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Watchung Borough Council Votes to Close Library

April 21, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ  - The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night, before packed chambers and over 500 watching on Facebook live,  to close the Watchung Library and explore redevelopment of the library site on Stirling Road.

After years of discussion and debate, the council decided not to renovate the existing library or construct a new library. Mayor Stephen Pote ...

Warren Township Considers Outdoor Reading Space

WARREN, NJ - Where is the best place to read on a warm summer day? Warren may get a new place, an outdoor reading space at the Warren Library.

At the last meeting of the Warren Township Committee, Committeewoman Carolann Garafola, who sits on the library advisory board, discussed some possibilities of adding outdoor space to the Warren library. 

Open space funds could be used for ...

Police Investigate Bias Incident in Montgomery, Seek Help from Public

MONTGOMERY, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson township Police Director/Capt. Thomas Wain are asking the public for help in the investigation of what is being considered a bias crime.

Detectives assigned to the investigation released that the following information based on the preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview ...

Loaded Gun and Drug Paraphernalia Found in Warren Traffic Stop, Prosecutor Says

SOMERVILLE, NJ –  Two men were charged with possession a handgun, hollow bullets and drug paraphernalia after a motor vehicle stop in Warren Township on Saturday,Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane announced on Thursday. 

Martin Harris, age 33, and David ...

Nightmare Commute for Raritan Valley Line Commuters Monday

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Raritan Valley Line commuters spent more than three hours trying to make their way home from New York City on Monday following the breakdown of a train near Union Station during rush hour.

At 9:47 p.m., NJT tweeted:

Raritan Valley Line westbound train service is operating on or close to schedule following an earlier disabled NJ Transit train near Union ...

Youth Leadership Somerset Accepts Applications for 2018-19 Program

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours. The application deadline is Monday, May 16. 

“Somerset County is ...

Warrenbrook Senior Golf Team Crowned Champions of NJ Senior Golf League

WARREN, NJ –The Warrenbrook Senior Golf Team has been named  the “Grand Champions 2017”.  Warrenbrook's 2017 Season record was 17 wins, 6 losses, and 1 tie for a Winning Percentage of 729%.

This is the first win for the Warrenbrook team in the league that began in 1978. Participating players must be 60 years of age or older, with ...

No Tax Increase in 2018 Somerset County Budget; Public Hearing May 22

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 2018 county budget introduced this week by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders keeps taxes stable, reduces the county tax rate, maintains the county's AAA bond rating and maintains services..

“While Trenton is poised to increase the burden on taxpayers, Somerset County is once again keeping its pledge to deliver quality services to residents in ...

Have Thoughts on Legal Weed? Assembly Joe Danielsen Wants to Hear from You

EDISON, NJ - Lifelong Franklin resident, Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset), chairman of the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee will host the first installment of his "Cannabis Listening Tour" at Middlesex Community College this Saturday. 

The hearing is open to the public and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Trilogy Repertory to Hold Auditions for 'Little Mermaid' Production

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Auditions will be held in the next few weeks for local singers and thespians who wish to audition to be part of the cast in a summer production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" in Basking Ridge. 

The production of the musical will be staged by Basking Ridge-based Trilogy Repertory Co., which each summer presents free outdoor plays at the ...

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