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Local Children Invited to Meet "JJ," Newest Pony at Lord Stirling Stable, On Sunday

August 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Lord Stirling Stable is inviting children under age 13 and their parents to enjoy a morning with the stable's will ponies, horses and staff at a "Pony Tea Party" scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the stable grounds at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

The Pony Tea Party will include lead line pony rides for ...

Attention North Plainfield Alumni: Calling All Football Canucks

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you play football for the North Plainfield Canucks? Want to connect with former teammates and help support current Canucks? Alumni are beginning the process of establishing an alumni association.

 

“This message is for all former Canuck football players,” alumni Robert Lake posted. “We are in the process of establishing a football ...

Local Children Invited to Meet "JJ," Newest Pony at Lord Stirling Stable, On Sunday

August 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Lord Stirling Stable is inviting children under age 13 and their parents to enjoy a morning with the stable's will ponies, horses and staff at a "Pony Tea Party" scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the stable grounds at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

The Pony Tea Party will include lead line pony rides for ...

Bring July Back With Tom Petty Tribute Band This Week At Pleasant Valley Park

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ July is always "parks month" in Bernards Township, with the free Tuesday night concerts at Pleasant Valley Park, but this past July 17, the planned performance of "Refugee, Tom Petty Tribute" was a washout due to a rainstorm.

The performance has again been scheduled for this Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Park, located off ...

Port Authority Bus Terminal To Test New Security System on Monday

August 11, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try and identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices. 

The Port Authority will launch the pilot test next week on the new security system designed to help law enforcement professionals.

The technology, in partnership ...

Election 2018: Two Candidates File for Three Seats on Warren Township Board of Education

August 2, 2018

WARREN, NJ  - Two candidates filed for the three seats up for re-election  on the Warren Township Board of Education, according to the Somerset County Clerk's Office. Current board members Paige Albano, Andrea Freijomil and Ilana Goldstein did not file for re-election, according to the clerk's office.

The two candidates who filed prior to Monday’s deadline are ...

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August 5, 2018

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Election 2018: Two Candidates File for Three Seats on Warren Township Board of Education

WARREN, NJ  - Two candidates filed for the three seats up for re-election  on the Warren Township Board of Education, according to the Somerset County Clerk's Office. Current board members Paige Albano, Andrea Freijomil and Ilana Goldstein did not file for re-election, according to the clerk's office.

The two candidates who filed prior to Monday’s deadline are ...

Duke Farms Annual Peach Celebration Features Locally-Grown Fruit

August 4, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms hosts its annual Peach Celebration at the Duke Farms Market Sunday, Aug. 5.

The market is located in the parking lot at the Visitor's Center off Duke Parkway West from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
 
Local grower Alstede Farms will be stocked with a variety of fresh local peaches along with other peach-inspired products like pie, salsa, and syrup.

Other vendors at ...

Bateman Secures $9.7M for NJDEP Projects

August 13, 2018

TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy..

“New Jersey is blessed with some of the ...

Somerset County 4-H Fair Returned to Bridgewater (Photo Gallery)

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair came to North Branch Park last week, as thousands visited the grounds to see all the 4-H has to offer.

Guests enjoyed seeing cows, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs and many more animals, while also exploring trains, RC cars, artwork, plants and much more during the three-day fair.

— Photos by Bernard DeLierre

Old-Fashioned Family Fun for Visitors to Somerset County 4-H Fair

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - There's no carnival rides and no midway, but there's plenty to do at the Somerset County 4-H Fair, celebrating its 71st year of family fun beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8, and continuing on Thursday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 10 at North Branch Park.

There are no admissions or parking fees Daily schedules and maps can be found at the Information Booth or online at ...

10th Annual School Supply Drive Underway

August 12, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The annual school supply drive conducted by Netherwood Heights Neighbors is now underway, and the collection will benefit elementary students in Plainfield.  The fundraiser will run through Aug. 31st.  

Items being requested for the school children include:

colored construction paper
individual erasers
both left & right hand blunt end ...

