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Hillsborough Rotary Sponsors "Beautiful" Excursion to Broadway

February 20, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township's Rotary Club is sponsoring a bus excursion to Broadway and tickets to the Tony-Award winning musical "Beautiful," the story of songwriter and performer Carole King on Saturday, March 4.

The price of $127 includes tickets in the front mezzanine and round-trip transportation on a luxury coach bus.

Curtain time is 8 p.m. at the Stephen ...

Great Swamp Experience - Crawl Inside a Beaver Lodge

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Kids can crawl inside a beaver lodge while parents can learn about glaciers, flowers and mastadon bones as part of “The Great Swamp Experience” at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center.

The EEC is located at 190 Lord Stirling Road.

“The Great Swamp Experience” features interactive displays, ...

Somerville Artist Les Floyd Featured at Celebration of Black History Month

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Acclaimed artist and longtime borough resident Les Floyd will headline the annual Black History Month celebration at Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro Sunday, Feb. 19th.

 “He’s uniquely special in his own right,” said Verve owner Rick St. Pierre, “and he’s a favorite son of Somerville.”

Floyd’s website features images of his ...

Gail Rosen Selected as Somerset County Outstanding Citizen of the Year

February 15, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership has selected Gail Rosen, CPA as the 67th Somerset County Outstanding Citizen of the Year. 

The award is given annually to Somerset County’s premier community leader. The Outstanding Citizen is the county’s most prestigious individual reward recognizing someone for their community and business activities ...

Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Wisniewski Meets with Somerset County Business Leaders

GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE ASM. WISNIEWSKI

 TO MEET WITH SOMERSET COUNTY BUSINESS COMMUNITY

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will meet with Democrat gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman John Wisniewski on Friday, Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St.

Wisniewski (D-19) from Middlesex County is one of ...

Hillsborough's Premiere Media Named Small Company of the Year by Gateway Chamber

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce honored three local businesses at its 105th Annual Dinner Meeting at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott.

Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery of Linden was honored as the Large Company of the Year. Capitol Securities Management, Inc. of Florham Park and Red Bank was honored as the Medium Company of the Year. Premiere ...

Yuda Bracelets Connect Middle School Students to Guatemala

February 15, 2017

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Hillsborough Middle School (HMS) Student Council is selling yuda band bracelets to raise scholarship money for a high school student in Guatemala.

Two 8th-grade student council members,Ishwari Nagnur and Neev Agarwal, organized the project this month with the assistance of advisors Tom Sharples and JoAnn Getz.

Yuda Band is a community ...

Somerville Schools Invite Public Input on Selection of New School Superintendent

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Board of Education invites residents and school staff to provide input into the selection of a new Superintendent of Schools by attending one of two meetings on Monday, Feb. 13 to to examine  “critical issues and future initiatives.”

The first meeting - for staff only - begins at 3:20 p.m. in the Somerville High School auditorium, 222 Davenport St. The ...

Somerville: Mayor Gallagher Seeks GOP Nod as County Freeholder Candidate

February 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Longtime Republican Mayor Brian Gallagher trusts his instincts, and his instincts tell him the time is right to move on and seek higher office.

Gallagher confirmed on Monday that he is lobbying members of the Somerset County Republican Committee to be selected as the candidate who will replace veteran Somerset County Freeholder Director Peter Palmer, who is retiring at the end ...

Ciattarelli Calls Sanctuary City Legislation “Reckless and Irresponsible”

 
SOMERVILLE, NJ – Republican gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) slammed, as reckless and irresponsible, Democrat-sponsored legislation in Trenton that forces state taxpayers to financially support New Jersey cities that choose to defy federal law and, in so doing, encourage illegal immigration.
 
Ciattarelli, a frequent critic of Governor ...

Hillsborough GOP Hosts "Magical" Fundraiser for Ciattarelli

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Republican Election Committee is hosting a martini party and magic show Friday night, Feb. 10 at The Landing, 311 Amwell Road to benefit the gubernatorial candidacy of Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th.

Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough resident, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination at Manville High School last October, and formally kicked off the ...

Somerville Council Pays Tribute to Verve Barman N. Bryan Mack

February 7, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council Monday night paid tribute to N. Bryan Mack, the impeccably dressed barman whose cocktails were legendary and whose panache epitomized “Verve Style.”

Mack died suddenly last month. He was 46.

Anyone who has walked through the doorway of Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro over the years knew Mack – and Mack made it his business to know ...

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Commemorates 12th Anniversary, Invites Volunteers to Feb. 18 Packing Event

February 14, 2017

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey will commemorate its 12th anniversary at the VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on Feb. 18, 2017 and invites all volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment overseas to deployed US troops around the world.

The volunteer organization, based in Hillsborough and Somerville, expects to pack 1,200 or more care ...

Somerville High School Girls Basketball Team Raises $4,000 for Cancer Center

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville High School girls’ basketball team recently hosted its annual “pink” game against Immaculata High School, raising $4,000 to benefit the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville.

The event included a full day of basketball with five teams in action.

The 31 members of the freshman, junior varsity and ...

