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Entries Sought for 2018 Photo Contest

August 14, 2018

Vibrant connections happen every day in Somerset County and we need your help to capture these moments!

Whether you are a professional or amateur photographer living in Somerset County, you are invited to submit photos that showcase our vibrant communities, engaging local events such as fairs or parades, picturesque natural landscape, exquisite architecture and thriving arts and cultural ...

Missing Freehold Girls Went to New Brunswick, Police Say (FOUND)

August 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - UPDATE - The Freehold Police Department issued the following statement on its Facebook page:

The Freehold Township Police are pleased to announce that the two reported missing juveniles have been located. Both juveniles were found in New Brunswick, NJ and are safe. The Freehold Township Police wish to acknowledge and thank the following agencies for their ...

Newark Parents Ask State's Highest Court to Hear Suit Against Teacher Layoff Laws

NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.  

The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate courts. 

Six parents and their children, who attend Newark Public Schools, filed the suit ...

Suspect at Large after Bank Robbery in Warren, Police Seek Public’s Assistance

WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William ...

Despite Newark's Sanctuary City Status, Undocumented City Resident Turned Over to ICE

NEWARK, NJ - Daniel Castro put his head on the water bottle he clutched between his shackled hands as he sat on an airplane bound for detention centers, first in Nebraska then Louisiana. He resigned himself to the sobering fact he was being deported back to Nicaragua.

What worried him more than his return to the place he fled as a young teenager to escape poverty and political fighting, was ...

Edison Council To Tackle Zombie Homes

EDISON, NJ – Council President Ajay Patil plans to introduce an ordinance requiring the registration of abandoned and vacant properties, also referred to as “zombie homes.”  Mr. Patil plans to introduce the ordinance at the August 22, 2018 meeting. A recent report by NJ.com placed the number of vacant properties in Edison at over 500.

“I’ve actually been ...

Piscataway’s Annual National Night Out Draws Thousands Despite the Rain

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- A little rain couldn’t keep residents of Piscataway home as thousands of people flocked to Stelton Road for the police department’s 18th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and ...

Missing Freehold Girls Went to New Brunswick, Police Say (FOUND)

August 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - UPDATE - The Freehold Police Department issued the following statement on its Facebook page:

The Freehold Township Police are pleased to announce that the two reported missing juveniles have been located. Both juveniles were found in New Brunswick, NJ and are safe. The Freehold Township Police wish to acknowledge and thank the following agencies for their ...

Newark Parents Ask State's Highest Court to Hear Suit Against Teacher Layoff Laws

NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.  

The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate courts. 

Six parents and their children, who attend Newark Public Schools, filed the suit ...

Suspect at Large after Bank Robbery in Warren, Police Seek Public’s Assistance

WARREN, NJ -  TD Bank in Warren Township was robbed on Saturday and police have released surveillance photos of a man sought in connection with the robbery in the hopes that someone will be able to identify him, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William ...

North Plainfield Man, 24, Fatally Stabbed, Reward Offered for Information

August 20, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, A 24-year old North Plainfield man was fatally stabbed over the weekend and an investigation is underway, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti announced on Monday.

The victim has been identified as Nelson Noe ...

Regional Animal Shelter Taking Part in Clear the Shelters Event

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is taking part in the National-Clear the Shelters Event Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

According to a release, all the animals that are over 6 months will have their adoption fees waived for qualified adopters. Kittens that are under 6 months old will be $50.

"We are thrilled to participate in this event," shelter manager Brian ...

Local Children Invited to Meet "JJ," Newest Pony at Lord Stirling Stable, On Sunday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Lord Stirling Stable is inviting children under age 13 and their parents to enjoy a morning with the stable's will ponies, horses and staff at a "Pony Tea Party" scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the stable grounds at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge.

The Pony Tea Party will include lead line pony rides for ...

North Plainfield Man, 24, Fatally Stabbed, Reward Offered for Information

August 20, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, A 24-year old North Plainfield man was fatally stabbed over the weekend and an investigation is underway, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti announced on Monday.

The victim has been identified as Nelson Noe ...

Regional Animal Shelter Taking Part in Clear the Shelters Event

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is taking part in the National-Clear the Shelters Event Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

According to a release, all the animals that are over 6 months will have their adoption fees waived for qualified adopters. Kittens that are under 6 months old will be $50.

"We are thrilled to participate in this event," shelter manager Brian ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 19

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find some can’t-miss back to school tips for parents and students, learn about a new treatment for brain injury, see which Atlantic Health System medical center is the only one in New Jersey to make a new, national list, find out how to avoid “avocado hand,” and much more!