Hillsborough Top Stories

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - There were at least 21 protests across New Jersey on Tuesday prompted by the death of George Floyd last week in Minnesota while in police custody - all of them peaceful, absent of the violence and looting that have been characteristic of demonstrations across the country.  “There ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Wednesday that 4,066 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, an increase of 7 overnight, with the death toll 422. The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Tuesday that 4,059 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll remaining at 419. The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 106,732 COVID-19 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Here's a unique dining experience that may come about as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement Monday that restaurants throughout the state can begin serving meals outdoors beginning June 15th. By mid-summer, pending approvals, the borough's restaurants could be serving ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than six million cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the world. The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 106,570 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 1,847,626 cases. Worldwide, there are 6,259.887 cases and 375,208 deaths, according ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Starting June 15, New Jerseyans can make themselves presentable again by getting a haircut before dining out at their favorite restaurant - and after indulging off the menu, work out at the local gym the next day. They'll also be able to go inside and shop at their favorite ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-16th, has introduced a bill that will limit exposure of personal information gathered by investigaors during the contact tracing process. The bill requires that all personal information collected when tracing an individual's suspected exposure to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The pieces are beginning to fall in to place as the Township Committee assembles a collection of market rate residential/retail developments that will all contribute to the township's obligations for affordable housing as mandated by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Several of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Dr. Lisa M. Antunes, superintendent of schools, and Karen A. Bingert, principal of Hillsborough High School, circulated a letter to members of the school community yesterday in response to complaints about "racist, homophobic and profane" online posts from several Hillsborough ...

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  "The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division, as it should ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Saturday that 4,017 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll increasing by 6 overnight to 417. There have been 350 positive test results in Hillsborough ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Municipalities, financially stressed by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic would be able to fill budget shortfalls without major tax increases on residents under a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman, R-16th. “For some local governments, borrowing might be the only ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will host a drive-in movie in the parking lot of TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th. The 1993 coming-of-age baseball classic "The Sandlot" will be featured  at 8:30 p.m. on both nights in the Red Lot located on the first base ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The newly-formed Mayors for Main Street alliance, including Hillsborough Mayor Doug Tomson, sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy, legislative leaders and county officials Thursday listing measures that they say need to be taken to get New Jersey back to business by lifting ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 100,000 Americans have died as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) since the pandemic began its unrelentless spread throughout the world earlier this year. The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 100,442 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a ...

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TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director set the record straight Thursday at Gov. Phil Murphy's daily press briefing on the recent practice of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.” “We understand that it’s ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 26-year-old suspect who police say watched a house burn to the ground early Wednesday morning has been charged with arson after he was seen entering and leaving the uninhabited house at 197 Maple Ave., according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Borough ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey motorists and interstate truck drivers will have to deposit more money in their EZ Pass accounts by September as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Wednesday voted unanimously in a virtual meeting to increase tolls by 27 percent on the Garden State Parkway and 36 percent ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported 3,960 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 406 deaths. There are 346 cases in Hillsborough and 51 deaths. Statewide, there is a total of 156,628 cases, an increase of 864 overnight, with 11,191 deaths reported, an ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The minority Republican Senate caucus sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday calling for more clarity and consistency as New Jersey begins to emerge from the sanctions imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Led by Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr.,and Minority ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Representative Tom Malinowski (D, NJ-7) today spoke on the House Floor to call on Congress to provide direct federal aid to state and local governments in otder to help them cover costs for the salaries of police officers, firefighters, and teachers, among other government ...

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TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak.  But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has given the go-ahead to professional sports teams which train or play in New Jersey to begin practice and compete in games or matches when their leagues resume competition. “Our administration has been in constant discussions with our professional sports teams ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Tuesday reported 3,936 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 401 deaths. There are 343 cases in Hillsborough and 51 deaths. Statewide, there is a total of 155,764 cases, an increase of 672 overnight, with 11,191 deaths reported, an ...

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TRENTON, NJ - High school and college seniors throughout New Jersey will enjoy the pomp and circumstance of an outdoor graduation with their fellow students and parents in attendance as Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday announced a relaxation of his crowd size and social distancing executive orders issued ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Efforts to control and push back against the COVID-19 pandemic have been described as a "battle" or "war" with health care workers and first responders likened to :"warriors" on the "front lines." From governors and lawmakers to clergy and CEOs, health officials, first ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Residents are asked to pause and observe a moment of silence at 3 p.m. Monday to honor the memory of those who gave their lives in defense of the country, and to acknowledge and thank all members of the military for their service to the country. In lieu of the traditional ...

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