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J.P. Case Athletic Department Organizes ‘Step Challenge,’ Discovers Other Ways to Engage Young Players during Pandemic

May 30, 2020

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The J.P. Case Middle School Athletic Department organized a “Virtual Step Challenge” for the entire month of May in order to continue engaging its approximately 125 young athletes in softball, baseball, and lacrosse, despite their seasons being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Students and coaches recorded their steps Monday through Friday ...

J.P. Case Middle School to Put Together a Video Presentation to Celebrate the 8th Grade Class of 2020

FLEMINGTON, NJ - A special celebration to highlight the accomplishments and success of graduating eighth graders from J.P. Case Middle School will happen virtually.

A committee has planned a pre-recorded video presentation to celebrate the eighth graders who are graduating as part of the Class of 2020, Superintendent Dr. Kari McGann announced at the board of education’s virtual meeting ...

Murphy's Announcement on In-Person Graduation Ceremonies Brings Hope to Hunterdon Central

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement that outdoor graduation ceremonies that observe social distancing guidelines can resume in New Jersey starting July 6 was welcome news to Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

The governor made the announcement on twitter one hour before his daily briefing Tuesday.

Hunterdon Central Superintendent Jeff Moore said the announcement ...

Hunterdon Central Moves Graduation to June 19

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon Central Regional Board of Education has approved moving the high school’s graduation to June 19.

The move done at their May 18 meeting was part of a change in the calendar for the remainder of the academic year.

Before the vote, Superintendent Jeffrey Moore outlined plans for how the school will celebrate the Class of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hunterdon Central Reporting Fewer Suspensions This Year Over Last Year

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon Central Regional School District released its annual report about suspensions and cases of harassment, intimidation and bullying, and incidents are down for the majority of this year versus last.

From September 2019 through March 2020, the district reported a total of 53 suspensions, as opposed to 69 from September 2018 through March 2019.

According to this ...

Flemington Residents Honored for College Accomplishments

FLEMINGTON, NJ - A number of Fkemington residents were recently honored for scholarships and other achievements.

Two Flemington seniors at Hunterdon Central Regional High School were honored with presidential scholarships from Albright College.  The scholarships, in the amount of $15,000 per year, are awarded to students with outstanding academic records. Thomas Thatcher is interested in ...

Flemington-Raritan Regional School Board Adopts $67.2 Million Budget With Reduction of 7 positions

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional Board of Education unanimously adopted its $67,275,701 final budget for school year 2020-2021, with a 2.07 percent tax levy hike.

While this final budget remains the same as the tentative budget approved by the board at the end of March, administration announced during a detailed hour-long presentation that balancing the budget did require a ...

FRSD Superintendent: Internet Connectivity Proven Biggest Problem for Distance Learning

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Internet has proven to be the biggest challenge for district schools dealing with distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

“The biggest challenge,” said Flemington-Raritan School District Superintendent Kari McGann, “is the great Internet divide. This pandemic has put front and center the difference between those that have and those that do not ...

FRSD Superintendent Works to ‘Connect the Unconnected and Close the Digital Divide’

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Students previously without access to the Internet have been granted the assistance needed to connect and learn virtually at home in the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District.

The board of education unanimously approved a $27,793 emergency purchase order with Verizon Wireless for 50 jetpacks and the necessary Internet service at a special meeting April 13. A total of 47 ...

Hunterdon Central Appoints New Staff, Approves Retirement

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon Central Regional School District approved a number of different personnel appointments and more at its April 27 board of education meeting.

First, the board approved the retirement of special education teacher Francesca Shadel, after 17 years of service. Shadel’s retirement will be effective June 30.

In addition, the board of education approved the ...

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Hunterdon County Now Reporting Over 1,000 COVID Cases

June 3, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19, as of Tuesday evening, bringing the total to over 1,000.

The county is reporting one additional death as of Tuesday evening, bringing the total to 61.

Flemington Borough is not reporting any new cases, and Raritan Township is reporting one new case, bringing the total to 159 cases.

The ...

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

Hunterdon County Reports 4 Additional COVID-19 Cases, as of Monday

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting four new cases of COVID-19, as of Monday evening, for a total of 994 cases.

The county is reporting zero additional deaths as of Monday evening, keeping the total at 60.

Flemington Borough is now reporting 73 cases, and Raritan Township is still reporting 158 cases, no increase from the day before.

The breakdown of ...

Therapy Horses Star in Video To Help Kids Cope With COVID

June 2, 2020

RARITAN TWP., NJ — The therapy horses and staff of Team Velvet Inc., a non-mounted horse therapy program for children ages 5-12, have made two videos designed to help children cope with COVID-19 stress.  Scripted by lead psychologist Dr. Susan Edwards and videographed by Media Director Lillian Shupe, the videos present a unique format for the three therapy horses Velvet, Precious, and ...

Raritan Township Police Make Arrests for Shoplifting, Marijuana Possession

May 26, 2020

RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township Police made a number of arrests for shoplifting, marijuana possession and more in mid-May.

Andrew Cuccia, 24, and Olivia Slack, 23, both of Flemington, were arrested May 12 at 4 p.m. in the area of Mine Brook Park, and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. Sgt. Rob Landolina was the arresting officer.
Akanilli Dekattu, 23, of New ...

Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

 

Community Conversations: Guiding Patients with Cancer

Join Eric Whitman, MD, medical director of Cancer Care for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will share guidance for patients with cancer as we coexist with COVID-19.

Community Conversations: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe this Summer

Join Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Medical Director for Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will answer your questions about what parents need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs.

Community Conversations: Is It Safe To Have Surgery?

James C. Wittig, MD, chairman, Orthopedic Surgery, Morristown Medical Center, medical director of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcoma Surgery for Atlantic Health System, joined host Luke Margolis for the latest edition of our Facebook Live event series, Community Conversations. Dr. Wittig shared what our patients need to know before having an important surgery that’s been ...

County Kept ‘Open for Business’ with Supports in HR and IT

June 2, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - On May 19, Hunterdon County Director of Human Resources Grace Kelly updated the Board of Chosen Freeholders on operations during COVID-19, noting the remote working position county employee services, employee relations and communications staff continue operating from.

For HR functions, “Benefits Briefings’” are held over the telephone and onboarding of ...

Parks Open with Safety and Restroom Plans, Distancing and Masks Still Advised

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders and State Environmental Protection officials brought up observations and continued safety protocols for residents and visitors engaging in outings to county parks, state parks, trails, beaches and the outdoors in general with Memorial Day weekend unofficially kicking off summer recreational plans.  

At the Freeholder ...

Hunterdon County Budget Approved Following Public Hearing

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The 2020 Hunterdon County Budget of $89.35 million was unanimously approved May 19, following a public hearing, with no public comments on the budget, and after several key fiscal strategy points were highlighted by the Board of Chosen Freeholders and county CFO Janet Previte.

Hunterdon County has had zero debt since 2014, and the budget is tax cap compliant.

Revenues ...

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

Gov. Murphy Commends How NJ Continues to Peacefully Protest for George Floyd

NEW JERSEY — Eight days after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer saw at least 21 protests across New Jersey on Tuesday. 

Gov. Phil Murphy in a press conference Wednesday said these have been peaceful demonstrations, despite the crowds at some — with Mayor Michael Soriano estimating as many as 4,000 people marching in ...

Murphy Emphasizes Collaboration and Trust-Building

TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward restarting its stalled economy in the wake of COVID-19.

Murphy used ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.