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Whitehouse Wind Symphony Presents Free Concert

April 18, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present a free concert on Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 158 West High St.

The concert will feature a wide range of selections from wind band literature both new and old, such as the overture to “Die Frau Meisterin” by Franz von ...

High School Students Design Commemorative Coin

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Three proud Somerville High School seniors have something tangible to show for their participation in a competitive project in Linda Conklin’s communications design class.

Emily Hickson, Gillian Belkin and Junior Ramirez combined their artistic talents to design a limited edition commemorative Challenge Coin that combines a variety of elements reflective of ...

Students Charged With 'Terroristic Threats' Against High School

ROXBURY, NJ - Two Roxbury High School students were arrested Tuesday on multiple criminal charges after being taken into custody for a social media post in which they "implied acts of violence against the high school," police said.

Authorities were first alerted to the threats at about 1:43 p.m., said police, who said they "immediately launched a full investigation." They ...

'Eggs-actly' What They Need: Easter Bunny Delivers Socks for US Troops

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Easter Bunny emptied the jelly beans, chocolate and decorated eggs from his basket yesterday and replaced the traditional contents with pairs of socks destined for US military personnel overseas.

The Easter Bunny – aka Felix Ciattarelli – traveled from Raritan to Somerville Friday afternoon down Main Street, carrots in one hand, holding on to the cab of a ...

Hillary Clinton Talks Politics and Women at Rutgers

 

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Hillary Rodham Clinton said she believes the United States is moving toward a breakthrough in which women and underrepresented groups will become more active in politics for the benefit of their communities.

But that will happen only if they summon the courage to run for office and go to the polls, she said, during an appearance at Rutgers University Thursday for ...

Lawmakers Target Utilities for Charging Fees to Dead Customers

TRENTON, NJ – The state Assembly has voted 76-0 with three abstentions to prohibit telephone, cable and utility companies from charging dead customers early termination fees.

The measure specifically pertains to providers of: cable television and satellite service; cell phones; electric generation; heating oil, natural gas and propane; Internet access; and telecommunications ...

State Legislators Pass Package of Gun Control Measures

TRENTON, NJ -– The Extreme Risk Protective Order Act of 2018 - which authorizes new protective orders against those who pose a significant danger by either possessing or purchasing a firearm -  was one of several gun control measures passed by state legislators yesterday.

The Assembly bill was approved by a vote of 59-13 with five abstentions.

The flurry of votes came less than ...

Protestors Proclaim 'Enough is Enough' in Somerville

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - More than 1,000 protestors gathered yesterday afternoon and evening at either end of Main Street to demonstrate against gun violence and to demand heightened safety measures  in the nation’s schools.

The demonstrations were an outgrowth of the Valentine’s Day shooting last month at a high school in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17 students and ...

Freeholders Endorse Armed Security in all Somerset County Schools

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the Parkland, Fla. school shooting last month in which 17 students and staff were killed, Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione and Freeholder Mark Caliguire Thursday announced that the freeholder board will fund a second armed school resource officer at the county Vocational & Technical High School in Bridgewater, and urged every school ...

School Bus Driver Charged with Sex Assaults Against Students

MONTGOMERY, NJ – An 84-year-old township resident has been arrested and charged with sexual assault against an 8- and 12-year-old and as many as seven other children while a bus driver going back to the 1960s, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Edward Atoeff of Cherry Valley Road was the owner and operator of Jastyke Transportation at the time of the alleged ...

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