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Flemington Police: Man Arrested in Connection With Vandalism of Viva Mexico Sign

June 29, 2022

FLEMINGTON, NJ - A Flemington man was arrested for allegedly vandalizing the Viva Mexico sign more than once, according to a release from Flemington Borough Police.

Eduardo E. Garcia, 45, was charged with several counts of criminal mischief and unlawful possession of a weapon.

According to the release, VIva Mexico had their business sign vandalized over the last two weeks. On June 29, at ...

Flemington Borough Police Conducting Street Smart NJ Campaign for Pedestrian Safety

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington Borough Police Chief Jerry Rotella announced that the department will be conducting a Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety education campaign to work on reducing pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey.

Street Smart NJ, according to a release, is an effort between public, private and non-profit organizations. The Flemington department will be working with ...

County Officials Detail Increased Protection, Mapping System in Place for Responding Law Enforcement in Event of School Emergencies

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Before rounds of public comments urging support for a federal ban on assault weapons were presented to county officials last week, the governing body noted a few important proactive measures already in place to help keep Hunterdon County’s population safe in the event of an emergency such as an active shooter situation.

In her update June 7, county commissioner ...

Raritan Committee Welcomes Two Probationary Officers To The Police Department

RARITAN TWP, NJ - The Raritan Township Committee swore in two probationary police officers during its May 17 meeting.

Peter Mosko and Cole Fratesi were welcomed to the Raritan Township Police Department early on in the meeting. The pair will start their careers as patrol officers.

According to his Linkedin profile, Mosko, a native of Lebanon, recently graduated from Rutgers University, ...

Council Sets Public Hearing to Make Flemington’s CERT Team Official

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington Borough Council introduced an ordinance to amend the code of the borough, with the addition of section 2-30 establishing a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program with the municipal operations.

The public hearing on the establishment of the CERT team will be June 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Ordinance 2022-7, moved upon first reading, notes that Mayor Betsy ...

Hunterdon County Prosecutor: Juvenile Was Riding Electric Skateboard When Hit by Car Monday

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office said no charges are pending at this time following a motor vehicle crash around 2 a.m. Monday that sent a 15-year-old juvenile to Morristown Hospital.

According to a report from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, the crash occurred at about 2 a.m. Monday, at the intersection of Reaville Avenue and Route 202 in ...

Juvenile Flown to Morristown Hospital Following Crash Early Monday Morning

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Forensic Analysis Collision Team and the Flemington Borough Police Department are investigating a motor vehicle accident that sent a pedestrian to the hospital.

According to a release from the prosecutor's office, the crash with a motor vehicle and a pedestrian occurred at 2:23 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Reaville Avenue ...

Flemington Man Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charges

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - A Flemington man was arrested Thursday on charges of animal cruelty, according to a release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renee Robeson.

Michael B. Featherston, 52, was charged by the Raritan Township Police Department with second degree unlawful possession of a weapon (assault rifle), third degree purchasing firearm parts to manufacture a firearm with a serial ...

Raritan Twp Police: Man Arrested After Breaking Windows With Sword on Route 31, Threatening Officers

RARITAN TWP, NJ - A man was charged with aggravated assault against a police officer and other charges after wielding a sword and breaking the windows of Deliworks, on Route 31, Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, at about 3:21 p.m., Raritan Township Police were called to Deliworks for a report of a male breaking the windows using a sword. After breaking the windows, police said, the man ...

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 ...

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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, ...

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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

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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 ...