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Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

July 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and fill gallon ...

Somerville Pedestrian Struck by Car Dies in Hospital

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A borough resident crossing East Main Street near the intersection of Loeser Avenue was struck by a car and later died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick Saturday night.

The victim, 62-year-old Charles Evans II of Fairview Avenue, was hit by a car driven by 46-year-old South Bound Brook resident Todd Sarboukh, according to Somerville Police Traffic ...

Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Reaccredited by N.J. State Association of Chiefs of Police

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office has been approved for reaccreditation by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

The three-year accreditation renewal certificate was presented at the June 13 freeholders meeting by Harry Delgado, NJSACOP accreditation program manager.

Mr. Delgado made the presentation to Sheriff Frank Provenzano; ...

Somerville: K9 Children’s Book Author Donates Proceeds to Buy Protective Vest for K9 Basilone

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Author Jim Wiater came up with the story by chance. He was multi-tasking – driving the car and entertaining his young daughters, Nikki and Kaci with a story that he made up as he drove.  

Over the years, he expanded and refined the story line, sat down, and began to write. Finally, last year, he self-published “The Adventures of Solo, The Big ...

Nominations Sought for 2017 Spirit of Somerset Awards

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Spirit of Somerset Awards Committee is seeking nominations for their annual Spirit of Somerset Awards, which will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater.

The fundraising event benefits the Strengthening Families and Pathways to Parenting Programs at the Somerville-based non-profit agency Somerset Treatment ...

Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Urges Funding for Gateway Project

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - President Trump’s Transportation Infrastructure plan is being rolled out this week, and for New Jersey that means that all eyes should be on securing funding for the long-awaited Gateway Project, according to the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition.

“The Gateway Project is the most important transportation infrastructure project in the United States and ...

Somerville: Police Officers, Friends and Neighbors Help Family Pay Final Respects to Matthew Tarentino

SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 1,000 police officers from throughout New Jersey came to pay their respects and say farewell to one of their own yesterday at Immaculate Conception Church where a funeral mass was held for Summit police officer Matthew Tarentino, a lifelong Somerville resident who was killed in a car accident on Route 78 in Bernards Township May 30.

Tarentino, 29, is survived ...

Mourners Pay Respects to Police Detective Matthew Tarentino; Funeral Monday, Expect Delays

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Thousands of mourners – his widow and the family who loved him; friends and neighbors, those he worked with and those he worked for, people he worshipped alongside, and total strangers touched by his tragic loss lined up outside Immaculate Conception Church yesterday to pay their respects to Matthew Tarentino.

 Tarentino, 29, a Somerville resident, Summit ...

Thousands of Mourners Expected in Somerville for Police Officer’s Funeral

SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 1,000 police officers and thousands of mourners are expected to crowd Immaculate Conception RC Church on Sunday and Monday to pay respects to 29-year-old Somerville resident Matthew Tarentino, a Summit police officer who was killed in a 3-car accident on Route 78 Tuesday.

Viewing hours will be at the church Sunday, June 4, 4-8 p.m. The funeral Mass will be at ...

Obituary for Matthew Tarentino, 29; Somerville Resident Promoted Posthumously to Detective by Summit Police Department

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Officer Matthew Lawrence Tarentino entered into eternal rest on the early morning of May 30, 2017. Promoted to Detective posthumously, Detective Matthew L. Tarentino was husband to Victoria Tarentino, his beloved bride of 5 1/2 years; father to Robert Damien (3), Raymond Peter (2) and a precious baby still in the womb (due this Summer). 

Matthew was born on Feb. 24, 1988 ...

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