Potential Blizzard Starting Monday Evening

The National Weather Service-Mt. Holly has announced that “one of the largest snow storms of the winter” will impact Central Jersey Monday into Tuesday. Blizzard watches were already in effect for shore areas early Sunday morning because of high winds. Snow accumulations in the amount of 6′ to 16′ are currently expected as a result of the storm. Whiteout conditions are possible. Continue Reading →

State Transportation Trust Fund to be discussed at RVRC meeting

Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, chairman of the New Jersey Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, will be the featured speaker at the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition (RVRC)’s meeting on January 26. He will give an update on the state Legislature’s latest efforts to increase funding for the Transportation Trust Fund. The fund is projected to run out of money by July 15. The Rail Coalition trustees also will provide an update on the initiative’s website (www.raritanvalleyrail.com) and social-media campaign. They will present highlights from the January 12th debut of weekday evening one-seat ride service to Penn Station New York and from their recent meeting with NJ Transit on the one-seat ride initiative. Continue Reading →

Dunellen’s New U.S. Representative Sworn In

U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman sworn into Congress, holds ceremony for supporters

WASHINGTON — With an emphatic “so help me God,” longtime New Jersey legislator Bonnie Watson Coleman was sworn in — ceremonially, to start — as the new representative for the 12th District, becoming the first African-American woman to represent the state in Congress. Watson Coleman arrived at the James Madison Memorial Building at the Library of… Continue Reading →

New Year, New Mass Transit Schedules

NJ Transit trains and buses will start running on new schedules in the next few weeks. A new rail schedule will take effect on Sunday, January 11 on the Raritan Valley Line (RVL). This schedule reflects the new one-seat ride in and out of New York Penn Station during off-peak evening hours during the week. The RVL already goes directly into Manhattan during off-peak morning and early afternoon hours. The adjusted bus schedules will go into effect January 17, 2015. Continue Reading →

Board of Ed to hold Reorganization Meeting Tuesday

Dunellen High School

The Dunellen Board of Education will hold its re-organization meeting on January 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Dunellen High School Library, 411 First Street, Dunellen. Among the items to be discussed are annual professional services contracts, textbook approval, and the approval for bank account maintenance. The complete agenda can be found at http://www.dunellenschools.org/dps/Board%20of%20Education/Meeting%20Agendas/January%206%2C%202015.pdf

The following dates are designated as the regular meeting dates of the Dunellen Board of Education. All meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held at Dunellen High School unless otherwise noted… January 20
February 10, 24
March 10, 31 (Budget Hearing)
April 21
May 5 (7:00 pm Executive Session: personnel matters until approximately 8:00 pm), 19
June 9
September 8, 22
October 6, 20
November 3, 17
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Recycling Schedule Announced for 2015

According to a press release posted on the Middlesex County Improvement Agency (MCIA) website, there is one big change with its recycling program. Although Dunellen residents will continue to expect recycling pickups every other Wednesday, there will be no printed schedule sent to households in 2015. In the press release, Ed Windas, MCIA division recycling manager cites the reason. “It really does fly in the face of our mission here. On one hand, we’re looking to reduce the public’s carbon footprint; and on the other, we’re contributing to the problem. Continue Reading →

Dunellen Destroyers to play in state championships

Tomorrow, the Dunellen Destroyers will go against the Shabazz Bulldogs in the North 2 Group 1 football final. The game will take place at 1 p.m. at Kean University’s Kean Alumni Stadium. Admission is $5.50 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens. Free parking is available at the stadium. Fans planning to take advantage of another transportation option, NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line, should purchase train tickets in advance of the 10:30am or 11:35am departures, as there are only two ticket machines available. Continue Reading →

Election 2014

Check here for the results for the Senate and House races, as well as the two ballot questions. These results are preliminary as precincts report. The colors on the map indicate which party is leading by district: RED for Republicans and BLUE for Democrats. (* Indicates an incumbent.)

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Halloween Parade 2014

The 65th Annual Halloween Parade was held on Sunday, October 26, 2014. This year’s Grand Marshall was Clem Santy who was Dunellen’s recreation director for 52 years. Judging took place in Washington Park. All participants received a ribbon from Mayor Bob Seader and pretzels from Santy. Winners included a family rock band, a weatherman, and a dog dressed as a turtle. Continue Reading →