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

May 4, 2022

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 ...

Hillsborough: Grand Re-opening of Farmer's Market at Duke Farms May 1

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms will welcome dozens of local farmers and other vendors with fresh produce and hand-crafted food products to the grand re-opening of its Farmers Market outside the Visitors' Center of the 2,100-acre eco-preserve and environmental education center Sunday, May 1.

The farmer's market will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine, on Sundays throughout ...

Somerset County Parks Host Arbor Day Tree Giveaway April 29

SOMERVILLE, NJ – In recognition of Arbor Day, the Somerset County Park Commission’s Environmental Education Center (EEC) and Colonial Park Gardens will be hosting Native Tree Give-Away events on Friday, April 29.

At each event, a diverse selection of native trees and shrubs will be available, including twelve different species native to the Mid-Atlantic region ...

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 ...

Somerville "Town Swap" Helps Residents Repurpose What They Don't Want

SOMERVILLE, NJ - In conjunction with the traditional Earth Day celebration and town wide cleanup this year, the Borough is participating in a "Town Swap" this weekend, the culmination of a Girl Scout Gold Award project organized by Bridget Lacerda and Sew Sustainability.

The concept was presented to the Borough Council by Bridget several months ago, and members embraced the ...

Somerville to Celebrate Earth Day Planting Trees Along Peters Brook

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Volunteers will plant trees along the banks of Peters Brook, as well as participate in several clean-up projects throughout the borough on Saturday, April 23, to celebrate Earth Day.

“We lost many trees recently due to age and severe storms,” said Councilwoman Gina Stravic. “This small effort will help prevent erosion, secure bank soils, filter ...

Malinowski Visits Somerville Park to Assess $2.5M Federal Investment

SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th stopped off in the borough late Tuesday afternoon to have a look at the underutilized Arthur Chambres Park on Southside Avenue which is in line to receive a facelift that will be partially financed with a $2,541,600 federal grant.

Project plans include a grass baseball/softball field, a grass soccer field, picnic area, and basketball ...

BOBO Food Drive Continues April 14 in Somerset County

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Residents can help their neighbors-in-need by donating to “Buy One, Bring One” (BOBO) Fridays. This month, residents can donate on Thursday, April 14 at the Somerset County Administration Building instead of Friday, April 15, when the building will be closed for Good Friday.

More than 3,000 food-insecure families reside in Somerset County, according to the ...

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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 ...

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 ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, May 22, 1:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Reading Fightin Phils (PHI) ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sun, May 22, 2:00 PM

Brook Arts Center , Bound Brook

Lionel Richie Tribute

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, May 22, 2:00 PM

Brook Arts Center , Bound Brook

LIONEL RICHIE TRIBUTE

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May 20 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 128 New Cases Overnight

May 20, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 61,083 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus since March, 2020, an increase of 128 overnight and 855 COVID-19 deaths.

Somerville had an increase of 4 new cases overnight, bringing its total to 2,291 COVID-19 cases since March 2020, with 20 COVID-19 related ...

Lionel Richie Tribute

May 16, 2022

Appearing at the Brook Arts Center on Sunday, May 22 at 2 pm, Stephen Fuller and the talented musicians of Amani recreate the magical sounds of the iconic superstar Lionel Richie. This is a spectacular tribute to the music that made Lionel’s legendary sound and songs popular with generations of fans. Amani will perform songs from the Commodores to Lionel’s amazing solo career with the ...