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Ever Wanted to Own Your Own Amusement Park? Bowcraft Rides Are for Sale

November 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets!

Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an online liquidation sale, you can purchase rides such as the Galleon, the Scrambler or ...

Sneak Peek at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day 2018 Parade Balloons

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Holiday season anticipation was in the air – literally – as balloons and robotic floats to be used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were being tested Saturday morning in a parking lot behind Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford.

Christmas magic was made as the balloons came to life in front of an informal gathering of more than 1,000 ...

Friday Tree Lighting Kicks Off This Year's Colonial Christmas Celebration

November 18, 2018

BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ _ The return of Colonial Christmas _ which showcases local decorators, re-enactors, Christmas crafts, tasty refreshments and musical performers, such as the Ridge A Cappella Choir _ begins this coming Friday evening with a holiday tree lighting in front of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum.

The entire community is invited to gather in front of the Colonial-era ...

Woman Identified in Fatal Train Accident on Gladstone Branch

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Brown, 61 years old, of New Providence was killed Thursday after her 2015 Nissan Altima was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone train at the Union Avenue crossing in New Providence Thursday evening during a snow storm. Brown was pronounced dead at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

The train originated from Gladstone and was running 30 ...

Ever Wanted to Own Your Own Amusement Park? Bowcraft Rides Are for Sale

November 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets!

Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an online liquidation sale, you can purchase rides such as the Galleon, the Scrambler or ...

Amazon Officially Announces Pick For HQ2

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon today announced its picks (yes plural) for its second headquarters, and it wasn’t Newark.

The corporate giant selected Long Island City and Arlington, Va. for the company's new headquarters. The company also selected Nashville for a new operations center, which will handle fulfillment and transportation.

Newark was one of 20 finalists named by the company ...

Warren Township Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Members, Next Meeting on Nov. 15








WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Chamber of Commerce invites the community for breakfast and networking with a presentation by Bruce Heyman of Fabricland and Metropolitan Window Fashions. 

The meeting will be held at the new Fabricland location on Rt. 22 in Green Brook.

The Warren Township Chamber of Commerce meets monthly ...

Newest Long Hill Preschool Focuses on Healthy Environment for Children; The Goddard School in Long Hill installing state-of-the-art sanitizing equipment

November 18, 2018

LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, NJ -  The Goddard School located in Long Hill Township plans to install a state-of-the-art sanitization cabinet to ensure faculty members can effectively sanitize toys and other objects used by children to help keep classrooms as germ free as possible.

Sumara and Imran Ahmad, owners of The Goddard School located in Long Hill, are opening the newest preschool ...

Warren Middle School Welcomes Peer Leaders for the 2018-2019 School Year

WARREN, NJ - Warren Middle School (WMS) recently welcomed  new Peer Leaders for the 2018-2019 school year. Peer Leaders are 8th Grade students who play an important role in mentoring younger students within the Warren Township School District. They are a select group of student leaders who are trained to serve as social and academic mentors for students. 

Program ...

Democrat Harris Gains Seat On Bernards Committee Following Mail-In Vote Count

November 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Democrat Joan Bannan Harris will take a seat on previously all-Republican Township Committee in 2019, after a count of votes by mail under the state's new mail-in system overturned a lead by two Republican candidates tallied up after polls closed last Tuesday.

The Somerset County website released its "final unofficial" vote count late on this Tuesday. The ...

To the Residents of Warren Township

 

To the Residents of Warren Township,

 

We want to thank the voters of Warren Township for the overwhelming support we received in the November 6th general election.  This would not have been achievable without the hard work of our families, many friends and supporters as well as the loyal constituents that cast a vote for us and our shared ...

Friday Tree Lighting Kicks Off This Year's Colonial Christmas Celebration

November 18, 2018

BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ _ The return of Colonial Christmas _ which showcases local decorators, re-enactors, Christmas crafts, tasty refreshments and musical performers, such as the Ridge A Cappella Choir _ begins this coming Friday evening with a holiday tree lighting in front of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum.

