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Somerset County 4-H Fair, Largest in New Jersey, Opens Aug. 10

August 10, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ –The Somerset County 4-H Fair returns to North Branch Park at 355 Milltown Road on Aug. 10 to 12, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., where visitors can enjoy free, family fun. People of all ages will like the art, animal, and science displays, as well as the hands-on demonstrations, shows and exhibits, food, live music, free parking and much more.

The 4-H Fair ...

Artists and Crafters Gather for Open Air Market in Downtown Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Local artists and crafters will display and sell their one-of-a-kind handmade creations at the Artisan Fair in Downtown Somerville Sunday, Aug. 7, from noon-6 p.m.

Artists will be located on the Division Street pedestrian mall, showing their jewelry, photography, woodwork, pottery, paintings, abstract art, illustrations, apparel, accessories, candles, and more.

There ...

Downtown Somerville's Starlit Cinema Presents "Jumanji" on Thursday

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The weekly Starlit Cinema series sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance continues Thursday night on the Division Street pedestrian mall with a showing of "Jumanji" beginning at 8:30 p.m.

There is no admission charge. 

Don’t forget this is a BYOC (Bring your own chair) event. Food and beverages are available at stores on Division Street and nearby ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Through November 2024

August 3, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see them ...

Retiring Hospital CEO Named 2022 Somerset County Citizen of the Year

SOMERVILLE, NJ -Tony Cava, MS, RPH, FACHE, president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, has been selected at the 2022 Citizen of the Year by the Somerset County Business Partnership

Cava will be honored at the 2022 Annual Meeting, the most important annual gathering of the Somerset County business community, scheduled for Monday, Dec.12 at the ...

Hillsborough 7th-Grade Teacher Named Somerset County Teacher of the Year

August 11, 2022

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education on Thursday announced the 21 educators who have been named the state’s 2022-2023 County Teachers of the Year, including Ian Evans, a 7th-grade literacy teacher at Hillsborough Middle School.

 

He was honored along with four other teachers - Jessica Banas, D'Anna Barbaro, Erin Chung and Joan ...

Hillsborough VFW Invites Students to Enter Patriotic Essay Contests

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Students in grades 9-12 are invited to compete in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy essay contest, part of the national Patriots Pen initiative.

Hillsborough Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post # 8371 is the local sponsor of the annual competition.

The 2022-2023 Patriot’s Pen theme “My Pledge to our Veterans” is open to ...

Couple to be Honored in Hillsborough for 50 Years of Volunteerism

SOMERVILLE, NJ – As the parents of two adult children, both alumni of Immaculata High School, Brian and Maureen Cote understand that a strong foundation in high school can set the course for the rest of a student’s life.

The couple witnessed first-hand the strong foundation laid by IHS, first when their children attended the school as teenagers and even now into their adulthood, ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Through November 2024

August 3, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see them ...

Hillsborough Rotary Fair & Business Expo Goes Digital

August 3, 2022

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The Hillsborough Rotary Fair, a Hillsborough family-friendly tradition since 2007, is introducing a brand-new feature this year – an interactive digital map.

Developed and donated by Pinnacle Health and Fitness in Hillsborough specifically for use at the Fair, the interactive map will enable Fair attendees to load the app onto their smartphones by scanning a QR code ...

RWJUH/Somerset Hosts 14th Annual Distance Run Sept 25 in Hillsborough

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 14th annual Steeplechase Distance Run will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 at Amsterdam School in Hillsborough, NJ and as a virtual event to raise funds for the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility.

Coordinated by Somerset Health Care Foundation, the event offers three ways to participate.

Hillsborough Community Assistance Network Collects School Supplies

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Community Assistance Network (C.A.N) is holding a Back to School Supply Drive.

Classes at the township's public schools resume Sept. 6.

Among the items needed are: backpacks, lunch boxes, flash drives. 3-ring binders, crayons, notebooks, pencils & pens and other school related items.

Donations can be dropped off at the Social Services Department at the ...

NJ Enters Drought Watch: Residents, Businesses Urged to Conserve Water

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ - Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

Hillsborough Holds Purple Heart Ceremony Aug. 7 at Garden of Honor

HILSBOROUGH, NJ - The township, designated as a Purple Heart Community, will hold the annual Purple Heart Ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 7th at the Garden of Honor on the grounds of the Municipal Complex,

The 9 a.m ceremony will be held rain or shine.  Light refreshments will follow.    

“It is our.honor to host this significant commemoration ceremony in honor of ...

Hillsborough Library Creates Interactive, Outdoor Storybook Path

More: https://sclsnj.org/hillsborough-storywalk

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough branch of the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey's has created an interactive, nature-filled, storybook journey - hosted in partnership with Hillsborough Township Parks and Recreation.

"Sharing resources with the Hillsborough branch enables us to offer additional ...

Somerville Hospital Receives National Recognition for Maternity Care

August 9, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has received 5-star ratings for vaginal and C-section deliveries from Healthgrades in its 2022 ob/gyn quality ratings.

This is the seventh year in a row that the hospital has received a 5-star rating for C-section deliveries and the second year in a row for the 5-star rating for vaginal ...

RWJUH/Somerset Hosts 14th Annual Distance Run Sept 25 in Hillsborough

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 14th annual Steeplechase Distance Run will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 at Amsterdam School in Hillsborough, NJ and as a virtual event to raise funds for the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility.

