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August 12, 2022

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey has expanded its network of monkeypox vaccination sites to Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties, joining five other sites throughout the state. None are in Somerset County; the closest site is in New Brunswick. The sites are for residents without a confirmed ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water. New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has received a $2,541,000 federal grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for a facelift of the underutilized Chambres Park on Southside Avenue. The Borough Council accepted the award by resolution at its meeting last week. The project is one of ...

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HILSBOROUGH, NJ - The township, designated as a Purple Heart Community, will hold the annual Purple Heart Ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 7th at the Garden of Honor on the grounds of the Municipal Complex, The 9 a.m ceremony will be held rain or shine.  Light refreshments will follow.     “It is ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset Patriots will host "Somerville Community Night" at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday, Aug. 6, with discount tickets and a fireworks display at the conclusion of the game. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m, against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the Double-A affiliate of ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has funds available to reimburse counties for treatment of the spotted lanternfly. The funding can be as much as $15,000 and possibly more. The funds will be given to counties for costs they accrue for chemical treatment activities ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024. "There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough took another step towards the potential sale of its antiquated wastewater collection treatment system Monday night with the approval of a Nov. 8 referendum that will ask voters to approve the proposed $7M sale to New Jersey American Water. The proposal notes that ...

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KEARNY, NJ - Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project. Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Come celebrate all that is good about the 'Ville as Somerville commemorates National Night Out at Carol Pager Park on Aug. 2 between 6-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Somerville Recreation Department and the Somerville Police Department, the annual night out brings together the ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - 9/11 survivors and victim family members slammed former President Trump for hosting the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tournament at Trump's National Golf Course in Bedminster Friday morning.  Members of the group 9/11 Justice put together the press conference outside the Clarence Dillon ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough will vote Monday night on an ordinance that if passed, will place a referendum on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot asking voters to approve the sale of the borough's wastewater collection system to New Jersey American Water for $7M. A public hearing on the proposed ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A mobile unit from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will be parked at the recreation complex off Willow Road on Wednesday, July 27 where residents can take care of a long list of paperwork, just about anything except having a car inspected. New Jersey’s 16th District ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Come celebrate all that is good about the 'Ville as Somerville commemorates National Night Out at Carol Pager Park on Aug. 2 between 6-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Somerville Recreation Department and the Somerville Police Department, the annual night out brings together the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough is considering selling its wastewater collection system to New Jersey American Water for $7M, and will introduce an ordinance at Monday night's meeting that would place a referendum on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot asking voters to approve the sale. A public ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter and members of his staff will be holding Summer Saturday mobile office hours in Bound Brook, Bernards, Hillsborough and Bridgewater in the coming weeks. The mobile office program was initiated in 2019 but suspended due to Covid 19 restrictions.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee Tuesday night is expected to approve a five-year contract with RWJ Barnabas Mobile Health Services to continue providing emergency medical services throughout the 55 square-mile municipality. RWJ Barnabas Mobile Health Services had provided emergency ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough officials and members of the Environmental Commission and Recreation Department gathered for a ribbon cutting Saturday at the Jay Scott Memorial Garden adjacent to Firehouse Field, located behind the firehouse at 170 E. Main St. The Borough was awarded a $2,000 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Division of Disaster Recovery and Mitigation is urging residents of Somerville and residents throughout the state impacted by Hurricane Ida to complete a registration survey about what assistance they need to recover from Tropical ...

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TRENTON, NJ  After seeing what's in the fiscal year 2023 budget that Gov. Phil Murphy signed last week, Tom Bracken has one question. "What's the plan for economic recovery?" the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce president and CEO asked in an interview with TAPinto. "That’s a fair question to ask, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough held a June 29 forum for subcontractors interested in bidding on work at the planned 46,000 square-foot Public Safety complex on Gaston Avenue, with groundbreaking expected in October. Frank Rotondo, senior project manager for the general contractor, Harvey-Cleary, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — When thinking of the future for businesses in New Jersey, Michele Siekerka is confident and hopeful. "I’m always a glass half full person and very optimistic," Siekerka, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) said. "I believe for every ...

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WASHINGTON -- The ruling issued by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Friday overturning Roe vs. Wade yielded swift response from New Jersey elected officials and women's rights advocates.  Under the SCOTUS decision written for the majority by Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., who grew ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Construction on the three-level parking deck on West Main Street connected to the Edge II luxury apartments is nearing completion, with access to the public expected by the end of summer, according to Colin Driver, the borough's director of Economic Development. The structure ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Police are advising residents of a road construction project scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 21 on Lisa Terrace, Lori Drive, Lee Way and Reimer Street. The work for this project will be performed in two phases Monday-Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Phase One will include ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Thirty immigrants from 13 countries sat in folding chairs at the base of the marble steps outside the historic Somerset County Courthouse Saturday, anxious for the long-awaited moment when they would raise their right hands in unison and take the oath of American ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Lessons in history were delivered by performers and lawmakers during Thursday's commemoration of Juneteenth hosted by the Somerset Cultural and Heritage Commission on the steps of the historic Somerset County Courthouse. The theme of Thursday's event was"Acknowledging the Past ...

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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 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s two major hospitals are abandoning their plans to merge after the Federal Trade Commission moved to block the deal. RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, with hospitals less than one mile apart, issued a statement today, June 14, stating the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough will host a June 29 forum for subcontractors interested in bidding on work at the planned 46,000 square-foot Public Safety complex on Gaston Avenue, with groundbreaking expected in October. The general contractor, Harvey-Cleary, will discuss the project and answer ...

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