The entire community is invited to gather in front of the Colonial-era ...

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken w/Broccoli and Greens Recipe

What you need:
1 package boneless chicken cutlets (about 2 oz)
2 green bell peppers
1 head of broccoli
8 garlic cloves
8 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
Rosemary to taste

1. Preheat your oven to 450 F. 
2. Line cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper and lightly season chicken with salt .
3. Line another cookie sheet and place peppers and broccoli ...

Barnegat Township Hosting Special Thanksgiving Farmers Market on Sunday, November 18

BARNEGAT - Barnegat Township is hosting a special Thanksgiving Farmers Market on Sunday November 18.

The Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be plenty of Jersey farmers with fresh home grown seasonal produce, fruits, herbs, flowers.   There will also be an array of featured breads, cheeses, pasta.                  ...

Photos: Best Places for Fall Foliage in Somerset Hills and New Jersey

November 14, 2018

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - Fall foliage has been at its peak the last few weeks in the Somerset HIlls region, and TAPinto is sharing some of the best local places enjoy the autumn foliage.

Best New Jersey Foliage Places (from TAPinoto.net and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection website)

Stokes State Forest - At an elevation of more than 1,500 feet above sea level, ...

State Judge Rules Bernards Affordable Housing Plan is 'Fair and Reasonable' Despite Resident Opposition in Court

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township’s settlement agreement with the statewide Fair Share Housing group that advocates for state-ordered affordable housing in many municipalities throughout the state has been ruled as "fair and reasonable" by State Supreme Court Judge Thomas C. Miller, the township has announced.

The judge issued a detailed ...

Want To Help Horses Impacted By California Fires? Here's How

November 18, 2018

CALIFORNIA — With the deadliest wildfire raging in the state’s history and nearly 210,000 acres burned and ablaze from fires across the state, California and its citizens and equine community are facing one of equestrians’ worst fears. Many people have been forced to flee their homes, farms, and ranches, with little or no warning, turning horses and livestock loose to fend for ...

Watchung Hills Grad John Dugan Gets His Due at Tamaques

 

WESTFIELD, NJ – It was a day of many Dugans at Tamaques Park.

The Westfield Police Athletic League flag football program honored its founder John Dugan, a former Westfield police officer and the Police Athletic League President with an “Appreciation Day” on Saturday. Dugan is a graduate of Watchung Hills, Class of 1977. 

Young athletes sported T-shirts ...

Governor Phil Murphy Thanks Chit Chat Diner for Sheltering West Orange Students in Storm

November 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the West Orange diner that opened its doors and its kitchen to students stranded on school buses during Thursday’s storm.

The Chit Chat Diner, located on Eagle Rock Avenue near the Eagle Rock Reservation, welcomed 11 buses full of West Orange students who were stranded for hours during the storm.

“I’m glad ...

Veterans Day Ceremonies to Honor our Heroes

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - World War I ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

This year, Nov. 11 falls on Sunday, and members of the military will be honored with the Veterans Day Parade that will start in Highland Park and proceed over the bridge into New Brunswick.

"We should come out and thank a veteran for their service," said city council Vice ...

Newest Long Hill Preschool Focuses on Healthy Environment for Children; The Goddard School in Long Hill installing state-of-the-art sanitizing equipment

November 18, 2018

LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, NJ -  The Goddard School located in Long Hill Township plans to install a state-of-the-art sanitization cabinet to ensure faculty members can effectively sanitize toys and other objects used by children to help keep classrooms as germ free as possible.

Sumara and Imran Ahmad, owners of The Goddard School located in Long Hill, are opening the newest preschool ...

Watchung Hills Healthy Edge Presents ‘VAPING: Clear the Air’ Nov. 13

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Healthy Edge will present  ‘VAPING: Clear the Air’ at the Watchung Hills South Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov.  13. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for participants to peruse a display of vaping paraphernalia. The formal presentation begins at 7 p.m.

- Understand how the Adolescent brain is under significant construction ...

