Sunday, May 12, 2013
Parade and picnics will follow ceremony.
Sunday, May 12
Memorial Day in Warren Township promises to be both busy and exciting this year as three important events will take place on May 27th. The morning will start with the 9/11 Monument Dedication at 9:30 a.m. followed by the traditional Memorial Day Parade at 11 a.m. in honor of our war veterans. After the parade, there will be a memorial service and wreath lying at the Veteran’s Monument located in the center of the courtyard of the municipal complex. The Parade is being coordinated by Charles Hogan of Post 293 of the American Legion and Warren resident, and member of Parade Committee, Douglas Reeder. The 9/11 memorial is a monument dedicated to honor all those First Responders from the New York Fire Department, New York Police Department, …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Residents overwhelmingly rejected allowing the proposed Berkeley Aquatic Club, to be built in Warren, to use the local sewer system.
Residents of Berkeley Heights have made their opinion loud and clear: they are opposed to allowing the proposed Berkeley Aquatic Center to connect to the township's sewer system. Voters went to the polls Tuesday, casting 2,744 ballots against allowing the proposed BAC to hook up to the municipal sewer system. According to the results from the Township Clerk's office, 661 residents cast votes in favor of the BAC referendum. The Berkeley Aquatic Club proposal calls for the construction of a 51,000-square-foot building in nearby Warren, just over the Berkeley Heights border. The facility plans involve the construction of an approximately 51,940-square-foot building on 523,591-square-feet of land. It includes a swimming pool facility …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sheriff's Office offers disposal as part of hazardous waste disposal event.
Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano invites county residents to take advantage of an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. A special collection will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Warren Township Public Works Garage, located at 1 Bardy Road, Warren, N.J. 07059. The Rx drop-off is being held in conjunction with a scheduled Somerset County Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event. Medications should be dropped off in their original packages or bottles with personal information such as name and address removed. The name of the medication should be visible. Illegal drugs, needles or sharps should not be brought to the drop-off. “Leftover medicines …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Township invites community groups to join parade.
Monday, April 22
Memorial Day in Warren Township promises to be both busy and exciting this year as two very important events will take place on Monday, May 27th. The morning will start with the 9/11 Monument Dedication at 9:30 a.m. followed by the traditional Memorial Day Parade at 11 a.m. in honor of our war veterans. The parade will be sponsored by the Warren American Legion, Post 293. The township was able to recruit its marching units early this year under the leadership of its Event Coordinators Charles Hogan and Douglas Reeder. They have prepared some unique surprises for the folks who come to observe the parade. Among those surprises will be a convoy of World War II veterans in classic cars and a full-sized version of the Wells Fargo Stagecoach …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Material still left won't be collected by the Public Works Department.
Saturday, April 20
Warren Township issued a statement noting the township's program to pick up debris from October's Hurricane Sandy has ended. Here is the statement released: "Due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy that invaded New Jersey on Oct. 28, the Township Committee authorized the Department of Public Works to collect debris and brush from all Warren Township residents. "The collection process began on Nov. 13. Residents were advised they must adhere to specific instructions before Public Works would clean up debris from the storm. Residents were also advised that if debris and/or brush did not meet those criteria, debris would not be picked up. In addition, the debris was to be picked up one time only and Public Works would not revisit …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Township sets "mini-dump" dates.
If you've been collecting old furniture, TV sets and small appliances, just waiting for the opportunity to get rid of them—the township's "Mini-dump" is what you've been waiting for. The annual program allows residents to bring items to the Public Works Department for disposal, paying a small fee—from $20 to $80, depending on the size of vehicle—for each load. The first dump day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4, with subsequent dates: The dump will close Sept. 28. The schedule of fees is: Residents may bring items of old furniture, appliances, junk, etc. No recyclable items will be accepted. Contact Doug Buro, Superintendent of Public Works, at 908-753-1223 or visit the township website for further information.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Trips to area shopping centers available for seniors.
Wednesday, March 27
Warren Township seniors needing transportation to shopping centers can catch a ride on Wednesdays and Fridays on a service provided by the township. On Wednesdays, the buses go to Bridgewater Commons Mall in the mornings and the Manville Wal-Mart store in the afternoon. Fridays' routes include service to the Watchung Square Mall and Blue Star Shopping Center in the mornings, and the Shoprite in Sterling in the afternoon. The township offers the service in conjunction with the Somerset County Transportation Program, paying for the service as part of the municipal budget. Seniors interested in making a reservation for one of the rides should contact the Somerset County Transportation Division at 231-7116 or 1-800-246-0527; two days in …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Be sure to sign up toddlers for event.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Four-year contract approved by township, PBA members.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Township and PBA Local reach new four-year agreement aimed at reducing long-term costs.
Warren Township and the Warren Township PBA Local 235 have inked a new four-year contract that includes several provisions the township hopes will help reduce long-term costs. The new agreement includes a 25 percent cut in the starting salaries of new officers hired, a schedule of raises that pushes back the length of time before officers reach maximum salaries, and pay raises averaging 1.75 percent annually for 2012-2015. "The Township Committee's goal was to control the long-term costs and this contract does that," Township Administrator Mark Krane said Friday, following the Township Committee's approval of the agreement at Thursday's meeting. The PBA membership had approved the contract earlier this week. PBA President Robert Ferreiro …