Park Commission Celebrates Arbor Day wth Free Tree Giveaway

April 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Native trees will be given away free by the Somerset County Park Commission at two locations to celebrate Arbor Day.

Trees will be distributed on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, and the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden located at Colonial Park, Parking Lot A, 156 ...

Youth Leadership Somerset Accepts Applications for 2018-19 Program

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours. The application deadline is Monday, May 16. 

“Somerset County is ...

Somerville Non-Profits Win Luxury Suite at TD Bank Ballpark


SOMERVILLE, NJ - Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione selected 40 nonprofit organizations in an annual drawing for Community Box seats at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.

The winners will have an opportunity to watch the “Boys of Summer” play home games on various dates during the Somerset Patriots’ 2018 season.

“Somerset County has made this 30-seat ...

Somerset County Freeholders Celebrate County Government Month


BRIDGEWATER, NJ- Somerset County​ Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione visited the Bridgewater branch of the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey Tuesday to help visitors learn more about the county with the assistance of handouts from an informational display to draw attention to April as National County Government Month,

Deputy Freeholder Patricia Walsh will will the ...

No Tax Increase in 2018 Somerset County Budget; Public Hearing May 22

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 2018 county budget introduced this week by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders keeps taxes stable, reduces the county tax rate, maintains the county's AAA bond rating and maintains services..

“While Trenton is poised to increase the burden on taxpayers, Somerset County is once again keeping its pledge to deliver quality services to residents in ...

RVCC Increases Tuition $6 Per Credit, Average of $180 Per Full-Time Student

BRANCHBURG, NJ- Tuition at Raritan Valley College will increase 4.1 percent beginning this fall and will cost the average student an additional $180 for the academic year.

The RVCC Board of Trustees approved the $6 per-credit increase Tuesday night as part of the $55.5 million budget for FY 2019.

“The new budget will ensure that RVCC can continue to fulfill its mission of providing ...

Protestors Gather in Somerville to Proclaim “Enough is Enough”


SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Several hundred protestors gathered Saturday afternoon and evening at either end of Main Street to demonstrate against gun violence and to demand heightened safety measures  in the nation’s schools.

The demonstrations were an outgrowth of the Valentine’s Day shooting last month at a high school in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17 students and ...

Hillsborough: Petitions For and Against APEX Sports Facility Circulate Online

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The public’s response to  a pair of online petitions for and against the proposed APEX Sports & Events facility are running 10 to 1 in favor of the 210,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor athletic complex, proposed for a 40-acre site on Mountain View Road adjacent to the 369-acre Mountain View Park.

In addition to three lighted, outdoor synthetic turf athletic ...

Former Somerset Prosecutor Geoffey Soriano Appointed Interim Park Director

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Former Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano has been appointed Interim Somerset County Park Secretary/Director by the Somerset County Park Commissioners.

Soriano’s appointment is effective Monday, April 2. He will replace Raymond Brown who announced his retirement effective Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The announcement was made on the occasion of ...

Hillsborough: Plans for 40-Acre Indoor/Outdoor Sports Facility Move Forward



HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  -The owner of a proposed 40-acre indoor/outdoor sports facility on Mountain View Road has begun the approval process and is optimistic that work on the project will begin by summer.

Gregg Wilke, developer and owner of the Apex Sports & Events facility, also owns the HRC Gym and Fitness Center at 30 Brower Lane,  a family fitness and wellness ...

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