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March 21, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Stung by the defeat of a March 12 referendum that would have raised over $8 million to stabilize the school budget and implement full-day kindergarten, the Board of Education is considering several cost-saving options for the 2019-20 school year – including layoffs upwards of 50 ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Faced with declining enrollment and the prospect of a reduction in state aid, Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Board of Trustees has passed a budget for FY 2020 that increases tuition while reducing operating expenses by over $1 million. The $54.5 million budget for FY ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed six-year Major Leaguer Jimmy Paredes for the 2019 season after he was acquired in a trade with the Lancaster Barnstormers for a player to be named later. “I’m feeling good; ready to starting playing again,” said Paredes. “I can’t wait to until ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Borough Council has passed a resolution calling on Governor Murphy, DOT Commissioner Guteirrez-Scaccetti, and State Senators to restore the off-peak direct "one-seat ride" service into New York City along NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line (RVL).   Service was ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset has agreed to pay  the borough a total of $2.5 million in lieu of property taxes for an eight-year period that expires at the end of 2023. The agreement was announced at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting and was affirmed by a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Don’t be alarmed. This is only a drill. Armed with assault rifles and other weapons, dozens of police officers from Somerset County law enforcement agencies, joined by EMS and fire service units will conduct an active-shooter response exercise at the Steeplechase Cancer Center ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fenster and the rest of the Addams Family will be on stage at Hillsborough High School the next two weekends for five performances of the popular Broadway show. Performances are Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Narch 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have re-signed “fan favorite” infielder Scott Kelly for the 2019 season. “We’ve got ourselves a new season with new opportunities,” said Kelly. “Somerset is a special place. I’m hungrier than ever for this season; just as hungry as my first season. We have ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ –  The luck of the Irish?  Maybe, for one East Brunswick shopper who is quite a bit richer, having won more than a quarter-million dollars yesterday at the 7-11 at the intersection of Summerhill Road and Old Stage Road. One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Deputy Freeholder Director Pat Walsh blames Gov. Phil Murphy and his fiscal policies for  voters’ rejection of an $8.06 million referendum in Hillsborough that if approved, would have funded full-day kindergarten and mitigated budget shortfalls caused by years of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Students at the Van Derveer School took their time to hang out in the lobby each day before and after class this week, patiently waiting on line to spend 25 cents for a 9-ounce cup of lemonade. The students are supporting the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have re-signed two-time Atlantic League All-Star left-handed pitcher Duane Below  for the 2019 season. “I’m looking forward to playing for the Patriots again and am thankful for this opportunity,” said Below. “Hopefully we will get the job done this time ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ - In true Irish fashion, the fog lay over the ocean and walked on what T.S Eliot would call "little cat feet" along the St. Patrick's Day parade route this Sunday in Asbury Park, New Jersey.  Out of the mist came leprechauns and Vikings; mummers and bagpipers; and all sorts of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Residents voted by an overwhelming margin to reject a referendum on Tuesday that would have raised $8.06 million in taxes to pay for all-day kindergarten and stabilize the school board's finances. Unofficial results at 9:30 p.m. showed 4,432 voting against the referendum, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - As Irish luck would have it, the rain stopped just in time for the borough's 28th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, and although there was no rainbow with a pot o' gold, there were thousands of spectators along Main Street who didn't seem to mind. Damp, chilly, wth a slight mist ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Actor/filmmaker Garry Pastore will celebrate the 5th anniversary of his award-winning independent film Destressed with a screening and panel discussion of the documentary on Thursday, March 28, at the historic Dunellen Theatre (458 North Ave, Dunellen, NJ). Pastore ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township residents will be asked to approve all-day kindergarten classes in a Tuesday, March 12 referendum that would cost the average homeowner an additional $300 per year in taxes. Members of the board authorized a referendum to be placed on the ballot at its meeting Jan. 7; ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – It’s all coming together - the Irish flags are flapping in the wind along Main Street and President Trump has declared March as Irish-American Heritage Month, continuing a White House tradition started by President George H.W. Bush in 1991. That’s also the year Somerville hosted ...

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NEW JERSEY - On March 1, Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that Dun & Bradstreet, Steven Bitterman, Principal, Gensler and Summit Medical Group will be recognized at its 2019 Pink Tie Party on Friday, March 22 at The Grove in Cedar Grove. This year’s signature event, chaired by Michael ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman made the rounds of some towns in his 16h District yesterday, visiting schools to help students and teachers celebrate “Read Across America” Day. Earlier in the week, he had been at the Orchard Road School in Montgomery; on Friday, he ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have re-signed Atlantic League All-Star right-handed pitcher David Kubiak for the 2019 season. “I’ve gotten too used to winning in Somerset to want to go anywhere else,” said Kubiak. “I’m pumped to get back to work and put number seven in the trophy ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Manville man has been convicted of multiple charges stemming from an argument over a parking space and a subsequent altercation in which he used a sword to attack the driver of the other car. Jared Razzano,  36 of North 9th Avenue, Manville was found guilty of 2nd degree ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- There’s a myth about all those Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Do-si-dos the CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) wants to dispel. “It’s not a cookie program. It’s not a cookie sale,” Natasha Hemmings said while sitting in Whole Foods in Downtown Newark, catching a quick bite ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have re-signed Atlantic League All-Star left-handed pitcher Rick Teasley for the 2019 season. “I’m excited to be coming back, especially with so many familiar faces also returning,” said Teasley. “We haven’t finished the way we started the last two years, ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 19-year-old township resident has been arrested and charged with assaulting an 81-year-old man wearing a “Make American Great Again” hat while shopping at the ShopRite supermarket on Elizabeth Avenue on Monday. Ryan M. Salvagno, 19 of Amwell Road has been charged with ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, a rail-advocacy group representing 1.7 million residents in four counties along NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Rail line, will sponsor a free presentation on the Gateway Project beginning at 7 p.m, Tuesday, March 26th at the Cranford Community ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., a lifelong resident of South Plainfield whose political career began in 2002, every day in the New Jersey State Senate is different and that’s what he loves most about serving the 18th L.D.  “No two days are the same,” said Diegnan who, as a ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - An 81-year-old man wearing a "Make America Great Again" baseball cap was assaulted while shopping inside an Elizabeth Street food store, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The assault took place on Monday, Feb. 25 at 3:24 p.m at the ShopRite ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The average American household spends $2,279 on property taxes for their homes each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In light of this, it’s little surprise that more than $14 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association. To ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine plans to reopen talks with Amazon about locating the company’s second headquarters – HQ2 – in Somerset County. He made the announcement Feb. 22 at a meeting of the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee. Somerset County put in a ...

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