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  1. Somerset man died after snowmobile accident in New York, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 9 |

    A 23-year-old man from Somerset County died Saturday night after a snowmobile accident in Webb, New York, local authorities said. Police said they were sent to a trail within the Webb snowmobile trail system just before 11:30 p.m. on reports that a man had been injured during an accident, the Utica Observer Dispatch reported.


  2. Juco LB Juwan Mitchell commits to Rutgers during official visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 19 |

    The Rutgers staff began inquiring about Juwan Mitchell in October around the time released a list of top junior college players from New Jersey . And he's been a top prospect of interest ever since.


  3. There hasn't been a Dem on this N.J. board for 30 years. That changed this week.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2018 | The Newark Star-Ledger

    If you were looking to make a name for yourself as a Democratic politician in the past, odds are you didn't plant yourself in Somerset County. For more than 30 years, the county's Board of Chosen Freeholders had only Republican members.


  4. Man charged with beating his 82-year-old mother to deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2018 | The Newark Star-Ledger

    A man was charged Wednesday with killing his 82-year-old mother after police found her body in the Somerset home they shared, officials said. Dalton Chiscolm Jr., 60, of Somerset, was charged with first degree homicide in the death of Roberta Ann Taylor, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office announced Thursday.


  5. No. 2 Bridgewater-Raritan wins 2nd straight Somerset title with controversial goalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2018 |

    Bridgewater-Raritan's Morgan Winchock got possession near the sideline around midfield in the 74th minute and it looked like the ball touched out of bounds before the senior dribbled upfield. The Watchung Hills defense pulled up thinking the whistle would be blown, but that sound never came and time seemed to stand still.


  6. Street racer charged in hit-and-run death of high school vice principalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    Freddy Garcia, 21, of Piscataway, was charged with aggravated manslaughter, causing death while driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a death and other offenses, according to a release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. Tyrone Harrison, 49, of Somerset, was walking from the Edison train station to a relative's house at 9:17 p.m. on Saturday when he was struck by Garcia after he lost control of his 2003 Honda Accord while street racing with "multiple" other vehicles, the prosecutor's office said.


  7. High school vice principal killed by hit-and-run drag racers, prosecutor saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    The New Brunswick High School vice principal was killed by drag racers Saturday night as he was walking from the train station to a relative's house. Tyrone Harrison, 49, of Somerset, was killed shortly after 9 p.m. on Stelton Road near Ethel Avenue in Piscataway, according to a statement from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office released Wednesday afternoon.


  8. Electric cars could surge in N.J. thanks to Gov. Murphy | EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    After years of running on empty, efforts to ramp up the state's clean energy program are roaring back to life, spurred by Gov. Phil Murphy's ambitious plan to provide 100 percent clean energy for the state by the year 2050. Now comes a legislative shot in the arm for users of electric vehicles, which are not only cheaper to run and to maintain, but also are kinder to the environment than conventional internal combustion energy vehicles.


  9. N.J. family-run store sold items shoplifted from big retailers, cops sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    A brother and sister who own a Somerset County store and four employees were charged with running a retail theft ring in which they sold items shoplifted from major retailers like Target, Home Depot and Bed Bath & Beyond. David Rubin, 59, and Sheryllee Rubin, 58, both of the Somerset section of Franklin, own Everything Wireless on the 600 block of Hamilton Street in Franklin, authorities said.


  10. Murder suspect and victim had a history. Did it lead to the killing?Read the original story

    Jul 13, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    The man found dead in the woods in Somerset late last month knew the man accused of killing him, court records show. Abubakarr King, 26, was charged last week with the murder of Darren Fordham Jr., also 26. Both men were from Franklin Township, Somerset County.


  11. 4th annual High Bridge World Championship deemed successRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 |

    What started as a lunch-table rivalry between best friends is now the High Bridge World Championship, a charity basketball game held annually on Memorial Day. This is a FREE family-friendly community wide event - all are welcome! 100% of funds raised at the High Bridge World Championship benefit the Safe Communities Coalition of Hunterdon and Somerset, NJ: a non-profit organization that implements initiatives to reduce substance misuse.


  12. The N.J. towns in each county with the most million-dollar homesRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2018 |

    When it comes to million-dollar homes, the question of location is a very real one. Small towns in Bergen and the Jersey Shore are full of wealthy residents, while South Jersey and rural areas of North Jersey have few mansions.


  13. Passaic's Luis Peralta runs fastest 800 in sectional history, eyes elite statusRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2018 |

    Passaic junior Luis Peralta made history and is now chasing history as he speeds into the final month of the season. Peralta started his run to the Meet of Champions this weekend by recording the fastest time ever run in the 800 at any NJSIAA Sectional meet after running 1:50.89 at the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 meet at Clifton Stadium.


  14. Meet your 3 new state lawmakers, New JerseyRead the original story

    May 25, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    Democrats Linda Carter , Lisa Swain , and Chris Tully were sworn in at the Statehouse in Trenton on Thursday as the newest members of the state Assembly, the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. They replaces Joseph Lagana , who moved up to the state Senate last month when state Sen. Robert Gordon resigned to join the state Board of Public Utilities, and Tim Eustace , who resigned last month to take a job outside of state government.


  15. Carteret (0) at North Brunswick (4) - BaseballRead the original story

    May 6, 2018 |

    Christian Petrillo combined with Danny Reardon to throw a three-hitter for North Brunswick in a 4-0 win over Carteret at TD Bank Ballpark in Somerset.


  16. Walk to benefit homeless pets to be held at Colonial ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP -- A "Paws for a Cause" dog walk will take place at Colonial Park in Somerset on May 6 at 11 a.m., with proceeds benefiting pets in the care of the Franklin Township Animal Shelter. Registration prior to May 1 is $15 per person, $20 per walker on the day of the event.


  17. Chefs bake a sweet future for studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2018 | The Newark Star-Ledger

    BAM Desserts co-owner Melissa Jenkins, left, and chef Liz Hernandez, far right, talk to SCVTHS Culinary Arts students Sadie Smith of Millington, Liz Jaeger of Branchburg, Nadia Harrell of Somerset and Sam Soldan of Gillette BRIDGEWATER -- Last week, Melissa Jenkins, co-owner of BAM Desserts in Somerset, brought chef Liz Hernandez with her to visit the students in the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School Culinary Arts classes. Jenkins was in search of students interested in learning the skills necessary to work at her bakery.


  18. The poorest town in all 21 N.J. counties, rankedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2018 |

    Even among the wealthiest counties in New Jersey, well-off residents live side by side with people struggling to get by. The state as a whole has not yet fully recovered from the recession.


  19. Bound Brook (8) at Rutgers Prep (9) - BaseballRead the original story

    Apr 13, 2018 |

    Kyle Johns went 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored to lead Rutgers Prep over Bound Brook, 9-8, in Somerset. Andre Scheflen struck out three and walked three over 4 1/3 innings of three-run ball to earn the win on the mound for Rutgers Prep, which held a 9-3 lead after five innings.


  20. Glimpse of History: A bit of Irish in SomersetRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2018 | The Newark Star-Ledger

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP -- O'Brien's Tavern at 310 Elizabeth Ave. in Somerset is shown in this photo from the 1960s. Opened by Bernard Patrick O'Brien, it was later taken over by O'Brien's sons, Terence and Peter.


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