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THE PUMPKIN PATCH RETURNS TO HOLY CROSS!

September 23, 2022

THE PUMPKIN PATCH RETURNS TO HOLY CROSS!

     From October 9th through October 31st, The Church of the Holy Cross (40 Mercer Ave., North Plainfield) will host their annual Pumpkin Patch on their  Grove Street lawn.

     Weekdays from 3-7
     Saturdays from 10-5
     Sundays from noon to ...

Watchung Announces First Scarecrow Contest

WATCHUNG, NJ — Get ready for Autumn! Everyone is invited to participate in the First Annual Watchung Scarecrow Stroll and Contest Sponsored By: Mayor & Council, The Traffic & Beautification Commission, Recreation Commission, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung Library Advisory Committee and Friends of Watchung Library.                  ...

Bed Bath and Beyond Will Close 150 Stores; Watchung Store Will Remain Open As of Now

September 21, 2022

WATCHUNG, NJ - Bed Bath and Beyond, a Union NJ based home goods retailer, announced that it will be closing 150 stores, laying off staff while securing more than $500 million in new financing in an effort "secure their path for the future".

Sue Gove, Director & Interim Chief Executive Officer commented, "We are embracing a straight-forward, back-to-basics philosophy that ...

One-Stop Career Training Center in Somerville Expands Hours

SOMERVILLE, NJ –The Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Training Center, located on the second floor of 27 Warren St. is extending its hours for Hunterdon and Somerset County’s in-person and walk-in job seekers who need career assistance.

Beginning Sept. 26, the career center will be open on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. except on county holidays, regular office hours will ...

New Warren Chamber of Commerce Meeting Set

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 Warren Township Chamber of Commerce is now under the umbrella of the Somerset County Business Partnership .Monthly meetings are every 4th Tuesday of each month.

This month the meeting is at Camp Jotoni in ...

Watchung Announces First Scarecrow Contest

September 21, 2022

WATCHUNG, NJ — Get ready for Autumn! Everyone is invited to participate in the First Annual Watchung Scarecrow Stroll and Contest Sponsored By: Mayor & Council, The Traffic & Beautification Commission, Recreation Commission, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung Library Advisory Committee and Friends of Watchung Library.                  ...

Car Crashes into Warren Starbucks, Now Reopened

WARREN, NJ — Warren’s Starbucks has reopened after a temporary closure following a vehicle crashing into the building on Friday. 

 

Friday morning at approximately 8:30 am, a vehicle driven by Michael Ribick of Watchung crashed through the south side of the building, according to Warren police. No injuries were reported from inside the building and Ribick was ...

Robotics Team Co-Hosts Tech Expo at Bridgewater Commons

September 23, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville High School Robotics team is one of four from central New Jersey high schools that will host the Raritan Valley Science and Technology Showcase at the Bridgewater Commons mall on Oct. 1-2,

The other robotics teams are from Hillsborough High School, Bound Brook High School and Hunterdon Central in Flemington.

The expansive showcase will feature displays on ...

Warren Middle School Students Become Archeologists

WARREN, NJ -- On Friday, September 16, 2022, Warren Middle School studentsin Ms. Karen Balich and Mrs. Aneta Ferreira's 6th grade Social Studies classes became archeologists for the day.

As an introduction to the Early Man unit, students learned how archeology  helps uncover information about the past. The students participated in an excavation simulation activity by ...

Atlantic City Restaurant Week Kicks Off With ‘First Serve’ Luncheon to Honor First Responders

September 24, 2022

Atlantic City, NJ — The NJ Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) was proud to host a First Serve First Responders Luncheon to kickoff this year’s 14th annual Atlantic City Restaurant Week on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. The event honored 22 local first responders with a luncheon at Amada, located at Ocean Casino Resort. These brave men and women who serve ...

Car Crashes into Warren Starbucks, Now Reopened

WARREN, NJ — Warren’s Starbucks has reopened after a temporary closure following a vehicle crashing into the building on Friday. 

 

Friday morning at approximately 8:30 am, a vehicle driven by Michael Ribick of Watchung crashed through the south side of the building, according to Warren police. No injuries were reported from inside the building and Ribick was ...

New Jersey to Increase Offshore Wind Goal Announced Gov. Murphy

September 24, 2022

NEW YORK – New Jersey's Offshore wind goal has increased by nearly 50 percent to 11,000 megawatts (MW) by 2040, announced the Governor's Office. Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 307 increases the state’s current goal of 7,500 MW, also directs the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to study the feasibility of increasing the target ...

