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WYBA 1st and 2nd Grade Clinic

December 14, 2017

WYBA will be offering a basketball clinic for 1st and 2nd graders.
The clinic will be on Saturday mornings from 8 am – 9am.
There are 10 weeks scheduled 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17
The clinic will be at Woodland School and run by an experienced high school basketball coach Mike Mancino.
The focus will be on basic skills such as dribbling and passing. The ...

Primrose School of Warren Gives Back

All parents want their children to develop traits such as compassion, generosity and kindness, but just like math and reading skills, the traits associated with being a socially responsible person must be nurtured and developed over time. 

 

Compassion, generosity and kindness is difficult to define for young children, let alone determine how to teach them. The earlier these ...

Obituaries

- Oct 26, 2017
Robert N. Merkle – Plainfield Robert N. Merkle, 88, died Thursday, (October 26, 2017) at ...
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WHRHS Boys Soccer: Six Watchung Hills Players Named to All Skyland Conference

December 13, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Six players on the Watchung Hills boys soccer team have been chosen to the All-Skyland Conference Raritan Division teams.

Ryan Santos, Gabriel Ferreira, and Shaun Cagnetta were selected to the first team All-Skyland Conference Raritan Division for the Warriors. 

Marc Inacio, Davin Lui, and Liam Scanlon were named to the All-Raritan ...

College Board Names Watchung Hills Regional High School to 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll

WARREN, NJ — The Watchung Hills Regional High School District is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. 

 

To be included on the 8th Annual Honor Roll, the Watchung Hills ...

Panel Discussion: School Consolidation Complex and Costly

SPARTA, NJ – A large crowd filled the Sparta High School media center on Wednesday to hear a panel discussion about school consolidation.  More than 150 people attended the event sponsored by New Jersey School Boards’ Association, according to Ray Pinney, Director of Member Engagement.

The discussion hit both sides of the issue.  “Some say it is a panacea, some say ...

Storm Watch: Closings, Cancellations and Postponements

WARREN, NJ - All Warren Township schools will be closed Saturday in anticipation of the predicted storm and all activities scheduled at the school have been canceled including WYBA recreation basketball. Breakfast with Santa and the house tour in North Plainfield are still on as scheduled.

 

Some ACT centers have canceled the test for Saturday. Check the host high schools’ web ...

Watchung Hills Pop Warner JV Advances to Semis in Orlando

ORLANDO, FL- The Watchung Hills Pop Warner Junior Varsity team improved to 12-1 on the season with a win over the Mid-Atlantic Region Champs, the Portsmouth Panthers from Virginia on Saturday, 22-13. The win also improved the four-year record to 48-5 and the Wolverines advance to the semi-finals on Tuesday, December 5 where they will face the Westchase Colts from Florida. Game Captains ...

Watchung Hills Students Benefit from more than 70 Co-Curricular Activities

WARREN, NJ - Hundreds of students take advantage every year of some 70 Co-Curricular Activities at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS).

According to Dan Bertelli, who is the supervisor of Arts, Health/Physical Education and Co-Curricular Activities, students participate for a variety of reasons. Some students want to have fun, explore new horizons, ...

Breaking: NJT Raritan Valley Service Suspended in Both Directions Due to Pedestrian Fatality

December 3, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to the New Jersey Transit Twitter feed (@NJTRANSIT), service on the Raritan Valley Line is suspended between Bound Brook and Plainfield in both directions, due to a trespasser strike east of Dunellen Station.

The Breaking News Network is reporting a train vs. pedestrian fatality in the vicinity of Rock Avenue in Plainfield.  The medical examiner has been ...

Hillsborough Schools Superintendent Asks Police to Investigate Missing Funds

December 16, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Police Chief Darren Powell has confirmed that township police detectives, assisted by detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, have begun an investigation into the theft of funds from an account at Hillsborough Township High School.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jorden Schiff requested the police investigation, according to Powell.

Powell would ...

House OKs Renaming of Raritan Post Office for John Basilone

WASHINGTON - Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) has secured passage of legislation in the U.S. House that would designate the U.S. Post Office in Raritan, New Jersey, as the "Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone Post Office."

In a speech before colleagues in the House of Representatives Thursday, Lance recounted the many honors Basilone earned in service to the country and asked the House to ...

North Plainfield School District Pays $35,000 to Resolve Employee Discrimination Claim

TRENTON, NJ - The North Plainfield Public School District has paid a former employee $35,000 to resolve allegations it engaged in disability-based discrimination by firing her for “job abandonment” after she missed the last three weeks of a school year due to gallbladder surgery, attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced ...

Somerset County Athletic Complex Earns State Recognition

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Baseball Field at the Somerset County Park Commission Frank “Nap” Torpey Athletic Complex in Bridgewater is the recipient of the 2017 Sports Field Managers of New Jersey “Field of the Year” award.

The 2017 award complements the 2013 award for the softball field, and is the second time that the baseball field has earned the honor, having also ...

New Technology Available to Enhance Visits to NJ State Parks

December 15, 2017

TRENTON - The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry on Thursday, November 16 officially launched a new smart device tool to enhance visits to state parks by helping users plan visits around the state park system's vast network of trails.

The Trail Tracker application, demonstrated by the Park Service during a news conference today at Allaire State Park in Monmouth County, may be ...

Rare Pygmy Hippo Born At Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

TAMPA, FL, - An endangered pygmy hippopotamus was born in the early morning on Dec. 1, 2017 at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo to experienced mother Zsa Zsa. The gender and name of the nine pound baby will be revealed in the future.

Pygmy hippos are smaller than their Nile hippo relative. Unlike the more common river hippo which live in large pods in rivers throughout much of ...

Senate Bill Would End NJSPCA's Powers To Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

December 11, 2017

A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) will be up for a vote on Dec. 14 before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, would call for the creation of a county prosecutor animal cruelty task force in each county, and for ...

Your Doctor in Sickness and in Health

December 12, 2017

About 3 years ago, around the time healthcare was saying its last goodbyes to solo practitioners, I decided to plunge into the world of private practice and one morning announced to my family, “I am starting a new primary care solo practice.” I am an Internist of Asian Indian origin and I graduated from residency about twenty years ago. To say that my family was bewildered is an ...

'It's a Wonderful Life'from film to stage to radio

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ shows surprising appeal as radio/stage production

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has selected a nostalgic and heartwarming version of the classic Frank Capra movie from the 1140’s to entertain holiday audiences. “It’s a Wonderful Life” has somehow become a classic Christmas ...