Monday, April 22, 2013
Sharpe gets a new job, Lombardi loses a partner.
One learns she does not how to interview (minus the ringing cell phone), and another sees a partnership dissolve on this week's episode of "Jerseylicious." The main focuses of this week's episode were former Montville High School graduate Olivia Blois Sharpe and Anthony Lombardi as they moved forward with changes that were, well, probably obvious to far too many people. In the former's story line, Sharpe scored an interview with Bergen.com to discuss style, fashion and everything that goes with it on the website. Armed with her copy of the New Jersey style photo book and headshots she had just recently taken (are those usually necessary in a regular job interview?), she headed to the offices to score the first job in her ascent to on-air …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Letter to the editor
Thursday, April 18
I was born and raised in Warren; I attended ALT, Warren Middle and graduated from Watchung Hills in 2007. Since 13 years old, I have worked in local businesses and enjoyed every day of it. Currently, I am living in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, with my fiancé and have never been more proud of my “hometown roots.” Recently, my cousin Jerry Mobus passed away and I wanted to mention how great the Watchung Regional area pulled together. I personally feel history is a treasure to any organization, community or person. History sets examples, makes the mistakes known and starts to improve what needs to be done. The feeling of community in both towns; Warren and Watchung, during the grieving period for the immediate and extended family members, …
Monday, March 25, 2013
We look at places that take the longest to navigate.
Somerset County is a very busy place—between all the major highways that converge there to the many side roads, there always a lot of cars out at all times. So we want to know what you think are the busiest intersections throughout Bridgewater, Basking Ridge (such as mornings by Ridge High School), Green Brook, Warren, Watchung, Hillsborough, Bernardsville, Bedminster and beyond. Where do you usually get stuck in traffic? Take our poll and let us know in the comments where are the most difficult roads to navigate.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The three girls deal with crisis of the relationship, work varieties.
If you were hoping to learn the most efficient way to lose employees, you really can look no further than "We'll Dye for You," hairstylist Gigi Liscio's big attempt to show the world that she was ready to take on a challenge on Sunday's episode of "Jerseylicious." And while the challenge proved as much of a success as any such event could be, it was Liscio's attitude in getting her co-workers on board that proved she has not quite mastered the art of speaking her mind (see, for example, the blowout with Tracey DiMarco over her wedding). Set at the Gatsby Salon, in Green Brook, Liscio used the event as a way to show off her hair coloring prowess, and leadership skills, by running an event all by herself—and started by yelling at one co-…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Today's the day to wear white—are you?
We are very impressed with the students at Watchung Hills Regional who organized this week's anti-bullying campaign, which culminates with today's effort to get as many as possible to wear white. The students have earned the support of not only all school officials in the four towns with students at Watchung Hills, but also all four municipalities. And, let's be honest: all of the towns are wearing white today...thanks to a storm that somehow didn't make it from Washington, D.C., to New Jersey in 24 hours. Coincidence? Perhaps. But did you remember to wear something white today to signify your support and particiption in the "Not in Our Town" project? Take our poll and tell us — and send a photo to help us create a montage of all the …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Let us know what roads you would never cross on foot.
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC) recenty determined that Route 22 is the most dangerous road in Somerset County for pedestrians based on the number of deaths over a three-year span—but that's not the only place to watch out. A total of four pedestrian deaths were reported on Route 22 between 2009 and 2011, in addition to others on Weston Canal Road and Route 619. And these figures, of course, don't include motor vehicle fatalities—that have nothing to do with pedestrians—including the death of a Bound Brook resident on Route 22 in Bridgewater Thursday. But there are other roads throughout Somerset County while, not as dangerous, still pose some kind of threat when trying to cross. So we want to know what roads you consider too …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Letter to the editor
Thursday, February 21
To the Editor: As representatives of multiple faith communities, we want to express our thoughts related to the most recent discussions and ultimate decision concerning the scheduling of High School Graduation on Friday, June, 21st at 5 p.m. To begin, we voice our gratitude to Dr. Frances Stromsland, Superintendent of Schools, together with her administration, for her sensitivity to the religious issues associated with holding a graduation immediately prior to the start of the Jewish Sabbath. Regardless of our religious orientation, each of us is aware of the many concerns that arise when public events are scheduled that interfere with religious observances. It is gratifying to know that such attention was given to this important matter…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Watching Hills ceremony moved to June 21, board says.
Wednesday, February 20
To the Editor: At the WHRHS Board of Education’s monthly meeting last evening, Feb. 18, an important topic of discussion was the plan for graduation and its possible impact on the current school calendar. As you are all aware, the effects of superstorm Sandy and the resulting widespread power outages caused our school to be closed for 9 days. As a result, additional school days in session were approved in a revised calendar passed by the Board on November 19, 2012. The date of graduation was moved from June 20 to June 21, but as with all previous calendars, the date of graduation remains tentative and is dependent on the fulfillment of the state requirement that school is in session for 180 days. Unfortunately, the calendar change also …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Letter to the editor
Wednesday, February 13
It has come to my attention that the latest excuse by school administration for not holding this year’s senior graduation on Friday, June 21st at 6 p.m. is the Jewish Sabbath. This line of thinking is completely without merit and frankly, quite hypocritical. WHRHS football games are on Friday nights, the bi-annual choir concerts are on Friday nights, the school play and musical are on Friday nights, and I’m sure a prolonged scroll through the school calendar would reveal other Friday night events held at or sanctioned by the school. All of a sudden school admin is worried about offending the Jews? Please. This is an insult to our intelligence. Even if this reasoning WAS of any merit, I’m sure that you are all well aware that the Jewish …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Letter to the editor
Tuesday, January 29
Watchung Hills Regional High School is asking all members of our greater community to wear white on Friday, March 8, in solidarity against bullying and intolerance. This day will be a culmination of the on-going initiatives at the high school to end bullying. In March, the school will devote a week to anti-bullying initiatives. During the 1st week of March, the school will host student assemblies on diversity and bullying issues. We will launch our “White Out Against Bullying” day on Friday March 8th. We would like to invite our elementary and middle schools, local businesses, and community members to join the mission and participate in the day. We would like you to participate, too! Here’s how you can make a difference. Our goal is to …