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Hillsborough: Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

September 19, 2017

 

NEWARK, NJ – Eric S. Komar, a township resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

 Komar, 46, was arrested ...

Somerville Gets OK to Negotiate for Potential Firehouse Site on Gaston Avenue

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council Monday night formalized its intent to purchase the site of the former Gaston Avenue Bakery at the corner of Gaston Avenue and E. Cliff Street and build a new firehouse/public safety complex to serve the eastern section of the borough.

By a vote of 6-0, lawmakers passed an ordinance that reads:

“Authorizing the acquisition by negotiated purchase of ...

8 Apartments Damaged, Fire Leaves 21 Homeless in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of eight apartment units have been displaced following a fire in a building at the Mount Pleasant Villas complex in the Finderne section of the township Monday morning.

Officers from Bridgewater Township Police Department, as well as fire companies and emergency services from Bridgewater, Somerville, Manville, Franklin, Middlesex, Finderne, North Branch and Bound ...

Somerville: Tribute to Det. Matthew Tarentino Precedes Immaculata-Summit Football Game

SOMERVILLE, NJ - In the Friday Night Lights home game opener for Immaculata, the Spartans suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Summit Hilltoppers by the score of 14-13.

The Spartans had a chance to go ahead at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but fumbled the ball at the Hilltoppers’ three-yard line.

The game was preceded by a tribute and ceremonies for Summit Police Detective and ...

Early Morning Traffic Stop Nets Heroin, Cocaine; 3 Arrested

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three suspects were arrested after an early morning traffic stop in Warren that netted $3,200 in heroin and cocaine, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Facing multiple drug charges are Christopher Bruce, 23, of Knoxville, Tenn., Desiree Daniels,19, of Charleston, W. Va. and Stephen Johnson, 47, of St. Albans, W. Va.

Robertson provided ...

5K Run to Benefit Matthew Tarentino Family Celebrates Somerville Police Officer's Legacy

SUMMIT, NJ - The sun was out and so were more than 900 runners, celebrating the life and legacy of the late Summit Police Department Detective Matthew Tarentino and the sense of community he both nurtured and engendered.

The inaugural "Making a Difference 5K," presented by Overlook Medical Center was a lab slide of everything Tarentino worked so tirelessly, as the face of ...

Somerville: Police Departments Hold Supply Drive for Texas Hurricane Victims

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Several police departments in Somerset County are collecting donations to be shipped to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Dickinson, Texas.

A 42-foot trailer is parked at the Bernards Township police headquarters. Police are trying to get the trailer packed to capacity as soon as possible so that the needed supplies can be on their way to Texas, according to Officer ...

Franklin Police Seek Help Identifying Route 27 Bank Robber

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Police are asking for help identifying the man who robbed the Route 27 TD Bank in Franklin Park Sunday. 

Photos of the suspect  from the bank's video cameras have been circulated by police. Police describe the suspect as a 6'3" black make with an athletic building wearing a charcoal gray fleece, blue jeans and a gray baseball cape with a red ...

Somerville Targets Former Gaston Avenue Bakery Site for Firehouse

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council last night formalized its intent to purchase the site of the former Gaston Avenue Bakery at the corner of Gaston Avenue and E. Cliff Street and build a new firehouse/public safety complex to serve the eastern section of the borough.

The tract also includes a vacant residence behind the bakery building that faces on to East Cliff Street; adjacent to the ...

SWAT Removes Distraught Somerville Man Barricaded in Hotel Room

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 26-year-old Somerville resident described as suicidal by police was forcibly removed from a hotel room in Franklin Township by the Somerset County SWAT team on Aug. 18, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Robertson provided the following account:

Ian Bockus, 26, who lives on Cliff Street, Somerville, New Jersey, called Franklin police ...

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