Community Announcements

January 16, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Conceptual details on an $8.5 million replacement bridge for a crumbling 1931 structure on Valley Road that crosses over the Passaic River and links Bernards and Long Hill townships were presented at Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, with a key part of the proposal ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Historical Society of Plainfield announced that a major restoration of the interior masonry walls of the Drake House Museum has been completed.  There are two interior basement areas that date to 1746, and one basement area that dates to the 1880’s.  The project included ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Authorities are investigating a three-vehicle crash on Route 22 on Saturday morning and are requesting the public’s help. Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the area of Route 22 East and West End Avenue, North ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled another free rabies shot clinic for all dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to noon on this Saturday, Jan. 12. No appointment is necessary for the rabies vaccinations, which will be provided at the Bernards Township Public Works ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Tributes to the late Jim Wood, founder and head coach of Berkeley Aquatic Club Center of Excellence (BAC), are already pouring in on social media and in media outlets around the country. Wood’s death on Jan. 4, at the age of 68, was announced by BAC on its Facebook page ...

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Video footage of a suspect in the recent fatal shooting of a Plainfield man has been collected as evidence and today is being released to the public in an effort to help solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday. The victim in the case was 45-year-old ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to include comments from former owner Bobby Benjamin. FLEMINGTON, NJ -  One of Hunterdon’s most storied and iconic stores is closing up shop and going out of business. Flemington Furs announced its closing in a letter to its customers. “After 98 ...

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    WARREN, NJ - Welcome to 2019. As the New Year dawns, no one can go back in time to change what has happened, so work on your present to make yourself a wonderful future. Here’s hoping it is filled with the promises of a brighter tomorrow. Happy New Year Warren.    Some thoughts on ...

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WARREN, NJ -  From accolades for Warren Township and Watchung Hills to saying goodbye to friends and continuing to search for the missing, as we close the chapter on 2018, take a look back at the top stories of the year:   Nor’easter Wreaks Havoc in Warren, the Watchung Hills and North ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - They could be anywhere. Nutley Public Safety Director Alphonse Petracco and Police Chief Thomas Strumolo are asking that anyone who knows anything about two separate missing persons cases contact the Nutley Police Department 973-284-4940. Two Nutley men, one 25, the other 58, were ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  What are you doing for New Year"s? Why not ring in the New Year with more than 10,000 people at the 27th Annual First Night Morris County. The family-friendly, substance-free, alcohol-free celebration takes place in downtown Morristown. Celebrate the arts with more than 70 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- An accident near the Scotchwood Diner on Route 22 resulted in a car flipping over the divider and taking out a section on Wednesday evening. Up to four cars were involved in the crash, which took place just before 7:00 p.m. Injuries from the wreckage did not appear to be ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Persons convicted of driving while intoxicated in Monmouth County between 2008 and 2016— whose breath tests may have been mishandled — are being informed that they can take steps to find out whether their cases can be dismissed. In a December 20 letter, the Monmouth County ...

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WARREN, NJ -   You may not think that you know Jean Paul Bergeron, II, but you do.  He has been a friend to the families in East Brunswick and the surrounding area for many years.  He loves your kids.  He smiles at you, too.  He is infinitely patient.  He is kind and good-humored.  He is Santa ...

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UPDATE: Found Monday morning. PLAINFIELD, NJ -  A Nixle alert was issued by the Plainfield Police Division on Sunday evening.  The police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing "at risk" female. Moana Tarver, 41, Black, 5'8", and 170 lbs, was last seen wearing a gray jacket, ...

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WARREN, NJ - A white Christmas? According to an alert from the National Weather Service, a clipper system has been forecasted for the early morning hours of December 24 with potential accumulating snow of 1-2 inches The alert says the temperatures could cause the precipitation to begin as rain ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Do you recognize this bunny?  “Help me find my family, “ the post reads.”I was found in the parking lot of Wilson Memorial Church / The Frippery Thrift Shop in Watchung on Thursday, Dec. 20. Looks pretty special and well loved , it’s WAITING for you on the back steps at The ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Gladstone branch of NJ Transit’s Morris and Essex line is Suspended Wednesday night following a pedestrian strike.   NJ Transit posted the following: Gladstone Line train service is suspended in both directions between Stirling and Gladstone due to a trespasser ...

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  LONG HILL, NJ - A downed tree is causing delays on Tuesday morning.   Watchung Hills sent out an alert that said,”Please be advised that Routes HS01 and HS03 covering Long Hill Twp may be affected due to a downed tree on Mountain Avenue between Morristown Road and Long Hill ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Ho. Ho. Ho. The Warren Township Recreation Commission has been approved by Santa to collect the mail from Warren's children, and the last day to drop off of letters to Santa is Friday. Mail will be accepted through 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11.    The red mailbox is in front of ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Santa Claus is coming to town. Warren’s Community Fire Department will be hosting Santa on a ride a-long again this year.   Expect Santa on Sunday, Dec. 9 between Hillcrest Road and Stirling Road beginning at 4pm and next Sunday, Dec. 16  between Stirling Road and Old ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Santa Paws is returning to Green Brook on Saturday, Dec. 8. Santa Paws will make a stop at Central Bark Dog park from noon to 2 p.m.    Take a picture with your family and your dog at Green Brook Recreation’s Annual event. A $5 donation will be collected to help a local ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Equestrians taking riding lessons at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge can continue their classes at the stable's indoor riding lesson, with sign-ups due to begin this Saturday morning, Dec. 8. The Somerset County Park Commission announces that openings are available for ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -  The United States of America will observe a National Day of Mourning on Wed. Dec. 5 to honor the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush.  In addition to all flags being flown at half staff, there will be closures in both the government and the private ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Do you know this man? The North Plainfield Police provided the composite sketch of a man suspected of theft of packages..    “We are attempting to identify this person, he is a suspect in the theft of delivered packages in North Plainfield,” police said.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – For the second week in a row, Santa Claus came to town – and got soaked. A late afternoon sprinkle turned into a steady drizzle by nightfall on Saturday, just as firefighters from departments throughout New Jersey were putting the finishing touches on the decorations that ...

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town & He is Riding on a Mt Bethel Fire Truck! Annual Santa Gift Delivery Fundraiser When: December 15 & 16 Time: 9 am-4 pm. If you would like to request a specific drop off time please note that time on the form and they will do their best to accommodate ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and first responders from throughout the state will festoon their emergency vehicles with strings of light and blow-up cartoon characters for the V!I annual Holiday Lights Parade Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at dusk. Sponsored by Somerville ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s 41st annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center located at 190 Lord Stirling Road. The 41st Festival of Trees opens to the public on Saturday, Dec. 1 and will ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ — Bound Brook Borough’s annual “Holiday Tree Lighting” takes place Friday, Nov. 30 from 5-6 p.m. at Van Horn Plaza, 300 E. Main St. in the downtown district. The event is admission-free and open to the public. Santa Claus will be on hand to light the tree and greet holiday ...

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