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Priest with Ties to Rutgers Among Clergy Accused of Sex Abuse

January 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Catholic priest who served at Rutgers University in the 1970s was on the list of 50 clergy members that a regional Jesuit organization this week say were credibly accused of child sex abuse.

On Tuesday, the Northeast Province of the Jesuits, which represents the Roman Catholic order of priests in parts of New Jersey, released a list that included Andrew ...

Elizabeth Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Death of Union Daughter

UNION, NJ – An Elizabeth man has been arrested for vehicular homicide in the death of his daughter from Union as a result of a fatal crash that killed that daughter and seriously injured another daughter, according to a State Police social media post.

State Police say Madelynn Rizzo, 9, of Union was killed on Sunday, November, 25, when her father, Marcelo Rizzo, driving a Ford Focus on ...

Nuns Assigned to Immaculata Community to Leave Somerville after 61 Years

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year.

The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F. Brennan last month to inform him of their decision, which was based on numbers – too few ...

Somerset Prosecutor Investigates Jan. 9 Shooting Death

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 death of Terrence C. Coulanges.

Robertson provided the following details:

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Tour of Somerville Wins Tourism Award from Somerset County Business Partnership

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Tour of Somerville, which draws over 1,000 cyclists and thousands of spectators from the region and around the world to the downtown district Memorial Day weekend is the winner of the “Tourism Champion” category in the Salute to Tourism Awards which will be presented Jan. 18th at the Bridgewater Marriott.

Sponsored by the Somerset County Business ...

Hillsborough Residents to Vote on All-Day Kindergarten March 12

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 would also help the board to lay out a plan for long-term financial stability. 

The ...

Somerville Man Charged in Hillsborough Arson Detained by Court

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Somerville man charged with aggravated arson and attempted murder in connection with a fire at a home on Starview Drive in Hillsborough last month has been detained by the court following a pretrial detention hearing before Superior Court Judge Peter J. Tober.

Patrick M. Hammond, 34, a resident of Somerville, appeared with his counsel on Friday, Jan. 4 in regard to the ...

Somerset County Freeholder Board Swears in First Democrats Since 1982

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 District board of education member Sara Sooy, of Bernardsville, were sworn in to their first ...

Bristol-Myers Squibb Buying Celgene for $74B; Deal's Future Effect on Corporate Footprint of Summit's Second-Largest Employer Unknown

NEW YORK CITY, NJ - Celgene Corporation, the global biotechnology company based in Summit that discovers, develops and commercializes medicines for cancer and inflammatory disorders, is set to be acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb in a cash and stock deal valued at approximately $74 billion.

The transaction is subject to approval by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Celgene shareholders and the ...

Downtown Somerville Retailers and Restaurants Flourish During Holiday Rush

SOMERVILLE, NJ - There are any number of ancient and modern-day variations of "If you build it, they will come."

Whether it was a conversation between Christ and Noah about building the Ark, or a disembodied voice telling an Iowa farmer to build a baseball field in the middle of a cornfield in the 1989 classic "Field of Dreams," the simple adage applies to the fortunes of ...

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