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Berkeley Heights Road Closures for Tree Lighting, Firework Show and Winter Walk; Trolley Service Available

December 3, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Downtown Berkeley Heights will be transformed into a fun festival like atmosphere Saturday night starting with the Special Events Committee's Tree Lighting and Firework Show at 5 p.m. immediately followed by the Winter Walk.  

Springfield and Sherman avenues will be closed between Snyder and Plainfield avenues from 4 to 10 p.m. There will be a trolley ...

Blue Star Drug Bust Yields 500 Decks of Heroin and Cocaine

WATCHUNG, NJ – Waleed L. Hosley of Irvington was arrested at Blue Star Shopping Center for possession of heroin and crack cocaine by the Watchung Police and members of the Somerset County Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force on Nov. 29.

In a joint statement released by Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Acting Chief of County Detectives ...

Warren Middle Schooler Returns to Star in NJDTE's 'The Nutcracker’

December 4, 2016

 

WARREN, NJ – Blood, sweat, sacrifice, time and tears.  Katie Lefkowitz, 12, of Warren, will join renowned professional guest artists when she stars as Clara for the second time in this year’s full-length production of New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s (NJDTE) beloved holiday classic “The Nutcracker.”

Set to the classic music of Peter Tchaikovsky ...

Santa Claus Ready for Warren Holiday Walk

 

WARREN, NJ - Santa Claus will arrive in Warren on Sunday, December 4. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDyT5LZweEo&sns=em

The Holiday Walk, which is open to the public and free to all attendees, will commence at 2 p.m. when Santa Claus will land. The Watchung Hills High School Marching band will then lead Santa, escorted by the Washington Valley Fire ...

Pumpkin Fest at Warren's Woodland School

November 21, 2016

 

WARREN, NJ - Given the season, it is fitting that first graders at Woodland School recently celebrated Pumpkin Fest, a weeklong cross-curricular exploration of...well... pumpkins. From the literary to the scientific, students enjoyed varied activities, all focused on this big, orange member of the squash family.

Library media specialist Kate Zaleski read The Runaway Pumpkin and ...

Peter Falzarano Retires After 27 Years on WHRHS Board of Education

WARREN, NJ - Retiring board member Peter Falzarano was honored for his 27 years of service by the Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education at its last meeting.

Falzarano was not able to attend the meeting, but Superintendent Elizabeth Jewett read a resolution aloud during meeting. 

“Thank you, Peter, for your many years of devoted service to ...

Steven L. Rogers (R) Considers Run for Governor

November 23, 2016

NUTLEY, NJ - Commissioner Steven L. Rogers, director of Nutley public affairs, has confirmed with TAPinto that he is strongly considering a run for New Jersey state governor for the 2017 race.

“I’m very, very seriously considering running for governor,” Rogers said. “A lot of people have been pushing it around. Its humbling, a lot of people are coming to me,” he ...

Be Prepared Warren: Expect Traffic When Trump Transition Team Arrives in Bedminster

BEDMINSTER, NJ - Be prepared for a taste of big-time politics and traffic.  According to media reports, the transition team of President-elect Donald J. Trump will conduct some of its meetings at Trump National Golf Club on Lamington Road beginning today.

The transition team has been centered at the Trump Tower in Manhattan.  Vice President-elect Mike Pence chairs the ...

Cookie-Palooza: Nanaimo Bars

December 2, 2016

WARREN, NJ - Bar cookies are great for the holidays and year-round. 

Nanaimo Bars:

Base of the bars:

½ cup butter

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup cocoa (unsweetened baker’s cocoa!)

1 tsp. natural vanilla extract

1 egg

1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs

¾ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)

½ cup finely chopped pecans (I pulse them in ...

Brenda's Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cranberries and Pecans

WARREN, NJ - Drop cookies are holiday favorites because they are so easy. 

Ingredients:

Measure all of your ingredients first, and have them assembled on your workspace. 

2 1/4 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

2 cups chocolate chips

Raw cranberries and pecans to ...

Cookie-Palooza: Old-Fashioned Swedish Spritz Cookies

WARREN, NJ - A family favorite for generations, as a child this recipe seemed to involve an entire afternoon of mixing, coloring, pushing through the cookie press, baking, and decorating. As it is with many other experiences from childhood, the reality as an adult is a bit different: these cookies are actually very simple and easy to make. With today’s unique product ...

Warren Pack 182 Cub Scouts Hike and Leave No Trace at the Deserted Village

November 19, 2016

WARREN, NJ - Fifteen Cub Scouts and their families from Warren Cub Scout Pack 182’s Den #6 Webelos and Den #7 Bears met at Watchung Reservation’s Deserted Village parking lot on Sunday, Nov. 13 and performed a “trash bash” service project filling two of bags with trash from the trails and disposed of them properly on their return to the parking ...

