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Main Street Somerville Continues Transformation

August 19, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The downtown retail and restaurant district along West Main Street here continues to undergo a transformation as new businesses open, existing businesses change addresses and old, tired buildings undergo renovation and restoration.

Workers continue to gut the interior of 15 West Main St., a century-old brick building, renovating the ground floor retail space and ...

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

NJ Lottery Commission Tells Ticket Holder 'You Won, But Didn't'

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield resident Robert Chalet thought he had a “winning hand” in a New Jersey Lottery High Card Poker scratch-off ticket that he bought in Nutley.

But when he went to redeem the ticket, he was told that he had not won.

Chalet says his ticket is a $150,000 winner. But the state Lottery Commission says at least for now, it is not.

Chalet bought the $5 ...

Motorcyclist Killed in Old York Road Crash

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 62-year-old motorcyclist was killed Saturday in a crash on Old York Road after being struck by a vehicle that crossed the center line, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police.

Michael L. Hribik of Bridgewater was pronounced dead after being transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital via State Police Northstar following the crash at around 2:29 ...

Del Val Kid Wins Big in Vegas

KINGWOOD, NJ - New Delaware Valley High School grad Justin Fiaschetti won big in Las Vegas – his African-style vase won Best in Show in the High School Division at the American Association of Woodturners' competition held in late July at AWFSFair at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The vase had won first place in the competition's Open Category, and an ornate bowl made by ...

It's A Girl! Widow of Fallen Somerville Police Officer Gives Birth

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Victoria Tarentino, the widow of Summit police officer Matthew Tarentino, has given birth to a baby girl.

Anastasia Catherine was born to the Somerville couple at Overlook Medical Center Thursday, according to the Summit Police Department.

Detective Tarentino was killed in a three-car accident on Route 78 in the early morning hours of May 30. Tarentino, the ...

Hillsborough Rotary Fair Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Fireworks Spectacular

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Another record-breaking crowd of more 15,000 is expected to visit the weeklong Rotary Club of Hillsborough’s annual Fair, scheduled for Aug.15 – 20, at the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Rt. 206.

Now in its tenth year under Rotary leadership, the Fair will again offer attendees a dizzying array of thrill rides, games, food, vendor displays and a special fireworks ...

Rutgers Ranked Best 4-Year College in New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University- New Brunswick has been ranked the No.1 college in New Jersey by a national online education service.

The rankings released Monday by schools.com are based on an analysis of 13 different criteria.

Thirty-three 4-year schools in New Jersey were each scored on a 100-point scale using the most recent data available from government sources and based ...

Farmer's Death Likely Accidental, Prosecutor Says

LEBANON TWP., NJ – Officials are investigating the death of a man who died earlier today in an apparent accident.

The investigation is being conducted by the office of Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III and Lebanon Township police, according to a joint statement released this afternoon by Kearns and Lebanon Township Police Chief Jack Gale.

Kearns identified the victim ...

Kalafer to Meet with Somerset County Business Leaders

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Steve Kalafer will be speaking with state political and business leaders tomorrow at a luncheon here.

The event is sponsored by the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee.

Kalafer is the founding Chairman of Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands and is Chairman of Somerset Patriots Baseball Club.

The luncheon will take place at Verve ...

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