Power Outage Blacks Out West Side of Warren

November 19, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - Good morning Warren. It’s darker than usual Monday morning due to a widespread power outage on Warren’s west side. The power company is currently investigating, however, if you are without power, report it. 

 

 

How to Report a Power Outage

Call our Outage Reporting Line at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)
Report at ...

Bad Weather Forces Change in Plans: Delay is Now a Snow Day in Warren, Watchung Hills and all in Sending District

 

WARREN, NJ - School is now closed on Friday. Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung,  Watchung Hills Regional High School and North Plainfield have all made the call to close Friday, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions.

 

All after-school and evening activities are canceled. Except, tonight's performance of the "The Crucible" ...

Delayed Opening for Warren, Watchung Hills, and Sending Districts, Police Ask Residents to Stay Off Roads

Update 7:22 a.m. Friday: All schools in the Watchung Hills sending district are now closed on Friday.

Update: PATH service from 33rd Street will be free the rest of tonight to accommodate travelers trying to get to NJ.

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung, and Watchung Hills Regional High School have all made the call to have a delayed ...

North Plainfield Man Charged with Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child

November 16, 2018

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The  arrest of Segundo F. Rimarachin-Ipanaq, age 47 of Lawrence Avenue, North Plainfield, on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child was announced by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North ...

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts 6 Suspects in Murder of North Plainfield Man

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- Patricio M.

North Plainfield Man Charged with Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child

November 16, 2018

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The  arrest of Segundo F. Rimarachin-Ipanaq, age 47 of Lawrence Avenue, North Plainfield, on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child was announced by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North ...

Woman Identified in Fatal Train Accident on Gladstone Branch

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Brown, 61 years old, of New Providence was killed Thursday after her 2015 Nissan Altima was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone train at the Union Avenue crossing in New Providence Thursday evening during a snow storm. Brown was pronounced dead at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

The train originated from Gladstone and was running 30 ...

Woman Dies After Vehicle Is Struck by NJ Transit Train On Gladstone Branch; Snow Storm Wreaks Havoc on Roadways

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue in New Providence was struck by a NJ Transit train, operating on the Gladstone Branch of the Morris and Essex train line, at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues on Thursday after leaving the Murray Hill Station around 6 p.m. .

The female driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, was brought to Morristown ...

State Judge Rules Bernards Affordable Housing Plan is 'Fair and Reasonable' Despite Resident Opposition in Court

November 6, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township’s settlement agreement with the statewide Fair Share Housing group that advocates for state-ordered affordable housing in many municipalities throughout the state has been ruled as "fair and reasonable" by State Supreme Court Judge Thomas C. Miller, the township has announced.

The judge issued a detailed ...

St. Matthias priest “borrowed” $500,000 from church, an internal audit revealed

November 7, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ: Rev. Douglas J. Haefner “borrowed” around $500,000 – an amount substantiated by an unreleased internal audit – from church coffers to fund “compulsive behaviors,” according to Bishop James F. Checchio of the Metuchen Diocese.

After the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner last week, Checchio visited St. Matthias Church on Monday night to ...

National Signing Day in Warren: Four Watchung Hills Students Sign Letters of Intent

November 14, 2018

WARREN, NJ -  Four Watchung Hills Regional High School athletes upgraded their status from recruit to official signees to the college/university of their choice on National Letter of Intent (NLI) Signing Day on Wednesday.

Surrounded by their family and coaches on Nov. 14, the four students put pen to paper and signed their official NLI commitment letters. 

 

And ...

Girls Soccer: Bridgewater-Raritan Blanks West Orange in Group 4 Semifinal

SOMERSET, NJ - The West Orange girls soccer team hadn't lost a game in two years, but Tuesday night the Mountaineers found themselves cornered by Bridgewater-Raritan.

The Panthers wore down West Orange with a succession of corner kicks and other set pieces to claim a 2-0 victory that brought an end to West Orange's 39-game unbeaten streak in the NJSIAA Group 4 state semifinals at ...

Watchung Hills Grad John Dugan Gets His Due at Tamaques

 

WESTFIELD, NJ – It was a day of many Dugans at Tamaques Park.

