Somerville Christmas Tree Decorated, Wrapped in Lights, Ready for Santa's Magic Touch

November 15, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The stage is set for the official arrival of Santa Claus Nov. 25 with the borough's official Christmas tree decorated, with lights strung and ready to be lit on the Division Street pedestrian mall.

No snow yet, but with crisp temperatures and brisk winds blowing down Division Street, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas; a few merchants have already begun ...

Happy Holidays: Mayor Says Free Parking in Somerville Lots Likely

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - With Black Friday looming less than two weeks away, downtown Somerville merchants are hoping to give shoppers an early Christmas present while helping to increase their business with free parking.

The Borough Council will likely pass a resolution at its meeting next Monday night to shut down metered parking in borough-owned parking lots during the holiday season, ...

Santa Claus is Coming to Downtown Somerville Nov. 25

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday, Nov. 25 to kick off the month-long holiday season onboard a vintage fire truck.

The crowd will begin to gather late afternoon, with the festivities scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on the Division Street Plaza with musical entertainment. Santa will arrive around 5:45 p.m. on Engine 5, a 1942 pumper maintained and driven by Rich O'Neil ...

Work Cews Demolish Landmark Gateway Motel on Somerville Circle

RARITAN, NJ - Seen by millions of motorists over the years, the iconic Gateway Motel Tower, a landmark at the Somerville traffic circle for decades, was demolished yesterday as construction crews continue to clear the site along Route 206 for a Quick Chek convenience store and gas station.

Demolition began last week on the old Popeye's and Denny's buildings adjacent to the motel ...

RVCC Board Approves Three-Year Strategic Plan

BRANCHBURG, NJ - After a yearlong process involving input from community members, business leaders, local educators, government officials, the Raritan Valley Community College community, and others, the RVCC Board of Trustees has approved a three-year strategic plan that focuses on four key areas: increasing student success rates; implementing a strategic enrollment management plan; increasing ...

Far Hills Steeplechase Draws 40,000 Tailgaters and Horse Enthusiasts to Moorland Farms

FAR HILLS, NJ - A mass of 40,000 tailgaters and horse enthusiasts, young and old alike, swarmed Moorland Farms Saturday for the 97th annual Far Hills Race Meeting.

The day's action started long before the races. As the sun began to peek over the colorful trees, families, friends, and coworkers, many of whom have been coming to the race for years, set up their elaborate tailgate displays.

Hillsborough: Commission on the Status of Women Presents Check to Safe+Sound Somerset


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Freeholder Patricia Walsh and members of the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women recently presented a check for $1,000 to Safe+Sound Somerset, a Hillsborough organization that protects and advocates for victims of domestic violence.

Its service area includes all of Somerset County.

The funding is part of the proceeds from the annual ...

County Parks Administrator Elected to the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Cindie Sullivan, deputy director of the Somerset County Park Commission, has been elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Sullivan was inducted recently at the Academy’s Annual Meeting during the National Recreation and Park Association Conference in New Orleans, LA.

The Academy is a group of distinguished practitioners and educators who ...

History Comes Alive During Somerset County Journey Through the Past

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County’s rich history and its pivotal role in the growth of New Jersey and the country will be on display during the 12th annual Weekend Journey Through the Past this weekend.

More than two dozen historic sites, including three in Somerville, will be open Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15, noon-4 p.m.

The Somerset County Cultural ...

Somerville: Teen Dating, Domestic Violence Seminars Scheduled

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Youth Services will host seminars on teen dating and domestic violence during October.

Both sessions will be in the first floor conference room at the Somerset County Human Services Building, 27 Warren St. Parking is available in the adjacent parking deck, third level or higher.

Parents, caregivers and professionals are invited ...

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