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Video Reporter: Prostate Cancer Bike-a-Thon Draws More Than 100 Cyclists

Video Reporter: Prostate Cancer Bike-a-Thon Draws More Than 100 Cyclists

The sights and sounds of the Renaissance Community Development Credit Union’s 6th Annual Bke-a-Thon for prostate cancer awareness, which attracted more than 100 riders Sept. 21. Several courses, up to 50 miles, were offered The ride is done in conjunction with Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center. Participants could go on a 3-mile walk/ride through […]

‘Freshman Focus’ Program Comes Under Fire at School Board Meeting

A program supporters say was designed to help ease the transition of freshmen into high school came under fire at the Sept. 19 Board of Education meeting. The program, called Freshman Focus, was started at the high school this year, principal James Bevere told the school board during a 15-minute presentation. Although Bevere spoke highly […]

Surveillance Video Leads to Arrest of Alleged Jewelry Thief

A Somerset man faces theft and criminal mischief charges for allegedly stealing jewelry worth more than $6,000 at a Cedar Brook Drive home. Archie Ashley, 26, was arrested after he was seen on surveillance tapes removing items from the home, according to an affidavit filed in Superior Court, Somerville by Franklin Det. Kenneth Daly. Daly […]

Thefts, Drugs Lead to Indictments

A Somerset County Grand Jury returned indictments against several township residents on Sept. 19. Oliver Fields, 43, of Somerset was indicted on charge of endangering the welfare of a child. Authorities allege that between April 10, 2013 and July 5, 2013, Fields possessed “film and/or a computer program” depicting a child in prohibited sexual acts. […]

Car Burglar Nets More Than $300 in Goods, Cash

More than $300 in cash and items was stolen from a car owned by Sheliza Bacchus of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Somerset. Bacchus told police that she discovered the burglary at about 8:44 a.m. Sept. 19. Police said Bacchus told them she did not lock the car. Stolen was an iPod Touch valued at $150, […]

Police Log: Sept. 18-19, 2013

Elizabeth A. Kuhn of Somerset was cited Sept. 18 for careless driving after she was involved in an accident on Hamilton Street. Kuhn told police that she was adjusting her car’s radio while she was driving and did not see that a car ahead of hers, driven by Amit Kalra of Hillsborough, had stopped at […]

School Board Positioned for Vote to Not Re-Hire Superintendent; Residents’ Group Calls For ‘Change of Leadership’

School Board Positioned for Vote to Not Re-Hire Superintendent; Residents’ Group Calls For ‘Change of Leadership’

A resolution to not renew the contract of schools Superintendent Edward Seto will be on next week’s Board of Education agenda. Judging by the vote at the Sept. 19 workshop session to add the resolution – 5-2, with two abstentions – the measure stands a good chance of passing. The vote to add the resolution […]

Christopher B. Bannon, Somerset

Christopher B. Bannon, 41, died Sept. 13, 2013. Born in Edison, he lived in Metuchen for more than 20 years before moving to Somerset. He was predeceased by his father, Brian Bannon, in 2004. Surviving are his two daughters, Devon and Taylor, of Somerset; his mother, Suzanne Nosworthy and step-father David, of Somerset; two brothers, […]

Wyckoff-Garretson House to get $53,000 Refurbishment

Wyckoff-Garretson House to get $53,000 Refurbishment

The historic Wyckoff-Garretson Wagon and Barn House on South Middlebush Road will get a $53,000 fix-up, thanks to a grant recently received by the Meadows Foundation. The $53,380 grant is from the Somerset County Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. The Meadows Foundation’s grant was one of six totaling $895,000 awarded by […]

‘God of Carnage’ Opening at Villagers This Weekend

The Yasmina Reza dark comedy, “God of Carnage,” begins its three-weekend run at Villagers Theatre on Sept. 20. The play focuses on a playground fight between two boys that leads to a meeting of their parents to resolve the situation. The meet starts civilly, but soon degenerates into “a free-for-all of insults, tantrums and tears,” […]