Somerset County News

February 15, 2019

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A mother, father and their son, all borough residents, have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an Old Bridge man Jan. 9 at their home on Farm Lane. Ryan D. Keogh, 28, was arrested by investigators without incident Thursday morning at a residence on Madison ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host Somerset County Freeholder Director Brian Levine at a Feb. 22 luncheon at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Freeholder Director will discuss his priorities in support of ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warrenbrook Senior Center and the following senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12 due to inclement weather: Hillsborough, Montgomery, Quail Brook, and the Senior Wellness Centers in Bernards and ...

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WARREN, NJ - Inclusion. Warren Township was a site for Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, a prom night experience for people with special needs, ages 14 and up.  Approximately 100 guests strolled the red carpet at Stonecrest Community Church on Friday.   When Night to ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ—Local teens have organized a Dance-A-Thon on February 22, 2019 at St. Mark’s Church in Basking Ridge to raise money and awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Chiari malformation, with proceeds going to the family of Krissy and Zach Klein of Colorado, whose four children ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968. He immediately endorsed North Plainfied Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ –Somerset County nonprofit and community organizations are eligible to enter the annual TD Bank Ballpark drawing for a chance to win tickets to a home game and seating in the ballpark’s 30-seat community box. The deadline to submit entry forms is Friday, Feb. 15, according to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police arrested a 31-year-old township man earlier this week after they say the suspect followed a girl home while walking her dog, and harassed her once she was inside the house. The girl, who had locked herself in the house, called 911 after she saw the suspect pacing in ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan resident Ronald Rebernik, 62, was sentenced to 15 years in New Jersey State Prison following a negotiated plea agreement in a vehicular homicide in July that killed a 1-year-old boy on Anderson Street. Rebernik was sentenced Thursday for committing first degree vehicular ...

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On cold winter days when temperatures are well below freezing, the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders encourages residents to be aware of their health and safety.  Over the next couple of days, cold temperatures and extreme wind chill values are expected, which can be dangerous to people ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) is hosting a food drive at his district office to help local food banks cope with a rise in demand, and meet the needs of furloughed federal government workers and all local residents currently struggling with hunger. Non-perishable ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 63-year-old resident of Talmage Avenue in Bound Brook faces multiple charges in connection with the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The suspect, James Metner is charged with 2nd degree Sexual Assault, 3rd ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Three performances of Basking Ridge-based Trilogy Repertory Co.'s staging of "Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz" are scheduled for this Saturday Jan. 26, in the program rooms at the Bernards Township Library. The live theater performance, an interactive show recommended for ages 4 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jack Morris, president and CEO of Piscataway-based Edgewood Properties, developer of The Edge luxury apartments on West Main Street, is deferring rent payments at all of his New Jersey residential properties for those federal employees impacted by the federal government ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has led to the arrest of a Bound Brook man who has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the distribution of child pornography and 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ _ A traditional event for students in the Somerset Hills area, the 16th annual  GFWC Junior Woman's Club of the Somerset Hills Spelling Bee is signing up participants for this year's event, scheduled for Jan. 23 (Jan. 30 snow date). The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC)'s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs. The flagship District Office will be ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Longtime member Jim Walsh has been named Grand Marshal of the annual Main Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 10 by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Patrick’s Division of Somerset County. A dinner and reception to honor the Grand Marshal will be held Friday, Feb. 8 at the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents and their teenage sons and daughters are invited to a frank and open discussion on the ramifications of drug abuse and ways to prevent it at the Somerville YMCA from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The event is free and open to the community; the Y is located at 2 ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Police Chief William G. Parenti announced on Monday that a team of assessors from the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission “NJLEAC” will arrive in the Borough of North Plainfield on Sunday, Jan. 20.  The assessors will re-examine all components of the Police ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year. The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F.

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  WARREN, NJ - Warren Township has a new mayor and deputy mayor for 2019. Mayor Victor Sordillo nominated longtime township Committeeman Gary DiNardo for mayor and chairperson of the township committee and DiNardo nominated Michael “ Mick” Marion for the position of deputy mayor and vice ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 29-year-old Old Bridge man is dead following a shooting incident at residence on Farm Lane in Bound Brook on Jan. 9, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bound Brook Chief of Police Vito Bet confirmed the ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The Warren Recreation Department's annual Yuletide Bonfire, Winter Festival & Fireworks extravaganza is set to warm up residents with a sense of community on Saturday.   Come out and enjoy the 11th Annual Winter Festival, Bonfire and Fireworks this SATURDAY, January 12, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Tour of Somerville, which draws over 1,000 cyclists and thousands of spectators from the region and around the world to the downtown district Memorial Day weekend is the winner of the “Tourism Champion” category in the Salute to Tourism Awards which will be presented Jan. 18th ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - For the first time since 1982, Democrats were sworn in to the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the Jan. 4 reorganization meeting at the Somerville Historic Courthouse. Former Franklin Township Deputy Mayor Shanel Robinson and former Somerset Hills Schools ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset welcomed Somerset County’s first baby of 2019 at 1:52 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1. A baby girl, Journey Divine Discher, was born to Americe Moody and Preston Discher of Montgomery. Weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 20.5 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 34-year-old Somerville man faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated arson after police say he intentionally set fire to a Hillsborough residence where his former girlfriend lived. All eight occupants of the home, including a 4-year-old, escaped unharmed, according to ...

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It was anything but quiet for police in Bridgewater and Franklin Township on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Bridgewater Police, assisted by the Somerset County SWAT team and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office were able to neutralize a stand-off with a man armed with a weapon peacefully after ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Everyone but the brewmeister will be working Tuesday at Village Brewing Company. Just two months away from drawing the first mug of "Somerville Red" and other craft beers brewed on the premises, the owners of what will be the largest micro-brewery in Somerset County were busy ...

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