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Somerville: High Hopes for Immaculata HS Boys Basketball; Season Opens Friday

December 14, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ — The Immaculata High School basketball team will have a new look when it begins the season Friday night against a talented Ridge team, having lost an incredible foursome of talented starters, all of whom are playing ball as freshmen on the collegiate level. 

However, with the character and talent on this year’s team, the transition to a new lineup could be very ...

Somerville: Christmas Wreath Placed at Veterans Memorial Plaza

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh and Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano were joined by local veterans in placing a wreath at Veterans Memorial Plaza on Grove Street on Dec. 13.

Members of Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 27, and representatives from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office also attended, along with county Veterans Services Director ...

Somerville Honors WWII Hero on His 100th Birthday

SOMERVILLE, NJ - World War II hero Robert Vaucher celebrated his 100th birthday Monday night, receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan that recognized his patriotism, heroism and civic accomplishments.

Lt. Col. Vaucher was the lead pilot in a 525-plane formation that flew over the deck of the battleship USS Missouri that was anchored in Tokyo Bay as Gen. Douglas MacArthur signed the ...

Youth Minister Guilty of Sexual Contact with Girl in Hillsborough

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A youth minister at a Franklin Township church has been convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl in his Hillsborough home.

A Superior Court jury found Shawn Butler, 52, guilty of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey.

During his trial that ...

Somerville Pioneers' Drive for Championship Ends with Bruising Loss to Rumson Fair-Haven

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Scoring was not much of a problem for Somerville in Sunday’s Central, Group 3 Final. Finding the end zone on five of its nine drives, there was no question about that. 

Stopping Alex Maldjian, however, was a completely different story. 

Each time Somerville scored and made exhilarating attempts to close in on Rumson Fair-Haven’s leads, the Bulldogs and ...

Son Charged with Killing Mother; Body Discovered Inside Home They Shared

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 60-year-old Franklin Township man has been charged with murdering his 82-year-old mother, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Dalton Chiscolm Jr., of Haverhill Place, Somerset has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Roberta Ann Taylor, 82, with whom the suspect lived, Robertson said.

Robertson provided ...

Hillsborough Man Charged in Multiple Bank Robberies

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 52-year-old Hillsborough man has been charged with at least three bank robberies in central New Jersey over the past month, and may face additional charges as a police investigation continues in adjoining counties and Pennsylvania.

Mark Elbaum, a resident of Merritt Drive, has been charged in the Oct. 1 robbery of the Financial Resources Feral Credit ...

Police Investigating Robbery at Peapack-Gladstone Bank in Bridgewater, Seeking Suspect

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, and the Bridgewater Township Police Department are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Peapack-Gladstone Bank, on East Main Street Oct. 23.

According to Robertson, at about 12:10 p.m. Oct. 23, the police department received a call that a robbery had occurred at the bank. It was reported, he said, that a man entered ...

Children’s Singer/Songwriter from Hillsborough Sent to Jail on Child Pornography Charge

NEWARK, NJ - Eric. S. Komar, a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performed for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide, was sentenced Tuesday to 82 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Komar, 47, was arrested in September 2017 at his residence in ...

8th Annual ARTsee Tour Highlights Local Artists [Updated, Photos Added]

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ _ For the eighth year, art lovers in Basking Ridge, Bernardsville and nearby had an opportunity to see some of the work of talented artists in their area, and also to experience where and how they work.

This past weekend's ARTsee Open Studio Tour provided information and a map for both Saturday and Sunday. The artists displayed their work, ...

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