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Works by Artist with Autism Featured at Gallery on Main in Somerville

April 28, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Gallery on Main is commemorating National Autism Awareness Month with an exhibition of artwork by James Hogarth, an artist with autism.

Hogarth is the featured guest at a meet-and-greet and sale of his artwork at Gallery on Main, 30 West Main St., from noon-3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.

Original pieces as well as note cards and prints of Hogarth’s artwork will be ...

Historic Site Hosts Hillsborough Author at Book Signing

PLAINFIELD, NJ -  The Drake House Museum will host Hillsborough author Rikki Lynn Hauss, who will be signing copies of her book "The Duchess of South Somerville," a chronicle of the life and times of of billionaire heiress Doris Duke, the expansive 2,300-acre Duke Farms and the controversy surrounding demolition of the 67,000 square-foot estate on the ...

RVCC Student Jazz Ensemble Performs April 27

 

BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Raritan Valley Community College Student Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the Welpe Theatre on campus.

The group is directed by John Loehrke of New York City and includes three student musicians from Somerville.

The ensemble will perform pieces by a variety of jazz artists, including Count Basie, Pat ...

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno Speaks to Business Leaders in Somerville April 28

April 17, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, a candidate in the Republican gubernatorial Primary June 6, has scheduled a discussion with the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee on Friday, April 28, at 11:30 a.m. at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St.

The April meeting continues a monthly series presented in collaboration with the Somerset County ...

SCBP Sponsors Conference on Environment and Labor

BRANCHBURG, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership is co-sponsoring an April 21 conference, "Beyond Reconciliation: The Potential for Common Ground on the Environment and Labor” at Raritan Valley Community College at 9 a.m. in the RVCC Conference Center at 118 Lamington Road.

The program is open to the public and part of RVCC’s commemoration of Earth ...

Manville-Hillsborough Elks Host Discussion on Heroin Epidemic

April 23, 2017

MANVILLE, NJ – Despite efforts to reduce its growth, the heroin epidemic in New Jersey isn’t letting up. The number of heroin deaths throughout New Jersey, including the suburbs, are triple that of national statistics.

Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine invites adult members of the community and students in grade eight and above to a panel discussion about drug ...

Hillsborough: Grim Reaper Presides over Simulated Motor Vehicle Fatality at High School

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several hundred Hillsborough High School students watched as one of their classmates was handcuffed by police and placed in the back seat of a patrol car while firefighters and emergency first responders worked feverishly to help four other victims of a simulated head-on collision in the parking lot of the high school at the intersection of Amwell Road and Raider ...

Former NJ Gov. Tom Kean to Deliver Commencement Address at RVCC Graduation May 13

BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Honorable Thomas H. Kean, who served as Governor of New Jersey from 1982-1990 and was president of Drew University from 1990-2005, will deliver the commencement address at Raritan Valley Community College’s 48th annual spring commencement, Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m.

Kean will receive an honorary degree during the ceremony, which will be held on the ...

Tapinto Hillsborough Editor Rod Hirsch Moderates Democratic Gubernatorial Forum April 26

April 24, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ - A special gubernatorial forum will be held Wednesday at Stangl Stage, which is located at 2 Stangl Road.

Featured will be candidates for governor running for the state Democratic Party nomination in the June 6 primary.

The moderator will be award-winning veteran journalist Rod Hirsch, a Pulitzer Prize nominee with more than 40 years experience. He is the owner and editor of ...

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno Speaks to Business Leaders in Somerville April 28

SOMERVILLE, NJ – New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, a candidate in the Republican gubernatorial Primary June 6, has scheduled a discussion with the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee on Friday, April 28, at 11:30 a.m. at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St.

The April meeting continues a monthly series presented in collaboration with the Somerset County ...

A Memorable Day and Dedication for “Fudgie" Courtesy of Hillsborough Eagle Scout

April 27, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Library Staff, local leaders and family members all descended on the sidewalk behind the Library as Austin O’Neill, grandson of longtime Library Clerk Eleanor Haines presented a dedication stone for Haines’ late sister Fortunata ‘Fudgie’ Guidone.

“Fudgie” was remembered, by O’Neill, for being a good sport ...

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County Honors Volunteers

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Each year, thousands of volunteers in New Jersey donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. These volunteers will be among the millions across the country who will be spotlighted during National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 2017.

This month, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County was presented with a proclamation from the Somerset ...

Hillsborough Cuts Spending, Maintains Stable Tax Rate for Third Year

April 28, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee has crafted a 2017 budget that cuts spending, and for the third year in a row, maintains the local property tax rate.

It also marks the 7th year in a row that the budget plan came in under the 2% levy cap imposed by the state on local governments.

The total reduction in spending is $423,771, savings derived from attrition in the Police ...

