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More Than Ever, Central Jersey Jazz Fest is All About Improvisation

September 13, 2020

BUFFALO, NY - Sheila Anderson, co-producer of Sunday's 11th annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival, was in Somerville last September for the.conclusion of the three-day tri-county event, introducing the acts, working the crowd and staying busy behind the scenes as she has done since 2009.

Thousands brought their chairs and blankets and set up in front of the stage on East Main Street, ...

Warren Board of Adjustment Hearing on Stone House Hotel Postponed

September 21, 2020

UPDATE: The WARREN TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, in conjunction with applicant MADDY REALTY, LLC, have made the decision that Case No BA 19-07, regarding Block 212 Lot 20.01 also known as 50 Stirling Road case will not be heard Monday September 21, 2020. This case will carry to the next meeting on October 5, 2020. 

All Board of Adjustment meetings are ...

Warren Board of Adjustment Hearing on Stone House Hotel set for Sept. 21

WARREN, NJ - A public hearing is scheduled at the regular meeting of the Warren Township Board of Adjustment to discuss plans to build a 48 room hotel with underground parking on the grounds of the Stone House Restaurant on Stirling Road.

Maddy Realty LLC has filed for two zoning variances, for use of the land, and the height of the building. The plans show a three story building plus an ...

Warren Board of Adjustment Hearing on Stone House Hotel Postponed

September 21, 2020

UPDATE: The WARREN TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, in conjunction with applicant MADDY REALTY, LLC, have made the decision that Case No BA 19-07, regarding Block 212 Lot 20.01 also known as 50 Stirling Road case will not be heard Monday September 21, 2020. This case will carry to the next meeting on October 5, 2020. 

All Board of Adjustment meetings are ...

Warren Board of Adjustment Hearing on Stone House Hotel set for Sept. 21

WARREN, NJ - A public hearing is scheduled at the regular meeting of the Warren Township Board of Adjustment to discuss plans to build a 48 room hotel with underground parking on the grounds of the Stone House Restaurant on Stirling Road.

Maddy Realty LLC has filed for two zoning variances, for use of the land, and the height of the building. The plans show a three story building plus an ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

September 18, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Aiming to Strengthen New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Industry

TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen preparedness for future outbreaks.

Of the more than 14,000 New Jersey residents killed by ...

NJ Health Commissioner Warns of Possible ‘Twin-Demic’ at COVID Press Briefing

TRENTON, NJ -- NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today, during the governor's COVID-19 press briefing, warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.  

“As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into the flu season. This year we are preparing for the possibility of a twin-demic,” ...

Coronavirus Cases Expected in NJ Schools, Elsewhere As People Return Indoors

NEW JERSEY — For many New Jersey school districts, this week will mark the first day of class. 

While all have prepared — opting for in-person, remote or a hybrid of the two — new coronavirus cases are to be expected, state officials said Tuesday. 

“We have all the public health protocols and procedures in place to safeguard our children, our educators, ...

Teachers Dispute Whether Hillsborough School Buildings Ready to Open

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Teachers met with Dr. Lisa M. Antunes, superintendent of schools on Sept. 1 in preparation for the new school year beginning this week, and what they heard, and what they saw during a walk-through of the school buildings has put the school district and its faculty at odds once again.

Antunes also distributed a letter to parents and the community with an update on ...

Warren Board of Education Member Resigns

September 21, 2020

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township  Board of Education at Monday’s meeting accepted the resignation of Board of Education member Mrs. Susie Chu, with gratitude for her service to the Warren Township students, effective September 22, 2020.

 

Warren Township Board of Education President Christian Bellman read a resolution thanking Chu for her service.

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Watchung Hills is NOT Cancelling Clubs

WARREN, NJ -Be patient regarding co-curricular clubs at Watchung Hills. Superintendent Dr.Elizabeth Jewett addressed clubs during superintendent comments during the Tuesday Board of Education meeting. The goal of the administration and the board is to run all clubs, she said.  Clubs and advisors will be approved in waves as they always are. In some cases they are waiting for guidance from ...

NJ Election 2020: Register to Vote, Track Mail-In Ballots With New Online Portal

September 8, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Less than two months from Election Day, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday said a new website will allow New Jersey residents to register to vote and track their mail-in ballot all while on the go or from the comfort of their home.

