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Hillsborough Man Sentenced for Bribing Doctors in $100M Test Referral Scheme

May 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – Five individuals including a Hillsborough resident  were sentenced Friday for bribing doctors in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, its president and numerous associates, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Doug Hurley, 38, of Hillsborough and Kevin ...

Belmar Mayor’s Pardoning of Lobster Will Kick Off New Jersey Seafood Festival

BELMAR, NJ — With the start of the New Jersey Seafood Festival tomorrow, Belmar Mayor Brian Magovern wants to show a lobster some love.

At 3:30 p.m. on May 18, he will kick off the annual three-day event by pardoning “Lucky Larry the Lobster” on the Fifth Avenue beach and then releasing it into the ocean … hopefully.

“In my power as mayor, I want to pardon a ...

Somerville’s Girls Night Out: Prepare to be Pampered, Expect to be Pleased

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Girls' Night Out in Downtown Somerville might start out a little bit soggy, but the Accu-Weather  forecast for late Thursday afternoon and early evening is cause for optimism – 50 percent chance of rain in the afternoon, maybe ending by  6 p.m.

Regardless,  the long-awaited event is advertised as a rain or shine affair, and there will be more ...

Walmart Opens 24-Hour Supercenter in North Brunswick

NORTH BRUNSWICK - After two years of renovations, Walmart on Tuesday celebrated that opening of its expanded Supercenter store.

The now 190,000 square-foot store on Route 1 will be open 24-hours-a-day. It features a garden center, pharmacy, photo center, vision and glasses center and a McDonald’s restaurant, among other facilities.

First opened 25 years ago in the shopping center on ...

NJ Bog Turtle Designation Inches Closer to Legislative Approval

 

TRENTON, NJ – The endangered bog turtle continues to plod along on its way to becoming New Jersey’s State Reptile.

Companion legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16th) to officially designate the bog turtle as the official State Reptile of New Jersey was advanced by the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee last Thursday.

Zwicker's bill ...

Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Pedestrian in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  A 58-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Tuesday morning on Watchung Ave.

The incident occurred at 1 a.m. as the victim, identified as Jose Humberto Burgos, a resident of Plainfield, was crossing the street, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Burgos was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University ...

Hillsborough Seminarian to be Ordained as Deacon in Diocese of Metuchen

METUCHEN, NJ – Three seminarians, including a 2011 graduate of Hillsborough High School, will be be ordained as deacons by Diocese of Metuchen Bishop James F. Checchio during a Mass of the Rite of Ordination on Saturday, May 19 at the Cathedral of St Francis of Assisi, 548 Main St.

A second seminarian will be assigned to Mary, Mother of God Parish in Hillsborough, while in his final ...

Shortage of Farmers Forces Somerville Farmer’s Market to Close

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Somerville Farmers Market, scheduled to resume operations on Grove Street for its ninth season June 7, will not open this year.

“You need more than one farmer to operate a legitimate farmers’ market,” said Jay Scott, who is the head of the eight-member volunteer committee that operates the market.

Scott distributed an e-mail over the weekend ...

A Mother's Day Story

HOLMDEL, NJ - There's a saying we've all heard, 'you can choose your friends, but not your family members'.  Well for the Field family in Holmdel, they have a different tale to tell. It's a story about family, the selfless love of two mothers, and about dreams coming true. Holmdel's Darlene Field says, "While on vacation in the Caribbean Island of Sint Maarten in ...

An Even Dozen: Freeholder Issues Challenge to Young Chess Players

ROCKY HILL, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Brian D. Levine will challenge up to a dozen chess players from the area schools to match their skills against him in simultaneous chess games at the Mary Jacobs Library, 64 Washington St. on Monday, May 14, beginning at 5 p.m.

Though not necessarily a spectator sport, onlookers are welcome.

“I love working with kids and I ...

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