Sunday, January 27, 2013
Three months after Superstorm Sandy's knockout to the power grid, township meeting with companies.
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, hundreds of thousands in New Jersey were left without power—in Warren, it took more than two weeks for residents to have service fully restored. Township officials have taken several steps in hopes of avoiding a three-peat of extended power outages this year, and at Thursday's Township Committee meeting, officials discussed some of the recent actions the companies have taken. We'll bring reporting of the committee's discussion, as well as bring you up-to-date on other efforts at making the companies more responsive this week.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Resolution on Tuesday's agenda supports measures recommended by president.
In the ongoing discussions of how to prevent additional school shootings similar to the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, schools have been feeling the most pressure to take action. And while school security was the first area reviewed, on Tuesday, members of the Watchung Hills Regional Board of Education will dive deeper into the issue and consider a resolution endorsing President Barack Obama's recommendations aimed at stemming such mass killings. The resolution, if approved, would express the board's "full support of President Obama’s gun control initiatives as an important and necessary step towards limiting or eliminating gun violence in our country and in our country’s schools and public areas." The …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
This week, we'll delve into the recent spate of accidents in the region.
It's become a regular occurrance: a vehicle crashes on I-78 in Warren or Watchung, with one or more people injured, and requiring airlift transportation to area medical centers. Until recently, such accidents were fairly rare but in recent weeks, there's been a sharp increase in the number of them. This week, Patch will take a look at the incidents and roadway to see what common denominators the accidents have and where the most dangerous sections seem to be. We'll also be looking at efforts in schools to teach anti-bullying and harrassment lessons during the month, including a preview of Watchung Hills Regional's "Week of Respect" program.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
A look ahead at what's coming up this week.
We'll bring coverage you of the Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education meeting tonight, ahead of the board's scheduled "retreat," as well as Wednesday's 7 a.m. Township Committee meeting, but there's more happening this week. This afternoon, Mayor Carolann Garafola will visit Edgewood Pharmacy to help launch the store's celebration of 50 years in business. And don't forget to tell the kids: the teen concert sponsored by the Rec Commssion planned for last Friday has been resheduled for this week. It's free and promises to be lots of fun. This article was edited to correct an error in the starting time of Wednesday's Township Committee meeting.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
And we'll bring you coverage of Wednesday night's Watchung Hills Regional Board of Education meeting.
The Watchung Hills Regional Board of Education meets Wednesday night, and we'll bring coverage of the meeting for Warren Patch readers, but there's more happening this week you won't want to miss. First up, we'll being details of a special flag given to Warren Township, Friday. Eventually, the flag will be placed in the municipal courtroom but we'll bring you the history of it and why it's special. Also, the Township Committee approved a settlement agreement with Jersey Central Power and Light in its complaint against the company following the power outages after Tropical Storm Irene and the October snowstorm last week—watch for details on the plan later this week.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Here's a look ahead at what's coming up this week.
Here's a look ahead at some things happening this week you should know about: The Planning Board meets tonight at 7:30 p.m.: The board's agenda has been pretty light in recent months, but members will be taking a final look at a change to the township's zoning ordinances changing fees for development applications. The change was approved last month by the Township Committee. Sensible healing: Ever wonder how people got along before modern medicine cured all ailments? Stop by the Warrenbrook Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for a dose of "Kitchen Table Healing," by Audrey Oxenhorn, LCSW, who will discuss the treatments and portions of yore using lemons, garlic, lavender and other common household herbs and items. Taking in the Great …