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Whitehouse Wind Symphony Presents Free Concert in Somerville

April 17, 2018

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 ...

Somerville: “Shop ‘til You Drop Resale Extravaganza” April 21

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The “Shop ‘til You Drop Resale Extravaganza” on April 21st is meant to draw attention to the borough’s  burgeoning network of antiques, collectibles and consignment shops.

Nine stores will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., each offering discounts and prizes for those looking for truly unique, one-of-a-kind items at affordable ...

RVCC Hosts Student Art Exhibition

BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Visual Arts and Performing Arts Department at Raritan Valley Community College will host the RVCC Student Art Exhibition, Part II, from April 20-May 4, in the Art Gallery on campus.

An opening reception will be held at the Art Gallery on Friday, April 20, from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The wide variety of work included in the exhibition ...

Somerville: Stickley Furniture Will Open at Former Lloyd’s Furniture Store on Main Street

April 9, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The venerable Lloyd’s furniture store, an institution on Main Street for nearly 70 years, has been sold to the Stickley Furniture Company, a national retailer with a rich history that plans to continue Lloyd’s proud tradition of selling high-quality furniture to a discerning clientele.

Stickley becomes the first major national retailer to open a store in downtown ...

Youth Leadership Somerset Accepts Applications for 2018-19 Program

April 15, 2018

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 ...

Somerville HS Students Design Commemorative Coin for Police Unity Tour

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Three proud Somerville High School seniors have something tangible to show for their participation in a competitive project in Lisa Conklin’s communications design class.

Emily Hickson, Gillian Belkin and Junior Ramirez combined their artistic talents to design a limited edition commemorative Challenge Coin that combines a variety of elements reflective ...

Somerville: "Standing Out by Standing for Something More"

SOMERVILLE, NJ - “Standing Out by Standing for Something More” is part of the Immaculata High School legacy, created through years of achievements in academics, charity, athletics, and music.

Prospective families will discover how in a 60-minute program called Hour Immaculata scheduled for Tuesday April 17th (8th graders only) and Tuesday April 24th (transfer students only) from ...

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 ...

Somerville Democrats Endorse Sullivan for Mayor; Mitchell, Pitts for Borough Council

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Somerville Democratic Municipal Committee has endorsed veteran Councilman Dennis Sullivan to run for Mayor in the June 5th Primary, with longtime Councilmen Thompson Mitchell and recently-appointed RanD Pitts completing the ticket.

Sullivan won his first election to the Borough Council in  1994; he gave up his council seat to run for mayor in 2003, ...

Somerville: Immaculata HS Recognizes Tony Petto for Volunteer Efforts

April 18, 2018

 

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 ...

Somerville Non-Profits Win Luxury Suite at TD Bank Ballpark

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione selected 40 nonprofit organizations in an annual drawing for Community Box seats at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.

The winners will have an opportunity to watch the “Boys of Summer” play home games on various dates during the Somerset Patriots’ 2018 season.

“Somerset County has made this 30-seat ...

Somerville: Students Host Rainbow Run; Proceeds Help Build New Lives

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Civic-minded students from eight central New Jersey high schools, including Somerville HS and Immaculata HS, will host a Rainbow Run April 22 at White Oak Park in Branchburg to raise funds for Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Other high schools  Bridgewater-Raritan, Hillsborough, Montgomery, North Hunterdon, Voorhees and Watchung Hills Regional.

The second ...

NJ DMV Offices to Register Young Voters and Update Records Automatically

April 17, 2018

Coughlin, Schaer, Downey, Benson, Wimberly, McKeon, Jasey & Chiaravalloti Bill Creating Automatic Voter Registration Now Law

 

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Speaker Craig Coughlin, Gary Schaer, Joann Downey, Daniel Benson, Benjie Wimberly, John McKeon, Mila Jasey and Nicholas Chiaravalloti to automatically register and update voter ...

NJ DMV Director to Visit Somerville to Assess Parking Violations at Local DMV Office

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The recently-appointed director of the state Motor Vehicle Commission will visit the local DMV facility on Roosevelt Place for a first-hand look at the chronic parking violations that occur every Tuesday night and Saturday morning on nearby residential streets.

The Borough Council had passed a resolution two weeks ago congratulating Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton on ...

Hillsborough Lawmaker's Bill Blunts Federal Tax Cap for NJ Homeowners

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Mila Jasey and Roy Freiman to counteract the cut in allowable property tax deductions imposed under the new federal tax changes has been approved by the General Assembly.

The bill was approved 68-1-3 and now awaits final legislative approval by the Senate.  

McKeon (D-Essex/Morris) explained that the tax cuts ...

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

April 19, 2018

 

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 ...

Park Commission Celebrates Arbor Day wth Free Tree Giveaway

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Native trees will be given away free by the Somerset County Park Commission at two locations to celebrate Arbor Day.

Trees will be distributed on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, and the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden located at Colonial Park, Parking Lot A, 156 ...

Somerset County Sheriff's Officer Completes FBI Leadership Training

April 19, 2018

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Capt. Steve SanAntonio of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office has received a “Trilogy Award” for completing an executive development leadership program held at the John H. Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains.

The week-long session hosted by the Union County Sheriff’s Department featured two instructors, retired Chief Dean Crisp ...

Somerville: Appreciation Day April 26 Honors Police and Volunteer First Responders

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - There are few who can say they have as much respect and compassion for the borough’s first responders than Rev. Ron Pollock,  the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Father Ron is one of them.

Honored as 2017 Citizen of the Year by former Mayor Brian Gallagher, Pollock has served as chaplain to the Somerville Volunteer Fire companies for ...

School Officials Charged with Theft, Conspiracy, Money Laundering and Burglary

pNEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two administrators in the award-winning Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools have been arrested and charged with crimes related to their handling of funds dedicated to the schools.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Police Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway Police Department announced on Friday that the Middlesex County Vocational & ...

Somerset Patriots Open Spring Training April 17

April 16, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - And so it begins.

The Somerset Patriots open their quest for a sixth Atlantic League championship Tuesday, with players arriving at TD Ballpark for the first day of Spring Training 2018.

The Patriots’ spring roster is stocked with several players – primarily pitchers - that have Major League experience. There are several holdovers from the 2017 season, and ...

Somerville: Immaculata Girls Softball Team (0-4) Stumbles

CLARK, NJ – The Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity softball team struggled in the early stages of their game Friday afternoon against Immaculata High School of Somerville, trailing trailed 6-1 after five and a half innings, with everything going wrong.

They gave up three runs in the top of the fifth inning and it looked like they were heading for a tough loss.

But the ...

Former 6'8" Yankees Farmhand Signs with Patriots after Open Tryout

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots signed right-handed pitcher David Palladino for the 2018 season following open tryouts at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday.

Palladino enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first in the Atlantic League. The 6’8” righty spent the first five years of his professional career in the New York Yankees organization. He most recently ...

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Park Commission Celebrates Arbor Day wth Free Tree Giveaway

April 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Native trees will be given away free by the Somerset County Park Commission at two locations to celebrate Arbor Day.

Trees will be distributed on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, and the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden located at Colonial Park, Parking Lot A, 156 ...

Overlook Named 'Employer of the Year' by NJ APSE

April 11, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization with an exclusive ...