Regional Center Maps Out 5-Year Plan for Somerville, Neighbors

August 14, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Regional Center Partnership  has adopted the 2018 “Somerset County Regional Center Strategic Plan,” a document that outlines the cooperative agenda for Somerville, Bridgewater and Raritane for the next five years.

The Strategic Plan defines and prioritizes quality-of-life issues, obstacles, and projects that are multi-municipal in nature and will ...

Bateman Secures $9.7M for NJDEP Projects

TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy..

“New Jersey is blessed with some of the ...

Duke Farms Annual Peach Celebration Features Locally-Grown Fruit

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms hosts its annual Peach Celebration at the Duke Farms Market Sunday, Aug. 5.

The market is located in the parking lot at the Visitor's Center off Duke Parkway West from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Local grower Alstede Farms will be stocked with a variety of fresh local peaches along with other peach-inspired products like pie, salsa, and syrup.

Other vendors at ...

Flower Show at Hunterdon 4-H Fair Open to All

EAST AMWELL, NJ – For the first time, a flower show open to the public will be part of the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, which runs Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 22-26 at the Roger Everitt Fairgrounds, South County Park.

This show is for flowers raised in anywhere in New Jersey, by the exhibitor. Flowers will be displayed in glass jars provided by the entrant. There are 35 classes ...

Zwicker Attends Clean Energy Legislative Academy in Colorado


TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16th), whose legislative district includes towns in Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex and Hunterdon counties, is one of 25 state legislators to attend the 2018 Clean Energy Legislative Academy  hosted by the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University July 24-July 27.

The bipartisan group of state legislators ...

NJ Governor Considers 5-Cents Tax on Plastic Grocery Bags

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A bill passed bythe New Jersey Senate last month may have many opting to use reusable bags at the supermarket, drug store, and other retailers. 

Bill A3267, if signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, would impose a 5-cent fee on single-use bags in chains or any store with retail space exceeding 2,000 square feet. Murphy has just over a month to decide ...

Somerville Residents Eligible for Rain Barrel Rebates

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Regional Center Partnership, utilizing a grant from the New Jersey Water Supply Authority, has announced that the 2018 Raritan River Rain Barrel Rebate Program for homeowners in Bridgewater, Raritan, and Somerville is accepting applications for the 8th year of the program.

Rebates are available in the amount of $50 for 40 to 70-gallon rain barrels and ...

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