Primrose of Warren Raises $7,082 For Charity

 

WARREN, NJ - : Each year Primrose School of Warren, a private preschool located at 117 Mt Bethel Road, Warren NJ, shows the importance of giving back to their community by hosting an annual Spring Fling which raises awareness and funds for charities that speaks to them.  

 

On May 4,  Primrose of Warren hosted their ...

Warren East County Turf Opens for Fall Season

August 10, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Replacement of the artificial turf at the East County field on Stirling Road, under construction for the past few months, has now been completed.  

The cost of the field to be resurfaced is estimated at approximately $401,000 with just about $26,000 coming from the township already collected from residents through its open space trust fund. The ...

Green Brook Flood Commission Will Remember 1973 Flood Victims from Warren and North Plainfield and local towns, Service Set for Aug. 4

GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Flood Control Commission (GBFCC) will hold its annual memorial service at 9:30 a.m., at Miller Park, 111 Greenbrook Road on Saturday, Aug. 4. Miller Park is located behind the Green Brook Municipal Building.  Due to ongoing flood project construction in Middlesex Borough, the ceremony has been moved this year ...

Rabid Racoon Reported in Somerset County

August 7, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Hollywood Avenue in the Somerset section of Franklin Township has tested positive for rabies.

Suburban areas in which raccoons, people and pets are in close proximity have the highest number of cases. From January to June of this year, the state Department of Health ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Aug 7

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for most of  New Jersey through Tuesday, Aug. 7.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the ...

What's Eating my Basil?

August 12, 2018

The summer gardening season is in full swing and gardeners have been harvesting their bounty - lettuces, tomatoes, zucchinis, peppers and herbs. Insect activity is also gearing up in the garden.   As the growing degree days increase, so does the damaging effects of pests in the garden. Here are a few ways to protect one of the most popular herb in the garden - BASIL.  It's ...

National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Advisory for Warren and Somerset County, Some Road Closures Reported

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Advisory for the area until noon on Saturday. King George Road in Warren is closed south of Mt Horeb Road due to flooding as of 8:40 a.m. Mountainview Road and US Route 22 have standing water in some areas. Route 22 at North Drive in North Plainfield is flooded. Turn around, don’t ...

Six Charged in $500,000 Luxury Car Theft Ring, One Stolen from Warren Township

August 7, 2018

NEWARK, NJ -  Six individuals were charged with stealing eight cars in a multi-county $500,000 high-end car theft ring, including one from Warren Township, acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan announced Tuesday.

All the cars were ...

One Boy Dead, One Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Stolen Car from Warren Township

WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy died and a 17-year old boy has been charged with vehicular homicide after a chase in a car stolen from Warren Township on Friday,  Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, Warren Township Chief of ...

Flash Flooding Ties Up Route 22 in North Plainfield With Cars Stuck in Water, Warning Remains in Effect

August 11, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for our area and torrential rain has already caused flooding on Route 22 in North Plainfield. Eight cars have been reported stuck in the water between Watchung Avenue and North Drive.

 

“Turn around...don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles,” the advisory says .

Warren Police to meet Residents for ‘Coffee With a Cop”

WARREN, NJ - Want to meet a cop? Need coffee? Warren Township Police will be participating in "Coffee with a Cop" on Aug. 22 from 1-2 p.m. at the Starbucks located at 4 Mt. Bethel Rd.  

Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together to discuss issues and learn more about each other with a  mission to ...

One Boy Dead, One Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Stolen Car from Warren Township

WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy died and a 17-year old boy has been charged with vehicular homicide after a chase in a car stolen from Warren Township on Friday,  Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, Warren Township Chief of ...

Green Brook Flood Commission Will Remember 1973 Flood Victims from Warren and North Plainfield and local towns, Service Set for Aug. 4

August 3, 2018

GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Flood Control Commission (GBFCC) will hold its annual memorial service at 9:30 a.m., at Miller Park, 111 Greenbrook Road on Saturday, Aug. 4. Miller Park is located behind the Green Brook Municipal Building.  Due to ongoing flood project construction in Middlesex Borough, the ceremony has been moved this year ...

