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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

A Holiday Feast For Train Fans Is On Display At The Model Railroad Center

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Looking for something to do the day after Thanksgiving? Drop in to the Model Railroad Center and enjoy a festive sound and light show highlighting a sprawling, meticulously detailed HO layout.

See if you can spot the Batmobile and other surprises!

Snack bar, toddler rest area and gift shoppe conveniently located on site. Modest admission fee goes to support the non-profit Model Railroad ...

Body Discovered at Flemington Walmart Store

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The man had a medical issue, Donovan said, and appears to have died from natural causes.

The man had been working in the store earlier in the day on Monday, Nov. 20,  Donovan said. When he did not return home ...

Couple Faces Weapons Charges After Arrest at Motel

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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

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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 ...

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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 ...

Body Discovered at Flemington Walmart Store

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – The body of a man found in a bathroom at the Walmart store here was that of a store employee, Raritan Township Police Captain Kevin Donovan said Tuesday.

The man had a medical issue, Donovan said, and appears to have died from natural causes.

The man had been working in the store earlier in the day on Monday, Nov. 20,  Donovan said. When he did not return home ...

Couple Faces Weapons Charges After Arrest at Motel

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

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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 ...

Somerville Approves Free Downtown Parking During Holiday Season

November 22, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As expected, the Borough Council last night continued its longstanding holiday tradition of waiving parking fees between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to help boost retail traffic in the downtown area.

The resolution, which passed unanimously, waives parking fees in Lots 1, 2, 4 and 6. A pre-existing holiday and weekend parking ordinance was amended to include Lot 4 ...

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“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, ...

Somerville Approves Free Downtown Parking During Holiday Season

November 22, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As expected, the Borough Council last night continued its longstanding holiday tradition of waiving parking fees between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to help boost retail traffic in the downtown area.

The resolution, which passed unanimously, waives parking fees in Lots 1, 2, 4 and 6. A pre-existing holiday and weekend parking ordinance was amended to include Lot 4 ...

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

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.

Body Discovered at Flemington Walmart Store

November 21, 2017

RARITAN TWP., NJ – The body of a man found in a bathroom at the Walmart store here was that of a store employee, Raritan Township Police Captain Kevin Donovan said Tuesday.

The man had a medical issue, Donovan said, and appears to have died from natural causes.

The man had been working in the store earlier in the day on Monday, Nov. 20,  Donovan said. When he did not return home ...

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