SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — It’s been a busy second week of November 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 Somerset County.


Shoppers Evacuated From Bridgewater Wegmans Thursday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Shoppers at Wegmans Food Markets in Bridgewater were evacuated on Thursday afternoon after fire alarms went off. The fire alarms were activated due to smoke around 1 p.m…. Read more


Driver On Phone Crashes Into Bridgewater School Bus

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — A driver who was on her cellphone crashed into the back of a Bridgewater school bus with students on board on Wednesday afternoon, police said.At around 3 p.m. a school bus… Read more


Raritan Nursing Home Receives Below Average Rating From U.S. News

RARITAN, NJ — A Raritan nursing home was among 24 in New Jersey to receive the lowest rating in a recently released U.S. News & World Report publication that evaluated nursing homes across the… Read more


Manville Has Highest Heroin Abuse Cases Reported In County

MANVILLE, NJ — Manville ranked the highest in Somerset County for reported heroin-abuse cases, according to New Jersey’s recently released annual list reported by each community, revealing the most… Read more


Apex Opening Pushed Back Due To Construction Delays

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — The anticipated Apex Sports & Events Complex opening has been pushed back again to Spring 2020 due to unanticipated construction delays. “We recently discovered some… Read more


Driver Gets 5 Years In Fatal Head-On Crash Of Hillsborough Woman

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — A man who was driving at almost 90 mph when he crossed the double yellow line and hit and killed Nancy Louie of Hillsborough in 2015 was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State… Read more

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Basking Ridge Man Drove Drunk In Car With 1 Missing Tire: Cops

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — A Basking Ridge man was charged with DUI after he was found to be driving in a truck that was missing a tire, police said. On Wednesday Robert Piper, 29, of Basking Ridge… Read more


Last Ditch Effort To Settle Hillsborough Contract Is Unsuccessful

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — A last ditch effort by the Hillsborough Township Board of Education and the Hillsborough Education Association to try and settle contract negotiations before the state steps in… Read more


Basking Ridge Has 2 Of Newsweek’s Best STEM High Schools In 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Basking Ridge has 2 of the best 500 high schools in America when it comes to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, according to a new ranking. The Newsweek report,… Read more


Bridgewater Mayor-Elect Files Lawsuit Against Planning Board

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Matthew Moench, the Bridgewater mayor-elect and current council president, filed a lawsuit against the township planning board on Thursday, saying a special meeting scheduled for… Read more

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