The Westfield Police Athletic League flag football program honored its founder John Dugan, a former Westfield police officer and the Police Athletic League President with an “Appreciation Day” on Saturday. Dugan is a graduate of Watchung Hills, Class of 1977. 

Young athletes sported T-shirts ...

Safe Havens Commends Warren Township Schools, Board of Education Hears Security Update

November 13, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Safe Havens International, a school security firm, recently completed an audit of the Warren Township School District and commended the district for addressing 80 percent of issues found in 2014. Ron Berry, the security compliance manager for Warren Township Schools presented an overview of school safety and security practices at the last meeting of the Warren Township ...

Warren Middle School Welcomes Peer Leaders for the 2018-2019 School Year

November 16, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Warren Middle School (WMS) recently welcomed  new Peer Leaders for the 2018-2019 school year. Peer Leaders are 8th Grade students who play an important role in mentoring younger students within the Warren Township School District. They are a select group of student leaders who are trained to serve as social and academic mentors for students. 

Program ...

National Honor Society Inducts 97 seniors at Watchung Hills Regional High School, Selects Teacher of the Year

November 15, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ. – Some 97 members of the Class of 2019 at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) during a ceremony, Thursday, Oct. 25, at the school.

Parents, families and guests witnessed the ceremony in the school’s Performing Arts Center (PAC). WHRHS Science Teacher Michelle Nunez, who is the faculty ...

National Signing Day in Warren: Four Watchung Hills Students Sign Letters of Intent

WARREN, NJ -  Four Watchung Hills Regional High School athletes upgraded their status from recruit to official signees to the college/university of their choice on National Letter of Intent (NLI) Signing Day on Wednesday.

Surrounded by their family and coaches on Nov. 14, the four students put pen to paper and signed their official NLI commitment letters. 

 

And ...

Watchung Hills Grad John Dugan Gets His Due at Tamaques

 

WESTFIELD, NJ – It was a day of many Dugans at Tamaques Park.

The Westfield Police Athletic League flag football program honored its founder John Dugan, a former Westfield police officer and the Police Athletic League President with an “Appreciation Day” on Saturday. Dugan is a graduate of Watchung Hills, Class of 1977. 

Young athletes sported T-shirts ...

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Seasonal Recipe: Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

November 17, 2018

Apple cider adds a bit of warm spice to this easy Thanksgiving side dish.

Ingredients:

12 oz. fresh cranberries, about 3 ½ cups

1 cup granulated sugar

½ cup apple cider

Rinse berries and pick them over to remove any leaves or stems that might be mixed in.

Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until all of the berries ...

Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel Christmas Concert

November 18, 2018

2018 Christmas Concert at Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel

 Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel, 763 Mountain Avenue, Berkeley Heights, cordially invites your family to enjoy a free Christmas Concert this Friday, December 7, at 7:30 pm. 

This will be a live concert under the direction of youth leader Andy Tremper.  It will feature contemporary Christmas music performed by musicians from ...

Missing in Warren: Have You Seen Yankee?

November 18, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Have you seen Yankee? Yankee went missing on Sunday. She is 15 1/2 years old, is deaf and doesn't walk well and is very friendly.

 

The family is heartbroken and has been looking for her all day. She was last seen on Sage Drive near her home. Sage is close to the borders of Long Hill, Berkeley Heights, and Watchung.  If you see her call Alison ...

Missing: Have You Seen Maui?

LONG HILL, NJ - Have you seen Maui?  Last seen near Chestnut Street in Stirling about 8am Thursday morning. Call Brian Marino 908- 642-8925. 

Want To Help Horses Impacted By California Fires? Here's How

November 18, 2018

CALIFORNIA — With the deadliest wildfire raging in the state’s history and nearly 210,000 acres burned and ablaze from fires across the state, California and its citizens and equine community are facing one of equestrians’ worst fears. Many people have been forced to flee their homes, farms, and ranches, with little or no warning, turning horses and livestock loose to fend for ...

