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Wanted: Somerville Man is Somerset County Fugitive of the Week

March 21, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has posted the following information about its most recent Fugitive of the Week:

A warrant was issued on Dec. 21, 2018, for the arrest of Jaylen Folk, 22, whose last known address was on Hamilton Street in Somerville, for failure to appear in count on the original charges of First Degree Robbery and 3rd Degree Possession of ...

Watchung's Cinemark Theater Opening Soon, Shoppes at Watchung Under Construction

WATCHUNG, NJ -- Cinemark Holdings has announced that the tentative grand opening of its newest movie theater, Cinemark Watchung and XD (1670 Route 22 East, Watchung) is expected to be April 19.

Chick-Fil-A, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, Ulta Beauty, Sierra Trading Post, and Home Sense have announced they are also opening at the Shoppes at Watchung  on the opposite side of Terrill Road ...

Budget Crunch: RVCC Hikes Tuition $9 Per Credit

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Faced with declining enrollment and the prospect of a reduction in state aid, Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Board of Trustees has passed a budget for FY 2020 that increases tuition while reducing operating expenses by over $1 million.

The $54.5 million budget for FY 2020 includes a $9 per credit tuition increase for residents of Somerset and Hunterdon ...

Best Ever? Franklin Girls Basketball Team (34-0) Wins Tournament of Champions, 65-57, Over Saddle River Day

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Franklin girls basketball team can now stake a legitimate claim to being perhaps the greatest in the history of New Jersey.

On a day when a stellar opponent prevented them from playing their very best game, the top-seeded, undefeated Warriors still found a way to grind out a 65-57 victory over second-seeded Saddle River Day School in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions ...

Luck o' the Irish: No Rainbow, but Rain Stops for Somerville St. Patrick's Day Parade

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As Irish luck would have it, the rain stopped just in time for the borough's 28th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, and although there was no rainbow with a pot o' gold, there were thousands of spectators along Main Street who didn't seem to mind.

Damp, chilly, wth a slight mist in the air - a typical day in the Irish countryside - the hour long parade featured ...

Suspect, 19, Charged with Assault of Senior Citizen Wearing 'Make America Great Again' Hat

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 19-year-old township resident has been arrested and charged with assaulting an 81-year-old man wearing a “Make American Great Again” hat while shopping at the ShopRite supermarket on Elizabeth Avenue on Monday.

Ryan M. Salvagno, 19 of Amwell Road has been charged with assault, a disorderly person’s offense and harassment, a petty disorderly ...

Man, 81, Wearing 'Make America Great Again' Cap Assaulted in Somerset County ShopRite

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP -- An 81-year-old man wearing a "Make America Great Again" baseball cap was assaulted while shopping inside an Elizabeth Street food store, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The assault took place on Monday, Feb. 25 at 3:24 p.m at the ShopRite supermarket, according to Robertson, when the victim was confronted about wearing the ...

Somerset County Revives Proposal for Amazon HQ2

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine plans to reopen talks with Amazon about locating the company’s second headquarters – HQ2 – in Somerset County.

He made the announcement Feb. 22 at a meeting of the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee.

Somerset County put in a bid for HQ2 originally, he said, but “the state nixed our idea and went ...

Somerset Police Chiefs Endorse Parenti for County Sheriff

SOMERVILLE, NJ -- The Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police has endorsed North Plainfield Police Chief William G. Parenti for Somerset County Sheriff.

Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968.

He has served six terms as ...

Accident Reported on Route 202 South Near Bridgewater Commons Mall

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Drivers are reporting a motor vehicle crash on Route 202 South near the exit for Route 22 West in Bridgewater around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bridgewater Township Police are directing drivers onto Route 22 while the road is closed.

Check back as more information is made available.

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