“This online form is safe and secure, and can be accessed anywhere – whether from a library computer or your smartphone,” Gov. Phil ...

Moms Helping Moms Foundation Mobilizing Support for National Diaper Need Awareness Week

September 16, 2020

Moms Helping Moms Foundation, a NJ baby supply and diaper bank, will recognize National Diaper Need Awareness Week (DNAW) from September 21-September 27 with a Drive-Thru Diaper Donation Collection Event. This important event will be held on Saturday, September 26 from 9am-12pm at the New Providence Presbyterian Church located at 1307 Springfield Avenue. Participants are asked to donate new ...

Women Leaders Mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, A Former Rutgers Law Professor

September 19, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Female leaders from across the country, the state, and the local community are mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, Sept. 18. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman appointed to the Court and served more than 27 years.

"The ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

Atlantic Health System’s four ACOs saved Medicare more than $21 million, improved care for 75,000 patients in 2019

September 21, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – SEPTEMBER 2020 – Atlantic Health System’s four accountable care organizations saved Medicare a total of more than $21 million through efforts to improve quality and reduce health care costs in 2019, according to recently released performance data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The four ACOs - Atlantic ACO, HealthCare Quality Partners ...

CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System Seek Expanded Partnership

Systems sign Letter of Intent to build upon successful clinical affiliation

MORRISTOWN – Building on a history of successful collaboration to improve the health of residents across northern and central New Jersey, CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have signed a Letter of Intent to create a unique model for health system co-ownership.  Upon completion ...

West Coast Wildfires Bring Smoke to Northeast Skies

September 15, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The prevailing haziness of the past few months is proving to be more than just mental today. That's because smoke from the massive wildfires impacting numerous locations along the West Coast of the United States has worked its way into the jetstream, creating a faint pall over East Coast skylines.

According to New York Metro Weather, "Visible satellite imagery shows ...

Water Main Break Closes Road, Affects Water Pressure in Warren and Watchung

WARREN/WATCHUNG- A water main break occurred overnight, police said. Residents may experience a water outage or decreased water pressure. Stirling Road is closed from Cedar to Valley View. Expect school bus delays in the area.

 

Watchung Hills Virtual only Friday due to Water Main ...

Early-Morning Earthquake in East Freehold Triggers Rumbling Throughout Central Jersey

FREEHOLD, NJ — Did you feel it? East Freehold was the center of a 3.1 magnitude earthquake early this morning that could be felt throughout Central Jersey, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck at about 2 a.m. on Sept. 9, triggering an influx of nearly 6,000 reports from people who felt the rumbling in at least seven counties in New Jersey, including Burlington, ...

Women Leaders Mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, A Former Rutgers Law Professor

September 19, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Female leaders from across the country, the state, and the local community are mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, Sept. 18. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman appointed to the Court and served more than 27 years.

"The ...

Somerset County Man Admits Concealing Material Support to Terrorists

TRENTON, N.J – A Somerset County man admitted Tuesday hat he concealed his attempts to provide material support to Hamas, according to federal authorities.

Jonathan Xie, 21, of Basking Ridge, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp to an information charging him with one count of concealing attempts to provide material support to a ...

Hillcrest Road Closed in Watchung

September 21, 2020

WATCHUNG, NJ - Hillcrest Road is closed between Ridge Road and Crestwood, Watchung police advised on Monday night.  Please follow the marked detour, they advised.

Warren Township Police Department: Stolen Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Burglary Tips Reminder

Stolen Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Burglary Tips Reminder

Due to recent incidents of overnight and early morning motor vehicle theft and vehicle burglaries, the Warren Township Police Department would like to remind you of some helpful tips to hopefully prevent you from becoming a victim.

Ensure that you always LOCK YOUR VEHICLE whether it’s ...

Hit and Run Sends Warren Walker to Hospital

WARREN, NJ -  A woman walking on Old Smalleytown Road was hit by a passing vehicle on Monday that did not stop, police said.

 

Rosa Krause of Warren was walking in the roadway on Old Smalleytown Road east of Valley View Road when she was struck by the mirror of a passing vehicle causing an arm injury, police said. Krause was transported to Overlook Hospital.  The vehicle was ...

