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Murphy: Childcare Centers, Summer Camps and Youth Sports Can Reopen; Targets June 12 for Return of Worship Services

May 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are:

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July ...

Main Street Mayors Increase Pressure to Re-Open Small Businesses

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The newly-formed Mayors for Main Street alliance, including Hillsborough Mayor Doug Tomson, sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy, legislative leaders and county officials Thursday listing measures that they say need to be taken to get New Jersey back to business by lifting restrictions and allowing all "non-essential" businesses to re-open including restaurants.

The ...

Senate GOP Caucus Complains Reopenings are Arbitrary and Inconsistent

TRENTON, NJ - The minority Republican Senate caucus sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday calling for more clarity and consistency as New Jersey begins to emerge from the sanctions imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Led by Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr.,and Minority Deputy Whip Kip Bateman (R-16th) the 15 members of the caucus labeled Murphy's reopening strategy as ...

Malinowski Calls for Direct Federal Aid to State, Local Governments

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Representative Tom Malinowski (D, NJ-7) today spoke on the House Floor to call on Congress to provide direct federal aid to state and local governments in otder to help them cover costs for the salaries of police officers, firefighters, and teachers, among other government employees.

"The HEROES Act would provide $75 billion to help our states conduct the ...

Somerset County Collects, Distributes Over 1 Million PPEs

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health and safety liaison.

The bulk of critically needed supplies was provided by the New ...

Hillsborough Site Helps Somerset County Distribute 1 Million PPEs

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health and safety liaison.

The bulk of critically needed supplies was provided by the New ...

Ciattarelli Memorial Day Message: America Has Always Fixed What is Broken

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Former Somerset County Freeholder and state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, an announced candidate for governor in New Jersey's 2021 elections, reflects on the state of the state and the true meaning of the Memorial Day observance in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in an open letter to New Jersey.

A resident of Hillsborough who spent his childhood in Raritan, ...

Hillsborough Schools Submit Graduation Proposal to State for Review

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township school system has submitted a proposal for a high school graduation ceremony for review to state officials, a plan similar to one proposed by Mayor Doug Tomson earlier this week with one huge difference - the administration proposes to hold its ceremony indoors in the high school gym, while the mayor's plan envisions an outdoor ceremony at Mountainvew ...

Crippling Effects of COVID-19: NJ Faces $10B Revenue Shortfall

TRENTON, NJ – The Department of the Treasury delivered a budget update to the Legislature Friday, providing a detailed revenue report that illustrates the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on New Jersey’s finances and laying out plans to close the looming gap for the remainder of the extended fiscal year through a series of deep cuts and spending deferrals.

A report on the ...

Crowd Control: Murphy Says Groups of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

TRENTON, NJ - In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings to 25 effective Friday. 

“So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for a Memorial Day cookout you may do so, so long as social distance and personal responsibility remain the order of the day,” Murphy said during his daily press briefing ...

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Hospital Fund-Raiser: Patriots Host Drive-in Movie at Ballpark

May 29, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will host a drive-in movie in the parking lot of TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th.

The 1993 coming-of-age baseball classic "The Sandlot" will be featured  at 8:30 p.m. on both nights in the Red Lot located on the first base side of the ballpark. The lot will open at 7:30 p.m .for arrival.

Admission is ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...