Somerset County News

June 3, 2020

MANVILLE, NJ – A car was set on fire and tires were slashed on 42 vehicles parked on the streets and in driveways early Wednesday morning In an incident similar to three others that occurred in the northwest section of the borough in June and August, 2018 when a total of 155 cars were ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey encourages Somerset  County residents to share their memories of the COVID-19 pandemic with the community through SCLSNJ’s digital community memories archive, "Our Lives Today." With support from the National Endowment for the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will host a drive-in movie in the parking lot of TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th. The 1993 coming-of-age baseball classic "The Sandlot" will be featured  at 8:30 p.m. on both nights in the Red Lot located on the first base ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Following the direction of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Orders, the Somerset County Park Commission  has updated its guidelines affecting golfers.during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Park Commission’s Golf Management Division has introduced the “Golf Call Center” to facilitate ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A sense of normalcy has begun to return to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, with the number of COVID-19 patients dropping considerably over the past few weeks as mirrored at hospitals throughout the state - enough so that Gov. Phil Murphy has given the go-ahead for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The venerable summer Cruise Nights, a Friday night tradition on Main Street for 30 years, has been canceled for 2020, a victim of social distancing and concerns over crowd control during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Tuesday's announcement by the Downtown Somerville Alliance comes ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - An economic recovery task forced le by Freeholder Deputy Director Sara Sooy in collaboration with the Somerset County Business Partnership is leading efforts to develop a post-COVID-19 economy.  “COVID-19 is an unforeseeable disruptor that is striking the world in many ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - They are the backbone of the health care system, and the lifeline between their patients and families, fueled by compassion and committed to providing comfort and care for their patients in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are 600 nurses on the staff of Robert Wood ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission has closed Washington Rock State Park, after it re-opened briefly last weekend over concerns with social distancing and potential for spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19). Perched on the edge of the Watchung Mountains, the facility is a ...

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NEW YORK - Visitors to New Jersey' state and county parks were on their best behavior this weekend, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who rescinded an executive order issued three weeks ago that had shut down the parks to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) through social ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has introduced a proposed county budget for 2020 that preserves needed services for the county’s more than 331,161 citizens and maintains the county’s triple-A bond rating. “We have an obligation to taxpayers to operate efficiently ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – Forecasts of inclement weather have canceled COVID-19 testing at Raritan Valley Community College scheduled for Friday, May 1.  Residents who had appointments on Friday will be switched to Tuesday, May 5. Next week, the testing site will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beyond the operating room and beyond the classroom, acute care surgeon Dr. Joseph Hanna is one person who has made a difference Make that two - a second person who has chosen to make a difference - Chanyoung Oh, a 13-year-old 7th-grader in Montgomery. And a third - Somerville ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - How are you celebrating Earth Day? Somerset County Freeholder Melonie Marano, recycling liaison, urges residents to register for a free informative webinar titled “New Jersey’s Changing Climate,” presented by Dr. David A. Robinson from Rutgers University to be live- streamed on ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It's Takeout Tuesday. Visit Somerset County has launched a campaign to support area restaurants that have turned to takeouts, curbside pick-ups and deliveries to remain open during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Help support local restaurants by: Ordering delivery or ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – Two new dates have been added to the COVID-19 testing schedule at Raritan Valley Community College next week In addition to Monday, April 20, testing also will be held on Wednesday, April 22, and Friday, April 24. The test site will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. "We’re happy ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – A total of 150 residents from Somerset and Hunterdon counties were scheduled to be screened on Thursday, the first day of COVID testing at Raritan Valley Community College.  "We have been working diligently for weeks to set up a safe and secure testing site for residents,” said ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The highest percentage of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Somerset County is in the 50-64 age group (30.66 percent/490 cases) followed closely by those in the 30-49 category (29.72 percent/475 cases), according to statistics compiled by the county Department of Health. As of April ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Since March 13th, The Arc of Somerset County has been determined to find ways to enhance the care of those they serve to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The agency’s primary goal is to work to protect those adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – Somerset County and Hunterdon County, in collaboration with Raritan Valley Community College, will be opening a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site on Thursday, April 16 on the college campus. Testing will be by appointment only and a valid doctor’s prescription is ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beneath their masks, they were smiling, touched by the generosity of a stranger who wanted to do his part and say 'thank you.' Flowers have a way of doing that, especially when they are unexpected. At 7:54 a.m. Friday, a few minutes early, Tim Hionis arrived at the front of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – In compliance with Executive Order No. 118 issued Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy, the Somerset County Park Commission will close all county parks to the public, including all trail systems as part of the effort to minimize social contact and the potential spread of the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Brian McCarthy, who usually volunteers to run the concession stands at Hillsborough Dukes youth events, is instead coordinating a supply drive seeking donations to purchase hand cream for nurses, doctors and other medical personnel in hospitals. A post on the Dukes' Facebook ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots will collect donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) at TD Bank Ballpark for doctors, nurses and health care professionals on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus (COVID19). The donated PPEs will be given to member hospitals of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of COVID-19 related deaths in New Jersey increased by 200 overnight to 846, with 720 total cases reported  in Somerset County and 24 deaths, according to statistics provided by the Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday afternoon. There are now 26 cases in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health COVID-19 update for Wednesday shows 51 cases in Hillsborough, with a total of 23 deaths and 586 cases in the county. The death toll overnight almost doubled, from 12 to 23; Somerset County reported 71 new cases overnight, according to the ...

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ - The Shop Rite of Old Bridge store in the Fairway Plaza on Route 9 reported a confirmed case of COVID-19 Saturday. ShopRite stores in Newark, Morristown and Garwood had reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 last week. The Old Bridge store implemented immediate changes, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - As the public healthcare crisis continues to impact the Somerset County community, job loss has become a harsh reality for many families. In response to this emergency, the executive leaders at Curbing Hunger, Inc., a community-based food bank program, have partnered with Amp Your ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic has forced cancellation of the venerable Tour of Somerville series of cycling races, which would have celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2020. The three-day Memorial Day weekend event draws thousands of spectators who crowd the sidewalks and line the ...

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