Warren Board of Adjustment Hearing on Stone House Hotel Postponed

September 21, 2020

UPDATE: The WARREN TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, in conjunction with applicant MADDY REALTY, LLC, have made the decision that Case No BA 19-07, regarding Block 212 Lot 20.01 also known as 50 Stirling Road case will not be heard Monday September 21, 2020. This case will carry to the next meeting on October 5, 2020. 

All Board of Adjustment meetings are ...

Warren Board of Adjustment Hearing on Stone House Hotel set for Sept. 21

WARREN, NJ - A public hearing is scheduled at the regular meeting of the Warren Township Board of Adjustment to discuss plans to build a 48 room hotel with underground parking on the grounds of the Stone House Restaurant on Stirling Road.

Maddy Realty LLC has filed for two zoning variances, for use of the land, and the height of the building. The plans show a three story building plus an ...

COVID-19 Outbreak: Hillsborough Suspends Youth Athletic Programs

September 21, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several youth recreational and competitive sports programs have been suspended due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases first reported by Mayor Douglas Tomson in a Health Advisory issued on Friday, Sept. 18.

Tomson confirmed the first person to test positive was associated with DC Gymnastics, a sprawling indoor athletic facility located in a building on Jill Court.

Quickly ...

Pak Plays On! NJ Native Makes The Cut at the U.S. Open (VIDEO)

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains native John Pak finished Round 2 tied for 33rd place and was the only amateur and the only player from the New York metropolitan area today to advance.

Patrick Reed finished at the top spot with -4, followed by Bryson DeChambeau at -3. Harris English, Justin Thomas, and Rafa Cabrera-Bello finished in a three-way tie for third at -2.

The ...

COVID-19 Outbreak: Hillsborough Suspends Youth Athletic Programs

September 21, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several youth recreational and competitive sports programs have been suspended due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases first reported by Mayor Douglas Tomson in a Health Advisory issued on Friday, Sept. 18.

Tomson confirmed the first person to test positive was associated with DC Gymnastics, a sprawling indoor athletic facility located in a building on Jill Court.

Quickly ...

Somerset County Board of Elections Adds 14 Poll Locations and 8 Ballot Drop Box Locations for the Nov. 3 General Election








 

Somerset County’s Election Board Administrator, Jerry L. Midgette announced today that pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order #179 and newly enacted legislation codifying that Order, 14 poll locations and 8 ballot drop box locations have been added for Somerset County voters. 

For the November ...

More Than Ever, Central Jersey Jazz Fest is All About Improvisation

BUFFALO, NY - Sheila Anderson, co-producer of Sunday's 11th annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival, was in Somerville last September for the.conclusion of the three-day tri-county event, introducing the acts, working the crowd and staying busy behind the scenes as she has done since 2009.

Thousands brought their chairs and blankets and set up in front of the stage on East Main Street, ...

Somerset County Pauses to Honor Victims of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Director Shanel Robinson, joined by her colleagues and other county officials, honored the memory of 39 county residents killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during an observance on the grounds of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Friday morning.

One-by-one, the names of the 39 victims were read aloud by the freeholders on the steps ...

‘Never Forget' - Warren Township 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony 2020

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township honored the fallen from the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks with a ceremony Friday and remembered those lost 19 years ago, including Warren residents: Keith Coleman, Brian Dale, Hashmukhrai Parmar and Sheryl Rosenbaum.  

Nine Warren children lost a parent during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The ceremony took place at the 9/11 Fallen Heroes ...

Somerset County to Hold Virtual Ceremony to Honor Victims of 9/11

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Freeholders will hold a virtual ceremony at 8:46 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks which killed over 3,000 Americans, including dozens from Somerset County, and residents of other countries.

The ceremony can be viewed on the county’s website ...

Warren Board of Education Member Resigns

September 21, 2020

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township  Board of Education at Monday’s meeting accepted the resignation of Board of Education member Mrs. Susie Chu, with gratitude for her service to the Warren Township students, effective September 22, 2020.

 

Warren Township Board of Education President Christian Bellman read a resolution thanking Chu for her service.

See video ...

Water Main Break Affects Some Warren Schools

WARREN, NJ - Woodland School and Warren Middle School will operate in full distance learning on Friday, September 11, 2020. Due to a water main break in Watchung, Woodland School and Warren Middle School are experiencing abnormal water pressure, the school district said. “As a result, we cannot guarantee that sinks and toilets will function properly in those buildings, making it ...

