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Hillsborough Hosts Howl-o-Ween Dog Parade and Costume Contest

October 22, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Canines and their humans have less than one week to put together a four-legged and two-legged costume so that they can join in the annual "Howl-O-Ween" Dog Parade and Costume Contest Saturday, Oct. 27.

Sponsored by the Hillsborough Parks and Recreation Department, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the parade scheduled to being at 9 a.m. in the dog park at Ann ...

Bet on It: Win, Place & Show at Far Hills Race Meeting

FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; It’s a fall essential.

This year's event, known to many as “The ...

Colonal Park Hosts Spooky Miniature Golf at Mischief Night Madness Oct. 26

SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County Park Commission will welcome ghosts and goblins of all ages to the Colonial Park Putting Course on Colonial Drive for an evening of spooky miniature golf at Mischief Night Madness on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Rain date Saturday, October 27, 2018.)

Admission of $10 for a ghostly family of three or more and $8 for two golfers will ...

Lance to Meet with Business Leaders in Somerville Oct. 26

October 18, 2018

CONGRESSMAN LEONARD LANCE (NJ-07)

TO MEET WITH SOMERSET COUNTY BUSINESS COMMUNITY

ELC Luncheon Scheduled for Friday, October 26, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7th) at a luncheon Friday, Oct. 26 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lance, ...

NJ Society of Certified Public Accountancy Invites Students to Apply for Scholarships

ROSELAND, NJ – The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) is inviting New Jersey high school seniors and accounting majors entering their fourth or fifth year of a New Jersey-based college or university to apply for NJCPA Scholarships. Applications are open until Dec. 10, 2018, for high school students and Jan. 7, 2019, for college students.  

The NJCPA ...

Atlantic League Honors Patriots' Patrick McVerry as Top Exec

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball has named Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerrythe 2018 Joe Klein Executive of the Year.

The Somerset Patriots also received the Ken Shepard Award For Promotional Excellence for the second consecutive season.

McVerry oversaw the Somerset Patriots’ 20th Season at TD Bank Ballpark in 2018, where the ...

NJ Society of Certified Public Accountancy Invites Students to Apply for Scholarships

October 18, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) is inviting New Jersey high school seniors and accounting majors entering their fourth or fifth year of a New Jersey-based college or university to apply for NJCPA Scholarships. Applications are open until Dec. 10, 2018, for high school students and Jan. 7, 2019, for college students.  

The NJCPA ...

Hillsborough Volunteers Dig In to Beautify Woodfern School

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Several dozen volunteers joined forces last weekend for an ambitious facelift project at Woodfern Elementary School.

Parents, students and Woodfern staff with rakes, shovels and paint brushes spent the day on several projects, from weeding flower beds and planting flowers to rolling out a new coat of paint on a storage container.

Work also included regrading, ...

Services Set for New Brunswick School Principal Killed by Drag Racer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tyrone Harrison attended Ohio State University, and played on the school's football team. Originally from Highland Park, Harrison graduated college and became a special education teacher in New Brunswick, and then a vice principal.

"He was a man with a large stature, but he was very, very kind. He was very gentle with the kids," said New Brunswick Schools ...

Far Hills Race Meeting Launches Pari-mutuel Betting

October 18, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ - It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond.

The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting.

Some things never change, however. The Hunt will again draw some of the world's best ...

Enterprising Hillsborough Students Ship Clothing to Villages in India

October 19, 2018

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same.

Through their nonprofit charity organization “Coaching to Contribute,” Rohan and Ritik have ...

Somerville Church Sponsors 44th annual CROP Hunger Walk Oct. 21

SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, “The Church on Main Street” will sponsor the 44 th Annual CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct.  21st beginning 1:30 p.m. on Main Street in front of the church.

CROP Hunger Walks are interfaith events sponsored by Church World Services and take place in 1,500 communities across the United States and in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Far Hills Race Meeting Launches Pari-mutuel Betting

FAR HILLS, NJ - It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond.

The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting.

Some things never change, however. The Hunt will again draw some of the world's best ...

Hillsborough Land Deal Preserves 335 Acres, Prevents Residential Development

October 12, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The purchase of 335 acres contiguous to Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park by the township and the Somerset County Improvement Authority contiguous to both Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park has the added benefit of protecting that property from residential development, according to Mayor Gloria McCauley.

The total acreage of the preserved ...

Somerset County Health Officials Confirm Rabid Raccoon

October 12, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health warns residents that a raccoon found in the Borough of Far Hills near the Spring Hollow Road area has tested positive for rabies. This is the second raccoon that has tested positive for rabies in the borough this year. 

On Oct. 6, a resident and her four dogs came in contact with a raccoon that had entered their fenced-in ...

Hillsborough: Stop the Car, Roll Up Your Sleeve for Drive-Through Flu Shot Oct. 13

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The Somerset County Department of Health is sponsoring a drive-through flu shot clinic at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m.- noon.

Shots are free to any Somerset County resident 18 and older. Short sleeves are preferred..

Sat. Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Somerset Patriots Stadium, located ...

