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Nominations Sought for 2017 Spirit of Somerset Awards

June 11, 2017

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 ...

Franklin Township: Hundreds Gather for 'Taste of Somerset' to Benefit People Care Center

SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds gathered at the Palace at Somerset Park Monday night for the 25th Anniversary of the Taste of Somerset. 

 

“Taste of Somerset is unique because of the large number of restaurants and beverage providers that participate,” Executive Director of the PeopleCare Center, Marie Hughes said.  “It is a terrific experience ...

NJ American Water Concludes 3-Month Cleansing of Treatment Plants

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants May 1.

The plants serve New Jersey American Water customers in Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties.

In mid-February, as part of an annual maintenance program for its water distribution system, New Jersey ...

Somerset Sheriff's Office Collects Outdated, Unwanted, Unused Drugs

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Sheriff's officers will collect outdated, unwanted and unused medicines - no questions asked - in front of the Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove St., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 29.

The annual Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a national event, with over 5.000 sites set ...

Somerset County: Suspect Charged with Operating Illegal Dentist Practice

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