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Somerville Reference Librarian Jim Sommerville Closes the Book on  43-Year Career

November 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - After 43 years of poring through books, microfilm and old newspapers, pondering questions and finding the answers, Jim Sommerville, senior reference librarian at the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey Somerville branch, is retiring.

“If there is anything to be known about this town, he knows it,” said Mayor Brian Gallagher at Monday night’s Borough ...

Third Suspect in Somerville Shooting Surrenders to Police

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The third suspect wanted in connection with a shooting on the south side of Somerville on Oct. 26 has surrendered to police, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Joseph N. Wright, 25, of Schindler Terrace, Bridgewater, has been charged with first degree attempted murder, second degree possession of a firearm, second degree unlawful possession of a ...

New Jersey Tech Council Hosts its 21st Anniversary Awards Celebration in Somerset

SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of New Jersey's leaders in technology and life sciences gathered to celebrate the New Jersey Tech Council's 21st Anniversary Awards Celebration, at the Palace of Somerset, Thursday night. 

Statewide and regional companies were recognized and honored for their contributions to the communities they serve. 

"On this stage, we’ll honor some ...

Essex County man found dead after shooting near Feaster Park

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Essex County man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced November 18.

Tawan J. Moses, 25 of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Fester Park according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Details Unclear About New Jersey Man Sean Pohle's Disappearance

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Murky details surround the circumstances of Sean Pohle’s disappearance.

Pohle, 24, is a Hunterdon Central High School graduate who moved to Manhattan to pursue an acting career. New York City police say he was reported missing from his city apartment on Nov. 4.

Pohle is known to drive a black, 2015 two-door Honda Civic with New Jersey license plates Y26ACB, ...

Suspect in Oct. 26 Somerville Shooting Surrenders to Prosecutor

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A borough resident wanted by police in connection with an Oct. 26 shooting on the south side of Somerville has turned himself in to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. 

Alquan J. Harris, 20, of South Gaston Ave., has been charged with first degree attempted murder, second degree possession of a firearm, and second degree unlawful possession of a firearm, ...

Paralyzed After Accident, Westfield Man Completes Third NYC Marathon on Handcycle

WESTFIELD, NJ — When Dennis McGorty cranked his handcycle bike through the massive incline of the 59th Street Bridge going from Queens to Manhattan during this year’s New York City Marathon, he had that familiar feeling that he has been largely missing since being struck by a truck on his racing bike in the spring of 2013.

“That’s the toughest stretch,” ...

Hillsborough: Landmark Water Tower Along Route 206 Torn Down and Dismantled

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Looming over the former GSA complex along Route 206 since World War II, the water storage tower had grown obsolete years ago.

It had always been a roost for pigeons, hawks and other birds of prey, affording an expansive view of the township, nearby Manville and beyond. In more recent years, it had sprouted an odd assortment of satellite dishes and repeaters used by ...

Paterson's Great Falls National Park Celebrates Birthday

PATERSON, NJ- There’s Yosemite and Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Grand Teton, celebrations of beauty, centers of tourism. But, thanks to the work of so many that lived in and loved Paterson, the Silk City, since 2011, can boast of being the home to its very own national park. 

Calling the history of the falls, and the role the natural wonder has played in the development of Paterson ...

Hillsborough Man Charged in Two Franklin Township Bank Robberies

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The man responsible for two bank robberies in Franklin Township has been arrested, according to an announcement made by law enforcement officials. 

In a statement referencing the Sept. 3 robbery of the Route 27 TD Bank and the Nov. 1 robbery of the Elizabeth Avenue Chase Bank, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said Quintin D. Watson, age 50, of ...

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