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November 9, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township Police responding to a 911 call reporting a disabled car on Mountainview Road Tuesday morning discovered the bodies of two young children bound and restrained in their car seats. The mother, identified by police as Yuhwei Chou, 36, a resident of Skillman in Montgomery ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Republican Jack Ciattarelli’s campaign released an update of the ongoing ballot counting, as well as a statement today regarding the 2021 gubernatorial election in New Jersey after Gov. Phil Murphy's campaign called for the former state Assemblyman and GOP candidate for governor to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Just a few weeks ago, a perceived shortage made it seem as though Thanksgiving turkeys were going to be as scarce as hen's teeth, posing a mini-crisis for the annual Thanksgiving Dinner Project coordinated by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Patrick Division and the Columbus ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 12th annual Adopt-A-Family program to help food banks collect donations to purchase Thanksgiving meals for county families in need is now underway. The Somerset County Board of Commissioners sponsors the program. There is still time for residents to donate $45 online or by ...

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Don't forget to turn back your clocks before going to bed tonight; you'll get an extra hour of sleep as Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2 a,m. The process of changing clocks back in fall and ahead in spring began during World War I as a way to conserve energy. Federal ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - In November 1771 Old Dutch Parsonage's Frederick Frelinghuysen offered the first tutorials for Queen's College, launching two and a half centuries of teaching that continue today at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Free tours will be given at the Wallace House/Old ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Incumbent state Assemblyman Roy Freiman and running mate Sadaf Jaffer declared victory over Republicans Vincent Panico and Joseph Lukac in Tuesday's 16th District Assembly race Friday, joining Democratic Senator-elect Andrew Zwicker in a clean sweep for Democrats. The winners ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Three days after Election Day, GOP gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli is still campaigning and unwilling to concede, despite Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy having been declared the winner by several media organizations. The governor also declared victory Wednesday night at ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Judiciary has expunged more than 362,000 marijuana and hashish cases from court records since the Marijuana Decriminalization Law became effective July 1. Eligible cases are expunged automatically by the Judiciary. Once a case is expunged, it is removed from the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli faulted the Associated Press early Wednesday evening, 20 minutes after the news collective declared Gov. Phil Murphy the winner of Tuesday's historically close election. Murphy declared victory shortly afterwards at a rally in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - With more than 2.4M votes cast in Tuesday's New Jersey gubernatorial race, incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy has taken a 19,000 vote lead over Hillsborough resident and former GOP state assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, who led most of Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. As of 6:30 p.m.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Beginning Friday, Nov. 5th, the Somerset County Department of Health will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11  following approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - With 87 percent of the state vote counted at 2 a.m. Wednesday, Hillsborough resident and former GOP state assemblyman and Somerset County freeholder Jack Ciattarelli held a microscopic 1,700-vote lead over incumbent Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. Ciattarelli was leading in 14 New ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - For those who have opted to vote the old-fashioned way - in person - today's the day. Early voting with drop-off ballots started Oct. 23, and mail-in votes continue to be received by the Somerset County Board of Elections. Final certification of vote totals is not expected ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Downtown Somerville Alliance is seeking candidates to fill four vacancies on the Board of Trustees and will be accepting resumes from qualified parties through Nov. 26. The DSA is the District Management Corporation for downtown Somerville, NJ - one of New Jersey's premiere ...

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The ballot for the November 2 general election includes two public questions that would expand legalized gambling in New Jersey in two ways: the first by permitting wagering in the state on college sports, and the second to allow more types of nonprofit groups to use net proceeds from bingo games ...

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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. COVID-19 restrictions forced last year's event to be run in a virtual format. The staging area is at Engine Company No. 1, 170 E. Main Street at the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Cold comfort, indeed. Despite delivering an exponentially better performance than their previous two games, the Summit High School Varsity Football Team got the same, unfortunate result -- an 'L'. While the result was unfortunate, it was also unfortunate timing that the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Students and staff at Somerville High School were evacuated from the building Friday morning after the smell of natural gas was detected on the third floor. The Somerville Fire Department was called immediately around 8:30 a.m. and determined that there was no danger in the ...

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Nearly 3,000 firearms, including handguns, rifles, shotguns and automatic weapons were turned in by residents at ten sites in New Jersey during an Oct. 23 "Guns for Cash" event sponsored by the state Attorney General's Office and prosecutor offices in nine counties, according to ...

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To our Downtown Somerville Community: SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Halloween Spooktacular scheduled for Friday, Oct. 29 has been canceled for due to the impending threat of high winds and rain. However, participating businesses will still be handing out candy for trick-or-treaters that wish to ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Board of Trustees at Raritan Valley Community College welcomed new members Dr. Margaret Wolan Sullivan of Somerville and Nidhi Makhija of Bridgewater at its meeting held on Oct. 26. Sullivan and Makhija were both appointed to the RVCC Board by the Somerset County Board of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Police believe the same male suspect is involved in two sexual assaults against women committed on Farm Road and Robin Road during the evening hours of Thursday, Oct. 7 and Friday, Oct. 15, and a third related incident, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – Stephen Kovacs, 49, of Ridge Road, Watchung, has been arrested in connection with sexual assault incidents involving two teenagers that occurred in the township beginning in January, 2020, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Robertson provided the ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ— President Biden stopped in Somerset County for the second time in two months to visit East End Elementary School in North Plainfield Monday to promote his Build Back Better agenda which would guarantee two years of preschool to every child in the United States. Biden ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Somerville and surrounding areas, as a Nor'easter is expected to roll through New Jersey., with rain, heavy at times, expected beginning this evening and continuing through much, if not all day on ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — President Joe Biden visited North Plainfield's East End School on Monday and spent about an hour at the school.  All roads around the school were blocked before and during the visit with heavy police and Secret Service presence. The President left the area around 12:10 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County residents can receive both the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations at the same time by visiting any free, local, walk-in, or drive-thru vaccination clinic sponsored by the Somerset County Department of Health (SCDOH). Healthcare experts recommend that people receive ...

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Editor's Note: The next update of COVID-19 statistics from the Somerset County Department of Health will be posted Monday; all other statistics in this report - state, national and international - are current as of Saturday. SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Learn about the haunted Hotel Somerset, the Prohibition era, whiskey bandits, dance legend Ruth St. Denis, the Hall - Mills trial of the century and more during the Haunted Somerville Ghost Tour Saturday night, Oct. 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Haunted House Productions will ...

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