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Zwicker Bill: No Ifs, Ands or Bots Involving Purchases, Elections

December 11, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Looking to strike a balance between innovation, transparency, consumer protection and business bottom lines, a bill prohibiting the use of an online “bot” to communicate or interact for the purpose of misleading during a purchase, or to influence an election, has cleared the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee.

 “While I support and ...

Hillsborough Playwright Debuts Christmas Comedy Dec. 13

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The curtain goes up on the world premiere of "And My True Love Gave to Me," an original Christmas comedy written by township resident Luigi Jannuzzi on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Hudson Theatre Works, 80 Hauxhurst Ave., Weehawken.

Show times are 8 p.m. Dec. 13-15, and 5 p.m. Dec. 16.

Jannuzzi, a graduate of Bound Brook High School, also taught English, Drama and ...

Somerville School Superintendent: No Threats Credible

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A nerve-wracking week filled with false rumors that had the entire Somerville High School community on edge has ended, with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Teehan once again reaching out to students, teachers and parents to reassure them that all threats of violence have been investigated and that there is no credible evidence to back up the threats.

Somerville Police and ...

Robert Wise Re-elected Chair of RVCC Board

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Robert P. Wise of Clinton Township has been re-elected chair of the Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees. The Chair was re-elected to a one-year term during the Board’s reorganization meeting, held Dec. 4.

Caren Bateman of Readington was chosen to continue serving as the vice chair from Hunterdon County, and Tracy DiFrancesco Zaikov of Watchung was chosen ...

Woman Tries to Lure Hillsborough Boy into Pick-up Truck

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police say a woman driving a late model pick-up truck tried to lure a young boy into the vehicle as he was walking home from a school bus stop on Dec. 5.

The incident occurred around 4:10 p.m. in the vicinity of 117 Bluebird Drive, according to police.

The age of the boy was not disclosed by police.

The boy got off the bus at Auten Road and Bluebird Drive and was ...

Former Iconic Flea Market Property Added to Greenway

BRANCHBURG, N.J. – The former Neshanic Flea Market property has been added to the South Branch Greenway.

The 3.68-acre parcel of land including a historic residence was subdivided and a 2.8-acre parcel was deeded to the Somerset County Open Space Preservation Program; the other parcel containing a little less than an acre was deeded to Branchburg Township.

Located at the intersection ...

Hunterdon Symphony and Hunterdon Choral Union Plan Holiday Concert

December 10, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A concert of music set to folk tales and fantasy poems will be performed by the Hunterdon Symphony and Hunterdon Choral Union on Sunday, Dec. 16.

This holiday program will be held at 3 p.m. at Hunterdon Central High School on Route 31 here. It will be followed by a holiday cookie reception.

This holiday event has been planned with special musical selections and ...

Photos: Hunterdon's 2018 Holiday Parade

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Thousands of people lined Main Street yesterday to enjoy the 2018 Hunterdon Holiday Parade, which was organized and sponsored by the county’s Chamber of Commerce.

Hunterdon Chamber President Chris Phelan served as emcee for the event, with Jim Robinson serving as a sidekick.

At the start of the parade, performers from Hunterdon’s Star Maker school ...

Weekend Parades Will Highlight Holidays in Hunterdon

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – If you like parades, this is your weekend. That’s when two of Hunterdon’s best parades will be held – Clinton’s Christmas Parade will be held Friday and Hunterdon’s Holiday parade will be held in Flemington on Sunday.

Clinton’s Christmas Parade will be the 32nd annual staging of the event held. It starts at 7 p.m. when Parade ...

Agriculture Board Honors Everitt Equipment

December 8, 2018

EAST AMWELL, N.J. - The Hunterdon County Board of Agriculture presented its 2018 Distinguished Service Award to Everitt Equipment, a Ringoes-area farm machinery business.

The company serves the ag community by providing parts, service and seasonal maintenance as well as new and used farm equipment and tractors. In addition, its restoration services bring tractors and farm equipment back to ...

Harbor Freight Plans Raritan Twp. Store

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Harbor Freight has won township Planning Board approval to build a store here on Route 202-31.

Harbor Freight was founded in 1977 and has more than 1,000 stores nationally, according to its website. It is noted for its broad selection of discounted tools.

The store here would be built fronting not only the state highway, but also Raritan Avenue and Spring Garden ...

Background Screening Topic of Small Biz Networking Meetup

FLEMINGTON, N.J. - Gene McAllister will be the guest speaker when the Small Biz Networking Meetup has its monthly gathering on Dec. 18.

McAllister is the President and CEO of Investigative Screening Solutions and will speak about employment background screening, the importance of doing background checks, and the laws and procedures that need to be followed.

McAllister founded his company in ...

