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Happy Holidays: Mayor Says Free Parking in Somerville Lots Likely

November 19, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - With Black Friday looming less than two weeks away, downtown Somerville merchants are hoping to give shoppers an early Christmas present while helping to increase their business with free parking.

The Borough Council will likely pass a resolution at its meeting next Monday night to shut down metered parking in borough-owned parking lots during the holiday season, ...

Somerville Hospital Launches Opioid Overdose Recovery Program

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office launched the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program Thursday at the Somerville campus.

 Managed by RWJBarnabas Health’s Institute for Prevention, the OORP’s goal is to provide recovery support services for those individuals reversed from an opioid overdose with ...

Somerset County Clerk’s Office Extends Hours for Mail-In Ballot Voters

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Clerk’s office has added office hours to dispense applications for early voting in advance of the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Voting by mail is a two-step process. A voter must first get an application, either online or at a municipal hall or the county clerk’s office. Once submitted, the ballot will be mailed or given in ...

RVCC Board Approves Three-Year Strategic Plan

BRANCHBURG, NJ - After a yearlong process involving input from community members, business leaders, local educators, government officials, the Raritan Valley Community College community, and others, the RVCC Board of Trustees has approved a three-year strategic plan that focuses on four key areas: increasing student success rates; implementing a strategic enrollment management plan; increasing ...

Far Hills 97th Meeting Race Draws 40,000 Tailgaters and Horse Enthusiasts

FAR HILLS, NJ - A massive crowd of 40,000 tailgaters and horse enthusiasts, young and old alike, swarmed the small town of Far Hills yet again for the 97th annual Far Hills Race Meeting. The race fans and partyers arrived Saturday at Moorland Farms adorned in their best fall attire.

The day's action started long before the races. As the sun began to peek over the colorful ...

County Parks Administrator Elected to the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Cindie Sullivan, deputy director of the Somerset County Park Commission, has been elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Sullivan was inducted recently at the Academy’s Annual Meeting during the National Recreation and Park Association Conference in New Orleans, LA.

The Academy is a group of distinguished practitioners and educators who ...

Police Plan Major Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, in partnership with New Jersey State Police, race event organizers, New Jersey Transit, and the Borough of Far Hills, is planning a major crackdown on underage drinking at the Far Hills Race Meeting Oct. 21.

"The Far Hills Race Meeting is one of the oldest traditions that takes place each fall here in Somerset County.

Franklin Township: Missing 17-year-old Girl (LOCATED)

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - According to Franklin Township's Police Department Facebook page Briana Rice has been found.

The message reads as follows:

We wanted to say “Thank You” for all of your assistance. Briana Rice has been located safe and sound!

Original article:

The Franklin Township Police Department is seeking the publics help in locating Briana Rice, ...

Suspect Charged with Criminal Mischief at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A resident of Hawaii has been charged with criminal mischief in connection with the alleged vandalism of nine putting greens at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster where President Trump has spent considerable time since taking office in January.

Clifford Tillotson, age 61, of Aumoana Place, Kaneohe, Hawaii, has also been charged with defacing greens at ...

Somerville: Cobalt Apartments Designed for Younger Demographic

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough officials and other dignitaries joined with New Brunswick developer Robert Weiss to officially open the Cobalt Apartments on Veterans Memorial Drive East Thursday night, with a ribbon cutting and reception for the invited guests.

The distinctive blue, white and orange façade of The Cobalt symbolizes a shift in the New Jersey housing market, one that focuses on ...

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