Happy Holidays: Mayor Says Free Parking in Somerville Lots Likely

November 14, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - With Black Friday looming less than two weeks away, downtown Somerville merchants are hoping to give shoppers an early Christmas present while helping to increase their business with free parking.

The Borough Council will likely pass a resolution at its meeting next Monday night to shut down metered parking in borough-owned parking lots during the holiday season, ...

NJDOT Presents Somerville with Complete Streets Excellence Award

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has been recognized by the state Department of Transportation Complete Streets program for its long range planning program that incorporates enhanced opportunities for pedestrians and bicyclists while promoting safety.

The Complete Streets Excellence Awards were presented to Somerville and other municipalities at Rutgers University Oct. 24 by the NJDOT and the ...

Expansion of One-Seat Ride Unlikely on NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Chairman and Somerset County Freeholder Director Peter Palmer spoke about the possibility of a one-seat ride on the train line during peak hours at the RVRC meeting Monday morning at the Westfield Municipal Building.

“The news is not good,” Palmer said.

According to Palmer, in order to gain any progress on the ...

More to Come: Somerville Merchants Fire Opening Salvo in Campaign Against Parking Rates

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Two dozen property owners and merchants who live and/or own businesses on Main Street intend to make some noise and have their voices heard regarding issues that they say are having a negative impact on their businesses.

Aptly-named BOOM -  an acronym for Business Owners on Main -  the group fired the first salvo last night, promising to organize a ...

Bateman Bill Gets Tough on Molesters Posing as Child Caregivers

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) has introduced legislation that would establish mandatory prison terms for child molesters who use their position as a child care provider to gain access to victims.

This would include people posing as caregivers on websites such as, or at any other child care center or provider ...

"A Beautiful Mind" Nobel Prize Winner Honored by NJ Congressional Delegation

WASHINGTON -  New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12th) on Thursday announced passage of her bill in the House to name a Princeton post office after scholar and pioneer, Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. 

He is the only person to be awarded both the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the Abel Prize in Economics.

“Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. serves as a national example of ...

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