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Business Partnership Seeks Outstanding Citizen Award Nominees

The business community gathered at the 2016 Citizen of the Year event honoring Michael Camerino.

BRIDGEWATER - NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership is seeking nominees for the 67th Annual Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award, Somerset County’s most significant individual recognition honoring the most dynamic contributors to the County’s quality of life.

The Business Partnership Citizen of the Year recognition, to be held this year on Thursday, May 4 at the Bridgewater Marriott, is Somerset County's oldest and most prestigious award and one at which the community gathers to honor one very special person to recognize their accomplishments, professionalism, and leadership.

The criteria for selection and the Nomination Form are available at http://bit.ly/2017citizen-nominate. An email stating the “Intention to Nominate” should be forwarded to Diana Sieberg at dsieberg@scbp.org and must be received by the close of business on Friday, January 27, 2017.

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The completed nomination form and three (3) letters of support must be received by the close of business on Friday, February 3, 2017. Nominations maybe submitted by individuals, businesses, or organizations and should include a complete description of actions and activities that merit the honor.

The recipient must be a Somerset County citizen who has done more than his/her part in making our community realize its “inherent potentialities.” Nominees need not be members of the Somerset County Business Partnership.

The selected recipient must have demonstrated leadership in improving the economic vitality of the community. Primary consideration will be given to an individual who has shown exemplary service (including volunteer work) to the local/county community in single or multiple initiatives. Service rewarded should be beyond that contained in the individual’s job description.

Nominees shall not be precluded from consideration based on their political affiliation, activity, candidacy or incumbency, providing that candidates are not selected or awarded during an election cycle.

Recent Outstanding Citizen recipients are: Michael Camerino, Dee Zampella, Ken Bateman, Paul Stahlin, Rod Ryan, Rick Fontana, Richard E. Williams, Angelo Corradino, the late Sen. Walt Kavanaugh, Steve Kalafer, Rich Reitman, Bernie Navatto, the late John Graf, Jr., Robert Corcoran, Christine Rose, the late Jim Ventantonio, Dan Puntillo, Donald Bowers, the late Evelyn Field, David Prugh, Arlyn Rus, Richard Shive, and Dave D’Alonzo.

Further information may be obtained at www.scbp.org or by calling the Business Partnership at 908-218-4300.

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Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter

March 23, 2017

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Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter 03/15/2017 - 03/22/2017

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Arrest:  Abdul S. Hunter, 27, of Cartaret, NJ was taken into custody from the Cartaret Police Department after being arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Franklin Township, NJ.  Hunter was transported to the Somerset County Jail in lieu of bail.  “Note: We ...

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South Brunswick: Driver Accidentally Hits Gas, Strikes Car, Library Entrance

March 26, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A driver pulling into a parking spot at the South Brunswick Public Library Sunday morning, mistakenly hit the gas causing the vehicle to then hit a parked car, jump the curb, drive on the sidewalk, and finally strike part of the library entrance, police said.

Sunitha Maganti, 47, of Monmouth Junction told responding officers that she was pulling into the lot at 10:15 a.m.

Where Homeless People and Addicts in New Brunswick Can Seek Help Right Now

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – When you’re in the depths of addiction or homelessness, finding a path out might seem difficult.

A few weeks ago, TAPinto New Brunswick published a story about a couple whose shared heroin addiction put them on the streets. The story of Chelline and Rick sparked intense online conversations and reached thousands of people.

But it also begged an important ...

South Brunswick: Driver Accidentally Hits Gas, Strikes Car, Library Entrance

March 26, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A driver pulling into a parking spot at the South Brunswick Public Library Sunday morning, mistakenly hit the gas causing the vehicle to then hit a parked car, jump the curb, drive on the sidewalk, and finally strike part of the library entrance, police said.

Sunitha Maganti, 47, of Monmouth Junction told responding officers that she was pulling into the lot at 10:15 a.m.

Where Homeless People and Addicts in New Brunswick Can Seek Help Right Now

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – When you’re in the depths of addiction or homelessness, finding a path out might seem difficult.

A few weeks ago, TAPinto New Brunswick published a story about a couple whose shared heroin addiction put them on the streets. The story of Chelline and Rick sparked intense online conversations and reached thousands of people.

But it also begged an important ...

RVCC Program Examines WWII Japanese Internment in US

March 21, 2017

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College iwill present several events this spring, including an author lecture and theatrical performance, focusing on the theme of Japanese internment in the United States during World War II.

The programs are all part of the College’s “One Book” project, featuring Julie Otsuka’s novel, When the Emperor Was Divine (Knopf, ...

Somerville: Memorial to Honor Legacy of "Ministerman" John Graf

SOMERVILLE. NJ - John Graf, Jr. was known for his ministry as much as his philanthropy and efforts to support good causes throughout Somerset County, including Somerset Treatment Services.

He worked with STS for over 20 years, helping to forge advocacy and support programs for those challenged by drug abuse and HIV issues.

Graf died March 6, 2016. He was 57.

STS is hoping to ...

Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine Invites the Public to Panel Discussion for Youth

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine is inviting parents of middle school and high school students to a panel discussion focusing on the impact of marijuana on the developing teenage brain, negative consequences and the science behind it. 

"Giving parents the information that they need for the benefit of their children is a high priority in Somerset ...

RVCC Program Examines WWII Japanese Internment in US

March 21, 2017

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College iwill present several events this spring, including an author lecture and theatrical performance, focusing on the theme of Japanese internment in the United States during World War II.

The programs are all part of the College’s “One Book” project, featuring Julie Otsuka’s novel, When the Emperor Was Divine (Knopf, ...

Somerville: Memorial to Honor Legacy of "Ministerman" John Graf

SOMERVILLE. NJ - John Graf, Jr. was known for his ministry as much as his philanthropy and efforts to support good causes throughout Somerset County, including Somerset Treatment Services.

He worked with STS for over 20 years, helping to forge advocacy and support programs for those challenged by drug abuse and HIV issues.

Graf died March 6, 2016. He was 57.

STS is hoping to ...

South Brunswick: Driver Accidentally Hits Gas, Strikes Car, Library Entrance

March 26, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A driver pulling into a parking spot at the South Brunswick Public Library Sunday morning, mistakenly hit the gas causing the vehicle to then hit a parked car, jump the curb, drive on the sidewalk, and finally strike part of the library entrance, police said.

Sunitha Maganti, 47, of Monmouth Junction told responding officers that she was pulling into the lot at 10:15 a.m.

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Atlantic Health System Joins American Cancer Society in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.