Hillsborough Top Stories

December 15, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  Firefighters battled for one hour late Friday afternoon to extinguish a house fire at 5 Wolfe Drive. Three occupants – Michael Treffinger, Carolyn Treffinger and Clifford Kepniss -  were able to escape the fire, which was contained to the second floor, but their dog was trapped ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Santa gets around this time of year in any number of ways - firetrucks, flatbed trucks, horse-drawn carriage, small airplanes, and courtesy of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, a huge, lumbering SWATmobile. Santa was the guest of honor at the Steeplechase Cancer Center at ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — From the opening tip-off Friday night against Gill-St. Bernard’s, the Hillsborough boys’ basketball team will be challenged all season against some of the strongest competition in the state.  And for a relatively inexperienced team, that can sometimes appear to be a daunting ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -- “American Painting, Poetry, Progress, and Prose in the Nineteenth Century” by Hillsborough High School Social Studies teacher Robert Fenster has been published. The project is the culmination of research following his month-long Reese Teacher Fellowship at Crystal Bridges ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Sacred Heart Cemetery, 1096 Millstone River Road, is one of 1,400 sites nationally that will lay remembrance wreaths on the grave markers of US veterans during the Wreaths Across America observance on Saturday, Dec. 15 beginning at noon. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots Baseball Club, led by Chairman Emeritus Steve Kalafer and Co-Chairmen Jonathan Kalafer and Joshua Kalafer, presented a ceremonial check to Somerset County elected officials in the amount of $20,276,654.26 at the team’s annual Holiday Reception on Tuesday, Dec.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - The Elf will hop off his Shelf for a few hours on Saturday, Dec. 15th, for the 7th annual “Elf on the Shelf Run for Awareness” sponsored by Steps Together. Accompanied by fellow runners, the Elf will be on the loose for several hours and will do his best to stick the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Aiming to make New Jersey’s technology and innovation resources more readily available and easily accessible for college students, a bill creating the New Jersey Technology Innovation Portal has cleared the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee.              “There ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The curtain goes up on the world premiere of "And My True Love Gave to Me," an original Christmas comedy written by township resident Luigi Jannuzzi on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Hudson Theatre Works, 80 Hauxhurst Ave., Weehawken. Show times are 8 p.m. Dec. 13-15, and 5 p.m.

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MANVILLE, NJ - Continuing with one of its longest running annual traditions, members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough distributed free dictionaries to Manville’s third-graders at the Roosevelt School  on Friday, Dec. 7, ensuring that all Hillsborough and Manville children will have easy access to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A nerve-wracking week filled with false rumors that had the entire Somerville High School community on edge has ended, with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Teehan once again reaching out to students, teachers and parents to reassure them that all threats of violence have been ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Looking to strike a balance between innovation, transparency, consumer protection and business bottom lines, a bill prohibiting the use of an online “bot” to communicate or interact for the purpose of misleading during a purchase, or to influence an election, cleared the Assembly ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Schools Supt. Dr. Timothy Teehan continues to battle rumors while trying to ease the concerns of students, parents and staff regarding threats of violence that have been directed at individual students and Somerville High School by phone and online social media platforms over the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman to allow dogs in New Jersey breweries has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. “One of the biggest challenges any small business owner will face is increasing foot traffic. Our bill will increase foot ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police say a woman driving a late model pick-up truck tried to lure a young boy into the vehicle as he was walking home from a school bus stop on Dec. 5. The incident occurred around 4:10 p.m. in the vicinity of 117 Bluebird Drive, according to police. The age of the boy ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Shabbat Chanukah service, consecration of new religious school students and a community-wide Menorah Lighting will be held on the sixth night of Chanukah on Friday, Dec. 7 at Temple Beth-El, 67 Route 206. Guests are invited to bring their favorite Chanukah and seven ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – The former Neshanic Flea Market property has been added to the South Branch Greenway. The 3.68-acre parcel of land including a historic residence was subdivided and a 2.8-acre parcel was deeded to the Somerset County Open Space Preservation Program; the other parcel containing a ...

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EAST STROUDSBURG, PA.-- Several students from East Stroudsburg University, including Alyssa Rogusky, a public health major from Hillsborough, N.J.; have been recognized by the University's Council of Trustees for their quick action to provide both CPR and AED intervention to an individual who ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Dr. Timothy Teehan has released the following update and timeline concerning the phone calls and Instagram messages received by some Somerville High School students over the weekend and on Monday: The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and Somerville ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and borough police detectives are investigating a series of phone calls and Instagram posts received by Somerville High School students over the weekend that threatened each of them with bodily harm. “It’s an active investigation,” ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, Dec. 8th from 10 a.m to noon. Fans are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ballpark throughout the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several hundred volunteers gathered at the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday to help the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed overseas. Several veteran organizations participated, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Police officers here and across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of  a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal’s policy – which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies – also limits the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Middle School Drama Club is working with Sherlock Holmes to solve some mysteries that have found their way to the school's auditorium.   Tickets are $5 and will be available for purchase at the door. Performances will be at Hillsborough Middle School during ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -  A caring message and a few simple pleasures from home can make a big difference to our service men and women serving abroad. That is the underlying mission of Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a Hillsborough-based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing US troops serving ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Following rain throughout the evening Saturday, and with flood warnings in effect throughout the county, a number of roads and bridges are closed for the time being. Upwards of 3 inches of rain fell overnight. Somerset County is under a flood warning until 11:30 a.m.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione urges residents to attend a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. to discuss the county’s Walk, Bike, Hike plan. The meeting will be held on the third-floor in the freeholders’ meeting room at the County ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s 41st annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center located at 190 Lord Stirling Road. The 41st Festival of Trees opens to the public on Saturday, Dec. 1 and will ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township will kick off the Holiday Season on Friday, Nov.30th with the annual lighting of the Township Christmas Tree. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and will include train rides (weather permitting) from 6-8 p.m., an ice sculpture demonstration, and a visit from ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The students and staff at Triangle Elementary School honored 47 local veterans during the school's 10th annual Veterans Day celebration. This year’s ceremony included performances by the Hillsborough Middle School band, Hillsborough High School chorale.   Each year, the ...

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