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Mardi Gras Celebration Breaks Out on Main Street Somerville

February 24, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Just a bit more subdued and a little less rowdy, Bourbon Street meets Main Street this weekend through Tuesday, as Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro hosts its annual Mardi Gras celebration, culminating on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 25.

But owner Rick St. Pierre encourages bead and trinket throwing – and don’t forget to wear your masks.

A Creole-inspired ...

Phi Theta Kappa Hosts Comedy Night Fundraiser at RVCC

 

BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Raritan Valley Community College will hold a comedy fundraiser Friday, March 10, at 8 p.m.

The event, which will feature many of the best up-and-coming comedians in the New York metropolitan area, will be held in the Welpe Theatre on campus.

Featured performers include ...

Hillsborough Reformed Church Presents 250th Anniversary Art & Photography Show

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Artists and photographers whose works depict the beauty and history of the Millstone River Valley are invited to display their works at an art show celebrating the 250th anniversary of Hillsborough Reformed Church.

“Impressions of the Millstone Valley” will be held March 25 and 26 in the church’s Memorial Hall, 1 Amwell Road.

A reception will ...

Gail Rosen Selected as Somerset County Outstanding Citizen of the Year

February 15, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership has selected Gail Rosen, CPA as the 67th Somerset County Outstanding Citizen of the Year. 

The award is given annually to Somerset County’s premier community leader. The Outstanding Citizen is the county’s most prestigious individual reward recognizing someone for their community and business activities ...

PeopleCare Center Accepting High School Scholarship Applications

February 22, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Board of Trustees of the PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits is accepting applications from Somerset County public high school seniors for the 2017 scholarship program.

The Board will award up to twelve scholarships in the amount of $1000 each based on community Involvement, extra-curricular activities, grades, and a 500-word response to the ...

Resolution 5K Race in Hillsborough raises $11,700 for Project Graduation

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The Resolution Run 5K Committee presented a check for $11,700 to Project Graduation representatives Tuesday night at the township municipal building, money that was raised at the 3.1-mile run on New Year's Day.

The charity event has been held each New Year’s Day since 2002 and is organized by the Resolutions for Others Foundation, a Hillsborough based non-profit ...

4 Hillsborough Students' Posters Displayed at United Nations Conference

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Several senior students in the Academy for Health and Medical Sciences at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School were selected as poster winners at the 18th Annual CTAUN Conference 2017 entitled, “The Refugee Challenge of the 21st Century,” held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

The 12 SCVTHS students, including ...

Somerville: Mayor Gallagher Seeks GOP Nod as County Freeholder Candidate

February 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Longtime Republican Mayor Brian Gallagher trusts his instincts, and his instincts tell him the time is right to move on and seek higher office.

Gallagher confirmed on Monday that he is lobbying members of the Somerset County Republican Committee to be selected as the candidate who will replace veteran Somerset County Freeholder Director Peter Palmer, who is retiring at the end ...

Ciattarelli Calls Sanctuary City Legislation “Reckless and Irresponsible”

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Republican gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) slammed, as reckless and irresponsible, Democrat-sponsored legislation in Trenton that forces state taxpayers to financially support New Jersey cities that choose to defy federal law and, in so doing, encourage illegal immigration.
 
Ciattarelli, a frequent critic of Governor Chris ...

Mardi Gras Celebration Breaks Out on Main Street Somerville

February 24, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Just a bit more subdued and a little less rowdy, Bourbon Street meets Main Street this weekend through Tuesday, as Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro hosts its annual Mardi Gras celebration, culminating on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 25.

But owner Rick St. Pierre encourages bead and trinket throwing – and don’t forget to wear your masks.

A Creole-inspired ...

PeopleCare Center Accepting High School Scholarship Applications

February 22, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Board of Trustees of the PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits is accepting applications from Somerset County public high school seniors for the 2017 scholarship program.

