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Somerset County: Freeholder Meetings Will be Streamed Online

December 12, 2018

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ -In the spring of 2019 freeholder meetings will start to be streamed online according to local resident, Freeholder Deputy Director Brian D. Levine.

According to a release, Somerset County will continue developing videos about county services and amenities in 2019, including livestreaming public meetings.

“Because of the popularity of video and the fact ...

Somerville School Superintendent: No Threats Credible

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A nerve-wracking week filled with false rumors that had the entire Somerville High School community on edge has ended, with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Teehan once again reaching out to students, teachers and parents to reassure them that all threats of violence have been investigated and that there is no credible evidence to back up the threats.

Somerville Police and ...

Somerville Honors WWII Hero on His 100th Birthday

SOMERVILLE, NJ - World War II hero Robert Vaucher celebrated his 100th birthday Monday night, receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan that recognized his patriotism, heroism and civic accomplishments.

Lt. Col. Vaucher was the lead pilot in a 525-plane formation that flew over the deck of the battleship USS Missouri that was anchored in Tokyo Bay as Gen. Douglas MacArthur signed the ...

Somerset Patriots Host Holiday Toy Drive with Santa and Sparky Lyle Dec. 8

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, Dec. 8th from 10 a.m to noon.

Fans are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ballpark throughout the day. The toys will be donated to Toys For Tots Central New Jersey.

Lyle will be at the event ...

Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Escorted by Firefighters

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and first responders from throughout the state will festoon their emergency vehicles with strings of light and blow-up cartoon characters for the V!I annual Holiday Lights Parade Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at dusk.

Sponsored by Somerville Engine Co. #1, the trucks and their crews will begin to arrive early in the afternoon at the staging ...

Bound Brook Lights Holiday Tree Nov. 30

BOUND BROOK, NJ — Bound Brook Borough’s annual “Holiday Tree Lighting” takes place Friday, Nov. 30 from 5-6 p.m. at Van Horn Plaza, 300 E. Main St. in the downtown district.

The event is admission-free and open to the public.

Santa Claus will be on hand to light the tree and greet holiday well-wishers, with seasonal songs performed by Bound Brook High School Drama ...

Whitehouse Wind Symphony to Perform Free Holiday Concerts

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present four separate holiday concerts in December at various locations throughout central New Jersey.

This year’s program is entitled “A Holiday Celebration!”

Concertgoers will enjoy the band’s arrangements of classic Christmas ...

Public Input Sought on Somerset County Walk, Bike, Hike Plan

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione urges residents to attend a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. to discuss the county’s Walk, Bike, Hike plan.

The meeting will be held on the third-floor in the freeholders’ meeting room at the County Administration Building, 20 Grove St.

The goal of the plan is to create an ...

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging sober driving in an effort to keep impaired drivers off the road.

In anticipation of increased car travel approaching the holidays, Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano stressed the importance of safe and sober driving. “I want to remind drivers that law enforcement will be out in full force to thwart impaired-driving ...

Somerville Hosts III Annual Turkey Trot Early Thanksgiving Day

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough Recreation Department is sponsoring the III annual “Turkey Trot” 5K run Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22.

The race is sanctioned by the USATF, with sanctioned 500 Grand Prix points.

The 2016 inaugural event drew 600 runners and raised over $10,000; last year’s event drew over 800 runners and raised $18,000.

Organizers are hoping for 1,000 ...

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