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Somerset: Pierce Street Bagel Cafe Deli & Grill Celebrate Grand Opening

April 23, 2017

 

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - There is a new cafe in town, and it has already made its mark with a two part day long celebration. 

Saturday morning patrons of Pierce Street Bagel Cafe Deli & Grill were treated to tasty deli samples, giveaways and the opportunity to meet the mayor during the ribbon cutting ceremony. During the afternoon cocktails and appetizers were ...

Franklin Township: Assemblyman Joe Danielsen to Host Job Fair and Career Workshop

SOMERSET, NJ - Assemblyman Joe Danielsen is partnering with the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Imperia for a career fair this Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

“The workforce in New Jersey is highly knowledgeable and well-qualified, and I’m happy to provide a forum for job seekers to interact directly with employers that have positions ...

SCBP Sponsors Conference on Environment and Labor

BRANCHBURG, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership is co-sponsoring an April 21 conference, "Beyond Reconciliation: The Potential for Common Ground on the Environment and Labor” at Raritan Valley Community College at 9 a.m. in the RVCC Conference Center at 118 Lamington Road.

The program is open to the public and part of RVCC’s commemoration of Earth ...

Patriots Open Road Trip with Loss

April 29, 2017

YORK, PA - The Somerset Patriots (6-2) were defeated by the York Revolution (3-4) Friday night at People’sBank Park in the first of a three-game series.

The Patriots got the scoring started in the top of the first inning on an RBI single from Bryan LaHair. York responded immediately in the bottom half of the frame with five runs, all coming with two outs. Jared Mitchell’s two-run ...

Franklin Township: Warriors Defeat Rutgers Prep Behind High Powered Offense

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Franklin Warriors defeated Rutgers Prep. 11-8 thanks to another fast start.

For the second game in a row, the Warriors jumped out to an early 4-0 lead to keep the momentum going. 

"We continue to have good at-bats and lately early in the game, we put up a crooked number and we did it again today," Head Coach Nicholas Zucchero said. "We ...

Somerset Patriots Drop First Game Of The Season

BRIDGEWATER, NJ-   The Long Island Ducks (3-4) defeated the Somerset Patriots (6-1) 10-6 on Thursday evening at TD Bank Ballpark to hand Somerset their first loss of the 2017 season.

The Ducks took an early lead with runs in the first two innings on a sacrifice fly by Nolan Reimold and an RBI single by Elmer Reyes.

The Patriots answered with three runs in the bottom of the second ...

Somerset County Freeholders Object to Gas Compressor Station 206

April 25, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has authorized the county attorney to file the necessary paperwork to allow the board to intervene in a Federal Regulatory Commission application filed by Williams/Transco on Tuesday night.

Williams/Transco filed their formal application on March 27 for the North East Supply Enhancement (NESE) project, and once ...

Franklin Township: Middlesex County Freeholders Decide to Intervene on Williams/Transo Gas Compressor Station

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In response to calls from concerned citizens and environmental activists, the Middlesex County Freeholders recently announced they will file a motion to intervene on the controversial gas compressor station 206, which is proposed to be constructed in Franklin Township. 

"I have instructed the county counsel to proceed with the appropriate intervenor ...

Franklin Township: Assemblyman Joe Danielsen Job Fair Draws Hundreds

SOMERSET, NJ - Over 70 employers and 350-plus job seekers gathered at The Imperia for Assemblyman Joe Danielsen's and the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce's third annual job fair.

This year's job fair was the biggest to date, and Danielsen attributes that to the outreach efforts set forth by him and his team.

"We changed our strategy, we put much more time and ...

South Brunswick: Dump Truck Takes Out Stouts Lane And Route 522 Traffic Signal

April 26, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Commuters awoke to a bit of a traffic mess on Route 522 Wednesday morning after a dump truck crashed into the traffic signal at the Stouts Lane intersection, causing the road to be closed in both directions.

According to police, around 6 a.m. Wednesday, the driver of a dump truck heading west on Route 522 to the Trap Rock quarry in Franklin Township, fell asleep and ...

