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Santa Claus Arrives in Warren at 2018 Holiday Walk with Christmas Tree and Menorah lighting

December 2, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Everyone loves Santa.

Hundreds of Warrenites braved the rain to see Santa at the Holiday Walk sponsored by the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce this year.

The event started at 3 p.m. at the Pheasant Run Plaza, where Santa Claus arrived on a fire truck  to a waiting crowd. The Watchung Hills High School Marching band helped to greet Santa and led him, ...

Watchung Hills Script and Cue Presents “The Crucible”

WARREN, NJ – Some 22 student actors supported by some 65 student and staff crew members at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) brought to energetic life the dense polemic that is the heart and soul of Arthur Miller’s drama, “The Crucible.” 

The student Script and Cue Drama Club performed “The ...

Santa’s Coming! Warren Community Fire Truck Santa Releases Schedule

December 9, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - Santa Claus is coming to town. Warren’s Community Fire Department will be hosting Santa on a ride a-long again this year.

 

Expect Santa on Sunday, Dec. 9 between Hillcrest Road and Stirling Road beginning at 4pm and next Sunday, Dec. 16  between Stirling Road and Old Stirling Road. 

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Santa Paws is coming to Green Brook

GREEN BROOK, NJ - Santa Paws is returning to Green Brook on Saturday, Dec. 8. Santa Paws will make a stop at Central Bark Dog park from noon to 2 p.m. 

 

Take a picture with your family and your dog at Green Brook Recreation’s Annual event. A $5 donation will be collected to help a local family in need of a little cheer this holiday season.   Donations will also be ...

Bob's Furniture Coming to Promenade, Speciality Grocery Store Too

December 5, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The former Babies 'R' Us in the Bridgewater Promenade is turning into a furniture store, though the time frame for opening is still unclear.

According to Bridgewater Township Economic Development Officer Howard Turbowitz, Bob's Furniture is coming to that location.

"We do not have any timeframe on the furniture store," he said.

In addition, ...

Fabricland and Metropolitan Window Fashions Hosts Warren Chamber of Commerce at New Green Brook Location

GREEN BROOK, NJ - Bruce Heyman of Fabricland and Metropolitan Window Fashions hosted the last meeting of the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce at the new  location on Rt. 22 in Green Brook. Fred Luthy of Avatar Telecom & Energy Solutions won the elevator speech trophy with a success story of working with Heyman, and then demonstrated the installation in the ...

Bill Would Deny NJ Tuition Aid to Students Convicted of Hazing

December 8, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.

The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

More than 200 students have died from hazing-related accidents in the United States since 1838, and 40 students have died ...

Robert Wise Re-elected Chair of RVCC Board of Trustees

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Robert P. Wise of Clinton Township has been re-elected chair of the Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees. The Chair was re-elected to a one-year term during the Board’s reorganization meeting, held Dec, 4.

Caren Bateman of Readington was chosen to continue serving as the vice chair from Hunterdon County, and Tracy DiFrancesco Zaikov of Watchung was chosen ...

Fairness Hearing on Warren Township Affordable Housing On for Dec. 4

December 4, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A fairness and preliminary compliance hearing for the Township of Warren, for the Township’s housing element and fair share compliance plan for the Affordable Housing period 1987-2025 is set for Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Somerville at 11 a.m. 

 

The Docket is  No. SOM-L-904-15 and the hearing will take place before  the Honorable Thomas C. Miller, ...

Dictionaries Donated by Rotary Help Manville Third-Graders to Define Meaning of Charity

December 8, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - Continuing with one of its longest running annual traditions, members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough distributed free dictionaries to Manville’s third-graders at the Roosevelt School  on Friday, Dec. 7, ensuring that all Hillsborough and Manville children will have easy access to a tool that will serve them well throughout their academic careers.

The Rotarians ...

N.J. Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

SOMERSET, NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink. The Pancreatic ...

Bill Would Deny NJ Tuition Aid to Students Convicted of Hazing

December 8, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.