Warren Board of Education Member Resigns

September 21, 2020

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township  Board of Education at Monday’s meeting accepted the resignation of Board of Education member Mrs. Susie Chu, with gratitude for her service to the Warren Township students, effective September 22, 2020.

 

Warren Township Board of Education President Christian Bellman read a resolution thanking Chu for her service.

See video ...

Water Main Break Affects Some Warren Schools

WARREN, NJ - Woodland School and Warren Middle School will operate in full distance learning on Friday, September 11, 2020. Due to a water main break in Watchung, Woodland School and Warren Middle School are experiencing abnormal water pressure, the school district said. “As a result, we cannot guarantee that sinks and toilets will function properly in those buildings, making it ...

Watchung Hills is NOT Cancelling Clubs

September 16, 2020

WARREN, NJ -Be patient regarding co-curricular clubs at Watchung Hills. Superintendent Dr.Elizabeth Jewett addressed clubs during superintendent comments during the Tuesday Board of Education meeting. The goal of the administration and the board is to run all clubs, she said.  Clubs and advisors will be approved in waves as they always are. In some cases they are waiting for guidance from ...

WHRHS Class of 2021 National Merit Semifinalists most since 2018

WARREN, NJ – Eleven students in the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Class of 2021 have been named National Merit Semifinalists, according to information released by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) of Evanston, Ill.

The WHRHS Semifinalists are: Michael Horzepa, Victor Hu, Elizabeth Huang, Charles Margulies, ...

Eleven Watchung Hills Students Are National Merit Semifinalists

EVANSTON, IL -  Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program on Wednesday. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be ...

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To School or Not To School

To school or not to school

I started and stopped this column so many times over the last month. It changed as the information and options changed. And then like so many parents out there I was so overwhelmed that I just had to take a break. A break from thinking about it (ok I tried to but that didn’t really work), a break from teaching my children and working from home, a break from ...

Atlantic Health System’s four ACOs saved Medicare more than $21 million, improved care for 75,000 patients in 2019

September 21, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – SEPTEMBER 2020 – Atlantic Health System’s four accountable care organizations saved Medicare a total of more than $21 million through efforts to improve quality and reduce health care costs in 2019, according to recently released performance data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The four ACOs - Atlantic ACO, HealthCare Quality Partners ...

Somerset County Board of Elections Adds 14 Poll Locations and 8 Ballot Drop Box Locations for the Nov. 3 General Election








 

Somerset County’s Election Board Administrator, Jerry L. Midgette announced today that pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order #179 and newly enacted legislation codifying that Order, 14 poll locations and 8 ballot drop box locations have been added for Somerset County voters. 

For the November ...

US Post Office Card Misstates NJ 2020 Election Process Every Active Voter in New Jersey will Receive a Vote by Mail Ballot Automatically

US Post Office Card Misstates NJ 2020 Election Process

Every Active Voter in New Jersey will Receive a Vote by Mail Ballot Automatically

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – New Jersey postal customers received post cards from the United States Postal Service this week that gave incorrect information about the process for Garden State voters to cast their ballots in the 2020 general ...

Warren Township Police Department: Stolen Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Burglary Tips Reminder

Stolen Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Burglary Tips Reminder

Due to recent incidents of overnight and early morning motor vehicle theft and vehicle burglaries, the Warren Township Police Department would like to remind you of some helpful tips to hopefully prevent you from becoming a victim.

Ensure that you always LOCK YOUR VEHICLE whether it’s ...

Moms Helping Moms Foundation Mobilizing Support for National Diaper Need Awareness Week

Moms Helping Moms Foundation, a NJ baby supply and diaper bank, will recognize National Diaper Need Awareness Week (DNAW) from September 21-September 27 with a Drive-Thru Diaper Donation Collection Event. This important event will be held on Saturday, September 26 from 9am-12pm at the New Providence Presbyterian Church located at 1307 Springfield Avenue. Participants are asked to donate new ...

CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System Seek Expanded Partnership

Systems sign Letter of Intent to build upon successful clinical affiliation

MORRISTOWN – Building on a history of successful collaboration to improve the health of residents across northern and central New Jersey, CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have signed a Letter of Intent to create a unique model for health system co-ownership.  Upon completion ...

