Saturday, January 5, 2013
Stolen TV and a cross-country bike ride also among top headlines.
Search and rescue crews began checking Watchung Lake for the body of North Plainfield resident Manuel Antonio Guevara on Thursday. Police said Raisa Chertkova died of smoke inhalation. Thursday night, Vic Sordillo was sworn-in as mayor for 2013; Friday afternoon, he added "dog catcher" to his duties. A Hillcrest Road resident said the TV was taken sometime during a two-month period. You can sponsor her upcoming ride to benefit MS research.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
A look back at the year's best photos and most read stories also among top headlines.
Grinches broke into a home and stole jewelry sometime between Dec. 21 and Dec. 25. Our feature took a look at the year in photos, with 10 of our facvorites featured. This feature recapped the most read stories on Warren Patch in 2012. When Jim Coleman was let go from a pharma job, he decided to diversify his business interests—opening Warren's Elements Therapeutic Massage. How long will Angry Birds entertain? If your kids start to get bored this week, here's what to do.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Teen's TV debut with Keith Urban and an insightful commentary also in the news.
In the wake of the shooting last week, Warren police step up their presence around schools. WHRHS Vocal Music Director Angela DiIorio was proud of her students before the contest—now all of New Jersey knows their talents. The new ordinance took some time to craft to fit the township. Michael Arrom's national TV debut came on the American Country Awards Dec. 10. Responding to reports the shooter in last week's school shootings had been diagnosed with autism, LaCosta points out autism can't be blamed for the tragedy.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
BPU hearing, Geminids and cheerleaders also make headlines.
Carly Johnstone, 32, of Milford, was in stable condition at Morristown Medical Center after being airlifted. Michael Arrom joined Urban on Monday's "American Country Awards " broadcast. Warren residents, including Mayor Carolann Garafola, gave JCP&L boss Don Lynch a piece of their minds at Monday's BPU hearing. Did you catch the show this week? Jr. Midget group returns to national competition.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Weekend thefts, WHRHS audit and the 'ice bra' also among top headlines.
The Tuesday murder of Watchung resident Lamont F. Downing, 34, in Irvington, drew readers' interest this week. Downing was found in the front seat of a van, with multiple bullet wounds. Essex County investigators are still piecing together what may have lead to the incident. Other top stories this week included: We captured the holiday show at the Briarwood Drive East home of Jack and Teri Klingert last year. Police are investigating the thefts that occurred over the weekend. Auditors scrupulously poured through the dsitrict's books, but came up empty...guess what other district had the same auditing experience... Monica Giglio's story involves lingerie, an ice-maker and a prankster of a daughter...
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Santa's mailbox, Abby Cline and a designer's awards also top headlines.
The snow that fell Tuesday morning created messy streets throughout Warren, and before the storm passed, police say 11 people had accidents—most sliding out of control on ice that built up on the streets. Other favorite stories this week included: State police said one of the two women killed in the accident on I-78 was a Florida resident. A Warren resident was charged in connection to an online drug sales scheme federal prosecutors say sold medications without prescriptions. Kids will want to take advantage of the special mailbox the township has. Softball's Most Valuable Player set to continue her athletic career after graduation. When New Jersey's interior designers reviewed the best work around the state, they picked three projects …
Sandy's aftermath, election results and school calendar also among top stories.
During the two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, anxious residents wanted to keep tabs on where power was being restored and helped us keep track of the service. Once completed, we tallied the reports received from readers to create a visualization of neighborhoods regaining electrical service. But readers were also drawn to other aspects of the story of power restoration in Warren—especially when Mayor Carolann Garafola chastised utility officials for presenting incorrect information on the progress they'd made in town—she was among the first to note the discrepancies and publicly complain about the suspect information, something that became a common refrain around the state as the power outages dragged on. Other top news during November: A …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
A charity fundraiser, Sandy cleanup costs and Pop Warner cheerleaders also top stories.
Coverage of the fatal accident on I-78, in Bernards near Warren, early Thansgiving morning was this week's top story. The accident claimed the lives of Tonya Gordon, 44, of Somerville, and Natasha Melendez, 20, whose address hasn't been released by police, and sent Davante Gordon, 20, of Somerville, and an 11-year-old boy to Morristown Medical Center. Other top stories this week included: Parents trying to plan srping vacations and winter trips have been waiting for local school boards to reset the school calendars to make up for the time lost after Hurricane Sandy. Monday, the Watchung Hills Regional Board of Education met and picked the days students will be in school—and so far, at least, spring break is intact. Plan away... Adam and …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Sandy FEMA and OEM close in township also among top headlines.
The Warren Township Board of Education's plan to adjust the school calendar to make up for the days missed following Hurricane Sandy was the week's top story. The board decided to add Jan. 31, Feb. 14 and 15, and April 1 to the school calendar. Other top stories included: This PSA included all the informaiton about how to contact FEMA, where to find FEMA and other important information. When township officials were confident all major power lines had been repaired in town, it was time to shut down the office that tracked the utilities' response, coordinated shelters, and kept residents up-to-date on what was happening. Unfortunately, life getting back to normal included some criminal activity, according to township police. We had been …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Township 9/11 memorial and, of course, Hurricane Sandy also among week's top stories.
The annual fundraiser at Wagner Farm Arboretum kicked off last week—delayed by a day, and thanks to the forecast, shortened by as much (tonight's Brite Nites show has been cancelled)—and readers enjoyed our coverage of the opening weekend. Other top stories this week include: Warren police investigated a reported burglary this week, in which an unknown quantity of jewelry was taken. Police focused on reports of activity by the notorious "James Bond Gang" burglarizing houses in Somerset and Morris Counties in the area. There was some good news as police arrested a group believed to be connected to some of the burglaries. A big game and a big night at Watchung Hills, with the annual Homecoming night festivities. The township's two-year …