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The Hillsborough Township is encouraging residents to participate this year’s Independence Day festivities. Municipal officials said that the event scheduled on June 29 will include a music festival and fireworks display. The rain date is June 30. Festivities are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Auten Road Intermediate School, which is located at 281 […]

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Two Hillsborough students had the opportunity to compete in a national academic competition. Two Auten Road Intermediate School in Hillsborough sixth grade students, Nitya Balasubramanian and Ritija Bhargava, earned a place to compete with other middle and high school students from across the nation in the finals of the National History Day Contest at the […]

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Hillsborough YMCA’s annual Hop 5K kicked off with a bang as more than 750 people participated in the community tradition. For 19 years, the Hop 5K has been one of the Hillsborough YMCA’s biggest events, according to officials. “The Hop 5K is a tradition, not just for the Y but for the community. This year […]

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Hillsborough Township was recently honored for its sustainable environmental efforts. The township received the Municipal Innovation Award for the “Going Green: From Infrastructure to Culture” submission on May 11 at the first annual Municipal Innovation Summit held at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison. The event featured municipal leaders and industry experts throughout the state as […]

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Following an incident that occurred at the Hillsborough High School senior prom on May 17, which resulted in the premature departure of multiple students with special needs from the event, the Hillsborough Township Public School District has issued an apology in regard to the matter. The statement came several weeks after district aides who served […]

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Hillsborough Township municipality officials recently announced that a new online assistant is aimed to allow entrepreneurs, businesses and investors access to critical market research and guidance. Township officials announced on May 30 that the municipality teamed up with award-winning technology firm Localintel to launch the Hillsborough Business & Investment Assistant that is planned to provide […]

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Pamela Borek, the Hillsborough Township Municipal Clerk and longtime resident,  was recently honored for her services to the community. Borek was recognized as the “Municipal Clerk of the Year” on May 1 at the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey 2019 Education Conference. Alongside her position as township clerk, Borek is also the municipality’s information […]

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In the era of technology in the 21st century, a new center is opening in Hillsborough to help local children prepare for the future. The center is called Code Ninjas and will teach children computer coding and problem-solving skills from the age of seven to 14. “We took a look at the area and noticed that […]

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The Hillsborough YMCA Hop 5k is not just any road race. It is a race that brings families and the Hillsborough community together. For 19 years, the race has been a community tradition that helps raise funds for the local Hillsborough YMCA. “The Hop 5K is a tradition, not just for the Y but for […]

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The Hillsborough Township Public Schools Board of Education has adopted a $130.3 million budget to fund the operation of the school district during the 2019-20 school year. The budget includes the layoff of 37 staff members. Following a public hearing on the budget, board members voted 7-2 to adopt the funding plan. Board President Judith […]

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The Hillsborough Township Planning Board has approved additional housing units to be constructed on Amwell Road near the Nelson’s Corner Shopping Center. The decision came during a meeting on May 23 when board members approved a plan submitted by Amwell Terrace, LLC, to consolidate lots. Preliminary and final major site plan approval with bulk variances […]

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For American boys’ and girls’ soccer players under the age of 13, there is no United States Youth Soccer National Championship. But there is a de facto national championship. The Premier SuperCopa. The event’s website even bills it as, “America’s Championship.” And in 2019, a Monmouth County girls’ team will play in it. From June […]

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The Hillsborough High School boys’ soccer team posted a .500 record in 2017. No one expected the Raiders to do much better the following fall. Then Hillsborough enjoyed the school’s best boys’ soccer season in over three decades. The Raiders went 16-1-2, the program’s best record since a 17-2-2 campaign in 1984. Last fall, Hillsborough […]

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During the indoor track and field season, Hillsborough High School girls’ coach Rich Refi had one issue with Kirstyn Schechter, his standout sophomore. She couldn’t run in every event. “I can only put her in so many events in a given day,” Refi said back in January. He almost laughed when he said it. Almost. […]

