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Somerville Officials Host Public Meeting on Emergency Services Complex

May 25, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough officials invite residents to a public information meeting June 1 to learn more details of the planned Emergency Services facility that will be built on North Gaston Avenue.

The meeting will be held beginning at 7 p.m.at the Somerset County Administration building in the County Commissioners meeting room, located on the 3rd Floor of 20 Grove ...

Ransomware Attack Disables Somerset County Government Email System

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A ransomware cyberattack Tuesday morning successfully disabled the Somerset County government email system, with employees unable to send or receive email.

All county offices and phone lines are open and working, Emergency 9-1-1-communications are unaffected and fully functional. Emergency services are available as usual throughout the county.

"Before coming to an ...

Murphy Unveils American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his trademark ...

Murphy Visits Somerville Neighborhood to Promote Property Tax Relief

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy visited a modest neighborhood in Somerville Thursday morning, where a small crowd of local officials sat on folding chairs in the middle of Camman Place to hear the governor highlight his $900M property tax relief program.

The Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters Property Tax Relief Program is part of the ...

Attention, Shoppers: Plastic Bag Ban Now in Effect Statewide, What You Need to Know

The plastic bag ban is now in effect across the state.

So what exactly does that mean?

Most grocery stores, particularly large chains and stores 2,500 square feet or larger, will not be allowed to give out single-use plastic or paper bags. Customers will have to bring their own bags or purchase reusable bags on site. There are some exceptions to the new rule, including produce ...

Somerset County Introduces $255M Budget; $26 Increase to Average Household

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners has introduced a county budget that preserves vital services for the county’s more than 345,000 residents that provides for a sustainable fiscal outlook and preserves the AAA Bond Rating critical during the current inflationary times.

“We’ve introduced a budget that ensures we can maintain, and in ...

Officials Gather in Somerville to Urge Investment in Clean Energy

SOMERVILLE, NJ – New Jersey Assemblywoman Sadaf Jaffer (D-16), Somerville Mayor Dennis Sullivan, and clean energy advocates held a press conference Wednesday to highlight recent extreme weather events and urge the U.S. Senate to pass $550 billion in climate investments passed by the House of Representatives last November.

These investments aim to cut carbon ...

RWJ Mobile Health Services Takes Over EMS Coverage in South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Borough Council, at a meeting held April 18, voted 6-0 in favor of extending its agreement with Robert Wood Johnson Mobile-Health Services (RWJ-MHS). 

Effective June 1, the South Plainfield EMS/Rescue Squad will no longer serve as the borough's emergency service agency. 

"[T]he borough has reviewed the performance of the volunteer ...

Here Are the 13 New Jersey Dispensaries Selling Cannabis to the Public

TRENTON, NJ - Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Ave. Maplewood
Apothecarium, 55 South Main St., ...

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RWJUH/Somerset Salutes Health Care Hero of the Week Roy Woods

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 his supervisor, is Roy Woods.

Roy has worked as a Security Officer ...

RWJUH/Somerset Salutes Health Care Hero of the Week Rosalia Diaz

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 Rosalia Diaz.

Rosalia is a medical record scanner ...

Middlesex County Commissioner Director Rios Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios expressed his support for the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“I support the partnership of RWJBH and Saint Peter’s ...

New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Calls on FTC to Approve RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus has called upon the regulatory body to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s Health Care System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“We ...

NJ Legislative Leaders Urge Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ –The leaders of New Jersey’s State Legislature, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, are backing the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier ...

New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

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Sat, June 4, 9:00 AM

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Wings of Hope: Cancer Survivors Celebration

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Somerset Patriots vs. Akron RubberDucks (CLE)

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Wed, June 8, 6:30 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Akron RubberDucks (CLE) ...

Ransomware Attack Disables Somerset County Government Email System

May 24, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A ransomware cyberattack Tuesday morning successfully disabled the Somerset County government email system, with employees unable to send or receive email.

All county offices and phone lines are open and working, Emergency 9-1-1-communications are unaffected and fully functional. Emergency services are available as usual throughout the county.

"Before coming to an ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Clinical Officer

May 23, 2022

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and high-quality care for patients across the region.

Working directly with Atlantic Health ...