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September 13, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership will honor 40 women and men under the age of 40 from the Somerset County business community at the 2021 SCBP annual meeting on Dec.13 at the Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset. Nominations will be accepted for business people, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Support for New Jersey businesses and nonprofits impacted by Tropical Storm Ida is on the way. A $10 million grant program is being developed that will provide short-term, immediate rent and mortgage reimbursement. The proposed program will provide grants of $1,000 to $5,000. As ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gasoline prices in New Jersey will decrease 8.3 cents per gallon effective Oct. 1 in compliance with the 2016 law that requires a steady stream of revenue to support the State’s Transportation Trust Fund which pays for infrastructure improvements. “Because actual consumption in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The train ride from Westfield to New York City should be getting shorter and safer with the anticipated approval of federal funding for an additional Hudson River crossing, officials said Monday. The underground tunnel, called Gateway, is one major project in a series of regional ...

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 SOMERVILLE, NJ -US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will visit Somerville Monday morning to highlight the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal that will pour more than $500 billion into infrastructure projects across the United States, including investments in passenger and commuter ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - His cherished gavel, which has hammered down millions in sales over the years, is about the only item from a long career that will not be sold at Joe Bodnar's online auction Wednesday, Aug. 4 beginning at 11 a.m. This sale is packed with microphones, sound systems, ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan town meeting turned into a public forum July 26 as residents and council debated over, and eventually approved, two ordinances that would make the sale of medical cannabis legal in Raritan, which could pave the road for a cultivation center to be established in the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, was recognized as “high performing” in the treatment of five procedures and conditions in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings which were released ...

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As the Aug. 21 deadline to decide on legal marijuana gets closer, towns in Somerset County are banning or allowing — mostly banning — cannabis businesses, with some enacting penalties as high as $200 for smoking weed in public. The laws passed by the state legislature this year gave ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council Monday night approved two ordinances that will permit retail sales of marijuana at a maximum of two locations limited to storefronts on state highways 22, 202 and 206. Other neighboring towns, including Hillsborough, Bridgewater and Manville, have been less ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council Monday night will consider two ordinances that would permit retail sales of marijuana at a maximum of two locations limited to storefronts on state highways 22, 202 and 206. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at police headquarters, 24 So. Bridge St. The meeting ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) has selected Peg Wright, President/CEO of The Center for Great Expectations, as the 70th Somerset County Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year award, given annually to Somerset County’s premier civic and business leader, is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Rutgers football star has announced a partnership with the New Brunswick Development Corporation just hours after sweeping new rules went into effect to allow NCAA athletes to be compensated for their names, images and likenesses. Bo Melton, a team captain and wide receiver ...

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SOMERVILLE. NJ - New Jersey American Water has issued a Mandatory Outdoor Water Restriction for customers in three central New Jersey counties until further notice because of a 36-inch water main break brought on by increased demand as a heat wave continues to broil New Jersey with record-breaking ...

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TRENTON, NJ - With a burgeoning surplus of $10 billion and no shortage of debt brought on by decades of short- and long-term borrowing to finance state government, Assemblyman Roy Freiman and several of his colleagues says it's payback time. They want to retire some of that debt, and ultimately ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey has committed to ambitious energy goals under the 2019 Energy Master Plan, and the Senate has approved Sen. Kip Bateman’s bill codifying those targets. “The numbers reflect a very aggressive approach, but technological advancements make them attainable,” said Bateman ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Almost nine in 10 New Jerseyans consider the cost of housing to be a “very serious” (55 percent) or “somewhat serious” (32 percent) problem, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in collaboration with the Housing and Community Development Network of New ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman that imposes stricter penalties on jewelers who violate New Jersey’s secondhand jewelry and precious metals record keeping laws has been approved by the New Jersey Senate. "Under my legislation, jewelers who pawn off illegally ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ - Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee approved an ordinance Tuesday night prohibiting retail marijuana sales, farming and warehouse operations within the township by a 4-1 vote. The proposed law as written prohibits cannabis establishments, delivery services and distributors from operating ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism ...

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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 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Council members in Franklin are set to welcome legal weed businesses to the township following the introduction of zoning changes that would allow all six marijuana licenses offered by the state to operate within the town. In neighboring Hillsborough, the Township Committee is set ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Help Wanted: The Downtown Somerville Alliance is looking to hire a full-time Program Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator provides support for the Downtown Somerville Alliance, Inc., with marketing, planning, development, coordination, and ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman that would establish an online electronic public records access service on the Board of Public Utilities’ website was signed Wednesday by the Gov. Phil Murphy. The bill requires BPU to utilize the access service to provide advance notice ...

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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 ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman that would authorize the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (NJIB) to finance aviation and marine infrastructure projects has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. “I am pleased that this legislation was signed today. The ...

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