Somerset County News

May 10, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A single family house on Coyle Trail is uninhabitable after a fire ripped through the second floor and attic Sunday afternoon. Bill Rose, of the Martinsville Volunteer Fire Department, said the call came in around 12:09 p.m. Sunday, and, when firefighters arrived, it was ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The borough has announced the completion of the Bernardsville Mount Airy Road Mural Project, with an unveiling of a new and long-anticipated mural depicting the historic borough. The mural is a permanent installation and attraction that covers both sides of the bridge on ...

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WARREN, NJ — A Warren home was burglarized on Thursday night, police reported. A Green Valley Drive resident reported a burglary at 7:52 p.m. on Thursday. Police found forced entry into the home through the rear door. It is unclear what was stolen at this time.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Somerset Patriots Chairman Emeritus, and chairman and CEO of Flemington Care & Truck Country, Steve Kalafer died Wednesday. "I was absolutely shocked and saddened today to hear about the passing of Steve Kalafer," Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench said in a statement ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Clerk will conduct a ballot drawing via livestream on Friday, April 16 at 3 p.m., for the June 8 Primary Election. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ballot drawing was usually open to the public and held in the County Clerk’s Office, but this year residents ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Borough Council unanimously passed an ordinance at its meeting Monday night that prohibits the operation of any class of cannabis business within the borough’s boundaries.  A section of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the recommendation of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration to pause the use of the Johnson&Johnson one-shot COVID vaccine due to an “extremely rare” complication, Somerset County Department of Health is suspending ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported an increase of 111 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county on Sunday. The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 837,052 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Spring has sprung, with crocus and daffodils popping up through the ground, soon to be joined by umbrellas and tables popping up in front of restaurants throughout the downtown dining and shopping district. All sidewalk cafe licenses issued last year have lapsed; restaurant ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County passed a benchmark this weekend, reporting 20,043 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus as of Saturday, since the county Department of Health started its count on March 8, 2020. The county reported an additional 107 cases into Sunday, including seven more in ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Somerset County Commissioner Deputy Director Sara Sooy, a Bernardsville resident, participated in a placemaking initiative in the borough when she painted an ice cream cone on a mural that will be displayed on the Mount Airy Road overpass. “I commend Downtown Bernardsville ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It was only a matter of time, and for the staff of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, the time came one year ago, March 14, 2020. A patient who had come to the emergency room March 10 exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, but it wasn't until the test results were ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — A Bernardsville man has been charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and related criminal offenses. William D. Hoke, Jr., 47 was indicted on Wednesday, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detective ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Patrick Frain, president of the Somerville Education Association and other local education association leaders have written a letter urging Gov. Phil Murphy to give public school employees priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine. To do so would assist with the safe reopening of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ –The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and the Somerset County Park Commission have resumed weekly Saturday morning Dog Walks on the trails at the stable property with two separate walks, and in compliance with social distancing requirements. Due to current state health ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Bridgewater Township Councilman Michael Kirsh and Watchung School Board member Amber Murad have been endorsed by the Somerset County Republican Committee as the nominees for the two open spots on the Somerset County Board of Commissioners in the November elections. They ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New Jersey, starting from 4 am on Thursday morning until 10 am on Friday. The anticipated coastal low is in the process of forming and will likely position itself slightly farther out to sea than models indicated ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners recently announced the winning entries for the 2020 “Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” contest. “There are so many remarkable photographers in Somerset County that we always look forward to seeing the images ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- At least 12 units sustained damage, including two that were completely destroyed, and one pet perished in a fire in the Village Green community Saturday morning. According to Bedminster Mayor Larry Jacobs, inspectors were on the scene during the day Saturday to assess when the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots officially signed Major League Baseball’s Professional Development License (PDL), formally accepting an invitation from the New York Yankees to become the team’s new Double-A affiliate. The PDL represents a 10-year agreement that guarantees Somerset will ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ – For the second time in a week, a significant to major snowstorm seems poised to hit New Jersey.  This time, the confluence of two systems, one that is streaking through from the conveyor belt pattern from the Northwest through the Midwest, down to the Ohio Valley, and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Councilman Michael Kirsh has submitted a letter of intent to seek the endorsement of the Somerset County Republican Organization to run for Somerset County Commission. The organization will screen candidates to name their nominees Feb. 17. This year, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The iconic Tour of Somerville, the oldest bicycle race in the country, is rescheduling the 2021 race from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. One of the most prestigious races in the country, the Tour of Somerville was forced to cancel the 2020 race due to the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The snow continues to fall over mid to north New Jersey as the nor'easter is not slowing down on the region Monday. New Jersey has been in a state of emergency since Sunday afternoon. Central New Jersey also expects large snow accumulation, potentially upwards of 2 feet, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The National Weather Service is predicting another 3 to 5 inches of snow on Monday overnight into Tuesday, on top of the heavy snow and whipping winds that blasted the Basking Ridge area on Monday during the day. About another inch or so of snow is predicted for the area on ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ – As expected, the Friday storm passed far to our south, and as that occurred, the big chill arrived to spend part of the weekend with us.  We will continue to see the coldest temps in two years for the next day or two.  This extreme cold is actually helping to feed into the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Senator Kip Bateman, veteran lawmaker and a senior statesman of the Republican Party in Somerset County and New Jersey, announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection in November, ending a 38-year career in public office. He will serve out the remainder of his term ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — The Library Journal (LJ) Index of Public Library Service has named the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) a four-star Library. Only three libraries in the state of New Jersey received the honor. “I am a long-time Somerset County Library user and Library ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the second year in a row, the St. Patrick's Day Parade down Main Street has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement released by the Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee reads: "It is with disappointment and an overabundance of caution that the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health on Tuesday reported an increase of 52 confirmed positive tests for the COVID-19 virus in the county overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 14,559 reported since March 8. The 52 additional cases actually represent the ...

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