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November 28, 2021

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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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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