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Back to School: All Students Will Return to NJ Classrooms in Fall, 2021

May 17, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

“When schools across New Jersey first closed their doors in March of last year, little was known about COVID-19 and how it spread. But over a year has ...

Raritan to Introduce Ordinance Allowing Sale of Medical Marijuana

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council will introduce and vote on an ordinance allowing the sale of medical cannabis and prohibiting the sale of recreational cannabis for adults in the borough at their next council meeting.

The decision continues to be pushed from previous meetings.

There is a need to craft borough specific rules surrounding the sale of recreational cannabis by August ...

Long-Awaited Route 206 Bypass in Hillsborough to Open June 5

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The long-awaited opening of the Route 206 Peter J. Biondi Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s, is less than one month away.

The state Department of Transportation has notified township officials that the ribbon cutting for the four-lane highway has been scheduled for June 5th.

"It's actually going to happen; we've literally been waiting decades for ...

Franklin Introduces Zoning Changes to Accommodate Legal Weed Business

SOMERSET, NJ – Council members in Franklin are set to welcome legal weed businesses to the township following the introduction of zoning changes that would allow all six marijuana licenses offered by the state to operate within the town.

In neighboring Hillsborough, the Township Committee is set to vote on an outright ban of businesses selling or distributing legal marijuana on May ...

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Kids 12-15 in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ - The Pfizer vaccine has received approval to be administered to children ages 12-15 in New Jersey according to state health officials.

The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be administered to those children.

“With today’s ...

Murphy Signs Bateman Bill Enhancing Online Public Access to BPU Records

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman that would establish an online electronic public records access service on the Board of Public Utilities’ website was signed Wednesday by the Gov. Phil Murphy.

The bill requires BPU to utilize the access service to provide advance notice of every public meeting and hearing conducted by the board seven days prior to the ...

Committee OKs Bateman Bill Emphasizing NJ Clean Energy Goals




 

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman to codify ambitious clean energy goals endorsed by the state under the 2019 Energy Master Plan cleared the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

“These are the goals we are aiming for, and these are the goals we will achieve,” said Bateman (R-16). “The numbers reflect a very ...

Preview Public Works Surplus Lots in Hillsborough Prior to Auction

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ Somerset County will host an online auction of surplus property starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, closing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19.

The eclectic mix of items to be sold includes cars, pickups, buses, dump trucks and other vehicles, lawn and garden equipment snow plows, automotive parts, office equipment and more.

A list of auction items, along ...

Somerset County Completes Mailing of Ballots for June 8 Primary

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County has completed sending Vote-by-Mail ballots to all Somerset County voters who requested one.

Unlike the 2020 elections where every voter received a ballot in the mail, in 2021 only voters who have positively requested a ballot will receive one. All others will be able to vote in person at their polling place as they have in previous years, according ...

Somerville Working to Develop 25-Acre Solar Farm at Former Landfill

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The long-dormant borough landfill bounded by Route 206 and the NJTRANSIT Raritan Valley Line is expected to be transformed into a state-of-the-art solar farm.

The solar array will be adjacent to the townhomes being built as part of the Somerville Station transit village alongside the railroad tracks and the borough's "Green Seam" park. 

The Borough ...

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Advocacy Group Applauds Murphy, Legislators for Effort to Fight Organ Donor Insurance Discrimination

May 10, 2021

Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination against living organ donors.

Since its launch, the group has been advocating against efforts at the federal level ...

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May 17 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 12 New Cases Overnight

May 17, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 23,624 cases of the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 12 overnight and a total of 730 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Monday reported 883,272 total cases since last year, an increase of 279 overnight. There are 23,327 COVID-19-related deaths ...

What Patients Know About Their Implanted Coronary Stents: Not Enough, According to Morristown Medical Center Study

May 16, 2021

To be Presented at American College of Cardiology 70th Annual Scientific Sessions, Study Led by Dr. Jordan Safirstein Suggests Keeping Stent Info on Smartphones 

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Fewer than half (48%) of patients receiving a heart stent, or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), had the provided stent card with them when surveyed at a later date, according to researchers at ...