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Bodnar Auctions Hosts “Lifestyles of the Rich and Fulfilling the Dream Sale”

June 23, 2017

EDISON, NJ - “Lifestyles of the Rich . . . and Fulfilling the Dream Sale," a private estate auction by Bodnar Auctions, will feature the entire contents of a prominent couple’s home in Warren County.

“Everything was the best of the best,” Bodnar said.

The couple accumulated their wealth breeding and racing horses , living on a 160-acre farm in Asbury, ...

Somerset Patriots Host Comic Con at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will host their Fifth Annual Ballpark Comic Con at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, June 24th presented by the Hugs For Brady Foundation.

The event will begin at 5:30 pm and last throughout the game.

Ballpark Comic Con offers fans and comic books lovers a unique experience combining family fun, baseball, and all things comics.

The first ...

Somerville Hosts Weekly Summer Dance Party with Live Music on Division Street

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough is synonymous with live events that include - what else - live music.

Over the past three weeks, there was live music on Main Street during the June 4 Somerville Business & Professional Association street fair; on June 10, there was a live band on the steps of the historic Somerset County Courthouse as part of the Flag Day celebration and this past ...

Regal Bank’s Somerville Branch Serves Breakfast and Lunch

June 22, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – From balloons and foam fingers to bonus rates and yo-yos banks are notorious for giving out gifts, all part of a marketing strategy to sign up depositors and make car, homeowner and business loans.

With close to one dozen banks in the borough – which equates to one bank for every 1,000 residents – the competition for depositors’ dollars and loan ...

Somerset County Vo-Tech Class of 2017 Graduates

June 17, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A total of 161 students graduated this week from the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, in 17 different vocational programs, ranging from automotive technology to the performing arts.

The Career and Technical Education Valedictorian for the class of 2017 was graphic communications student Daria Marini, of Bridgewater, and the Career and Technical ...

New Somerville Schools Superintendent Signs 3-Year Contract

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Timothy Teehan, a career educator who has worked as Academic Achievement Officer in the borough’s school district since 2012, was formally introduced as the new Somerville Superintendent of Schools at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.

He will replace Dr. Timothy Purnell, who came to the borough in 2011 from the Harding Township school district.

Somerville: Historians Address Shared Heritage of Slavery, Rutgers' Founder and Dutch Reformed Church

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Historians will discuss the connections between Rev. Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh, principal founder of Rutgers University, his family, and African-American abolitionist leader Sojourner Truth, at one time their slave, plus stories of other early slave-holding leaders of Rutgers College at the Old Dutch Parsonage, 71 Somerset St. on Saturday, June 17 at 2:30 ...

Somerville: Verve Style Reaches Milestone – Restaurant is 21 and Legal

June 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Reaching the age of 21 is a milestone in anyone’s life, and it’s no different for Verve Bar, Restaurant and Bistro, the iconic Main Street landmark across the street from the historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Verve is the preferred gathering spot in downtown Somerville for the political elite, judges, lawyers, businessmen and women, professionals, artists, ...

Somerville Craft Beer Fest Prevails, Beer Lovers Ignore Rain and Humidity

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Fans of limited-batch micro-brews flocked to the IV annual Somerville Craft Beer Festival this weekend to sample a menu of  hand-crafted beer produced by dozens of micro-breweries in the United States.

For the price of admission, $10 in advance, $15 at the door, beer lovers were given a 4-ounce mini-mug to stop and sample at each of the brewers’ portable bars ...

Weekend Craft Beer Fest On Tap in Somerville

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A few visitors from Germany just happened to be in town last year and stopped by the Somerville Craft Beer Fest to soak up some of the local ambience – and sample some of the craft beers.

Because Germans know a thing or two about beer – their culture, their heritage, their economy is imbued with hops, barley, steins and ‘oompah’ bands - ...

Somerville Neighbor Extends Help to Widow of Fallen Police Officer Matthew Tarentino

June 26, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Like so many others who live in this tight-knit borough, Thomas Sfisco was stunned when he first heard the news about his neighbor Matthew Tarentino, the 29-year-old Summit police officer who was killed May 30 in a three-car motor vehicle accident on Route 78.

Sfisco had seen Tarentino just a few weeks before, walking past his house.

Dedicated to staying in top ...

Somerville Elks Motorcycle Committee Sponsors 'Poker Run for Ben' to Defray Family's Medical Expenses

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 Motorcycle Committee will sponsor its II annual "Poker Run for Ben" on Sunday, June 25, with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

The Somerville Elks Lodge is located at 375 Union Ave. in Bridgewater.

Ben Falcone, a 5-year-old boy from Martinsville, was diagnosed shortly after birth with Tracheal & Laryngeal Malaysia and ...

Animal Shelter Celebrates New Dog Play Yard, Rescue Van

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter hosted a ribbon cutting June 14 to celebrate the opening of a new dog play yard, donated by Tony Martinez, of the National Fence Company, in honor of his mother, Isabel Martinez, an animal welfare advocate.

“We need an area for dogs to play and meet,” Brian Bradshaw, shelter manager, said.

Natalie Zaman, a board member for ...

Senate Passes Bateman Bill Requiring Smart Thermostats in All New Homes

June 19, 2017

   

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) requiring the installation of a smart thermostat in all new residential construction.

“It is very expensive to purchase a house in New Jersey, especially for first-time homeowners who are just ...

