Somerset County News

February 15, 2019

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A mother, father and their son, all borough residents, have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an Old Bridge man Jan. 9 at their home on Farm Lane. Ryan D. Keogh, 28, was arrested by investigators without incident Thursday morning at a residence on Madison ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host Somerset County Freeholder Director Brian Levine at a Feb. 22 luncheon at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Freeholder Director will discuss his priorities in support of ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warrenbrook Senior Center and the following senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12 due to inclement weather: Hillsborough, Montgomery, Quail Brook, and the Senior Wellness Centers in Bernards and ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ—Local teens have organized a Dance-A-Thon on February 22, 2019 at St. Mark’s Church in Basking Ridge to raise money and awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Chiari malformation, with proceeds going to the family of Krissy and Zach Klein of Colorado, whose four children ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Land Use Board will hear a developer's application on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the municipal office to build 202 units of rental apartments on the corner of US Route 22 west and Warrenville Road.  The project includes 30 affordable rental units in four separate ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968. He immediately endorsed North Plainfied Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ –Somerset County nonprofit and community organizations are eligible to enter the annual TD Bank Ballpark drawing for a chance to win tickets to a home game and seating in the ballpark’s 30-seat community box. The deadline to submit entry forms is Friday, Feb. 15, according to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police arrested a 31-year-old township man earlier this week after they say the suspect followed a girl home while walking her dog, and harassed her once she was inside the house. The girl, who had locked herself in the house, called 911 after she saw the suspect pacing in ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan resident Ronald Rebernik, 62, was sentenced to 15 years in New Jersey State Prison following a negotiated plea agreement in a vehicular homicide in July that killed a 1-year-old boy on Anderson Street. Rebernik was sentenced Thursday for committing first degree vehicular ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Borough Schools Interim Superintendent Stephanie Bilenker presented a PARCC assessment comparison study at the last meeting of the Watchung Board of Education. The presentation stemmed from parent requests when the scores were presented last fall to see comparison data ...

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On cold winter days when temperatures are well below freezing, the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders encourages residents to be aware of their health and safety.  Over the next couple of days, cold temperatures and extreme wind chill values are expected, which can be dangerous to people ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) is hosting a food drive at his district office to help local food banks cope with a rise in demand, and meet the needs of furloughed federal government workers and all local residents currently struggling with hunger. Non-perishable ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 63-year-old resident of Talmage Avenue in Bound Brook faces multiple charges in connection with the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The suspect, James Metner is charged with 2nd degree Sexual Assault, 3rd ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Three performances of Basking Ridge-based Trilogy Repertory Co.'s staging of "Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz" are scheduled for this Saturday Jan. 26, in the program rooms at the Bernards Township Library. The live theater performance, an interactive show recommended for ages 4 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jack Morris, president and CEO of Piscataway-based Edgewood Properties, developer of The Edge luxury apartments on West Main Street, is deferring rent payments at all of his New Jersey residential properties for those federal employees impacted by the federal government ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Borough Council voted unanimously to approve all  volunteer appointments at its last meeting except tthose to the Watchung Library Advisory Committee. The six-member Watchung Library Advisory Committee has three seats up for grabs and the council voted 4-2 to table  ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has led to the arrest of a Bound Brook man who has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the distribution of child pornography and 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs. The flagship District Office will be ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ  - The Watchung Borough Board of Education voted on Wednesday to approve $14,790 to address “the Asbestos Situation at Bayberry Elementary School.”   Interim Superintendent of the Watchung Borough School District,  Stephanie Bilenker, was notified of the existence of asbestos ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Longtime member Jim Walsh has been named Grand Marshal of the annual Main Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 10 by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Patrick’s Division of Somerset County. A dinner and reception to honor the Grand Marshal will be held Friday, Feb. 8 at the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents and their teenage sons and daughters are invited to a frank and open discussion on the ramifications of drug abuse and ways to prevent it at the Somerville YMCA from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The event is free and open to the community; the Y is located at 2 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Historical Society of Plainfield announced that a major restoration of the interior masonry walls of the Drake House Museum has been completed.  There are two interior basement areas that date to 1746, and one basement area that dates to the 1880’s.  The project included ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Authorities are investigating a three-vehicle crash on Route 22 on Saturday morning and are requesting the public’s help. Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the area of Route 22 East and West End Avenue, North ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year. The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F.

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BOUND BROOK, NJ – A 29-year-old Old Bridge man is dead following a shooting incident at residence on Farm Lane in Bound Brook on Jan. 9, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bound Brook Chief of Police Vito Bet confirmed the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Tour of Somerville, which draws over 1,000 cyclists and thousands of spectators from the region and around the world to the downtown district Memorial Day weekend is the winner of the “Tourism Champion” category in the Salute to Tourism Awards which will be presented Jan. 18th ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - For the first time since 1982, Democrats were sworn in to the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the Jan. 4 reorganization meeting at the Somerville Historic Courthouse. Former Franklin Township Deputy Mayor Shanel Robinson and former Somerset Hills Schools ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset welcomed Somerset County’s first baby of 2019 at 1:52 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1. A baby girl, Journey Divine Discher, was born to Americe Moody and Preston Discher of Montgomery. Weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 20.5 ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - After swearing in Borough Council members Larry Laronde, Everett Merrill, Wendy Wright-Schaefer and Doug Singleterry on Tuesday, Mayor Michael Giordano delivered the State of the Borough Address.    Giordano highlighted new businesses, the police department, fire ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 34-year-old Somerville man faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated arson after police say he intentionally set fire to a Hillsborough residence where his former girlfriend lived. All eight occupants of the home, including a 4-year-old, escaped unharmed, according to ...

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