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County Summer Concert Series Returns This Weekend to Duke Island Park

June 28, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission is bringing back its 2017 Summer Concert Series this year, with a number of concerts begin held at Duke Island Park.

The first band will be Radio Nashville, playing July 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The group performs top country hits from artists like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Lady ...

VIDEO: House Fire on East 7th Street in Plainfield Tuesday Afternoon

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Around 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 27, a fire broke out at a wood frame two-story home on East 7th Street between Leland Avenue and Marshall Place.

In addition to Plainfield, fire services from neighboring towns were on hand, including South Plainfield, North Plainfield, Cranford and Westfield.

A neighbor who didn't want to give her name said she heard what sounded like an ...

Warren Recreation Presents Fabulous 50's Night with the Keynotes

June 27, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Everyone is invited to go back to the 1950's at the Fabulous 50's Night with the Keynotes concert. The concert will be held on June 28, 7-9 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the free refreshments. See warrennj.org/recreation for information.

Watchung Hills Presents 2017 Spring Band Concert

WARREN, NJ. – Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) student musicians in the Concert Band, the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble demonstrated the considerable breadth and depth of their musical progression with a varied and complex program at the 2017 Spring Band Concert, Wednesday, June 7, in the school’s Performing Arts Center ...

WHRHS Alumni Visit Warren for Career Exploration Day at Watchung Hills

June 25, 2017

WARREN, NJ – Graduating seniors at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) had the opportunity to meet and learn from more than a dozen working professionals at a Career Exploration Day, Tuesday, June 13 at the school.

Among the professionals were keynote speakers Michael Beneduce, Class of 2004, and his sister,Justen Beneduce, Class ...

Warren Township Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Members, Next Meeting on June 22

WARREN, NJ - The Warren community is invited to the next meeting of the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, June 22.

Trainer Joe will be showcasing  "The Rising Stars Networking Group" Gameshow and gives us tons of mindset, health and fitness tips in the process! 

Members Register FREE by clicking below

Non-Members: $10

 

The Warren Township ...

Attention NJ Transit Commuters: Summer Schedule and Reduced Fares Announced

WARREN, NJ - New Jersey Transit has announced reduced fares for customers on the Morris & Essex line and NJ TRANSIT’s “Trip Planner” feature on http://njtransit.com/and the Mobile App have been updated with the new summer service schedules.

Customers can now log on from computers and smartphones to plan station-to-station trips for travel between July 10 ...

WHRHS Alumni Visit Warren for Career Exploration Day at Watchung Hills

June 25, 2017

WARREN, NJ – Graduating seniors at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) had the opportunity to meet and learn from more than a dozen working professionals at a Career Exploration Day, Tuesday, June 13 at the school.

Among the professionals were keynote speakers Michael Beneduce, Class of 2004, and his sister,Justen Beneduce, Class ...

Sun Shines in Warren as Watchung Hills Class of 2017 Graduates

WARREN, NJ - Under sunny blue skies, the Watchung Hills Class of 2017 walked across the stage and completed their high school careers during the 60th annual commencement ceremony at Tozier Field Thursday morning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHRbhie8BKI

All School Council President Natalie Przybylski, Grade Level Council President Jordon Reynolds, Salutatorian Michelle Shui, and ...

NJ Political Community Grieves Loss of Ciattarelli Campaign Chairman Rick Rosenberg, Jr; Viewing and Funeral Services Set

June 27, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Leaders of New Jersey’s Republican establishment, political opponents, family, friends and others are expected to pause and pay their respects Friday and Saturday to Rick Rosenberg, Jr. a trusted and respected front lines political operative who died at his home in Lakehurst Monday.

Rosenberg, 31, a 2009 graduate of Rutgers University, had spent considerable time ...

Local is State Finalist in the National American Miss New Jersey Princess Pageant

BEDMINSTER, NJ - Miss Ivanka Panasik, age 6, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss New Jersey Princess Pageant to be held August 11 to 12 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. The pageant is held for girls ages four through 18 in five different age divisions.

The newly crowned Miss New Jersey Princess will receive a $1,000 cash award, the ...

WHRHS Alumni Visit Warren for Career Exploration Day at Watchung Hills

June 25, 2017

WARREN, NJ – Graduating seniors at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) had the opportunity to meet and learn from more than a dozen working professionals at a Career Exploration Day, Tuesday, June 13 at the school.

Among the professionals were keynote speakers Michael Beneduce, Class of 2004, and his sister,Justen Beneduce, Class ...

