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Somerset County Man Snagged in Statewide Sting of Suspected Child Predators

September 19, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

The sting was set-up at a residence in Toms River. The underage ...

North Plainfield MS-13 Member Admits to Killing Plainfield Man

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Somerset County man has admitted to fatally shooting a 22 year-old Plainfield resident, Andres Chach, in 2011, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Tuesday.

Jose Romero-Aguirre, a.k.a. “Coñejo,” 32, a North Plainfield resident and member of the Plainfield Locos Salvatrucha (PLS) clique of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, ...

North Plainfield 8-Year Old Holds Lemonade Stand to Raise Funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The call went out and the North Plainfield community responded. 

Cooper, an eight year old boy from North Plainfield, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 3. His mom posted a message that Cooper would be holding a sugar and carb free lemonade stand, coinciding with the town-wide yard sale. She said,” He donates his money to JDRF to help find a ...

Warren Township Cuts Ribbon on East County Turf Field

WARREN, NJ - The ribbon has been cut. The East County Turf Field officially opened on Sunday with help from Watchung Hills Pop Warner Wolverine players, cheerleaders, parents, coaches and a who’s who of Warren, Somerset County, New Jersey, and Pop Warner dignitaries.

Warren Mayor Vic Sordillo, Deputy Mayor Gary DiNardo, ...

Somerville Police Respond to Emergency Lockdown Alert at Middle School

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police were summoned to Somerville Middle School at 10:07 a.m.Wednesday in response to a lockdown situation, forcing all students and administrators to remain behind locked doors in their classrooms and offices until a complete search of the school by police was conducted.

It was not a drill, with students and staff on edge, many fearing the worst for little more than an ...

Leadership Somerset Seeking Donations to Upgrade Kitchen at Agape House

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Leadership Somerset Program is starting its fundraising work to upgrade the women's kitchen in the Agape House in Somerville, and provide a nutritional program to those living there.

According to a release, Leadership Somerset works to create an active network of informed concerned leaders who are committed to improving quality of life in the community. Every ...

Green Brook Man and Sister Sentenced and Ordered to Pay $1,066,830 Restitution for $3.7 Million Mail Fraud, US Attorney Says

TRENTON, NJ – A brother and sister, from Green Brook and Matawan, were sentenced to federal prison terms for their respective roles in running a multi-million dollar fraudulent invoice scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Wednesday.

Shevandra Verasawmi, 38, of Matawan, was sentenced to 87 months in prison and Vishallie Verasawmi, 37, of Green Brook, was sentenced to 48 ...

Freeholders Honor Those Who Perished on 9/11

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, held a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of 9/11 at the county’s memorial clock tower, located on the corner of Main and Bridge streets. 

At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center – the bell at the top of the ...

North Plainfield Man Among 20 Charged in $100K Heroin Bust, North Plainfield Address Searched, Prosecutor Says

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A North Plainfield address was searched and a resident arrested after a long-term joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics Strike Force and the FBI Newark Hybrid Task Force yielded 19 arrests, the seizure of thousands of doses of heroin, and the dismantling of two heroin mills operating in Elizabeth and Plainfield, acting Union County ...

Warren Will Remember Sept. 11, Other Area Ceremonies Set

WARREN, NJ - It’s been 17 years. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Warren Township will honor the fallen from the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

The ceremony will occur at 8:30 a.m. at the 9/11 Fallen Heroes Monument in front of the Municipal Building. The monument depicts the Twin Towers and features an inscription that reads: “We Will Never Forget.”

All Warren ...


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