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Thousands Expected for Sourland Music Festival

June 20, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Sourland Music Festival will be held Saturday, June 23 from 3-10 p.m. at the Hillsborough Golf & Country Club at 146 Wertsville Road, rain or shine, to benefit the Sourland Conservancy.

Discounted advance-sale tickets are available online only, Children under 12 are admitted free.

“We’ve got a really powerful lineup of the region’s most ...

SCBP Biz Fest 2018 Draws Record Crowd

SOMERSET, NJ - More than 500 people attended Biz Fest 2018, Somerset County's ‘hyper-local’ trade show and networking event, on Thursday at the Imperia.

The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) organized the event.  SCBP Vice President of Business Services Chris Edwards said that this year's Biz Fest was a huge success. 

"This has been ...

Update: Police Break Up Fight Involving 40-50 People at Bridgewater Commons Mall

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — No injuries have been reported in an incident that shut down Bridgewater Commons Mall Thursday evening after a fight involving a crowd of 40-50 people.

Police are still investigating unconfirmed reports of shots being fired, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

The mall is closed for the evening as the investigation continues.

Somerset County ...

Warren Township Offers Secure Internet Purchase Exchange Location

 

WARREN, NJ -The Warren Township Police Department in conjunction with the Warren Township Committee announced on Thursday a new initiative for residents regarding safe internet sales transactions.

The program, dubbed “Internet Purchase Exchange Location”,  will afford people a designated parking space within the Municipal Complex to complete ...

March for Watchung Library and Rally Set for Saturday

WATCHUNG, NJ - Supporters of keeping a Watchung Library in Watchung have organized a March For Watchung Library to be held on Saturday, June 16. 

The Coalition to Save the Watchung Library is rallying support and have asked all who want to participate to “paint a sign, put on some purple, and come out and join your friends and neighbors for a Rally on the Green and ...

Warren Township Moves Forward on Affordable Housing Plans, Judge Grants Motion

WARREN, NJ - Judge Miller granted Warren Township’s motion for approval on Friday, June 8 of the proposed 100% affordable family rental housing development on Lindbergh Avenue that is to be built by PIRHL Acquisitions, LLC. 

On Monday, June 11, the Warren Township Planning Board heard testimony and plans for the Lindbergh Avenue site. Discussions will be continued at  the ...

Long May It Wave: Elks' Festival Salutes American Flag

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ The Somerville Elks are hosting their annual salute to America, patriotism and the American Flag  June 15 on the green adjacent to the historic Somerset County Courthouse on East Main Street, beginning at 5 p.m.

The Flag Day Country Music Festival features “Big Hix,” a country/western tribute cover band that takes the stage at 7 p.m. for a free ...

Somerville, Raritan, Bridgewater Eligible for Pedestrian/Cycling Safety Grants

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Regional Center Partnership of Somerset County has approved Challenge Grants to benefit the participating municipalities of Somerville, Bridgewater and Raritan.

The goal of the Challenge Grant Pilot Program for Pedestrian Safety Enhancement is to help make the Regional Center more pedestrian-friendly and to help advance the goals and recommendations ...

Warren Teachers and Watchung Librarian Receive 2018 Historic Preservation & History Award

BOUND BROOK, NJ - Winners of the 2018 Historic Preservation and History Awards were recognized at a ceremony held recently at the historic Brook Arts Center.

“Somerset County is fortunate to have so many people and organizations that understand the long-term benefits of preserving our past,” said Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission ...

Hillsborough HS Teacher Suspended after Arrest for Alleged Sexual Relationship with Student

NEW BRUNSWICK , NJ - A Hillsborough High School English teacher has been suspended following his arrest for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student during a five-month period earlier this year, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey..

Kenneth Shindle, 27, of Plainsboro, has been charged with two second-degree counts of endangering the ...

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