Somerset County News

April 22, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Thursday reported 23,058 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 35 cases overnight and 712 COVID-19 deaths since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health Thursday reported 868,541 total cases since last year, with ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 23,023 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 64 cases overnight and 711 COVID-19 deaths since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health Wednesday reported 865,733 total cases since last year, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday reported 22,959 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 69 cases overnight and 710 COVID-19 deaths since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health Tuesday reported 862,811 total cases since last year, with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The average residential tax bill in Somerset County will increase by $55.13 in the proposed 2021-22 county budget, based on the $455,363 median assessed valuation of a home  The proposed $255,124,222.53 budget includes $203,331,344.95 to be raised by taxation. The tax rate ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported 22,890 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 60 cases overnight and 710 COVID-19 deaths since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 860,447 positive cases of the ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – A group of local women have affectionately become known as 'Franklin Angels' for their dedication and efforts in helping members of the community secure COVID-19 appointments.  Over the past several months, Franklin resident Carla Visser, along with Barbara Fisher, Susan Goen, and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan wants to "paint" the downtown retail and restaurant district red, white and blue, with help from students at the Van Derveer elementary school and the Immaculate Conception School. Sullivan sent a letter home with the students from each school last week ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported 22,830 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 68 cases overnight and 710 COVID-19 deaths since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 858,519 positive cases of the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Somerset County residents can dispose of unwanted tires, free-of-charge, from Monday, April 19  to Friday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.  Proper disposal of tires can help protect ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Saturday reported 22,762 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight and 710 COVID-19 deaths since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of 855,759 positive cases of the coronavirus since the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan and members of the Borough Council will begin weighing the advantages and disadvantages of licensing retail dispensaries for the sale of legal marijuana at Monday night's virtual council meeting beginning at 7 p.m.  "There's a lot to digest, and it could be ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, County Commissioner Douglas Singleterry recently toured the Somerset County 911 Communications Center to meet staff and learn more about the county’s emergency telecommunications and national Smart911™ program. “One ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 22,791 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, an increase of 143 cases with 710 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health on Friday reported a total of 852,330 positive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Thursday reported 22,648 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, an increase of 46 cases with 708 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 848,566 positive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Clerk will conduct a ballot drawing via livestream on Friday, April 16, at 3 p.m., for the June 8th Primary Election. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ballot drawing was usually open to the public and held in the County Clerk’s Office, but this year ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Grateful to be alive, Richard Smekal returned to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset on Wednesday to thank the doctors, EMTs and hospital staff for their quick action in saving his life after he collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest on Main Street March 30. Smekal, ...

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WARREN, NJ - Take advantage of the next Rx Mission Drive-in/Drop-Off  and safely dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication. The free event will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Warren Township Public Works ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 22,602 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, an increase of 151 cases with 708 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday reported 22,451 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, an increase of 77 cases with 707 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health on Tuesday reported a total of 842,048 positive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the recommendation of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration to pause the use of the Johnson&Johnson one-shot COVID vaccine due to an “extremely rare” complication, Somerset County Department of Health is suspending ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 22,374 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, an increase of 19 cases with 707 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health on Monday reported a total of 838,328 positive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Despite the loss of a $10M tax ratable, the anticipated 2021-22 Somerville Borough tax rate remains much the same as last year, with the average bill increasing by $15.03 for the year, about $1.25 per month, excluding school and country taxes. The municipal tax increase is ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Recreational marijuana will not be welcome in Bridgewater Township anytime soon, at least not officially. The town council unanimously approved four related ordinances last week prohibiting the operation of cannabis businesses within Bridgewater’s borders; the operation of any ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported 22,355 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight an increase of 111 cases with 706 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 837,052 positive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Saturday reported 22,244 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight an increase of 90 cases with 706 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of 834,182 positive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 22,154 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight an increase of 143 cases with 706 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health on Friday reported a total of 831,260 positive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Thursday reported 22,011 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight an increase of 93 cases with 706 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 827,795 positive ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset County is providing free COVID-19 testing for county residents at another mobile test site on Saturday, April 10, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at North Branch Park (Parking Lot C) located at 355 Milltown Road. Although the COVID-19 vaccination rollout has ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 21,918 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight an increase of 51 cases with 706 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 824,179 positive ...

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