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Watchung Borough Council Recognizes Watchung Hills Senior Julia Cunningham, Proclaims April 19 Julia Cunningham Day

April 21, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung resident and Watchung Hills Regional High School graduating senior, Julia Cunningham was recognized at a special meeting of the Watchung Borough council Thursday. 

Councilman Bill Nehls praised Cunningham, “ as probably one of the best basketball players in the state,” and “an inspiration for girls in the seventh and eighth grades, ...

Warren Township Considers Outdoor Reading Space

WARREN, NJ - Where is the best place to read on a warm summer day? Warren may get a new place, an outdoor reading space at the Warren Library.

At the last meeting of the Warren Township Committee, Committeewoman Carolann Garafola, who sits on the library advisory board, discussed some possibilities of adding outdoor space to the Warren library. 

Open space funds could be used for ...

WHRHS Prom 2018: Students Ready for Junior Semi-Formal

April 22, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Prom season has started. On Friday night, the Watchung Hills Regional High School Junior Semi-Formal was held at the Pines Manor in Edison.

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 Promposals and preparations are done and it was time to enjoy a night of pictures, dancing, and most importantly, making memories. 

For many parents, the 2018 ...

Warren Township Considers Outdoor Reading Space

WARREN, NJ - Where is the best place to read on a warm summer day? Warren may get a new place, an outdoor reading space at the Warren Library.

At the last meeting of the Warren Township Committee, Committeewoman Carolann Garafola, who sits on the library advisory board, discussed some possibilities of adding outdoor space to the Warren library. 

Open space funds could be used for ...

Rotary Fair: Fun Place to Do Business

April 16, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough will provide local businesses multiple opportunities to showcase their services and connect directly with customers at its 11th annual Rotary Fair, scheduled this year for Aug. 14–19.

More than 15,000 people from Hillsborough and surrounding communities are expected to visit the weeklong family event held at the Hillsborough Promenade, ...

Warren Township Superintendent Addresses Walkout Incidents at Warren Middle School, Police Called

April 25, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Social media and in person discussions over the weekend regarding incidents during a walkout at Warren Middle School on Friday stirred up the Warren community. Warren Township Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Matt Mingle read the following statement at Tuesday’s meeting of the Warren Township Board of Education:

There are allegations being discussed in the ...

Watchung Hills Board of Education Accepts Resignation of Athletic Director, Teachers, and Nurse

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education accepted the resignation of Christopher Van Vliet, Athletic Director, the resignation of Gillian Crisman,  teacher of Art, and the resignation of Kathryn Matulonis, teacher of English, at its meeting on Tuesday night, all effective June 30, 2018.

“While I will be taking a different path and exploring new opportunities, I will always ...

Election 2018: Attention Warren Candidates Running for Public Office

April 15, 2018

WARREN, NJ - TAPinto  invites all candidates to submit statements and other content, as well as advertise on TAPinto. Below are the TAPinto Election Policies:

Candidate Statements

Candidates participating in the primary election can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) through the week before the ...

Election 2018: Changes to Warren Polling Places Announced

 

WARREN, NJ - Certain Polling locations in Warren Township will be changed for 2018 and future elections, the township announced on Thursday.

If you currently vote in District 11 or 12, at the Warren Library, your polling location has changed. You will now vote at the Stonecrest Church located at 11 Technology Drive. This is a permanent change.

If you currently vote ...

Endangered Bog Turtle Plods Through Senate Towards Official Designation as State Reptile

April 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - The endangered bog turtle is one step closer to being designated New Jersey's official state reptile, following State Senate approval of legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) and inspired by students from Princeton.

Riverside Elementary School Students Kyle Grzmala and Hayah Mian, and their teacher Mark Eastburn, joined ...

Warren Lions Club Hosts Operation Shoebox Packing Event At Warren Middle School

April 23, 2018

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Lions Club launched its first packing event for Operation Shoebox New Jersey on Saturday at the Warren Middle School. Members of the community participated in this special event to assemble the gift packages to be sent to our troops.  The cost of shipping these boxes to the troops is funded by donations from the Warren Lion’s club, other organizations, and ...

