HILLSBOROUGH, NJ –Police continue to investigate the posting of an anti-Semitic flier on the glass doorway of the township municipal building last week.
A township employee found the flier when she arrived for work.
State Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex), who lives in a neighborhood not far from the Peter J. Biondi Municipal complex on South Branch Road, released a statement Saturday condemning the incident:
“Almost one year ago after a shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, I stood with people from all over New Jersey and said, ‘hate has no home here.’
“Six months ago when white supremacists planned a hate rally in Princeton, I stood with residents of the 16th district and said, ‘hate has no home here.’
“Now, hate is literally in my home. The anti-Semitic flyer posted at the Hillsborough municipal building over the weekend is not only infuriating, it is also frightening to see this level of bigotry in our community.
“Over 20 years ago, my wife and I chose Hillsborough to raise our children because we felt safe and a strong sense of community. All these years later, I am not just angry and disappointed. I am sad for my family and for my neighbors.
“I stand with all of you once again to say, “hate has no home here,” and look forward to coming together with my community to fight against this hateful rhetoric that will not be tolerated in Hillsborough.”
Deputy Mayor Douglas Tomson responded with a post on social media: "Absolutely disgusting," Tomson said. "I hope everyone joins me in condemning this flyer."
Last year several towns in central New Jersey were plagued by distribution of an anti-Semitic flyer.