Does Central Jersey really exist? New bill aims to formally define its borders
A bill making its way through New Jersey’s state legislature would formally establish the borders of Central Jersey and promote tourism in the region, which some residents argue doesn’t exist. Though Gov. Phil Murphy and Jon Stewart have declared that Central Jersey is real, the bill would establish tourism regions across the state and promote travel to each region’s historic sites. Central Jersey includes Hunterdon, Somerset, Union, Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties, according to the bill.