Somerset County News Top Stories

March 25, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Vosseller Avenue will be closed from Washington Valley Road to 250 feet south of Washington Valley Road from March 27 through April 2. A detour will be in effect until construction is completed and the road is re-opened. Working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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