Somerset County News

March 19, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 19,908 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 104 cases overnight, with 697 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2021. The New Jersey Department of Health on Friday reported a total of 758,470 positive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Thursday reported 19,804 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 112 cases overnight, with 697 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2021. The New Jersey Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 19,692 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 43 cases overnight, with 696 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2021. 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 19,649 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 71 cases overnight, with 696 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2021. The New Jersey Department of Health on Tuesday reported a total of 747,561 positive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset Board of County Commissioners and the county Transportation Division recently re-examined ridership numbers and resources for its public shuttle services. Because ridership was down by almost 70 percent on some routes, adjustments are being made to SCOOT PEAK and CAT ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Residents can help their neighbors in-need by purchasing an extra can of food during their routine grocery shopping, and donating it to “Buy One, Bring One” Fridays on March 19. Donations can be placed in the blue bins located in the breezeway of the Somerset County Administration ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Ninety Somerset County educators were vaccinated over the weekend as eligibility opened up across the state for teachers and school staff. Despite increased eligibility widening the gap between supply and demand, some hope it’s a sign that life in the state’s schools may begin to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Independent Democrat Maria Rodriguez, a small business owner and long-time community advocate has announced her candidacy for Somerville Borough Council and hopes to face off against two Democratic council members in this year's Primary. To qualify for the June 8 Primary she ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 19,578 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 91 cases overnight, with 696 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2021. The New Jersey Department of Health on Monday reported a total of 744,499 positive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported 19,487 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 95 cases overnight, with 696 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2021. The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 742,051 positive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It was only a matter of time, and for the staff of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, the time came one year ago, March 14, 2020. A patient who had come to the emergency room March 10 exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, but it wasn't until the test results were ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 100 volunteers fanned out in the borough's streets and neighborhoods early Saturday morning to help Jason Kraska do a little spring cleaning. Their goal? Sweep the streets and pick up anything Mother Nature didn't put there, like water bottles, cigarette packs, candy ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - They are advocates, borderline social workers and IT specialists – or as their name suggests, all around angels. They are the volunteers of the Vaccine Angels, working to help people find appointments to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. “I would say about a ...

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Daylight Saving Time goes into effect at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 14th and will continue through November, meaning you will lose an hour of sleep overnight. Cell phones and electronic devices will re-set automatically. The process of changing clocks back in the fall and ahead in spring began ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Saturdayreported 19,392 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 149 cases overnight, with 696 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2021. The New Jersey Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of 736,065 positive ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Hillsborough Education Association will be among the first group of teachers in New Jersey to receive COVID-19 inoculations this weekend at a Walgreen's drug store in Franklin Township. "I think we had registered 90 members in less than 10 minutes," said Henry ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 19,243 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 114 cases overnight, with 694 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2021. The New Jersey Department of Health on Friday reported a total of 736,065 positive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Regional Center Partnership, utilizing a grant from the New Jersey Water Supply Authority has announced that the 2021 Raritan River Rain Barrel Rebate Program for homeowners in Bridgewater, Raritan, and Somerville is accepting applications for the 9th ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women is honoring Women’s History Month by hosting a virtual workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 15. The one-hour interactive program will address two key areas of women’s overall well-being: financial and physical health. “The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Thursday reported 19,129 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 101 cases overnight, with 691 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8. The New Jersey Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 729,403 positive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed by lawmakers in the House and Senate along party lines has something for everyone, including Somerville, which is slated to receive $1.185M in federal aid, according to Mayor Dennis Sullivan. Somerset County is slated ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 19,028 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 126 cases overnight, with 688 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8. The New Jersey Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 729,403 positive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County is taking advantage of its first shipment of 700 Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses to ensure seniors who have had difficulty obtaining vaccination appointments are protected during the pandemic. The county held its first mobile clinic geared toward ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Though passed overwhelmingly by voters in November, the legalization of marijuana has rankled the New Jersey law enforcement community and elected officials from both parties, many of whom are pushing back against Gov. Phil Murphy, who signed the legislation Feb. 22. Mayor ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday reported 18,902 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 109 cases overnight, with 688 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8. The New Jersey Department of Health on Tuesday reported a total of 726,395 positive cases ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “the pandemic has been associated with mental health challenges,” while recent data from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) states that approximately 17 percent of youth (ages 6-17), and 20 percent of adults ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 18,793 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 62 cases overnight, with 686 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8. The New Jersey Department of Health on Monday reported a total of 722,997 positive cases of ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A local cardiologist today admitted unlawfully prescribing thousands of Oxycodone pills, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Monday. Raymond Catania, 59, of Warren, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp to an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported 18,731 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus, an increase of 113 cases overnight, with 686 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8. The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 720,939 positive cases of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance has been working on a new "look" and is asking for feedback.  Downtown Somerville Alliance represents and promotes a vibrant urban village, a proud tapestry of individuality that offers a thriving commercial district and community-gathering place ...

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