In the Spotlight
One-Seat Ride Debuts
Somerset County Freeholder Peter Palmer was among those boarding the first one-seat-ride train from the Raritan station on March 3, as NJ Transit launched weekday off-peak direct service to Manhattan on the Raritan Valley Line.
Skillman Park Update
Construction on the loop trail at Skillman Park in Montgomery is expected to begin in May.
March Recycling Calendar
Get a leg up on spring cleaning by taking advantage of the next Household Hazard Waste drop-off event on March 22. Registration deadline for an April composting workshop is March 26.
Wear Blue on March 7
The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders is joining the Colon Cancer Alliance’s National Awareness Campaign to Wear Blue on Friday, March 7. Residents also are encouraged to Go Blue all month by spreading the word that screening for colon cancer can save lives.
“Somerset County Day” at Rutgers
Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione has announced that residents can purchased discounted tickets for the last home game of the Scarlet Knights as part of “Somerset County Day” on March 8 at the Rutgers Athletic Center.
Substance Abuse Forums
Three community forums this month will address the issue of substance abuse prevention. Dates are March 13, 19 and 20. There is no charge to attend but pre-registration is required.
County Planners to Speak
Somerset County Planning Board staff are scheduled to speak at two statewide forums in March.
Post-Sandy Health Assessment
Freeholder Deputy Director Mark Caliguire encourages residents who were affected by Super-Storm Sandy to take a short Health & Well-being Assessment Survey by March 21.
Medicine Drop-Off Programs
Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano thanks county residents for their enthusiasm in participating in several medicine drop-off programs. The next one will be held March 22 at the Bernards Township Public Works Garage, located at 277 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Dates
Teens Invited to Party
The 15th annual “Safe Night” party will be held April 5. County youth in grades 7 to 12 are invited. Registration is due by March 31.
Youth Services Grants Awarded
The Somerset County Board of Freeholders awarded $85,500 in the 2013 Municipal Youth Services Commission grant program to youth services commissions representing all 21 Somerset County municipalities. Ceremonial checks were presented to grant recipients at several freeholders’ meetings.
Emergency Information Resources
The Somerset County Board of Freeholders encourages residents, municipal officials, emergency service providers, businesses and others to take advantage of the many online sources of information for storms and other emergencies.
Tax Prep Assistance
Volunteer tax counselors have been trained to assist Somerset County residents in preparing their federal and state income tax returns. This program is by appointment only.
Nixle Alerts Available
The Sheriff’s Office is now using Nixle to send alerts, advisories and community information. Residents can sign up for this service.
Recycling Tonnage Reports
Businesses are reminded to file recycling tonnage reports for the Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013 time period with their local municipal recycling coordinator no later than March 1.
RideWise Bus App
RideWise has launched the RBus Mobile App for commuters in Somerset County. It’s available for Android and iOS devices.
‘My Somerset County’ Scrapbook &
Digital History Project
The public is invited to share photos and comments about “all things memorable” in Somerset County in an online scrapbook, which will act as an ‘insider’s look.’ Additional features are planned for the future.
Recycling Program Includes
Businesses that have been unable to develop a program can now use county recycling services. This program is available at a cost to businesses that sign up.
About Foreclosure - First Steps
Foreclosure Fast Facts
Generalidades Sobre Ejecuciónes Hipotecarias
Rental Assistance Program
Veterans & Military Families
Photo IDs for Veterans