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Somerville artist Les Floyd featured at celebration of Black History Month

February 18, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Acclaimed artist and longtime borough resident Les Floyd will headline the annual Black History Month celebration at Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro Sunday, Feb. 19th.

 “He’s uniquely special in his own right,” said Verve owner Rick St. Pierre, “and he’s a favorite son of Somerville.”

Floyd’s website features images of his ...

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Commemorates 12th Anniversary, Invites Volunteers to Feb. 18 Packing Event

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey will commemorate its 12th anniversary at the VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on Feb. 18, 2017 and invites all volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment overseas to deployed US troops around the world.

The volunteer organization, based in Hillsborough and Somerville, expects to pack 1,200 or more care packages.

The ...

NJ DOT Holds Public Hearing in Hillsborough on Route 206 Bypass

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The stalled Route 206 Bypass project that ran out of gas six months ago has regained priority status with the NJ Department of Transportation thanks to the 23-cent per gallon gas tax increase approved by state legislators late last year.

The DOT invites residents to a Thursday, Feb. 15 public meeting at the municipal building, 379 South Branch Road for updates and ...

Hillsborough GOP Hosts "Magical" Fundraiser for Ciattarelli

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Republican Election Committee is hosting a martini party and magic show Friday night, Feb. 10 at The Landing, 311 Amwell Road to benefit the gubernatorial candidacy of Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th.

Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough resident, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination at Manville High School last October, and formally kicked off the ...

Hundreds Gather in Somerville to Protest Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of pro-immigration supporters gathered in front of the steps of the historic Somerset County Courthouse on Saturday evening in solidarity against President Donald Trump’s executive orders authorizing construction of a wall along the Mexican border and a temporary ban on immigration from seven Mideast countries.

Federal District Court Judge James ...

Somerset County Among Top Places to Live in the USA

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County is a great place to live – one of the top 25 in the country and first among the top three in New Jersey, according to 24/7 Wall St. (www.247wallst.com).

In its January 2017 list of “The Best Counties to Live In,” the online financial news and opinion company ranked Somerset County in 16th place, followed by Morris and Hunterdon counties at ...

North Finley to Close 8 pm to 5 am Weekdays for Water Main Work; Paving Due Later This Year

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - New Jersey American Water Co. was scheduled this week to begin nighttime closures along North Finley Avenue in order to begin work on replacement of a water main, township officials said.

All of the work will be done at night, weather permitting, said Bernards Township Administrator Bruce McArthur. The work is expected to be done by the end of ...

Winter Walks, Other Activities At EEC in Basking Ridge (But Note Deer Hunting Dates)

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Winter is a busy time of the year at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, with both indoors and outdoors activities either planned or underway.

Activities include the continuation of the annual "Nature Through A Child's Eye" in the main exhibit hall at the Somerset County-owned EEC at 190 Lord Stirling Road. Students from St. James School in ...

Winter Storm to Bring High Winds and Heavy Rains to Somerset County on Jan. 23

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued three different weather advisories for North Plainfield and Somerset County. The advisories are for a winter storm that is barreling up the east coast with damaging winds and torrential rains.

Somerset County is under a storm warning, high wind warning and fog warning. The high wind warning has been issued because ...

Man Struck By Car on Route 22 Sunday Identified as Hampton Resident, Police Say

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The man killed after being struck by a car on Route 22 late Sunday has been identified as Jose L. Espiridion, of Hampton, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

The 38-year-old was struck by a vehicle on Route 22 West, near North Gaston Avenue, at about 11:55 p.m. Sunday when he was standing in the center lane of travel.

According to police, ...

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