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Somerville Firefighters Better Equipped wth $185,000 Federal Grant

September 19, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough volunteer firefighters will be safer and taxpayers less burdened with the approval of $185,000 in federal grant money to be used for the purchase of 30 new self-contained breathing apparatus.

News of the grant was announced yesterday by Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) during a visit to the Somerville Fire Museum where he met with town officials and officers of the fire ...

Somerville Planning Board Rejects Builder’s Alternative to Underground Parking Garage

SOMERVILLE, NJ  -The Planning Board Wednesday night rejected a builder’s request for an amended site plan that would eliminate an underground parking garage beneath a planned five-story apartment building and move 24 of the tenants’ parking spots across the street to a property he recently purchased.

An unanticipated groundwater source discovered during excavation a few months ...

Underground Water Woes Force Somerville Developer to Devise Plan B

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - An unanticipated groundwater source has undermined developer Robert Weiss’ plans for an underground parking garage at the planned Davenport Apartments, forcing him to go with Plan B, which hadn’t existed until it was necessitated by the invasive underground spring.

The spring was discovered several months ago as work crews began to excavate the site of the ...

Downtown Somerville Alliance Director Resigns, Takes Job in Roselle Park



SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beth Anne Macdonald, hired in 2012 to oversee the redevelopment of the borough’s burgeoning Main Street retail and restaurant district, has resigned as executive director of the Downtown Somerville Alliance.

She begins work Sept. 4 as the Economic Development Director of Roselle Park in Union County, a town half the geographic size of ...

Lance and FCC Target NJ's $2 Billion 'Diversion'

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Since 2004, New Jersey has “diverted” about $2 billion in fees charged to phone users that were earmarked for improvements to the state’s 911 call centers, putting a burden on property taxpayers and potentially putting lives at risk.

That was the message last week from Rep. Leonard Lance, (R-7th) who has introduced legislation to stop the practice and ...

Regional Center Maps Out 5-Year Plan for Somerville, Neighbors

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Regional Center Partnership  has adopted the 2018 “Somerset County Regional Center Strategic Plan,” a document that outlines the cooperative agenda for Somerville, Bridgewater and Raritane for the next five years.

The Strategic Plan defines and prioritizes quality-of-life issues, obstacles, and projects that are multi-municipal in nature and will ...


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