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Donation Helps Launch Hillsborough Rescue Task Force

August 13, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough has donated $3,000 to the Hillsborough Fire Marshal office for the purchase of equipment to be used by the recently-formed Rescue Task Force that would be deployed in the event of an active shooter incident or or civil unrest.

The RTF is similar to other such units that were formed in California, Florida, Connecticut and other states in the ...

Kidnapping: Somerville Man, Two Sons, Fourth Suspect Charged

SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting  a 21-year-old Somerville resident.

Arrested and charged with first-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport Street; David Andres Villegas, 42, of Davenport Street; Troy Warren, 28, of Clinton Avenue, ...

Student Climbs Out of Dunk Tank for Chess Match with His Mentor

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - It was an unusual start to a chess match, a game of cat-and-mouse that unfolded away from the board - a 30-minute pursuit of the challenger by his mentor who had taught him the game as a youngster in elementary school more than 20 years ago.

Today, they are colleagues, both members of the Borough Council.

Dennis Sullivan, the mentor, is a retired Somerville teacher ...

Driver, 17, Charged in Death of Passenger, 14, Following High-Speed Chase

WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy was killed and a 17-year old boy is charged with vehicular homicide following a high-speed chase involving a car stolen in Warren.

Both juveniles are from Newark.

The 17-year old has been charged with 2nd degree Death by Auto, 2nd degree Eluding, 2nd degree Knowingly leaving the scene of a motor ...

Stickley-Audi Furniture Store Grand Opening Affirms Downtown Resurgence

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Grand Openings on Main Street have been the norm the past several years as the borough’s resurgence as "Somerset County’s Downtown" continues to unfold.

Complete with colored ribbon, oversized shears, grinning politicians and proud retailers, the wave of Grand Openings commemorate the new businesses, specialty stores, boutiques and restaurants that ...

Duke Farms Annual Peach Celebration

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms hosts its annual Peach Celebration at the Duke Farms Market Sunday, Aug. 5.

The market is located in the parking lot at the Visitor's Center off Duke Parkway West from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
Local grower Alstede Farms will be stocked with a variety of fresh local peaches along with other peach-inspired products like pie, salsa, and syrup.

Other vendors ...

Somerset County 4H Earns Guinness Book of World Records Honor

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It’s now official; Somerset County 4-H is the world’s record holder for stitching together the longest textile braid, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records and has the official certificate to prove it.

But this was no easy feat.

Long before the large fabric ball was unrolled and measured at 5,217 feet - just 63 feet short of one mile, and nearly ...

Hillsborough Man Faces Federal Charges for Ponzi Scheme

NEWARK, NJ – Daniel Rivera, a Hillsborough resident and a former registered investment advisor, was arrested Wednesday on charges stemming from an investment fraud targeting elderly investors, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

The 48-year-old suspect was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 31 on three counts of wire fraud. He was scheduled to appear Wednesday before U.S.

Suspected Drug Dealer Busted Pedaling Bicycle

MANVILLE, NJ - A suspected drug dealer was busted by police riding his bicycle.

Arthur N. Green, 60, of North Weiss Street was arrested July 26 after a three-week investigation into the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine by the suspect, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics ...

Monarch Butterflies Are Life-Long Mission

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Kathleen Palmer has been passionate about butterflies since 4th grade. At her home here in northern Somerset County, she has taken her interest in the insects up many notches since childhood.

Today, a section of her property is registered as a Monarch Waystation (Reg. #1111) with Monarch Watch, a non-profit environmental conservation, education and research program, ...

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