Woman Twice Convicted of Death by Auto in Warren Faces Sentencing

December 15, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amie Marroccelli, 44, twice convicted of 2nd Degree Vehicular Homicide in the death of a motorist on Route 78 in 2010, will be sentenced Friday, Dec. 15 before Judge Robert Reed at 9 a.m. in the Somerset County Courthouse.

The Union Township woman was found guilty of the crime a second time in October; she was previously tried and convicted on March 17, 2014, according ...

North Plainfield Board of Ed Approves Non-Renewal of Superintendent, Appoints Acting Superintendent and Board Member Resigns

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Board of Education voted on Wednesday to not renew the employment contract of Superintendent Dr. James McLaughlin and approved a leave of absence for him with pay from Dec.1 through the end of his contract, June 30, 2018.

Assistant Superintendent Michelle Vella was appointed and approved by the board as acting superintendent effective Dec. 2 through ...

Nanny Charged with Abuse of Nine-Month-Old Bernards Infant

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 38-year-old Paterson woman has been charged with abusing a nine-month-old infant from Bernards Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Laura M. Gonzalez of East 22nd Street, Paterson, has been charged with second degree endangering the welfare of a child, and fourth degree child abuse.

The Somerset County Prosecutor’s ...

Firefighters Escort Santa, Light Up the Night in Somerville Dec. 2


SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa will return to the borough again this weekend, escorted into town by hundreds of firefighters from Somerville and fire departments throughout the state.

The VI annual Nighttime Firefighters’ Parade on Saturday, Dec. 2nd, begins at 6 p.m. down Main Street, featuring fire trucks, first aid rigs and other equipment decorated for Christmas and the ...

Pedestrian Dead in Hillsborough After Hit by Car on Route 206

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Route 206 was closed for three hours late Friday night as police investigated the death of a pedestrian who was crossing the state highway just north of Partridge Road.

Police have not released the identity of the dead man or the driver. Police also did not disclose whether the driver had been issued an summonses or been charged in the fatality.

The accident occurred at ...

Hillsborough Cops Pay $20 Apiece to Grow Their Beards for a Cause


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Patrolmen, detectives, some civilian employees, even a few ranking officers on the township police force have been looking pretty scruffy the past few weeks.

Despite a departmental edict that limits facial hair to mustache only, beards have sprouted throughout the ranks, although Police Chief Darren Powell shaved off his beard earlier this week.

“I ...

Couple Faces Weapons Charges After Arrest at Route 22 Motel

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Manville couple has been arrested and face multiple weapons and assault charges following an incident at a Route 22 hotel in Bridgewater, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Justin M. Matthews, 37, and Deborah L. Nickerson, 35, both of Brooks Boulevard in Manville are being held in Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Robertson ...

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 ...

Police Announce Arrests in Drug and Firearms Distribution Ring

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Police have announced the arrests of multiple people throughout Middlesex County and Somerset County on charges of drug and firearm distribution. The sting called “Operation Bird Cage” took place back on October 31st. Three locations in South Plainfield were part of the sting. The locations raided were in the downtown on South Plainfield Avenue, New Market ...

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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