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Hillsborough Middle School Musical Theatre Troupe Presents "Grease"

March 20, 2017

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - After months of after-school practice and rehearsals, the Hillsborough Middle School Musical Theatre Troupe is ready to present its production of the acclaimed musical "Grease" at the school

Show dates are: March 24, 25, 31, and April 1 at 7 p.m. and a March 26 matinee at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $5 at the door or available online ...

Take a Bow: Winners of National Anthem Auditions Announced

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced the winners of their National Anthem Auditions held at Bridgewater Commons on Saturday, March 11th.

The selected singers are: Travis Morgan (Carteret), Paul Voorhees (Iselin), Robert Vernon (Martinsville), Jay Winston (Franklin Park), Juliet Hommes (Branchburg), Jeff Allen (Morristown), Christy Giamella (South Bound ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

March 17, 2017

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

RVCC Approves 2018 Budget, $4 Per Credit Tuition Increase

March 23, 2017

BRANCHBURG, nj - The Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees has approved a $54.9 million operating budget for FY 2018.

The operating budget anticipates level funding from the State of New Jersey and the Counties of Somerset and Hunterdon.

The budget includes $750,000 in cost savings from an administrative restructuring and attrition, as well as a $4 per credit tuition ...

Somerville Middle School Hosts Panel Discussion on Marijuana

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – An expert panel will moderate a discussion on the impact of marijuana on the developing teenage brain, negative consequences and the science behind it at Somerville Middle School, 51 W. Cliff St., on March 23 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Topics will include law enforcement’s assessment of the local situation, consequences and recovery.

Hillsborough: Sunnymead Elementary School Principal Honored by Colleagues

 
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Dr. Tammy Bowling-Jenkins, principal of Sunnymead Elementary School has beeb named the 2017 Visionary Principal of the Year (Elementary Level) by the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association.

She was also  selected as the National Association of Elementary School Principals National Distinguished
Principal of the Year. 
 
Each year ...

Ciattarelli Wins Essex County GOP Line, Adds to Endorsements

March 24, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – GOP Gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th, has been endorsed by the Essex County Republican Committee and will run on the county line in the June primary election.

"Earning the endorsement of Chairman Barlas and the Essex County Republicans continues what has been an exciting and successful week for our campaign as momentum continues to ...

Ciattarelli Rolls Out New Endorsements Following Burlington County GOP Landslide

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ– Following his landslide victory in Burlington County Monday night, Republican Assemblyman and candidate for governor Jack Ciattarellii (R-16) continued his momentum by announcing slew of new endorsements in Middlesex and Union Counties in advance of their respective conventions this week, as well as in Hunterdon, Somerset and Burlington ...

Hillsborough GOP Endorses Incumbents Tomson and McCauley

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Republican organization has nominated Committeeman Doug Tomson and Deputy Mayor Gloria McCauley for the Township Committee slots on the June GOP primary ballot. 

Looking forward to the upcoming campaign, the Deputy Mayor spoke about the many achievements the township committee has had over the last few years.

“During my last nine years on ...

Hillsborough Weightlifters Raise $115 for Wounded Warriors

March 21, 2017

 

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Weightlifters at Savage City Strength gym competed in a deadlift competition recently to raise money for the Wounded Warriors project.

There were 16 competitors.

The event raised a total of $115.

The winners were Mara Rosenfeld, 300 pounds; Jason Teitelbaum,, 515 pounds, Vince Guarnieri, 565 pounds and Zack Fitch, 725 pounds.

Through Her Nonprofit, New Brunswick Student Helps Kids in Africa

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Alie Kanu was on his way to completing high school in 2011 when his older brother died.

That Kanu had finished primary and much of secondary school in itself was a feat. He was born and raised in Congo Town, a poor community prone to seasonal flooding and without basic sanitary infrastructure, in the embattled West-African nation of Sierra Leone.

He was waiting for ...

Memorial to Honor Legacy of "Ministerman" John Graf

SOMERVILLE. NJ - John Graf, Jr. was known for his ministry as much as his philanthropy and efforts to support good causes throughout Somerset County, including Somerset Treatment Services.

He worked with STS for over 20 years, helping to forge advocacy and support programs for those challenged by drug abuse and HIV issues.

Graf died March 6, 2016. He was 57.

STS is hoping to raise ...

Assembly Limits Fees for Speakers at Colleges

March 23, 2017

 

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman John DiMaio prohibiting colleges from using more than $10,000 in state funds to pay for speakers, including commencement addresses, has been approved by the General Assembly.

“Paying exorbitant speaker fees is an expense taxpayers cannot afford, especially when tuitions are being increased because state funding is being ...

Bateman Calls for Action as Drought Warning Continues 

March 23, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - Following recent reports that New Jersey’s drought is still in effect despite a winter full of precipitation and foul weather, Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman again called for the state’s residents and leaders to do whatever they can to help conserve water.

“Most of the state just spent the last week digging out of a big snowstorm, and the ...

Somerville Horticulturist Helps to Nurture Plant Therapy Program in the Garden State

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A series of proclamations from federal, state and county legislators have planted the seeds to grow “Horticultural Therapy Week NJ” March 19-25.

