Hillsborough News

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council Monday night approved an ordinance that will permit qualified artists to paint murals on the brick facades of buildings in the downtown retail district along Main Street. There are two mural projects already awaiting the approval process. Each is intended to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -- During recess, the Triangle Elementary School playground in Hillsborough is a loud, fun, and energetic place to play. But what if you are looking for a quiet place to sit and talk with a new friend or catch up with an old friend who is in a different class? What if you don’t ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Rick St. Pierre, owner of Verve Restaurant, Bar & Bistro, woke up Sunday morning, looked out the front window on the upper floor where he lives on East Main Street and watched as his vision began to unfold. Sunday was the climax of the three-day Central New Jersey Jazz ...

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YORK, PA- The Somerset Patriots (37-26, 72-54) lost 6-1 to the York Revolution (35-28, 67-59) on the final day of the 2018 regular season at Peoples Bank Park on Sunday afternoon. Somerset started the scoring in the bottom of the fourth when NJ native Scott Kelly smacked an RBI double to make it ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball playoff matchups have been finalized, and the schedules have been announced as well. Both the Freedom and Liberty Division Championship Series will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 18th, with the Atlantic League Championship Series getting ...

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York, PA- The Somerset Patriots (37-25, 72-53) were bested by the York Revolution (35-27, 67-58) by a score of 11-2 in the penultimate game of the regular season at Peoples Bank Park on Saturday night. The Patriots scored in the very first inning of the game, when Jayce Boyd laced an opposite ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - All information on this Police blotter was provided by Hillsborough police. Those facing charges are considered innocent unless proven guilty in Hillsborough Municipal Court. All defendants charged by police were processed and released pending a court appearance. Aug. 4, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Central New Jersey Jazz Festival concludes Sunday afternoon, with upwards of 6,000 people expected to bring their lawn chairs and their love for music to be entertained in front of the stage on East Main Street, with seating spilling over on to the lawn at the historic ...

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YORK, PA - The Somerset Patriots (37-24, 72-52) began the final weekend of the regular season with a doubleheader sweep of the York Revolution on Friday night at Peoples Bank Park. The Patriots tied their largest comeback of the year in game one, erasing a 5-1 deficit en route to winning 6-5 in ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A tractor trailer turning on to Route 206 early Friday morning collided with a car, injuring the driver. Kevin King Jr., 38, a Raritan resident suffered unspecified injuries and was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, He was driving ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  -The Planning Board Wednesday night rejected a builder’s request for an amended site plan that would eliminate an underground parking garage beneath a planned five-story apartment building and move 24 of the tenants’ parking spots across the street to a property he recently ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Alberta Snyder was honored by friends and relatives at the Township Committee meeting on Sept. 11 in celebration of her 100th birthday on Aug. 7, 2018.   Alberta Snyder was born in the home on East Mountain Road where she currently resides and has lived in Hillsborough ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter wants residents to know that options have changed for the New Jersey Vote By Mail program. Voters can now choose to receive a Mail-in Ballot for all future elections (including primary and special elections) by filling out one application.  If ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (35-24, 70-52) defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (21-37, 47-72) 8-3 at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday evening. The Blue Crabs took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-run double by Frank Martinez. Somerset answered ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - An unanticipated groundwater source has undermined developer Robert Weiss’ plans for an underground parking garage at the planned Davenport Apartments, forcing him to go with Plan B, which hadn’t existed until it was necessitated by the invasive underground spring. The spring ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Tilly Mahon is flying from Melbourne, Australia to the United States in less than a month to meet her grandfather, Colin Driver, a long awaited event filled with anticipation but fraught with anxiety and angst. Two-year-old Matilda, aka Tilly, her mom, Jane, father, Matthew ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, held a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of 9/11 at the county’s memorial clock tower, located on the corner of Main and Bridge streets.  At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first ...

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  BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have acquired infielder and American Association Player of the Year Jose Sermo from the Sioux City Explorers for a player to be named later. He will be active for tomorrow night’s game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Sermo enters his first ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Adult Day Center on Main Street, next to TD Bank Ballpark, will host an Open House Sept. 15 from noon-3 p.m. The event is being held in conjunction with National Adult Day Services Week. Are you a caregiver for an older adult or somebody with Alzheimer’s ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen helped distribute more than 750 backpacks to students in the 17th Legislative District for the new school year, as part of his annual back-to-school backpack drive. The drive was held between July and August and yielded thousands of school supplies.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon) and former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough resident,  took turns yesterday at Raymour & Flanigan, Route 202 to get a no-frills haircut. Nothing fancy, no clipping, no styling, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The York Revolution (32-24, 64-55) defeated the Somerset Patriots (33-23, 68-51) 2-0 at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday evening. The Revolution broke the scoreless tie with a run in the top of the fourth inning on an RBI single by Isaias Tejeda. York extended the lead on a solo ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — With a stellar offensive line and a dominant rushing game, Hillsborough has the makings for a breakout season this year. Despite having one of the toughest schedules in New Jersey, the Raiders are going to be contenders every week, and Friday night, sent a major statement ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  -  All that jazz started here ten years ago, and has since found a home in two other central New Jersey locations, a three-day festival of live music, visual arts and fine dining expected to draw thousands of jazz fans from throughout the tri-state region. Founded in 2008, the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have acquired catcher John Nester in a trade with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association for a player to be named later. Nester enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He has prior ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A raging fire completely gutted a South Middlebush Road house early Thursday morning, police said. Police and fire units responded just before 5 a.m. Thursday morning to find the house fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters from Middlebush Fire Department, Elizabeth Avenue Fire ...

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania - The Somerset Patriots (32-22, 67-50) earned a series win over the Lancaster Barnstormers (28-24, 66-49) with an 8-4 victory at Clipper Magazine Stadium Thursday evening. Somerset took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Justin Pacchioli raced home from ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ -The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium in Branchburg is offering shows for all interests in September, including a Led Zeppelin laser concert, a star show based on the Magic Tree House book series, a laser concert for children, and a show that explains the mysteries of ...

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RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Whatever you do, don’t call it a “hat.” In the Navy, it’s called a “cover,” Township Committeeman Craig O’Brien explained at Tuesday’s Committee meeting, as he placed it on the dais. The Navy has special words for lots of things, O’Brien said. The distinction was ...

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