Youth Leadership Somerset Accepts Applications for 2018-19 Program

April 15, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Youth Leadership Somerset, a leadership development program for Somerset County youth entering grades 9-12, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year, which runs September through May. Classes are held one Saturday per month for approximately four to six hours. The application deadline is Monday, May 16. 

“Somerset County is ...

Hillsborough Band Parents Host Collection of Used Clothing


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - The Hillsborough Band Parents Association will host a collection of used clothing on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m.-noon at the front entrance of Hillsborough High School on Raider Boulevard.

Items accepted include:

- All-season clothing, all ages, packed in well-tied plastic bags;

- Shoes, bagged separately from clothing;

- Accessories, including ...

Hillsborough Honors Educators from Amsterdam School

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Township Committee honored Christina Smith, a Special Education teacher at Amsterdam Elementary School, as Teacher of the Year for 2018 at a recent meeting.

Robyn Becker, a speech therapist at the school, was named Educational Services Professional of the Year.

Both received proclamations from Mayor Gloria McCauley.

Smith has been a member of the Hillsborough ...

Hillsborough Students Learn How to Eat and Live Healthy

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -Students at all nine township schools celebrated School Wellness Week recently, from discussions about physical and mental well being to yoga exercises, food tastings and cooking contests.

Discussion topics included stress management, drug and alcohol use, exercise, healthy eating and the importance of sleep. Each school provided its students with the opportunity to try ...

Hillary Clinton Visits Rutgers to Talk Politics and Women


PISCATAWAY, NJ - Hillary Rodham Clinton said she believes the United States is moving toward a breakthrough in which women and underrepresented groups will become more active in politics for the benefit of their communities, but only if they summon the courage to run for office and go to the polls during an appearance at Rutgers University Thursday for which she was paid ...

RVCC Increases Tuition $6 Per Credit, Average of $180 Per Full-Time Student

BRANCHBURG, NJ- Tuition at Raritan Valley College will increase 4.1 percent beginning this fall and will cost the average student an additional $180 for the academic year.

The RVCC Board of Trustees approved the $6 per-credit increase Tuesday night as part of the $55.5 million budget for FY 2019.

“The new budget will ensure that RVCC can continue to fulfill its mission of providing ...

Freeholders Endorse Armed Security in all Somerset County Schools

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the Parkland, Fla school shooting last month in which 17 students and staff were killed, Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione and Freeholder Mark Caliguire Thursday announced that the freeholder board will fund a second armed school resource officer at the county Vocational & Technical High School in Bridgewater, and urged every school ...

Fifth-Graders Help DARE Police Recruits Sharpen Their Skills

SOMERVILLE, NJ – On Friday, it will be official, but on Thursday, 25 DARE police officer candidates had to prove their ability to reach out to their public – several classes of fifth graders at the Van Derveer School.

The 25 police officers who will be certified as Drug Abuse Resistance Education officers are members of several local police departments – Bernardsville, ...

School Bus Driver Charged with Sex Assaults Against Students

MONTGOMERY, NJ – An 84-year-old township resident has been arrested and charged with sexual assault against an 8- and 12-year-old and as many as seven other children while a bus driver going back to the 1960s, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Edward Atoeff of Cherry Valley Road was the owner and operator of Jastyke Transportation at the time of the alleged ...

Hillsborough: Suspended HS Athletic Director Charged with Theft

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Suspended Hillsborough High School Athletic Director Michael Fanizzi has been arrested and charged with the theft of $10,704 in athletic event receipts over a four-year period from 2013-2017, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Fanizzi, 53, a resident of Conover Way in Hillsborough who had been athletics director for 14 years,, had been suspended ...

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