Somerset Hills News

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Each fall, area teens find themselves looking for opportunities where they can best apply their volunteer efforts, whether because they need to fulfill school requirements, want to help others _ or both. To help local teens discover many of the volunteer opportunities in the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each October, the Lord Stirling 1770s Festival portrays life the way it was lived here in Somerset County in the 18th century _ with volunteers helping to guide activities and play roles at the annual event. The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center ...

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BERNARDS, NJ - The Bernards High School field hockey team extended its season-opening winning streak to five games with a 6-0 victory over Chatham on Saturday. Harley Rosenzweig scored two goals and Lilly Hengerer finished with one goal and three assists for Bernards (5-0), which has allowed ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Cookie Desiderio's short touchdown run and two-point conversion in overtime provided the difference as Bernards defeated Delaware Valley, 38-36, Friday night. After Desiderio's TD and two-pointer gave the Mountaineers (2-0) a 38-30 lead, Delaware Valley scored a TD, but the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tilly Mahon is flying from Melbourne, Australia to the United States in less than a month to meet her grandfather, Colin Driver, a long awaited event filled with anticipation but fraught with anxiety and angst. Two-year-old Matilda, aka Tilly, her mom, Jane, father, Matthew and ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The Bernards boys soccer team stayed undefeated with a 6-0 victory over North Plainfield on Tuesday. Sean Doran and Scott Duncan scored two goals apiece for Bernards (3-0), which pulled away with four goals in the second half. Bernards had eliminated North Plainfield from the ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Work to repair the Bernardsville Train Station parking lot is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Sept. 12. Repairs to the curbing will be the first item to be addressed. Various sections of the parking lot will be closed, approximately 25 percent of the lot at a time, while the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, held a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of 9/11 at the county’s memorial clock tower, located on the corner of Main and Bridge streets.  At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first ...

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PEAPACK AND GLADSTONE, NJ - The Peapack and Gladstone Borough Council will be holding a special meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. to address improvements to Liberty Park and the pond there. Community input is encouraged. The meeting will be held at the municipal building, 1 School St. in ...

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GLEN GARDNER, NJ - The Bernards girls soccer team won its second game in a row to start the season, defeating Voorhees, 2-0, on Saturday. Makenna Davis scored one goal and assisted on the other, by Elizabeth Coury. Lucy Taylor assisted on Coury's goal. Susan Oberschmidt made seven saves, as ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The Bernards boys soccer team is unscored upon through its first two games of the season. The Mountaineers routed Warren Hills, 6-0, last Thursday. Hernan Goodoy-Vera and Gilberto Ferreira each scored two goals, and Sean Kellogg and JJ Zaun scored one apiece. Bernards took ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The Bernards football team opened its season Friday night with a 40-0 rout of Metuchen. Fullback Cookie Desiderio rushed for 151 yards on 14 carries with two touchdowns, Teddy Gouldin made his first start at quarterback and completed 8 of 16 passes for 175 yards and two TDs, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Members of the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Tuesday, Sept. 11.  The public is welcome to attend. As people gather for the ceremony, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - In its season opener at Brooks Field, the Immaculata Spartans ushered in a new era with Head Coach Mike Columbo, bringing home a victory over Warren Hills by a score of 17-10.  Zachary Helleis kicked a 32-yard field goal to give the Spartans a 3-0 lead in the first quarter, A ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 86-year-old "at risk" male, who was last seen Friday afternoon on Mallard Drive in Martinsville. According to the alert, Alexander R. Dirner, was last seen around 3:30 p.m. Friday in ...

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LANCASTER, PA - The Somerset Patriots (32-22, 67-50) earned a series win over the Lancaster Barnstormers (28-24, 66-49) with an 8-4 victory at Clipper Magazine Stadium Thursday evening. Somerset took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Justin Pacchioli raced home from third on a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Immaculata High School boys soccer team opens the 2018 season with a home game against Rutgers Prep on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The Spartans – coming off an 11-9 season that saw them reach the Somerset County Tournament quarterfinals and the final round of the NJSIAA South Jersey, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Coming off a 13-5-2 campaign, eighth-year Somerville High School boys’ soccer coach Bryan Smith feels like his team is capable of another strong season in 2018. The Pioneers returned to the Somerset County Tournament semifinals in 2017, ultimately losing to Pingry, 1-0. The ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ  - Field goal kicker Franklin Wasserman split the uprights as the clock ran out to cap off a back-and-forth 27-25 win for the Hillsborough Raiders over Colonia High School  in the opening game of the season for the two teams. The Hillsborough junior booted the game-winner from 38 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Immaculata High School football team will be under the guidance of a new coach with decades of experience on the high school and college level. Mike Columbo replaces Tom Falato as head coach of the Spartans this season. Most recently he was an offensive line coach at Kean ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter has been a pillar of the community for countless years and has touched the lives of so many as a former vice principal, athletic director, teacher, football and track coach at Passaic Valley High School. As an active member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Little ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Those who know Rick St. Pierre, owner of Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro, and those who work with him on the board of the Downtown Somerville Alliance, would not have been surprised Friday afternoon to see him walking up and down Main Street handing out postcards advertising ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Second-year Hillsborough High School girls soccer coach Lennaert Bitter looks at last season as a learning experience, not only himself, but the team as well. Bitter, who has been coaching youth soccer players for the last 20-plus years, both in the United States and abroad, ...

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - The Somerset Patriots (28-21, 62-49) carried a strong pitching performance and a big third inning to a 6-1 win over the New Britain Bees (23-25, 56-55) Friday night at New Britain Stadium. The Patriots quickly grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on an Endy Chavez sac ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 murder of  a North Plainfield man have been captured in Texas while trying to flee to Mexico, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Nelson Salomon Aquilar-Lopez, 20 and Gicsy Baleria Galindo-Acosta, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Wit fewer than three weeks to go in the second half of the 2018 season, the Somerset Patriots have signed and activated catcher Shawn Zarraga. He will be active for tonight’s game against the New Britain Bees. Zarraga enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione urges residents to participate in the “Walk, Bike, Hike Somerset County: Connecting Vibrant Communities Transportation Study,” by taking an online survey and/or by commenting on an interactive map.   The deadline for residents to provide their ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Members of the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Tuesday, Sept. 11.  The public is welcome to attend. As people gather for the ceremony, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (26-21, 61-49) defeated Road Warriors (9-38, 26-84) 5-3 at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday evening. The Road Warriors took a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning on an RBI double by Gustavo Pierre and a two-run home run by Edwin Gomez (5). Somerset ...

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