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Mother, Father, Son Arrested in Connection with Murder

February 15, 2019

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A mother, father and their son, all borough residents, have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an Old Bridge man Jan. 9 at their home on Farm Lane.

Ryan D. Keogh, 28, was arrested by investigators without incident Thursday morning at a home on Madison Avenue in Manchester in Ocean County and has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree ...

Matheny's Signature Arts Event Awarded NEA Grant

PEAPACK, NJ – The Arts Access Program at Matheny will be able to present a special arts event, showcasing and celebrating the remarkable visual, literary, and performing art created by artists with disabilities, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Full Circle 2019, is Arts Access’ signature arts event, said Matheny Director of Arts Access Eileen ...

Couple's Love Story Leads to Online Wedding Business

BELLE MEAD, NJ - Erik Kent and Beth Voxland graduated before the World Wide Web became popular, but now run an online wedding planning resource for the Garden State.

Creating a popular website was one of the last things on their minds when they met as sophomore communication majors, bonding over an art history course in Voorhees Hall at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

In fact, when they both ...

Operation Shoebox Invites Volunteers to XIV Anniversary Packing

MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey pack care packages for US troops overseas and commemorate the service organization’s 14th anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 16.

The packing will be at the Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave., Manville, with registration at 10:30 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies. Packing begins at 11 a.m. A light lunch ...

Immaculata High School Recognized for Recycling Initiatives

TRENTON, NJ - Immaculata High School of Somerville was honored recently by the NJ Network of Catholic School Families for the school's efforts in demonstrating how "Catholic Schools Care for God's Planet" during a program at the Statehouse.

Seniors Tim Albano of Flemington and Deonna Powell of Middlesex represented Immaculata HS, which was recognized for its outstanding ...

Police Arrest Hillsborough Man for Harassment of Young Girl Inside Home

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police arrested a 31-year-old township man earlier this week after they say the suspect followed a girl home while walking her dog, and harassed her once she was inside the house.

The girl, who had locked herself in the house, called 911 after she saw the suspect pacing in front of her home.

She also told police that the suspect repeatedly rang her front doorbell and ...

Del-Val High School Jazz Players in Competition

February 11, 2019

BETHLEHEM, PA—The smooth sounds of jazz will fill the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café at SteelStacks here as 21 high school jazz bands perform during the 8th Annual SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase.

The event began yesterday, but will continue on Feb. 24 starting at noon.

The jazz band showcase features talented scholastic jazz groups from Pennsylvania and New ...

Hunterdon Farmers Can Apply for $500K Loans

February 16, 2019

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Hunterdon farmers may be eligible for emergency loans because of last year’s severe weather.

The loans are being made by the Farm Service Agency, which is part of the US Department of Agriculture. The news was announced by the county’s Agriculture Development Board.  

The rain, moisture and storm-force winds from Hurricane Florence prompted the ...

Couple's Love Story Leads to Online Wedding Business

BELLE MEAD, NJ - Erik Kent and Beth Voxland graduated before the World Wide Web became popular, but now run an online wedding planning resource for the Garden State.

Creating a popular website was one of the last things on their minds when they met as sophomore communication majors, bonding over an art history course in Voorhees Hall at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

In fact, when they both ...

Northlandz Owner at Small Biz Networking Meetup

 FLEMINGTON, NJ – Tariq Sohail will be the guest speaker at the next Small Biz Networking Meetup.

The meetup is held on the third Tuesday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. at Al Fresco’s restaurant, which is located at the Shoppes here across from Home Goods. The cost is $18 and includes lunch.

Sohail grew up with his family business of manufacturing, distribution and ...

Immaculata High School Recognized for Recycling Initiatives

February 11, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Immaculata High School of Somerville was honored recently by the NJ Network of Catholic School Families for the school's efforts in demonstrating how "Catholic Schools Care for God's Planet" during a program at the Statehouse.

Seniors Tim Albano of Flemington and Deonna Powell of Middlesex represented Immaculata HS, which was recognized for its outstanding ...

Voorhees High School Wins Hunterdon's 2019 Mock Trial Event

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Voorhees High School defeated North Hunterdon High School on Feb. 4 and advanced to the regional level of the state Mock Trial Competition after what organizers called a very close match.

The 2019 Hunterdon County High School Mock Trial Competition held its opening rounds on Jan. 26. Hunterdon Central, North Hunterdon, and Voorhees high schools each had teams competing this ...

Fifth-Graders Compete in Annual "Soup-er" Bowl

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Two fifth grade teams at Auten Road Intermediate School, Teams 5J and 5K, held their fifth annual Soup-er Bowl Canned Food Drive collection to benefit the Hillsborough Township Food Pantry.

Students and their families were encouraged to collect as many cans of soup as possible by themselves, with their families and by reaching out the community.

