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May 4 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 45 New Cases Overnight

May 4, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday reported 23,420 cases of the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 45 overnight, and a total of 724 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Tuesday reported 876,925 total cases since last year, an increase of 784 overnight. There are 23,033 COVID-19-related deaths in New ...

Somerset Patriots Owner Steve Kalafer, 71, Dies; Philanthropist, Businessman, Friend to All

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from cancer at the age of 71.

A devout family man, he is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two sons ...

Residential Property Tax Increase in Somerset County Averages $55

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The average residential tax bill in Somerset County will increase by $55.13 in the proposed 2021-22 county budget, based on the $455,363 median assessed valuation of a home 

The proposed $255,124,222.53 budget includes $203,331,344.95 to be raised by taxation. The tax rate increase is .35 percent. 

County taxes represent only a portion of the typical tax bill in ...

Somerset Patriots Chairman Emeritus Steve Kalafer Dies at 71

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset Patriots Chairman Emeritus, and chairman and CEO of Flemington Care & Truck Country, Steve Kalafer died Wednesday.

"I was absolutely shocked and saddened today to hear about the passing of Steve Kalafer," Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. "Steve has left an indelible mark on Bridgewater Township over his ...

April 19 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 60 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported 22,890 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 60 cases overnight and 710 COVID-19 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 860,447 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its ...

April 17 COVID-19 Update: More Than 3 Million Victims Worldwide

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Saturday reported 22,762 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight and 710 COVID-19 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of 855,759 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state one year ago, an ...

Marijuana on Main Street? Somerville Lawmakers Begin Conversation

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan and members of the Borough Council will begin weighing the advantages and disadvantages of licensing retail dispensaries for the sale of legal marijuana at Monday night's virtual council meeting. 

"There's a lot to digest, and it could be fairly contentious," Sullivan said. It's game changing and has serious ...

The Week Ahead in Franklin/Somerset: April 12 to April 15

SOMERSET, NJ - Here's a look at some municipal, business, and recreational events going on this week in the Township of Franklin.

You can submit events directly through the website by clicking on the "Submit Content" button located on the upper right side of the front page, where you will be brought to a menu, simply pick events. 

Monday, ...

Somerset County Surrogate Available for Questions During Zoom Call

SOMERVILLE, NJ – In recognition of National County Government Month, Somerset County is hosting a live meet and greet Zoom information session titled “Where There’s a Will We Can Help: With Surrogate Tina Jalloh” to be held on Thursday, April 8 at noon. 

Learn how to probate a will and more when Somerset County Commissioner Director Shanel Robinson speaks ...

COVID-19 Forces Cancellation of Popular Somerset County Summer Events

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission has canceled the 2021 Fourth of July celebration and Fireworks show at North Branch Park and the Somerset County 4H also announced Thursday that for the second year in a row, the Somerset County 4-H Fair scheduled for Aug. 11-13 at North Branch Park has also been canceled because of the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Central Jersey Temple Faces Allegations of Human Trafficking, Forced Labor & Abuse in Workers' Class Action Lawsuit

May 11, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple in Robbinsville on Tuesday to execute court orders on the property where workers say they were victims of human trafficking and labor abuse. Six plaintiffs have filed the lawsuit on behalf of approximately 200 other Indian nationals who claim they were forced labor and faced ...

Suspended Stafford School Nurse Has a Passion to "Unmask the Children"

STAFFORD — A local, Stafford Township School District nurse found it extremely hard to witness children wearing masks all day long in school. Her conviction became too strong to continue to keep quiet on the matter. 

When she decided to do something about it, she got suspended from her job in the Stafford School district. 

Nurse Erin Pein has been ...

Central Jersey Temple Faces Allegations of Human Trafficking, Forced Labor & Abuse in Workers' Class Action Lawsuit

May 11, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple in Robbinsville on Tuesday to execute court orders on the property where workers say they were victims of human trafficking and labor abuse. Six plaintiffs have filed the lawsuit on behalf of approximately 200 other Indian nationals who claim they were forced labor and faced ...

Suspended Stafford School Nurse Has a Passion to "Unmask the Children"

STAFFORD — A local, Stafford Township School District nurse found it extremely hard to witness children wearing masks all day long in school. Her conviction became too strong to continue to keep quiet on the matter. 

When she decided to do something about it, she got suspended from her job in the Stafford School district. 

Nurse Erin Pein has been ...

May 4 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 45 New Cases Overnight

May 4, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday reported 23,420 cases of the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 45 overnight, and a total of 724 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Tuesday reported 876,925 total cases since last year, an increase of 784 overnight. There are 23,033 COVID-19-related deaths in New ...

May 4 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 45 New Cases Overnight

May 4, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday reported 23,420 cases of the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 45 overnight, and a total of 724 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Tuesday reported 876,925 total cases since last year, an increase of 784 overnight. There are 23,033 COVID-19-related deaths in New ...