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Committee OKs Bateman Bill Emphasizing NJ Clean Energy Goals

May 11, 2021




 

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 ...

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 ...

Somerville: Sturdy Pink Dogwoods Form Canopy Over Historic Graves

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway.

It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final resting place of relatives and notable citizens of the borough, but it stands out from the others ...

Girl Scouts Join National Effort to Plant 5 Million Trees in 5 Years

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey along with Girl Scouts across the country are collaborating to plant five million trees by 2026 to help wildlife, improve the environment and greatly expand the amount of tree cover.

Girl Scouts have been strong advocates and stewards of the environment since 1912. Climate change has been a top concern in recent years, prompting the Girl Scouts ...

Faith Lutheran Church Has New Deals for Old Wheels

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will again be collecting second-bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries. The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress (P4P), an organization which annually recycles 6,000 bicycles for persons in developing ...

Earth Day Volunteers Needed in Somerville; Free Trees & Light Bulbs

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's Environmental Commission and Department of Public Works invites volunteers to pitch in and help clean up stream banks, parks and public property April 24 in commemoration of Earth Day.

No pre-registration is required.

Volunteers will meet at Somerville High School's main parking, 222 Davenport St. starting at 8:30 a.m.

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Somerset County Collects Used Tires at Hillsborough Facility

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Somerset County residents can dispose of unwanted tires, free-of-charge, from Monday, April 19  to Friday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. 

Proper disposal of tires can help protect communities by preventing illness and injury. Scrap tires can collect standing ...

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NJ Data: 50 Percent of Somerville Residents Vaccinated for COVID-19

May 12, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey has launched a new COVID-19 dashboard that includes the percentages of adults in each municipality who have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine and those who are fully vaccinated.

The Vaccine Overview on the dashboard provides a breakdown by county with a click-on feature for every municipality that shows vaccination percentages for ...

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 ...