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Somerville Approves 40-Acre Transit Village with Route 206 Gateway

May 10, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset Station, an expansive Transit Village featuring apartments, townhouses, retail stores and a community center alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line - with an interior roadway providing access to Route 206 - was given site plan and subdivision approvals by the Planning Board following a 3 ½-hour meeting Wednesday night.

The final application is based ...

Green Brook Man and Sister Guilty of $3.7 Million Mail Fraud, US Attorney Says

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey siblings were convicted of running a multi-million dollar fraudulent invoice scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Thursday.

Vishallie Verasawmi, 37, of Green Brook and sister Shevandra Verasawmi, 38, of Matawan, were found guilty of all four counts of an indictment charging them with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and three ...

Watchung Borough Council Votes to Close Library

WATCHUNG, NJ  - The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night, before packed chambers and over 500 watching on Facebook live,  to close the Watchung Library and explore redevelopment of the library site on Stirling Road.

After years of discussion and debate, the council decided not to renovate the existing library or construct a new library. Mayor Stephen Pote ...

Loaded Gun and Drug Paraphernalia Found in Warren Traffic Stop, Prosecutor Says

SOMERVILLE, NJ –  Two men were charged with possession a handgun, hollow bullets and drug paraphernalia after a motor vehicle stop in Warren Township on Saturday,Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane announced on Thursday. 

Martin Harris, age 33, and David ...

Protestors Gather in Somerville to Proclaim “Enough is Enough”

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - More than a thousand protestors gathered yesterday afternoon and evening at either end of Main Street to demonstrate against gun violence and to demand heightened safety measures  in the nation’s schools.

The demonstrations were an outgrowth of the Valentine’s Day shooting last month at a high school in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17 students and ...

Freeholders Endorse Armed Security in all Somerset County Schools

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the Parkland, Fla school shooting last month in which 17 students and staff were killed, Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione and Freeholder Mark Caliguire Thursday announced that the freeholder board will fund a second armed school resource officer at the county Vocational & Technical High School in Bridgewater, and urged every school ...

Hillsborough: Suspended HS Athletic Director Charged with Theft

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Suspended Hillsborough High School Athletic Director Michael Fanizzi has been arrested and charged with the theft of $10,704 in athletic event receipts over a four-year period from 2013-2017, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Fanizzi, 53, a resident of Conover Way in Hillsborough who had been athletics director for 14 years, had been suspended ...

Fire Closes Hillcrest Road on Warren and Watchung Border

WARREN, NJ - Hillcrest Road is closed south of I-78 until further notice due to Fire Department activity, police advised.  The fire is near the intersection of Ridge Road and Hillcrest Road. Avoid the area and expect delays near I-78 exit 40. 

Hillsborough Girl Scouts Travel 'Round the World in One Day

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - More than 120 Girl Scouts of all ages traveled around the world in one day recently at the annual World Thinking Day at the Peter J. Biondi Municipal complex.

World Thinking Day is a tradition for Girl Scouts that teaches girls that they are part of a huge, global movement with sister Girl Scouts all around the world.

Preparations start months before the event with troops ...

Watchung Man Charged With Fraud and Tax Evasion

WATCHUNG , NJ - A Watchung man has been arrested on charges of fraud and tax evasion, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced today.

Pedro L. Carbajal, age 43, of Watchung, was arrested  on charges arising out of the fraudulent activities of Options Staffing, a New Jersey corporation that provides temporary workers for warehouse, loading dock and trucking jobs, ...

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