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Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: NJ Housing Costs Are a Serious Problem

June 20, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Almost nine in 10 New Jerseyans consider the cost of housing to be a “very serious” (55 percent) or “somewhat serious” (32 percent) problem, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in collaboration with the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey.

Similarly, eight in 10 feel it is “very” (49 percent) or ...

Update: Ciattarelli Wins GOP Gubernatorial Primary; Pitts, Mitchell Win Somerville Democratic Primary

Editor's Note: This story has been updated with figures made available by county and state election officials as of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

TRENTON, NJ - Former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli easily outdistanced three other candidates in the Republican primary for Governor on Tuesday and will face off against Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in the race for governor in the General Election ...

It's Official: Route 206 Bypass in Hillsborough to Open Saturday

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - An early-morning downpour did little to dampen the excitement of local and state officials who gathered Thursday to dedicate the official opening of the long-awaited Peter J. Biondi/Route 206 Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s.

The brief ceremony was moved out of the rain and was held beneath the Amwell Road overpass where Mayor Shawn Lipani was joined by Joan Biondi, ...

Eagleton Poll: 1 in 6 New Jerseyans Say They'll Pass on COVID-19 Shot

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Seventy-three percent of New Jerseyans say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and while another 10 percent say they will likely roll up their sleeve for it, 16 percent remain unwilling, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Results are from a statewide poll of 1,004 adults contacted by live interviewers on landlines and cell ...

Murphy: Masks Not Required on the Job for Vaccinated Workers

TRENTON, NJ - Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order.

The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum staffing levels in the workplace and allows employers to call back employees who have been ...

Noisy Cicadas Emerge in New Jersey from 17-Year Underground Hiatus

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - They're back. Billions of cicadas are emerging from beneath the ground in the northeastern United States, and New Jersey will have more than its share of the noisy insects to contend with during the summer months.

Be prepared for shedded shells, insect romance and the din.

No other insect causes as much curiosity and wonder as do the periodical ...

Hillsborough Bans Marijuana Retail Stores, Farming, Warehouses

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee approved an ordinance Tuesday night prohibiting retail marijuana sales, farming and warehouse operations within the township by a 4-1 vote.

The proposed law as written prohibits cannabis establishments, delivery services and distributors from operating anywhere within the Township of Hillsborough, except for the delivery of cannabis and related ...

NJ Man Trapped in India Amid COVID-19 Outbreak is Back in the USA

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Monday welcomed home Ashu Mahajan, a Scotch Plains resident who recently traveled to India to visit his ailing father and became trapped by tightening COVID-19 restrictions.

Menendez celebrated the man's return at a ceremony held at Brookside Park ...

House Party Mass Shooting was a 'Targeted Attack,' One Arrested on Multiple Gun Charges

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ -- A birthday party that became the scene of a mass shooting at a house party is still an active investigation according to a Monday morning briefing by Governor Phil Murphy. The Saturday night shooting killed two individuals and injured 12 others, some of whom remain in "dire" medical condition. 

The two victims have been identified as Kevin ...

Largest Container Ship to Reach the East Coast Docks in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - The largest container ship to ever reach a U.S. East Coast port has docked at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal.

The CMA CGM Marco Polo can carry 16,022 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs in industry terms. The ship is reported to be carrying 5,000 TEUs that include clothing, pharmaceuticals, furniture, appliances, holiday decorations, building materials, home ...

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Somerset County Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccinations This Week

June 21, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ – COVID-19 vaccination clinics operated by the Somerset County Department of Health will be held at several locations through June 27.

No appointments are necessary.

Tuesday, June 22, Bound Brook Train Station, 3-7 p.m., Johnson&Johnson vaccine;

Wednesday, June 23, Somerset County Senior Wellness Center, 876 E. Main St. Bridgewater, 4-5:30 p.m.

Downtown Somerville Celebrates Pride Month with Mural, Pride Contest and Pride Night

June 14, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance unveiled its PRIDE Month Mural on Friday – a 75-foot tribute to trailblazers in the LGBTQ Movement.

The mural is the latest in a partnership between the DSA, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somersetand the Babs Siperstein Proud Center to host a series of events in downtown Somerville to celebrate PRIDE Month throughout ...