No-Cost Employee Health Screenings Available at SCBP Expo Oct. 30

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership, in collaboration with Healthier Somerset, is offering a comprehensive range of free health screenings at the ”4th Annual Workplace Health & Wellness Exposition 2018,” on Tuesday, Oct, 30 from 3-6 p.m. at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave., Somerset.

The wellness event is held during Healthier Somerset Month, is ...

Services Set for New Brunswick School Principal Killed by Drag Racer

October 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tyrone Harrison attended Ohio State University, and played on the school's football team. Originally from Highland Park, Harrison graduated college and became a special education teacher in New Brunswick, and then a vice principal.

"He was a man with a large stature, but he was very, very kind. He was very gentle with the kids," said New Brunswick Schools ...

Grass and Grab: Hillsborough Police Blotter

October 19, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police reported several incidents of shoplifting and motor vehicle violations in the township over a six-week period.

All information is provided by township police. In all cases, the accused are presumed innocent pending disposition of their cases in municipal court. :

Aug. 28, 2018 - Daniel Amely, 31, of Woodbridge was arrested for Possession of Marijuana after being ...

Police Vow Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting.

Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those individuals that are identified as underage will be taken into custody, charged and ultimately ...

Second Man Charged in Fatal Drag Racing Hit and Run That Killed School Principal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday, 

Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of Piscataway, who was identified as managing a Facebook page and Instagram account for the car club ...

Grass and Grab: Hillsborough Police Blotter

October 19, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police reported several incidents of shoplifting and motor vehicle violations in the township over a six-week period.

All information is provided by township police. In all cases, the accused are presumed innocent pending disposition of their cases in municipal court. :

Aug. 28, 2018 - Daniel Amely, 31, of Woodbridge was arrested for Possession of Marijuana after being ...

Police Vow Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Far Hills Race Meeting

FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting.

Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those individuals that are identified as underage will be taken into custody, charged and ultimately ...

Second Man Charged in Fatal Drag Racing Hit and Run That Killed School Principal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday, 

Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of Piscataway, who was identified as managing a Facebook page and Instagram account for the car club ...

Somerville Church Sponsors 44th annual CROP Hunger Walk Oct. 21

October 18, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - United Reformed Church, “The Church on Main Street” will sponsor the 44 th Annual CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct.  21st beginning 1:30 p.m. on Main Street in front of the church.

CROP Hunger Walks are interfaith events sponsored by Church World Services and take place in 1,500 communities across the United States and in more than 30 countries worldwide.

At Chabad Groundbreaking, a Special Hardhat

CLINTON TWP., N.J. – Ground was broken yesterday for Hunterdon’s newest synagogue, Chabad of Hunterdon’s Yakov and Hava Telyas Jewish Center, on Payne Road just off Route 31 here.

“We are standing in Clinton Township,” Rabbi Eli Kornfeld said at the event where hundreds were in attendance. Referring to how differences between mailing addresses and actual locations ...

Somerville: Father Ron Bestows Blessings on the Animals

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Rev. Ron Pollock presided at the 20th annual Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 7,with several dozen dogs, cats and their owners receiving a special blessing at the 3 p.m. service.

The blessing of the animals is an annual Episcopal tradition in honor of St. Francis Day, which recognizes the importance of pets and ...

Bet on It: Win, Place & Show at Far Hills Race Meeting

October 21, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ - A field tucked away in a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey might be the last place outsiders would expect to find one of the most prestigious steeplechase events. But for the 40,000 attendees – many of whom attend year after year – the Far Hills Race Meeting is no secret; It’s a fall essential.

This year's event, known to many as “The ...

Hillsborough HS Raiders Lose to Linden Tigers

LINDEN, NJ - The Hillsborough High School football team lost its fourth game in a row Friday night, 21-14 to the Linden Tigers.

The Raiders are now 3-4, having won their first three games in a row; The Tigers improved their record to 7-1.

The Raiders' offense was led by quarterback Tom Ramsey, who ran for 65 yards and scored two touchdowns.

Running back Sean Leonaitis ran for 70 ...

Far Hills Race Meeting Launches Pari-mutuel Betting

FAR HILLS, NJ - It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond.

The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting.

Some things never change, however. The Hunt will again draw some of the world's best ...

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Make the Wright Choice in Hillsborough Election

October 21, 2018

To the editor

I am a 19-year resident of Hillsborough, NJ. I am a mother of four, wife, and scientist by career. I have known Jeffery Wright for almost 5 years now. Jeff has shown me that he has the ability and leadership skills to be the voice needed on the Hillsborough Township committee. 

I have seen Jeff manage to successfully balance his career, family and give back to his ...

Somerset County Planing Board Honored by Peers

October 10, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ –The Somerset County Planning Board has received the 2018 Achievement in Planning Award from the New Jersey Planning Officials organization.

The NJPO honors agencies for creating projects that reflect logical, sound and model approaches to planning and are beneficial to the community by improving quality of life for its residents, accvording to Somerset County Freeholder ...

NJ Invests $38 Million in Infant and Child Care Support for Working Families

October 16, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Tuesday announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care.

“Children are the foundation of our state’s future, and strong childhood development and early learning are ...