Somerset County News

September 16, 2018

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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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Kathleen Palmer has been passionate about butterflies since 4th grade. At her home here in northern Somerset County, she has taken her interest in the insects up many notches since childhood. Today, a section of her property is registered as a Monarch Waystation (Reg. #1111) ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world. Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) is accepting registration for the 46th Annual Golf Classic, the longest continuously running golf event in Somerset County, scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the acclaimed Cherry Valley Country Club, 125 Country Club ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – Crime Stoppers of Somerset County is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for setting a car on fire and slashing the tires on 40 parked cars in the borough between 2-4 a.m. June 11. The incidents occurred within ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Visions of Raritan Photographic Society – A Celebration of 90 years” from Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division Street. The Raritan Photographic Society, founded in 1929, is the oldest photography club ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission kicked off its Summer Concert Series at Duke Island Park Sunday with a performance by Bob Miranda and the Happenings. A very large crowd turned out for the performance by the band made famous in part by the song "See You in September." The ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center  has scheduled a challenging summer program series for teens 13 to 16. “Xtreme Adventure” is a summer-long series of one-day outdoor programs that will entertain and educate teen girls and boys. All adventures ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Music Festival returns to the Hillsborough Promenade, in the field next to Lowe's on Route 206 from noon-8 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 4th, The festival, which began in 2010, is free to the public and co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Cultural Arts Commission. A ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough officials, along with several government and private sector partners,  have been recognized by NJ Future for their combined roles in the borough’s ongoing downtown makeover. Partners honored for “Somerville – Smart Growth in Action” were the Borough of Somerville, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 52-year-old New York man drowned in the Raritan River near Duke Island Park Wednesday in what appeared to be an accident, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police. Fermin Franco was pronounced dead shortly after midnight July 5 at Robert Wood Johnson University ...

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