Somerset County

July 19, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ -The Borough Council is expected to approve a $7.25M bond ordinance during Monday night's virtual meeting that will pay for a three-level parking deck on Main Street for the public and tenants of the Edge II luxury apartment building where excavation work hs been ongoing at the site ...

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       SOMERVILLE, NJ - Career-related services from the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board in Somerset and Hunterdon counties will continue to be available virtually or by phone in the coming weeks and months. Greater Raritan One-Stop offices in Somerville and Flemington were closed ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Now that New Jersey is well into Phase 2 of its COVID-19 Restart & Recovery plans, more and more people are venturing out to enjoy the summer weather. During their travels, visitors and residents who cross over from neighboring areas will notice that the county has installed ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of people waited in line again Wednesday outside the Motor Vehicle Commission office on Roosevelt Place, but unlike yesterday, the line stretched out alongside Route 28 (Union Avenue) instead of snaking through the streets of an adjacent residential ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of 4,350 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 8 new cases overnight; with the death toll remaining at 449. Somerville has a total of 143 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerville and Somerset County officials have shut down the South Bridge Street access to the Raritan River and Somerville Beach after a crowd of 250-300 people last weekend left behind 980 pounds of trash scattered along the riverbank, raising fears that it could happen again ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman, R-16th is not happy that Gov. Phil Murphy made a unilateral decision Monday to keep indoor restaurants closed indefinitely; he provided no timetable as to when indoor dining -- even at reduced capacity -- would resume. Indoor dining was originally scheduled ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Felix Ciattarelli was sickened by the sight that greeted him when he walked down the path to the banks of the Raritan River off South Bridge Street Monday morning. Trash was scattered over hundreds of yards beneath the Route 206 highway bridge that crosses over the river between ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - An unidentified teenager riding a bicycle stole a Black Lives Mater flag that had been planted on the lawn of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Sunday afternoon as part of a planned demonstration organized by local Black Lives Matter activists. He rode off telling ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Duke Farms, the privately-owned environmental preserve and education center for local visitors and international tourists, has re-opened, but there won't be as much to do or as much time to visit as there was prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. With more than 1,000 acres dedicated ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rainbow Kids Dance Troupe and their performance of "Over the Rainbow: The Rock Ballet." has morphed from an off-Broadway production of a film classic into a virtual performance filmed in the backyards and front lawns of their homes for viewers online. What had begun as a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Interfaith Community Action Network is hosting a Virtual Vigil on Zoom for Justice and Peace in Memory of George Floyd on Sunday, June 7, at 3 p.m. Shanel Robinson, director of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will be the keynote speaker and will be joined ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Frontline Appreciation Group of Somerville has made its final delivery of food to the medical staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset after three months of supporting not only the hospital workers, but area restaurants whose businesses have been impacted by ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan closed out Monday's Borough Council meeting by reading an open letter to the community, prompted by the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, who was seen in a 9-minute video circulated on social media platforms being questioned and then detained by a Minneapolis ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Starting June 15, New Jerseyans can make themselves presentable again by getting a haircut before dining out at their favorite restaurant - and after indulging off the menu, work out at the local gym the next day. They'll also be able to go inside and shop at their favorite ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Last week, it was NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal in an Instagram message lavishing praise on the nurses and doctors in the Intensive Care Unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset in Somerville. This week, it was Charles Barkley's turn to reach out on social media ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- For only the second time in a storied history dating back to 1940, the Tour of Somerville bicycle races will not be held this Memorial Day weekend. World War II stopped it first, now an international conflict of a different kind, the Covid-19 pandemic, will put the brakes on ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Undaunted by the obstacles thrown up by the coronavirus pandemic, six vocalists, all members of the Hillsborough High School Choir, have put together a video of patriotic songs dedicated to veterans and all members of the military.   They'd prefer to be performing live in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - NBA great Shaquille O'Neal, a New Jersey native and a mountain of a man whose accomplishments on and off the basketball court are legendary, took the time Tuesday night to call the Critical Care unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset to extend thanks and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy went online late this morning and tweeted that he has decided to allow all state and county parks and golf courses to re-open on May 2. Social distancing will continue to be mandated, according to his post. On April 21, the Somerset County Park Commission ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported a total of 2,909 coronavirus cases on Monday, with 230 COVID-19 related deaths. The NJ Department of Health reported 111,888 cases, with 6.044 COVID-19 related deaths.overnight, an increase of 106 since Sunday. There are 90 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - When the COVID-19 pandemic began its spread throughout New Jersey last month, the Somerset County Department of Health was prepped and ready to respond, perhaps more than others because it was "battle-tested.". Just 4 months before the first coronavirus cases were reported in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) has launched a web portal that will allow businesses and individuals to donate to the SCBP Foundation to support the COVID-19 relief effort. All funds raised will be used to purchase food from local restaurants that will be ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management is continuing to accept donations of personal protective equipment. A collection box has been set up in front of the Emergency Services Training Academy, located at 402 Roycefield Road., Hillsborough, NJ 08844. Somerset ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Still wearing his Army-issue camouflage uniform, Lt. Col Rob Movshin stood in his driveway late Saturday afternoon surrounded by family and friends, waving to nearly 100 cars that drove by to welcome him home from a 10-month tour fo duty in Kosovo - just minutes after he returned ...

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MONTGOMERY, NJ - A statement from the Montgomery Health Department on Thursday confirmed two more cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases in the township to 5. Previously, a family of three, including a student at the Lower Middle School was confirmed to be ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township officials are confirming a resident has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-10). The individual had close contact with a coworker in Middlesex County who had previously tested positive for COVID-19. The Hillsborough Township resident is currently in ...

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WILDWOOD, NJ – Thousands of President Trump supporters bundled up and wrapped themselves in red, white and blue scarves, mittens and hats to brave the cold for a chance to get a seat inside the Wildwood Convention Center for Tuesday’s rally promoted as  a big thank you from the president to south ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli has declared his candidacy for the Republican New Jersey gubernatorial nomination. This will be his second run at the state's top elected office. New Jersey residents will vote in the state's gubernatorial election in November, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Doug Tomson, township residents and motorists who have to wrestle with chronic the congestion on Route 206 are looking forward to the end of the year, by which time the long-awaited 4-mile Route 206 Bypass is expected to open and shift traffic to a four-lane highway and ...

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