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White Supremacist Fliers Trigger Wide Response

July 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown and surrounding communities are mobilizing for action after they found posters around town promoting Identity Evropa, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has labeled a white supremacist group.

According to Bridgewater resident Stacey Friedlander, a member of the “Not In Our Town – Bridgewater/Raritan” ...

Woman Dies After Being Struck by Car at Bridgewater Mall

Bridgewater, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in lot four near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

Hillsborough Cops Take a Break for Coffee and Conversation with Residents

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The baristas at Starbucks got some help Tuesday right after the lunch crowd crush, with more than a dozen Hillsborough police officers in uniform helping to serve coffee, frappuccinos, shakes,  cappuccinos and pastries – mixed in with some earnest conversations.

Led by Police Chief Darren Powell, who spoke with customers and PBA President Chris Giraldi, who worked ...

Truck Strikes Mother, 2 Children; Boy, 1, Dies

RARITAN (SOMERSET COUNTY), NJ - A Raritan man has been charged with vehicular homicide after police say his truck struck a mother and her two children on the sidewalk after he lost control of his vehicle,  careening off other vehicles parked on Anderson Street.

A one-year-old boy was killed, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The Prosecutor's Office ...

Piscataway Man Sentenced to 66 Years for Murder of Raritan Woman

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Christopher Koller, 41, of Piscataway was sentenced Thursday to 66 ½ years in a New Jersey state prison for the murder of Beth Bezek, a 31-year-old Raritan (Somerset County) woman, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey.

The sentence was imposed after Koller was found guilty by a jury on March 27.

During his trial, prosecutors ...

Man Drowns in Raritan River at Duke Island Park

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 52-year-old New York man drowned in the Raritan River near Duke Island Park Wednesday in what appeared to be an accident, according to Bridgewater Township Police.

Fermin Franco was pronounced dead shortly after midnight July 5 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset.

Police were called at 4:04 p.m. Wednesday responding to a report of a possible ...

Gallery Hosts Photo Society's 90th Anniversary Exhibit

July 15, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Visions of Raritan Photographic Society – A Celebration of 90 years” from Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, Aug. 19 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division Street.

The Raritan Photographic Society, founded in 1929, is the oldest photography club in New Jersey. The exhibit celebrates the organization's 90 years featuring a ...

Barn Tour Returns in Tewksbury

TEWKSBURY, NJ - The Tewksbury Barn Tour will be held this year on Sunday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. 

There will be five barns on the tour offering a diverse display of country life in Tewksbury.  

This year’s barns offer a wide array of architecture, operations, farming and practical use, from an active equestrian operation to a barn that was moved ...

Take the 2018 TAPinto Reader Survey

July 12, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ - TAPinto Flemington has one primary focus.

You.

It might not always look that way. After all, most of our articles aren't really about you, but things TAPinto editors think you care about. Such as what the county Freeholders are doing. What's happening with Flemington's Union Hotel. And the biggest upcoming events in Hunterdon.

And while TAPinto editors are ...

Salsa Night 2018: This Saturday Main Street Flemington Turns Into a Music and Food-Infused Festival

July 17, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Salsa Night 2018 is this Saturday. Salsa Bands, dance contests, food from around the world, a Beer and Wine Garden and vendors come together for one of the most exciting festivals in the Central Jersey area.

Located rain or shine on Main Street in Flemington, NJ, the festival is Saturday, July 21, from 4 to 10 p.m. Two live Latino bands, Swing Combo and Son 7, provide the ...

Beneduce Vineyards Hosting Hunterdon's Farmer-Business Picnic

ALEXANDRIA, NJ - Beneduce Vineyards, near Pittstown in Alexandria Township, is the site of the 2018 Farmer-Businessmen’s Picnic of the Hunterdon County Board of Agriculture.

The event, open to anybody who buys a ticket, includes tours of the wine grape operation, displays by farming organizations and a catered picnic supper. It will be held Wednesday, July 25 with tours starting at 4:30 ...

Ducks Will Take Center Stage in Clinton

July 11, 2018

CLINTON, NJ – Two Clinton traditions will return to town this weekend.

The 38th annual Sprintin’ Clinton Running With the Ducks –  a 5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk – is scheduled for Saturday, July 14.

On Sunday, the 29th annual Rubber Ducky Race will be held.. 

Sprintin' Clinton will begin at 7:30 a.m. – an early race start to take advantage ...

Cardiologist Takes Helm at Hunterdon Medical Center

July 16, 2018

RARITAN TWP., NJ – There’s a new guy at the top.

Dr. Robert J. Cody is now the Interim President and CEO of Hunterdon Healthcare System, the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center. He replaces long-time chief executive Robert P. Wise, who announced his retirement in May.

Cody brings a varied background to the job. He is a licensed cardiologist, but he also holds an MBA. He ...

Mental Health Survivor's Blog Tells It Like It Is

BELLE MEAD. NJ -Miranda Bayne was 13 when she began to suffer the first signs of a mental disorder.

