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Local Business Owners and Doctors to Participate in Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s 2018

September 24, 2018

PRINCETON, NJ - The impact of Alzheimer’s disease on our state and within our community is not trivial. According to research done by Alzheimer’s New Jersey, about 180,000 people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and over 420,000 have taken on caregiving responsibilities in New Jersey alone. And as the elderly population is expected to be the fastest growing age group in New Jersey ...

Far Hills Race Meeting On Oct. 20 Will Be First Time Bets Will Be Taken

FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its world-class steeplechase races, including the $450,000 Grand National (Grade 1). In all, the ...

Hillsborough Man Snagged in Statewide Sting of Suspected Child Predators

TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

The sting was set-up at a residence in Toms River. The underage ...

Leadership Somerset Seeking Donations to Upgrade Kitchen at Agape House

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Leadership Somerset Program is starting its fundraising work to upgrade the women's kitchen in the Agape House in Somerville, and provide a nutritional program to those living there.

According to a release, Leadership Somerset works to create an active network of informed concerned leaders who are committed to improving quality of life in the community. Every ...

Freeholders Honor Those Who Perished on 9/11

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 plane crashed into the World Trade Center – the bell at the top of the ...

Freeholders to Place Wreath at 9/11 Memorial in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Members of the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Tuesday, Sept. 11.  

The public is welcome to attend. As people gather for the ceremony, the Somerset County Police Pipes & Drums band will ...

Bound Brook Man Charged with Sex Crimes Involving a Six-Year-Old Child 

BOUND BROOK, NJ – Police say a Bound Brook man engaged in a sexual act with a six-year-old child back in 2016. 

Manuel A. Rodriguez, 51, of East Main Street, has been charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and 3rd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, according to a news release. 

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson stated in a press release that on Aug. 27, ...

ParkSmarter App Enhances Parking for Visitors to Downtown Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Those who know Rick St. Pierre, owner of Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro, and those who work with him on the board of the Downtown Somerville Alliance, would not have been surprised Friday afternoon to see him walking up and down Main Street handing out postcards advertising the borough’s new ParkSmarter program.

It’s a phone App that’s married to ...

North Plainfield Homicide Suspects Fleeing to Mexico Captured in Texas

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 murder of  a North Plainfield man have been captured in Texas while trying to flee to Mexico, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Nelson Salomon Aquilar-Lopez, 20 and Gicsy Baleria Galindo-Acosta, 22, both of West Front Street, Plainfield, were arrested in Texas near the Louisiana ...

Somerville Bust Nets $30,000 in Drugs, Handgun; Two Suspects Arrested

SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than $30,000 in narcotics were confiscated and two suspects arrested for possession and distribution of drugs from their residence on Bartine Street after a two-month investigation, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

A loaded automatic Glock handgun was also confiscated, according to Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Somerville ...


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