News from Nearby

September 19, 2018

LIBERTY TWP., N.J. — A horse that was found wandering in the township on Sept. 8 has been reunited with his owner. The black gelding had no halter on and nothing to help identify him. He was taken in by Keith Klinger, who found him on Danville Mountain Road at about 11:30 that night. Facebook ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s effort to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Rutgers University fundraising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said. The donations were 6.8 ...

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LIBERTY TWP., N.J. — The owner of a horse that was found wandering in the township on Sept. 8 has yet to come forward. The black gelding appears to be in good health but had no halter on and nothing to help identify him. He was taken in by Keith Klinger, who found him on Danville Mountain Road ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than $30,000 in narcotics were confiscated and two suspects arrested for possession and distribution of drugs from their residence on Bartine Street after a two-month investigation, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. A loaded automatic Glock ...

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TRENTON, N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students. Such a lawsuit drives directly ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -Two Hillsborough members are among a group of five chosen as the 2018 Outstanding 4-H'ers of Somerset County. Hillsborough residents Alex Norz and Jason Smith, along with Evan Brochinsky, Kinga Niewiadomski and Kara Johnson were honored at a recent reception. This is one of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beth Anne Macdonald, hired in 2012 to oversee the redevelopment of the borough’s burgeoning Main Street retail and restaurant district, has resigned as executive director of the Downtown Somerville Alliance. She begins work Sept. 4 as the Economic Development Director of Roselle ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Samantha Santos, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at the borough’s Middle School has a vision and plan to encourage her classmates and other teens to follow a path of exercise and healthy choices. Confident and self-assured, Samantha came to a Borough Council meeting last month to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The intended victim of a sexual assault in Washington Valley Park was able to fend off her attacker who was later captured by police, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Elvin Martinez, 18, of Plainfield, is charged with third-degree criminal sexual ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – The Manville Police Benevolent Association is adding $2,000 in reward money, with Crime Stoppers of Somerset County increasing its reward from $750 to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for a binge of tire slashings in the borough that have ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Manville resident has been indicted on an attempted murder charge and faces other charges in connection with a sword attack on June 13. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson announced the return of a grand jury indictment charging Jared Razzano,  35, of North 9th ...

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RARITAN (SOMERSET COUNTY), NJ - Four Hillsborough teens have been arrested on drug charges after one of the people in a vehicle on First Avenue said he was involved in an accident that didn't happen, according to Raritan Borough police. After an investigation, Randy Potts, 18, was arrested and ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ. - Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office detectives and township police officers recovered a stolen commercial grade trailer generator valued at $141,000 and arrested a township man with fresh paint on his hands for receiving stolen property, according to Somerset County ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Works on Paper” from Thursday, Aug. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division St. A “Meet the Artists” event is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. An Artist talk is scheduled for Aug. 31 with ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A late summer lightning storm forced the Hillsborough Rotary Fair to close down two hours early Friday night, but not before a thundering fireworks display lit up the sky. Thousands of people streamed out of the fairgrounds at the conclusion of the fireworks just as the rain ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge Motorcycle Committee will sponsor its III annual "Poker Run for Ben" on Sunday, Aug. 19, with registration beginning at 10 a.m. The Somerville Elks Lodge is located at 375 Union Ave. in Bridgewater. Ben Falcone, a 6-year-old boy from Martinsville, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - One suspect has been arrested, and a second suspect is being sought for an attempted home invasion on Mersher Court at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Jhamir Hoagland, 18, of Taylor Drive, Franklin Township is charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, ...

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HILLSBORUGH, NJ - The 2018 Hillsborough Rotary Fair opens for its third day Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. The Fair is the premier fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, and enables the Club to make financial contributions to a wide variety of community organizations and causes throughout ...

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WARREN, NJ – Township police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office need the public's help in identifying a bank robbery suspect who escaped from the TD Bank on Mountain Boulevard with an undisclosed amount of cash. The robbery occurred at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, according to Somerset ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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) ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world. Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a ...

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