Somerset County News

September 18, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon) and former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, took turns at Raymour & Flanigan, Route 202 to get a no-frills haircut. Nothing fancy, no clipping, no styling, and no comb or scissors were ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Members of the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Tuesday, Sept. 11.  The public is welcome to attend. As people gather for the ceremony, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than $30,000 in narcotics were confiscated and two suspects arrested for possession and distribution of drugs from their residence on Bartine Street after a two-month investigation, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. A loaded automatic Glock ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – The Manville Police Benevolent Association #236 is adding $2,000 in reward money, with Crime Stoppers of Somerset County increasing its reward from $750 to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for a binge of tire slashings in the borough that have ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Larry Hanko, area director of Special Olympics Somerset County, attended a meeting of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently to thank and recognize members of the county Roads and Bridges Division and the Somerset County Department of Corrections for their support ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ– Two additional people have been arrested on charges stemming from a North Plainfield homicide while trying to flee to Mexico, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - An urgent Bayberry School update was sent to parents and guardians on Thursday. The opening of school will most likely be delayed due to mold in the school. Work on remediation is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Sept.1. “Dear Parents and Guardians, Please see the attached letter ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Have you lost a loved one to an overdose or drug use? You have an opportunity to join others in the community who share your pain and who want to help raise awareness about drug addiction. International Overdose Awareness Day will be observed on Thursday, Aug. 30. Somerset ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione urges residents to participate in the “Walk, Bike, Hike Somerset County: Connecting Vibrant Communities Transportation Study,” by taking an online survey and/or by commenting on an interactive map.   The deadline for residents to provide their ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The third suspect wanted in the homicide death of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, age 24-year, of North Plainfield, has surrendered to police and charges have been upgraded to one suspect already in custody, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 28-year-old woman was killed Sunday after she was struck by a vehicle while walking on Route 22 at the intersection of Country Club Road, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police. Shivangi Sharma was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Plainfield man was arrested in connection with an attempted sexual assault in Washington Valley Park, off Miller Lane, according to a report from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Saturday. Elvin Martinez, 18, was charged with third degree criminal sexual contact, third ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - US-22 is closed near Bowlmor bowling alley until further notice following a car crash with a pole in the early hours of Saturday morning. The westbound lanes are closed at Sebrings Mill Road. All traffic is being detoured back onto Route 22 east or Green Brook Road into ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Three Plainfield men were charged in relation to the on-going homicide investigation of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, age 24, of North Plainfield, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Manville resident has been indicted for attempted murder and faces other charges in connection with a sword attack on June 13. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson announced the return of a Grand Jury Indictment charging Jared Razzano,  35, of North 9th Avenue, with ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – For the third time in as many months, homeowners in the northwest section of town woke up Wednesday morning to a crime spree that targeted 80 automobiles parked on the street, with 130 tires punctured. The victims live in an area bounded by North 3rd Avenue and North 13th Avenue, ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, A 24-year old North Plainfield man was fatally stabbed over the weekend and an investigation is underway, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti announced on Monday. The ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD - Police say one person was assaulted on Grove Street early Sunday morning, and anyone who lives in the area and has home surveillance is asked to contact authorities. Anyone with any information regarding an assault that occurred on Grove Street in North Plainfield  in the ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – The North 13th Avenue railroad crossing between Brook Boulevard and Camplain Road  will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 20 for track repairs. Work is expected to take one week, according to Manville Police, and should be finished by the time school opens in September. Road ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laura Gonzalez, of Paramus has been found guilty of 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault, a disorderly person’s offense.  The guilty verdicts were returned by a petit jury after a trial in New Jersey Superior Court before the Honorable Angela ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - One suspect has been arrested, and a second suspect is being sought for an attempted home invasion on Mersher Court at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Jhamir Hoagland, 18, of Taylor Drive, Franklin Township is charged with 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Almost a month after residents started seeing flyers from Identity Evropa, a group classified by the Anti-Defamation League as a white supremacist organization, around Bridgewater and surrounding towns, residents have been banding together to spread a message against hate and ...

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