The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

More than 200 students have died from hazing-related accidents in the United States since 1838, and 40 students have died ...

Honoring 41, What's Closed on National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush

WASHINGTON, DC -  The United States of America will observe a National Day of Mourning on Wed. Dec. 5 to honor the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush. 

In addition to all flags being flown at half staff, there will be closures in both the government and the private sector. 

A National Day of Mourning is effectively a Federal ...

‘Vaping: Clear the Air’ Presentation Warns Watchung Hills Parents of Dangers of Addiction

December 5, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ- Contrary to the popular notion that “Vaping” might be the safer alternative to smoking tobacco, guest speaker Melissa Tasse warned Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) parents that in fact e-cigarettes often deliver multiple-times more concentrated dosages of the highly addictive drug, nicotine, than their tobacco alternatives.

Tasse ...

Weather Service Issues Flood Warning for Somerset County

November 26, 2018

UPDATE: Advisory Message, Flood Warning until 05:48AM Wednesday

 

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - A  flash flood warning has been issued for our area until 8:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. 

Route 22 is already flooded at Somerset Street.

The service said up to one inch of rain has already fallen, and heavy rain is continuing to fall. Expect ...

Warren Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Supplying Opioids to Drug Ring

December 3, 2018

 

NEW BRUNSWICK - A 78-year-old former Warren doctor was sentenced to 10 years in prison for supplying a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on Monday.

 

Dr. George Beecher, an ear, nose and throat specialist who formerly had a practice in Warren, was ...

Santa’s Coming! Warren Community Fire Truck Santa Releases Schedule

December 9, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - Santa Claus is coming to town. Warren’s Community Fire Department will be hosting Santa on a ride a-long again this year.

 

Expect Santa on Sunday, Dec. 9 between Hillcrest Road and Stirling Road beginning at 4pm and next Sunday, Dec. 16  between Stirling Road and Old Stirling Road. 

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Missing Person from Watchung: Have You Seen Helen Kim?

 

WATCHUNG, NJ - Have you seen Helen Kim? Watchung Police have issued an alert seeking the public's assistance in locating a Watchung woman who was last seen at 1:35 p.m. Thursday heading west on foot on Route 22 near the Avalon apartments. 

 

 

Kim was last seen wearing black leggings, a beige jacket, a grey hat, and carrying a brown purse.Police said she is ...

Burglary, Mischief, Fraud, Shoplifting and Car Crash Reported in Warren

 

WARREN, NJ - A residential burglary, an incidence of criminal mischief, credit card fraud, shoplifting, and a car crash were all reported over the weekend, Warren Township Police said.

 

A Saw Mill Road reported a residential burglary on Saturday morning. Police said an empty safe and jewelry was taken.

 

Police, Fire, and EMS responded Saturday to an overturned ...

Bob's Furniture Coming to Promenade, Speciality Grocery Store Too

December 5, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The former Babies 'R' Us in the Bridgewater Promenade is turning into a furniture store, though the time frame for opening is still unclear.

According to Bridgewater Township Economic Development Officer Howard Turbowitz, Bob's Furniture is coming to that location.

"We do not have any timeframe on the furniture store," he said.

In addition, ...

Fairness Hearing on Warren Township Affordable Housing On for Dec. 4

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A fairness and preliminary compliance hearing for the Township of Warren, for the Township’s housing element and fair share compliance plan for the Affordable Housing period 1987-2025 is set for Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Somerville at 11 a.m. 

 

The Docket is  No. SOM-L-904-15 and the hearing will take place before  the Honorable Thomas C. Miller, ...

Santa Claus Arrives in Warren at 2018 Holiday Walk with Christmas Tree and Menorah lighting

December 2, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Everyone loves Santa.

Hundreds of Warrenites braved the rain to see Santa at the Holiday Walk sponsored by the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce this year.

The event started at 3 p.m. at the Pheasant Run Plaza, where Santa Claus arrived on a fire truck  to a waiting crowd. The Watchung Hills High School Marching band helped to greet Santa and led him, ...

