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Somerset County Planing Board Honored by Peers

October 10, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ –The Somerset County Planning Board has received the 2018 Achievement in Planning Award from the New Jersey Planning Officials organization.

The NJPO honors agencies for creating projects that reflect logical, sound and model approaches to planning and are beneficial to the community by improving quality of life for its residents, accvording to Somerset County Freeholder ...

"Shades of Pink" Event Stresses Cancer Awareness

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ- Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh invites residents to come out for the “Shades of Pink” event held in conjunction with the 15th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness MonthnThursday, Oct.18, at 12:30 p.m., in the Franklin Township Community/Senior Center at 505 Demott Lane.

“The goal of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to stress ...

Somerset County Hosts Free Document Shredding for Residents Oct. 6


SOMERVILLE, NJ - “Operation Secure Shred” – the free document-shredding program for Somerset County residents – continues Saturday, Oct. 6 in Skillman at the Montgomery Township High School, 1016 Route 601.

The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county's Public Works Department invite residents ...

NJ American Water Dedicates $37M Flood Protection Project

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – New Jersey American Water celebrated the completion of a significant, long-term flood protection project at its Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the grounds of the plant Monday

The $37 million project will help ensure the water supply at the plant is protected from the increased risk of flooding during extreme weather events ...

Officials Dedicate Monument at Former Washington School Site in Raritan


RARITAN, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders marked the transfer of the former Washington School property on First Avenue to the Borough of Raritan during a brief ceremony on Monday,

The Freeholder Board and Raritan officials also formally dedicated a monument on the property, created using bricks, a cornerstone and ornamental windows from the former school ...

Take a Walk Through History with Library Lectures, Discussions

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County is one of America’s oldest counties with an abundant history that dates back to the 1600s.

Starting this September, the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey will continue to explore community, state, and world history through a series of lectures and discussions.                     ...

Post Office Renamed in Honor of Local Marine Hero John Basilone

RARITAN, NJ – USMC Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, a local hero and true American hero, will be honored by the US Postal Service with the naming of the Raritan Post Office in his honor, 73 years after he gave his life on the beaches of Iwo Jima in the closing days of WWII.

The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21  at the Church of St. Joseph, 16 East Somerset St, next door ...

Freeholders Honor Those Who Perished on 9/11

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, held a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of 9/11 at the county’s memorial clock tower, located on the corner of Main and Bridge streets. 

At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center – the bell at the top of the ...

Adult Day Center of Somerset County Holds Open House

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Adult Day Center on Main Street, next to TD Bank Ballpark, will host an Open House Sept. 15 from noon-3 p.m.

The event is being held in conjunction with National Adult Day Services Week.

Are you a caregiver for an older adult or somebody with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia? 
Would you like your loved one to have a chance to engage ...

Somerset County Curbing Hunger Month Drive Tops 21 Tons of Donated Food

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Thanks to generous Somerset County residents, donations to the 24th annual Curbing Hunger Month food drive totaled 43,455 pounds.

This included 32,700 pounds collected curbside, approximately 7,500 pounds of online donations, and another 2,000 pounds collected through affiliated food drives. Also included were 1,255 pounds collected by Bound Brook schools in their fifth year ...


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