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Somerset County-operated senior centers offer free virtual programs via Zoom in May

April 30, 2021

Remote Classes and Programs Help Seniors Stay Connected and Fit During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Some Outdoor Activities Are Available.

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all county-operated senior centers managed by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services are temporarily closed until May 31, 2021. The county’s management team is following ...

Don’t Miss the Amazing Display of Daffodils at Colonial Park Gardens

FRANKLIN, NJ – Spring is here and the warmer temperatures and beautiful display of flowering trees, daffodils and tulips beckon us outdoors to enjoy our parks.  Daffodil lovers in particular are encouraged to visit the perennial garden at Colonial Park Gardens, 156 Mettlers Road, this weekend before the elegant Narcissus blooms are gone.

The biggest feature of this year’s ...

Applications are Being Accepted for Youth Leadership Somerset

April 25, 2021

Somerset County Deputy Commissioner Sara Sooy invites county youth who are in grades nine through 12 to apply to the Youth Leadership Somerset program. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 23.

“This is a wonderful program that empowers young people to interact with local leaders and explore real issues that are impacting their communities,” said ...

Be Part of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, June 1, 2021 

May 5, 2021

Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell Park on Tuesday, June 1, 5:30-10pm, to help save lives from cancer. 

Due to the ...

Body of Missing 21 Year Old Drew University Student Found

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The body of missing Madison student Ajay Sah has been found, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll. Sah was a foreign exchange student from Nepal and was attending Drew University. He was reported missing on January 22, 2021.

Sah was last seen on the campus of Drew University on January 19, according to police. Reports indicate that he traveled by NJ ...

May 7 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 26 New Cases Overnight

May 7, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 23,521 cases of the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 26 overnight, and a total of 727 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Friday reported 879,812 total cases since last year, an increase of 920 overnight. There are 23,129 COVID-19-related deaths in ...

Somerset County Announces 10 COVID Vaccination Clinics for the Week of May 10 Using All Three Approved Vaccines

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County is holding ten open vaccination clinics for the week of May 10 as part of its effort to make it easy for every resident to be protected against the COVID-19 virus. In addition to hosting clinics throughout the county, for the first time Somerset will be providing all three CDC approved vaccines after receiving its first allotment of Pfizer.

“The ...

NJ Assemblyman Seeks to Criminalize Falsifying COVID Vaccine Cards

BAYONNE, NJ - National disasters don’t always bring out the best in people. Often, unscrupulous characters seek to take advantage of people during tough times. As more people across the United States and the State of New Jersey are rolling up their sleeves to protect themselves against COVID-19, the risk of scammers selling fraudulent vaccination cards is now higher than ever, ...

A Drop in Vaccine Demand Means ‘Things Evolve’

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Vaccination sites are closing, others revamping hours as Murphy says state is responding to changes

 

With COVID-19 vaccine supplies holding steady ...

May 5 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 44 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 23,464 cases of the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 44 overnight, and a total of 724 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Wednesday reported 877,814 total cases since last year, an increase of 889 overnight. There are 23,067 COVID-19-related deaths ...

Decision Day at Watchung Hills: WHRHS Class of 2021

May 5, 2021

WARREN, NJ - May 1 was National College Decision Day.  In many cases it is the deadline for students to make deposits to attend the college of their choice. One of the great traditions at Watchung Hills is that seniors wear clothing representing their choice for the fall. And it even has a Twitter hashtag of #DecisionDay

 

Haven't decided yet? It's ...

Watchung Hills Budget Hearing and BOE Meeting

WARREN, NJ --

On April 27, 2021, the Watchung Hills Regional Board of Education will hold a virtual public hearing at 7:00 pm on the 2021/2022 school budget and the proposed new employment contract for Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett that will replace her current contract, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:11-11 and N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-3.1(c)(1).  The proposed new ...

Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter Completes Vote-by-Mail Ballots Distribution for June 8 Primary

May 6, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter announced that his office has completed sending Vote-by-Mail ballots to all Somerset County voters who requested one. Unlike the 2020 elections where every voter received a ballot in the mail, in 2021 only voters who have positively requested a ballot will receive one. All others will be able to vote in person at their polling place as they ...