Warren Township Recreation Commission Presents Volunteer of the Year Awards

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee recognized Recreation commission volunteers of the year 2017 at the last meeting. 

The Recreation Commission offered their thanks and said, "we could not offer any of these programs mentioned if it weren't for the dedication of the amazing volunteers we have here in Warren. We are humbled and honored to know all of you. Thank you ...

New DMV Facility Should Ease Crunch in Somerville

April 23, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - B. Sue Fulton is just beginning to find her away around her new office in Trenton , but the newly-sworn director of the Department of Motor Vehicles found her way to Somerville Saturday at the invitation of state Sen. Christopher Kip Bateman for a visit to the local DMV office on Roosevelt Place which has been causing headaches for neighborhood residents.

She ...

Warren Township Recreation Commission Presents Volunteer of the Year Awards

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee recognized Recreation commission volunteers of the year 2017 at the last meeting. 

The Recreation Commission offered their thanks and said, "we could not offer any of these programs mentioned if it weren't for the dedication of the amazing volunteers we have here in Warren. We are humbled and honored to know all of you. Thank you ...

Family Promise, KaBOOM! Partnership Brings Innovative Play Areas to Kids in Need

April 15, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Partnering to bring the communities it serves great, safe places for kids to play, Summit-based Family Promise has partnered with KaBOOM!, with the partnership focused on creating opportunities for Family Promise Affiliates to bring KaBOOM! play products into communities across the country.

Family Promise is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping ...

Flood Watch: Flooding Closes Route 22 in Green Brook, Some Local Roads

April 16, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - A flood watch is in effect for our area and most of New Jersey on Monday.  

Route 22 west is closed between Rock and Washington Avenues due to flooding, police advised on Monday morning.  Mountain Avenue in Warren is washed out near Old Stirling Road and local flooding is being reported throughout the area. 

Motorists are advised to use caution and ...

Asst. Prosecutor in Wyckoff Murder Trial Receives Union County Prosecutor's Office Gladiator Award

April 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – Scott Peterson, assistant prosecutor in the trial for April Wyckoff’s murder, was honored as part of the county prosecutor’s office’s National Crimes Victims’ Rights Week.

Peterson was honored along with Ted Merced, a veteran detective, and Azucena “Susie” Arias, a victim/witness advocate who handles sensitive matters, according to a ...

Blue Mass Celebration at Immaculate Conception School Honors Police

April 22, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Immaculate Conception School hosted a “Blue Mass” Friday morning at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church to honor the men and women of law enforcement.

The mass was attended by all students and staff in the K-8th grade school, with more than 100 members of law enforcement, including Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The annual mass was also ...

Traffic Alert: Accident at Watchung Circle

WATCHUNG, NJ - A motor vehicle accident near the Watchung Circle involving a dump truck and a utility pole is causing traffic delays, police said. Avoid the area and plan an alternate route. The circle is closed. Watchung Hills has advised that since Hillcrest Road in Watchung is closed due to a traffic accident near the Watchung Circle, there is no bus service for ...

Loaded Gun and Drug Paraphernalia Found in Warren Traffic Stop, Prosecutor Says

SOMERVILLE, NJ –  Two men were charged with possession a handgun, hollow bullets and drug paraphernalia after a motor vehicle stop in Warren Township on Saturday,Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane announced on Thursday. 

Martin Harris, age 33, and David ...

Blue Mass Celebration at Immaculate Conception School Honors Police

April 22, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Immaculate Conception School hosted a “Blue Mass” Friday morning at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church to honor the men and women of law enforcement.

The mass was attended by all students and staff in the K-8th grade school, with more than 100 members of law enforcement, including Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The annual mass was also ...

Plainfield's Assemblyman Jerry Green Is Dead at Age 79

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.)

On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee "to focus his energy on recovering from an ...

WHRHS Baseball: Watchung Hills Smacks Hillsborough, 11-4

April 25, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Watchung Hills baseball team walloped Hillsborough on Tuesday, 11-4.

Mike Murray, Anthony Motta, and Casey DeMarco combined for the win for Watchung Hills. Murray allowed four runs on four hits, while striking out six and walking two.  Motta and DeMarco each pitched a scoreless inning in relief. 