A Little Movie About A Little Horse With a Big Dream Will Be In The Equus Film Festival

November 18, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Annie is a little horse who helps troubled children who need to re-find joy in their lives.She also has a big dream, for her and her friends to have a permanent home.

Annie is also the star of Little Horse, Big Medicine a short film that will be shown at the Equus Film Festival in New York City.

The film is about a little girl who lost her best friend in a car ...

Want To Help Horses Impacted By California Fires? Here's How

CALIFORNIA — With the deadliest wildfire raging in the state’s history and nearly 210,000 acres burned and ablaze from fires across the state, California and its citizens and equine community are facing one of equestrians’ worst fears. Many people have been forced to flee their homes, farms, and ranches, with little or no warning, turning horses and livestock loose to fend for ...

New Jerseyans Victorious On First Day Of Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Festival

Ava Lindsay

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, remained unfazed by the northern winter storm and opened the Indoor ring to competitors early Friday morning at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro Md., for the first classes of MAEF 2018.

The seventh year of the event is scheduled to run through Sunday, Nov. 18, and will feature ...

Jets Player, Quincy Enunwa To Host Toy Drive At The Meadowlands on Dec. 3

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — NY Jets wide receiver, Quincy Enunwa will host a U.S. Marine Toys For Tots Holiday Toy Drive on Monday, Dec. 3 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. 

Enunwa will meet and greet guests who bring a new unwrapped toy to donate. FOX5 Sportscaster Tina Cervasio will emcee and race horse owner Larry Roman will sponsor toys. 

Toys for Tots and Quincy ...

N.J. Teen Gets 'Once-In-A-Lifetime Chance' To Show Horses In Czech Republic

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — How far can an Appaloosa horse take you? For one New Jersey teen — all the way to the Czech Republic.

Alexis Grogan, a high school senior from Hackettstown, N.J., has been an active member of the Appaloosa Horse Club since 2013. “This year through the club, I was selected and given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to the Czech Republic and show ...

Local Horses Overcome Hardship To Win At US Dressage Finals

LEXINGTON, Ky. — All equestrians know that life with horses can be an emotional roller coaster. Riders from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York rode that roller coaster all the way the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, held Nov. 8-11 in Lexington, Ky.

“With all the ups come some pretty big downs,” said Gimbel, Amy Gimbel of Tewksbury Township, N.J., who owns the ...

Ship Bottom Christmas Parade "A Great White Christmas" Set for Saturday December 1

November 18, 2018

SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .  

This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your family, business or organization.  There are no ...

Southern Ocean Hunger Foundation Hosting 5K Runraiser on Saturday, November 24 in Beach Haven

BEACH HAVEN - Do you love to run or get good exercise?  There is an opportunity to exercise and contribute to a tremendous cause and need in the Southern Ocean County area.

The Southern Ocean County Hunger Foundation is an organization committed to combating hunger in the area.  The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-only organization which hosts ...

Barnegat Township Hosting Special Thanksgiving Farmers Market on Sunday, November 18

BARNEGAT - Barnegat Township is hosting a special Thanksgiving Farmers Market on Sunday November 18.

The Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be plenty of Jersey farmers with fresh home grown seasonal produce, fruits, herbs, flowers.   There will also be an array of featured breads, cheeses, pasta.                  ...

All Inked Up and No Place To Go

I want a tattoo.  I am old enough to hang reading glasses around my neck and I want a tattoo. 

 

The question I keep asking myself is, why?  After a lifetime ignoring my skin, why now would I want to turn some weatherworn patch of scratches and scars it into an album cover?  This is not an easy thing to answer.  It delves deep within the psyche and brings up ...

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Wed, November 28, 7:00 PM

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Lord Stirling Stable, Basking Ridge

Winter Holiday Festival at Lord Stirling Stable

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Sat, December 1, 2:00 PM

Warren Twp. Library, Warren

Paper Quilling Art for the Holidays

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Fairfield Police Warn of Increase in Misuse of Catnip Cocktail

November 12, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product.

Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid that is should be strictly used to sedate cats and should not to be consumed by ...