Somerset County Brewery Participates in "Shot and a Beer" COVID Promotion

May 4, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Flounder Brewery in Hillsborough is one of a dozen microbreweries in the state performing a public service by offering a free beer to any adult 21 and over who receives a COVID-19 vaccination during the month of May.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced New Jersey's "Shot and a Beer" program Monday to encourage eligible residents 21 and over to get ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a "Shot and a Beer"

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following are restaurants and brewing companies are ...

NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says. But You Already Knew That

NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut.

You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” here.

MORE: Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

New Yorkers ...

Vo-Tech Students Create Non-Profit Focused on Emergency Medicine

May 8, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Jiya Mody, of Bridgewater, and Fiona Shanahan, of Warren, both 10th grade students at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, have created a new non-profit, Youth in Emergency Medicine, to establish a community of several chapters of high school students and undergraduates interested in the field across the globe.

The students connect with research facilities ...

Be Part of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, June 1, 2021 

Honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights invites the community to rally together as part of the Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights “Light The Fight” Event at The Grove @ Connell Park on Tuesday, June 1, 5:30-10pm, to help save lives from cancer. 

Due to the ...

NJ Assemblyman Seeks to Criminalize Falsifying COVID Vaccine Cards

May 7, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - National disasters don’t always bring out the best in people. Often, unscrupulous characters seek to take advantage of people during tough times. As more people across the United States and the State of New Jersey are rolling up their sleeves to protect themselves against COVID-19, the risk of scammers selling fraudulent vaccination cards is now higher than ever, ...

A Drop in Vaccine Demand Means ‘Things Evolve’

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Vaccination sites are closing, others revamping hours as Murphy says state is responding to changes

 

With COVID-19 vaccine supplies holding steady ...

May 7 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 26 New Cases Overnight

May 7, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 23,521 cases of the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 26 overnight, and a total of 727 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Friday reported 879,812 total cases since last year, an increase of 920 overnight. There are 23,129 COVID-19-related deaths in ...

Somerset County Announces 10 COVID Vaccination Clinics for the Week of May 10 Using All Three Approved Vaccines

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County is holding ten open vaccination clinics for the week of May 10 as part of its effort to make it easy for every resident to be protected against the COVID-19 virus. In addition to hosting clinics throughout the county, for the first time Somerset will be providing all three CDC approved vaccines after receiving its first allotment of Pfizer.

“The ...

Power Outage Hits Warren’s East Side

April 25, 2021

WARREN, NJ -- If you awoke to a power outage on the east side of Warren on Sunday morning, it’s not just you. Most of the east side of Warren experienced a power outage around 11:30 a.m. 

JCP&L is investigating and expects restoration by 1:30 p.m.  

To report an outage see https://www.firstenergycorp.com/outages_help/Report_Power_Outages.html

Get Your ...

Victim Expecting to Buy Drugs Tells Cops He was Pistol-Whipped and Robbed

May 5, 2021

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, NJ – A victim looking to buy drugs was instead pistol-whipped and robbed at gunpoint and reported the ripoff to police afterwards, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Police have arrested George C. Battle 4th, 18, of Drewes Court, Lawrence in relation to the incident which occurred on Sunday, Jan. 17 in the area of ...

Correctional Police Officers from East Brunswick and North Plainfield Face Charges Related to Inmate Assault at Edna Mahan Facility

TRENTON, NJ - Following an event involving the of the excessive use of force and "assaultive conduct," two officers, one from East Brunswick and one from North Plainfield, have been charged with failing to report and prevent guards assaults on inmates.

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal on Tuesday announced charges against Lt. Eddie Molina, 42, of East ...

5 Vehicles Burglarized In Warren

May 4, 2021

WARREN, NJ — Five unlocked vehicles were burglarized on Sunday.

A Claire Drive resident reported around 7 a.m. that someone entered his unlocked car, used a garage door opener to access the garage, and a video recording showed three people were at the burglary, Warren police advised. Nothing appears to have been taken from the car or garage. 

And at 1:45 p.m., a ...

Five-Year-Old Battling Cancer is "Police Chief" for a Day

MONTVILLE, NJ – Five-year-old Gracie Ferluge was named honorary police chief and had a proclamation named in her honor recently, Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said.

A parade of police cars in the fall delighted the young girl, who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Caggiano said. Caggiano’s mother sewed a special Gracie-sized police chief uniform, and the chief asked Gracie if ...

