Hillsborough Top Stories

August 21, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Susyn Timko needs volunteers to  help "Turn the Town Teal" on Thursday,Aug. 30 to commemorate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Timko, a local musician, has coordinated the national program in Hillsborough for the past nine years in memory of her mother who died from ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The XI annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair closed down late Sunday afternoon after a successful six-day run, having entertained thousands of visitors despite the constant threat of rain, thunder and lightning. For the most part, the adverse weather skirted the fairgrounds off ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several dozen restaurants are offering special menus and reduced prices during the inaugural Hillsborough Restaurants Week Aug. 21-26. Sponsored and organized by the Hillsborough Business Association, Restaurant Week includes dine-in restaurants offering prix fixe menu ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A late summer lightning storm forced the Hillsborough Rotary Fair to close down two hours early Friday night, but not before a thundering fireworks display lit up the sky, Thousands of people streamed out of the fairgrounds at the conclusion of the fireworks just as the rain ...

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 SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laura Gonzalez, of Paramus has been found guilty of 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault, a disorderly person’s offense.  The guilty verdicts were returned by a petit jury after a trial in New Jersey Superior Court before the Honorable Angela ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP MAN CHARGED FOLLOWING AN ATTEMPTED HOME INVASION IN HILLSBOROUGH     HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - One suspect is in custody, and a second suspect is being sought for a home invasion on Mersher Court at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Jhamir Hoagland, 18, of Taylor Drive, Franklin ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - One suspect has been arrested, and a second suspect is being sought for an attempted home invasion on Mersher Court at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Jhamir Hoagland, 18, of Taylor Drive, Franklin Township is charged with 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Viktoria Wargo, a Special Needs teacher at Triangle Elementary School in Hillsborough, has been named 2018-19 Somerset County Teacher of the Year by the New Jersey Department of Education. Wargo and teachers selected in each of the the state’s 21 counties were recognized for their ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The 2018 Hillsborough Rotary Fair looked like a washout on its opening night, but Mother Nature came through and the skies cleared in time for the arrival of those dedicated community members for whom the Fair has become an annual tradition.   Dusk began to settle in ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee voted unanimously at its meeting Tuesday night to appoint Republican Shawn Lipani to fill the vacancy created by former Committeeman Greg Burchette, who resigned earlier this summer. Immediately following the Township Committee vote, Lipani was sworn to ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police agencies in Somerset County and around New Jersey are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2018 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins Aug.16 and concludes on Sept. 4, according to .PSomerset County ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff’s Officer David Daneker was in the midst of a presentation when his radio crackled with a message that he was needed in Montgomery to help with a motor vehicle stop on Route 206. He promised the young cadets in the Somerville Youth Police Academy he would ...

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BELLE MEAD, NJ – The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies Inc. and Attitudes In Reverse will hold their sixth annual National Suicide Prevention Day Conference entitled “Back to School: Building Youths’ Resiliency” on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at ...

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SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting  a 21-year-old Somerville resident. Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The brightly lit midway arch is once again expected to welcome an average of 15,000 local residents to the annual six-day Rotary Fair beginning Tuesday, August 14. Located adjacent to the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, the Fair transforms the field into a classic ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Combat veterans that are recipients of the Purple Heart were honored in ceremonies hosted by the township Tuesday at the Garden of Honor on the grounds of the Municipal Complex, 369 South Branch Road. Mayor Gloria McCauley welcomed the veterans and the public to the ceremony ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - There's no carnival rides and no midway, but there's plenty to do at the Somerset County 4-H Fair, celebrating its 71st year of family fun beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8, and continuing on Thursday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 10 at North Branch Park. There are no admissions or ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough has donated $3,000 to the Hillsborough Fire Marshal office for the purchase of equipment to be used by the recently-formed Rescue Task Force that would be deployed in the event of an active shooter incident or or civil unrest. The RTF is similar ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township will host the annual Purple Heart Ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 7th at 6 p.m. at the Garden of Honor on the grounds of the Municipal Complex, 369 South Branch Road. The public is invited to the commemoration which honors the Military Order of the Purple Heart. The ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – Another 35 cars parked on neighborhood streets had their tires slashed between midnight and 4 a.m. Thursday, the second such incident in less than two months. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said the most recent slashings occurred within the northwest section of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It’s now official; Somerset County 4-H is the World’s Record Holder for Stitching Together the Longest Textile Braid as certified by the Guinness Book of World’s Record and has the official certificate to prove it. But this was no easy feat. Long before the large fabric ball ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Daniel Rivera, a Hillsborough resident and a former registered investment advisor was arrested Wednesday on charges stemming from an investment fraud targeting elderly investors, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The 48-year-old suspect was indicted by a federal grand jury ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Two recent New Jersey high school graduates with a passion for raising awareness of organ and tissue donation have been awarded a $5,000 scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year by the NJ Sharing Network.  Zachary Roth, 19, a Hillsborough High School graduate received the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –. A new Rutgers Regional Report, “The ‘Burbs’ Bounce Back: ‘Trendlet’ or ‘Dead Cat Bounce’?” finds that the predicted transformative demographic shifts of the early part of the decade (2010-2016)—an urban resurgence and a suburban malaise—may, in fact, be reversing. The ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - A suspected drug dealer was busted by police riding his bicycle. Arthur N. Green, 60, of N Weiss Street was arrested July 26 after a three-week investigation into the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine by the suspect, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione has announced that Niche.com and SmartAsset.com have released 2018 rankings that place Somerset County at or near the top in a variety of areas. “Somerset County consistently shines in quality-of-life amenities and ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Kathleen Palmer has been passionate about butterflies since 4th grade. At her home here in northern Somerset County, she has taken her interest in the insects up many notches since childhood. Today, a section of her property is registered as a Monarch Waystation (Reg. #1111) ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -  Olivia Holmes has been chosen by the Hillsborough Democratic Organization to replace Jim Bergstrom as one of their candidates for the Hillsborough Township Committee. Holmes also received the unanimous endorsement of the Hillsborough Democratic Alliance at their July ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world. Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a ...

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