Bateman Urges School Funding Reform to Help Manville and other Underfunded School Districts

   

TRENTON, NJ  - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) said that Manville Mayor Richard Onderko’s testimony at a bipartisan school funding roundtable in Parsippany demonstrates the urgent need to reform the state’s broken school funding formula.

Manville, a borough within Bateman’s district, is the eighth most ...

Bateman: PennEast Pipeline Proposal in Trouble

April 27, 2017

 

TRENTON, NJ - Following the NJ DEP’s decision to reject a permit application submitted by PennEast that is necessary for construction to begin, state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman urged homeowners to stand strong in opposition to the pipeline.

“The DEP made the right call. It is astounding that PennEast would even attempt to file an application, ...

Somerset County Freeholders Object to Transco Application

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has authorized the county attorney to file the necessary paperwork to allow the board to intervene in a Federal Regulatory Commission application filed by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC.

In March, the company – also known as Transco – filed an application seeking a Certificate of Public Convenience and ...

600-Year-Old Landmark Oak Tree Cut Down

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This may be the first spring in 600 years that the Basking Ridge old white oak hasn't budded. 

In fact, the removal of the tree - the symbol of Bernards Township, the sentinel of the Presbyterian Church's historic cemetery, and the namesake of the nearby Oak Street School - began on Monday morning. A portion of East Oak Street directly in front of the church ...

Good Samaritan’s Laptop Stolen While He Rescues Unconscious Woman From Train Tracks

April 28, 2017

EDISON, NJ –  The old saying “no good deed goes unpunished” proved true for a Piscataway man Friday morning when, after rushing in to save a woman who fainted and fell on the train tracks, he came back to find that someone stole his backpack, containing his computer.

“This theft, perpetrated in the midst of such a selfless good deed, is nothing less than appalling ...

False Teeth: Suspect Charged with Operating Illegal Dentist Practice

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Troopers from Somerville Barracks Deliver Baby Alongside Route 287

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Troopers Luis Valle and Tony Lee of the Somerville "B" State Police Barracks helped to deliver a baby early Tuesday morning along Route 287 in the midst of rush hour.

Valle had just pulled on to Route 287 to start his Tuesday shift when a motorist trying to beat backed-up rush hour traffic veered off on to the shoulder to bypass the stuck ...

Good Samaritan’s Laptop Stolen While He Rescues Unconscious Woman From Train Tracks

April 28, 2017

EDISON, NJ –  The old saying “no good deed goes unpunished” proved true for a Piscataway man Friday morning when, after rushing in to save a woman who fainted and fell on the train tracks, he came back to find that someone stole his backpack, containing his computer.

“This theft, perpetrated in the midst of such a selfless good deed, is nothing less than appalling ...

False Teeth: Suspect Charged with Operating Illegal Dentist Practice

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Troopers from Somerville Barracks Deliver Baby Alongside Route 287

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Troopers Luis Valle and Tony Lee of the Somerville "B" State Police Barracks helped to deliver a baby early Tuesday morning along Route 287 in the midst of rush hour.

Valle had just pulled on to Route 287 to start his Tuesday shift when a motorist trying to beat backed-up rush hour traffic veered off on to the shoulder to bypass the stuck ...

Patriots Lose First Game of Season

April 28, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Long Island Ducks (3-4) defeated the Somerset Patriots (6-1) Thursday night at TD Bank Ballpark by a score of 10-6.

It was the Patriots first loss of the 2017 season; last year, the Patriots put together a 13-game winning streak to open the season.

The Ducks took an early lead with runs in the first two innings on a sacrifice fly by Nolan Reimold ...

Patriots Win Both Games of Doublheader in Extra Innings

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (6-0) swept the Long Island Ducks (2-4) in a double header on Wednesday afternoon at TD Bank Ballpark.

Game 1:

Carlos Guzman hit a game-winning walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th inning to defeat the Ducks 2-1 in the first game.

“He ended up throwing me a straight fastball. I know he has good stuff and he threw a pitch that ...

Somerset Patriots Win Fourth Straight; Ford Goes 4-5

BBRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 8-2 at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday afternoon to complete the four-game sweep of the opening series of the 2017 season.

The Patriots jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a two-run single by Jerry Sands. It’s was his second straight day with a two-run hit to break a tie ...

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Somerset Sheriff's Office Collects Outdated, Unwanted, Unused Drugs

April 27, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Sheriff's officers will collect outdated, unwanted and unused medicines - no questions asked - in front of the Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove St., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 29.

The annual Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a national event, with over 5.000 sites set ...

Ciattarelli Releases Five Years of Income Tax Returns

April 25, 2017

 

  

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Unlike Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, who limited press access and hid his tax returns from New Jersey taxpayers, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli, an entrepreneur and Main Street business owner has made good on his promise to provide complete transparency, posting five years of tax returns on his web site for the ...