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Upgrading Your Ride

Thanks to an historic investment from the Murphy administration, NJ TRANSIT is modernizing our fleet with new buses, new rail cars, and new locomotives for a better customer experience.

 

The above video showcases some of the new equipment on order. This includes 182 new cruiser buses with seatbelts on every seat, making the ride safer for you and your family; 85 new articulated ...

The Governor and Senate President: Perfect Together??

The 1947 New Jersey Constitution gave our governor enormous power to nominate and appoint people to many state positions: From the Attorney General to all county prosecutors to Superior Court judges to the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Board of Public Utilities to members of Pine Barrens Commission, amongst many many others.  The New Jersey Governor has lots of nominatin' to ...

Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...

Somerville Historians Offer Suggestions on Master Plan Revision

November 12, 2019

The following letter was submitted by Linda J. Barth on behalf of the Somerville History Roundtable to the Somerville Planning Board and Borough Council regarding pending changes to the borough's Master Plan and their recommendations.

SOMERVILLE, NJ - At recent planning board meeting, the members of the Somerville History Roundtable listened to a discussion of the history element of the ...

Gobble, Gobble: Somerville Hosts 4th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Thanksgiving Morning

November 18, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 4th annual 5K Turkey Trot hosted by the Somerville Recreation Department kicks off at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28th, with 1,000 or more runners expected to compete.

The staging area, start and finish line is adjacent to Engine Company No. 1, 170 E. Main Street at the corner of Veterans Memorial Drive.

All proceeds benefit Recreation Department programs. Runners ...

St. Joseph High School Hosts Dec. 7th Advent Mass and Tree Lighting

November 15, 2019

METUCHEN, NJ - The public is invited to begin the Christmas Season at the Annual Saint Joseph High School Advent Mass and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019,  at 145 Plainfield Ave. 

The program for the evening includes:

4:45 p.m. BELL CONCERT - presented by the St. Matthew the Apostle Bell Choir

5:00 p.m. ADVENT MASS - celebrated by Reverend ...