Bramnick Teams up with Joe Piscopo to Benefit Boys and Girls Clubs

December 1, 2016

WARREB,  NJ - Jon Bramnick represents Warren in the State Assembly, and over the years he has earned a reputation as a good lawyer and legislator.  He also has a well-known sense of humor.  In fact, he holds the title "Funniest Lawyer in New Jersey" after winning contests sponsored by the bar association at Rascals Comedy Club.

On Tuesday ...

Girl Scout Gold Award Project Seeks Books for Children’s Specialized Hospital

WARREN, NJ– Watchung Hills Regional High School Senior Allison Horvath of Warren Township, a Girl Scout with Troop 65896 is pursuing her Gold Award, a project to hold a book collection to fill new book racks in waiting rooms of all Specialized Children’s Hospital in nearby Mountainside, and other satellite locations including Clifton.

Troop 65896 meets at ...

Santa Claus Ready for Warren Holiday Walk

December 2, 2016

 

WARREN, NJ - Santa Claus will arrive in Warren on Sunday, December 4. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDyT5LZweEo&sns=em

The Holiday Walk, which is open to the public and free to all attendees, will commence at 2 p.m. when Santa Claus will land. The Watchung Hills High School Marching band will then lead Santa, escorted by the Washington Valley Fire ...

Bramnick Teams up with Joe Piscopo to Benefit Boys and Girls Clubs

WARREB,  NJ - Jon Bramnick represents Warren in the State Assembly, and over the years he has earned a reputation as a good lawyer and legislator.  He also has a well-known sense of humor.  In fact, he holds the title "Funniest Lawyer in New Jersey" after winning contests sponsored by the bar association at Rascals Comedy Club.

On Tuesday ...

Laurie's journey; This is the new me

November 23, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's been over a year since Laurie Liming was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It's been about the same time since the Berkeley Heights community rallied around their popular Mountain Park Teacher of the Year. There have been bake sales, t-shirt sales, Fat Blast classes, a Meal Train and the YourCaring social media page ...

Officers’ Quick Response Saves Warren Man

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two township police officers are being credited for saving the life of a Warren man when he collapsed at work last month.

According to police, officers Salvatore Fama and Brian Luck went to the office of PSS Warehousing on Nicolas Court on Oct. 28 on a report of a man that had collapsed and stopped breathing.

Officer Fama arrived to find Jim Mauro, 58, of Warren, ...

Santa Claus Ready for Warren Holiday Walk

December 2, 2016

 

WARREN, NJ - Santa Claus will arrive in Warren on Sunday, December 4. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDyT5LZweEo&sns=em

The Holiday Walk, which is open to the public and free to all attendees, will commence at 2 p.m. when Santa Claus will land. The Watchung Hills High School Marching band will then lead Santa, escorted by the Washington Valley Fire ...

Thanksgiving Fun Facts and Trivia

WARREN, NJ - Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken?

Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, eggs, and dried fruits during the original three-day celebration.

For 154 years, ...

What Will Warren be Thankful For This Thanksgiving Day?

 

WARREN, NJ - What will you be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day? We asked some local people to give us answers to that question, and to reflect on what they feel gratitude for this Thanksgiving, either on a personal or community level.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOMUkYISgAI&sns=em

 

 

"I am Thankful to be living in a country ...

Blue Star Drug Bust Yields 500 Decks of Heroin and Cocaine

December 3, 2016

WATCHUNG, NJ – Waleed L. Hosley of Irvington was arrested at Blue Star Shopping Center for possession of heroin and crack cocaine by the Watchung Police and members of the Somerset County Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force on Nov. 29.

In a joint statement released by Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Acting Chief of County Detectives ...

Motor Vehicle Accident Snarls Traffic on I-78 in Warren

December 1, 2016

WARREN, NJ - A motor vehicle accident has impacted traffic on I-78 on Thursday morning.

The accident is on I-78 eastbound at Exit 36 has closed the center lane. Traffic has backed up past Exit 36. Avoid the area if possible.

Three-Alarm Fire Rips Through Mountainview Complex

GREEN BROOK, NJ – A three-alarm fire raged during the early morning hours at the Mountainview at Green Brook Condo/Apartment Complex. Fire units were dispatched a little after 3 a.m. Friday morning. The call was raised to three alarms by 3:40 a.m.

A number of units are reported to have suffered heavy damage. There was a partial roof collapse in certain areas of the complex due to the ...

Fraud, Mischief, Theft and a Hit and Run in Warren

 

WARREN, NJ - Fraud, theft, mischief, and a hit and run were all reported in the last few days in Warren according to reports released by the Warren police.

On Nov. 17, A Stirling Road business reported an incident of forgery and theft. The investigation is ongoing.

