Is it True? Will Noncompete Agreements Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

February 3, 2023

Just days after the champagne was gone and the noisemakers put away, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the proposal of a new rule that would prohibit employers from imposing noncompete clauses on workers.  Yes, you read that correctly.  The rule’s purpose is to ban all non-compete agreements. As is often the case, however, the devil is in the details ...

Free 30-Minute Family Law Consultation

Get a free 30-minute family law consultation during the month of February 2023 with one of Gebhardt & Kiefer’s certified matrimonial law attorneys: Diana Fredericks or William Rudnik.  Call today to schedule at 908-735-5161.

Diana Fredericks 

Over the past fifteen years, Ms. Fredericks has devoted her practice to ...

New Law Amends Construction Inspection Process

On January 5, 2023, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed Bill A573 amending the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) in an effort to streamline and speed up the construction permitting process.  Under the new legislation, the municipality must conduct a construction inspection within three days of a request.  After the three-day period, developers are permitted to contract with a private ...

FirstEnergy Foundation Presents “Gifts of the Season” to Local Organizations in the JCP&L Service Area

The FirstEnergy Foundation has granted two New Jersey nonprofits with $20,000 "Gifts of the Season," aiding in their mission to make lives brighter within the Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) service area.

Cornerstone Family Programs, based in JCP&L's northern New Jersey region, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County, based in the central New Jersey ...

JCP&L Encourages Customers to Arrange Payment Plans and Apply for Bill Assistance Programs

Residential customers of Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), who are having difficulty making ends meet are encouraged to contact their utility now to enroll in payment plans or to receive referrals for bill assistance programs.

"Many of our customers continue to face financial challenges brought on by the pandemic and ongoing economic ...

Margaret D'Alessandro is TAPinto Athlete of the Week.

February 3, 2023

At the tail end of 2022, Hunterdon Central girls' basketball team wrapped up play in the Ridge Holiday Invitational with a 41-33 victory over Payne Tech.

Margaret D'Alessandro scored 11 points for Hunterdon Central (2-5), which outscored Payne Tech, 11-3, in the third quarter to open a 31-19 lead. Tabitha DeVries had nine points and Nikki Constantini finished with eight points for the ...

Tabitha DeVries has been chosen Athlete of the Week

Earlier in the New Year, the Hunterdon Central girls basketball team built a 12-point halftime lead and went on to a 44-27 victory over Bridgewater-Raritan, Tabitha DeVries scored 11 points for the Red Devils (3-6), who held a 25-13 lead at halftime. Emily Walsh finished with nine points and Kylee Siebert had eight points in the win. 

As the high scorer, Tabitha been chosen ...

Hunterdon Central Wrestling Team: Athletes of the Week

Earlier in January, Hunterdon Central wrestling team posted a 38-27 victory over rival North Hunterdon, dealing the Lions only their second loss of the season. 

The Red Devils improved to 7-1, and therefore has been chosen as TAPinto Athletes of the Week for their outstanding team effort.

175 - Thomas Brunnetti (HC) — Pin 1:16 Thales Gondim (NH)
190 - Alex Uryniak (NH) — ...

Not Your Grandmother's Cheerleading

MONTVILLE, NJ — Cheerleading has its place I suppose. On the early sidelines of life. Maybe.

I was the oldest of five boys growing up, and we all played sports hoping to be cheered, not to do the cheering.

Then, with my own brood of three sports boys, the same.

My daughter, the youngest, played parochial school basketball, but she also expected to be cheered for, and ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, February 06
07:00 PM — 08:00 PM

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Environmental Commission Meeting

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Tue, February 07
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Joint PTO Meeting (Virtual)

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Thu, February 09
04:00 PM — 11:45 PM

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Substitute Employee Training - Please ...

County Looking Toward Fix for Crowded Exit 15 off Route 78

January 31, 2023

UNION TOWNSHIP – It’s not for a lack of trying, but Exit 15 off Route 78 still isn’t fixed.

