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NJ Transit Police Seek Public's Help to I.D. Man Struck by Train

October 20, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey Transit Police Department is seeking the public's help in an active investigation involving a fatal strike in the area of the Plainfield train station.

The investigation concerns an unidentified deceased male, and NJ Transit Police are seeking help in identifying the individual. The man was located 1,000 feet east of the Plainfield train station on the ...

Talk of Expungement, Licensing, and more at Plainfield Marijuana Legislation Town Hall

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The city's administration held a town hall with a panel of experts to discuss marijuana legislation and medical expansion regulations on Wednesday at Plainfield's Washington Community School.

There are currently six treatment centers in New Jersey, in Bellmawr, Cranbury, Egg Harbor, Montclair, Secaucus and Woodbridge.  In July the New Jersey Department of ...

Police Vow Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

October 19, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting.

Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those individuals that are identified as underage will be taken into custody, charged and ultimately ...

Warren Recreation Announces First Annual Photo Contest

 

WARREN, NJ - Cheese. Warren Recreation is hosting the first annual photo contest starting now and ending Dec. 15.  This contest is open to all Warren Residents and the subject matter of the photos can be anything about Recreation in Warren Township such as sports, nature, events, etc.  The submission deadline is Dec. 15. The winners will be announced in ...

$1,000,000 Lucky Lottery Winner In Long Hill, Powerball Soars to $430,000,000

October 18, 2018

 

TRENTON, NJ - Are you the winner? A New Jersey Lottery ticket sold in Long Hill Township matched five of the five white balls drawn for the Wednesday, Oct. 17 drawing winning the $1,000,000 second-tier prize. If that ticket had been purchased with Power Play, it would have multiplied the prize to $2,000,000. 

 

The $1 million winning ticket was bought at ...

Local Couple Goes from Working on Wall Street to Owning Preschool: The Goddard School in Long Hill is under construction

LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, NJ — Sumara and Imran Ahmad, owners of The Goddard School located in Long Hill, are opening the newest Goddard School to meet the demand for early childhood education options in the growing community.

The couple spent several years working in finance on Wall Street. When they had children, they wanted to take on a new adventure as a family.

“Our children were ...

Chick-fil-A Unconfirmed as Tenant for Watchung Sears Site at Route 22 and Terrill Road

WATCHUNG, NJ - Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road.

“We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers great food with remarkable service," said Jackie Jags, a ...

Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders Awards Warren Township Youth Services Commission $14,160 in Grants, Most in County

October 19, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded a total of $106,090 in grant funding to Municipal Youth Services Commissions representing all 21 Somerset County municipalities. Ceremonial checks were presented to grant recipients at a recent public meeting. 

  “The Board of Freeholders is pleased to present funding for so many ...

National Merit Names Six Semifinalists and 27 Commended Watchung Hills Students; 48 WHRHS Semifinalists since 2015

WARREN, NJ  – Six Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) students in the Class of 2019 have been named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Another 27 WHRHS students have been named National Merit Commended students, the category just before Semifinalists. These designations were made based on the scores of students who sat ...

Election 2018: Register by Oct.16, Polling Places and Candidates Lists

October 14, 2018

 

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. You must be registered to vote by Oct. 16, 21 days prior to the election and your polling place is listed on your sample ballot. If you do not have your sample ballot, you may look up your polling place on the New Jersey Department of State ...

Election 2018: Attention Warren Candidates Running for Public Office

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Far Hills Race Meeting to Draw Revelers to "The Hunt," With Launch of Pari-mutuel Betting

October 18, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting.

Some things never change, however. The Hunt will again draw some of the world's best ...

“Eat Mor Chikin” Chick-fil-A Coming to the Area

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Zoning Board unanimously approved an application for Chick-fil-A to move to Middlesex Mall. Chick-fil-A will knock down the former Wells Fargo Bank located at the corner of Hadley Road and Stelton Road and build a new 5,000 sq ft state of the art facility. The facility which is expected to open next summer will included a double drive ...

