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Summer Camp Programs for Children and Teens Announced By Environmental Education Center

June 18, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each summer, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge holds programs that let children and teens explore nature for summer activities that both entertaining and an opportunity to learn about the environment.

The programs are organized and led by the EEC's staff of naturalists.

The EEC is a Somerset County facility located at 190 Lord ...

Missing in Green Brook: Have You Seen Riley?

Update: Reunited.

 

GREEN BROOK, NJ - Have you seen Riley? 

Riley’s family says, “Please help. I’ve lost my dog. Somewhere on 22 in Green Brook. His name is Riley. He is a black and silver beagle.  He is scared of people. So just grab him by the collar. He is very friendly and won’t bite or attack. Or just call us at 732-266-2822 or 917-596-4869.

Warren Township Schools Celebrate the Arts

June 19, 2018

WARREN, NJ - A Celebration of the Arts, Warren Township School District’s community event featuring art created by students in kindergarten through grade 8, was held for the first time this spring at Warren Middle School.  

This memorable event was the result of many individuals across the district, including the Parent Teacher Organizations from each of the schools, all who ...

Warren Lions Expo Kicks Off in Warren Township

 

WARREN, NJ -The Warren Township Lions Club is hosting the 51st annual EXPO Wednesday, June 13th through Saturday, June 16.  EXPO is held at the Warren Township Municipal Grounds in front of the Lions Pavilion Picnic Area and will host about 10,000 visitors to enjoy the rides, games, food, entertainment and a fireworks display on Saturday evening.

 

The ...

SCBP Biz Fest 2018 Draws Record Crowd

June 17, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - More than 500 people attended Biz Fest 2018, Somerset County's ‘hyper-local’ trade show and networking event, on Thursday at the Imperia.

The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) organized the event.  SCBP Vice President of Business Services Chris Edwards said that this year's Biz Fest was a huge success. 

"This has been ...

Warren Financial Planner Fined $500K, Barred from Selling Securities for Defrauding Seniors of $6.1 Million, NJ Attorney General Says

NEWARK, NJ –  A Warren resident and his company, a Morris County investment advisory firm, were fined $500,000 in civil penalties and barred from selling securities for fraudulently selling at least $6.1 million in unregistered securities to elderly and retired New Jersey investors, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Friday. 

The Bureau of ...

Warren Lions Expo Kicks Off in Warren Township

 

WARREN, NJ -The Warren Township Lions Club is hosting the 51st annual EXPO Wednesday, June 13th through Saturday, June 16.  EXPO is held at the Warren Township Municipal Grounds in front of the Lions Pavilion Picnic Area and will host about 10,000 visitors to enjoy the rides, games, food, entertainment and a fireworks display on Saturday evening.

 

The ...

WHRHS Athletics: Watchung Hills Names New Athletic Director

June 19, 2018

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education announced a new Director of Athletics at its meeting on Tuesday night to replace Chris Van Vliet who has resigned. WHRHS world language teacher, Dan Root was unanimously approved as the WHRHS Director of Athletics effective July 1.

“I’m excited to work with newly appointed athletic director Mr. Root,” said WHRHS head football ...

Warren Township Students Battle With Books

WARREN, NJ - Students from all four Warren Township elementary schools, Mount Horeb School, Woodland School, Angelo L. Tomaso School and Central School, put their passion for reading to the test on Wednesday, May 30, during the annual Battle of the Books competition held at Mount Horeb School.

After 12 rounds of very specific questions pertaining to each of the books on the selected ...

Warren Township Moves Forward on Affordable Housing Plans, Judge Grants Motion

June 12, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Judge Miller granted Warren Township’s motion for approval on Friday, June 8 of the proposed 100% affordable family rental housing development on Lindbergh Avenue that is to be built by PIRHL Acquisitions, LLC. 

On Monday, June 11, the Warren Township Planning Board heard testimony and plans for the Lindbergh Avenue site. Discussions will be continued at  the ...

Warren Township Planning Board to Hear Affordable Housing Proposal

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Planning Board will hear preliminary site plan approval for the Lindbergh Avenue site at its meeting on Monday night, June 11. All residents are encouraged to attend.

Redevelopment Series: Lindbergh Avenue

The Lindbergh Avenue Redevelopment Area (Block 114, Lot 22.03) is an 8.17-acre parcel of land located on the south side of Lindbergh Avenue and ...

North Plainfield Mom Maggie Grabko Gets Life-Saving Liver Transplant, Warren Fundraiser Set for Sunday

June 18, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Maggie Grabko, a North Plainfield mom of two, underwent a successful liver transplant on June 13, according to an update on the family’s GoFundMe page by her husband, Shawn Grabko. The Watchung Hills Elks are hosting a fundraiser, the Maggie Grabko Dinner and Music Fundraiser, at 1 Elks Trail in Warren on June ...

