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Somerset County Top Stories

August 8, 2022

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township officials are warning residents to be aware of messages posted on the Internet and circulating online for what appears to be a local Fire Department offering a discount to purchase a fundraising t-shirt. The sales campaign is bogus and did not originate with the local ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Annemarie L. Mueller, who has served 11 years in the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, has been appointed as the new First Assistant Prosecutor. The announcement was made Friday by Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald. "It is a great pleasure that I announce the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The "other" French general who helped the ragtag Continental Army defeat the British at Yorktown in 1781 met with his counterpart and ally Gen. George Washington on Saturday at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse. "History on the Green" featured six hours of interactive ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The annual township Fishing Derby and Campout will be held overnight Aug. 5 at Ann Van Middlesworth Park. The pond is stocked with plenty of fish, with prizes to be awarded for the biggest catch. The contest is open to all children 14 and under. The derby starts at 5 ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - 9/11 survivors and victim family members slammed former President Trump for hosting the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tournament at Trump's National Golf Course in Bedminster Friday morning.  Members of the group 9/11 Justice put together the press conference outside the Clarence Dillon ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A mobile unit from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will be parked at the recreation complex off Willow Road on Wednesday, July 27 where residents can take care of a long list of paperwork, just about anything except having a car inspected. New Jersey’s 16th District ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The "other" French general who helped the ragtag Continental Army defeat the British at Yorktown in 1781 will have a reunion with his counterpart and ally Gen. George Washington on Saturday, July 30 at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse. Re-enactors will portray Washington ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – With the National Weather Service warning of dangerous heat indexes exceeding 100°F this week, the Somerset County Department of Health (SCDoH) urges residents to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their neighbors by staying hydrated, taking precautions when outdoors, and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Gripped by a heat wave with no end in sight, New Jersey American Water is asking customers in Somerset and four other central New Jersey counties to conserve water now to avoid possible restrictions later. The other counties are Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Union. NJ American ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township's fifth annual Restaurant Week is more than two months away, but restaurant owners who want to participate in the free marketing campaign leading up to the Sept. 27-Oct. 2 event need to register with the Economic and Business Development Office by July 22. Further ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - A construction project on Main Street between Duke Parkway and Camplain Road will resume on July 18 for 2-3 weeks, according to an advisory from Manville Police. The work will take place between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. weekdays. No traffic will be allowed. Motorists are advised to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County seeks musicians, dancers, and entertainers to perform for 10 to 45 minutes at the 2022 Diversity Festival on Grove Street. Artforms should reflect the county’s unique and diverse cultures. Artists will receive payment. The event will occur on Sunday, Oct. 16, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A flying shark was spotted in the high blue sky over Hillsborough late Friday afternoon, sauntering its way past Central Jersey Airport on its way to Soleberg Airport in nearby Whitehouse Station, where the blimp will be tethered overnight before heading out again for promotional ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The unabated spread of spotted lanternflies throughout New Jersey - an exotic invasive insect that feeds on 70 different types of plants and trees - has prompted an urgent call from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to destroy single bugs or infestations ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter and members of his staff will be holding Summer Saturday mobile office hours in Bound Brook, Bernards, Hillsborough and Bridgewater in the coming weeks. The mobile office program was initiated in 2019 but suspended due to Covid 19 restrictions.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County residents age 60 and above are invited to submit an original creation for the county’s annual Senior Art Show, which will be held in the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Gallery, located in the county Administration Building at 20 Grove St., between Aug. 3 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Division of Disaster Recovery and Mitigation is urging residents of Hillsborough and residents throughout the state impacted by Hurricane Ida to complete a registration survey about what assistance they need to recover from ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Dispose of items cluttering the home at the Electronic Waste Drop-off event to be held on Saturday, July 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough. Residents should remain in their vehicles until otherwise ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Eligible Somerset County residents can receive free farmers’ market vouchers worth $30 to purchase fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs grown at local farms. Vouchers are available at the Office on Aging and Disability Services, located in Somerville, from July 5 to Sept. 30, on a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In a rare departure from traditional practice, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough hs recognized Township Clerk, Pam Borek, with its highest honor – The Paul Harris Fellowship Award – for her exemplary service to Hillsborough Township and to Rotary.    Established in 1957, and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A news crew from Ukraine sent to Washington to keep abreast of any news relating to US aid for the war-torn nation took a few side trips to New Jersey recently to learn more about the nine-year-old American-born Ukraine patriot who has been raising money for care packages with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Former Somerset County Superior Court Judge John P. McDonald was sworn to office Friday as Somerset County Prosecutor. McDonald took the oath of office in the historic Somerset County Courthouse, administered by former colleague, Somerset County Superior Court Judge Peter J.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Legendary New Jersey cover band "The Fabulous Greaseband" is featured at the Somerset County Park Commission Independence Day celebration Monday, July 4th, playing before and after a giant fireworks display at North Branch Park on Milltown Road. Gates to the park will open at 6 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health has scheduled a special clinic solely for children aged six months to five years old on June 29 at the Senior Wellness Center in Bridgewater. The federal government has approved both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna pediatric COVID-19 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Thirty immigrants from 13 countries sat in folding chairs at the base of the marble steps outside the historic Somerset County Courthouse Saturday, anxious for the long-awaited moment when they would raise their right hands in unison and take the oath of American ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Lessons in history were delivered by performers and lawmakers during Thursday's commemoration of Juneteenth hosted by the Somerset Cultural and Heritage Commission on the steps of the historic Somerset County Courthouse. The theme of Thursday's event was"Acknowledging the Past ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  The Somerville Elks will host the 9th annual Flag Day event in downtown Somerville at the historic Somerset County Courthouse on Friday, June 17, including a naturalization ceremony for new Somerset County U.S. residents, flag ceremonies, fire and rescue truck displays, historical ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12th) will for a second year give the keynote address at Somerset County’s Juneteenth event on June 16 on the steps of the historic Somerset County Courthouse on Thursday, June 16  at 6 p.m. The event will feature a variety of musical and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, and individuals who enjoy science are invited to register for summer programs sponsored by the Somerset County Park Commission. Educational classes about reptiles, water sports, and walking for fitness are just a few of the programs open to ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Celebrate the summer season and revel in the beauty of roses at the Rose Day Festival on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival, hosted by the Somerset County Park Commission and Park Foundation, will be held at Colonial Park’s Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose ...

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