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Somerville Hosts a Halloween "Spooktacular"

October 22, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Hundreds of trick-or-treaters were disappointed last year when a Halloween trunk-or-treat event was cancelled at the last minute.

That won’t happen this year.

The Downtown Somerville Alliance, in conjunction with the borough’s Recreation Department, have joined together with the merchant community to host a “Spooktacular” on Halloween from 3-6 ...

Bet on It: Win, Place & Show at Far Hills Race Meeting

FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; It’s a fall essential.

This year's event, known to many as “The ...

Colonal Park Hosts Spooky Miniature Golf at Mischief Night Madness Oct. 26

SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County Park Commission will welcome ghosts and goblins of all ages to the Colonial Park Putting Course on Colonial Drive for an evening of spooky miniature golf at Mischief Night Madness on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Rain date Saturday, October 27, 2018.)

Admission of $10 for a ghostly family of three or more and $8 for two golfers will ...

NJ Society of Certified Public Accountancy Invites Students to Apply for Scholarships

October 18, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) is inviting New Jersey high school seniors and accounting majors entering their fourth or fifth year of a New Jersey-based college or university to apply for NJCPA Scholarships. Applications are open until Dec. 10, 2018, for high school students and Jan. 7, 2019, for college students.  

The NJCPA ...

Lance to Meet with Business Leaders in Somerville Oct. 26

CONGRESSMAN LEONARD LANCE (NJ-07)

TO MEET WITH SOMERSET COUNTY BUSINESS COMMUNITY

ELC Luncheon Scheduled for Friday, October 26, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7th) at a luncheon Friday, Oct. 26 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lance, ...

Atlantic League Honors Patriots' Patrick McVerry as Top Exec

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball has named Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerrythe 2018 Joe Klein Executive of the Year.

The Somerset Patriots also received the Ken Shepard Award For Promotional Excellence for the second consecutive season.

McVerry oversaw the Somerset Patriots’ 20th Season at TD Bank Ballpark in 2018, where the ...

NJ Society of Certified Public Accountancy Invites Students to Apply for Scholarships

October 18, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) is inviting New Jersey high school seniors and accounting majors entering their fourth or fifth year of a New Jersey-based college or university to apply for NJCPA Scholarships. Applications are open until Dec. 10, 2018, for high school students and Jan. 7, 2019, for college students.  

The NJCPA ...

Services Set for New Brunswick School Principal Killed by Drag Racer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tyrone Harrison attended Ohio State University, and played on the school's football team. Originally from Highland Park, Harrison graduated college and became a special education teacher in New Brunswick, and then a vice principal.

"He was a man with a large stature, but he was very, very kind. He was very gentle with the kids," said New Brunswick Schools ...

Prosecutor: Teacher Who Lives in Hillsborough Sent Nude Photos Online to Montgomery HS Student

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months.

Michelina Aichele, 29 of Capricorn Drive in Hillsborough, has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Hours Extended to Pick Up Mail-in Ballots for Nov. 6 Election

October 20, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter reminds voters that they can apply for a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 6 election. In addition to regular weekday hours of 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., his office will have extended hours to accommodate those who want to pick up a ballot in person: Wednesday, Oct. 24 and 31, until 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to ...

Far Hills Race Meeting Launches Pari-mutuel Betting

October 18, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ - It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond.

The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting.

Some things never change, however. The Hunt will again draw some of the world's best ...

Somerville: CROP Walkers Step Up, Step Out on a Brisk Sunday to Feed the Hungry

October 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bundled up against the brisk wind and 47 degree temperature, members of several Central New Jersey congregations joined together Sunday afternoon to participate in the 44th annual CROP Hunger Walk hosted by the United Reformed Church on Main Street.

Carry multi-colored balloons, members of First United Methodist Church of Somerville, North Branch Reformed Church, ...

Enterprising Hillsborough Students Ship Clothing to Villages in India

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same.

Through their nonprofit charity organization “Coaching to Contribute,” Rohan and Ritik have ...

Far Hills Race Meeting Launches Pari-mutuel Betting

FAR HILLS, NJ - It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond.

The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting.

Some things never change, however. The Hunt will again draw some of the world's best ...

Somerset County Health Officials Confirm Rabid Raccoon

October 12, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health warns residents that a raccoon found in the Borough of Far Hills near the Spring Hollow Road area has tested positive for rabies. This is the second raccoon that has tested positive for rabies in the borough this year. 

On Oct. 6, a resident and her four dogs came in contact with a raccoon that had entered their fenced-in ...

Stop the Car, Roll Up Your Sleeve for Drive-Through Flu Shots Oct. 13 & 20

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The Somerset County Department of Health is sponsoring a drive-through flu shot clinic at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m.- noon.

