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Route 78 Drug Bust Leads to 10-Year Prison Sentence

June 26, 2017

TRENTON – A drug seizure on Route 78 last August has led to a 10-year prison sentence for a California man, New Jersey’s Attorney General announced today.

The seizure by State Police in Warren County included more than 140 pounds of heroin and 22 pounds of cocaine from a tractor-trailer driven by Henry A. Cruz Ventura, 40, of Los Angeles, according to the press release from ...

Bedminster Local is State Finalist in the National American Miss New Jersey Princess Pageant

BEDMINSTER, NJ - Ivanka Panasik, who is six years old, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss New Jersey Princess Pageant to be held August 11 to 12 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. The pageant is held for girls ages four through 18 in five different age divisions.

The newly crowned Miss New Jersey Princess will receive a $1,000 cash award, the ...

Free Pairs of NY Mets Tickets at Bridgewater Community Blood Drive

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) is asking local residents to donate blood at Bridgewater Commons Mall, 400 Commons Way here, July 3 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. The day-long drive will be held on a bus mobile parked by McCormick & Schmick's.

It will be a fun day with refreshments and each donor will receive a voucher for a pair ...

Ciattarelli: US Should Pay for Trump Visits to Somerset Golf Club

BEDMINSTER, NJ – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16th) has signed on as a primary sponsor of a resolution seeking reimbursements for President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to New Jersey and his estate and golf club in Bedminster.

Ciattarelli's resolution urges the federal government to compensate municipalities, counties and the state for police overtime and ...

Mourners Visit Somerville Church to Pay Respects to Summit Police Officer Tarentino

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Thousands of mourners – his widow and the family who loved him, friends and neighbors, those he worked with and those he worked for, people he worshipped alongside, and total strangers touched by his tragic loss – lined up outside Immaculate Conception Church yesterday to pay their respects to Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, 29, a Somerville resident, Summit police ...

Thousands of Mourners Expected for Police Officer’s Funeral

SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 1,000 police officers and thousands of mourners are expected to crowd Immaculate Conception RC Church on Sunday and Monday to pay respects to 29-year-old Somerville resident Matthew Tarentino, a Summit police officer who was killed in a 3-car accident on Route 78 Tuesday.

Viewing hours will be at the church Sunday, June 4, 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral Mass will be ...

Summit Cop, a Resident of Somerville, Killed in Route 78 Crash

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Matthew Tarentino, a Summit police officer driving from his home in Somerville to a school assembly, was one of two people killed early Tuesday morning in a three-car wreck on Route 78.

Tarentino, 29, a longtime resident of the borough, is survived by his wife and two sons, ages 2 and 4; his wife is expecting a third child shortly, according to Msgr. Seamus Brennan, ...

Somerset Patriots Hire Skyler Pearsall As Kid CEO

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Spearhead Staffing have hired Skyler Pearsall of Metuchen as this year’s Kid CEO.

“I’m really excited. I’ve been trying for three years now so I’m happy to finally get to do it,” said Pearsall, who was a runner-up the previous two seasons in very close contests. “I love the Patriots and I’ve always been ...

New Jersey's Top Baby Names Revealed

NEW JERSEY – The Social Security Administration has released its list of New Jersey’s most popular baby names in 2016. Liam was the most popular among the boys, while Mia had the top spot among the girls in the ...

Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters Annual Spring Show

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters will be holding its annual Spring Train show at the Ted Blum 4-H Center at 310 Milltown Road here on June 3 and June 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m both days. The first 20 children each day through the doors will receive a prize.

A boutique of vendors and crafters has been added to the annual Spring show for the first time. Bring your camera, as ...

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