Maggie Grabko Fighting Life-Threatening Liver Disease, Fundraisers Created

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — As Maggie Heteji Grabko awaits a life-saving liver transplant, a GoFundMe page has been created to help her family deal with the costs associated with hospitalization, and the Watchung Hills Elks are hosting a fundraiser, the Maggie Grabko Dinner and Music Fundraiser, at 1 Elks Trail in Warren on June 24. 

Grabko and her husband, ...

Bateman Helps Students Achieve Success; Bog Turtle Designated State Reptile

June 19, 2018

 

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex) and inspired by students from Princeton designating the endangered bog turtle as the New Jersey State Reptile has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

“I am so proud of the successful effort of students at Riverside Elementary and their teacher, Mark ...

Warren Township Offers Secure Internet Purchase Exchange Location

 

WARREN, NJ -The Warren Township Police Department in conjunction with the Warren Township Committee announced on Thursday a new initiative for residents regarding safe internet sales transactions.

The program, dubbed “Internet Purchase Exchange Location”,  will afford people a designated parking space within the Municipal Complex to complete ...

Maggie Grabko Fighting Life-Threatening Liver Disease, Fundraisers Created

June 11, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — As Maggie Heteji Grabko awaits a life-saving liver transplant, a GoFundMe page has been created to help her family deal with the costs associated with hospitalization, and the Watchung Hills Elks are hosting a fundraiser, the Maggie Grabko Dinner and Music Fundraiser, at 1 Elks Trail in Warren on June 24. 

Grabko and her husband, ...

Celebrate 2018 with Four Garden Honorees

June 19, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It’s a year-long celebration of flavor and beauty as we honor and grow the beet, coreopsis, calibrachoa and tulip. The National Garden Bureau (NGB) has declared 2018 the year of these garden mainstays. This non-profit’s goal is to inspire you to grow these and more plants in your gardens at home and work.

The celebration starts with the tulip, a symbol of ...

Warren Financial Planner Fined $500K, Barred from Selling Securities for Defrauding Seniors of $6.1 Million, NJ Attorney General Says

June 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ –  A Warren resident and his company, a Morris County investment advisory firm, were fined $500,000 in civil penalties and barred from selling securities for fraudulently selling at least $6.1 million in unregistered securities to elderly and retired New Jersey investors, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Friday. 

The Bureau of ...

Pedestrian Struck on Route 22 in North Plainfield, Road Closed

June 17, 2018

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ- All lanes of Route 22 eastbound are closed in North Plainfield after a pedestrian was struck just east of VIP Honda and Watchung Avenue, authorities said early Sunday morning. Avoid the area until further notice. 

 

Prosecutor's Office Still Reviewing Footage from Incident at Bridgewater Commons Mall, Cannot Confirm Shots Fired

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As of 11:30 a.m. Friday, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office was still reviewing surveillance footage regarding the fight that broke out at the Bridgewater Commons Mall Thursday evening.

According to Det. Jeanne Trillhaase, with the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, they cannot confirm that shots were fired in the mall, as they are still investigating ...

Dozens of Vehicles Entered Overnight in New Providence; Police Seek Videos

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Residents reported to police dozens of vehicles were entered overnight Wednesday, and Thursday, June 13 and 14, on various streets in the borough.

The streets that were hit the hardest were Woodbine Circle, Newcomb Drive, Pittsford Way, Ashwood Road, and Sherwood Drive.

Police have obtained video that shows one of the actors wearing some type of poncho at ...

Warren Township Moves Forward on Affordable Housing Plans, Judge Grants Motion

June 12, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Judge Miller granted Warren Township’s motion for approval on Friday, June 8 of the proposed 100% affordable family rental housing development on Lindbergh Avenue that is to be built by PIRHL Acquisitions, LLC. 

On Monday, June 11, the Warren Township Planning Board heard testimony and plans for the Lindbergh Avenue site. Discussions will be continued at  the ...

Warren Township Planning Board to Hear Affordable Housing Proposal

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Planning Board will hear preliminary site plan approval for the Lindbergh Avenue site at its meeting on Monday night, June 11. All residents are encouraged to attend.

Redevelopment Series: Lindbergh Avenue

The Lindbergh Avenue Redevelopment Area (Block 114, Lot 22.03) is an 8.17-acre parcel of land located on the south side of Lindbergh Avenue and ...

