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Police Log: Sept. 28 – 30, 2013

Milton Macauley of Somerset was cited for careless driving Sept. 28 after he lost control of his car while driving down Westminster Drive, jumped the curb and then hit a tree. Police said Macauley was “traveling at an unsafe speed” when he lost control of it. § A car driven by Zeborah Davenger of Philadelphia […]

Car Burglar Scores $3,000 in Cash, May Have Been Filmed

Police said a Whittier Avenue man may have captured on tape a burglary of his car which netted the thief $3,000 in cash. Police said that an outdoor surveillance camera system recently installed by Ramiro Gonzalez captured the image of a man approaching his 2009 Lexus while it was parked at his house. The video […]

Somerset Man Killed in North Brunswick Accident, Charges Filed

A New Brunswick man faces three charges – including vehicular homicide – following his alleged involvement in a Sept. 28 accident that killed a 22-year-old Somerset man. Police said Shareef Holder, 27, was also charged with aggravated manslaughter and eluding police. Holder was allegedly fleeing police in his car on Jersey Avenue when he crashed […]

Health Insurance Marketplace: What’s Your Experience?

Health Insurance Marketplace: What’s Your Experience?

Well, the Health Insurance Marketplace opened up this morning, and it looks like they still have a few bugs to work out in the application system. Personally, I’ve tried to sign up about six times, but always get stuck at the “Security Questions” section. What’s been your experience? Have you been able to register? Share […]

Rep. Rush Holt Statement: Tea Party Extremists Threaten Economic Catastrophe

Rep. Rush Holt, D-NJ, released the following statement at about 12:30 a.m., some 45 minutes after President Obama ordered the federal government to begin shutting down: “To pass a law, our Constitution says that you need the approval of the House, the Senate, and the President. “The Tea Party doesn’t control the Senate, the presidency, […]

Code Inspector’s Township Car to be Taken Home Again

Worries about the effect of a low insurance rating for the township’s code inspectors, the Township Council has decided to partially reverse a ban on taking township-owned cars home. The township’s chief multi-purpose inspector will be allowed to take his official car home, the council decided at its Sept. 24 meeting. This is so any […]

Somerset County Library Branch Hosts Young Job Seeker Program

The Bound Brook branch of the Somerset County Library will host a free program for young job seekers at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the library, 402 E. High St. The program will be given by Nancy Anderson of Blackbird Training Associates. Topics include personal presentation, communication skills and interviews. Participants will also review their […]

‘First Saturday’ Drop-off, E-Waste Recycling on Tap

The county’s First Saturday drop-off of clean textiles, tires and usual curbside items is set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Somerset County Recycling Center, 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater. County residents can drop off up to eight tires – with or without rims – scrap metal, used motor oil, oil filters, […]

East Millstone Historical Society Celebrates Register Anniversary

East Millstone Historical Society Celebrates Register Anniversary

The 30th anniversary of the village’s inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places was celebrated Sept. 28 with music and a lecture. East Millstone Antiques & Cafe hosted the event, which featured Irish music by the Lesser Seamus Trio and a talk about the Millstone-New Brunswick Railroad by township historian Bob Mettler. Patti Sofran, […]

Photo Gallery: Warriors Fall to Spartans

Photo Gallery: Warriors Fall to Spartans

Well, at least the weather was nice. There’s no gentle way to put this, we got whomped. 31-0 was the score when the final whistle blew. The guys played hard, but this just wasn’t their day. Here are some sights of the game.