Funeral Arrangements for Caneiro Family Released

HOLMDEL, NJ - The funeral arrangements for Keith and Jennifer Caneiro and their children Jesse and Sophia Caneiro family, of Colts Neck, have been announced. A memorial gathering will be Sunday, Dec. 2 from noon until the funeral service at 3 pm at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, Holmdel. In lieu of flowers please make contributions in the ...

WHRHS Girls Swimming: Watchung Hills Defeats Pingry, 95-75

December 7, 2018

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls swim team defeated Pingry on Thursday, 95-75. 

Melanie Nunn (100 Fly and 500 freestyle), Vivan Zhang (200 IM) and Anna Baitel (100 Breaststroke) all finished first in their events for Watchung Hills and the Warriors never trailed.

The 200 relay started things off for the Warriors with a first place by Olivia Lontai, Claudia O'Reilly, Madaline ...

WHRHS Girls Soccer: Six Watchung Hills Players Named to All-Skyland Conference Team

WARREN, NJ - Six players from the Watchung Hills girls soccer team have been named to the 2018 Skyland Conference All-Raritan Division teams as chosen by the league coaches.

“I’m extremely proud that the coaches of the Skyland Conference recognized the hard work and talents of our players,” said WHRHS head coach Brian Figueiredo.  “Each of them is incredibly ...

Registration for Indoor Winter Riding Lessons at Lord Stirling Begins This Weekend

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Equestrians taking riding lessons at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge can continue their classes at the stable's indoor riding lesson, with sign-ups due to begin this Saturday morning, Dec. 8.

The Somerset County Park Commission announces that openings are available for Winter Horseback Riding Classes at the stabe, located at 256 S. Maple Ave. in ...

Warren Township Schools Step Up to Weather Nor’easter

December 5, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - The notorious nor'easter that swept through NJ on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 created some transportation obstacles for Warren Township Schools.  Many Warren Township Schools staff members stepped up to provide assistance in ways large and small to ensure that every student was transported home safely that afternoon.  

 

As schools were dismissed ...

Warren Students Pay Tribute to American Veterans

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township students wrote almost 1000 letters,  paying tribute to all American veterans and those in active service who have served their country, Superintendent Matthew Mingle shared at the last meeting of the Warren Township Board of Education. Warren Middle School students also were invited to participate in four unique activities to honor veterans.

A ...

Santa Claus Arrives in Warren at 2018 Holiday Walk with Christmas Tree and Menorah lighting

December 2, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Everyone loves Santa.

Hundreds of Warrenites braved the rain to see Santa at the Holiday Walk sponsored by the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce this year.

The event started at 3 p.m. at the Pheasant Run Plaza, where Santa Claus arrived on a fire truck  to a waiting crowd. The Watchung Hills High School Marching band helped to greet Santa and led him, ...

Warren Students Pay Tribute to American Veterans

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township students wrote almost 1000 letters,  paying tribute to all American veterans and those in active service who have served their country, Superintendent Matthew Mingle shared at the last meeting of the Warren Township Board of Education. Warren Middle School students also were invited to participate in four unique activities to honor veterans.

A ...

WHRHS Girls Swimming: Watchung Hills Defeats Pingry, 95-75

December 7, 2018

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills girls swim team defeated Pingry on Thursday, 95-75. 

Melanie Nunn (100 Fly and 500 freestyle), Vivan Zhang (200 IM) and Anna Baitel (100 Breaststroke) all finished first in their events for Watchung Hills and the Warriors never trailed.

The 200 relay started things off for the Warriors with a first place by Olivia Lontai, Claudia O'Reilly, Madaline ...

WHRHS Girls Soccer: Six Watchung Hills Players Named to All-Skyland Conference Team

WARREN, NJ - Six players from the Watchung Hills girls soccer team have been named to the 2018 Skyland Conference All-Raritan Division teams as chosen by the league coaches.

“I’m extremely proud that the coaches of the Skyland Conference recognized the hard work and talents of our players,” said WHRHS head coach Brian Figueiredo.  “Each of them is incredibly ...

