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Hillsborough Comic Makes You Laugh for a Cause

November 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini," is the comedic version of a one-man band.

He can do it all – depending on his mood and the audience, Lombardi will kibitz with the crowd, fire off one-liners, dazzle with his magic or bring life to a family of sharp-tongued ventriloquist dummies.

A veteran headliner at Atlantic City’s casinos, Lombardi’s also got a ...

2018 Somerset County Photo Contest Winners Announced

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership, have announced the winners of the fourth annual “Show us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” photo contest for residents and county staff, designed to showcase the beauty and attributes of central New Jersey.

“We want to thank everyone who ...

BW NICE Somerset County Chapter Announces Businesswoman of the Year

November 2, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The BW NICE Somerset County Chapter has selected Doris “Dee” Zampella, of the E A Boniakowski Agency, Inc., as this year’s Businesswoman of the Year.

 

Zampella will receive this special recognition during BW NICE’s 3rd annual Red Shoe Luncheon and Fashion Show Dec. 7 at the Bridgewater Manor.

 

Sue Squires, MyStylist and ...

Somerville: Immaculata Students Share Smart Phone Expertise with Seniors

November 8, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A few dozen senior citizens at Centerbridge II are a lot “smarter” about their phones, thanks to an innovative program run through Immaculata’s Campus Ministry Program. 

Recently, a few Immaculata High School students, accompanied by title Rich Grieshaber, IHS coordinator of Outreach Programs, left the Somerville campus to visit the senior ...

St. Matthias' Priest Resigns Amidst Questions of Parish Finances

SOMERSET, NJ - Questions surrounding church finances at Saint Matthias led to the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner according to a letter sent to parishioners and school families on Nov. 2. 

"It is with sadness that I must inform you that Father's resignation coincides with serious questions and concerns that recently have been raised regarding the handling of parish ...

New Jersey Voters Asked to Spend $500M to Secure Their Children's Future on Nov. 6

 

TRENTON, NJ - In addition to voting on local, county, congressional and school board elections Tuesday, Nov. 6, New Jersey voters will be asked to approve a ballot question that would authorize the state to borrow $500 million to spend on education and infrastructure.

Public Question No. 1 is known as the Securing Our Children's Future Bond Act.

Following is the ballot ...

Elections 2018: Sullivan Elected Mayor in Somerville; Democrats Prevail, Upset GOP Freeholder Incumbents

November 6, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Longtime Councilman Dennis Sullivan led borough Democrats to a sweep of the local elections Tuesday night, beating GOP Mayor Ellen Brain for a two-year term as mayor by a margin of 2,194 votes to 1,604 votes for Brain.

Democrats also flexed their muscles on the county and federal levels, with Democrats winning two seats on the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders; when ...

Court Order Will Delay Final Vote Counts in Somerset County Elections

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A court order issued by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone on Election Day will effectively postpone the final results of many elections in Somerset County until Wednesday, when the Board of Elections resumes counting a record number of mail in ballots – any number of which could have an impact on total vote counts in tight races on the local, county, state and ...

Somerville: Election Day 2018 Preview

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Voters will have their hands full on Election Day deciding who’s the best candidate for mayor as well as two seats on the Borough Council.

That’s for starters.

They’ll also decide the fate of incumbents and challengers for two seats on the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders; whether to reelect Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th to a sixth term in the ...

Hillsborough Comic Makes You Laugh for a Cause

November 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini," is the comedic version of a one-man band.

He can do it all – depending on his mood and the audience, Lombardi will kibitz with the crowd, fire off one-liners, dazzle with his magic or bring life to a family of sharp-tongued ventriloquist dummies.

A veteran headliner at Atlantic City’s casinos, Lombardi’s also got a ...

'Lights of Love' Returns to HMC

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 31-year-old Hunterdon tradition is set to return.

It’s the Lights of Love Tree Lighting ceremony, which will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. at Hunterdon Medical Center.

HMC is located at 2100 Westcott Dr., just off Route 31 here.

The event is hosted by Hunterdon Medical Center Auxiliary, which gathers family and friends and brightens ...

Somerville: Immaculata Students Share Smart Phone Expertise with Seniors

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A few dozen senior citizens at Centerbridge II are a lot “smarter” about their phones, thanks to an innovative program run through Immaculata’s Campus Ministry Program. 

Recently, a few Immaculata High School students, accompanied by title Rich Grieshaber, IHS coordinator of Outreach Programs, left the Somerville campus to visit the senior ...

Daylight Saving Time: Paying the Price for the Extra Hour of Sleep

November 3, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health.

