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Late Somerset County Detective to Have Name Engraved on National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

May 14, 2022

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Late Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Detective James Yeager is finally having his name engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, in Washington D.C., with a ceremony set for May 19 as part of National Police Week.

It has been 22 years since the detective died during an on-duty motor vehicle accident July 10, 2000.

Yeager, according to a release, ...

Long Blue Line of New Jersey Police Cyclists Tour Through Somerset County

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC where they will join with police from across the country to honor their brothers ...

Watchung Man Admits to Conspiring to Distribute 18 Kilograms of Heroin

 

NEWARK, NJ – A Watchung man Wednesday admitted his role in a drug trafficking network that was responsible for the importation of large quantities of heroin into New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

 

William T. Bouza, 45, of Watchung, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to an information charging him with ...

UPDATE: Public Responds to Police Sketch of Hillsborough Intruder

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with an April 13 home invasion that led to the suspect groping a woman while she was taking a shower has led to several tips as to the identity of the suspect, according to Frank Roman, deputy chief of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Detective Division.

Roman said detectives are pursuing all of the ...

Somerset County Search Teams Find Body of Man Reported Missing in Maine

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 34-year-old resident of Maine, reported missing by his family on April 18, was found dead Thursday morning by a search team in the Sourland Mountain Preserve.

Parker Veitch, a resident of Lovell, Me., was described by family as an avid hiker.

Police followed up on a call received about an abandoned car in the parking lot of the preserve off East Mountain Road Tuesday ...

Junior Women's Club of Somerset Hills Hold 'Trees Are Terrific' Poster Contest

BERNARDS TWP., The Junior Women's club of Somerset Hill is sponsoring an Arbor Day poster contest about, what else, trees. The theme this year is "Trees are Terrific." One of the reasons "Trees are Terrific" is that by strategically planting trees, a household can save up to 25 percent on its energy bills.

The Junior Women's Club of Somerset ...

Somerset County Celebrates National County Government Month

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County is celebrating National County Government Month in April at the Bridgewater Library from April 18 to 25 with a special exhibit that displays free literature describing the broad array of programs and services the county offers.

Residents will also have the opportunity to “Meet and Greet” County Clerk Steve Peter, and Somerset County ...

Volunteers Assemble Care Packages for US Military

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff were joined by volunteers Saturday to assemble care packages containing personal care items, toiletries, snacks and food items at the Hillsborough YMCA.

The packages will be shipped to members of the US military stateside and those deployed overseas.

The care packages also contained ...

B-R Hires New Football Coach, Replacing Scott Bray

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A new coach has been hired at Bridgewater-Raritan High School to run the football program for the 2022 season.

Richard Mantz was officially appointed at the April 5 board of education meeting as the new coach of the Panthers. Mantz himself was not in attendance at the meeting, which was held in the BRHS media center.

"He brings decades of experience and success," ...

Somerset County Teacher to be Inducted into National Teachers Hall of Fame

EMPORIA, KANSAS – A career teacher at Hillsborough High School in New Jersey was surprised Wednesday afternoon at what was expected to be a Debate Club meeting after school.

Robert Fenster learned that he has been selected as one of only five career teachers to be inducted into The National Teachers Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2022, the 30th induction class for the ...

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Mount St. Mary Class of 2022 Future Athletic Plans Revealed

On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress (Student Life), S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) in Mother Mary ...

Missing: Have You Seen Leia?

May 10, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Have you seen Leia? She is a Morkie puppy missing from the area on Woodbine and Park avenues, in the vicinity of the CVS on Randolph Road.

If you have seen Leia, please contact Georgina at 908-566-2169.

Mount St. Mary Academy Junior Will Attend Notre Dame Leadership Seminar

May 13, 2022

Mount Saint Mary Academy junior, Olivia Encarnacion, will attend the Notre Dame Leadership Seminar program for 10 days in July on the Notre Dame campus. Among thousands of applicants, Olivia was one of approximately 120 students selected to participate in the leadership program.

This competitive program is geared for academically talented students who demonstrate impressive leadership ...

Mount St. Mary Class of 2022 Future Athletic Plans Revealed

On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress (Student Life), S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) in Mother Mary ...

National Skilled Nursing Week at NJ Eastern Star Home

Paxos Electric is a family owned and operated business located in Wharton, N.J.   Brothers John and Mike Paxos started the company in 2004.  They have generously supported the community and events such as National Skilled Nursing week at the New Jersey Eastern Star Home, by providing catered meals to all of the dedicated staff at the facility.

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

SUMMIT, NJ –The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially support the enhancement ...

NJ Eastern Star Home recognized during Long Term Care Week

John Paxos, Owner operator of Paxos Electric treated the staff of the NJ Eastern Star Home with lunch in celebration of National Skilled Nursing Week.  This week is set aside each year to honor the dedicated staff working in long term care.  Paxos electric, established in 2004,  is an owner-operated company, run by brother  John and Mike Paxos. They have generously supported ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Receives Mercy Girl Effect Award

Ruth Anne Munroe, Director of Campus Ministry and Student Council Moderator at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mercy Girl Effect Award has been presented to the Academy’s 2021-2022 Student Council Executive Board.

