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May 25 COVID-19: Statistical Comparison with US War Casualties

May 25, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Efforts to control and push back against the COVID-19 pandemic have been described as a "battle" or "war" with health care workers and first responders likened to :"warriors" on the "front lines."

From governors and lawmakers to clergy and CEOs, health officials, first responders and others, the words associated with epic confrontations ...

Somerville Mayor Honors Veterans in Subdued Memorial Day Ceremony

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan, a retired school teacher, calls Monday's observance of Memorial Day the "Cliff Notes" version - short, condensed, but complete, with an emphasis on those things that distinguish the reverence and respect of the occasion.

The truncated ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at New Cemetery on South Bridge Street; the public is asked to refrain from ...

Stand Up and Salute: Teens Produce Patriotic Music Video

UPDATE: More than 700 requests tp hear a selection of patriotic songs recorded by Lend-A-Voice, a group of Hillsborough teens, have been received since the link was posted. Original story below, with link to the video. Forward this story to members of the military, active and retired as a tribute this Memorial Day weekend, or to any other patriotic American.

There is no cost associated with ...

Hillsborough: Young Patriots Produce YouTube Memorial Day Tribute to Vets

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Undaunted by the obstacles thrown up by the coronavirus pandemic, six vocalists, all members of the Hillsborough High School Choir, have put together a video of patriotic songs dedicated to veterans and all members of the military.

 

They'd prefer to be performing live in front of an audience, but they can't.

 

Performing for a virtual audience ...

American Flag Flies at Half-Staff to Observe 75h Anniversary of V-E Day

 

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities in recognition of the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day, May 8th, 1945.

The flags will also fly at half-staff to honor the victims of COVID-19, pursuant to Executive Order No. 114, which remains in effect indefinitely.

“Today, we ...

Welcome Home: Drive-by Caravan Surprises Hillsborough Soldier

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Still wearing his Army-issue camouflage uniform, Lt. Col Rob Movshin stood in his driveway late Saturday afternoon surrounded by family and friends, waving to nearly 100 cars that drove by to welcome him home from a 10-month tour fo duty in Kosovo - just minutes after he returned home

His boots were on the ground for just a short time before the sirens and honking horns ...

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May 27 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 3,960 Cases, 406 Deaths

May 27, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported 3,960 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 406 deaths.

There are 132 cases in Somerville and 6 deaths.

Statewide, there is a total of 156,628 cases, an increase of 864 overnight, with 11,191 deaths reported, an increase of 148 since Tuesday, according to the State Department of Health.There are 1,692,786 cases in ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...