SOMERSET COUNTY NEWS

Paddle Boat Flotilla Launches May 5 at Colonial Park

May 3, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP –The Somerset County Park Commission award-winning golf putting course and the paddle boats on Powder Mill Pond at Colonial Park in Franklin Township will open for the season on Saturday, May 5.

The Colonial Park putting course offers the player gardens and natural landscaping rather than the amusements found at traditional miniature golf courses. Designed over a ...

Carol Bianchi, Bernards Twp. Committeewoman & Former Mayor, Wins GOP Fenwick Award for 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Somerset County Federation of Republican Women has announced that Bernards Township Committeewoman Carol Bianchi, who has also served as township mayor, is the recipient of the 2018 Millicent Fenwick Award. She will be honored at the Bridgewater Manor on May 16.

Carol Bianchi, a Bernards Township Committeewoman since 2013, exemplifies and ...

Bernards Twp. Committee Okays Settlement to Build Market and Affordable Homes at Dewy Meadow and Crown Court

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Even though no firm numbers have been set yet by a state court, the Bernards Township Committee on Tuesday night approved a settlement with two developers to construct 198 market and affordable homes in the vicinity of the abandoned A & P supermarket at Dewy Meadow Village, as well as a 24-unit apartment planned on an old tennis court at neighboring Crown ...

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 ...

Former Somerset County Prosecutor Named Interim Secretary/Director for County Park Commission

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Former Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano has been appointed interim Somerset County Park Secretary/Director by the Somerset County Park Commissioners.

Soriano's appointment is effective April 2, and he will replace Raymond Brown, who announced his retirement, effective May 1. The announcement, according to a release, was made on the day of ...

Somerville: Students Make a Statement about School Safety and Eulogize Florida Shooting Victims

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of Somerville High School students participated in the National School Walkout Wednesday morning to pay their respects to the 17 victims of last month’s mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. and to draw attention to the issue of students' safety while in school.

The students gathered outdoors on the track in front ...

Somerville Hosts 27th Annual St. Patrick's Parade March 11

SOMERVILLE,NJ - President Trump has declared March as Irish-American Heritage Month, continuing a White House tradition started by President George H.W. Bush in 1991.

That’s also the year Somerville hosted its first St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a central New Jersey tradition that will continue on Sunday, March 11, with a parade down Main Street that is considered one of the largest ...

Franklin High School Student, 17, Taken into Custody with Handgun at School

SOMERSET, NJ - A 17-year-old male Franklin High School student was taken into custody and charged with possession of a firearm, according to a news release. 

"On Friday, Feb. 23, at approximately 11:30 a.m., members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force received information that a male student at Franklin Township High School was ...

Somerset Freeholder Takes The Plunge to Raise Money for NJ Special Olympics

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine and his daughter Ariella plunged into the 40-degree Atlantic Ocean surf Saturday to help raise money for NJ Special Olympics.

A total of 7,161 "plungers" registered for the 25th annual Polar Bear Plunge, raising a record total of $2.125  million in pledges, surpassing the 2017 total of $1.9 million, according ...

Somerset County Residents May Drive Through and Drop Off Unwanted Medicines March 17 in Basking Ridge

 

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The first "Rx Mission Drive-in/Drop-Off"  will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Bernards Township Public Works Garage, 277 S. Maple Ave, Basking Ridge. This drop off will allow all Somerset County residents to safely dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.

The Rx Mission ...

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