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Full Circle 2017: ‘Art of Possibility’ Spotlights Artists’ Limitless Talent

October 18, 2017

PEAPACK – How does an idea become reality? It starts with possibility, and communication is key. At Arts Access, the goal is to make every artist’s vision come to life through the free expression of their ideas. From innovative mixed media art pieces to choreographed dances featuring multiple dancers, Arts Access artists conceive and create compelling works of art every day.

History Comes Alive During Somerset County Journey Through the Past

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County’s rich history and its pivotal role in the growth of New Jersey and the country will be on display during the 12th annual Weekend Journey Through the Past this weekend.

More than two dozen historic sites, including three in Somerville, will be open Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15, noon-4 p.m.

The Somerset County Cultural ...

Rock'n'Roll Grandma, 90, Shares Stage with Springsteen Guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Bea Slater has lived here for 65 years in the same house.  In that house, she and her late husband raised three children, helped found Temple Sha'arey Shalom, and made many friends.  Now 90 years old, Bea remains very active and still goes out almost every day to do daily chores and catch up with friends and family. 

A few weeks ago, her youngest son ...

Spend One Hour to Embark on a Path to Business Success

October 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership, Somerset County’s regional Chamber of Commerce, will provide both prospective members and current members with the opportunity to embark on a path to business success by learning about the advantages offered through Business Partnership membership.

The opportunity to enhance profitability and grow a business utilizing the ...

Not So Fast Newark; Mayor Says Somerville Ideal Home for Amazon HQ2

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and assorted state and Essex County officials will try to convince online behemoth Amazon.com to invest billions in Newark as the ideal location for its planned expansion and an east coast headquarters complex worth billions to the state and local economy.

Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher says not so fast, suggesting ...

Business Expo Offers $4,000 Health Screening Package for Free

FRANKLIN, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership, in collaboration with Healthier Somerset and the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, is offering a comprehensive range of free health screenings at the 3rd annual Workplace Health & Wellness Exposition 2017 on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave.

The workplace wellness event, offered during ...

RVCC to Hold Fall Open House for Prospective Students

October 10, 2017

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College’s will hold its Fall Open House, Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

The event, designed for recent high school graduates and adults who are interested in pursuing a college degree or certificate, will be held in the Conference Center on campus. The college is located at 118 Lamington Road.

Those who attend will have the ...

SCVTHS Students (L)earn Respect

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – As part of the annual Week of Respect, and in accordance with the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School welcomed Larry Scott to an assembly where he spoke about Rachel’s Challenge. 

Scott's focus was on bullying, compassion, kindness and respect in memory of his niece, Rachel Joy Scott, who was ...

Somerville: Teen Dating, Domestic Violence Seminars Scheduled

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Youth Services will host seminars on teen dating and domestic violence during October.

Both sessions will be in the first floor conference room at the Somerset County Human Services Building, 27 Warren St. Parking is available in the adjacent parking deck, third level or higher.

Parents, caregivers and professionals are invited ...

Former President Obama Visits Newark to Campaign for Murphy

October 16, 2017

NEWARK, NJ  - Former U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to roll into New Jersey's largest city Thursday to campaign for the Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy as the battle to run New Jersey heats up in the race's final weeks. 

Obama is no stranger to Newark. The 44th U.S. President pushed for a bipartisan overhaul of the American criminal ...

Bateman First in Line to Donate Blood at Somerville Hospital

October 12, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman, (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Mercer) will take time off from the campaign trail Thursday to roll up his sleeve and give blood, continuing a practice that began for him in 1980 and which now totals 29 gallons of donated blood.

Bateman will be first in line at 2 p.m. to kick off the community blood drive at the ...

Hillsborough Rotary Fair Volunteers Honored for Their Service

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Volunteers from community organizations as diverse as Operation Shoebox New Jersey and the Hillsborough High School Cheerleaders assembled at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough to receive the Club’s heartfelt thanks, as well as a well-deserved financial contribution, for their service at the tenth annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair held this past ...

Tour de Pink: Cyclists Raise Money for Breast Cancer Survivors

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Young Survival Coalition Tour de Pink is a three-day charity bike ride that raises funds for young women affected by breast cancer – and this year, it made its way through Bridgewater, Raritan and Hillsborough.

The bike ride was co-founded in 2004 by Lisa J. Frank and Matt Purdue to raise awareness and funds for the Young Survival Coalition, the first ...

Bateman Bill Gets Tough on Molesters Posing as Child Caregivers

October 17, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) has introduced legislation that would establish mandatory prison terms for child molesters who use their position as a child care provider to gain access to victims.

This would include people posing as caregivers on websites such as Care.com, or at any other child care center or provider ...

"A Beautiful Mind" Nobel Prize Winner Honored by NJ Congressional Delegation

WASHINGTON -  New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12th) on Thursday announced passage of her bill in the House to name a Princeton post office after scholar and pioneer, Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. 

He is the only person to be awarded both the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the Abel Prize in Economics.

“Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. serves as a national example of ...

Think Pink: Somerset County Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Event Oct. 25

October 19, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh will join Zufall Health and the Regional Chronic Disease Coalition of Somerset and Morris Counties in launching the 14th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 12:30 p.m. in front of the North Plainfield Borough Hall at 263 Somerset St. 

The public is invited to ...

Full Circle 2017: ‘Art of Possibility’ Spotlights Artists’ Limitless Talent

PEAPACK – How does an idea become reality? It starts with possibility, and communication is key. At Arts Access, the goal is to make every artist’s vision come to life through the free expression of their ideas. From innovative mixed media art pieces to choreographed dances featuring multiple dancers, Arts Access artists conceive and create compelling works of art every day.

