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A Huge Crowd Gathers for Montgomery Township's Fourth of July Fireworks — After a 2-year Hiatus

A Huge Crowd Gathers for Montgomery Township's Fourth of July Fireworks — After a 2-year Hiatus. With COVID-transmissions in the medium range, and a high vaccination rate in Montgomery Township, a crowd of 6,000 to 8,000 cheerfully flocked to the high school on Thursday night to celebrate the holiday, enjoy fireworks, and, to joyously bask in the company of friends and neighbors.
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Former Montgomery Resident Indicted for Attempted Murder

Safi N. Hill, 23, formerly of Montgomery Township, was indicted today for allegedly stabbing a fellow resident in the Flagtown section of his Hillsborough Township neighborhood. The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office reported that the indictment charges the defendant with first degree attempted murder; third degree possession of a weapon for...
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Local COVID Risk Moves from High to Medium

The State Health Department moved the Montgomery region from high to medium for COVID activity as of June 27. Montgomery Health Officer Devangi Patel says she still recommends masking when indoors and other precautions are still recommended. Montgomery Health Dept to Offer Pediatric Vaccine Clinic in July. Pediatric vaccines (Pfizer...
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Devra Keenan, 2022 Candidate for Montgomery Township Committee

Montgomery Township Mayor (2020-22) Montgomery Township Committee Liaison to: Budget & Finance Committee, Environmental Commission, Planning Board, Shade Tree Committee, Wildlife Management Committee, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Agricultural Advisory Committee. Township Committee Member (2020-Present) Economic Development Commission Member (2019) President, Province Line Swim Club (2012 – 2018) Professional: Certified...
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Montgomery Township's Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration

Montgomery Township's Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration. A premier Montgomery Township historic site, the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM) on Hollow Road, held its first Juneteenth event and treated the public and distinguished guests to live music, entertainment, and barbecue food on Saturday, June 18. Montgomery area residents gathered for the...
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Montgomery EMS Spotlight

Maya Mehta moved to Montgomery before she started kindergarten. She grew up watching Montgomery Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) at the annual fireworks, fall football games, and wherever else they were needed. In high school, Mehta applied to the cadet program in her sophomore year. She was granted an interview and...
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Montgomery High School Students Walk Out of Class to Support Reproductive Rights

Montgomery High School Students Walk Out of Class to Support Reproductive Rights. Hundreds of MHS students suddenly stood up from their seats and left their classrooms at 10:20 am on Wednesday, May 18. As they spilled outside, decked in brilliant shades of pink, they carried posters, determination, and a solidarity that many across America shared that day. Their goal? To protest for reproductive rights. Ever since the leaking of the Supreme Court’s plan to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case of 1973, people nationwide have taken to social media and to the streets to protest. While abortion bans can be an extremely controversial topic, the MHS walkout was peaceful.
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Lori Savron Named Montgomery Township Administrator

Lori Savron Named Montgomery Township Administrator. Montgomery Township Committee will promote Lori Ann Savron, the current planning director and affordable housing coordinator, to the township's top executive position. She will replace long-time Township Administrator Donato Nieman, who is retiring on June 30. Savon is the second woman to serve as...
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Montgomery Police End Pursuit of Car Thieves in Rocky Hill Due to Safety Concerns for Pedestrians

Montgomery Police End Pursuit of Car Thieves in Rocky Hill Due to Safety Concerns for Pedestrians. A group of car thieves stole multiple vehicles from residents in Montgomery Township and Rocky Hill last week, culminating in a pursuit along Montgomery Road into Rocky Hill, where police ended pursuit because of safety concerns for other motorists and pedestrians. The suspects fled onto County Route 518 traveling west on Wednesday, June 8.
ROCKY HILL, NJ

Monty EMS Members Win a Land Rover for Their Squad

Montgomery Emergency Medical Services members Tharun and Saahith Potluri won an all-wheel-drive 2022 Land Rover Defender, valued at about $50,000, for Squad 47. The brothers won the award by creating a video that captured the spirit of Squad 47 — which was part of a senior project they made for school. In addition to submitting the video to their teacher at Princeton Day School, they also submitted the video to Land Rover's "Above and Beyond Service Award," which included a grand prize of a 2022 Land Rover Defender for their squad. Land Rover announced the award during an online ceremony of September 28.
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Lori Savron Named Montgomey Township Administrator

Montgomery Township Committee will promote Lori Ann Savron, the current planning director and affordable housing coordinator, to the township's top executive position. She will replace long-time Township Administrator Donato Nieman, who is retiring on June 30. From left: Donato Nieman and Lori Savron. Photo by Barbara A. Preston. For more...
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Montgomery Police Director Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

Montgomery Police Director Pleads Not Guilty to DUI. Montgomery Township's police director pleaded not guilty in court today, in a virtual hearing before Lawrence Township Municipal Judge Lewis Korngut. Videos from the arrest may exonerate the director, according information released at the hearing. Bound Brook police had arrested the head...
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Saint Peter's Healthcare System and RWJ Barnabas End Merger Agreement

Saint Peter's Healthcare System and RWJ Barnabas End Merger Agreement. RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System’s proposed integration had received the blessing of New Jersey regulators. However, the New Brunswick-based organizations were awaiting a final approval from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) before moving ahead with the deal. Today, the leadership of both organizations mutually made the difficult decision to call it quits.
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Police Charge a Somerset County Juvenile with Threatening to Shoot-up His School

Police Charge a Somerset County Juvenile with Threatening to Shoot-up His School. Police arrested a 15-year-old boy on Monday and accused him of calling the Watchung Hills High School office in May and "purporting himself to be in a school bathroom with weapons, stating he was going to shoot up the school at the next bell," according to the Somerset County Prosecutor's office.
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Montgomery EMS Celebrates 50 Years of Service

Imagine being severely injured, and not knowing when help would arrive. This was the predicament faced by Montgomery residents prior to 1972. Residents would call the dispatcher and hope that Hillsborough, Rocky Hill, or Princeton had available ambulances to send. If the ambulance could not come, residents would either have to wait or find a way to get to the hospital themselves.
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