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RVCC Features Students' Artwork

January 21, 2019

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department will present: I.S. + I.A.D., an exhibition of work by RVCC independent study students and current students and alumni from the Interior Architecture and Design program, Jan. 22-Feb. 8, in the Art Gallery on the RVCC campus.

An artists’ talk will be held Friday, Jan. 25, from 5-6 p.m., in the ...

Sign Up Now for 16th Annual Spelling Bee

BEDMINSTER, NJ _ A traditional event for students in the Somerset Hills area, the 16th annual  GFWC Junior Woman's Club of the Somerset Hills Spelling Bee is signing up participants for this year's event, scheduled for Jan. 23 (Jan. 30 snow date).

The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC)'s local Junior Women's Club is again inviting all Bernardsville, ...

Watchung Borough Council to Consider 40 Applicants for Library Advisory Committee

January 23, 2019

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Borough Council voted unanimously to approve all  volunteer appointments at its last meeting except tthose to the Watchung Library Advisory Committee. The six-member Watchung Library Advisory Committee has three seats up for grabs and the council voted 4-2 to table  Mayor Keith Balla’s nominations of Anette Von Brandis, Eileen Dicken and Tamara Benc for ...

Parents and Teens Invited to View and Discuss 'Angst' At Ridge High School

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Anxiety, a topic that has on the front burner for local students and their parents for several years, is the subject of "Angst," a film to be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Ridge High School's Performing Arts Center.

The movie is part of a widespread effort to raise awareness about anxiety. A question and answer session ...

End of an Era: Construction Begins on Wawa in former Fabricland North Planfield Location

January 22, 2019

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It started with demolition. And now construction has begun on the new Wawa at the former location of Fabricland on Route 22 at Wilson Avenue.

 

After 57 years in North Plainfield, Fabricland and their sister company, Metropolitan Window Fashions relocated in 2018 down the road in Green Brook. They have been in business for 85 years, continuously owned by the same ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Offers Cold Weather Efficiency and Safety Tips

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the freezing temperatures upon us, experts state that several key factors play an important role in maintaining a warm and safe home throughout the long, cold winter. 

“Maintenance is keep when it comes to your home running safely and efficiently,” said Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling. “Ensuring that your home is air ...

Tour of Somerville Wins Tourism Award from Somerset County Business Partnership

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Tour of Somerville, which draws over 1,000 cyclists and thousands of spectators from the region and around the world to the downtown district Memorial Day weekend is the winner of the “Tourism Champion” category in the Salute to Tourism Awards which will be presented Jan. 18th at the Bridgewater Marriott.

Sponsored by the Somerset County Business ...

Unofficial Election Results of the Warren Township Referendum Are.....

January 22, 2019

 

WARREN, NJ - Unofficial results are in. With 100 percent of the districts reported, results are in favor of the referendum, with 806 votes for and 185 votes against. 991 of 12,821 registered voters turned out to vote. All vote totals and results are unofficial until certified by election officials.

The unofficial results do not include mail-in or ...

Warren Township To Vote on Referendum Tuesday, Jan. 22

 

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township residents will vote on Jan. 22 to decide the future of a $6.5 million Warren Township school referendum. With voter support, the state will provide approximately $2.2 million of aid for capital projects, which include boiler and pump replacements, HVAC upgrades, and partial window and roof replacement, with the remainder to be ...

Unofficial Election Results of the Warren Township Referendum Are.....

January 22, 2019

 

WARREN, NJ - Unofficial results are in. With 100 percent of the districts reported, results are in favor of the referendum, with 806 votes for and 185 votes against. 991 of 12,821 registered voters turned out to vote. All vote totals and results are unofficial until certified by election officials.

The unofficial results do not include mail-in or ...

Warren Township To Vote on Referendum Tuesday, Jan. 22

 

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township residents will vote on Jan. 22 to decide the future of a $6.5 million Warren Township school referendum. With voter support, the state will provide approximately $2.2 million of aid for capital projects, which include boiler and pump replacements, HVAC upgrades, and partial window and roof replacement, with the remainder to be ...