Attention North Plainfield Alumni: Calling All Football Canucks

August 14, 2018

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you play football for the North Plainfield Canucks? Want to connect with former teammates and help support current Canucks? Alumni are beginning the process of establishing an alumni association.

 

“This message is for all former Canuck football players,” alumni Robert Lake posted. “We are in the process of establishing a football ...

Warren East County Turf Opens for Fall Season

WARREN, NJ - Replacement of the artificial turf at the East County field on Stirling Road, under construction for the past few months, has now been completed.  

The cost of the field to be resurfaced is estimated at approximately $401,000 with just about $26,000 coming from the township already collected from residents through its open space trust fund. The ...

Election 2018: Two Candidates File for Three Seats on Warren Township Board of Education

August 2, 2018

WARREN, NJ  - Two candidates filed for the three seats up for re-election  on the Warren Township Board of Education, according to the Somerset County Clerk's Office. Current board members Paige Albano, Andrea Freijomil and Ilana Goldstein did not file for re-election, according to the clerk's office.

The two candidates who filed prior to Monday’s deadline are ...

Election 2018: Two Candidates File for Three Seats on Warren Township Board of Education

August 2, 2018

WARREN, NJ  - Two candidates filed for the three seats up for re-election  on the Warren Township Board of Education, according to the Somerset County Clerk's Office. Current board members Paige Albano, Andrea Freijomil and Ilana Goldstein did not file for re-election, according to the clerk's office.

The two candidates who filed prior to Monday’s deadline are ...

Election 2018: Two Candidates File for Three Seats on Warren Township Board of Education

August 2, 2018

WARREN, NJ  - Two candidates filed for the three seats up for re-election  on the Warren Township Board of Education, according to the Somerset County Clerk's Office. Current board members Paige Albano, Andrea Freijomil and Ilana Goldstein did not file for re-election, according to the clerk's office.

The two candidates who filed prior to Monday’s deadline are ...

Bateman Secures $9.7M for NJDEP Projects

August 13, 2018

TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy..

“New Jersey is blessed with some of the ...

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Belmar to Grow Beachscape with ‘Butterfly-Friendly’ Dune Planting at Third Avenue Beach

August 12, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — As a fledgling dune planting flourishes near Belmar’s 12th Avenue beach playground, another patch of greenery is planned for the Third Avenue beach.

In addition to the dune grass, native plants and other suitable foliage that will fill this new 1,500-square-foot area, “pollinators” will be part of the mix, according to Belmar Councilman Thomas Brennan, ...

Facedown on the Beach and Shorty Long at the Shell Leads Sunday's Entertainment Options on Long Beach Island and in Stafford Township

LONG BEACH ISLAND – There are many great opportunities to enjoy the afternoon and nightlife in the area on this Sunday August 12.

Facedown performs at the 68 Street Beach in Long Beach Township from 1 to 3 p.m. live.  

Read below for the complete list of Sunday's entertainment options in Stafford and Long Beach Island.  

Area businesses please feel ...

Two Swimmers Rescued from Surf in Avon-by-the-Sea

AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — Two unidentified swimmers were pulled Thursday evening from the surf off the Washington Avenue beach in Avon-by-the-Sea, according to first-hand accounts.

The Area Network of Shore Water Emergency Responders (ANSWER) team, Avon police and other first-responders arrived at the unguarded beach at about 6:50 p.m. on August 2, where the man and woman were rescued about ...

Found in Watchung: Do You Know This Dog?

August 9, 2018

 

WATCHUNG, NJ - Do you know this dog?  He was found in the Valley View neighborhood on Sunday afternoon. He is well kept and groomed but with no chip and no collar. The Watchung police have been notified. Contact Chris at 908-499-7194.

 

 

 

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Sharks in Warren? Outdoor Movie Set for Friday, Aug 3

August 2, 2018

WARREN, NJ - All residents are invited to the Warrenbrook Pool on Friday night , Aug. 3, for a movie on the big screen under the stars. The Somerset County Park Commission will screen the family movie "Shark Tale" at 8:30 p.m.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Warrenbrook Pool invites guests to ...

