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Australian Toddler Needs Helping Hand on Journey to Boston Hospital

September 12, 2018

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 5-year-old brother James are flying 10,318 miles from "Down Under" because Tilly needs ...

Freeholders Honor Those Who Perished on 9/11

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 plane crashed into the World Trade Center – the bell at the top of the ...

Somerset County Freeholders to Lay Wreath at 9/11 Memorial

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, the Somerset County Police Pipes & Drums band will perform.

At 8:46 ...

Bridgewater Police Seeking Information on Missing 86-Year-Old Male

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 Martinsville.

Dirner is described as a white male, 5'10" and 160 pounds. He was ...

Somerville HS Pioneers: 2018 Boys' Soccer Preview

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 season abruptly came to an end in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 first round to ...

Wasserman FG Clinches Win for Hillsborough as Clock Runs Out

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 yards out, one of two FGs he had in the game; he also converted on three extra-point ...

ParkSmarter App Enhances Parking for Visitors to Downtown Somerville

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 the borough’s new ParkSmarter program.

It’s a phone App that’s married to ...

Hillsborough HS 2018 Girls' Soccer Preview

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, looks forward to the Raiders improving from last year’s 3-11-2 record.

“Last ...

North Plainfield Homicide Suspects Fleeing to Mexico Captured in Texas

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, 22, both of West Front Street, Plainfield, were arrested in Texas near the Louisiana ...

Somerset County Walk, Bike, Hike Survey Deadline Sept. 1

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 input is Saturday, Sept. 1.

Through the public’s feedback, the ...


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