New Mayor, Police Promotions, School Board Members Sworn In Top Weekly Warren News

Here are some of the week's top stories in Warren Township.

Warren Township's mayor for 2014 is Gary DiNardo, second from left, with Mick Marion, third from left, this year's deputy mayor. By Linda Sadlouskos
Warren Township's mayor for 2014 is Gary DiNardo, second from left, with Mick Marion, third from left, this year's deputy mayor. By Linda Sadlouskos

Overflow Crowd as New Mayor Sworn in at Warren Committee's First Meeting of 2014

An overflow crowd of residents and officials — including state representatives from District 21, former governor Donald DiFrancesco, former mayors and others, saw this year's Warren Township mayor, Gary DiNardo, sworn in on Wednesday. Carolann Garafola also was sworn in to a seventh term on the Township Committee, and other appointments and ceremonial promotions were made that night. 

Warren Man Pleads Guilty to Underreporting $500K in Income: US Attorney

The owner of a Manhattan pizza restaurant pleaded guilty on Friday to omitting $563,343 in cash he had diverted from the businesses for his personal use from his tax return, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Sentencing is in April, the attorney general's office said.

Two Warren Township Police Officers Promoted After Lieutenant's Retirement

In an official ceremony at Wednesday's Township Committee reorganization meeting, Detective Sgt. Paul Dziedzic was promoted to lieutenant. Ronald Roselli, formerly detective, was promoted to patrol sergeant. The department made some organizational changes following the retirement of Capt. Robert Glen.

Warren Physician Receives Award For Use of IT in Health Care

Douglas Ashinksy, MD, of Warren Internal Medicine on Mountain Boulevard in Warren was recently named a 2013 Health IT Fellow by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, announced Somerset Medical Center, with which he is affiliated.

Two New Members Join Warren School Board

The Warren Township Board of Education welcomed two new board members on Monday night, and at the same time re-elected Mildred Spiller as the president of the board. The winning write-in candidates from November, Celeste Campos and Lisa DiMaggio, were sworn onto their first three-year terms. Board Member James Sena was sworn onto a second three-year term.

New Board Members, Board President For Watchung Hills HS Board of Education

The board also voted for a new board president and vice-president; Christopher Collins was selected unanimously as board president for 2014, and Gregory Przybylski of Warren as vice-president for this year. Three board members were sworn in on Monday, only one was truly new — Robert Morrison, a Warren Township representative on the board. Peter Fallon of Warren had served previously, only leaving the board in 2012, and Peter Falzarano of Long Hill had run as an incumbent in November's election.


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