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Whitehouse Wind Symphony Presents Free Holiday Concerts Throughout Central Jersey

November 18, 2017

The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present three separate holiday concerts this December at various locations throughout central New Jersey.

This annual concert series is one of the band’s most highly anticipated annual events.  This year’s family-friendly program is entitled “The Gift of ...

Winners Selected in Somerset County Photography Contest

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A photograph of Division Street by amateur photographer Theresa Hatch of Bridgewater was selected as one of the winners in the III annual "Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens" contest sponsored by the Board of Somerset County Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership.

“We want to thank everyone who entered ...

Heart Songs for Veterans Sponsors Veterans Day Concert for Operation Shoebox New Jersey

GARWOOD, NJ - Heart Songs for Veterans is hosting a benefit concert to salute US veterans and to raise money for Operation Shoebox New Jersey at Crossroads, 78 North Ave. beginning at 7 p.m. on Veterans' Day, Nov. 11.

Heart Songs for Veterans was founded in 2013 by Jill Pavel of South Plainfield.

Artists from across the Nation donate their digital royalties from their music and they ...

Somerville Approves Free Downtown Parking During Holiday Season

November 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As expected, the Borough Council last night continued its longstanding holiday tradition of waiving parking fees between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to help boost retail traffic in the downtown area.

The resolution, which passed unanimously, waives parking fees in Lots 1, 2, 4 and 6. A pre-existing holiday and weekend parking ordinance was amended to include Lot 4 ...

Somerville: Immaculata Appoints New Advancement Director

November 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Stephanie Medianka has been named the director of Advancement for Immaculate Conception Church, which includes the Parish, Immaculate Conception School, and Immaculata High School.

A graduate of Notre Dame University, Medianka has spent her professional career in fundraising for mission-driven organizations.  Most recently, she served as the grants manager at Saint ...

Hillsborough Confronts Realities of Drug, Alcohol Abuse

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Drunk and behind the wheel, 19-year-old Eavan Jenkins lost control of her car doing 96 mph, veered across three lanes of traffic on Route 80, went off the road and crashed into a tree.

She remembers waking up – “there was glass, blood everywhere.”

Wracked with pain, still in a stupor, she reached across the console of the wrecked, crumpled car to her ...

Somerville HS Marching Band Wins 3rd Place in NJ State Championship & Yamaha Cup

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville High School Pioneer Marching Band finished their 2017 competition season with 3rd place finishes at both the Yamaha Cup held at MetLife Stadium, and the NJ State Championships at Rutgers University.

Their fall schedule included 3 additional competitions in which they finished in 1st Place, winning all captions.

The color guard earned the caption of ...

Major Upset: County Clerk Brett Radi Defeated by Somerville Council President Steve Peter

November 8, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Democrat Steve Peter, president of the Borough Council, upset incumbent Republican County Clerk Brett Radi by a narrow 128-vote margin in Tuesday’s election for a 5-year term.

Radi has worked in the Somerset County Clerk’s Office since 1993.

The final vote tally: Peter, 43,511; Radi, 43,383.

Tapinto Somerville erroneously reported that Peter had been defeated ...

Somerville: Gallagher Wins Freeholder Race; Democrats Sullivan, Wied Defeat Kraska, Pierson in  Borough Council Race; School Board President Chin Loses; Peter Loses County Clerk Race

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Incumbent Dennis Sullivan and his Democratic running mate Fred Wied V were elected to the Borough Council last night, winning three-year terms over Republican incumbent Councilman Jason Kraska and running mate Jennifer Pearson, while Mayor Brian Gallagher successfully transitioned to the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, winning election along with running mate and ...

Hillsborough Cops Pay $20 Apiece to Grow Their Beards for a Cause

November 18, 2017

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Patrolmen, detectives, some civilian employees, even a few ranking officers on the township police force have been looking pretty scruffy the past few weeks.

Despite a departmental edict that limits facial hair to mustache only, beards have sprouted throughout the ranks, although Police Chief Darren Powell shaved off his beard earlier this week.

“I ...

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Deployed Overseas

MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day.

The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

It took only two hours to build the boxes, pack the bags, assemble the boxes, ...

2017 CEA/Johanna Foods Turkey Trot

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Thousands of Turkey Trotters are expected to be part of the annual CEA/Johanna Foods Turkey Trot Thanksgiving day.

The Thanksgiving Day event is the state’s largest and will celebrate 25 years of trotting in support of the  Center for Educational Advancement's mission. CEA is a nonprofit organization that has been offering a full range of employment ...

Somerville Approves Free Downtown Parking During Holiday Season

November 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As expected, the Borough Council last night continued its longstanding holiday tradition of waiving parking fees between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to help boost retail traffic in the downtown area.

The resolution, which passed unanimously, waives parking fees in Lots 1, 2, 4 and 6. A pre-existing holiday and weekend parking ordinance was amended to include Lot 4 ...

RideWise releases Somerville Street Smart Report

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The rate of drivers stopping for pedestrians in Somerville crosswalks increased 23 percent according to before and after surveys conducted by RideWise as part of the Borough’s Street Smart pedestrian safety campaign. 

Somerville is the second municipality in Somerset County to partner with RideWise on a comprehensive six-week campaign, which also saw a 10 percent ...

Happy Holidays: Mayor Says Free Parking in Somerville Lots Likely

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - With Black Friday looming less than two weeks away, downtown Somerville merchants are hoping to give shoppers an early Christmas present while helping to increase their business with free parking.