Watchung Borough Mayor and Council Approve Affordable Housing Settlement

WATCHUNG, NJ -The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night  to settle its third round affordable housing obligation mandated by the state of New Jersey. Watchung Borough’s immunity from builder's remedy lawsuits  expires on June 30.

 Mayor Stephen Pote was forced to cast the deciding vote after the council deadlocked at 3-3.

WHRHS Athletics: Watchung Hills Names New Athletic Director

June 19, 2018

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education announced a new Director of Athletics at its meeting on Tuesday night to replace Chris Van Vliet who has resigned. WHRHS world language teacher, Dan Root was unanimously approved as the WHRHS Director of Athletics effective July 1.

“I’m excited to work with newly appointed athletic director Mr. Root,” said WHRHS head football ...

Sports Betting Is Off And Running in New Jersey

OCEANPORT, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park  on June 14.

Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World Cup. He also bet $20 on the N.J. Devils to ...

WHRHS Athletics: 30 Watchung Hills Student Athletes Commit to Play College Sports

WARREN, NJ - Some 30 student athletes from the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Class of 2018 gathered  in the WHRHS Media Center for one last Warrior team photo before reporting to their intended respective colleges or universities in the fall.

Columbia, Yale and Princeton, Stevens, Rensselaer and M.I.T. are among some 27 other Division I, II, or III colleges ...

Warren Township Schools Celebrate the Arts

June 19, 2018

WARREN, NJ - A Celebration of the Arts, Warren Township School District’s community event featuring art created by students in kindergarten through grade 8, was held for the first time this spring at Warren Middle School.  

This memorable event was the result of many individuals across the district, including the Parent Teacher Organizations from each of the schools, all who ...

Warren Township Students Battle With Books

WARREN, NJ - Students from all four Warren Township elementary schools, Mount Horeb School, Woodland School, Angelo L. Tomaso School and Central School, put their passion for reading to the test on Wednesday, May 30, during the annual Battle of the Books competition held at Mount Horeb School.

After 12 rounds of very specific questions pertaining to each of the books on the selected ...

Warren Township Schools Celebrate the Arts

June 19, 2018

WARREN, NJ - A Celebration of the Arts, Warren Township School District’s community event featuring art created by students in kindergarten through grade 8, was held for the first time this spring at Warren Middle School.  

This memorable event was the result of many individuals across the district, including the Parent Teacher Organizations from each of the schools, all who ...

WHRHS Athletics: Watchung Hills Names New Athletic Director

June 19, 2018

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education announced a new Director of Athletics at its meeting on Tuesday night to replace Chris Van Vliet who has resigned. WHRHS world language teacher, Dan Root was unanimously approved as the WHRHS Director of Athletics effective July 1.

“I’m excited to work with newly appointed athletic director Mr. Root,” said WHRHS head football ...

WHRHS Athletics: 30 Watchung Hills Student Athletes Commit to Play College Sports

WARREN, NJ - Some 30 student athletes from the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Class of 2018 gathered  in the WHRHS Media Center for one last Warrior team photo before reporting to their intended respective colleges or universities in the fall.

Columbia, Yale and Princeton, Stevens, Rensselaer and M.I.T. are among some 27 other Division I, II, or III colleges ...

Former Watchung Hills Standout Brandon Hylton Drafted to Major Leagues

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - After two-and-a-half days of waiting, firmer Watchung Hills standout Brandon Hylton found out late Wednesday afternoon that he had been selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2018 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.

“Definitely a steal in the 33rd roound,” said WHRHS head baseball coach Joe Tremarco. “Seen a lot of players in the area over the ...

NJ Teen Steers His Mustang Into Tractor Supply Store

June 19, 2018

MONROE TWP., N.J. — James Duffey, 18 of Garwood, drove his 2014 mustang through the doors of the Tractor Supply in Monroe Township, N.J. on Tuesday, June 12, about 12:30 p.m.

But it isn't what you think. Duffey is a lot like other high school Seniors. He likes to go out with his friends for a soda. In Duffey's case, his friend is a 4-year-old American Mustang he named "Star ...

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Warren Financial Planner Fined $500K, Barred from Selling Securities for Defrauding Seniors of $6.1 Million, NJ Attorney General Says

June 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ –  A Warren resident and his company, a Morris County investment advisory firm, were fined $500,000 in civil penalties and barred from selling securities for fraudulently selling at least $6.1 million in unregistered securities to elderly and retired New Jersey investors, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Friday. 

The Bureau of ...

On Angels Wings: Helping First Responders Around the Globe

June 18, 2018

On Angel's Wings is a volunteer group of Firefighters and EMS workers that dedicate their time and resources to collect  outdated firefighting equipment, gear and apparatus that does NOT meet current NFPA and OSHA standards in the United States. 