Nutley Resident At-Risk of Losing Home of 60 Years, Family Pleads for Community Assistance

September 21, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - A 90-year-old Nutley resident is at risk of losing her home of 60 years. Her family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help keep the family home secure. 

Due to life events, Doris fell behind on tax payments. Not wanting to burden those close to her with the issue, Doris has kept this quiet. 

Those close to her only found out about her situation due to a ...

New Jersey to Increase Offshore Wind Goal Announced Gov. Murphy

September 24, 2022

NEW YORK – New Jersey's Offshore wind goal has increased by nearly 50 percent to 11,000 megawatts (MW) by 2040, announced the Governor's Office. Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 307 increases the state’s current goal of 7,500 MW, also directs the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to study the feasibility of increasing the target ...

One-Year Anniversary: Did Biden's Hillsborough Visit Help Ida Victims?

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - It was one year ago today - Sept. 7, 2021 - that President Biden flew into Central Jersey Airport on Marine One to assess damages from Tropical Storm Ida, spending six hours on the ground driving through Hillsborough and Manville in a 21-vehicle motorcade led by New Jersey State Troopers.

The president got an eyeful of furniture, rugs, appliances, bedding, clothing, ...

Overlook Medical Center marks 50 years of its Family Medicine Residency program

September 19, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Family Medicine Residency program, marking the occasion with an event that drew together alumni of the program and health care leaders from throughout the country.

To date, the program has graduated nearly 300 family medicine physicians, many of whom have become ...

Prosecutor's Office Investigates Double Shooting in Manville

September 12, 2022

MANVILLE, NJ – Police responding to an early morning 911 call on Sept. 11 found two men each suffering from gunshot wounds in the vicinity of North Weiss Street, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

Both victims are expected to recover from their wounds, according to McDonald, who provided the following account 0f the incident, phoned in to police at 5:02 ...

Downed Trees and Wires Close Warren Roads

September 19, 2022

WARREN, NJ -- Warren police have advised of a road closure on Mountain Avenue between Hillcrest Road and Sage Drive due to downed trees and lines. Please follow the posted detour. 

Car Crashes into Warren Starbucks, Now Reopened

WARREN, NJ — Warren’s Starbucks has reopened after a temporary closure following a vehicle crashing into the building on Friday. 

 

Friday morning at approximately 8:30 am, a vehicle driven by Michael Ribick of Watchung crashed through the south side of the building, according to Warren police. No injuries were reported from inside the building and Ribick was ...

Overturned Tractor Trailer On Route 22 West of Warren

WARREN, NJ -- An overturned tractor-trailer just west of Warren on Route 22 West has caused lane closures on Monday morning.

The truck is located on the westbound side of the highway near Chimney Rock Road in Bridgewater, according to police. 

 

WHRHS Girls Soccer: Watchung Hills Tops Hunterdon Central, 4-2

September 24, 2022

WARREN, NJ — Watchung Hills remains unbeaten after a 4-2 victory over Hunterdon Central on Saturday.

 

“Our girls did a great job today of battling a very good opponent for the second time this year,” said WHRHS head coach Brian Figueriedo. “We weren’t happy with our first half, but still managed to have a 2-1 lead at the half and that’s a great sign ...

WHRHS Boys Soccer: Watchung Hills Senior Night 2022

​WARREN, NJ — After two overtime periods, Watchung Hills and Montgomery tied on Senior Night Friday, 0-0.

SEE GAME here https://youtu.be/WVu683DwFcs

“It was a great game and a fantastic atmosphere for senior night,” said WHRHS head coach Greg Leonow. “I’m proud of the teams hard work.”

The 13 seniors and their parents were recognized prior to the ...

WHRHS Football: Watchung Hills Pulls Away in Second Half to Beat Bridgewater-Raritan, 38-14

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The momentum was there for the taking late in the first half for the Bridgewater-Raritan football team.

But, after the Panthers took a seven-point lead with 1:14 to go in the second quarter, opportunistic Watchung Hills scored 10 points in that brief amount of time to takea  three-point lead, then ran away in the second half for a 38-14 victory over Bridgewater-Raritan ...

Authorities Investigate Death of Somerville Woman, 68, in House Fire

September 26, 2022

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Firefighters recovered the body of a 68-year-old woman from a single-family residence on West Cliff Street early Sunday morning after responding to a 911 phone call reporting a fire at the location, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

The fire is under investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and Somerville ...

Missing Flemington Woman Found Sunday

FLEMINGTON, NJ - According to the Flemington Borough Police Department, missing woman Karen Newton was found at about noon Sunday, after being reported missing on Friday.

Police Chief Jerry Rotella said in a message that he wanted to thank all departments that assisted in the search, including the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office, Flemington Borough Office of Emergency Management, ...

