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Pigturd Alley, Donkeytown, Part of Woman's Club of Tewksbury Special Program

February 22, 2017

TEWKSBURY, NJ - Shaun Van Doren will be the guest speaker and offer a special slide presentation at the March 7 meeting of the Woman's Club of Tewksbury Township. Men and women alike are welcome to attend.

Van Doren is President of the Tewksbury Historical Society. His presentation, entitled Tewksbury Place Names, will explore such town names as Apgar's Corner, Pigturd Alley, ...

A Taste of Tewksbury

TEWKSBURY, NJ - The Woman's Club of Tewksbury Township will host A Taste of Tewksbury on Saturday, March 25 at 6 p.m.

The event will be held at Merck and Company, 600 Corporate Drive in Readington. Use Lebanon for GPS.

The event, sponsored by Tewksbury Fine Wines and Spirits, will host 13 restaurants offering gourmet food selections and premium wine, bourbon and whiskey tastings. A ...

Jazz Fest to Return to Flemington, Business Director Says

FLEMINGTON, NJ –It looks like the Central Jersey Jazz Festival will return to Flemington in September.

That marks a change from last year, when it was held at the county’s Deer Path Park in Readington. But there is some confusion about the exact venue.

This will be the annual festival’s ninth year and its fourth staging in Hunterdon; it is also held in Somerville and New ...

A Taste of Tewksbury

February 21, 2017

TEWKSBURY, NJ - The Woman's Club of Tewksbury Township will host A Taste of Tewksbury on Saturday, March 25 at 6 p.m.

The event will be held at Merck and Company, 600 Corporate Drive in Readington. Use Lebanon for GPS.

The event, sponsored by Tewksbury Fine Wines and Spirits, will host 13 restaurants offering gourmet food selections and premium wine, bourbon and whiskey tastings. A ...

Operation Shoebox NJ Commemorates 12th Anniversary with Big Event

February 14, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey will commemorate its 12th anniversary with an event at the VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on Feb. 18 and invites all volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment overseas to deployed US troops around the world.

The volunteer organization, based in Hillsborough and Somerville, expects to pack 1,200 or more care ...

At Hunterdon Medical Center, 'Red Tape,' 'Politics,' Blamed for Rule Limiting Heart Care

February 21, 2017

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control.

That statistic holds true for New Jersey. In Hunterdon, heart disease ranks a close second, just behind cancer, government data show.

Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease. That happens when excessive plaque buildup and narrowed artery ...

Flemington-Raritan School District PTOs to Hold 5K Color Fun Run/Walk

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Flemington-Raritan School District PTOs will hold a 5K Color Fun Run/Walk on April 23.

The event will be held at J.P. Case Middle School at 301 Case Boulevard in Raritan Township.

The race will start at 9:30 a.m. and will be held rain or shine. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTO) for the district’s six schools: Barley ...

Man Stole Guns As Homeowners Slept, Police Say

February 14, 2017

RARITAN TWP., NJ – A Lawrenceville man faces burglary and theft charges after taking several firearms from an Old York road home as the homeowners slept, police said.

Cuthbert A. Anderson, Jr., 21, also took a small amount of cash, several power tools and several bottles of alcoholic beverages in the theft, according to police.

Anderson was arrested Feb. 10 after a months-long ...

Police: Flemington Man is South Brunswick's Snow Bank Bandit

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Just hours after police arrested a Flemington man hiding in a snow bank, saving him from hypothermia after he broke into a South Brunswick liquor store, North Brunswick police charged him with trying to break into a pharmacy in that town, police said.

According to North Brunswick police, George Pescavage, Jr., 47, of Flemington tried to break into the Quick Aid ...

Guilty Plea Follows Women's Prison Indictments

FLEMIGNTON, NJ – One of the officers indicted on charges of sexual assault and official misconduct at their jobs at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Clinton has pled guilty.

Thomas Seguine, 34, of Phillipsburg, pled guilty to official misconduct and is scheduled for sentencing on April 21, according to a press release issued by Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, ...

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Holds Jewish, Muslim Vigil

February 19, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With the political climate of today, and the concerns over threats of a Muslim registry and reports of hate crimes, one national group is looking to get communication going between all kinds of people - and the group held its first nationwide vigil, with one in Martinsville, Feb. 16.

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom held 100 vigils across the country, including one at ...

Perennial All-Star Outfielder Re-Signs with Somerset Patriots

February 21, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have re-signed three-time Atlantic League All-Star outfielder Aharon Eggleston for the 2017 season.

“I’m excited about my return to Somerset,” said Eggleston. “Somerset has become a second family to me. They are a first-class organization and I am happy they’ve decided to have me back.”

Eggleston enters ...

Somerset Patriots Plan National Anthem Auditions

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots will host National Anthem Auditions March 11 from noon to 4 p.m. at Bridgewater Commons Mall. 

The event will be a fundraiser designed to benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies to ship care packages to U.S. troops based overseas.

There will be a $10 fee to ...

Ice Hockey: Ridge Loses to Hunterdon Central in OT in Skyland Conference Final

SOMERSET, NJ - Scott Schnell scored with 7:16 left in overtime to give Hunterdon Central a 2-1 ice hockey victory over Ridge in the Skyland Cup championship game Saturday night at Protec Ponds.

The game was scoreless until the 2:53 mark of the third period when Hunterdon Central scored.
With 1:30 left, Dan Knightly fed Matt Fabiunke for a game-tying goal for Ridge (18-6-1) to set up ...

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Don't Let Raritan Become 'Overdeveloped Disaster'

February 20, 2017

To the editor:

I am somewhat overwhelmed by the Raritan Township's negative response to the residents’ request to place a referendum on this November's ballot.

This referendum would have our voters approve, or disapprove, the continuation of the township's Open Space tax of 1.5 cents per $100 of a property’s assessed value. This money would fund additional open space ...