Somerset County News

June 5, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Tyrone Stackhouse Project, one of the busiest cover bands in central New Jersey, will take the stage Saturday night on the Division Street pedestrian mall for three hours beginning at 6 p.m. performing an eclectic mix of rock, funk, jazz, Motown, and R&B hits. The free ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A dramatic decline in housing inventory contributed to a 20% increase in single-family home prices statewide compared to 2020, according to April data recently released by New Jersey Realtors. The rapid price increase follows predictions last month from real estate experts who told ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Proud veterans snapped to salute and joined residents and public officials on the hallowed grounds of New Cemetery on South Bridge Street to commemorate the nation's war dead and honor the service of those who defended the USA during a 40-minute Memorial Day service. The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported 23,730 cases of the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 2 overnight and a total of 734 deaths since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health Saturday reported 887,527 total cases since last year, an increase of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Saturday reported 23,728 cases of the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 9 overnight and a total of 734 deaths since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health Saturday reported 887,306 total cases since last year, an increase of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee approved an ordinance Tuesday night prohibiting retail marijuana sales, farming and warehouse operations within the township by a 4-1 vote. The proposed law as written prohibits cannabis establishments, delivery services and distributors from operating ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee will hold a public hearing Tuesday, May 25 before voting on an ordinance that would prohibit marijuana sales within the township. The ordinance prohibits cannabis establishments, delivery services and distributors from operating anywhere within the ...

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The twentieth Youth Leadership Somerset Class was honored on May 8 during a virtual graduation ceremony. Somerset County Deputy Commissioner Sara Sooy participated in the program and congratulated the class for their achievements. The graduating class included 43 students representing 14 different ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It was only a matter of time, and for the staff of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, the time came one year ago, March 14, 2020. A patient who had come to the emergency room March 10 exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, but it wasn't until the test results were ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A parking deck for commuters and future residents of the NJ TRANSIT village under construction alongside the Raritan Valley line has begun to take shape adjacent to the Somerville train station. The five-story deck will include more than 400 spaces; the structure will be hidden ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - While there is no evidence of a birthday celebration for George Washington in 1779, the General did attend a few parties in central New Jersey around the time of his 47th birthday on Feb. 22 that year. Details are provided in a video posted on YouTube, as part of a virtual ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Green Brook Township Schools will be transitioning to a 100% in school option for grades K-8 by March 1. Dr. James Bigsby, Superintendent, presented the plan at the last meeting of the Green Brook Board of Education. Beginning March 1, hybrid attendance  will no longer be an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off against the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs Sunday night in the National Football League's 55th championship game in Florida, a game that traditionally draws the attention of law enforcement agencies throughout the country. That includes ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Downtown Somerville Alliance will unveil a 75-foot Black History Month walk-through exhibit on Division Street next week. The exhibit – a tribute to Black Innovation – will be on display through March 5th. “Black history is American history,” said Natalie Pineiro, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Construction crews have begun to rebuild a four-story apartment building alongside the Raritan Valley NJTRANSIT railroad tracks that was destroyed by a multiple-alarm fire in August. Following demolition of the gutted Somerville Parc II Luxury Apartments in the months following ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the second year in a row, the St. Patrick's Day Parade down Main Street has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement released by the Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee reads: "It is with disappointment and an overabundance of caution that the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council approved a pair of resolutions at Tuesday night's virtual meeting condemning: "White Nationalism, White Supremacy, Neo-Nazism and any Other Groups and Individuals Who Seek to Divide Our Community and Incite Hatred," and  "Acts of Sedition and Treason that ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health began dispensing the COVID-19 vaccination to hundreds of police, firefighters and EMTs from departments throughout the country this week, while those 65 and older, or people with pre-existing medical conditions are expected to line ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The long-awaited construction of a three-level parking deck on West Main Street, the first phase of the Edge II luxury apartments, has been moving rapidly in the first weeks of the new year. The structure has been taking shape as a heavy-duty crane has been dropping in pre-fab ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – In an historic first, the governing body of Somerset County met today as the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners to select its new leadership and set priorities for the coming year. Last year Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law replacing the archaic Board of Freeholders ...

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