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Lost in Warren: Have You Seen Milo?

October 17, 2017

 

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Milo? Milo left his property in the Courtland Lane - Round Top Road area without his collar on. He is very friendly. Call Paula at 201-341-3850 if you find him.

Water Main Break Snarls Watchung Circle

WATCHUNG, NJ - A water main break at the Watchung Circle occurred around 4 a.m. Monday morning, police said. Expect delays in the area due to repairs. 

Check Out Ross Farm While Taking a Journey Through the Past

October 15, 2017

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Wondering where to start today while touring historic sites in Somerset County? Try a local spot, the Boudinot-Southard-Ross Estate, at 135 North Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge. Also known as Ross Farm, the Estate is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

This hidden gem offers something for everyone, from a historic home, to a perfect spot for adults and ...

Warren Teen to Compete to be Miss Teen New Jersey

WARREN, NJ - A Warren teen will be competing this weekend in the Miss Teen New Jersey USA pageant. The Miss New Jersey Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New Jersey in the Miss Teen USA pageant.

Susannah Cardoza, a sophomore at Watchung Hills Regional High School, was chosen as a contestant in the Miss ...

Attention Warren Commuters: NJ Transit Suspends Gladstone Branch Service

October 4, 2017

WARREN, NJ - NJ Transit has announced that Gladstone Branch service is suspended today, Wednesday, for inspections to be done on the wall that collapes in Summit two weeks ago. 

Commuters are frustrated. 

Early lack of information left some Warren commuters waiting for train this morning only to hear an announcement that the Gladstone branch train was ...

Watchung Hills Board of Education Appoints Peter Fallon to Board

October 18, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Peter Fallon was sworn in to the Watchung Hills Board of Education on Tuesday night to fill the seat vacated by Glenn Mastrobattista, who resigned at the last meeting. 

After approving  a resolution accepting Mastrobattista's resignation, the board voted unanimously to appoint Fallon to fill the seat for the remainder of Mastrobattista's term, which ...

Warren Township Schools Go Green Eliminating more than 20,000 Disposable Water Bottles With Bottle Filling Station Installation

WARREN, NJ - A small display in the upper right corner of the new water bottle filling stations installed over the summer in Warren Township Schools is a simple reminder of the amount of waste eliminated by choosing to use refillable water containers over disposable plastic bottles.    

The display counts the number of plastic bottles avoided each time a student or staff ...

A Call for All Library Supporters to Vote "Yes" on Nov. 7

October 16, 2017

Dear Editor:

As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, supporting libraries across NJ. 

Libraries are increasingly becoming the social hubs of our communities.This act  authorizes New Jersey to issue ...

FIT to Serve: Fresh Ideas, Inclusive & Transparent

As Election Day creeps closer and candidate signs are going up, I wanted to take the opportunity to let Warren residents know about an excellent opportunity to learn about our candidates for Warren Township Committee and throughout the state by visiting the League of Women’s Voters of New Jersey website at www.vote411.org.  I would have relished the opportunity ...

Warren Township Schools Go Green Eliminating more than 20,000 Disposable Water Bottles With Bottle Filling Station Installation

October 16, 2017

WARREN, NJ - A small display in the upper right corner of the new water bottle filling stations installed over the summer in Warren Township Schools is a simple reminder of the amount of waste eliminated by choosing to use refillable water containers over disposable plastic bottles.    

The display counts the number of plastic bottles avoided each time a student or staff ...

Watchung Hills Regional High School Achieves Sustainability Certification

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification and joins a group of 91 schools that achieved the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2017. A total of 679 schools and 273 school districts are participating in the program ...

Warren's ALT First Graders Receive Lessons on Monarch Butterflies

WARREN, NJ - What started as a simple rescue mission turned into an impromptu science lesson on the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly for first graders at Angelo L. Tomaso School.

During a recent recess, students and teacher Mary Balkonis noticed caterpillars enjoying a meal on milkweed, among the varied plant life in the outdoor classroom. Worried that hungry birds would make a meal of ...

9th Annual Pink Out Volleyball Tournament Set for Next Week

October 8, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — On Friday, Oct. 13, the Westfield High School girls volleyball program will host its ninth annual Pink Out event with a tournament against Watchung Hills. For almost a decade, the Pink Out has raised funds and promoted research about breast cancer.

The tradition began in honor of head coach Bev Torok, who faced her own battle with breast cancer nine years ago. After she ...

