Somerset County News

January 22, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968. He immediately endorsed North Plainfied Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs. The flagship District Office will be ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Weather forecasters are warning that Mother Nature is whipping up a smorgasbord of nasty weather for the weekend, beginning with rain and some snow Friday night, with slight clearing during the day Saturday, before a second course of rain followed by snow hits the central Jersey ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents and their teenage sons and daughters are invited to a frank and open discussion on the ramifications of drug abuse and ways to prevent it at the Somerville YMCA from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The event is free and open to the community; the Y is located at 2 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership will visit another of Somerset County’s important and influential locations when they host Somerset County’s “Networking Night” at the Steeplechase Cancer Center on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Steeplechase Cancer Center is ...

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 SOMERVILLE, NJ – Vojkan Zlatkov, the affable owner of Court House Sub Shop who knew  his regular customers by name as well as their preferred breakfast or lunch order, died on Sunday, Jan. 6. He was 42. Vojkan and his brother Dan were co-owners of the popular eatery at 16 E. Main St.,, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Tour of Somerville, which draws over 1,000 cyclists and thousands of spectators from the region and around the world to the downtown district Memorial Day weekend is the winner of the “Tourism Champion” category in the Salute to Tourism Awards which will be presented Jan. 18th ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County’s Cultural & Heritage Commission will receive a 2019 Salute to Tourism Award in recognition of its “Outstanding Event,” the annual Weekend Journey through the Past, an initiative that highlights 30 of the county’s historic sites. Every year Somerset County ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Planning Board has received an Economic Vitality Award from the Somerset County Business Partnership. The SCPB was honored for its expertise in planning endeavors that have helped make the county one of the most prosperous in the nation. “Our Planning ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano has administered the oath of office to hundreds of law enforcement officers and politicians during his time in office, but there are some ceremonies that stand out more than others. Such was the case Thursday night, Jan. 3 at Branchburg ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset welcomed Somerset County’s first baby of 2019 at 1:52 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1. A baby girl, Journey Divine Discher, was born to Americe Moody and Preston Discher of Montgomery. Weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 20.5 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The deadline for nominations for the 2019 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards program has been extended to Monday, Jan. 14. The annual program is sponsored by the county Commission on the Status of Women. Download and print a nomination form and guidelines from ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The air and sea search for a Bridgewater father and his 18-year-old son missing since their small plane crashed off Jacksonville, Fla. on Thursday has been called off by the US Coast Guard. Peter Renzulli, 51, and his son, Daniel, were returning to Princeton Airport after a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Law enforcement officials from Somerset and Hunterdon Counties will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning Dec. 7 and continuing through Jan.3, 2019, local and ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Persons convicted of driving while intoxicated in Monmouth County between 2008 and 2016— whose breath tests may have been mishandled — are being informed that they can take steps to find out whether their cases can be dismissed. In a December 20 letter, the Monmouth County ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - There are any number of ancient and modern-day variations of "If you build it, they will come." Whether it was a conversation between Christ and Noah about building the Ark, or a disembodied voice telling an Iowa farmer to build a baseball field in the middle of a cornfield in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – You can take the mayor out of Somerville, but you can’t take Somerville out of the mayor. Former Mayor Brian Gallagher, who served on the Borough Council and as mayor for 17.5 years, remains one of the ‘Ville’s biggest cheerleaders. Elected to the Somerset County Board of Chosen ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Four electric cars have been added to the Somerset County fleet. Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione and Freeholder Mark Caliguire showed off one of the new Chevy Volt EVs and the EV charging station located in the county parking deck on Tuesday. Caliguire convened the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa gets around this time of year in any number of ways - firetrucks, flatbed trucks, horse-drawn carriage, small airplanes, and courtesy of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, a huge, lumbering SWATmobile. Santa was the guest of honor at the Steeplechase Cancer Center at ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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,” ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough Recreation Department is sponsoring the III annual “Turkey Trot” 5K run Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22. The race is sanctioned by the USATF, with sanctioned 500 Grand Prix points. The 2016 inaugural event drew 600 runners and raised over $10,000; last year’s event ...

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