Somerset County News

May 28, 2020

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  A North Plainfield man was arrested and charged with arson in connection with the fire that tore through residences on Maple Avenue on Wednesday, authorities say. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County ...

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WARREN, NJ - Need more chicken? Feed to Give is back in Warren. The Warren Township Committee is pleased to assist the Bernard's Regional Chamber of Commerce in hosting another FEED TO GIVE fundraising project. 100% of the proceeds of this fundraiser will support the Warren Township Lions Club who ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two residents were injured in a three alarm fire in the Borough of. North Plainfield on Tuesday, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Need Chicken?  Want to help? The call went out and the community responded.  In just a few days, 400 families signed up to pick up chicken and donate to the Somerset County Food Bank through Feed to Give. Feed to Give said: “Another successful fundraiser! We had over 400 cars ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren, Watchung and Green Brook residents made noise on Thursday in a show of support  for all essential workers: healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, pharmacists, first responders and others who have given of themselves to provide needed services to all of us during the ...

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WARREN, NJ -  Need Chicken?  Want to help? The call went out and the Warren community responded.  In just a few days, 350 families signed up to pick up chicken and donate to the Somerset County Food Bank through Feed to Give. See: Need Chicken? Warren Township Chicken Fundraiser for Food Bank ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Green Brook Health Officer, Kevin Sumner, has confirmed on Friday  the first fatality related to COVID-19 in Green Brook. “Today I received the call that I had hoped I would never get. The call that someone from Green Brook, one of our own, had passed away due to COVID-19 ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders is collaborating with the Somerset County Business Partnership to establish a task force to develop economic recovery strategies that will support local businesses. “This joint effort between Somerset County and the Somerset ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A fatal accident on Route 22 in North Plainfield involving a pedestrian on Saturday night is being investigated by the North Plainfield Police Department, North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti announced on Sunday. The North Plainfield Police Department, in conjunction ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Two cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported in  Green Brook Township on Thursday, according to Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission and Green Brook’s Department of Health.   The individuals are isolated and recuperating at home.  A press release on ...

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Update as of 2 pm Tuesday   SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Somerset County Department of Health (SCDOH) is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Jersey State Department of Health, and other health partners in monitoring the evolving situation. The county ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Somerset County is implementing the following changes, effective Wednesday, Mar. 18 in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.  All scheduled programs will be canceled through April 10, including the 5K Race to Wellness, Pysanky Egg Painting and ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Beginning Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 22, the Library System will be closed to the public. The Library System will continue to evaluate and communicate future plans as information becomes available.    Again, the safety of our customers and staff is always our ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – If you know a teenager who may be a victim of dating abuse, there are people and resources available to help.  Freeholder Brian D. Levine invites parents, guardians and professionals who work with youth and families to the next Somerset County Office of Youth Services’ workshop, ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Washington Avenue and Warrenville Road are closed between Route 22 and Rock Road West due to weather conditions, police advised at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday.  The storm is currently intensifying, leaving most roads snow covered and slippery.  Be prepared for icy road conditions ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ -The Bound Brook train station will be closed Monday following a raging fire Sunday night.   Riders can utilize the Bridgewater station or the Dunellen station. Church Street, John Street, Mountain Avenue & Hamilton Street and Main Street are all CLOSED, Bound Brook Police said.

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UPDATE: The Bound Brook train station will be closed Monday.   Riders can utilize the Bridgewater station or the Dunellen station. Church Street, John Street, Mountain Avenue & Hamilton Street and Main Street are all CLOSED, Bound Brook Police said. PLEASE avoid the entire area. BOUND BROOK, ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ - A fire is raging in downtown Bound Brook on Sunday night. The glow of the blaze can be seen for miles across Somerset County. Raritan Valley Line rail service is suspended between Bridgewater and Dunellen in both directions due to fire department activity near Bound Brook.

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WARREN, NJ - One person was arrested after a prostitution investigation at a Warren Township massage parlor on Monday, authorities announced on Wednesday.   The  arrest of Guiyu Piao, age 49, of 35th Ave, Flushing, NY was announced by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township has a new mayor and deputy mayor for 2020. Mayor Gary DiNardo nominated Committeeman Michael “ Mick” Marion for mayor and chairperson of the township committee and Marion nominated George Lazo for the position of deputy mayor and vice chairperson of the Warren Township ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Wawa officially opened in North Plainfield at 8 a.m. Thursday and customers will be treated to free coffee through the weekend. The location is  the former Fabricland, 855 US 22 at Wilson Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ 07060.    RELATED End of an Era: Construction ...

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WARREN/WATCHUNG, NJ - A public meeting concerning Hillcrest Road will be conducted by the Somerset County Engineering Division on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Borough of Watchung Municipal Building Council Chambers located at 15 Mountain Boulevard. Somerset County will present the findings ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Due to soggy conditions following yesterday’s rain,  no parking will be allowed  at the 4-H Fairgrounds this morning Thursday, Aug. 8. Visitors should take the free shuttle buses leaving regularly from Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch. Buses will run from 9:30 ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  The arrests of a man and a woman in relation to an aggravated assault involving a North Plainfield Police Officer  were announced by Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti  on ...

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  WARREN, NJ - A Warren patrol was flagged down and advised of a hit and run on Mountain Boulevard near Krauzer’s, on Monday afternoon. After an extensive search and foot chase, the accused was arrested on Sawmill Road, police said.   Malaria Woods, of Newark, was issued summonses for ...

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