Top Local News

Mural Will Celebrate Life and Artistry of Jerome Gonzalez

August 20, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Work is expected to begin shortly on an outdoor mural in a walkway off West Main Street that will celebrate the life and art of Jerome Gonzalez, a prolific artist and author who played a major role establishing the thriving arts community in Somerville.

He died at the age of 44 in February, 2018 competing in an endurance race in North Carolina.

Gonzalez, a talented graffiti ...

Hillsborough Rotary Fair Opens at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -Thousands of kids, parents and friends are expected to stream in to the 12th annual Rotary Club of Hillsborough fair beneath the brightly-lit midway arch Friday and Saturday nights.

Located adjacent to the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Rt. 206, the Fair transforms the field into a classic carnival with over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, food vendors and local business ...

Police Seek Woman Armed with Paintball Gun

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ. – A 26-year-old woman looking for her boyfriend entered a Route 22 sports bar armed with a paintball gun, pointing the weapon at patrons who ran outside and hid behind cars in the parking lot, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Bryanna Gomez-Vanwyk is wanted in relation to an aggravated assault, terroristic threats and unlawful possession ...

Sweet Opportunity Gets Stale; Home Baking Bill Languishes

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th) says the lack of one essential ingredient is preventing hundreds of wanna-be entrepreneurs from selling their homemade goodies in New Jersey.

Forty-nine other states allow the sale of cookies, cakes and pastries made by home bakers. Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Bateman lifting the ban here has passed the Assembly several times, but remains ...

Rotary Fair to Reopen After Wednesday Cancellation

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -Inclement weather has forced the Rotary Club of Hillsborough to cancel Wednesday night's fair.

The five-day event began under cloudy skies the previous everning, but the rain held off.

Located adjacent to the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Rt. 206, the Fair transforms the field into a classic carnival with over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, food vendors and local ...

High School Honors Couple's Commitment to Music Department

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Dan and Nancy Bonham, who together have devoted 62 years to the Immaculata High School music department, have been awarded the school's Mackie Award.

Initiated in 2008, the Mackie Award is given out at the Immaculata Annual Golf Classic, to held this year on Monday, Sept. 30 at Heron Glen Golf Course in East Amwell.

Their commitment to the school reflects the ...

Luther Vandross Sidekick Headlines Somerville Jazz Fest Sept. 15

August 20, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Nat Adderley Jr., best known for his work with Luther Vandross, will headline the closing night of the three-day Central Jersey Jazz Festival Sunday, Sept. 15 from 4:45 to 6 p.m. on the East Main Street stage adjacent to the green surrounding the historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Opening the 5-hour concert will be tenor saxaphonist Javon Jackson (1:30-2:40 p.m.), ...

Historic Race Cars to be Featured at Hunterdon County 4-H & Ag Fair

EAST AMWELL, NJ —A tent full of race cars and memorabilia will be on exhibit at the Hunterdon County 4-H & Agricultural Fair, which opens next week.

The exhibit is sponsored by Flemington Speedway Historical Society. The Fair will be held will be held Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 21 through Aug. 25, at the Roger K. Everitt (South County Park) fairgrounds on Route 179, just south of ...

Hillsborough Rotary Fair Opens at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -Thousands of kids, parents and friends are expected to stream in to the 12th annual Rotary Club of Hillsborough fair beneath the brightly-lit midway arch Friday and Saturday nights.

Located adjacent to the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Rt. 206, the Fair transforms the field into a classic carnival with over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, food vendors and local business ...

Knights of Columbus Award Bishop Breen Scholarships

August 20, 2019

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Four local high school seniors were recently awarded the 16th annual Bishop Breen Scholarship.

The scholarships are granted by Flemington’s Knights of Columbus Council. Under the current leadership of Grand Knight Anthony Primiani, the scholarship program continues as one of the many ways the Knights of Columbus supports the community.

The 2019 scholarship ...

High School Honors Couple's Commitment to Music Department

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Dan and Nancy Bonham, who together have devoted 62 years to the Immaculata High School music department, have been awarded the school's Mackie Award.

Initiated in 2008, the Mackie Award is given out at the Immaculata Annual Golf Classic, to held this year on Monday, Sept. 30 at Heron Glen Golf Course in East Amwell.

Their commitment to the school reflects the ...

HMC Hosts Vaping Information Session

FLEMINTON, NJ – Is vaping safe?

That’s the topic of a special program that will be held by Hunterdon Behavioral Health’s Intensive Family Support Services.

Vaping is the inhaling of a vapor created by an electronic cigarette. This program will discuss the potential health effects of vaping, whether or not you can quit smoking using a vape, and ways to quit smoking.

The ...