A proclamation from Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7),  resolutions from the New Jersey Senate and Assembly, and a proclamation from the Somerset County Freeholders were presented at a Feb. 28 meeting of the Somerset ...

Hillsborough Offers Clean Up Coupons for Auten Road Facility

 
 
 HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  -  The annual Hillsborough Township Clean Up Coupons are now available for both residential access to the Auten Road Facility and for Senior Citizen curbside pickup, according to Committeeman Greg Burc hette, liaison to Public Works.  

Coupons for access to drop off at the Auten Road facility and Senior Citizen stickers for ...

Somerville Middle School Hosts Panel Discussion on Marijuana

March 22, 2017

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – An expert panel will moderate a discussion on the impact of marijuana on the developing teenage brain, negative consequences and the science behind it at Somerville Middle School, 51 W. Cliff St., on March 23 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Topics will include law enforcement’s assessment of the local situation, consequences and recovery.

Somerville Horticulturist Helps to Nurture Plant Therapy Program in the Garden State

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A series of proclamations from federal, state and county legislators have planted the seeds to grow “Horticultural Therapy Week NJ” March 19-25.

A proclamation from Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7),  resolutions from the New Jersey Senate and Assembly, and a proclamation from the Somerset County Freeholders were presented at a Feb. 28 meeting of the Somerset ...

Expert "Rosarians" Will Clip, Snip, Prune and Answer Questions

March 15, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Volunteers from the Jersey Shore Rose Society and the Penn-Jersey Rose Society will join Colonial Park Gardens staff on Saturday, March 18 from 8 a.m-noon at the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden at Colonial Park Gardens to complete the annual spring rose pruning.

Visitors are welcome to stop in to have their rose questions answered by expert rosarians in addition to ...

Hillsborough: Somerset County Needs CERT Team Emergency Volunteers

March 23, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Somerset County municipalities are seeking volunteers to join their Community Emergency Response Teams.

An upcoming CERT training class is being held at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy, located at 402 Roycefield Road April 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, April 22 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Community Emergency ...

Somerville Man Struck by Hillsborough Motorist While Walking on Route 206 in Raritan

RARITAN, NJ - A Somerville man was struck by a vehicle while he was walking west across Route 206 in Raritan against the green traffic signal Monday evening, according to a report from Raritan Borough Police.

According to police, at about 9:43 p.m., Brian Saverino, 70, was struck by a 2010 Subaru Outback driven by Joyce Carmon, 60, of Hillsborough. 

Saverino, the report said, ...

Off-Duty Cop Shoots Burglary Suspect in Manville Residence

 

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Hillsborough: Somerset County Needs CERT Team Emergency Volunteers

March 23, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Somerset County municipalities are seeking volunteers to join their Community Emergency Response Teams.

An upcoming CERT training class is being held at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy, located at 402 Roycefield Road April 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, April 22 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Community Emergency ...

Somerville Man Struck by Hillsborough Motorist While Walking on Route 206 in Raritan

RARITAN, NJ - A Somerville man was struck by a vehicle while he was walking west across Route 206 in Raritan against the green traffic signal Monday evening, according to a report from Raritan Borough Police.

According to police, at about 9:43 p.m., Brian Saverino, 70, was struck by a 2010 Subaru Outback driven by Joyce Carmon, 60, of Hillsborough. 

Saverino, the report said, ...

Off-Duty Cop Shoots Burglary Suspect in Manville Residence

 

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Patriots Re-Sign LHP Rich Mascheri

March 23, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have re-signed left-handed pitcher Rich Mascheri for the 2017 season.

“I am just really excited to get back to the field for the Patriots,” said Mascheri. “Now that I am finally healthy – and have spent the entire off-season working out and training – I am ready to come in and compete.”

Mascheri enters his ...

RHP Scott McGregor Returns to Patriots for 2017 Season

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have re-signed right-handed pitcher Scott McGregor for the 2017 season.

“I’m excited to get the season going and ready to meet the new team,” said McGregor. “I enjoyed the time I spent in Somerset last season so I’m looking forward to the opportunity to come back.”

McGregor enters his second season with ...

Jersey Guy Signs with Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have signed right-handed pitcher Alex Gouin for the 2017 season.

“I am most certainly excited about being around an environment with a record of success,” said Gouin. “I have heard great things about the fans, and it is close to home for me. It makes a great deal of sense to play here.”

Gouin enters his first season ...

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Storm Update: It’s Tme to Activate the NJ French Toast Alert System

March 13, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get the bread and the milk! We all agree that french toast is delicious, but it won’t do you any good if the power goes out.

We highly recommend purchasing nonperishable items as well, such as canned tuna, salmon, sardines, corned beef, beets, beans and fruit so you are prepared. It's not lobster tails and filet ...

Zwicker Tours Branchburg Manufacturer, Discusses Innovation and Job Creation

March 16, 2017

BRANCHBURG, NJ – Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16) toured THE Symrise facility recently and discussed ways to create jobs and grow New Jersey’s economy with innovative technologies.

Symrise, Inc. is a leading provider of fragrances, flavors and aroma chemicals. Zwicker, a physicist at the Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, toured the production plant and talked ...