Dunellen Man Fatally Shot Sunday, Piscataway Man Critical but Stable

PLAINFIELD, NJ — A shooting that left one person dead and a second seriously injured in Plainfield on Sunday afternoon is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess jointly announced Monday.  

The deceased victim has been identified as Michael Price Jr., 29, of Dunellen.

Members of the Plainfield Police ...

WHRHS Softball: Watchung Hills Shuts Out Verona

May 6, 2021

VERONA, NJ - Watchung Hills softball is now 7-3 on the season after shutting out Verona on Thursday, 5-0. Juliana Raymond got the win in the circle for the Warriors and Melanie Naeris suffered the loss for Verona, now 5-4.

“We were so happy to be able to pick up a game today vs. Verona,” said WHRHS head coach Dominique Ocello. “They are in a tough conference and are a tough ...

2021 Spring Signing Day in Warren: 21 More Watchung Hills Students to Play College Sports

WARREN, NJ -  21 Watchung Hills Regional High School athletes upgraded their status from recruit to official signees to the college/university of their choice on Thursday.

“Very proud of our student athletes who have decided to continue their academic and athletic careers at these fine institutions of higher learning,” said WHRHS Director of Athletics Dan Root.

Surrounded ...

WHRHS Softball Takes Out Montgomery, 3-1

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Softball Warriors beat the Montgomery Cougars on Tuesday,  3-1. 

Juliana Raymond pitched seven innings in in the circle with six strikeouts allowing just four hits. 

Maddie Moran went 1-2, with a triple AND 1RBI, Sam Miller went 1-2, with 2R, Sam Raymond went 1-2 with 1RBI, Emma Aridi went 2-3 with 1RBI and Ella Stevinson scored 1.

"Every ...

May 7 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 26 New Cases Overnight

May 7, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 23,521 cases of the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 26 overnight, and a total of 727 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Friday reported 879,812 total cases since last year, an increase of 920 overnight. There are 23,129 COVID-19-related deaths in ...

Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter Completes Vote-by-Mail Ballots Distribution for June 8 Primary

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter announced that his office has completed sending Vote-by-Mail ballots to all Somerset County voters who requested one. Unlike the 2020 elections where every voter received a ballot in the mail, in 2021 only voters who have positively requested a ballot will receive one. All others will be able to vote in person at their polling place as they ...

Free Wellness Wednesday Sessions in May

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Human Services has scheduled Wellness Wednesday sessions throughout May in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month. The free workshops, which start at 12 p.m., are held on Zoom. Pre-registration is requested.

Over the past year, the COVID pandemic and its accompanying economic crisis has increased the need for mental health ...

Victim Expecting to Buy Drugs Tells Cops He was Pistol-Whipped and Robbed

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, NJ – A victim looking to buy drugs was instead pistol-whipped and robbed at gunpoint and reported the ripoff to police afterwards, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Police have arrested George C. Battle 4th, 18, of Drewes Court, Lawrence in relation to the incident which occurred on Sunday, Jan. 17 in the area of ...

May 5 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 44 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 23,464 cases of the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 44 overnight, and a total of 724 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Wednesday reported 877,814 total cases since last year, an increase of 889 overnight. There are 23,067 COVID-19-related deaths ...

Somerset County Brewery Participates in "Shot and a Beer" COVID Promotion

TRENTON, NJ - Flounder Brewery in Hillsborough is one of a dozen microbreweries in the state performing a public service by offering a free beer to any adult 21 and over who receives a COVID-19 vaccination during the month of May.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced New Jersey's "Shot and a Beer" program Monday to encourage eligible residents 21 and over to get ...

Warren’s ALT Superheros Swoop In To Assist With School’s Fundraising Campaign

April 27, 2021

The Superheroes from Angelo L. Tomaso (ALT) School were back at it again, participating in the 2021 Pennies for Patients annual fundraising program. Pennies for Patients connects schools with local blood cancer patients, provides tangible life skills to participants, and allows students to see the impact they’re making in the lives of ...

WHRHS Softball: Watchung Hills Shuts Out Verona

May 6, 2021

VERONA, NJ - Watchung Hills softball is now 7-3 on the season after shutting out Verona on Thursday, 5-0. Juliana Raymond got the win in the circle for the Warriors and Melanie Naeris suffered the loss for Verona, now 5-4.

