Somerset County News

September 13, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, held a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of 9/11 at the county’s memorial clock tower, located on the corner of Main and Bridge streets.  At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 28-year-old woman was killed Sunday after she was struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 at the intersection of Country Club Road, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police. Shivangi Sharma was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in ...

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WARREN, NJ – Warren police arrested a Marlton (South Jersey) man in connection with the robbery on Aug. 11 of  the TD Bank located on Mountain Boulevard, police said. Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, and Chief of County Detectives ...

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WARREN, NJ - Police released additional information on Thursday regarding the robbery of TD Bank in Warren Township on Saturday, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane announced. Additional ...

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WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has announced that police agencies all over Somerset County, and around New Jersey, are participating in the state's largest drunk driving crackdown. According to a release, the 2018 "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Statewide Labor Day ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A lot of history had been made in Basking Ridge and surrounding towns even back when The Historical Society of The Somerset Hills was founded in 1928, and THSSH continues recording, making _ and presenting _ history 90 years later. Along with holding with yearlong schedule of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It’s now official; Somerset County 4-H is the World’s Record Holder for Stitching Together the Longest Textile Braid as certified by the Guinness Book of World’s Record and has the official certificate to prove it. But this was no easy feat. Long before the large fabric ball ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – Crime Stoppers of Somerset County is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for setting a car on fire and slashing the tires on 40 parked cars in Manville between 2 and 4 a.m. on June 11. The incidents occurred ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A seven-month investigation by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has resulted in the arrests of six suspects, all charged with operating an organized retail theft ring and knowingly purchasing stolen merchandise for resale at a Hamilton Street storefront and on the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall on Monday. Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in Lot 4 near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday. The ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Disney's "The Little Mermaid" musical, as staged by Basking Ridge-based Trilogy Repertory Company, opened another summer season of Bernards Township’s “Plays in the Park” at Pleasant Valley Park on Friday, July 13, at the park's outdoor amphitheater. Performances  are scheduled ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds for the family of the 1-year-old boy killed when he, his mother and brother were hit by a car on Anderson Street in Raritan on Saturday. Matías Ortega was killed on the evening of his first birthday when a vehicle hit two cars and then ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Police have determined that the body of a man found in a wooded area off Phillips Road Sunday night is the victim of a homicide. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson identified the victim as Darren Fordham, 26 of Somerset. Fordham suffered multiple gunshot ...

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Editor's Note: The following article on the 250th anniversary of the history of the Grain House restaurant building was submitted by Brooks Betz, a trustee for The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH, www.thssh.org). The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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                                                                               BOUND BROOK, NJ – A local resident wanted on a fugitive warrant from Arizona and Washington was tracked down and arrested with the aid of a phone app, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Earlier this month Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced a new statewide initiative geared towards promoting stronger police-community relations.  The 21-County, 21st Century Community Policing Project, or the “21/21 Project” aims to bring community stakeholders together ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione selected 40 nonprofit organizations in an annual drawing for Community Box seats at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. The winners will have an opportunity to watch the “Boys of Summer” play home games on various dates during the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 2018 county budget introduced this week by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders keeps taxes stable, reduces the county tax rate, maintains the county's AAA bond rating and maintains services.. “While Trenton is poised to increase the burden on taxpayers, Somerset ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Auditions will be held in the next few weeks for local singers and thespians who wish to audition to be part of the cast in a summer production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" in Basking Ridge.  The production of the musical will be staged by Basking Ridge-based Trilogy ...

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