Somerville News

November 18, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Scoring was not much of a problem for Somerville in Sunday’s Central, Group 3 Final. Finding the end zone on five of its nine drives, there was no question about that.  Stopping Alex Maldjian, however, was a completely different story.  Each time Somerville scored and made ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Not only are merchants in downtown Somerville rolling out the red carpet for Santa’s arrival, they’re sweeping off the welcome mat for visitors and shoppers this holiday season starting off with Small Business Saturday just two days after Thanksgiving. It's a magical time of the ...

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    NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The championship rematch between Somerville High School and Rumson Fair-Haven High School has been postponed. Originally scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m., the game will now be played Sunday at 1 p.m. at Brooks Field. The undefeated Pioneers (11-0) have won all six games at home ...

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  BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Basking Ridge man faces charges of selling Xanax on two occasions to undercover detectives, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Stefan F. Larbig, 28 of Constitution Way, was arrested after a two-month investigation.. Robertson provided ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Senior athletes at Immaculata High School signed letters of intent Thursday, committing to participate in athletics at their chosen colleges. Students who signed, their sport and college include: Peter Gallo of Asbury, baseball, St. Joseph's University; Felix Diaz of North ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The latest chapter of the Somerville vs. Rumson-Fair Haven football rivalry will be written Friday as both squads once again meet in the Central, Group 3 sectional finals. Nothing new, right? But unlike the previous two meetings, there is more at stake than just a trophy. The ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man charged with a sex crime in connection with his job at the state’s only woman’s prison has been acquitted after a two-week jury trial, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III. Brian Y. Ambroise, 35, of Union, was acquitted on one count each of ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ - National Public Health Thank You Day is a day for Somerset County and the nation to recognize the many public health professionals who are committed to protecting the health of all Americans. “Public Health Thank You Day honors all of the unsung heroes who help keep us ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for its 2019 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards program. “We have many women in Somerset County doing amazing things every day,” said Freeholder Patricia Walsh, commission liaison.  ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - There were two good reasons to build a gigantic bonfire at Carol Pager Sports Complex last night. Temperatures had dipped in to the 30s, for one. It was also time to "fire up" the Somerville High School Pioneers football team for this weekend's playoff game against the Rumson ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A former Raritan resident convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in 2015 has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Ramon Cadiz, 54, formerly of First Avenue, was sentenced on Nov. 9 to two consecutive ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Provident Bank on Union Avenue was robbed early Wednesday morning shortly after opening. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson provided the following details: Bridgewater Township Police Department were called by bank employees at 8:32 a.m. to report the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County election officials have completed counting the remaining mail in and provisional ballots from last week’s general election and school board election, with Melissa Sadin, Dan Carlson and Daniel Puntillo elected to represent taxpayers on the Somerville Board of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It was 100 years ago that America's Doughboys came marching home from trench warfare in Europe. Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione welcomed veterans, their families and friends to Veterans Memorial Plaza in Somerville Sunday morning to honor their service and ...

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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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – One hundred years ago, on Nov. 11, 1918, the signing of an armistice agreement marked the end of hostilities of World War I. The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in partnership with the county Cultural & Heritage Commission and Office of Veteran Services, will ...

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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., ...

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    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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Following the tragic death of a local teen, Senator Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing. Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died on Feb. 4, 2017 during a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s ...

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