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Former Bridgewater Councilman Chosen as County Freeholder Director

January 8, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Patrick Scaglione, of Bridgewater, was voted 2018 director of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders by a 5-0 vote at the reorganization meeting Friday.

Brian Gallagher, former mayor of Somerville, was also sworn in to a three-year term as a Somerset County Freeholder during the board’s annual Reorganization meeting Friday at the historic Somerset County ...

Hillsborough High School Grad Wins TV Emmy Award

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Jocelyn Conn, a graduate of Hillsborough High School and Montclair State University, was recently awarded an Emmy as winning producer for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for her work on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah."

Conn, a senior coordinating producer at "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," is an 11-year show veteran and Peabody award recipient ...

NJ Governor-Elect Phil Murphy to Visit Somerville for Jan. 5 Somerset County Freeholders Reorganization

SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy will attend the Jan. 5 Somerset County Freeholders reorganization meeting for the ceremonial swearing-in of Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter.

The meeting begins at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5 in the historic Somerset County Courthouse, 35 East Main St.

Peter, a borough resident and former president of the Somerville Borough Council, was ...

Frozen Ponds in Somerset County Parks Open for Ice Skaters

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission has cleared the snow from the frozen ponds in Colonial Park in Somerset and Duke Island Park in Bridgewater to accommodate ice skating.

Mettlers Pond at Colonial Park in Somerset and the Duck Pond at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater both are frozen at least 4-5 inches thick,, with Park Rangers on duty.

Skating will be permitted as ...

Original 1907 Times Square Ball Has Direct Link to Somerset County

NEW YORK – Walter Fuhrman Palmer, the head electrician at the venerable New York Times newspaper more than 100 years ago, helped to create a legacy shared by tens of millions of people who have jammed Times Square on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the traditional countdown to the New Year.

Palmer, who lived in Warren, NJ, designed the first giant sphere to drop on Times Square, the ...

Phone Scam Warning Issued by Somerset County Sheriff's Office

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County residents are receiving calls from a Lt. Dan O’Brien or Sgt. Dan O’Brien from telephone number 908-505-8872 advising them they have an active warrant and that they need to handle this matter.

This individual has asked people to meet with him or purchase vouchers at a CVS to pay off the warrant, according to the advisory from the ...

Business Leaders Gather in Somerville to Honor Peter Palmer’s 55 Years of Public Service

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer is set to retire after 55 years of serving as an elected official on the local and county level.

However, he is not about to turn his back on his prolific life as a public servant.

He let that be known during a tribute luncheon Friday hosted by the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee at Verve Restaurant, ...

Deep Freeze Gripping Somerset County Heightens Safety Concerns

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health is urging residents to take precautions over the next several days as low temperatures and high winds combine to create frigid outdoor conditions, which can lead to serious health problems, including hypothermia, frostbite and worse.

Take the necessary precautions and know how to identify cold-weather health issues:

First and ...

Charles "Chuck" Matheny, Model of Possibility Dies in Home of Matheny Campus

PEAPACK NJ - Charles H. Matheny, age 76, died on December 14, 2017. A native of Minnesota, he lived most of his life in his home on the campus of the Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack, NJ.

"Chuck," who was born in 1941 with cerebral palsy, became the inspiration and the motivating force behind the founding of the Matheny School in 1946, and its decades-long ...

Somerville: Verve Hosts "Tribute to Peter Palmer" Luncheon Dec. 29

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee (ELC) will celebrate both the holiday season and Peter Palmer’s five-decade history of contributions to the people of Somerset County on Friday, Dec. 29 with a “Tribute to Peter Palmer,” outgoing Somerset County Freeholder.

The luncheon will take place at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main ...

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