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Township Renters Receive $2.9 Million In Aid Through County Program

Township Renters Receive $2.9 Million In Aid Through County Program

Township renters received about $2.9 million in federal aid through a one-time program to prevent Covid-related evictions. The township was one of 18 Somerset County towns which received a total of nearly $9 million in renters aid to prevent evictions of renters who had fallen behind in their rent and utilities due to reduced income […]

Somerset County Still Recovering From Ransomware Attack

Somerset County Still Recovering From Ransomware Attack

Somerset County officials are releasing few details about the May 24 ransomware attack that crippled County computers. Alternate email addresses have been assigned to “critical” County employees, such as the County Clerk, Surrogate and Sheriff, according to a press release from the County. The County phone lines are still up, as are emergency services communications, […]

Magnolia Road Bridge Replacement To Stretch Into New Year

Magnolia Road Bridge Replacement To Stretch Into New Year

The replacement of the Magnolia Road bridge will probably not be finished until mid-February. That’s the word from Somerset County engineer Matthew Loper, who sent an update letter to the township that was read at the November 22 Council meeting. Work on the $375,000 project is at a standstill while a new culvert is being […]

Arbor Day Give-Away, Rose Festival Cancelled At Colonial Park

Arbor Day Give-Away, Rose Festival Cancelled At Colonial Park

The Arbor Day give-away and the Rose Day Festival at Colonial Park have been cancelled this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Somerset County Park Commission made the decision to cancel those two events, plus the Fourth of July celebration which usually occurs at North Branch Park, until 2022, according to a press release from […]

Levine Honored For Service To Somerset County

Levine Honored For Service To Somerset County

Somerset County Freeholder and former township Mayor Brian Levine was among several outgoing county officials honored for their service at the final Somerset County Freeholders’ meeting of the year. Levine served two terms on the Freeholder board; he was unsuccessful in his bid for re-election in November. The December 15 meeting was also the last […]

Goodbye Freeholders, Hello County Commissioners

Goodbye Freeholders, Hello County Commissioners

Somerset County’s top elected officials will get a name change come next year, a change that some say is a long time coming. Gov. Phil Murphy on August 21 signed into law a bill officially changing the name of the state’s County Boards of Chosen Freeholders to County Commissioners. Somerset County’s Board will officially change […]

Park Commission Accepting Reservations for Picnics in County Parks

Park Commission Accepting Reservations for Picnics in County Parks

The Somerset County Park Commission has announced that reservations are now being accepted for picnics in county parks, including Colonial Park. Events may be scheduled now for Wednesday, July 1, 2020 and beyond. Social distancing guidelines should be followed, and face coverings are strongly recommended. Portable bathroom facilities will be available. Each of the two […]

Colonial Park Gardens Receive National Accreditation

Colonial Park Gardens Receive National Accreditation

Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens has been awarded a Level 1 Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum. The recognition honors Colonial Park Gardens for having achieved particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens. The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program is the only global initiative […]

Farming Bids Accepted For Land In Township

Farming Bids Accepted For Land In Township

A 41-acre parcel of land abutting Colonial Park is one of 10 for which the Somerset County Park Commission is accepting farming bids. The tract is known as the Howe parcel and is adjacent to the Howe farmstead and the Howe Athletic Complex. Bids are being accepted through January 8, 2020, when they will be […]

Colonial Park Spray Park Opens To Cheers, Squeals From Children

Colonial Park Spray Park Opens To Cheers, Squeals From Children

The long-delayed spray park at Colonial Park finally opened on Aug. 30, and the initial reviews were positive. The opening of the 6,500-square-foot park, located next to the Morgan Pellowski Playground on Colonial Drive, was delayed more than a year due to changes in contractors and bacteria found in the water earlier this month. But […]

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