Warren Top Stories

May 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony. Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held ...

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NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public ...

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WARREN, NJ - Memorial Day 2020 is unlike any in the recent past. Due to the pandemic, parades were canceled, streets were empty, and no bands played. But some things remain the same. Socially distanced outdoor gatherings of 25 are now permitted and Warren Township held a ceremony on Memorial ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The ...

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Memorial Day Facts For Kids: Memorial Day is celebrated to honor and remember all the men and women who died fighting for our country.  These men and women dedicated their lives so we can be a free nation.Some people get Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day confused. Veteran’s Day is a day to honor ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Plainfield at the Drake House Museum has announced an online exhibit entitled, “Plainfield During WW1 and the Influenza Pandemic.”  The exhibit is dedicated to the memory of the 45 soldiers and their Gold Star Families from Plainfield and the surrounding ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A sense of normalcy has begun to return to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, with the number of COVID-19 patients dropping considerably over the past few weeks as mirrored at hospitals throughout the state - enough so that Gov. Phil Murphy has given the go-ahead for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported 3,907 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 397 deaths. There are 130 cases in Somerville and 5 deaths. Statewide, there is a total of 154,154 cases, an increase of 1,050 overnight, with 11,133 deaths reported, an ...

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Every year, millions of Americans commemorate Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices so many have made to protect our country. This holiday weekend might not be like past years, so while we keep public health recommendations in mind, let’s not forget food safety practices to prevent ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The return to the new normal will happen faster than you think, and businesses who get out in front of the people in their community will have a significant advantage.  How will you tell people you are open? How will you tell people you are compliant with new government ...

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WARREN, NJ - A multi- vehicle crash on I-78 in Warren is tying up the westbound lanes just east of Exit 40 at 6 p.m. on Friday. First responders are on the scene and a Greyhound bus and truck are in the median. Avoid the area.

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WARREN, NJ - Need more chicken? Feed to Give is back in Warren. The Warren Township Committee is pleased to assist the Bernard's Regional Chamber of Commerce in hosting another FEED TO GIVE fundraising project. 100% of the proceeds of this fundraiser will support the Warren Township Lions Club who ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Police Department, in conjunction with RWJ University Hospital-Somerset, hosted a community blood drive on Wednesday, May 20, at the Town Hall. The Warren blood drive has the potential to save more than 80 lives. Each blood donation can save three ...

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NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols.  “So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels. Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren residents were awoken in the early morning hours on Thursday by the sounds of helicopters and patrol cars. Six unlocked vehicles were entered overnight, in the area of Morning Glory Road, according to Warren police. Nothing was taken, they said. Warren police were assisted by ...

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WARREN, NJ - Each weekday evening at 7:30 P.M. the Warren Township Schools’ librarians are taking turns hosting a virtual storytimesession called, “Late Night @ The Library.”  All interested Warren students and their siblings are encouraged to listen along each evening.   Late Night @ The ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett began the Superintendent’s comments at the last meeting of the Board of Education with some updates on graduation. Due to the current guidelines that include a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people, and the challenges of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today at his daily COVID-19 press conference that beginning Friday, May 22, New Jerseyans will be able to take a self-administered, self-swab COVID-19 test at seven Wal*Mart locations across the state in Burlington, Flemington, Garfield, Howell, Kearney, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The venerable summer Cruise Nights, a Friday night tradition on Main Street for 30 years, has been canceled for 2020, a victim of social distancing and concerns over crowd control during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Tuesday's announcement by the Downtown Somerville Alliance comes ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, announced today that it discharged its 700th patient treated for COVID-19 -- a woman from Union Township -- back to recovery last week. The efforts of Atlantic Health System and its team members on the front lines of ...

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WARREN, NJ - Elizabeth C. Jewett, Ph.D., Superintendent of the Watchung Hills Regional High School District, has been named the Somerset County Superintendent of the Year by the Somerset County Association of School Administrators. Watchung Hills Board of Education President Rita Barone  made ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions imposed on New Jersey businesses, announcing at Tuesday's press briefing that auto dealerships, motorcycle and bicycle shops can re-open their showrooms and shops for on-site sales activities beginning at 6 a.m.

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TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township residents will see a decrease in municipal taxes according to the $20.2 million budget unanimously adopted at the last meeting of the Warren Township Committee. “The Township Committee along with Mr. Krane have worked very hard to reduce our taxes,” said Warren ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order allowing some additional outdoor recreational areas and businesses to restart their operations effective Friday, May 22. These businesses include: batting cages, golf ranges, archery ranges, horseback riding, private tennis clubs, and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -.The Somerset County Department of Health on Monday reported 3,758 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 372 deaths.  New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will sign an executive order allowing more outdoor recreational areas and related businesses restart operations on Friday, May 22. See ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- For only the second time in a storied history dating back to 1940, the Tour of Somerville bicycle races will not be held this Memorial Day weekend. World War II stopped it first, now an international conflict of a different kind, the Covid-19 pandemic, will put the brakes on ...

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WARREN, NJ - Pride. Each year the NJEA provides grants for school districts to complete projects that support the community. This year, Warren Township Central School’s very own school secretary, Jane Auriemma, applied for a special grant on behalf of the Warren Township Education Association ...

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