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June 2 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 4,059 Cases, 419 Deaths

June 2, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Tuesday that 4,059 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll remaining at 419.

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 106,732 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 1,852,381 cases. Worldwide, there are 6,318.040 cases and ...

June 1 COVID-19 Update: Number of Worldwide Cases Tops 6 Million

SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than six million cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the world.

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 106,570 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 1,847,626 cases. Worldwide, there are 6,259.887 cases and 375,208 deaths, according to the CDC.

The Somerset County Department of Health reported Monday that 4,043 residents have ...

Franklin/Somerset May in Review: Positive Protest, $14 Million in Bonds, Honoring Warriors & More

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Week in Review: Small Business Regulations Waived, Suspect Arrested, COVID-19 Cases Declining & More

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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.

Franklin has 1,235 cases and 117 deaths.

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 103,153 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, ...

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.

Somerville has 135 cases and 6 deaths.

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 102,323 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of ...

May 29 COVID-19 Update: Good News, No New Deaths Reported Overnight in Franklin, Free Testing Set for Next Week

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of reported COVID-19 cases in Franklin rose to 1,225 on Friday, increasing by 8 overnight, according to the Somerset County Department of Health.  

A total of 410 deaths in Somerset County have been attributed to COVID-19, according to numbers provided by the SCDH. 

In Franklin, the daily average of cases reported ...

May 28 COVID-19 Update: America's Death Toll Reaches 100,000, Free Testing Available in Franklin Next Week

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of reported COVID-19 cases in Franklin rose to 1,217 on Thursday, increasing by 8 overnight, according to the Somerset County Department of Health.  

A total of 409 deaths in Somerset County have been attributed to COVID-19, according to numbers provided by the SCDH. 

In Franklin, the daily average of cases ...

May 27 COVID-19 Update: 1,209 Cases Reported in Franklin, Free Testing Available

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of reported COVID-19 cases in Franklin rose to 1,209 on Wednesday, increasing by 6 overnight, according to the Somerset County Department of Health.  

A total of 406 deaths in Somerset County have been attributed to COVID-19, according to numbers provided by the SCDH. 

In Franklin, the daily average of cases ...

May 26 COVID-19 Update: New Daily Cases in Franklin Continue to Drop, County Exceeds 400 Deaths

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of reported COVID-19 cases in Franklin rose to 1,203 on Tuesday, increasing by 5 overnight, according to the Somerset County Department of Health.  

A total of 401 deaths in Somerset County have been attributed to COVID-19, according to numbers provided by the SCDH. 

In Franklin, the daily average of cases ...

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I photographed George Floyd protest in Newark. This is what I Witnessed.

June 2, 2020

Daniel Han is a freelance journalist, Westfield High School Graduate of 2019 and freshman studying journalism at Rutgers University.

I entered Newark, N.J. on Saturday with shatter-proof goggles, a helmet and camera. As a freelance photographer, I wanted to capture the historic moment of the George Floyd protests, but was also nervous. Footage of Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia ...

Highland Park: George Floyd Protest Set for Tuesday

May 31, 2020

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The public is invited to join community leaders and public officials in a peaceful march to honor the memory of George Floyd on Tuesday, June 2 in Highland Park at 6:30 pm. 

“This anticipated peaceful demonstration is a show of solidarity demanding accountability taken for all officers involved in the death of George Floyd,” Assemblyman Jamel Holley ...

'Justice for George Floyd,' Police March Alongside Hundreds in Camden

CAMDEN, NJ — A police lieutenant shouted, “No justice!”

And hundreds responded, "No peace!"

Protests against police brutality have unfolded across the nation over the weekend following the death of George Floyd.

Perhaps nowhere as uniquely as in Camden, where officers and the police chief on Saturday stood hand in hand ...

300 March in New Brunswick to Protest George Floyd's Death

NEW BRUNSWICK. N.J. - Some 300 people gathered at location of the 2011 shooting of a black man by a New Brunswick police officer to protest the death of George Floyd.

