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COVID-19 Aftermath: New Tradition Emerges at Somerville High School

June 18, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A new tradition has emerged from the turmoil and trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic at Somerville High School, a keepsake that pays tribute to all 294 members of the class of 2021.

Following Friday's early dismissal, principal Jerry Foley and several members of the administrative staff waited for the hallways and parking lot to clear out before they began the task of ...

Somerville Students Respond to Mayor's Call for Patriotic Art

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Students from VanDerveer School and Immaculate Conception School were invited by Mayor Dennis Sullivan in April to help the borough celebrate Flag Day (June 14) and the 4th of July with original artwork portraying the American flag and other patriotic icons.

Their efforts are now on display in the front windows of stores and restaurants on Main Street and Division ...

Somerville High School Class of 2021 Graduates June 22

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Close to 300 young men and women eager to take on the world will graduate from Somerville High School on Tuesday, June 22 in a full-fledged "Pomp and Circumstance" ceremony with parents, family and friends in the outdoor bleachers cheering them on.

Unlike last year's subdued ceremony, there will be no COVID-19 restrictions.

"We're absolutely ...

Route 206 Billboard Showcases Winning Design by Hillsborough Student

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Jessica Hermann, a Hillsborough High School senior and winner of the Postcards for Kids contest sponsored by the Hillsborough Education BORO PRIDE Project is enjoying the notoriety that comes with an enlarged version of her original work posted to a billboard on Route 206.

The billboard is adjacent to the railroad trestle that crosses over Route 206 between Camplain Road and ...

Tickets Available for the St. Joseph HS Annual Falcon Golf Classic

METUCHEN, NJ - On June 14 St. Joseph High School alumni, staff, students and guest will gather for the Annual Falcon Golf Classic at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club. 

The cost for the golf outing is $350 per person ($1400 for a foursome) – which includes breakfast, lunch, on-course refreshments, and golf.  Sponsorship opportunities, some of which include one or more ...

Bridgewater-Raritan School District Hires Manville Superintendent

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District has found its new superintendent of schools.

It was announced Tuesday that Robert Beers will be the district’s new permanent superintendent, effective Aug. 9.

Interim superintendent Thomas Ficarra’s contract expires on June 30, and from July 1 through Aug. 8, current assistant superintendent of curriculum and ...

Somerset County Partners with Public Schools to Vaccinate Students

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County will extend its COVID-19 vaccination outreach to public schools while continuing to operate its open clinics at Raritan Valley Community College and other pop up clinics throughout the county.

The Pfizer vaccine will be administered at the schools to help parents and school districts prepare for a full return to classroom instruction in the ...

Board of School Estimate Passes $54M RVCC Budget; No Tuition Increase 

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 in-county students.  

“We are grateful to the Boards of County ...

County Park Commission Offers Virtual Group Education Programs

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Group Outreach Programs sponsored by the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Science Department offer virtual educational opportunities featuring topics including birding, maple sugaring, and information about butterflies, bats, bears, and more.

The programs are ideal for organized groups such as libraries, senior centers, and garden ...

Youth Leadership Somerset Celebrates 20th Graduation - Still Time to Apply for Next Class

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 all virtually, from the first session in September through graduation in May. The ...

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Somerset County Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccinations This Week

June 21, 2021

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 23, Somerset County Senior Wellness Center, 876 E. Main St. Bridgewater, 4-5:30 p.m.

Downtown Somerville Celebrates Pride Month with Mural, Pride Contest and Pride Night

June 14, 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 ...