The Board will award up to twelve scholarships in the amount of $1000 each based on community Involvement, extra-curricular activities, grades, and a 500-word response to the ...

Resolution 5K Race in Hillsborough raises $11,700 for Project Graduation

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The Resolution Run 5K Committee presented a check for $11,700 to Project Graduation representatives Tuesday night at the township municipal building, money that was raised at the 3.1-mile run on New Year's Day.

The charity event has been held each New Year’s Day since 2002 and is organized by the Resolutions for Others Foundation, a Hillsborough based non-profit ...

Somerville Cousins Use Charity Basketball Game to Energize Community

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Three cousins - all business entrepreneurs who grew up  in “The ‘Ville,” will return to the borough’s Middle School Wednesday night to play in a charity basketball game, have some fun and raise money for a good cause.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; tip-off is at 6 p.m. Admission is $2, with all proceeds donated to the American Heart ...

Hillsborough Seeks Scenic Photos for 2018 Calendar

February 25, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township is again working with Town Planner Calendar to produce a 2018 color calendar that will feature the works of local photographers.

The finished product will be mailed out to every residence in Hillsborough, at no cost to taxpayers as the year comes to a close,, according to Mayor Carl Suraci.

“The printing of the calendar is funded through ...

Lance Responds to Questions on Trump, Russia, Impeachment, Environment at Town Hall

BRANCHBURG, NJ – There was so much interest in Rep. Leonard Lance’s Town Hall yesterday that a second one has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday.

Lance said Raritan Valley Community College’s Nash Theater was chosen for each event because it’s the largest venue in his district. Saturday’s Town hall will be Lance’s 42nd such meeting since being elected to ...

Montclair Ponders 'Welcoming Community' Instead of 'Sanctuary City'

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A resolution scheduled for a vote Tuesday by the township council will determine whether Montclair will define itself as a 'Welcoming Community' instead of a 'Sanctuary City.'

The resolution states that the township is "acknowledging and reaffirming our commitment to the rights of all persons, regardless of immigration status, it is important to ...

Great Swamp Experience - Crawl Inside a Beaver Lodge

February 19, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Kids can crawl inside a beaver lodge while parents can learn about glaciers, flowers and mastadon bones as part of “The Great Swamp Experience” at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center.

The EEC is located at 190 Lord Stirling Road.

“The Great Swamp Experience” features interactive displays, ...

Somerset County Adds 58 Acres to Sourland Mountain Preserve

MONTGOMERY, NJ - Somerset County has added 58.25 acres to the Sourland Mountain Preserve through the Open Space Preservation Program. 

Located at the intersection of Pleasant View Road and Route 601 in Montgomery Township, the property was purchased from owner W. Bryce Thompson IV for $1.98 million.

Montgomery Township has agreed to contribute 30 percent of the purchase price towards ...

Robertson Sworn to 5-Year Term as Somerset County Prosecutor

February 23, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Surrounded by family, his peers, his mentors, members of the judiciary and the political elite of Somerset County, Michael H. Robertson was formally sworn in as Somerset County Prosecutor Thursday afternoon, promising to ramp up the war against drugs and to reach out to the community for help.

“I am committed to engaging in a dialogue with people from all ...

Suspect Wanted on Aggravated Sexual Assault Charge Arrested in Pennsylvania

February 22, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A South Bound Brook man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a juvenile girl has been arrested in Pennsylvania, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Pennsylvania State Troopers tracked down Hector C. Suarez, 32, of Main Street, South Bound Brook, at a motel in Monroe County, and apprehended the suspect when he tried to escape ...

Hillsborough Firefighters Honored on 1st Anniversary of Massive Fire at Route 206 Warehouse Complex

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Township firefighters were honored for their bravery by the Township Committee  on the first anniversary of the massive fire that consumed 500,000 square feet of warehouse space at Veterans Industrial Park, the former VA Depot on Route 206.

It took 15 hours before the Feb. 12, 2016 fire was brought under control, with more than 500 firefighters from 85 ...