The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPS) Registration is now open for Fall 2018

August 15, 2018

Watchung Hills Soccer Association (WHSA) TOPSoccer registration is now open.  WHSA is excited to announce that the program will be FREE of charge again this season. To register as a player, visit www.whsa.org and click on the “Log In” tab and then follow the registration steps.  

TOPSoccer is a community-based training program for ...

Girl Scouts and CCM Announce the Launch of New National STEM Badges

Girl Scouts and CCM Announce the Launch of New National STEM BadgesThe Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey today announced the launch of 30 new national Girl Scout badges exclusively for girls ages 5–18 at County College of Morris (CCM), a nationally designated center of excellence for cybersecurity education.

The badges, which are immediately available, not only enhance the ...

Warren East County Turf Opens for Fall Season

August 10, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Replacement of the artificial turf at the East County field on Stirling Road, under construction for the past few months, has now been completed.  

The cost of the field to be resurfaced is estimated at approximately $401,000 with just about $26,000 coming from the township already collected from residents through its open space trust fund. The ...

Rabid Racoon Reported in Somerset County

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Hollywood Avenue in the Somerset section of Franklin Township has tested positive for rabies.

Suburban areas in which raccoons, people and pets are in close proximity have the highest number of cases. From January to June of this year, the state Department of Health ...

18 Jersey Shore Towns Raising Pedestrian Safety Awareness This Summer

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — With summer’s traditional influx of seasonal visitors, numerous police departments have joined together across the Jersey Shore to remind motorists and pedestrians to be safe this summer.

Eighteen police departments in Monmouth and Ocean counties are participating in Street Smart NJ, which recently kicked off its summer pedestrian safety campaign ...

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Community Values Coalition Encouraging Residents to Speak Out Against Hate

August 15, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Almost a month after residents started seeing flyers from Identity Evropa, a group classified by the Anti-Defamation League as a white supremacist organization, around Bridgewater and surrounding towns, residents have been banding together to spread a message against hate and bias – and a new group called the Community Values Coalition is designed to do just ...

Local Children Invited to Meet "JJ," Newest Pony at Lord Stirling Stable, On Sunday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Lord Stirling Stable is inviting children under age 13 and their parents to enjoy a morning with the stable's will ponies, horses and staff at a "Pony Tea Party" scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the stable grounds at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

The Pony Tea Party will include lead line pony rides for ...

Somerset County 4-H Fair Returned to Bridgewater (Photo Gallery)

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair came to North Branch Park last week, as thousands visited the grounds to see all the 4-H has to offer.

Guests enjoyed seeing cows, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs and many more animals, while also exploring trains, RC cars, artwork, plants and much more during the three-day fair.

— Photos by Bernard DeLierre

Rotary Fair Opens Tuesday, Aug. 14

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The brightly lit midway arch is once again expected to welcome an average of 15,000 local residents to the annual six-day Rotary Fair beginning Tuesday, August 14.

Located adjacent to the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, the Fair transforms the field into a classic carnival with over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, food vendors and local business ...

Belmar to Grow Beachscape with ‘Butterfly-Friendly’ Dune Planting at Third Avenue Beach

August 12, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — As a fledgling dune planting flourishes near Belmar’s 12th Avenue beach playground, another patch of greenery is planned for the Third Avenue beach.

In addition to the dune grass, native plants and other suitable foliage that will fill this new 1,500-square-foot area, “pollinators” will be part of the mix, according to Belmar Councilman Thomas Brennan, ...

Facedown on the Beach and Shorty Long at the Shell Leads Sunday's Entertainment Options on Long Beach Island and in Stafford Township

LONG BEACH ISLAND – There are many great opportunities to enjoy the afternoon and nightlife in the area on this Sunday August 12.

Facedown performs at the 68 Street Beach in Long Beach Township from 1 to 3 p.m. live.  

Read below for the complete list of Sunday's entertainment options in Stafford and Long Beach Island.  

Area businesses please feel ...

Port Authority Bus Terminal To Test New Security System on Monday

NEW YORK, NY - Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try and identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices. 

The Port Authority will launch the pilot test next week on the new security system designed to help law enforcement professionals.

The technology, in partnership ...