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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
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SOMERVILLE – A multi-alarm fire Friday morning severely damaged an unoccupied building in the Somerville Parc Apartments complex on James Street.The fire appeared to have started in the at...
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SOMERVILLE – The borough's emergency responders have begun the planning process for the long-awaited emergency services complex on Gaston Avenue.In late February and early March, repre...
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Bridgewater woman charged with DWI in Somerville crash
Friday, May 15th, 2015

A Bridgewater woman was issued several summonses, including driving while intoxicated, after her Jeep Wrangler crashed into another car in Somerville on Thursday night, said Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano.

He said that at approximately 6:53 p.m., the Somerville Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Grove and East Cliff streets. The investigation conducted by the Somerville police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office C.A.R. (Collision Analysis Reconstruction) Team showed that a Chrysler Voyager minivan driven by Thomas Pollard, 70, of Somerville, was traveling southbound on Grove Street with a front-seat 84 year-old female passenger.

Their vehicle was struck by Cheryl A. Nowalsky, 38, of Finderne Avenue in Bridgewater. Nowalsky was traveling eastbound on East Cliff Street when she disregarded the posted stop sign and struck the passenger side of Pollard's vehicle, Soriano said.

Pollard and his passenger were removed from the vehicle and transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where they underwent emergency surgery for their injuries.

Nowalsky was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, where she was treated for leg injuries.

The Somerville Police Department issued motor vehicle summonses to Nowalsky for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to stop or yield at a stop sign, and two counts of open container of an alcoholic beverage.

Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher said he is looking into ways to improve safety at the intersection.

"I've asked my police chief to run a report on how many accidents we've had there over the last three to five years," he said. "And I have asked the borough engineer to do a quick assessment on how to improve the safety of the intersection.

Gallagher mentioned rumble strips as a way to potentially slow traffic.

"We have to work with the county to see if there is a need for a traffic light there," Gallagher said. "Given the nature of the accident, there may have been a contributing factor."

Staff Writer Everett Merrill: 908-243-6606; emerrill@mycentraljersey.com

SOURCE: MYCENTRALJERSEY / EVERETT MERRILL

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A Night Out against Crime will take place Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6-9 p.m. at Carol Pager Park (Exchange Field), Green Street (between North Bridge and Davenport Street). Admission is free.There will free hot dogs, drinks and snow cones, free giveaways and raffles, a Bounce House, music and activities ...
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
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Somerville 6 p.m. Aug. 5, Exchange Field on Green Street. Carol Pager Complex. Activities for children include a bounce house, balloon figures, giveways, snow cones, hotdogs, chips, drinks. Members of the fire department, rescue squad, SWAT team, Sheriff’s Department canine unit will partici...
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SOMERVILLE (WABC) -- More than 100 residents of a New Jersey senior center are displaced after a fire forced them to evacuate the building late Wednesday. The fire started in a third-floor apartment at the Somerville Senior Citizens Housing complex on Mountain Avenue around 10 p.m.
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SOMERVILLE (WABC) -- Authorities are on the scene of yet another roof collapse in New Jersey Monday. The roof of the vacant warehouse caved in from the weight of the snow on East Main Street in Somerville around 10 a.m., across the street from the Somerville Court House.
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