Somerset County News Top Stories

July 17, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ -Just like thee pesky plant it intends to control, an ordinance designed to combat the uncontrolled growth of invasive bamboo plants has reemerged after it was tabled by lawmakers more than two years ago. The Borough Council will hold a public hearing on the revamped ordinance at ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Diversity Festival Committee is seeking performance artists and community groups to showcase their artistry at the 2021 Somerset County Diversity Festival in October.  Performers will be expected to entertain for 30- to 45-minutes, and their performances ...

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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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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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