Somerset County News

November 15, 2018

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Somerset County residents can dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410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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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Leadership Somerset Program is starting its fundraising work to upgrade the women's kitchen in the Agape House in Somerville, and provide a nutritional program to those living there. According to a release, Leadership Somerset works to create an active network of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  -The Planning Board Wednesday night rejected a builder’s request for an amended site plan that would eliminate an underground parking garage beneath a planned five-story apartment building and move 24 of the tenants’ parking spots across the street to a property he recently ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Adult Day Center on Main Street, next to TD Bank Ballpark, will host an Open House Sept. 15 from noon-3 p.m. The event is being held in conjunction with National Adult Day Services Week. Are you a caregiver for an older adult or somebody with Alzheimer’s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Members of the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Tuesday, Sept. 11.  The public is welcome to attend. As people gather for the ceremony, ...

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MONTGOMERY, NJ - The VII annual Sourland Spectacular bicycle rally is just around the corner on Sept. 8th.  Cyclists from all around the tristate region will enjoy one of five Sourland region routes: Five Mile (almost flat) Family Fun Ride, 28 miles, 37 miles, 53 miles or 66 miles.  The longest ...

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RARITAN BOROUGH, NJ - Four Hillsborough teens have been arrested on drug charges after one of the people in a vehicle on First Avenue said he was involved in an accident that didn't happen, according to Raritan Borough Police. Randy Potts, 18, was arrested for driving while intoxicated, ...

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Street vendors and artists, live music, dance, food and games featured BOUND BROOK, NJ  ̶  A lively showcase of world music and dance highlights Bound Brook’s annual RiverFest Art & Music Fair from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Presented by Bound Brook Cultural Arts Committee ...

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MANVILLE, N.J. – For the third time in as many months, homeowners in the northwest section of town woke up Wednesday morning to a crime spree that targeted 80 automobiles parked on the street, with 130 tires punctured. The victims live in an area bounded by North 3rd Avenue and North 13th ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Works on Paper” from Thursday, Aug. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division St.,, sponsored by Frontline Arts and Frontline Paper (formerly Combat Paper). Frontline Arts mission is to connect and build communities through ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Continuing the initiative to build a stronger connection between the Somerset County business community and New Jersey’s education community, the Somerset County Business Partnership will host a workshop to address the connection between business and high school graduates on ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, A 24-year old North Plainfield man was fatally stabbed over the weekend and an investigation is underway, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti announced on Monday. The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is taking part in the National-Clear the Shelters Event Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. According to a release, all the animals that are over 6 months will have their adoption fees waived for qualified adopters. Kittens that are under 6 months ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Lord Stirling Stable is inviting children under age 13 and their parents to enjoy a morning with the stable's will ponies, horses and staff at a "Pony Tea Party" scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the stable grounds at 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The brightly lit midway arch is once again expected to welcome an average of 15,000 local residents to the annual six-day Rotary Fair beginning Tuesday, August 14. Located adjacent to the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, the Fair transforms the field into a classic ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Aminy Audi, the owner, CEO and matriarch of the iconic Stickley Audi Furniture brand, stood outside their newest acquisition at the corner of Davenport and Main streets Tuesday night, enjoying the moment, surrounded by a crowd of 50 or more well-wishers who had come to be a part ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Office of Veterans Services stands ready to provide a variety of services to service veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam to more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as their families. Veterans Services Director Peter Niemiec provided an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Grand Openings on Main Street have been the norm the past several years as the borough’s resurgence as "Somerset County’s Downtown" continues to unfold. Complete with colored ribbon, oversized shears, grinning politicians and proud retailers, the wave of Grand Openings ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The intersection of East Main Street and Grove Street where a fatal accident occurred early Tuesday morning in front of the Somerset Hotel should be closed to traffic and transformed into a pedestrian mall, according to Councilman Dennis Sullivan. Christine McConnachie, a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Free Summer Concert Series at Duke Island Park on Old York Road in Bridgewater concludes the 2018 season on Sunday, Aug. 5, with the country rock of Kinderhook and a classic Carole King tribute. The concert is scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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