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Somerset County News

February 22, 2024

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The public defender for the 27-year-old Somerville suspect charged in the brutal murder of Maryrose Fealey Jan. 30 told a judge Friday morning that her client has a "significant mental health history" while family and friends of Fealey looked on during his detention hearing at the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer through March 22. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and less than 35 years of age, a U.S. citizen and resident of New Jersey at the time of appointment, a high school graduate ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership organized a State of the County Breakfast on February 14 at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Valley, drawing a crowd of approximately 200 attendees. Chris Edwards, the President and CEO of the Somerset County Business ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - For the second time in less than a week, the resident American Bald Eagle nest at Duke Farms has been deluged by heavy snow, with an 11-inch accumulation measured in Hillsborough from an unexpected storm that began late Friday night, extending through the early morning hours ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - With help from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners and New Jersey's Green Acres Fund, the township has purchased the 402-acre Hillsborough Golf & Country Club for $6.75M from the estate of Bryce Thompson IV. The purchase is Somerset County’s largest Open ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – The mild weather our entire region has been experiencing for the past few days is about to give way to a surprisingly significant punch from mother nature in the next 24 hours. A Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Watch has been issued for regions throughout Central and ...

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WARREN, NJ --Mountain Avenue east bound from Hillcrest Road in Warren closed until a disabled dump truck is removed, police advised Monday morning. Follow posted detours and expect delays.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office has charged a 27-year-old Somerville man with the murder of Maryrose Fealey who was found stabbed to death outside her family's residence on North Bridge Street Tuesday, Jan. 30, according to Somerset County John P. McDonald. David C.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 27-year-old woman found stabbed to death outside her North Bridge Street residence Jan. 30 has been identified as Mary Rose Fealey, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald. Despite some fictitious social media postings that are ciculating, no arrests have been ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police responding to a 911 call Tuesday night found an unresponsive 27-year-old woman suffering from multiple stab wounds outside a North Bridge Street residential complex. Despite emergency life-saving measures administered by police and medical first responders, she was ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A pair of American Bald Eagles are busy caring for the first egg of the 2024 season in a nest atop a 90-foot Sycamore tree in a wooded area along the Raritan River. The egg was first spotted during the evening of Jan. 22. The annual ritual occurs each year in January, not ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Parents, residents and teachers concerned by the presence of a sporting good store selling guns and ammunition close to the Van Derveer Elementary School and other nearby day care centers voiced their concerns at Monday night's Borough Council meeting. ""The Council shares your ...

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WARREN, NJ — Warren Township was a winter wonderland on Saturday night but instead of making snow angels someone (s) decided to make car circles at Duderstadt, damaging the grass field and porta pottty. “It's disheartening to see our facilities damaged by some idiot out for a joyride after ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Residents of New Jersey's 7th Congressional District will hold a series of rallies in Defense of Democracy, on Saturday, Jan. 6th in recognition of the third anniversary of the insurrection at the US Capitol three years ago. Rallies will be held from Westfield to Flemington. The ...

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WARREN, NJ -- Earlier this week, Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez, Chairman of the Assembly Housing Committee and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, and others introduced proposed legislation known as A4, which they indicated is a goal to create 200,000 new affordable housing units in New Jersey. A ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteers visited the historic New Cemetery on South Bridge Street Saturday - the resting place of American soldiers dating back to the Civil War - to honor America's veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day. More than 4,200 cemeteries in all 50 states ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The historic New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, the resting place of American soldiers dating back to the Civil War, will join with more than 2,400 other cemeteries nationwide to honor America's veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day. The ceremony begins at noon ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A friendly conference has been scheduled to potentially approve a settlement in a lawsuit filed in November against Bridgewater Township by the Husain family, whose son was handcuffed in an incident at the Bridgewater Commons Mall in February 2022. The conference, designed to ...

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WARREN, NJ -- Plans are moving forward on the use of the former Warren Township Municipal Building and formerly the home of Nathan Hofheimer and his family. The structure is more than 100 years old, The Warren Township Committee at its last meeting approved a request by the Historic Sites ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and first responders from throughout the state will drape and decorate their emergency vehicles with strings of lights and blow-up cartoon characters for the annual Holiday Lights Parade Saturday, Dec. 2, beginning at dusk. Sponsored by ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Thanks to the efforts of The Downtown Somerville Alliance, Santa Claus is coming to town to kick off the borough's Holiday Jubilee on Friday, Dec. 1st beginning at 5:30 p.m. featuring a variety of performances and activities in the district. This year’s festivities begin at the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A record number of runners turned out early Thanksgiving morning for the annual Turkey Trot, several of them wearing costumes as a tribute to the symbol of a truly American holiday and tradition. More than 1,300 had signed up prior to the start of the race, which was delayed ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Volunteers will visit three neighboring cemeteries along Millstone-River Road on Saturday, Dec. 16, joining with patriots and families nationwide at 3,400 other cemeteries to honor America's veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day. Wreaths will be placed on veterans' ...

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RARITAN, NJ – A former Bridgewater-Raritan teacher and coach was arrested in relation to the sexual assault of a former student in Raritan, according to a release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. Lydia Pinto, 38, was charged with first degree aggravated sexual assault and two counts ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Peter Mayer, who performed with Jimmy Buffet's Coral Reefer band for over 30 years, will perform his 24th annual "Stars and Promises" Christmas concert at Somerville High School Friday, Dec. 8. The concert will include a special tribute by Mayer ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - If you live in Central New Jersey  and walk, bike or drive on Easton Avenue, now is your chance to share your thoughts on how to improve travel and safety on the roadway.  Residents of Franklin and beyond are encouraged to participate in the Local Concept Development (LCD) Study ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Detours will be in effect beginning Monday, Nov. 13 through Friday, Nov. 16 on Main Street as work crews mill the old road surface and repave the roadway between Dukes Parkway and Kyle Street. Main Street will only be open in one direction during the daytime road construction ...

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WARREN, NJ — Warren Township had its first Diwali lighting on Friday and Warren Mayor Gary DiNardo lit the first candle. Diwali, the five-day festival of lights, kicked off on Friday and runs until November 15. SEE HERE The festival is celebrated across five days with each day having ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County will observe the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 11 beginning at 11 a.m. Somerville Mayor Dennis Sullivan, a retired school teacher and self-described history buff, will memorialize US veterans; also paying tribute to her ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A modern-day powwow attracted Native Americans young and old from the tri-state area proud to demonstrate their traditional dance and celebrate their heritage. The distinctive thumping of a kettle drum accompanied by the chants of the drummers settled over Division Street ...

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