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Nominations Accepted for Exemplary Disability Advocates

The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services is accepting nominations of exemplary efforts in advocating for people with disabilities. Nominations for the seventh annual Disability Advocates Awards are due by Oct. 1. The awards are open to individuals, organizations and businesses located in Somerset County. “This award provides an opportunity for Somerset County […]

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North Brunswick Church Refurbishes School Garden as it Prepares Somerset Services

North Brunswick Church Refurbishes School Garden as it Prepares Somerset Services

Volunteers from the Point Community Church of North Brunswick spent three days of their summer fixing up the garden at Pine Grove Manor School on Highland Avenue. The work was seen by church leaders as a way of introducing themselves to the community in advance of them founding a new congregation in Somerset. The work […]

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Franklin Police Participate in Undercover Prostitution/Drug Operation

Township police participated in an undercover operation with four other law enforcement agencies that resulted in the Aug. 22 arrests of 14 people from five states on prostitution and drug-related charges. According to a press release on the arrests, the township police worked on a task force with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, […]

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Sayreville Man Charged With Township Robbery

Sayreville Man Charged With Township Robbery

Authorities have charged a Sayreville man with the Aug. 3 armed robbery of a township resident. Christopher Boston, 19, of Smith Street, Sayreville was charged with First Degree Robbery, police said. A 15-year-old told police that he was sitting in a car at Hempstead Gardens at about 8:30 p.m. when a man pointed a gun […]

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Credit Union Sets 6th Annual Bike-a-Thon

The Renaissance Community Development Credit Union’s 6th Annual Bike-a-Thon is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The ride, proceeds of which go to support prostate cancer awareness and the importance of early detection, begins and ends at the credit union offices at 55 Fuller St. in Somerset. Money raised is donated to the Robert […]

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School Board Mulls $85 Million Referendum for New School, Grade Realignment

School Board Mulls $85 Million Referendum for New School, Grade Realignment

The Board of Education is preparing to “market” to residents a proposed $85 million referendum which would result in a new elementary school and a realignment of elementary and middle school grade configurations. Plans are drawn for the work, which includes about $45 million for a new Pre-Kindergarten to 5th grade school on Claremont Road […]

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$5,000 Reward, But No New Leads in Multiple Shooting Incidents

$5,000 Reward, But No New Leads in Multiple Shooting Incidents

A $5,000 reward has been posted for information into last weekend’s multiple shootings that left a township man wounded and included a shootout in a parking lot. Police have no new information on the incidents, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Jack Bennett said Wednesday. The incidents began on shortly after 3 p.m. Aug. 23 when […]

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School Board Studies Lowering High School Passing Grade

School Board Studies Lowering High School Passing Grade

A move to lower the passing grade for Franklin High School students from 67 to 60 is being studied by the Board of Education. The board at its August meeting pulled a proposed policy that would do just that, saying it needed more time to study the issue. The new policy, if adopted, would not […]

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Somerset Men Indicted on Attempted Murder, Weapons, Drug Charges

Somerset Men Indicted on Attempted Murder, Weapons, Drug Charges

Two Somerset men were indicted Aug. 28 on drug-related, weapons and attempted murder charges. A Grand Jury returned indictments on multiple charges against Pablo Hernandez-Garcia, 26 and Luis Carreon, 24 in connection with a July incident in the township. The two face charges of 1st Degree attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder,  2nd Degree […]

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Sept. 20 Is Next ‘Buy One, Bring One’ Food Donation Day

The next targeted “Buy One, Bring One” Friday food donation event is Sept. 20. There is a blue, “BOBO” donation bin in the townshoip municipal building on DeMott Lane. The program collects food for Somerset COunty families in need. It is the brainchild of County Freeholder Patricia Walsh. “The slow economic recovery has put a […]

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