Robert Wise Re-elected Chair of RVCC Board

December 7, 2018

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Robert P. Wise of Clinton Township has been re-elected chair of the Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees. The Chair was re-elected to a one-year term during the Board’s reorganization meeting, held Dec. 4.

Caren Bateman of Readington was chosen to continue serving as the vice chair from Hunterdon County, and Tracy DiFrancesco Zaikov of Watchung was chosen ...

Teachers Honored at School's Veterans Assembly

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Two teachers in the Flemington-Raritan School district were recently honored at a veterans assembly.

Reading-Fleming Intermediate School holds the annual assembly to honor the service, sacrifice, and experiences of military veterans.

Misti Meyer, a Language Arts teacher at J.P. Case Middle School, is a Marine.

Meyer was 19 years old when she joined the Marines in ...

'Frugal' Resident Leaves Flemington Generous Gift

December 11, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – She lived frugally, her niece told Borough Council yesterday. And she lived “very privately.”

But after Jane Kitchin died at age 96, some are now discovering she was the millionaire next door.

Among the beneficiaries: Flemington Free Public Library, Mayor-elect Betsy Driver said. Kitchin’s will directs that $276,000 be left to the Main Street ...

Chabad, United Way Toy Drive Needs You

FLEMINGTON, N.J. - Chabad of Hunterdon County is holding its annual Holiday Toy Drive, where new toys are being collected to be distributed to underprivileged children and families in Hunterdon through the United Way’s Helping Hands Project.

All toys that are collected are distributed to families in Hunterdon. You can bring the joy of the holiday season to a child in your community by ...

You're Invited: Help Pack Holiday Gifts for Overseas Troops

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. -  A caring message and a few simple pleasures from home can make a big difference to our service men and women serving abroad.

That is the underlying mission of Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a Hillsborough-based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing US troops serving abroad with their favorite snacks and toiletries. The Rotary Club of Hillsborough is proud to ...

HMC Honored for Flu Vaccination Success

December 2, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. -  Hunterdon Medical Center recently was added to the Immunization Action Coalition’s Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll because of its stellar employee influenza vaccine program and compliance rates.

“We are very proud that the percentage of all staff (employees, licensed independent practitioners, and volunteers) that received the flu vaccine throughout ...

Unlicensed Handgun in Flemington Draws State Prison Sentence

December 2, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A man arrested by Flemington police in August has been sentenced to five years in state prison.

William L. King, 28, of Trenton, was arrested Aug. 27, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

King was a passenger in the vehicle police stopped. During the course of the investigation, a handgun was discovered.

On Sept.

Third Woman Sentenced in Hunterdon Oxycodone Conspiracy

TRENTON, N.J. – After two Hunterdon women were sentenced to federal prison terms for their roles in an oxycodone distribution conspiracy here, another conspirator has been given a five-year sentence by U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson.

As TAPinto reported last week, Michele Call, 63, was sentenced to 54 months in prison and Nelida Rios, 55, was sentenced to 48 months in ...

Future of Flemington Police Hazy as its HQ Faces Possible Sale

December 4, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Where will the police go?

That's the question facing borough officials here as they move to sell it headquarters building and four other borough-owned properties.

The sale of all properties owned by the borough that are in the Courthouse Square redevelopment area would be authorized under an ordinance subject to Borough Council approval on Monday.

Courthouse ...

Armed Robbery Prompts Reward Offer

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – An armed robbery of a Hunterdon gas station has prompted the offer of a reward, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III said today in a press release.

The robbery suspect entered the Citgo gas station on Route 173 in Bloomsbury around 11:50 p.m. Nov. 24, Kearns said. He brandished a silver handgun at a clerk and demanded money from the cash register, he ...

New Rules Limit What Local Police May Ask; Cooperation with ICE Also Curtailed

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Police officers here and across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of  a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

Grewal’s policy – which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies – also limits the types of voluntary assistance that police may provide to federal civil ...

Ninja Warrior Chanukah Party

November 27, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. - Chabad of Hunterdon County will be hosting its annual Chanukah celebration. This year’s theme is Ninja Warrior Chanukah Party and will feature a professional Ninja Warrior Course, Build Your Own Menorah, Chanukah Games, Dreidel Games, Menorah Crafts, Israeli Music, Kosher Hot Dogs, Take a Picture with The Dreidel Man, Grand Raffle and Prizes, Hot Latkes, Doughnuts, and ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 23

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.


Atlantic Health System Named a Best Workplace for Diversity For Third Year in a Row

December 6, 2018

Atlantic Health System has once again been recognized for its commitment to diversity by being named number 77 on the Fortune ‘Best Workplaces for Diversity’ list– the third year in a row Atlantic Health System has earned this recognition from the national publication. As a leading provider of health care in New Jersey with more than 16,500 team members, Atlantic Health System ...