Backpacks Offer Fresh Start, and Hope

August 19, 2019

FLEMINGTON, NJ – When students return to school in Hunterdon next month, more than a thousand will benefit from the United Way Tools for Schools program.

Some will benefit in ways they might not have imagined.

Tools for Schools is a program that provides backpacks stuffed with essential school supplies collected and donated by hundreds volunteers. The program, which began in 2004, now ...

American Honey Queen To 'Bee' At Hunterdon 4-H and Ag Fair

August 15, 2019

EAST AMWELL - Hannah Sjostrom, the 2019 American Honey Queen, will visit the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair here. She will be a guest of the Northwest New Jersey Beekeepers Association and will appear at its exhibit at the Fair, which runs Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 21 to Aug. 25.

Hannah will speak to fairgoers about the importance of honeybees to the public’s daily lives ...

Cross-Country Cancer Crusader Visits Overlook Before Completing 'Tour de America'

August 12, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - He hasn't slept in his own bed for 14 months and, in his own words, "his body is shot", but Brent Bundy is set to complete the sixth edition of something most folks couldn't even contemplate doing -- riding across the United States on a bicycle.

Bundy doesn't do it for fun or fitness, rather the "Tour de America" treks are labors of ...

Multi-Agency Efforts Seek to Save Lives With Naloxone

(TRENTON) - The Murphy Administration is using innovative strategies to increase access to naloxone through multi-agency efforts including free distribution of the life-saving antidote, increasing Medicaid access to opioid addiction treatment, and authorizing paramedics to carry buprenorphine, an oral medication used to mitigate severe opioid withdrawal symptoms after a naloxone reversal.

The ...

Free Program for Cancer Survivors at Hunterdon's YMCA

FLEMINGTON, NJ - New sessions of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a program to help adult cancer survivors rebuild strength and stamina, will begin in September at the Hunterdon County YMCA. The 12-week program is free and open to all; Y membership is not required. Family members of cancer survivors are also invited to participate at no cost.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a physical activity and well-being ...

DUIs, Marijuana, in Recent Township Arrests

August 16, 2019

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police here released today details on a number of recent unrelated arrests.

Laura E. Hasselbrink, 50, of Flemington, hit a parked vehicle as she was trying to park in the ShopRite parking lot around 1:20 p.m. July 18, police said.  Patrol Officer Dustin Pflug responded to the scene and arrested Hasselbrink on a charge of driving while intoxicated. No injuries ...

Knights of Columbus Award Bishop Breen Scholarships

August 20, 2019

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Four local high school seniors were recently awarded the 16th annual Bishop Breen Scholarship.

The scholarships are granted by Flemington’s Knights of Columbus Council. Under the current leadership of Grand Knight Anthony Primiani, the scholarship program continues as one of the many ways the Knights of Columbus supports the community.

The 2019 scholarship ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Flemington/Raritan

Moms Demand Action on Guns

August 19, 2019

To the editor,

I recently traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with 2,000 of my fellow Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Students Demand Action volunteer leaders to learn more about how to prevent gun violence in our communities.

We were together when we heard about more horrifying shootings, this time in El Paso, Texas and then again in Dayton, Ohio. Communities once more ...

Atlantic Health System Hospitals earn “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation in Healthcare Equality Index

 

With a commitment to being inclusive and welcoming of all, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This is the second consecutive year Morristown, Overlook, Newton, Chilton and Hackettstown ...

Healing the Brain - Sudden Seizure Leads to Brain Tumor Discovery

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – a phone call saying that his or her child is in the emergency department. That was the call Erik and Suzan Sletteland received at 2:30am on July 3, 2015. As they raced to the hospital, all they knew was that their son, Sam, had suffered a seizure.

“We were scheduled to vacation with Sam and his brothers for the 4th of July,” ...

Hunterdon Resident Named to '40 Under 40' List

August 20, 2019

DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole and Giblin, LLP has announced that Arlene Quiñones Perez has been named to NJBIZ’s annual “40 Under 40” list, which honors business leaders under the age of 40 who have made a prominent impact in their industries and communities. Perez is an Equity Partner at the firm and also serves as the firm’s inaugural Director of Diversity and ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, August 21, 12:00 PM

Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center, Plainsboro

Photography Exhibit - Personal Visions

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, August 22, 12:00 PM

Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center, Plainsboro

Photography Exhibit - Personal Visions

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, August 23, 12:00 PM

Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center, Plainsboro

Photography Exhibit - Personal Visions

Arts & Entertainment

Moms Demand Action on Guns

August 19, 2019

To the editor,

I recently traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with 2,000 of my fellow Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Students Demand Action volunteer leaders to learn more about how to prevent gun violence in our communities.

We were together when we heard about more horrifying shootings, this time in El Paso, Texas and then again in Dayton, Ohio. Communities once more ...