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Three Occupants Escape Hillsborough House Fire

December 16, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  Firefighters battled for one hour late Friday afternoon to extinguish a house fire at 5 Wolfe Drive.

Three occupants – Michael Treffinger, Carolyn Treffinger and Clifford Kepniss -  were able to escape the fire, which was contained to the second floor, but their dog was trapped inside and died, according to police.

The call came in at 5:12 p.m.; when ...

Rutgers Report Views Online Classes As the Future

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ten years ago, 1,234 were taking online college courses at Rutgers University.

Last year, in the fall semester of 2017, that number reached 23,042, according to university figures.

Nationwide over 6.4 million people are sitting in front of computers to take college courses, about one-third of all the students taking high education classes, Richard Novak, Rutgers ...

Wreaths Across America Salutes Heroes

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Sacred Heart Cemetery, 1096 Millstone River Road, is one of 1,400 sites nationally that will lay remembrance wreaths on the grave markers of US veterans during the Wreaths Across America observance on Saturday, Dec. 15 beginning at noon.

Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization based in Maine, has three major thrusts – to remember the fallen; honor those ...

Zwicker Bill: No Ifs, Ands or Bots Involving Purchases, Elections

TRENTON, NJ – Looking to strike a balance between innovation, transparency, consumer protection and business bottom lines, a bill prohibiting the use of an online “bot” to communicate or interact for the purpose of misleading during a purchase, or to influence an election, has cleared the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee.

 “While I support and ...

Hillsborough Playwright Debuts Christmas Comedy Dec. 13

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The curtain goes up on the world premiere of "And My True Love Gave to Me," an original Christmas comedy written by township resident Luigi Jannuzzi on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Hudson Theatre Works, 80 Hauxhurst Ave., Weehawken.

Show times are 8 p.m. Dec. 13-15, and 5 p.m. Dec. 16.

Jannuzzi, a graduate of Bound Brook High School, also taught English, Drama and ...

Somerville School Superintendent: No Threats Credible

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A nerve-wracking week filled with false rumors that had the entire Somerville High School community on edge has ended, with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Teehan once again reaching out to students, teachers and parents to reassure them that all threats of violence have been investigated and that there is no credible evidence to back up the threats.

Somerville Police and ...

Robert Wise Re-elected Chair of RVCC Board

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Robert P. Wise of Clinton Township has been re-elected chair of the Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees. The Chair was re-elected to a one-year term during the Board’s reorganization meeting, held Dec. 4.

Caren Bateman of Readington was chosen to continue serving as the vice chair from Hunterdon County, and Tracy DiFrancesco Zaikov of Watchung was chosen ...

Woman Tries to Lure Hillsborough Boy into Pick-up Truck

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police say a woman driving a late model pick-up truck tried to lure a young boy into the vehicle as he was walking home from a school bus stop on Dec. 5.

The incident occurred around 4:10 p.m. in the vicinity of 117 Bluebird Drive, according to police.

The age of the boy was not disclosed by police.

The boy got off the bus at Auten Road and Bluebird Drive and was ...

Former Iconic Flea Market Property Added to Greenway

BRANCHBURG, N.J. – The former Neshanic Flea Market property has been added to the South Branch Greenway.

The 3.68-acre parcel of land including a historic residence was subdivided and a 2.8-acre parcel was deeded to the Somerset County Open Space Preservation Program; the other parcel containing a little less than an acre was deeded to Branchburg Township.

Located at the intersection ...

World War II Hero Honored on 100th Birthday

SOMERVILLE, NJ - World War II hero Robert Vaucher celebrated his 100th birthday Monday night, receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan that recognized his patriotism, heroism and civic accomplishments.

Lt. Col. Vaucher was the lead pilot in a 525-plane formation that flew over the deck of the battleship USS Missouri that was anchored in Tokyo Bay as Gen. Douglas MacArthur signed the ...


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