Community Announcements

September 17, 2018

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a  Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Somerset County until 515 PM.   At 4:25 p.m. a severe thunderstorm was located over Bound Brook, moving northeast at 20 mph the weather service said.    The advisory ...

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WARREN, NJ - It’s back! Returning for a seventh year, Wagner Farm Arboretum’s spectacular Halloween-themed event “Brite Nites” showcases an elaborate display of intricately and creatively hand-carved and lighted pumpkins.  Meander through the garden path filled with breath-taking pumpkin ...

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WARREN, NJ - The usual early morning quiet at Watchung Hills was shattered by the sounds of a fire alarm on Thursday. It wasn’t a drill, but also had no apparent cause. “One of our fire alarms was triggered yesterday morning before school,” said WHRHS superintendent Elizabeth Jewett. “As there ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police were summoned to Somerville Middle School at 10:07 a.m.Wednesday in response to a lockdown situation, forcing all students and administrators to remain behind locked doors in their classrooms and offices until a complete search of the school by police was conducted. It ...

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Update: North is detoured. Expect delays until 7 p.m., police say.   WATCHUNG, NJ  - Emergency gas line repair has closed Hillcrest Road on Monday afternoon, police advised    The south bound lanes are closed south of the I-78 exchange. Expect delays and increased traffic at Exit 40 on ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Labor Day weekend is upon us. Many are wondering which beaches will have lifeguards.  September can be a very dangerous month in the surf considering we are entering the height of the hurricane season. Here is the list of guarded beaches and dates on Long Beach Island ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Members of the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Tuesday, Sept. 11.  The public is welcome to attend. As people gather for the ceremony, ...

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  UPDATE: Found safe. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 86-year-old "at risk" male, who was last seen Friday afternoon on Mallard Drive in Martinsville. According to the alert, Alexander R. Dirner, was last seen around 3:30 ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A 5-year-old mare in Monmouth County is the first reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses, in New Jersey for 2018.  The horse had been vaccinated against EEE in 2017, but not in 2018, and was euthanized on Aug. 18, according to ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Local resident Nick Sauter has been a pillar of the community for countless years and has touched the lives of so many as a former vice principal, athletic director, teacher, football and track coach at Passaic Valley High School. As an active member of St. Agnes Episcopal ...

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GREEN BROOK/WARREN, NJ -  Have you seen Lucy? She is a white and brown Corgi mix and is missing from Top of the World Way.  UPDATE It is important that if you spot Lucy you do not call her or try to chase her as she will run.  Owners said,” she will most likely be coming out at night and hiding ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ– Two additional people have been arrested on charges stemming from a North Plainfield homicide while trying to flee to Mexico, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti ...

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GREEN BROOK/WARREN, NJ -  Have you seen Lucy? She is a white and brown Corgi mix and is missing from Top of the World Way.  Call Mi MI at 973-906-8821 with any information.      TAPinto is free and published daily Get Your Town's News In Your Inbox:  Click Here to sign ...

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WARREN, NJ – August 26 is National Dog Day! The occasion helps to bring attention to the plight of animals and encourage adoption. “National Dog Day celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and pure,” according to Nationaldogday.com. “Our mission is to help galvanize the public to recognize the ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - US-22 is closed near Bowlmor bowling alley until further notice following a car crash with a pole in the early hours of Saturday morning. The westbound lanes are closed at Sebrings Mill Road. All traffic is being detoured back onto Route 22 east or Green Brook Road into ...

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  UPDATE: Found.   PLAINFIELD, NJ - Relatives of Plainfield resident Conrad Sauer, who also goes by the name Hank, are asking for the public's help in locating him. They have not heard from him since this morning, and are concerned as it's reported that he suffers from dementia. Sauer ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, A 24-year old North Plainfield man was fatally stabbed over the weekend and an investigation is underway, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti announced on Monday. The ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD - Police say one person was assaulted on Grove Street early Sunday morning, and anyone who lives in the area and has home surveillance is asked to contact authorities. Anyone with any information regarding an assault that occurred on Grove Street in North Plainfield  in the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A  jack-knifed tractor trailer closed the right and center lanes of Route 78 east in the vicinity of exit 43, causing major delays Thursday morning. The driver of the tractor-trailer may have suffered a medical episode as he was approaching Diamond Hill Road heading east ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is taking part in the National Clear the Shelters Event Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. According to a release, all the animals that are over 6 months will have their adoption fees waived for qualified adopters. Kittens that are under 6 months ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Lord Stirling Stable is inviting children under age 13 and their parents to enjoy a morning with the stable's will ponies, horses and staff at a "Pony Tea Party" scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the stable grounds at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you play football for the North Plainfield Canucks? Want to connect with former teammates and help support current Canucks? Alumni are beginning the process of establishing an alumni association.   “This message is for all former Canuck football players,” ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting  a 21-year-old Somerville resident. Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport Street; ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has announced that police agencies all over Somerset County, and around New Jersey, are participating in the state's largest drunk driving crackdown. According to a release, the 2018 "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Statewide Labor Day ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Do you know this dog?  He was found in the Valley View neighborhood on Sunday afternoon. He is well kept and groomed but with no chip and no collar. The Watchung police have been notified. Contact Chris at 908-499-7194.       TAPinto is free and published ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Hollywood Avenue in the Somerset section of Franklin Township has tested positive for rabies. Suburban areas in which raccoons, people and pets are in close proximity have ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township police department is again hosting its own community version of National Night Out, with the event scheduled for 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday at Astor Field, located between Ridge High School and the municipal complex. Demonstrations and displays of vehicles ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It’s now official; Somerset County 4-H is the World’s Record Holder for Stitching Together the Longest Textile Braid as certified by the Guinness Book of World’s Record and has the official certificate to prove it. But this was no easy feat. Long before the large fabric ball ...

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WARREN, NJ - Do you have an opinion? Warren Township's Recreation Department is looking for feedback from Warren residents on current programs, events and facilities. The Recreation Department says, “all feedback is greatly appreciated to help us to improve in the future.” Click the link to access ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has announced the installation of the first bicycle repair station in town at Washington Valley Park, adjacent to the Newman's Lane parking lot, according to a release from the township. According to the release, Washington Valley Park is part of the ...

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