All Borough Hall offices will close at 3 pm on Friday, March 1 for mandatory staff training. The Vital Statistics office will be closed from February 29 until March 18.

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Map showing the detour plan for the the St Patrick's Day Parade

No parking and detours planned for St Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted on February 28, 2024

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will make its way down Main Street, starting at 1:30 pm, on Sunday, March 10. Please expect limited parking and traffic detours, as noted below. Parade route Start on East Main Street, at the Grove Street intersection, in front of the Somerset Hotel Proceed westbound on Main Street and bear...
PSE&G map for the week of February 26

PSE&G gas construction update: February 26 week

Posted on February 27, 2024

February 27 update: PSE&G crews will not work on Wednesday, February 28, due to the weather forecast. All lanes will be open on Main Street and parking will be permitted until work resumes on Thursday, February 29. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PSE&G will continue working on the gas pipe replacement project that started in March 2023. Week of...
Vital Statistics office closed February 29 to March 18

Vital Statistics office will be temporarily closed

Posted on February 26, 2024

The Vital Statistics office will be closed starting on Thursday, February 29 and will reopen on Monday, March 18. We are closing the office temporarily due to limited staff resources. Birth, marriage and death certificates You can request certified copies of vital records online. If you need a vital record immediately, you can make a...
Join our volunteer team

Serve your community

Posted on February 23, 2024

Mayor Gallagher and the Borough Council are seeking volunteers to serve on 3 new committees: Infrastructure Task Force Public Safety Committee Seniors and Veterans Committee Volunteer opportunities include: Organizing the Memorial Day Parade Improving pedestrian safety Helping to develop 10-year improvement plans Learn how you can help make Somerville a safer and better community.
Somerville Recreation Spring Soccer League

Spring soccer league registration opens on February 1

Posted on February 22, 2024

This entry-level soccer program is for students in grades 1-8, who live or attend school in Somerville. Teams will play games with surrounding towns in an inter-town league administered by Bridgewater Recreation. Practices will be held 1 night per week after 5:30 pm, beginning in early April. Saturday games will be held on April 20...

PSE&G gas construction update: February 20

Posted on February 16, 2024

2/22 Update: PSE&G will not work on Main Street on Friday, February 23. This change is due to the weather forecast. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Main Street Update: PSE&G will be connecting services on Main Street, from N. Bridge Street to Grove Street, on February 22 and 23. Traffic will shift over in both directions to allow work...
road construction notice

PSE&G gas construction update: February 14

Posted on February 9, 2024

February 15 update: Crews will work on E. Main Street, near Hamilton Street, on Thursday and Friday. February 14 update: Work was postponed due to inclement weather and will resume on Thursday, February 15. -------------------------------------------- PSE&G crews will start working on Main Street at 9 am, on Monday, February 12. This work is to connect...
section 8 housing program

Section 8 housing voucher waitlist update

Posted on January 29, 2024

January 31, 2024 update: We have ceased taking applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Assistance Payments Program. This action is being taken in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Borough’s Administrative Plan for the Section 8 Program. We will announce when applications are being accepted again, when the current waiting list is...
Borough of Somerville Flood Update January 9 to 10, 2024

Thank you to everyone who helped us prepare for the storm

Posted on January 11, 2024

The Office of Emergency Management coordinated all emergency activities during the first storm of the year, which lasted for approximately 24 hours. Timeline January 8 - Emergency Management Committee met at 4 pm to review plans January 9 - OEM committee met at 5 pm and declared a local state of emergency. Rain developed around...
Christmas tree drop-off and recycling

Christmas tree recycling and disposal options

Posted on January 11, 2024

Somerset County residents The Somerset County Park Commission is offering free tree recycling. Mulch and woodchips collected from the recycled trees will be used throughout the park system to help nurture and protect plant life. You may drop-off trees: from 8 am to 4 pm December 26, 2023 to January 31, 2024 at North Branch Park,...
Borough of Somerville flood alert

