Somerset County News

January 17, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents and their teenage sons and daughters are invited to a frank and open discussion on the ramifications of drug abuse and ways to prevent it at the Somerville YMCA from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The event is free and open to the community; the Y is located at 2 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's inventory of commuter-friendly rental apartments continues to grow, with Monday's announcement that the 69-unit. four-story SOMA is ready to lease from its inventory of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, with monthly rents ranging from $1,550-$2,700. Located at ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Most of us marvel at those people who seem to effortlessly recall everyone's name, deliver a speech without looking at notes, or retain, over time, much of the information they read or hear. According to memory expert Matthew Goerke, such a memory is not necessarily a gift at ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Vojkan Zlatkov, the affable owner of Courthouse Subs, who knew  his regular customers by name as well as their preferred breakfast or lunch order, died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 6. He was 42. Vojkan and his brother Dan were co-owners of the popular eatery at 16 E. Main St.,, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Tour of Somerville, which draws over 1,000 cyclists and thousands of spectators from the region and around the world to the downtown district Memorial Day weekend is the winner of the “Tourism Champion” category in the Salute to Tourism Awards which will be presented Jan. 18th ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The deadline for nominations for the 2019 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards program has been extended to Monday, Jan. 14. The annual program is sponsored by the county Commission on the Status of Women. Download and print a nomination form and guidelines from ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - There are any number of ancient and modern-day variations of "If you build it, they will come." Whether it was a conversation between Christ and Noah about building the Ark, or a disembodied voice telling an Iowa farmer to build a baseball field in the middle of a cornfield in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Four electric cars have been added to the Somerset County fleet. Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione and Freeholder Mark Caliguire showed off one of the new Chevy Volt EVs and the EV charging station located in the county parking deck on Tuesday. Caliguire convened the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the holiday season's most popular family events -- the 41st Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge -- will be open daily for public tours through most of December. The Somerset County Park Commission's EEC each year presents ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Leadership Somerset Class of 2018 chose to renovate the women’s kitchen at the Agape House, an emergency shelter for families and single women in Somerville, for their class project. “When our class toured the Agape House during a Leadership Somerset session, we ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – SOMA, an upscale new rental building alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line, is on pace to make a late 2018 debut, according to its developer Sterling Properties. Construction is nearly complete on the luxury four-story building which will feature a mix of 69 studio, one- ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Roseann Woods Brown, Chief of Staff to state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman and her husband Raymond, retired Somerset County Parks director, stood on Main Street late Tuesday afternoon fighting back the tears and painful memories as their son's friends, Doug Hoekzema and Bhakti ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting. Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Somerset County residents can dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, according to .Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano, The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 200 school teachers and support staff from school districts throughout Somerset County gathered downtown late Thursday afternoon to raise awareness about several issues that continue to stall negotiations over new contracts. Carrying signs reading “We All Deserve ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. This year's fall VNA ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Frustrated by years of stalled negotiations and watching their take-home pay decline as their benefits contributions go up, as well as watching their colleagues lose their jobs to privatization, educators and educational support professionals from Somerset County’s public schools ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - New Jersey American Water celebrated the completion of a long-term flood protection project at its Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant with a ribbon cutting Sept. 24, according to a release. The $37 million project is working to ensure that the water supply at the plant is ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Somerset County Freeholders, Township officials, local sports teams and families will join project developer Gregg Wilke to break ground for the APEX Sports & Events complex Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. The ceremony will be at the eastern end of Mountain View Park, located ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Division Street pedestrian mall was transformed into an outdoor workshop for artists yesterday as a steady stream of visitors perused paintings, handmade jewelry, ceramics, clothing and other original artwork.  The CC Coletti Acoustic Trio provided live music all day from a ...

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