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Hillsborough Comic Makes You Laugh for a Cause

November 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini," is the comedic version of a one-man band.

He can do it all – depending on his mood and the audience, Lombardi will kibitz with the crowd, fire off one-liners, dazzle with his magic or bring life to a family of sharp-tongued ventriloquist dummies.

A veteran headliner at Atlantic City’s casinos, Lombardi’s also got a ...

Hillsborough HS Preschool Program Hosts Open House Nov. 19

November 14, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The preschool program at Hillsborough High School is accepting applications for preschool-aged children entering the class in January 2019.

 The program will hold an open house for interested families on Monday, Nov. 19, from 4-5:30 p.m. in Room 510 at Hillsborough High School.

 Visitors may park by the football fields and enter through the playground ...

Hillsborough Visitors Experience Electrifying Night Glow

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ- Three Raritan Valley Community College Engineering majors helped make the night “glow” during Duke Farms’ Annual CreatureFest.

The students, Alia Rind of Hillsborough, Sushmita Singh of Bridgewater and Arthur Romano of Franklin, members of the College’s Authentic Engineering Experience “Duke Farms Team,” brought hands-on science ...

St. Matthias' Priest Resigns Amidst Questions of Parish Finances

SOMERSET, NJ - Questions surrounding church finances at Saint Matthias led to the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner according to a letter sent to parishioners and school families on Nov. 2. 

"It is with sadness that I must inform you that Father's resignation coincides with serious questions and concerns that recently have been raised regarding the handling of parish ...

All the Votes Are in: Hillsborough Democrat Olivia Holmes Elected to Township Committee

November 13, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH  NJ – Olivia Holmes will become the first Democrat elected to the Township Committee in 11 years.

The Somerset County Board of Elections completed its tabulation of mail-in and provisional ballots early Tuesday evening, one week after Election Day, with Holmes receiving the second highest vote total. She will be seated on the Committee at the annual reorganization ...

Outcome of Hillsborough Local Elections Expected Tuesday

HILLSBOROUGH , NJ – Less than one percentage point separates the four candidates who ran for two Township Committee seats on Election Day, with the  outcome of Tuesday’s local elections not expected until next Tuesday,  when all provisional ballots and mail-in ballots are counted and included in the final vote tally, according to Somerset County Clerk Steve ...

Hillsborough Committee Election Still Too Close to Call

HILLSBOROUGH , NJ - Uncertainty continues to loom over the outcome of Tuesday’s local elections, with the probability that the final vote count to determine the winners of two seats on the Township Committee won’t be finalized until Tuesday when all provisional ballots and mail-in ballots are counted and included in the final tally, according to Somerset County Clerk Steve ...

Hillsborough Comic Makes You Laugh for a Cause

November 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini," is the comedic version of a one-man band.

He can do it all – depending on his mood and the audience, Lombardi will kibitz with the crowd, fire off one-liners, dazzle with his magic or bring life to a family of sharp-tongued ventriloquist dummies.

A veteran headliner at Atlantic City’s casinos, Lombardi’s also got a ...

'Lights of Love' Returns to HMC

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 31-year-old Hunterdon tradition is set to return.

It’s the Lights of Love Tree Lighting ceremony, which will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. at Hunterdon Medical Center.

HMC is located at 2100 Westcott Dr., just off Route 31 here.

The event is hosted by Hunterdon Medical Center Auxiliary, which gathers family and friends and brightens ...

Hillsborough: Adopt-A-Family Program Provides Thanksgiving Meals

SOMERVILLE, NJ - There’s still time to donate to the ninth annual Adopt-A-Family program to will help provide Thanksgiving meals for needy families. The 2018 donation form can be found at http://bit.ly/2018AdoptAFamily The postmark deadline is Nov. 17.

“We often hear that people want to help others within their own community,” said Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L.

Somerset County Salutes Public Health Heroes Nov. 19

November 15, 2018

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - National Public Health Thank You Day is a day for Somerset County and the nation to recognize the many public health professionals who are committed to protecting the health of all Americans.

“Public Health Thank You Day honors all of the unsung heroes who help keep us safe from infectious diseases, protect our food supply, prevent injuries in the ...

Hunterdon Medical Center Program Saves Hearts and Lives

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But science shows that heart disease can be both prevented and reversed.

