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JP Case Principal Honored for Heroism in Preventing Car-Jacking

July 2, 2022

FLEMINGTON, NJ - At a packed board of education meeting on June 13, J.P. Case Middle School Principal Bob Castellano was honored by the board and given a standing ovation for his heroism after stopping a car-jacking attempt in Newark, DE, in June while out with his family.

A female was in the vehicle at the time of the attack. By thwarting the attack, Castellano prevented a potentially ...

Desmares Students Raise Money for St. Hubert's Through Snacking

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Students at Francis A. Desmares Elementary School worked on the snack business throughout the school year, and raised hundreds of dollars to donate to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center.

The students in Team 30, in Alaina Gorka's class in fourth grade, sold snacks to Desmares school staff to benefit the animal shelter, selling chips, cookies and water bottles. They ...

GoFundMe Campaign Started for Hunterdon Central Graduate Following Life-Threatening Accident

FLEMINGTON, NJ - A Hunterdon Central Regional High School graduate is fighting for his life after a car accident by the high school intersection, and a GoFundMe campaign has been started to assist with medical expenses.

According to the campaign, graduate Steven Montero, 24, was in a life-threatening car accident June 4, and was flown to Robert Wood Johnson hospital.

Montero has internal ...

Cafeteria Aide Honored for Saving Student Choking During Lunch

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Maryellen Nealis, a cafeteria aide at Robert Hunter Elementary School, when recognized for saving a child from choking when she noticed the child in distress during lunchtime April 27.

Nealis immediately performed the Heimlich maneuver and successfully helped the child. The Flemington-Raritan Board of Education recognized, commended and thanked Nealis for her quick thinking ...

GoFundMe Campaign Started for Family of 15-Year-Old Hit by Car on Reaville Avenue

FLEMINGTON, NJ - A GoFundMe campaign has been started for the family of the 15-year-old boy hit by a vehicle in the early morning hours of Memorial Day.

Jerry Walther, 15, was hit by a vehicle at Reaville Avenue and Route 202 around 2 a.m. Monday when he was operating an electric skateboard. Walther was flown to Morristown Medical Center, and he remains in the Pediatric Intensive Care ...

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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

Distinguishing Unprofessional Behavior from Discriminatory Behavior that Violates the NJ Law Against Discrimination

July 5, 2022

Workplace behavior by bartenders was the subject of an interesting unpublished NJ Appellate Division decision last month.  In Bouziotis v. Iron Bar, LLC and Darrell Remlinger, A-27028-20 (App. Div. April 19, 2022), the court affirmed the dismissal on summary judgment of a plaintiff’s New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) claims against her former employer, the ...

Divorce In a Recession

The last few years have been particularly challenging for most of us; the global pandemic has challenged our relationships, finances, and overall health.  Now, as we hopefully rebound from those challenges, many are forecasting a recession.  In a time when inflation is at a forty-year high, many of us are paying more than $5.00 for a gallon of gas, and groceries seem to have doubled in ...

NJ District Court Provides Guidance to Municipalities Seeking to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

The regulation of short-term rentals has become controversial in recent years as an increasing number of municipalities seek to enact ordinances.  Litigation throughout the State of New Jersey has followed the adoption of such ordinances.  Most recently, the District Court of New Jersey considered a challenge to an ordinance regulating short-term rentals in the Borough of Point Pleasant ...

Honor Yoga to Offer Free Yoga Classes Saturday Mornings and Thursday Afternoons

June 21, 2022

Honor Yoga will offer free yoga classes Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons under the tent on the Lawn on Stangl in collaboration with the Flemington Community Partnership. Saturday classes will be every Saturday from June 25th through September 17th, starting at 8am. Thursday classes will be at 11:30am, starting June 23rd through September 15th.

Classes will be administered by ...

Gary Vaynerchuk: Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, and Internet Personality

July 5, 2022

Gary Vaynerchuk is a Belarusian-American entrepreneur, author, speaker, and Internet personality. He is a co-founder of the restaurant reservation software company Resy and Empathy Wines.

