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FrostKings Return to Somerville's Summer Stage June 19

June 18, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Summer Stage Concert series continues Saturday, June 19 with a three-hour concert performed by the Frost Kings beginning at 6 p.m. on the Division Street pedestrian mall.

The FrostKings are an R&B, swing and blues band based in northern New Jersey.

From their website: "Equally at home playing swinging shuffles, slow blues or full-tilt boogies, their ...

Hillsborough Rotary Fair & Business Expo Returns in August

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - After a year’s hiatus due to COVID restrictions, the annual Rotary Fair and Business Expo will once again transform the Hillsborough Promenade fairgrounds at 315 Route 206 into a classic carnival with a colorful midway, over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, fireworks, food vendors and an exposition of local businesses.

The five-day fair opens Aug. 17 and will ...

Flag Day Festival: OPSHBX NJ Collects Donations for US Troops

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Today is recognized as Flag Day in the United States, but the borough will wait until Friday, June 18 for its official celebration on the green surrounding the Historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress:

"Resolved, That the flag of the ...

Psychedelic: Sweet Fanny Adams Brings '70s Music to Somerville Stage

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Sweet Fanny Adams is a musical group that journeys back to the 1970s, delivering their versions of songs by The James Gang, The Faces, The Rolling Stones and Joe Cocker while adding a mix of original songs in an early 70's rock style. 

The group will be on the Somerville Summer Stage Saturday night June 12 or a three-hour show beginning at 6 ...

Tyrone Stackhouse Project Electrifies Somerville's Summer Stage

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Tyrone Stackhouse Project celebrated a Saturday night return to normalcy on the downtown Summer Stage with a three-hour show that was somewhat overdue.

Rain had canceled the May 29 opener of the series; scheduled to perform was The Outcrops.

On Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy declared an end to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency that has been in place since March 9, ...

Route 206 Billboard Showcases Winning Design by Hillsborough Student

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Jessica Hermann, a Hillsborough High School senior and winner of the Postcards for Kids contest sponsored by the Hillsborough Education BORO PRIDE Project is enjoying the notoriety that comes with an enlarged version of her original work posted to a billboard on Route 206.

The billboard is adjacent to the railroad trestle that crosses over Route 206 between Camplain Road and ...

Tyrone Stackhouse Project Performs on Somerville's Summer Stage

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 Summer Stage concert series sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance presents live ...

Tour of Somerville Shifts Gears from Memorial Day to Labor Day

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic convinced organizers and sponsors months ago to shift the venerable Tour of Somerville bicycle races from the traditional Memorial Day weekend to the end of summer.

Those who were planning to visit Somerville on Memorial Day to take in the spectacle of colors and motion will have to wait a few months.

To be held on the streets ...

The Outcrops (An Outstanding Rock Formation) - Kick Off Somerville Summer Stage Concert Series

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two signature events are set to kick off in downtown Somerville Memorial Day weekend, the Friday night Cruisers and on Saturday night, the Summer Stage concert series.

Hundreds of exotic, vintage, hot rod and classic automobiles will be parked along Main Street, with many of the auto enthusiasts showing up in the early afternoon, staying through 9 p.m. Thousands of ...

Honorable Mention for Hillsborough Student in Congressional Art Contest

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jeffrey Ye, a student at Hillsborough High School, won Honorable Mention for his painting "Constant Change" in the annual Congressional Art Competition open to students in New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District.

First place was awarded to Claire Downey, Hunterdon Central Regional High School for her painting,"Chains of Fate." Second place was ...

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Somerset County Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccinations This Week

June 21, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ – COVID-19 vaccination clinics operated by the Somerset County Department of Health will be held at several locations through June 27.

No appointments are necessary.

Tuesday, June 22, Bound Brook Train Station, 3-7 p.m., Johnson&Johnson vaccine;

Wednesday, June 23, Somerset County Senior Wellness Center, 876 E. Main St. Bridgewater, 4-5:30 p.m.

Downtown Somerville Celebrates Pride Month with Mural, Pride Contest and Pride Night

June 15, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance unveiled its PRIDE Month Mural on Friday – a 75-foot tribute to trailblazers in the LGBTQ Movement.

The mural is the latest in a partnership between the DSA, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somersetand the Babs Siperstein Proud Center to host a series of events in downtown Somerville to celebrate PRIDE Month throughout ...

Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...