U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance Recognizes Warren Blue Ribbon School on House Floor

October 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.  -  U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) spoke on the house floor on Thursday to recognize the Woodland School in Warren for the distinction of being named a Blue Ribbon School.

 

 

 //www.c-span.org/video/?c4685922/congressman-lance-stands-congratulate-local-blue-ribbon-schools

“I rise today in recognition of the Academy of Our Lady of ...

Phase II of East County Park in Warren Kicks Off

WARREN - Phase II of the 150-acre East County Park, bordered by Dubois, Reinman and Old Stirling roads was kicked off by Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh, Somerset County Park Commission and Warren Township officials, including Mayor Carolann Garafola, Deputy Mayor Victor Sordillo, Township Committeeman Gary DiNardo, Township Committeeman George Lazo and Township ...

Green Brook Police Department Collecting Unwanted Prescription Medications as part of “Operation Take Back New Jersey”

October 16, 2017

GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Police Department will once again be participating in the “Operation Take Back New Jersey” prescription medication disposal program. This program, orchestrated through the Drug Enforcement Administration, provides a convenient and safe means for residents to dispose of their unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription medications.

Warren Township Schools Go Green Eliminating more than 20,000 Disposable Water Bottles With Bottle Filling Station Installation

WARREN, NJ - A small display in the upper right corner of the new water bottle filling stations installed over the summer in Warren Township Schools is a simple reminder of the amount of waste eliminated by choosing to use refillable water containers over disposable plastic bottles.    

The display counts the number of plastic bottles avoided each time a student or staff ...

Phase II of East County Park in Warren Kicks Off

October 12, 2017

WARREN - Phase II of the 150-acre East County Park, bordered by Dubois, Reinman and Old Stirling roads was kicked off by Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh, Somerset County Park Commission and Warren Township officials, including Mayor Carolann Garafola, Deputy Mayor Victor Sordillo, Township Committeeman Gary DiNardo, Township Committeeman George Lazo and Township ...

Department of Justice: ISIS Sympathizer Arrested in New Jersey, Plotting the "Next 9/11" with Two Accomplices

October 8, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday.

Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at concert venues in support of ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.

The three arrested ...

Teacher's Aide Charged with Sexual Assault Against Student

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 35-year-old teacher's aide at a Montgomery Township school faces multiple charges in the alleged sexual assault of a 17-year-old student, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Daniel E. Fowler of Princeton Pike, Lawrence Township, has been charged with 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child, 2nd degree criminal sexual contact, ...

Villa Maria Fire Continues in North Plainfield, Closes Somerset Street

October 17, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD - A five alarm fire in the early morning hours of Tuesday morning is being fought at the vacant Villa Maria at 641 Somerset Street. At 10 a.m. the fire was still burning and fire companies are being rotated,  continuing to operate hitting hot spots of active fire, authorities said.

Somerset Street South was closed and heavy smoke filled the air.

Drone video from ...

Five-Alarm Fire at Villa Maria in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD - A five-alarm fire in the early morning hours Tuesday is being fought at the vacant Villa Maria at 641 Somerset St. At 5:45 a.m. the fire was still burning. It is the second fire at the property in the last three months. The first was on July 13.

Local residents will be seeing and hearing news helicopters overhead.

Some drone footage from Nick ...

Green Brook Police Department Collecting Unwanted Prescription Medications as part of “Operation Take Back New Jersey”

GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Police Department will once again be participating in the “Operation Take Back New Jersey” prescription medication disposal program. This program, orchestrated through the Drug Enforcement Administration, provides a convenient and safe means for residents to dispose of their unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription medications.

Free Public Workshops On Dealing With Substance Addictions, Including Heroin, Being Presented by Community In Crisis

October 13, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Free workshops to assist the families and friends of those struggling with addiction - and coping strategies for those seeking to break the chain of addiction - are being offered throughout October and into November at two Bernards Township churches.

Basking Ridge-based Community in Crisis, established in response to drug overdose deaths and continuing heroin and ...

WHRHS Soccer: Watchung Hills Boys and Girls Defeat Phillipsburg, 2-1

October 18, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Boys and Girls varsity soccer teams both defeated Phillipsburg on Tuesday.

Michael Tobin and Evan Bujnowski scored a goal each on assists from David Cantone and Joel Veliz to lead Watchung Hills over Phillipsburg, 2-1, in Warren.

Liam Bo Scanlon made five saves for Watchung Hills.

“Good win, puts us in position to earn a home state playoff ...

