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WHRHS Softball: Watchung Hills Slaps Hillsborough to Advance to NJSIAA North 2, Group 4 Semis

May 21, 2022

WARREN, NJ — Third time’s the charm. Watchung Hills topped Hillsborough, 1- 0, on a two- hitter from Jules Raymond to advance to the NJSIAA North 2, Group 4 semifinal meeting with Bayonne. 

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Raymond won the team MVP award with a full game in the circle, allowing just two hits and striking out 11.

Watchung Hills scored the only run in the ...

WHRHS Baseball: Watchung Hills Comes Back to Top Somerville, 5-3

 

FLEMINGTON, NJ —Watchung Hills (12-9) trailed 3-1, but scored four times in the bottom of the fifth inning to top Somerville, 5-3. The Warriors hosted at Diamond Nation due to the earlier rainy weather.

 

Martin Howell went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI, and Lorenzo Meola and Jason Wu each hit solo homes runs. Devan Sutaria threw a complete game allowing ...

Watchung Hills Updates: Thursday’s Concert, Baseball and Softball

 

WARREN, NJ — Rainy weather Thursday has affected the sports schedule. Hustlin’ Warriors varsity baseball has been moved to Diamond Nation where Watchung Hills will host Somerville. The much anticipated rematch between  the Warriors and Hillsborough Raiders softball teams in the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA, North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 Tournament has been rescheduled ...

WHRHS Baseball: Watchung Hills Tops Pope John XXIII

WARREN, NJ — Watchung Hills Hustlin’ Warriors were back in action Wednesday and cruised over Pope John XXIII, 6-2. Jake Memoli pitched 5 innings allowing four hits and striking out nine. Preston Sepe closed allowing 2 hits and striking out one.

“Finally nice to play a game after almost a week! “ said WHRHS head coach Joe Tremarco. “Memoli did an excellent job ...

WHRHS Boys Track & Field : Watchung Hills Upsets Ridge for First Somerset County Championship since 1966, Hartley Sweeps

WARREN, NJ — Watchung Hills boys track team upset  Ridge on Tuesday at the Somerset County Championships held at Hillsborough High School, 79.25 to 78.25.

Watchung Hills’ Jordan Hartley swept the jumps with three 1st place finishes and also finished 4th in the 110 hurdles. Jackson Gottlick took first in the 100m, and second in the 200m.

“Congrats to Jordan ...

WHRHS Softball: Watchung Hills Tops Chiefs in 4, 15-0, in NJSIAA Tournament, First Round, North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4

WARREN, NJ — Watchung Hills shut out Piscataway, 15-0, in four innings Tuesday to advance to the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 quarterfinals on Thursday. In the circle, Amanda Medina allowed just 3 hits and struck out 9. Hillsborough defeated Bridgewater-Raritan today so the Warriors and Raiders will meet again in the North 2 Group 4 quarterfinals at Watchung Hills. 

Jenna ...

Warren Middle School Track Team Competes in Local Event

WARREN, NJ -- The Warren Middle School (WMS) track team, coached by Kristen Boni, Scott Vaglio, Richard Bardy, and TJ Fabiano is made up of students from grades six, seven, and eight. Warren Township Schools participated in the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Annual Invitational on Wednesday, May 11. In addition to finishing first in many events, the coaches were proud of ...

WHRHS Softball: Watchung Hills Falls to Hillsborough in SCT Final

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — It’s not over yet for Watchung Hills but the Raiders repeat as Somerset County champs on a three-hit shutout by Sarah Davenport on Friday night under the lights at Torpey, 3-0. It’s the first loss of season for the Warriors. ( 16-1) Watchung Hills had a chance, loading the bases with none out in the bottom of the first but then Davenport left them ...

WHRHS Softball: Watchung Hills Tops Ridge, Remains Unbeaten

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Watchung Hills, scored four runs in the last three innings to stage a come back over Ridge on Thursday, 5-3. Watchung Hills remains unbeaten at 16-0 and will  next play Hillsborough on Friday in the Somerset County Tournament Final.

Kaysen Shikar pitched all seven innings allowing three runs and struck out 13. With an RBI to tie the game and another go ahead RBI, ...

WHRHS Softball: Watchung Hills Tops BR in Five, Advances to Somerset County Finals 2022

WARREN, NJ — For the first time since 2016, Watchung Hills softball is going to the Somerset County Finals. The Warriors defeated Bridgewater in the semifinals on Wednesday in five innings, 12-2, and remain unbeaten at 15-0. Sam Raymond smashed a three-run home run to end the game in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Amanda Medina pitched all five innings for the Warriors ...

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Mount St. Mary Class of 2022 Future Athletic Plans Revealed

May 12, 2022

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 ...

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Mount Saint Mary Academy Captures Euro Challenge Win

WATCHUNG – Kathleen Brennan, Math Department Chairperson at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mount's Euro Challenge team edged out four other finalists in the competition on May 19th. Their topic was Gender Inequality in Germany. 

The sophomore presenters included: Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, ...

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.

Ankita Mallik of Scotch Plains Earns Democracy Summer Fellowship

May 22, 2022

A junior at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, Ankita Mallik will spend six weeks, from June 20 to July 31, as a 2022 Democracy Summer Fellow with her campaign assignment to Congressman Tom Malinowski at his office in Basking Ridge.

Ankita’s participation in this program joins over 60 campaigns of Democratic members of Congress for a summer of education, organizing, and progress. On ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Captures Euro Challenge Win

Kathleen Brennan, Math Department Chairperson at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mount's Euro Challenge team edged out four other finalists in the competition on May 19th. Their topic was Gender Inequality in Germany. 

The sophomore presenters included: Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of ...

Two Mount St. Mary Academy Juniors Selected to Attend Summer Music Programs

Marina Cialdella of Branchburg and Madeline Carnesi-Silberstein of Clark have been selected to attend prestigious music programs to hone their talent and skills this summer.

Marina will attend the Ithaca College Pre-College Vocal Summer Program from July 10 to July 23. The college, which houses one of the top music programs in the country, hosts a Summer Music Academy which provides a creative ...

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.

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 ...

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Sun, May 22, 2:00 PM

Brook Arts Center , Bound Brook

Lionel Richie Tribute

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Municipal Field, Warren

Warren Lions EXPO

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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, ...

'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 ...

Missing Woman, Last Seen at JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange

May 22, 2022

UPDATE, FOUND!!

MISSING PERSON 

The police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person.

Caren was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange today (May 20) around 11 a.m. wearing a white shirt and purple pants (see the second photo). She does not drive.

Caren is approximately 5'4' tall and 120 pounds.

If ...

EBPD: Two Township Girls Missing




EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating Jessica Wright-Schober, 15,of East Brunswick, N.J and Allia Blackstone, 15, of East Brunswick, NJ

Jessica Wright-Schober is described as a black female, 15 years old, 5'5", 115lbs, long black braided hair, unknown clothing description.

Allia ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

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

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 ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...