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Somerset County Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccinations This Week

June 21, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ – COVID-19 vaccination clinics operated by the Somerset County Department of Health will be held at several locations through June 27.

No appointments are necessary.

Tuesday, June 22, Bound Brook Train Station, 3-7 p.m., Johnson&Johnson vaccine;

Wednesday, June 23, Somerset County Senior Wellness Center, 876 E. Main St. Bridgewater, 4-5:30 p.m.

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 ...

Juneteenth Commemorated in Somerville at Historic County Courthouse

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Commissioners will commemorate Juneteenth on June 17 from 6-7 p.m. on the green surrounding the county’s historic courthouse along East Main Street.

Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver will attend, along with elected county officials, the founders of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum in Montgomery, a local ...

Somerset County Commissioners Adopt Budget with Small Tax Increase

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday adopted the 2021 county budget with no property tax rate increase while preserving all current services for the county’s more than 331,164 citizens.

The budget adoption marks the second year in a row that the Board has maintained a flat tax rate for county commercial and residential property ...

Somerville Hospital Sends Team to Patriots' Stadium for COVID-19 Shots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, have teamed up with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, to administer COVID-19 vaccines at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday, June 16th from 5-8 p.m.

Everyone that gets vaccinated at the ballpark will also be given a free ticket to the game that evening against the ...

Somerset County Real Estate Prices Soar 24% in April; Inventory Down

TRENTON, NJ — A dramatic decline in housing inventory contributed to a 20% increase in single-family home prices statewide compared to 2020, according to April data recently released by New Jersey Realtors. The rapid price increase follows predictions last month from real estate experts who told TAPinto the market is unlikely to slow down anytime soon. 

“The numbers ...

Tour of Somerville Shifts Gears from Memorial Day to Labor Day

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic convinced organizers and sponsors months ago to shift the venerable Tour of Somerville bicycle races from the traditional Memorial Day weekend to the end of summer.

Those who were planning to visit Somerville on Memorial Day to take in the spectacle of colors and motion will have to wait a few months.

To be held on the streets ...

“A Wonderful Life: A Tribute To Steve Kalafer” June 11 at TD Bank Ballpark

Bridgewater, NJ – The Kalafer family and the Somerset Patriots have announced that “A Wonderful Life: A Tribute To Steve Kalafer” will take place at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, June 11th at 7:15 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m.

“My father was an incredible man who touched so many lives,” said Jonathan Kalafer. “The outpouring of love and respect we have seen ...

Somerset County Offers Free COVID-19 Testing in Hillsborough May 22

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Somerset County is providing free COVID-19 testing for county residents at another mobile test site on Saturday, May 22, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Mountain View Park (Main Parking Area), located at 141 Mountain View Road.

Although the COVID-19 vaccination rollout has begun, it is still recommended that people practice social distancing and ...

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Somerset County Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccinations This Week

June 21, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ – COVID-19 vaccination clinics operated by the Somerset County Department of Health will be held at several locations through June 27.

No appointments are necessary.

Tuesday, June 22, Bound Brook Train Station, 3-7 p.m., Johnson&Johnson vaccine;

Wednesday, June 23, Somerset County Senior Wellness Center, 876 E. Main St. Bridgewater, 4-5:30 p.m.

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 ...