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Somerset County: Freeholder Board Plans to Expand Use of Video in 2019

December 12, 2018

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ -In the spring of 2019 freeholder meetings will start to be streamed online according to local resident, Freeholder Deputy Director Brian D. Levine.

According to a release, Somerset County will continue developing videos about county services and amenities in 2019, including livestreaming public meetings.

“Because of the popularity of video and the fact ...

Sen. Tom Kean Jr. Teaches at Watchung Hills, Presents Joy Prescott Humanitarian Award to DiMizio

WARREN, NJ – Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) students in Freshman World History Classes had the added benefit of having their lesson titled, “United Against Hate,” guest-taught by New Jersey State Sen. Tom Kean Jr, former Somerset County Sheriff’s Department Chief and K-9 Unit officer Tim Pino, and four student-leaders representing the WHRHS Diversity Club and ...

Bill Would Deny NJ Tuition Aid to Students Convicted of Hazing

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.

The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

More than 200 students have died from hazing-related accidents in the United States since 1838, and 40 students have died ...

Honoring 41, What's Closed on National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush

WASHINGTON, DC -  The United States of America will observe a National Day of Mourning on Wed. Dec. 5 to honor the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush. 

In addition to all flags being flown at half staff, there will be closures in both the government and the private sector. 

A National Day of Mourning is effectively a Federal ...

Fairness Hearing on Warren Township Affordable Housing On for Dec. 4

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A fairness and preliminary compliance hearing for the Township of Warren, for the Township’s housing element and fair share compliance plan for the Affordable Housing period 1987-2025 is set for Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Somerville at 11 a.m. 


The Docket is  No. SOM-L-904-15 and the hearing will take place before  the Honorable Thomas C. Miller, ...

Santa Claus Arrives in Warren at 2018 Holiday Walk with Christmas Tree and Menorah lighting

WARREN, NJ - Everyone loves Santa.

Hundreds of Warrenites braved the rain to see Santa at the Holiday Walk sponsored by the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce this year.

The event started at 3 p.m. at the Pheasant Run Plaza, where Santa Claus arrived on a fire truck  to a waiting crowd. The Watchung Hills High School Marching band helped to greet Santa and led him, ...

Watchung Rescue Squad's 28th Annual Tree of Lights Festival Lights up Watchung, Remembers Sean Whelan


WATCHUNG, NJ - Despite the rain, the 28th Annual Tree of Lights once again lit up the Village Green on Saturday, Dec. 1. This year’s Tree of Lights was dedicated to Sean Michael Whelan, former Watchung chief of police, who  passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at his home in Bernardsville, at the age of 51.

Watchung Rescue Squad President Robert ...

NJ Senate President Meets with Business Leaders in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-3) at a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 30 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sweeney will discuss his proposals to fix New Jersey’s economy based on the conclusions of the “Path to Progress New Jersey” ...

On Warren Affordable Housing: Berkeley Heights Asked to Provide Wastewater Treatment for 192-home Development in Warren

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Tuesday night more than 30 people chatted in the audience for almost an hour as they waited for council members to return from an unexpected Executive Session that was announced immediately after the Pledge of Allegiance.

The topic of the session was an update on an earlier request by Warren Township to Berkeley Heights as to the ability of Berkeley Heights to ...

Green Brook and Warren Residents Among History Contest Winners

SOMERVILLE, NJ Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher has announced the winners, including one each from Green Brook an Warren, of the History Traveler Contest. The contest was a drawing held for visitors who had attended Somerset County’s 13th annual Weekend Journey through the Past. “Congratulations to the winners of the History Traveler Contest drawing,” said Freeholder ...


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