Union Leader Offers Praise for Response Efforts

November 18, 2018

Dear Editor:

While many folks have been quick to point blame for New Jersey’s response to the first snow storm of the season, I would like to extend PRAISE and SUPPORT for the extraordinary efforts of my IFPTE Local 194 union brothers and sisters. These dedicated Maintenance workers sacrificed time from their families and their own personal safety so you could get home safely to your ...

To the Residents of Warren Township

 

To the Residents of Warren Township,

 

We want to thank the voters of Warren Township for the overwhelming support we received in the November 6th general election.  This would not have been achievable without the hard work of our families, many friends and supporters as well as the loyal constituents that cast a vote for us and our shared ...

Obituaries

Jul 28, 1955 - Feb 8, 2018
Owner/Chef of Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes  Beloved Husband, Father, Brother and ...
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Bad Weather Forces Change in Plans: Delay is Now a Snow Day in Warren, Watchung Hills and all in Sending District

November 16, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - School is now closed on Friday. Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung,  Watchung Hills Regional High School and North Plainfield have all made the call to close Friday, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions.

 

All after-school and evening activities are canceled. Except, tonight's performance of the "The Crucible" ...

Students Evacuated from Stranded School Buses, Moved to Safe Locations

EDITOR'S NOTE: West Orange schools have since been closed for Friday, Nov. 16 after the district announced that students were fed and would potentially be kept overnight. 

WEST ORANGE, NJ — (updated at 11:50 p.m.) After being stranded on school buses for nearly five hours in a powerful snowstorm, students are being moved to safe locations, the West Orange mayor wrote in a ...

It’s Official: Watchung Hills Will Dismiss Early Thursday Due to Weather

 

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School will have a 12:05 PM early dismissal, November 15, 2018, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. They will follow a Day 2 schedule with classes beginning at 7:30 am. Refer to the time schedule below. All after-school and evening activities are canceled.



Time Slot ...

Y Vote? Just Ask Our Youth

SOMERSET, NJ - Students from 11 Central New Jersey schools competed in the League of Woman's Voters' (Greater New Brunswick Chapter) inaugural "Y Vote" contest earlier this year. 

Already a big hit, the contest drew 91 responses - 77 essays, and 14 videos. The top entries in both categories received $500, while $200 went to second place, and $100 to third place.

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts 6 Suspects in Murder of North Plainfield Man

November 16, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- Patricio M.

Police Seek Public's Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Wednesday Morning Bank Robbery

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are asking for assistance in identifying a man who committed a robbery at Provident Bank, on Union Avenue, Wednesday morning.

According to a Facebook post from the police, the robbery occurred around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Anyone who can identify the individual or has information to share regarding the robbery should contact Det. Steve Zeichner at ...

Convicted Double-Murderer Gets Two Consecutive Life Sentences

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A former Raritan resident convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in 2015 has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Ramon Cadiz, 54, formerly of First Avenue, was sentenced on Nov. 9 to two consecutive life terms of imprisonment following his guilty pleas to two counts of first degree murder before ...

Democrat Harris Gains Seat On Bernards Committee Following Mail-In Vote Count

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Democrat Joan Bannan Harris will take a seat on previously all-Republican Township Committee in 2019, after a count of votes by mail under the state's new mail-in system overturned a lead by two Republican candidates tallied up after polls closed last Tuesday.

The Somerset County website released its "final unofficial" vote count late on this Tuesday. The ...

Ship Bottom Christmas Parade "A Great White Christmas" Set for Saturday December 1

November 18, 2018

SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .  

This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your family, business or organization.  There are no ...

Sneak Peek at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day 2018 Parade Balloons

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Holiday season anticipation was in the air – literally – as balloons and robotic floats to be used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were being tested Saturday morning in a parking lot behind Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford.

Christmas magic was made as the balloons came to life in front of an informal gathering of more than 1,000 ...

Ship Bottom Christmas Parade "A Great White Christmas" Set for Saturday December 1

November 18, 2018

SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .  

This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your family, business or organization.  There are no ...