Charles Delaney of Watchung Receives Profile in Positive Aging Award

June 28, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung's Charles Delaney, is the recipient of Somerset County's "Profile in Positive Aging" recognition award and was honored for his healthy and active lifestyle, and his volunteerism to the community at the last council meeting.

Delaney is Vice President of the CERT team and is involved in the County's CERT and Search and Rescue Teams.

Mayor Pote ...

Watchung Hills Raises More Than $2,000 'Dancing With The Teachers'

WARREN, NJ - In the second annual Dancing with the Teachers fundraiser, more than 150 students, teachers, administration and staff performed to the delight of more than 300 in the audience.

Co- hosted by graduating senior Suchir Govindarajan and freshman Vincent DiGeronimo, the event last week raised more than $2,000 in honor of the family of Juan Carlos Cruz. Last fall, Spanish ...

Warren Township Dedicates New Ambulance

June 26, 2017

WARREN, NJ - A new ambulance was dedicated on Saturday to the Warren Township Rescue Squad by Mayor Carolann Garafola and Committeeman Gary DiNardo. 

 

The new vehicle is equipped with an automatic lift cot and larger cabin space to allow first responders to access their equipment and service patients more effectively.

 

The members of the Rescue Squad would like to ...

Congressman Lance Speaks at American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) returned to the place where he started his political career Sunday, the podium at American Legion Jersey Boys State.

The 1969 delegate of the nationwide government-in-action program spoke to the nearly 1,000 rising senior boys at Rider University, professing his love for the program that launched his government ...

Charles Delaney of Watchung Receives Profile in Positive Aging Award

June 28, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung's Charles Delaney, is the recipient of Somerset County's "Profile in Positive Aging" recognition award and was honored for his healthy and active lifestyle, and his volunteerism to the community at the last council meeting.

Delaney is Vice President of the CERT team and is involved in the County's CERT and Search and Rescue Teams.

Mayor Pote ...

Weather Knocks Out Power in Warren, JCP&L Investigating

June 24, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Crews are now being dispatched to the area of Reinman Road and Old Stirling Road to investigate a power outage affecting the east side of Warren on Saturday, JCP&L says.

According to JCP&L, restoration of power is expected by Saturday at 6 PM to the majority of affected customers.

In the event you lose power, contact your local power provider and not ...

JCP&L Working to Restore Power to East Side of Warren

WARREN, NJ - Crews are now on site investigating a power outage affecting the east side of Warren on Monday, JCP&L says.

According to JCP&L, restoration of power is expected by Friday at 8:30 PM to the majority of affected customers.

In the event you lose power, contact your local power provider and not Police Communications unless an emergency ...

Downed Wires Shut Down King George Road in Warren

WARREN, NJ - King George Road is shut down between Washington Valley Road and Mount Horeb Road due to downed wires.

 

Avoid the area.

Warren Township Dedicates New Ambulance

June 26, 2017

WARREN, NJ - A new ambulance was dedicated on Saturday to the Warren Township Rescue Squad by Mayor Carolann Garafola and Committeeman Gary DiNardo. 

 

The new vehicle is equipped with an automatic lift cot and larger cabin space to allow first responders to access their equipment and service patients more effectively.

 

The members of the Rescue Squad would like to ...

Long Hill's Texiera and Watchung's Grieco Receive Overlook Medical Center's Excellence in EMS Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mikaela Texiera of the Long Hill First Aid Squad and Nick Grieco of the Watchung Rescue Squad have been selected among the 14 first responders to receive the Overlook Medical Center Excellence in EMS Award.

As the nation marked National EMS Week, Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, celebrated the important role of EMS first ...

Downed Wires Shut Down King George Road in Warren

WARREN, NJ - King George Road is shut down between Washington Valley Road and Mount Horeb Road due to downed wires.

 

Avoid the area.

NJ Political Community Grieves Loss of Ciattarelli Campaign Chairman Rick Rosenberg, Jr; Viewing and Funeral Services Set

June 27, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Leaders of New Jersey’s Republican establishment, political opponents, family, friends and others are expected to pause and pay their respects Friday and Saturday to Rick Rosenberg, Jr. a trusted and respected front lines political operative who died at his home in Lakehurst Monday.

Rosenberg, 31, a 2009 graduate of Rutgers University, had spent considerable time ...

Girls Identified in Tragic Incident off Belmar Beach as More Details Emerge on Rescue and Recovery Efforts

BELMAR, NJ — The 13-year-old girl who drowned off the Belmar beach on Thursday, June 15, has been identified as Mitzi Hernandez and her 12-year-old cousin who remains on life-support as Emily Gonzalez-Perez, according to officials.

Gonzalez-Perez, remains in critical condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. The incident is still currently under investigation by the ...

