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South Brunswick: Residents Discuss Strategy To Block Trap Rock Quarry Gas Pipeline Project

September 18, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – When it comes to blocking Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement project and proposed natural gas Compressor Station 206, which would be located near Trap Rock Industries' Kingston quarry, numbers count, according to a panel of state environmental activists.

More than 150 people from South Brunswick and Franklin townships came out Thursday night to the South ...

Somerville: Freeholders to Place Wreath at 9/11 Memorial

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Freeholders will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Monday, Sept. 11.

The public is welcome to attend. As people gather for the ceremony, the Somerset County Police Pipes & Drums band will perform.

At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first plane crashed into ...

Somerville Rally Decries Racism, Bigotry; Speakers Urge Resolve to Unite and Overcome

SOMERVILLE, NJ - They came from different walks of life, different cultures, from different sides of the political aisle and different houses of worship.

Some were immigrants, some black, some white, some were Asian and Latino.

Others were gay.

Men and women, young and old, different from one another but for one common bond - all were Americans.

Several hundred people attended Monday ...

Hillsborough HS Graduate Begins Reign as Miss UNICO

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Township resident Kimberly Ann Santaromita, a graduate of Hillsborough High School now attending graduate school at Rutgers University, has been selected as Miss UNICO Hillsborough for 2017-18.

Her first official Miss UNICO Hillsborough public appearance will be at the Hillsborough Rotary Fair Family Fun Day for families with children and young adults with disabilities ...

Bound Brook Man Charged in Shop Rite Robbery

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Bound Brook man has been charged with the robbery of the West Union Avenue Shop Rite, and faces additional charges for incidents at the Bridgewater Promenade and Bridgewater Commons Mall.

Brian M. Sivetz, 26, of West Main Street, Bound Brook has been charged with 2 counts of 1st degree, robbery, and 1 count of 4th degree, shoplifting, according to ...

West Windsor: Three Charged After Allegedly Attempting To Rob Route 1 AT&T Store

WEST WINDSOR, NJ – Three people are in custody after allegedly trying to rob the AT&T store on Route 1 Tuesday night, police said.

Police charged Gregory T. Smith, 53, and Benjamin Green, 47, both of Philadelphia with robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and kidnapping, after they allegedly tried to rob the store, located in the ...

Hillsborough Honors Purple Heart Recipients

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Mayor Carl Suraci and members of the Township Committee gathered at the municipal building Monday evening to honor dozens of true American heroes from Somerset County, those combat veterans who were wounded in battle while serving their country.

Aug. 7 marked the 235th anniversary of the Medal of Merit, the forerunner of the Purple Heart.

MOPH Somerset County ...

Franklin Township: Somerset Sex Offender Shot Dead in Trenton

TRENTON, NJ - A Somerset man and registered sex offender was shot dead in his car on a Trenton street Friday night, according to officials. 

"Jerome J. Thomas, 21, of Somerset, was shot several times at approximately 7:50 p.m. (Friday night) while seated in his vehicle near 682 Southard Street," Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor, Doris Galuchie said ...

Belmar Looks to Keep ‘Beach-Spreading’ Under Control with Ban on Tents, Canopies

BELMAR, NJ — Many beachgoers bring umbrellas or small pop-up enclosures for young children when going to enjoy a day in the sand and surf.

But beach towns along the Jersey Shore are seeing an increasing number of large tents or canopies rising along the water’s edge on any beach day — some being set up two to three across, creating large covered compounds.

It’s ...

Police Investigate Robbery at Bound Brook Shop Rite; Reward Offered

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police are searching for a suspect who walked in to the ShopRite Supermarket on West Union Avenue in Bound Brook Tuesday morning demanding money from a cashier after claiming he had a gun.

No weapon was shown by the suspect.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson provided the following account:

Bound Brook Police arrived at the store after receiving a ...

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