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It's Official: Route 206 Bypass in Hillsborough to Open Saturday

June 3, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - An early-morning downpour did little to dampen the excitement of local and state officials who gathered Thursday to dedicate the official opening of the long-awaited Peter J. Biondi/Route 206 Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s.

The brief ceremony was moved out of the rain and was held beneath the Amwell Road overpass where Mayor Shawn Lipani was joined by Joan Biondi, ...

Largest Container Ship to Reach the East Coast Docks in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - The largest container ship to ever reach a U.S. East Coast port has docked at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal.

The CMA CGM Marco Polo can carry 16,022 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs in industry terms. The ship is reported to be carrying 5,000 TEUs that include clothing, pharmaceuticals, furniture, appliances, holiday decorations, building materials, home ...

Long-Awaited Route 206 Bypass in Hillsborough to Open June 5

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The long-awaited opening of the Route 206 Peter J. Biondi Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s, is less than one month away.

The state Department of Transportation has notified township officials that the ribbon cutting for the four-lane highway has been scheduled for June 5th.

"It's actually going to happen; we've literally been waiting decades for ...

Colonial Pipeline Restarts Pumping Fuel to East Coast from Texas

LINDEN, NJ - Colonial Pipeline Co. announced Thursday morning that a majority of the pipeline is up and running following last week's shutdown forced by a ransomware hack.

The pipeline delivers 45% of the East Coast’s gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from Texas through a transmission network. The shutdown caused many Americans to panic buy gasoline, causing ...

Average Gasoline Price in Somerset County Highest in New Jersey

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Somerset County - $3.142 - is the highest in New Jersey as of May 12.

The national average for regular was calculated at $3.008 per gallon and in New Jersey, $3.040 per gallon, according to AAA. These prices are the highest since November, 2014.

One year ago, the average price of regular nationally was ...


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Somerset County Seeks Performers for October Diversity Festival

June 22, 2021

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 should have a diversity-related theme or reflect the diverse cultures that exist in ...

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 ...