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Flag Day Festival: OPSHBX NJ Collects Donations for US Troops

June 14, 2021

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 ...

Somerville Elks Host 8th Annual Flag Day Celebration June 18th

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 are proud to bring back the annual Flag Day event, canceled last year by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

The Flag Day Country Music Festival, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 18th, will be held on the grounds of the historic Somerset County Courthouse on East Main Street.

Open to the public, the event is free.

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Somerville Pauses to Reflect and Honor America's Veterans

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Proud veterans snapped to salute and joined residents and public officials on the hallowed grounds of New Cemetery on South Bridge Street to commemorate the nation's war dead and honor the service of those who defended the USA during a 40-minute Memorial Day service.

The American flag flew at half-staff as several hundred gathered in a semi-circle in front of the portable ...

Hillsborough Cancels Memorial Day Parade; Vets Honored at Breakfast


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township's annual Memorial Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, May 29 has been canceled due to inclement weather in the forecast.

However, the Salute to Veterans Breakfast will be held indoors at the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Building at 7:30 a.m. for those veterans and their guests who have registered for the event.  The breakfast will be followed ...

Somerville Observes Memorial Day with Ceremony at New Cemetery May 31

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As they did last year, Mayor Dennis Sullivan and the Somerville Borough Council will join with American Legion Post 12 in the traditional Memorial Day Ceremony at New Cemetery on South Bridge Street.

The program will feature historical readings, musical selections, and military salutes.

Concerns with the COVID-19 virus forced cancellation of the 2021 Memorial Day ...

Somerville: Sturdy Pink Dogwoods Form Canopy Over Historic Graves

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway.

It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final resting place of relatives and notable citizens of the borough, but it stands out from the others ...


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Somerset County: Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off in Hillsborough

June 16, 2021

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...