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Sunnyside Gifts of Hillsborough recently announced that it will be the host to a special event this weekend. On Sept. 21–22, Sunnyside Gifts is set to celebrate its one-year anniversary with a “family-friendly” event in Hillsborough. According to a statement from the location, a prize wheel, refreshments, snacks and more are to be provided. Sunnyside […]

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Hillsborough Township Mayor Frank DelCore released a announcement that a special event will be held in October as part of a statewide campaign. DelCore said that the first annual “Mayors’ Walk” is scheduled for Oct. 13 at Duke Farms in Hillsborough in conjunction with the state-recognized “Mayors’ Wellness Campaign.” The campaign is a statewide community […]

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Hillsborough Township municipal officials released a announcement that the Township Building Department will hold a Sept. 26 open house event for contractors. Officials said that the topics to be discussed in this open forum will include an overview of code enforcement; changes in the code that impact the construction industry; and instruction on completing a […]

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The Hillsborough Township Committee dedicated a portion of its Sept. 10 meeting to recognize local athletes and coaches who participated in this year’s Special Olympics USA Summer Games. The township committee honored the winning efforts of the Hillsborough participants in this year’s games, which were competed in New Jersey on June 7–9 at The College […]

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Hillsborough resident Christopher Cody Obropta recently achieved the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. A student and instructor at ATA Legacy Martial Arts in Hillsborough, Obropta has been a student of Taekwondo since the age of 5. Now 24 years of age, Obropta has demonstrated the physical stamina, the dedication to Taekwondo training […]

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One hundred people attended a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair organized by Indian Health Camp of New Jersey (IHCNJ). For the seventh consecutive year, the health fair was open to all pre-registered participants above age 40 without any medical insurance.   The health screenings on Sept. 15 at Durga Mandir in […]

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The Hillsborough Township Committee has rescheduled the following meetings:  The Oct. 8 meeting at 7:30 p.m., has been rescheduled for Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m.; The Nov. 19 meeting at 7:30 p.m., has been rescheduled for Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. All meetings will be held at the Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex, located in the Peter J. Biondi Building, 379 […]

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Susie Norz, a Hillsborough resident, has been chosen as one of three recipients for the 2019 Outstanding 4-Hers of Somerset County achievement. Officials from the 4-H organization said in a statement that “this is one of the greatest honors a 4-H member can receive. Each shared personal experience was recognized by their peers, parents and […]

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The 6-acre cornfield at Von Thun’s Country Farm Market in South Brunswick has a different, fun theme carved into it each year. The 2019 maze theme celebrates the 150th anniversary of college football and the two teams who started this American tradition, Rutgers and Princeton universities. The maze takes approximately 35 to 45 minutes to […]

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Valerie Amiss has joined Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, as a ballet instructor. Amiss will teach beginner ballet in the school’s primary A, B, C and Level 1 conservatory classes in Princeton. She will also teach beginner and intermediate ballet to adults in the school’s Cranbury studio. Amiss teaches ballet […]

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At every level, football is crazy. That’s the only rule that really applies. It’s any given Sunday at the pro level, any given Saturday at the collegiate level and any given Friday night/Saturday afternoon at the high school level. It has really been any given Friday night/Saturday afternoon in the New Jersey scholastic football season […]

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Here is a summary of how the Hillsborough Dukes football teams fared this past week. 12U Football  The Hillsborough Dukes’ 12U team beat the Edison Jets, 33-6, on Sept. 15 in Edison. Offensively for the Dukes, Cole Hayden had a 60-yard TD run to tie the game with a point after by Logan McDermid, making […]

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The last two Hillsborough High School boys’ soccer teams have been remarkably similar. In 2018, Hillsborough won with a balanced lineup that could possess the ball, score and defend. In 2019, the Raiders are also winning with a balanced lineup that can possess the ball, score and defend. The only difference is all of the […]

In the first installment of the Central Jersey Top 10 last week, North Brunswick Township High School and Rumson-Fair Haven High School opened as the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams, respectively. Both squads dominated their week one opponents and looked like they were on a collision course toward state playoff championships. Then they […]

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Sean Levonaitis went off at Hillsborough High School on Sept. 6. The running back rushed for 151 yards and three touchdowns to spark Hillsborough’s 34-0 season opening victory over Elizabeth High School. Levonaitis scored touchdowns of 19, one and 26 yards, respectively. He averaged almost eight yards per carry. Most importantly, the junior looked healthy […]

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On Sunday, Sept. 8, the Hillsborough Dukes played the second home game of the season at Hillsborough High School. The Dukes opened their season on Aug. 25, where all five Dukes teams had successful games with wins on all levels. This week’s competition proved to be another successful weekend for most of the teams, as […]

Welcome to the first installment of the Central Jersey Top 10, a weekly ranking of the best high school football teams in the centraljersey.com coverage area. Each week, the rankings will be based on a combination of numerous considerations that will include record, margin of victory and strength of schedule. But there is no magical […]

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Head coach Kevin Carty still loves his Hillsborough High School football team, just like he did a month ago, before padded practices even began. But now Hillsborough just needs to play a real game. The Raiders will open their 2019 regular season with a Sept. 6 home game against Elizabeth High School. Then they will […]

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Captain/center back Olivia Rutigliano and forward Shelsea Rigby played a combined two games for the Hillsborough High School girls’ soccer team last fall. But both are back for their senior year in 2019. And their presence will give the Raiders a chance to be much better than they were a year ago. Rutigliano is a […]

