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December 8, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Central New Jersey Regional Airport has seen its fair share of VIPs land at the airport, most recently President Joe Biden, who flew in from his home in Delaware aboard Marine One to visit Hillsborough and Manville a few days after Tropical Storm Ida in September to assess the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, will host a Holiday Toy and Food Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, Dec.11th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Team Store located by the main gate of the ballpark. New and unwrapped toys will be collected to ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - A mix of Somerville renters, homeowners and Zoning Board, Planning Board and Environmental Commission members who attended Monday night’s Borough Council meeting were visibly relieved to learn the Borough Council won’t consider zoning changes that would allow new development ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteers are expected to visit the historic New Cemetery on South Bridge Street Saturday, Dec. 18th - the resting place of American soldiers dating back to the Civil War - to honor America's veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day. A total of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Just 23 hours after arriving in town to light the borough's Christmas tree on the Division Street pedestrian plaza, Santa Claus was back in town Saturday night to lead the Somerville Fire Company's annual Festival of Lights parade down Main Street before hitting side streets and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa Claus arrived at the Division Street pedestrian mall Friday night where he was met by hundreds of families, but before lighting the Holiday Jubilee Christmas tree, he had a short list of "to do's" for the children. He asked that they get to bed before midnight, as he has ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy and state Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli Friday confirmed New Jersey's first case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The person has been identified as an adult female visiting New Jersey, a fully-vaccinated resident from Georgia who and had recently traveled to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Funeral services were held Friday at Temple Beth-El for centenarian Lloyd Silverman, longtime owner of the former Lloyd's Furniture store on Main Street Somerville. He passed away Nov. 28 after a short illness. would have celebrated his 101st birthday on Jan. 8, 2022. The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey State Police Supt. Col. Patrick J. Callahan has been named the 2022 Grand Marshal for the 2022 Somerville St. Patrick's Parade. The 29th annual parade will head down Main Street Sunday, March 13 beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Somerville Saint Patrick’s Parade Committee ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Three men have been arrested for pasting stickers on the reverse sides of parking and traffic signs in the vicinity of the Somerville Train Station along Veterans Memorial Drive, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Claudino G. Petruccelli, 22, of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerville Fire Co. 1 is inviting fire departments, rescue squads and police departments from throughout New Jersey to participate in its annual Festival of Lights Parade Saturday night, Dec. 4, beginning at 6 p.m. Additionally, community organizations including ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa Claus coming to town . . . The Downtown Somerville Alliance will welcome Santa to its annual Holiday Jubilee on Friday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. The DSA has a long list of "to do's" for Santa, including the lighting of the tree on Division Street, horse-drawn carriage rides ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Where there was once a tree - albeit, for a very short period of time - there is a patch of dirt, a harsh reminder of the damage wrought by Tropical Storm Ida and the indignity foisted on the memory of a former mayor. Family, friends and those who knew him well remembered former ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Heritage Trail Association has announced the publication of its latest book, "The Continental Army Comes into Its Own: The Middlebrook Cantonment of 1778-1779," a scholarly look at an overlooked chapter of the American Revolution. The book features articles from a symposium ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Attention parents: Santa Claus will knock on your door and deliver Christmas presents to your children, but he needs your help. The Somerville Fire Department has made arrangements for Santa to visit throughout town during the holiday season, stopping off at selected homes by ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance kicks off the holiday shopping season with their Small Business Saturday event on Saturday, Nov. 27th from noon-6 p.m.  Throughout the day the Downtown Somerville business community will offer a range of exclusive shopping and dining deals ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville PBA #147 has teamed up with the Somerville Civic League, St. John's Episcopal Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and other community members to help 60 families still reeling from the devastation left behind by Tropical Storm Ida throughout the ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - The 16th District Assembly offices of Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman will host a New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission mobile unit and information table on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at the Manville Public Library, 100 South 10th Ave. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The special Constituent Services Day ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Sixth Annual Somerville 5K Turkey Trot returns Thanksgiving morning with live runners and hundreds of feet on the ground. Volunteers are needed for race day, according to Jason Kraska, organizer of the event for the Somerville Recreation Department.   Here is the link ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Girls on the Run of Central NJ will celebrate the end of its 20th season with a 5K run through the streets of downtown Somerville on Sunday Nov. 21, at 11 a.m.  Open to the public, runners and spectators are expected from the five counties GOTRCNJ serves - Somerset, Middlesex, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A 27-year-old Somerville is free on $10,000 bail after being charged with distribution of kiddie porn showing graphic sexual abuse of prepubescent children in video and photo stills, according to the US Attorney General's Office New Jersey District.  Marcevan Manasse is charged with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Guitarist and singer-songwriter Peter Mayer of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band and the Peter Mayer Group will bring the 22nd anniversary of his widely acclaimed Christmas tour to Somerville on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The concert, “Ring Out the Bells - A Stars and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter on Monday convened the County’s Board of Canvassers to certify the winners of the Nov. 2, 2021 General Election. The certification completes the counting of ballots by the Board of Elections, and sets the stage for notification to the New Jersey ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – Proposed legislation that would increase the pay to $400 for poll workers on Election Day has been approved by the Assembly State and Local Government Committee. The bill (S-598/A-1527) would raise the pay of statewide poll workers for each General, Primary, and Special ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Thousands of refugees who fled Afghanistan in a chaotic airlift to the United States have temporarily relocated to military bases throughout the country, including Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst in Burlington County where they are living in barracks in a self-contained area of ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Jack will be back in 2025. Undaunted by his narrow defeat in last week's gubernatorial election to incumbent Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy, GOP candidate Jack Ciattarelli confirmed he will run again in 2025, just minutes after he conceded at a press conference in the borough's ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson confirmed early Friday that two young children found dead in a car alongside Mountainview Road earlier this week were choked to death, according to the autopsy findings. The victims have been identified as Samantha Ross, 7 and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bonnie Lee Allen, 64, whose cluster of antique collectives on Main Street and Division Street helped a struggling downtown business district survive and reinvent itself starting in the mid-90s, has died after a 5 1/2-year battle with cancer. A funeral mass will be offered at 10 ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Alex Cleveland is following in the footsteps of his father, Larry, who became an Eagle Scout in 1984, and his brother, who earned his Eagle badge in 2017. "I am hoping to continue the legacy," he said in the midst of his Eagle Scout Community Service project which he ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Late vote counts in Somerset County have reshuffled the results of the contest for two seats on the Somerset County Board of Commissioners, with incumbent Democrats Shanel Robinson, director and running mate Sara Sooy, deputy director, topping Republican challengers Michael Kirsh ...

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