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Teacher's Aide Charged with Sexual Assault Against Student

October 5, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 35-year-old teacher's aide at A Montgomery Township school faces multiple charges in the alleged sexual assault of a 17-year-old student, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Daniel E. Fowler of Princeton Pike, Lawrence Township, has been charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree criminal sexual contact, ...

Missing 17-Year-Old Girl Found Safe

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP (SOMERSET COUNTY), NJ - A 17-year-old girl that police here reported missing has been found and is safe, police said.

The girl had disappeared after leaving her home and had last contacted her guardian on Sept. 3, police reported at the time.

Briana Rice has friends in the New Brunswick and Asbury Park areas, according to officials, prompting an especially diligent effort ...

Arrest Made in Trump Golf Course Vandalism

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A resident of Hawaii has been charged with criminal mischief in connection with the vandalism of nine putting greens at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster where President Trump has spent considerable time since taking office in January.

Clifford Tillotson, age 61, of Aumoana Place, Kaneohe, Hawaii, has also been charged with defacing greens at three other Trump ...

Somerville 5K Challenge Features Obstacle Course along Peters Brook Greenway

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Anthony Monetti says that if you do this right, you’ll get dirty and sweaty, probably acquire a few cuts, scratches and bruises along the way, but in the end, you’ll be smiling.

The Bodhi by Anthony gym at 198 W. Main St., owned and operated by Monetti and his wife Karen, is sponsor of the first-ever Somerville Challenge 5K on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The ...

Police Seek Help in Finding Missing 17-Year-Old Girl

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP (Somerset County), NJ - Hunterdon officials have joined the voices of those seeking the public's help in locating a missing 17-year-old girl.

Franklin Township police are trying to find Briana Rice, 17, of Franklin Township. 

According to police, she left her home wearing a black t-shirt, gray sweatpants, and gray New Balance sneakers. Rice is described as a ...

Photos: Raritan Hosts Annual Basilone Parade

RARITAN (Somerset County), NJ - the borough held its 36th annual John Basilone Memorial Parade down Somerset Street yesterday, featuring grand marshall Herb Patullo; Marines and other veterans; members of Basilone's family; first responders; scouts and many more.

The parade concluded with a ceremony that featured the laying of wreaths at the John Basilone statue, followed by ...

UNICO Hillsborough Hosts Italian Heritage Festival

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Some of the best Italian kitchens in Hillsborough will provide the food for the Oct. 1 UNICO Italian Heritage Festival.

Beginning at 1:30 p.m., the ethnic festival will be held at Mary Mother of God Event Center, 157 Triangle Rd.

Entertainment includes live music and a Magic and Comedy Show by Gemini, who has performed at the Borgota Casino in Atlantic City.

The ...

Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

NEWARK, NJ – Hillsborough resident Eric S. Komar, a music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide, was arrested at his home yesterday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

Komar, 46, was arrested by special ...

Stop & Shop Closing in Raritan Mall

RARITAN (SOMERSET COUNTY) NJ -  Stop & Shop supermarket on Orlando Drive here will be officially closing its doors by the end of November, according to a spokeswoman with the company.

"After a thorough review of the operating performance of our stores, we made a business decision not to renew our lease at our Raritan store location," said Cindy Carrasquilla, manager of ...

Davell Crawford Trio Closes out Somerville Jazz and Arts Festival

SOMERVILLE, NJ - He’s been dubbed the “Piano Prince of New Orleans,” but for a few hours late yesterday afternoon, Davell Crawford presided as the “King of the Central New Jersey Jazz Festival,” entertaining thousands of jazz aficionados gathered on East Main Street and the lawn of the historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Crawford, accompanied by drums and bass, ...

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