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A Kaleidoscope of Visual and Performing Arts Converge in Somerville Sept. 14-17

September 13, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A marriage of the visual arts and performing arts will be consummated over the next four days, extending west to Flemington and east to New Brunswick, a kaleidoscope of sound, color, motion, and expression unrivaled at any other time of the year, with thousands of music and art lovers expected to visit and partake of the smorgasbord .

Joining forces are the Central New Jersey ...

5K Run to Benefit Matthew Tarentino Family Celebrates Somerville Police Officer's Legacy

SUMMIT, NJ - The sun was out and so were more than 900 runners, celebrating the life and legacy of the late Summit Police Department Detective Matthew Tarentino and the sense of community he both nurtured and engendered.

The inaugural "Making a Difference 5K," presented by Overlook Medical Center was a lab slide of everything Tarentino worked so tirelessly, as the face of ...

Hunterdon County: Annual Balloon Festival Lifts 'Up, Up And Away'

WHITEHOUSE STATION, NJ - The annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning officially launched early Friday morning with a sneak peak for members of the media and amateur photographers.

With a couple hundred cameras clicking, some 20-30 hot air balloons inflated, and some even took to the air, early Friday morning as the morning fog burned off the fields inside Solberg ...

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy taps Newark native Sheila Oliver as running mate

NEWARK, NJ - On the day she was officially named the Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial candidate, Assemblyman Sheila Oliver's mind went back to Bock Avenue, the one-block street in Newark's South Ward where she grew up and where her political awakening began. 

"It was a very multicultural and multiethnic neighborhood when I grew up there," said Oliver, 65, a 13-year ...

Rutgers Ranked Best 4-Year College in New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University- New Brunswick has been ranked the No. 1 college in New Jersey by a national online education service.

The rankings released Monday by schools.com are based on an analysis of 13 different criteria.

Thirty-three 4-year schools in New Jersey were each scored on a 100-point scale using the most recent data available from government sources and based ...

Bill Introduced by Rep. John DiMaio to Protect Intramural High School Players with Concussions

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill that expands concussion precautions for high school students, and was introduced by Rep. John DiMaio, R-23.

With the new bill, high school students who suffer a concussion during intramural sports will be protected by the state's student-athlete head injury safety program bill, according to a release.

The bill was signed ...

Assembly Leader: Legislators Should be Fined $1,000 for State Shutdown

TRENTON, N. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said Friday he supports legislation to retroactively pay state employees furloughed during the recent three-day state government shutdown, but adds that legislators’ salary should be reduced $1,000 this year.

“State workers were furloughed through no fault of their own. They were willing to work. They deserve to ...

Lawmakers Vote Thursday on Back Pay for State Employees

TRENTON, NJ  - Lawmakers are expected to vote Thursday to restore wages lost by state workers during the July 4th holiday weekend when the state government was forced to shut down because of a budget impasse with Gov.Chris Christie.

State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) issued the following response to Christie's remarks in support of legislation he sponsors to ...

Gateway Hudson River Tunnel Project Inches Ahead

WASHINGTON --The draft text of the fiscal year 2018 U.S. Department of Transportation Appropriations Act includes $900 million in new funding for the Gateway Hudson River train tunnel project.

Tens of thousands of commuters on the Raritan Valley Line, including Somerville, will benefit from the project, with fewer delays and a smoother ride in to and back from Manhattan.

“Congress is ...

Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Urges Funding for Gateway Project

SOMERVILLE, NJ - President Trump’s Transportation Infrastructure plan is being rolled out this week, and for New Jersey that means that all eyes should be on securing funding for the long-awaited Gateway Project, according to the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition.

“The Gateway Project is the most important transportation infrastructure project in the United States and includes new ...

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