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Workshop: What Happens to the Family when a Parent Goes to Jail?

March 24, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents, guardians and professionals who work with children and families are invited to a Somerset County Youth Service panel presentation on Friday, April 5, that will focus on parental incarceration.

Topics that will be discussed include the effects of parental incarceration on youth, ways to increase self-esteem and encourage compassion and forgiveness, ...

One North Plainfield Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $70,422  

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Are you the winner? winning lottery ticket was sold in North Plainfield  for the Thursday, March 21 drawing. One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $70,422 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot.

 

The winning numbers were:  02, 15, 24, 27 and 38 and the XTRA number was:  03. The lucky retailer that sold the winning ticket is New ...

Hillsborough Schools Face Tough Choices; Teacher Layoffs Possible

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Stung by the defeat of a March 12 referendum that would have raised over $8 million to stabilize the school budget and implement full-day kindergarten, the Board of Education is considering several cost-saving options for the 2019-20 school year – including layoffs upwards of 50 teachers and staff.

Other remedies under consideration to overcome a $5 million shortfall ...

Wanted: Somerset County Fugitive of the Week

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has posted the following information about its most recent Fugitive of the Week:

A warrant was issued on Dec. 21, 2018, for the arrest of Jaylen Folk, 22, whose last known address was on Hamilton Street in Somerville, for failure to appear in count on the original charges of First Degree Robbery and 3rd Degree Possession of ...

Watchung's Cinemark Theater Opening Soon, Shoppes at Watchung Under Construction

WATCHUNG, NJ - One more month. Cinemark Holdings has announced that the tentative grand opening of its newest movie theater, Cinemark Watchung and XD (1670 Route 22 East, Watchung) is expected to be in one month, at the start of spring break,  April 19.

Chick-Fil-A, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, Ulta Beauty, Sierra Trading Post, and Home Sense have announced they are also opening at ...

Warren Township Committee Accepts Resignation Of Garafola, Names Open Space

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee accepted the resignation of one of its members on Thursday night and unanimously approved naming open space in her honor.

A 23 year veteran township committeewoman and resident of Warren Township since 1975, Carolann Garafola has resigned effective June 1. Garafola said after the meeting that she,” had hoped to finish out 2019, but it just ...

Freeholder Blames Governor for Defeat of Hillsborough Referendum

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Deputy Freeholder Director Pat Walsh blames Gov. Phil Murphy and his fiscal policies for  voters’ rejection of an $8.06 million referendum in Hillsborough that if approved, would have funded full-day kindergarten and mitigated budget shortfalls caused by years of declining state aid.

The results Tuesday night showed 4,432 voting to reject the ...

Literacy Volunteers Holding Information Sessions

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County (LVSC) is holding an information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer adult literacy tutor.

Information sessions will be held at the Franklin Township Library April 8 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; at the Bridgewater Township Library April 9 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and the Hillsborough Township Library April 10 from 6 p.m. to 7 ...

Emergency Services Personnel to Swarm Hospital March 20

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Don’t be alarmed. This is only a drill.

Armed with assault rifles and other weapons, dozens of police officers from Somerset County law enforcement agencies, joined by EMS and fire service units will conduct an active-shooter response exercise at the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital on Wednesday, March 20 from 7:30-10:30 ...

Warren Township No. 2 Safest Community in NJ, National Council says

WARREN, NJ - The National Council for Home Safety and Security has determined that Warren Township is the second safest community in New Jersey for 2019, the Township Committee announced on Friday. 

Victor Sordillo, Township Committee Liaison to the Warren Police Department and a safety professional, stated, “Warren is proud to have a fine, dedicated Police Department under the ...

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