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Quail Brook Golf Course to Close for Winter, Spooky Brook to Remain Open

November 20, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County Park Commission has announced that Quail Brook Golf Course on New Brunswick Road in Somerset, NJ will close for the winter season at the conclusion of play on Sunday, November 26, 2017.

 

Quail Brook joins Warrenbrook Golf Course on Warrenville Road in Warren Township that has previously closed for the season.

 

Green Knoll Golf Course on ...

The Week Ahead in Franklin Township: Nov. 20 to Nov. 23

Here's a look at some of the municipal, business and recreational events going on this week in the Township of Franklin.

Monday, Nov. 20

Franklin Township Public Library 

Adult Chess (Open Play)

Studies show that playing chess can hone strategic planning, spatial analysis, and non-verbal reasoning skills. The royal game is also a fun pastime and a great way to get out of ...

From Saint to Santa at Franklin Library

SOMERSET, NJ - Visit the Franklin Township Public Library on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm for an exploration of the evolution of Santa Claus in art with Dr. Michael Norris.  Through centuries of art, much of it now in East Coast museums, attendees will explore how a Turkish bishop evolved into one of Christianity's most beloved saints. Then in American artwork, ...

Franklin Township: Free Meet the Lenders Program for Local Small Business Owners Nov. 29

November 20, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - Small businesses owners and entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to learn how to secure loans from top lenders for their business or new ventures Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“We are looking to meet with local small business owners and entrepreneurs from Somerset County and surrounding areas who are either looking for capital to expand or start their small ...

New Jersey Tech Council Hosts its 21st Anniversary Awards Celebration in Somerset

SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of New Jersey's leaders in technology and life sciences gathered to celebrate the New Jersey Tech Council's 21st Anniversary Awards Celebration, at the Palace of Somerset, Thursday night. 

Statewide and regional companies were recognized and honored for their contributions to the communities they serve. 

"On this stage, we’ll honor some ...

Just Two Weeks Left for Businesses to Take Their Big Shot in NJBIA Contest

Time is running out for New Jersey businesses to take their Big Shot at a big prize.

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association is giving business owners a chance to win $15,000 and 48 hours of free consulting time as part of NJBIA’s Big Shot contest, which was launched last month. Entrants have until Nov. 30 to upload a short ...

Police Investigating Shooting of Two Franklin Residents and Somerset Man Arrested on Firearm and Narcotics Charges, Police Say

November 17, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - A 20-year-old resident of Franklin Township was arrested and charged with firearm and narcotics charges, and authorities have opened up an investigation into the shooting of two local residents, according to a news release. 

"On November 14, 2017, at approximately 7:48 p.m., Franklin Township Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting that two males had been shot while in ...

Phone Syncing Leads To Car Thieves Arrest (WITH ROUTE 1 CAR CHASE VIDEO)

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Syncing your phone to a stolen car will likely lead police straight to your doorstep.

That’s the lesson learned by three Somerset County juveniles this week.

Police charged the three with theft, receiving stolen property and eluding a police officer after they led police on a brief chase Nov. 6.

According to police, the incident started at 5:30 p.m. when ...

Police Following Leads To Capture Alleged Car Thieves After Route 1 Man Hunt

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are following several leads to try and apprehend three or four alleged car thieves that escaped Monday night’s manhunt on Route 1.

Capt. Jim Ryan said the suspects evaded officers from South Brunswick, North Brunswick, Franklin Township and a K-9 unit from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office during a search of the area around the Royal Oaks ...

Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce to Host Masquerade Holiday Party

November 21, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Masquerade Holiday event at the Imperia on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

"This is our inaugural annual holiday event," Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce, President Juanita Painson said. "Each attendee will receive a mask on arrival. It will be fun as we identify each other after the ...

Hillsborough Cops Pay $20 Apiece to Grow Their Beards for a Cause

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Patrolmen, detectives, some civilian employees, even a few ranking officers on the township police force have been looking pretty scruffy the past few weeks.

Despite a departmental edict that limits facial hair to mustache only, beards have sprouted throughout the ranks, although Police Chief Darren Powell shaved off his beard earlier this week.

“I ...

Hillsborough Police Stuff the Bus to Stock Food Pantry

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - There was a major police presence in front of the ShopRite Supermarket Saturday, with at least four patrol cars parked in the fire zone near the north exit.

Shoppers were cautious as they pulled in to the parking lot, slowing down to see what was going on.

No crimes had been committed, there was no emergency, but there was a need for help.

Police were ...

