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Rutgers-Newark Athletic Field Renamed to Honor Frederick Douglass

July 22, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – Long before Rutgers University-Newark created an athletic field on University Avenue, the abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivered an address in 1849 at a church that once stood there.

Rutgers Board of Governors approved a resolution to rename the field in honor of the time Douglass spent here. The field will now be called the Frederick Douglass ...

Franklin Township: Danielsen Sponsors New Medical Marijuana Bill

SOMERSET, NJ - Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D), who represents the 17th District in New Jersey State Assembly, recently unveiled his sponsorship of Assembly No. 10, a bill revising the requirements to authorize and access medical marijuana.

This announcement comes in response to Governor Phil Murphy’s plans to open six more dispensaries claimed to help better serve New Jersey’s ...

Somerville: Gallery Hosts Photo Society's 90th Anniversary Exhibit

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Visions of Raritan Photographic Society – A Celebration of 90 years” from Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division Street.

The Raritan Photographic Society, founded in 1929, is the oldest photography club in New Jersey. The exhibit celebrates the organization's 90 years ...

New Restaurant Buys ‘Pocketed’ Westfield Liquor License

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council approved the transfer of a liquor license to Westfield Hospitality LLC for its Westfield Fish & Brew Company during the council's meeting Tuesday night. The license had been bought from Jeffrey’s when it closed in 2014 and remained unused, or “pocketed,” by that owner until now.

Though the restaurant does not ...

Hillsborough Cops Take a Break for Coffee and Conversation with Residents

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The baristas at Starbucks got some help Tuesday right after the lunch crowd crush, with more than a dozen Hillsborough police officers in uniform helping to serve coffee, frappuccinos, shakes,  cappuccinos and pastries – mixed in with some earnest conversations.

Led by Police Chief Darren Powell, who spoke with customers and PBA President Chris Giraldi, who worked ...

Presbyterian Church Steeple, a Roxbury Landmark, Gets Overdue Attention

ROXBURY, NJ - The long-sought restoration of the iconic, but decaying steeple atop the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna is underway.

Using a massive hydraulic boom lift, workers from Main Street Custom Homes and Remodeling of Succasunna, got a close-up look today at the 165-year-old structure. The company, headquartered a few doors away, is volunteering the project management ...

Fanwood Ready to Rock Summer FanJam Music and Food Truck Festival on Sun, July 8

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood will host the second annual Summer FanJam food truck and live rock music festival at LaGrande Park on Sunday, July 8, from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Run by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) with contributions from local Fanwood sponsors, the Summer FanJam will feature live music from several bands, including Unforgettable Fire, ...

Somerville Receives Smart Growth Award for Downtown Makeover

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough officials, along with several government and private sector partners,  have been recognized by NJ Future for their combined roles in the borough’s ongoing downtown makeover.

Partners honored for “Somerville – Smart Growth in Action” were the Borough of Somerville, Somerset County Planning Division, Somerset County Business Partnership, JSM ...

Hillsborough Tradition Continues: Rotary Fair/Business Showcase Aug. 14-19

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The six-day Rotary Fair/Business Showcase, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14- Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, begins its second decade of operation under Rotary leadership this summer.

Attendance has averaged 15,000 annually, making it one of Hillsborough’s most popular and enduring community events. Once again, there will be thrill rides, ...

Somerville HS Pioneers Honored for Championship Seasons by State Senate, Assembly

TRENTON, NJ  - Central New Jersey lawmakers, joined by their legislative colleagues, gathered in the Statehouse last week to honor the achievements of Somerville High School student althletes and their 2017-18 championship seasons.

State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman, (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex), joined by state Asemblymen Andrew Zwicker (D-16th) and Roy ...

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