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Somerset County Accepts Entries for Photo Contest Through Sept. 15

August 15, 2017

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Professional and amateur photographers living in Somerset County are invited to submit photos that showcase the beauty and attributes of this area.

The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership, is sponsoring its third annual “Show us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” ...

Crews Put Finishing Touches on Hillsborough Rotary Fair Rides and Amusements

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Work crews from Majestic Midway Amusements and Paladin Amusements were at work early Monday morning assembling the rides and game booths for the annual Rotary Club of Hillsborough’s annual fair, which opens Tuesday, Aug. 15 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 20 alongside the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206.

Now in its tenth year under Rotary ...

Something for Everybody at Hunterdon 4-H & Agricultural Fair

EAST AMWELL, NJ  – All kinds of family fun is planned for the 18th annual Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, which runs Wednesday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 27 at Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds, South County Park, Route 179 just south of Ringoes.

More than 300 county 4-H members will participate, along with scores of 4-H club leaders and other adults, mostly Hunterdon ...

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, Johnson&Johnson CEO Resigned

August 17, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

Business Expo Offers Healthy Options for Workplace

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership will present 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. Somerset.

In support of Healthier Somerset and offered during Healthier Somerset Month, the event is being provided as a no cost business resource for local companies and ...

Nominees Sought for Somerset County Economic Vitality Awards

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership is soliciting nominations for its annual Economic Vitality Awards presented to companies and non-profits in recognition of contributions that make Somerset County a respected location to live, work, play and learn.

The nomination deadline is Sept. 1; the recognition dinner will be on Dec. 11 at the Palace at Somerset Park, 333 ...

Hillsborough Library Celebrates Cultural Diversity

August 17, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - The Hillsborough Library staff has helped to enlighten residents about cultural diversity with special programs recently.

​Visitors experienced a rare backstage look into the Chinese opera when Yonghong Jia presented From Kun to Jing Opera: A Brief History. The makeup and transformation process were explored. Jia then treated patrons to a mesmerizing vocal ...

RVCC Planetarium Is The Place to Be for Viewing the Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium staff is busy preparing for a total Solar Eclipse on Aug.21, the first time in 99 years that the U.S. will experience a coast-to-coast total Solar Eclipse.

While the “Path of Totality” for complete viewing of the Solar Eclipse will run diagonally across the country from Oregon to South Carolina, New Jersey ...

Learn About the Mysterious and Majestic Monarch Butterfly

FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden has scheduled a program on  “The Magical Mysterious Monarch” on Thursday,  Aug.  24 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Road .

Scientists have long researched the wanderings of monarch butterflies to determine the destination of the large numbers seen during the ...

Hillsborough Rotary Members Epitomize Credo: Service Above Self

August 19, 2017

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - It's a picture-perfect late summer Saturday, a perfect day to be down the Shore, cooling off in the backyard pool, sipping cool drinks or grilling burgers and dogs with family and friends

But there's no time to relax for members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough.

Instead, they're hosting a party like no other for special needs children and adults ...

Hillsborough: Duke Farms Helps Nourish Food Pantry with Fresh Produce

 

 

BOUND BROOK, NJ – The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office is one of several agencies contributing to a collaborative effort with Healthier Somerset and Duke Farms in Hillsborough to deliver fresh produce to the Bound Brook Salvation Army Food Pantry.

The need to increase fresh produce in local food banks and pantries was identified by Healthier Somerset, a ...

Super Heroes Step Up to Support Somerville's Finest

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hosting an indoor fund raising event on a sunny Sunday in the waning days of summer can be tough.

That's what the Somerville PBA was up against this past weekend.

For the second year in a row, the YESTERcades video arcade on Division Street hosted a 12-hour fund raiser for the Somerville PBA #147; despite the competition with beach weather, backyard barbecues ...

Hillsborough Township Redesigns Website To Improve User Experience

August 18, 2017

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township's official website as been redesigned to take advantage of improved technology which results in enhanced accessibility and easier access to answers for commonly asked questions.
 
“With the use of technology becoming increasingly present in the average household, the need for easily accessible information grows along as well," said ...

Hillsborough Committee Adopts $804,952 Debt-Free Capital Ordinance

 
HiILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee has adopted the 2017 Capital Ordinance for the routine capital purchases as part of the Township’s ‘no debt, pay as you go’ capital plan.

"As the Township maintains a watchful eye over finances, the standard of this Township              Committee remains ...

Christie Signs Bateman Bill, Targets Food Waste in Schools

TRENTON, NJ - Two bills sponsored by Sen. Diane Allen (R-Burlington) and Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon) aimed at reducing waste are now law after they were signed by Gov. Chris Christie.

“Cutting back on waste at our schools and other institutions is a crucial part of getting more food to people who need it,” Allen said.

Hillsborough: Duke Farms Helps Nourish Food Pantry with Fresh Produce

August 17, 2017

 

 

BOUND BROOK, NJ – The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office is one of several agencies contributing to a collaborative effort with Healthier Somerset and Duke Farms in Hillsborough to deliver fresh produce to the Bound Brook Salvation Army Food Pantry.

