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July 1, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Former Somerset County Superior Court Judge, and Watchung resident, 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 ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ -- Green Brook Township has provided an update on Thursday mornings crash. SEE Crash on Route 22 in Green Brook Thursday The Township stated: On Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 6:45 am, an overweight, loaded cement truck was traveling south on Washington Avenue toward the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Township of Berkeley Heights will treat sewage from the recently green-lit residential development in Warren called ‘The Hills at Warren’ after the council passed two resolutions at Tuesday night’s council meeting.  The resolutions update the wastewater use agreement ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ— The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Watchung will conduct a SPECIAL MEETING in order to consider and vote on matters from the cancelled meeting of June 16, 2022 on: THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2022 AT 7:30 P.M. The meeting is expected to be held in-person and broadcasted live ...

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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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WATCHUNG, NJ – A regatta? In Watchung? The Mayor’s Regatta, a friendly canoeing competition was held at Watchung’s Best Lake on Saturday, June 11. Eight teams competed for the Mayors trophy. SEE HERE The first heats were: Mayor Keith Balla & Council President Ron Jubin vs Watchung PBA, ...

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Editor's Note: Story has been updated to include voting results from Warren. All vote totals are unofficial and incomplete; official results await the addition of vote-by-mail ballots, absentee ballots and provisional ballots. Vote totals are from Somerset County only as of midnight. Final ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - For Isabel Dutta and her classmates at Hillsborough High School, lock downs and active shooter drills were and continue to be routine, as they are across the nation. The school shootings epidemic continues unabated, with mass shootings spreading to shopping malls, ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ -- Primary Election Day is today. June 7 – ELECTION DAY This is the final day to cast a ballot for the 2022 Primary Election in person or through mail-in ballot.  In-person polling places will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 8 p.m. A full list of Somerset County in-person ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ  – Watchung Borough Mayor Keith Balla welcomed residents to Watchung’s Memorial Day ceremony at the Texier House on Monday morning.  SEE HERE The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Senior Patrol Leader and Boy Scout Troop 32, the invocation was given by the Rev. Michael Droege, pastor ...

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WARREN/WATCHUNG, NJ —A moment of silence is planned for the Warren Memorial Day Parade to pray for those lost and the survivors of the Uvalde, TX shooting. Warren Township Mayor Victor Sordillo and the Township Committee, and Watchung Council President Ron Jubin, acting in his capacity as Acting ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - According to a post on the Somerset County Website, county offices and buildings are open today, despite yesterday's ransomware cyberattack on the county's email. The severity of the attack is still under investigation, according to the release, and all computers linked to the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A ransomware cyberattack Tuesday morning successfully disabled the Somerset County government email system, with employees unable to send or receive email. All county offices and phone lines are open and working, Emergency 9-1-1-communications are unaffected and fully ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ — One of Green Brook’s council members tendered his resignation at Monday’s meeting of the Township Committee. Matthew “Matty” Stanisci said he will be stepping down from the Green Brook Township Committee effective May 31. SEE VIDEO HERE He said:

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CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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WARREN, NJ – Warren Township’s Planning Board on Monday is set to hear Hillcrest Development’s planned development across Hillcrest Road from the K. Hovnanian's development approved at the last meeting. SEE HERE Warren Township Planning Board Approves The Hills at Warren, at I 78 exit 40  The ...

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WARREN, NJ – Watchung Hills Board of Education adopted a $44,337,755 budget for 2022-23 with a tax levy of $33,021,286 which is an increase of just under 1% at .97 %. Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett and Business Administrator Timothy Stys presented highlights of the budget to the Watchung ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ — Watchung’s Board of Education at its last meeting adopted the $14,840,322 budget for 2022-23. The tax levy totals $12,536,093, a 2% increase.  The budget includes a 21 % increase in state aid totaling $887,252, and the district is expecting an additional $150,000 in extraordinary ...

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  WARREN, NJ –The Warren Township Planning Board on Monday approved The Hills at Warren, a 192-unit housing complex, at the intersection of Hillcrest Road and Emerson Lane, at exit 40 just north of I 78. The site is bordered by I-78 on the south, Emerson Lane on the north, Hillcrest Road on the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Rise Against Hate, a non-profit organization working to raise awareness about racism and civil rights, has filed a second lawsuit against Bridgewater Township and clerk Linda Doyle in her capacity as official records custodian for the township, alleging a violation of OPRA ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County is celebrating National County Government Month in April at the Bridgewater Library from April 18 to 25 with a special exhibit that displays free literature describing the broad array of programs and services the county offers. Residents will also have the ...

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WARREN, NJ –The Warren Township Committee introduced and approved an ordinance at its last meeting regarding redevelopment of the former Chubb property on Mountainview Road. The public hearing on the ordinance is scheduled for the next meeting of the Warren Township Committee on Thursday, April 14.

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Radio podcast host, Bernie Wagenblast, sits down with the newest Assemblywoman for New Jersey's 21st District, Michele Matsikoudis. The 21st district currently includes Chatham and Long Hill Township in Morris County, Bernards Township, Far Hills, Warren ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ – Watchung Mayor Keith S. Balla announced today he will not seek re-election to a second, four-year term this year.     “I am stepping away from municipal government to devote more time to my family, my business and my church,” said Balla, a Democrat and mayor since ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – Mayor Keith S. Balla this week announced an ambitious “public-private partnership” to build a modern new public library, arts and community center at “no cost to taxpayers.” “My Administration drafted this innovative joint-venture concept to provide our residents with a new ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ  - Watchung Mayor Keith Balla and the Borough Council, at its last meeting, recognized two residents with proclamations and designated upcoming days in their honor. Vera Stine Day will be celebrated on Thursday, March 24 and Charles Aubrey Eaton Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, March ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Borough Council at its last meeting voted to approve Hometown Hero banners to display twice per year, around Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day.  The program will begin the tradition of honoring those Veterans and Service Members (living and deceased) as well as Active ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ — The Watchung Borough Council at its last meeting passed a resolution authorizing a memorandum of understanding (MOU)with MAHA at Watchung, LLC, regarding a proposed sidewalk connecting the Watchung Circle to Best Lake.  According to the resolution, the deal is subject to due ...

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WARREN, NJ — Watchung Hills Board of Education President Robert Morrison gave an update on the regionalization feasibility study to both the board and the Warren Township committee at their last meetings. SEE VIDEO HERE Watchung Hills does not have a position regarding the outcome of the ...

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