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Hunterdon Central Releases Statement Regarding May 16 Demonstration on Abortion Rights

May 27, 2022

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon Central Regional School District released a statement regarding the demonstration May 16, noting that the unsanctioned event was organized through social media, and saying that the administration is distressed by the behavior of students who engaged in verbal and physical aggression.

Below is the district's statement in its entirety:

On Monday, May 16, ...

Parents Question District Leadership After Demonstration Became Riot on Hunterdon Central Campus

FLEMINGTON, NJ - On May 16, students held an abortion rights demonstration at Hunterdon Central Regional High School that quickly escalated to a 200-student riot. 

The incident prompted the school and superintendent Dr. Jeffery Moore to launch an investigation, and parents to question the leadership capacity of Hunterdon Central’s administration, including Moore, who ...

Hunterdon Central Superintendent: We Are Always Working to Help Your Children Through Difficult Times

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Moore reached out to parents Wednesday in the wake of the school shooting tragedy in Texas, noting that the school would be observing a moment of silence across campus in the morning.

"We are struggling today with tragic news from Uvalde, Texas," he said, "where a school shooting took the lives of more than 20 people, both staff ...

Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools, Flemington Police Following Suit

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022, deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

Flemington-Raritan District Reviews Security Procedures With Parents in Wake of Texas Tragedy

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington-Raritan Regional School District Superintendent Kari McGann spoke out about the tragic school shooting in Texas Tuesday, outlining the district's safety procedures to keep students safe.

"Like all of you, my heart is breaking because of the horrific news about the school shooting in Texas at Robb Elementary School," she said in a message to the ...

Flemington-Raritan Regional School District Approves Budget with Increase in Resources for Mental, Physical, Emotional Health

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan School District approved the school budget for the 2022-2023 school year to support better education for students and students' mental, physical and emotional health.

Total budget revenues and expenditures stand at $73,059,682, with $65,803,581 in general funds, primarily for instruction, providing special services and transporting students in ...

Hunterdon Central Board of Education Approves 2022-2023 Budget

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon Central Regional High School budget for 2022 was unanimously approved by the board of education, with a 2% general fund tax levy increase, which is the maximum allowable increase under state law.

The 2022-2023 local tax levy (amount being raised by taxes) is $57,917,438. This represents an increase of $1,135,636.

Hunterdon Central’s operating budget is ...

Tax Rate Changes for Sending Municipalities Detailed with Hunterdon Central District Budget

FLEMINGTON, NJ - As the 2022-2023 Hunterdon Central Regional High School district budget was finalized and presented to the board of education, financial and enrollment data for homeowners and those who pay school taxes on a business or other properties in the five sending municipalities to Hunterdon Central were examined.

The equalized values of the five communities was also presented with ...

Flemington-Raritan District Creates Multi-Year Redistricting Plan to Accommodate Growing Numbers of Students

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The superintendent’s Ad Hoc Committee selected a multi-year redistricting plan to reduce the growing disparities in enrollment and instructional space in the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District.

The committee recommended redistricting to address the growing disparities in all elementary schools in the district, but especially the functional capacity issue at ...

North Hunterdon High School Junior Selected to be Governor's School in the Sciences Scholar

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - North Hunterdon High School junior Aasha Page was selected to be a New Jersey Governor’s School in the Sciences scholar, one of the most prestigious summer programs for high schoolers in the state.

To apply, an individual must be nominated by the high school based on such criteria as high school transcript, class rank, written essay, letters of recommendation and ...

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Are NJ Employers Required to Provide Meal or Rest Breaks?

May 28, 2022

You may be surprised to learn that New Jersey does not require its employers to provide most workers with breaks for meals or rest, except for paid meal breaks for minor employees under the age of eighteen.  In New Jersey, minor employees must be given at least a 30-minute uninterrupted break for every 5 hours of continuous work.  Once they reach the age of 18, however, adult employees ...

Recent Updates in NJ Family Law

It is important to keep abreast of the new issues and decisions that affect family law in the state of New Jersey on an almost daily basis.  The following three recent updates are noteworthy and worth further discussion.

1.  Donna Ohlson v. Theodore Wodzinski

In this unpublished opinion, the NJ Appellate Division addressed the issue of handwritten changes on a settlement ...

