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Somerville: Gallery on Main Artist of the Month Series Spotlights Jeffrey Sanders

March 30, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Galley on Main, 30 W. Main St., continues its Artist of the Month series with an artist’s reception Saturday, April 1, 5-8 p.m. featuring chalk and graphite artist Jeffrey Sanders of Manville.

Sanders will greet visitors and answer questions about his work, which will be on display at the gallery and antiques store throughout April.

Sanders has been a ...

Lance Announces 2017 Congressional Art Contest for Students

 

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (R7th) is inviting high school students in central New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District to participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Contest.    

“Every year I am impressed with the talent and ability of New Jersey students who have a passion for art.  The Congressional Art Contest ...

Job Seekers Invited to Free Lecture Series on Effective Job Search Tools

March 29, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Job seekers are invited to a free lecture series providing tips on how to conduct a more effective job search in today's changing work climate.

Every Monday, adults in transition meet at Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ) to network, share support, and listen to job search advice from experts in helping people find their next career.

Upcoming ...

Verizon Upgrades May Impact Somervillle Business Property Owners

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Verizon has begun abandoning their copper telephone lines in favor of upgraded f"iber optics and that may present a problem for business property owners in the borough.

"You may have received, or will be receiving in the near future, notification from Verizon about the change along with an "FTTP Premises Access License," according to ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Somerville: Fifth Grade Band Performs at Newark’s Prudential Center

March 29, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 50-member Van Derveer Elementary School Band traveled to Newark Tuesday night to perform for the fans of the New Jersey Devils on the concourse of the 16,000-seat Prudential Center.

The fifth-graders’ 15 minutes of fame came in between the first and second periods of the game when they performed "Star Wars (Main Theme)," " "We Will ...

Somerville Student Puts GPS in the Hands of Christopher Columbus

SOMERVILLE, NJ - What if Christopher Columbus had a GPS when he set off from Spain in search of the New World?

That was the premise of an essay written by IImmaculata High School student Carmela Streicher, selected as the winning essay in a national contest sponsored by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.

The NSDAR joined with the National Italian American ...

Somerset County Police Academy Hosts Program for High School Seniors

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Police Academy will host a community program for high school seniors on life after graduation, according to   Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Somerset County Police Academy Director Dr. Richard Celeste.

The program is open to all Somerset County high school seniors.

Many seniors will leave home and face new challenges and ...

Ciattarelli Wins Essex County GOP Line, Adds to Endorsements

March 24, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – GOP Gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th, has been endorsed by the Essex County Republican Committee and will run on the county line in the June primary election.

"Earning the endorsement of Chairman Barlas and the Essex County Republicans continues what has been an exciting and successful week for our campaign as momentum continues to ...

Somerville: GOP Candidate Ciattarelli Meets with Somerset County Business Community

 

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - GOP Gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli will discuss his campaign and his five-point plan to re-direct and re-energize New Jersey  at a meeting Friday morning with the Somerset County business community

Hosted by the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee at Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro, 18 E. Main St., ...

Ciattarelli Rolls Out New Endorsements Following Burlington County GOP Landslide

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ– Following his landslide victory in Burlington County Monday night, Republican Assemblyman and candidate for governor Jack Ciattarellii (R-16) continued his momentum by announcing slew of new endorsements in Middlesex and Union Counties in advance of their respective conventions this week, as well as in Hunterdon, Somerset and Burlington ...

New Flemington IHOP Announces Grand Opening Week Events

March 30, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ -  The new 5,881 square foot IHOP here is now open and its grand opening week will be celebrated from April 11 to April 15.

The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

The Flemington IHOP is owned by brothers Sanjay and Neal Patel of Imperio Groups. It is the group’s  fifth IHOP and the ...

Through Her Nonprofit, New Brunswick Student Helps Kids in Africa

March 20, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Alie Kanu was on his way to completing high school in 2011 when his older brother died.

That Kanu had finished primary and much of secondary school in itself was a feat. He was born and raised in Congo Town, a poor community prone to seasonal flooding and without basic sanitary infrastructure, in the embattled West-African nation of Sierra Leone.

He was waiting for ...

Somerville: Memorial to Honor Legacy of "Ministerman" John Graf

SOMERVILLE. NJ - John Graf, Jr. was known for his ministry as much as his philanthropy and efforts to support good causes throughout Somerset County, including Somerset Treatment Services.

He worked with STS for over 20 years, helping to forge advocacy and support programs for those challenged by drug abuse and HIV issues.

Graf died March 6, 2016. He was 57.

STS is hoping to raise ...

Hillsborough Drops Local Rescue Squad, Signs 5-Year Contract with RWJ Health Network

March 30, 2017

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee Tuesday night ended its longstanding relationship with the Hillsborough Emergency Medical Services Corporation and voted to outsource its Emergency Medical Services to the Robert Wood Johnson Health Network - much to the dismay of an angry crowd that had come out to support HEMS, which has provided first aid and ambulance service here for over ...

Somerville Borough Hall Eligible for State Restoration Funding

TRENTON, NJ – A bipartisan legislative package co-sponsored by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-16th that would fund historic land and farmland preservation and state acquisitions of land for recreation and conservation has been approved by a unanimous vote of 74-0.

Somerville's Borough Hall and municipal library - The Daniel Robert House, built in 1888 - is one of 25 ...

Assembly Limits Fees for Speakers at Colleges

 

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman John DiMaio prohibiting colleges from using more than $10,000 in state funds to pay for speakers, including commencement addresses, has been approved by the General Assembly.

“Paying exorbitant speaker fees is an expense taxpayers cannot afford, especially when tuitions are being increased because state funding is being ...

