Saturday, May 25, 2013
Memorial Day festivities, Mount Bethel traffic also make headlines.
The township will send the state a one-inch document defending its use of its own affordable housing trust fund, a posture that puts it in conflict with Gov. Chris Christie, who wants to use $140 million of such funds to help balance his 2013 state budget. The Somerset County softball final came down to the two teams that fought for the crown last year: Watchung Hills and Hillsborough. And just like in 2012, the Watchung Hills Warriors left as champions, with a 3-1 victory. Warren will honor its veterans during several Memorial Day events on Monday. The day's activities will begin with a dedication of the township's 9/11 monument at 9:30 a.m. “There are a lot of good people here; it’s more of a family atmosphere,” Barry Kostibos said, as …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Memorial Day plans, Valerie Fund also make headlines.
The annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Watchung Hills Regional offers a chance for students to praise former teachers, and teachers to praise former students; sometimes, former classmates can share praise among each other. And while the recent ceremony including all of these, it was highlighted by an emotional recalling of inductee Matthew Kantor's accomplishments and honors by his father. The Township Committee Thursday approved a 2013 municipal budget that raised the property taxes for an owner of a home assessed at the township average by $208. Memorial Day in Warren Township promises to be both busy and exciting this year as three important events will take place on May 27th. Last year, Warren residents helped raise more than $…
Monday, June 20, 2011
Warren Township Police Department's daily activity reports for the week of June 20.
Editor's note: The Warren Township Police release information on significant events Monday through Friday, after review by senior officers. Check the "Morning Call" for department activities and crime reports as released by the department (No article is posted when no activity is reported). June 22 Police responded to two theft reports from visitors at the Warren Health and Racquet Club, Wednesday. At 9:05 a.m., a report was made that someone had taken car keys from a locker, opened the victim's car and stole two credit cards and an undisclosed amount of cash. A second report, made at 5:20 p.m., reported the theft of three credit cards and a New Jersey driver's license from a locker sometime between 7 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. June 21 Two more …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Tuesday's balloting picks party nominations.
Polls will be open for the parties faithful Tuesday, as Republicans and Democrats select the names who will be on November's ballot in the general election. In the municipal race for two seats on the Township Committee currently held by Frank Salvato and Mal Plager, only Republican candidates George Lazo and Michael Marion will apear on the ballot. No Democrats filed for the township race. Anthony Sardis announced a write-in bid for a Republican nomination to the committee, but his name will not be on the ballot. Voters will see a local name further up on the ballot, however, as Warren resident Paul Swanicke filed for the Democratic nomination to challenge State Sen. Tom Kean Jr. in November. Voting in the primary is limited to voters …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Group is optimistic that zoning board will end case next week in their favor.
A little over one year after beginning their fight, Warren, Martinsville and Bridgewater residents opposed to the construction of a cell tower off Dock Watch Hollow Road said they are looking forward to an expected decision of the case at the June 6 zoning board meeting. At a gathering last week "designed to get together, chit-chat and take stock," according to Jeff Foose, one of the main organizers, there was reflection on how far the group had come and a sense that the case will end in their favor i.e., no cell tower. "After the last meeting, I feel like the board is starting to listen to us and that something has changed," Foose said. At the May 1 Zoning Board meeting the applicant's attorney Greg Meese brought back radio frequency …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The local charity teams with middle school to help place defibrillator unit at Plainfield middle school.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
(UPDATE: This article was updated June 1 with a photo of the presentation.) Tomorrow is the first day of National CPR/Automated External Defibrillator Awareness Month, and The Janet Fund, New Jersey’s advocate for sudden cardiac arrest awareness,will be at the forefront of helping save lives with two special events. First, the fund will be presenting an AED with a wall cabinet to Hubbard Middle School in Plainfield, thanks to a fundraising project by The Janet Fund and students of Warren Township Middle School. The presentation will take place at a 9 a.m. school-wide assembly at Hubbard MS. The WMS students partnered with the fund in their "Live With Heart" wristband campaign—raising awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth. The …
Warren Township Police Department's daily activity reports.
Editor's note: The Warren Township Police release information on significant events Monday through Friday, after review by senior officers. Check the "Morning Call" for department activities and crime reports as released by the department (No article is posted when no activity is reported). June 2 Police responded to an accident on Mountain Avenue at 7:26 a.m. after a vehicle driven by Justin Levine, 18, or Warren, hit the rear of a vehicle driven by Alexander Reed, 18, also of Warren. No injuries were reported in the incident, and no summonses were issued. May 31 Police responded to an accident on Mountain Avenue, near Newark Avenue, at 8:37 a.m. after a vehicle driven by Thomas Mille, 46, of Levittown, Pa., side-swiped a vehicle driven …
Republican candidates supported by Township Committeeman Vic Sordillo.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I am writing in support of the two Republicans that were endorsed by the Warren Republican District Leaders. For those who may not be familiar with the political process in New Jersey, each district elects a woman and a man to represent their respective political parties. These individuals screen candidates and choose the best persons to represent their town. In Warren Township, Mick Marion and George Lazo were selected. I know these gentlemen as they have been very active in the community. Both are of the highest moral character and will be great additions to the Township Committee. Mick and George are brilliant businessmen, great fathers and husbands, and good friends to so many of us. We are very lucky that they decided to …
Warriors head to Flemington to challenge Hunterdon Central for spot in finals.
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- John Patten
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
It's going to be another hot one, today—be careful of overdoing it outside, at least until Thursday, when forecasters say the temperatures will moderate. You Need To Know About Softball Tournaments: The Watchung Hills Regional High School Warriors softball team heads to Hunterdon Central for a bid at playing for a state group title. The game is at 4 p.m. in Flemington—head out to cheer the team. You Need to Know About Recycling Garbage: Or composting, to put it another way. The Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park, 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, will present a program on making those banana peels, apple cores and coffee grounds into something good for your yard and the environment at 4 p.m. It's a free program, but…
Monday, May 30, 2011
Make it a great Memorial Day with Warren's community events.
You Need To Know About the Memorial Day Parade: Warren's Memorial Day Parade will start at Mt. Bethel Road and Mountain Boulevard at about 11:30 a.m. After the parade, the public is invited to the American Legion Post, which is sponsoring the parade, for refreshments. You Need To Know About Holiday Closings: It's no surprise, but the schools, municipal offices and library are all closed. Warrenbrook Golf Course is open, though... You Need To Know About Speed Racers: The Tour of Somerville cycling series concludes today with the ...Tour of Somerville races at 10:45 a.m. Highlight of the races is the 50-mile pro level race with a $15,000 purse. You Need To Know Repaving Work on Dock Watch Hollow Road is Done: Dock Watch Hollow is a scenic …