Hillsborough Top Stories

July 14, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee recognized the Police Department's “Top Cops” at Tuesday night's meeting. Patrolman Philip Wolff and Patrolman Brian Gorka are the "Top Cops" for 2021 based on their performance from the previous year. The award recipients were determined based on a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The minor league baseball season has officially reached the halfway point, and the Somerset Patriots have made an impact during their inaugural season with the New York Yankees. The team is currently sitting in first place in the Northeast League with a record of 38-21, which is ...

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EVANSTON, Ill. - The National Merit Scholarship Corporation Monday announced over 1,000 additional winners of National Merit Scholarship financed by colleges and universities. Hillsborough High School student Shirley Z. Pang is the recipient of a scholarship from Northeastern University in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Five former Scarlet Knight athletes will be representing Team USA at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Todd Frazier and Patrick Kivlehan will be on the field for baseball with Darren Fenster serving as an assistant coach, while Carli Lloyd will be on the women's soccer team, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The mother of a Rahway child, who was the subject of an Amber Alert Friday, has been found dead in Tennessee, and charges are pending for the father who is suspected of abducting the mother and son, authorities said Sunday. The father, Tyler Rios, 27, of Highland Park, is ...

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NEW JERSEY — Did you know? Blueberries have long grown wild in the Garden State, but New Jerseyan Elizabeth Coleman White is credited for being the first person to see potential for the fruit as a commercial crop. Coleman and botanist Frederick Colville began experimenting with wild ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Blue jays, robins, grackles and starlings in New Jersey and other mid-Atlantic states have been afflicted with an unknown disease that has killed several dozen birds in the state. Dr. Nicole Lewis, state Division of Fish & Wildlife veterinarian, has collected several of the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Tropical Storm Elsa is due to arrive in New Jersey tonight and though central New Jersey is not in the direct path of the storm, there is a likelihood the heavy rain and accompanying winds will make an impact tonight and on Friday. The storm is expected to have the greatest ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) has selected Peg Wright, President/CEO of The Center for Great Expectations, as the 70th Somerset County Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year award, given annually to Somerset County’s premier civic and business leader, is ...

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RARITAN, NJ – A borough resident is facing assault charges after police say he attacked an acquaintance with an axe, requiring emergency treatment for lacerations on the victim's back and forearm. The incident occurred in the early morning on July 3, according to Somerset County Prosecutor ...

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PRINCETON, NJ - The Anchor House Ride for Runaways will kick off Saturday, July 10, at 8 a.m. from Princeton Shopping Center in Princeton, NJ featuring eight local routes totaling 500 miles Ride for Runaways benefits the Trenton social services agency Anchor House. The 35-mile route will take ...

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It could feel as hot as 102 degrees in central New Jersey on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. A heat advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., with the highest temperatures and heat indices between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., the weather service said. The National ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office promoted three officers – and a police dog – with Superior Court Judge Thomas Miller administering the oath of office during ceremonies Friday.  “It’s my pleasure to swear in these three new supervisors and our police dog today, all have gone ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Youth Group at Mary Mother of God Church spent portions of three days during their Summer Service Workcamp taking care of complete strangers thousands of miles from the basement of the church Parish Center, where members gathered to sort donations and prepare personal care ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – According to the State of New Jersey Department of Health (NJDoH), 201,783 Somerset County residents have received their full course of COVID-19 vaccinations as of June 30. That equates to 71 percent of all residents 12 years and older, and more than 76 percent of all adult ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township Board of Education has appointed Michele Fisher, graduate of Hillsborough High School as the school's new principal. Also appointed as the district's new K-12 math coordinator is Kyle Dattola, effective Aug.16. Both were appointed at the board's June 28 ...

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SOMERVILLE. NJ - New Jersey American Water has issued a Mandatory Outdoor Water Restriction for customers in three central New Jersey counties until further notice because of a 36-inch water main break brought on by increased demand as a heat wave continues to broil New Jersey with record-breaking ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Tyrone Stackhouse Project will perform on four consecutive Saturdays in August as the Somerset County Park Commission free Summer Concert Series makes its return after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each “Journey Through the Decades” show will feature the hits of ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – Police have arrested a North Brunswick man for firing as many as 10 shots from a gun in the area of North 6th Avenue in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 20, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Kevin Salmeron, 20, of Livingston Avenue, North ...

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TRENTON, NJ - With a burgeoning surplus of $10 billion and no shortage of debt brought on by decades of short- and long-term borrowing to finance state government, Assemblyman Roy Freiman and several of his colleagues says it's payback time. They want to retire some of that debt, and ultimately ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani awarded certificates to the winners of the BoroSafe Poster Contest at a recent meeting of the Township Committee. The contest's theme was "Exercise Your Emotions! How Do you Make Yourself Feel good?" in which students were encouraged to create a poster ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Three momentous celebrations are being wrapped into one on Saturday, June 26, a red, white and blue celebration of history, patriotism and community. Hillsborough’s annual Family Fun Day will be celebrated along with an early Independence Day fireworks show and commemoration ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – COVID-19 vaccination clinics operated by the Somerset County Department of Health will be held at several locations through June 27. No appointments are necessary. Tuesday, June 22, Bound Brook Train Station, 3-7 p.m., Johnson&Johnson vaccine; Wednesday, June ...

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MANVILLE, N..– Police are investigating reports of gunfire in the area of North Sixth Street early Sunday morning. Police were dispatched to the area after receiving phone calls reporting a man with a gun and gunfire at 3:26 a.m. Police say there were 10 shots fired. There were no reported ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Almost nine in 10 New Jerseyans consider the cost of housing to be a “very serious” (55 percent) or “somewhat serious” (32 percent) problem, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in collaboration with the Housing and Community Development Network of New ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Agriculture will be holding their "Agriculture in Action" open house on Sunday, June 20 at Norz Hill Farm and Market, 120 South Branch Road from noon-4 p.m. Visitors to Ag in Action will get to enjoy free hayrides through the farm's crops and visit ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - After a year’s hiatus due to COVID restrictions, the annual Rotary Fair and Business Expo will once again transform the Hillsborough Promenade fairgrounds at 315 Route 206 into a classic carnival with a colorful midway, over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, fireworks, food ...

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Residents Can Safely Dispose of Harmful Items at Hillsborough Location HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is holding a free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event, so residents can safely dispose of their harmful household items. The event will be held on ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit will begin a rehab assignment with the Somerset Patriots on Tuesday night against the Richmond Flying Squirrels.  He becomes the Yankees' second player assigned to the AA Patriots for rehab; relief pitcher Zack Britton made three ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Today is recognized as Flag Day in the United States, but the borough will wait until Friday, June 18 for its official celebration on the green surrounding the Historic Somerset County Courthouse. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, ...

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