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Hillsborough Playwright Debuts Christmas Comedy Dec. 13

December 9, 2018

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 ...

Peter Mayer's "Stars & Promises" Tour Stops in Somerville Dec. 7

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerville High School Chamber Choir will perform at the 11th annual Stars & Promises Holiday Concert Dec. 7, which features Peter Mayer, lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer Band, at the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $35 in advance, $45 at the door, and are ...

Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Escorted by Firefighters

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and first responders from throughout the state will festoon their emergency vehicles with strings of light and blow-up cartoon characters for the V!I annual Holiday Lights Parade Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at dusk.

Sponsored by Somerville Engine Co. #1, the trucks and their crews will begin to arrive early in the afternoon at the staging ...

Forbes Honors Somerville HS Alum for Strides in Pharmaceutical Industry

November 30, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Dr. Michael Johnson, co-founder of  a pharmaceutical research company and graduate of Somerville High School, has been honored for the second year in a row by Forbes for his accomplishment.

Each year Forbes receives thousands of nominations for candidates wishing to be selected for its annual 30 Under 30 list which highlights outstanding performance by individuals under ...

NJ Senate President Meets with Business Leaders in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-3) at a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 30 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sweeney will discuss his proposals to fix New Jersey’s economy based on the conclusions of the “Path to Progress New Jersey” ...

Dictionaries Donated by Hillsborough Rotary Help Manville Third-Graders to Define Meaning of Charity

December 8, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - Continuing with one of its longest running annual traditions, members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough distributed free dictionaries to Manville’s third-graders at the Roosevelt School  on Friday, Dec. 7, ensuring that all Hillsborough and Manville children will have easy access to a tool that will serve them well throughout their academic careers.

The Rotarians ...

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 ...

Rumors Persist, Somerville Police, School Officials Reassure Nervous Students, Parents

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Schools Supt. Dr. Timothy Teehan continues to battle rumors while trying to ease the concerns of students, parents and staff regarding threats of violence that have been directed at individual students and Somerville High School by phone and online social media platforms over the past week.

Somerville Police have deemed the rumors unfounded, according to Teehan.

Teehan sent ...

Bateman Bill Opens the Door for Man's Best Friend at NJ Breweries

December 6, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman to allow dogs in New Jersey breweries has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

“One of the biggest challenges any small business owner will face is increasing foot traffic. Our bill will increase foot AND paw traffic for local breweries,” Senator Bateman (R-16) said.

Dictionaries Donated by Hillsborough Rotary Help Manville Third-Graders to Define Meaning of Charity

December 8, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - Continuing with one of its longest running annual traditions, members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough distributed free dictionaries to Manville’s third-graders at the Roosevelt School  on Friday, Dec. 7, ensuring that all Hillsborough and Manville children will have easy access to a tool that will serve them well throughout their academic careers.

The Rotarians ...

Somerset Patriots Host Holiday Toy Drive with Santa and Sparky Lyle Dec. 8

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, Dec. 8th from 10 a.m to noon.

Fans are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ballpark throughout the day. The toys will be donated to Toys For Tots Central New Jersey.

Lyle will be at the event ...

Hillsborough Volunteers Assemble 1,000 Gift Packages for US Troops

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several hundred volunteers gathered at the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday to help the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed overseas.

Several veteran organizations participated, including the Hillsborough VFW, Post #8371, the central New Jersey Chapter #27 of the Military ...

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

December 7, 2018

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, cleared the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee ...

Bateman Bill Opens the Door for Man's Best Friend at NJ Breweries

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman to allow dogs in New Jersey breweries has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

“One of the biggest challenges any small business owner will face is increasing foot traffic. Our bill will increase foot AND paw traffic for local breweries,” Senator Bateman (R-16) said.

Bill Would Deny NJ Tuition Aid to Students Convicted of Hazing

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.

The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

More than 200 students have died from hazing-related accidents in the United States since 1838, and 40 students have died ...

Former Neshanic Flea Market Property Added to Greenway

December 4, 2018

BRANCHBURG, NJ – 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 of ...

Forbes Honors Somerville HS Alum for Strides in Pharmaceutical Industry

November 30, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Dr. Michael Johnson, co-founder of  a pharmaceutical research company and graduate of Somerville High School, has been honored for the second year in a row by Forbes for his accomplishment.

Each year Forbes receives thousands of nominations for candidates wishing to be selected for its annual 30 Under 30 list which highlights outstanding performance by individuals under ...

NJ Assembly Committee Takes First Step to Legalize Marijuana

November 26, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – After hearing from communities and all potential stakeholders throughout New Jersey, the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday approved a measure that would set new, unprecedented regulation in the state for the possession, personal use, and sale of cannabis.

Currently Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Alaska, Maine, Massachusetts and Michigan have ...

Somerville School Superintendent: No Threats Credible

December 7, 2018

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 ...

Rumors Persist, Somerville Police, School Officials Reassure Nervous Students, Parents

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Schools Supt. Dr. Timothy Teehan continues to battle rumors while trying to ease the concerns of students, parents and staff regarding threats of violence that have been directed at individual students and Somerville High School by phone and online social media platforms over the past week.

Somerville Police have deemed the rumors unfounded, according to Teehan.

Teehan sent ...

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 ...

Somerville School Superintendent: No Threats Credible

December 7, 2018

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 ...

Rumors Persist, Somerville Police, School Officials Reassure Nervous Students, Parents

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Schools Supt. Dr. Timothy Teehan continues to battle rumors while trying to ease the concerns of students, parents and staff regarding threats of violence that have been directed at individual students and Somerville High School by phone and online social media platforms over the past week.

Somerville Police have deemed the rumors unfounded, according to Teehan.

Teehan sent ...

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 ...

Hillsborough: Temple Beth-El Hosts Menorah Lighting

December 5, 2018

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Shabbat Chanukah service, consecration of new religious school students and a community-wide Menorah Lighting will be held on the sixth night of Chanukah on Friday, Dec. 7 at Temple Beth-El, 67 Route 206.

Guests are invited to bring their favorite Chanukah and seven candles.

The event is being held in conjunction with Hillsborough Township.

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Olivia Holmes Thanks Hillsborough Voters for Support

November 28, 2018

To the Editor,

I am honored and excited to be elected to the Hillsborough Township Committee.  It was an amazing experience to go door to door with my running mate Jeffrey Wright to meet and talk to so many people here in town.

I got to know resident’s concerns, their hopes and their dreams of what Hillsborough can become. I want to thank all those people and I want to thank all ...

Robert Wise Re-elected Chair of RVCC Board of Trustees

December 5, 2018

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 ...

BW NICE Somerset County Chapter to Host 3rd Annual Red Shoe Luncheon and Fashion Show

November 27, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On Dec. 7, the BW NICE Somerset County Chapter will be hosting its 3rd Annual Red Shoe Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Bridgewater Manor.

This exciting event provides a perfect afternoon escape for local businesswomen, to network and build relationships, enjoy a delicious lunch and discover the latest fashions – all while raising ...