“We were so happy to be able to pick up a game today vs. Verona,” said WHRHS head coach Dominique Ocello. “They are in a tough conference and are a tough ...

2021 Spring Signing Day in Warren: 21 More Watchung Hills Students to Play College Sports

WARREN, NJ -  21 Watchung Hills Regional High School athletes upgraded their status from recruit to official signees to the college/university of their choice on Thursday.

“Very proud of our student athletes who have decided to continue their academic and athletic careers at these fine institutions of higher learning,” said WHRHS Director of Athletics Dan Root.

Surrounded ...

WHRHS Softball Takes Out Montgomery, 3-1

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Softball Warriors beat the Montgomery Cougars on Tuesday,  3-1. 

Juliana Raymond pitched seven innings in in the circle with six strikeouts allowing just four hits. 

Maddie Moran went 1-2, with a triple AND 1RBI, Sam Miller went 1-2, with 2R, Sam Raymond went 1-2 with 1RBI, Emma Aridi went 2-3 with 1RBI and Ella Stevinson scored 1.

"Every ...

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New Jersey Eastern Star Home Achieves Deficiency-Free,  Health Inspection

May 5, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The New Jersey Eastern Star Home (NJESH) is proud to announce a Deficiency Free Annual Health Inspection. 

The week-long inspection was held from April 19 through April 23. The annual recertification inspection examines every aspect of resident care provided by the home. During the course of the inspection, a team of surveyors from the NJ Department ...

Somerset County Expands Appointment-Free COVID Vaccinations to Include Rutgers Plaza Drive-Thru Clinic

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health has opened up the Rutgers Plaza drive-thru clinic to any resident 18 years or older who arrives by car from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today through Friday, May 7. The clinic will be providing the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) one-shot vaccine, allowing residents to quickly become fully vaccinated to take advantage of the opening of our ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ – April 29, 2021 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grades.

“After a year in ...

More Breweries Join NJ’s ‘Shot and a Beer’ Program to Encourage COVID Vaccinations

May 6, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Need another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Now you can get free beer at more than 30 New Jersey breweries just for getting your shot during the month of May.

The number of breweries participating in New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership with the Brewer's Guild of New Jersey, the Governor's ...

NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says. But You Already Knew That

NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut.

You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” here.

MORE: Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

New Yorkers ...

New Jersey Date Night: Spice Things Up with Asian Cuisines

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There comes a time in every relationship when a little something extra is needed. It’s not that the spark is gone nor is the relationship in any sort of trouble … it just needs a little spicing up. The same thing can be said for your date nights.

Ready to try something new? Flavorful, ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...

Community Conversations: Vaccine Updates and Variant Testing

Approximately 4 million people in New Jersey have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine! On the next Community Conversation, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, and Steven Sheris, MD, SVP, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System, discuss New Jersey’s new eligibility guidelines and Atlantic Health System’s vaccine program along with the ability to rapidly screen ...

The 8th Annual Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar, Dr. Charles Balch, to Present “The Surgical Management of Melanoma,” a Virtual Lecture, May 6

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, in partnership with OncLive, invites health care professionals and others interested in the surgical management of melanoma to a virtual lecture by internationally known melanoma expert Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCO.  Dr. Balch is this year’s Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar.  The free lecture and Q & A will be held on May 6, 11 a.m.

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...

New Jersey Films, Filmmakers and Writers Nominated at the 93rd Academy Awards

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — On Sunday, April 25th 2021, the 93rd Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles, CA, and there’s a New Jersey connection to several nominated films and filmmakers this year. TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, was joined by David W. Schoner Jr., the Associate Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, at East Main Media ...

Building Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Programming in Schools

April 25, 2021

In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and inclusion.  Preparing students to become leaders who can live and effect change in ...

What Autism Awareness Month Means To Me 

April is National Autism Awareness Month which means it is the right time to talk about Autism, the Autism Spectrum, and what it actually means. As of 2016, 1 out of every 54 children in the United States has been diagnosed as having an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).  

This matters to me because I am one of those on the spectrum. Specifically, I have what is informally described as ...

We Need to Talk

I am told I need to participate in the national conversation.

