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Freeholder Blames Governor for Defeat of Hillsborough Referendum

March 17, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Deputy Freeholder Director Pat Walsh blames Gov. Phil Murphy and his fiscal policies for  voters’ rejection of an $8.06 million referendum in Hillsborough that if approved, would have funded full-day kindergarten and mitigated budget shortfalls caused by years of declining state aid.

The results Tuesday night showed 4,432 voting to reject the ...

Warren Township No. 2 Safest Community in NJ, National Council says

WARREN, NJ - The National Council for Home Safety and Security has determined that Warren Township is the second safest community in New Jersey for 2019, the Township Committee announced on Friday. 

Victor Sordillo, Township Committee Liaison to the Warren Police Department and a safety professional, stated, “Warren is proud to have a fine, dedicated Police Department under the ...

Warren Township Committee Accepts Resignation Of Garafola, Names Open Space

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee accepted the resignation of one of its members on Thursday night and unanimously approved naming open space in her honor.

A 23 year veteran township committeewoman and resident of Warren Township since 1975, Carolann Garafola has resigned effective June 1. Garafola said after the meeting that she,” had hoped to finish out 2019, but it just ...

Warren Mayor Joins 30 more Mayors to Discuss Service on Raritan Valley Line Trains

RARITAN VALLEY, NJ -- Mayors of towns along the Raritan Valley Line (RVL) met to discuss NJ Transit’s response to three issues facing commuters on that line and how best to advocate for their residents. RVL Mayors Alliance is working to get a same platform transfer in Newark, return of the off-peak midtown direct trains and ultimately, direct trains during peak commuter hours and on ...

Warren Receives $16,000 in Grants for Electrical Car Charging Station

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee Announced on Thursday that they have received two grants to support their effort in providing an electric car plug-in station at The Municipal Complex. 

Warren Township received a $10,000 grant from Sustainable Jersey, funded by the Gardinier Environmental ...

Warren Approves Zoning for Hillcrest Affordable Housing Developments, No Access Granted from Majors Road

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee approved amending zoning ordinances at the last meeting to allow for the court approved affordable housing developments off of Hillcrest Road. The court required the changes as part of the housing settlement.

The projects are a part of Warren’s third round affordable housing settlement with up to 192 located on the east side of ...

Warren Township OEM Receives Outstanding Emergency Management Program Award

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Coordinator Jane Asch were awarded the 2018 Outstanding Emergency Management Program Award for Warren Township from Somerset County.  Mayor Gary DiNardo and Township Committeewoman Carolann Garafola presented Asch with the award at the last Township Committee meeting.

DiNardo thanked ...

Assemblyman Bramnick Holds Town Hall Meeting on Affordable Housing

CRANFORD, NJ - Residents concerned about affordable housing mandates being imposed by the courts had a chance to share their thoughts with Assemblyman Jon Bramnick and Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi.

Bramnick, the Republican representative from the 21st district and Schepisi, the Republican representative from the 39th district, held a town hall meeting at the Roy Smith Theater ...

Updates as Wet Snow Knocks Out Power to Parts of Warren

WARREN, NJ - Warren residents woke up to a winter wonderland on Monday but some woke to the sounds of generators as the heavy wet snow knocked out power to some of the Township. Crews are investigating at 8:50 a.m.

Updates: At 7 a.m., main roads and highways are mostly clear with some side roads still partially snow covered. All schools are operating on a two hour delay.

Hillcrest Road, ...

National Weather Service Issues Warning, Be Prepared for School Delays or Closures Monday

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - With the latest forecast for a winter storm warning in effect for 4-8 inches of snow Sunday afternoon through the Monday morning commute in our area, some locals are wagering on the timing of phone calls from area schools. Will Monday be a delayed opening or a snow day? Will the call come Sunday night or Monday morning at 5 ...

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