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Somerville HS Teacher of the Year:  An Honor He Chooses To Share with Those Who Taught Him

September 15, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The electronic horn resonates in the hallways of Somerville High School to signal the end of the school day, but outside Room 214 a crowd of freshmen with backpacks and book bags congregates waiting for the door to open.

The students file in, right arms extended, to fist bump the teacher who greets them just inside the room. It’s the usual routine, every Monday and ...

Cops Not Naming Medical Practice Whose Patient Records Were Stolen

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — Authorities won't yet name the local medical practice whose patient records were stolen from a storage unit in East Brunswick.

The incident came to light this week, when the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office announced the arrest of Fernando Rios. Cops claimed the 33-year-old Sayreville resident stole and then sold more than 1,000 medical ...

Raritan's New Veterans Park Honors John Basilone, All War Veterans

RARITAN, NJ - Officials dedicated the new Veterans Park, on West Somerset Street in Raritan, at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 12.

Somerset County created the park adjacent to the John Basilone Statue to honor the World War II Medal of Honor recipient and all United States veterans.

The park was announced in September 2016, and officials cut the ribbon to open it one year ...

Somerville HS Teacher Selected Somerset County Teacher of the Year

TRENTON, NJ – Michael Skomba, an 11th and 12th-grade Social Studies teacher at Somerville High School has been named Somerset County Teacher of the Year by the state Department of Education.

The NJDOE released its list of 21 New Jersey county winners for the 2017-18 school year on Tuesday.

The County Teachers of the Year are recognized for valuable contributions to their local ...

Somerset County Bus Routes Now On Google Maps

Somerset County public bus routes are just a click away on Google Maps.

“The addition of our county bus routes to Google Transit will be a great convenience for students heading back to Raritan Valley Community College this fall, as well as for others who rely on our SCOOT, DASH and CAT buses for work or other transportation,” Freeholder Brian Levine said.

Go to Google Maps ...

Freeholders to Place Wreath at County 9/11 Memorial in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Freeholders will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Monday, Sept. 11.

The public is welcome to attend. As people gather for the ceremony, the Somerset County Police Pipes & Drums band will perform.

At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first plane crashed into ...

Learn to ‘Maximize Your Membership’ in the Business Partnership

A Workshop with Profit Enhancing Potential 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership, Somerset County’s regional Chamber of Commerce, will provide both prospective members and current members with the opportunity to embark on a path to business success by learning about the advantages offered through Business Partnership membership.

The Business Partnership ...

UPDATE: Schedule Revised for Repaving of Somerville Streets

SOMERVILLE, NJ – No more ruts, no more steel plates, no more elevated manhole covers and no more dodging potholes on Bridge Street.

North and South Bridge Street, as well as several  less-traveled side streets throughout the borough, will be repaved beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Earlier this week, it was announced that the repaving would begin Sept. 11. That has since been ...

Somerville Rally Decries Racism, Bigotry; Speakers Urge Resolve to Unite and Overcome

SOMERVILLE, NJ - They came from different walks of life, different cultures, from different sides of the political aisle and different houses of worship.

Some were immigrants, some black, some white, some were Asian and Latino.

Others were gay.

Men and women, young and old, different from one another but for one common bond - all were Americans.

Several hundred people attended Monday ...

Community for Unity Rally in Somerville Hopes to Inspire Tolerance

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Jews and Muslims, Christians and Buddhists, Republicans and Democrats, men, women, whites, blacks, and people of multiple ethnicities will join together Monday night, Aug. 28 at the historic Somerset County Courthouse to decry hatred, prejudice and bigotry and deliver a message of tolerance and respect for one another on the anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King ...

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