RARITAN BOROUGH, NJ - Raritan Borough Mayor Chuck McMullin administered the ceremonial oath of office to Municipal Court Judge Katherine Howes on Monday at Raritan's re-organization meeting.

Judge Howes, a resident of the Somerset Hills, completed a three-year term as the borough's judge.   At its re-organization meeting, the borough council unanimously confirmed her for a second three-year term.   She is a native of Raritan Borough, and practices law in a building that was built by her grandfather, and in which she grew up.

Judge Howes also serves as the judge of the shared court of Bedminster, Bernardsville and Peapack-Gladstone.  The governing bodies of those municipalities confirmed her for new three-year terms in December.

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Municipal Courts have jurisdiction over traffic offenses, disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenese and violations of municipal ordinances.

EDITOR'S NOTE:  JUDGE HOWES IS THE WIFE OF TAPINTO SOMERSET HILLS EDITOR TIM HOWES.