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$2,500 Reward Offered: Female Cyclist Sexually Assaulted, Robbed at Knifepoint at Duke Island Park

July 28, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -  Police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office are continuing to investigate a sexual assault at Duke Island Park that occurred Sunday, July 18, with Crime Stoppers of Somerset County offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the assailant.

According to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, on July 18 at about 9:07 p.m., ...

Soaped-Up Car Exits Hillsborough Car Wash in Reverse; No Injuries

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police have yet to officially determine how it happened, but what did happen last Sunday afternoon at the Crown Car Wash was something you don't see happen very often.

A car stuck in reverse shot out the back of the car wash located at 397 Route 206, ran over two steel and concrete poles and two vacuum machines inside before lurching outside ...

Hillsborough: Firefighters Honor Fallen Comrade Billy Shaffer

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – It was a sea of blue inside Mary Mother of God Church Thursday night as hundreds of firefighters and emergency personnel from across the state came to pay respects to Hillsborough Fire Company #2 Assistant Chief Billy Shaffer, who died on July 14 while responding to a car fire. 

Shaffer, who served more than 35 years with the department, was honored with a ...

Juvenile Faces Multiple Charges in Carjacking

FAR HILLS, N.J. – A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged as a juvenile with several offenses in connection with a carjacking at a residence in the Polo Club condominium complex, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Robertson provided the following account of the June 10 incident:

Far Hills Police received a phone call at 9:18 p.m. from the ...

Female Cyclist Sexually Assaulted, Robbed at Knifepoint at Duke Island Park

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -  Police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office are investigating a sexual assault at Duke Island Park Sunday at 8:45 p.m.

According to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, on July 18 at about 9:07 p.m., Bridgewater Township Police received a 911 call reporting a sexual assault at the park. When officers arrived, they met with an adult female victim who ...

Last Alarm: Firefighters Gather in Hillsborough to Honor Billy Shaffer

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Hundreds of township volunteer firefighters will be joined by their comrades from surrounding communities and departments from out-of-state to pay tribute to Hillsborough Fire Company #2 Assistant Chief Billy Shaffer who died last week responding to a car fire.

The viewing will be on Thursday, July 22 from 4-8 p.m. at Mary Mother of God Church 157 South Triangle Road; ...

Hillsborough Firefighter Dies Responding to Car Fire at Scrap Yard

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A veteran firefighter responding to a car fire at a recycling scrap yard Wednesday afternoon died after experiencing what is described as a "medical emergency."

Hillsborough Fire Company #2 Assistant Chief Billy Shaffer had over 35 years of experience as a firefighter.

Shaffer was one of several volunteer firefighters who had responded to a call at Copart ...

2 Hillsborough Residents Snagged in 3-County Cocaine Sweep; 31 Busted

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two Hillsborough residents have been arrested in connection with a five-month investigation of a cocaine distribution ring, with 31 suspects facing a variety of charges after several weapons were seized along with 6.5 kilos of cocaine with a street value of $559,000, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Dave Choppay, Jr., age 55, New Center Road, and ...

Hillsborough Township Recognizes 2021 "Top Cops"

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee recognized the Police Department's “Top Cops” at Tuesday night's meeting.

Patrolman Philip Wolff and Patrolman Brian Gorka are the "Top Cops" for 2021 based on their performance from the previous year.

The award recipients were determined based on a score devised from the Annual Job Performance ...

Driver Sentenced in Hit-and-Run That Injured 12-Year-Old Pedestrian

WATCHUNG, NJ – A Plainfield man has been sentenced to a five-year jail term in connection with a 2019 hit-and-run on Valley Road that seriously injured a 12-year-old Watchung boy, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. 

Bryant D. Eggleston, 51, of Plainfield has been sentenced on charges of third degree Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident ...

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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Somerville Fights to Get Invasive Suburban Bamboo Plants Under Control

July 17, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ -Just like thee pesky plant it intends to control, an ordinance designed to combat the uncontrolled growth of invasive bamboo plants has reemerged after it was tabled by lawmakers more than two years ago.

The Borough Council will hold a public hearing on the revamped ordinance at its Monday, July 19th meeting, according to Mayor Dennis Sullivan.

Ordinance 2643-21-0621, ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...

Shapiro: The Foxes are Winning: Partisan Local News Sites are Getting the Upperhand

Back in October, I wrote about the launch of partisan local news sites and how they were filling the void in local news in towns across the country. Since then, the amount of such sites has grown from a few hundred to more than 1,000. While some high-quality objective local news sites have launched since then, they are being dwarfed in size and scale by the partisan sites.

One ...