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Somerset County News

July 1, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Former Somerset County Superior Court Judge, and Watchung resident, John P. McDonald was sworn to office Friday as Somerset County Prosecutor. McDonald took the oath of office in the historic Somerset County Courthouse, administered by former colleague, Somerset County Superior ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three months after the Borough Council approved a donation from the Drew McLachlan Memorial Fund to repair and overhaul the Carol Pager Park Basketball Court at Exchange Field, the upgraded facility will be formally dedicated Thursday night with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Legendary New Jersey cover band "The Fabulous Greaseband" is featured at the Somerset County Park Commission Independence Day celebration Monday, July 4th, playing before and after a giant fireworks display at North Branch Park on Milltown Road. Gates to the park will open at 6 ...

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WARREN, NJ --  The 2022 Summer Reading Challenge is here.  What reading goal do you have this summer? To read for fun? To read at least 20 minutes a day? To read the entire series? Everybody has their own interests and needs and the Warren Township Library is ready to help you achieve your ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance has postponed its second annual LGBTQ Pride Month celebration on the Division Street pedestrian mall scheduled for Thursday, June 23 because of expected inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled, according to Natalie Pineiro, executive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance will host its second annual LGBTQ Pride Month celebration on the Division Street pedestrian mall Thursday, June 23 from 6-9 p.m, The free event will feature live music and a comedic drag performance by the "Golden Gays," along with a photo booth, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Lessons in history were delivered by performers and lawmakers during Thursday's commemoration of Juneteenth hosted by the Somerset Cultural and Heritage Commission on the steps of the historic Somerset County Courthouse. The theme of Thursday's event was"Acknowledging the Past ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. – The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has identified the dead body of a man found inside a car parked at a convenience store on Route 206 as that of 28-year-old Michael Sokolinski of Bridgewater, according to Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. Classified as an "unatended ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A missing woman has been found safe after someone saw a social media post and alerted the Franklin Township Police department, according to a news release.  Shekinah D. Dover, 29 of Franklin was reported missing over the Memorial Day weekend.  “Our law enforcement partners were ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ - Shekinah Dover, a 29-year-old Black woman from Franklin Township, has been missing since May 29. Her mother, Beverly Titre, filed a missing person's report with the Franklin Township Police Department May 30. However, Titre said, she is still waiting for the department to share ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - For Isabel Dutta and her classmates at Hillsborough High School, lock downs and active shooter drills were and continue to be routine, as they are across the nation. The school shootings epidemic continues unabated, with mass shootings spreading to shopping malls, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Friday nights on Main Street are synonymous with polished chrome bumpers, fenders with curves, big block engines and more than a few sets of fuzzy dice hanging off rear view mirrors. Cruisers. Customs. Coupes. Classics. Take your pick. Thousands of car enthusiasts and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - George Washington is looking forward to a long overdue homecoming, returning for a visit to the Wallace House where he spent several months in Somerville with the Continental Army during the winter of 1778-79, with his troops spread out at encampments in several central New Jersey ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan will preside at Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. Monday with a story of dedication, heroism, bravery and true love involving a Civil War nurse born in Somerville in 1824 and buried at the Old Cemetery on South Bridge Street. Sullivan will speak at the New ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has earned a well-deserved reputation for putting on a show as evidenced by the swirl of events taking place over five days during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Register online at www.legalrunaround.org The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath forced ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - According to a post on the Somerset County Website, county offices and buildings are open today, despite yesterday's ransomware cyberattack on the county's email. The severity of the attack is still under investigation, according to the release, and all computers linked to the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A ransomware cyberattack Tuesday morning successfully disabled the Somerset County government email system, with employees unable to send or receive email. All county offices and phone lines are open and working, Emergency 9-1-1-communications are unaffected and fully ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Friday nights on Main Street are synonymous with polished chrome bumpers, fenders with curves, big block engines and more than a few sets of fuzzy dice hanging off rear view mirrors. Thousands of car enthusiasts and visitors come to Somerville on a Friday night to enjoy ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Rev. Paul Janssen, pastor of United Reformed Church, is inviting those with a sense of compassion and a sense of humor to join him on the steps of the church at 100 West Main St. on Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m. for a flash mob photo op to support "Red Nose Day.".  All residents ...

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  WARREN, NJ — A Warren resident was scammed out of $1.5 million in a wire transfer fraud, police said in a release Thursday. An Old Forge Drive resident reported the wire-transfer fraud on Tuesday.    A day earlier, on Monday, a Stoningham Drive resident reported that someone tried to ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Late Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Detective James Yeager is finally having his name engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, in Washington D.C., with a ceremony set for May 19 as part of National Police Week. It has been 22 years since the detective ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Pet owners, beware. The Hillsborough Health Department has reported the first encounter this year between a rabid raccoon and several dogs on May 8. The raccoon tested positive for rabies. Rabies can be fatal if left untreated. Humans, dogs and cats are susceptible and can ...

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WARREN, NJ — Warren Lions helped to break a Guinness Book of World Record - "Longest Chain of Spectacles (Eyeglasses)” on May 1 at Liberty State Park. The record was originally established in Fukui, Japan on May 5, 2011, using 16,530 pairs of eyeglasses measuring 6,597 ...

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  WARREN, NJ — A home burglary, a crash, and a power outage were reported in Warren last weekend according to Warren Police.   At 8:24 pm on Saturday, a crash was reported near Kathy Lane at Mountain Avenue, not far from the Hillcrest Road light. The driver, Kenneth Militzner, 94, was ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC ...

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WARREN, NJ — After a five hour meeting, the Warren Township Board of Education approved the 2022-23 budget and made changes to the lunch program. The budget was approved as written by a vote of 8-1. Board member Daniel Croson voted no. SEE VIDEO HERE The budget includes sufficient funds to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with an April 13 home invasion that led to the suspect groping a woman while she was taking a shower has led to several tips as to the identity of the suspect, according to Frank Roman, deputy chief of the Somerset County ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 34-year-old resident of Maine, reported missing by his family on April 18, was found dead Thursday morning by a search team in the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Parker Veitch, a resident of Lovell, Me., was described by family as an avid hiker. Police followed up on a call ...

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BERNARDS TWP., The Junior Women's club of Somerset Hill is sponsoring an Arbor Day poster contest about, what else, trees. The theme this year is "Trees are Terrific." One of the reasons "Trees are Terrific" is that by strategically planting trees, a household can save up to 25 percent on ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County is celebrating National County Government Month in April at the Bridgewater Library from April 18 to 25 with a special exhibit that displays free literature describing the broad array of programs and services the county offers. Residents will also have the ...

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