 

These items would be disposed of in the garbage or a landfill, but On Angel's Wings is able to take this equipment and ...

LearningRx Reviews Results of Personal Brain Training for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – June 18 is Autistic Pride Day and one-on-one brain training company LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com) is sharing the results of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who went through personal brain training.

Unlike digital brain games, one-on-one brain training uses customized exercises and incorporates immediate feedback, intensity, and loading, among ...

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Manutti Marina in Belmar: Top Choice for Boating, Fishing and All-Around Family Fun

June 12, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — It’s no secret that Belmar Manutti Marina ranks among the best boating destinations along the Atlantic coast.

Tucked along the eastern shoreline of the idyllic Shark River — just a five-minute trip by boat to the ocean — the state-of-the-art marina is a top choice among boaters looking to stay for the season, enjoy a vacation or spend the weekend.

In ...

Summer Camp Programs for Children and Teens Announced By Environmental Education Center

June 18, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each summer, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge holds programs that let children and teens explore nature for summer activities that both entertaining and an opportunity to learn about the environment.

The programs are organized and led by the EEC's staff of naturalists.

The EEC is a Somerset County facility located at 190 Lord ...

To Our Republican Supporters in Warren Township,

June 12, 2018

 

I want to thank the voters of Warren Township for the overwhelming support Gary and I received on the June 5th primary election.  This would not have been achievable without the hard work of our families, many friends and supporters as well as the loyal Republicans that cast a vote for us and our shared goals.  

 

The campaign is not over until the ...

Get Empowered to Help Prevent Suicide

Dear Editor:

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they’re in emotional distress. There have been countless articles about the need to break the silence around the topic of mental health and suicide, and I am encouraged by the support people are extending to others.

Often, the death by suicide by ...

Watchung’s Rizzi Ties Record at Rotary Track and Field Meet, North Plainfield Middle School Dominates in Awards Tally

June 9, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - With an overcast sky and pleasantly cool temperatures, young student athletes from area middle schools and one elementary school gathered for the 91st Annual Rotary Track and Field Meet, held June 6 at the Hub Stine Athletic Complex in Plainfield.

Vincent Rizzi, holder of the Meet high jump records for boys ages 12 and 13, tried valiantly to best the 14 year old boys’ ...

SCBP Biz Fest 2018 Draws Record Crowd

June 17, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - More than 500 people attended Biz Fest 2018, Somerset County's ‘hyper-local’ trade show and networking event, on Thursday at the Imperia.

The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) organized the event.  SCBP Vice President of Business Services Chris Edwards said that this year's Biz Fest was a huge success. 

"This has been ...

Update: Police Break Up Fight Involving 40-50 People at Bridgewater Commons Mall

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — No injuries have been reported in an incident that shut down Bridgewater Commons Mall Thursday evening after a fight involving a crowd of 40-50 people.

Police are still investigating unconfirmed reports of shots being fired, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

The mall is closed for the evening as the investigation continues.

Somerset County ...

March for Watchung Library and Rally Set for Saturday

WATCHUNG, NJ - Supporters of keeping a Watchung Library in Watchung have organized a March For Watchung Library to be held on Saturday, June 16. 

The Coalition to Save the Watchung Library is rallying support and have asked all who want to participate to “paint a sign, put on some purple, and come out and join your friends and neighbors for a Rally on the Green and ...

Long May It Wave: Elks' Festival Salutes American Flag

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ The Somerville Elks are hosting their annual salute to America, patriotism and the American Flag  June 15 on the green adjacent to the historic Somerset County Courthouse on East Main Street, beginning at 5 p.m.

The Flag Day Country Music Festival features “Big Hix,” a country/western tribute cover band that takes the stage at 7 p.m. for a free ...

Third-annual Juneteenth Parade and Heritage Festival in New Brunswick this Weekend

June 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Vulcan Pioneers of New Brunswick, comprising the city's Black Fire Fighters Association, will host the Juneteenth Parade on Saturday, June 16 to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth celebrations are held across the country to mark the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865. That state was one of the last locations to learn of ...

Manutti Marina in Belmar: Top Choice for Boating, Fishing and All-Around Family Fun

BELMAR, NJ — It’s no secret that Belmar Manutti Marina ranks among the best boating destinations along the Atlantic coast.

Tucked along the eastern shoreline of the idyllic Shark River — just a five-minute trip by boat to the ocean — the state-of-the-art marina is a top choice among boaters looking to stay for the season, enjoy a vacation or spend the weekend.

In ...