Employers, Teens, and Parents/Guardians: Be Aware of Child Labor Laws as Summer Approaches

As the last days of school approach and the summer months draw nearer, many teenagers will be returning to the work force.  New Jersey takes the safety and protection of its minors who work these summer jobs very seriously, and the New Jersey Department of Labor cracks down hard on child labor violators.   Therefore, it is important for employers, teenagers, and parents/guardians ...

Full Moon Yoga & Sound Healing Session May 16th

May 10, 2022

Join us for our monthly Full Moon Yoga & Sound Healing session led by owner Jeff Claburn & fellow teacher & sound healer Christina Flanagan. With the energy of the moon, experience a gentle moon salutation of yoga poses integrated with calming breathing techniques to begin the evening.

Once Shavasana is reached, allow the body, mind, & breath to be enhanced with essential oils, ...

Joe Piscopo - Star of Saturday Night Live

May 16, 2022

Joe Piscopo is a resident of Lebanon Township and has lived in Tewksbury Township. Along with Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo was a player on Saturday Night Live for four seasons from 1980-84. On SNL, he was known for playing such characters as 60 Minutes Andy Rooney, Bruce Springsteen, and Frank Sinatra. In 1988, he played the role of "the Comedian" on an episode of Star Trek: The ...

Sharon Van Etten: Musician and Actor

Sharon Van Etten has released six studio albums, the latest of which is We've Been Going About This All Wrong (2022). She attended North Hunterdon High School, at which she participated in the chorus and performed in stage musicals. Van Etten's debut, Because I Was in Love, was released on May 26, 2009, on Language of Stone, and was manufactured and distributed by Drag City. Because ...

Logan Mason, Brandon Padre are our the TAPinto Athletes of the Week.

May 23, 2022

Hunterdon Central turned eight hits, six walks and a hit batsman into 11 runs on its way to an 11-3 baseball victory over Phillipsburg earlier in May.  Logan Mason had a single, three RBI and two runs scored, and Christian Petino went 2-for-3 and combined with other teammates to score five runs for the Red Devils (12-3).

Logan Mason and Brandon Padre are our the TAPinto ...

Athletes of the Week: Hunterdon Central Boys Golf Wins State Championships!

The Hunterdon Central boys golf team won the NJ State Group 4 Championships Tuesday.

This continues the team's undefeated season, and adds honors for the players, including a medal on May 14 for Alex Yong, who medaled at the Hunterdon County Boys Golf Tournament.

On the team this year are Thomas Brunnetti, Trent Fisher, Zachery Fisher, Tyler Francfort, Ryan Hughes, Greg Kepic, ...

Sean Creter is TAPinto Athlete of the Week. 

Saturday, May 7th, Sean Creter scored three goals for the Red Devils (13-0), who outscored Pope John, 5-1, in the second quarter to open an 8-3 halftime lead for the championship of the Hunterdon Warren Sussex Tournament. Sean is TAPinto Athlete of the Week. 

According to the website, nlfrankings.com, "Creter is really explosive out of his stance, is very clean off the ground ...

JERSEY TALK QUESTION: What are your thoughts on how the process with cannabis legalization is proceeding, and what further concerns or precautions do you think the state legislature should take up this session?

Currently, there are 12 cannabis dispensaries in the Garden State. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission is expected to take up more applications at its meeting later this month. However, there are still many unanswered questions. 

The New Jersey Supreme Court case that could decide how cannabis impairment is measured by police is State v. Olenowski.

The key ...

Hunterdon County Reporting More Than 100 New Cases Since Sunday

May 25, 2022

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported an increase of 111 COVID cases since Sunday, bringing the total number to 23,607, as of Tuesday.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 217, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 761 cases, 3 deaths
Bethlehem ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 91 Additional COVID Cases Over the Weekend

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported an increase of 91 COVID cases since Friday, bringing the total number to 23,496, as of Sunday.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 217, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 758 cases, 3 deaths
Bethlehem Township ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 95 New COVID Cases, as of Thursday

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported an increase of 95 COVID cases Thursday, bringing the total number to 23,405.

The county is reporting one new fatality, bringing the total to 217, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 757 cases, 3 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 710 cases, ...

Pro-Choice Protest Organized by Hunterdon Central Teens [Photo display].