‘Vaping: Clear the Air’ Presentation Warns Watchung Hills Parents of Dangers of Addiction

 

WARREN, NJ- Contrary to the popular notion that “Vaping” might be the safer alternative to smoking tobacco, guest speaker Melissa Tasse warned Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) parents that in fact e-cigarettes often deliver multiple-times more concentrated dosages of the highly addictive drug, nicotine, than their tobacco alternatives.

Tasse ...

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Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

December 8, 2018

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

N.J. High School Seniors Can Apply For Ag Achievement Award By Jan. 10

December 7, 2018

MANALAPAN, N.J. — New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Butewicz, a former ...

Clean Green Brook

 

CJST will be partnering with the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership and the NJ Sierra Club to clean the Green Brook floodplain behind the Green Brook Regional Center. We cleaned at this spot last December but  the river keeps bringing in more trash!  There is a new (larger) blockage of the river which has accumulated lots of trash and there is still more to do in the ...

Clinton's Fourchette Shares the Secrets of their Success as a Small Business

December 7, 2018

<!--block-->CLINTON, NJ -- TAPintoTV Senior Producer Kayla Galka recently stopped into Fourchette, a shop on Main Street here, and spoke with staff members about the secrets of the success behind this thriving small business.

Fourchette opened five years ago as a full-service cheese shop, with gourmet foods, imported French linens and unique home and kitchen goods. While ...

Millburn Winter Walk Holiday Event Highlights the Importance of Shopping Local

<!--block-->MILLBURN, NJ -- Crowds gathered here in Taylor Park for the lighting of the 2nd Annual “Winter Walk,” presented by the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce. Held a day after “Shop Local Saturday,” the event highlighted the importance of community and supporting local destinations and businesses this holiday season. <!--block-->

“It ...

Historic Inauguration Reenactment and Gala to Benefit the Grover Cleveland Birthplace

<!--block-->MONTCLAIR, NJ -- The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association recently held a gala and reenactment of the president’s 1893 inauguration here at the Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair. 

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<!--block-->CBS New York’s John Elliott, who served as the Master of Ceremonies, said, “There’s nothing more fun than history, so ...

A TASTE OF BERGEN 2018 HELD TO BENEFIT NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER

GARFIELD, NJ -- The 10th Annual “A Taste of Bergen” fundraiser was recently held here at The Venetian. Proceeds of the event will support the patients, long term care residents, veterans, and people in need served by New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus. 

The event featured 32 local restaurants, who donated their services to benefit the event, and was attended by ...

Annual Harvest Fest Celebrates Family Fun and New Development in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ --  The annual Harvest Fest, celebrating its 26th year, was recently held here, featuring small businesses, local organizations, food, music, and kid-friendly activities. “It’s a good mix of everything,” said Michael J. Venezia, Mayor of Bloomfield. 

Visitors strolled down Broad Street, sampling food prepared by local restaurants, picking up ...

Watchung Hills Script and Cue Presents “The Crucible”

November 29, 2018

WARREN, NJ – Some 22 student actors supported by some 65 student and staff crew members at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) brought to energetic life the dense polemic that is the heart and soul of Arthur Miller’s drama, “The Crucible.” 

The student Script and Cue Drama Club performed “The ...

NJRC Seek Comments On Proposed Sports Wagering Rules

December 6, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Racing Commission is accepting comments on proposed rules regarding sports wagering at racetracks and former racetracks in New Jersey.

On June 11, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic events. On June 13, The New Jersey Racing ...

Hambletonian Society's Moira Fanning Honored For Leadership In Harness Racing

MONTICELLO, N.Y. — Name a committee, executive board or organization in all of harness racing, and chances are that Moira Fanning has served on it — well. In fact, her name has become synonymous with getting the job done in the Standardbred sport.

On Dec. 2, United States Harness Writer’s Association’s Monticello-Goshen Chapter presented Fanning with its ...