“Each year, the five-member board is challenged with a Mercy Girl Effect project that raises awareness about ethical issues that affect the human ...

New Warehouses Proposed in Franklin: What You Need to Know

May 11, 2022

Warehouses in Franklin: Everything You Need To Know

If you’re a resident of Franklin, you likely remember the buzz around Amazon coming to town in 2020. The construction of the new Amazon warehouse on Weston Canal Road brought mixed feelings among residents and community leaders, including hope for an economic boost through new jobs and deep concerns around the cultural and ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

May 14, 2022

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022. Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part is ...

'An Extraordinary Special Non-Profit' Compassion Café LBI Opens for Second Season May 10

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Compassion Café will open for their second season this Tuesday morning, May 10 at 7 a.m. This year's host location is the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, located at 10 S. Atlantic Avenue in Beach Haven, NJ.

They will be open Mondays through Thursdays, from 7-11 a.m. each morning.

Compassion Café's official grand opening celebration will ...

Little Egg Harbor Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit by Car on Route 72 Monday Night

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department published a press release on Tuesday, May 3 in regards to motor vehicle and bicycle decision on Monday, May 2. 

The accident took place at 9:40 PM, the Stafford Township Police Department responded and life saving measures were initiated on the bicyclist, who later succumbed to his injuries.

The collision took place on Route 72 ...

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Sat, May 21, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center , Bound Brook

STARMAN, A BOWIE TRIBUTE

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Municipal Field, Warren

Warren Lions EXPO

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Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

Writer's Block

I don’t know the first thing about writing a book.

Yesterday, while pouring a cup of coffee against the disruptive din of garbage trucks and the morning news, I heard an interesting TV teaser regarding the newest entry into Oprah's book club. In a network exclusive, the ever effusive Oprah teased the coming announcement of the book and its author by stating that she knew after ...

'An Extraordinary Special Non-Profit' Compassion Café LBI Opens for Second Season May 10

May 12, 2022

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Compassion Café will open for their second season this Tuesday morning, May 10 at 7 a.m. This year's host location is the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, located at 10 S. Atlantic Avenue in Beach Haven, NJ.

They will be open Mondays through Thursdays, from 7-11 a.m. each morning.

Compassion Café's official grand opening celebration will ...

Missing: Have You Seen Leia?

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Have you seen Leia? She is a Morkie puppy missing from the area on Woodbine and Park avenues, in the vicinity of the CVS on Randolph Road.

If you have seen Leia, please contact Georgina at 908-566-2169.

Obituaries

- Oct 9, 2020
Warren Township - Paul P. Pompa Jr., 62, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 9, 2020 at ...
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Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

May 14, 2022

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022. Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part is ...

'An Extraordinary Special Non-Profit' Compassion Café LBI Opens for Second Season May 10

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Compassion Café will open for their second season this Tuesday morning, May 10 at 7 a.m. This year's host location is the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, located at 10 S. Atlantic Avenue in Beach Haven, NJ.

They will be open Mondays through Thursdays, from 7-11 a.m. each morning.

Compassion Café's official grand opening celebration will ...

Little Egg Harbor Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit by Car on Route 72 Monday Night

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department published a press release on Tuesday, May 3 in regards to motor vehicle and bicycle decision on Monday, May 2. 

The accident took place at 9:40 PM, the Stafford Township Police Department responded and life saving measures were initiated on the bicyclist, who later succumbed to his injuries.

The collision took place on Route 72 ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

May 14, 2022

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022. Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part is ...

Sundiata Acoli, Convicted of Killing State Trooper in 1973, Wins Parole

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the ...

Current Church Owners Find Pastor’s Remains in Church Basement After 186 Years 

WEST ORANGE, NJ - St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, and it fell into a state of further disrepair and neglect. By spring 2015 ...

Independent Filmmaker/Artist Jim Riffel's 'Warhead Babies' Draws Wayno Draino & Jim Warhola to Chatham Gallery Opening

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham resident and Independent filmmaker/artist Jim Riffel invited some friends to check out his latest colorful creations made out of old dolls and it has spawned a whole new genre known as the "Warhead Babies."

Wayno Draino and James Warhola, the nephew of the late Andy Warhol, immediately dubbed Riffel's Frankenstein-like creations "Warhead ...

National Weather Service Issues 'Red Flag Warning' for New Jersey

MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions.

The alert was issued due to the combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and ...

Body Recovered From Jockey Hollow Park Identified as Bernardsville Man

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A deceased person was discovered in the Jockey Hollow section of Morristown National Historical Park, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and Morristown National Historical Park Chief Ranger Josh Minnich announced in a release.

According to authorities, at around noon on April 19, ...