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Somerset County News

June 30, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township officials are working to deal with delinquent properties in the municipality. The town council passed a resolution June 9 that will allow the township attorney to foreclose on certain delinquent properties located in Bridgewater. The measure was unanimously ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Celebrate Independence Day while watching fireworks, listening to great music, enjoying food, and seeing a Revolutionary War reenactment. The festivities will occur on Monday, July 4, at the Somerset County Park Commission’s North Branch Park on Milltown Road in Bridgewater. Gates ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has still not released a report or findings regarding the incident at the Bridgewater Commons Mall in February in which a 14-year-old Black teenager was handcuffed following a fight while the other lighter-skinned boy involved in the fight ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County offices and buildings remain open for business as the County continues to evaluate the severity of Tuesday's ransomware cyber attack. Network-linked computers remain turned off, and county employees are unable to receive or respond to any emails. “We are ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - New cases of COVID-19 surged dramatically this week in Somerset County and New Jersey, with 354 new cases reported overnight in Somerset County, and 5,309 new cases reported in New Jersey. Somerset County reported 138 new cases on Tuesday; 124 on Wednesday and 193 on ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin J. Russo a former Franklin Township police lieutenant and local resident rolled out from Franklin Township Police headquarters Tuesday morning to head to Washington, DC where he will join thousands of police officers from across the country to honor ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township YMCA, a branch of Greater Somerset County YMCA, announced the launch of a Summer of Outdoor Adventure and Recreation (SOAR) program for children from under-resourced families in Franklin, Bound Brook, South Bound Brook, and Manville who were disproportionately ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - An April 11 webinar hosted by the Downtown Somerville Alliance and the NJ Business Action Center will examine the impact on businesses expected when New Jersey's ban on plastic bags in the retail marketplace goes into effect May 4. Grocery stores, food service businesses, and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A GoFundMe campaign has been started for a Bridgewater family whose 11-year-old daughter was killed while riding her bike on Fulton Street Saturday evening. The Bastos family, in Bridgewater, is mourning the loss of Victoria, who was hit by a pick-up truck while riding her ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A female juvenile died early Saturday evening after being struck by a pickup truck in the intersection of Fulton Street and 3rd Street, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police. According to police, officers responded Saturday at 6:08 p.m. to a report of a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is informing public schools of a statewide emergency recall of Guida’s milk and is asking for all products to be removed from the school’s cafeteria and distribution suspended. According to the New Jersey Department of Health, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A public hearing for Somerset County’s all-encompassing Preservation Plan will be held virtually at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30. The 2022 Preservation Plan encompasses three plans: an update of the 2000 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan, an updated version of ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A million-dollar federal grant has been approved to study traffic patterns on Easton Avenue. The study will kick off in September 2022 and is funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) who approved the project last week, according to a news ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Primary Elections are June 7, and the League of Women Voters of Somerset and Hunterdon Counties is reminding residents to be registered and ready. According to a release, anyone who is a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age as of June 7, lived in Somerset County for at least 30 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The New Jersey State Police turned out in force Sunday afternoon to honor Col. Patrick Callahan, superintendent of the State Police, who was honored as Grand Marshal of the 29th annual St. Patrick's Parade. More than 100 troopers participated in the parade; they came by ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On the last day of Black History Month, a student-led demonstration kicked off outside the Bridgewater Police Department, where protestors marched about a mile to the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Two Bridgewater police officers arrested 14-year-old Z’Kye Husain in the mall after ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - First- and second-generation immigrants protested 14-year-old Z’Kye Husain's arrest despite freezing temperatures Saturday. The protestors said Husain received disparate punishment by two Bridgewater police officers because he is Black and assumed to be the culprit in a fight ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Black Lives Matter of New Jersey, Paterson and Elizabeth held a rally Thursday calling for the termination of the two Bridgewater Township Police officers involved in the arrest Feb. 12 of 14-year-old Z’Kye Husain. The rally was held the evening Bridgewater canceled a town ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Local resident, Somerset County Commissioner Director, Shanel Y. Robinson issued a statement concerning a fight at Bridgewater Mall between two teens this past weekend.  In a video, which has been circulating on social media for a few days, two teen boys begin fighting in the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Sharp disagreement over New Jersey's face mask mandate in public schools fueled scattered arguments in the audience during Monday night's school board meeting, prompting a call to Hillsborough police by school officials. The meeting was adjourned after police arrived. Paul ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported 74 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing the county's total to 53,889 since the first cases were reported in March 2020; there have been 793 deaths since March 8, 2020. Franklin has had a total of 12,214 COVID-19 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Tuesday reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing the county's total to 53,815 since the first cases were reported in March 2020; there have been 793 deaths since March 8, 2020. Franklin has had a total of 12,195 COVID-19 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - One month ago today, The New Jersey Department of Health reported 33,459 new cases of COVID-19 in a 24-hour period; today, that number had plummeted to 1,490 as the COVID-19 pandemic loosens its grip on New Jersey. Franklin has had a total of 12,195 COVID-19 cases since March ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Local resident Somerset County Commissioner Director Shanel Y. Robinson was sworn in as the 2022 Secretary/Treasurer of the NJ Associations of Counties, according to a social media post.  NJAC MISSION STATEMENT NJAC is committed to advocating for legislation, regulations, and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 237 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing the county's total to 52,878 since the first cases were reported in March 2020; there have been 793 deaths since March 8, 2020. Franklin has had a total of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 168 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing the county's total to 52,435 since the first cases were reported in March 2020; there have been 793 deaths since March 8, 2020. Franklin has had a total of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 611 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the county's total to 52,150 since the first cases were reported in March 2020; there have been 793 deaths since March 8, 2020. Franklin has had a total of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - An anonymous Instagram account encourages Somerville High School students to post "confessions" online which are then posted to the platform by the anonymous owner(s) of the account, the contents of which are "highly inappropriate, offensive and demeaning," according to SHS ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 331 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing the county's total to 51,539 since the first cases were reported in March 2020; there have been 793 deaths since March 8, 2020. Franklin has had a total of ...

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