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Somerville Gallery Features Works by Artists with Autism

April 25, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Gallery on Main, 30 West Main St.,  will celebrate Autism Awareness on Sunday, 
April 29th, featuring three artists - brothers James and Bob Hogarth and Simon Levers.

There will be prints and cards available for sale by James Hogarth and Levers.

The event is scheduled from noon-3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Bob Hogarth is a pianist with autism. He ...

'Spirits of America' Theme for April 28 Concert

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Music by American composers, including the first symphony by an African-American to be performed by a leading orchestra, will be presented at a concert by the Hunterdon Symphony and the Hunterdon Choral Union on Saturday evening, April 28.

The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Hunterdon Central Regional High School on Route 31 here. The program will include ...

Whitehouse Wind Symphony Presents Free Concert in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present a free concert on Sunday, April 29th at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 158 West High St.

The concert will feature a wide range of selections from wind band literature both new and old, such as the overture to “Die Frau ...

6th Annual Autism Awareness Swim & Play Fundraiser April 28

April 23, 2018

SAYREVILLE, NJ - April is National Autism Awareness Month, and Autism New Jersey has named the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) its designated “Ambassador Program” representative.

“We are honored and enormously proud to receive this designation,” said ESNCJ Superintendent Mark J. Finkelstein.

The ESCNJ holds its 6th Annual Autism Awareness Swim ...

Somerville: Immaculata HS Students Honored with Paul Robeson Awards

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Seven students at Immaculata High School have been honored with Paul Robeson Youth Achievement Awards, which were established in 1990 at Raritan Valley Community College.

The awards honor outstanding high-achieving African-American students in the areas of scholarship, athletics, the arts and community service.

The National Council of Negro Women and RVCC initiated ...

Youth Leadership Somerset Accepts Applications for 2018-19 Program

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours. The application deadline is Monday, May 16. 

“Somerset County is ...

Assembly Vote Gives 17-Year-Olds Right to Vote in State Primary Election

April 12, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker, Jamel Holley, Tim Eustace, Arthur Barclay, Angela McKnight and Raj Mukherji that would allow more young New Jersey residents to participate in elections was approved Thursday by the full Assembly, 56-17.

Te “New Voter Empowerment Act,” would allow 17-year-olds to vote in a primary election ...

Hospital Honors Somerville Volunteer for 39 Years of Service

April 23, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset has honored borough resident Dorothy Crosby, a volunteer in the hospital’s Blood Donor Program, for her 39 years of dedication and 9,800 hours of volunteer service.

She was one of several volunteers honored for their volunteerism at a recent luncheon.

Barbara O’Neal of Hillsborough was honored with the Alex ...

Operation Shoebox NJ Travels to Warren for Lions' Packing Event

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Lions Club launched its first packing event for Operation Shoebox New Jersey on Saturday at the Warren Middle School. Members of the community participated in this special event to assemble the gift packages to be sent to our troops.  The cost of shipping these boxes to the troops is funded by donations from the Warren Lion’s club, other organizations, and ...

Somerville: Immaculata HS Recognizes Tony Petto for Volunteer Efforts

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ -- “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they have the heart.”  That’s an inspirational quote by Elizabeth Andrews, which captures the spirit of Immaculata High School’s Annual Mackie Award, given out each year at the Golf Classic, held this year on Monday, June 4th at Copper Hills Country Club in Ringoes.

Tony Petto of Hillsborough ...

Relief for Somerville Neighborhood: New DMV Office To Open in So. Plainfield May 14

April 24, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The new Department of Motor Vehicles Office in South Plainfield is scheduled to open May 14 -  not a day too soon for residents who live in the neighborhood adjacent to the local DMV office on Roosevelt Place.

B. Sue Fulton, the newly-sworn director of the state DMV visited the Somerville facility Saturday at the  invitation of state Sen. Christopher Kip ...

Lance Hosts 47th Town Hall; Constituents, Questions Invited

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ -- New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) will host his 47th in-person town hall meeting on Friday, April 27 beginning at 5:30 pm at Phillipsburg High School.

During the town hall meeting, Lance will take questions on the important issues facing Congress and the American people.  Lance will discuss his leadership role on the Gateway Tunnel and ...

