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Patriots Host Largest Independence Day Fireworks Show in 25-Year History

July 3, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have stockpiled a huge cache of fireworks for a July 4th celebration that will pay tribute to active members of the United States military statewide; those deployed overseas as well as veterans who have served their country in past years.

Operation Shoebox New Jersey is the sponsor of what the Patriots are calling their largest fireworks display ever ...

$75,000 Publicly-Funded Basketball Court Dedicated in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three months after the Borough Council approved a donation from the Drew McLachlan Memorial Fund to repair and overhaul the Carol Pager Park Basketball Court at Exchange Field, the upgraded facility will be formally dedicated Thursday night with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m.

The refurbished basketball court, badly damaged by floodwaters from Tropical Storm ...

Pitch in, Help Somerville Elks Support US Troops Deployed Overseas

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Elks Flag Day celebration is an unabashed tribute of the American flag and what it has stood for over the years while also helping support Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a Somerset County volunteer organization that has been shipping personal care items to US troops deployed around the world since 2005.

The Elks this year added a Cornhole Tournament to the Flag ...

Somerville Elks Salute the Flag June 17 at Somerset County Courthouse

SOMERVILLE, NJ  The Somerville Elks will host the 9th annual Flag Day event in downtown Somerville at the historic Somerset County Courthouse on Friday, June 17, including a naturalization ceremony for new Somerset County U.S. residents, flag ceremonies, fire and rescue truck displays, historical reenactment demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, cornhole tournament and bean ...

Somerville Police Escort New Jersey Special Olympics Torch

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A pack of Somerville police officers and civilian police dispatchers escorted the Special Olympics Torch of Hope through the downtown shopping and restaurant district Friday afternoon.

Somerville Police picked up where a group of Bridgewater police and Somerset County Sheriff’s Officers left off after its escort through Bound Brook and Bridgewater. Somerville ...

Cusick's Cornhole Tournament Raises Money for Somerville Civic League

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The inaugural Cusick's Charity Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, June 11 is offering a "Giants Experience" to the winning team, with end zone seats 20 rows up from the field, parking pass and a tailgate beverage and food package.

Competition begins at 1 p.m. Tickets to participate in the tournament must be purchased in advance online by 11:59 p.m. Friday ...

Somerville Police to Escort New Jersey Special Olympics Torch of Hope

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A pack of Somerville police officers and civilian police dispatchers will take off from their staging point in front of the Van Derveer School Friday afternoon to escort the Special Olympics Torch of Hope through the downtown shopping and restaurant district.

Somerville Police will pick up where a group of Bridgewater police and Somerset County Sheriff’s ...

Free, Fresh Produce Giveaway in Somerville June 12 While Supplies Last

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Fresh from the farm, bags of produce will be given away free at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church between 2-4 p.m. June 12.

Somerset County volunteers are sponsoring the event. The church is located at 300 Union Ave., (Route 28), rain or shine. Fruits and vegetables will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis (limit 1 bag per family). Open to all.

This ...

Sustainable Jersey Grant Plants Seed for Somerville Community Garden

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough has been awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation to help establish the Jay Scott Memorial Garden at Firehouse Field, located behind the firehouse at 170 East Main St.

The 1,400-square-foot community garden will make fresh produce accessible to residents who lack adequate space or appropriate conditions at ...

9-Year-Old Plants a Seed, Hillsborough Farm Nurtures Project's Growth

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Emmalee Schwar was eight years old when she told her mom Sharon, “Mom we need to do something to help people.”

Her mom said, “OK. this is your project, but I will help you.”  That was in November last year.

Emmalee made a poster that read: “Food or Money for the people that need it please drop it off at our house or venmo ...

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RWJUH/Somerset Salutes Health Care Hero of the Week Rosalie Tiangco-Estrada

TAPinto Somerville joins with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset each week to recognize a Healthcare Hero for their perseverance, dedication and professionalism serving the short-term and longer term health care needs of patients at the Somerville hospital.

This week's Healthcare Hero, as selected by her supervisor, is Rosalie Tiangco-Estrada, BSN, RN-BC, ACM

Rosalie ...

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Mon, July 4, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

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Somerville Ceremony: Former Somerset County Judge Sworn as Prosecutor

July 1, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Former Somerset County Superior Court Judge John P. McDonald was sworn to office Friday as Somerset County Prosecutor.

McDonald took the oath of office in the historic Somerset County Courthouse, administered by former colleague, Somerset County Superior Court Judge Peter J. Tober.

He was confirmed by the NJ Senate on June 29 after he was nominated for the office by ...

Overlook Strong Again: After Two-Year Hiatus, Overlook Medical Center’s Best and Brightest Celebrated at Excellence Awards

June 30, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - Enthusiastic applause filled the gala room as each name was called, and team members from departments spanning Overlook Medical Center strode proudly to the stage to accept their awards.

It had been three years since Overlook had celebrated its standout team members at its annual Excellence Awards. The event, like many in-person gatherings, went on hiatus in 2020 and 2021 due to ...