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Classic, Vintage and Custom Car Owners Throttle Down and Rumble into Somerville to Park Their Rides on Main Street

May 27, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of vintage, customized and classic car owners have been looking forward to Friday night for several months, waiting to show off their prized American iron.

Their highly-prized automobiles are reflective of a time when seat belts were optional, distracted driving meant no fuzzy dice hanging off the mirrors and topping off the gas tank only took a pocketful of ...

Weather Service Issues Flood Watch for Somerset County

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Flood Warning for our area. 
 

At 10:25  P.M. area basins were rising in response to the heavy rain that fell earlier this evening. The Neshanic River at Reaville has risen above flood stage to 7.2 feet, the service said. 

Turn around, don't drown when ...

North Plainfield Man Indicted in Connection with Gang-Related Homicide of Plainfield Man

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  A four-count indictment has been returned against a  North Plainfield man by a Union County grand jury in connection with a gang-related fatal shooting that took place in Plainfield in 2011, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday.

Jose Romero-Aguirre, a.k.a. “Coñejo,” 31, a North Plainfield ...

U.S. Open Women's Open Media Day Countdown

BEDMINSTER, NJ - The 50-day countdown to the 72nd annual, $5-million-dollar U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Trump National Golf Club’s (Old Course) in Bedminster, New Jersey has started.

USGA Executive Director/CEO Mike Davis, USGA President Diana M. Murphy, Director of U.S. Women’s Open Championship Shannon Rouillard, and Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization ...

Legal Runaround 5K Race Starts at Courthouse, Finishes at County Jail

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Motorists are advised to avoid roads in the vicinity of the Somerset County office complex Thursday, May 25 from 5-8 p.m. as hundreds of runners will fill the streets for the 12th annual Legal Runaround.

Police will maintain rolling closures of East High Street and Park Ave. Grove Street will be closed off all three hours between E. Main Street and E. High Street.

First Look: Flemington's Preserved Union Hotel

FLEMINGTON, NJ –Last week, borough officials announced that changes made to the redevelopment plan for the Union Hotel and surrounding properties would preserve the landmark hotel.

Today, they released architectural renderings of the redesign.

The plan also preserves the 90 Main St. building. In a statement, borough officials called the two buildings “the two most historically ...

Tree Strikes House and Cars in Watchung

WATCHUNG, NJ - A tree fell on a house and cars on Pine Lane Saturday during Watchung's Community picnic.

 

From the street, it looks like the house sustained minimal damage however two cars in the driveway appear to be completely crushed. 

STOP: High School Actors Tackle Tough Social Issues to Benefit Their Peers

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Life is often tough and troubled for middle and high school students. Day-to-day routine in middle and high school classrooms and hallways is anything but.

Start with peer pressure.

Conflicts, crises, confrontation pop up like images in a slide show. Problems, incubate and fester; too often, young minds are ill-equipped for logic; instead, they are ...

One of this Year's Student Deaths Due to 'Choking Game,' Bernard's Township Superintendent Says in Warning

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the deaths of students in Bernards Township schools this year was the result of the "choking game," which has been practiced locally, the superintendent of township schools said in a special email to parents this week.

"We have been informed that one of the tragic losses of student life we have experienced this year was the result of what is known ...

4th Annual Ageless Art Show on Display at Warren Library “Age Out Loud” Will Feature Artwork from the Warrenbrook Senior Center Watercolor Paint Class

WARREN, NJ - SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch is hosting a group art exhibit of paintings featuring the work of students and artists affiliated with the Warrenbrook Senior Center of Somerset County watercolor paint class. This is the fourth year the Library, located at 42 Mountain Blvd. in Warren Twp., will be showcasing the work from students at the Warrenbrook Senior Center of ...

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