Somerset County News

November 5, 2020

       SOMERVILLE, NJ - Residents in Somerset, Hunterdon and Middlesex counties who are unemployed because of COVID-19 have access to a new training grant program through the counties’ workforce development boards. The Consortium of the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board (serving ...

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FRANKLIN, TOWNSHIP, NJ – Township Public Schools have confirmed 10 positive COVID cases between Oct. 5 and Oct. 29.  According to school officials, four of the positive cases involved staff members, five involved students and one involved an outside vendor. Because the school system is ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - No fewer than four Trump Truck parades will traverse state highways Saturday morning on their way to Somerset County for a massive rally in support of the president in Bedminster, according to organizers. All four parades will converge on state highways that connect with the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Elections has begun scanning "Vote by Mail" paper ballots, completing 23,800 scans Wednesday, about 20 percent of the 120,000 ballots received thus far from voters. The count already exceeds the total number of Somerset County mail-in ballots from ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Reflecting a nationwide trend, the number of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey has continued to climb since September. On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy, along with State Epidemiologist Christina Tan and state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced 1,192 new coronavirus cases ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - While driving down Main Street or on patrol in the residential areas of the borough the past few weeks, Police Officer Vito Spadea has been told more than a few times that he looks good in pink. It's not difficult to understand why - Spadea's patrol SUV has been wrapped in pink ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The remnants of Hurricane Delta have settled over central New Jersey, forcing postponement of Tuesday's "Wrapped in Pink" breast cancer awareenss event on the lawn of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse on East Main Street. The event will now be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at 11 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - President Trump supporters will parade down Route 206 Sunday afternoon headed for a rally in Bedminster, with hundreds of pick-up trucks, SUVs, vans, passenger cars and motorcycles flying the American flag, according to the sponsors.  The Trump Truck Rally convoy will ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. - Seven police vehicles from different juristictions in Somerset County, including Somerville, have been wrapped in pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A ceremony to introduce the “pink” police vehicles is being held on Tuesday, Oct.13 at 11a.m. outside the Somerset ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - From now through November, residents are invited to venture to the Washington Valley Park Hawk Watch Area, off Vosseller Avenue at the end of Miller Lane in the Martinsville section of Bridgewater to experience the migration of raptors on their annual journey south. Due to the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that President Donald Trump and his staff “acted recklessly” in visiting New Jersey despite knowledge that one of their top advisers had tested positive for the coronavirus.  Trump aide Hope Hicks entered quarantine last Wednesday after displaying mild ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County is opening a portion of its Administration Building at 20 Grove St. for voters to meet with staff from the Board of Elections and Clerk’s Office for issues related to the 2020 election. The building has been closed to the public since early March due to the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission and the Somerset County Park Foundation unveiled a bench dedicated to long time Park commissioner and Park Foundation trustee Fred Quick who passed away earlier this year. The bench is located at Mountain View Park in Hillsborough, Quick’s ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has been ranked No. 31 on the 50 best places to live in America by Money.com. “I have the distinct pleasure to not only have been born and raised in Bridgewater, but to serve it as an elected official as a councilman and, now, mayor,” said Mayor Matthew ...

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 HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Certified Child Passenger Safety technicians will offer free car seat safety checks and educational materials to parents and caregivers at Hillsborough Fire Co. No. 2, 375 Route 206 on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 3-6:30 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m The safety checks ...

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RARITAN, NJ - With the pandemic canceling the annual John Basilone Memorial Parade, Raritan Borough hosted a motorcade Sunday instead to celebrate veterans and honor Raritan's own World War II hero. The motorcade ended with a ceremony at the John Basilone statue. Basilone was a United States ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – Residents can safely dispose of their unwanted and outdated over-the-counter and prescription medication at the  Rx Mission Drive-in/Drop-Off on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m.-o 2 p.m., at the Branchburg Public Works Garage, 34 Kenbury Road, rain or shine. Medication should be ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Director Shanel Robinson, joined by her colleagues and other county officials, honored the memory of 39 county residents killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during an observance on the grounds of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Friday ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Freeholders will hold a virtual ceremony at 8:46 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks which killed nearly 3,000 Americans, including 39 residents from Somerset County, and residents of other ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Mayor Zachary Bray spoke to residents live on Facebook Tuesday as he walked through the streets of the borough to properly introduce the Raritan Sustainable Economic Development Plan, and the study’s goals for the future of the borough and its Main Street. The plan is being done ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Freeholders have adopted a non-binding resolution that urges state and county election officials to join them in supporting "voter choice" and ensure that in-person machine voting not be supplanted by mail-in balloting in the upcoming election. The ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy Friday signed a law which requires the title of “chosen freeholder” to be changed to “county commissioner” and all “boards of chosen freeholders” to be known as “boards of county commissioners.” The bill also requires counties to update their letterheads, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A multi-alarm fire swept through a newly-constructed luxury apartment building off James Street Friday morning, burning through hundreds of feet of attic space above the fourth floor. The building, 200 Parcview Apartments, was unoccupied but nearing residency. An adjacent ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Agriculture released information and instructions for residents who find the Spotted Lanternfly on their properties, and Somerset County is one of the locations being quarantined because of the number of reported sightings. Residents from all over ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County’s Cultural & Heritage Commission is sponsoring its annual Somerset County Senior Art Show virtually. Due to the pandemic, and for the safety of participants and county staff, the artwork for the county’s 2020 Senior Art Show will be displayed on the county’s ...

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BOMERVILLE, NJ - Shoppers and diners sitting at tables outside Main Street restaurants dropped their forks on their plates and looked skyward as a US fighter jet unexpectedly thundered overhead early Saturday afternoon on ts way to intercept a private plane that had crossed into the restricted ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo are locked in a dispute over a bias crime/race unit and website created by the sheriff - separate and apart from an already established unit in the prosecutor's office - a development that has ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - New Jersey Blasters left-handed pitcher Brandon Leibrandt has had his contract purchased by the Miami Marlins.  He is the first player from the Somerset Professional Baseball Series and the New Jersey Blasters to join an MLB organization. The Somerset Professional Baseball ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Nearly one month after the July 7th New Jersey Primary, and following a seven-day extension granted by a state Superior Court judge, the results of the election have been fully counted, according to Jerry L. Midgette, Somerset County Election Board Administrator. This was an ...

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