Piscataway Man Identified in Pedestrian Fatality on I-287 in Bridgewater Wednesday

June 7, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Piscataway man was identified as the tow truck operator killed when he was struck by another vehicle on I-287 in Bridgewater Wednesday afternoon, according to NJ State Police Sgt. Lawrence Peele.

Nicholas Coble, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck by a vehicle while clearing another car from the roadway at 1:44 p.m.

According to Peele, Coble was in ...

Hillsborough HS Teacher Suspended after Arrest for Alleged Sexual Relationship with Student

NEW BRUNSWICK , NJ - A Hillsborough High School English teacher has been suspended following his arrest for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student during a five-month period earlier this year, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey..

Kenneth Shindle, 27, of Plainsboro, has been charged with two second-degree counts of endangering the ...

Somerville Approves 40-Acre Transit Village with Route 206 Gateway

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset Station, an expansive Transit Village featuring apartments, townhouses, retail stores and a community center alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line - with an interior roadway providing access to Route 206 - was given site plan and subdivision approvals by the Planning Board following a 3 ½-hour meeting Wednesday night.

The final application is based ...

Phone App Leads to Arrest of Arizona Fugitive


BOUND BROOK, NJ – A local resident wanted on a fugitive warrant from Arizona and Washington was tracked down ...

Somerville: Pink Dogwoods Form Canopy Over Elm Avenue in Historic New Cemetery

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the  quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway.

It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final resting place of relatives and notable citizens of the borough, but it stands out from the ...

Franklin High School Student Dies, Cause Unknown

SOMERSET, NJ - A 14-year-old freshman from Franklin High School died today following a physical education class, according to school officials. 

The cause of death has not been provided at this time. 

"We are providing counseling to our staff and students," Mary L. Clark, a district spokesperson said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the ...

Somerville Forum Examines Gang Activity in New Jersey

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Parents and professionals from social service agencies that work with children are encouraged to attend a Youth Services workshop on May 8 that will focus on street gangs, the signs of gang affiliation, including markings, identifiers and language; why youth join gangs and what parents can do to prevent their children from joining one.

The presentation will be held ...

Somerset 4-H Hopes to Braid its way into Guinness Book of Records

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - For the several months, more than 200 Somerset County 4-H members and adult volunteers have been stripping fabric and braiding sections to create the World’s Longest Textile Braid, in hopes that it would be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Well they did it!

To qualify, the braid had to be at least 800 meters,  the equivalent of one-half mile ...

Library System Embarking on New Strategic Planning Process for 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Library System is ready to embark on a process to improve experiences for its patrons.

With the most recent strategic plan having been completed in 2017, the system is preparing to create a new one.

“It’s time for us to look again at what our communities need, and how the library can respond in a way that has an impact,” said ...

New DMV Facility in South Plainfield Should Ease Crunch in Somerville


SOMERVILLE, NJ  - B. Sue Fulton is just beginning to find her away around her new office in Trenton , but the newly-sworn director of the Department of Motor Vehicles found her way to Somerville Saturday at the invitation of state Sen. Christopher Kip Bateman for a visit to the local DMV office on Roosevelt Place which has been causing headaches for neighborhood residents.

She ...

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