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Somerset Street has Reopened in Both Directions
WATCHUNG, NJ - Somerset Street will be closed to North and South bound traffic from Johnston Drive to the Circle until further notice, police advised on Saturday. Plan Alternate Route.
Plainfield man shot in Passaic on Sunday morning
A 23-year-old Plainfield man sustained a gunshot wound early Sunday morning in Passaic – the second shooting in the city this weekend, according to authorities. Passaic police responded to the shooting on Columbia Avenue at 5:28 a.m. Sunday, according to a statement from Passaic County Prosecutor Ca
‘Polar Pot Luck’ program for kids planned in Basking Ridge
BERNARDS TWP. – “Polar Pot Luck,” a program for children ages infant to 5 with a parent, will be offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Somerset County Park Commission’s Environmental Education Center (EEC), 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge.
5 New Homes For Sale In The New Brunswick Area
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Looking for a new house, and want to get a better understanding of what's available near you? Need some assistance in your search? Thanks to our weekly list of new homes in your area, you can stay on top of the scene.
Long Branch Kologi family murders still shrouded in secrets a year later
LONG BRANCH - On New Year's Day nearly a year ago, a shocked Jersey Shore woke to news of a gruesome mass murder inside a home at 635 Wall St. In the intervening months, little has been added to the publicly known outline of what happened: three members of the Kologi family and a family friend were
Man Barricades Himself In Home, More Bomb Threats: Top News
UNION COUNTY, NJ — It's been a busy second week of December and staying on top of all the local news can be tough. No worries, we have put together the top stories of the week for Union County.
Staten Island principal pleads guilty to car insurance fraud
The Staten Island principal exposed as a car-insurance cheat by The Post has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud. Oneatha Swinton, who was interim acting principal of Port Richmond HS, registered her luxury cars at the Pennsylvania home of a city vendor and former NYC principal she had hired — a schem
N.J. man admits he was high on heroin in crash that killed 1-year-old boy, report says
A Raritan Borough man, who admitted he was high on heroin when he struck a family on a sidewalk in Somerset County this summer, killing a 1-year-old boy, has pleaded guilty to seven charges, including first-degree vehicular homicide, according to media reports.
Rainy Weekend On Tap For Somerset County
SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — It's a wet one out there and forecasters predict the wet, soggy weather will continue all weekend. Today: A chance of drizzle before 2 p.m., then a slight chance of rain after 2 p.m. Areas of fog before 2 p.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 50. North wind 5 to 7 mph. Chanc
Woman Assaulted In Highland Park Dec. 7
HIGHLAND PARK, NJ — A woman walking in Highland Park was thrown to the ground and assaulted last Friday evening, Dec. 7, Highland Park police said, and they released this artist's sketch of the suspect.
Edison Resident Sentenced to Seven Years in State Prison for Conspiring With Doctor to Supply Opioids to Drug Ring
TRENTON, NJ – A Warren businessman and Edison resident who operated a hearing aid company was sentenced to state prison today for conspiring with a doctor to supply a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone, Attorney General Gurbir S. G
Telephone Scam Includes Threats Of Warrants
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities are warning Middlesex County residents of scam calls from people claiming to be law enforcement officers who have outstanding warrants that can only be avoided through the use of prepaid credit cards,
Somerset County to expand use of video with livestreaming of meetings
Somerset County will expand its use of social media and video by livestreaming freeholder meetings starting in the spring of 2019. “Somerset County has been on social media for years,” said Republican Freeholder Deputy Director Brian D. Levine. “More recently, we have been producing videos to promot
Edison Police Officer Nicholas Lunetta charged with witness tampering, evidence obstruction
NEW BRUNSWICK – An Edison police officer has turned himself into authorities and was charged with witness tampering. Nicholas R. Lunetta, 31, an Edison Police Officer from Scotch Plains, has been charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of obstructing the administration of law
Edison cop destroyed cell phone of officer at center of probe, investigators allege
In the days after Officer Paul Pappas’ March arrest, as the public was reading headlines about an on-duty cop charged with slashing his ex’s tire, another on the force scrambled to hide what investigators might find if they looked at the officer too closely, according to court records.
Events in New Jersey on 12-16-2018
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Suspect in FDNY road rage death being extradited to New York
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The man believed to be responsible for killing an off-duty FDNY firefighter in a road rage incident will return to New York after a brief court appearance in New Jersey Friday.
Somerset County Library System of New Jersey Named Four-Star Library by the Library Journal Index
For the sixth consecutive year, the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) was named a four-star Library by Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. “This national ranking reinforces the Somerset County Library System’s reputation for excellence,” said Freeholder Brian G. Gall
Wardlaw+Hartridge Hosts Annual Junior College Night
EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison hosted its annual Junior College Night on Dec. 12 in the AP Room. Representatives from five colleges came to W+H to talk to our students, parents and guardians about college planning and demystified the sometimes-complicated process.
Edison Police Officer Arrested, Charged with Tampering
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County authorities today announced that another Edison police officer was arrested, this time for destroying evidence he believed would be used in an investigation.