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Wrestling: Warriors Fall to Piscataway Chiefs on Senior Night

January 23, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway High School varsity wrestling team honored its seniors prior the Chiefs’ 54-15 victory over Franklin in the Susan B. Anthony Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

The seniors include 120-pounders Raheem Rucker and Jay Nash, 160-pounder Joe Hatcher, 170-pounder Gabe Rodrigues, 195-pounder Nick Recine, 220-pounders, Daniel Lopez, Andre Felton, and Rasheed Warren, and ...

Dinner & Reception Honors Immaculata Hall of Fame Inductees

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ -  Immaculata High School will welcome its sixth Hall of Fame class during an induction ceremony on March 21 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ with a gala reception highlighted by a video presentation, remarks by the inductees or their representatives, and a commemorative booklet honoring the Hall of Famers with tributes and ads.

Among those honored ...

Boys Basketball: Franklin Warriors Defeat Hillsborough, the Win Streak Continues

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. -- The Franklin High School boys basketball team continued its winning ways and defeated Hillsborough, 65-51, on Thursday night.

With the win, the eighth in a row, the Warriors moved to 9-3 on the season. The nine victories match last year’s total. In 2017-18, Franklin won its ninth game on Feb. 15.

The Warriors, under first-year coach, FHS alum, Tony Mento, are ...

Breaking News: First Responders Called to Candlewood Suites

January 23, 2019

SOMERSET, NJ - Police and fire units reported to Candlewood Suites for a smoke condition at approximately 5:20 pm Wednesday, according to a Breaking News Network alert. 

A light haze of smoke and an electrical odor was reported, according to the BNN alert. Units were still on the scene as of 5:30 pm. 

Editor's note: This article will be updated if/when new information becomes ...

Franklin Township: Local Woman Killed in Car Crash

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - An elderly local woman was killed Wednesday night in North Brunswick after her car went off the road and struck a tree, according to police.

North Brunswick Police responded to a car crash on Hermann Road in North Brunswick at approximately 6:25, Wednesday night, according to an NBPD social media post. 

The driver was later identified by police as Zebera ...

Bound Brook Man Arrested for Distributing Child Pornography

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 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the distribution of child pornography and 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the possession of child pornography, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

Workshop for Census Jobs at Franklin Library this Wednesday

January 22, 2019

SOMERSET, NJ - The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for the 2020 Census!  Stop by Franklin Library on Wednesday, January 23 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. to learn how to apply for many opportunities offering excellent pay, flexible hours, and paid training!  

A recruiter will be available to answer questions. Registration is not needed. Walk-ins are welcome. 

For information ...

Franklin Township: New Jersey AG and community leaders talk diversity and inclusion at Rutgers Prep

SOMERSET, NJ - State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and community leaders from New Jersey and New York spoke to students about ways they can combat bigotry and hate at Rutgers Preparatory School’s Stand Up for the Other Day on Wednesday.

Senior Research Fellow with the Sikh Research Institute Harinder Singh, Rabbi Eli Garfinkel of Temple Beth El in Somerset, Rev. Ann Kansfield of the ...

Continuing Gov. Shutdown Could Leave Hundreds of Local Landlords Unpaid

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The partial government shutdown has not impacted the federally funded New Brunswick Housing Authority, but that could soon change.

However, if the shutdown lasts to the end of the month, authority employees could be furloughed and hundreds of landlords in New Brunswick and neighboring Franklin Township would fail to receive payments through the section 8 housing subsidy ...

Franklin Township: Police Respond to 'Bomb Threat' at High School

January 23, 2019

SOMERSET, NJ - School officials contacted police around 12:45, Wednesday afternoon to report a bomb threat called in by an unidentified person according to a news release.  

"Patrol officers and detectives responded to the scene," FTPD Lt. Phil Rizzo said in a statement.  "School administrators and police decided to evacuate the school and have a thorough search ...

Franklin Township: “Hoax” Leads to Shelter in Place at FHS, Police Say

SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin High School was put into a shelter in place status due to a note that was deemed to be a hoax, according to police.

The Franklin Township Police Department was contacted around 1 pm today after a teacher discovered a note that contained a veiled non-specific threat, according to a news release.

"It was determined that the note was a hoax and the threat was not ...

Nuns Assigned to Immaculata Community to Leave Somerville after 61 Years

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. Brennan last month to inform him of their decision, which was based on numbers – too few ...

NJ Supreme Court Dismisses More Than 780K Minor Municipal Court Warrants

January 18, 2019

TRENTON, NJ— If you have an outstanding arrest warrant for a municipal court case issued before 2003, your case may have been dismissed.

The New Jersey Supreme Court today dismissed over 780,000 minor municipal court warrants that have gone unresolved for 15 years or more. One of the cases dismissed dates back to 1976.

The order comes after a report by a three-judge panle recommended ...

Man Shot with His Gun in His Home

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 29-year-old Old Bridge man is dead following a shooting incident at residence 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 death of Terrence C. Coulanges.

Robertson provided the following details:

Middlesex ...

Forum for Parents and Teens Targets Drug Abuse

January 17, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents and their teenage sons and daughters are invited to a frank and open discussion on the ramifications of drug abuse and ways to prevent it at the Somerville YMCA from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

The event is free and open to the community; the Y is located at 2 Green Street on the corner of North Bridge Street.

Parents and teens will discuss the ...

Luxury Apartments Open Alongside NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's inventory of commuter-friendly rental apartments continues to grow, with Monday's announcement that the 69-unit. four-story SOMA is ready to lease from its inventory of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, with monthly rents ranging from $1,550-$2,700.

Located at 110 South Bridge St., SOMA - an acronym for South of Main - is perched alongside the ...

