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Somerville Grieves Over Death of Jerome Gonzalez, a Modern-Day Renaissance Man

February 20, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jerome Luiz Gonzalez, a devoted father, artist, author and the heart and soul of the burgeoning downtown arts community, died early Saturday morning, Feb. 17 pursuing another one of his passions, competing in an endurance race in North Carolina.

A 1992 graduate of Somerville High School and a resident of Bridgewater, he was 44.

The obituary provided by Cusick ...

Somerville High School Drama Club Enchants with “Cinderella”

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Think you know Cinderella? Guess again.

This modern take on the classic tale shows how Ella takes charge of her own destiny — and teaches the prince a thing or two.

Expect colorful gowns swirling with magnificent dancing, melodic songs and a touch of fairy magic during Somerville High School’s spring musical, “Cinderella,” which will be ...

Big Little Railroad Shop in Somerville Runs Out of Steam; Store Closing

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Big Little Railroad Shop, an iconic retail store for 27 years and a fixture on Main Street most of those years has run out of steam.

The hobby shop for serious model railroaders, which first opened in 1991, is selling out its inventory at reduced prices, and will close its doors at 63 W. Main St. for the final time on Sunday, Feb. 25.

Owner Jen Lush and her ...

Workshop Examines Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

February 19, 2018

 

BEDMINSTER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership and The Center for Contemporary Art will host a “Business Builders Breakfast” and workshop focused on sexual harassment in the workplace on Tuesday, Feb. 27 beginning at 8 a.m. at The Center for Contemporary Art, 2020 Burnt Mills Road.

The 90-minute event, “Sexual Harassment & Rules of the Modern ...

Big Little Railroad Shop in Somerville Runs Out of Steam; Store Closing

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Big Little Railroad Shop, an iconic retail store for 27 years and a fixture on Main Street most of those years has run out of steam.

The hobby shop for serious model railroaders, which first opened in 1991, is selling out its inventory at reduced prices, and will close its doors at 63 W. Main St. for the final time on Sunday, Feb. 25.

Owner Jen Lush and her ...

SCBP Selects Somerset County's Outstanding Citizen

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) has selected Alina V. Klein, vice president and senior consultant for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Bedminster as the 68th Somerset County Outstanding Citizen.

The Outstanding Citizen award recognizes a single person for their community and professional activities that have contributed to making Somerset County a special ...

Somerville: ICS Students Compete in County Spelling Bee

February 15, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Students from more than 30 schools in Somerset County, including two from Immaculate Conception School, will compete in the 3rd annual Spelling Bee Spectacular sponsored by the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey.

Representing Immaculate Conception School at the March 10 event are sixth-graders Andre Rivera and Katie Wei.

Participation is limited to those ...

Somerville: Immaculata HS Students Shadow Professionals in the Workplace

SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Immaculata High School has launched a Career Shadowing Program which enables members of the senior class to seriously consider future careers by seeing first-hand examples of professions in real life.

The pilot project matches each senior with an individual working in a career of interest where he/she will learn more about the work environment and important skills that ...

Hillsborough Students, Parents Get Straight Talk from Recovering Addict

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Students and parents got a sobering dose of reality from speaker Michael DeLeon -  founder  of “Steered Straight”- a recovering addict and reformed gang member who shared his battle with addiction, crime and the downward spiral that landed him in jail and halfway houses for 12 years.

 DeLeon was the guest at two assemblies at Hillsborough ...

Deadline Feb. 16 for Chance to Win Somerset Patriots Luxury Suite

February 13, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Requests are now being accepted from eligible non-profit and community groups to use the 30-seat community box during the 2018 season at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, home of the Somerset Patriots.

To be eligible, applicants should be nonprofits whose client base consists of at least 50 percent Somerset County residents or community organizations that are located in ...

Sen. Bateman Collects Socks for Homeless at Somerville Office

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Socks for the homeless are being collected by state Sen. Kip Bateman, R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Middlesex/Mercer at his legislative office through March 31.

Bateman authored and sponsored a resolution approved by the state Senate that designates February 14 of each year as “Socks for the Homeless Day.”

The resolution is awaiting approval by the state ...

Bateman Proposal Encourages Growth of Renewable Energy

February 19, 2018

   

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Christipher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset,Hunterdon, Mercer,Middlesex) to encourage homeowners and businesses to continue investing in renewable energy systems has been approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

“New Jersey needs clean, safe, and affordable energy,” said Bateman. “The ...

Price Tag is $1.4M for Property to Build Somerville Emergency Services Complex

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council will introduce an ordinance at its meeting Tuesday night  to appropriate $1.5 million to acquire a 1.77-acre tract at the corner of Gaston Avenue and E. Cliff Street to build an emergency services complex.

The ordinance authorizes the borough to issue $1,425,000 in bonds to finance the project. State law requires any municipality to provide 5 percent ...

NJ Assembly Restores Family Planning Funding

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Assembly passed two bills Thursday to help expand access to reproductive health services in New Jersey.

The first bill, A2134 passed by a vote of 47-20-6. It will reinstate the $7.45 million in reproductive health care funding cuts made by former Gov. Chris Christie. This funding goes toward critical health care services, including cancer screenings, birth ...

Bateman Proposal Encourages Growth of Renewable Energy

February 19, 2018

   

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Christipher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset,Hunterdon, Mercer,Middlesex) to encourage homeowners and businesses to continue investing in renewable energy systems has been approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

“New Jersey needs clean, safe, and affordable energy,” said Bateman. “The ...