The county has been designing a fix for the crowded intersection since 2003.

Then, in 2006, following an accident in which a westbound school bus was rear-ended while waiting in line to clear the highway onto a one-lane ramp, that ramp was widened to two lanes. The two lanes feed ...

Union Township Receives Grant for Municipal Website Redesign

UNION TWP., NJ – Union Township will get $8,000 from Hunterdon County to redesign its municipal website.

The funding comes from a county economic development grant program begun in 2017, said Marc Saluk, the county director of economic development.

The grant, approved by the county commissioners on Jan. 17, requires a 10% funding match from Union Township.

So far, Saluk said, the ...

Readington Scout Repairs Trails for Eagle Scout Project

READINGTON – Among the concerns that Ryan Kurtz had to deal with while he completed his Eagle Scout project were COVID, weather, potentially aging-out of the range allowed by the Boy Scout organization to complete the project and college.

But Kurtz, of Readington, completed his work, and was honored by proclamation on Dec. 20 by the Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners for his Eagle ...

South Hunterdon Students Named to Honor Roll

January 29, 2023

SOUTH HUNTERDON, NJ – Students at South Hunterdon Regional High School were recognized for being named to the honor roll for the second marking period.

Joshua Basile, 7th grade
Leah Batchellor, 7th grade
Annabel Billman, 7th grade
Hailey Brown, 7th grade
Jack Budrewicz, 7th grade
Amelia Carlucci, 7th grade
Lila Cattani, 7th grade
Sophia Fucito, 7th grade
Brandon ...

Two New Frenchtown Projects Will Address Sidewalk Safety in Town

FRENCHTOWN, NJ – Borough residents on Dec. 14 were given an early look at two projects designed to improve sidewalk safety along Harrison Street and to beautify the crowded downtown intersection, while adding some traffic calming features.

The two projects are a federally funded Safe Walk to School project designed to make it safer to walk to the borough’s elementary school on ...

Firefighters Recognized for Bravery in Lambertville Fire

LAMBERTVILLE – The fire call came in the middle of the night Jan. 12.

They didn’t hesitate.

Arriving at South Hunterdon Apartments before a host of fire, police and rescue units were Lambertville Police Sgt. Anthony Memolo, Lambertville Police Officer Kevin Bereheiko and Andrew Camp, a Lambertville volunteer firefighter and Hunterdon County deputy OEM coordinator, along with ...

Hersh Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center marks 1st anniversary

February 3, 2023

SUMMIT, NJ – FEBRUARY 2023 – The Hersh Children’s Center, located at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, marked its first anniversary of providing pediatric emergency and inpatient services in one convenient, family-friendly space.

Following completion in late 2021, the 12,000 square-foot center opened in January 2022, combining the Meri and Sol Barer ...

County Looking Toward Fix for Crowded Exit 15 off Route 78

January 31, 2023

UNION TOWNSHIP – It’s not for a lack of trying, but Exit 15 off Route 78 still isn’t fixed.

The county has been designing a fix for the crowded intersection since 2003.

Then, in 2006, following an accident in which a westbound school bus was rear-ended while waiting in line to clear the highway onto a one-lane ramp, that ramp was widened to two lanes. The two lanes feed ...

Hunterdon County Receives Grant to Support Narcotics Task Force

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Hunterdon County accepted a federal grant to support the county Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force.

The approval was given Jan. 17 at the meeting of the Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners.

The $66,369 grant, issued through the New Jersey attorney general’s office, includes a federal share of $37,789, and matching county share of $28,580. The funds cover ...

Two New Frenchtown Projects Will Address Sidewalk Safety in Town

FRENCHTOWN, NJ – Borough residents on Dec. 14 were given an early look at two projects designed to improve sidewalk safety along Harrison Street and to beautify the crowded downtown intersection, while adding some traffic calming features.

The two projects are a federally funded Safe Walk to School project designed to make it safer to walk to the borough’s elementary school on ...