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Police Identify Homicide Victim in Monday's Incident on Washington Valley Road as Defendant's Mother

April 19, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The homicide victim in Monday's stabbing in a home on Washington Valley Road in Martinsville has been identified as Helen Litwornia, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson.

Robertson said the 61-year-old victim was the mother of defendant Michael Litwornia.

According to Robertson, an autopsy was performed by the New Jersey Northern Regional ...

Martinsville Man Charged With Homicide in Stabbing Death of Woman in Washington Valley Road Home

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Martinsville man has been charged with first degree homicide in the stabbing death of a woman inside a Washington Valley Road home Monday evening, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson.

Michael Litwornia, 27, was also charged with second degree aggravated assault in connection with the stabbing of his father, also inside the home.

According to ...

Somerset and Hunterdon Counties Remain Under Drought Watch

TRENTON, NJ – Following months of sufficient precipitation, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today lifted a drought warning for 12 of 14 counties in the northern, central and northern coastal regions of New Jersey and removed a drought watch for four counties in the southwestern part of the state.

However, Somerset and Hunterdon counties remain ...

Warren Mayor Carolann Garafola Honored with 25th Annual Millicent Fenwick Award

WARREN, NJ - Warren Mayor  Carolann Garafola has been named the recipient of the 25th annual Millicent Fenwick Award by the Somerset County Federation of Republican Women.

She will be presented with the prestigious award at a dinner in her honor on Wednesday, May 31 at the Bridgewater Manor, 1251 Route 202/206, Bridgewater beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The award, ...

Bateman Vows to Continue Fight Against PennEast Pipeline

TRENTON, NJ - Although the project just cleared another hurdle in the approval process by the Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC), Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Mercer, Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex) vows to continue to push back against the controversial PennEast Pipeline.

“This fight is far from over,” Bateman said. “From the very beginning, ...

“Hate Has No Home Here” Campaign in Somerville Gains Momentum

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Slowly, but surely, borough resident Donna Volpe is helping to send a reassuring message to her neighbors here and people in surrounding communities that “Hate Has No Home Here.”

Inspired by similar campaigns in towns and cities across the nation, Volpe launched a grass-roots, one-woman campaign in mid-February, spending $100 on the red, white and blue lawn ...

Somerville: Veterans Memorial Drive West Closes April 10 for Six-Week Project

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Local traffic delays are expected over the next six weeks as Veterans Memorial Drive West between Bridge Street and Mountain Avenue will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays for pedestrian safety improvements.

Work is expected to begin Monday, April 10.

Topline Construction, a local contractor has been awarded the $222,757 contract, according to Mayor Brian ...

County Introduces Budget With $5 County Tax Increase

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders introduced a county budget for 2017 with an increase of 1.97 percent in the amount to be raised by taxation.

According to a release from the county, if approved, the county tax will increase slightly from 32.01 to 32.13 cents per $100 of assessed value, or $5 per year on an average home of $423,006.

The budget is proposed ...

Friday Night Special: Somerville Extends Free Parking to Hot Rods and Cruisers

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Friday nights on Main Street are synonymous with polished chrome bumpers, fenders with curves, big block engines and more than a few sets of fuzzy dice hanging off rear view mirrors.

Mayor Brian Gallagher said as many as 5,000-10,000 car enthusiasts and visitors come to Somerville on a Friday night to enjoy the dichotomy of Detroit iron, from Model T Fords, big ...

Somerville: Immaculate Conception School Hosts Blue Mass Tribute Dedicated to Police

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Immaculate Conception School hosted a “Blue Mass” Friday morning at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church to honor the men and women of law enforcement.

Father Charles Sabella presided at the mass, attended by all students and staff in the K-8th grade school, as well as 100 members of law enforcement, including Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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