Most-Read Stories of January
Body recovered from lake, superintendent to retire top month's news.
The body of a 26-year-old missing North Plainfield man was found in Watchung Lake Jan. 4. The cause of Manuel Antonio Guevara's death has not yet been determined. Authorities searched for Guevara throughout the day on Thursday in the area and partially drained the lake.
The Watchung Hills Board of Education accepted a letter of resignation from Superintendent Frances Stromsland Jan. 22, voting after she read an emotional letter expressing her love of the school. Dr. Stromsland will retire at the end of the school year.
The FBI and Canadian authorities are investigating several companies for a series of alleged thefts—including one in Green Brook—that ripped off hundreds of building material suppliers nationwide.
After scouring the area for available venues with enough space to host a Watchung Hills Regional commencement exercises, school officials ultimately acknowledged the best possible location is right in the school's backyard.
A shared services agreement was signed to share municipal court judge,
prosecutor and public defender in Watchung, Green Brook and North Plainfield.