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Tour of Somerville Weekend: Quarter-Mile Sprints Add High-Speed Dynamic

May 22, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  —  The grand daddy of ‘em all, the 75-year-old Tour of Somerville 50-mile bicycle race, anchors a weekend of world-class cycling in Bound Brook and downtown Somerville from May 24 to 28, with a new event added Sunday night to draw more spectators downtown.

Spectators this year will see an additional day of racing beginning with the Bound Brook Criterium on ...

Opioid Crisis: Focus of Ocean County Town Hall 

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, NJ — Ocean County experts will provide residents an in-depth look into the opioid epidemic ravaging the county and state at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

The town hall, which is open to the public free of charge, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, ...

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 in Somerville, 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 ...

Kenilworth School Board: Super Accused of Pooping at Holmdel High to Remain on Paid Leave

KENILWORTH, NJ — Kenilworth Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini, who has been charged with defecating on the Holmdel High School track, will remain on paid leave through the end of the school year, following a special meeting of the Kenilworth school board on May 5.

Tramaglini, 42, of Matawan was charged with lewdness, littering and defecating in public, according to Holmdel police.

Holocaust Survivor Kurt Steiner Tells His Life Story — at Age 106

CRANFORD, NJ — In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit papers from Vienna, Austria, stamped with a large “J” and “Jude,” the German word for ...

Editor of 5 Monmouth County Weeklies Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

CHERRY HILL, NJ — The editor-in-chief of a publishing company with five weekly newspapers in Monmouth County has been charged with possession of child pornography, following a legal search of his home, according to authorities.

Timothy Ronaldson, 35, of Cherry Hill has been charged with possession of child pornography, according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and ...

Spotswood High School Seeks Alumni Assistance

SPOTSWOOD, NJ  — The Spotswood High School yearbook committee is calling all alumni to take a peek at their yearbooks. As a part of a collage of yearbooks for the past 40 years, it is looking for covers specifically from the 1983 and 2010 books.

"This year we have put together a collage of all of the 40 previous Spotswood High School yearbooks," said Barbara ...

Is Marijuana as Dangerous as Heroin or LSD? New Jersey Wants the Public to Weigh In

NEWARK, NJ — Should marijuana remain classified in New Jersey with the most dangerous drugs, such as heroin and LSD?

The public is being asked for their views on one of New Jersey’s most-debated issues, particularly at a time when Gov. Phil Murphy is looking to expand the state’s medical marijuana program.

The N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs has scheduled a series of ...

Hillary Clinton Tells Rutgers Audience She Remains Optimistic

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Despite a narrow presidential bid and seeing all the deep divides in government and the nation in the past year, Hillary Rodham Clinton remains optimistic that many pressing issues will encourage more people to participate in public policy and upcoming elections.

Speaking before more than 5,000 people at Rutgers University on March 29, Clinton touched on a wide ...

VIDEO: N.J. Office of Homeland Security Offers Ways to be Wary of Suspicious Letters and Parcel Devices

TRENTON, NJ — In light of the recent bombings in Austin, Texas, it is important to be on the lookout for suspicious packages, according to the N.J. Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.

This short video provides a review of past events, circumstances, and indicators of hazards associated with distributed letters and parcels.

OHSP leads and coordinates New Jersey’s ...

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