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Bodnar Auctions Hosts “Lifestyles of the Rich and Fulfilling the Dream Sale”

June 23, 2017

EDISON, NJ - “Lifestyles of the Rich . . . and Fulfilling the Dream Sale," a private estate auction by Bodnar Auctions, will feature the entire contents of a prominent couple’s home in Warren County.

“Everything was the best of the best,” Bodnar said.

The couple accumulated their wealth breeding and racing horses , living on a 160-acre farm in Asbury, ...

Somerset Patriots Host Comic Con at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will host their Fifth Annual Ballpark Comic Con at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, June 24th presented by the Hugs For Brady Foundation.

The event will begin at 5:30 pm and last throughout the game.

Ballpark Comic Con offers fans and comic books lovers a unique experience combining family fun, baseball, and all things comics.

The first ...

Somerville Hosts Weekly Summer Dance Party with Live Music on Division Street

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough is synonymous with live events that include - what else - live music.

Over the past three weeks, there was live music on Main Street during the June 4 Somerville Business & Professional Association street fair; on June 10, there was a live band on the steps of the historic Somerset County Courthouse as part of the Flag Day celebration and this past ...

Hyper-Local Somerset County Trade Show Hosted by Business Partnership

June 12, 2017

FRANKLIN, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership will present “Biz Fest,” the Somerset County ‘hyper-local’ trade show and networking opportunity for Somerset County businesses and residents on Thursday, June 15, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave.

Among the businesses participating in the trade show format will be accounting firms; personal and ...

Hillsborough Workshop Examines Impact of Marijuana & Opiates

June 19, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A workshop for parents and professionals that will provide an overview of the impact opiates and marijuana have on adolescent behavior will be held June 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hillsborough Municipal Building, 379 South Branch Road.

Participants will learn how these substances are raising the risk potential for every family.  

Somerset County ...

Somerset County Vo-Tech Class of 2017 Graduates

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A total of 161 students graduated this week from the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, in 17 different vocational programs, ranging from automotive technology to the performing arts.

The Career and Technical Education Valedictorian for the class of 2017 was graphic communications student Daria Marini, of Bridgewater, and the Career and Technical ...

Hillsborough: Blackhawk Swoops in to Triangle School for Flag Day Festivities

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The anticipation was already building as students arrived at school Wednesday morning because, after all, it's not every day that a helicopter lands in the field alongside your classroom.

But that's what happened yesterday at Triangle School, as an Army Blackhawk helicopter swooped in and landed as part of the school's celebration of Flag Day.

The students ...

Somerville: Verve Style Reaches Milestone – Restaurant is 21 and Legal

June 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Reaching the age of 21 is a milestone in anyone’s life and it’s no different for Verve Bar, Restaurant and Bistro, the iconic Main Street landmark across the street from the historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Verve is the preferred gathering spot in downtown Somerville for the political elite, judges, lawyers, businessmen and women, professionals, artists, ...

Weekend Craft Beer Fest On Tap in Somerville

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A few visitors from Germany just happened to be in town last year and stopped by the Somerville Craft Beer Fest to soak up some of the local ambience – and sample some of the craft beers.

Because Germans know a thing or two about beer – their culture, their heritage, their economy is imbued with hops, barley, steins and ‘oompah’ bands - ...

Somerville Elks Motorcycle Committee Sponsors 'Poker Run for Ben' to Defray Family's Medical Expenses

June 22, 2017

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 Motorcycle Committee will sponsor its II annual "Poker Run for Ben" on Sunday, June 25, with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

The Somerville Elks Lodge is located at 375 Union Ave. in Bridgewater.

Ben Falcone, a 5-year-old boy from Martinsville, was diagnosed shortly after birth with Tracheal & Laryngeal Malaysia and ...

Animal Shelter Celebrates New Dog Play Yard, Rescue Van

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter hosted a ribbon cutting June 14 to celebrate the opening of a new dog play yard, donated by Tony Martinez, of the National Fence Company, in honor of his mother, Isabel Martinez, an animal welfare advocate.

“We need an area for dogs to play and meet,” Brian Bradshaw, shelter manager, said.

Natalie Zaman, a board member for ...

Hillsborough: Blood Drive Dedicated to Memory of 13-Year-Old

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A blood drive will be hosted by Hillsborough Reformed Church at Millstone on Sunday, June 25 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The church is located at 1 Amwell Road.

The blood drive is in memory of Andrew Russoniello, a 13-year-old who lost his life in a tragic bike accident last summer. His family, including father, Christopher; mother, Emily; and siblings, Dari ...

Senate Passes Bateman Bill Requiring Smart Thermostats in All New Homes

June 19, 2017

   

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) requiring the installation of a smart thermostat in all new residential construction.

“It is very expensive to purchase a house in New Jersey, especially for first-time homeowners who are just ...

Senate Passes Bateman Bill Requiring Smart Thermostats in All New Homes

June 19, 2017

   

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) requiring the installation of a smart thermostat in all new residential construction.

“It is very expensive to purchase a house in New Jersey, especially for first-time homeowners who are just ...

Trader Joe's Recalls 'Grainless Granola' over Listeria Concern

June 20, 2017

Trader Joe's is issuing a recall for 'Trader Joe's Grainless Granola' over potential contamination Listeria monocytogenes.