After A Slow Start, N.J. Rider Wins Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival Novice Championship

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Danielle N. Robinson, of Hainesport, N.J., got off to a rough start at the seventh Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival held at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md., Nov. 15 to 18.

However, she was all smiles as she exited the indoor ring aboard Juilliard after winning the last class of the weekend, the Novice Championship.

“I wasn’t expecting this ...

Asian Tick Now Found In New Jersey, New York & Pennsylvania

ATLANTA, Ga. — The Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) has been found in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and several other states since its discovery in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’ Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Nov. 30.

The CDC is working with public health, agricultural, and academic experts to ...

Budweiser Clydesdales Coming To New York & New Jersey

NEW YORK CITY & NEW JERSEY — The famed Budweiser Clydesdales will be in the area through early December.

According to the Budweiser website, the original Clydesdales were a gift to August A. Busch, Sr. to commemorate the repeal of the Prohibition. Since 1933, the eight-horse hitch has been pleasing thousands of crowds all over the nation.

The horses will make an appearance at the ...

N.Y. Rider Is Reserve Champion at National Emerging Athletes Program

FINDLAY, Ohio — Maura Cherny of Cazenovia, N.Y. was named reserve champion at the 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session, hosted by The University of Findlay, Nov. 9-13, in Findlay, Ohio.

On the final day of the session, after watching each of 16 riders complete two rounds in a Nations Cup-style competition the EAP Committee members ...

The Families Speak: Karidis and Caneiro Families Express Gratitude for Love and Support, Requesting Privacy

December 2, 2018

COLTS NECK, NJ - The Memorial Service for the Caneiro family is Sunday and the Karidis and Caneiro families have shared with TAPinto Colts Neck a Family Statement:

"The Karidis and Caneiro families are grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received from our devoted family, the faithful friends of Jennifer, Keith, Jesse and Sophia, and many ...

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Somerville School Superintendent: No Threats Credible

December 8, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A nerve-wracking week filled with false rumors that had the entire Somerville High School community on edge has ended, with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Teehan once again reaching out to students, teachers and parents to reassure them that all threats of violence have been investigated and that there is no credible evidence to back up the threats.

Somerville Police and ...

Dictionaries Donated by Rotary Help Manville Third-Graders to Define Meaning of Charity

MANVILLE, NJ - Continuing with one of its longest running annual traditions, members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough distributed free dictionaries to Manville’s third-graders at the Roosevelt School  on Friday, Dec. 7, ensuring that all Hillsborough and Manville children will have easy access to a tool that will serve them well throughout their academic careers.

The Rotarians ...

Robert Wise Re-elected Chair of RVCC Board of Trustees

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Robert P. Wise of Clinton Township has been re-elected chair of the Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees. The Chair was re-elected to a one-year term during the Board’s reorganization meeting, held Dec, 4.

Caren Bateman of Readington was chosen to continue serving as the vice chair from Hunterdon County, and Tracy DiFrancesco Zaikov of Watchung was chosen ...

Honoring a Somerset County WWII Hero on His 100th Birthday

SOMERVILLE, NJ - World War II hero Robert Vaucher celebrated his 100th birthday Monday night, receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan that recognized his patriotism, heroism and civic accomplishments.

Lt. Col. Vaucher was the lead pilot in a 525-plane formation that flew over the deck of the battleship USS Missouri that was anchored in Tokyo Bay as Gen. Douglas MacArthur signed the ...

TCNJ Student Michael Sot Dies, Prayer Vigil Set

December 4, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Michael Sot 20, died early Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained during a head-on collision Sunday according to information from Ewing police. 

Sot, a Clark resident and student at The College of New Jersey, was the driver of a car hit head-on by David Lamar V.  who has since been charged with driving while impaired.   According to Ewing police, vehicular ...

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Leave it to George Street Playhouse to produce a play that works on so many levels. We have the familiar slamming-the-door exit of Nora Helmut, who abruptly leaves her secure life with Torvald for parts unknown

This play by Lucas Hnath received a successful run on ...