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

January 19, 2017

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, ...

Trail closure Dates For Annual Deer Hunt Coming Up at Lord Stirling EEC in Basking Ridge [Information Added]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission is warning hikers and others who use the trail system by the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge that trails will be closed for an upcoming deer hunt.

The first date of the trail system closure will be on Wednesday, Jan. 25, according to the park commission.

Additional dates, following in February, are:

• Friday, ...

Ciattarelli Announces Successful Throat Cancer Surgery, Scales Back Gubernatorial Campaign Temporarily

TRENTON, NJ - State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, announced yesterday that he had undergone successful surgery for throat cancer in November, and will be curtailing his campaign schedule temporarily.

Gearing up for a primary campaign against several other Republicans who want to run for New Jersey, Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough ...

Look to Ridge Girls Basketball or Somerset County to Dispose of Your Christmas Tree

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission already has begun recycling natural Christmas trees, to later be turned to be mulch that will be used in county parks, and will continue to accept them through Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

Meanwhile, the Ridge High School girls basketball team is holding its annual fundraiser, and will pick up trees left at the bottom of ...

Whole Foods, Saks Off 5th Coming to Chimney Rock

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With a Whole Foods and three other retailers already locked in, there is still quite a bit of space open for tenants in the newly planned retail space at Route 22 and Chimney Rock Road.

The new plaza is expected to be anchored by a Whole Foods Market, set at 50,000 square feet, and bordered by Route 22 and Frontier Road.

Near the Whole Foods, on that side of the ...

Bernards Mayor Bianchi Chosen as Somerset County Governing Official of Year

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township Mayor Carol Bianchi was honored last week as the Somerset County Governing Officials Association's "Somerset County Governing Official of the Year" for 2016.

She received the award at Social restaurant in Somerville on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Bianchi, Bernards Township's mayor for 2016, was recognized by the ...

Community Access Unlimited to hold open auditions for "Aladdin Jr." in January

ELIZABETH, NJ - The CAU Community Players will be holding open auditions for their 2017 production of "Aladdin Jr." Tuesday, Jan. 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 21, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. All auditions will take place in the auditorium of Community Access Unlimited (CAU) at 80 West Grand Street, Elizabeth, 07202.

The CAU Community Players is ...

Somerset County Business Partnership Celebrates Success at the Palace

SOMERSET, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership had its 2016 annual Meeting & Celebration of Success on Monday at the Palace at Somerset Park.

It was the year’s largest gathering of the Somerset County business community, which opened with a networking reception, followed by a luncheon.

“It was a great event with a lot of positive energy in the ...

Kick-off of Annual New Winter Clothing Drive for Veterans Living at VA Campus in Lyons Section of Bernards

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bedminster resident Stacia McDonough has kicked off her fifth annual, “They Kept Us Safe, Let's Keep Them Warm,” new winter clothing drive to benefit the formerly homeless and disabled veterans that are now in housing on the Veterans Administration campus in the Lyons section of Bernards Township.

McDonough launched the campaign ...

Bodnar Auctions Unlocks Time Capsule of Museum-Quality New Jersey Americana Collected by Navy Seal


EDISON, NJ - A museum-quality sale of New Jersey Americana accumulated over a lifetime by a former Navy Seal will be sold at no reserve during Bodnar Auction’s Dec. 3 sale at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center.

Separate and apart from the Navy Seal’s collection are 46 vintage maps from a separate estate, including 19th-century maps of Somerville and ...

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