Somerset County

February 17, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Monday, Feb.17th is Presidents' Day. The federal holiday marks the birthdays of US Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Recently, the holiday has come to recognize the contributions of all past presidents not just Washington and Lincoln. Since Presidents' Day is a ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Somerset County 4-H member Susie Norz represented Somerset County at the New Jersey Agricultural Convention recently. As an honored Somerset County Outstanding 4-H'er and the member of four separate clubs; she met with several state leaders, including  August Wuillermin.

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WILDWOOD, NJ – Thousands of President Trump supporters bundled up and wrapped themselves in red, white and blue scarves, mittens and hats to brave the cold for a chance to get a seat inside the Wildwood Convention Center for Tuesday’s rally promoted as  a big thank you from the president to south ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY OPERATION HELPING HAND   SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office is ramping up its efforts to combat opiod addiction with a multi-pronged initiative modeled after other successful programs in New Jersey. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7) invited the mayors of towns in his congressional district to a breakfast meeting at the Bridgewater library on Saturday to find out what it is that they each want for their towns, and how Washington might help. Hillsborough Mayor Doug ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) announced Thursday that Hillsborough will be receiving $500,000 from the state after Gov. Phil Murphy released $121 million in earmarked state funds that had been frozen in the summer, as a safeguard against tax ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Ken Greig, "The Voice of Somerville,"  has been named Grand Marshal of the 2020 Somerville St.Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade is an annual tradition presented by the Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee and is scheduled for Sunday March 15th.. Greig is a Somerville ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and Safe+Sound Somerset, Somerset County’s designated domestic violence organization, is inviting peer leaders to help build communities where safety and respect can flourish. Safe+Sound Somerset is hosting the second annual ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli has declared his candidacy for the Republican New Jersey gubernatorial nomination. This will be his second run at the state's top elected office. New Jersey residents will vote in the state's gubernatorial election in November, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Restaurants throughout the downtown district are offering a mosaic of fine dining and romance for Valentine's Day, with other merchants eager to accommodate those looking for that perfect gift for sweethearts and significant others. The Downtown Somerville Alliance is working ...

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SOMERVILLE – Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, liason to the Somerset County Department of Health, urges residents to get their annual flu vaccination. The Somerset County Department of Health will administer free flu shots to eligible residents on Tuesday, Jan. 14th, from 4-6 p.m.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Baby Boomers are growing older, and many of them are choosing to stay in town rather than flee for homes in states that are more tax-friendly, according to Mayor Doug Tomson. Anecdotally, their numbers continue to grow, according to the mayor, and though the township ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Doug Tomson, township residents and motorists who have to wrestle with chronic the congestion on Route 206 are looking forward to the end of the year, by which time the long-awaited 4-mile Route 206 Bypass is expected to open and shift traffic to a four-lane highway and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough Council president Dr. Granville Brady has had a front row seat this year watching the ongoing resurgence of the borough and sees good fortune ahead for residents, whose home values continue to increase; retail store and restaurant owners who continue to see an increase in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 20th anniversary Stars and Promises band, led by Jimmy Buffet's lead guitarist Peter Mayer, pulled into Somerville on their tour bus for a Christmas concert Friday night at the United Reformed Church to perform and renew acquaintances with a loyal following, some of whom came ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Families who were struggling this year were able to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner through the Adopt-A-Family program promoted by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Seven agencies, including the Hillsborough Food Pantry, participated in the program. “This year we ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The mild temperatures we have seen over the past two days will give way tonight into Wednesday morning, with much colder air and low pressure spreading through the area.  With it will come a change from the rain we have seen since Monday, to some periodic snow showers Tuesday ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman, R-16th and Kristin Corrado, R-40th appropriating almost $34 million for the purchase of flood-prone properties and conservation has been passed by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. The measure would provide the NJDEP with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bundled up against the cold, thousands lined the curb sides to wave to Santa as he and his elves were escorted down Main Street by a convoy of fire trucks from dozens of towns in Somerset County and beyond, maintaining a holiday tradition that grows each year. Sponsored by the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Hundreds of volunteers came to the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday and helped assemble 1,000 personal care packages for deployed US troops at the VIII annual Christmas packing sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey. The packing began at 11:30 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Partners in the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board system offer free monthly workshops aimed at helping residents of Hunterdon and Somerset counties sharpen their job-hunting skills and learn about new career opportunities. In December, the Jersey Job Club schedule ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Board of Chosen Freeholders recently granted funds totaling $106,939 to 14 Somerset County Municipal Youth Services Commissions, which serve 21 Somerset County municipalities. Funding was provided through the 2019 Municipal Youth Services Commission’s annual grant program and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - A caring message and a few simple pleasures from home can make a big difference to our service men and women serving abroad. That is the underlying mission of Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a Hillsborough-based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing our troops serving ...

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  TRENTON, N.J. – A Hillsborough man admitted in US District Court yesterday to engaging in a Ponzi scheme targeting elderly investors and to subscribing to a false tax return, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Daniel Rivera, 60, of Hillsborough, and former financial advisor, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The emergency health clinic set up by the New Jersey and Somerset County health departments to administer Hepatitis A inoculations closed Friday after three days of long lines and 1,800 shots. The clinic, held at the Somerset County Human Services building on Warren Street ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ The 10th annual Somerset County Adopt-a-Family program is accepting donations through several agencies to provide a Thanksgiving meal for needy families. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 23rd. The 2019 donation form can be found at http://bit.ly/2019AdoptAFamily “We ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano recently honored 12 Somerset County officers at the new Law Enforcement Memorial at the Veterans Memorial Plaza located on Grove Street, adjacent to the Somerset County Administration Building. Gathered at the ceremony were Sen.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Old Dutch Parsonage historic site at 65 Washington Place, the home of Jacob Rusten Hardenbergh, a founder and first president of Rutgers University, will host an open house Saturday, Nov. 2nd that will focus on "Revolutionary Rivals" and the early days of Rutgers and Princeton ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Costumes and spooky home decorations can make for a fun and scary Halloween night, but it's not the ghosts and skeletons you should be worried about. “Parents should prepare and go over Halloween safety plans with their children,” said Somerset County Sheriff Frank J.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission has awarded a $298,780 grant to Hillsborough Township to pay for the roof replacement at the historic Van der Veer Harris House off Route 206. Mayor Frank DelCore was joined by Committeeman Shawn Lipani and Committeewoman ...

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