Community Conversations: Take Charge of Your Health

September is National Preparedness Month, so now is the time to take charge of your health. On the next Atlantic Health System Community Conversation, Scott Lauter, MD, MBA, FACP, FHM, Chief Medical Officer, Atlantic Medical Group and Faith Goldman, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates - Branchburg share some crucial information and answer your questions about the screenings and examinations you should ...

CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System Seek Expanded Partnership

Systems sign Letter of Intent to build upon successful clinical affiliation

Building on a history of successful collaboration to improve the health of residents across northern and central New Jersey, CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have signed a Letter of Intent to create a unique model for health system co-ownership. Upon completion of this expanded ...

Atlantic Medical Group ENTs Overcome Pandemic Challenges by Facing Them – Head-On

As health care providers throughout New Jersey passed the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and sought to resume care, they were faced with the task of finding new ways of doing so while protecting patients and their own team members.

For otolaryngologists, better known as ear, nose and throat specialists, or ENTs, this was a bit more challenging. These are physicians whose very work means ...

How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

September 17, 2020

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

New Jersey Date Night: San Gennaro Festival, DIY Style

As each New Jersey summer comes to a close, one sure thing that takes away the sting from saying goodbye to hot, sunshine-filled days is attending a San Gennaro Festival. This celebration, lasting 11 days in Manhattan and with smaller-scaled celebrations in our state, is a food-fest of Italian flavor. Peppers and sausage and zeppolis reign supreme with their tempting aromas in the ...

Long Beach Island Extended Summer Lifeguard Locations and Schedule

September 9, 2020

LONG BEACH ISLAND - A global pandemic couldn't stop people from enjoying the lovely beaches of Long Beach Island this summer.

Labor Day has passed but don't expect to summer to sizzle out too soon.  

There will be more people here in September primarily because there are many home owners will stay put here on LBI and work remotely from home. 

Here is the current ...

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Sat, September 26, 9:00 AM

New Providence Presbyterian Church, New Providence

Drive Thru Diaper Donation Collection Event

Giving Back

Sun, October 18, 8:30 AM

Duke Island Park, Bridgewater

2020 5K Heart and Sole Dog Run/Walk

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Health & Wellness Sports

NJ Motor Vehicle Storage Facility Aims to Create Community for Car Enthusiasts

September 20, 2020

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Allison Kulesza, General Manager of Car Lofts in Fairfield, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur about the facility's unique offerings for car enthusiasts and how the business has managed and pivoted during the pandemic. 

Car Lofts is a vehicle storage facility with a private social club for car enthusiasts, along with rental venues ...

NJ Tai Chi Founder Harry Legg Demonstrates the Health Benefits of the Ancient Martial Art

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Harry Legg, Founder of New Jersey Tai Chi, joined Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV Executive Producer, at East Main Media Studios to discuss and demystify the practice of tai chi, while also demonstrating some of the martial art’s moves in the studio. 

“Most people may not realize tai chi is a deadly martial art,” said Legg, “but you might wonder how ...

50 Years After the Death of Jimi Hendrix: New Book Explores the Musical Legacy of the Legendary Guitarist

AUGUSTA, GA -- Corey Washington, educator and author of Jimi Hendrix: Black Legacy (A Dream Deferred), recently appeared on TAPintoTV, speaking with Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about his book, as well as the life and music of Jimi Hendrix, who passed away 50 years ago today.

Brodeur and Washington spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which ...

Fahy Joins Democratic Ticket for Township Committee Election

September 10, 2020

The Warren Township Democratic Committee announced today that John Fahy will be joining their ticket for the Township Committee in the upcoming election. He will be running with Ilana Goldstein-Barsky for the two contested seats on the Township Committee.

Fahy, a lifelong Warren resident, acknowledges the many challenges facing the Township, including the impact of the ...

Remembering 9/11: a Warren resident remembers

September 10, 2020

Nineteen 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 through ...

Grounded

At the risk of sounding political, I believe in science.

I spent way too many hours subjecting my brain to a Math-O-Matic blender of science classes in school to discount it. Let’s face it, nobody would have made it that hard if there wasn’t some validity to it.

Oh I believe in other important stuff too, like astrology and miracles for instance, but a well-accepted scientific ...

Make Like a Tree

If they didn’t wear masks in California before, they certainly do now. Smoke and ash obscure the dark orange skies as millions of acres burn out of control encroaching on homes and entire towns. It is the kind of apocalyptic event that makes me glad I live in New Jersey.