Space Farm-to-Table Restaurant Bill Signed

January 21, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. – Hungry customers won’t have to look far for restaurants that serve Jersey Fresh foods. A bill (A1039) sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space requiring the state’s tourism division to publish on its website information about farm-to-table restaurants was signed this month by the governor.

“People are more health conscious today and are looking ...

Purdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled

SPARTA, NJ – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

The nuggets were produced on October 25, 2018: 22 oz plastic bag packages of frozen “PERDUE ...

February SNAP Benefits to be Issued Early

TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on ...

Look Up Warren: Total Eclipse of Supermoon Visible Tonight

January 20, 2019

WARREN, NJ – Sunday night, January 20 at approximately 11:41 p.m. a total eclipse of the moon will be visible, weather permitting.  Because the moon will nearly be in perigee, or the closest to the earth in it’s orbit, it will be a “supermoon.”

According to Spaceweather.com, in perigee the moon appears nearly eight percent wider than the average full moon.  ...

'Nocturnal Nature' Through A Child's Eye Show Open Into February; Reception This Weekend

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The 27th annual Nature Through a Child's Eye exhibit of Somerset County elementary students' art with an environmental theme, will be on display through Feb. 3 at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge, with receptions this weekend for the student artists from 13 schools.

The theme this year is ...

Warren Scouts are Collecting Eyeglasses in February

January 10, 2019

WARREN, NJ - Warren Girl Scout Troop 65025 is on a mission to help people in need get access to much-needed eyeglasses and to raise awareness about the importance of children’s eye health.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of kids with a correctable vision problem do not have access ...

NJ Congressman Tom Malinowski Opens Office in Somerville

January 21, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs.

The flagship District Office will be located at 75-77 N Bridge St. Somerville. The facility is currently undergoing construction which ...

Murphy Declares State of Emergency, Storm Watch in Effect with Cancellations Mounting

WARREN, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency effective at noon on Saturday. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, predicting "total snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch possible."

The storm watch from the NWS also ...

Attention Pet Owners - Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temps

January 21, 2019

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures which can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any time the temperature drops.

For information ...

Parents and Teens Invited to View and Discuss 'Angst' At Ridge High School

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Anxiety, a topic that has on the front burner for local students and their parents for several years, is the subject of "Angst," a film to be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Ridge High School's Performing Arts Center.

The movie is part of a widespread effort to raise awareness about anxiety. A question and answer session ...

Look Up Warren: Total Eclipse of Supermoon Visible Tonight

January 20, 2019

WARREN, NJ – Sunday night, January 20 at approximately 11:41 p.m. a total eclipse of the moon will be visible, weather permitting.  Because the moon will nearly be in perigee, or the closest to the earth in it’s orbit, it will be a “supermoon.”

According to Spaceweather.com, in perigee the moon appears nearly eight percent wider than the average full moon.  ...

Rain Sunday Morning Followed by Drop in Temps May Make Travel Challenging

WARREN, NJ - The snow was a bust but the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch through Sunday afternoon. Rain, heavy at times, will continue to about noon on Sunday. In the afternoon, temperatures are forecasted to drop to around 25 and remain below freezing for the rest of the day and into Monday.

These temperature drops produce a condition called 'Black ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Offers Cold Weather Efficiency and Safety Tips

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the freezing temperatures upon us, experts state that several key factors play an important role in maintaining a warm and safe home throughout the long, cold winter. 

“Maintenance is keep when it comes to your home running safely and efficiently,” said Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling. “Ensuring that your home is air ...

Bound Brook Man Arrested for Distributing Child Pornography

January 21, 2019

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has led to the arrest of a Bound Brook man who has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the distribution of child pornography and 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the possession of child pornography, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

Sentence Reduced for Convicted North Plainfield Killer

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man guilty of what the county prosecutor calls a “heinous murder” has been re-sentenced to state prison after an order from the state’s Superior Court Appellate Division.

Gary Passarelli, 45, formerly of North Plainfield, had been found guilty of the 2013 murder of John H. Niko of Raritan Township.

In May, 2013, Raritan Township police found ...

