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UNICO Hillsborough Hosts Italian Heritage Festival

September 22, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Some of the best Italian kitchens in Hillsborough will provide the food for the Oct. 1 UNICO Italian Heritage Festival.

Beginning at 1:30 p.m., the ethnic festival will be held at Mary Mother of God Event Center, 157 Triangle Rd.

Entertainment includes live music and a Magic and Comedy Show by Gemini, who has performed at the Borgota Casino in Atlantic City.

The ...

Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

NEWARK, NJ – Hillsborough resident Eric S. Komar, a music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide, was arrested at his home yesterday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

Komar, 46, was arrested by special ...

Stop & Shop Closing in Raritan Mall

RARITAN (SOMERSET COUNTY) NJ -  Stop & Shop supermarket on Orlando Drive here will be officially closing its doors by the end of November, according to a spokeswoman with the company.

"After a thorough review of the operating performance of our stores, we made a business decision not to renew our lease at our Raritan store location," said Cindy Carrasquilla, manager of ...

Davell Crawford Trio Closes out Somerville Jazz and Arts Festival

SOMERVILLE, NJ - He’s been dubbed the “Piano Prince of New Orleans,” but for a few hours late yesterday afternoon, Davell Crawford presided as the “King of the Central New Jersey Jazz Festival,” entertaining thousands of jazz aficionados gathered on East Main Street and the lawn of the historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Crawford, accompanied by drums and bass, ...

Somerville's Kaleidoscope of Visual and Performing Arts Converge

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A marriage of the visual arts and performing arts will be consummated over the next four days, extending west to Flemington and east to New Brunswick, a kaleidoscope of sound, color, motion, and expression unrivaled at any other time of the year, with thousands of music and art lovers expected to visit and partake of the smorgasbord.

Joining forces are the Central New Jersey ...

After Route 78 Mess, State Police Seek Truck Driver's ID

CLINTON TWP., NJ – State police are trying to identify the driver of a truck that they said dumped metal debris on Route 78 this morning, causing damage to 16 vehicles, including one that suffered a broken axle.

Police were dispatched to the highway around 5:17 a.m. and found the metal on the road.

The mess caused partial lane closures, creating traffic congestion in the area, as ...

UNICO Hillsborough Hosts Italian Heritage Festival

September 22, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Some of the best Italian kitchens in Hillsborough will provide the food for the Oct. 1 UNICO Italian Heritage Festival.

Beginning at 1:30 p.m., the ethnic festival will be held at Mary Mother of God Event Center, 157 Triangle Rd.

Entertainment includes live music and a Magic and Comedy Show by Gemini, who has performed at the Borgota Casino in Atlantic City.

The ...

Frenchtown Plans 150th Birthday Celebration

FRENCHTOWN, NJ - Frenchtown’s has scheduled its 150th Birthday Celebration scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30 from 3 p.m. to 9.p.m.

The event will be held at Old Frenchtown Field, which is across from the elementary school on Harrison Street. Evening events will be held downtown.

There will be music, games, food, a beer garden and evening fireworks.

“Thanks to the efforts of ...

Mergott, LeBoeuf in 'Homecoming' Concert

WATCHUNG, NJ – Singer/songwriter Chip Mergott and Alan LeBoeuf will perform at Watchung Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The concert is a homecoming for the pair. In 1978, Mergott performed at the Center and was backed by the members of the local band Bittersweet, which included LeBoeuf on bass.

Since their performance here decades ago, each of these artists has had a successful ...

Flemington Marketplace Eyes Expansion

September 11, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The newly named leasing company for Flemington Marketplace – what many locals still call the Flemington Mall – said the company has plans to expand here.

Flemington Marketplace is a 240,000-square-foot shopping center at the Flemington Circle where routes 202 and 31 intersect. It’s currently home to Kohl’s, Michaels and Burlington Coat Factory ...

Chabad Cteen Kickoff Event to Help Hurricane Relief

September 14, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ – With the new scholastic year underway, Chabad of Hunterdon’s Teen Network’s (CTeen) extracurricular activities have also begun.

A kickoff event, an Ice Cream Social, will be held at the Youth Lounge on Sunday, Sept.17 from 2 to 4 p.m. As a part of the program, teens will be collecting much needed school supplies for Hurricane Harvey Relief and making Rosh ...

Food Court, Distillery, Part of Expanded Brewery Plans on Stangl Road

September 22, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A food court, dining area, and possible distillery are all part of the plans for an expanded Lone Eagle Brewery on Stangl Road here.

The idea is the brainchild of developer Rob Mortara, who developed the Lone Eagle property and leases the space to the brewery’s founders, Todd Becker and Bob King.

Lone Eagle opened last year. King told a meeting of the Flemington ...

Local 'Celebrities' At ShopRite Today

September 20, 2017

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Customers wheeling their carts through ShopRite today may have been surprised to see local dignitaries doing something not typical for them: bagging groceries.

But long-time ShopRite customers may recall that this has become an annual tradition here, and it happens on the third Wednesday of September.

That’s when ShopRite stores throughout the northeast ...

Scouts Plan Special Event to Honor Sheriff Brown

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Hunterdon’s Sheriff will be recognized by the county’s Boy Scouts at a special event Oct. 4.

The Scouts have chosen to honor Frederick W. Brown with its Distinguished Citizen Award. Brown has served as the County Sheriff since 2010, and is active in the community. The Scouts say that Brown embodies the tenet of the Scout Oath: “To help other people at ...

