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It's Official: Route 206 Bypass in Hillsborough to Open Saturday

June 3, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - An early-morning downpour did little to dampen the excitement of local and state officials who gathered Thursday to dedicate the official opening of the long-awaited Peter J. Biondi/Route 206 Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s.

The brief ceremony was moved out of the rain and was held beneath the Amwell Road overpass where Mayor Shawn Lipani was joined by Joan Biondi, ...

Somerset County Public Transit Shuttles Relocate Somerville Stop

SOMERVILLE NJ – Due to ongoing construction at the Somerville Train Station, Somerset County public transit shuttles, including SCOOT and CAT, will be picking up and dropping off passengers on Veterans Memorial Drive, adjacent to the train station near the taxi stand.

Somerville Station, a sprawling mix of apartments, townhomes, a civic center and parking decks is taking shape ...

Largest Container Ship to Reach the East Coast Docks in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - The largest container ship to ever reach a U.S. East Coast port has docked at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal.

The CMA CGM Marco Polo can carry 16,022 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs in industry terms. The ship is reported to be carrying 5,000 TEUs that include clothing, pharmaceuticals, furniture, appliances, holiday decorations, building materials, home ...

Long-Awaited Route 206 Bypass in Hillsborough to Open June 5

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The long-awaited opening of the Route 206 Peter J. Biondi Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s, is less than one month away.

The state Department of Transportation has notified township officials that the ribbon cutting for the four-lane highway has been scheduled for June 5th.

"It's actually going to happen; we've literally been waiting decades for ...

Colonial Pipeline Restarts Pumping Fuel to East Coast from Texas

LINDEN, NJ - Colonial Pipeline Co. announced Thursday morning that a majority of the pipeline is up and running following last week's shutdown forced by a ransomware hack.

The pipeline delivers 45% of the East Coast’s gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from Texas through a transmission network. The shutdown caused many Americans to panic buy gasoline, causing ...


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June 23 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 15 New Cases Overnight

June 24, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 15 new cases of the COVID-19 virus overnight for a total of 23,839 cases in Somerset County since the first cases were reported in March 2020. There has been a total of 737 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Wednesday reported 892,027 total ...

CentraState Physician Practices Join Atlantic Health System Physician Network as Systems Continue Process Toward Co-Ownership

June 22, 2021

FREEHOLD, NJ - Nearly 50 physicians and providers affiliated with CentraState Healthcare System have joined Atlantic Health System’s multi-specialty physician network, Atlantic Medical Group, as part of the two health systems’ ongoing efforts to create a co-owned framework for CentraState Healthcare System.

The synergy created by the addition of these practices expands patient ...