Somerset County News

February 13, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Park Rangers are seeking young people ages 6 to 12 to participate in their 2019 Junior Ranger Programs. Children who enjoy hiking, discovering wildlife, and are interested in learning more about the environment and its inhabitants are perfect ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host Somerset County Freeholder Director Brian Levine at a Feb. 22 luncheon at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Freeholder Director will discuss his priorities in support of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Human Services Advisory Council is conducting a survey to see whether transportation in the county is affordable and accessible to county residents who need transportation to access support services. Responses are requested by Feb. 28. The survey is ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Clerk's office is now offering more services during extended office hours, which had previously been reserved only for passport applications.  The County Clerk’s Office, located in the county Administration Building at 20 Grove St., is open from 8:15 a.m. to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County has received a rebate in excess of $400,000 on its 2018 insurance premium from the Somerset County Joint Insurance Fund.  The JIF manages workers compensation and other liability insurance for Somerset County and many of the county’s independent commissions, as ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968. He immediately endorsed North Plainfied Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs. The flagship District Office will be ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership will visit another of Somerset County’s important and influential locations when they host Somerset County’s “Networking Night” at the Steeplechase Cancer Center on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Steeplechase Cancer Center is ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County’s Cultural & Heritage Commission will receive a 2019 Salute to Tourism Award in recognition of its “Outstanding Event,” the annual Weekend Journey through the Past, an initiative that highlights 30 of the county’s historic sites. Every year Somerset County ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Planning Board has received an Economic Vitality Award from the Somerset County Business Partnership. The SCPB was honored for its expertise in planning endeavors that have helped make the county one of the most prosperous in the nation. “Our Planning ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset welcomed Somerset County’s first baby of 2019 at 1:52 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1. A baby girl, Journey Divine Discher, was born to Americe Moody and Preston Discher of Montgomery. Weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 20.5 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The deadline for nominations for the 2019 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards program has been extended to Monday, Jan. 14. The annual program is sponsored by the county Commission on the Status of Women. Download and print a nomination form and guidelines from ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The air and sea search for a Bridgewater father and his 18-year-old son missing since their small plane crashed off Jacksonville, Fla. on Thursday has been called off by the US Coast Guard. Peter Renzulli, 51, and his son, Daniel, were returning to Princeton Airport after a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Law enforcement officials from Somerset and Hunterdon Counties will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning Dec. 7 and continuing through Jan.3, 2019, local and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Four electric cars have been added to the Somerset County fleet. Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione and Freeholder Mark Caliguire showed off one of the new Chevy Volt EVs and the EV charging station located in the county parking deck on Tuesday. Caliguire convened the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa gets around this time of year in any number of ways - firetrucks, flatbed trucks, horse-drawn carriage, small airplanes, and courtesy of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, a huge, lumbering SWATmobile. Santa was the guest of honor at the Steeplechase Cancer Center at ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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,” ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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.  ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ- Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh invites residents to come out for the “Shades of Pink” event held in conjunction with the 15th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness MonthnThursday, Oct.18, at 12:30 p.m., in the Franklin Township Community/Senior Center at 505 Demott ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - “Operation Secure Shred” – the free document-shredding program for Somerset County residents – continues Saturday, Oct. 6 in Skillman at the Montgomery Township High School, 1016 Route 601. The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county's Public Works ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – New Jersey American Water celebrated the completion of a significant, long-term flood protection project at its Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the grounds of the plant Monday The $37 million project will help ensure the water supply at ...

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: RARITAN, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders marked the transfer of the former Washington School property on First Avenue to the Borough of Raritan during a brief ceremony on Monday, The Freeholder Board and Raritan officials also formally dedicated a monument on the ...

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