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New Sand Volleyball Court is Eagle Scout's Project

November 16, 2017

FRENCHTOWN, NJ – Everyone will be able to enjoy the recently completed volleyball court at Alexandria Township Park that was an eagle Scout project for 17-year-old resident resident Rory Callahan.

Rory belongs to Alexandria Boy Scout Troop 112. The project was completed with the help of many volunteers and donors. The sand volleyball court meets national regulations for the ...

Suspect in Somerville Shooting Surrenders to Prosecutor

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A borough resident wanted by police in connection with an Oct. 26 shooting on the south side of Somerville has turned himself in to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. 

Alquan J. Harris, 20, of South Gaston Avenue, has been charged with first degree attempted murder, second degree possession of a firearm, and second degree unlawful possession of a firearm, ...

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops

MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day.

The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

It took only two hours to build the boxes, pack the bags, assemble the boxes, ...

Landmark Water Tower on Route 206 is Torn Down

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Looming over the former GSA complex along Route 206 since World War II, the water storage tower had grown obsolete years ago.

It had always been a roost for pigeons, hawks and other birds of prey, affording an expansive view of the township, nearby Manville and beyond. In more recent years, it had sprouted an odd assortment of satellite dishes and repeaters used by ...

Franklin Township Cop Charged with Armed Robbery

SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Franklin Township (Somerset County) police sergeant pointed a handgun at a motorist and stole the person's wallet after a confrontation Wednesday in Southhampton Township, said police.

Teddy Cerra, a sergeant with the Franklin Township Police Department, faces charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, illegal possession of a weapon and ...

Lecture on Lindbergh Kidnapping and Union Hotel

November 10, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Act 2 Books will present historical author Richard T. Cahill as he discusses his book, "Hauptmann's Ladder."

Considered by many as the definitive work on the Lindbergh Kidnapping, Cahill's exhaustive research breaks new ground and his unique narrative unfolds the story in gripping fashion.

Cahill will be going beyond the Lindbergh kidnapping and delving ...

Heart Songs for Veterans Benefit Veterans Day Concert

GARWOOD, NJ - Heart Songs for Veterans is hosting a benefit concert to salute US veterans and to raise money for Operation Shoebox New Jersey at Crossroads, 78 North Ave. beginning at 7 p.m. on Veterans' Day, Nov. 11.

Heart Songs for Veterans was founded in 2013 by Jill Pavel of South Plainfield.

Artists from across the Nation donate their digital royalties from their music and they ...

Art Produced by Holocaust Victims Topic of Presentation

STOCKTON, NJ – A Bucks County artist will present a program on artists imprisoned in German-occupied Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust.

Marc Schimsky’s talk will focus on the sketches of ghetto life produced by a group of artists who were imprisoned at the ghetto/camp known as Terezin.

Between 1941 and 1942, elderly Jews from Bohemia and Moravia, along with prominent Jews from ...

Flemington Suburu's Annual Campaign 'Shares the Love' with Hunterdon Healthcare

November 16, 2017

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Flemington Subaru, part of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands, is proud to announce the return of Subaru of America’s Share the Love campaign. 

Beginning today and continuing through Jan. 2, 2018, with every purchase or lease of a new Subaru, customers will have the opportunity to select from a list of organizations to receive a $250 ...

Election Triggers 'Re-Set' in Flemington's Union Hotel Development Plan

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Most of the public attending Monday night’s Borough Council meeting expected a debate. After all, the agenda called for council to vote on an ordinance that would accept Jack Cust's plan to redevelop the Union Hotel and its surrounding properties.

But last week’s election ended with newcomer Betsy Driver and Michael Harris defeating council incumbents Kim ...

Institute for Supply Management to Meet at Lone Eagle

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The New Jersey affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management will hold its November dinner meeting at Lone Eagle Brewing here on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Those attending will receive an in-depth brewery tour at 6 p.m., followed by a catered dinner upstairs at 6:30  and ending with brewery co-owner Bob King presenting on the brewery supply chain at 7:30.

Admission is ...

'Unity Day' Observed at Reading-Fleming School

November 10, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Reading-Fleming Intermediate School students participated in Unity Day this week.

On Monday and Wednesday, students learned about Amanda Styles Cirelli Foundation – ASCF – which is also known as “A Smile on a Child's Face.”

ASCF was founded in memory of an aunt of sixth-grader Raegan Catherwood who lost her battle to cancer. Because of the ...

Flemington's Openly Intersex Election Victor May Be Nation's First

November 8, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The way Betsy Driver sees it, her victory in the Borough Council race here yesterday marks a first for a U.S. election.

Driver, a Democrat, won the election along with independent Michael Harris. Both are newcomers who unseated two incumbent candidates. They ran on local issues, each critical of what they saw as a lack of transparency by the existing Borough Council and ...