Martin Luther King Remembrance Race Highlights Meadowlands' Weekend

January 22, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands kicked off the weekend by honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 with a race that featured only African-American drivers.

Mike Cruse’s name was one of the more recognizable to Meadowlands' regulars in the race and one of the driving forces behind the event. During his career, he’s won 282 races, the most recent ...

New Brunswick Residents Face Panhandlers Outside Homes Daily

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is a nearly daily occurrence for Janelle Williams. She pulls into the parking lot of her Douglas Estates North development off Redman, and a man comes up asking for money before she can get out of the car.

"I know they have a right to free speech, but we have a right not to consistently have panhandlers right at our door," Williams, the president of the ...

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Look Up Franklin Township: Total Eclipse of Supermoon Visible Tonight

January 20, 2019

SOMERSET, NJ – Sunday night, January 20 at approximately 11:41 p.m. a total eclipse of the moon will be visible, weather permitting.  Because the moon will nearly be in perigee, or the closest to the earth in it’s orbit, it will be a “supermoon.”

According to Spaceweather.com, in perigee the moon appears nearly eight percent wider than the average full ...

Martin Luther King Remembrance Race Highlights Meadowlands' Weekend

January 22, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands kicked off the weekend by honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 with a race that featured only African-American drivers.

Mike Cruse’s name was one of the more recognizable to Meadowlands' regulars in the race and one of the driving forces behind the event. During his career, he’s won 282 races, the most recent ...

New Brunswick Residents Face Panhandlers Outside Homes Daily

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is a nearly daily occurrence for Janelle Williams. She pulls into the parking lot of her Douglas Estates North development off Redman, and a man comes up asking for money before she can get out of the car.

"I know they have a right to free speech, but we have a right not to consistently have panhandlers right at our door," Williams, the president of the ...

'69 Mets to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of World Series Win at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will host a special 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1969 World Series Champion New York Mets at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, June 9.

Four members of the 1969 World Series Championship team will be in attendance to be honored down on the field during the pre-game ceremonies and then sign autographs for fans at the ballpark. Scheduled to appear ...

Police Search for Suspects in Krauszers Burglary

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police are asking for the public’s help in capturing two male suspects in the burglary of Krauszers located at 488 Oak Tree Road. According to the police, at approximately 11:00pm on January 8, 2019 two male suspects forced entry into the Bollywood Dance Studio and then cut through the wall to enter Krauszers. The operation took over three ...

Annual RV & Camping Show Comes to Edison

EDISON, NJ – The New Jersey RV & Camping Show will take place at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison from January 18 through January 20 at the following times:

January 18: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

January 19: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

January 20: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Featuring the very latest makes & models of recreational vehicles from all the nation’s top ...

How One Small Business Achieves Success by Empowering People with Disabilities

January 23, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- The founders of John’s Crazy Socks recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss their company and its incredible success. Founded in 2016, John’s Crazy Socks sells over 1900 varieties of socks, but is also driven by a social mission: to demonstrate to the world what people with disabilities can do.

John’s Crazy Socks was founded by the father ...

Martin Luther King Remembrance Race Highlights Meadowlands' Weekend

January 22, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands kicked off the weekend by honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 with a race that featured only African-American drivers.

Mike Cruse’s name was one of the more recognizable to Meadowlands' regulars in the race and one of the driving forces behind the event. During his career, he’s won 282 races, the most recent ...

New Brunswick Residents Face Panhandlers Outside Homes Daily

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is a nearly daily occurrence for Janelle Williams. She pulls into the parking lot of her Douglas Estates North development off Redman, and a man comes up asking for money before she can get out of the car.

"I know they have a right to free speech, but we have a right not to consistently have panhandlers right at our door," Williams, the president of the ...

'69 Mets to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of World Series Win at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will host a special 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1969 World Series Champion New York Mets at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, June 9.

Four members of the 1969 World Series Championship team will be in attendance to be honored down on the field during the pre-game ceremonies and then sign autographs for fans at the ballpark. Scheduled to appear ...

Forum for Parents and Teens Targets Drug Abuse

January 17, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents and their teenage sons and daughters are invited to a frank and open discussion on the ramifications of drug abuse and ways to prevent it at the Somerville YMCA from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

The event is free and open to the community; the Y is located at 2 Green Street on the corner of North Bridge Street.

Parents and teens will discuss the ...

Luxury Apartments Open Alongside NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's inventory of commuter-friendly rental apartments continues to grow, with Monday's announcement that the 69-unit. four-story SOMA is ready to lease from its inventory of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, with monthly rents ranging from $1,550-$2,700.

Located at 110 South Bridge St., SOMA - an acronym for South of Main - is perched alongside the ...

Hillsborough Rotary Invites Public to Talk by Memory Expert

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Most of us marvel at those people who seem to effortlessly recall everyone's name, deliver a speech without looking at notes, or retain, over time, much of the information they read or hear.

According to memory expert Matthew Goerke, such a memory is not necessarily a gift at birth, but the result of training - and he has been delivering that training to thousands of ...

Forum for Parents and Teens Targets Drug Abuse

January 17, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents and their teenage sons and daughters are invited to a frank and open discussion on the ramifications of drug abuse and ways to prevent it at the Somerville YMCA from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

The event is free and open to the community; the Y is located at 2 Green Street on the corner of North Bridge Street.

Parents and teens will discuss the ...

Luxury Apartments Open Alongside NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's inventory of commuter-friendly rental apartments continues to grow, with Monday's announcement that the 69-unit. four-story SOMA is ready to lease from its inventory of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, with monthly rents ranging from $1,550-$2,700.

Located at 110 South Bridge St., SOMA - an acronym for South of Main - is perched alongside the ...