Vehicle Fire Closes Right Lane of I-78 in Warren

January 23, 2019

 

WARREN, NJ - The right lane of I-78 eastbound is closed following a fully engulfed vehicle in the right shoulder between Exit 36 and Exit 40 in Warren Township.

Traffic Alert: Crash in North Plainfield Ties Up Route 22

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  The left lane of Route 22 is blocked following a motor vehicle crash at North Drive on Sunday evening, authorities said. 

 

 

Utility Work Delays Traffic on Hillcrest in Watchung

 

WATCHUNG, NJ - Due to utility work, Hillcrest Road will be alternating traffic near Spencer Lane, Watchung police advised on Thursday morning. Expect delays in the area.

End of an Era: Construction Begins on Wawa in former Fabricland North Planfield Location

January 22, 2019

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It started with demolition. And now construction has begun on the new Wawa at the former location of Fabricland on Route 22 at Wilson Avenue.

 

After 57 years in North Plainfield, Fabricland and their sister company, Metropolitan Window Fashions relocated in 2018 down the road in Green Brook. They have been in business for 85 years, continuously owned by the same ...

Sisters Leaving Immaculata Community after 61 Years

January 14, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year.

The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F. Brennan last month to inform him of their decision, which was based on numbers – too few ...

WHRHS Wrestling: Watchung Hills Takes Down Bound Brook on Senior Night

January 23, 2019

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills defeated Bound Brook, on Wednesday, 60-15. Watchung Hills senior wrestlers and statisticians were introduced along with their parents prior to the Wednesday match on Senior Night.

“I am very proud of the effort today that the team displayed we won some close matches with some really good kids from Bound Brook,” said WHRHS head coach James Huff.

WHRHS Boys Basketball: Watchung Hills Bounces Bridgewater, 61-32

WARREN, NJ - Michael Bressler led all scorers with 23 points and four three-pointers as Watchung Hills dominated Bridgewater-Raritan on Tuesday, 61-32.

Chad Martini sank 15 points, Trevor Bokach chipped in nine points and Pat Stefurak added seven points for the Warriors.

“We did what we had to do tonight, “ said WHRHS head coach Justin Salton. “Coach McAteer threw a ...

WHRHS Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Tops Bridgewater, 51-35

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Juniors Alexa Santo and Scarlett Glasser-Nehls led the scoring for the Warriors with 15 and 14 points, respectively and Mahogany Jenkins recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds as the Watchung Hills Girls Basketball team topped the Panthers in Bridgewater, 51-35. 

Meghan Ball paced Bridgewater-Raritan with 19 points.

Watchung Hills improves to 7-5 and ...

Watchung Borough Council to Consider 40 Applicants for Library Advisory Committee

January 23, 2019

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Borough Council voted unanimously to approve all  volunteer appointments at its last meeting except tthose to the Watchung Library Advisory Committee. The six-member Watchung Library Advisory Committee has three seats up for grabs and the council voted 4-2 to table  Mayor Keith Balla’s nominations of Anette Von Brandis, Eileen Dicken and Tamara Benc for ...

Bound Brook Man Arrested for Distributing Child Pornography

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has led to the arrest of a Bound Brook man who has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the distribution of child pornography and 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the possession of child pornography, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

NJ Congressman Tom Malinowski Opens Office in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs.

The flagship District Office will be located at 75-77 N Bridge St. Somerville. The facility is currently undergoing construction which ...

Watchung Board of Education Approves $14,790 to Remediate Asbestos at Bayberry

WATCHUNG, NJ  - The Watchung Borough Board of Education voted on Wednesday to approve $14,790 to address “the Asbestos Situation at Bayberry Elementary School.”

 

Interim Superintendent of the Watchung Borough School District,  Stephanie Bilenker, was notified of the existence of asbestos tiles in room C-124 at the Bayberry Elementary School earlier this month and ...

Hibernians Elect Jim Walsh Grand Marshal of Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Longtime member Jim Walsh has been named Grand Marshal of the annual Main Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 10 by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Patrick’s Division of Somerset County.

A dinner and reception to honor the Grand Marshal will be held Friday, Feb. 8 at the Somerset Columbus Club, 495 E. Main St., from 7-10 p.m.