Woodland School PTO Receives $2800 Check

June 14, 2017

WARREN, NJ -On-the-Court X-perience recently presented the Woodland School PTO with a check for $2800.

On the Court X-perience runs an after-school basketball clinic and twenty percent of all the proceeds goes right back to the PTO of the school. 

Clinics have also been run at the other three elementary schools, and Warren Middle School. The clinics start after school and take place in ...

Warren Claps Out Fifth Grade as Watchung Hills Prepares for Graduation

June 21, 2017

WARREN, NJ - The last day of school, and the first day of Summer is full of laughter, and tears.

As students leave their buildings for the last time before Summer vacation, the students show a variety of emotions - relief and happiness that the school year is over and Summer fun can begin, and bittersweet for some because they are leaving for other destinations-other schools, other ...

Warren Middle School Graduates the Class of 2017

WARREN, NJ -  The Class of 2017 graduated from Warren Middle School on a stormy June 19. High honors recipient Paulina Przybylski delivered the Greetings from the Class.

As the students graduate, they show a variety of emotions - relief and happiness that the school year is over and Summer fun can begin. 

But to some, the leaving is bittersweet because they are leaving ...

Warren Middle School Graduates the Class of 2017

June 21, 2017

WARREN, NJ -  The Class of 2017 graduated from Warren Middle School on a stormy June 19. High honors recipient Paulina Przybylski delivered the Greetings from the Class.

As the students graduate, they show a variety of emotions - relief and happiness that the school year is over and Summer fun can begin. 

But to some, the leaving is bittersweet because they are leaving ...

Watchung Hills Raises More Than $2,000 'Dancing With The Teachers'

June 20, 2017

WARREN, NJ - In the second annual Dancing with the Teachers fundraiser, more than 150 students, teachers, administration and staff performed to the delight of more than 300 in the audience.

Co- hosted by graduating senior Suchir Govindarajan and freshman Vincent DiGeronimo, the event last week raised more than $2,000 in honor of the family of Juan Carlos Cruz. Last fall, Spanish ...

Giving Back with Art at WHRHS: Watchung Hills Students Participate in Memory Project

WARREN, NJ - For the second year in a row, Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Art Teacher Kate Griffin’s Advanced Placement 2D Studio Art class participated in The Memory Project.  

“The Memory Project is a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create and donate portraits to youth around the world who ...

Congressman Lance Speaks at American Legion Jersey Boys State

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) returned to the place where he started his political career Sunday, the podium at American Legion Jersey Boys State.

The 1969 delegate of the nationwide government-in-action program spoke to the nearly 1,000 rising senior boys at Rider University, professing his love for the program that launched his government ...

VIDEO: House Fire on East 7th Street in Plainfield Tuesday Afternoon

June 27, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Around 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 27, a fire broke out at a wood frame two-story home on East 7th Street between Leland Avenue and Marshall Place.

In addition to Plainfield, fire services from neighboring towns were on hand, including South Plainfield, North Plainfield, Cranford and Westfield.

A neighbor who didn't want to give her name said she heard what sounded like an ...

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Animal Shelter Celebrates New Dog Play Yard, Rescue Van

June 20, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter hosted a ribbon cutting June 14 to celebrate the opening of a new dog play yard, donated by Tony Martinez, of the National Fence Company, in honor of his mother, Isabel Martinez, an animal welfare advocate.

“We need an area for dogs to play and meet,” Brian Bradshaw, shelter manager, said.

Natalie Zaman, a board member for ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, July 13, 7:00 PM

Washington Park, Dunellen

Exit Row Band | Free Concert in the Park

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, July 23, 11:00 AM

Dunellen Senior Center , Dunellen

Sweeney Todd | Theater Bus Trip to SOPAC

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, August 18, 9:30 AM

Good Grief, Morristown

Good Grief Volunteer Facilitator Training

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New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

June 27, 2017

New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

NJBS urges the public to donate to replenish the community’s critically low blood supply.
 

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) and its parent company,  New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency and is asking the public to please find time to donate blood at a NJBS donor center or convenient blood drive to ...

Kent Place School Graduates Warren Resident at 123rd Commencement

On Sunday, June 4, the Class of 2017 graduated at the 123rd Kent Place School Commencement. Among the 71 members of the Class of 2017 is Lara Gajewski.

During the ceremony, Lara was inducted into the Kent Place Cum Laude Society.

Obituaries

- Mar 12, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK ...
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Charles Delaney of Watchung Receives Profile in Positive Aging Award

June 28, 2017

WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung's Charles Delaney, is the recipient of Somerset County's "Profile in Positive Aging" recognition award and was honored for his healthy and active lifestyle, and his volunteerism to the community at the last council meeting.

