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Senate Bill Would End State SPCA's Law Enforcement Authority

December 11, 2017

TRENTON, NJ -  A bill pending in the state Senate would strip the state Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) of its law enforcement powers.

The bill will be up for a vote on Thursday before the Senate’s Budget and Appropriations Committee.

The NJSPCA has been the target of criticism for years. The bill sponsored by Sen. Ray Lesniak calls for the creation of a ...

Patriots' Fans Trudge Through Snow to Donate Toys

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A steady stream of determined fans trudged through the snow outside TD Ballpark Saturday morning, carrying bags and boxes of donated toys inside to the Somerset Patriots gift shop where they were handed off to three US Marines in dress blue uniforms who were  collecting Toys for Tots.

The Marines were assisted by Santa, team mascot Sparkee and his namesake, manager ...

Microbrewery and Restaurant to Open in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County's first microbrewery will be the centerpiece of a restaurant, taproom, and entertainment emporium that will open in downtown Somerville at the former location of the Somerville Antiques Center, which had taken over the space of the former Woolworth's department store on Main Street.

Village Brewing Company will serve seasonal craft beers and progressive ...

'Santa's Elves' Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, joined by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, recruited hundreds of "elves" to help assemble 1,500 Christmas and holiday gift packages for shipment to US troops overseas during the Rotary's VI annual packing event at the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday.

"Operation Santa's Elves" received a big boost from shoppers at ACME ...

Somerset Patriots To Host Holiday Toy Drive

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle have announced that they will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Fans will be able to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ballpark throughout the day. The toys will be donated to Toys For Tots Central New ...

Hillsborough Rotary Hosts Operation Shoebox Packing Event for US Troops

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Thousands of United States military serving abroad often lack access to many of their favorite snacks and toiletries, an absence that is felt even more keenly during the holiday season.

To help ensure members of the military can enjoy this small reminder of home, the Rotary Club of Hillsborough is once again joining up with Operation Shoebox New Jersey to host the sixth ...

Third Suspect in Somerville Shooting Surrenders to Police

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The third suspect wanted in connection with a shooting on the south side of Somerville on Oct. 26 has surrendered to police, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Joseph N. Wright, 25, of Schindler Terrace, Bridgewater, has been charged with first degree attempted murder, second degree possession of a firearm, second degree unlawful possession of a ...

New Sand Volleyball Court is Eagle Scout's Project

FRENCHTOWN, NJ – Everyone will be able to enjoy the recently completed volleyball court at Alexandria Township Park that was an eagle Scout project for 17-year-old resident resident Rory Callahan.

Rory belongs to Alexandria Boy Scout Troop 112. The project was completed with the help of many volunteers and donors. The sand volleyball court meets national regulations for the ...

Suspect in Somerville Shooting Surrenders to Prosecutor

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A borough resident wanted by police in connection with an Oct. 26 shooting on the south side of Somerville has turned himself in to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. 

Alquan J. Harris, 20, of South Gaston Avenue, has been charged with first degree attempted murder, second degree possession of a firearm, and second degree unlawful possession of a firearm, ...

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops

MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day.

The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

It took only two hours to build the boxes, pack the bags, assemble the boxes, ...

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