Walsh was born and ...

Forum for Parents and Teens Targets Drug Abuse

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents and their teenage sons and daughters are invited to a frank and open discussion on the ramifications of drug abuse and ways to prevent it at the Somerville YMCA from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

The event is free and open to the community; the Y is located at 2 Green Street on the corner of North Bridge Street.

Parents and teens will discuss the ...

Warren Township To Vote on $6.5 million No Tax Impact Referendum

January 19, 2019

 

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township residents will vote on a “ No Tax Impact” Referendum on Jan. 22. Voters in Warren Township will decide the future of a $6.5 million zero-tax impact referendum that allows for a combination of the District’s capital reserves and state aid for ZERO TAX IMPACT as a result of the referendum. With voter support, the state will provide ...

It’s Official: Delayed Opening on Friday

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School and all sending districts will have a 2-hour delayed opening, January 18, 2019, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. 

 

In Warren, AM Preschool and AlphaBest Before Care are cancelled. The schedule is as follows:
ALT 10:10 AM
Central 10:50 AM
Mt. Horeb 10:50 AM
Woodland 10:50 ...

It’s Official: Delayed Opening on Friday

January 18, 2019

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School and all sending districts will have a 2-hour delayed opening, January 18, 2019, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. 

 

In Warren, AM Preschool and AlphaBest Before Care are cancelled. The schedule is as follows:
ALT 10:10 AM
Central 10:50 AM
Mt. Horeb 10:50 AM
Woodland 10:50 ...

Warren Township Board of Education Swears in New Members, Reorganizes and Readies for ‘No Tax Impact’ Referendum Vote

WARREN, NJ - The first Warren Township Board of Education meeting of 2019 was held with two of the three new members sworn in, a board president and vice-president named, and the upcoming referendum vote discussed.

For entry into the minutes, Business Administrator Pat Leonhardt provided the Somerset County Clerk certified results of the Annual School Election, held on November 6, ...

WHRHS Boys Basketball: Watchung Hills Bounces Bridgewater, 61-32

January 22, 2019

WARREN, NJ - Michael Bressler led all scorers with 23 points and four three-pointers as Watchung Hills dominated Bridgewater-Raritan on Tuesday, 61-32.

Chad Martini sank 15 points, Trevor Bokach chipped in nine points and Pat Stefurak added seven points for the Warriors.

“We did what we had to do tonight, “ said WHRHS head coach Justin Salton. “Coach McAteer threw a ...

WHRHS Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Tops Bridgewater, 51-35

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Juniors Alexa Santo and Scarlett Glasser-Nehls led the scoring for the Warriors with 15 and 14 points, respectively and Mahogany Jenkins recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds as the Watchung Hills Girls Basketball team topped the Panthers in Bridgewater, 51-35. 

Meghan Ball paced Bridgewater-Raritan with 19 points.

Watchung Hills improves to 7-5 and ...

Murphy Declares State of Emergency, Storm Watch in Effect with Cancellations Mounting

WARREN, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency effective at noon on Saturday. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, predicting "total snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch possible."

The storm watch from the NWS also ...

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Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramaus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, ...

Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

Free Radon Kits Available to Warren Township Residents

January 17, 2019

The Township Committee is pleased to announce that the Warren Township Board of Health in conjunction with the Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission and is offering free radon test kits, while supplies last, in recognition of Radon Action Month. 

 

Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally when uranium and radium break down in the soil and in rock formations. Radon ...

Eagle Cam in the Classroom, Free Teacher Training Workshop

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a free teacher training workshop for teachers K-8 on Thursday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The “Eagle Cam in the Classroom” program offers a unique opportunity for formal and non-formal grade school teachers to learn how a wildlife cam can be effectively used as a teaching tool.

“We’re ...

"I’m Glad Somebody Helps"

On December 16, the Watchung Hills Elks #/885 hosted their annual Children's Christmas party, for our Special Children, their families and friends. There was plenty of food to eat while being entertained by Morley the Magician - who did a great show that appealed to all and was tuned for those who have heightened sensitivities to light and sound. Later, Santa and his elves came out to deliver ...