Online Exchange with Girl, 8, Leads to Porn Charges Against Bronx Suspect

SOMERVILLE, NJ –What police describe as sexually-explicit communications on a website between an 8-year-old Franklin Township girl and a Bronx man has led to several pornography charges being filed against the suspect, 31-year-old Efrain A. Martinez of Sampson Avenue in The Bronx.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson provided the following details:

Franklin Township ...

Suspect Wanted on Aggravated Sexual Assault Charge Arrested in Pennsylvania

February 22, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A South Bound Brook man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a juvenile girl has been arrested in Pennsylvania, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Pennsylvania State Troopers tracked down Hector C. Suarez, 32, of Main Street, South Bound Brook, at a motel in Monroe County, and apprehended the suspect when he tried to escape ...

Hillsborough Firefighters Honored on 1st Anniversary of Massive Fire at Route 206 Warehouse Complex

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Township firefighters were honored for their bravery by the Township Committee  on the first anniversary of the massive fire that consumed 500,000 square feet of warehouse space at Veterans Industrial Park, the former VA Depot on Route 206.

It took 15 hours before the Feb. 12, 2016 fire was brought under control, with more than 500 firefighters from 85 ...

Online Exchange with Girl, 8, Leads to Porn Charges Against Bronx Suspect

SOMERVILLE, NJ –What police describe as sexually-explicit communications on a website between an 8-year-old Franklin Township girl and a Bronx man has led to several pornography charges being filed against the suspect, 31-year-old Efrain A. Martinez of Sampson Avenue in The Bronx.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson provided the following details:

Franklin Township ...

Hillsborough Reformed Church Presents 250th Anniversary Art & Photography Show

February 21, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Artists and photographers whose works depict the beauty and history of the Millstone River Valley are invited to display their works at an art show celebrating the 250th anniversary of Hillsborough Reformed Church.

“Impressions of the Millstone Valley” will be held March 25 and 26 in the church’s Memorial Hall, 1 Amwell Road.

A reception will ...

Hillsborough Reformed Church Hosts 17th-Century Music Performance

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A performance of 17th century music on harpsichord and organ by Gavin Black will help Hillsborough Reformed Church at Millstone continue to celebrate its 250th anniversary.

Black, former HRC music director/organist, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26.

As an outreach of the Worship and Music Ministry of Hillsborough Reformed Church, the ...

Fan Favorite Scott Kelly Returns for 4th Season with Patriots

February 22, 2017

Bridgewater, NJ – Infielder Scott Kelly, a New Jersey native and fan favorite with the Somerset Patriots, has re-signed for the 2017 season.

“I could not be more grateful to be playing again for Somerset,” Kelly said. “The opportunity to play for one of the best organizations and play in front of the greatest fans is what makes Somerset a truly special place. I ...

Perennial All-Star Outfielder Re-Signs with Somerset Patriots

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have re-signed three-time Atlantic League All-Star outfielder Aharon Eggleston for the 2017 season.

“I’m excited about my return to Somerset,” said Eggleston. “Somerset has become a second family to me. They are a first-class organization and I am happy they’ve decided to have me ...

Ace Lefthander Returns to Patriots After Year Pitching in Italy

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have signed 2014 Atlantic League Left-Handed Pitcher of the Year and 2015 league-champion Matt Zielinski for the 2017 season.

“The Somerset Patriots are a first-class organization,” said Zielinski. “I am excited for the opportunity to help replicate the success we had in 2015.”

Zielinski enters his third season with the ...

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Robertson Sworn to 5-Year Term as Somerset County Prosecutor

February 23, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Surrounded by family, his peers, his mentors, members of the judiciary and the political elite of Somerset County, Michael H. Robertson was formally sworn in as Somerset County Prosecutor Thursday afternoon, promising to ramp up the war against drugs and to reach out to the community for help.

“I am committed to engaging in a dialogue with people from all ...