Tyler Riley was 3-for-4 with a ...

Watchung Hills Board of Education Accepts Resignation of Athletic Director, Teachers, and Nurse

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education accepted the resignation of Christopher Van Vliet, Athletic Director, the resignation of Gillian Crisman,  teacher of Art, and the resignation of Kathryn Matulonis, teacher of English, at its meeting on Tuesday night, all effective June 30, 2018.

“While I will be taking a different path and exploring new opportunities, I will always ...

WHRHS Girls Lacrosse: Watchung Hills Defeats Montgomery on Senior Night

WARREN, NJ - Madelyn Murphy scored five goals to lead Watchung Hills over Montgomery on Senior Night Tuesday, 16-10. 

Prior to the game, the seniors and their parents were recognized on the field. 

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

Andrea Rica finished with a hat trick while Katie Carroll and Clare Gallic each netted two goals  for Watchung Hills.

Warren Township Superintendent Addresses Walkout Incidents at Warren Middle School, Police Called

April 25, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Social media and in person discussions over the weekend regarding incidents during a walkout at Warren Middle School on Friday stirred up the Warren community. Warren Township Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Matt Mingle read the following statement at Tuesday’s meeting of the Warren Township Board of Education:

There are allegations being discussed in the ...

Warren Lions Club Hosts Operation Shoebox Packing Event At Warren Middle School

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Lions Club launched its first packing event for Operation Shoebox New Jersey on Saturday at the Warren Middle School. Members of the community participated in this special event to assemble the gift packages to be sent to our troops.  The cost of shipping these boxes to the troops is funded by donations from the Warren Lion’s club, other organizations, and ...

WHRHS Baseball: Watchung Hills Smacks Hillsborough, 11-4

April 25, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Watchung Hills baseball team walloped Hillsborough on Tuesday, 11-4.

Mike Murray, Anthony Motta, and Casey DeMarco combined for the win for Watchung Hills. Murray allowed four runs on four hits, while striking out six and walking two.  Motta and DeMarco each pitched a scoreless inning in relief. 

Tyler Riley was 3-for-4 with a ...

Watchung Hills Board of Education Accepts Resignation of Athletic Director, Teachers, and Nurse

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education accepted the resignation of Christopher Van Vliet, Athletic Director, the resignation of Gillian Crisman,  teacher of Art, and the resignation of Kathryn Matulonis, teacher of English, at its meeting on Tuesday night, all effective June 30, 2018.

“While I will be taking a different path and exploring new opportunities, I will always ...

WHRHS Girls Lacrosse: Watchung Hills Defeats Montgomery on Senior Night

WARREN, NJ - Madelyn Murphy scored five goals to lead Watchung Hills over Montgomery on Senior Night Tuesday, 16-10. 

Prior to the game, the seniors and their parents were recognized on the field. 

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

Andrea Rica finished with a hat trick while Katie Carroll and Clare Gallic each netted two goals  for Watchung Hills.

Plainfield's Assemblyman Jerry Green Is Dead at Age 79

April 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.)

On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee "to focus his energy on recovering from an ...

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Found: Green Brook and Warren, Do You Know this Dog?

April 18, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Do you know me? I'm a young, male German Shepherd who appears to be around a year old. Found near Warrenville Road near the Green Brook, Bound Brook border and now at Somerset Regional Animal Shelter. Call  908-725-0308.

Sharing Strength, Giving Back: Become a Volunteer Advocate for Victims of Sexual Violence

April 23, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that openings are still available in the upcoming training series for Volunteer Advocates for victims of sexual violence. The sessions are scheduled twice weekly beginning on Tuesday, May 1 and continuing until Thursday, June 14.

The training is free. No previous experience in counseling is required. Volunteer Advocates work ...

Looking for a Summer Program? Try Brain Training

Looking for an enriching and fun summer program for your children?  Why not try brain training?  Find out more: LearningRx in Warren is offering free trial sessions on May 2nd and May 9th.  Click on the following link for more information: https://www.learningrx.com/warren/local_page/free-1-hr-trial-session/. 