Van Doren Elected Hunterdon's Newest Freeholder

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Republican Shaun Van Doren has won election to a three-year seat as Freeholder on the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Van Doren's election ensures the five-member board will remain all-Republican through the end of next year, at least.

Van Doren was elected to the Tewksbury Township Committee in 1996 and has served ever since. He won 24,347 votes today - ...

Reiner, Hazard, Top 2017 Raritan Twp. Election Results

RARITAN TWP., NJ - Lou Reiner was re-elected to Township Committee today and will be joined fellow Republican Gary Hazard. They defeated Democrat Joyce Santos for the two, three-year open seats.

Hazard was the top vote getter with 4,679 votes, or about 38 percent of the total. Reiner received 4,355 votes, or about 35 percent. Santos trailed with 3,201 votes of the 12,279 votes cast. The total ...

Winter Farmers’ Market at Dvoor Farm

November 16, 2017

RARITAN TWP., NJ - The Hunterdon Land Trust's winter Farmers' Market kicks off its sixth year on Sunday, Dec. 3.

The market is held at Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. here and is held in its wagon house.

The winter Farmers' Market runs on the first and third Sundays of each month, December through mid-May from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other dates are: Dec. 17,  Jan. 7 and 21, Feb. 4 and ...

Flemington Suburu's Annual Campaign 'Shares the Love' with Hunterdon Healthcare

November 16, 2017

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Flemington Subaru, part of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands, is proud to announce the return of Subaru of America’s Share the Love campaign. 

Beginning today and continuing through Jan. 2, 2018, with every purchase or lease of a new Subaru, customers will have the opportunity to select from a list of organizations to receive a $250 ...

Halloween Candy Goes to US Troops in Orthodontist's Annual Buyback Program

RARITAN TWP., NJ - It's an annual tradition. For the 14th year, local orthodontist Dr. Darren Loew has gathered candy for U.S. troops.

This year, the Loew Orthodontics team collected more than 1,900 pounds, buying back the Halloween candy for $1 a pound. The program helps to fight childhood obesity, protect the teeth of Loew's patients and support the troops.

The candy was ...

Volunteers Sought for Thanksgiving Community Project

CLINTON TWP., NJ - Holidays are about traditions, togetherness and the spirit of giving.

For Thanksgiving, Chabad of Hunterdon will celebrate by kicking off its third annual Thanksgiving volunteering event.

On Sunday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m.,the community will join together at Chabad in Annandale to cook and prepare Thanksgiving meals for those in the community who are in need. The event is open ...

Driver of Crashed Minivan Faces 10 Charges in Raritan Twp.

November 17, 2017

RARITAN TWP., NJ – A single-car crash on Route 202-31 around 6:49 p.m. Nov. 10 led to the arrest of a 50-year-old Pennsylvania man on 10 charges.

Police said Michael Arcamone, of Feasterville, was driving south on the highway in a 2004 Toyota Sienna when he lost control of the minivan and hit a concrete barrier near Cornet Way.

Arcamone was charged by Patrol Officer Brett Szatkowski ...

Details Unclear About Hunterdon Central Grad Sean Pohle's Disappearance

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Murky details surround the circumstances of Sean Pohle’s disappearance.

Pohle, 24, is a Hunterdon Central High School graduate who moved to Manhattan to pursue an acting career. New York City police say he was reported missing from his city apartment on Nov. 4.

Pohle is known to drive a black, 2015 two-door Honda Civic with New Jersey license plates Y26ACB, ...

Flemington Teen Crashes Into Cop's SUV

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A Flemington teen collided with a police SUV, sending the teen’s mom to the hospital with serious injuries, according to a press release from Somerset Count Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Christina Lenzo, 18, was driving a 2016 Mazda CX on Orchard Road in Montgomery Township around 5:31 p.m. when she approached a stop intersection at Burnt Hill ...

Chabad Rosh Chodesh Women's Course Draws Large Crowd

November 13, 2017

CLINTON TWP., NJ - On Thursday, Oct. 19tChabad of Hunterdon County Women’s Rosh Chodesh Society launched its latest course, Pause & Affect, a new seven-session series for women.

The course presents not only the beauty of what is known as one of the most precious of Jewish treasures (Shabbat), but invites women of every level of observance to experience the mystery of this special ...

Blessing of Animals Shows 'Compassion and Respect,' Reverend Says

KINGWOOD, NJ – About a dozen dogs and a gecko were recently welcomed to First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon church.

There were no unhappy disagreements among the special guests, although Rev. Seth Fisher was a little concerned about the fortunes of the gecko should he attempt escape when the top of his home was lifted for the blessing.

There were no ...

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An Election Won, But at What Cost?

November 17, 2017

To the editor:

Prior to the Nov. 7 elections, I wrote to congratulate Delaware Township committee candidates on running a clean race. Unfortunately, the seemingly earnest guarantee made to me by one Republican candidate turned out to be an empty promise. Less than a week before the election, the Republican candidates used the same sleazy tactic they had employed in the 2014 election, when they ...