4, 2018 fatal motorcycle accident that killed 28 year-old Jessica Montes of Piscataway.

According to police, the accident occurred at approximately 4:50am as the vehicle Montes was a passenger lost control and crashed on New Brunswick ...

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Somerset Regional Animal Shelter Offering July Adoption Promotion for Cats/Kittens

July 10, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, is urgently looking for homes for its cats and kittens.

According to a release from the shelter, the population surges throughout the summer during kitten breeding season, and so the shelter is launching a special promotion to help increase cat and kitten adoptions. During the month of July, all cats and kittens that over ...

Do You Recognize These Dogs?

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Two dogs were found in Plainfield near the fire station on Central Avenue on Saturday. 

The dogs are currently with a family in South Plainfield.  If you recognize the dogs, please email TAPinto Plainfield at jpopper@tapinto.net.

A Hidden Gem in the Suburbs – Spring Academy Montessori Pre-School helps children reach their full potential by fostering an innate love of learning!

July 16, 2018

Located on a quiet residential street in Warren, NJ, Spring Academy Montessori Preschool opened its doors to the public in late November 2016.  Spring Academy wanted to fill a niche that was missing in the community -- a pre-school with a Montessori philosophy combined with an emphasis on language immersion.  Since then, parents have been coming from all over to enroll their children in ...

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It's the Third of July, Chris Fritz and the Impulsives Lead Tuesday's Night Entertainment Opportunities on Long Beach Island and in Stafford

July 3, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND –Tuesday entertainment headlines with a free concert from 7-9 p.m. at Bayview Park in Long Beach Township.  Chris Fritz and the Impulsives are performing  Visitors are reminded to bring a beach chair, a cooler to enjoy the concert and beautiful sunset at the bay. 

Here is the list of Tuesday',s additional entertainment options in Stafford ...

Get Ready Warren: Fireworks, Food and Family Fun At Mt. Carmel Feast

July 13, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. – It’s time again for the annual Mt. Carmel Feast, a four-day festival full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun, located at Mt. Carmel Field in Berkeley Heights.

The fairgrounds will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 13 through Monday, July 16. Those four nights will include concerts, games, and ...

Somerset Regional Animal Shelter Offering July Adoption Promotion for Cats/Kittens

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, is urgently looking for homes for its cats and kittens.

According to a release from the shelter, the population surges throughout the summer during kitten breeding season, and so the shelter is launching a special promotion to help increase cat and kitten adoptions. During the month of July, all cats and kittens that over ...

A Guide to July 4: Fourth of July Fun Facts, a Video and Where to Find Independence Day Celebrations, Fireworks Displays

WARREN, NJ -  Independence Day 2018. “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Thomas Jefferson penned words based on what he learned as a student of the enlightenment.  John Locke’s writings were ...

Viewing and Funeral Mass Set for 1-Year-Old Boy Killed in July 7 Crash, Fundraiser Established

July 16, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - A viewing for the 1-year-old Raritan boy killed on Anderson Street July 7 will be held this week at St. Ann Church in Raritan, according to an obituary released by the Bongiovi Funeral Home.

Matias Ortega-Rosales was killed on the evening of his first birthday when a vehicle hit two cars and then his family as he was being pushed in a stroller by his mother, Domitila Rosales.

Bedminster Woman Dies From Injuries After Being Struck by Car in Mall Parking Lot

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in lot four near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

County Kicks Off Summer Concert Series with Bob Miranda and the Happenings

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission kicked off its Summer Concert Series at Duke Island Park Sunday with a performance by Bob Miranda and the Happenings.

A very large crowd turned out for the performance by the band made famous in part by the song "See You in September."

The next concert will be held July 15 at 7 p.m. at Duke Island Park, with Billy ...

Somerset County Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Grace Gurisic, First Woman Freeholder

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County will fly its flags at half-staff July 12 in memory of Grace A. Gurisic, who served as the county’s first woman freeholder more than half a century ago.

Gurisic passed away June 9; she was 84. Funeral services will be held 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, from the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home in Wayne. A funeral mass will follow at St.

3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ set to Celebrate Charles Addams and His Creations This Fall

July 14, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

Watch the ...

Exchange Place and WTC PATH Stations to Close For Weekend Track Maintenance

JERSEY CITY, NJ - At least they waited until after the Fourth of July fireworks were over before starting.  

PATH stations at Exchange Place and the World Trade Center (WTC) will close at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, July 6, and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, July 9, to allow crews to transition to a new signal system being installed as part of the ...

Make the Call, Save a Life

July 10, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - There is much focus on preventative opioid abuse education. Rightfully so. However, the goal in addressing the opioid epidemic is saving lives. Even if that means just saving one life. While people are becoming increasingly aware of resources relating to rehabilitative services, support groups for friends and family of addicts, and training parents for signs of opioid and ...

'Servant of Two Masters' exudes foolish fun

‘Servant of Two Masters’ makes for foolish, frivolous fun

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ –Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” in a rousing translation and adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte, has the outdoor audience at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey laughing and clapping all the way through.

The yearly production, held at the amphitheatre on the ...