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Somerville Hopes to Shut Down State Highway for Unique Dining Experience

June 2, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Here's a unique dining experience that may come about as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement Monday that restaurants throughout the state can begin serving meals outdoors beginning June 15th.

By mid-summer, pending approvals, the borough's restaurants could be serving dinner al fresco on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the middle of a state ...

May 31 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 4,030 Cases, 418 Deaths

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Sunday that 4,030 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll increasing by one overnight to 418.

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 103,153 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 1,756,170 cases. Worldwide, there are ...

May 30 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 4.017 Cases, 417 Deaths

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Saturday that 4,017 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll increasing by 6 overnight to 417.

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 102,323 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 1,735,971 cases. Worldwide, there are ...

DSA Prepares Survey to Help Better Serve Customers As Businesses Prep for Reopening

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Nearly three months after the COVID-19 pandemic imposed social distancing and curtailed the ability to meet and mingle, shop and dine, attend school and earn a living, Gov. Phil Murphy has begun to ease some restrictions - with conditions.

The Downtown Somerville Alliance is anxious to see shoppers and visitors return to Main Street, and is preparing the downtown district for ...

"Commissioner" Murphy Says It's OK for Pro Teams to Play & Practice

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has given the go-ahead to professional sports teams which train or play in New Jersey to begin practice and compete in games or matches when their leagues resume competition.

“Our administration has been in constant discussions with our professional sports teams about a modified return to operations,” Murphy said. “While leagues make their ...

May 25 COVID-19: Statistical Comparison with US War Casualties

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Efforts to control and push back against the COVID-19 pandemic have been described as a "battle" or "war" with health care workers and first responders likened to :"warriors" on the "front lines."

From governors and lawmakers to clergy and CEOs, health officials, first responders and others, the words associated with epic confrontations ...

May 24 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 3,907 Cases, 397 Deaths

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported 3,907 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 397 deaths.

There are 130 cases in Somerville and 5 deaths.

Statewide, there is a total of 154,154 cases, an increase of 1,050 overnight, with 11,133 deaths reported, an increase of 52 since Saturday, according to the State Department of Health.

There are 1,628,251 cases ...

Somerset County Collects, Distributes Over 1 Million PPEs

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health and safety liaison.

The bulk of critically needed supplies was provided by the New ...

May 23 Somerset County COVID-19 Update; NJ Exceeds 11,000 Deaths

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday reported 3,881 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 396 deaths.

Bridgewater Township reported 0 new cases of coronavirus as of Saturday morning.

Statewide, there is a total of 153,104 cases, an increase of 385 overnight, with 11,081 deaths reported, an increase of 96 since Friday, according to the State Department of ...

Downtown Somerville Cancels Summer's Main Street Cruise Nights

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The venerable summer Cruise Nights, a Friday night tradition on Main Street for 30 years, has been canceled for 2020, a victim of social distancing and concerns over crowd control during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Tuesday's announcement by the Downtown Somerville Alliance comes just as Gov. Phil Murphy has begun to ease COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and social ...

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Bridgewater Confirming Two Additional COVID-19 Cases, One More Fatality

June 3, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is confirming two more cases of COVID-19, as of Wednesday morning, making a total of 463 cases.

Of those confirmed cases, 57.1 percent are confirmed to be female and 42.6 percent are confirmed to be male.

In addition, the township is confirming an additional fatality due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 59 in town, all between the ages of 40 and ...

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

Bridgewater Township Reports 0 New Cases of COVID

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is reporting zero new confirmed cases of COVID-19, as of Tuesday morning, meaning the number of cases stands at 461.

Of those confirmed to have COVID-19, 57.2 percent are female and 42.6 percent are male.

In addition, the number of fatalities from COVID-19 stands at 58, with the age range between 40 and 105.

Of those, two were under the age of 50; ...

Just in: Our BizFest Lineup is Here!

June 2, 2020

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - BizFest has grown to become Somerset County’s largest small business networking event. This year, we’re taking it to a virtual environment.
Check out the lineup we have for this year's event! We have lots of educational seminars, webinars, and casual networking opportunities for the community to enjoy, and it's all free of charge!

8:00-8:30 AM

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Milestones

BRHS Senior Spotlight: Makayla Choy

May 9, 2020

Makayla Choy has attended Crim Primary School, Hillside Intermediate School, Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Bridgewater-Raritan High School.

Makayla played four years of field hockey as a goalie, three years of lacrosse and also was part of S.H.A.R.E.

This fall, Makayla plans to attend Seton Hall University, where she will major in mathematics and then pursue law school to ...

BRHS Senior Spotlight: Kayla Reynolds

Kayla Reynolds has attended JFK Primary School, Eisenhower Intermediate School, Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Bridgewater-Raritan High School.

Kayla was on the EPIC Yearbook staff her freshman and sophomore years, and was the Editor-In-Chief during her junior and senior years. Kayla was a member of the Spanish National Honor Society.

This fall, Kayla plans to attend the Honors ...

BRHS Senior Spotlight: Izabella Misciagna

Izabella Misciagna has attended Crim Primary, Adamsville Primary, Hillside Intermediate, the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Bridgewater-Raritan High School

She played freshman and sophomore softball, and well and Yearbook Freshman Year and Media.

Outside of school, Bella volunteers for the Green Knoll Fire Department.

Next year, Bella plans to attend RVCC College for Business as ...

Somerville Hopes to Shut Down State Highway for Unique Dining Experience

June 2, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Here's a unique dining experience that may come about as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement Monday that restaurants throughout the state can begin serving meals outdoors beginning June 15th.

By mid-summer, pending approvals, the borough's restaurants could be serving dinner al fresco on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the middle of a state ...

Heart Attacks and Hypertension in the Time of COVID

It is not cholera. It is not a love story set in uncertain times in the Caribbean. It is a real pandemic. The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, causes a unique illness with many manifestations called COVID-19.  Older patients and those with pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure (hypertension) and cardiovascular disease are especially vulnerable. How has COVID-19 affected the ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...