WHRHS Girls Tennis: Watchung Hills Defeats Ridge to win NJSIAA North 2, Group 4 Championship, 3-2

WARREN, NJ - The Ridge girls tennis team was looking for its second consecutive sectional title, but the Red Devils fell, 3-2, to Watchung Hills in the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 4 championship round on Tuesday.

The match was the third meeting of the fall between the two Somerset County rivals. The teams had divided a pair of 4-1 decisions in the regular season.

Watchung Hills moves on ...

Unbeaten Watchung Hills Middle School Varsity Warriors Roll Over Bridgewater, 30-13

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Watchung Hills Middle School Varsity Warriors won their 25th consecutive game, defeating the Bridgewater Junior Panthers on Saturday, 30-13, at Bridgewater High School. Watchung Hills is now 6-0 on the season, and the only unbeaten team in the Junior Skylands Conference.

The Warriors defense set the tone, forcing '3 and outs,' and turnovers, giving the offense ...

Warren Township Schools Go Green Eliminating more than 20,000 Disposable Water Bottles With Bottle Filling Station Installation

October 16, 2017

WARREN, NJ - A small display in the upper right corner of the new water bottle filling stations installed over the summer in Warren Township Schools is a simple reminder of the amount of waste eliminated by choosing to use refillable water containers over disposable plastic bottles.    

The display counts the number of plastic bottles avoided each time a student or staff ...

U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance Recognizes Warren Blue Ribbon School on House Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C.  -  U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) spoke on the house floor on Thursday to recognize the Woodland School in Warren for the distinction of being named a Blue Ribbon School.

 

 

 //www.c-span.org/video/?c4685922/congressman-lance-stands-congratulate-local-blue-ribbon-schools

“I rise today in recognition of the Academy of Our Lady of ...

Warren Township Schools Go Green Eliminating more than 20,000 Disposable Water Bottles With Bottle Filling Station Installation

October 16, 2017

WARREN, NJ - A small display in the upper right corner of the new water bottle filling stations installed over the summer in Warren Township Schools is a simple reminder of the amount of waste eliminated by choosing to use refillable water containers over disposable plastic bottles.    

The display counts the number of plastic bottles avoided each time a student or staff ...

WHRHS Girls Tennis: Watchung Hills Defeats Ridge to win NJSIAA North 2, Group 4 Championship, 3-2

October 17, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The Ridge girls tennis team was looking for its second consecutive sectional title, but the Red Devils fell, 3-2, to Watchung Hills in the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 4 championship round on Tuesday.

The match was the third meeting of the fall between the two Somerset County rivals. The teams had divided a pair of 4-1 decisions in the regular season.

Watchung Hills moves on ...

Watchung Hills Regional High School Achieves Sustainability Certification

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification and joins a group of 91 schools that achieved the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2017. A total of 679 schools and 273 school districts are participating in the program ...

WHRHS Boys Soccer: Watchung Hills Falls to Bridgewater in Final Minute of SCT Quarters, 1-0

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - So close. Bridgewater-Raritan advances to the semi-final round of the Somerset County Tournament after a close quarter final match against Watchung Hill on Saturday.

After a scoreless game for most of the match, Bridgewater’s Dom Demcak scored in the final minute to prevail, 1-0.

“Proud of the boys, they played with a lot of heart and showed a lot of fight ...

Two Arrested in Sunday’s Fatal Shooting

October 12, 2017

UNION, NJ - A juvenile and a Union man have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting in Union on Sunday afternoon .  

According to the Union County Prosecutor's Office, a 17-year old has been charged with first-degree murder and weapons offenses in the death of Union man, Jose Diago . Also charged was Willy Rodriguez-Gil, 22.  Rodriguez-Gil has been ...

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Lost in Warren: Have You Seen Milo?

October 17, 2017

 

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Milo? Milo left his property in the Courtland Lane - Round Top Road area without his collar on. He is very friendly. Call Paula at 201-341-3850 if you find him.

Found in Warren: Do You Know This Dog?

WARREN, NJ - Do you know this dog?  He was found on Ravinn Lane on Tuesday morning and despite the pink harness, is male.   Call 908-755-0227 with any information.

Horse Care Workshops Start Oct. 21 at Lord Stirling

October 15, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Fall Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103, designed for individuals who are seeking to gain knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on experience.

Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South ...

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark joins statewide hurricane relief effort for Puerto Rico

NEWARK, NJ - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark (HFHGN) has announced a partnership with “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” (NJ4PR), created by leaders of the state's Puerto Rican community in a statewide effort to help the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

More than half a million New Jerseyans claim Puerto Rican ancestry, with ...