Meet the Master Brewer of Untied Brewing Company, Opening in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Untied Brewing Company is gearing up for the opening of their brewery and tasting room to the public very soon. Through meticulous planning with world and national award-winning Head Brewer, Tim Stumpf, Untied has spared no expense in making their brewery the best it can be from the very start.  

Tim Stumpf is a beer, sports and nature lover from Newark, DE with a ...

Warren Girl Scouts Daddy Daughter Dance

The Warren Girl Scouts would like to thank all of our generous sponsors for helping to make this year's Daddy Daughter Dance such a memorable event!  

Plainfield Symphony 99th Season Annual Free Afternoon Family Concert

The Plainfield Symphony’s annual Family Concert will take place on Saturday January 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm under the baton of Maestro Charles Prince. The program will feature two 2018 Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey Prize winners, a renowned saxophone soloist and several fun pieces by David Rimelis.

Pianist Sarah Ouyang will perform the third movement, Rondo Allegro Scherzando, of ...

How One Small Business Achieves Success by Empowering People with Disabilities

January 23, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- The founders of John’s Crazy Socks recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss their company and its incredible success. Founded in 2016, John’s Crazy Socks sells over 1900 varieties of socks, but is also driven by a social mission: to demonstrate to the world what people with disabilities can do.

John’s Crazy Socks was founded by the father ...

East Main Media Launches the TAPinto Network’s Flagship Video Channel, TAPintoTV

LITTLE FALLS, NJ—East Main Media today announced the launch of TAPintoTV, an online video channel highlighting topics of interest in New Jersey, New York, and beyond. TAPintoTV is off the ground and has been posting content for several months, including videos featuring Emmy award-winning PBS host, Steve Adubato, coverage of the New York International Auto Show, small business success ...

New Jersey Video Production Company Looks Back at Project Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

NEW JERSEY -- 2019 marks what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, and this year, on the federal holiday that celebrates his legacy, East Main Media looks back on a very special project completed with Michele Adubato, CEO of The North Ward Center in Newark.

“The East Main Media team was honored to produce this video,” said CEO & Executive ...

Warren Scouts are Collecting Eyeglasses in February

January 10, 2019

WARREN, NJ - Warren Girl Scout Troop 65025 is on a mission to help people in need get access to much-needed eyeglasses and to raise awareness about the importance of children’s eye health.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of kids with a correctable vision problem do not have access ...

New Jersey Sophomore Is Overall High Point Rider At CPI Florida

January 23, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Audrey Schulze, a 10th grader from Ridgewood, N.J. earned the CPI Overall High-Point Rider award at the ninth Annual College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Florida Horse Show Jan.17-20 at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach.

At the premier college equestrian recruiting and educational event, young riders met coaches and admissions representatives from ...

Martin Luther King Remembrance Race Highlights Meadowlands' Weekend

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands kicked off the weekend by honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 with a race that featured only African-American drivers.

Mike Cruse’s name was one of the more recognizable to Meadowlands' regulars in the race and one of the driving forces behind the event. During his career, he’s won 282 races, the most recent ...

Two Tiny Horses Get The Biggest Gift Of All, A New Home

LUMBERTON, N.J. —  Two miniature horses received the greatest gift of all during the holidays — a new home — when Gleneayre Equestrian Program partnered with the EQUUS Foundation and Artemis Farm Rescue.

The story began when Ellen Healey, Founder and Executive Director of Gleneayre Equestrian Program, an EQUUS Foundation Guardian, reached out to the EQUUS Foundation to ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Today

January 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

New Jersey’s $8 Billion Fishing Industry among Top in Nation, Supports 52,000 Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC — New Jersey’s commercial and recreational fishing industries ranks among the top 10 nationally in terms of revenues and employment, according to the latest report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

In 2016, both saltwater fishing industries in the state generated a total of $8 billion — $6.2 billion in commercial fishing and $1.8 billion ...

The Far Side of Progress

There are lots of exotic places I would like to visit before I die. The far side of the moon is not one of them.