Robotics Team Co-Hosts Tech Expo at Bridgewater Commons

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville High School Robotics team is one of four from central New Jersey high schools that will host the Raritan Valley Science and Technology Showcase at the Bridgewater Commons mall on Oct. 1-2,

The other robotics teams are from Hillsborough High School, Bound Brook High School and Hunterdon Central in Flemington.

The expansive showcase will feature displays on ...

Somerville to Break Ground Oct. 13 on $31.5M Public Safety Complex

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The long-awaited, much-anticipated ceremony to break ground on the borough's 46,000 square-foot Public Safety building is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at the site on Gaston Ave.

The building will consolidate all borough firefighting apparatus and four fire companies now stationed at three firehouses throughout the 2.5-square mile borough, and ...

Watchung Announces First Scarecrow Contest

WATCHUNG, NJ — Get ready for Autumn! Everyone is invited to participate in the First Annual Watchung Scarecrow Stroll and Contest Sponsored By: Mayor & Council, The Traffic & Beautification Commission, Recreation Commission, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung Library Advisory Committee and Friends of Watchung Library.                  ...

One-Stop Career Training Center in Somerville Expands Hours

SOMERVILLE, NJ –The Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Training Center, located on the second floor of 27 Warren St. is extending its hours for Hunterdon and Somerset County’s in-person and walk-in job seekers who need career assistance.

Beginning Sept. 26, the career center will be open on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. except on county holidays, regular office hours will ...

Patriot Day Observed at Warren’s Angelo L. Tomaso School

September 13, 2022

WARREN, NJ -- On Friday, September 9, 2022, students and staff from Angelo L. Tomaso School were encouraged to dress in red, white, and blue in observance of Patriot Day, the national day of service, and remembrance of September 11. 

 

During the student-led morning news show, students and staff were treated to a live performance of the Star-Spangled Banner by the ...

Warren’s Central Students Enjoy Robotics Lesson

WARREN, NJ --  Warren' Central School’s grade three students from Mrs. Nicole Evins’sclass filed into their modernized library on Thursday, September 8, for their first Innovation and Design class of the school year with Dr. Susan Kline, one of the district’s REACH teachers.

As the students took their seats and Kline introduced their first lesson on Lego ...

Patriot Day Observed at Warren’s Angelo L. Tomaso School

September 13, 2022

WARREN, NJ -- On Friday, September 9, 2022, students and staff from Angelo L. Tomaso School were encouraged to dress in red, white, and blue in observance of Patriot Day, the national day of service, and remembrance of September 11. 

 

During the student-led morning news show, students and staff were treated to a live performance of the Star-Spangled Banner by the ...

Warren’s Central Students Enjoy Robotics Lesson

WARREN, NJ --  Warren' Central School’s grade three students from Mrs. Nicole Evins’sclass filed into their modernized library on Thursday, September 8, for their first Innovation and Design class of the school year with Dr. Susan Kline, one of the district’s REACH teachers.

As the students took their seats and Kline introduced their first lesson on Lego ...

WHRHS Girls Soccer: Watchung Hills Tops Hunterdon Central, 4-2

September 24, 2022

WARREN, NJ — Watchung Hills remains unbeaten after a 4-2 victory over Hunterdon Central on Saturday.

 

“Our girls did a great job today of battling a very good opponent for the second time this year,” said WHRHS head coach Brian Figueriedo. “We weren’t happy with our first half, but still managed to have a 2-1 lead at the half and that’s a great sign ...

WHRHS Boys Soccer: Watchung Hills Senior Night 2022

​WARREN, NJ — After two overtime periods, Watchung Hills and Montgomery tied on Senior Night Friday, 0-0.

SEE GAME here https://youtu.be/WVu683DwFcs

“It was a great game and a fantastic atmosphere for senior night,” said WHRHS head coach Greg Leonow. “I’m proud of the teams hard work.”

The 13 seniors and their parents were recognized prior to the ...

WHRHS Football: Watchung Hills Pulls Away in Second Half to Beat Bridgewater-Raritan, 38-14

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The momentum was there for the taking late in the first half for the Bridgewater-Raritan football team.

But, after the Panthers took a seven-point lead with 1:14 to go in the second quarter, opportunistic Watchung Hills scored 10 points in that brief amount of time to takea  three-point lead, then ran away in the second half for a 38-14 victory over Bridgewater-Raritan ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

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Found in Warren: Do You Know This Dog?

September 26, 2022

WARREN, NJ -- Do you know this dog? Found by Watchung Hills.  (no collar).  Call or text Andrea at 908-403-4839. 