The lot being recalled has 'Best By' dates from 032018 to 041018. The SKU on the product is SKU# 56307.

All potetially affected product has been removed from store shelves and has been destroyed. No illnesses have been reported to ...

Hillsborough: It's All About Blueberries at Duke Farms Market

June 23, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The days are at their longest, the summer sun is heating up and the Farm to Table Market at Duke Farms is celebrating the start of the blueberry season in New Jersey.

Open Sunday, June 25 from noon-5 p.m., the market hosts several farmers with freshly-picked produce and fruits.

Mike’s Blueberries, a certified organic blueberry farm from Pemberton, NJ will be at the ...

Stolen Pet Traffickers Targeted in Bi-Partisan Legislation

June 23, 2017

 

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Senate has passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-22) and Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) that elevates pet trafficking to a third-degree crime, punishable by a fine of up to $15,000 and a term of imprisonment of three to five years, or both.

"Anyone who is cruel enough to traffic an innocent animal ...

Community Rallies to Help Dunellen Fireman Critically Injured in Piscataway House Explosion

June 22, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Joseph Keleman’s gofundme campaign is trending because in the past four days, 54 people have raised $4,290 of the $50K goal for the Piscataway resident who was critically injured after his home exploded early Sunday morning, June 11. 

"The force of the blast completely leveled the home which was fully engulfed in flames by the time fire fighters arrived ...

Summit Mayor Thanks Somerville for Help and Compassion Following Death of Police Officer Matthew Tarentino

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The mayor of Summit sent a hand-written letter to Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher thanking the borough, its police force and residents for helping her town work its way through the emotional roller coaster that accompanied the unexpected death of Summit police officer Matthew Tarentino, who grew up and lived in Somerville.

Tarentino, 29, was killed in a three-car accident on ...

Hillsborough: Rush Hour Collision on Route 206 Slows Traffic

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - There were no injuries, but there were traffic delays during rush hour Monday morning after a collision between a BMW and box truck, which knocked the truck on its side, spilling between 10-20 gallons of broadleaf weed control on to the roadway.

The chemical spill required a response from the Somerset County Hazmat Team, which cleaned up the liquid.

The crash ...

Community Rallies to Help Dunellen Fireman Critically Injured in Piscataway House Explosion

June 22, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Joseph Keleman’s gofundme campaign is trending because in the past four days, 54 people have raised $4,290 of the $50K goal for the Piscataway resident who was critically injured after his home exploded early Sunday morning, June 11. 

"The force of the blast completely leveled the home which was fully engulfed in flames by the time fire fighters arrived ...

Summit Mayor Thanks Somerville for Help and Compassion Following Death of Police Officer Matthew Tarentino

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The mayor of Summit sent a hand-written letter to Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher thanking the borough, its police force and residents for helping her town work its way through the emotional roller coaster that accompanied the unexpected death of Summit police officer Matthew Tarentino, who grew up and lived in Somerville.

Tarentino, 29, was killed in a three-car accident on ...

Hillsborough: Rush Hour Collision on Route 206 Slows Traffic

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - There were no injuries, but there were traffic delays during rush hour Monday morning after a collision between a BMW and box truck, which knocked the truck on its side, spilling between 10-20 gallons of broadleaf weed control on to the roadway.

The chemical spill required a response from the Somerset County Hazmat Team, which cleaned up the liquid.

The crash ...

Yankees Announcer Adds Familiar Voice to Atlantic League All-Star Game

June 23, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - New York Yankees broadcasting legend John Sterling will be the "Honorary Voice" of the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 12th at TD Bank Ballpark.

“I’m excited to be part of this extraordinary event,” Sterling said. “I’ve been a long-time fan of the Somerset Patriots and an even bigger fan of the Kalafer family.

Kubiak Dazzles As Somerset Earns Series Split With Long Island

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY - The Somerset Patriots (37-23) earned a split of their four-game series against the Long Island Ducks (30-30) Thursday night with a 9-2 victory at Bethpage Ballpark.

Somerset got the scoring started in the top of the second when Tyler Bortnick was hit by a pitch with the bases-loaded. The lead increased to 2-0 in the third on a two-out RBI double from Kyle Roller to deep ...

Patriots Re-Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Efrain Nieves

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have re-signed left-handed pitcher Efrain Nieves.

Nieves returns for his second season with the Patriots and his second in the Atlantic League. Last season, Nieves appeared in nine games for the team, including six starts, going 3-0 on the mound with a 3.09 ERA and 30 strikeouts over 35 innings of work.

Originally drafted by the ...

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Somerset County Hosts Container Gardening with Edible Plants Workshop for Kids

June 21, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture Department has scheduled “Container Gardening with Edible Plants,” a workshop for children age 7 to 10 accompanied by an adult. The workshop is limited to 10 participants.

The program is scheduled for Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Colonial Park Fragrance & Sensory Garden, ...

Zwicker Launches Summer Book Drive

June 13, 2017

 

State Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-16th, is collecting books to distribute to local children in an effort to help students maintain achievement gains made during the school year.

"Research shows that daily reading is one of the best ways to combat the summer slide and narrow the achievement gap, but so many children have no age-appropriate books to read at ...