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Rain Won’t Halt Somerville’s Weekend Craft Beer Fest

June 22, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Despite forecasts of rain this weekend, the annual Craft Beer Fest presented by Project P.U.B and Tapastre restaurant will be held rain or shine.

The outdoor festival, which features dozens of craft beers from breweries throughout New Jersey and beyond, is scheduled for Saturday, noon-9 p.m. and Sunday, noon-7p.m. on North Bridge Street, which will be blocked off from ...

Hillsborough: Rain or Shine the Show Goes on at Sourland Music Festival

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The music always plays on at the Sourland Music Festival - rain or shine.

There is a chance of rain in Saturday's forecast, but the show will go on.

Organizers suggest Consider bringing a pop-up, umbrellas and towels with your beach chair and refillable water bottle. Rain did not dampen the spirits of 2017 Sourland Music Fest guests - it provided ...

Thousands Expected in Hillsborough for Sourland Music Festival

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Sourland Music Festival will be held Saturday, June 23 from 3-10 p.m. at the Hillsborough Golf & Country Club at 146 Wertsville Road, rain or shine, to benefit the Sourland Conservancy.

Discounted advance-sale tickets are available online only, Children under 12 are admitted free.

“We’ve got a really powerful lineup of the region’s most ...

Somerville: Immaculata High School Names Joan Silo Head of School

June 22, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 16-year veteran of Catholic school education has been named the new head of school for Immaculata High School.

Joan Silo, Ed.S., most recently principal at St. Helen Catholic School in Vero Beach, Fla., will begin her new role on July 16, according to Msgr. Seamus F. Brennan, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish and director of Immaculata High School.

In ...

Two Somerville Seniors Awarded $1,500 Paul Sanford Music Scholarships

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Business and Professional Association has awarded the Paul Sanford Music Scholarship to two high school seniors.

Andrew Bower, Immaculata High School Class of 2018 and Giana Giorello, Somerville High School Class of 2018, were each awarded $1,500 scholarships named in honor of Sanford, a longtime downtown Somerville merchant.

He operated Sanford Jewelers on ...

39 Students from Somerset County Attend Jersey Boys State at Rider University

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Rider University is hosting the 73rd annual American Legion Jersey Boys State for 838 high school rising-seniors next week, including 39 from Somerset County.

“In our 73rd year, we are very happy to welcome 883 of New Jersey’s brightest leaders to Jersey Boys State,” David Bagatelle, ALJBS executive director. “American Legion Jersey Boys State ...

Big Bucks Pour Into Lance/Malinowski Congressional Race

June 12, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Congressional Leadership Fund super-PAC announced yesterday it is earmarking $2.1 million for broadcast and cable television ads to help re-elect Rep. Leonard Lance., R-7th

It is the second round of television ad buys announced by the PAC, which is endorsed by House Speaker Paul Ryan.

The advertising will also include “an unprecedented $10 million digital ...

Rain Won’t Halt Somerville’s Weekend Craft Beer Fest

June 22, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Despite forecasts of rain this weekend, the annual Craft Beer Fest presented by Project P.U.B and Tapastre restaurant will be held rain or shine.

The outdoor festival, which features dozens of craft beers from breweries throughout New Jersey and beyond, is scheduled for Saturday, noon-9 p.m. and Sunday, noon-7p.m. on North Bridge Street, which will be blocked off from ...

Bound Brook Schools Collect 1,255 Pounds of Food

June 12, 2018

BOUND BROOK , NJ – For the fifth year in a row, the Bound Brook School District has been involved in supporting the annual Curbing Hunger Month in Somerset County. This year the district’s five schools collected more than half a ton of food.

“The students, faculty, staff and administration did a fantastic job,” said Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione.

Somerville: Police Escort Special Olympics Torch Down Main Street

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of law enforcement officers from New Jersey stretched out their leg muscles, laced up their running shoes and stepped up Friday to help carry the “Flame of Hope” through several towns in support of this weekend’s New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games at the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township.

Now in its 35th year, the trek ...

Assemblymen Propose Grant Program to Assist Veterans

June 16, 2018

            TRENTON, NJ – Legislation Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Eric Houghtaling, Pamela Lampitt, Raj Mukherji and Jamel Holley are sponsors of a bill that would help provide more veterans with counseling, employment and housing services..