Senate Passes Bateman Bill Requiring Smart Thermostats in All New Homes

June 19, 2017

   

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) requiring the installation of a smart thermostat in all new residential construction.

“It is very expensive to purchase a house in New Jersey, especially for first-time homeowners who are just ...

Trader Joe's Recalls 'Grainless Granola' over Listeria Concern

June 20, 2017

Trader Joe's is issuing a recall for 'Trader Joe's Grainless Granola' over potential contamination Listeria monocytogenes.

The lot being recalled has 'Best By' dates from 032018 to 041018. The SKU on the product is SKU# 56307.

All potetially affected product has been removed from store shelves and has been destroyed. No illnesses have been reported to ...

Art Therapy Helps Cancer Patients Navigate Their Emotional Journey

MORRISTOWN, NJ - What happens when you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer? One thing is certain, your world will be turned upside down and, despite your best efforts to be calm and carry on, it's likely you will be pummeled by the full range of emotions - fear, anger, bitterness, hope, despair and more.

Art therapists help people find a way to express their emotions and, in the ...

Cancer Survivors Told to ‘Laugh a Little Bit … and Dance’ at Morristown Medical Center Celebration

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Edgy comedian Daniel Stolfi, a young adult cancer survivor, brought the audience to its feet when he performed “Cancer Makes You Gangster– Finding the Comedy in Tragedy,” at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center.

The performance was the highlight of the cancer center’s annual National Cancer Survivors Day ...

Hillsborough: It's All About Blueberries at Duke Farms Market

June 24, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The days are at their longest, the summer sun is heating up and the Farm to Table Market at Duke Farms is celebrating the start of the blueberry season in New Jersey.

Open Sunday, June 25 from noon-5 p.m., the market hosts several farmers with freshly-picked produce and fruits.

Mike’s Blueberries, a certified organic blueberry farm from Pemberton, NJ will be at the ...

Stolen Pet Traffickers Targeted in Bi-Partisan Legislation

June 23, 2017

 

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Senate has passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-22) and Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) that elevates pet trafficking to a third-degree crime, punishable by a fine of up to $15,000 and a term of imprisonment of three to five years, or both.

"Anyone who is cruel enough to traffic an innocent animal ...

Community Rallies to Help Dunellen Fireman Critically Injured in Piscataway House Explosion

June 22, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Joseph Keleman’s gofundme campaign is trending because in the past four days, 54 people have raised $4,290 of the $50K goal for the Piscataway resident who was critically injured after his home exploded early Sunday morning, June 11. 

"The force of the blast completely leveled the home which was fully engulfed in flames by the time fire fighters arrived ...

Summit Mayor Thanks Somerville for Help and Compassion Following Death of Police Officer Matthew Tarentino

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The mayor of Summit sent a hand-written letter to Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher thanking the borough, its police force and residents for helping her town work its way through the emotional roller coaster that accompanied the unexpected death of Summit police officer Matthew Tarentino, who grew up and lived in Somerville.

Tarentino, 29, was killed in a three-car accident on ...

Like Father, Like Son: Hillsborough Rookie Cop Follows in Footsteps of Father, Grandfather

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Thomas E. Stout, Hillsborough’s newest and youngest police officer, says he can remember wanting to be like his dad as young as three or four.

“My dad would come home in his uniform, I’d hear the stories about helping out people, I just knew from a young age that it was something I wanted to do, it was really the only thing I knew. As I grew ...

Power Ball: Marrero Hits 2 HRs; Entire Patriots Lineup Gets a Hit

June 25, 2017

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (39-24) defeated the New Britain Bees (25-38) 12-3 at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday afternoon.

Every Patriot in the starting lineup had at least one hit in the game.

The Patriots powered their way in front in the bottom of the second inning on a two-run home run by Kyle Roller (5) and a solo shot by Christian Marrero, his first as a ...

Bortnick Grand Slam Leads Patriots Offensive Barrage

BRIDGEWATER, NJ-   The Somerset Patriots (38-24) defeated the New Britain Bees (25-37) 12-3 at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday evening.

A seven-run fifth inning put the Patriots in front for good after trailing 3-1 to enter the inning. Olmo Rosario’s RBI groundout got the scoring started and an RBI base hit by Greg Golson tied up the game at 3-3. Mark Minicozzi gave ...

Patriots Battle Back to Tie in 9th, Lose in 12th

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New Britain Bees (25-36) defeated the Somerset Patriots (37-24) 5-4 in 12 innings at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday evening.

Craig Maddox hit a solo home run (5) in the top of the 12th inning to take the 5-4 lead that would be the final score.

The Patriots rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning, tying up the game on a two-run double by Tyler ...

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Hillsborough Celebrates America's Independence July 1

June 25, 2017

Hillsborough Lights Up the Sky July 1 to Celebrate America's Independence Day

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township will celebrate America's Independence Day a few days early with a fireworks display at dusk on July 1 at Auten Road Intermediate School field.

New Jersey was one of the 13 original American colonies that signed the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, ...

Dr. Missak Haigentz, Researcher in Head and Neck and Lung Cancer, Appointed Chief of Hematology and Oncology, Morristown Medical Center

June 25, 2017

Dr. Haigentz’s Newly Reported Studies at ASCO Show Promise for Head and Neck, Lung Cancer Patients and Cancer Patients with HIV

 Morristown, NJ – Nationally renowned head and neck and lung cancer researcher Missak Haigentz, MD, has joined Atlantic Health System Cancer Care as chief of hematology and oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of ...