FIT to Serve: Fresh Ideas, Inclusive & Transparent

October 14, 2017

As Election Day creeps closer and candidate signs are going up, I wanted to take the opportunity to let Warren residents know about an excellent opportunity to learn about our candidates for Warren Township Committee and throughout the state by visiting the League of Women’s Voters of New Jersey website at www.vote411.org.  I would have relished the opportunity ...

How We Can Reduce Our Property Taxes

I’m Rich Fortunato and one of the reasons I am running for the State Assembly in District 22 is to work to reduce our property taxes.    

You may not realize it but it is very likely that more of your property taxes go to your school district than to your town. In Clark and Middlesex Borough, almost twice as much of your taxes go to the schools than to the town, in ...

FIT to Serve: Fresh Ideas, Inclusive & Transparent

My name is Rick de Pinho and I am running as a first time candidate for the Warren Township Committee. My campaign is to bring Fresh ideas and a more Inclusive & Transparent approach to our government.  I am FIT to Serve Warren Township.

Please visit my website at ...

Obituaries

- Mar 12, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK ...
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A Call for All Library Supporters to Vote "Yes" on Nov. 7

October 16, 2017

Dear Editor:

As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, supporting libraries across NJ. 

Libraries are increasingly becoming the social hubs of our communities.This act  authorizes New Jersey to issue ...

Check Out Ross Farm While Taking a Journey Through the Past

October 15, 2017

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Wondering where to start today while touring historic sites in Somerset County? Try a local spot, the Boudinot-Southard-Ross Estate, at 135 North Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge. Also known as Ross Farm, the Estate is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

This hidden gem offers something for everyone, from a historic home, to a perfect spot for adults and ...

Phase II of East County Park in Warren Kicks Off

WARREN - Phase II of the 150-acre East County Park, bordered by Dubois, Reinman and Old Stirling roads was kicked off by Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh, Somerset County Park Commission and Warren Township officials, including Mayor Carolann Garafola, Deputy Mayor Victor Sordillo, Township Committeeman Gary DiNardo, Township Committeeman George Lazo and Township ...

Teacher's Aide Charged with Sexual Assault Against Student

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 35-year-old teacher's aide at a Montgomery Township school faces multiple charges in the alleged sexual assault of a 17-year-old student, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Daniel E. Fowler of Princeton Pike, Lawrence Township, has been charged with 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child, 2nd degree criminal sexual contact, ...

Belmar Honors First Responders for ‘Extraordinary Performance’ in Saving 35 Lives in Dangerous Surf

October 6, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — With not a cloud in the sky and temperatures in the 80s, it didn’t take long for the Belmar beaches to fill with local residents and visitors on the weekend of September 23 and 24.

Despite what appeared to be an ideal late-summer beach day, a closer look told quite a different story. Dangerous and life-threatening rip tides had triggered a swimming ban along ...

The 2017 Chowderfest Weekend Breaks Attendance Record

BEACH HAVEN -  All one had to do was travel to Beach Haven during the early afternoon on Saturday and see the massive amounts of people who traveled to Long Beach Island for this traditional weekend at the Jersey Shore.  The Merchants Mart took place on Saturday. The 29th Annual Official LBI Chowderfest took place on Sunday.  There were over 3,000 gallons of chowder served on ...

Belmar Honors First Responders for ‘Extraordinary Performance’ in Saving 35 Lives in Dangerous Surf

October 6, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — With not a cloud in the sky and temperatures in the 80s, it didn’t take long for the Belmar beaches to fill with local residents and visitors on the weekend of September 23 and 24.

Despite what appeared to be an ideal late-summer beach day, a closer look told quite a different story. Dangerous and life-threatening rip tides had triggered a swimming ban along ...

The 2017 Chowderfest Weekend Breaks Attendance Record

BEACH HAVEN -  All one had to do was travel to Beach Haven during the early afternoon on Saturday and see the massive amounts of people who traveled to Long Beach Island for this traditional weekend at the Jersey Shore.  The Merchants Mart took place on Saturday. The 29th Annual Official LBI Chowderfest took place on Sunday.  There were over 3,000 gallons of chowder served on ...

'The Honeymooners' smart, snappy production

Smart, sassy production of ‘The Honeymooners’ takes off at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – “And away we go” indeed. The creative team at the Paper Mill Playhouse has taken the seeds of “The Honeymooners” from 1950’s television and turned it into a smart, snappy musical.

Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton are still up to their get-rich-quick ...