Troopers from Somerville Barracks Deliver Baby Alongside Route 287 in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Troopers Luis Valle and Tony Lee of the Somerville "B" State Police Barracks helped to deliver a baby early Tuesday morning along Route 287 in the midst of rush hour.

Valle had just pulled on to Route 287 to start his Tuesday shift when a motorist trying to beat backed-up rush hour traffic veered off on to the shoulder to bypass the stuck motorists. Valle ...

New Brunswick: Cops Searching for Suspect in Assault Near Easton Avenue

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A man received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries early this morning after being assaulted by an individual with a “sharp object,” according to a crime alert from the Rutgers University Police Department.

The incident occurred around 2:04 a.m. April 23 on an unidentified street connected to Easton Avenue, according to police.

After the attack, ...

Franklin Township: Danielsen to Host Veterans Claims Clinic

April 27, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ– Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen announced today, that he will partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs to host a veterans claims clinic.

“Too many men and women who were willing to put their lives on the line in defense of the United States of America essentially forfeit benefits that they earned and deserve simply because they’re unaware of ...

Edison: Thief Steals Good Samaritan’s Laptop While He Rescues Unconscious Woman From Train Tracks

April 28, 2017

EDISON, NJ –  The old saying “no good deed goes unpunished” proved true for a Piscataway man Friday morning when, after rushing in to save a woman who fainted and fell on the train tracks, he came back to find that someone stole his backpack, containing his computer.

“This theft, perpetrated in the midst of such a selfless good deed, is nothing less than appalling ...

What’s Going On In Franklin Township This Weekend?

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Do you like to dance to oldies? How about rubbing elbows with some of your favorite athletes or helping to feed your neighbors in need? Well, you can do all of those things and more right here in town.

Check out TAPinto Franklin Township’s roundup of some of the best things to do close to home. 

Friday, April 28

Franklin Middle School Auditorium

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16 Events Going On In New Brunswick This Week

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — While the semester might be winding down, the Hub City is heating up.

Check out TAPinto New Brunswick’s weekly roundup of some of the best tickets in the city.

Tuesday, April 25

Rutgers plans to honor all students who died this year from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Winants Hall. Attendees will receive light refreshments.

Vote or die. New Brunswick ...

Edison: Thief Steals Good Samaritan’s Laptop While He Rescues Unconscious Woman From Train Tracks

April 28, 2017

EDISON, NJ –  The old saying “no good deed goes unpunished” proved true for a Piscataway man Friday morning when, after rushing in to save a woman who fainted and fell on the train tracks, he came back to find that someone stole his backpack, containing his computer.

“This theft, perpetrated in the midst of such a selfless good deed, is nothing less than appalling ...

After ICE Raids, New Brunswick Activist Urges Undocumented Immigrants to Prepare

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Teresa Vivar has a simple warning for undocumented immigrants: Know your rights.

Tensions in New Brunswick’s immigrant community have risen after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested six people with alleged gang ties last week on civil immigration charges. The raids began early Thursday, sweeping up people on their way to work and causing ...

Raritan Township Employee Quits After Car Dealer Kalafer Complains

RARITAN TWP., NJ – The township’s Zoning and Property Maintenance inspector quit his job after Flemington Car & Truck Country’s founder and Chairman Steve Kalafer complained that the inspector threatened his automobile dealership chain with fines for alleged zoning violations.

Michael Pessolano wrote that the company could be fined for the allegations, which include ...

Somerset Sheriff's Office Collects Outdated, Unwanted, Unused Drugs

April 27, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Sheriff's officers will collect outdated, unwanted and unused medicines - no questions asked - in front of the Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove St., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 29.

The annual Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a national event, with over 5.000 sites set ...

Somerset County: Suspect Charged with Operating Illegal Dentist Practice

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Taxes for Average Somerset County Homeower Increase $5

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has adopted a $229M county budget for 2017 that preserves needed services to the county’s more than 333,000 citizens with minimal tax impact.

“We recognize that we have an obligation to taxpayers to operate efficiently and effectively, so we’ve continued to streamline our operations to provide essential ...