Third Suspect in Somerville Shooting Surrenders to Police

November 20, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The third suspect wanted in connection with a shooting on the south side of Somerville on Oct. 26 has surrendered to police, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Joseph N. Wright, 25, of Schindler Terrace, Bridgewater, has been charged with first degree attempted murder, second degree possession of a firearm, second degree unlawful possession ...

Caseworker charged with sexually assaulting Highland Park minor, authorities say

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - A former caseworker is being held at the Middlesex County jail over charges that he sexually assaulted a Highland Park resident under 16 years old, and and used marijuana with the victim, authorities announced on November 18.

Police suspected that the caseworker, 23-year-old Monmouth Junction resident Miguel Garrido, was involved with the sexual assault, since the incident ...

Somerset County: Michigan Man Charged with Car Hijack, Assault, Other Offenses

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Michigan man has been arrested in connection with a carjacking in Branchburg, and faces additonal charges, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Kylle L. Alexander, 23, is charged with first degree carjacking, second degree eluding, third degree aggravated assault, fourth degree resisting arrest, third degree receiving stolen property, two counts ...

Franklin Park School Hosts 'Math Night'

November 21, 2017

 

FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - Teachers, students, and parents worked to put together "Math Night" at Franklin Park School, Thursday night.

Close to 100 families participated in the event to help make math fun for students. Many Franklin Park School (FPS) teachers volunteered their time after school hours to put the event together. 

"This year we did something different ...

Local Resident and Franklin BOE President, Tapped to Serve Gov. Elect Phil Murphy

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Local resident and Franklin Township Board of Education President, Ed Potosnak has been appointed to Gov. Elect Phil Murphy's transition team. 

“With the election of Gov. Murphy, New Jersey has a tremendous opportunity to re-claim national leadership on critical environmental issues facing the state," Potosnak said. "I’m honored to help ...

Franklin Park School Inducts 35 New Safety Patrol Students

FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - More than 30 students and close friends and family members gathered in the Franklin Park School auditorium during the school's Parent Teacher Organization meeting to induct the first group of Safety Patrol, Tuesday night.

"You are going to have a lot of students here looking up to you as a leader," Officer, Dawn Flanders said. "...You are doing a really ...

Make a Child Smile by Supporting ‘Toys for Tots’ through the Sheriff’s Office

November 17, 2017

SOMERVILLE – The public is invited to share the joy of the holidays with area kids by donating new, unwrapped toys to the 2017 “Toys for Tots” campaign, hosted by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

“One of the many goals of the Sheriff’s Office is to see children’s wishes come true during the holiday season,” said Sheriff Frank J.

Suspect in Oct. 26 Somerville Shooting Surrenders to Prosecutor

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A borough resident wanted by police in connection with an Oct. 26 shooting on the south side of Somerville has turned himself in to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. 

Alquan J. Harris, 20, of South Gaston Ave., has been charged with first degree attempted murder, second degree possession of a firearm, and second degree unlawful possession of a firearm, ...

Couple Faces Weapons Charges After Arrest at Motel

November 18, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Manville couple has been arrested and face multiple weapons and assault charges following an incident at a Route 22 hotel in Bridgewater, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Justin M. Matthews, 37, and Deborah L. Nickerson, 35, both of Brooks Boulevard in Manville are being held in Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Robertson ...

Essex County man found dead after shooting in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Essex County man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced November 18.

Tawan J. Moses, 25 of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Feaster Park according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Details Unclear About Hunterdon Central Grad Sean Pohle's Disappearance

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Murky details surround the circumstances of Sean Pohle’s disappearance.

Pohle, 24, is a Hunterdon Central High School graduate who moved to Manhattan to pursue an acting career. New York City police say he was reported missing from his city apartment on Nov. 4.

Pohle is known to drive a black, 2015 Honda two-door Civic, with New Jersey license plates Y26ACB, ...

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Watson Coleman Statement On Trump Administration Ending Temporary Protected Status for 60,000 Haitians

November 21, 2017

EWING, NJ — Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision on ending the Temporary Protected Status of 60,000 Haitians:

 

“The failure to renew the Temporary Protected Status of some 60,000 human lives is a further continuation of the downward spiral of indecent leadership ...

Couple Faces Weapons Charges After Arrest at Motel

November 18, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Manville couple has been arrested and face multiple weapons and assault charges following an incident at a Route 22 hotel in Bridgewater, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Justin M. Matthews, 37, and Deborah L. Nickerson, 35, both of Brooks Boulevard in Manville are being held in Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Robertson ...

