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Hillsborough Residents to Vote on All-Day Kindergarten March 12

January 15, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township residents will be asked to approve all-day kindergarten classes in a March 12 referendum approved at the first Board of Education meeting of 2019.

Members of the board authorized a referendum to be placed on the ballot at its meeting Jan. 7; approval of the referendum would also help the board to lay out a plan for long-term financial stability. 

The ...

Tour of Somerville Wins Tourism Award from Somerset County Business Partnership

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Tour of Somerville, which draws over 1,000 cyclists and thousands of spectators from the region and around the world to the downtown district Memorial Day weekend is the winner of the “Tourism Champion” category in the Salute to Tourism Awards which will be presented Jan. 18th at the Bridgewater Marriott.

Sponsored by the Somerset County Business ...

Nuns Assigned to Immaculata Community to Leave Somerville after 61 Years

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year.

The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F. Brennan last month to inform him of their decision, which was based on numbers – too few ...

Someville: Luxury Apartments Open Alongside NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's inventory of commuter-friendly rental apartments continues to grow, with Monday's announcement that the 69-unit. four-story SOMA is ready to lease from its inventory of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, with monthly rents ranging from $1,550-$2,700.

Located at 110 South Bridge St., SOMA - an acronym for South of Main - is perched alongside the ...

Obituary: Vojkan Zlatkov, 42, Owner of Court House Sub Shop in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Vojkan Zlatkov, the affable owner of Courthouse Subs, who knew  his regular customers by name as well as their preferred breakfast or lunch order, died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 6.

He was 42.

Vojkan and his brother Dan were co-owners of the popular eatery at 16 E. Main St.,, directly across the street from the historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Rather than ...

Somerville: New DSA Board Elects Kobuta President, Hires Executive Director

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Downtown Somerville Alliance hired a new executive director at its reorganization meeting Monday night and elected Borough Councilwoman Jane Kobuta as chair of the Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Mike Kerwin, a borough resident and president/CEO of the Somerset County Business Partnership was elected vice chairman. Longtime DSA member Rick St. Pierre, who ...

Downtown Somerville Alliance Hires New Executive Director

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Natalie Pinero, former public information officer for Union Township and director of Legislative Research and Constituent Outreach for Union County will be hired as the new executive director of the Downtown Somerville Alliance at Monday night's reorganization meeting.

She is also an adjunct professor at Kean University, where she teaches Public Relations and Business and ...

Eight Occupants Escape; Somerville Man Charged with Setting Fire to Hillsborough Residence

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 34-year-old Somerville man faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated arson after police say he intentionally set fire to a Hillsborough residence where his former girlfriend lived.

All eight occupants of the home, including a 4-year-old, escaped unharmed, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. A pet cat perished in the fire.

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Boar's Head Festival Transforms Somerville Church into Elizabethan-era Manor

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., hosts the annual Central Jersey Twelfth Night-Boar’s Head Festival on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 4 p.m.

All are welcome to come and revel in the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as they did in Elizabethan times.

A cast of 125 actors will celebrate the story of Christmas as perhaps once done in an Elizabethan Manor.

Franklin Township: Police Investigating Holiday Season Shooting 

SOMERSET, NJ - Police are investing the shooting of an unidentified male victim, who may have been shot in Franklin, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Officials say the shooting was reported to police by hospital staff on Dec. 25 at approximately 12:17 am.

The victim has only been identified as a 25-year-old man from North Brunswick. Police ...

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