Bateman First in Line to Donate Blood at Somerville Hospital

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman, (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Mercer) will take time off from the campaign trail Thursday to roll up his sleeve and give blood, continuing a practice that began for him in 1980 and which now totals 29 gallons of donated blood.

Bateman will be first in line at 2 p.m. to kick off the community blood drive at the ...

Somerville: Suspect Convicted of Car Theft, Eluding Police and Assault on a Police Officer

October 17, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – One of two suspects who police say switched key fobs to steal two Mercedes from a Route 22 auto dealer has been found guilty of multiple charges by a Somerset County Jury.

Luis Lora, 36, of W. 36th Street, Union City was found guilty of the third degree theft of an automobile, second degree eluding, second degree aggravated assault during the course of an eluding, and ...

Franklin Man Sentenced to 23 years for Armed Sexual Assault

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Franklin Township man must serve 23 years in prison and register as a sex offender after assaulting a Highland Park woman in February, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

On Feb.19, Brandon Cox, 23, of the Somerset section, approached a mother who was walking her child outside the Harper Avenue apartments in Highland Park, Carey said.

Cox ...

Hillsborough Resident Joins Law Firm

DENVILLE, NJ – Hillsborough resident Danielle N. Levine has joined the Morris County-based law firm Einhorn Harris as an associate.

She is one of five new lawyers to join the firm.

“Each of our new associates brings additional strengths and experiences that will further build on our diversified and unique approach to our New Jersey practice,” saidPatricia ...

Hillsborough Police Blotter

October 19, 2017

 

 

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Aug. 28 - Sean Thomas, 24, Neshanic Station, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana after being stopped in his vehicle on Route 206. He was also charged with Possession of CDS in a motor vehicle and failure to maintain his vehicle's headlights. He was processed and released pending a court ...

Spirit Ride Processional Begins in Piscataway; Raises Awareness for ‘Slow Down, Move Over’ Law

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Area tow truck drivers, fire fighters, police officers, and EMS operators joined in the 2017 American Towman Spirit Ride procession through Middlesex County on Wednesday, honoring the memories of first responders who lost their lives in road-side accidents while in the line of duty, and bringing awareness to New Jersey’s ‘Slow Down, Move Over’ law.

The ...

Man Shot and Killed in Bound Brook

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 27-year-old Bound Brook man was shot and killed near his home on Church Street earlier this week.

The victim has been identified as William Roberts, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutors Office and Bound Brook police are involved in an ongoing investigation; they have determined that ...

Hillsborough Police Blotter

October 19, 2017

 

 

All information is provided by Hillsborough Police:

 

Aug. 28 - Sean Thomas, 24, Neshanic Station, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana after being stopped in his vehicle on Route 206. He was also charged with Possession of CDS in a motor vehicle and failure to maintain his vehicle's headlights. He was processed and released pending a court ...

Spirit Ride Processional Begins in Piscataway; Raises Awareness for ‘Slow Down, Move Over’ Law

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Area tow truck drivers, fire fighters, police officers, and EMS operators joined in the 2017 American Towman Spirit Ride procession through Middlesex County on Wednesday, honoring the memories of first responders who lost their lives in road-side accidents while in the line of duty, and bringing awareness to New Jersey’s ‘Slow Down, Move Over’ law.

The ...

Man Shot and Killed in Bound Brook

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 27-year-old Bound Brook man was shot and killed near his home on Church Street earlier this week.

The victim has been identified as William Roberts, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutors Office and Bound Brook police are involved in an ongoing investigation; they have determined that ...

Tour of Somerville Cycling Legend Joe Saling To Be Inducted into US Bicycling Hall of Fame

October 19, 2017

DAVIS, CA – The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame will induct four legends of American cycling in ceremonies Nov. 11, including Joe Saling, the "voice" of the Tour of Somerville, a historic 50-mile race in New Jersey know worldwide as "The Kentucky Derby of Competitive Cycling" and America’s oldest continuously-run bicycle race,

In addition to Saling, a longtime ...

Somerset Patriots Recognized for Excellence in Promotions by Atlantic League

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have been recognized by the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball with the Ken Shepard Award for Promotional Excellence, the league announced Wednesday. Additionally, the Patriots have been awarded the league’s Promotion of the Year for hosting the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game.

The 2017 season marked the first time in franchise history ...

Patriots' Carlos Guzman Selected Top Defensive First Baseman in Atlantic League

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- Somerset Patriots infielder Carlos Guzman has been named to the 2017 Atlantic League Red, White and Blue All-Defensive Team, the league announced Thursday.

Guzman is the lone Patriot to make the team, and has been selected for his fine defensive season at first base.

The second-year Patriot finished second in the league in fielding percentage among first baseman ...

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McCauley, GOP Policies Serve Hillsborough Well

October 16, 2017

 

To the Editor:

As the broker/owner of RE/MAX Preferred Professionals, in Hillsborough and Bridgewater, I am proud to support Gloria McCauley as Republican Deputy Mayor.  She has demonstrated her work ethics in the real estate community as well as in the political environment.

As a resident of Hillsborough for many years, I can confidently say that Republican Deputy ...

County Parks Administrator Elected to the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration

October 11, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Cindie Sullivan, deputy director of the Somerset County Park Commission, has been elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Sullivan was inducted recently at the Academy’s Annual Meeting during the National Recreation and Park Association Conference in New Orleans, LA.

The Academy is a group of distinguished practitioners and educators who ...