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Somerville Hosts 15th Annual County Asian American Festival

May 23, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Asian American Committee, based in Bridgewater, held its 15th annual Asian American Festival May 21 in Somerville to celebrate Asian American Month.

The festival included cultural exhibits, live performances, food, Asian costumes and more.

Tour of Somerville: USA Collegiate Cycling Champion Determined to Arrive on Time From Ireland

SOMERVILLE, NJ – National Collegiate Cycling Champion Noah Granigan’s transatlantic journey to participate in the 74th annual Tour of Somerville senior men’s bike race will add yet another rich chapter to the extraordinary history of what has been described as the Kentucky Derby of Competitive Cycling.

For Granigan, the grueling marathon begins early on Memorial Day, May 29, ...

Somerville: High School Actors Tackle Tough Social Issues to Benefit Their Peers

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Life is often tough and troubled for middle and high school students. Day-to-day routine in middle and high school classrooms and hallways is anything but.

Start with peer pressure.

Conflicts, crises, confrontation pop up like images in a slide show. Problems, incubate and fester; too often, young minds are ill-equipped for logic; instead, they are ...

RVCC Opens $11.5M Workforce Training Center

May 23, 2017

 

 

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College ushered in a new era of hands-on learning on May 23 with the official opening of the College’s Workforce Training Center, designed in partnership with local industry to better serve the area's economic and employment needs.

The 47,000 square foot building houses  a variety of hands-on career-training ...

Menendez Kicks Off Jersey Jobs Tour

ELIZABETH, NJ – Esteven Maas needed a job. “I was out of work with a wife and two children, and it was scary. I was sending out resumes, then I got this email saying, ‘Learn to be a machinist.’ I thought, ‘Wow! that is related to what I was doing.’”

He entered the manufacturing program at Union County and had a job waiting for him at New Jersey ...

Somerset Patriots Help Atlantic League Celebrate 20th Anniversary

On May 20, 1998, the first ever Atlantic League of Professional Baseball game was played at the Sandcastle in Atlantic City, New Jersey between the Atlantic City Surf and the Somerset Patriots. The newly founded six-team independent league had come to fruition after a three-year process that began when founder Frank Boulton was looking to move one of his minor league teams to the Long ...

RVCC Opens $11.5M Workforce Training Center

May 23, 2017

 

 

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College ushered in a new era of hands-on learning on May 23 with the official opening of the College’s Workforce Training Center, designed in partnership with local industry to better serve the area's economic and employment needs.

The 47,000 square foot building houses  a variety of hands-on career-training ...

Somerville: Immaculata HS Class of 2017 Graduates June 3

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Immaculata High School will hold a Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2017 on Friday, June 2nd at 6:00pm at Immaculate Conception Church, located at 35 Mountain Ave.

Director Monsignor Seamus Brennan will be the main celebrant of the Mass.

Commencement Exercises will take place at the Church on Saturday, June 3rd at 2:30 pm.  The Most Rev. James ...

Somerville: High School Actors Tackle Tough Social Issues to Benefit Their Peers

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Life is often tough and troubled for middle and high school students. Day-to-day routine in middle and high school classrooms and hallways is anything but.

Start with peer pressure.

Conflicts, crises, confrontation pop up like images in a slide show. Problems, incubate and fester; too often, young minds are ill-equipped for logic; instead, they are ...

Somerville Church Presents Awards to Youth Group for Community Service

May 15, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Youth Group and Sunday School kids at United Reformed Church, “The Church on Main Street,” have completed their program for the season with a list of community service projects.

Each participant received a certificate of achievement in the excellence of Community Service, which totaled over 40 hours.

Linda Hayes, United’s Sunday School ...

Bateman Bill Establishes Police Safe Zones for Craigslist Purchases

May 18, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee has passed a bill sponsored by Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon) to allow local police departments to designate safe zones where people can meet to complete sales transactions arranged on websites, such as Craigslist.

“Giving out your home address to a stranger on the internet can ...

‘It’s Complicated’: Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Meets for Update on One-Seat Ride to NYC

CRANFORD, NJ — The Raritan Valley Railroad Coalition met Monday evening at the Cranford Community Center to provide an update on the status of the Coalition’s one-seat ride efforts.

“I have good information, but the news in not particularly good,” said Peter Palmer, RVRC Chairman and Somerset County Freeholder.