Floyd died on May 25 after Minneapolis, Minnesota,  police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes. 

Floyd's death has set off protests and riots in Minneapolis and other cities.

It ...

South Brunswick Police Aid In Arrest Of Man Who Scammed Kendall Park Resident Of $20K

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- Last week, a 70-year-old woman in Kendall Park was scammed out of $20,000 by a man pretending to be a lawyer. Thomas Osvaldo, 41, from the Bronx, New York, was arrested in North Jersey approximately one hour away from the resident’s home.

According to the South Brunswick Police, Osvaldo pretended to be a lawyer and told an elderly Kendall Park resident that her ...

Red, Yellow, Green: Here’s What the Signs You’ll See Around Newark Mean

NEWARK, NJ — As residents of New Jersey’s largest city prepare to emerge from their long quarantine, they’ll begin to notice something new in their city: a plethora of red, yellow and green signs everywhere they go. 

Officials rolled out a phased reopening and recovery plan on Thursday, explaining that a color-coding system will be part of the city’s effort to ...

Berkeley Heights Restaurant Creates Mobile Market to Serve their Community During the Pandemic

June 1, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Host Stephanie Willoughby caught up with Ralph Acquaviva, Owner of Delicious Heights, a restaurant/bar/takeout establishment, to see how he has managed his business during the COVID-19 pandemic and learn about the initiatives he has established to continue meeting his customers’ needs.

“My dream was always to open up a restaurant,” said Acquaviva.

Highland Park: George Floyd Protest Set for Tuesday

May 31, 2020

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The public is invited to join community leaders and public officials in a peaceful march to honor the memory of George Floyd on Tuesday, June 2 in Highland Park at 6:30 pm. 

“This anticipated peaceful demonstration is a show of solidarity demanding accountability taken for all officers involved in the death of George Floyd,” Assemblyman Jamel Holley ...

'Justice for George Floyd,' Police March Alongside Hundreds in Camden

CAMDEN, NJ — A police lieutenant shouted, “No justice!”

And hundreds responded, "No peace!"

Protests against police brutality have unfolded across the nation over the weekend following the death of George Floyd.

Perhaps nowhere as uniquely as in Camden, where officers and the police chief on Saturday stood hand in hand ...

300 March in New Brunswick to Protest George Floyd's Death

NEW BRUNSWICK. N.J. - Some 300 people gathered at location of the 2011 shooting of a black man by a New Brunswick police officer to protest the death of George Floyd.

Floyd died on May 25 after Minneapolis, Minnesota,  police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes. 

Floyd's death has set off protests and riots in Minneapolis and other cities.

It ...

88 Year Old Somerset County Woman Donates CARES Act Check to Feed Seniors

May 27, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's not surprising that 88 year old Natalie Cahoon, a 66 year resident of Berkeley Heights, took her stimulus check received from the CARES Act and donated 125 meals from Dimaios to feed the SAGE Meals on Wheels clients.

"Natalie is absolutely amazing and has been delivering and helping in our kitchen every single day since this COVID-19 ...

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 ...

Somerset County Hospital Employees' Vehicles Treated to Deep Cleaning

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The medical staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset has found over the past three months that thanks comes in many forms from an extended community grateful for their extraordinary efforts fighting back against the COVID-19 pandemic.

A steady stream of free meals purchased by donors from area restaurants arrives daily, from pizzas to three-course meals, a ...

88 Year Old Somerset County Woman Donates CARES Act Check to Feed Seniors

May 27, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's not surprising that 88 year old Natalie Cahoon, a 66 year resident of Berkeley Heights, took her stimulus check received from the CARES Act and donated 125 meals from Dimaios to feed the SAGE Meals on Wheels clients.

"Natalie is absolutely amazing and has been delivering and helping in our kitchen every single day since this COVID-19 ...

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 ...