Teams 5J (Mrs. Diane Lyons ...

Hunterdon's Annual Soup Cook-Off is Monday

February 7, 2019

RARITAN TWP., NJ – The 12th annual Hunterdon County Soup Cook-Off will be held Monday, Feb. 11.

The contest is a community awareness project of the Rotary Clubs of Hunterdon, and raises money to benefit Hunterdon’s five food pantries.

At last year’s event, 20 local restaurants competed for the title of Best Soup in Hunterdon County. “Souper Bowl” trophies are ...

Operation Shoebox Invites Volunteers to XIV Anniversary Packing

February 12, 2019

MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey pack care packages for US troops overseas and commemorate the service organization’s 14th anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 16.

The packing will be at the Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave., Manville, with registration at 10:30 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies. Packing begins at 11 a.m. A light lunch ...

Milford YMCA Preschool Receives Contribution for Playground Equipment

MILFORD, NJ- On behalf of Global Healthcare Management of Milford, Jon Letko, owner and CEO, donated funds to the Milford YMCA Preschool to purchase and install new play structures for the school’s playground. The Milford YMCA Preschool has a rich, 25-year history of providing quality early childhood education programs to the community.

GHCM’s financial contribution was used to ...

Clinical Pharmacists Join HMC's Primary Care Teams

February 8, 2019

RARITAN TWP., NJ – A clinical pharmacist has been added to Hunterdon Medical Center’s primary care teams with help from Horizon Blue Cross - Blue Shield.

Horizon Blue Cross-Blue Shield has funded the resources for Hunterdon Healthcare Partners - a partnership between Hunterdon Healthcare System and Hunterdon Physicians - to add the pharmacist. The pharmacist will work with data ...

Rutgers Student Diagnosed With Meningitis

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution.

The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, University Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness, said in an email sent to students on ...

Shoplifting, DWIs, Pot, in Recent Raritan Township Arrests

February 13, 2019

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

Sgt. Robert Landolina arrested Vincent Veldorale, 71, of Philadelphia, after stopping him while driving on Route 202-31 Jan. 17 for not wearing a seatbelt, police said. Veldorale was charged with possession of less than 50 grams  of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, and given ...

Legal Pot Will Make Some Police Dogs 'Obsolete'

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The likely legalization of recreational marijuana is having unintended consequences for police, especially agencies that use K-9s to detect illegal drugs.

And it’s an issue for Jax, the K-9 assigned to Patrol Officer Greg Zytko. Legal marijuana means that police won’t be able to use dogs like Jax for drug interdiction, because he’s been trained to ...

'Exemplary Bravery' Earns Honors for Raritan Township Cops

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Words like “hero” and “awesome” are sometimes today used so casually that their true meaning can be overlooked.

That’s unfortunate, because there really are heroes among us, even here in relatively sleepy Hunterdon County. And their contributions are – by any definition – truly awesome.

And that’s why the Raritan ...

Hutchins Wrestling Award Winners are Named

February 5, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, NJ - The 17th Annual Daniel Hutchins Outstanding Wrestler Award was presented at the conclusion of the North Hunterdon vs. Delaware Valley high school wrestling match on Jan. 9.

Gage Creter, from Delaware Valley, and Nate Fossette of North Hunterdon, were recognized for their efforts during the match.

Each recipient receives a scholarship at graduation.

Del-Val High ...

Hunterdon Central Runner Sets Record

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Katie Loew, a sophomore at Hunterdon Central High School, broke an 18-year sophomore record last week at the Skylands conference race.

Katie ran a 60.57 in the 400 meter, breaking the previously held record of Rehana Lanewala in 2001. Katie finished third in the race and followed up her record breaking performance with a fourth place finish at the Sectional event in Toms River ...

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ROTC: A Great Way to Finance College Tuition

February 11, 2019

To the editor:

In this day of sky high college tuition, tough competition and increased expectations of extra-curriclar activities on the part of high school students wanting to attend secondary education, Reserve Officers Training School, or ROTC, can be a great path forward.

There are many colleges and universities that offer ROTC programs. The commitment is usually one weekend per ...

Former Mayor Tells Flemington: Citizens Come First

To the editor:

The title of TAPinto’s recent article about Flemington Borough Council’s new rules for public comment is more than clever. It is an indictment of the very troubling trend in Hunterdon County toward “Three-Minute Democracy.”

Flemington Mayor Besty Driver has further curtailed public comments at her town meetings by reinforcing the 3-minute speaking ...

ROTC: A Great Way to Finance College Tuition

February 11, 2019

To the editor:

In this day of sky high college tuition, tough competition and increased expectations of extra-curriclar activities on the part of high school students wanting to attend secondary education, Reserve Officers Training School, or ROTC, can be a great path forward.

There are many colleges and universities that offer ROTC programs. The commitment is usually one weekend per ...