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Somerville: Christmas Wreath Placed at Veterans Memorial Plaza

December 13, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh and Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano were joined by local veterans in placing a wreath at Veterans Memorial Plaza on Grove Street on Dec. 13.

Members of Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 27, and representatives from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office also attended, along with county Veterans Services Director ...

Somerville Town Center Gets OK for 5-Story Luxury Apartment Building on Main Street

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Edgewood Properties, the developer of the Somerville Town Center luxury apartments on West Main Street, was given preliminary and final site plan approval by the borough Planning Board Wednesday night for a second five-story building with 153 luxury units and parking garage for 521 vehicles.

Ground breaking is expected mid- to late summer 2019, according to Colin Driver, the ...

Robert Wise Re-elected Chair of RVCC Board of Trustees

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Robert P. Wise of Clinton Township has been re-elected chair of the Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees. The Chair was re-elected to a one-year term during the Board’s reorganization meeting, held Dec, 4.

Caren Bateman of Readington was chosen to continue serving as the vice chair from Hunterdon County, and Tracy DiFrancesco Zaikov of Watchung was chosen ...

Somerville Honors WWII Hero on His 100th Birthday

SOMERVILLE, NJ - World War II hero Robert Vaucher celebrated his 100th birthday Monday night, receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan that recognized his patriotism, heroism and civic accomplishments.

Lt. Col. Vaucher was the lead pilot in a 525-plane formation that flew over the deck of the battleship USS Missouri that was anchored in Tokyo Bay as Gen. Douglas MacArthur signed the ...

Former Neshanic Flea Market Property Added to Greenway

BRANCHBURG, NJ – The former Neshanic Flea Market property has been added to the South Branch Greenway.

The 3.68-acre parcel of land including a historic residence was subdivided and a 2.8-acre parcel was deeded to the Somerset County Open Space Preservation Program; the other parcel containing a little less than an acre was deeded to Branchburg Township.

Located at the intersection of ...

Threatening Phone Calls, Instagram Posts Target Somerville HS Students


SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and borough police detectives are investigating a series of phone calls and Instagram posts received by Somerville High School students over the weekend that threatened each of them with bodily harm.

“It’s an active investigation,” said Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Somerville ...

Bound Brook Lights Holiday Tree Nov. 30

BOUND BROOK, NJ — Bound Brook Borough’s annual “Holiday Tree Lighting” takes place Friday, Nov. 30 from 5-6 p.m. at Van Horn Plaza, 300 E. Main St. in the downtown district.

The event is admission-free and open to the public.

Santa Claus will be on hand to light the tree and greet holiday well-wishers, with seasonal songs performed by Bound Brook High School Drama ...

41st Annual Festival of Trees Opens Dec. 1

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s 41st annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center located at 190 Lord Stirling Road.

The 41st Festival of Trees opens to the public on Saturday, Dec. 1 and will remain open seven-days-a week until Friday Dec. 28 with the exception of Tuesday, Dec. 25 and ...

Somerset County Sheriff Helps Marines' "Toys for Tots" Campaign

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Celebrate the joy of the holidays by contributing unwrapped toys to the annual Toys for Tots collection at the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Drop off any new toy at the Sheriff’s headquarters, located in the lower level of the Somerset County Administration Building at 20 Grove St., now through Dec. 12. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through ...

Santa Puts Special Time Aside for Children with Disabilities

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission, with support from the Somerset County Park Foundation, has extended a special invitation to Santa Claus to visit the Therapeutic Recreation Activity Center at Park Commission Headquarters, 355 Milltown Road on Saturday, Dec.1, from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.

The Therapeutic Recreation staff has arranged a peaceful and sensory friendly ...


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