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Car Burglary Nets $250 in Cash

In the fifth reported car burglary in the township in the last week, a Rachel Court man told police that someone entered his car and stole $250 from his wallet. Lawrence C. Labirt told police Sept. 17 that the burglary occurred sometime between late Sept. 15 and early Sept. 16. He said he did not […]

Police Log: Sept. 17, 2013

A tractor-trailer driven by Mark R. Sailsman of Freeport, N.Y. struck a light pole in a parking lot at 17 Veronica Avenue Sept. 17. Sailsman told police that he did not see the light post. § Simone Tan of Tinton Falls was cited for careless driving Sept. 17 after she was involved in a car […]

Gunther Farm Lease to be Put Up at Auction

The farming lease for Gunther Farm will be put out to bid, now that the last lease has been rescinded by the Township Council. The council voted at its Sept. 10 meeting to rescind the lease that was held by GM Hay and Straw. The five-year lease on the 75-acre property was due to expire […]

Volunteers Needed to Tutor Students, Help Seniors and Disabled With Tax Preparation and Rake Leaves

The Somerset County Office of Volunteer Services is looking for people to help tutor school children and also to provide free tax counseling for senior citizens and the disabled and rake leaves for senior citizens. Tutors are needed mainly in reading and math, according to a release from the office, but are welcome in other […]

Two Somerset Photographers in County Art Exhibit

The work of two Somerset photographers is part of a display up until Sept. 26 at the Cultural and Heritage Gallery in the Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove St., Somerville. The photographers are among five are shutterbugs whose work is being profiled. The local photographers are Navjot Singh, the winner of the 2008 “Best […]

Purses, Wallet Worth $560 Stolen From Car, Window Broken to Gain Entry

Two purses and a wallet valued at a total of $560 were stolen sometime between Sept. 15 and 16 from a car owned by Kristen Martinez of Amberly Court, police said. Martinez told police that someone broke the front passenger’s side window on her car and stole a Coach purse valued at $300, a Long […]

Flowers Stolen From Cedarhill Cemetery

Four Mum shrubs were stolen sometime late the night of Sept. 16 or early the next morning from the Cedarhill Cemetery on Wortman Street, police said. A cemetery employee reported the theft shortly before noon on Sept. 17, police said. The employee told police that the shrubs, valued at about $20, were located near the […]

Police Log: Sept. 16-17, 2013

A Somerset woman escaped injury Sept. 16 after her car crashed through a residential fence and into a tree. Autumn Benning told police that she was driving on John F. Kennedy Boulevard when a deer ran in front of her car. Benning said she swerved to avoid hitting the deer, lost control of her car […]

Church Wants Permanent Home at Cedar Grove Lane and Como Drive

Church Wants Permanent Home at Cedar Grove Lane and Como Drive

UPDATE: The Sept. 19 zoning board meeting was cancelled, the Tabernacle Church hearing has been rescheduled for the Oct. 17 meeting. An Edison-based congregation wants to build a church at Cedar Grove Lane and Como Drive, but its Zoning Board of Adjustment application has raised concerns among township and county officials. The application filed by […]

Water Main Project Cost Boosted by $430,000, to $1.2 Million

Outdated cost estimates for a water main interconnection with the New Brunswick water utility have boosted the project’s cost by about $430,000. The Township Council at its Sept. 10 meeting passed on second reading a bond ordinance for the additional amount. That brings the total for the project to about $1.2 million, according to the […]