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Somerville Approves Free Downtown Parking During Holiday Season

November 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As expected, the Borough Council last night continued its longstanding holiday tradition of waiving parking fees between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to help boost retail traffic in the downtown area.

The resolution, which passed unanimously, waives parking fees in Lots 1, 2, 4 and 6. A pre-existing holiday and weekend parking ordinance was amended to include Lot 4 ...

Warren Church Delivers 3800 Pounds of Food to Sister Parish for Thanksgiving

WARREN, NJ - The Knights at Our Lady of the Mount loaded up a truck and delivered 118 boxes of food, 3800 lbs. in total, to its sister parish Most Holy Name of Jesus in Perth Amboy on Saturday.

An additional monetary gift of  $1325 was also provided.

“The parishioners of Most Holy Name of Jesus were extremely grateful for the generous outpouring from our parish community and they ...

Third Suspect in Somerville Shooting Surrenders to Police

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The third suspect wanted in connection with a shooting on the south side of Somerville on Oct. 26 has surrendered to police, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Joseph N. Wright, 25, of Schindler Terrace, Bridgewater, has been charged with first degree attempted murder, second degree possession of a firearm, second degree unlawful possession of a ...

A Somerset Hills Tradition, Colonial Christmas at Vanderveer House, Kicks Off Late

BEDMINSTER, NJ - The 15th annual Colonial Christmas celebration at the historic Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum off Route 206, will be open to the public for the next two weekends, Nov. 25-26, and Dec. 2-3. The event will be open daily during both weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All invited to tree lighting next Friday evening

The festivities are due to kick off with a tree ...

High Winds Knock Out Power in Warren, Wires Down

WARREN, NJ - Parts of Warren are without power Sunday morning after high winds knocked power lines down in the Round Top Road area. 

 

To report outages in your area:

* JCP&L: Click here to report an outage or if there are downed wires, call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).

* PSE&G: Click here or ...

Couple Faces Weapons Charges After Arrest at Route 22 Motel

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Manville couple has been arrested and face multiple weapons and assault charges following an incident at a Route 22 hotel in Bridgewater, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Justin M. Matthews, 37, and Deborah L. Nickerson, 35, both of Brooks Boulevard in Manville are being held in Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Robertson ...

Somerville Christmas Tree Decorated, Wrapped in Lights, Ready for Santa's Magic Touch

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The stage is set for the official arrival of Santa Claus Nov. 25 with the borough's official Christmas tree decorated, with lights strung and ready to be lit on the Division Street pedestrian mall.

No snow yet, but with crisp temperatures and brisk winds blowing down Division Street, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas; a few merchants have already begun ...

Prosecutor Leads "Night of Conversation" About Substance Abuse in Somerset County

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson will lead a converation about drug and allcohol abuse and strategies to prevent children from experimenting with drugs and alcohol during a "Night of Conversation" at the township municipal building, 379 South Branch Road Thursday, Nov. 16, beginning at 7 p.m.

Parents and their children are invited to ...

Overturned Truck Ties Route 22 Traffic in Green Brook

GREEN BROOK, NJ - Route 22 West is backed up for miles following a crash with an overturned dump truck that landed on another vehicle on Wednesday morning.

 

The crash occurred at King George Road near White Castle. Traffic is backed up westbound into North Plainfield and there are rubber necking delays on the eastbound side. Avoid Route 22 if possible and use local ...

Warren Township School Board Recognizes Staffer Who Saves Student

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Board of Education paid tribute to Central School paraprofessional Lauralee Dupper whose recent quick thinking and action saved the life of a student at its November 13 meeting.  

“When we had our safety and security audit, one of the things that stood out was that it is important to have training and security cameras in place,” said board ...

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