New DMV Facility in South Plainfield Should Ease Crunch in Somerville

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - B. Sue Fulton is just beginning to find her away around her new office in Trenton , but the newly-sworn director of the Department of Motor Vehicles found her way to Somerville Saturday at the invitation of state Sen. Christopher Kip Bateman for a visit to the local DMV office on Roosevelt Place which has been causing headaches for neighborhood ...

Somerset County Naturalists Hit the Road with Environmental Programs

April 23, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The naturalists at Somerset County Park Commission's Environmental Education Center (EEC) have long offered a wealth of educational and entertaining programs on nature and environmental programs for all ages. Now, the EEC's staff is offering to bring a variety of those programs out to outside groups in public places.

'Traveling Education ...

Somerville: Volunteers Needed for Earth Day Clean-up and Planting Projects

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are needed for a variety of clean-up projects beginning Saturday, April 21 including clean-up along the Peter Brook and planting of seedlings on Sunday, April 22.

The projects coincide with the national celebration of Earth Day.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Somerville High School parking lot on Davenport Street. Teams will set ...

World Series Competition is For the Birds

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Somerset County naturalist Ben Barkley believes that the World Series of Birding is the ideal event to hook kids on birding and introduce them to a lifelong passion for conservation.

He should know; it happened to him. His experience with the annual event as a teen helped him discover his path to a career in conservation, and he’s working to do the same for the ...

Somerville: New State Initiative Aims to Bolster Police-Community Relations

April 25, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and key staff from his office will host a presentation on "Police Use of Force and Officer-Inviolved Shooting" May 2 at the Prosecutor's Office, 40 North Bridge St., beginning at 6 p.m.

The program is part of the "21-County, 21st Century Community Policing Project," or the “21/21 Project” which ...

Traffic Alert: Roosevelt 5K Closes Manville Streets April 28

 

MANVILLE, NJ – The first Annual Roosevelt Run with proceeds to benefit programs and activities for students at the Roosevelt School will be held Saturday, April 28.

Manville Police have issued a traffic alert, notifying residents and motorists that several roads on the north side of the borough will be closed between 7-11 a.m.

The following roads will be closed: Brooks ...

Somerville: Blue Mass Celebration at Immaculate Conception School Honors Police

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Immaculate Conception School hosted a “Blue Mass” Friday morning at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church to honor the men and women of law enforcement.

The mass was attended by all students and staff in the K-8th grade school, with more than 100 members of law enforcement, including Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The annual mass was also ...

Non-Starter: Patriots' Planned Opening Day Pitcher Packs His Bags, Signs AAA Contract

April 24, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots planned Opening Day starting pitcher has left town before the first pitch.

Left-handed pitcher Brett Oberholtzer’s contract has been purchased by the Colorado Rockies. He is expected to report to the Triple-A Colorado Sky Sox.

Oberholtzer was scheduled to be the team’s Opening Day starter in his first season with the Somerset ...

Somerville Girls' Softball Overwhelmed by Bridgewater-Raritan

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan softball team scored eight runs in the second inning and went on to a 16-2 victory over Somerville Saturday night.

Sammy Mazzagatti pitched a four-hitter and went 3-for-5 with an RBI to fuel the 13-hit attack for the Panthers (6-4), who led 9-0 after two innings.

Samantha Artuso went 2-for-4 with two RBI and Jalynda Mercado and Grace Venuto each had ...

Mets Sign Patriots Pitcher Before He Can Unpack His Gear

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced that right-hand pitcher Scott Copeland’s contract has been purchased by the New York Mets.

So, instead of stretching out and getting in shape at TD Bank Ballpark for the April 27 home opener, he's been sent to extended spring training at the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

The 6’3” righty broke into ...

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New DMV Facility in South Plainfield Should Ease Crunch in Somerville

April 22, 2018

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - B. Sue Fulton is just beginning to find her away around her new office in Trenton , but the newly-sworn director of the Department of Motor Vehicles found her way to Somerville Saturday at the invitation of state Sen. Christopher Kip Bateman for a visit to the local DMV office on Roosevelt Place which has been causing headaches for neighborhood ...

Atlantic Health Partners to Form Clinical Research Consortium

April 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) ...