Shots are free to any Somerset County resident 18 and older. Short sleeves are preferred..

Sat. Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Somerset Patriots Stadium, located ...

No-Cost Employee Health Screenings Available at SCBP Expo Oct. 30

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership, in collaboration with Healthier Somerset, is offering a comprehensive range of free health screenings at the ”4th Annual Workplace Health & Wellness Exposition 2018,” on Tuesday, Oct, 30 from 3-6 p.m. at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave., Somerset.

The wellness event is held during Healthier Somerset Month, is ...

Services Set for New Brunswick School Principal Killed by Drag Racer

October 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tyrone Harrison attended Ohio State University, and played on the school's football team. Originally from Highland Park, Harrison graduated college and became a special education teacher in New Brunswick, and then a vice principal.

"He was a man with a large stature, but he was very, very kind. He was very gentle with the kids," said New Brunswick Schools ...

Police Vow Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

October 18, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting.

Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those individuals that are identified as underage will be taken into custody, charged and ultimately ...

Somerville Firefighters, First Responders Turn Out for Inspection

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Borough Council, former Mayor Brian Gallagher and Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter, escorted by the officers of the borough’s fire department and accompanied by drummers from the Somerset County Police Pipes & Drums and Somerville Middle School Band, filed alongside dozens of firefighters and rescue squad members Saturday afternoon at the borough’s ...

Second Man Charged in Fatal Drag Racing Hit and Run That Killed School Principal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday, 

Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of Piscataway, who was identified as managing a Facebook page and Instagram account for the car club ...

Somerville: CROP Walkers Step Up, Step Out on a Brisk Sunday to Feed the Hungry

October 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bundled up against the brisk wind and 47 degree temperature, members of several Central New Jersey congregations joined together Sunday afternoon to participate in the 44th annual CROP Hunger Walk hosted by the United Reformed Church on Main Street.

Carry multi-colored balloons, members of First United Methodist Church of Somerville, North Branch Reformed Church, ...

Somerville Church Sponsors 44th annual CROP Hunger Walk Oct. 21

SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, “The Church on Main Street” will sponsor the 44 th Annual CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct.  21st beginning 1:30 p.m. on Main Street in front of the church.

CROP Hunger Walks are interfaith events sponsored by Church World Services and take place in 1,500 communities across the United States and in more than 30 countries worldwide.

At Chabad Groundbreaking, a Special Hardhat

CLINTON TWP., N.J. – Ground was broken yesterday for Hunterdon’s newest synagogue, Chabad of Hunterdon’s Yakov and Hava Telyas Jewish Center, on Payne Road just off Route 31 here.

“We are standing in Clinton Township,” Rabbi Eli Kornfeld said at the event where hundreds were in attendance. Referring to how differences between mailing addresses and actual locations ...

Bet on It: Win, Place & Show at Far Hills Race Meeting

October 21, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; It’s a fall essential.

This year's event, known to many as “The ...

Somerville Girls Soccer Loses to BRHS in Somerset County Semis

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan girls soccer team will have a chance to defend its county championship next week.

Top-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan broke a tie with a goal in the second half to defeat fourth-seeded Somerville, 2-1, in the semifinal round of the Somerset County Tournament on Friday. The Panthers (15-1) will play the winner of Saturday morning's semifinal between ...

Somerville Remains Undefeated with Lopsided Win over Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, NJ - The undefeated Somerville High School Pioneers improved to 8-0 with a lopsided 55-12 win over the Montgomery High School Cougars Friday night.

Quarterback Jalahn Dabney led the offense, scoring 4 TDs, two in the air and two on the ground. Back-up quarterback Justin Brenner threw for another two TDs.

On the receiving end of the TD passes were Ethan Hillman, Kyree Hinton, ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!

 

Democrats' Failure to Renounce Menendez is The Height of Arrogance

October 11, 2018

 

To the Editor:

Bob Menendez seeking to be re-elected to the U.S. Senate, and the New Jersey Democratic Party endorsement of him is the height of arrogance.

Interestingly, this year’s Democratic candidates, from Congress on down to the local level, all seem to be running from Menendez, but none have gone as far as to renounce him, nor have they called upon him to repay the ...

Drive-Through Drug Disposal in Hillsborough Oct. 20

October 18, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Somerset County residents can dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Road, according to .Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano,

The periodic medicine-collection program is sponsored by the Somerset County Sheriff's ...

NJ Invests $38 Million in Infant and Child Care Support for Working Families

October 16, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Tuesday announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care.

“Children are the foundation of our state’s future, and strong childhood development and early learning are ...