Delaney is Vice President of the CERT team and is involved in the County's CERT and Search and Rescue Teams.

Mayor Pote ...

County Summer Concert Series Returns This Weekend to Duke Island Park

June 28, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission is bringing back its 2017 Summer Concert Series this year, with a number of concerts begin held at Duke Island Park.

The first band will be Radio Nashville, playing July 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The group performs top country hits from artists like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Lady ...

Somerville Hosts Weekly Summer Dance Party with Live Music on Division Street

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough is synonymous with live events that include - what else - live music.

Over the past three weeks, there was live music on Main Street during the June 4 Somerville Business & Professional Association street fair; on June 10, there was a live band on the steps of the historic Somerset County Courthouse as part of the Flag Day celebration and this past ...

Camera Crew Follows Elite Foursome on to Neshanic Valley Golf Course

NESHANIC STATION, NJ - Followed by Golf Channel camera crews, an elite foursome on June 20 traveled by helicopter, ferry and car to complete 18 holes at several courses in the metropolitan NY/NJ area, including Meadow #9 at Somerset County's Neshanic Valley Golf Course.

Sponsored by the Metropolitan Golf Association, Neshanic Valley GC was the only public course included on the one-day ...

Animal Shelter Celebrates New Dog Play Yard, Rescue Van

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter hosted a ribbon cutting June 14 to celebrate the opening of a new dog play yard, donated by Tony Martinez, of the National Fence Company, in honor of his mother, Isabel Martinez, an animal welfare advocate.

“We need an area for dogs to play and meet,” Brian Bradshaw, shelter manager, said.

Natalie Zaman, a board member for ...

The Iconic Surflight Theatre and Showplace Ice Cream Parlor Reopens Today

June 23, 2017

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The iconic Surflight Theatre and Show Place Ice Cream Parlour in Beach Haven, NJ will reopen Friday, June 23 with a performance of Footloose. Under the new ownership of Al Parinello Entertainment LLC, the Surflight Theatre’s 68th year will begin with new sound and lighting, a newly renovated stage, new curtain and a range of plans for improvements over the next five ...

Weekend Suggestions To Entertain the Family

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Are you ready to celebrate the end of the school year? Many area schools are concluding for the summer, making kids primed to party. If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend with the family in New Jersey, you must make time to check out the following local events.

 

Montville 4th of July Celebration

The city of Montville is ...

Great White Shark Mary Lee is 'Loopy' off Jersey Coast

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — After five days of "ping" silence, great white shark Mary Lee has traveled about  20 miles northbound and is now off the Jersey coast between Beach Haven and Long Beach Township, again.

The 16-foot, 3,500-pound shark was last tracked at 6:54 a.m. on June 17 about 15 miles off the shoreline of Long Beach Island — the same area that she visited ...

The Iconic Surflight Theatre and Showplace Ice Cream Parlor Reopens Today

June 23, 2017

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The iconic Surflight Theatre and Show Place Ice Cream Parlour in Beach Haven, NJ will reopen Friday, June 23 with a performance of Footloose. Under the new ownership of Al Parinello Entertainment LLC, the Surflight Theatre’s 68th year will begin with new sound and lighting, a newly renovated stage, new curtain and a range of plans for improvements over the next five ...

Great White Shark Mary Lee is 'Loopy' off Jersey Coast

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — After five days of "ping" silence, great white shark Mary Lee has traveled about  20 miles northbound and is now off the Jersey coast between Beach Haven and Long Beach Township, again.

The 16-foot, 3,500-pound shark was last tracked at 6:54 a.m. on June 17 about 15 miles off the shoreline of Long Beach Island — the same area that she visited ...

Seafood Festival in the Pines to Benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m.

STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 is presenting the Seafood Festival in the Pines to benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday, June 17 from 12 to 6 p.m.  There will be plenty of crabs, clams, a fish fry, fish tacos, scallops, hot dogs and more.  

From 1 to 3 p.m. Shorty Long and the Horns will provide entertainment.  The Dankstesr will perform from 4 to 6 p.m.

Animal Shelter Celebrates New Dog Play Yard, Rescue Van

June 20, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter hosted a ribbon cutting June 14 to celebrate the opening of a new dog play yard, donated by Tony Martinez, of the National Fence Company, in honor of his mother, Isabel Martinez, an animal welfare advocate.

“We need an area for dogs to play and meet,” Brian Bradshaw, shelter manager, said.

Natalie Zaman, a board member for ...