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Down the Shore: Registration Now Open for NJ State Police Basic Boating Safety Course at the St. Francis Community Center May 1 and 3

April 18, 2018

BRANT BEACH, NJ - Are you ready for sun and warmth?  Spring and summer fun is not that far away even though the weather has been so cold recently.

The St. Francis Community Center is offering a Basic Boating Safety Course in May.  Registration is open for the course that is being held on Tuesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 3 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the St. Francis Community Center, 4700 ...

Travels Update - Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer A Free Ride

BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Baby Seal Waddles Its Way onto Belmar Beach

BELMAR, NJ — A baby seal waddled its way onto the Fifth Avenue beach earlier today to enjoy one of the warmest days of spring so far.

Around noon on April 12, photographer Nancy Orlowski took these snapshots, which have also been posted on the Belmar Facebook page where it states that the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey has been notified.

This is the second known instance ...

Bateman Bill, “ Bijou’s Law”, to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

April 12, 2018

 

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. .

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said ...

Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Bill is a huge blow to the middle-class

April 17, 2018

As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices.  A bill called “The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Bill” A-2039/S-485 looks poised to make ...

WHRHS Baseball: Watchung Hills Tops Morristown, 6-3

April 11, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Senior Joe Blajsa picked up his first win of the season and Kevin Badger went 4-for-4 with a run scored, a stolen base and one RBI to lead Watchung Hills over Morristown on Wednesday, 6-3.

Blajsa pitched six and 2/3 innings allowing only six hits, striking out five and walking one. Junior Ben Ant came in for the strikeout save to pick up his ...

New DMV Facility Should Ease Crunch in Somerville

April 23, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - B. Sue Fulton is just beginning to find her away around her new office in Trenton , but the newly-sworn director of the Department of Motor Vehicles found her way to Somerville Saturday at the invitation of state Sen. Christopher Kip Bateman for a visit to the local DMV office on Roosevelt Place which has been causing headaches for neighborhood residents.

She ...

Blue Mass Celebration at Immaculate Conception School Honors Police

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Immaculate Conception School hosted a “Blue Mass” Friday morning at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church to honor the men and women of law enforcement.

The mass was attended by all students and staff in the K-8th grade school, with more than 100 members of law enforcement, including Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The annual mass was also ...

Watchung Borough Council Recognizes Watchung Hills Senior Julia Cunningham, Proclaims April 19 Julia Cunningham Day

WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung resident and Watchung Hills Regional High School graduating senior, Julia Cunningham was recognized at a special meeting of the Watchung Borough council Thursday. 

Councilman Bill Nehls praised Cunningham, “ as probably one of the best basketball players in the state,” and “an inspiration for girls in the seventh and eighth grades, ...

Police Investigate Bias Incident in Montgomery, Seek Help from Public

MONTGOMERY, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson township Police Director/Capt. Thomas Wain are asking the public for help in the investigation of what is being considered a bias crime.

Detectives assigned to the investigation released that the following information based on the preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview ...

Down the Shore: Registration Now Open for NJ State Police Basic Boating Safety Course at the St. Francis Community Center May 1 and 3

April 18, 2018

BRANT BEACH, NJ - Are you ready for sun and warmth?  Spring and summer fun is not that far away even though the weather has been so cold recently.

The St. Francis Community Center is offering a Basic Boating Safety Course in May.  Registration is open for the course that is being held on Tuesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 3 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the St. Francis Community Center, 4700 ...

TAPintoTravels Area Teens Invited to the First Meeting of Aviation Explorer Post 523

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Exploring helps young people make more informed decisions about future careers and learn about different jobs within a particular field. 

In that vein, Aviation Explorer Post 523 will hold its first meeting for young men and women, ages 14-20, on Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m., at DM Airports, 8 Airport Road in Morristown. Future meetings will ...

Nightmare Commute for Raritan Valley Line Commuters Monday

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Raritan Valley Line commuters spent more than three hours trying to make their way home from New York City on Monday following the breakdown of a train near Union Station during rush hour.

At 9:47 p.m., NJT tweeted:

Raritan Valley Line westbound train service is operating on or close to schedule following an earlier disabled NJ Transit train near Union ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...