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Somerville: Memorial to Honor Legacy of "Ministerman" John Graf

March 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE. NJ - John Graf, Jr. was known for his ministry as much as his philanthropy and efforts to support good causes throughout Somerset County, including Somerset Treatment Services.

He worked with STS for over 20 years, helping to forge advocacy and support programs for those challenged by drug abuse and HIV issues.

Graf died March 6, 2016. He was 57.

STS is hoping to raise ...

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Gets an Early Start in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – From McCormick’s Pub at the east end of Main Street to Mannion’s Pub on the west end, the St. Patrick’s Day celebration gets started one week early and will continue beyond March 17th.

The centerpiece of the borough’s St. Patrick’s celebration is the 26th annual St. Patrick’s Parade held on Sunday, March 12th.

The parade is expected ...

Ciattarelli Runs Away with Somerset County GOP Endorsement

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - GOP gubernatorial hopeful Jack Ciattarelli, who has spent his entire life living and working in Somerset County and several decades representing the residents of central New Jersey towns, easily won the endorsement of the Somerset County Republican Organization at Tuesday night's county convention.

Ciattarelli, a state Assemblyman (R-16th) and resident of ...

Somerville Hosts 26th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade March 12th

SOMERVILLE, NJ – President Trump has declared March as Irish-American Heritage Month, continuing a White House tradition started by President George H.W. Bush in 1991.

That’s also the year Somerville hosted its first St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a central New Jersey tradition that will continue on Sunday, March 12, with a parade down Main Street that is considered one of the ...

Somerville: Apartment Living Alongside the Raritan Valley Line: Demolition Begins; Leases Signed

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The borough’s inventory of apartment buildings in close proximity to NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line is expanding as developers begin to cash in on the demand for affordable rental properties with easy access to trains to and from New York City and points in between.

Demolition work has begun on the dilapidated Richards Fuel Oil Service building at 110 South ...

Somerville HS Students Design Commemorative Coin for Police Unity Tour

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A competitive project in an advanced communications design class at Somerville High School turned into a civics lesson for 22 students who worked under deadline constraints to design a two-sided commemorative coin.

This wasn’t a project that came from the pages of a workbook, nor was it part of the curriculum at the beginning of the school year.

Somerville ...

Hillsborough Author Chronicles the Extravagant Life of Doris Duke and the Demolition of Her Mansion in “The Duchess of South Somerville”

SOMERVILLE, NJ – When she was born in 1912, newspaper society columnists christened her "The Richest Little Girl in the World" and thus began an obsession and love affair with philanthropist, art collector, bon vivant and horticulturist Doris Duke.

Duke was larger than life, destined to live a life of extravagance and elegance; as a young teenager she inherited her ...

Robertson Sworn to 5-Year Term as Somerset County Prosecutor

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Surrounded by family, his peers, his mentors, members of the judiciary and the political elite of Somerset County, Michael H. Robertson was formally sworn in as Somerset County Prosecutor Thursday afternoon, promising to ramp up the war against drugs and to reach out to the community for help.

“I am committed to engaging in a dialogue with people from all over the ...

Somerville Approves Extended Time Limits for Parking

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Borough Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve new parking regulations that will extend the time limits placed on Main Street parking meters from two to three hours, and eliminate time restrictions in off-street meters in municipal parking lots 1,2,4,6 and 7.

Rates will remain the same.

The borough continues to tweak its parking regulations 4 months ...

Somerville: Mayor Gallagher Seeks GOP Nod as County Freeholder Candidate

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Longtime Republican Mayor Brian Gallagher trusts his instincts, and his instincts tell him the time is right to move on and seek higher office.

Gallagher confirmed on Monday that he is lobbying members of the Somerset County Republican Committee to be selected as the candidate who will replace veteran Somerset County Freeholder Director Peter Palmer, who is retiring at the end ...

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