Please do not travel

Posted on January 10, 2024

January 10 - 6:45 pm update Free parking in all municipal lots has been extended until the end of day on Thursday, January 11. January 10 - 1:25 pm update Thank you for your patience during this storm event. Please be aware that parts of the Borough, and surrounding towns, still have significant road closures...
Borough of Somerville flood alert

Heavy flooding expected on Tuesday and Wednesday

Posted on January 9, 2024

Today (January 9), we are expecting: Heavy rain (1 to 3 inches) that will lead to flooding The heaviest rain occurring tonight Heavy flooding in low lying areas and adjacent to rivers Move your vehicles If you need to move your car to higher ground, parking is free in all municipal lots until noon on Thursday,...
Borough of Somerville flood alert

Flood Alert: Tuesday, January 9

Posted on January 8, 2024

Starting on Tuesday, January 9, we are expecting Heavy rain (1 to 3 inches) that will lead to flooding in the Somerville area Heaviest rain occurring on Tuesday night Flood risk continuing on Wednesday and beyond Move your cars on Tuesday Please make arrangements to Move vehicles from low lying areas to higher ground by...
Somerville, NJ

2023 State of the Borough address

Posted on January 2, 2024

Dear Friends, Neighbors, and Invited Guests, As the holiday season passes into our collective memory, we gather once again to both reflect with pride on the past year here in Somerville and to anticipate the continued success that surely lies ahead. Progress does not happen overnight, nor does it happen by accident. Hard work and...
Winter basketball clinic - grades 1 and 2

Registration extended for winter basketball clinic

Posted on December 31, 2023

Registration for the winter basketball clinic is now open until January 3, 2024. This clinic, designed for beginners in grades 1 and 2, will focus on fun and the fundamentals of basketball. 2024 Schedule Fridays, January 5 to February 9 (6 weeks). Make-up date is February 23. 6:30 to 7:30 pm Van Derveer Elementary Gym...
2024 Reorganization Meeting

Join us at the 2024 reorganization meeting

Posted on December 27, 2023

The annual reorganization meeting will be held at 12 pm on January 1, 2024. The meeting and swearing-in ceremony will be held at Somerville High School, located at 222 Davenport Street. These elected officials will take the oath of office and start their new terms of service: Brian Gallagher, mayor Glen Denys, council member Theresa...
Borough Hall holiday hours

Borough Hall and trash pickup holiday schedule

Posted on December 19, 2023

Borough Hall Happy holidays! Please note that Borough Hall will be closed during the holiday season on: Friday, December 22 All Borough offices closed in observance of the Christmas Eve holiday. Garbage collection will continue as usual. Monday, December 25 All Borough offices closed on Christmas Day. Trash pickup is suspended and will resume on...
Free parking reminders

Free parking during the holiday season

Posted on December 16, 2023

On Monday, December 4, the Borough Council approved Resolution 23-1204-349 allowing for free parking during the holiday season. Free parking is now available in Lots 1, 2, 4 and 6 from Tuesday, December 5 through New Year’s Day Paid parking will still be enforced on Main Street and the side streets. Parking is always free...
PSE&G construction map

PSE&G gas construction update: December 18

Posted on December 15, 2023

PSE&G and contractor crews are working in Somerville to replace gas mains and services. Monday, December 18 to Friday, December 22 E. Cliff  St (between Culver St and N. Gaston Ave): Installing main and connecting services Culver St (between E High St and E Cliff St): Installing main and connecting services Note: PSE&G picked up...
Santa Claus at the Holiday Jubilee

Free parking for Holiday Jubilee

Posted on December 15, 2023

NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for December 1, but was postponed due to inclement weather. The event will now be held on December 15. --------------------------------------- Parking will be free in lots 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7 for the Holiday Jubilee on Friday, December 1, from 5 to 10 pm. The festivities will include...
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