Chabad Cteen Kickoff Event to Help Hurricane Relief

FLEMINGTON, NJ – With the new scholastic year underway, Chabad of Hunterdon’s Teen Network’s (CTeen) extracurricular activities have also begun.

A kickoff event, an Ice Cream Social, will be held at the Youth Lounge on Sunday, Sept.17 from 2 to 4 p.m. As a part of the program, teens will be collecting much needed school supplies for Hurricane Harvey Relief and making Rosh ...

Centenarians Are Presentation Topic

September 19, 2017

TEWKSBURY, NJ - An expert on centenarians will offer a program about centenarians at the Oct. 3 meeting of the Woman's Club of Tewksbury.

Susan Cason Dempster, who is the Community Relations Director at County Arch Care Center in Pittstown, will be the speaker.

The meeting will be held at  Oldwick  Manor, which is behind the fire house in Oldwick. Coffee will be served at 9 ...

Planning Begins for Hunterdon's 'Relay For Life'

RARITAN TWP., NJ – The American Cancer Society is looking for a few good volunteers for its national signature activity, Relay For Life.

Walkers and runners, cancer survivors, community leaders and team captains are all welcome..

The first leadership team committee meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Café 173 at Hunterdon Central High School. Future meetings are ...

YMCA Invites Community to Monster Mash Family Mud Run

CLINTON TWP., NJ - The Hunterdon County YMCA will hold a Monster Mash Family Mud Run on Sunday, Oct. 1 at YMCA Camp Carr, located at 1 Camp Buck Rd. here.

Participants are invited to come in costume (no masks please), and are welcome to stay for complimentary seasonal snacks. A photo booth will also be available.

“The Y Family Mud Run is a great event! Fall is the perfect time to get ...

Hunterdon Prosecutor Names Essex County Residents on Sex Assault Charges

September 19, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Two Essex County residents have been arrested on charges related to sexual assault here, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III announced in a press release today.

Junior A. Desir, 25, of East Orange was arrested Sept. 7 and charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

David ...

Heroin, Crash Into Cop Car, Prompt Recent Arrests

RARITAN TWP., NJ - Police here recently released details on a number of unrelated arrests.

Karla M. Reiss, 64, of the township, was arrested by Cpl. Ryan Garbolino and charged with shoplifting around 5:18 p.m. Sept. 10. Police said they were dispatched to ShopRite on Route 202-31 by a store employee who saw Reiss conceal several items in her bag and try to leave the store without paying for ...

Plan for Paid Firefighters in Hunterdon Gains Support, But Opposition Remains

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Half of Hunterdon’s municipalities have passed resolutions in favor of a plan to have some paid firefighters, according to Hunterdon Freeholder Rob Walton.

The resolutions follow a study conducted by a committee established by the county’s Fire Chiefs Association to evaluate the need. The study was done in recognition that “there is a manpower and ...

Prosecutor Eyes Security at Hunterdon's Houses of Worship

September 23, 2017

FLEMINGTON, NJ – More than 80 people took part in training Tuesday designed to promote safety and security for houses of worship.

The event was held at St. Magdalen’s Parish Center here, and was sponsored by Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III and his Chief of Detectives, John J. Kuczynski.

The focus of the initiative was to promote awareness, mitigate risks, and ...

Free Support for Coping With Loss of Pet

CLINTON TWP., N.J. – The death of a pet can be devastating and coping with such a loss can be difficult.

To help pet owners manage their grief and provide support for those caring for ill or aging pets, Crown Veterinary Specialists offers a comprehensive, free pet loss support program.

In partnership with Day By Day Pet Caregivers Support, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ...

Record Crowd Leaves Disappointed; Ducks Take 2-1 Lead over Patriots in Playoff Series

September 23, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Long Island Ducks (2-1) defeated the Somerset Patriots (1-2) 6-1 before an Atlantic League playoff record 8,131 fans at TD Bank Ballpark in Game Three of the Liberty Division Series last night.

With the win, the Ducks have taken a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.

The Ducks jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning on RBI base hits by Lew Ford and Marc ...

Patriots Win Game One of Playoff Series with 16 Hits, Solid Pitching

 

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY- The Somerset Patriots (1-0) defeated the Long Island Ducks (0-1) 7-1 at Bethpage Ballpark on Wednesday evening to take Game One of the Liberty Division Series.

Mark Hamburger (1-0) pitched seven strong innings, allowing just one run on eight hits and seven strikeouts on 118 pitches.

“We sat outside and tried to nibble away at the corners. We also ...

Lights Are Planned for Clover Hill Park

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Lights will likely be coming to the soccer field at Clover Hill Park.

The 18.6-acre Clover Hill Park is on Clover Hill Road, just off Old York Road here. The park is managed under a lease granted to Greater Flemington Soccer Club. According to its website, the club has about 800 members playing on about 70 teams.

Many people assume the club owns the park, a belief ...

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ShopRite's Community Generosity

September 14, 2017

To the editor:

One of the things that makes Hunterdon County such a wonderful place is its local businesses. They are pillars of our community, supporting other businesses, civic and religious organizations and local nonprofits.

As a community leader, I deeply appreciate the dedication and commitment that Chabad has received from Joe Colalillo and ShopRite of Hunterdon County over the past ...