Montclair Ponders 'Welcoming Community' Instead of 'Sanctuary City'

February 19, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A resolution scheduled for a vote Tuesday by the township council will determine whether Montclair will define itself as a 'Welcoming Community' instead of a 'Sanctuary City.'

The resolution states that the township is "acknowledging and reaffirming our commitment to the rights of all persons, regardless of immigration status, it is important to ...

Somerville: Revised Parking Regulations Scheduled for Vote

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Borough Council will hold a public hearing on revised parking regulations at its Tuesday, Feb. 22 meeting before voting to approve or reject the new rules.

The new regulations would extend the time limits placed on Main Street parking meters from two to three hours, and eliminate time restrictions from off-street parking meters in municipal parking lots ...

Lance Hosts Town Hall at Raritan Valley Community College

BRANCHBURG, NJ  - New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th)will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 22 beginning at 7 p.m. at Raritan Valley Community College.

Lance is expected to discuss the important issues facing Congress and the American people.  He will take questions and share his views on issues like strengthening the economy, tax ...

Great Swamp Experience - Crawl Inside a Beaver Lodge

February 19, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Kids can crawl inside a beaver lodge while parents can learn about glaciers, flowers and mastadon bones as part of “The Great Swamp Experience” at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center.

The EEC is located at 190 Lord Stirling Road.

“The Great Swamp Experience” features interactive displays, ...

Somerset County Adds 58 Acres to Sourland Mountain Preserve

MONTGOMERY, NJ - Somerset County has added 58.25 acres to the Sourland Mountain Preserve through the Open Space Preservation Program. 

Located at the intersection of Pleasant View Road and Route 601 in Montgomery Township, the property was purchased from owner W. Bryce Thompson IV for $1.98 million.

Montgomery Township has agreed to contribute 30 percent of the purchase price towards ...

Hillsborough Firefighters Honored on 1st Anniversary of Massive Fire at Route 206 Warehouse Complex

February 17, 2017

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Township firefighters were honored for their bravery by the Township Committee on the first anniversary of the massive fire that consumed 500,000 square feet of warehouse space at Veterans Industrial Park, the former VA Depot on Route 206.

It took 15 hours before the Feb. 12, 2016 fire was brought under control, with more than 500 firefighters from 85 ...

Suspect in Shooting Incident Surrenders in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The father of a man wanted in connection with a Jan. 3 shooting incident in Franklin Township surrendered at the Somerset County Jail Feb. 10 to face charges of hindering apprehension., according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Jason Lewis, age 43, is lodged in the jail pending a detention hearing.

Lewis helped his son, identified by police ...

Online Exchange with Girl, 8, Leads to Porn Charges Against Bronx Suspect

SOMERVILLE, NJ –What police describe as sexually-explicit communications on a website between an 8-year-old Franklin Township girl and a Bronx man has led to several pornography charges being filed against the suspect, 31-year-old Efrain A. Martinez of Sampson Avenue in The Bronx.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson provided the following details:

Franklin Township ...

Perennial All-Star Outfielder Re-Signs with Somerset Patriots

February 20, 2017

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have re-signed three-time Atlantic League All-Star outfielder Aharon Eggleston for the 2017 season.

“I’m excited about my return to Somerset,” said Eggleston. “Somerset has become a second family to me. They are a first-class organization and I am happy they’ve decided to have me ...

Ace Lefthander Returns to Patriots After Year Pitching in Italy

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have signed 2014 Atlantic League Left-Handed Pitcher of the Year and 2015 league-champion Matt Zielinski for the 2017 season.

“The Somerset Patriots are a first-class organization,” said Zielinski. “I am excited for the opportunity to help replicate the success we had in 2015.”

Zielinski enters his third season with the ...

Pioneers Come Up Short, 79-44 Against WHRHS Boys Basketball in First Round of Somerset County Tournament

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills defeated the Somerville Pioneers in the first round of the Somerset County Tournament on Saturday, 79-44.

Watchung Hills took commanding lead in the second half, outscoring Somerville 24-14 in the third and 27-16 in the fourth period.

Dan Pilsbury led the Warriors with 19 points. Ryan Keller added 16 points, Steven Bressler chipped in 15 points, freshman ...

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Somerville: Mayor Gallagher Seeks GOP Nod as County Freeholder Candidate

February 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Longtime Republican Mayor Brian Gallagher trusts his instincts, and his instincts tell him the time is right to move on and seek higher office.

Gallagher confirmed on Monday that he is lobbying members of the Somerset County Republican Committee to be selected as the candidate who will replace veteran Somerset County Freeholder Director Peter Palmer, who is retiring at the end ...

Meghan Rose Bradley Foundation - Ladies Night Out

February 7, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Meghan Rose Bradley Foundation presents the 11th Annual Ladies Night Out to support pediatric brain cancer research.

What’s better than a pajama party? How about a pajama party with a wine tasting and a basket auction?

The Meghan Rose Bradley Foundation will hold its 11th Annual Ladies Night Out – Pajama Party  Feb. 23 at Soriano’s ...