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Somerville: Christmas Wreath Placed at Veterans Memorial Plaza

December 13, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh and Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano were joined by local veterans in placing a wreath at Veterans Memorial Plaza on Grove Street on Dec. 13.

Members of Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 27, and representatives from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office also attended, along with county Veterans Services Director ...

Robert Wise Re-elected Chair of RVCC Board of Trustees

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Robert P. Wise of Clinton Township has been re-elected chair of the Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees. The Chair was re-elected to a one-year term during the Board’s reorganization meeting, held Dec, 4.

Caren Bateman of Readington was chosen to continue serving as the vice chair from Hunterdon County, and Tracy DiFrancesco Zaikov of Watchung was chosen ...

Threatening Phone Calls, Instagram Posts Target Somerville HS Students


SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and borough police detectives are investigating a series of phone calls and Instagram posts received by Somerville High School students over the weekend that threatened each of them with bodily harm.

“It’s an active investigation,” said Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Somerville ...

41st Annual Festival of Trees Opens Dec. 1

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s 41st annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center located at 190 Lord Stirling Road.

The 41st Festival of Trees opens to the public on Saturday, Dec. 1 and will remain open seven-days-a week until Friday Dec. 28 with the exception of Tuesday, Dec. 25 and ...

Somerset County Sheriff Helps Marines' "Toys for Tots" Campaign

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Celebrate the joy of the holidays by contributing unwrapped toys to the annual Toys for Tots collection at the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Drop off any new toy at the Sheriff’s headquarters, located in the lower level of the Somerset County Administration Building at 20 Grove St., now through Dec. 12. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through ...

Santa Puts Special Time Aside for Children with Disabilities

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission, with support from the Somerset County Park Foundation, has extended a special invitation to Santa Claus to visit the Therapeutic Recreation Activity Center at Park Commission Headquarters, 355 Milltown Road on Saturday, Dec.1, from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.

The Therapeutic Recreation staff has arranged a peaceful and sensory friendly ...

Somerset County Salutes Public Health Heroes Nov. 19



SOMERVILLE, NJ - National Public Health Thank You Day is a day for Somerset County and the nation to recognize the many public health professionals who are committed to protecting the health of all Americans.

“Public Health Thank You Day honors all of the unsung heroes who help keep us safe from infectious diseases, protect our food supply, prevent injuries in the ...

Somerset County Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Women Awards



SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for its 2019 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards program.

“We have many women in Somerset County doing amazing things every day,” said Freeholder Patricia Walsh, commission liaison.  “It is most appropriate that during Women's History Month, we ...

Scouts Pile Up 2,000 Bags of Donated Food

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of the Patriots Path Council in central New Jersey collected 2,000 grocery bags full of donations in Somerset County on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Scouts from several troops had distributed bags door-to-door the week prior to the collection, asking residents to fill the bags with donations of food and toiletry items.

The Scouts returned Nov. 3 to pick up ...

Somerset County Planing Board Honored by Peers

SOMERVILLE, NJ –The Somerset County Planning Board has received the 2018 Achievement in Planning Award from the New Jersey Planning Officials organization.

The NJPO honors agencies for creating projects that reflect logical, sound and model approaches to planning and are beneficial to the community by improving quality of life for its residents, accvording to Somerset County Freeholder ...


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