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Downtown Somerville Merchants Sweep Off the Welcome Mat for Small Business Saturday

November 17, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Not only are merchants in downtown Somerville rolling out the red carpet for Santa’s arrival, they’re sweeping off the welcome mat for visitors and shoppers this holiday season starting off with Small Business Saturday just two days after Thanksgiving.

It's a magical time of the year in Downtown Somerville: there's festive music in the air, a warm ...

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts 6 Suspects in Murder

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- Patricio M.

Hillsborough Pauses to Salute its Veterans

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Veterans' Day 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, when America's Doughboys shouldered their weapons and came marching home to a grateful nation, a stark contrast to the harsh greeting that awaited America's soldiers returning from Vietnam more than 50 years ago.

Veterans from those conflicts and other wars fought by America's military were ...

Court Order Will Delay Final Vote Counts in Somerset County Elections

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A court order issued by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone on Election Day will effectively postpone the final results of many elections in Somerset County until Wednesday, when the Board of Elections resumes counting a record number of mail in ballots – any number of which could have an impact on total vote counts in tight races on the local, county, state and ...

Hillsborough Police Link 2 of 4 Reports of Man Exposing Himself

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Township police continue their investigation in to four separate reports of a naked man exposing himself outside residences throughout the township.

Police confirmed an incident that occurred on Sept. 14 involves the same man as the most recent incident, which occurred Thursday, Nov. 1.

Tuesday’s  incident occurred in the back yard of a residence on ...

Hillsborough Resident Arrested for Tampering with Political Sign

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police have arrested township resident Richard Jensen for tampering with a political sign.

The incident occurred on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the area of Roycebook Road and Burnet Lane, according to Chief Darren Powell.

Jensen, 62, faces charges of theft of moveable property. The lawn sign that was tampered with was for Republican Township Committee candidates Councilman Shawn ...

Baraka's Ex-Campaign Treasurer Gets 2 1/2 Years for Embezzling Over $220K

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka’s former campaign treasurer wiped away tears today after he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for embezzling more than $220,000 in campaign funds with forged checks.

“I made my bed,” Fredrick Murphy said outside court with tears in his eyes. “Now I gotta lay in it.”

Frederick Murphy, Jr., 56, pleaded guilty to bank fraud and ...

Somerville: Artists' Mural Pays Tribute to Friend Killed in Scaffolding Collapse

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Roseann Woods Brown, Chief of Staff to state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman and her husband Raymond, retired Somerset County Parks director, stood on Main Street late Tuesday afternoon fighting back the tears and painful memories as their son's friends, Doug Hoekzema and Bhakti Baxter began work on a three-story mural that will cover the eastern wall of ...

Enterprising Hillsborough Students Ship Clothing to Villages in India

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same.

Through their nonprofit charity organization “Coaching to Contribute,” Rohan and Ritik have shipped over ...

NJDOT Unveils Route 206 Widening Project in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A one-mile stretch of Route 206 between Valley Road and Brown Avenue has been targeted by the state Department of Transportation for a major overhaul that will widen the congested two-lane highway to four lanes, with construction scheduled to begin in 2022.

The improvements to Route 206 being proposed by the NJDOT are the final pieces of a comprehensive plan to widen and ...


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