But even so far away, it makes me wonder. What would I do if a natural disaster threatened my home and I had 15 ...

Welcome Back

deanofstudents@tu.edu  -  Important Updates  -  Today 12:32 pm

Dear TU Student,

As some of you prepare for your return to campus and some of you prepare for your return to laptops at home, I am sure you have many questions about what to expect this school year at Transitory University.

This email provides important information you will need to succeed in the ...

Former Freeholder Urges Support for Experienced GOP County Incumbents

September 10, 2020

To the Editor: 

Somerset County has many things to be proud of.  One is the outstanding leadership it has had over the years.  The county always ranks in the top ten no matter what the metrics are.

This didn't happen by chance, it happened because of the passionate and fiscally responsible leaders it has had over the last 40 years.

Let's continue that ...

Obituaries

Linda B. Auman, 74, of Warren, NJ passed away at JFK Medical Center on Thursday, April 16, 2020 as ...
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Watchung Hills Virtual only Friday due to Water Main Break

September 11, 2020

WARREN, NJ - All Watchung Hills students will participate in instruction virtually today. The school said, “Due to a water main break affecting our water pressure in the building, we are unable to implement all necessary health and safety protocols. Thank you for your cooperation. A determination about sports practices scheduled to occur this afternoon will be made later in the day.”

Coronavirus Cases Expected in NJ Schools, Elsewhere As People Return Indoors

NEW JERSEY — For many New Jersey school districts, this week will mark the first day of class. 

While all have prepared — opting for in-person, remote or a hybrid of the two — new coronavirus cases are to be expected, state officials said Tuesday. 

“We have all the public health protocols and procedures in place to safeguard our children, our educators, ...

Long Beach Island Extended Summer Lifeguard Locations and Schedule

September 9, 2020

LONG BEACH ISLAND - A global pandemic couldn't stop people from enjoying the lovely beaches of Long Beach Island this summer.

Labor Day has passed but don't expect to summer to sizzle out too soon.  

There will be more people here in September primarily because there are many home owners will stay put here on LBI and work remotely from home. 

Here is the current ...

Victims in Sunday Morning's Shooting in New Brunswick Identified

September 14, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Authorities have identified the victims of Sunday morning’s shooting on Delafield Street.

Anthony Robinson 23, of New Brunswick, and Lionel Macauley, 28, of Franklin, have been identified as the two male victims who were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and died from the injuries they sustained in the shooting, according to Middlesex County ...

Chilling Video Shows Four Gunmen Unleashing Hail of Bullets in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A chilling video shows four men emerging from a car with guns drawn and unleashing a hail of bullets that left two dead and six injured early Sunday morning.

In the video provided to TAPinto New Brunswick, the shooters can be seen emerging from the four-door sedan with hoods pulled down in front of their faces. They open fire in the direction of 32 Delafield Street, ...

Long Awaited Traffic Light at Snyder and Locust Avenues Goes Live

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The switch is flipped and the light at the intersection of Snyder and Locust avenues is officially on -- just in time for school to start. 

This intersection has a history of congestion and foot traffic has increased over the years. In 2013, the owners of The Knotts Company and Micro-Mark, located on Snyder Avenue, addressed the ...

Unconfirmed Reports of 2 Shooting Incidents in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ — According to two sources, there are reports of two separate shooting incidents in Plainfield Monday evening, with police reporting from surrounding towns, including Millburn, Watchung, Linden, and Rahway, according to our reporter on scene.

Breaking News Network and Ring.com report there was a multiple shooting on the 200 block of Pond Place; BNN reported there is one ...

Clinical Trials for Covid-19 Vaccine Begin Today at Hackensack University Medical Center

HACKENSACK, NJ — Hackensack Meridian Health investigators plan to enroll 300 volunteers this morning to participate in clinical trials for the Covid-19 vaccine at Hackensack University Medical Center, hospital officials announced in a press release this morning.

The volunteers are of various ethnic backgrounds, are older than 18, are not pregnant or breast feeding, did not have ...

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp Announces Retirement

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has announced he is retiring from his current position effective November 1, 2020. His last day will be October 13, announced the prosecutor's office.

Prosecutor Knapp has held the position since 2012 after being appointed by then Governor Chris Christie.

In his letter to Governor Phil Murphy, Prosecutor Knapp stated: ...