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Senate OKs Bateman Bill to Help Finance Renewable Energy Projects

June 24, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Batman that would require the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to establish a C-PACE program to facilitate the financing of renewable energy projects was approved by the New Jersey Senate.

“Throughout New Jersey, there are countless property owners who would like to embrace renewable energy but are unable to do so because of the ...

NJ Health Commissioner Persichilli Will Have Building Named After Her

TRENTON, NJ - The new Department of Health building scheduled to be built this year in downtown Trenton will be named after Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli.

The Judith M. Persichilli Building will recognize what Gov. Phil Murphy called her “past and ongoing service to the people of New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Persichilli, who was known as Judy Mella when ...

Senate Endorses Bateman Bill Defining NJ Clean Energy Goals

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey has committed to ambitious energy goals under the 2019 Energy Master Plan, and the Senate has approved Sen. Kip Bateman’s bill codifying those targets.

“The numbers reflect a very aggressive approach, but technological advancements make them attainable,” said Bateman (R-16). “With the support of Garden State residents, we are already ...

Somerset County: Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off in Hillsborough

Residents Can Safely Dispose of Harmful Items at Hillsborough Location

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is holding a free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event, so residents can safely dispose of their harmful household items. The event will be held on Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage, located at ...

Somerset County Office Buildings Reopen to Public June 15

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County office buildings will reopen to the public beginning Tuesday, June 15.

The decision to reopen is based on recommendations by state and federal healthcare mandates and guidelines issued by the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

In most facilities, the public is not required to wear masks if they are fully vaccinated, but ...

Bateman Bill Energizing Access to Electric Charging Sites in NJ Moves to Governor’s Desk

 

TRENTON, NJ - Bipartisan legislation that would help spur the adoption of electric vehicles in the state was advanced today by the Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman encourages the inclusion of zero-emission vehicle charging and fueling infrastructure in municipal redevelopment projects. (SenateNJ.com)

Senator Kip Bateman sponsors the bill (A-1653/S-2142) ...

Bateman Bill Increasing Penalties for Buying, Selling Stolen Jewelry Clears Senate

 

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman that imposes stricter penalties on jewelers who violate New Jersey’s secondhand jewelry and precious metals record keeping laws has been approved by the New Jersey Senate.

"Under my legislation, jewelers who pawn off illegally obtained valuables on innocent consumers could no longer claim ignorance as a ...

NJ Infrastructure Expert Joins Dialogue on Hillsborough Economy June 3

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Regina Egea, president of the Garden Sate Initiative, a non-profit "think tank" that provides analysis and commentary on issues and events impacting New Jersey will join a panel of local business owners and central New Jersey business advocates to examine the local economy as New Jersey slowly emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and begins to ...

Hillsborough Parks & Recreation Department Honored by Their Peers

SUMMIT, NJ - The Hillsborough Parks and Recreation department received three awards for innovative and effective programming at the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association annual Awards Ceremony at the Summit Family Aquatic Center last week.

The staff was honored with the Agency Showcase Award for Flyer or Poster; the Excellence in Health and Wellness Programming Award for “Spring ...

Hillsborough Residents Invited to Join TAPinto Forum on Local Economy

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A panel of local business owners, central New Jersey business advocates and a state policy expert will examine the local economy as New Jersey slowly emerges from the restraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and begins to recover.

Residents and the business community are invited to join "Hillsborough and the Economy: What is Next After COVID?" ...

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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 ...

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Somerset County Seeks Performers for October Diversity Festival

June 22, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Diversity Festival Committee is seeking performance artists and community groups to showcase their artistry at the 2021 Somerset County Diversity Festival in October. 

Performers will be expected to entertain for 30- to 45-minutes, and their performances should have a diversity-related theme or reflect the diverse cultures that exist in ...

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 ...