First known as a wine critic who expanded his family's wine business, Vaynerchuk is now more known for his work in digital marketing and social media as the chairman of New York-based communications ...

James W. Marshall: Started the California Gold Rush

James Wilson Marshall was an American carpenter and sawmill operator, who reported the finding of gold at Coloma on the American River in California on January 24, 1848, the impetus for the California Gold Rush.

The mill property was owned by Johann (John) Sutter who employed Marshall to build his mill. The wave of gold seekers turned everyone's attention away from the mill which ...

Taissa Farmiga: Horror Films Established her as Scream Queen

Taissa Farmiga was born in Whitehouse Station, and she is the younger sister of actress Vera Farmiga. Her numerous appearances in horror films have established her as a scream queen. 

Farmiga was lauded for her performances in the comedy slasher film The Final Girls (2015), and the drama films 6 Years (2015) and Share (2015), all of which premiered at South by Southwest, which led her to ...

United Way of Hunterdon County Annual Meeting Includes New CEO, Board Members and Bonnie Duncan Scholarship

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Each year, United Way of Hunterdon County recaps the prior year with an annual meeting to which all stakeholders, volunteers, donors, staff, and Board alike are invited. This year’s meeting had a full agenda including reporting on the activities since June of 2021. Bonnie Duncan, UWHC’s CEO, retiring after 25 years of service, said her farewells. A scholarship, ...

TAPinto Recognizes Hunterdon Central Boys Golf Team as Athletes of the Week:

July 5, 2022

TAPinto recognizes the accomplishments of the Hunterdon Central Regional High School boys golf team members as Athletes of the Week:

 A number of Hunterdon Central Regional High School boys golf players made the Skyland Conference Golf All Conference Teams for this year.

Each player will receive a certificate from the Hunterdon Central Athletic Department for the ...

Hunterdon Central Girls LaCrosse Catherine Peacock Athlete of the Week

The Hunterdon Central girls lacrosse team advanced in the quarterfinal round of the North Jersey, Group 4 tournament with a 17-7 victory over Montclair late last month. 

Catherine Peacock finished with six goals and two assists for Hunterdon Central (18-4), which outscored the Mounties, 11-3, in the second half.

From https://www.connectlax.com/profile in Catherine's ...

Athlete of the Week: Hunterdon Central Pitcher James Scott

James Scott pitched six one-hit innings and the Hunterdon Central baseball team defeated Watchung Hills, 4-0, in the semifinal round of the Section 2, Group 4 tournament earlier this month.

Ryan Facinelli's two-run single with the bases loaded in the first inning gave the Red Devils a 2-0 lead. That was more than enough for Scott. In six innings, Scott, a junior left-hander, struck out 10 ...

JERSEY TALK QUESTION: How can New Jersey finally provide consistent property tax relief for state residents, and not just for this budget year?  

No subject has been talked about more in New Jersey than property taxes. Just about every governor in our lifetime has had a plan to deal with rising property taxes. Now, it's Governor Murphy's turn.

The governor has suggested that two million Garden State property taxpayers and renters will get a tax break of up to $1,500 under a deal he and fellow Democrats legislators ...

United Way of Hunterdon County Annual Meeting Includes New CEO, Board Members and Bonnie Duncan Scholarship

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Each year, United Way of Hunterdon County recaps the prior year with an annual meeting to which all stakeholders, volunteers, donors, staff, and Board alike are invited. This year’s meeting had a full agenda including reporting on the activities since June of 2021. Bonnie Duncan, UWHC’s CEO, retiring after 25 years of service, said her farewells. A scholarship, ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, July 11, 7:30 PM

Flemington

Mayor & Council Meeting

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Tue, July 12, 7:00 PM

Flemington

Planning Board Meeting

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Wed, July 13, 7:00 PM

Flemington

Shade Tree Commission Meeting

Hunterdon County Reporting 122 COVID Cases Since Friday

July 6, 2022

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting 122 new COVID cases since Friday, bringing the total to 24,887, as of Tuesday.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 221, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 798 cases, 3 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 752 cases, 6 ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 34 New COVID Cases, as of Thursday

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported 34 new COVID cases Thursday, bringing the total to 24,765.

