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May 13 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 354 New Cases Overnight

May 13, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - New cases of COVID-19 surged dramatically this week in Somerset County and New Jersey, with 354 new cases reported overnight in Somerset County, and 5,309 new cases reported in New Jersey.

Somerset County reported 138 new cases on Tuesday; 124 on Wednesday and 193 on Thursday.

In New Jersey, there were 3,083 new cases reported Tuesday; 3,384 Wednesday, and 4,441 on ...

County Sheriff Joins Thousands to Ride in Police Unity Tour

SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin J. Russo a former Franklin Township police lieutenant and local resident rolled out from Franklin Township Police headquarters Tuesday morning to head to Washington, DC where he will join thousands of police officers from across the country to honor their brothers killed in the line of duty, for this year's Police Unity ...

Long Blue Line of New Jersey Police Cyclists Tour Through Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC where they will join with police from across the country to honor their brothers ...

Somerset County YMCA Camp SOAR at Colonial Park Set for this Summer

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township YMCA, a branch of Greater Somerset County YMCA, announced the launch of a Summer of Outdoor Adventure and Recreation (SOAR) program for children from under-resourced families in Franklin, Bound Brook, South Bound Brook, and Manville who were disproportionately affected by the pandemic, according to a news release. 

"The ...

Webinar on NJ Plastic Bag Ban this Monday

SOMERVILLE, NJ - An April 11 webinar hosted by the Downtown Somerville Alliance and the NJ Business Action Center will examine the impact on businesses expected when New Jersey's ban on plastic bags in the retail marketplace goes into effect May 4.

Grocery stores, food service businesses, and other retail stores in New Jersey will be prohibited from providing or selling customers ...

GoFundMe Campaign Started for Family of Girl Killed While Bicycling Saturday Evening

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A GoFundMe campaign has been started for a Bridgewater family whose 11-year-old daughter was killed while riding her bike on Fulton Street Saturday evening.

The Bastos family, in Bridgewater, is mourning the loss of Victoria, who was hit by a pick-up truck while riding her bike.

The GoFundMe is to raise money to help with the service expenses. All proceeds, according ...

Bridgewater Police: Juvenile Killed After Being Struck by Pickup Truck at Fulton Road

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A female juvenile died early Saturday evening after being struck by a pickup truck in the intersection of Fulton Street and 3rd Street, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police.

According to police, officers responded Saturday at 6:08 p.m. to a report of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a pedalcyclist.

Maria A. Toribio, 22, of Bridgewater, police ...

Somerset County Health Department Informs Schools of Milk Recall

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is informing public schools of a statewide emergency recall of Guida’s milk and is asking for all products to be removed from the school’s cafeteria and distribution suspended.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health, approximately 25 children have been hospitalized due to the presence of a peroxyacetic ...

Public Hearing Scheduled for Somerset County Preservation Plan

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A public hearing for Somerset County’s all-encompassing Preservation Plan will be held virtually at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30.

The 2022 Preservation Plan encompasses three plans: an update of the 2000 Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan, an updated version of the 2008 Comprehensive Farmland Preservation ...

Franklin Township: Million Dollar Traffic Study Could Benefit Easton Avenue Commuters

SOMERSET, NJ - A million-dollar federal grant has been approved to study traffic patterns on Easton Avenue.

The study will kick off in September 2022 and is funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) who approved the project last week, according to a news release. 

Officials say the study will analyze sections of the roadway where ...

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New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

More Dollars Per Gallon: Gas Prices in NJ Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 19, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

More Dollars Per Gallon: Gas Prices in NJ Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part ...

May 13 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 354 New Cases Overnight

May 13, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - New cases of COVID-19 surged dramatically this week in Somerset County and New Jersey, with 354 new cases reported overnight in Somerset County, and 5,309 new cases reported in New Jersey.

Somerset County reported 138 new cases on Tuesday; 124 on Wednesday and 193 on Thursday.

In New Jersey, there were 3,083 new cases reported Tuesday; 3,384 Wednesday, and 4,441 on ...

County Sheriff Joins Thousands to Ride in Police Unity Tour

SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin J. Russo a former Franklin Township police lieutenant and local resident rolled out from Franklin Township Police headquarters Tuesday morning to head to Washington, DC where he will join thousands of police officers from across the country to honor their brothers killed in the line of duty, for this year's Police Unity ...

Long Blue Line of New Jersey Police Cyclists Tour Through Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC where they will join with police from across the country to honor their brothers ...

May 13 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 354 New Cases Overnight

May 13, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - New cases of COVID-19 surged dramatically this week in Somerset County and New Jersey, with 354 new cases reported overnight in Somerset County, and 5,309 new cases reported in New Jersey.

Somerset County reported 138 new cases on Tuesday; 124 on Wednesday and 193 on Thursday.

In New Jersey, there were 3,083 new cases reported Tuesday; 3,384 Wednesday, and 4,441 on ...

County Sheriff Joins Thousands to Ride in Police Unity Tour

SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin J. Russo a former Franklin Township police lieutenant and local resident rolled out from Franklin Township Police headquarters Tuesday morning to head to Washington, DC where he will join thousands of police officers from across the country to honor their brothers killed in the line of duty, for this year's Police Unity ...