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Dog Found Still Being Held at Shelter

January 15, 2018

A dog that was found on Jan. 9 is still being held at the Newark Animal Shelter because no owner has claimed him. 

Roselle Police said the dog was found in the area of the Roselle side of Warinanco Park. The dog has a distinct blue eye and brown eye. Police also said the animal was checked and had no chip or tags. 

The Newark Animal Shelter has ...

What Makes Reading Hard and How LearningRx Can Help

January 22, 2018

What Makes Reading Hard and How LearningRx Can Help

For parents of children with reading struggles, we will have a presentation on what makes reading difficult and how LearningRx can help on Friday, Feb 16 at noon.  Activities for kids aged 4 and up will be provided for attendees who need to bring children. RSVP required.  Call 908-222-7246 or email us ...

Teens Invited to Participate in YA Coding Club at Scotch Plains Library

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Teens are invited to join the Coding Club in grades 5-12 to learn or improve coding skills at the Scotch Plains Library on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 6:00 p.m. 

The library will provide Microsoft Surface tablets and iPads, along with suggestions for websites and programs that can teach useful coding skills. There is no formal instruction ; students can pick the ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield – Joanne Gallo, 68, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Warren, NJ, passed away ...
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WHRHS Wrestling: Watchung Hills Warriors Roll Past Governor Livingston Highlanders To Remain Unbeaten in Season

January 20, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ-  The Watchung Hills High School Warriors came into the action Friday night with an unbeaten record as a team and looked to continue building on their start to the 2017-18 season. The Warriors (ranked No. 13 on NJ.com’s Top 20) got four pins as they defeated the Highlanders by a final score of 62-13 in Berkeley Heights.

Four wrestlers, three Warriors and ...

Schools Call Delayed Opening in Warren, Watchung Hills District: Watch for Black Ice and Downed Trees

WARREN, NJ - Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung, and Watchung Hills Regional High School have all made the call to have a delayed opening Wednesday, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. Conditions will be reassessed at 6:30am. Any changes to the district's operating status will be communicated by 7am.

In Warren, the schedule is as ...

Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Open to Area Students, Applications Now Available

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Adele DeLeeuw had been a prominent Plainfield resident, and had established a scholarship fund to assist needy students in the Plainfield area for their pursuit of post-secondary education.  High school seniors wishing to apply for the 2018 Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship can now obtain applications from their school guidance office. 

The scholarships range from $1,000 to ...

High School Senior Dies; Counselors at ALJ Providing Support to Classmates

CLARK, NJ – Students at Arthur L. Johnson High School are mourning a classmate who died Monday evening. 

“I am writing to you with great sadness that one of our ALJ seniors passed away this evening. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends,” school Superintendent Ed Grande wrote in a letter to parents Monday night.

The ...

Online Retailer Amazon Rejects Somerville as Potential Location for Massive “HQ2”

January 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amazon released its short list of  20 potential sites to build a massive east coast headquarters Thursday, disappointing more than 200 other cities and smaller towns that had salivated over the prospect of 50,000 new jobs and billions of dollars in associated economic benefits – including Somerville.

The 20 finalists include the city of Newark; a total of 238 ...

Bound Brook Fire Victim Identified

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has identified the body of a woman found inside a multi-family residence gutted by a Jan. 7 fire as 25-year-old Litze Romero.

The positive identification was made by the New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner's Office, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The fire occurred at the victim’s ...

Beloved Youth Services Librarian Leaves SCLSNJ

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After 25 years as a librarian in the Somerset County Library System, at the Bridgewater branch, youth services librarian Carol Simon Levin submitted her retirement papers in January.

News of her leaving the library system caused uproar from parents and library system employees who have benefited from her services over the years, and several turned out to the county ...

Franklin Township Clerk Arrested and Charged with Insurance Fraud (UPDATE)

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Franklin Township Clerk Ann Marie McCarthy was arrested and charged last month, for deceiving Horizon Blue Cross for payments of services for which she did not receive, according to court documents. 

Between Jan. 1, 2016 and Sept. 1, 2017, McCarthy made it appear as though she received treatment and services eligible for insurance coverage reimbursement "in an ...

Police Officer in Kayak Assists in Rescue of Man from Shark River Inlet

January 16, 2018

AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — Belmar Patrolman Lawrence Kelly played a major role in the rescue of a 59-year-old man this morning, January 16, from the Shark River Inlet, according to police.

Belmar Police and Belmar Water Rescue Team were among local responders answering an emergency call at 8:55 a.m. of a man in the frigid waters near the Main Street bridge, said Belmar Detective Capt. Thomas ...

Dog Found Still Being Held at Shelter

January 15, 2018

A dog that was found on Jan. 9 is still being held at the Newark Animal Shelter because no owner has claimed him. 

Roselle Police said the dog was found in the area of the Roselle side of Warinanco Park. The dog has a distinct blue eye and brown eye. Police also said the animal was checked and had no chip or tags. 

The Newark Animal Shelter has ...

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

January 15, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

Get Off the Couch. Walk the Dog. Live Longer.

“Sitting is the new smoking”. This is the new mantra in cardiology and global population health. Sitting, or a sedentary lifestyle, has long been known as a risk factor for the development of heart disease. Excessive sitting is also associated with a higher mortality rate. Is sitting really as bad as smoking for your health? Why is sitting so detrimental? What strategies can combat a ...