Hunterdon Healthcare, the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center, offers the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease.

The program is nationally recognized ...

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts 6 Suspects in Murder

November 16, 2018

 

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- ...

Convicted Double-Murderer Gets Two Consecutive Life Sentences

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A former Raritan resident convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in 2015 has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Ramon Cadiz, 54, formerly of First Avenue, was sentenced on Nov. 9 to two consecutive life terms of imprisonment following his guilty pleas to two counts of first degree murder before ...

Suspect Charged with Selling Xanax Pills

November 16, 2018

 

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Basking Ridge man faces charges of selling Xanax on two occasions to undercover detectives, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Stefan F. Larbig, 28 of Constitution Way, was arrested after a two-month investigation..

Robertson provided the following details:

On two separate occasions during the month of October an undercover ...

Jury Acquits Prison Guard on Sex Crime Charge

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man charged with a sex crime in connection with his job at the state’s only woman’s prison has been acquitted after a two-week jury trial, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III.

Brian Y. Ambroise, 35, of Union, was acquitted on one count each of second-degree sexual assault and official misconduct.  Judge Angela F. Borkowski ...

Police Investigate Bank Robbery in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Provident Bank on Union Avenue was robbed early Wednesday morning shortly after opening.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson provided the following details:

Bridgewater Township Police Department were called by bank employees at 8:32 a.m. to report the robbery immediately after it occurred. Bank employees told police that a man had entered the bank and ...

Suspect Charged with Selling Xanax Pills

November 16, 2018

 

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Basking Ridge man faces charges of selling Xanax on two occasions to undercover detectives, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Stefan F. Larbig, 28 of Constitution Way, was arrested after a two-month investigation..

Robertson provided the following details:

On two separate occasions during the month of October an undercover ...

Jury Acquits Prison Guard on Sex Crime Charge

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man charged with a sex crime in connection with his job at the state’s only woman’s prison has been acquitted after a two-week jury trial, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III.

Brian Y. Ambroise, 35, of Union, was acquitted on one count each of second-degree sexual assault and official misconduct.  Judge Angela F. Borkowski ...

Police Investigate Bank Robbery in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Provident Bank on Union Avenue was robbed early Wednesday morning shortly after opening.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson provided the following details:

Bridgewater Township Police Department were called by bank employees at 8:32 a.m. to report the robbery immediately after it occurred. Bank employees told police that a man had entered the bank and ...

Audit Reveals Priest “Borrowed” $500,000 from Parish for "Compulsive Behaviors"

November 7, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - Rev. Douglas J. Haefner “borrowed” around $500,000 – an amount substantiated by an unreleased internal audit – from church coffers to fund “compulsive behaviors,” according to Bishop James F. Checchio of the Metuchen Diocese.

Checchio visited St. Matthias Church on Monday night to address the concerns of parishioners and offer insight into ...

St. Matthias' Priest Resigns Amidst Questions of Parish Finances

SOMERSET, NJ - Questions surrounding church finances at Saint Matthias led to the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner according to a letter sent to parishioners and school families on Nov. 2. 

"It is with sadness that I must inform you that Father's resignation coincides with serious questions and concerns that recently have been raised regarding the handling of parish ...

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Newly-elected School Board Member Jane Staats Expresses Thanks

November 14, 2018

To the Editor:

I am so excited that I will be a member of the Hillsborough Board of Education! I am grateful for the support that so many people have given me, and I appreciate the variety of valuable input submitted by so many people. The education of our students affects all Hillsborough residents in many ways, ranging from investing in the present and future of fellow members of our ...

Somerset County Salutes Public Health Heroes Nov. 19

November 15, 2018

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - National Public Health Thank You Day is a day for Somerset County and the nation to recognize the many public health professionals who are committed to protecting the health of all Americans.

“Public Health Thank You Day honors all of the unsung heroes who help keep us safe from infectious diseases, protect our food supply, prevent injuries in the ...

Visions and Pathways Teaches Entrepreneurship to High-Risk Youth

November 16, 2018

 
 BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Vsions and Pathways, a local non-profit organization was recently awarded a grant from the New Jersey Office of Faith Based Initiatives to start a new program; the Prosperity Entrepreneurship Project (PEP). PEP’s goal is to improve the academic performance of high-risk youth by teaching them the basics of business and learning the value of hard work and ...