Later that day, an Ellsworth Drive resident reported an incident of identity theft. The victim was ...

NJSIAA Clarifies Position on Tailgating: ‘No Partying in the Parking Lot’

November 30, 2016

NEW JERSEY — Confusion ensued Tuesday after NJ.com posted a story declaring that the NJSIAA had “backtracked” on its policy that tailgating at championship games, including Westfield’s upcoming football game against Bridgewater-Raritan, is “strictly prohibited.”

“To be clear, NJSIAA’s position that there is to be no alcohol or partying in the ...

Football in Warren: Pop Warner Pee Wees Win Regions, Advance to Nationals at Disney

MARSH CREEK, PA - Describing the 99-yard offensive drive, in a tie game, to score the game-winning touchdown as epic or legendary is not exaggeration. That is exactly what the Watchung Hills Pop Warner Pee Wees did on Saturday when they beat the Irondequoit Lancers, 22-14, to become Eastern Region Pop Warner Champions.

The Watchung Hills Pop Warner Pee Wee team is only the ...

Football in Warren: Pop Warner Pee Wees Defeat North Rockland to Advance to Eastern Region Pop Warner Finals

WARREN, NJ - Another convincing playoff victory on Sunday has the Watchung Hills Pop Warner Pee Wee team on the Disney threshold yet again. 

 

With the win today vs. North Rockland, 30-13, the Pee Wee team advances to the Eastern Region Finals for the third consecutive season. Last year, the team competed at the Junior Pee Wee level and lost in the finals. In 2014, also at Jr Pee ...

What Will Warren be Thankful For This Thanksgiving Day?

November 23, 2016

 

WARREN, NJ - What will you be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day? We asked some local people to give us answers to that question, and to reflect on what they feel gratitude for this Thanksgiving, either on a personal or community level.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOMUkYISgAI&sns=em

 

 

"I am Thankful to be living in a country ...

Pumpkin Fest at Warren's Woodland School

 

WARREN, NJ - Given the season, it is fitting that first graders at Woodland School recently celebrated Pumpkin Fest, a weeklong cross-curricular exploration of...well... pumpkins. From the literary to the scientific, students enjoyed varied activities, all focused on this big, orange member of the squash family.

Library media specialist Kate Zaleski read The Runaway Pumpkin and ...

Warren Middle Schooler Returns to Star in NJDTE's 'The Nutcracker’

December 4, 2016

 

WARREN, NJ – Blood, sweat, sacrifice, time and tears.  Katie Lefkowitz, 12, of Warren, will join renowned professional guest artists when she stars as Clara for the second time in this year’s full-length production of New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble’s (NJDTE) beloved holiday classic “The Nutcracker.”

Set to the classic music of Peter Tchaikovsky ...

Football in Warren: Pop Warner Pee Wees Win Regions, Advance to Nationals at Disney

MARSH CREEK, PA - Describing the 99-yard offensive drive, in a tie game, to score the game-winning touchdown as epic or legendary is not exaggeration. That is exactly what the Watchung Hills Pop Warner Pee Wees did on Saturday when they beat the Irondequoit Lancers, 22-14, to become Eastern Region Pop Warner Champions.

The Watchung Hills Pop Warner Pee Wee team is only the ...

Staging of 'Peter Pan’ at WHRHS Involves Large Cast and Crew

November 30, 2016

WARREN, NJ – The Fall Drama at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS), “Peter Pan,” by J.M. Barrie, which offered five performances between Nov. 16 and 19, provided a learning experience for many in its cast and crew.

Drama Department teacher and play director Douglas Eaton said aside from the play’s inherent strength as an iconic piece of ...

NJSIAA Clarifies Position on Tailgating: ‘No Partying in the Parking Lot’

NEW JERSEY — Confusion ensued Tuesday after NJ.com posted a story declaring that the NJSIAA had “backtracked” on its policy that tailgating at championship games, including Westfield’s upcoming football game against Bridgewater-Raritan, is “strictly prohibited.”

“To be clear, NJSIAA’s position that there is to be no alcohol or partying in the ...

Girl Scout Gold Award Project Seeks Books for Children’s Specialized Hospital

WARREN, NJ– Watchung Hills Regional High School Senior Allison Horvath of Warren Township, a Girl Scout with Troop 65896 is pursuing her Gold Award, a project to hold a book collection to fill new book racks in waiting rooms of all Specialized Children’s Hospital in nearby Mountainside, and other satellite locations including Clifton.

Troop 65896 meets at ...

Berkeley Heights Road Closures for Tree Lighting, Firework Show and Winter Walk; Trolley Service Available

December 3, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Downtown Berkeley Heights will be transformed into a fun festival like atmosphere Saturday night starting with the Special Events Committee's Tree Lighting and Firework Show at 5 p.m. immediately followed by the Winter Walk.  