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Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter

April 26, 2017

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Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter - 04/19/2017-04/25/2017

 

04/19/2017

Burglary/Theft:  A Camner Avenue resident reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown suspect burglarized a 2005 Honda Odyssey and stole a Leather Wallet ($20) containing $65 in US Currency, a check book and several identification ...

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Piscataway's 26th Annual Street Fair Vendors ...

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Edison: Thief Steals Good Samaritan’s Laptop While He Rescues Unconscious Woman From Train Tracks

April 28, 2017

EDISON, NJ –  The old saying “no good deed goes unpunished” proved true for a Piscataway man Friday morning when, after rushing in to save a woman who fainted and fell on the train tracks, he came back to find that someone stole his backpack, containing his computer.

“This theft, perpetrated in the midst of such a selfless good deed, is nothing less than appalling ...

After ICE Raids, New Brunswick Activist Urges Undocumented Immigrants to Prepare

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Teresa Vivar has a simple warning for undocumented immigrants: Know your rights.

Tensions in New Brunswick’s immigrant community have risen after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested six people with alleged gang ties last week on civil immigration charges. The raids began early Thursday, sweeping up people on their way to work and causing ...

Raritan Township Employee Quits After Car Dealer Kalafer Complains

RARITAN TWP., NJ – The township’s Zoning and Property Maintenance inspector quit his job after Flemington Car & Truck Country’s founder and Chairman Steve Kalafer complained that the inspector threatened his automobile dealership chain with fines for alleged zoning violations.

Michael Pessolano wrote that the company could be fined for the allegations, which include ...

Edison: Thief Steals Good Samaritan’s Laptop While He Rescues Unconscious Woman From Train Tracks

April 28, 2017

EDISON, NJ –  The old saying “no good deed goes unpunished” proved true for a Piscataway man Friday morning when, after rushing in to save a woman who fainted and fell on the train tracks, he came back to find that someone stole his backpack, containing his computer.

“This theft, perpetrated in the midst of such a selfless good deed, is nothing less than appalling ...

After ICE Raids, New Brunswick Activist Urges Undocumented Immigrants to Prepare

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Teresa Vivar has a simple warning for undocumented immigrants: Know your rights.

Tensions in New Brunswick’s immigrant community have risen after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested six people with alleged gang ties last week on civil immigration charges. The raids began early Thursday, sweeping up people on their way to work and causing ...

Raritan Township Employee Quits After Car Dealer Kalafer Complains

RARITAN TWP., NJ – The township’s Zoning and Property Maintenance inspector quit his job after Flemington Car & Truck Country’s founder and Chairman Steve Kalafer complained that the inspector threatened his automobile dealership chain with fines for alleged zoning violations.

Michael Pessolano wrote that the company could be fined for the allegations, which include ...

Somerset Sheriff's Office Collects Outdated, Unwanted, Unused Drugs

April 27, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Sheriff's officers will collect outdated, unwanted and unused medicines - no questions asked - in front of the Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove St., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 29.

The annual Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a national event, with over 5.000 sites set ...

Somerset County: Suspect Charged with Operating Illegal Dentist Practice

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Taxes for Average Somerset County Homeower Increase $5

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has adopted a $229M county budget for 2017 that preserves needed services to the county’s more than 333,000 citizens with minimal tax impact.

“We recognize that we have an obligation to taxpayers to operate efficiently and effectively, so we’ve continued to streamline our operations to provide essential ...

Somerset Sheriff's Office Collects Outdated, Unwanted, Unused Drugs

April 27, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Sheriff's officers will collect outdated, unwanted and unused medicines - no questions asked - in front of the Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove St., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 29.

The annual Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a national event, with over 5.000 sites set ...

Somerset County: Suspect Charged with Operating Illegal Dentist Practice

                                                                  &nb ...

Edison: Thief Steals Good Samaritan’s Laptop While He Rescues Unconscious Woman From Train Tracks

April 28, 2017

EDISON, NJ –  The old saying “no good deed goes unpunished” proved true for a Piscataway man Friday morning when, after rushing in to save a woman who fainted and fell on the train tracks, he came back to find that someone stole his backpack, containing his computer.

“This theft, perpetrated in the midst of such a selfless good deed, is nothing less than appalling ...