Franklin Non-Profits Win Luxury Suite at TD Bank Ballpark

April 13, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione selected 40 nonprofit organizations in an annual drawing for Community Box seats at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.

The winners will have an opportunity to watch the “Boys of Summer” play home games on various dates during the Somerset Patriots’ 2018 season.

“Somerset County has made this 30-seat community ...

Freeholders to Hold Public Hearing for Proposed $237 Million Budget May 22

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Last night Franklin Township presented and approved its nearly $61 million municipal budget, and the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders introduced its 2018 county budget. 

The freeholders said they had two goals for the budget, to keep taxes stable and to reduce the county tax rate. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at ...

Hillsborough Planning Board Tackles Indoor/Outdoor Sports Complex Proposal

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Planning Board will consider an application Thursday night from a township businessman who wants to build an expansive indoor/outdoor sports complex on a 40-acre property on Mountain View Road adjacent to the 369-acre Mountain View Park.

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the courtroom at the municipal complex, 379 South Branch Road.

Last week the Township ...

Franklin Township: Levine Urges Residents to Attend 'Hopeful Heart' Support Strategy Workshops

SOMERVILLE – Feeling out of sorts as you listen to the news? Find yourself wondering what will come? Looking for ways to regroup and revitalize?

Freeholder Deputy Director Brian Levine wants residents to know that the Somerset County Department of Human Services will be hosting three “Hopeful Heart” workshops where participants can learn stress-reduction and mindfulness ...

Hillsborough Solidifies Partnership with Proposed Indoor/Outdoor Sports Facility

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee approved two ordinances at its Tuesday night meeting sealing its partnership with  the developer of a proposed 210,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor sports facility planned for a 40-acre parcel adjacent to Mountain View Park.

The first ordinance authorizes a lease agreement with Apex Land Associates for an outdoor synthetic turf field to be installed ...

RVCC Increases Tuition $6 Per Credit, Average of $180 Per Full-Time Student

BRANCHBURG, NJ- Tuition at Raritan Valley College will increase 4.1 percent beginning this fall and will cost the average student an additional $180 for the academic year.

The RVCC Board of Trustees approved the $6 per-credit increase Tuesday night as part of the $55.5 million budget for FY 2019.

“The new budget will ensure that RVCC can continue to fulfill its mission of providing ...

Sparky Lyle Honored at Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament May 7

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset Patriots Manager Emeritus and Cy Young Award recipient Sparky Lyle will be the honoree at the 28th Annual Somerset County Park Foundation Raymond L. Hughes Memorial Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament.

Lyle will join local golfers and more than 50 athletes from Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, professional boxers, and ...

DARE Police Graduates Ready to Make Friends, Impact Lives in the Classroom

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Street-hardened police officers accustomed to traffic stops, petty crime, arresting bad guys and calming frazzled nerves came together two weeks ago in Somerset County to hone a new skill.

Side-by-side, the 25 officers were tested by a rigorous curriculum that challenged them to become role models and teachers in an ongoing national effort to counteract negative ...

Protestors Gather in Somerville to Proclaim “Enough is Enough”

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Several hundred protestors gathered Saturday afternoon and evening at either end of Main Street to demonstrate against gun violence and to demand heightened safety measures in the nation’s schools.

The demonstrations were an outgrowth of Valentine’s Day shooting last month at a high school in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17 students and staff.

The Rally for ...

Somerset County Teens Mobilizing for March for Our Lives Events

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Like millions of Americans, Somerville High School junior Kira Edgar was fraught with anger and outrage by last month’s shooting deaths of 17 students and staff at their high school in Parkland, Fla.

The 17-year-old decided to add her voice to a growing nationwide protest against gun violence.

She is one of 19 student organizers of the statewide March for Our ...

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