Coordinated by Somerset Health Care Foundation, the event offers three ways to participate.

Retiring Hospital CEO Named 2022 Somerset County Citizen of the Year

SOMERVILLE, NJ -Tony Cava, MS, RPH, FACHE, president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, has been selected at the 2022 Citizen of the Year by the Somerset County Business Partnership

Cava will be honored at the 2022 Annual Meeting, the most important annual gathering of the Somerset County business community, scheduled for Monday, Dec.12 at the ...

Annemarie Mueller Named First Assistant Prosecutor in Somerset County

August 5, 2022

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Annemarie L. Mueller, who has served 11 years in the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, has been appointed as the new First Assistant Prosecutor.

The announcement was made Friday by Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

"It is a great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Annemarie L. Mueller to serve as the new First Assistant ...

Lewdness Charge Leads to Arrest for Sex Assaults in Franklin, Bridgewater

August 10, 2022

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A Raritan man charged with lewdness Aug. 4 now faces additional charges of committing sexual assaults in Franklin and Bridgewater earlier this year after police compared his booking photo with composite sketches from both assaults during their investigation of the lewdness incident in Raritan, according to Somerset County First Assistant Prosecutor Anne ...

Beware: Hillsborough Issues Scam Alert for Online Solicitations

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township officials are warning residents to be aware of messages posted on the Internet and circulating online for what appears to be a local Fire Department offering a discount to purchase a fundraising t-shirt.

The sales campaign is bogus and did not originate with the local fire department. This is an ongoing issue affecting fire departments in other New ...

Stabbing Leads to Attempted Murder Charge after Gas Station Altercation

SOMERSET, NJ - A Somerset man has been arrested for attempted murder after a verbal altercation at a local gas station led to a stabbing incident, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald

Matthew B. Hall, 32, of Somerset has been charged with first-degree attempted murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree unlawful ...

Lewdness Charge Leads to Arrest for Sex Assaults in Franklin, Bridgewater

August 10, 2022

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A Raritan man charged with lewdness Aug. 4 now faces additional charges of committing sexual assaults in Franklin and Bridgewater earlier this year after police compared his booking photo with composite sketches from both assaults during their investigation of the lewdness incident in Raritan, according to Somerset County First Assistant Prosecutor Anne ...

Beware: Hillsborough Issues Scam Alert for Online Solicitations

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township officials are warning residents to be aware of messages posted on the Internet and circulating online for what appears to be a local Fire Department offering a discount to purchase a fundraising t-shirt.

The sales campaign is bogus and did not originate with the local fire department. This is an ongoing issue affecting fire departments in other New ...

Stabbing Leads to Attempted Murder Charge after Gas Station Altercation

SOMERSET, NJ - A Somerset man has been arrested for attempted murder after a verbal altercation at a local gas station led to a stabbing incident, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald

Matthew B. Hall, 32, of Somerset has been charged with first-degree attempted murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree unlawful ...

Couple to be Honored in Hillsborough for 50 Years of Volunteerism

August 7, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ – As the parents of two adult children, both alumni of Immaculata High School, Brian and Maureen Cote understand that a strong foundation in high school can set the course for the rest of a student’s life.

The couple witnessed first-hand the strong foundation laid by IHS, first when their children attended the school as teenagers and even now into their adulthood, ...

Yard Goats Break Tie in 7th, Hold on for Win over Patriots

August 11, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Somerset Patriots (64-40) lost 4-2 to the Hartford Yard Goats (62-42) in their Thursday matinee.

Max Burt hit his career-high 10th homer of the season to tie the game in the sixth inning, but the Patriots bullpen gave up the go-ahead run one half-inning later to give Hartford its second and final lead of the game.

Will Warren started ...

Every Player in Patriots Lineup Gets a Hit in Shutout Over Yard Goats

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Somerset Patriots (64-39) locked down their eighth shutout win of the season over the Hartford Yard Goats (61-42) behind a spotless start from Clayton Beeter in his Yankees organizational debut.

Beeter, acquired by the Yankees in their trade of outfielder Joey Gallo, threw three hitless innings with six strikeouts, allowing only a ...

Wagaman Pads Lead with Home Run in First Game with Patriots

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Somerset Patriots (62-39) used a pair of late home runs and put on a defensive showcase to top the Hartford Yard Goats (61-41) by a score of 3-1 in their Tuesday night series opener.

In the top of the ninth inning, Brandon Lockridge leaped at the center field wall and caught what would have been a tying two-run shot off the bat of Brenton Doyle ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

State Parole Board Chairman Talks About New Grant to Help Offenders with Substance Use Disorder

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's State Parole Board is teaming up with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to help offenders struggling with substance use disorder, both before and after their release.

"We're confident that this is something that could be life-changing to a lot of people," State Parole Board Chairman Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr. told TAPinto.

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Upcoming Events

Tue, August 16, 6:00 PM

Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Hillsborough

Hillsborough Rotary Fair

Thu, September 1, 10:00 AM

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Sat, September 10, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center , Bound Brook

Well Alright! - A Tribute to the Rolling Stones

Climate Actions Needed

July 29, 2022

As we swelter through the current heat wave in New Jersey, many others suffer worse. Excessive heat causes more weather-related deaths in the US than hurricanes, flooding and tornadoes combined.

Our personal observations combined with scientific data show that summer is hotter, longer and more dangerous. The Washington Post reports the past seven years have been the hottest in ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...