The Borough Council will likely pass a resolution at its meeting next Monday night to shut down metered parking in borough-owned parking lots during the holiday season, ...

Somerset County Salutes Public Health Heroes

November 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As part of Public Health Thank You Day Nov.  20, Somerset County is joining leading U.S. public health organizations in recognizing public health professionals who are committed to overcoming challenges to protect the health of all Americans.

“Public Health Thank You Day honors all those unsung heroes who keep us safe from infectious diseases, protect our food ...

Hillsborough Confronts Realities of Drug, Alcohol Abuse

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Drunk and behind the wheel, 19-year-old Eavan Jenkins lost control of her car doing 96 mph, veered across three lanes of traffic on Route 80, went off the road and crashed into a tree.

She remembers waking up – “there was glass, blood everywhere.”

Wracked with pain, still in a stupor, she reached across the console of the wrecked, crumpled car to her ...

Somerville Students Visit Main Street Restaurants to Learn About Healthy Choices

SOMERVILLE, NJ – It’s all about healthy choices for students in the Somerville Middle School E3 Club.

Subsidized with a $1,000 grant from the non-profit agency EmPoWER  Somerset, the students, along with parents Jessica Dale and Jennifer Adamec, meet once a month to learn about nutrition and to better understand the need to be wise when it comes to the foods they eat.

Their ...

Third Suspect in Somerville Shooting Surrenders to Police

November 20, 2017

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The third suspect wanted in connection with a shooting on the south side of Somerville on Oct. 26 has surrendered to police, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Joseph N. Wright, 25, of Schindler Terrace, Bridgewater, has been charged with first degree attempted murder, second degree possession of a firearm, second degree unlawful possession ...

Hillsborough Cops Pay $20 Apiece to Grow Their Beards for a Cause

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Patrolmen, detectives, some civilian employees, even a few ranking officers on the township police force have been looking pretty scruffy the past few weeks.

Despite a departmental edict that limits facial hair to mustache only, beards have sprouted throughout the ranks, although Police Chief Darren Powell shaved off his beard earlier this week.

“I ...

Somerville Seeks Guardians for 200 Fire Hydrants

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Borough is looking for guardians to take care of over 200 fire hydrants throughout town.

The community service project, Adopt a Fire Hydrant. was developed and deployed by Somerville Troop 84 Eagle Scout candidate Shanmukha  Akkapeddi.  

Mirrored after a similar Adopt a Hydrant program in Boston, MA, the Somerville program allows for the ...

Hillsborough: Landmark Water Tower Along Route 206 Torn Down and Dismantled

November 9, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Looming over the former GSA complex along Route 206 since World War II, the water storage tower had grown obsolete years ago.

It had always been a roost for pigeons, hawks and other birds of prey, affording an expansive view of the township, nearby Manville and beyond. In more recent years, it had sprouted an odd assortment of satellite dishes and repeaters used by ...

Somerville: Immaculata Appoints New Advancement Director

November 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Stephanie Medianka has been named the director of Advancement for Immaculate Conception Church, which includes the Parish, Immaculate Conception School, and Immaculata High School.

A graduate of Notre Dame University, Medianka has spent her professional career in fundraising for mission-driven organizations.  Most recently, she served as the grants manager at Saint ...

Somerville: Playoff Quest for Immaculata HS Spartans Ends with Loss to Hammonton

November 19, 2017

HAMMONTON, NJ - The undefeated Saint Joseph's' (of Hammonton) Cougars ended the Immaculata Spartans' season with a 64-26 win.  

The Cougars' powerful running game amassed 545 yards on their way to 64 points.

Immaculata quarterback Patrick Frauenheim completed 16 of his 35 attempts, including two touchdown passes.  Josh Irvin's 58-yard touchdown reception ...

Somerville: Immaculata HS Spartans Win, Advance in NJSIAA Playoffs

 

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The 5th Seeded Immaculata Spartans defeated a tough 4th seed Hudson Catholic team 10-6 Friday night in the bitter cold.

The Spartans now move on to face the winner of the Saint Mary's vs Saint Joseph's of Hammonton game played Saturday  in the second round of the NJSIAA playoffs.  

Defense was the name of the game in the hard fought ...

Somerville Athlete Earns NJAC Recognition at Kean

UNION, NJ – Three members of the Kean University Cougars men’s soccer team, including Somerville's Alex Noriega have been honored by the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Included on the NJAC roster are freshman Vinceroy Nelson of Piscataway, named 2017 Rookie of the Year. Nelson also earned a spot on the second team of the All-NJAC selection alongside junior Erick Reyes of ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 007

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much ...

Somerville Christmas Tree Decorated, Wrapped in Lights, Ready for Santa's Magic Touch

November 15, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The stage is set for the official arrival of Santa Claus Nov. 25 with the borough's official Christmas tree decorated, with lights strung and ready to be lit on the Division Street pedestrian mall.

No snow yet, but with crisp temperatures and brisk winds blowing down Division Street, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas; a few merchants have already begun ...

Atlantic Health System Works with Pharmaceutical Company on Phase I Clinical Trial of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

November 16, 2017

Rafael Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage company and leader in the field of cancer metabolism-based therapeutics, announced today, the initiation of a Phase I clinical trial of CPI-613 in combination with chemotherapeutic agents, gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel, for patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. The study will be conducted in collaboration with Atlantic ...