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Five Types of Learning-Related Assessments

October 23, 2018

If your child is having difficulty at school and you’re thinking of having your child’s learning skills assessed, there are a lot of choices. Read on to discover the difference between five of the more common types of tests to evaluate cognitive skills.

1. Achievement assessments: These tests measure proficiency in specific subjects and can alert parents to holes in their ...

First Unitarian Society of Plainfield to Sell Contents of Historic Church in Massive Estate Sale on October 26 and 27

There will be a MASSIVE ESTATE SALE on October 26 and 27 from 9 am - 4 pm at 724 Park Avenue, Plainfield.  The First Unitarian Society of Plainfield has occupied this building for 128 years and will soon be moving to another Union County location in order to focus their energy and resources on its mission.

All contents will be sold, including many treasures; antique furniture, old doors, ...

Neptune Woman Fatally Injured in Early Morning Crash on Route 35

October 21, 2018

FREEHOLD, NJ — A 59-year old woman walking along Route 35 in Neptune early this morning has died as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Sonia Naranjo of Neptune was pronounced dead from her injuries at 12:42 a.m. on October 21 — about 40 minutes after she was struck by a 2016 Chevrolet Cruse in the southbound lane ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

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 ...

Cheap Thrills

Let me ask you something.


If you had a couple hundred thousand dollars lying around, like in a penny jar or something, would you spend it on a trip to outer space knowing that it could potentially end, let’s say, not well?


Uber rich guys like Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson are betting customers will.  At least customers with a few hundred large to ...

Vote Sordillo and DiNardo on Nov. 6

October 22, 2018

Dear Editor,

Mayor Vic Sordillo and Deputy Mayor Gary DiNardo are two well-respected and service-oriented guys who need to be re-elected so they may continue to serve on the Warren Township Committee.  They have proven that they are a responsible team and have worked to serve our community and protect our environment by increasing our Warren’s open ...


Jul 28, 1955 - Feb 8, 2018
Owner/Chef of Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes  Beloved Husband, Father, Brother and ...
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WHRHS Boys Soccer: Watchung Hills Tops North Plainfield, 1-0

October 23, 2018

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills boys soccer team defeated North Plainfield Monday on an early goal from Makai Parkey on an assist from Max Anthony Costa. Bo Scanlon and Jake Seyda combined on the shutout for Watchung Hills, 1-0. 

The Warriors improved their record to 9-2-3 and the Canucks fall to 3-12 on the season. Watchung Hills will face Dickinson at home in the first round of the ...

Pari-Mutuel Betting Adds New Element to This Year's Far Hills Race Meeting

October 22, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; It’s a fall essential.

This year's event, known to many as “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 ...

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 ...

Boys Soccer: Westfield Stuns Scotch Plains-Fanwood in PKs, Advances to UCT Final

October 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ — As time began ticking away in regulation Saturday, Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s student-fan section, Raider Nation, started eagerly lining at the fence. With the Raiders less than two minutes away from a 1-0 win over archival Westfield in the Union County Tournament (UCT) semifinal, fans were ready to storm the new turf at Arthur L. Johnson stadium in Clark.

But Raider ...

'Trial of Donna Caine' translates real story to stage drama

‘Trial of Donna Caine’ translates real-life story to stage drama

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNWICK, NJ – “The Trial of Donna Caine” raises questions of loyalty, initiative and guilt in this George Street Playhouse production. Written by Walter Anderson and directed by David Saint, the play pits Staff Sergeant Donna Caine (Flor De Liz Perez) against the establishment ...