Springfield and Sherman avenues will be closed between Snyder and Plainfield avenues from 4 to 10 p.m. There will be a trolley ...

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Sat, December 10, 10:00 AM

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4-H Festival of Trees

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My Epic Beauty Fails

One day as I was looking around a high-end cosmetics store for a new lipstick, a “beauty expert” approached me and said that I was so stunning I should forget the lipstick, and get a lip plumper instead. At first I wondered why I needed a lip plumper if I was already so stunning. But then I thought, “Now here is someone wearing a badge that says, ‘beauty expert,’ so ...

Chris Brown Named President at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties is proud to announce the appointment of Chris Brown to President of the 21-office real estate brokerage headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey. Previously serving as Executive Vice President and General Sales Manager, Brown is a member of the company’s ownership team along with Bill Keleher, Seymour and Nancy Litwin, and Steve Janett.

Warren's Mt. Horeb Preschoolers Receive Visit from Special Fuzzy Guest

December 2, 2016

 

WARREN, NJ - He’s been known to wear pink pig slippers, a cowboy hat, or even an elf costume during the holidays. But for his recent visit with preschoolers at Mt. Horeb School, therapy horse Michelangelo sported four spiffy black and white sneakers.

“This is Michelangelo,” said Maureen Coultas, as she introduced the miniature horse to the students on Nov. 29.

It’s a Wonderful Life – The Radio Play “POPS UP” in Union Township, hosted by Unity Bank.

(Union Township, NJ, December 3 and 4): POP UP THEATER – performances in unexpected places -- continues in Union’s Downtown Center when The Theater Project presents its annual holiday production IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: The Radio Play at Unity Bank.  The Theater Project will recreate the Lux Radio Theater circa 1947 as twelve actors, a musician and one ...

Save the Date Warren, Holiday Walk Set For Dec. 4

November 13, 2016

WARREN, NJ - Save the date, Sunday, December 4 from 2-4 p.m. The Holiday Walk is back.

The event, which is open to the public and free to all attendees, will commence at 2 p.m. when Santa Claus will land. The Watchung Hills High School Marching band will then lead Santa, escorted by the Washington Valley Fire Department, on a parade through the town center where several ...

Election 2016: How Warren Voted, and Board of Education Results

WARREN, NJ - Voter turnout in Warren was 65.5 percent and Board of Education races have been decided. 7,617 of 12,183 registered Warren voters cast ballots.

Incumbent Robert B. Morrison and challenger John Patrick Fahy were elected to three-year terms representing Warren Township on the Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education.

Morrison earned 3,125 votes ...

Election Day 2016: Warren Township Will Decide

WARREN, NJ - Tuesday, Nov. 8 is Election Day and while Carolann Garafola is running unopposed for reelection to the Warren Township Committee where she currently serves as deputy mayor, Warren voters will decide two contested races for Board of Education seats. 

Besides the local races, voters in Warren will cast ballots for Somerset County Sheriff and ...

Bernards Board of Education to Meet Monday: Ridge Principal Resignation on Agenda

November 27, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The resignation of Ridge High School Principal Frank Howlett is one of the items on the Bernards Board of Education agenda for Monday night, Nov. 28.

 The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Ridge High School, 268 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge.

The principal's resignation for 2016-17, which would formally need to be accepted by the board, is a ...

Second Mosque Case Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Bernards Twp.; Township Disputes Constitutionality

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The U.S. Justice Department this week filed a lawsuit against Bernards Township, alleging that the township violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied zoning approval to allow the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a mosque on land owned by the ISBR in Liberty Corner. This second complaint follows a ...

Watch Warren's Agie Compete at The National Dog Show on WNBC on Thanksgiving Day

November 22, 2016

WARREN, NJ - Agie the Warren Keeshond will be competing at the The National Dog Show on Thanksgiving Day. The show will air at noon on NBC after the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

The National Dog Show is in its 15th year on NBC and is attended by 2,000 of the nation's leading canines from over 170 breeds, including the world's largest, smallest and most exotic, the ...

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2016)

Self doubt can be paralyzing. More importantly, the source of self doubt can be even more disturbing and debilitating. In the case of travel writer, Lo Blacklock, a violent home invasion right before the biggest opportunity of her career, leaves her physically and emotionally battered. On edge and sleep deprived, Lo has a destructive ...

My Epic Beauty Fails

One day as I was looking around a high-end cosmetics store for a new lipstick, a “beauty expert” approached me and said that I was so stunning I should forget the lipstick, and get a lip plumper instead. At first I wondered why I needed a lip plumper if I was already so stunning. But then I thought, “Now here is someone wearing a badge that says, ‘beauty expert,’ so ...