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Photos: Best Places for Fall Foliage in Somerset Hills and New Jersey

November 14, 2018

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - Fall foliage has been at its peak the last few weeks in the Somerset HIlls region, and TAPinto is sharing some of the best local places enjoy the autumn foliage.

Best New Jersey Foliage Places (from and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection website)

Stokes State Forest - At an elevation of more than 1,500 feet above sea level, ...

State Judge Rules Bernards Affordable Housing Plan is 'Fair and Reasonable' Despite Resident Opposition in Court

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township’s settlement agreement with the statewide Fair Share Housing group that advocates for state-ordered affordable housing in many municipalities throughout the state has been ruled as "fair and reasonable" by State Supreme Court Judge Thomas C. Miller, the township has announced.

The judge issued a detailed ...

What a Party! – Clean Ocean Action – Pictures & Video

RED BANK, NJ – One of the reasons you can see your toes in the ocean water - Clean Ocean Action!

The Clean Ocean Action benefit happened in Sea Bright last night at Windows on the Water, Surfrider Beach Club.

The theme was "Ocean in Motion" - celebrating the season of marine migration and ongoing actions to protect the ocean from harm.

People came to party and they did ...

Residents Oppose New Affordable Housing Zone; Could File Lawsuit This Week

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Although Bernards Township's affordable housing plan was not on the agenda, the issue dominated Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, with neighbors of a new zone that would allow up to 280 housing units off Mountainview Boulevard -- including 62 low- to moderate-income units -- saying they had already objected to the plan before the ...

Warren Cuts The Ribbon on East County Park


WARREN, NJ – Somerset County Park Commissioners and staff, members of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Warren Township officials celebrated the opening of two pavilions at East County Park on Reinman Road in the township, at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 11.


East County Park is bordered by Dubois, Reinman and Old Stirling ...

Somerset County Land Deal Preserves 335 Acres

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - The purchase of 335 acres contiguous to Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park by the township and the Somerset County Improvement Authority has the added benefit of protecting that property from residential development, according to Mayor Gloria McCauley.

The total acreage of the preserved property and the two parks is 724 acres and is in close proximity to ...

North Plainfield and Somerset County to Purchase Villa Maria Property

NORTH PLAINFIELD – The Borough of North Plainfield and the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders are joining forces to purchase the former Villa Maria property as open space in order to keep the site from being developed, they announced on Thursday.

The borough is in the process of purchasing the approximately 15-acre Somerset Street property from Watchung Hills at North ...

Warren Township's Affordable Housing Plan Could Impact Emerson Lane Neighborhood, Hillcrest Road

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Property in the Emerson Lane neighborhood of the township is back in the news, again. The Warren Township property, which was proposed as a site for the Berkeley Aquatic Club (BAC), in 2012, is now being proposed as a site for a 192-unit housing development with 144 market-rate town homes and 48 affordable units.

Tuesday night, Mayor Robert Woodruff told residents ...

Warren Township Approves Affordable Housing Settlement

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee approved a settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing Center, the advocacy group that negotiates affordable housing for the state, on Wednesday morning, Oct. 10. The agreement establishes a definite number of affordable and market-rate housing units the Township will be obliged to provide for by 2025.

More than 100 residents were on ...


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