Daylight saving time was introduced in Europe and the United States after World War I as part of an effort to ...

38 Parents Arrested for Delinquent Child Support Payments

November 13, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff's officers made 38 arrests over a three-day period in an effort to collect delinquent child support payments.

Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano said the sweep occurred Oct. 23-25 and involved 41 Sheriff's Officers, operating in teams, who served outstanding warrants and made arrests. Those arrested owed a combined total of almost ...

Hillsborough Police Ask for Help Tracking Down Naked Peeping Tom

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public to identify a "Peeping Tom" who has exposed himself and been sighted naked in the vicinity of residents' homes.

Four sightings have been reported since July 31; police say it is the same person in at least two of those incidents.

The most recent incident occurred Nov. 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. when a resident of Meadowbrook ...

Son Charged with Killing Mother; Body Discovered Inside Home They Shared

 

 

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 60-year-old township man has been charged with murdering his 82-year-old mother, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Dalton Chiscolm Jr., of Haverhill Place, Somerset, is charged with First Degree Murder in the death of his mother, Roberta Ann Taylor, 82, with whom the suspect lived, Robertson said.

Robertson ...

Luxury Apartments Near Completion in Somerville

November 12, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – SOMA, an upscale new rental building alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line, is on pace to make a late 2018 debut, according to its developer Sterling Properties.

Construction is nearly complete on the luxury four-story building which will feature a mix of 69 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and amenities steps from Somerville award-winning ...

Audit Reveals Priest “Borrowed” $500,000 from Parish for "Compulsive Behaviors"

November 7, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - Rev. Douglas J. Haefner “borrowed” around $500,000 – an amount substantiated by an unreleased internal audit – from church coffers to fund “compulsive behaviors,” according to Bishop James F. Checchio of the Metuchen Diocese.

Checchio visited St. Matthias Church on Monday night to address the concerns of parishioners and offer insight into ...

St. Matthias' Priest Resigns Amidst Questions of Parish Finances

SOMERSET, NJ - Questions surrounding church finances at Saint Matthias led to the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner according to a letter sent to parishioners and school families on Nov. 2. 

"It is with sadness that I must inform you that Father's resignation coincides with serious questions and concerns that recently have been raised regarding the handling of parish ...

Somerville Rallies, Beats Holmdel, Sets Up Sectional Finals Rematch with Rumson Fair-Haven

November 11, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ -  There was a point during the third quarter of Saturday’s semifinal where No. 1-seeded Somerville found itself trailing, 14-10, and was facing true adversity for one of the first times all season. 

For a team that’s run the table so far, Somerville (11-0) hasn’t trailed much in second halves of its 11 games this season. Sometimes, that can have a ...

Playoffs: Somerville Pioneers Meet Holmdel in Sectional Semifinal Saturday

SOMERVILLE, NJ — The explosive offense of Somerville, or the suffocating defense of Holmdel?

Something will have to give Saturday afternoon. 

Throughout the season, Somerville has put up eye-popping numbers seemingly on a weekly basis. In the second round of the playoffs Saturday at 1 p.m., it will meet a Holmdel team that has been equally dominant on the other side of the ...

Somerville: Immaculata Doubles Down on Holy Cross

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Immaculata High School Spartans beat Holy Cross 55-27 in the first round of the state football playoffs held at Brooks Field Saturday night, 

Jordan Kinsler's 35-yard touchdown run led the Spartans to an early lead, but the Lancers answered back to tie in the first quarter. Patrick Frauenheim had his signature all over the second quarter, scoring two touchdowns ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 22

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!

 

Somerville School Board Reviews Status of Contract Negotiations with Teachers

November 3, 2018

Editor's Note: This letter was submitted to Tapinto Somerville on Oct. 29, in conjunction with a communication shared with Somerville parents and taxpayers concerning the status of negotiations between the Somerville Board of Education and the Somerville Education Association.

October 29, 2018

To Somerville Parents, Residents and Taxpayers:

We would like to take this opportunity to ...

Scouts Pile Up 2,000 Bags of Donated Food

November 13, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of the Patriots Path Council in central New Jersey collected 2,000 grocery bags full of donations in Somerset County on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Scouts from several troops had distributed bags door-to-door the week prior to the collection, asking residents to fill the bags with donations of food and toiletry items.

The Scouts returned Nov. 3 to pick up ...

Two Atlantic Health System Medical Centers Again Recognized for ‘Meritorious’ Surgical Quality

November 13, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center were again recognized as one of 83 participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

The ACS NSQIP recognition program commends a select group of hospitals ...

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Morristown Medical Center Becomes First Hospital to Implement BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before.

While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long ...