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Somerset County News

September 24, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville High School Robotics team is one of four from central New Jersey high schools that will host the Raritan Valley Science and Technology Showcase at the Bridgewater Commons mall on Oct. 1-2, The other robotics teams are from Hillsborough High School, Bound Brook ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Elected officials, police, fire, and first responders and residents gathered at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Sunday to honor the memory of 39 Somerset County residents killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. "Today we honor the lives ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - It was one year ago today - Sept. 7, 2021 - that President Biden flew into Central Jersey Airport on Marine One to assess damages from Tropical Storm Ida, spending six hours on the ground driving through Hillsborough and Manville in a 21-vehicle motorcade led by New Jersey State ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, and Franklin Township Public Safety Director Quovella M. Maeweather announced in a joint statement that Juaquan S. Fitzgerald, 33, of Philadelphia has been arrested for the 2020 murder of Duane S. Banks, 27 of Franklin ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Commissioners Director Shanel Robinson, joined by her colleagues and other county officials, will honor the memory of 39 county residents killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during an observance on the grounds of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani welcomed Gov. Phil Murphy and other federal, state and local officials on the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Ida to assess progress made since the devastating storm crippled New Jersey, killing 30 people and causing an estimated $95 billion in damages to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Volunteers are needed Aug. 27 to help pack boxes with food and personal care items that will be shipped to members of the US military around the world. The Somerset Patriots are hosting the event, sponsored by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, at TD Bank Ballpark beginning at 11 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Township Police arrested a man on Sunday for attempted murder and kidnapping of a woman at an unidentified hotel on World's Fair Drive, according to a joint news release from Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, and Franklin Township Public Safety Director Quovella ...

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BASKING RIDGE – On Aug. 5, Greater Somerset County YMCA (GSCYMCA), and Somerset County officials hosted a site visit with Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. Representatives from Somerset County who were present to welcome the Congresswoman included ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A loosely-knit army of combatants will descend on the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Sunday night to comfort one another and confront the enemy - the disease of addiction. The event is scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m.; in the event of inclement weather, the alternate venue is ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Golden Gays brought their special brand of family-friendly drag comedy to the stage during Somerville's Family Pride Night celebration on Division Street Sunday night, a performance unlike anything seen at the popular outdoor venue. The Golden Gays take their cue from the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Summer Stage Concert Series continues on the Division Street pedestrian mall Saturday, Aug. 13, with Dizaster Horse, a northern New Jersey cover band with a stable full of rock classics. Their story, from their website: "Several years ago, a lead singer and a drummer met, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Local artists and crafters will display and sell their one-of-a-kind handmade creations at the Artisan Fair in Downtown Somerville Sunday, Aug. 7, from noon-6 p.m. Artists will be located on the Division Street pedestrian mall, showing their jewelry, photography, woodwork, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The weekly Starlit Cinema series sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance continues Thursday night on the Division Street pedestrian mall with a showing of "Jumanji" beginning at 8:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.  Don’t forget this is a BYOC (Bring your own chair) ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The threat of a thunderstorm Thursday night has forced postponement of the scheduled Starlit Cinema movie "Spiderman - No Way Home." Sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance, the movie has been rescheduled and will be shown Thursday, Aug. 18. The G-rated family-friendly ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - "Spider Man - No Way Home" is Thursday night's featured attraction as the Downtown Somerville Alliance continues its weekly Starlit Cinema series with G-rated family movies on Division Street. through Aug. 11. Thar's just the beginning of a weekend packed with free entertainment ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The "other" French general who helped the ragtag Continental Army defeat the British at Yorktown in 1781 will have a reunion with his counterpart and ally Gen. George Washington on Saturday, July 30 at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse. Re-enactors will portray Washington ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The efforts of a Hillsborough High School student have led to the expansion of the "Little Free Pantry" from the Somerville YMCA to the Bridgewater YMCA, A ribbon-cutting was held last month to launch the second site; along with Somerville, they are the only 24/7 food pantries ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - According to a message from New Jersey American Water, they are requesting odd and even outdoor water days to conserve water during the heat wave in five counties, including Somerset. This request applies to residents in Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) hosted a Meet the Commissioners Networking Reception at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course Thursday evening.  Somerset County Business Partnership President Chris Edwards opened the event and Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - A Flemington man was arrested in the homicide death of a Manville man, according to a report from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. Samuel C. Coggins, 30, was charged with first degree murder in the death of Augustine Garcia, 50, and has been lodged in the Somerset County ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An on-going shooting investigation which left a 20 year old male Plainfield resident injured from a gunshot wound was announced Saturday by  Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Chief of Police William G.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Summer Stage Concert Series continues on the Division Street pedestrian mall Saturday, July 9, with a return performance by John Busse, who played here last year and the year before. Busse, who lives in Somerville, is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Coming from a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -  Beginning Tuesday, Aug,16, the annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair and Business Expo will once again transform the Hillsborough Promenade (315 Route 206) into a classic carnival for five straight nights, with a colorful midway, over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, fireworks, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - "Starlit Cinema" is coming back to Division Street in Downtown Somerville, with Thursday night G-rated family movies beginning July 7 through Aug. 11. This week's premiere features "Encanto" beginning with pre-movie activities including face painting and balloon animals at 6 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Green Planet Band - three teen siblings who got their start at a school talent show - will perform Saturday, July 2 from 6-9 p.m. on the Somerville Summer Stage, hosted by the Downtown Somerville Alliance. Kylee Rapp, Tyler Rapp and Anna Rapp formed The Green Planet band ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 23-year-old Hillsborough man has been indicted on attempted murder charges in connection with an unprovoked attack during which the victim was stabbed in the back while walking his dog, according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Safi N. Hill, a resident ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance has postponed its second annual LGBTQ Pride Month celebration on the Division Street pedestrian mall scheduled for Thursday, June 23 because of expected inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled, according to Natalie Pineiro, executive ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Nitya Kathiravan, an eighth grader at Rutgers Preparatory School, placed ninth at the national level at this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee in early June. “I have been on the spelling journey since second grade, and spent several hours a day preparing for this,” she said.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance will host its second annual LGBTQ Pride Month celebration on the Division Street pedestrian mall Thursday, June 23 from 6-9 p.m, The free event will feature live music and a comedic drag performance by the "Golden Gays," along with a photo booth, ...

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