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“Unbelievable,” an eight-episode limited series from Netflix, debuted on the streaming service last week. Following the true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning article from T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, the series focuses on the story of Marie (Kaitlyn Dever), an 18-year-old girl from Lynnwood, Washington, who was charged with filing a false claim after […]

By: Mehreen Husain, M.S., R.D.N., C.S.O. With the exception of skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women and one in eight women are at risk of getting the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. For women with breast cancer, eating nutritious foods along with regular physical activity and maintaining […]

By Pam Hersh My five-year-old grandson Sam Solomon with a degree in preschool and the 67-year-old Princeton University Sociology and Public Affairs Professor Doug Massey with degrees and honors too numerous to count are both focused on counting. Sam’s first professional goal is to be a baseball player to score – and therefore count – […]

By Kelly Gray, P.T. If you’ve ever experienced a bout of dizziness, you’re not alone. In fact, more than 40% of Americans will experience an episode of dizziness sometime during their lives that is significant enough to send them to a doctor, according the National Institutes of Health. And while dizziness can throw you off […]

By Pam Hersh Phyllis Marchand is no newcomer to Princeton. The former mayor of Princeton Township – and current influencer/advocate for the community’s numerous charities – first set foot on Princeton soil in 1966. “I once was a real newcomer, ignorant of all things Princeton, and it was the YWCA’s Newcomers and Friends that saved […]

By Rohit Bhalla, D.O. Flu season is about to ramp up, and if it is anything like past years, millions of people will suffer its effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the flu results in between 9.8 million and 36.5 million illnesses annually. You can help protect yourself from the virus […]

By Susanne Steinberg, M.D.  In many cases, the scars of past trauma extend beyond emotional pain and physical injury, manifesting as distinct physical symptoms or disorders.  Chronic pain, excessive fatigue, stomach and bowel problems, headaches, palpitations and dizziness are often associated with trauma, and routine tests and physical exams typically fail to provide an explanation.  […]

By Pam Hersh Although I expect to receive failing grades as a cook, last week I was shocked that I failed at another “C” activity – canvassing. Acknowledging my failure at canvassing, which is supposed to be a good way to introduce the community to the candidate running for office, inspired me, however, to come […]

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), physical and mental health play important roles in helping a child growing through life. CDC officials say physical activity is one of the ways a child’s health stays strong. “Physical activity is really important for children and adults. There are numerous studies that state that […]

New Jersey filmmaker and director Tom Phillips presented his latest documentary film “Vietnam Aftermath,” as well as a trailer for his latest documentary series “Unclaimed Remains,” at the Monmouth Film Festival that was held at the Two River Theater in Red Bank on Aug. 11. Both pieces of work followed Vietnam War veterans who are […]

By Pam Hersh On a Tuesday afternoon several months ago, Princeton resident Ira Fuchs scheduled an emergency computer video conference after dinner with his three grown children to discuss a new development in the family dynamic.  He reassured them the reason for the hastily called meeting involved no health emergency and gave no other details. […]

The Howell Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2019 Community Award honorees. They will be honored at the 39th annual awards dinner, With CommUNITY Comes Unity. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Eagle Oaks Country Club, Howell. The 2019 honorees are: • Citizen of the Year: Christa Riddle, Howell Alliance […]

“I am proud to announce our top producers for the month of August, for delivering extraordinary experiences to home buyers and sellers in our community,” said Iris Lurie, broker/owner of Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie. The Top Listing and Top Selling agent is Laurin LaLima. The Top Listing Team is the Andrea and Harry […]

Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, offers a variety of dance classes through its open enrollment program at its Princeton, Cranbury and New Brunswick studio locations. Students age 13 and older can choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced ballet as well as contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, Bharatanatyam, flamenco, cardio ballet and […]

The Edison Chamber of Commerce will welcome Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence professional development course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 19 at The Pine Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison.   Discover insights that drive Disney parks and resorts and how to adapt them to strengthen your own organizational efforts. Register online at […]

Chiro Plus Wellness Center, owned by Dr. John Jaeger, a licensed chiropractor, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 27. Located at 3883 Route 516 in Old Bridge, the center offers chiropractic care, spinal decompression, custom foot orthotics, cryoskin procedures and weight loss programs. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, […]

iPlay America, Freehold Township, announced that Samantha Unglert, senior vice president and general manager, has been selected as one of NJBIZ’s 2019 40 Under 40 winners. Unglert, 30, is being honored for making her mark in New Jersey business and the contributions she has made to the community. Unglert joined iPlay America as a retail […]

Valerie Amiss has joined Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, as a ballet instructor. Amiss will teach beginner ballet in the school’s primary A, B, C and Level 1 conservatory classes in Princeton. She will also teach beginner and intermediate ballet to adults in the school’s Cranbury studio. Amiss teaches ballet […]

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, as a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) site of the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium (AHCC). As the first and only New Jersey-based NCORP, AHCC will help develop and implement NCI cancer prevention, screening, care delivery, and treatment studies with leading healthcare systems […]

Kendal Hand of Howell has joined commercial real estate services firm Levin Management Corporation (LMC), North Plainfield, as a leasing representative. She brings a strong track record in leasing open air shopping centers to her new position. Hand’s responsibilities include leasing and marketing efforts at several properties in LMC’s New Jersey retail portfolio, including Chatham […]

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