Essex County man found dead after shooting in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Essex County man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced November 18.

Tawan J. Moses, 25 of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Feaster Park according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Details Unclear About Hunterdon Central Grad Sean Pohle's Disappearance

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Murky details surround the circumstances of Sean Pohle’s disappearance.

Pohle, 24, is a Hunterdon Central High School graduate who moved to Manhattan to pursue an acting career. New York City police say he was reported missing from his city apartment on Nov. 4.

Pohle is known to drive a black, 2015 Honda two-door Civic, with New Jersey license plates Y26ACB, ...

Area Carpenter Killed in Ryders Lane Crash

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  At approximately 6:40 a.m. on Friday, November 10, Christian Jaeckle Jr., 39, of South River was operating a blue 2006 Subaru Impreza northbound on Ryders Lane near Corona Road.

Apparently, Jaeckle lost control of his vehicle and struck a utility pole on the corner by the Speedway gas station. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Rutgers receiving $34M art donation and $10M endowment, its largest gift ever

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University is receiving a prestigious art collection valued at nearly $34 million, its largest single donation ever, the university announced on Thursday.

The collection comprises 17,300 pieces of Soviet nonconformist art, given to the university by Nancy Dodge, the widow of economist and art collector Norton Dodge.

Rutgers will put the works on display at ...

Police, Raritan Twp. Family Seek Missing Hunterdon Central Graduate

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police here and in New York City are looking for a Hunterdon Central High School graduate who has been reported missing.

Sean Pohle, 24, was last seen in his apartment in Manhattan and was reported missing on Friday, Nov. 3.

Pohle is known to drive a black, 2015 Honda two-door Civic, with New Jersey license plates Y26ACB, according to a spokesperson for the New York ...

Couple Faces Weapons Charges After Arrest at Motel

November 18, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Manville couple has been arrested and face multiple weapons and assault charges following an incident at a Route 22 hotel in Bridgewater, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Justin M. Matthews, 37, and Deborah L. Nickerson, 35, both of Brooks Boulevard in Manville are being held in Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Robertson ...

Essex County man found dead after shooting in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Essex County man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced November 18.

Tawan J. Moses, 25 of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Feaster Park according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Details Unclear About Hunterdon Central Grad Sean Pohle's Disappearance

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Murky details surround the circumstances of Sean Pohle’s disappearance.

Pohle, 24, is a Hunterdon Central High School graduate who moved to Manhattan to pursue an acting career. New York City police say he was reported missing from his city apartment on Nov. 4.

Pohle is known to drive a black, 2015 Honda two-door Civic, with New Jersey license plates Y26ACB, ...

Make a Child Smile by Supporting ‘Toys for Tots’ through the Sheriff’s Office

November 17, 2017

SOMERVILLE – The public is invited to share the joy of the holidays with area kids by donating new, unwrapped toys to the 2017 “Toys for Tots” campaign, hosted by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

“One of the many goals of the Sheriff’s Office is to see children’s wishes come true during the holiday season,” said Sheriff Frank J.

Suspect in Oct. 26 Somerville Shooting Surrenders to Prosecutor

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A borough resident wanted by police in connection with an Oct. 26 shooting on the south side of Somerville has turned himself in to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. 

Alquan J. Harris, 20, of South Gaston Ave., has been charged with first degree attempted murder, second degree possession of a firearm, and second degree unlawful possession of a firearm, ...

Make a Child Smile by Supporting ‘Toys for Tots’ through the Sheriff’s Office

November 17, 2017

SOMERVILLE – The public is invited to share the joy of the holidays with area kids by donating new, unwrapped toys to the 2017 “Toys for Tots” campaign, hosted by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

“One of the many goals of the Sheriff’s Office is to see children’s wishes come true during the holiday season,” said Sheriff Frank J.

Suspect in Oct. 26 Somerville Shooting Surrenders to Prosecutor

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A borough resident wanted by police in connection with an Oct. 26 shooting on the south side of Somerville has turned himself in to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. 

Alquan J. Harris, 20, of South Gaston Ave., has been charged with first degree attempted murder, second degree possession of a firearm, and second degree unlawful possession of a firearm, ...

Couple Faces Weapons Charges After Arrest at Motel

November 18, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Manville couple has been arrested and face multiple weapons and assault charges following an incident at a Route 22 hotel in Bridgewater, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Justin M. Matthews, 37, and Deborah L. Nickerson, 35, both of Brooks Boulevard in Manville are being held in Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Robertson ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 007

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much ...