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Photo Gallery: Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Day IV

August 18, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A late summer lightning storm forced the Hillsborough Rotary Fair to close down two hours early Friday night, but not before a thundering fireworks display lit up the sky.

Thousands of people streamed out of the fairgrounds at the conclusion of the fireworks just as the rain came down, creating a massive traffic jam in the adjacent parking lot.

The six-day fair continues ...

Chatham Borough Council Approves Study to Make River Road 'In Need of Redevelopment'; 340 Apartments a Possible Result

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council approved a resolution Monday night authorizing a preliminary study to designate River Road an "Area in Need of Redevelopment," which is the first step in a process that could lead to as many as 340 apartment units being built on four lots.

The resolution passed, 5-1, with council member Bob Weber voting no because of ...

Somerville Elks’ Motorcycle Club Hits the Road to Help 6-Year-old Boy

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge Motorcycle Committee will sponsor its III annual "Poker Run for Ben" on Sunday, Aug. 19, with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

The Somerville Elks Lodge is located at 375 Union Ave. in Bridgewater.

Ben Falcone, a 6-year-old boy from Martinsville, was diagnosed shortly after birth with Tracheal and Laryngeal Malaysia and Mediterranean ...

Suspect Arrested in Hillsborough Home Invasion; Second Suspect Sought

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - One suspect has been arrested, and a second suspect is being sought for an attempted home invasion on Mersher Court at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16.

Jhamir Hoagland, 18, of Taylor Drive, Franklin Township is charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, second-degree burglary, third-degree hindering ...

Photo Gallery: Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Day Two

HILLSBORUGH, NJ - The 2018 Hillsborough Rotary Fair opens for its third day Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.

The Fair is the premier fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, and enables the Club to make financial contributions to a wide variety of community organizations and causes throughout the year.

Some 15,000 guests are expected to attend the Fair over its six-day run. The Rotary ...

Police Need Help Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

WARREN, NJ – Township police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office need the public's help in identifying a bank robbery suspect who escaped from the TD Bank on Mountain Boulevard with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robbery occurred at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

A man described as six feet tall, with a ...

Donation Helps Launch Hillsborough Rescue Task Force

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough has donated $3,000 to the Hillsborough Fire Marshal office for the purchase of equipment to be used by the recently-formed Rescue Task Force that would be deployed in the event of an active shooter incident or or civil unrest.

The RTF is similar to other such units that were formed in California, Florida, Connecticut and other states in the ...

Kidnapping: Somerville Man, Two Sons, Fourth Suspect Charged

SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting  a 21-year-old Somerville resident.

Arrested and charged with first-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport Street; David Andres Villegas, 42, of Davenport Street; Troy Warren, 28, of Clinton Avenue, ...

End-of-Summer Party to Benefit Historic Kenilworth Building

KENILWORTH, N.J.– The JPs, an island-Infused duo, comprising “Kenilworth’s own” renowned singer-songwriter Jimi Pappas on guitar and John Patti on steel drums, will be flying in from Florida for an “End-of-Summer” Caribbean-Style Dinner Party to be presented by the Kenilworth Historical Society on Sept 7, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Kenilworth Veterans Center ...

Union County Narcotics Investigation Yields Seizure of Two Kilos of Heroin

UNION COUNTY, NJ – An Indianapolis man traveling through Union County by way of Pennsylvania was arrested in the parking lot of a store on Route 22 in Union after an investigation led to a search of the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

Noel Ramiro Hernandez of Indianapolis, Indiana is ...

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