Hillsborough News

November 19, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The New Jersey Council for the Social Studies has honored Auten Road Intermediate School social studies teacher Patricia Sellar as the NJCSS Elementary Teacher of the Year. Teachers around the state may be nominated to the Board of NJCSS. The Board then reviews the nominations ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Scoring was not much of a problem for Somerville in Sunday’s Central, Group 3 Final. Finding the end zone on five of its nine drives, there was no question about that.  Stopping Alex Maldjian, however, was a completely different story.  Each time Somerville scored and made ...

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    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.

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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    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 ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for its 2019 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards program. “We have many women in Somerset County doing amazing things every day,” said Freeholder Patricia Walsh, commission liaison.  ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A Hillsborough man was charged with disorderly conduct following an incident in Quick Chek on West Somerset Street, according to a report from Raritan Borough Police. Cecilio Pizzaro, 31, was charged with disorderly conduct after being arrested at 2:12 p.m. Oct. 27. According to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of the Patriots Path Council in central New Jersey collected 2,000 grocery bags full of donations in Somerset County on Saturday, Nov. 3. Scouts from several troops had distributed bags door-to-door the week prior to the collection, asking residents to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff's officers made 38 arrests over a three-day period in an effort to collect delinquent child support payments. Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano said the sweep occurred Oct. 23-25 and involved 41 Sheriff's Officers, operating in teams, who served ...

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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 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public to identify a "Peeping Tom" who has exposed himself and been sighted naked in the vicinity of residents' homes. Four sightings have been reported since July 31; police say it is the same person in at least two of those incidents. The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It was 100 years ago that America's Doughboys came marching home from trench warfare in Europe. Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione welcomed veterans, their families and friends to Veterans Memorial Plaza in Somerville Sunday morning to honor their service and ...

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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 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Veterans' Day 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, when America's Doughboys shouldered their weapons and came marching home to a grateful nation, a stark contrast to the harsh greeting that awaited America's soldiers returning from Vietnam more than 50 years ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township will honor its veterans and spouses at the 10th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the Garden of Honor, located at the Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex, 379 South Branch Road. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – One hundred years ago, on Nov. 11, 1918, the signing of an armistice agreement marked the end of hostilities of World War I. The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in partnership with the county Cultural & Heritage Commission and Office of Veteran Services, will ...

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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 ...

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    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 60-year-old township man has been charged with murdering his 82-year-old mother, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Dalton Chiscolm Jr., of Haverhill Place, Somerset, is charged with First Degree Murder in the death of his mother, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – It may take days to determine the winners in the race for two seats on the Township Committee. Several races in Somerset County will be affected by Tuesday’s court order issued by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone in Somerville, which will delay the final results of many ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A court order issued by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone on Election Day will effectively postpone the final results of many elections in Somerset County until Wednesday, when the Board of Elections resumes counting a record number of mail in ballots – any number of which ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Following the tragic death of a local teen, Senator Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing. Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died on Feb. 4, 2017 during a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s ...

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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 ...

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