Chick-fil-A Unconfirmed as Tenant for Watchung Sears Site at Route 22 and Terrill Road

WATCHUNG, NJ - Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road.

“We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers great food with remarkable service," said Jackie Jags, a ...

Warren Cuts The Ribbon on East County Park

October 16, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ – Somerset County Park Commissioners and staff, members of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Warren Township officials celebrated the opening of two pavilions at East County Park on Reinman Road in the township, at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 11.

 

East County Park is bordered by Dubois, Reinman and Old Stirling ...

Somerset County Land Deal Preserves 335 Acres

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - The purchase of 335 acres contiguous to Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park by the township and the Somerset County Improvement Authority has the added benefit of protecting that property from residential development, according to Mayor Gloria McCauley.

The total acreage of the preserved property and the two parks is 724 acres and is in close proximity to ...

North Plainfield and Somerset County to Purchase Villa Maria Property

NORTH PLAINFIELD – The Borough of North Plainfield and the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders are joining forces to purchase the former Villa Maria property as open space in order to keep the site from being developed, they announced on Thursday.

The borough is in the process of purchasing the approximately 15-acre Somerset Street property from Watchung Hills at North ...

Far Hills Race Meeting to Draw Revelers to "The Hunt," With Launch of Pari-mutuel Betting

October 18, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting.

Some things never change, however. The Hunt will again draw some of the world's best ...

Far Hills Race Meeting On Oct. 20 Will Be First Time Bets Will Be Taken

FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its world-class steeplechase races, including the $450,000 Grand National (Grade 1). In all, the ...

Talk of Expungement, Licensing, and more at Plainfield Marijuana Legislation Town Hall

October 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The city's administration held a town hall with a panel of experts to discuss marijuana legislation and medical expansion regulations on Wednesday at Plainfield's Washington Community School.

There are currently six treatment centers in New Jersey, in Bellmawr, Cranbury, Egg Harbor, Montclair, Secaucus and Woodbridge.  In July the New Jersey Department of ...

Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders Awards Warren Township Youth Services Commission $14,160 in Grants, Most in County

SOMERVILLE, NJ  – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded a total of $106,090 in grant funding to Municipal Youth Services Commissions representing all 21 Somerset County municipalities. Ceremonial checks were presented to grant recipients at a recent public meeting. 

  “The Board of Freeholders is pleased to present funding for so many ...

Rutgers Opens Autism Research Center

October 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs.

Based in New Brunswick, the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence is funded through the Governor's Council for ...

Power Outage Hits Warren’s East Side

October 20, 2018

WARREN, NJ - It’s not just you. A power outage has been reported to Jersey Central Power & Light ( JCP&L) affecting much of the east side of Warren on Saturday evening. 

 

JCP& L is investigating and has an estimated restoration time of 11:30 p.m. however they are still awaiting dispatch at 8:30 p.m.

 

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Warren Cuts The Ribbon on East County Park

 

WARREN, NJ – Somerset County Park Commissioners and staff, members of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Warren Township officials celebrated the opening of two pavilions at East County Park on Reinman Road in the township, at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 11.

 

East County Park is bordered by Dubois, Reinman and Old Stirling ...

Somerset County Teacher, 29, Sent Nude Photos Online to Montgomery HS Student, Prosecutor Says

October 9, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months.

Michelina Aichele, 29 of Capricorn Drive in Hillsborough, has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Children’s Singer/Songwriter Sent to Jail on Child Pornography Charge

 

NEWARK, NJ - Eric. S. Komar a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performed for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide  was sentenced Tuesday to 82 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Komar, 47, was arrested in September, 2017 at his ...

NJ Transit Police Seek Public's Help to I.D. Man Struck by Train

October 20, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey Transit Police Department is seeking the public's help in an active investigation involving a fatal strike in the area of the Plainfield train station.

The investigation concerns an unidentified deceased male, and NJ Transit Police are seeking help in identifying the individual. The man was located 1,000 feet east of the Plainfield train station on the ...

Police Vow Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting.

Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those individuals that are identified as underage will be taken into custody, charged and ultimately ...

Traffic Accident Closes Morning Glory Road in Warren

WARREN, NJ - Morning Glory Road is closed between Washington Valley Road and  King George Road for a traffic accident, Warren police advised on Friday afternoon. Avoid the area.

 

 

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Warren Township's Affordable Housing Plan Could Impact Emerson Lane Neighborhood, Hillcrest Road

October 11, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Property in the Emerson Lane neighborhood of the township is back in the news, again. The Warren Township property, which was proposed as a site for the Berkeley Aquatic Club (BAC), in 2012, is now being proposed as a site for a 192-unit housing development with 144 market-rate town homes and 48 affordable units.

Tuesday night, Mayor Robert Woodruff told residents ...

Warren Township Approves Affordable Housing Settlement

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee approved a settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing Center, the advocacy group that negotiates affordable housing for the state, on Wednesday morning, Oct. 10. The agreement establishes a definite number of affordable and market-rate housing units the Township will be obliged to provide for by 2025.

More than 100 residents were on ...

Chick-fil-A Unconfirmed as Tenant for Watchung Sears Site at Route 22 and Terrill Road

WATCHUNG, NJ - Chick-fil-A restaurant would not confirm reports that it would open a new location at the shopping center being built at the former Sears at the intersection of Route 22 and Terrill Road.

“We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers great food with remarkable service," said Jackie Jags, a ...

Memorial Service Set for Nick Stevens

October 17, 2018

LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, NJ- Arrangements have been made to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Nick Stevens, Millington resident and former President of the Long Hill Board of Education, who was killed in a bicycle accident on Oct. 12. 

Watchung Hills Board of Education president Peter Fallon expressed condolences at the board’s Tuesday night meeting, “ Nick was the liaison ...

Missing Person: Family and Friends Remember Margaret Haddican-McEnroe, Still Missing from Warren

WARREN, NJ - Family and friends held a remembrance ceremony for Margaret Haddican-McEnroe at Our Lady of the Mount Church on Wednesday, 12 years since she vanished without a trace from her home in Warren.

Haddican-McEnroe was reported missing by her husband Tim McEnroe on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, two days after he last saw her at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10. 

On the ...

WHRHS Girls Soccer: Watchung Hills Advances to County Finals with OT Win over Pingry

October 20, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - Arianna Valenti scored on two direct kicks to lead the Watchung Hills girls soccer team over Pingry in the semifinal round of the Somerset County Tournament on Saturday, 2-1, in overtime.

https://youtu.be/_Z-UeBDiXPU

“Just an unbelievable feeling to win a semifinal game that way,” said WHRHS head coach Brian Figueiredo. “I thought our players showed ...

WHRHS Football: Watchung Hills Falls to Union Behind 6 Turnovers, Farmers Clinch Conference

UNION, NJ — It’s been a season to remember for Union and all signs indicate that there will be plenty more to play for this fall. But no matter what might happen in the imminent playoffs, the Farmers guaranteed Friday that they’ll at least raise one banner with the year “2018” printed on it. 

Union (7-1) clinched its first conference championship in over ...

Far Hills Race Meeting to Draw Revelers to "The Hunt," With Launch of Pari-mutuel Betting

FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting.

Some things never change, however. The Hunt will again draw some of the world's best ...

Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders Awards Warren Township Youth Services Commission $14,160 in Grants, Most in County

October 19, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded a total of $106,090 in grant funding to Municipal Youth Services Commissions representing all 21 Somerset County municipalities. Ceremonial checks were presented to grant recipients at a recent public meeting. 

  “The Board of Freeholders is pleased to present funding for so many ...

Warren Township Schools Celebrate Week of Respect

WARREN, NJ - All Warren Township Schools celebrated a “Week of Respect”, Monday, Oct. 1, through Friday, Oct. 5. Character Education is a learning process that promotes good character and a positive school environment.  Throughout the “Week of Respect”, each School Counselor made visits to every classroom to communicate the importance of a bully-free environment and ...