Palmer later noted the heavy Westfield presence in ...

Opposition to Statehouse Renovation Project Continues to Build

TRENTON, NJ - Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16) and Sen. Michael Doherty (R-23) joined with Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20) to file a lawsuit May 15 to stop a New Jersey State House renovation project that was initiated without legislative or voter approval.

The civil complaint filed in New Jersey Superior Court alleges that actions undertaken by the State Capitol Joint Management Commission, Treasury ...

Bateman Proposal Could Reduce Municipal Electric Bills

May 15, 2017

   

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Mercer, Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon) to replace outdated, conventional street lights with more efficient LED lights has been advanced by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

“LED lights use less power and last a lot longer than conventional lights,” Bateman ...

Babies Born at Mountainside Medical Center on May 12 to Receive Commemorative Yogi Berra Baby Hats

May 12, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - All babies born on May 12 at participating NJ hospitals will get a special treat in honor of baseball legend Yogi Berra.

May 12 would have been Berra's 92nd birthday. To honor this special day, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center is donating to area hospitals a selection of Yogi Berra Museum baby hats, along with free Museum memberships for the families of ...

Police in Somerset County Launch "Click It or Ticket" Campaign May 22-June 4

May 22, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Law enforcement officers throughout Somerset County and New Jersey will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.

Beginning May 22nd and running through June 4th, the annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization utilizes high visibility ...

Hillsborough Police Arrest Woman for Prostitution

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 20-year-old Branchburg woman was arrested in Hillsborough and charged with prostituiton and promoting the prostitution of a 16-year-old girl, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Danielle Belford, 20, of South Branch Road, Branchburg faces charges of 3rd degree, endangering the welfare of a child, and 4th degree promoting prostitution by ...

Prosecutor: Somerset County Girl, 16 Worked as Prostitute for NY Couple

                                                              

SOMERVILLE, N.J. - A ...

Somerville Church Presents Awards to Youth Group for Community Service

May 15, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Youth Group and Sunday School kids at United Reformed Church, “The Church on Main Street,” have completed their program for the season with a list of community service projects.

Each participant received a certificate of achievement in the excellence of Community Service, which totaled over 40 hours.

Linda Hayes, United’s Sunday School ...

Patriots Outlast Skeeters and 3-Hour Rain Delays

May 24, 2017

SUGAR LAND, Texas – Despite nearly three hours worth of rain delays Tuesday night, the Somerset Patriots (21-13) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters (18-17) 5-3 to earn a three-game sweep at Constellation Field.

The Patriots took a 1-0 lead in the first on an Olmo Rosario RBI infield single. After the play, the game entered a 2:15 rain delay before resuming. Once back, Somerset doubled its ...

Patriots Take Game One of Day-Night Doubleheader in Texas

SUGAR LAND Land, Texas – Four unanswered runs over the final three innings of the ballgame led the Somerset Patriots (20-13) past the Sugar Land Skeeters (18-16) 6-3 in game one of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Constellation Field.

Somerset opened the scoring in the top of the first on an RBI groundout from Jerry Sands. A run-scoring Justin Pacchioli groundout in the top of ...

Tour of Somerville: USA Collegiate Cycling Champion Determined to Arrive on Time From Ireland

SOMERVILLE, NJ – National Collegiate Cycling Champion Noah Granigan’s transatlantic journey to participate in the 74th annual Tour of Somerville senior men’s bike race will add yet another rich chapter to the extraordinary history of what has been described as the Kentucky Derby of Competitive Cycling.

For Granigan, the grueling marathon begins early on Memorial Day, May 29, ...

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Hillsborough: Somerset County Auctions Surplus Equipment

May 15, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Somerset County will auction surplus equipment online beginning May 17, closing on May 24 at 7 p.m.

The selection of 154 items to be sold includes cars, pickups, buses and other vehicles; lawn mowers and garden equipment; miscellaneous tools, lights and vehicle parts; generators; a forklift; miscellaneous parks items, including pond fountains; desks, file cabinets and ...

Ciattarelli: Every GOP Assembly Member Voted Against GOP Guadagno Electricity Plan

May 23, 2017

 
 
SOMERVILLE, NJ – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, said the May 22 vote in the lower house demonstrates how out-of-touch Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno’s liberal stance on cap and trade is with Republican voters in New Jersey, as a bill to return the state to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) passed ...