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Kelly: Prasad, Danielsen Should Resign Over Catalpa Flap

Kelly: Prasad, Danielsen Should Resign Over Catalpa Flap

Mayor Chris Kelly ( R) has called for the resignation of a Township Councilman and the head of t[...]

Dignitaries On Hand To Greet Pine Grove Students On First Day Of School

Dignitaries On Hand To Greet Pine Grove Students On First Day Of School

Students arriving at Pine Grove Manor School for the first day of the 2015-16 school year weren’[...]

Skeeters Blank Patriots In Rain Shortened Game 5-0

Skeeters Blank Patriots In Rain Shortened Game 5-0

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Skeeters (23-29, 59-63) shutout the Somerset Patriots (28-24, 78-44)[...]

Somerset Patriots Take Series Opener 8-3

Somerset Patriots Take Series Opener 8-3

Sugar Land, TX – The Somerset Patriots (28-23, 78-43) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters (22-29, 58-63[...]

Councilman Requested FBI Probe Of Founders Of Facebook Group Opposing Catalpa Park

Councilman Requested FBI Probe Of Founders Of Facebook Group Opposing Catalpa Park

A Township Councilman who has charged that opposition to the proposed Catalpa Park is racially b[...]

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Elizabeth Man Nabbed In Hamilton Street Convenience Store Robbery

A 22-year-old Elizabeth man faces multiple robbery and drug-related charges in connection with the Aug. 25 armed robbery of a Hamilton Street convenience…

Somerset Man Charged With Criminal Trespass

Somerset Man Charged With Criminal Trespass

A 20-year-old Somerset man remains lodged in the Somerset County Jail, Somerville, on trespassing and drug-related charges. Police said a tenant in a McNair…

Police: Township Man Dies After Jumping Off Driscoll Bridge

Police: Township Man Dies After Jumping Off Driscoll Bridge

A 43-year-old Somerset man died Aug. 10 after he apparently jumped off the Driscoll Bridge in Sayreville into the Raritan River, authorities said.…

Monmouth Junction Man Busted After Offering Women Foot Massages

Monmouth Junction Man Busted After Offering Women Foot Massages

A man allegedly offering unwanted foot massages to women in several parts of the township has been caught, police said. Lawrence Malapitan, 19,…

Township Man Wanted By Police In Drive-By Shooting

Township Man Wanted By Police In Drive-By Shooting

Police are looking for a 21-year-old township man they believe was the gunman in an Aug. 1 drive-by shooting on Ambrose Street. A…

Somerset Man, Accomplice Charged With Armed Robberies Of Township Convenience Stores

Somerset Man, Accomplice Charged With Armed Robberies Of Township Convenience Stores

A township man was among two people arrested July 23 in connection with the armed robberies of two township convenience stores and a home burglary. The…

Police Log: July 14 – 21, 2015

Police Log: July 14 – 21, 2015

July 14 Joseph McKelvey of Croydon, Pa. was cited for careless driving after his car rear-ended one driven on Route 27 by Karen…

Updated: Tractor Trailer Snags Utility Wires, Snaps Poles, Causes Massive Easton Avenue Traffic Snarl

Updated: Tractor Trailer Snags Utility Wires, Snaps Poles, Causes Massive Easton Avenue Traffic Snarl

Update: Repairs are expected to last into the morning of July 23, according to township police. Motorists are advised to plan alternate routes.…

Township Man Snagged In Multi-Agency Narcotics Busts

Township Man Snagged In Multi-Agency Narcotics Busts

A 22-year-old township man was among five people arrested on drug-related charges in an investigation that netted more than $21,000 worth of cocaine.…

Township Police Seek Help In Identifying Burglar

Township Police Seek Help In Identifying Burglar

  Township police have turned to the public in their search for a man they believe burglarized a Hillcrest Avenue home on July…

Police Seek Man Suspected of Robbing Two Convenience Stores In One Day

Police Seek Man Suspected of Robbing Two Convenience Stores In One Day

A man suspected of robbing two township stores at gunpoint on July 14 is being sought by township and county authorities. The man…

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Religion & Faith View all

Several hundred people attended the annual “Interfaith Dialoge and Iftar” July 12 at the Masjid-e-Ali mosque on Cedar Grove Lane. The event is held near the end of…

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Skeeters Blank Patriots In Rain Shortened Game 5-0

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Skeeters (23-29, 59-63) shutout the Somerset Patriots (28-24, 78-44) 5-0 Wednesday evening at Constellation Field. The game was…

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Prasad Apologizes To Council For ‘Inappropriate Statements’ He ‘May Have’ Made On Catalpa Park Opponents

Prasad Apologizes To Council For ‘Inappropriate Statements’ He ‘May Have’ Made On Catalpa Park Opponents

Updated (At end of story) The township councilman who earlier this month came under fire for claiming that a social media page opposed to Catalpa Park is race-based…

Somerset Gate Called Redevelopment Success

Somerset Gate Called Redevelopment Success

The complete sell-out of the Somerset Gate development on Route 27 was celebrated Aug 17 by the developer and township officials. The 106-townhouse development saw its final resident…

Prasad Denies Charging That Catalpa Park Social Media Opposition Is Race-Based

Prasad Denies Charging That Catalpa Park Social Media Opposition Is Race-Based

A township councilman on Aug. 11 denied that he told the Human Relations Commission that a social media group’s opposition to Catalpa Park is race-based, and said that…

Township Democrats Offer Three To Replace Regan On Council

Township Democrats Offer Three To Replace Regan On Council

Township Democrats on July 28 picked three candidates to replace former Township Councilman Brian Regan. Those selected were Shanel Robinson, William Galtieri and Joel Reiss. The three candidates…

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Quail Brook Senior Center September Schedule

Quail Brook Senior Center September Schedule

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 563-4213 Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.…

RCDCU Readies 8th Annual Bike-A-Thon

Quail Brook Senior Center August Schedule Announced

Love Among The Coffee Beans: Couple Weds At Starbucks

July Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Center Announced

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Trails Advisory Committee Picks Photo Contest Winners

Trails Advisory Committee Picks Photo Contest Winners

The Trails Advisory Committee picked eight winners July 8 in its annual photo contest. The eight…

16th Annual Garden Party at Colonial Park

Township Council Approves Downsized Catalpa Park

Colonial Park Paddle Boats & Putting Course Open

Children’s Garden Workshop at Colonial Park