            “New Jersey’s veteran population ...

Bateman Bill Requires Witnesses to Notify Authorities of Child Sexual Abuse

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christoper "Kip" Bateman’s legislation requiring witnesses of child sexual abuse to notify law enforcement officials has passed the Senate Education Committee.

“It is nauseating when adults know that child abuse is occurring, yet they fail in their moral duty to take the appropriate steps to end it,” said Bateman (R-16). “This ...

Somerset County Employees' Health Center Opens in Somerville

June 12, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and officials from Integrity Health gathered for a June 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new health care facility on East Main Street.

The Somerset County Partnership Health Center (SCPHC) will serve as an on-site health, wellness and care coordination center for employees of Somerset County, the county Park Commission, ...

New Chaplain Appointed to Somerset County Sheriff’s Office

June 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE , NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano recently welcomed the Rev. Joseph Lugo as chaplain of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Father Lugo was sworn in June 7 by Superior Court Judge Michael J. Rogers at the Somerset County Historic Courthouse.

Father Lugo is a longtime resident of the Bradley Gardens section of Bridgewater. He attended Boston College, Mount ...

Somerset County Corrections Officers Overcome Obstacles in Battle of the Frontlines

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Four Somerset County Corrections Officers competed in the Police Fitness & Nutrition and City Challenge Race “Battle of the Frontlines” held at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus.

“I am very proud of my Corrections staff for taking the initiative in working on their fitness and representing our organization,” Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano ...

Suspect Arrested with Loaded Gun and Marijuana in Franklin

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A Franklin Township man is being held in the Somerset County Jail pending a court hearing after he was arrested by police with a loaded gun and suspected marijuana, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Michael Davis, 19 of Almond Drive, is charged with 2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon,  4th degree Possession of Prohibited Weapons ...

New Chaplain Appointed to Somerset County Sheriff’s Office

June 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE , NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano recently welcomed the Rev. Joseph Lugo as chaplain of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Father Lugo was sworn in June 7 by Superior Court Judge Michael J. Rogers at the Somerset County Historic Courthouse.

Father Lugo is a longtime resident of the Bradley Gardens section of Bridgewater. He attended Boston College, Mount ...

Somerville Baseball State Champs Honored by Borough Council

June 18, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - It  took 114 years, but the Somerville High School Pioneers baseball team finnaly  achieved elite status this season, winning its first-ever NJSIAA Group III championship.

The state champions were honored by the Borough Council and Mayor Ellen Brain Monday night, with each member of the team and coaches receiving a proclamation recounting their successful ...

Somerville HS Football Stars Shine in Basilone Bowl

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Multiple members of the Somerville High School and Hillsborough High School football programs played in the sixth annual Basilone Bowl at Bridgewater-Raritan on Thursday night.

Hillsborough’s Noah Quick, Charles Amankwaa, Matt Moore, Tyler Boatwright, Isaiah Black, and Ryan Wheaton and Somerville’s Hamza Akel, Ryan Hrabinski, Mike DeSarno, and Owen Booker all ...

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AtlantiCast Episode 17

On this week’s AtlantiCast, it’s National Men’s Health Month, so check out important health tips for you or the men in your life, learn about groundbreaking research into breast cancer treatment that could mean an end to chemotherapy for some patients, meet a local sports hero who’s living his baseball dreams thanks to Goryeb Children’s Hospital and much ...

New Chaplain Appointed to Somerset County Sheriff’s Office

June 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE , NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano recently welcomed the Rev. Joseph Lugo as chaplain of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Father Lugo was sworn in June 7 by Superior Court Judge Michael J. Rogers at the Somerset County Historic Courthouse.

Father Lugo is a longtime resident of the Bradley Gardens section of Bridgewater. He attended Boston College, Mount ...

Three Reasons Why Tom Malinowski Won't Dump Nancy Pelosi

June 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ - Today Congressional Candidate Jeff Van Drew became the latest New Jersey Democrat to say they won't support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

While Democratic Candidates in New Jersey and across the country have vowed to dump Pelosi, DC Lobbyist Tom Malinowski remains quiet. But don't be fooled. While Malinowski ...