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Police Log: Sept. 23 – 24, 2013

Tyrone Daniels of East Orange told police Sept. 23 that his car was hit the night before while parked on Berry Street. Police said they could find no witnesses. § Hector Rivera of New Brunswick told police on Sept. 23 that he was making a left turn from Franklin Boulevard to Baier Avenue, talking on […]

Contract to Repave Part of Canal Road Awarded to Somerville Firm

A Somerville firm is the winner of a nearly $400,000 contract to repave part of Canal Road and Market Street. The Township Council at its Sept. 24 meeting awarded Top Line Construction the $380,334.37 contract to repave Canal Road from Blackwells Mills Road to Market Street, and also market Street. Township manager Bob Vornlocker said […]

Council to Purchase Nearly $300,000 in Goods and Services, Including Dump Truck

Nearly $300,000 in purchases were approved at the Sept. 24 Township Council meeting. The big ticket on the agenda was for a dump truck with snow plow from Cambria Truck Center for $143,773. Also on the council’s shopping list were nine APX mobile radios from Motorola for $60,369.80; a set of FCS TriCorr Touch Correlator […]

Seizure Leads to Arrest of Manville Man Wanted by Police in Two States

An effort by police to look up an injured man’s address so his bicycle could be returned to him ended up with the man in handcuffs, police said. Derek Ray, 26, of Manville was charged Sept. 24 with being a fugitive from justice after police discovered that he was wanted in Virginia and Tennessee. It […]

Bill Grippo Honored for July Fourth Fundraising

Bill Grippo Honored for July Fourth Fundraising

Former Township Councilman and prolific fundraiser Bill Grippo was honored at the Sept. 24 Township Council meeting for his efforts in raising money for the annual 4th of July celebration. Councilman Carl R.A. Wright, D-Ward 1, presented the citation on behalf of the council. Wright noted that Grippo’s efforts resulted in the celebrations being held […]

Quail Brook Senior Center October Schedule

Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ (732) 563-4213   Bingo – Every Thursday Caram – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards) Chair Exercises – Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Computer Instruction – Every Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Advance registration required. Healthy Bones Exercise Class – Monday, […]

UPDATE: Resolution Urging State Legislature to Override Christie Same-Sex Marriage Veto Pulled for Lack of Support

UPDATE: Resolution Urging State Legislature to Override Christie Same-Sex Marriage Veto Pulled for Lack of Support

UPDATE: A resolution urging state Legislators to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill recognizing same-sex marriage died before the Sept. 24 meeting because the all-Democratic Township Council did not support it, its sponsor said. Councilman Theodore Chase, D-Ward 1, said he pulled the resolution because he knew it wasn’t going to get the […]

Smith, Levine Face Off in First Senatorial Debate

Smith, Levine Face Off in First Senatorial Debate

It was billed as a debate between the two state Senate candidates for the 17th Legislative District, but it ended up being more of a policy discussion. To be sure, there were differences in the stands taken by Democratic incumbent Sen. Robert Smith and his Republican challenger, township Mayor Brian Levine, but there was none […]

Police Log: Sept. 20-22, 2013

Victor P. Battagliotti of Kendall Park told police Sept. 20 that he was driving south on Route 27, near Andover Road, when the sun blinded him and his car crashed into the rear of one driven by Manoj Kumar of North Brunswick. Kumar’s car was stopped in traffic at the time. § Police said Thomas […]

Somerset Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrant After Car Accident

A Somerset man had a double dose of bad luck on Sept. 20 when he was involved in a car accident and was later arrested on an outstanding warrant from Piscataway. Police said Blair A. Wilson, 40, was driving down Girard Avenue when his car struck one driven by Eloise Jacobs, also of Somerset. Jacobs […]