WHRHS Girls Soccer: Watchung Hills Advances to County Finals with OT Win over Pingry

October 20, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - Arianna Valenti scored on two direct kicks to lead the Watchung Hills girls soccer team over Pingry in the semifinal round of the Somerset County Tournament on Saturday, 2-1, in overtime.

https://youtu.be/_Z-UeBDiXPU

“Just an unbelievable feeling to win a semifinal game that way,” said WHRHS head coach Brian Figueiredo. “I thought our players showed ...

WHRHS Football: Watchung Hills Falls to Union Behind 6 Turnovers, Farmers Clinch Conference

UNION, NJ — It’s been a season to remember for Union and all signs indicate that there will be plenty more to play for this fall. But no matter what might happen in the imminent playoffs, the Farmers guaranteed Friday that they’ll at least raise one banner with the year “2018” printed on it. 

Union (7-1) clinched its first conference championship in over ...

Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders Awards Warren Township Youth Services Commission $14,160 in Grants, Most in County

SOMERVILLE, NJ  – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded a total of $106,090 in grant funding to Municipal Youth Services Commissions representing all 21 Somerset County municipalities. Ceremonial checks were presented to grant recipients at a recent public meeting. 

  “The Board of Freeholders is pleased to present funding for so many ...

Talk of Expungement, Licensing, and more at Plainfield Marijuana Legislation Town Hall

October 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The city's administration held a town hall with a panel of experts to discuss marijuana legislation and medical expansion regulations on Wednesday at Plainfield's Washington Community School.

There are currently six treatment centers in New Jersey, in Bellmawr, Cranbury, Egg Harbor, Montclair, Secaucus and Woodbridge.  In July the New Jersey Department of ...

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Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

October 12, 2018

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

Fall Horse Care Workshops Set To Begin On Oct. 27 At Lord Stirling

October 20, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. —  Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Fall Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103, designed for individuals who are seeking to gain knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on experience.

Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 ...

Brite Nites 2018 adding new night

The Wagner Farm Arboretum Foundation is excited to announce that we have added an additional night to our Brite Nites 2018 event, on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The entry times are the same, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, and tickets are now on sale. The trustees and volunteers were disappointed when the event had to be canceled, this past Saturday, due to poor ground conditions ...

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Quit Hiding; The Town Has a Racism Epidemic That Needs to be Addressed.

October 7, 2018

Dear Editor:

On October 6th, Scotch Plains residents were appalled to find racist graffiti including antisemitic symbols and words, as well as the use of the n word spray painted to the back of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. Sadly, as a resident of many different towns, but in Scotch Plains for the last five years, I cannot say I am surprised. Scotch Plains has a racism epidemic that needs ...

Police Vow Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

October 19, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting.

Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those individuals that are identified as underage will be taken into custody, charged and ultimately ...

Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A winning lottery ticket was sold in North Plainfield  for the Friday Oct.12 lottery drawing.

 

The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $654 million, the second-highest Mega Millions jackpot ever, and the fourth-highest jackpot in North American history.

 

James Carey, New Jersey Lottery actingexecutive director, announced ...

Warren Cuts The Ribbon on East County Park

 

WARREN, NJ – Somerset County Park Commissioners and staff, members of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Warren Township officials celebrated the opening of two pavilions at East County Park on Reinman Road in the township, at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 11.

 

East County Park is bordered by Dubois, Reinman and Old Stirling ...

Somerset County Land Deal Preserves 335 Acres

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - The purchase of 335 acres contiguous to Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park by the township and the Somerset County Improvement Authority has the added benefit of protecting that property from residential development, according to Mayor Gloria McCauley.

The total acreage of the preserved property and the two parks is 724 acres and is in close proximity to ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – This Tony-award winning musical caught audiences up in its stunning story of African American life in the deep south over a 40 year period, from 1909 until 1949.

Based in the novel by Alice Walker and a screen adaptation several years ago, the story centers on Celie (Adrianna Hicks), who ...