bridgewater-slash-raritan

Somerset County News Top Stories

October 24, 2021

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Join the Somerset County Park Commission for Mischief Night Madness to play miniature golf, listen to spooky stories, enter a pumpkin carving contest, and hop on a moonlight hayride. The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Colonial Park Putting ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County’s Board of Commissioners took the next step in the creation of its new Film Commission with the appointments of experienced filmmakers Adam Scherr and Jonathan Kalafer. In addition to experience in the film industry, both Scherr and Kalafer have deep ties and ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Beginning today, October 22, the Somerset County Department of Health will begin administering Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 booster shots to certain eligible populations at its COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The approval from the US Food and Drug ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Due to the pandemic and Hurricane Ida, many Somerset County families are struggling to make ends meet. Residents can help feed their neighbors in need this Thanksgiving by donating $45 or any amount to the 12th annual Adopt-A-Family program. According to the New Jersey Department ...

Read more »

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The state Attorney General’s Office has released the identities of the victim and police officers involved in a fatal shooting inside a township residence Sept. 28. Patrick Chin, 43, who lived at the Piedmont Path address where the shooting occurred, was pronounced dead at ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Currently, the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services is accepting nominations for the 2021 Disability Advocates Awards. Residents should nominate individuals, organizations or businesses that demonstrate exemplary support for persons with disabilities through ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance is searching for the spookiest, most creative and uniquely-decorated car trunks to be included in the Trunk-Or-Treat contest during the Spooktacular event on Friday, Oct.29 from 3-6:30 p.m. Participants have the chance to win one of three awesome ...

Read more »

SOMERSET COUNTY,  NJ -- All Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s (SCLSNJ)branches will be closed on Oct. 20 for a Staff In-Service Day. “Our annual Staff In-Service Day is essential for bringing together our far-flung staff for training and planning so that we can better serve our ...

Read more »

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - An 18-year-old township resident faces child pornography charges after a raid at his Winding Way home uncovered electronic equipment and sexually-explicit images and videos of children under the age of 18, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Residents can help their neighbors in-need by purchasing an extra can of food during their routine trip to the grocery store, and donating it to “Buy One, Bring One” (BOBO) Fridays on Oct. 15. Donations can be placed in the blue bins located in the breezeway of the Somerset County ...

Read more »

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — Beginning Oct. 14, residents can receive both the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations at the same time by visiting any free, local, walk-in, or drive-thru vaccination clinic sponsored by the Somerset County Department of Health (SCDOH). Healthcare experts recommend that people ...

Read more »

BRANCHBURG, NJ – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson has identified the 17-year-old Somerville High School senior who was killed in a single-car accident on Fairview Drive that occurred Friday night, Oct. 8. Vincent R. Gagliardi, who lived in Branchburg, was riding in the front ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Bright colors, festive music and native dances helped Somerset County celebrate Global Diversity Awareness Month at the third annual Diversity Festival Saturday in Somerville along Grove Street at Veterans Memorial Plaza and on the courthouse lawn across from the County ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLLE, NJ –The Somerset County Department of Health and Office on Aging & Disability Services are partnering to invite those 60 years and older affected by cancer and their caregivers to attend a six-week workshop titled “Cancer: Thriving and Surviving.” The workshop will be held ...

Read more »

Somerville, NJ – Somerset County and Bridgewater Township are piloting the innovative Community Police Alliance project to provide aid and support to at-risk residents before their situation escalates to one involving police intervention or arrests. The county Human Services Department has hired ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the next 10 days or so, Betelgeuse will be trapped in the Main Street window of the Chad Fandel art gallery, but on Oct. 15, the obnoxious poltergeist - brought to life in the 1988 movie of the same name by Michael Keaton - will be unleashed to kick off the Downtown Somerville ...

Read more »

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Somerset County Needs Poll Workers Although done on a volunteer basis, a poll worker is a hired, paid position. There are major elections in June and November each year. Reliable Poll Workers are essential to the election process. Somerset County needs poll workers for ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, N.J. - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson was joined by police officers and other members of law enforcement and public officials Friday to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month with the support of specially-trimmed pink police vehicles to help heighten awareness of the ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Elvis impersonator Mike Holland, decked out in leisure suit and sequins, pork chop sideburns and tinted eyeglasses will take on the persona of the King of Rock 'n' Roll Saturday night as the closing act in the Downtown Somerville Alliance Summer Stage concert series. Show time ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset Treatment Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary and recognize the recipients of its 2021 Spirit of Somerset Awards, given to individuals and organizations that embody the dedication and significant contributions made by Somerset County citizens A special ...

Read more »

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Families are invited to the 1770s Festival on Oct. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Lord Stirling Manor House, located at 96 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge. Take a trip back to the 18th Century and experience what life was like in the 1770s while enjoying colonial-time ...

Read more »

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The state Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal police-involved shooting that occurred Sept. 28 inside a residence on Piedmont Path. A man inside the residence sustained fatal injuries. His identity is not being released at this time. No one else ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ — In recognition of Global Diversity Awareness Month in October, Somerset County will host its third annual Diversity Festival, on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 12 to 4 p.m., in Somerville along Grove Street at Veterans Memorial Plaza and on the courthouse lawn across from the County ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Popular New Jersey cover band Ready Set Go! takes the stage Saturday night from 6-9 p.m. on the Division Street pedestrian mall. The free concert is presented by the Downtown Somerville Alliance. Here's a profile of the band taken from their website: "Ready Set Go is an ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Help guard against identity theft by bringing personal documents to “Operation Secure Shred.” Residents can take advantage of a FREE, easy and secure way to get rid of personal documents Sept. 25, at the Somerset County Public Works Garage (North County Facility), located at 411 ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Volunteer with the Somerset County Office of Volunteer Services for the annual Fall Leaf Clean-up program to rake leaves for elderly, homebound or disabled county homeowners who need help with their yard work.  “Volunteering is a way to feel connected to the community and make a ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County announced today that it will merge the Planning Division and Office of Economic Development to create a new Office of Planning, Policy and Economic Development reporting directly to Somerset County Administrator Colleen Mahr. The new Office will be the central hub ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Residents are invited to join the second virtual public meeting presented by the Somerset County Planning Division to learn more about the draft Roadway Safety Study’s recommendations and to provide input about the recommendations. The goal of the study is to identify safety issues ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Live salsa, flamenco dancers, and other cultural performances will highlight Friday night's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset. Cultural performances are scheduled on the ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Residents can help their neighbors in-need by purchasing an extra can of food during their routine trip to the grocery store and donating it to BOBO Fridays (“Buy One, Bring One” Fridays) on Sept. 17. Donations can be placed in the blue bins located in the breezeway of the Somerset ...

Read more »