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Photo Gallery: Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Day IV

August 18, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A late summer lightning storm forced the Hillsborough Rotary Fair to close down two hours early Friday night, but not before a thundering fireworks display lit up the sky,

Thousands of people streamed out of the fairgrounds at the conclusion of the fireworks just as the rain came down, creating a massive traffic jam in the adjacent parking lot.

The six-day fair continues ...

More Than 500 Await Hunterdon 4-H Fair

EAST AMWELL, NJ – For more than 500 Hunterdon people, it’s the biggest five days of the year.

It’s the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, running Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 22-26 at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds here.

Whether showing sheep, demonstrating robots, performing with their horses or talking on stage about their projects, the nearly 375 members of ...

Photo Gallery: Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Day Two

The 2018 Hillsborough Rotary Fair opens for its third day Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.

The Fair is the premier fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, and enables the Club to make financial contributions to a wide variety of community organizations and causes throughout the year.

Some 15,000 guests are expected to attend the Fair over its six-day run.  The Rotary Fair is located ...

Somerville Welcomes Iconic Stickley Audi Furniture Store to Downtown Shopping District

August 8, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Aminy Audi, the owner, CEO and matriarch of the iconic Stickley Audi Furniture brand, stood outside their newest acquisition at the corner of Davenport and Main streets Tuesday night, enjoying the moment, surrounded by a crowd of 50 or more well wishers who had come to be a part of the ribbon cutting and opening celebration for their new store.

Accompanied by ...

Somerville: Grand Opening of Stickley Audi Furniture Store Affirms Downtown Resurgence

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Grand Openings on Main Street have been the norm the past several years as the borough’s resurgence as "Somerset County’s Downtown" continues to unfold.

Complete with colored ribbon, oversized shears, grinning politicians and proud retailers, the wave of Grand Openings commemorate the new businesses, specialty stores, boutiques and restaurants that ...

"Study Buddies" Bring Tank to Somerville Library

August 17, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School sophomore "Study Buddies" held a summer review for children entering grades 1-4 at the Somerville Library, a branch of the Somerset County Library System New Jersey recently.

Tank, a therapy dog, stopped by to listen to the children read.

Participating were Bridgewater-Raritan High School sophomores Nandinii Sekar, Nikitha ...

Hillsborough Educator Honored as Somerset County Teacher of the Year

TRENTON, NJ – Viktoria Wargo, a Special Needs teacher at Triangle Elementary School in Hillsborough, has been named 2018-19 Somerset County Teacher of the Year by the New Jersey Department of Education.

Wargo and teachers selected in each of the the state’s 21 counties were recognized for their achievement in an awards ceremony at Jackson Memorial High School, Jackson, ...

Back-to-School Conference Offers Strategies to Prevent Suicide

BELLE MEAD, NJ – The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies Inc. and Attitudes In Reverse will hold their sixth annual National Suicide Prevention Day Conference entitled “Back to School: Building Youths’ Resiliency” on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Carrier Clinic, 252 County Road 601.

The event is co-sponsored by Carrier ...

Volunteers Needed to Deliver Truckloads of Hope

August 9, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Habitat for Humanity is offering community service hours and store credit at the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore for volunteers who are needed to help pick up donated furniture and household items in Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

The local Habitat for Humanity affiliate based in Somerville  is seeking strong, caring volunteers 18 years of age and older to ...

Regional Center Maps Out 5-Year Plan for Somerville, Neighbors

August 14, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Regional Center Partnership  has adopted the 2018 “Somerset County Regional Center Strategic Plan,” a document that outlines the cooperative agenda for Somerville, Bridgewater and Raritane for the next five years.

The Strategic Plan defines and prioritizes quality-of-life issues, obstacles, and projects that are multi-municipal in nature and will ...

Regional Center Maps Out 5-Year Plan for Somerville, Neighbors

August 14, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Regional Center Partnership  has adopted the 2018 “Somerset County Regional Center Strategic Plan,” a document that outlines the cooperative agenda for Somerville, Bridgewater and Raritane for the next five years.

The Strategic Plan defines and prioritizes quality-of-life issues, obstacles, and projects that are multi-municipal in nature and will ...

Bateman Secures $9.7M for NJDEP Projects

TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy..

“New Jersey is blessed with some of the ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 19

August 13, 2018

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find some can’t-miss back to school tips for parents and students, learn about a new treatment for brain injury, see which Atlantic Health System medical center is the only one in New Jersey to make a new, national list, find out how to avoid “avocado hand,” and much more!

 

Back-to-School Conference Offers Strategies to Prevent Suicide

BELLE MEAD, NJ – The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies Inc. and Attitudes In Reverse will hold their sixth annual National Suicide Prevention Day Conference entitled “Back to School: Building Youths’ Resiliency” on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Carrier Clinic, 252 County Road 601.

The event is co-sponsored by Carrier ...

Rabid Raccoon Reported in Franklin Township

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Hollywood Avenue in the Somerset section of Franklin Township has tested positive for rabies.

Suburban areas in which raccoons, people and pets are in close proximity have the highest number of cases. From January to June of this year, the state Department of Health ...

Nanny Found Guilty of Abusing 9-Month-Old Infant

August 18, 2018

 SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laura Gonzalez, of Paramus has been found guilty of 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault, a disorderly person’s offense. 

The guilty verdicts were returned by a petit jury after a trial in New Jersey Superior Court before the Honorable Angela Borkowski, J.S.C.  The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept.

Suspect Arrested in Hillsborough Home Invasion; Second Suspect Sought

August 17, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - One suspect has been arrested, and a second suspect is being sought for an attempted home invasion on Mersher Court at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16.

Jhamir Hoagland, 18, of Taylor Drive, Franklin Township is charged with 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, 2nd degree Burglary, 3rd degree Hindering ...

Police Need Help Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

WARREN, NJ – Township police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office need the public's help in identifying a bank robbery suspect who escaped from the TD Bank on Mountain Boulevard with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robbery occurred at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

A man described as six feet tall, with a ...

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police agencies in Somerset County and around New Jersey are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown.

The 2018 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins Aug.16 and concludes on Sept. 4, according to .PSomerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief ...

Student Climbs Out of Dunk Tank for Chess Match with His Mentor

August 7, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - It was an unusual start to a chess match, a game of cat-and-mouse that unfolded away from the board - a 30-minute pursuit of the challenger by his mentor who had taught him the game as a youngster in elementary school more than 20 years ago.

Today,they are colleagues, both members of the Borough Council.

Dennis Sullivan, the mentor, is a retired Somerville teacher who ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 19

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find some can’t-miss back to school tips for parents and students, learn about a new treatment for brain injury, see which Atlantic Health System medical center is the only one in New Jersey to make a new, national list, find out how to avoid “avocado hand,” and much more!

 

Patriots Lose in 11th Inning: Molesky's Effort Wasted

August 11, 2018

SUGAR LAND, Texas- The Somerset Patriots (19-12, 54-40) fell 3-2 to the Sugar Land Skeeters (21-9, 62-31) in 11 innings Friday night at Constellation Field.

Sugar Land’s Konner Wade and Somerset’s Vince Molesky boasted an impressive pitchers’ duel that kept the game scoreless over its first six innings. The Patriots broke through in the top of the seventh on a Jayce Boyd ...