Somerset County News

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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Board of School Estimate has passed Raritan Valley Community College’s $54 million operating budget for FY 2022.  The budget includes no increase in tuition for Somerset and Hunterdon County students for the Fall 2021 Semester. Tuition will remain at $168 per credit for ...

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  BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Group Outreach Programs sponsored by the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Science Department offer virtual educational opportunities featuring topics including birding, maple sugaring, and information about butterflies, bats, bears, and more. The programs are ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 20th Youth Leadership Somerset Class was honored May 8 during a virtual graduation ceremony.  The graduating class included 43 students representing 14 different Somerset County high schools. “In 20 years, this is the first Youth Leadership Somerset class that was held ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County is holding ten open vaccination clinics for the week of May 10 as part of its effort to make it easy for every resident to be protected against the COVID-19 virus. In addition to hosting clinics throughout the county, for the first time Somerset will be providing ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The long-dormant borough landfill bounded by Route 206 and the NJTRANSIT Raritan Valley Line is expected to be transformed into a state-of-the-art solar farm. The solar array will be adjacent to the townhomes being built as part of the Somerville Station transit village ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the successful pilot of appointment-free COVID-19 vaccination clinics at mobile sites and Rutgers Plaza in Franklin Township over the past two weeks, the Somerset County Department of Health has eliminated appointment requirements. Residents will still have to register ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Flounder Brewery in Hillsborough is one of a dozen microbreweries in the state performing a public service by offering a free beer to any adult 21 and over who receives a COVID-19 vaccination during the month of May. Gov. Phil Murphy announced New Jersey's "Shot and a Beer" program ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County has reached a major milestone with 50 percent of adults 18 years or older being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 70 percent having received their second dose. Hoping to increase those numbers, the Somerset County Department of Health is operating clinics 5 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - RideWise is celebrating Bike Month with two free bicycling events that promote fun, fitness, family, and the environment.  Let’s Ride Somerset is a virtual biking event for all ages and abilities that encourages solo/family biking.  Participants join the Let's Ride ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County will expand COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a variety of clinics next week after learning it will receive a significant increase in vaccine supplies from the New Jersey Department of Health. The usual allotment has been 700 to 1,000 doses per week. Next ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – Spring is here and the warmer temperatures and beautiful display of flowering trees, daffodils and tulips beckon us outdoors to enjoy our parks.  Daffodil lovers in particular are encouraged to visit the perennial garden at Colonial Park Gardens, 156 Mettlers Road, this weekend ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The average residential tax bill in Somerset County will increase by $55.13 in the proposed 2021-22 county budget, based on the $455,363 median assessed valuation of a home  The proposed $255,124,222.53 budget includes $203,331,344.95 to be raised by taxation. The tax rate ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – A group of local women have affectionately become known as 'Franklin Angels' for their dedication and efforts in helping members of the community secure COVID-19 appointments.  Over the past several months, Franklin resident Carla Visser, along with Barbara Fisher, Susan Goen, and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, County Commissioner Douglas Singleterry recently toured the Somerset County 911 Communications Center to meet staff and learn more about the county’s emergency telecommunications and national Smart911™ program. “One ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Clerk will conduct a ballot drawing via livestream on Friday, April 16, at 3 p.m., for the June 8th Primary Election. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ballot drawing was usually open to the public and held in the County Clerk’s Office, but this year ...

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WARREN, NJ - Take advantage of the next Rx Mission Drive-in/Drop-Off  and safely dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication. The free event will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Warren Township Public Works ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the recommendation of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration to pause the use of the Johnson&Johnson one-shot COVID vaccine due to an “extremely rare” complication, Somerset County Department of Health is suspending ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Recreational marijuana will not be welcome in Bridgewater Township anytime soon, at least not officially. The town council unanimously approved four related ordinances last week prohibiting the operation of cannabis businesses within Bridgewater’s borders; the operation of any ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset County is providing free COVID-19 testing for county residents at another mobile test site on Saturday, April 10, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at North Branch Park (Parking Lot C) located at 355 Milltown Road. Although the COVID-19 vaccination rollout has ...

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