May 6, 2022

Chants of "My Body, My Choice" were heard over the pounding rain hitting the sidewalk in front of the historic courthouse on Main Street in Flemington late Friday afternoon, as more than seventy students --mostly from Hunterdon Central--- expressed their outrage at the possibility of the 1973 landmark Roe Supreme Court decision being overturned.

Earlier this week, a 98-page draft ...

North Hunterdon High School Junior Selected to be Governor's School in the Sciences Scholar

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - North Hunterdon High School junior Aasha Page was selected to be a New Jersey Governor’s School in the Sciences scholar, one of the most prestigious summer programs for high schoolers in the state.

To apply, an individual must be nominated by the high school based on such criteria as high school transcript, class rank, written essay, letters of recommendation and ...

Judge Rules Against Ballot Challenge in South Hunterdon Referendum Vote

May 27, 2022

WEST AMWELL, NJ - In a Friday ruling, the judge in Hunterdon County Superior Court upheld a decision by the Hunterdon County Board of Elections regarding the eligibility of ballots in November’s South Hunterdon Regional School District (SHRSD) referendum vote, and maintained the current vote in favor of passing the referendum.

During the November 2021 election, a referendum to renovate ...

Lambertville Police: Ewing Man Charged with Terroristic Threats

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - A Ewing man was arrested and charged with terroristic threats, according to a release from the Lambertville Police Department.

John O'Halloran, 72, was arrested May 23 at 6:40 p.m., and charged with making terroristic threats.

A court date was set for June 1.

Patrolman Genito was the arresting officer.

Kingwood Honors Service Members in Memorial Day Ceremony

KINGWOOD, NJ - On May, 21 2022, a Memorial Day ceremony was held in Kingwood Township at the Veteran’s Memorial located at Kingwood Elementary School.  

After spending the morning placing flags on veterans’ graves throughout the township, Mayor Maureen Syrnick, Deputy Mayor Tom Ciacciarelli and committee member Andy Russano, joined several of the township’s ...

101.5 FM Steve Trevelise to Feature New Jersey Comedians Tonight on his Show

May 25, 2022

“Jersey Boy” Steve Trevelise was born in Newark and has lived all over the state. He sees you through the evenings, 7 to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday on New Jersey 101.5. He's definitely the quintessential voice of the Garden State.

Tonight, Wednesday night, Steve brings together three of New Jersey's top comedians for an evening of fun, laughs, and "Trevia" ...

NAACP Inducts Officers in Hunterdon County Chapter

May 18, 2022

To the Editor:

I recently had the honor of attending the induction of officers into the Hunterdon County chapter of the NAACP. It is about time that we had more support for the diversity that is now prevalent in Hunterdon County.

There were numerous officials and politicians in attendance to offer congratulations and support for the new chapter. The politicians from Hunterdon County spoke, ...

Elections Administrator Beth Thompson Recognized by NJ Association of Counties

May 28, 2022

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County’s Board of Elections Administrator Beth Thompson was recognized with the New Jersey Association of Counties’ (NJAC) prestigious County Service Award for her service to county government at the organization’s annual awards luncheon May 5 in Atlantic City.

NJAC Executive Director John Donnadio, who presented the award to Thompson, ...

Contract Awarded to Clinton-based Percepture Inc. for Hunterdon County Tourism Launch Through Advertising, Marketing and Artificial Intelligence

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County’s tourism and destination marketing efforts continue to expand and lay a foundation for consistent user and viewer engagement.

With an approval by the county board May 17, a local firm was hired to develop tourism outreach and present the charm and unique qualities of Hunterdon County.

The board of county commissioners approved an agreement ...

Hunterdon County Commissioner Board Celebrates NAACP Local Chapter Opening, First Vice Chair Mark A. Moton Honored

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners presented two proclamations honoring the establishment of the new chapter of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) in the county, formalized with a ceremony May 15 in Flemington.

The county proclamations called out the new Hunterdon County NAACP branch, officially chartered in October 2021, the ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 26, 2022

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools, Flemington Police Following Suit

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022, deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

New Jersey State Parks Announce Memorial Day Beach and Lifeguard Hours

Memorial Day Weekend Lifeguard Schedule Island Beach State Park will be staffed with lifeguards from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Swimming is only permitted in designated swim areas when lifeguards on are duty.

Additional Swim Areas Opening in June 

The following lakefront swim areas are anticipated to open for swimming in ...