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February 15, 2019

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A mother, father and their son, all borough residents, have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an Old Bridge man Jan. 9 at their home on Farm Lane. Ryan D. Keogh, 28, was arrested by investigators without incident Thursday morning at a home on Madison Avenue ...

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PEAPACK, NJ – The Arts Access Program at Matheny will be able to present a special arts event, showcasing and celebrating the remarkable visual, literary, and performing art created by artists with disabilities, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Full Circle ...

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BELLE MEAD, NJ - Erik Kent and Beth Voxland graduated before the World Wide Web became popular, but now run an online wedding planning resource for the Garden State. Creating a popular website was one of the last things on their minds when they met as sophomore communication majors, bonding over ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey pack care packages for US troops overseas and commemorate the service organization’s 14th anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 16. The packing will be at the Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave., Manville, with ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Immaculata High School of Somerville was honored recently by the NJ Network of Catholic School Families for the school's efforts in demonstrating how "Catholic Schools Care for God's Planet" during a program at the Statehouse. Seniors Tim Albano of Flemington and Deonna Powell of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police arrested a 31-year-old township man earlier this week after they say the suspect followed a girl home while walking her dog, and harassed her once she was inside the house. The girl, who had locked herself in the house, called 911 after she saw the suspect pacing in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution. The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy delivered on a major campaign promise Monday, signing legislation that will increase New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next few years. “For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to survive on wages that have not ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council announced that it will host “Jersey Jam 2019,” a jam-packed weekend of activities, exhibits, demonstrations, competitions and special events that’s expected to attract 5,000 Scouts, Explorers, Venturers and Sea Scouts from New Jersey ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Joining a bunch of other police departments in northern states gripped by record-breaking cold weather, Roxbury police today asked would-be criminals to just chill for a while. In a Facebook post, Roxbury’s finest took an approach similar to that taken by their brethren to the ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 63-year-old resident of Talmage Avenue faces multiple charges in connection with the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The suspect, James Metner is charged with second-degree sexual assault, third-degree ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jack Morris, president and CEO of Piscataway-based Edgewood Properties, developer of The Edge apartments on West Main Street here, is deferring rent payments at all of his New Jersey residential properties for those federal employees impacted by the federal government ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents. “This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - "Quakers - The Quiet Revolutionaries," a new documentary by Rocky Hill filmmaker Janet Gardner will have its New Jersey premiere in the spring 2019 New Jersey Film Festival at Rutgers University at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8. The screening will take place in Voorhees Hall, 71 ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has led to the arrest of a Bound Brook man who has been charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child for the distribution of child pornography and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year. The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Middlesex/Mercer) that will offer grants to nonprofits, including houses of worship, to increase security and keep families safe from violence, and threats of bias and ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – High school students can prove their brain power by competing in the 2019 Central New Jersey Regional Brain Bee.  Modeled after a traditional spelling bee, the Brain Bee is a live question-and-answer competition where students are quizzed about the human brain and central ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 29-year-old Old Bridge man is dead following a shooting incident at a home on Farm Lane in Bound Brook on Jan. 9, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bound Brook Chief of Police Vito Bet confirmed the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Somerville man charged with aggravated arson and attempted murder in connection with a fire at a home on Starview Drive in Hillsborough last month has been detained by the court following a pretrial detention hearing before Superior Court Judge Peter J. Tober. Patrick M.

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano has administered the oath of office to hundreds of law enforcement officers and politicians during his time in office, but there are some ceremonies that stand out more than others. Such was the case Thursday night, Jan. 3 at Branchburg ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 34-year-old Somerville man faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated arson after police say he intentionally set fire to a Hillsborough home where his former girlfriend lived. All eight occupants of the home, including a 4-year-old, escaped unharmed, according to ...

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NEW YORK CITY – Walter Fuhrman Palmer, the head electrician at the venerable New York Times newspaper more than 100 years ago, helped to create a legacy shared by tens of millions of people who have jammed Times Square on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the traditional countdown to the New ...

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NEWARK, NJ — State health officials say any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, Dec. 24 between noon and 4 p.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Brussels, Belgium, had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A donation of $2,000 raised at the Hillsborough UNICO Comedy Show at the Raritan Valley Country Club in November was presented to Operation Shoebox New Jersey recently. Nate Santaromita, UNICO president, accompanied by members Anthony Ferrara and Mariann Cialdella, made the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The air and sea search for a Bridgewater father and his 18-year-old son missing since their small plane crashed off Jacksonville, Fla. on Thursday has been called off by the US Coast Guard. Peter Renzulli, 51, and his son, Daniel, were returning to Princeton Airport after a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - On April 29, as Reanna Nelson played in a Hillsborough Soccer Club game, her grandfather, Romano Borgobello, was stricken while watching from the sidelines. When he became unresponsive, Hillsborough residents Kris Cauda and Alex Wnorowski both registered nurses, along with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Everyone but the brewmeister was working Tuesday at Village Brewing Company. Just two months away from drawing the first mug of "Somerville Red" and other craft beers brewed on the premises, the owners of what will be the largest micro-brewery in Somerset County were busy ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy  joined families that have received grants from the state's Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund, which provides financial assistance to families whose children have an illness or condition with costs otherwise uncovered by insurance or other ...

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