The need to increase fresh produce in local food banks and pantries was identified by Healthier Somerset, a ...

Hillsborough: Volunteers Needed for Trail Maintenance at Sourland Mountain Preserve

 

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Rangers and the Volunteer Park Patrol are seeking volunteers to assist with trail maintenance projects at the Sourland Mountain Preserve off East Mountain Road on several dates through the end of the year.

With the cooperation of the Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association, (county park rangers and volunteers are also ...

Somerset County: Police Increase Impaired Driving Patrols Through Labor Day Weekend

August 18, 2017

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset and Hunterdon County law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs during the 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide Labor Day Crackdown which begins Aug. 18th and concludes on Sept. 4th.

“Drive Sober or ...

Business Expo Offers Healthy Options for Workplace

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership will present 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. Somerset.

In support of Healthier Somerset and offered during Healthier Somerset Month, the event is being provided as a no cost business resource for local companies and ...

U.S. News Ranks 2017-18 Best Hospitals in New Jersey and USA

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of Best Hospitals in the U.S. and in each state.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick was ranked third best hospital in New Jersey; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, located in Somerville, was also listed.

 According to the magazine, the analysis reviews hospitals' performance in ...

Somerset County: Police Increase Impaired Driving Patrols Through Labor Day Weekend

August 18, 2017

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset and Hunterdon County law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs during the 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide Labor Day Crackdown which begins Aug. 18th and concludes on Sept. 4th.

“Drive Sober or ...

Super Heroes Step Up to Support Somerville's Finest

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hosting an indoor fund raising event on a sunny Sunday in the waning days of summer can be tough.

That's what the Somerville PBA was up against this past weekend.

For the second year in a row, the YESTERcades video arcade on Division Street hosted a 12-hour fund raiser for the Somerville PBA #147; despite the competition with beach weather, backyard barbecues ...

Suspect, 18, Charged in Shooting Death of 18-Year-Old Woman

                                                           

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – An 18-year-old ...

Somerset County: Police Increase Impaired Driving Patrols Through Labor Day Weekend

August 18, 2017

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset and Hunterdon County law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs during the 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide Labor Day Crackdown which begins Aug. 18th and concludes on Sept. 4th.

“Drive Sober or ...

Super Heroes Step Up to Support Somerville's Finest

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hosting an indoor fund raising event on a sunny Sunday in the waning days of summer can be tough.

That's what the Somerville PBA was up against this past weekend.

For the second year in a row, the YESTERcades video arcade on Division Street hosted a 12-hour fund raiser for the Somerville PBA #147; despite the competition with beach weather, backyard barbecues ...

Suspect, 18, Charged in Shooting Death of 18-Year-Old Woman

                                                           

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – An 18-year-old ...

Residents Gather for Vigil against Racism and Hate at Piscataway Park

August 16, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Nearly 100 area residents and visitors came together to stand against bigotry and prejudice at a vigil held at Perrine Park on Rivercrest Drive in Piscataway Monday night. The “Vigil against Racism and Hate” event was one of many organized in communities around New Jersey and the nation in the aftermath of last weekend’s domestic terror attack in ...

Patriots Hit the Road Following Tough Loss

August 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Long Island Ducks (24-16, 60-50) defeated the Somerset Patriots (19-20, 61-48) 5-4 at TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday night.

The Patriots took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on RBI doubles by Justin Trapp and Kyle Roller.

Olmo Rosario came home on a balk to make the score 3-0 in favor of Somerset after four innings of play.

The Ducks jumped in ...

Patriots' Marrero Packs His Gear, Heads to Phillies Minor League Team

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- Somerset Patriots outfielder Christian Marrero’s contract has been purchased by the Philadelphia Phillies. He is expected to report to their Double-A team in Reading, Pa.

Marrero becomes the 11th Somerset Patriot to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization this season. Pitchers Logan Darnell (Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers), Jeremy Bleich ...

Guzman's 8th-Inning Home Run Clinches Patriots' Win

BRIDGEWATER, NJ-   The Somerset Patriots (19-19, 61-47) defeated the Long Island Ducks (23-16, 59-50) 7-5 in the night game of a day-night double header at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday.

Tied at 5-5 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Carlos Guzman smacked a go-ahead two-run home run (5) to give the Patriots a 7-5 win.

“I wanted to get a ball that I could drive,” said ...

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Will Trump Put Bedminster in the History Books?

August 11, 2017

BEDMINSTER NJ - Yesterday Vice President Mike Pence joined President Trump at Trump National for a working lunch.  Since January, Bedminster has seen regular visits from dignitaries, and a string of high-level meetings.   This all begs the question:  Will an historic event take place in Bedminster?  

If Trump makes history in Bedminster, it will not be the first time ...

Poppe, Zwicker, and Freiman Endorsed by Health Professionals and Allied Employees

August 16, 2017

PRINCETON, NJ - Healthcare Professionals and Allied Employees, representing men and women in the front lines of providing for New Jersey’s well being, endorsed Democratic Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker in his bid for reelection, and fellow Democrats Laurie Poppe for State Senate, and Roy Freiman for Assembly in District 16..

“I am honored to receive the endorsement for the HPAE,” ...