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The Hillsborough High School baseball team can boast of a season filled with accomplishments. For starters, Hillsborough finished with a 16-6 record, its best mark since 2009. But the Raiders also won the Skyland Conference’s Delaware Division, earned the No. 1 seed in the Somerset County Tournament and landed the No. 2 seed in the […]

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Even as far back as the winter, Rich Refi kept saying that his Hillsborough High School girls’ track and field team had potential. “If they run good races, they can medal,” Refi said on Jan. 22. He was referring to his winter runners at the time, but most of them continued running for Hillsborough for […]

Courtney Wengryn called it “the greatest game of my life.” Her softball coach at Hillsborough High School, Cheryl Iaione, said it was “one of her better days.” But of course, it was Wengryn’s catcher since their Hillsborough Parks and Recreation days, Emily Orr, who described the performance best. “She was using all her pitches and […]

It is barely even trophy season for the 2019 spring track and field campaign. But the Hillsborough High School girls’ team is already winning titles. On April 13 at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, Hillsborough won the Skyland Conference Relays championship in the 2 Big Delaware Raritan Division. The Raiders outscored eight other […]

As a sophomore this spring, Jayden Bloch is already one of the best catchers in central New Jersey. That’s impressive enough on its own. But it’s even more impressive when you consider that Bloch wasn’t even a catcher before this baseball season. In 2018, Bloch pitched and played first base for Hillsborough High School’s freshman […]

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Daniel J. Passafiume, 96, of Parlin, passed away on June 11, 2019, at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge. Passafiume was born in Newark where he worked for the Newark Board of Education for more than 30 years as a carpenter foreman and volunteered as an officer in the Heavy Rescue Squad. Passafiume enlisted […] Read more

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By Pam Hersh Anthony “Skip” Cimino, who last year assumed the job of executive director of the New Jersey State Assembly Majority Office, recently told me he was a “failure.” Having worked with him for decades in our various intersecting professional and volunteer jobs in Mercer County, I was stunned to hear the word “failure” […]

By Pam Hersh Anthony “Skip” Cimino, who last year assumed the job of executive director of the New Jersey State Assembly Majority Office, recently told me he was a “failure.” Having worked with him for decades in our various intersecting professional and volunteer jobs in Mercer County, I was stunned to hear the word “failure” […]

By Bert Mandelbaum, M.D. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 11% of American children ages 4-17 have the disorder, which can result in children who are overactive, inattentive and impulsive. Children with ADHD are more likely to experience […]

By Pam Hersh Princeton-based architect Bob Hillier has completed projects in 34 countries throughout the world. And yet, the Princeton University undergraduate and graduate alumnus never has left the college campus. Never leaving Princeton University emotionally goes without saying. It is a syndrome shared by tens of thousands of alumni as evidenced annually at the […]

By Pam Hersh “Are you for real?” That was my reaction to a young woman shopping on Palmer Square on Saturday, when she asked me, “Why the parade today?” and “What’s with all the flags?” She was referring to the just completed “Spirit of Princeton Memorial Day Parade” and the bag of mini American flags […]

By Pam J. Hersh Bob Cawley, Barbara Sigmund, Marvin Reed, Joe O’Neill, Mildred Trotman, Yina Moore, Jack Wallace, Jay Bleiman, Josie Hall, Win Pike, Gail Firestone, Kate Litvak, Dick Woodbridge, Larry Glasberg, Phyllis Marchand, Michele Tuck-Ponder (both before and after she added Ponder to her name), Bernie Miller, Chad Goerner, Liz Lempert – what do […]

By Kristy Champignon, L.P.C., L.M.H.C., A.C.S.  The tween and early teen years are a time of change, growth and discovery, often filled with intense emotions.  To cope with these emotions, an increasing number of children in this age group are turning to non-suicidal self-injury, deliberately hurting themselves to provide relief or express themselves.  In fact, […]

