Hillsborough Top Stories

June 21, 2021

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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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Commissioners will commemorate Juneteenth on June 17 from 6-7 p.m. on the green surrounding the county’s historic courthouse along East Main Street. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver will attend, along with elected county officials, the founders of the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - An early morning fire on Sunday damaged a home on Davis Close, but the occupants were able to escape without injury, according to police. Firefighters arrived at the residence at 5:06 a.m. where they were confronted by flames at the rear portion of the building's exterior. The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Police throughout central New Jersey who slipped out of uniform in favor of running shorts, t-shirts and sneakers caught a break Friday, with a slight drizzle and temperatures in the 70s making their trek that much easier.  More than one dozen Somerville police officers and law ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Motor vehicle stops on Route 206 and other township roads continue to result in drivers being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Those who have been charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty. May 2, 2021 - Sandra Briganti, 47, of Hillsborough was ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Members of the township's Police Department will pick up where the Somerville Police leave off with the transfer of the New Jersey Special Olympics Torch of Hope at the Duke Parkway East exit off Route 206 Friday afternoon. Somerville Police will carry the torch through the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough resident Patrick M. Hammond, 36, has been sentenced to jail for 14 years following his conviction for setting fire to an occupied Hillsborough home in 2018 with nine people inside. Hammond was convicted of Aggravated Arson, 2nd Degree; Endangering another Person, 3rd ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday adopted the 2021 county budget with no property tax rate increase while preserving all current services for the county’s more than 331,164 citizens. The budget adoption marks the second year in a row that the Board has ...

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated with results posted at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli easily outdistanced three other candidates in the Republican primary for Governor on Tuesday and will face off against Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, have teamed up with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, to administer COVID-19 vaccines at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday, June 16th from 5-8 p.m. Everyone that gets ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Tuesday, June 8 is Primary Day in New Jersey, providing an opportunity for Democratic and Republican voters to select their favored candidates to run in the November General Election. All polling places open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. The top of the ballot features the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Jessica Hermann, a Hillsborough High School senior and winner of the Postcards for Kids contest sponsored by the Hillsborough Education BORO PRIDE Project is enjoying the notoriety that comes with an enlarged version of her original work posted to a billboard on Route 206. The ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - An early-morning downpour did little to dampen the excitement of local and state officials who gathered Thursday to dedicate the official opening of the long-awaited Peter J. Biondi/Route 206 Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s. The brief ceremony was moved out of the rain ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Seventy-three percent of New Jerseyans say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and while another 10 percent say they will likely roll up their sleeve for it, 16 percent remain unwilling, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Results are from ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A dramatic decline in housing inventory contributed to a 20% increase in single-family home prices statewide compared to 2020, according to April data recently released by New Jersey Realtors. The rapid price increase follows predictions last month from real estate experts who told ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - New York Yankees relief pitcher Zack Britton returns to TD Bank Ballpark for Wednesday night's game against the Reading Fightin' Phils for his second appearance during a rehab program with the Somerset Patriots. Britton threw 18 pitches and faced four batters in one inning in a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township Police Department has created a new Motorcycle Unit, with two new Harley Davidson FLHTP Motorcycles on order, purchased with a $60,000 donation from Dr. Cesar DePaco. DePaco, a Someset County resident, is a longtime supporter of law enforcement and has made ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all county-operated senior centers managed by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services are temporarily closed until June 30, 2021. The county’s management team is following state-mandated public healthcare guidelines while ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Regina Egea, president of the Garden Sate Initiative, a non-profit "think tank" that provides analysis and commentary on issues and events impacting New Jersey will join a panel of local business owners and central New Jersey business advocates to examine the local economy as New ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic convinced organizers and sponsors months ago to shift the venerable Tour of Somerville bicycle races from the traditional Memorial Day weekend to the end of summer. Those who were planning to visit Somerville on Memorial Day to take ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - They're back. Billions of cicadas are emerging from beneath the ground in the northeastern United States, and New Jersey will have more than its share of the noisy insects to contend with during the summer months. Be prepared for shedded shells, insect romance and the ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township's annual Memorial Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, May 29 has been canceled due to inclement weather in the forecast. However, the Salute to Veterans Breakfast will be held indoors at the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Building at 7:30 a.m. for those veterans ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Hillsborough Parks and Recreation department received three awards for innovative and effective programming at the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association annual Awards Ceremony at the Summit Family Aquatic Center last week. The staff was honored with the Agency Showcase ...

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