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Former Public Defender Appointed Judge in Hillsborough

February 20, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Francesco Taddeo, who had been serving as public defender in Joint Court for Hillsborough, Montgomery and Manville, has been appointed Municipal Judge.

The Township Committee made the appointment at its Feb. 13 meeting. Taddeo replaces Judge John Richardson, who recently retired.  

Taddeo is a solo general practitioner with an office in Somerville and ...

Heavy Presence from Sheriff's Office DWI Enforcement Team During Super Bowl Sunday, Officials Say

Planning on having a few cold ones during the big game this Sunday? If you do, be sure to assign a designated driver or find alternative means to get to and from your locations. 

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office has put plans in place to keep the community safe from drunk and distracted drivers during this annual event, according to a news release. 

The Sheriff’s ...

Prosecutor: Use of Deadly Force Inside Manville Home by Off-Duty Police Officer Justified

SOMERVILLE, NJ - An investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has concluded an off-duty Franklin Township police officer was justified in shooting an intruder inside his Manville home, authorities said Monday.

The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office (SCPO) determined a grand jury would not be needed because no material facts were in dispute regarding the lawfulness ...

Longtime Civil Rights Activist Advocates More Activism at Rutgers

​NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over the past year, Rutgers University and the surrounding towns have been the target of bias and hate incidents.

Locally, community activists have taken steps to combat these hate incidents, be it through art or community organizer.

On Jan. 23, Rutgers University officials brought in Dolores Huerta, a civil rights activists of nearly half a century, to delve into how ...

New Year's Day Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 28 Pounds of Weed

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A New Year's Day traffic stop led to the arrest of a California man, and the seizure of approximately 28 pounds of marijuana and more than $10,000 in cash, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Roberston said in a news release Tuesday. 

Juan Rodriguez, age 37, of Sacramento, California was pulled over in his 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Liberty Corner Road in Warren ...

Crime Fighting App Help Police Nab Fugitive of the Week

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Wanna help fight crime? If you live in Somerset County there is an app for that. 

Last month's Somerset County Fugitive of the Week Justin Tomlinson, age 29, of Manville was arrested thanks to the STOPit app, according to a joint news release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's office and Manville Borough Police Chief Mark Peltack

"On ...

Former Firefighter Found Guilty in Sex Crimes Spree Across Middlesex County

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former fire commissioner for Franklin Township could spend as many as 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a sex crimes spree, authorities announced on January 3.

Thomas Canales, 39 of Franklin Township, was found guilty of seven counts by a jury, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to a statement from Middlesex County ...

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