Somerset County News

January 17, 2019

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has led to the arrest of a Bound Brook man who has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the distribution of child pornography and 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's inventory of commuter-friendly rental apartments continues to grow, with Monday's announcement that the 69-unit. four-story SOMA is ready to lease from its inventory of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, with monthly rents ranging from $1,550-$2,700. Located at ...

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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 - The 27th annual Nature Through a Child's Eye exhibit of Somerset County elementary students' art with an environmental theme, will be on display through Feb. 3 at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge, with receptions this ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department will present: I.S. + I.A.D., an exhibition of work by RVCC independent study students and current students and alumni from the Interior Architecture and Design program, Jan. 22 to Feb. 8, in the Art Gallery on ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 29-year-old Old Bridge man is dead following a shooting incident at residence on Farm Lane in Bound Brook on Jan. 9, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bound Brook Chief of Police Vito Bet confirmed the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township residents will be asked to approve all-day kindergarten classes in a March 12 referendum approved at the first Board of Education meeting of 2019. Members of the board authorized a referendum to be placed on the ballot at its meeting Jan. 7; approval of the referendum ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - For the first time since 1982, Democrats 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 Shanel Robinson and former Somerset Hills Schools ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset welcomed Somerset County’s first baby of 2019 at 1:52 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1. A baby girl, Journey Divine Discher, was born to Americe Moody and Preston Discher of Montgomery. Weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 20.5 ...

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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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\WATCHUNG, NJ -  Helen Kim, the Watchung woman who has been missing since Dec. 6, has been located and is reunited with her family, Watchung police advised on Wednesday evening. “Thank you to all who provided tips and aided in her safe return,” they said.  Kim’s birthday was yesterday.  

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Today, Dec. 18 is Helen Kim’s birthday and she is still missing from Watchung. Police are seeking help from the public locating her and reuniting her with her family. Kim has been missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation has been underway into the disappearance of ...

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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 - Edgewood Properties, the developer of the Somerville Town Center luxury apartments on West Main Street, was given preliminary and final site plan approval by the borough Planning Board Wednesday night for a second five-story building with 153 luxury units and parking garage for 521 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Volunteers blanketed the grave sites of hundreds of veterans with wreaths at Sacred Heart Cemetery Saturday as part of the national remembrance day sponsored by Wreaths Across American. The cemetery on Millstone-River Road is one of 1,400 sites nationally to honor America’s ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  Firefighters battled for one hour late Friday afternoon to extinguish a house fire at 5 Wolfe Drive. Three occupants – Michael Treffinger, Carolyn Treffinger and Clifford Kepniss -  were able to escape the fire, which was contained to the second floor, but their dog was trapped ...

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TRENTON, NJ  –  A Warren businessman who operated a hearing aid company was sentenced to state prison today for conspiring with a doctor to supply a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - In the spring of 2019 freeholder meetings will start to be streamed online according to local resident, Freeholder Deputy Director Brian D. Levine. According to a release, Somerset County will continue developing videos about county services and amenities in 2019, including ...

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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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Sacred Heart Cemetery, 1096 Millstone River Road, is one of 1,400 sites nationally that will lay remembrance wreaths on the grave markers of US veterans during the Wreaths Across America observance on Saturday, Dec. 15 beginning at noon. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Schools Supt. Dr. Timothy Teehan continues to battle rumors while trying to ease the concerns of students, parents and staff regarding threats of violence that have been directed at individual students and Somerville High School by phone and online social media platforms over the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police say a woman driving a late model pick-up truck tried to lure a young boy into the vehicle as he was walking home from a school bus stop on Dec. 5. The incident occurred around 4:10 p.m. in the vicinity of 117 Bluebird Drive, according to police. The age of the boy ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – The former Neshanic Flea Market property has been added to the South Branch Greenway. The 3.68-acre parcel of land including a historic residence was subdivided and a 2.8-acre parcel was deeded to the Somerset County Open Space Preservation Program; the other parcel containing a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – For the second week in a row, Santa Claus came to town – and got soaked. A late afternoon sprinkle turned into a steady drizzle by nightfall on Saturday, just as firefighters from departments throughout New Jersey were putting the finishing touches on the decorations that ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present four separate holiday concerts in December at various locations throughout central New Jersey. This year’s program is entitled “A Holiday ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and first responders from throughout the state will festoon their emergency vehicles with strings of light and blow-up cartoon characters for the V!I annual Holiday Lights Parade Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at dusk. Sponsored by Somerville ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerville Arts on Division presents the 2018 Holiday Art Crawl Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The “Crawl” will present the works of numerous local artists beginning at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division St. featuring original paintings, tapestries, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A soggy Santa is better than no Santa at all - so the big guy with the rain-soaked beard and red velvet suit didn't disappoint the crowd assembled on Division Street Saturday night for the official tree lighting ceremony marking the official start of the downtown Holiday ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Leadership Somerset Class of 2018 chose to renovate the women’s kitchen at the Agape House, an emergency shelter for families and single women in Somerville, for their class project. “When our class toured the Agape House during a Leadership Somerset session, we ...

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