Somerset County News

January 29, 2019

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 ...

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PEAPACK/GLADSTONE — On an afternoon where Franklin’s Diamond Miller achieved a milestone many just dream of, it was only fitting that Miller spearheaded arguably the most impressive victory to date of the Warriors’ undefeated campaign.  Franklin was being pushed to its limits by a strong Patrick ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - 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 immediately endorsed North Plainfied Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs. The flagship District Office will be ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Authorities are investigating a three-vehicle crash on Route 22 on Saturday morning and are requesting the public’s help. Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the area of Route 22 East and West End Avenue, North ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Residents will have an opportunity to learn about a proposal to improve the Valley Road bridge between Bernards Township and neighboring Long Hill Township in Morris County at an information display set up at the same night as the next scheduled Bernards Township Committee ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Vojkan Zlatkov, the affable owner of Courthouse Subs, who knew  his regular customers by name as well as their preferred breakfast or lunch order, died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 6. He was 42. Vojkan and his brother Dan were co-owners of the popular eatery at 16 E. Main St.,, ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - For the first time since 1982, two Democrats -- including Sara Sooy of Bernardsville -- were sworn in to the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the Jan. 4 reorganization meeting at the Somerville Historic Courthouse. Former Franklin Township Deputy Mayor ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 34-year-old Somerville man faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated arson after police say he intentionally set fire to a Hillsborough residence where his former girlfriend lived. All eight occupants of the home, including a 4-year-old, escaped unharmed, according to ...

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A New York City woman and a Green Brook woman have been charged with prostitution following separate undercover investigations by Somerset County Prosecutor Office detectives and police in Franklin Township and Green Brook. Yuhong J. Chen,  47, of Flushing, NY. was arrested Dec. 11 at 1:45 p.m.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — The Immaculata High School basketball team will have a new look when it begins the season Friday night against a talented Ridge team, having lost an incredible foursome of talented starters, all of whom are playing ball as freshmen on the collegiate level.  However, with the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh and Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano were joined by local veterans in placing a wreath at Veterans Memorial Plaza on Grove Street on Dec. 13. Members of Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 27, and representatives from the Somerset ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - World War II hero Robert Vaucher celebrated his 100th birthday Monday night, receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan that recognized his patriotism, heroism and civic accomplishments. Lt. Col. Vaucher was the lead pilot in a 525-plane formation that flew over the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A youth minister at a Franklin Township church has been convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl in his Hillsborough home. A Superior Court jury found Shawn Butler, 52, guilty of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Scoring was not much of a problem for Somerville in Sunday’s Central, Group 3 Final. Finding the end zone on five of its nine drives, there was no question about that.  Stopping Alex Maldjian, however, was a completely different story.  Each time Somerville scored and made ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 60-year-old Franklin Township man has been charged with murdering his 82-year-old mother, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Dalton Chiscolm Jr., of Haverhill Place, Somerset has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 52-year-old Hillsborough man has been charged with at least three bank robberies in central New Jersey over the past month, and may face additional charges as a police investigation continues in adjoining counties and Pennsylvania. Mark Elbaum, a resident of Merritt ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, and the Bridgewater Township Police Department are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Peapack-Gladstone Bank, on East Main Street Oct. 23. According to Robertson, at about 12:10 p.m. Oct. 23, the police department ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Eric. S. Komar, a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performed for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide, was sentenced Tuesday to 82 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S.

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SOMERSET HILLS, NJ _ For the eighth year, art lovers in Basking Ridge, Bernardsville and nearby had an opportunity to see some of the work of talented artists in their area, and also to experience where and how they work. This past weekend's ARTsee Open Studio Tour provided information and a map ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Fall could be the most beautiful time of year to ride a horse, and even novice riders have a chance to sign up for a guided trail ride on horseback throughout the property at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge on an upcoming Sunday afternoon. The Somerset County Park ...

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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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