But I understand that traveling to distant lands is a calling unique to the individual. It explains why there are people in the world who seek to explore the Mariana Trench or the Greenland Ice Sheet or Des Moines, Iowa. So I guess China has its reasons for going there.

Despite ...

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The Plainfield Symphony Annual Free Family Concert

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Attention Pet Owners - Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temps

January 21, 2019

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures which can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any time the temperature drops.

For information ...

Free Rabies Shots for Dogs and Cats at Saturday Clinic in Bernards

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled another free rabies shot clinic for all dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to noon on this Saturday, Jan. 12.

No appointment is necessary for the rabies vaccinations, which will be provided at the Bernards Township Public Works Garage, 277 South Maple Ave., in Basking Ridge.

[Updated] On Wednesday, ...

Warren "No Tax Impact" Referendum is Misleading

January 20, 2019

As a resident of Warren and former member of the WarrenTownship Board of Education, I was delighted to see that your publication featured an article (Brenda Nemcek, Jan. 19, 2019) on the upcomimg public referendum on January 22 to decide the future of a $6.5 million capital improvement plan to be funded through a combination of approximately $4.3 million from the ...

Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...

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Owner/Chef of Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes  Beloved Husband, Father, Brother and ...
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WHRHS Boys Basketball: Watchung Hills Upsets Gill St. Bernard’s, 64-60

January 17, 2019

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Boys Basketball team shocked Gill St. Bernard’s on Thursday, 64-60.

The Warriors never trailed.

“Words cannot express how proud I am of our family,” said WHRHS head coach Justin Salton. “The boys executed the game plan and earned the biggest win in school history by beating the #4 team in the state. These special moments ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Today

January 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

New Jersey’s $8 Billion Fishing Industry among Top in Nation, Supports 52,000 Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC — New Jersey’s commercial and recreational fishing industries ranks among the top 10 nationally in terms of revenues and employment, according to the latest report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

In 2016, both saltwater fishing industries in the state generated a total of $8 billion — $6.2 billion in commercial fishing and $1.8 billion ...

A Winter Walk Through Central Park

NEW YORK, NY - The iconic Central Park has the familiar Great Lawn, Sheep Meadow, Strawberry Fields, and a zoo, too.  Yet on a brisk Sunday in late December, a Meetup group met for a tour of some lesser known points of interest at the north end of the green space in the center of Manhattan.

Central Park, comprised of approximately 750 acres, was designed by agriculturalist Frederick Law ...

Space Farm-to-Table Restaurant Bill Signed

January 21, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. – Hungry customers won’t have to look far for restaurants that serve Jersey Fresh foods. A bill (A1039) sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space requiring the state’s tourism division to publish on its website information about farm-to-table restaurants was signed this month by the governor.

“People are more health conscious today and are looking ...

Bound Brook Man Arrested for Distributing Child Pornography

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has led to the arrest of a Bound Brook man who has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the distribution of child pornography and 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the possession of child pornography, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

Rutgers Student Turns Microorganisms Into Works of Art

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and a half, thanks to her breathtakingly detailed videos and photos of diatoms, algae, ...

Overview Information Presented on Plans for New Valley Road Bridge Between Bernards and Long Hill

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Conceptual details on an $8.5 million replacement bridge for a crumbling 1931 structure on Valley Road that crosses over the Passaic River and links Bernards and Long Hill townships were presented at Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, with a key part of the proposal being a promise to keep two lanes open throughout the ...

New Jersey’s $8 Billion Fishing Industry among Top in Nation, Supports 52,000 Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC — New Jersey’s commercial and recreational fishing industries ranks among the top 10 nationally in terms of revenues and employment, according to the latest report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

In 2016, both saltwater fishing industries in the state generated a total of $8 billion — $6.2 billion in commercial fishing and $1.8 billion ...

Somerset County Prosecutor Investigates Jan. 9 Shooting Death

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 29-year-old Old Bridge man is dead following a shooting incident at residence on Farm Lane in Bound Brook on Jan. 9, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bound Brook Chief of Police Vito Bet confirmed the death of Terrence C. Coulanges.

Robertson provided the following details:

Middlesex ...