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Body Found, Fatal Fire, 'Accessible' Government Top Local News

Government, school boards hold annual reorganization meetings also among top stories.

Body ID'd as Missing North Plainfield Man

The body of a 26-year-old missing North Plainfield man was found in Watchung Lake Friday morning. 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.

Woman Killed in Warren Fire Identified

The vcitim of Wednesday's early morning fire on Upper Warren Way has been identified as Raisa Chertkova, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday.

Driver Killed After Car Hits Concrete Bridge on Rt. 22

A Hunterdon County man was killed Monday morning after his vehicle went off the roadway and struck a concrete bridge support on Route 22, Bridgewater Police said.

'Accessible' Government Promise of Green Brook Officials

Patrick Boccio, appointed mayor at the Township Committee’s annual reorganization meeting on Wednesday, vowed to make municipal government more “accessible” to residents.

The Watchung Hills Regional Board of Education held its first-ever January reorganization meeting Thursday, adding new members Gregory Przybuylski, of Warren, and Barry Hunsinger, of Watchung.

There was a common message at the Watchung Borough Council’s annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday. The borough’s volunteers and emergency responders did an “amazing” job in the chaos caused by Superstorm Sandy in October and there were a lot of lessons learned in the aftermath of the storm, the one event that affected every Watchung resident in 2012.

New Year Signals No Major Changes for Watchung Council

The new year will be pretty much like the old year on the Watchung Borough Council. Incumbents Tom Franklin and Debra Joren were sworn into new three-year terms on the all-Republican council by State Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. at the council’s annual reorganization meeting on New Year’s Day.Q

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