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Somerville Locks Down Raritan River Access to Deter Visitors' Abuse

June 30, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerville and Somerset County officials have shut down the South Bridge Street access to the Raritan River and Somerville Beach after a crowd of 250-300 people last weekend left behind 980 pounds of trash scattered along the riverbank, raising fears that it could happen again during the July 4th holiday weekend.

The riverbank property is owned by the Borough of ...

Police Bust Drug Distribution Network, Recover 6 Lbs. Marijuana

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Seven suspects have been arrested and six pounds of marijuana seized following a month-long investigation into a drug distribution network, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The suspects are all charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana (2rd degree) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Disorderly Persons), ...

Hillsborough: Motorcyclist, Passenger Injured in Crash with Tractor Trailer

BRANCHBURG  NJ – A motorcyclist and passenger, both identified as Hillsborough residents, were injured in a collision with a tractor trailer at the intersection of Route 22 West and County Line Road Tuesday afternoon, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The names of the two injured riders were not released; the driver was identified as a man, 60, and ...

Somerville Man Drowns in Chimney Rock Reservoir

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Police have identified the 37-year-old Somerville man who drowned while swimming in the Chimney Rock Reservoir Monday afternoon.

The victim was identified as Michael Woskey.

According to police, officers were dispatched to the Chimney Rock Reservoir for a possible drowning at 3:05 p.m. Monday.

When they arrived, police said, they learned from witnesses that ...

California Connection Busted; 5 Arrested, 18 Lbs. Marijuana Seized

SOMERVILLE, NJ. - Multiple law enforcement agencies since May have been assisting the US Postal Inspection Service investigating suspicious packages being shipped to New Jersey from California, leading to the arrest of 5 suspects and the seizure of 18 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $47,000, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Four of the ...

Police Investigate Shooting at Party in Franklin Township

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Police are investigating an early-morning shooting on Baier Street June 20 that wounded a Woodbridge man, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Responding to a 911 call at 1:55 a.m., Franklin Police found the victim in the driveway of a home where a party was being held. The wound was non-life threatening. H was transported to a nearby ...

Rally to Support Law Enforcement Officers Held in Flemington

FLEMINGTON, NJ — A Pittstown area woman, in response to Flemington Borough Mayor Betsy Driver’s decision to have the controversial blue line down the center of Main Street removed, organized a protest in support of law enforcement Saturday at the old courthouse that ended in attendees using chalk to draw a temporary replacement line.

“I just felt it was really disrespectful ...

Residence Surrounded by Police, SWAT Team after Fatal Shooting

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A 911 call just before midnight led Bridgewater and Somerville police to pull over a car on Route 22 eastbound late Saturday night with several passengers, including a man with a single gunshot wound, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The caller reported the vehicle was heading south on North Bridge Street towards Somerville.

Despite ...

NJ Police Agencies Will Have to Identify "Bad Cops" on Annual Basis

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy is hailing a new directive that requires hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the state to reveal the names of cops who have been reprimanded or fired as “a step forward for transparency.”

The order from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s office will require all state, county and local law enforcement agencies to release, at least on ...

Somerville Man Charged with Travel Overseas to Have Sex with Minor

NEWARK, N.J. – A Somerville man made his initial court appearance by video conference Wednesday on charges that he enticed a minor over the internet to engage in sexual activity and traveled to the Philippines to engage in sex with the minor, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

James A. Diggs, 44, of Somerville, is charged by complaint with one count of online enticement of a ...


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Somerville Revises Request to Shut Down Main Street for Dining, Shopping

July 3, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough is making a second attempt to shut down the state highway that bisects the downtown shopping and restaurant district to create a pedestrian boulevard for shopping and outdoor dining from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays.

A resolution will be voted on at Monday's virtual Borough Council meeting, and sent to Trenton for review by officials from the state Department ...

Ridge High School Speech and Debate Team Announce Online Summer Program

June 25, 2020

Ridge Forensics Team announce Online Summer Institute in Speech and Debate!

The Ridge Forensics Team, the state championship interscholastic speech and debate team for Ridge High School, Basking Ridge, is excited to announce an expanded 2020 online Summer Institute in Speech and Debate.  The annual event serves as a fundraiser to help the team with their travel and tournament expenses ...