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August 12, 2022

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey has expanded its network of monkeypox vaccination sites to Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties, joining five other sites throughout the state. None are in Somerset County; the closest site is in New Brunswick. The sites are for residents without a confirmed ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter and members of his staff will park its mobile office at the township municipal building Aug. 6. “With busy family and work lives, many people who need new passports, to file their military discharge papers, or obtain other services can’t get ...

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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 ...

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KEARNY, NJ - Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project. Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - 9/11 survivors and victim family members slammed former President Trump for hosting the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tournament at Trump's National Golf Course in Bedminster Friday morning.  Members of the group 9/11 Justice put together the press conference outside the Clarence Dillon ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani and the Township Committee Tuesday night paid tribute to a young American-Ukrainian patriot who has been raising money for care packages by selling her distinctive yellow-and-blue hand printed plaques. Sofia Murtazin was presented with a proclamation read ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A mobile unit from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will be parked at the recreation complex off Willow Road on Wednesday, July 27 where residents can take care of a long list of paperwork, just about anything except having a car inspected. New Jersey’s 16th District ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter and members of his staff will be holding Summer Saturday mobile office hours in Bound Brook, Bernards, Hillsborough and Bridgewater in the coming weeks. The mobile office program was initiated in 2019 but suspended due to Covid 19 restrictions.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee Tuesday night is expected to approve a five-year contract with RWJ Barnabas Mobile Health Services to continue providing emergency medical services throughout the 55 square-mile municipality. RWJ Barnabas Mobile Health Services had provided emergency ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Division of Disaster Recovery and Mitigation is urging residents of Hillsborough and residents throughout the state impacted by Hurricane Ida to complete a registration survey about what assistance they need to recover from ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s Housing Authority voted to designate a redeveloper to helm a massive project that will transform the former Sears site on Route 1 into 720 residential units. RTF NB Urban Renewal, LCC was approved during a special meeting on Thursday, July 7 after the Housing ...

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TRENTON, NJ — After seeing what's in the fiscal year 2023 budget that Gov. Phil Murphy signed last week, Tom Bracken has one question. "What's the plan for economic recovery?" the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce president and CEO asked in an interview with TAPinto. "That’s a fair question to ask, ...

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WASHINGTON -- The ruling issued by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Friday overturning Roe vs. Wade yielded swift response from New Jersey elected officials and women's rights advocates.  Under the SCOTUS decision written for the majority by Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., who grew ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township employees and residents gathered at the municipal building June 21 to help tie rainbow ribbons on trees within the complex to celebrate Gay Pride month. The week before, Mayor Shawn Lipani read a proclamation at the June 14 Committee meeting recognizing Gay ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Staggered by the highest rate of inflation in 40 years, taxpayers can expect some relief as the combined municipal, school and county tax bills for 2022-23 aren't expected to change much from current levels. The 2022-23 municipal budget of $33,030,721 reflects a slight tax ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Thirty immigrants from 13 countries sat in folding chairs at the base of the marble steps outside the historic Somerset County Courthouse Saturday, anxious for the long-awaited moment when they would raise their right hands in unison and take the oath of American ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is holding a free Hazardous Waste Drop-off event for residents to safely dispose of their harmful items. The drop-off event will be held on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Lessons in history were delivered by performers and lawmakers during Thursday's commemoration of Juneteenth hosted by the Somerset Cultural and Heritage Commission on the steps of the historic Somerset County Courthouse. The theme of Thursday's event was"Acknowledging the Past ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s two major hospitals are abandoning their plans to merge after the Federal Trade Commission moved to block the deal. RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, with hospitals less than one mile apart, issued a statement today, June 14, stating the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough will host a June 29 forum for subcontractors interested in bidding on work at the planned 46,000 square-foot Public Safety complex on Gaston Avenue, with groundbreaking expected in October. The general contractor, Harvey-Cleary, will discuss the project and answer ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  The Somerville Elks will host the 9th annual Flag Day event in downtown Somerville at the historic Somerset County Courthouse on Friday, June 17, including a naturalization ceremony for new Somerset County U.S. residents, flag ceremonies, fire and rescue truck displays, historical ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12th) will for a second year give the keynote address at Somerset County’s Juneteenth event on June 16 on the steps of the historic Somerset County Courthouse on Thursday, June 16  at 6 p.m. The event will feature a variety of musical and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Chants of "Enough is Enough," "Vote Them Out' and "Vote" punctuated Saturday's protest against mass shootings, gun violence and the unwillingness or inability of legislators to fix the problem as 300 determined activists gathered outside the Historical Somerset County Courthouse to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township employees who work at the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Building, including the Board of Education offices will participate in an Active Shooter Response Training exercise with police and first responders on Thursday, June 16th. The building will be closed to the public ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County has restored its email systems following a ransomware attack on May 24. Those contacting the County are encouraged to use department and individual email addresses as they have in the past. The majority of desktop computers have been cleared and are back online ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - For Isabel Dutta and her classmates at Hillsborough High School, lock downs and active shooter drills were and continue to be routine, as they are across the nation. The school shootings epidemic continues unabated, with mass shootings spreading to shopping malls, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee presented proclamations to five school faculty members, each of whom had earlier been recognized by the state as the Governor's Teacher of the Year in their respective schools. Honored were Erin Chung, a Special Education teacher; Ian Evans, a seventh ...

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