By Pam Hersh Mother’s Day brings a tear and a smile to Princetonian Lynne Cannon, the mother of Kate “Katie” Cannon. The tears are due to the fact Katie – Dr. Kathryn Cannon Hughes, an obstetrician-gynecologist and herself a mother of two toddlers – died in November 2017 at the age of 36 from acute […]

By Pam Hersh Princeton-based artist Sydney Anne Neuwirth has no problem talking about her age. During a conversation last week, in front of one of her art pieces at the Cranbury Station Gallery in Princeton’s Palmer Square, she told me, “I am 84 years old – and that’s just fine with me. Nowadays, women artists […]

By Evan Katzel, M.D. Many women who undergo a mastectomy to treat breast cancer opt for reconstructive surgery to help rebuild the shape and look of their breast. And while reconstruction techniques vary greatly depending on the unique needs of each woman, the goal is largely the same – to restore self-image, self-confidence and quality […]

By Pam J. Hersh On Thursday, April 18, at a Princeton University reception, I learned the following: the words “mentor” and “mensch” might be etymologically related; no one has the heart or guts to eat cookies in the shape of a Chicago Cubs baseball and in the image of the Cubs’ greatest New Jersey fan; […]

By Pam Hersh Before municipal consolidation, Princetonians continually agitated over the donut-and-hole controversy – often leaving a bitter taste in one’s mouth, very different from the taste of the donuts and holes found at Princeton’s two Dunkin’ stores. Since that controversy has settled down, perhaps it is time that our elected officials tackle another not-so-sweet […]

By Pam Hersh My favorite people-watching perch in town – the front window stool of Starbucks overlooking the sidewalk of Nassau Street – has trained me in a new profession. I have become a fundraising consultant to individuals soliciting money from strangers on Nassau Street, an enterprise that takes place each weekend directly in front […]

The Freehold Regional High School District has been selected as a “best employer” in New Jersey by Forbes magazine. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in the first ranking of America’s best employers by state. In New Jersey, the FRHSD came in at No. 17. The […]

The Freehold Regional High School District has been selected as a “best employer” in New Jersey by Forbes magazine. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in the first ranking of America’s best employers by state. In New Jersey, the FRHSD came in at No. 17. The […]

Weichert Real Estate School will offer a full schedule of two- and three-week real estate pre-licensing classes throughout the summer. The 75-hour pre-licensing course provides all the training and testing necessary to kick-start a career in real estate by earning a New Jersey real estate license. The first class begins on June 17 at Weichert, […]

Casper opened its first Edison retail store, the Casper Sleep Shop, on the first floor of Menlo Park Mall, 55 Parsonage Road, off Route 1, Edison. Visitors can shop Casper’s sleep offerings and even book a nap to experience the products in one of the store’s miniature homes. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. […]

Comcast announced the official opening of the first Middlesex County Xfinity Retail Store, located in the Brunswick Square Mall, 755 Route 18, East Brunswick. The 12th Xfinity Retail Store to open in New Jersey is a 4,400 square-foot center. In addition to the latest mobile devices and top-of-the-line mobile accessories, retail offerings at the East […]

North American Properties (NAP) announced that industry veteran Mark J. Fetah has joined the firm as senior vice president/director for the Riverton Master Planned Projects, a $2.5 billion, 5 million-square-foot mixed-use development comprised of 400 acres on the Raritan River in Sayreville. Fetah is a hands-on real estate development and construction veteran who has delivered […]

Cyndi Bleier, Amboy Bank senior vice president and general counsel, accepts her award as the 2019 winner of the General Counsel of the Year Awards in the Private Company with Revenue Over $500 Million category. Presented by NJBIZ, the awards honor the state’s most dynamic general counsels and chief legal officers who are making an […]

CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, announced that Dr. Margaret Dufreney has joined its OB/GYN team at Women’s Health Specialists of CentraState. A fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dufreney specializes in female reproductive health, pregnancy, and childbirth, with a special interest in preventative care, management of abnormal uterine bleeding and pap smears, […]

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