Somerset County

September 23, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - The annual John Basilone Parade marched through Raritan Sunday to honor the legacy of the late Marine. Basilone, of Raritan, received the Medal of Honor for his service during the Battle for Henderson Field in the Guadalcanal Campaign, and the Navy Cross posthumously for heroism ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - More details were provided to the Bridgewater planning board on the proposed New Jersey Center of Excellence, with a focus on traffic improvements planned for Route 202/206. In early 2016, the township council approved an ordinance, on recommendation of the planning board, for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Ellen Brain has joined with mayors of towns along the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line to petition Gov. Phil Murphy and members of the Senate and Assembly to address deteriorating service and specifically, the lack of peak hour one-seat rides for RVL customers. In a letter ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mosquito spraying till take place in sections of Hillsborough and five other towns Sept. 6, according to the Somerset County Road Division’s mosquito control section. Other towns affected include Branchburg, Bridgewater, Green Brook, Manville and Somerville after 6 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Those who know Rick St. Pierre, owner of Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro, and those who work with him on the board of the Downtown Somerville Alliance, would not have been surprised Friday afternoon to see him walking up and down Main Street handing out postcards advertising ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beth Anne Macdonald, hired in 2012 to oversee the redevelopment of the borough’s burgeoning Main Street retail and restaurant district, has resigned as executive director of the Downtown Somerville Alliance. She begins work Sept. 4 as the Economic Development Director ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Have you lost a loved one to an overdose or drug use? You have an opportunity to join others in the community who share your pain and who want to help raise awareness about drug addiction. International Overdose Awareness Day will be observed on Thursday, Aug. 30. Somerset ...

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  CLINTON, NJ - Christine A. McConnachie, age 52 years, of Clinton Township, NJ, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Somerville, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, daughter of Ralph and Elizabeth Houseknecht Adamson, of Moorestown, NJ, she had resided in the Flemington and Clinton areas since ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The intersection of East Main Street and Grove Street where a fatal accident occurred early Tuesday morning  in front of the Somerset Hotel should be closed to traffic and transformed into a pedestrian mall, according to Councilman Dennis Sullivan. Christine McConnachie, a ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione has announced that Niche.com and SmartAsset.com have released 2018 rankings that place Somerset County at or near the top in a variety of areas. “Somerset County consistently shines in quality-of-life amenities and ...

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  MANVILLE, NJ - Historically one of the most underfunded school districts in New Jersey, Manville schools will receive an additional $3,280,647 state aid in the coming year, representing a 54.2 percent increase over FY-2018 state aid, according to Sen. Christopher "Kip"  Kip Bateman (R-16) and ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Township Council has approved modifications to the rules governing the 2018-19 deer hunting season. Following a presentation by Open Space Consultant Tara Kenyon, the governing body voted at its July 10 meeting to prohibit hunting with firearms during season 2 from Oct.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough officials, along with several government and private sector partners,  have been recognized by NJ Future for their combined roles in the borough’s ongoing downtown makeover. Partners honored for “Somerville – Smart Growth in Action” were the Borough of Somerville, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has adopted a 2018 budget that reflects a slight reduction in the county tax rate. “While Trenton is poised to increase the burden on taxpayers, Somerset County is once again keeping its pledge to deliver quality services to ...

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ROCKY HILL, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Brian Levine had his hands full as he matched wits with 10 young chess players in a simultaneous tournament at the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library.May 14. Levine’s opponents, ages 6-18, proved to be a tough match, with 7-year-old Grace Liang ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the  quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway. It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Construction on a spray park in Colonial Park is in progress and it is expected to be completed, and open for business late summer, according to Adam Bloom, Somerset County, principal engineer. The spray park itself will be approximately 6,500 square feet, while the total area for ...

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  MANVILLE, NJ – The first Annual Roosevelt Run with proceeds to benefit programs and activities for students at the Roosevelt School will be held Saturday, April 28. Manville Police have issued a traffic alert, notifying residents and motorists that several roads on the north side of the ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ  - B. Sue Fulton is just beginning to find her away around her new office in Trenton , but the newly-sworn director of the Department of Motor Vehicles found her way to Somerville Saturday at the invitation of state Sen. Christopher Kip Bateman for a visit to the local DMV ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione selected 40 nonprofit organizations in an annual drawing for Community Box seats at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. The winners will have an opportunity to watch the “Boys of Summer” play home games on various dates during the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 2018 county budget introduced this week by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders keeps taxes stable, reduces the county tax rate, maintains the county's AAA bond rating and maintains services.. “While Trenton is poised to increase the burden on taxpayers, Somerset ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – Three proud Somerville High School seniors have something tangible to show for their participation in a competitive project in Linda Conklin’s communications design class. Emily Hickson, Gillian Belkin and Junior Ramirez combined their artistic talents to design a limited ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Planning Board will consider an application Thursday night from a township businessman who wants to build an expansive indoor/outdoor sports complex on a 40-acre property on Mountain View Road adjacent to the 369-acre Mountain View Park. The meeting begins at ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Bracing for the fourth Nor'easter of March, state, county and local officials are taking precautions and planning for the worst. Upwards of a foot of snow is expected throughout the day Wednesday, accompanied by high winds. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a State of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of Somerville High School students participated in the National School Walkout Wednesday morning to pay their respects to the 17 victims of last month’s mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. and to draw attention to the issue of ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Insurance fraud charges against Franklin Township Clerk Ann Marie McCarthy have been dropped, according to officials.  "Ann Marie McCarthy has been reinstated," Township Manager Bob Vornlocker said in an email. "All charges filed by the Somerset County Prosecutor have ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Residents are reminded to move their cars from township roadways to allow plows to keep the roads clear during Wednesday’s Nor'easter and its aftermath. Residents are also reminded that a township ordinance prohibits parking on snow covered roads.  Use off-street parking as an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A work crew demolished the former Social Security office building on Davenport Street Monday morning. The building had been surrounded by a chain link fence and orange safety barrels the past two weeks in preparation for demolition of the one-story building, which had fronted on ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A free document shredding program sponsored by the Somerset County Public Works Department will be held at several locations throughout the county, beginning March 31 in Hillsborough. Shredding events will be held on 10 Saturdays through the "Operation Secure Shred" program, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Longtime residents, local historians and others concerned with the future path of the borough’s redevelopment will take a stroll along Main Street Sunday afternoon, Feb. 25  to look skyward and gaze at what’s above their heads. “Second Story Somerville” a guided tour led by ...

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