That was 12 years ago. Now, numerous hospitalizations and life crises later, she is a brave and passionate fighter, not only for herself and her emotional well-being, but for the thousands of others who are just like her.

Bayne credits the Carrier Clinic for giving her this courage and inner ...

YMCA Hosts Free Nutrition Workshop for Parents of Young Children and Expecting Parents

CLINTON TWP., NJ – Tomorrow will mark the Hunterdon County YMCA’s inaugural Start Healthy Stay Healthy (SHSH) First Thousand Days Nutrition workshop, which will be held at the Y’s Round Valley branch here. The workshop is offered free of charge and is open to the community.

The SHSH workshops, which are funded by Nestle-Gerber, are established to improve the diets of young ...

Heroin Death Leads to Indictment

July 16, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ -  An Easton, Pa. man has been indicted on charges related to the sale of heroin that resulted in the death of a Clinton Township man.

Richard J. Ricciardi, 46, was arrested June 1 after he distributed the drug, according to a press release this morning from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Ricciardi was indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury June ...

Women's Prison Guard Guilty on Sex Charges

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Another state corrections officer has pled guilty to charges related to sexual behavior at Edna Mahan women’s prison.

The prison, located in Union Township, is the state’s only women’s prison.

Ahnwar Dixon, who worked as a Senior Corrections Officer at the prison, pled guilty to three counts of second-degree official misconduct related to his job at ...

Suspect in Attempted Murder Sentenced to State Prison

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man who authorities initially sought as a suspect for attempted murder has pleaded guilty to second-degree aggravated assault and sentenced to state prison.

Ciro V. Perrone, 33, of Raritan Township, was wanted in connection with a New Year’s Day stabbing in a township home. The victim was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital and admitted in critical condition.

Family Nurse Charged With Striking Bicyclist, Leaving Scene Has Trial Postponed

July 17, 2018

EAST AMWELL, NJ – The judge in the case involving Family Nurse Practitioner Mary Catherine Briant adjourned her hearing yesterday until Sept. 16.

Although Briant was in the courtroom for the trial scheduled for yesterday afternoon in Delaware Township Municipal Court, she didn’t appear before Judge Edward Martin. Instead, she was represented by attorney Allison M. Roberts of the ...

Seven DUI Arrests Among Recent Township Police Activity

RARITAN TWP., NJ - If you thought you noticed a lot of police activity here around the Independence Day holiday, it wasn't your imagination. Police released this week details on seven arrests on charges of driving under the influence, along with arrests for shoplifting, robbery, drug possession and theft.

Cpl. David Carson arrested Robert Damato, 55, of Three Bridges, and charged him ...

Hunterdon Attorney Indicted on Trust Fund Charges

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A Clinton Township attorney has been indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury.

Walter N. Wilson, 63, was charged with two counts of third-degree misapplication of entrusted property, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Wilson issued a $31,168 check drawn from a trust fund, made payable to the Borough of High Bridge ...

7 Presbyterian Churches Hold Service, Picnic

July 8, 2018

DELAWARE TWP. -- A group of Presbyterian churches in Hunterdon and Mercer counties held a combined outdoor service, followed by a picnic, on Sunday, July 1 at the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum, on Route 29 just north of Lambertville.

Taking part were the congregations of Grace (Pennington), Kirkpatrick (Ringoes), Lambertville, Larison's Corner, Mount Airy, Stockton and Titusville ...

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Proposal for Flemington Candidates' Forum

July 17, 2018

To The editor,

This is an open note to Flemington Mayoral candidates Phil Greiner and Betsy Driver; and Borough Council candidates  Marc Hain, Brooke Warden, Chris Runion Caitlin Giles-McCormick

Re: Proposal for Candidate Forum[s] in Flemington

Folks,

Seeing how this is an extremely important election with many significant issues facing Flemington, I propose all ...

Malinowski Supports NJ Infrastructure

To the editor,

I support Tom Malinowski in the election to represent New Jersey’s 7th district this November because he will support infrastructure investments that are essential to the continued prosperity of this district.

Tom recognizes this district’s dire need for infrastructure appropriations, and he knows how essential the Gateway Project is for not only those who commute ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

Proposal for Flemington Candidates' Forum

July 17, 2018

To The editor,

This is an open note to Flemington Mayoral candidates Phil Greiner and Betsy Driver; and Borough Council candidates  Marc Hain, Brooke Warden, Chris Runion Caitlin Giles-McCormick

Re: Proposal for Candidate Forum[s] in Flemington

Folks,

Seeing how this is an extremely important election with many significant issues facing Flemington, I propose all ...

Notice of Hearing, Raritan Township

July 16, 2018

A public hearing will be held before the Raritan Township Zoning Board of Adjustment at the Municipal Building, located at 1 Municipal Drive in the  Committee/Court Meeting Room on Thursday July 19 at 7:30 p.m. on the following application: The above applicant is requesting approval of and any and all variances and waivers as may be required by the Board for an 28.56 kw Ground Mounted P.V.