Developer breaks ground on 276 apartments in Somerset County

Construction is underway on a new 276-unit apartment complex in Raritan Borough, where a developer hopes to seize on a location just steps from a commuter train station.

Getting on track: Successful rental project, flood control measures spur new interest in Bound Brook

A successful rental project is one of two driving forces that now have Bound Brook ready to move ahead with a long-overdue revitalization of its downtown. The borough, whose Main Street has a history of being pummeled by surges from major storms, marked the completion last year of a $143 million flood control project — meaning downtown business and property owners no longer need to spend thousands of dollars on flood insurance.