THE PUMPKIN PATCH RETURNS TO HOLY CROSS!

September 23, 2022

THE PUMPKIN PATCH RETURNS TO HOLY CROSS!

     From October 9th through October 31st, The Church of the Holy Cross (40 Mercer Ave., North Plainfield) will host their annual Pumpkin Patch on their  Grove Street lawn.

     Weekdays from 3-7
     Saturdays from 10-5
     Sundays from noon to ...

Overlook Medical Center marks 50 years of its Family Medicine Residency program

SUMMIT, NJ – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Family Medicine Residency program, marking the occasion with an event that drew together alumni of the program and health care leaders from throughout the country.

To date, the program has graduated nearly 300 family medicine physicians, many of whom have become ...

Walk to Fight Alzheimer's at Duke Island Park

Alzheimer’s New Jersey® is hosting its 2022 Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s® in Duke Island Park, Bridgewater on Saturday, October 15, 2022.  One hundred percent of the funds raised from Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s supports New Jersey families affected by Alzheimer's  or other forms of dementia through Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s programs and ...

Atlantic City Restaurant Week Kicks Off With ‘First Serve’ Luncheon to Honor First Responders

September 24, 2022

Atlantic City, NJ — The NJ Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) was proud to host a First Serve First Responders Luncheon to kickoff this year’s 14th annual Atlantic City Restaurant Week on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. The event honored 22 local first responders with a luncheon at Amada, located at Ocean Casino Resort. These brave men and women who serve ...

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Sat, October 8, 6:00 PM

VFW, Manville

Casino Night/Texas Hold'em Tourney

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Sat, October 8, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook

Comedian Bobby Collins

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Sat, October 15, 8:30 AM

Duke Island Park , Bridgewater Township

Alzheimer's New Jersey to Host Walk to Fight ...

Remembering Sept. 11

September 11, 2022

Twenty- one years. The day that changed my life and our country. And it seems different this year. 

 

I remember a few years ago my son asked me what I remembered about that day for an assignment he was doing for social studies. And for the first time, I told him some details.  I was there, guessing I was pregnant with our first child, the son who asked the question, and ...

The Felidaen Era

As the UK continues to mourn the loss of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, I wonder what more could possibly be said about the Queen that hasn’t already been stated ad nauseum.

That’s why I have decided to write about my cat.

OK, the cat really is more my wife’s cat than my cat. My wife affords him a lot more attention than I do. And I refer to him more as a royal him, because as ...

Finding Help, Hope at Hispanic Resource Fair

September 26, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The woman with tears in her eyes couldn’t pay her rent and had nowhere to turn. 

She had lost her job while recovering from spinal surgery and didn’t know where she and her child with autism were going to spend the night.

“We got her assistance and referred her to our housing program,” said Jackie Mondragon, a community ...

Police Investigating After Man is Reportedly Assaulted, Robbed in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police say a man was injured during a robbery on Friday, Sept. 23 on Guilden Street between Bristol and Prosper streets.

Members of the New Brunswick Police Department are investigating the robbery that reportedly occurred at about 1:15 a.m., according to a community alert from the Rutgers University Police Department.

According to Rutgers Police, a man reported ...

New Brunswick Train Station to get $49M Makeover

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mayor Jim Cahill was thanking Gov. Phil Murphy and others for investing $49 million to modernize and expand the New Brunswick Train Station when he was interrupted by the whoosh of a passing commuter train.

“Well-cued,” Cahill said, with a laugh.

The same thing could be said for the planned renovations considering that more than a billion dollars of ...

Nutley Resident At-Risk of Losing Home of 60 Years, Family Pleads for Community Assistance

NUTLEY, NJ - A 90-year-old Nutley resident is at risk of losing her home of 60 years. Her family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help keep the family home secure. 

Due to life events, Doris fell behind on tax payments. Not wanting to burden those close to her with the issue, Doris has kept this quiet. 

Those close to her only found out about her situation due to a ...

More than 100 Dead Vultures Cause Sussex Branch Trail Closure

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Like a scene from a horror movie, more than 100 black vultures have been found on and near the Sussex Branch Trail in Lafayette causing them to close the trail from Route 94 to Morris Farms Road. According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protections Fish and Wildlife more than 100 dead vultures have been reported in the area behind Olde Lafayette Village, ...

New Jersey Is 2022’s 2nd Best State to Live According to New Study

NEW JERSEY - New findings from Wallethub, an online finance website, shows Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York as top 3 of the best places to live in the United States this year. Rounding out the top 5 was Idaho and Virginia. The survey shows that has one of the lowest crime rates in the country as well as other benefits that lend to quality of life. 

Balancing factors  like the ...