Bateman Calls for Action as Drought Warning Continues 

March 23, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - Following recent reports that New Jersey’s drought is still in effect despite a winter full of precipitation and foul weather, Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman again called for the state’s residents and leaders to do whatever they can to help conserve water.

“Most of the state just spent the last week digging out of a big snowstorm, and the ...

Somerville Horticulturist Helps to Nurture Plant Therapy Program in the Garden State

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A series of proclamations from federal, state and county legislators have planted the seeds to grow “Horticultural Therapy Week NJ” March 19-25.

A proclamation from Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7),  resolutions from the New Jersey Senate and Assembly, and a proclamation from the Somerset County Freeholders were presented at a Feb. 28 meeting of the Somerset ...

Joey Hollywood Inspires Awareness Day for Rare Childhood Disease

March 30, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16th) is the sponsor of a resolution to raise awareness for a very rare genetic condition that causes muscle tissue to turn into bone, with most of its victims 10 and younger.

The resolution designates April 23 as Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Awareness Day.

“I first learned about this disorder when I met ...

Hillsborough Drops Local Rescue Squad, Signs 5-Year Contract with RWJ Health Network

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee Tuesday night ended its longstanding relationship with the Hillsborough Emergency Medical Services Corporation and voted to outsource its Emergency Medical Services to the Robert Wood Johnson Health Network - much to the dismay of an angry crowd that had come out to support HEMS, which has provided first aid and ambulance service here for over ...

Survey Ranks Somerset County Third Healthiest in New Jersey

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Somerset County has been ranked the third-healthiest county in New Jersey for the second year in a row in an annual nationwide survey conducted by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

“For the past seven years, Somerset County has been consistently ranked as one of the top three ...

Cocaine Found in Cupholder of Child's Car Seat; Two Suspects Arrested

March 28, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two Perth Amboy men were arrested in Manville and charged with possession of three ounces of cocaine, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The cocaine was found in the cup holder of a child's car seat inside the truck occupied by both suspects, according to Robertson.

Rodolfo Romero-Rosa, 34, of Cornell Street, Perth Amboy, and Luis ...

Somerville: Immaculate Conception School Hosts Blue Mass to Honor Police

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The students, staff and faculty of Immaculate Conception School will host the III annual Blue Mass tribute to police officers on Friday, March 31.

Police officers are invited to assemble at 9:45 a.m. in the vestibule of the school at 41 Mountain Blvd., along with the honor guard on the front lawn.

A procession of students and the police officers will proceed ...

Somerset County Police Academy Hosts Program for High School Seniors

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Police Academy will host a community program for high school seniors on life after graduation, according to   Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Somerset County Police Academy Director Dr. Richard Celeste.

The program is open to all Somerset County high school seniors.

Many seniors will leave home and face new challenges and ...

Somerville: Immaculate Conception School Hosts Blue Mass to Honor Police

March 26, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The students, staff and faculty of Immaculate Conception School will host the III annual Blue Mass tribute to police officers on Friday, March 31.

Police officers are invited to assemble at 9:45 a.m. in the vestibule of the school at 41 Mountain Blvd., along with the honor guard on the front lawn.

A procession of students and the police officers will proceed ...

Somerville Church Thrift Shop Open April 6

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Step into spring with spring and summer designs available at the April 6 St. John’s From The Heart Thrift Shop.

The St. John’s From the Heart Thrift Shop is held on the first Thursday of each month  from 11 am to 6:30 pm to accommodate working people as well as those whose personal time is based on school hours.

From The Heart Thrift Shop is ...

Somerset County Tennis Courts Open April 1

March 29, 2017

 

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Tennis courts at the Green Knoll Tennis Center at 587 Garretson Road in Bridgewater and the Colonial Park Tennis Center on Mettlers Road in Franklin Township will open for the season on Saturday, April 1.

The 18 courts at Green Knoll and Colonial Park will be open for reserved and open play with a full schedule of tournaments for all ages and ...

7-Year Veteran of Cardinals' Farm System Signs with Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have signed left-handed relief pitcher Justin Wright for the 2017 season.

“I’m real excited to join the team,” said Wright. “I have heard nothing but good things about [Somerset] and the fans, so I’m just ready to get in there and get to work.”

Wright enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and ...

Somerville: County Prosecutor Inspires Immaculata Football Players

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson was the featured speaker at the Immaculata Football Leadership Seminar recently.

 

A former player of Immaculata Varsity Football Coach Tom Falato when both were at Ridge High School, Robertson graduated from Penn State, followed by Hofstra Law School.

 

He served eight years in the US Attorney ...

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Opportunity NJ Applauds Christie and Legislative Leadership on Transportation Infrastructure Spending

March 29, 2017

TRENTON, NJ  - Opportunity NJ applauds the bipartisan effort and leadership of Gov. Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and members of the Legislature to pass into law new legislation that fast tracks more than $400 million spending on transportation projects over the next three months.

This legislation, which dedicates $260 million to road and ...

Somerset County Tennis Courts Open April 1

March 29, 2017

 

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Tennis courts at the Green Knoll Tennis Center at 587 Garretson Road in Bridgewater and the Colonial Park Tennis Center on Mettlers Road in Franklin Township will open for the season on Saturday, April 1.

The 18 courts at Green Knoll and Colonial Park will be open for reserved and open play with a full schedule of tournaments for all ages and ...

Atlantic Health System Unites with the American Cancer Society in the Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

March 23, 2017

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining ‘80% by 2018’ - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women. In ...

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Atlantic Health System Joins American Cancer Society in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.