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Somerville Invites Residents to Join Hometown Heroes Banners Tribute

September 18, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough is about to join the legion of small towns and big cities across the USA that honor their hometown heroes with banners hung conspicuously in public places on poles and stanchions lining main streets, municipal buildings, parks and other prominent venues.

The Downtown Somerville Alliance has launched the Hometown Heroes Banner Program, a tribute to all service ...

Hillsborough Ceremony Honors Sad Legacy of American POWs & MIAs

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township commemorated POW/MIA Recognition Day with ceremonies in the Garden of Honor Friday, honoring those who served their country, were captured by the enemy, or who never returned home.

First observed nationally in 1979, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is held on the third Friday in September and honors those who were prisoners of war(POWs) and ...

West Somerset Street Renamed Basilone Boulevard to Honor Marine Hero

RARITAN, NJ - The Somerset County Commissioners dedicated five blocks of West Somerset Street in downtown Raritan recently as “Basilone Boulevard” in honor of Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, a Raritan resident who in World War II was awarded the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, and Purple Heart as a United States Marine for valor while fighting on Guadalcanal and later Iwo ...

Hillsborough Plans POW-MIA Recognition Day Ceremony Sept. 16

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - One only has to visit the township's Garden of Honor at the municipal complex to appreciate the respect for US veterans that is synonymous with residents and elected officials' heartfelt gratitude.

The township will commemorate POW/MIA Recognition Day with ceremonies in the Garden of Honor, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. A proclamation was read at the Tuesday, Sept. 13 Township ...

Somerville Student Named National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The National Merit Scholarship Corporation today announced the names of over 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including Somerville High School student Rishi V. Purohit.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth ...

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NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

RWJUH/Somerset Salutes Health Care Hero of the Week Mary Pudlowski

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 Mary Pudlowski

Mary Pudlowski is a community ...

RWJUH/Somerset Salutes Health Care Hero of the Week Bettina Parillo

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 Bettina Parillo.

Bettina Parillo is a ...

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Wed, September 28, 6:30 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots V. Erie SeaWolves Championship ...

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Sat, October 1, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook

Winslow, An Evening of the Eagles

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Sat, October 8, 6:00 PM

VFW, Manville

Casino Night/Texas Hold'em Tourney

Underlying Reason for Towns' Suit to Bring Back COAH

September 23, 2022

To the Editor:

I think a way to greatly reduce the number of market rate units which make up the largest share of units (75 to 80 %) in most affordable housing (AH) is the way to reduce the over development that they cause.

By doing so the needed AH could still be constructed.

One way to reduce the adverse effects the lopsided ratio of AH units to market rate units (1 AH unit to 3 -4 ...

Somerset County Clerk Sends 40,000 Vote-By-Mail Ballots to Residents

September 23, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter’s Office has begun mailing ballots to voters who chose to vote by mail in the November 8, 2022, general election for federal, county, and local offices.

Voters may request a vote-by-mail (VBM) ballot for a single election, or to receive them for all elections until they request otherwise in writing.

“The ...

New Jersey American Water Launches 2022 Water UP! Training Program

September 22, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ – New Jersey American Water has launched its second annual Water UP! – Water Utility Pipeline – training program, a paid, 11-week workforce development program for adults, created in partnership with APEX Solutions Group.

The program offers water utility and other essential business training to equip participants with the skills needed to successfully ...