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Flemington Approves 2020 Budget, With One Vote Against

June 1, 2020

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington’s 2020 budget was approved Tuesday with one no vote cast by Councilman Michael Harris.

The impact on homeowners remains the same, however according to Mayor Betsy Driver some reductions were made since the budget was originally introduced in April.

“The COVID stuff came up and it was clear we probably needed to make changes,” she said.

The ...

LINK Bus Service Continues with Reduced Capacity, Physical Distancing

HUNTERDON  COUNTY, NJ - During the pandemic, LINK bus service has continued for Hunterdon residents for work-related transportation, access to shopping including the Flemington Circle and for transportation to their essential medical trips including dialysis centers.

The county’s Transportation Advisory Committee held a virtual meeting May 13, and learned about plans for continuing ...

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 ...

Flemington Fireworks, Classic Car Show Canceled for Summer 2020

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington council vice president Kim Tilly announced Thursday during the weekly community Facebook update that the 2020 fireworks have been canceled.

“We [the fireworks committee] have decided to cancel, not postpone this year’s fireworks,” she said. “Unfortunately we don’t feel that come September to possibly do a Labor Day celebration that ...

Freeholders Challenge Gov. Murphy on Economic Reopening, Reporting of Cases in State-Regulated Facilities

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders was pleased to see some progress on “grab-n-go” curbside deliveries now being allowed for New Jersey businesses, but Gov. Phil Murphy’s policies and comments on the COVID-19 pandemic impacts on parts of the state, including Hunterdon, came under more scrutiny during the board’s May 19 meeting via ...

Flemington Officials Discuss Noticeable Water Discoloration Throughout Borough

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Water alert! If your water is discolored, you are being asked to notify Flemington Borough officials immediately.  

While the discolored water is safe to use, it represents a theft of municipal resources. According to OEM First Deputy Dave Giuliani during Thursday’s weekly Flemington update,, there has been an uptick of water theft by local contractors opening fire ...

Flemington Borough Provides Relief to Residents Receiving Excorbitant Water Bills

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The discussion of money – flowing like water both in and out of Flemington – was a big topic of discussion at the May 11 borough council meeting.

Mayor Betsy Driver announced that the borough received a $1.142 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Rural Utilities Program. The balance of the $4.9 million replacement ...

Upgrades in Hunterdon County Library Planned With $1.96 million State Matching Grant, Self-Checkout Kiosks

FLEMINGTON, NJ - While all branches of the Hunterdon County Library System remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, plans for improved facilities, technology, educational and audience accommodations took shape May 5 as the freeholder board authorized the Hunterdon County Library to apply for a $1.961 million New Jersey Library Construction grant (bond application).

Infrastructure plans ...

Flemington Encouraging Residents to Fill Out Census

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Cities, towns and boroughs across the country are pleading with residents to fill out the census form and be counted in 2020.

For the past 230 years, the Census has worked to count every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories.

It is done every 10 years, and the results are used to determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states ...

Raritan Township Outlines Plans for Government Reopening

RARITAN TWP, NJ - Looking down what is hopefully a short road back to normalcy, the Raritan Township committee outlined the steps being taken to reopen government operations while keeping residents and employees safe.

At the May 4 committee meeting, it was announced that the DPW is back to full staffing as of April 27.  The men are set up in four teams, each working out of a separate ...

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

June 2, 2020

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 ...

Hunterdon County Reporting Close to 1,000 COVID Cases

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is now reporting 990 total COVID-19 cases as of Sunday evening.

The county is reporting a total of 60 deaths, in the age ranges of 46 to 100.

Flemington Borough is now reporting 72 cases, and Raritan Township is reporting 158 cases.

The breakdown of all the towns in Hunterdon County is as follows:

Borough of Bloomsbury ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

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 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 Health & 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 ...

Surprising Benefits of the Virtual Visit

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine.

I noticed, for example, a ...

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 ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

June 1, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Murphy: Childcare Centers, Summer Camps and Youth Sports Can Reopen; Targets June 12 for Return of Worship Services

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are:

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July ...

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.