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Beloved Librarian Leaves Bridgewater Branch Library

January 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After 25 years as a librarian in the Somerset County Library System, at the Bridgewater branch, youth services librarian Carol Simon Levin submitted her retirement papers in January.

News of her leaving the library system caused uproar from parents and library system employees who have benefited from her services over the years, and several turned out to the county ...

County Health Dept. Offers Free Flu Shots in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey and the rest of the nation is experiencing a severe flu season, according to the New Jersey Department of Health and the US Centers for Disease Control. 

Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh, public health and safety liaison, is urging anyone who has not gotten a flu shot already this season to do so.  

The Somerset County ...

Online Retailer Amazon Rejects Somerville as Potential Location for Massive “HQ2”

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amazon released its short list of  20 potential sites to build a massive east coast headquarters Thursday, disappointing more than 200 other cities and smaller towns that had salivated over the prospect of 50,000 new jobs and billions of dollars in associated economic benefits – including Somerville.

The 20 finalists include the city of Newark; a total of 238 ...

State Lawmakers Meet with Business Leaders in Somerville

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee begins the new year with a luncheon presentation on the legislative priorities of the 16th District representatives on Friday, Jan. 26 at Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro, 18 E. Main St., from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Guest speakers will be state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman, R-Somerset, Middlesex, ...

The Search is on for Outstanding Citizen Award Nominees

 

BRIDGEWATER - NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership is seeking nominees for the 68th Annual Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award, which historically has honored the most dynamic contributors to the County’s quality of life.

The Business Partnership Citizen of the Year recognition dinner will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Bridgewater.

The criteria for ...

TD Bank Ballpark Community Box Available to Non-profits, Community Organizations

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Requests are now being accepted to use the 30-seat community box at the TD Bank Ballpark.

To be eligible, applicants should be nonprofits whose client base consists of at least 50 percent Somerset County residents or community organizations that are located in Somerset County or have a facility based in Somerset County that serves the citizens of Somerset County.  ...

Franklin Township Clerk Suspended, Charged with Insurance Fraud

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Franklin Township Clerk Ann Marie McCarthy has been suspended after she was arrested last month and and charged with insurance fraud.

She is accused of deceiving Horizon Blue Cross for payments of services for which she did not receive, according to court documents. 

Between Jan. 1, 2016 and Sept. 1, 2017, McCarthy made it appear as though she received treatment and ...

Frozen Ponds in Somerset County Parks Open for Ice Skaters

The Somerset County Park Commission has cleared the snow from the frozen ponds in Colonial Park in Somerset and Duke Island Park in Bridgewater to accommodate ice skating.

Mettlers Pond at Colonial Park in Somerset and the Duck Pond at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater both are frozen at least 4-5 inches thick,, with Park Rangers on duty.

Skating will be permitted as long as ice ...

First Baby of 2018 Born in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A young Hillsborough ownship couple are the parents of the first baby born in Somerset County in 2018.

Chloe Maria Jacobs was born at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital/Somerset at 7:29 a.m. New Year’s Day to parents Lana and Daniel Jacobs.

The infant weighs 6 pounds, 8 ounces and is 20 inches long. She is the couple’s first child.

The baby was delivered by ...

Original 1907 Times Square Ball Has Direct Link to Somerset County

NEW YORK – Walter Fuhrman Palmer, the head electrician at the venerable New York Times newspaper more than 100 years ago, helped to create a legacy shared by tens of millions of people who have jammed Times Square on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the traditional countdown to the New Year.

Palmer, who lived in Warren, NJ, designed the first giant sphere to drop on Times Square, the ...

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