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  • Which Sport Wins the Gold Medal for Best Exercise?

    July 16, 2021

    The Olympic torch will finally be lit for the 2020 Olympics next week in Tokyo! More than 11,000 athletes will compete in 339 events representing 33 different sports. Before the Opening Ceremony ...

  • Thumbs Up For Aortic Screening

    The thumb is a remarkable appendage.  By allowing us to grasp objects, to use tools, to write, the thumb has helped us evolve above and beyond all other animal species. Can the thumb also ...

  • Humor Explains (And Cures) Everything

    Plato and a platypus walk into a bar... This isn’t the start of some highbrow joke, but the title of a book by Harvard trained philosophers Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein. In the book the ...

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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

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Tue, August 3, 5:00 PM

Somerset County Courthouse Grounds, Somerville

National Night Out 2021

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Wed, August 4, 4:00 PM

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Bridgewater Commons Job Fair

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Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

July 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

New Jersey Surpasses 10 Million COVID Vaccinations; 'We Only Have a Pandemic Among the Unvaccinated', Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated.

Among the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of June 28), only a small fraction of ...

Democratic Council Candidate Speaks Out Regarding 'Lies' on Police Statistics

July 22, 2021

To the Editor:

At the Bridgewater Township Council meeting on Monday night, I was very moved to witness my first swearing-in of a young, new police officer to our police department. I saw the officer’s wife and his father watch him as he stood with his hand on the Bible. I thought about the risks he will take every day and how proud his family must feel. I also was moved to see his new ...

New Jersey Eastern Star Home Earns 5-Star Health Inspection Rating

August 2, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New Jersey Eastern Star Home (NJESH) is proud to announce the updated scores posted in the Provider Rating Report for July 2021 from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The report has now been updated to reflect a 5-star Health Inspection rating due to our recent deficiency free annual survey. The CMS 5-star rating is comprised of 4 categories as follows: ...

Somerset County seeks community organizations to take part in October Diversity Festival

July 31, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Diversity Festival committee is seeking community organizations to participate in the 2021 outdoor festival, which will occur on Oct. 9, 2021 from 12 to 4 p.m.  Interested groups should have displays and materials that showcase what their organization is doing to promote diversity and to create opportunities for groups that are underrepresented, ...

Immunotherapy Provides More Options in Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed.

The Atlantic ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

July 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...