I am not exactly sure what that means, but It seems like everytime I turn on the news some authoritative figure addressing the most recent topic of the day decries the need to “have a conversation” or “add to the conversation” or “join in the conversation”.

Who exactly am I supposed to be ...

Out of Touch

I like turning knobs and pushing buttons.

I enjoy the tactile resistance when depressing a raised button which impacts some sort of change under my control. I relish pinching a perfectly sized serrated knob and hearing the music get just the right amount of louder or softer as guided by the exacting twist of my fingertips. I appreciate the flip of simple light switches that snap up or down ...

A Slow Boat to Normal

You remind me a lot of my dead wife.

For obvious reasons, most notably that my beautiful wife is very much alive and well, this is not how I would choose to start a conversation with the person seated next to me. But it was enough to encourage the flight attendants to physically remove an intoxicated man from the airplane.

That and the fact that he refused to wear a mask. The airlines ...

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Warren Township - Paul P. Pompa Jr., 62, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 9, 2020 at ...
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WHRHS Baseball Shuts Out North Bergen, Remains Unbeaten

May 1, 2021

WARREN, NJ - Thomas Barca threw for five innings, allowing no runs and striking out six on Saturday to lead Watchung Hills over North Bergen, 10-0. Watchung Hills remains unbeaten at 6-0.

“Continue to do the little things well and get contributions from everyone on the team!,” said WHRHS head coach Joe Tremarco.

Lorenzo Meola went 2-for-2 with two runs scored, Justin Helbing ...

WHRHS Boys Lacrosse: Watchung Hills Celebrates Seniors, Falls to Phillipsburg

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills boys lacrosse fell to Phillipsburg on Senior Day Wednesday, 10-6.

Prior to the game, the Watchung Hills Seniors and their parents were recognized.( see photo gallery above)

Following a 2-2 first quarter, Phillipsburg (3-0) pulled ahead of Watchung Hills (1-2) in the second to go up by three at the half.

WHRHS Baseball: Watchung Hills Celebrates Senior Day 2021

 

WARREN, NJ -- Watchung Hills varsity baseball slammed East Brunswick on Saturday with an 11 run third inning to put a W on Senior Day 2021, 14-4. Prior to the game against the Bears, the Watchung Hills Hustlin’ Warriors recognized one senior statistician, six senior players and their parents. And it was also Jubilee and Future Warrior day when the Hustlin’ Warriors ...

Body of Missing 21 Year Old Drew University Student Found

May 3, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The body of missing Madison student Ajay Sah has been found, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll. Sah was a foreign exchange student from Nepal and was attending Drew University. He was reported missing on January 22, 2021.

Sah was last seen on the campus of Drew University on January 19, according to police. Reports indicate that he traveled by NJ ...

Five-Year-Old Battling Cancer is "Police Chief" for a Day

MONTVILLE, NJ – Five-year-old Gracie Ferluge was named honorary police chief and had a proclamation named in her honor recently, Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said.

A parade of police cars in the fall delighted the young girl, who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Caggiano said. Caggiano’s mother sewed a special Gracie-sized police chief uniform, and the chief asked Gracie if ...

Berkeley Heights BOE OKs Full Day Kindergarten and Redistricting in 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — Superintendent of Schools Melissa Varley recommended the Board of Education approve Scenario 4 during Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Education. At the time she made her recommendation there were more than 200 people on the call. 

Later in the evening the Board of Education voted 4-2 to approve Universal Full Day Kindergarten (FDK), which only ...

$93 Million Dollar Healthcare Fraud Scheme Charges 5 for Crimes Spanning From NJ to FL

NEW JERSEY AND PARKLAND, FL - Parkland FL, resident Pat Truglia has been charged in New Jersey for his role in a $93 million healthcare fraud scheme. 

Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Thursday that Truglia from Parkland, Florida was one of five charged for their roles in massive durable medical equipment and genetic cancer screening kickback fraud ...

NJ Teacher, Wrestling Coach at Public, Catholic Schools Indicted for Sex Crimes

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.

John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, including CJA Wrestling of East Brunswick, South Brunswick High School, Sayreville Middle ...

Union County to Close Jail Despite Opposition from Local Leaders

ELIZABETH, NJ — County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark.

The county is entering into a five-year memorandum with Essex County, which has an option for renewal. This merger will ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...