The county is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 221, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 794 cases, 3 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 747 cases, 6 deaths
Bloomsbury ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 34 New COVID Cases, as of Wednesday

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County reported 34 new COVID cases Wednesday, bringing the total to 24,731.

The county is reporting two new fatalities, bringing the total to 221, between the ages of 31 and 102.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 794 cases, 3 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 746 cases, 6 deaths
Bloomsbury Borough ...

Lambertville Mayor Andrew Nowick Presents to Hunterdon County Commissioners

July 2, 2022

Lambertville Mayor Andrew Nowick Presents to Hunterdon County Commissioners [photo display]

South Hunterdon Superintendent Details Update on Referendum Lawsuits, Interest Rates Causing Overall Costs to Rise

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - During the board of education meeting June 27, South Hunterdon Regional School District (SHRSD) Superintendent Anthony Suozzo outlined the latest developments regarding the lawsuit brought by members of the West Amwell Township Committee and other residents on the referendum.

Suozzo began the evening reviewing curriculum and security measures, including mentioning the ...

West Amwell to Consider Cannabis Cultivation Application, Some Residents Concerned About Impact to Land

WEST AMWELL, NJ - West Amwell residents will gather Tuesday at the South Hunterdon Regional High School auditorium for a second part of a planning board meeting where a cannabis cultivation application will be heard.

During the planning board meeting in May, Green Medicine NJ (GMNJ) presented its preliminary and final site plan with variances to establish a cannabis cultivation facility for ...

Clinton Twp Food Truck & Music Festival this Saturday!

July 5, 2022

Hello Hunterdon County!!!
Come on out and have some fun!

15 gourmet food trucks, Live Music, vendors, beer, margarita & sangria garden, kid activities including pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, sand art, knockerball, hatchet throwing, bounce house, slide & so much more!

Event is being held at Bundt Park. Bring your appetite, friends, family, lawn chairs, pups and ...

Transparency in the County?

July 2, 2022

Transparency in the County?

I was recently informed by County Commissioner candidate Don W Becker that the County Commissioner’s meeting is not offered virtually or online. In this current environment, post covid, when everyone is trying to rebuild their work and home life the Hunterdon County Commissioners are making no attempt at transparency. It is difficult enough for people who are ...

County Commissioners Introduce Handful of Capital Ordinances with Upgrades for 911 Communications Center and ESTC Prioritized

July 5, 2022

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners have introduced several capital and bond ordinances while continuing the cost-savings care of implementing the “no debt, pay as you go” strategy for budgeting purposes.

While money is going toward critical infrastructure, with projects covering physical plant and enhanced operations, the county is also ...

Hunterdon County to Hire County Counsel as New Deputy County Administrator

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is set to fill in the ranks of county administration as veteran county administrator Kevin Davis is retiring, effective July 8.

The county commissioners confirmed Frenchtown Mayor and current Deputy Administrator and Clerk of the Commissioner Board Brad Myhre to be Davis’ replacement as county administrator.

On June 30, county director John ...

Second Call for Commissioner Board to Support Federal Assault Weapons Ban, Take a Stand on Draft Resolution

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Former Hunterdon County Prosecutor Sharon Ransavage and a handful of colleagues returned to the Historic Courthouse in Flemington June 21, with plans to speak to the commissioner board regarding approval of a resolution that calls for universal background checks on all gun sales, and a new, federal-level assault weapon ban on military style firearms.

Two weeks earlier, a ...

NJ Department Of Health Announces First Case Of Monkeypox in Jersey City Resident

June 20, 2022

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A confirmatory test for the monkeypox virus, one of the viruses associated with the ...

World Cup 2026 Coming to New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way.

On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the 2026 World Cup tournament.

While the number of matches and in what rounds of the ...