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Somerset Patriots Pitcher Sean Bierman Signed By Baltimore Orioles

Somerset Patriots Pitcher Sean Bierman Signed By Baltimore Orioles

Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced that left-handed pitcher Sean Bierman’s contr[...]

Quail Brook Senior Center August Schedule Announced

Quail Brook Senior Center August Schedule Announced

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

Meet Our Advertiser: Q&A With Anytime Fitness’ Daniella Harris

Meet Our Advertiser: Q&A With Anytime Fitness’ Daniella Harris

We recently sat down with Daniella Harris, owner of Anytime Fitness at 920 Hamilton St., to talk abo[...]

Patriots Take Series Over Ducks With 7-3 Win

Patriots Take Series Over Ducks With 7-3 Win

Central Islip, NY – The Somerset Patriots (14-7, 64-27) won the rubber match of the series against t[...]

In Your Opinion: Prasad Owes Catalpa Park Opponents An Apology

In Your Opinion: Prasad Owes Catalpa Park Opponents An Apology

By Raleigh Steinhauer, Somerset. Councilman at Large Rajiv Prasad has accused opposition to the C[...]

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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…

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.…

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…

FTPD Youth Academy Gives Students A Taste Of Life In Blue

FTPD Youth Academy Gives Students A Taste Of Life In Blue

Nearly three dozen township youth this week are getting a taste of what life is like in a police academy. They’re discovering that…

Police: Four Somerset Residents Busted While Having Sex In Closed Hotel Room

Police: Four Somerset Residents Busted While Having Sex In Closed Hotel Room

Four Somerset residents face defiant trespass charges after they were found July 13 having sex in a closed-off portion of a township hotel.…

New Neighborhood Police Team Hits Hamilton Street

New Neighborhood Police Team Hits Hamilton Street

A two-man “Neighborhood Police Team” has been created to patrol the Hamilton Street business district. The team, which will officially deploy on July 14, is…

Police Log: June 30 – July 6, 2015

Police Log: June 30 – July 6, 2015

June 30 Omola Akande of Somerset was cited for failure to stop after her car collided with one driven on Clyde Road by…

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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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Somerset Patriots Pitcher Sean Bierman Signed By Baltimore Orioles

Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced that left-handed pitcher Sean Bierman’s contract has been purchased by the Baltimore Orioles organization and he will…

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Updated: Stanley: School Board President Should Resign Over Same-Sex Marriage Comments At FHS Graduation

Updated: Stanley: School Board President Should Resign Over Same-Sex Marriage Comments At FHS Graduation

Video courtesy Ed Potosnak. A Board of Education member is calling for the board president’s resignation over comments he made on same-sex marriage at the 2015 Franklin High School…

Zoning Board Acts Quickly On Three Applications

Zoning Board Acts Quickly On Three Applications

The stars were in alignment July 16 for the Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting, which saw the board swiftly approve three applications for variances. The board approved a…

Planning Board Approves Bank Kiosk, Future Of Project Uncertain

Planning Board Approves Bank Kiosk, Future Of Project Uncertain

Bank of America won Planning Board approval July 14 to erect a standalone drive-through ATM kiosk in a Hamilton Street parking lot, but it remains to be seen…

Township Teachers Receive High Marks In New State Evaluation

Township Teachers Receive High Marks In New State Evaluation

About 96 percent of township teachers are “effective” or “highly effective,” according to the state’s new educator evaluation system. The new system, called “AchieveNJ,” evaluated teachers and school…

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Villagers Theatre Kicks Off Fundraising Effort With Senior Performing Arts Festival

Villagers Theatre Kicks Off Fundraising Effort With Senior Performing Arts Festival

Performers from eight counties in New Jersey will gather at the Villagers Theatre, DeMott Lane, June…

FHS’ Production Of ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Nominated For ‘Rising Star’ Awards

Photo Gallery: Middle School’s ‘Annie Jr.’ Used As Fundraiser For Township Food Bank

Hub City Music Festival Performances Set

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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