Protesters at Rep. Lance's Office Seek Gun Control

February 22, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Protesters gathered outside of Rep. Leonard Lance’s Westfield office Wednesday to rally for gun law reform and to hold a vigil after the recent Parkland, Florida, school shooting.

The Westfield Activist group Westfield 20/20 organizes weekly protests outside of Congressman Lance’s office but, to many, this protest felt different. Attendees included ...

Whole Foods to Open Doors Next Month

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Whole Foods Market Bridgewater, the first Somerset County location for the retailer, will officially open its doors on Chimney Rock Road March 21.

According to a release from the company, the 49,000-square-foot store will open at 9 a.m., and there will be prize giveaways, special sales and product demonstrations and samples.

"We can't wait to serve Bridgewater and ...

'Big Little Railroad Shop' Runs Out of Steam; Store Closing

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Big Little Railroad Shop, an iconic retail store for 27 years and a fixture on Main Street most of those years has run out of steam.

The hobby shop for serious model railroaders, which first opened in 1991, is selling out its inventory at reduced prices, and will close its doors at 63 W. Main St. for the final time on Sunday, Feb. 25.

Owner Jen Lush and her ...

Somerset Patriots Sign Frontier League All-Star RHP Randy McCurry

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of right-handed relief pitcher Randy McCurry for the 2018 season.

“I’m excited to play in the Atlantic League this year,” said McCurry. “It’ll be a transition for me but I am ready to face some really good competition and help the team win.”

McCurry enters his first season with the ...

Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association Awards Year-End Honors

SERGEANTSVILLE, N.J. — The Delaware Valley Horsemen’s Association celebrated held its annual awards banquet recently. The night was dedicated to Susan Varano-Sierp, a longtime member and volunteer who died in Apri last year.

DVHA president Sue Haydu choked back the tears as she remembered Varano-Sierp, who had battled cancer twice. A memorial award was created in the ...

Students Send Love to Troops Overseas

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hamilton Primary School held its annual Valentine's for Vets program, with hundreds of students sitting down to to create personalized Valentine's Day cards which will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world by Operation Shoebox New Jersey.

The non-profit, volunteer organization will host a packing event at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on ...

Hillsborough Man Charged with Manufacture of Child Pornography

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A 38-year-old Hillsborough man faces multiple charges including the manufacture of child pornography after police traced his activities on the Internet, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The investigation revealed that the suspect was using multiple social media accounts to engage in sexually explicit conversations and to secure sexually ...

Grief Counseling at Schools Follows 16-Year-Old's Death

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District is offering grief counseling for students and others following the death Saturday of 16-year-old student Francine Wang.

Wang, a high school junior, was found dead late Saturday night in Chimney Rock Park after she was reported missing around 2 a.m. that day.

Township police say their the investigation has not yielded ...

Steve Kalafer Receives Somerset County Award

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and team Chairman Steve Kalafer have received the Somerset County 4-H K9 Dano Award.

The K9 Dano Award is given annually to Somerset County businesses or residents that have gone above and beyond in their treatment of animals. 

“We are truly honored to receive the K9 Dano Award,” said Kalafer. “The Somerset Patriots take pride ...

State SPCA May Be Stripped of Law Enforcement Power

TRENTON, NJ - A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) was approved by both the State Senate and Assembly on Monday.

Bill S3558, sponsored by Sen. Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, calls for the creation of a county prosecutor animal cruelty task force in each county, and for a municipal humane law ...

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