New Law Amends Construction Inspection Process

January 19, 2023

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 ...

Tabitha DeVries has been chosen Athlete of the Week

January 27, 2023

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) — ...

Hunterdon Central's Matthew Schwartz: Athlete of the Week

Matthew Schwartz delivered a team-high 24 points for Hunterdon Central (5-7), which outscored the Tornadoes, 21-13, in the fourth quarter to tie the game and send it into overtime. Although Hunterdon Central rallied in the fourth quarter to tie the game, undefeated Trenton Tornadoes defeated the Red Devils, 57-50, in double overtime Thursday, January 12th.

Schwartz is a guard for Central, ...

Know It Alls

The latest Monmouth University poll showing New Jersey residents don’t like their elected State House representatives ain’t exactly man-bites-dog news. But, it’s worth going deeper into that.

The core of the reaction is that those residents have little or no idea about whom or what they are talking about. If they did, they’d act out their anti-angst every ...

Union Township Receives Grant for Municipal Website Redesign

January 28, 2023

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 ...

Firefighters Recognized for Bravery in Lambertville Fire

January 26, 2023

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 ...

South Hunterdon Wrestling Team Defeats Hightstown in Home Match

SOUTH HUNTERDON, NJ - The South Hunterdon Regional High School wrestling team held its first home wrestling match in 22 years, and took the win in a junior varsity match.

The team defeated Hightstown Tuesday, 57–42.

Lambertville Resident Dies From Injuries in Thursday Structure Fire

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - A resident injured in a fire Thursday at the South Hunterdon Apartments has died, according to Mayor Andrew Nowick.

David Sloane died Thursday as a result of the injuries he sustained in the morning fire.

Nowick said Sloane was a Naval veteran who had lived in his apartment since 2010, and assisted for years in the administration and maintenance of the apartment ...

Atlantic Health System Achievements from Healthgrades Grow as Chilton Medical Center Added to America’s 250 Best Hospitals

January 18, 2023

Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center today was named for the first time as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2023, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.

This achievement puts Chilton in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance across the most common conditions and ...

Lambertville Police Release Police Blotter for Early January

January 20, 2023

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - The Lambertville Police Department released its police blotter for Dec. 28 through Jan. 19.

Isa R. Rollins, 26, of Burlington, was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant at about 1:40 a.m. Jan. 1. Rollins was released with a court date of Jan. 11. Patrolman Genito was the arresting officer.
A resident on Lambert Lane reported Jan. 15 that the safe inside their ...

Union Township Receives Grant for Municipal Website Redesign

January 28, 2023

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 ...

Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault in Hunterdon County Court

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to sexual assault, according to Hunterdon County First Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Paravecchia.

On Jan. 25, Joshua F. Daranijo, 24, pleaded guilty to three counts of second degree sexual assault by contact and one count of third degree endangering the welfare of a child for knowingly possessing items depicting the sexual exploitation of ...

County Approves Contract for Continued Upgrades at Emergency Services Training Center

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 17 continued the upgrade of facilities at the county’s emergency services training center in Annandale with the approval of a contract for fire training props.

The $249,048 contract was awarded to Fireblast Global, Inc. of California. 

Fire training props are structures and devices used in the ...