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New Chaplain Appointed to Somerset County Sheriff’s Office

June 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE , NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano recently welcomed the Rev. Joseph Lugo as chaplain of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Father Lugo was sworn in June 7 by Superior Court Judge Michael J. Rogers at the Somerset County Historic Courthouse.

Father Lugo is a longtime resident of the Bradley Gardens section of Bridgewater. He attended Boston College, Mount ...

Somerset County Corrections Officers Overcome Obstacles in Battle of the Frontlines

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Four Somerset County Corrections Officers competed in the Police Fitness & Nutrition and City Challenge Race “Battle of the Frontlines” held at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus.

“I am very proud of my Corrections staff for taking the initiative in working on their fitness and representing our organization,” Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano ...

Somerset County "Fight the Bite" Campaign Targets Mosquitoes, Ticks

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is stepping up its public outreach regarding vector-borne illnesses, which according to the Centers for Disease Control are on the rise nationwide.

“Our health department staff is conducting additional educational programs this year to supplement our very successful ‘Fight the Bite!’ campaign that has been in use ...

Somerset County Employees' Health Center Opens in Somerville

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and officials from Integrity Health gathered for a June 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new health care facility on East Main Street.

The Somerset County Partnership Health Center (SCPHC) will serve as an on-site health, wellness and care coordination center for employees of Somerset County, the county Park Commission, ...

Bound Brook Schools Collect 1,255 Pounds of Food

BOUND BROOK , NJ – For the fifth year in a row, the Bound Brook School District has been involved in supporting the annual Curbing Hunger Month in Somerset County. This year the district’s five schools collected more than half a ton of food.

“The students, faculty, staff and administration did a fantastic job,” said Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione.

Long May It Wave: Somerville Elks' Festival Salutes American Flag

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ The Somerville Elks are hosting their annual salute to America, patriotism and the American Flag  June 15 on the green adjacent to the historic Somerset County Courthouse on East Main Street, beginning at 5 p.m.

The Flag Day Country Music Festival features “Big Hix,” a country/western tribute cover band that takes the stage at 7 p.m. for a free ...

Somerville, Raritan, Bridgewater Eligible for Pedestrian/Cycling Safety Grants

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Regional Center Partnership of Somerset County has approved Challenge Grants to benefit the participating municipalities of Somerville, Bridgewater and Raritan.

The goal of the Challenge Grant Pilot Program for Pedestrian Safety Enhancement is to help make the Regional Center more pedestrian-friendly and to help advance the goals and recommendations ...

Hillsborough Teen Prevails in Chess Match Against Somerset Freeholder Levine

ROCKY HILL, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Brian Levine had his hands full as he matched wits with 10 young chess players in a simultaneous tournament at the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library.May 14.

Levine’s opponents, ages 6-18, proved to be a tough match, with 7-year-old Grace Liang stumping Levine several times before he prevailed.

Some matches took as long as three ...

Somerville Honors' Student Speaks at RVCC Graduation; 1,300 Receive Degrees

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College awarded associate degrees and certificates to more than 1,300 graduates at its commencement, Saturday, May 12, including Somerville resident Barbara Kania, an Honors College student who introduced commencement speaker Judge Paul W. Armstrong.

Kania is a Pre-Medical Professional major who is the founder and president of RVCC’s Pre-Medicine ...

An Even Dozen: Freeholder Issues Challenge to Young Chess Players

ROCKY HILL, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Brian D. Levine will challenge up to a dozen chess players from the area schools to match their skills against him in simultaneous chess games at the Mary Jacobs Library, 64 Washington St. on Monday, May 14, beginning at 5 p.m.

Though not necessarily a spectator sport, onlookers are welcome.

“I love working with kids and I ...

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