Bateman Food Recycling Bill Would Reduce Waste

   

TRENTON, NJ - Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset,Middlesex,Mercer,Hunterdon) that is focused on reducing the harmful effects of food waste through increased recycling has been approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

The legislation calls for large generators of food waste to separate it from other forms of trash, providing the ...

Franklin: Sister2Sister Seeks Volunteers for 5K Run; Breast Cancer Health Summit and Screenings March 24

February 19, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Sister2Sister, a non-profit organization that supports minority and underserved breast cancer survivors, is getting an early start on planning its 5K Breast Cancer Run & Walk For Life with an organizational meeting Thursday, Feb. 22.

Those interested are invited to the organization’s headquarters at 1201 Hamilton St., Somerset for the 7 p.m.

Six NJ Hospital Groups Join Forces to Cut Health Care Costs

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System -- parent corporation of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- have  formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand access and enhance care for their employees.

Atlantic Health System, CentraState Healthcare System, Holy Name Medical Center, Hunterdon Healthcare, St.

Hillsborough: Duke Farms Hosts Farm-to-Table Indoor Winter Market

February 9, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms will host a Farm to Table Indoor Winter Market Sunday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Orientation Center, 1112 Dukes Parkway West.

There will be 20 local farms and small businesses represented with a wide range of products, including pickles, fresh bread, jam, nut butters, kombucha, fresh pasta along with local produce, honey, meat, and cheeses.

There will ...

Price Tag is $1.4M for Property to Build Somerville Emergency Services Complex

February 16, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council will introduce an ordinance at its meeting Tuesday night  to appropriate $1.5 million to acquire a 1.77-acre tract at the corner of Gaston Avenue and E. Cliff Street to build an emergency services complex.

The ordinance authorizes the borough to issue $1,425,000 in bonds to finance the project. State law requires any municipality to provide 5 percent ...

Body of Missing Teen Found in Remote Wooded Area

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The body of 19-year-old township resident Lydia Comtois was found in a remote wooded area in the Liberty Corner section of the township Thursday, 12 hours after she was first reported missing 

She had been reported missing before midnight on Valentine's Day.

A preliminary investigation indicated the young woman's death was not deemed to be suspicious, ...

Help a Neighbor: Rebuilding Lives at 245 Kingsberry Drive

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The fire at Kingsberry Acres displaced a family of three Tuesday morning, and the help of the community is needed. 

"I woke up to a loud boom that sounded like it came from my garage," Jaquita Burton said. "When I opened my garage door to check it out dark smoke quickly filled my house. I am very thankful I woke up when I did because my ...

Somerville: Demolition To Begin on Former Social Security Building

February 18, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Demolition of the former Social Security office building on Davenport Street is expected to begin this week.

The building is surrounded by a chain link fence and orange safety barrels in preparation for demolition of the one-story building, which also fronts on the borough’s Parking Lot #2. “Sidewalk Closed” signs have been posted on the western side of ...

Somerville: Cobalt Apartments to Receive Land Development and Planning Award

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county Planning Board will honor six local projects, including the Cobalt Apartments on Veterans Memorial Drive at the 35th annual Land Development and Planning Awards at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Freeholder Meeting Room, located on the third floor of the county Administration Building at 20 Grove St.

Free ...

Manville Reformed Church Welcomes New Pastor

February 19, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - The oldest church in the borough invites residents to meet its newly appointed pastor, the Rev. Annalee Davis.

A renowned published author, Davis joined Manville Reformed Church, located at 238 South Fifth Ave., on Feb. 1.

All are welcome to meet the Rev. Davis at Sunday morning worship services, which are held from 9:30 to 10:30 ...

All-Star LHP Rick Teasley Returns to Patriots after Stint in China

February 19, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have re-signed 2017 Atlantic League All-Star left-handed pitcher Rick Teasley for the 2018 season.

“Moving to the Atlantic League and joining the Patriots last year changed my career,” said Teasley. “[Somerset] is the best place to play in the Atlantic League. This year I have something to prove. I had a strong half of a season last ...

Patriots Sign All-Star Closer from Frontier League

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have signed right-handed relief pitcher Randy McCurry for the 2018 season.

“I’m excited to play in the Atlantic League this year,” said McCurry. “It’ll be a transition for me but I am ready to face some really good competition and help the team win.”

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

Patriots Sign Third All-Star from Frontier League

SOMERSET PATRIOTS SIGN TWO-TIME FRONTIER LEAGUE ALL-STAR RHP TREVOR FOSS 

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots continue to load up on talent from the Frontier League, two-time All-Star right-handed pitcher Trevor Foss

His rights were initially acquired in a trade with the Washington Wild Things for a player to be named later.

Foss is the third All-Star signed by the ...

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AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!

 

Deadline Feb. 16 for Chance to Win Somerset Patriots Luxury Suite

February 13, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Requests are now being accepted from eligible non-profit and community groups to use the 30-seat community box during the 2018 season at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, home of the Somerset Patriots.

To be eligible, applicants should be nonprofits whose client base consists of at least 50 percent Somerset County residents or community organizations that are located in ...

New Operating Room at Morristown Medical Center Accommodates Increase of Heart Valve Patients

February 6, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, opened a state-of-the-art, hybrid operating room to accommodate the increasing number of  minimally invasive structural heart procedures and transcatheter aortic valve replacements performed.

The operating room has highly specialized equipment and monitoring technology for both open heart and minimally invasive ...